Diversity for diversity’s sake.
That appears to be the new mantra in all aspects of American society today. What once seemed a laughable bit of silliness about microaggressions and safe spaces has pervaded the entire culture—including the United States Armed Forces.
That’s right, even the military has fallen under the spell of the woke mob…and this is no laughing matter. The military is the one institution that can’t afford to place political beliefs over merit. Only the best of the best should be allowed to serve in certain roles, and if they don’t make the cut, then the military has to say thanks, but no thanks, and send them packing.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has come under attack by members of the Marine Corp. social media team for questioning the “feminizing” of the armed forces while China continues to build up its military capacity in an obvious threat to the United States.
Carlson challenged President Joe Biden’s recent pronouncement that the military would be designing and manufacturing suits that fit pregnant women in combat.
Pregnant women are in no condition to serve in combat, and wanting to defend the lives of both mother and child is a no-brainer. That is not controversial…except now it is because everything is stupid.
The military brass—not the enlisted and rank-in-file— are beginning to sound more like White Fragility author Robin DiAngelo than General George S. Patton.
Breitbart reported, “The Marine Corps Twitter account for the II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) Information Group (IG) joined in on criticizing Carlson, tweeting:
‘What it looks like in today’s armed forces @TuckerCarlson. Get right before you get left, boomer,” with a photo of a female Marine carrying another female Marine.
After a Twitter user by the name of ‘Scott Malkinson’ tweeted: ‘Please focus on China and not Tucker,’ the Marine Corps account responded: ‘Come back when you’ve served and been pregnant.’”
In America, the military is controlled by civilians. Just because civilians didn’t serve doesn’t mean that military policies can’t be critiqued by those on the outside.
The men and women who serve the country are the last line of defense of our freedom, so scrutinizing the decisions made at the top echelons of the Armed Forces is justified.
In the short time Joe Biden has been in office, military fitness standards have been lowered to accommodate women, transgenders have been allowed to serve, and taxpayers have to pay for sex changes.
Fitness standards are now being deemed too difficult for women and there is an effort underway to do away with difficult tests altogether.
The Daily Wire reported, “The United States Army is reportedly considering doing away with its new ‘gender-neutral physical test’ after test results showed that the majority of women failed while approximately 90 percent of men passed. Officials are reportedly considering having different evaluation categories for men and women due to the physiological differences between the two.
‘Research showed that the Army Combat Fitness Test [ACFT], which is the same for male and female soldiers, was leading to lower results for women with a knock-on effect for promotions,’ The Telegraph reported. ‘An early Pentagon study showed that women were failing the ACFT at a rate of 65 percent, while only 10 percent of men did.’
A report from last fall found that 54 percent of women failed the test while only 7 percent of men failed it.”
Back in December, Tucker Carlson highlighted the fact that the U.S. Army’s “operation inclusion instructed soldiers that the phrase ‘Make America Great Again’ was a form of socially acceptable white supremacy,” and that “according to the Army’s Equity and Inclusion, the phrase ‘all lives matter,’ American exceptionalism, and the celebration of Columbus Day are racist.”
And possibly most damaging of all, Army General Robert Ashley, encouraged his employees to read the pile of garbage of a book called White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo, which has become the new bible for social justice warriors everywhere.
That is the state of our military in 2021. It is hard to believe that our nation’s youngest patriots would want to continue to enlist in a military that prizes diversity over merit and social justice over bringing America’s enemies to justice. One could hardly blame them for refusing to do so.
Somewhere, in China, the Communist party is gathered together and they are laughing at us.
They have good reason to do so. America will be less safe because of this nonsense.