Skip to comments.Replacing duty and honor with ‘South Park’
Posted on 05/13/2005 8:03:33 AM PDT by manny613
I do while perusing the morning Internet is read the military obituaries in the British press, mainly The Daily Telegraph.
Invariably, these write-ups mark the passing of a veteran of World War II in the kind of scope and detail, as critic James Bowman has noted, rarely found in an American paper. Sometimes, I feel compelled to save them in a file. Last summer, there was Wing Commander David Penman, 85, one of five Lancaster bombers pilots (out of 12 who started on the mission) to return in 1942 from a daring, low-flying, daylight raid on a German engine plant; the year before that, there was Capt. Philip "Pip" Gardner, the Victoria Cross-winning tank commander captured at the fall of Tobruk. His death at age 88 left only 15 (now 14) surviving VC-holders. Just this week, there was 84-year-old Petty Officer Norman Walton, who, after the cruiser Neptune was sunk in a minefield off Libya in 1941, endured three days in the water and two on a raft to become the sole survivor out of 765 crewmembers. A boxer of some success after the war, Petty Officer Walton thwarted two muggers with a left hook and a head-butt at age 82.
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YOU WILL RESPECT SOUTH PARK'S AUTHORITIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!
I know we have fans of South Park on this board. I avoid those threads because I can not stand the show. Mainly because I don't care for toilet bowl humor....plus children using that kind of language is wrong...however, I have no fear of "South Park Republicans" taking over the GOP or really having much of an influence. I figure it is a passing fad.
Please know that this is just my opinion....yours may vary.
Have a great day!
As a fan of South Park, and a diehard conservative, I think that the influence of the show on the political world is way over-blown.
The talking-heads that use pop culture to label anything political is simply an attempt to draw in viewers (and readers) who would otherwise pay no attention to political commentary on news programs.
Great analysis....I guess because I agree completely :)....
and please, to anyone reading this, let me be clear that I in no way think anyone is less of a conservative because they watch South Park. I just want to make that perfectly clear. (not that you were inferring that, I just want to make it very clear.)
Have a great day!
My favorite South Park character was "Aging Liberal Hippie Douche."
One question I have about this Greatest Generation stuff, if they were so into self sacrifice and service, why did we need a draft?
Article just seems like boilerplate "everything has gone to hell things were better in the old days" that in addition makes no sense at all.
You are aware that the show is animated, right?
She has a point. On the other hand, we have 18 year old American boys exhibiting the same courage and character right now in Iraq.
Ah - I see... It's now hip for writers to mention "South Park" in their columns even if they have no idea what it means.
She should have just written an article about great old veterans.
Yep. "Lousy darn kids! Git off my lawn!!" LOL
Thanks for the ping. Not a particularly good article.