Where to begin with June...she's such a boggle of Rosa Luxembourg, and Mrs. Macbeth
As a REAL FDR, TRUMAN, HUMPHREY democrat, I have learned that to many of today's dem's schooled by people like this hate filled bag of 'estrogenic ahistoric america is evil by heritage of being begun by slave owning white men while ignoring 9 year old Aisha', regard people like me as no tonly spinels, but "spineless war criminals" was the direct quote of someone who claimed to be on Ted Kennedy's staff to me (about Joe Biden and Joe Lieberman).
Now as someone who both took part in many, and helped organize protests in 1969+ I have always found this kind of view odd to say the least. However it is iconic how how far around the bend the debate has gone, and should send a thrill of alarm through every American over non binding resolutions.
Here we have Ms. "June Scorza Terpstra", teaching academic at Loyola University, who, I have a feeling is not going to take back a word, apologize or enter some Foleyesque rehab for overwrought haters.
During a heated debate in a class I teach on social justice, several US Marines who had done tours in Iraq told me that they had "sacrificed" by “serving” in Iraq so that I could enjoy the freedom to teach in the USA. Parroting their master’s slogan about “fighting over there so we don’t have to fight over here,” these students proudly proclaimed that they terrorized and killed defenseless Iraqis. They intimated that their Arab victims are nothing more to them than collateral damage, incidental to their receipt of some money and an education.
The good news is that Mr. Arkin has suddenly become a centrist compared to this kind of idiot. The bad news is that Mr. Arkin has suddenly become a centrist compared to this kind of idiot.
I will ask again the question which assumes the worst.
What, Ms. Terpstra do you imagine went on on Saipan in 1944? On Edson's Bloody Ridge in 1942? In the Shenandoah Valley from 1862-65? During Grierson's Raid in 1862?