Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Profiles in Gutlessness

On last night’s Countdown (4-17-07), Keith Olbermann raised an interesting side note involving right-wing man-boy Nathaneal Blake of Human Events:

As NRO's designated chickenhawk, let me be the one to ask: Where was the spirit of self-defense here? Setting aside the ludicrous campus ban on licensed conceals, why didn't anyone rush the guy? It's not like this was Rambo, hosing the place down with automatic weapons. He had two handguns for goodness' sake—one of them reportedly a .22.

Something is clearly wrong with the men in our culture. Among the first rules of manliness are fighting bad guys and protecting others: in a word, courage. And not a one of the healthy young fellows in the classrooms seems to have done that.

I don’t know if I would live up to this myself, but I know that I should be heartily ashamed of myself if I didn’t. Am I noble, courageous and self-sacrificing? I don’t know; but I should hope to be so when necessary.

Well, young Mr. Blake. Considering you’ve never been in a classroom being sprayed with bullets, I seriously doubt you are qualified to question the manly barometers of any young man at Virginia Tech.

Nathaneal Blake: Manly Authority

But the fact that you were crude and gutless enough yourself to raise this question, just 24 hours after these young people were shot down, certainly demonstrates your own level of moral courage…in this case, being the equivalent to a worm-ridden lump of pig shit.

Well done, boy. Well done!

1 comment:

Brian said...

I've read several variations on this theme - "why, those weren't real men on campus that day; if I had been there, I would have charged him and saved everyone."

Brave words spoken by people sitting safely behind a keyboard several hundred miles away. It would be laughable if it weren't so depressing.