Have to give you propers for this one.
Disclosure: I read Sgt Rock as a tyke. I like the classic war movies - your analysis of the stereotypes made me think I was watching The Dirty Dozen. And I love AC/DC - not much better when you are getting boozed up and going to raise some hell.
And so I feel culturally qualified to say you put your finger on why the Zinsmeister is, culturally speaking, a big fat turd. All these cultural reference points might get him turgid, but he doesn't understand why, and he doesn't understand what these things are really about in the first place. If you told me he masturbated while pretending his G.I. Joes were beating up fags, I would not be surprised.
And for the record, just as I laugh at the FBI's pathetic attempts at musical psywar (cf Waco), I would say that Drowning Pool is helping us lose the war in Iraq. You want to smoke out the Branch Davidians? Skip the speed metal and Tibetan chants. Play "meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow" for 24 hours, with whispered readings of serial killer confessions mixed in. Then, for the next 24 hours, alternate randomly with Merzbow, zurna music, a single Spice Girls clip looped arhythmically, etc. Freaking amateurs. Likewise, if you want to psyche up the troops, skip lame-ass Nu-metal. Stick with the tried-and-true classics like AC/DC. Play Motorhead. Show Mad Max daily. Play Lightning Bolt. Play classic Metallica constantly - it's all tuned to machine-gun rhythm. But take a tip from Apocalypse Now and pay operatic metal all the time. Viking rock. Oh, and DMX, cause he's a badass, too. Rough Riders in Baghdad? Wazzup. Nu Metal? Ich don't think so.. And Brujeria, because we have a diverse armed forces.
Oh, you know what other culture, besides conservatives, tends to often be stuck - or at least enjoy wallowing - in their grandparents cultural era? Gays. I have no idea why, but I've observed it time and time again. Show tunes anyone? No skin off my back - I have nothing against gay people. But methinks the conservatives have some 'splainin' to do.