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Tomi thinks millennial men are wimps.
As certain members of the media relentlessly bang the war drum with North Korea, some conservative pundits are also… simultaneously bashing the young men who would serve if a global conflagration ever erupted.
First, it was Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, who wanted you to know that men today are only qualified to play videos games (which, you know, is now part of how the military trains people these days). Now, it’s conservative “firebrand” Tomi Lahren telling the world that MEN. TODAY. ARE. WEAK.
As I watch millennial men struggle to lift their bags into the overhead bin I am reminded how f'd we are if there's a draft.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) August 9, 2017
First off, it is awkward to lift a heavy carry-on in a confined space and no one can really do it with grace, but ignoring ALL THAT, let’s blow her mind: The military trains people after they draft them. And it’s based on the inherent principle that the people joining the military are not qualified to go to war at the time they join the military.
It’s called basic training. Literally, basic.
I mean, does Lahren really think that dudes in the late 1930s were somehow more war-qualified than men today? Here’s a picture of some dweeb from back then.
Photo via C. Thomas Anderson/Flickr (CC-BY-SA)
Those dudes were afraid of planes. The devil’s sky car, they called them. But the military trained them to fight Nazis, much like the military trains everybody who comes into the military. That’s how it works.
Of course, Twitter quickly jumped all over this unfathomably incorrect sentiment.
what a weird way to advertise that you're thirsty for grandpas https://t.co/kotGpPFuvL
— andrea grimes (@andreagrimes) August 10, 2017
Six millennial men have been awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, four posthumously https://t.co/OJbBTN3DmJ
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) August 10, 2017
This is so dumb. It takes little to no physical strength to properly weatherstrip a door. https://t.co/X4wvxZI1EI
— James Dator (@James_Dator) August 10, 2017
It's a good thing you can rely on your parents to lift your bags until you're 26. https://t.co/XA6IzQlqRW
— Gordon Gartrelle (@mrgartrelle) August 10, 2017
And who, pray tell, do you think is fighting in Afghanistan right now? https://t.co/NXzJQ3v1os
— Michael Watson (@MichaelWatsonDC) August 9, 2017
Interesting how the "support our troops" crowd always forgets that Millennials have fought the longest war in American history – Afghanistan https://t.co/8cIjiHyVcH
— Erika Heidewald 🗽 (@erikaheidewald) August 10, 2017
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) August 9, 2017
*rolls eyes so hard they fall out and into the pit that is last 15 years of war* https://t.co/s41ykF0tHd
— shitbirdski (@ski2point0) August 9, 2017
Selective Services IS technically the draft. Which all men have to do at the age of 18. But you wouldn't know anything about that would ya? https://t.co/V9RSYrrwn4
— Matt Jarbo (@mundanematt) August 9, 2017
Because all men in the 1940s were Hulk Hogan. **sigh** https://t.co/ouI3bdjTvI
— Joseph Karam (@Joseph_Karam) August 10, 2017
Either way, Lahren was just joking. But also not joking? Who knows.
First of all, take a joke. Second, you're right and those who have joined the military voluntarily would not be drafted. Eric meet my point. https://t.co/to7Rdr4QOB
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) August 10, 2017
If we had a draft, here’s thinking we would be fine (minus how screwed we’d be because, you know, world war and all).
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