Am I the only one on the centre-right who finds Bill Whittle to be insufferably narcissistic? Every time I follow a link to one of his self-regarding essays, I find myself ashamed to agree with his opinions - even in part - which in the objective abstract ought to be utterly unobjectionable. The concept of valuing first-responders and volunteers over attention-whores and activists seems pretty basic - but bragging about your own activities and history in this context is repulsive. Modesty - it's in most dictionaries. Try and look it up, Bill.
No, I didn't finish reading the essay - I've got better things to do than indulge logorrhea.