Like Bayonets on a Chalkboard

It’s hard to imagine a bigger “fuck you” to Red America — what Mencius Moldbug calls Plainlanders — than the recent Veteran’s Day doodle.


America did not defeat Germany twice, did not scrub the Pacific of fanatic suicide warriors, did not magnificently retreat from Chosin, by deploying cute li’l soliderettes front and center, with a backing chorus of perfectly paletted skin tones.

The equivalent insult would be for the Citadel to celebrate Jeff Dean’s ACM fellowship by intimating that his computer engineering skills resulted from daily pushups, a flat-top haircut, and unwaverying loyalty and obedience to his managers at Google.