Gee, she’s just so, like, you know, “with it!” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the woman DNC Chairman Tom Perez once called “the future of the Democratic Party,” has turned out to be endless fount of ideas. Some of her notions are small, some large, but all radical. And these days, increasingly, they are proffered from the floor of her apparently empty D.C. apartment where she sits stuffing her face with popcorn while assembling budget furniture.
The latest installment of “The Young Codgers Almanac,” in which she appears to channel Randy Savage’s satire of her, Ocasio-Cortez recommends opening the military draft to all “genders,” not just men and women.
Me on snapchat trying to be cute & profound at 2 am after one too many vodka sodas while stuffing my face with pizza. pic.twitter.com/DqavrVCHiq
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) April 4, 2019
Of course, before the draft can be broadened to embrace all genders (of which, according to “experts,” 58 have so far been “documented”), it will need to be reactivated: The draft hasn’t in use since 1973 when the U.S. Armed Forces moved to an all-volunteer military force.
I’m not sure how many “gender questioning,” “pangenders,” or “neutrois,” are down with the idea of receiving a notice from Uncle Sam instructing them to report for a physical, but opening conscription to all genders raises other questions. Like how should the letter to draftees be worded? Should it begin “Xe in the Army now” so as to offend no one? And what sorts of accommodations will need to be made in order for the above-mentioned mandatory physicals to take place? Do “two-spirits” need two separate exam rooms, one for each spirit? Will female draftees be comfortable living in the same barracks with females who sport male genitalia?