Victor Davis Hanson and the Military

VDH always writes convincingly and clearly. I don’t know how the man pumps out so much stuff that makes so much sense and is so easy to read, but he manages.

Some microtakes from the above linked article:

  • Societies that physically protect their citizens and interests prosper; those that don’t generally don’t (unless you can get a free security ride like much of Europe).
  • Entitlements are still the elephant in the room; defense spending is still normal based on historical post-war spending lines.
  • Military service often turns immature 18-year olds into mature 18-year olds; college doesn’t manage to do the same.

My own microtakes:

  • Americans want liposuction for the Department of Defense; Obama is laying in multiple amputations.
  • The purpose of the American military is to protect American interests. Sometimes that means being ready to fight in order to avoid having having to fight; other times it comes down to killing people and breaking their stuff, and as a good friend would say, discouraging enough of the survivors for war to end on favorable terms to the U.S. and its allies.
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About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on January 13, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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