I recently stumbled across this post verbally masturbating about military Jesusness on Flip Benham’s regrettable organization Operation Save America’s website. It is ultimately creepy to read the decidedly telling quote that I used as the title for this post, even in context, so forget seeing Red State and go check for yourself (screw it, go see the movie.) Among the other gems in the post:
God bless our troops. There is something about a Marine that makes other countries listen to reason.
Now, OSA–which opposes a woman’s right not to bleed to death from abortion by getting a safe, consensual one–is certainly no nexus of reason. But unless the quote is just tongue-in-cheek promotion of use of force and US exceptionalism (probably is), then I really can’t figure out where the hell they got the impression that the job of a US Marine is primarily one of diplomacy. My grandpa didn’t have dialogue with Nazis. He shot their asses out of the sky.