20 February 2006

Audible Groan

Is there anything really more annoying than today's self-important youth?
Distinguished Senator Jill Edwards questions "whether it was appropriate to honor a person who killed other people." She further wonders whether "a member of the Marine Corps was an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce." Another distinguished Senator, Ashley Miller, "commented that many monuments at UW already commemorate rich white men."

We will spare you the rest of the deliberations and ruminations of the UW student legislative body, filled as it is with pious parsing and handwringing and ahistorical thumbsucking over how to mention that embarrassing Medal of Honor in some way that would leave no trail back to the fact that it was won in a war, where killing took place, to stop an aggressor bent on subjugating at least one half of the globe.
You can read the sacntimoniousness here. I weep for the future.

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