I am glad Bowe Bergdahl is back in the hands of the US military. He’ll be tried in a miliary court and they will determine if he deserted or not. The biggest problem is Bergdahl is now the pawn of the Obama administration and his Republican critics. I do not envy Bergdahl this at all.
As a military veteran, I find Bergdahl disgusting. I did not serve in combat (no wars going on at the time). I was not in the infantry (I was an engineer). I was not the best soldier by any stretch of the word (no awards beyond an honorable discharge, a good conduct award and always qualifying 40/40 on the rifle range), but I do know some great soldiers and they do not deserve to be associated with Bergdahl.
My problem is all the attention a complete failure is getting. Bergdahl has no value as a soldier, but he does as a political pawn (not to mention as a diplomatic pawn).
Charles Krauthammer: Bergdahl Coming Home — Free Him, and then Try Him
I stole this idea from: Extralife.
I might be wrong, but this generalization of the Democratic Party is what I think modern progressives do. The the Democratic Party represents the aristocracy of the American bureaucracy. The bureaucracy is a monster and out of control.
The debate tonight will show one side that courts in the interest of government structure and its members than those who exist outside the system. It also represents the interests of other bureaucracies like labor unions. The unions, like government, are far too bloated and out of control. The union now represents the machine rather than the individual members dehumanizing its members labeling them the collective and representing the rights of the collective. Government now does the same. This practice of dehumanization shows where programs like the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will go, referencing the rights of the collective over the rights of the individual.
Like machines, bureaucracies take the path of least resistance and will do as little as possible. To mean this is the behavior of concrete, unchanging and heavy.
Please see the related article: The Guardian.
My longtime friend and first Facebook friend of Aaron the Ogre requested this cartoon and one other that I’ll do after I come back from work.
(This political cartoon was drawn with a Fine Point Sharpie and a Chisel Tip Sharpie; sketched up with a yellow Sharpie Accent highlighter & colored, edited and lettered in PhotoShop Elements.)
This map was drawn with a Fine Point Sharpie and a Chisel TIp Sharpie & colored and edited in PhotoShop Elements.