Saturday, June 13, 2020

Commander Bone Spurs Goes to West Point

Is there anything more disgusting than Cadet Bone Spurs forcing the graduating class of the United States Military Academy at West Point to travel back to the school for graduation during a pandemic, merely to stroke his overinflated ego? Especially galling is the fact that he did this a week after threatening to sic the military on peaceful protestors, which contravenes the Posse Comitatus Act. This statement is extra gross because in light of his actions against the Lafayette Park protestors:

Trump knew that he'd have a captive audience, and audience which couldn't heckle or boo him because, as commander-in-chief, he outranks them, and they could be disciplined for showing derision. That didn't mean they had to applaud him:

The whole spectacle was bizarre, and he looked and sounded more demented than usual. Whatever you think of the United States Armed Forces, these young people aren't culpable in any of the errors and sins committed by our military over the past few decades. They are mainly idealistic, wishing to serve their nation, and they are smart and hardworking, vetted not only by stringent entrance requirements but by four years of vigorous academic, physical, and ethical standards. They really should not have been put at risk of infection just to listen to some stupid narcissist mumble inanities during their brief respite between graduating and embarking on their post-graduation careers as commissioned army officers.


The New York Crank said...

"...ancient conflicts in faraway lands that many people have never even heard of..."

Does he mean, FRANCE?!?!?

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

Anathema Device said...

That speech was insultingly stupid, and delivered incompetently. The super bright men and women at West Point would not have been impressed. I applaud their professionalism at not breaking out into boos, but the temptation must have been close to overwhelming.

And now the idiot in chief is bitching about ramps. Truly, a leader for the ages.

Anonymous said...

The graduating cadets had to pass one final test of their fortitude and perseverance; surviving that speech. I'd guess they all already know to look somewhere else for true leadership and inspiration.