The Transgender Ban Isn’t Fair: Neither is War

Funny thing about the left, an issue is only “Fair,” if they deem it to be so.

 

What is truly fair and who makes the actual decisions?

If the left wants “Fair,” why not show up at a recruitment center and join the armed force of their choice?

Rhetorical question, in that they are blow hard, obstructionists and cowards, little more.

The military demands results, not diversity.

Sometimes life isn’t fair.

Greatness comes from how we deal with that unfairness.

Once again Daniel Greenfield hits the ball out of the park and it’s still rolling!

July 27, 2017

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism.

The ban on transgender service that President Trump reaffirmed was there for eight years under Obama. (Source)

It was there in his first term and his second term.

And the media said nothing.

Only in the summer of last year did the ban technically end.

And, in practice, it remained in force.

All the while there was no angry clamor about the suffering of potential recruits who couldn’t enlist.

Those who are fuming with outrage now had hypocritically remained silent.

Obama had done it.

So it must be good.

Obama had kept the ban in place for almost his entire two terms in office.

And he found a way to keep it throughout his final months.

With a year’s review, the transgender recruits could only be accepted after he was out of the White House.

That way he could have his social justice cake and eat it too.

He would get the credit for ending the transgender ban without dealing with any of the problems.

And there were plenty of problems.

45% of transgender persons in the 18 to 44 age range are suicidal. (Source)

This is a serious risk for personnel who are around weapons or operating machinery or aircraft.

If this were the only issue, it would be enough to justify the medical ban.

Transgender operations and hormone therapy require constant monitoring by a doctor.

They carry serious health risks.

Some of those risks require serious medications and ongoing management.

That is not what the military usually expects to deal with from recruits.

The Rand study being touted by transgender advocates who claim that medical expenses will only be in the millions relies on a statistical bait and switch. (Source)

The actual cost is estimated to be in the billions.

See the entire article below.

 

The Army and Air Force wanted to delay implementation for another two years. That was on top of the original year review that was lapsing. The issue had become a heavy burden that we didn’t need.

So President Trump got rid of it. His policy is the same one that existed for most of Obama’s time in office. The televised outrage over it is shameless and cynical posturing by media hypocrites.

The transgender ban isn’t a moral or religious policy. It’s a medical one. The military doesn’t have the resources and isn’t equipped to deal with the complicated medical and social problems involved.

The Department of Defense fitness standards have an extensive list of disqualifiers. A “history of major abnormalities or defects of the genitalia such as change of sex” is there in between pelvic inflammatory disease and missing testicles. These medical issues are there alongside missing fingers, a history of gout and numerous other problems. They’re there because the military wants healthy and able recruits.

It’s that simple.

Military readiness demands personnel who can deploy on short notice without ongoing medical problems holding them back. It wants recruits in prime health who can give all they have. Medical issues don’t just drive up costs so that hard choices have to be made. They also cost lives.

Our armed forces run on teamwork. When members of the team can’t perform, they put lives at risk.

A soldier patrolling around Taliban territory in Afghanistan who runs into medical issues has to be evacuated by helicopter. That puts the crew at risk. Helicopter crashes have made up a sizable chunk of the American death toll. Since medical personnel in Afghanistan won’t be equipped to deal with transgender problems, he will have to be flown out to Germany.  And then to America.

Meanwhile the leading medical challenge in Afghanistan is getting enough trained medics to prevent soldiers whose limbs have been blown off by an IED from dying of blood loss before getting to surgery.

Should resources be diverted from keeping dying soldiers alive to managing transgender issues?

That may not be nice. By the current mores, it may not be fair. But war isn’t nice or fair. And the enemy, whether it’s ISIS or Iran, doesn’t offer special accommodations the way domestic companies do.

The fitness regulations aren’t a matter of morals, but of survival.

Military fitness regulations are inherently discriminatory. They’re discriminatory because life is. The left’s attempts to socially engineer the military are reality denial. There are plenty of things that a 21-year-old Marine can do, that I can’t. There are things that he can do, that a female counterpart can’t.

But the left cares far more about identity politics than military readiness. That’s why ROTC cadets are being made to march around in high heels. And why female soldiers were being trained to shower with “women with male genitalia”. And who needs military readiness anyway?

The military is not a social experiment. It’s the fine line between us and death.

The left is obsessed with identity politics. It breaks down every situation to the oppressed and the oppressor. It seeks to restore “justice” by overthrowing the oppressor. We can’t afford to let these tantrums of childish self-righteousness tear apart the military the way they have torn apart our country.

Identity politics is egocentric and narcissistic. There is no room for that attitude on the battlefield. The political crusade for a transgender military is selfish and irresponsible. It demands that the military put the lives of others at risk to cater to the emotional whims of their identity politics. And that is the exact opposite of the attitude with which thousands of our best and bravest have gone forth to war.

And where should the line be drawn?

If discriminating against any single medical issue is illegal, as leftist lawyers fresh from the judicial sabotage of the travel ban are preparing to argue, then the same must be true for every issue.

How can we allow in transgender recruits, yet keep out the morbidly obese?

If enlistment guidelines must be turned upside down to fight transphobia, how can we tolerate fat shaming?

Who are we to exclude a 600lb Marine from the battlefield?

The Democrats demand diversity. They claim that diversity naturally leads to excellence.

But while such theories merely wreck campuses and corporations, they are fatal in wartime.

On the battlefield unit cohesion matters while all the social theories about the utility of diversity won’t stop a single bullet.

In a crisis, theories mean nothing and competence means everything.

In times past, Americans learned important lessons from their military service.

These days, the left expects the military to learn lessons from the dysfunctional grievance society that it has created.

But dysfunction in the military carries a much higher cost than it does in Los Angeles or New York.

Our society can tolerate mistrust, hostility and even riots.

And still go on running.

Without cohesion, the military does not work. Soldiers under fire fight for each other. When they don’t see themselves as part of a team, then they will no longer risk their lives for a bunch of rules and regulations.

Once upon a time we understood that we were part of something greater.

And that we could not achieve greatness without each other.

Identity politics has shredded that sense of aspirational community.

It has replaced it with the conviction that we are oppressed by each other.

Instead of forcing the military to learn from the broken society that Obama created, there are valuable lessons about loyalty and excellence that the military could teach the United States of America.

 

THE END

 

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16 Responses to The Transgender Ban Isn’t Fair: Neither is War

  1. JAFC says:

    Like the philosopher once remarked, the sole purpose of the military is to kill people and break things. It CAN’T be a social laboratory.

    There are simple, scientific (biogenetic) reasons why this whole subject of sexual identifications has come up, the same reasons testosterone levels are dropping at an sharp rate in Western countries.

    Whether it’s planned population reduction or a simple side effect of advances in the food processing industry, it’s real. Just look at Japan (radically declining population, and where its young men go wild to make new fashion statements) to see our future.

    The Goat-Herding Cultures (guess who?) seem to be thriving, and their young males have rabid testosterone attacks every time they catch an Infidel.

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  2. shh1123 says:

    Along with the low testosterone comes an apathetic attitude toward all things that have always been respected as the honest and correct way to accomplish things. Men had their rolls in society to fight and protect and women theirs to nurture and grow things. Now no one knows who they are except by what they feel they are. I think I am a little teapot because they made me sing that song! Actually when the lines between right and wrong became blurred we lost the battle.

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    • JCscuba says:

      Great comment, makes perfect sense to me. The transgender folks I don’t get. I have nothing against them personally, just object to them trying to portray themselves as a larger percentage of the voting populace than they are to get legislators attention. The gays tried the same crap.

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  3. GG says:

    Good points in the comment above on the possible factors leading to so many “gender confused” individuals across the board..
    I have a Dr.’s (nephrologist) wife friend, who is a
    nurse herself, very bright, she mentioned
    recently both she and her husband wondered about the same possibility above… hormones, antibiotics, God knows what else injected into livestock, chemicals on fruits and vegetables, OR
    what’s in the mandated &
    routine vaccines from birth…and even into
    adulthood. All media is pushing the LGBTQ lifestyle down our throats, as acceptable way of life. As a
    Christian, I don’t personally believe it’s normal, God made Adam and Eve, not Adam &
    Steve, nor did He make Eve want to be Steve!!!!! It’s all an abomination unto God… Even God gave us Free Will to choose to live according to His plan or that of the world, which defiles everything Holy.. THAT’S the bottom line for me..
    If someone chooses to imagine themselves anything other than what God created them, then that’s their choice. But I do NOT BELIEVE in the
    ID victimized politics, being crammed down our throats to have to accept and accommodate
    them by financing whatever medical
    and surgical transformations they desire… Most certainly NOT funded by our Defense Force Funds!!!! This article does
    a great job of pointing out the dangers of allowing gender confused into the already stressful battlefield where lives of others are often saved by split second
    decisions when everyone is focused on the task
    at hand.. It’s common sense, there is no place
    for social experimentation in our Armed Forces..
    Obama knew this, and is exactly why he forced his hand into what he had
    the power to do so, knowing it would have a negative impact on our troops. Along with his asinine ROEs designed to tie the hands of our soldiers, and help the enemies…. Let the
    liberal heads explode! Who cares! Ours did
    for 8 long years under Obama! Trump
    won, it’s our turn!

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    • JCscuba says:

      Interesting comments GG, if antibiots and hormones fed to chicken and beef etc had a real inflence there would be more transgender people don’t you think? Just a thought, thanks for the comment.

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    • JAFC says:

      Theologically, it’s a bit more complicated than that. Reference Isaiah 45:7-

      Speaking as a Baby Boomer, I’ve observed the world, especially America, has changed more in the last 30 years than it has in the past 500.

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      • JCscuba says:

        I wasn’t around for the first 400 hundred but from my reading of history on the negative side we have been on a downward slide since Woodrow Wilson, the first progressive president.

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  4. Dave the Differentiator says:

    So, just exactly why does the Military need to accept Transgender people? What factor do they add?

    The Military Warrior is expected to kill the enemy. Single focus and purpose. The Diplomats have failed and war demands physical retribution and death to the enemy.

    Just the training to convince a normal person that they should Kill another person is a tough sell.

    By definition, TRANSGENDER People, have some serious psychological issued that most probably do not fit the profile of a trained killer.

    So, WHY even embark on this very silly exercise of transgender in the military?

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  5. malenurseken says:

    Put TRANNYS in a seperate camp! Secluded from public. Or other military people. Give each a gun with ONE bullet! Let the fkrs do each other in

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  6. JAFCX says:

    Confession of knowledge: I have friends, in Service, and farther to the political Right than myself, who are borderline Trans. The sexual identification factor is a minor thing in their lives. Those in the military are high-IQ individuals, commissioned and senior non-commissioned, who would probably prefer a good game of chess than any sexual tryst. Sexual matters to them are an amusing diversion rather than a passion.

    My religious views are more in tune with Dr Quimby (go Google him) rather than with Billy Sunday or Mohammad of Mecca. So I don’t pass judgments. I look for biological and psychological (I’m a devout Jungian) elements at play. The fact that we here in the (disappearing) West(ern civilization) have been drugged/genetically reprogrammed beyond recognition with unnatural hormones in our foot, drink, etc all in the name of commercial/industrial convenience and profit concerns me deeply (hell – I’m pissed off!).

    We as a species are the prisoners of our biochemistry. Little else matters.

    Thus, there are a lot of factors – and a lot of groups – at play here. And this may just be the beginning of schemes far greater and malign. We’re all nothing but targets.

    React with your intellect. React with your emotions and you’re lost.

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