"...do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

"For the good of the Air Force, for the good of the armed services and for the good of our country, I urge you to reject convention and careerism..."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Maxwell AFB, April 21, 2008

"You will need to challenge conventional wisdom and call things like you see them to subordinates and superiors alike."
- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, United States Air Force Academy, March 4, 2011

Monday, March 1, 2021

Military leaders working hard to demonize Americans as the enemy

In my twenty one years as an Air Force dependent I don't remember racism being a thing in the military.  I remember my old man taking us to social events with one of his bosses in the late 1970s or early 1980s, who happened to be a black man and a Captain.  I remember my mother worked on base at the Rod & Gun Club in Germany in the 1970s.  Her boss was a black man. 

I remember when I was five years old discovering that you could write the United States Air Force Academy and get a free catalog sent to you.  Every year when I would get it in the mail I would open the glossy publication up and the first page would be a translucent page with the High Flight poem printed on it.  You could make out the background behind it on the next page, which was always a black cadet with a falcon on his arm.

 
In college during my AFROTC years in the 1990s, I never spied any racism even though the program was comprised of students from Florida State University as well as the historically black Florida A&M university.  Off campus at my part time job as a computer programmer for the State of Florida, my boss was a black man.  One of my best friends in the ROTC program was an exceptional human being who excelled at everything he did from physical fitness to academics.  He was a black man who declined an appointment to the academy, went to pilot training, and became an evaluator pilot before taking a coveted job with a major air carrier.  I was a groomsman at his wedding and he returned the favor when I got married a decade later.

In my twenty years of service on active duty, I never saw racism.  The closest instance I remember was an officer in the RPA program using the term "Jew me down" during conversation.  I verbally counseled him on the spot.  The more than a dozen black aviators I knew and worked with all achieved rank equal to or greater than my own.  Several were commanders.  All were greatly respected with one exception, an individual who graduated from USAFA yet failed to promote to Major, was widely viewed as having a bad attitude and questionable judgment, and who was separated from service.  Perhaps not unsurprisingly, this individual has embraced the notion of systemic racism in the Air Force to explain the reasons for him not upgrading to aircraft commander in a weapons system and for not getting promoted.  When pressed, his evidence for systemic racism is of the "if you don't know, you just won't get it" and "of course you don't see it, you're white" variety.  The idea that my skin color makes me unable to comprehend the goings on around me doesn't register as racist to this individual because the accepted wisdom today, increasingly indoctrinated into our troops, is that judging the morality and capabilities of a person based on their skin color is not racist, so long as the person is white.

Yet today, after decades of affirmative action (which is legitimately racist), we are told that America is systemically racist and white supremacist, and so also is our military and our Air Force.  Of course "evidence" for such racism is thin to non-existent, often leveraging witch trial standards of evidence like the all important micro-aggression (the modern day version of evidence found in Salem, Massachusetts, near impossible to isolate or refute).  This isn't to say there aren't areas of concern that are worthy of investigation.  For example, black airmen being punished more harshly than white airmen for the same infractions in our military justice system is something worth investigating although difficult to fully understand and even harder to remedy.  Racial bias is one possible and perhaps probable explanation for the disparity but it's not at all clear.

Regardless, several years after a black President of the United States and long after the first black man graduated West Point and was commissioned an officer in the United States military in 1877, the narrative being pushed today and sadly ingested by members of our military (typically along political lines) is that white supremacy is a real concern.  Furthermore, actual racist ideologies from Woke priests and SJW pew sitters are being indoctrinated into our troops and into our nation at large.  Even the current AFSOC commander is doing his part to dish out this divisive rhetoric among our ranks at great expense to our military readiness.


The Digital Playpen administrator above demonstrates just one parallel between the new Woke religion and religions of old.  St Ignacius of Loyola said “What seems to me white, I will believe black if the hierarchical Church so defines.”  While the administrator admits he has never seen overt racism, he pronounces himself shocked and saddened at the stories presented (without evidence, of course) of our racist military.  Rather than ask Sua for evidence for his claims (for example, if it's hidden due to punitive response, then how do you know of it and what's an example of "full-flagged" racism?), instead the administrator above obediently opens his hymnal, professes his sorrow that we weren't better about racism as he had hoped we would be, and then takes his place on his pew.  It's a small step from here to asking father for forgiveness for alleged sins and paying penance.

It should be noted that the "normal" bell curve of views and ideologies does not exist in the military.  The military is a strong culture with its own ideology and value system that results in members with certain ideologies self selecting to not join its ranks.  The hand full of white supremacists that exist in the United States (not to be confused with the faith based bogeyman of them existing everywhere including under your bed) are likely not eager to join an institution filled with diversity, where authority is based on rank rather than skin color, and where the culture and military legal system is quite inhospitable to their views.  This should be obvious.  The rash of provably fake "hate crimes" should also be an indicator that, perhaps, just perhaps, those who claim racism without evidence are just making shit up.  But that level of rational discussion gets in the way of the narrative and isn't helpful to "conservatives" with their fingers in the wind ever so eager to join the mob.  Perhaps Jussie Smollett needs a battle field commission as an O-6 to lead this mob.

Beyond the divisive and actually-racist rhetoric and ideology being peddled by the servants of America's outsourced masters, our military leadership is also working hard to convince the rank and file that a large yet unknown portion of the American citizenry are the enemy.  Protestors at the Capitol (who deserve mild punishments for mild law breaking, such as appears to be the case with retired A-10 pilot Lt Col Larry Brock) are painted as insurrectionists and traitors despite that depiction being absurd.  Meanwhile, radical leftists with Marxist leanings, who actually assaulted police officers while attacking a federal building, have been having their federal charges quietly dismissed in droves.  The propaganda machine is working full speed, however, to demonize groups of conservative Americans who broke glass and doors and took silly selfies by fabricating lies about the murder of police officers.  The political motivation behind these lies and McCarthyist exaggerations are not difficult to spot.

Now that Biden occupies the White House, the effort to demonize Americans who believe in limited government, individual rights, and federalism is on full display.  As Vice President, Joe Biden was part of an administration that used the military to murder Americans without charge or trial in violation of the Constitution and he was part of the administration that made it legal to repeat FDR's sin of using our military to arrest Americans in America without charge or trial and imprison them (a violation of the Constitution that was both condoned and exercised by Donald Trump).  Today as president, his administration believes it has the right to lecture us on who is a traitor and an enemy to America.

The question people should be asking themselves is, why is the military seeking to introduce division into its ranks and why is it trying to convince troops that millions of Americans are the enemy?

The answer, I believe, is because its masters are instructing them to do so and I'm not talking about our politicians when I use the term "masters."  America has real foreign enemies.  And a nation can be conquered without a shot being fired.  All that is required is buying off those in power.  This tactic has always been employed throughout our Realpolitik human history.  It was true in Rome and it is most certainly the case today.  When a nation loses its soul and its values, its "leaders" are easily purchased by countries and entities who actively work for its demise.

China has a long memory and rich history and has been executing a brilliant soft power campaign against the United States for many decades.  While our politicians, like most Americans, focus on the immediate and on quick wins for election cycles, the Communist Party in China plays the long game with patience and skill.  As retired Air Force General Robert Spalding explains, China is easily the most existential threat that America faces and they have not been sleeping on the job.  Marxist ideology (inherently and characteristically divisive) has been funneled into our institutions while China increases its financial control over our universities, our businesses, our mainstream media, our entertainment companies, and our political leaders (including Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell).  One Chinese academic bragged about how they control power brokers inside America's inner circle.

We Americans may pride ourselves on our stealth aircraft, but the real credit belongs to a nation that wages a stealth war that its adversary doesn't even see.  Greater than a hidden payload in an F-22 are hidden instructions and orders that an adversary's troops carry out on its behalf.

America is not a white supremacist or sexist nation.  Rather, it is a nation that has lost its soul, its identity, and its principle and that has been defeated in the battle space of the mind through deposits of money and propaganda delivered through fiber cables.  A nation divided against itself cannot stand we were once told.  Now the author of that profession, President Abraham Lincoln, has himself fallen victim to useful idiot mobs carrying Marxist flags and their unthinking yet more "moderate" tribesman in our politically blinded nation.  Regardless of those who now seek to rename high schools named after Lincoln, the truth of his statement is evident.  

So also is the brilliance of a strategy to purchase an adversary's leadership, and divide its people and military with fabricated notions of systemic racism and white supremacy, all while fertilizing the minds of an enemy with your own Marxist ideology replete with divisiveness.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Representative Adam Kinzinger is a fraud & the Digital Playpen can't get enough of him

 

A few years ago Air Force Major and KC-135 pilot turned Representative, Adam Kinzinger, posted in the BaseOps forum and he's been seeking the limelight ever since.  As the Bill Maher HBO clip embedded above demonstrates, he's really been making hay with his vote to impeach Donald Trump for exercising the First Amendment right to protest along with other Americans on January 6th.

I've never voted for Trump and I am no fan of his, but those who call his words at the Capitol "inciting violence" are the same dishonest individuals who lied about Trump praising white supremacists in Charlottesville.  Kinzinger takes this same tack in his video with Bill Maher, describing the protestors as "insurrectionists" and "pure evil" and claiming that somebody there said a police officer should be killed with his own gun.  Let's not forget the lie about Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick being murdered with a fire extinguisher, that was blared through the media as reason the protestors were evil insurrectionists, which turned out to be a complete lie.  As if media ever lies.

Kinzinger's desire to demonize conservative Americans while presenting himself as one isn't surprising, there is only one party playing two parts as if in a play to keep children distracted.  So also Kinzinger's willingness to use the fear generated by those like him (while hypocritically claiming we shouldn't be ruled by the fear he churns out as he describes ordinary Americans as insurrectionists and pure evil) to propel himself into greater power isn't surprising.  He has no principle and his only goal is power, so he will shift with the winds and the buzzwords toward that end.  Kinzinger has incredibly low character and demonstrated it from the earliest days of his run for office when he falsely referred to himself as a special operations pilot until he corrected that claim after some actual special operators challenged him.  Still, despite that correction, his Wikipedia page continues to make the false claim that he served in Air Force Special Operations Command.

Yet the easily dazzled participants of the BaseOps forum are impressed with Kinzinger and have a thread dedicated to him over there (which Kinzinger himself started).  One moderator sings the praises of Kinzinger because familiarity and "who you know" has apparently helped people "behind the scenes."  I guess behind the scenes "public service" is celebrated on the forum dedicated to military aviation that has a habit of censoring political views while actually providing a forum for some political hacks.  Non-partisanship be damned.  The children in the Digital Playpen are so awe struck that a mediocre pilot was able to become a less-than-mediocre congressman that they pay no attention to the fact that Kinzinger voted to cut military retirement to current military retirees, and they don't even notice that when Congress decided to reverse its cut to military retirements, Kinzinger was part of a minority that voted to keep the cut in place.  Given his public activity, I'm sure his "behind the scenes" actions were really inspiring and ever so "beneficial" to the troops...

 
Funny, the fact that Kinzinger took the minority position attempting to cut military benefits didn't keep Kinzinger from explaining that "nobody" was trying to take their military benefits from them.  Kinzinger's original post has since been deleted, but it was captured in the response from Pawnman above.  Yeah, might not want that glaring lie out there so good idea to delete it.

Shockingly (this is my shocked face), Kinzinger doesn't have any concern for the Second Amendment and advocated Trump's idiotic crusade to ban "bump stocks."   And Kinzinger thinks we need "better" background checks for exercising our "rights" (rights that government hacks like Kinzinger have to approve or deny on a case by case basis, of course, those kind of "rights") and he thinks that twenty year old Americans should not be allowed to own "assault rifles."  Of course by "assault rifle" he means a semi-auto rifle like your grandpa had.  For Adam Kinzinger you can be drafted into the military at 18 years of age, handed a rifle and forced to carry out Adam Kinzinger's wishes in a foreign land during an unconstitutional action such as those Kinzinger supports in places like Syria, but owning a rifle to defend yourself at home?  Well hold on there, Sparky, that's crazy insurrectionist pure evil talk!

And of course Kinzinger wants limits on the size of magazines and the ammunition they can hold, and he also wants stronger "red flag" laws (like those Trump supported when he stupidly said, "We're going to take the firearms first and then go to court").  Of course Kinzinger supports disarming Americans.  He's the *new* version of conservative that is so popular over on Baseops, which is to say, a fascist without an ounce of actual conservatism.


Kinzinger even explains that when it comes to a choice between Americans' right to privacy and our free market versus his military industrial complex donors, well, say goodbye to your Fourth Amendment right to privacy and your Fifth Amendment right to engage in a free market.  Kinzinger gotta get paid, yo!

Kinzinger's anti-Trump gambit and his nutter family member rebuke aside, there is plenty of good reason for him being recently censured by his local Republican party:

The committee also cited concerns that Kinzinger hadn't met with county Republicans in over six years, and said that many constituents "have been very direct that their support for the Republican Party is over if Congressman Kinzinger's behavior isn't addressed."

Kinzinger, who sports his flight suit on his Facebook account and never passes up the chance to play the military card, also doesn't support troop withdrawal from Iraq or Afghanistan.  He'd rather we stay there and waste more money to fund his military complex donors at the expense of our national security and the lives of our troops and their families.  And, of course, Kinzinger supports the unconstitutional military action in Syria which has not been authorized by Congress and is not authorized by the AUMF.  Likewise, just like Hillary Clinton, Kinzinger supported the unlawful actions in Libya by the Obama administration and wrote a letter to Obama urging him to take military action.  Libya violated the Constitution (along with common sense).  The Constitution is just a buzz word for Kinzinger as it is for his bros in the Digital Clownshow.

While Kinzinger was clowning around with the other clowns, he had no response for the most important input he got there.  He had no comment when it came to the law "legalizing" using our military to arrest American citizens in America without charge or trial and imprison them in military prison camps like FDR did.  I guess that wasn't as important as eroding our Second Amendment and trying to cut military retirement.

Many of the BaseOps toddlers are even hoping Kinzinger becomes the "future" of the Republican party.  They apparently champion a classless low life who lusts for power, lacks any principle, and will say anything.  If conservative has anything to do with our rights and limited government and politicians being restrained by our laws, then Kinzinger is no conservative.  But in our age of safe spaces at the Air Force Academy and of unlimited genders, it shouldn't be surprising that idiots would clamor for Kinzinger to exert power over them and consider him the new made-in-China version of a conservative.  One thing is certain, he is definitely a good representative of the clowns on BaseOps who can't tell you *WHY* they support Kinzinger, because the only reason they support him is that he posts on BaseOps like they do.  He's able to get so called "liberals" and so called "conservatives" all united in their support for him, which should be a clue to the infants there but, of course, isn't.  Clowns enamored with the tiniest bit of access to power.  Nothing is quite so principled as supporting a politician because you know him.


As I have noted for some time now, there is no difference between the fake conservative fascist and the black bloc Antifa fascist.  One may have birds or stars on their shoulders and a military uniform, and the other may be in all black with blue hair and piercings, but while their shallow bumper stickers on their cars may differ, their principles are actually the same.  There is a reason why some BaseOps clowns literally joined with Antifa nut jobs and funded them so that they could all lose to me recently in my latest defense of the Constitution.  Fascists gonna fascist.  It makes no difference if the domestic enemy of our Constitution is some Democrat freak show or a fake conservative "patriot" like Kinzinger or his supporters.


Anyway, these kinds of childishly idiotic values are expected on a forum where Digital Playpen nannies like Toro (who has a fetish for disciplining children) routinely put Air Force service members into time out before recess and before handing out fruit cups.  

USAFA may have a sign that says "bring me men" but over on BaseOps the sign reads "bring me children."  And Representative Adam Kinzinger shares that impulse to treat others as infants.  You could say he's "representative" of the folks on BaseOps.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

The Digital Playpen At It Again - BaseOps Clownery

Conspiracy theories are fashionable these days.  That's been true for some time over at BaseOps where the caricature of your humble blogger is on par with Mr. Robot.  I've been accused of hacking that website and of course on the regular some poor sap gets accused of being me behind the scenes.  At least this time they stumbled past that assertion on the way to making a bunch of other wrong assertions.  Progress I suppose.


Pawnman has the unique ability to obsess over me, and yet still assert wrong facts about me like a champ.  He has a bright future ahead of him on CNN if this reddit thread of him taking the gold medal for wrong claims (along with his recent contributions at the Digital Clown Show like claiming a non-existent lawsuit was filed over refusing to assassinate an American) are any indicator.  Seriously, the guy has an incredible knack for being wrong any time he opens his man pleaser.  He takes absolutely no pride in accuracy; a solid trait for a backseater.

 

Responding to Pawnman risks being sucked into his tractor beam of wrongness which appears to have happened to Sua here.  Stupidity is infectious.  Given that my wife didn't go to Harvard Law, it's highly unlikely that I would have said that.  Actually, after thinking about it more, I've never made that statement.  Sua and Pawnman make a great team though.

If only I had a blog where such things were discussed.  And what does the acronym PYB stand for anyway?  If these dummies would take some measure of pride in knowing what they are talking about before making their authoritative claims, Hacker wouldn't have to step in and correct those dummies on their claims in the age of the internet and little square handheld things.  By the way, I retired at twenty years.  I applied for TERA and was told no.  I guess I shouldn't have been surprised given that I tendered the resignation of my commission a year or so earlier and that wasn't accepted.  What can I say?  The Air Force just didn't want to lose me. 

For those interested (not you, Pawnman, you just keep making it up as you do), here is some video footage of my retirement ceremony where the order I refused, my resignation, and some of my other issues were discussed.  It has a healthy dose of covert audio recordings of O-6s and other shit-leadership and their lackeys and paints an accurate picture of the reality behind my "issues."  It's worth watching just to listen to one commander's reaction when I told him to his face he was "un-American."  Unfortunately I don't have the audio where I told now General "Pulse" Wills that he was un-American, but that was one of the highlights of my career, staring him down in his own office as I had done to that limp noodle General Jeffrey McDaniels at his commander's call.  Pulse thought calling me to his office in blues alongside my DO was going to result in him giving me an ass chewing, but that's not quite how that meeting went down.  As the DO and I left Pulse's office it was complete silence until the group building doors shut behind us and then the DO looked straight ahead and let out a "ho. ly.  shit!"

Providing feedback was one of my strong suits.

As a side note, one of the Eagle Drivers (now a retired O-5) who was part of the fighter pilot hate email chain that was shown in the video (hate generated when an ACSC essay I wrote was leaked to Pulse and throughout my chain of command and made some fighter pilots sad panda) watched the video and gave me some feedback on it years after his original digital jab.  Here's that original jab from back in the day.  Note, his identity is blacked out.  Also note that I turned down the fighter track in pilot training.  And finally note that I wasn't into women who dated Eagle Drivers because I prefer women who don't have a penis:


A decade later this same Eagle Driver gave me the following feedback on my retirement video:

Love the emphasis on breaking down the tribes of the Air Force (or any org that has focused on tactical silos over strategic goals). I just finished reading John Boyd’s book by Coram. Your ears must have been burning these past few weeks because I can’t tell you how much you remind me of Boyd’s depiction in that book (and I love the irony that it’s the seminal fighter pilot that you’re most like). Boyd broke down the war machine funding and cronyism that was occurring with defense spending, and it was sobering to see the bloat that the Pentagon permits and even encourages with their procurement systems. Boyd’s quote “you can either BE somebody or DO something. Not both” made me think of you too. There is a choice between conforming and achieving the next rank/title/accolade or planting the flag and defending a principle, often at the expense of our own professional progression. I loved being a fighter pilot, but any group is susceptible to believing their own hype or creating an echo chamber if left unchecked. Boyd would agree with me.


Of course I was no John Boyd and my similarity ends with a shared and actual sense of duty and the courage to execute that duty despite inconvenience to myself.  When it comes to talent, however, the "Mad Major" leaves me in the dust.  Boyd did far more for the Air Force and the nation than I did.  And yet even he was hated for it for many of the reasons this Eagle Driver details above.  Groupthink and echo chambers.  Groups like the Digital Playpen.  A culture of misplaced loyalty to the corporate machine and career ladder rather than to the nation.  A collection of unthinking and unprincipled people present a grave threat to an organization, especially when those qualities are rewarded, and reformer voices punished.  Right, Spoo? 

By the way, at the time I emailed every fighter pilot in the hate email chain individually when a buddy of mine sent it to me, and let them all know I was in the global if they had some thoughts to offer me.  I got no response from any of them.

I also emailed the clown who leaked the paper to my chain of command and throughout the Air Force (and who was later disciplined for it as the video shows) and who started the hate email chain and he graciously offered to meet me if he ever found himself in Del Rio.  When I informed him that I was actually just down the road on a six month TDY to the Pentagon and that I'd drive down to Langley to meet him he initially said yes.  Then he abruptly changed his mind.  He got too busy for an in person discussion of the topic all of a sudden.  It happens.

And here is some additional feedback on the retirement video from yet another now-retired O-5 fighter pilot:

So here is the video below for those interested in arming themselves with facts the next time they discuss my career.  Not you, Pawnman, it won't keep your attention.  For you I'd recommend this video instead.



Yes, I used the legal system zealously.  I sued a cop for violating the Fourth Amendment while on active duty and I also sued the Border Patrol for violating the Fourth Amendment while I was in the service.  Pawnman, you'll be happy to know all I got for the six figures I spent defending the Constitution in those two cases was this apology from a Congressman "on behalf of the federal government" and a great dissent by one of three appeals judges.  You likely aren't aware (not that it would keep you from making assertions) that shortly after I retired I also sued the State of Washington in federal court and got a state law struck down for violating the First Amendment.  After reading your stunning display of whining in an intense pity party on Baseops when you didn't make O-5 in the zone, you no doubt have trouble understanding my actions.  Don't trouble yourself too much over it.  A few of us use the legal tools we have to defend the Constitution because we took our oath of office and our jobs seriously while you were studiously immersed in the art of push lines and padlocked on promotion.  You see, in America we have things called laws.  And when those laws are broken, we have these things called courts.  It's an America thing but I don't want to get too advanced on you.





Pawnman, the photo above is my latest zealous defense of our Constitution being briefed to the wing at McChord AFB.  A buddy I used to fly with was surprised to see my name and snapped this pic and sent it to me.  I guess the JAG giving the briefing must not have gotten your memo that zealous legal defense of the Constitution is somehow a bad thing and felt my victory was important to share with others who had taken the oath to defend our Constitution.  Thanks to that victory, other Americans have used it to successfully fend off government that violates their rights.  In fact, my victory was listed in the Organization of American States' Annual Report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for 2019 as evidence of progress in America's fight for free speech (page 150 of the report). Defending the Constitution to preserve the liberty of our citizenry, you may have heard somewhere, is sorta our primary job in the military.  Well, if you think DoD instruction is at all authoritative over the military at any rate.  I think there may even be some words you may have mumbled to that effect before you conveniently forgot them in exchange for some knee pads.



That's the thing about SA.  You don't know when you've lost it.



Treason ordered by the president does come with some benefits for those who don't have the character to honor their oaths before God and taxpayer and who are willing to use our military equipment against the citizens of America.  I expect we'll see more of this in short order as the Vice President during that treasonous time is now occupying the oval office, helped to get there by John Brennan and Michael Hayden.



Nice strawman.  Treason has a definition in Article Three of the Constitution.  When people make war on the United States by using military weapons of war against citizens of the United States in violation of the Fifth Amendment and Article Three, Section Three of the Constitution, that's when they are traitors.  Or when they adhere to, or provide aid and comfort to, those enemies who do make war on the United States, which brings us to this particular clown...



Yes, you are proud of your advocacy for our government using weapons of war to assassinate American citizens who are no imminent threat and are outside war zones.  You revel in your dismissal of due process and the most basic precepts of American liberty.  You shouldn't be proud of your treasonous ideology especially given your current job as a drone "pilot" but given your lack of character and your belly crawling nature before power, well, it is what it is.  I'm sure your lack of character will be leveraged in the coming months or years and the American citizens will continue to pay the price for your lack of respect for this nation and our rule of law, and for our military's utter failure to gate keep its ranks from inferior people like you.


Speaking of inferior people like you, Pawnman gets it wrong as usual.  I never filed a lawsuit over refusing to assassinate an American citizen.  But more interesting than his gift for asserting false things he dreams up, is his assertion that it's "bitching" about "applying violence" when a person who has killed the enemy (more times than Pawnman has revised his own OPRs) then refuses to use those same weapons to kill an American citizen outside a war zone who isn't an imminent threat.  Kind of like "bitching" about rape or the trafficking of children, Pawnman, that kind of bitching?  It's telling how you don't see a line between lawful killing of the enemy, and unlawful killing of your own countrymen.  But given your inability to do or say anything correctly, you'd likely take out Americans even if you pickled while trying to take out the bad guys. 

Accuracy and getting it right just ain't your thing.


I retired after twenty years.  I was denied TERA.  Needs of the Air Force.  You should watch the video posted above where I gave testimony to Congress to discuss the events in Uvalde.  My actions were only notorious in the minds of those who have no respect for the most basic rights enshrined in our Constitution.  As Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer Elrod wrote about my actions in Uvalde:

Firm assertion's of one's rights are far from "unorthodox" in a Republic that insists constitutional rights are worth insisting upon...

And the Air Force investigated me and looked at all my "issues" and all my reprimands and all my court cases while I was in the service, and found for me writing that:

...[Maj Rynearson] is fully aware of the U.S. Constitution and has openly challenged what he perceives to be a violation of either his own rights or the rights of other American citizens.


But those who don't care about our constitutional rights, or at least who prioritize their careers over our supreme law, are the majority in our Air Force.  They certainly are on BaseOps and across our nation.  And such unprofessional "public servants" aren't held to account or removed like the cancer they are, because those values are rewarded in our military and because the hard truth is that the average American also doesn't care about America.  It is what it is.

We have lost the stealth war most Americans still don't realize is being mopped up in our made-in-China America, where we have been defeated from the inside with help from the outside (and I'm not talking about Russia, comrades).  A war lost while most military officers cheered and participated in the destruction of our once great nation.

Character was the center of gravity it turns out.  Character (or the lack of it among our politicians, military officers, and citizens) has proven more important for our nation than our nuclear triad in the final analysis.  The writing has been on the wall for some time that we'd lose this one.

And so it goes.  But I've rambled on long enough and I know my many fans from BaseOps likely have to get ready for some Marxist training on the latest dozen of new genders and bathroom use or how our Air Force is racist and sexist and bad and such.  Those "domestic terrorists" we're hearing so much about, also known as American citizens with political views no longer acceptable to our outsourced ruling elite, are going to need your attention, or so you'll be told by military and political leadership.  But don't worry, long after World War II many Germans still denied what they had become and what they had done to their own people; your psychology bolstered by propaganda will keep you oblivious to what you're doing and what you're supporting.  This has been a long time coming and ever so predictably so.  So I'll leave you guys to it.



Sunday, November 22, 2020

Is it Pronounced Fascism or Fascism?

UPDATE:  Well, that didn't take long.  Despite this blogger's commentary being above board, non-profane, and non-insulting the Chief decided to delete my comments and the replies to it and to block my ability to post on the official government page.  I messaged her after she deleted the post, but prior to the block, and asked her if it was a glitch else I would be filing a lawsuit.  She didn't respond and it turns out it wasn't a glitch as she blocked me from being able to comment right after.   The Air Force believes it can silence viewpoints and criticism that it doesn't agree with, no matter how non-profane, non-threatening, and non-defamatory in its communications with the public.  So I will be filing suit against the Air Force and CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass in order to restore our First Amendment rights.

Not only did she not publicly correct the airman wishing violence to silence me, she encouraged him with her action by, well, silencing me.  That may be leadership of a sort, as history reveals, but it's not really leadership for the good guys.  It's not role modeling the good ole red, white, and blue when you break the law in full view of your airmen.  What kind of role modeling is that?

4 JAN 21 UPDATE:  Chief Bass has changed her "rules" in the official page "About Us" section, and has removed the honest blurb that used to conclude the rules (shown below) and which stated that Chief Bass and her team would remove access to the official page for "any reason."  The new updated rules wisely jettison that honest blurb which transparently demonstrated Chief Bass' moderation approach, but her newly worded "rules" are still inconsistent with the First Amendment to the Constitution which applies to Chief Bass and her team of federal employees.  And this blogger has still been denied access to the official forum and been censored on that forum.  Chief Bass has still left my queries unanswered in my attempt to address this issue without engaging the courts.  As such, my only option to correct the continual violation of core rights by Chief Bass and her team, is to file suit and request the courts clarify the relevancy of our Constitution for those who have taken an oath to support that document.

31 Jan 21 Update:  Seriously, when is an adult going to step into the room?  Air Force, what are you doing allowing this?  Social media is a double edge sword.  It can amplify a positive professional message, or it can absolutely damage an institution.  There is no question which result is being achieved through the participation of CMSAF Bass on the internet.  CSAF you need to fix this yesterday.  Get to it.


"We do conclude, however, that the First Amendment does not permit a public official who utilizes a social media account for all manner of official purposes to exclude persons from an otherwise‐open online dialogue because they expressed views with which the official disagrees."


- Second Circuit Court of Appeals (affirming the decision of a lower court)

 

For those interested in the discussion that was deleted (apparently containing the views that led to Chief Bass banning this blogger), you can read the archived thread here.  Or for those interested in an excellent discussion of the CMSAF censoring this blogger, give this podcast a listen.  For Chief Bass defending her policy of banning and censoring people who she finds to be unpatriotic and unhelpful retirees who have not done anything great, check out her words here.  For a great breakdown of her "apology" video for her latest blunder on social media, The Scuttlebutt Show has an interesting episode on it where the host says, "The biggest cyberbully in the Air Force is CMSAF Bass."

For those interested in my last successful federal lawsuit against government (state rather than federal) in defense of the First Amendment, please see here.
 

For those interested in viewing the censored thread you can still do so.  The Chief hasn't censored all Americans who post there or all the comments.  Even this one below still stands which is good and shows she can accept some criticism from some people.  It will be an interesting discussion to find out why my very vanilla viewpoint was not acceptable to her.

Not long ago there was an airman who posted on the Facebook page of the CMSgt of the Air Force, Chief Bass, humorously asking if her name was pronounced "bass or bass."  This ruffled the Chief's feathers and she directed the airman to contact her the following Monday.  After some phone calls, that airman posted an apology on social media.

The Chief and her 'government official' Facebook page has generated some interest across the Air Force family.  One particularly good podcast has three individuals discussing her response to the "bass or bass" debacle that ensued from her response to the silly humor from SSgt Jacob Banks.

Now enter today's discussion where your humble blogger posted on her Facebook page suggesting that mission focus has slipped, bending toward SJW-laced propaganda, in our Air Force.  The Chief politely responded to me that she disagreed with my comment and explained why.  My post said that "air power" has been replaced with "#CarePower" and set off a barrage of defenders of the feely-goody telling me that I should shut up, un-follow the page, along with some minor ad hominem lobbed my way.  It is the Internet, after all.  Standard.

One comment, however, took it a bit further.

Somebody named Aaron Degnan suggested that he'd like to use violence to get me to shut up and stop me expressing my viewpoints to this particular government official.  Hovering over his name pops up that he's apparently a crew chief and Production Superintendent at MacDill Air Force Base.


So I referenced the "bass or bass" issue that the Chief felt was appropriate for her personal and public involvement, and asked her if she thinks active duty enlisted folks expressing a wish for violence, to silence the speech of Americans to their government officials, on her page was worth her personal interaction.

 
It will be interesting to see if literal fascist values (just read Mussolini as he literally wrote the book on fascism and the importance of using violence to silence critical opinions) rises to the same level as humorous online antics when it comes to correcting her airmen in a public fashion so others can benefit.

Place your bets on whether she will deem this as important as the "bass or bass" comment.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Rumors About Assassinating American Citizens

That's interesting because I heard a rumor that the pilot refused the mission during the pre-mission briefing and refused to even get into the seat.  I heard that he was given the order verbally by his commander with a witness in the room and that he refused, and later was given the order in writing and that he refused in writing with both a classified and unclassified refusal.  I heard that his command then suspended his security clearances and sent him to some cush job on base where he took long lunch breaks on a nine-to-five and got training days and holidays off.  I heard a rumor that FOIA released emails showed the command was trying to admin separate him from the service with him having less than five years until retirement before changing their mind, instead giving him an LOR, and hoping his security clearances being revoked would pave the way for a much less interesting admin separation (where the whole murdering an American without due process thing wouldn't come up at all, given that such action was clearly unlawful and might make a jury find for the pilot who refused).  I heard he resigned his commission in response to that LOR but that his command didn't accept it and chose not to send it up the chain of command to the Secretary of the Air Force for approval, instead opting to wait and hope his security clearances would be revoked by the Air Force Central Adjudication Facility (AFCAF) to try to keep the unlawful order out of separation proceedings entirely.

I heard that their attempts to have his security clearances revoked (on the way to an admin separation) failed as the Air Force found for that pilot and noted that they reviewed his record and the classified order and found that he objects to the violations of his constitutional rights or the rights of other American citizens and reinstated all his security clearances.

And I heard a rumor that in response to this loss, his command offered him a sweet one year assignment to Osan followed by a white jet of his choice and from the rumors I've heard, he had a great time flying T-6s at NAS Pensacola before retiring from the Air Force after twenty years of service.

So I heard that instead of an Article 15, they were trying to boot him, but instead of simply dropping their attempts to punish him, they actually rewarded him with a one way ticket out of the worst shit hole location and job in the Air Force (that he volunteered for) to the dream assignment of flying solo T-6 sorties to his alma mater for lunch on the regular, and living in a waterfront Florida beach house, while his oath-breaking traitor peers remained doing six on two off swing shifts in a box surrounded by the smell of cow shit.

That's what I heard anyway.  So many rumors out there, though, it's hard to know what really happened



Friday, July 24, 2020

Traitors Ready to Turn the Key Against Americans


Unfortunately in such matters, I told ya so is never fulfilling or desired.  As we look back to recent history of our military being used to murder American citizens without charge or trial in clear violation of the Fifth Amendment and Article Three of our Constitution and as we look around today, it's clear the Turnkey Tyranny that Edward Snowden warned us about is in full view.

That is so because of Turnkey Traitors who fill our military officer ranks.  From an unprincipled former U-28 back-seater turned drone "pilot" who frequents the Digital Clown Show forum and is treated as just one of the guys rather than as the traitor that he is (and who thinks years on a kill list equals an "imminent threat" and is apparently unaware of OBL or Manuel Noriega or Mogadishu and is apparently ignorant of one of the primary, and perhaps defining, SOF capabilities to snatch & grab in bad guy land) to the traitor Lt Col Dave Blair, to many other traitors who operate in the shadows.  Our military is brimming with leadership of the same caliber and character as the most abusive police officer who disdains our Constitution and our rights.  We normally don't see them interact with Americans and there is no cell phone footage, but that may be changing as we're being distracted by the fabrications of systemic racism and being mesmerized by the ever-so-important quest to ban flags and change military base names to appease SJW mobs.  I've had a front row seat to watching such traitors in the shadows and Americans may soon catch a similar glimpse.

There is now a report from The Intercept that a spy plane is being used to evidently collect on American citizens over Portland.  Of course we already know about the NSA collecting on Americans and lying to Congress about it.  This doesn't bode well for America.

While Antifa is a horrible collection of people with awful values who hate America (only superficially different from Turnkey Traitor military officers), many of whom engage in criminal acts, at the end of the day they are American citizens with rights and our legal system is perfectly capable of holding them accountable.  That President Trump has declared them "terrorists" makes clear where we are headed.  The NDAA of 2012 that was supported by both Republicans and Democrats almost across the board and which was green-lighted by all three federal branches of government (despite one judge ruling it unconstitutional before being overturned) gives the President the unconstitutional power to use our military to arrest American citizens, in America, without charge or trial, and imprison them indefinitely so long as the President alone considers them to be "terrorists" or "associated" with terrorists.

That word has been problematic for some time now.  It's an X variable that allows government to sidestep our rights by simply invoking it as nobody wants to be seen defending the rights of "terrorists."  Now that the President uses it to describe Antifa, it will be simple for the NSA to provide a list of associated American citizens using social media conversations and contacts and to easily locate individuals in our digital age and black bag them.

That may happen or it may not.  But that's the thing about a Turnkey Tyranny.  When it happens, it's too late.  One thing is certain, our military as I have blogged about for years, stands ready to further turn on the American people at a moment's notice.

God help us all.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Rick Rynearson on Refusing Unlawful Military Orders

Current events demonstrate how important it is for military officers to consider what unlawful military orders might look like (for the very rare military officer who has the character to put the rights of American citizens over their own personal interests and careers) and to brace themselves for doing their duty.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Dave Blair, Treason, and Failure Before the American People



So a few months ago my phone started pinging me.  Somehow I was part of this group I had never signed up for, that was labeled for a military unit that I've never been a part of and hadn't even heard of.  Got a string of messages pinging my phone and I was wondering if it was some hacking attempt.  I sent some screen grabs to a buddy of mine who might know and he also had no clue.  I looked for ways to leave the group on my computer, clicked everything I could click, but there was no such option.  Eventually their chats went away, I stopped being bothered by them, and I forgot about the odd group chat.

Yesterday, however, I started getting pinged in another conversation from this group.  I did a bit more research and discovered the unit.  It was a drone unit and this time some of the phone numbers included names.  The name of the first guy in the group stood out.

Dave Blair.  Air Force Academy graduate, Dave Blair.

Dave Blair was a Gunship co-pilot who was sent to drones before upgrading to aircraft commander.  He was known as "smart" in the community and kinda rogue and renegade, not afraid to voice new smart ideas before leadership.  I used to have people contacting me all the time asking me if I knew the guy, telling me that he also flew Gunships and that the stuff he was saying was much like what I was saying.


Finally, I connected with Dave Blair online when I was at Laughlin because so many people told me I should and I had read some of his writings published in journals.  We had never crossed paths in my five years as a Gunship co-pilot and aircraft commander, but people kept sending his stuff to me and saying we were essentially meant to be together, in some kind of purely heterosexual nerd way, because we both had similar soapboxes and both were vocal advocates for drone technology back before it was still un-cool.

We chatted on social media and became "Facebook friends" and sent some papers back and forth and my impression of him was that he was wordy and tried too hard to sound smart.  Kind of like Immanuel Kant who sounds impressive to most people because they can't understand what he's saying, or like watching some Dennis Miller bit where he brings up some obscure reference and everybody laughs because they don't want to seem like the dumb one who doesn't get it.  Still, I liked most of Dave's points and I really liked his "out of the box" thinking.  I like guys who think differently, especially back in those days because the Air Force was on the verge of a revolution of how we could better support warfighters, and we were getting a lot of resistance from cultural norms led by careerist and bureaucratic idiots.

As an Instructor Pilot (IP) at Laughlin I was very vocal about how we needed to forgo our fun flying jobs and concentrate on a better way to do business for the American people. I was adamant that UAS/RPA was the ticket.  What Elon Musk recently said (correctly), I was blogging about here more than a decade ago.  I was a supporter of unmanned technology, and toward the end of my assignment at Laughlin, we were non-volunteering UPT graduates to go fly drones.  Which sucks for a guy chasing a dream that involves yanking and banking when, back then, it wasn't clear that a guy going to drones out of UPT would ever get out to a manned aircraft.  So, I put my money where my mouth was and volunteered to fly Reapers at Cannon AFB because I thought it was the right thing to do for the American people.  As a bonus, I had enjoyed more than a decade of flying assignments, and me raising my hand would save a youngster from getting non-vol'd to a potential black hole.


When I got there, I hung out with Dave Blair a few times.  He was in a different squadron (the same one Brandon Bryant, who also loves lofty assertions to the public while failing to live up to them in secret, was in).  We met at a coffee shop once and saw each other at work a few times and talked online still.  I discovered that he was a religious nut job who had clearly never touched a woman but I didn't hold that against him.  While others talked about Dave Blair like he was some kind of Air Power genius (like the Dennis Miller audience member referenced above), I thought he was kinda scatter shot intellectually. But I liked his writings on the Constitution of the United States and one post in particular about sacrificing for the nation.  So much so I got his permission to re-post his writing on this very blog, his "Back to Basics" essay.  I even had him review my Air University master's thesis.

Then my view of Dave Blair completely tanked.  When I discovered the real Dave Blair, the guy behind his lofty words, the motto of the 19th Special Operations Squadron (a unit that had previously trained us to fly Gunships way back when) rang in my mind.  Deeds Not Words.


I went into work after a long weekend and the mission I was tasked with flying was one that was absolutely, without question, a violation of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.  So, naturally, as a military officer and professional who took an oath to support and defend that document -- who was duty bound to refuse unlawful orders even if it meant losing my career just five years short of retirement -- I refused on the spot.  I didn't fly that mission.  And I never did.  Eventually I resigned my commission over it.

I won't go into all the details of what transpired after, although this draft video about my career discusses it, but suffice it to say that Dave Blair and I had a conversation where I said, "Dude, you know that mission violates the Constitution."  Dave Blair, the intellectual that he is, who had publicly discussed the importance of moral courage and the oath to the Constitution, admitted to me that the mission was unlawful.  So I said, "So you've got to refuse it and honor your oath, this is game time."  I'll never forget his response.

"I'm sorry, Ryno."

Turns out Dave was all words rather than deeds.  No moral courage.  No fidelity to the American people who paid for his college and sent him money every month.  Dave Blair can write, because that takes no courage and is easy.  The doing part for him though, well, that's just too much.  When the pressure is on, Dave folds, his words no substitute for actually believing those words and having the character to abide by them.

“... That I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” That was how it went. There wasn’t an exception for ‘achieving childhood dreams,’ nor an exclusion for ‘as long as leadership has a coherent plan,’ nor a caveat for ‘as long as you’re still doing what you signed up for.’
The opening lines from Dave Blair's article, Back to Basics



Anyway, I was reminded of that story given this new squadron including me in their correspondence.  After not being able to figure out how to leave the group (turns out you can't on a Mac, but you can on a phone), I finally messaged them all back and asked to be removed from the group, while reminding them of their oaths of office.  After listening to their messages blowing up my phone I figured I'd do so while giving them a topic to discuss at the next squadron meeting.  After all, de-briefing our failures is a tradition in the flying community and Dave Blair has a powerful debrief on that topic he should share.  But he won't.


Hilarious mayhem ensued as the members of the group chat appeared surprised that something had went wrong, one sharing a meme about a "security breach" in their chat on an application you can download for Android or iPhone and on various computer operating systems.  Nothing says "secure" like the iTunes app store...



After it was all said and done, I'm now free from my phone pinging me with their jokes and one liners and coordination.  And hopefully, but improbably, my brief insertion into the conversation will lead to Dave Blair explaining to his current squadron how he utterly failed as a military officer in the most egregious way so that they can all learn and do better.  His failure is the kind that in the old days might have come with a charge of treason.

Today it comes with promotion.  And so it goes.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Does the Air Force Reserve Want Americans to Die?


Air Force Reserve idiots in charge, Americans do not have the time to suffer your stupidity.  Unfuck yourself immediately!

Update:  Finally, some common sense from above, and hopefully there is no virus transmission from this weekend's Reserve drill weekend.  Info I'm getting from Reservists over this weekend is that people are not happy at all about having to show up.  And they shouldn't be happy about it.  Their leadership is risking the lives of their families with their inability to make obviously correct decisions.

Update:  The Navy has halted its Reservists from going to drill over the next two months.  The Air Force Reserve has mostly left it up to individual Wing Commanders, although those who live outside the local area or in another State from their unit are prohibited in going to drill weekends due to DoD guidance.

With the President of the United States addressing the nation about the obvious and serious threat of the coronavirus pandemic, the Air Force Reserve is still taking "weekend warriors" from communities across America and sending them for one weekend a month drill at bases like Beale AFB, in California.  This means that Reservist are leaving their hometowns across the nation, and flying through airports each month, to gather with others who also fly in from other areas of the country.

In case it's not clear where I'm headed with this... how incredibly fucking stupid!  Just exactly the kind of decision I would expect from the type of risk averse idiot who gets promoted in our Air Force.  These morons are going to kill Americans.

(Map from 12 March 2020 -- click the link to see how much worse it is now)
Click here for a world tracker of the virus from John Hopkins

and click here for a more granular tracker of individual cases and click here for testing data by State and click here for a list of symptoms


Now, maybe you're thinking the Reserve military has to show up because they have a critical war time mission.  Let me rid you of that fallacy.  If the Air Force Reserve were to vanish overnight, nobody would care except perhaps those who get a paycheck from that organization and those who manage the "pots of money" for that organization.  There is nothing our Air Force Reserve does that matters so much that Americans would even notice.  If that hurts your feelings, I don't care.  I'm not saying the AFR doesn't do good things, and there are some positions that are important, but most of them are not.

A message from Twitter

The reality is most of these non-essential weekend warriors show up to a base like Beale AFB and then they go through a litany of idiotic Computer Based Training (CBT) programs on their computers to get caught up on the never-ending list of CYA bullshit that is put on their plate, stuff like Information Assurance (IA) or Fire extinguisher training.  Of course, they do that after they spend a couple of hours fixing their own computers that usually don't work (assuming the network is up and some computer support person is available to help them).  Then, after they take care of all that computer nonsense, they might get to the real work.  Stuff like writing OPRs and EPRs on their computer, fabricating bullshit everyday stuff to look like world saving efforts on paper, working on yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly and hourly Award Packages for people in Microsoft Word, updating spreadsheets and PowerPoint documents to track whatever stupid thing their commander has them tracking for whatever pet project, updating documents and checklists on their computer for the next "inspection" and, of course, answering phone calls.  Lots and lots of phone calls.  Then back to typing on the computer.

Now there are people on the flight line who do more than that and while their services might be mission essential, even they spend a great deal of their time as discussed above.  At any rate, I'm not talking about mission essential folks who are mostly staffed by full timers.

Many Reservists, if not most, spend their time on a computer all day, and on the phone.  So with Amazon and Microsoft and USAA and many other companies having people stay home and work remotely to avoid spreading the virus (and these people aren't even commuting from across the nation), and where even high schools have closed and figured out how to move to online education, why in hell isn't the Air Force Reserve having non-mission critical people work from home using a VPN and a cell phone?  When California has banned gatherings of more than 250 people, and the Air Force has even banned the public from attending boot camp graduations?  When the Air Force Academy has banned the public from visiting and the Air Force has cancelled airshows?  Is the Air Force Reserve part time warrior and full time stupid?  Why don't they make the obvious decision given their unique role to be a serious vector in this pandemic?

I'll tell you why.  Because their decision makers and the installation commanders are cowards who don't care about the well being of elderly and other Americans who will likely be exposed through their idiocy, and because they know their computer networks are shit, held together with band-aids for decades.  That's right, in 2020 with self driving cars, drones, new rockets, Artificial Intelligence, and iPhones that practically read your mind, your United States Air Force cannot get its computers to work reliably so that people can accomplish truly meaningless busy work remotely (and often not even locally).  This has been the case for years and it's no secret to anybody who serves.

Colonel Andy "Spoo" Clark, Wing Commander, Beale AFB


So, as a result, Reservists will leave an uninfected town in the USA, fly through Seattle Airport, and spend a weekend at a place like Beale AFB.  They will spend their time on a computer and on a phone, they will drive off base to a hotel, they will eat at public establishments and then they will get on another airplane and fly back through perhaps San Francisco to their home outside of California.  And they will do this for a weekend out of every month, and sometimes more, hopefully not getting the virus from an airport gate agent like this Alaska Airlines gate agent in San Francisco who tested positive or from the touchy feely un-American joke we call TSA like the agent who tested positive.  I know we're American so common sense isn't something we really do, but airports are absolutely dangerous as hell.  You probably can't think of a more dangerous place to be during a pandemic, unless it's an airport in Seattle or California.

Even active duty is already carrying the disease from the west coast into the interior of the nation:

An active-duty airman from Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma has presumptively tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The Air Force said the airman is the first known to have contracted COVID-19.  Air Education and Training Command said Thursday that the airman contracted COVID-19 after returning from leave in the Seattle, Washington area earlier this month, and is now undergoing evaluation and treatment.

Hopefully Reservists will come home today and tomorrow from their meaningless drill weekend without carrying the coronavirus with them and won't have contracted it from California or Washington State or from getting it from some asshole who flies on an airline knowing he has the disease but not telling anybody.  But with at least one airline pilot infected with the disease and regularly flying into and out of the west coast, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that one of them will more than likely transmit the virus in the coming days or weeks to their families and hometowns, or perhaps they will bring the virus from their hometowns to Beale AFB and infect the whole unit.  Either way, while the Reservists will probably be okay, the people they will be around won't necessarily be and people will more than likely die as a result.  Some old folk's home somewhere, some person with a compromised immune system or some other ailment who had the misfortune of thanking them for their service.  But at least the dying can know that their sacrifice was worth it, because Airman Snuffy got his fire extinguisher computer training done in person as a result of the world's greatest Air Force being unable to figure out the basic computer networking that every other company in America has no issue with.

So you may be thinking this is just more apocalyptic fear mongering about the pandemic.  Fine.  Perhaps everything will work out just beautifully as our basic human psychology wants us to believe and the ever increasing number of infections and deaths in the United States will just magically stop.  Ignore that prediction or any other prediction though, and focus.  This is a matter of Operational Risk Management.  Is the risk worth the reward?  The answer to that question is a resounding, FUCK NO!  Elderly Americans should not be put at risk because some Reservist had to fly to California to accomplish Suicide Awareness training on a computer when they could have done so remotely over an internet connection if only commanders knew how to properly manage resources.

For my part, I intend to write some letters, make some phone calls, and put in some FOIA requests, and do some research to ensure that the coming body count is laid squarely at the feet of the individual coward Air Force "leaders" who are responsible.  I want them put on notice.  And then when the obvious occurs, I want to ensure they get to add the death of Americans to their resume.  Then they can walk that resume over to Amazon or Microsoft but they will have to do it remotely for the time being.  Because those companies aren't led by absolute Big Blue Kool-Aid morons who think having went to Air War College makes them capable decision makers when the pressure on.  It obviously doesn't.



The DOD has halted all travel to "Level 3" virus locations (widespread ongoing transmission), but unfortunately the CDC's generous map of those locations doesn't include any locations inside the United States.  Now the CDC is saying that Iceland is a Level 3 risk and so no DoD personnel can travel to or from Iceland.  Iceland has 117 cases of coronavirus and has an area of 40,000 square miles.  Washington State has 373 confirmed cases and is 71,000 square miles (edit: a day later Washington State is now reporting more than 450 cases making non-essential Reservists doing weekend duty at McChord AFB incredibly insane, edit:  two days later the number is more than 500).  California has 179 confirmed cases (edit: two days later, that number is more than 300) although it's much larger at 164,000 square miles.


Washington State is clearly "Level 3" and worse than Iceland even though the CDC map hasn't labeled it as such.  Yet the Air Force Reserve, given the authority to make the right call as have local installation commanders, is still chugging right along as though everything is normal, full steam ahead through the train tunnel with the big bright light shining at the other end.  "But somebody above me didn't make the call and I'm scared to do it myself because I'm a real leader, mission first, people always!"

Meanwhile, President Trump is reportedly considering travel bans to California and Washington State.

Lt. Gen. Richard W. Scobee, Commander, Air Force Reserve

If history is any indicator, the kind of yes-men absolute idiots we promote will make the right decision but not until it's too late.  That's also known as making the wrong decision, especially when it's so easy to forecast the future state of affairs.  In the meantime, Reservists will show up to drill weekends not wanting to risk their jobs, too scared to say no to idiot bosses who can't see the obvious and only correct decision for mission and people right in front of their faces, and will bring the virus back to their spouses and kids.  Leadership that can't provide working computer systems in the United States Air Force certainly can't be expected to make smart decisions by their people in order to safeguard their people or the mission, having spent too much time learning the vice of getting promoted.

The Air Force Reserve needs to put the weight of its critical operations on full timers and active duty and keep part timers from traveling to and from the unit.  Figure out how to use part timers to do work remotely.  And start getting rid of all the nonsense queep that you've been talking about getting rid of for the past decade because that stuff is only a drag at a time when things need to work efficiently.


Reservists who have an ounce of common sense, who understand that multiple world leaders are getting infected along with high profile actors and Senator staffers must understand that the worthless cunts we promote and put birds and stars on, lack the capability to protect you (and therefore your families and communities) during your valueless drill weekend.  And that's if they even care to keep you and your family and your community safe, which is questionable when they compare your well being or the mission against that highest of all values in their world, their own careers.  There isn't much time.  If you care about your family, your kids, and your parents and if you care about your local community, and your unit is in one of these Level 3 areas inside the United States, you may need to tell the Air Force Reserve to go fuck itself if they don't fix this issue right-now.  If Air Force leadership continues this incredibly insane path and doesn't over the next hours reverse itself, you need to tell your boss you're out and stay home.  If you continue to show up, you likely will make it through the sickness fine, but you will do so by costing hospital space for others and you will do so at the cost of spreading the disease to others who will not fare so well.  Are their lives worth that tiny paycheck?  Make a decision and raise your voices or your families and your neighbors will pay for it dearly.  There is precious little time to get it right.

This is a fucking pandemic.  Pretty darn good ain't gonna cut it.  The Air Force Reserve needs to unfuck itself yesterday.