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Friday, September 20, 2013

The US military reflects the pernicious creep of political correctness in society

My good friend and regular reader David alerted me to this nonsense out of our military. They are having Disability Awareness Month at Wright/Patterson AFB in September apparently, as well as force wide. To become fully aware of disabilities at the museum at W/P.....

Base volunteers will simulate various disabilities while touring the museum, enabling them to experience the challenges associated with both visible and hidden disabilities.  The activity will end with a discussion of reasonable accommodations in the workplace.

Why can't they just install wheelchair ramps, bathroom stalls for the handicapped, and braille signage and be done with it? What other disabilities need to be accounted for? Besides, you cannot be disabled much, and be in the military. 

All this focus by our military on sensitivity, diversity, and inclusiveness seems to preclude focus on killing those who would kill us.....and isn't that the primary mission, hell, only mission, of the military? 

You can really tell that the politically correct class has risen to leadership roles in the military when the rules of combat engagement actually endanger our troops and every effort is made NOT to kill our enemies on the battlefield, soldiers are disarmed and defenseless when on base, and known threats, like the Islamic Ft. Hood shooter, are overlooked by superior officers because they are afraid of being labeled racist or anti-Islamic and having their careers terminated for it. 

The US military isn't what it used to be, nor is the US any longer the country I used to be proud of. 


David said...

I plan to volunteer. My disability will be teret's syndrome,

Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

(Turret's syndrome.)

".....and isn't that [killing those who would kill us] the primary mission, hell, only mission, of the military?"

I used to be. Now the primary mission is to kill those who not only haven't threatened the U.S., but who couldn't pose a credible threat to us even if they wanted to.

Ed said...

Can't argue with that in general Isaac, though I would suggest that we are trying to kill terrorists, and they DO want to kill us. That said, removing Saddam Hussein, Qadaffi, Mubarak, and Assad won't do anything to affect the terrorist threat to the US....it might even aggravate it. We have a long history of imposing by force our brand of democracy on defenseless, third-world countries just makes us feel better about ourselves.

If we wanted to affect human suffering around the world, why don't we attack North Korea, Iran, Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela, or virtually any country in Africa? The answer is they can fight back, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Libya cannot.

Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

If we wanted to affect human suffering around the world...?".

Oh, we affect human suffering around the world, all right. We cause truck loads of it. And not for humanitarian reasons, either.

That is because the U.S. is a shitty country, run by shitty people who, in turn, are cheered on by a greedy, stupid and/or ignorant populace.

Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

“Since World War 2, 90% of the casualties of war are unarmed civilians, one-third of them children. Our victims have done nothing to us. From Palestine to Afghanistan, to Iraq, to Somalia, to wherever our next target may be, their murders are not collateral damage; they are the nature of modern warfare. They don't hate us because of our freedoms. They hate us because every day we are funding and committing crimes against humanity. ….

…. And to most of the world, we are the terrorists. ….

…. And while there may have been some doubt 5 years ago, today we know the truth. Our soldiers don't sacrifice for duty-honor-country; they sacrifice for Kellogg Brown & Root.


They're not establishing democracy; they're establishing the basis for an economic occupation to continue after the military occupation has ended. …. We must dare to speak out in support of those American war-resisters, the real military heroes, who uphold their Oath to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, including THOSE TERRORIST CELLS IN WASHINGTON DC MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE, AND JUDICIAL BRANCHES.”

~Dr. Dahlia Wasfi, M.D