Anti-War Iraq Draft Paranoia on CBS's 'Survivor'
On CBS's racially-segregated "Survivor" reality show Thursday night, an Asian man named "Cao Boi" (pronounced Cowboy) went on a rant against the Iraq war and insisted American teenagers are going to be drafted and sent to Iraq en masse -- unless you're privileged, "unless you're Mr. Bush children." He was telling a story about a conversation he had at a restaurant:
“This old man he said, 'I come to United States, I’m so lonely, all my friends are in Vietnam.' He’s like fifty-something. And he just missed the old days. 'But I come to United States for my children’s future.' I go, ‘how old are your children?’ 'Fifteen and sixteen.' HA HA HA HA! Fifteen and sixteen! They trick you. They trick you. He go ‘what’? Fifteen and sixteen, you think in a couple of more years they’ll be in Iraq? ‘I’m sorry. For what?’ You’re Vietnamese. You should know better about war. You should know all about war.”
That's not to say this rant went unrebutted. Brad the fashion director quickly concluded: "The guy just does not shut up."
Then another contestant asked what if the teens went to college? Cao Boi scoffed: “So what if they go to college? If there’s a draft, your ass is going. College! Unless you’re a Senator’s child—or a congressman’s children, you’re going, unless you’re Mr. Bush children [sic]. Your lineage is blue or something.”
Brad piled on more ridicule: "I don’t think he’s all there." Or will “ever be there….unless he’s medicated.”