“I better not, I usually don’t try grass” – Kingsley Zissou
David Fagan, a contributor to the Huffington Post, has a revealing new opinion post on military service being responsible for racism. Fagan has been able to deduce that since his uncle holds prejudiced beliefs, and also served in the NYPD, the two are not just linked by happenstance. Matter of fact, its correlation and causation. For the author (term used loosely here), no citation to any study is needed to confirm that going to a job with marginally acceptable benefits is the foundation of racialist views. I must beg your pardon here, they lead to racialist viewpoints of the individual. Fagan uses the anecdote of his uncle’s personality and time in the NYPD, and the handful of veterans providing security to AltLeft National Socialists (aka Nazis), to draw the conclusion: Serving in the armed services leads to becoming a white supremacist.
Let us first take Fagan’s statement as true for argument sake and accept his premise as it stands. The first very fatal flaw of this logic appears instantly. And since he has the luxury of using only anecdotes to form his opinion, I do not. According to Pew Research:
Fagan of course is really only trying to pin military service writ large on the growth of the “White Nationalists”. These are the politically homeless AltLeft – the ones dishonestly categorized as “right wing” or “far right” in our media. And this mindless drivel from Fagan is just one, of many, of the h20 molecules needed to help turn that massive hydro-turbine of torment that has become our gilded class of keyboard cucks.
Does the author realize that a disproportionate amount of black men join the armed services? If so, is the author brave enough to make that claim to non-white Americans, that the job they chose has turned them into racialist pigs? I bet he is not willing to do that. I will go a step further and say this is when the HuffPo editorial board would finally reject publication without citation; as they should have been done with this post. Yet we know the AltLeft (especially Antifa and OWS types) have claimed for a long time that the United States intentionally targets poor, under-served communities of color in all their dastardly schemes. And look, they must be successful. Statistics dont lie. The numbers of non-white entrants are sky-rocketing. We haven’t seen this type of bulge in government since Weinergate (thats right, still small but 40% bigger).
It’s actually very hard to determine Fagan’s thought process on this whole thing. Even harder is trying to determine the editorial staff’s professional behavior. Personally, I would’ve sent this back to him for additional citation and a total rewrite. Even after all that I think I would’ve just paid him a kill-fee and thrown it away. (Does the HuffPo actually pay anyone yet?). After all, that is what any editor worth their salt would do.
So, the gist of Fagan’s article is this:
- People who serve are prone to PTSD
- Upon returning home a very small percentage act as security for White Nationalist AltLeft groups
- Serving in the military leads to PTSD and/or racism because Fagan’s uncle is prejudiced
Fucking rock solid logic right there. And it is quite literally just that. And I ask you to please read his post and take necessary precautions (ie wear a helmet). Since this is only a blog post I wont tear on for too long and make a case study over this. But in the spirit of Fagan’s logic Ive deduced something troubling about my own life. Ive listed it below and it is air-tight according to HuffPo and Fagan style train of thought:
- My uncle has been to AOL.com many times
- His son is familiar with the The Muppets
- He is a crack-cocaine addict
- Davis Fagan is responsible for the plight of all addicted to crack-cocaine (an unfortunate side effect of David Fagan’s influence on society)
Read his article with caution.
PS: Update on live show coming soon. Seems like I can never really escape
PPS: Maybe we should come up with a derogatory name on this style of logic and name it in honor of Fagan. I am waiting for someone to say “But hes spoken at Harvard”. Yeah, so has Richard Trumka. Call me when he turns down an invite. Ive edited Harvard grads. They aren’t impressive any more.