In Service of Progressive Values, US Military Has Become Detached From Reality

Comment by Jim Campbell

April 7th, 2021

Absolutely no problem with women serving in the United States Military.

They must meet all standards required of men.

Think they can’t do it?

Look no further than the Israeli Defense Force where combat training as well as jump school are part of the course.

The incidence of divorce would also decline when compared with non-combatants.

Since combat experience leads to promotions in rank or grade if women demonstrate that they are qualified by completing basic training and advanced individual training. [A.I.T.], where they receive [M.O.S.] which is their Military Occupation Specialty.

Each of these whiners could use some basic training with retired Navy SEAL

Joko Willnik

Women have proven themselves to be excellent fighter pilots as well as, helicopter pilots.

There are also a number of specialties for those women who want to join that don’t require combat.

Cooks, clerks, nurses, physicians, supply, intelligence officers or enlisted.

A U.S. Navy helicopter descends to land on the flight deck of the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) aircraft carrier while at sea off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, on Jan. 18, 2020. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A U.S. Navy helicopter descends to land on the flight deck of the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) aircraft carrier while at sea off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, on Jan. 18, 2020. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

EPOCH TIMES

Barbara Kay

April 7, 2021

To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, U.S. President Biden honoured women in the U.S. military.

“We’re making good progress designing body armor that fits women properly; tailoring combat uniforms for women; creating maternity flight suits; updating—updating requirements for their hairstyles,” he boasted.

Maternity flight suits?

The idea provoked Fox News host Tucker Carlson to mirthful riffing on the absurdity of such a preoccupation in light of the escalating tension between America and China. 

This in turn produced apoplectic “revulsion” from Pentagon brass. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston tweeted that women “will dominate ANY future battlefield we’re called to fight on.”

Which gives you an idea of how detached from reality the present U.S. military has become in the service of progressive values.

Not to mention how detached progressives in general are from the ineluctable truths of evolutionary psychology.

In general, women are just not that into combat, and for good reasons related to the survival of our species.

Of those relatively few who are, a nugatory handful are up to the physical rigors traditionally demanded of men.

Because (I can’t believe I have to say this, but I must, because ideology is hostile to empiricism) the fittest men are bigger, stronger, and faster than the fittest women. [Source]

Ironically, science is entirely up to date on this issue owing to the fierce debate over transsexuals in women’s sport.

That males, even weakened by female hormones, hold inherent physical advantage over females is settled science.

Yet here too you find ideologues insisting, against all evidence, that there is no proof of male advantage. (To be fair, I’ve yet to hear any gender ideologue proclaim, “transmen will dominate ANY competition in the Olympics men’s division.”)

Women can be as courageous as men under duress, of course. Valorous women spies served heroically in the Resistance.

Women have also fought—in Russia in World War II, Israel’s War of Independence, and elsewhere—but almost always when circumstances were desperate, and generally as a last resort.

Women are happy to serve in the military in supportive roles and have been for the history of organized defense.

Prestige and professional rewards accrue to those with combat trophies in any military, which explains feminists’ push for combat equity.

12 Female Soldiers Have Now Graduated Army Ranger School

From left, U.S. Army Capt. Kristen Griest, Maj. Lisa Jaster and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver share a moment following Jaster's graduation from Ranger School on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 16, 2015. (U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Alex Manne/ Released)

From left, U.S. Army Capt. Kristen Griest, Maj. Lisa Jaster and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver share a moment following Jaster’s graduation from Ranger School on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 16, 2015. (U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Alex Manne/ Released)

The U.S. Army‘s vice chief of staff praised the achievements of female soldiers Monday, describing how small numbers of women continue to join infantry and armored combat units and graduate from the service’s most grueling training course.

“Ten women have graduated from Ranger School, which is our toughest school. We have a woman commanding a company in the 82nd Airborne Division, an infantry company,” Gen. James McConville told an audience at the Future of War 2018 conference sponsored by New America and Arizona State University.

Military.com

By Matthew Cox

The U.S. Army‘s vice chief of staff praised the achievements of female soldiers Monday, describing how small numbers of women continue to join infantry and armored combat units and graduate from the service’s most grueling training course.

But given a choice, women generally eschew high-risk activities, combat being the riskiest of all.

You wouldn’t know that from the media’s decades-long collusion with feminist dogmas.

As far back as 1985, a Life magazine World War II commemorative issue grossly misled readers by featuring 10 male soldiers alongside seven female soldiers to illustrate war heroism. In reality, from 1941 to 1945, more than 15 million American men served in World War II, compared to about 400,000 women.

During the entire war, over 540 servicewomen died, 16 from enemy fire.

But progressives dream on. In 1997, Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Maurice Baril predicted that by 2009, women would comprise 28 percent of the Canadian Armed Forces and a full 25 percent of front-line infantry troops.

Nothing in the experience of our military—or any other Western force—supported such a projection.

Currently 15.9 percent of CAF is female, in combat units 4.3 percent.  (NATO’s full female complement is 11 percent.)

That Canada’s Department of National Defence was and still is seriously entertaining such a fantastic delusion (and spending pots of money on ad campaigns to lure women recruits) speaks to an obsession in the corridors of power with equity optics necessitating willed disregard for inherent sex differences.

Women in the Military: Flirting With Disaster,” a persuasive, evidence-based argument against women in combat, was published in 1998 by decorated infantry officer and military journalist Brian Mitchell.

I recommend it. But ideologues will insist we are more gender-enlightened 23 years on. Fine. Let them respond to decorated Afghanistan war veteran James Hasson’s 2019 book, “Stand Down: How Social Justice Warriors Are Sabotaging America’s Military.”

Hasson addresses the ramped-up effects of identity politics in the interim since Mitchell’s book was published.

He is scathing on the Obama administration, “packed with far-left ideologues who neither understood nor cared to understand the military.

In their eyes it was a blunt-force tool for driving broader change within society as a whole.”

Hasson supports his charge with wince-inducing examples, such as an army “gender integration study” urging an end to “hyper-masculinity” in combat-arms units (China is presently doing “masculinity training”), and PowerPoint presentations instruct commanders about “male pregnancy.”

Hasson even uncovers evidence that senior officials in the army’s legendary Ranger School overlooked serious training failures by female recruits—which would have disqualified male candidates—in order to ensure success for their first female candidates.

In a recent Newsweek article, Aaron Reitz, a major in the Marine Corps Reserve and the Texas deputy attorney-general for legal strategy, takes the same stance.

Diversity recruitment intensified under Obama in 2009, Reitz says, when his captain “told us we had to sign up a certain number of college-enrolled racial minorities and females. No need to be too strict on physical fitness or academics, he said. Just bring them in.”

Reitz writes that he couldn’t have imagined that today, any disagreement with those policies would result in dissenting officers being labelled “racist,” “sexist,” “bigoted,” or “extremist.”

In March 2021, at a special training session—a “stand-down to address extremism in the ranks”—the men were told the United States was threatened by “domestic terrorism” characterized in part by “anti-government,” “anti-authority,” or “abortion-related” extremism and various “supremacist” ideas, none of which were defined.

The men were also encouraged to report on anyone holding an “extremist ideology.” They were not to have “divided loyalties.”

The men were also encouraged to report on anyone holding an “extremist ideology.” They were not to have “divided loyalties.”

Since the Jan. 6 “insurrection” at the U.S. Capitol, Reitz says, “bureaucratic progressivism has hardened into iron-fisted wokeism.”

The Department of Defense has developed paranoia regarding white nationalism.

In February, Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin issued a memo to all Pentagon leaders stating that the DOD “will not tolerate … actions associated with extremist or dissident ideologies.”

All military personnel, over 1.14 million members, based on 2019 figures, will receive “extremist” training. Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Harker issued a memo promising to eradicate “actions that betray our oaths”—for example, any ideology challenging “gender identity or sexual orientation.”

Active conscription ended in the United States almost 50 years ago. American women have freedom of choice in military service.

But they aren’t obligated to register for the Selective Service, as men must at age 18, or face serious penalties, from fines to imprisonment.

Where’s the equity there? Don’t expect politicians to touch that red-hot button. In a woke military, as in a woke society, some folks are more equal than others.

Meanwhile, that sound of rollicking laughter you hear?

That’s the Chinese Communist Party politburo, rolling in the aisles as they watch, with incredulity and delight, the latest season of America’s streaming comedy series “Circular Firing Squad,” produced, directed, and acted by the Military-Progressive Complex.

THE END

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5 Responses to In Service of Progressive Values, US Military Has Become Detached From Reality

  1. Pingback: In Service of Progressive Values, US Military Has Become Detached From Reality | Jim Campbell’s – Additional survival tricks

  2. JAFC says:

    What now amounts currently to a deep purge (and replacement) of officers and NCOs would preclude and prevent a return to the old standards. Unlike in previous wars, the front lines will be here. The US armed services will have as little time for reform as did the Polish army on September 1, 1939.

    In addition, America suffers a Fifth Colum within its own population. Not just of Maoist sympathists, but of both radical Islamists and trans-border criminal gangs with their separate ethnic nationalism.

    In this old Grunt’s opinion, this ain’t a good situation.

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  3. gds44 says:

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