For those of you who missed it and that would be most of you especially my special reader, last week the Berkeley city council voted to kick Marine recruitment out of town, and passed resolutions giving Code Pink, a anti-troop group, a place to park in front of the station in order to harass the Marines. It was then I thought --- through a pain killing drug fog --- that if Berkeley rejects the military, the military should reject Berkeley - and armed invasions should be encouraged to turn the city into a place where progressivism can truly flourish - Burma, if you will. But with more beheadings and nothing but black, Burkas.
Now, Berkeley is backtracking. The asshats on the council say they never meant to offend the military and are scrapping the letter that says the marines are unwelcome. The mayor has apologized (I giggled).
Why the second thoughts? Did they realize they were wrong? Did they have a sincere change of heart? No. They caved in faster than you can say, "there's a hockey stick stuck in my rectum" because Republican senators planned to yank millions in federal funding from Berkeley and give it to the Marines instead.
So what does this tell you about Berkeley, its mayor and its councilmen and women? That they're not just crunchy misguided morons, but cowards to boot. Its one thing to cling to an ideology that impresses people in Los Angles but it's another to abandon it when you realize the government won't support it.
Nobody should suggest that those who have not worn the uniform are less than those who did. There is nothing wrong in agreeing or deciding that the military may not be the life you would choose or care to participate in. But as a City Council of an American City to tell the defenders of the very freedom’s you enjoy to shut up and get out of town because you think they are barbaric only to back down when you realize that you won’t get government funding is beyond the pale even for a city in California. Which translates into the notion that if one were to decide to give the USA a giant enema of sulfuric acid and liberal Kool-Aid the hose should be inserted in Berkley the now known as the asshole of the United States.
Congratulations Berkeley - on being Berkeley. You put the UC in suck.
And if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler.