The first time I heard the term “dickhead” was during infantry basic training at Fort Benning. At the time I identified it as a distinctly Army term for a distinctly Army phenomena. An example of a dickhead is Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bateman, someone who clearly does not understand the United States Constitution and his role and limitations as a commissioned officer.
In an opinion piece published in Esquire [LINK HERE] he clearly demonstrates his ignorance of the proper meaning of the Second Amendment and declares his willingness to obey orders to murder American Citizens:
We will pry your gun from your cold, dead, fingers.Really?
What Bateman as a REMF* academic who has failed to understand is that the Second Amendment is not about sporting use or even self defense against violent criminals. The Second Amendment is an integral component of the Bill of Rights, which in turn clearly defines the relationship between the People of the United States and the Federal Government. The People are the political authority of the nation. And the Federal Government serves The People.**
A very fundamental failure on the part of Bateman is his apparent belief that his subordinates will simply follow orders without thought. The fact is that American soldiers do think. And they do act on the facts of reality they have identified. Alvin York and Audie Murphy did not receive the Medal of Honor for simply following orders. Both men identified the actions that were necessary on the field of battle and carried them out.
If Bateman, a socialist in our uniform, were to issue the order the real soldiers will identify him as a traitor and murderer and air him out.
I prefer one round in the head in the old Soviet style for that sort of action.
*. Rear Echelon Mother Fucker. Another distinctly military term.
**. Or we could say that The People rule and the government drools.