"...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

Friday, March 26, 2021

"From Soft Liberalism to Iron-Fisted Leftism in Today's U.S. Military"

A Marine Major wrote an excellent opinion piece in Newsweek that all serving should consider.

There is a major transformation going on in our military from an institution that focuses on defeating foreign adversaries, to one that targets American citizens themselves in order to advance a narrow and increasingly insane partisan political ideology.

While this is occurring, our military is moving deeper into the social media space, advancing this divisive ideology, and locking down the free speech rights of citizens to challenge their government officials.  These efforts are unfortunately working.  I have been surprised to see how these un-American and mission-degrading ideas have taken root in our service members to include those I would have thought immune to them.

Meanwhile, our economy is in a perilous state and China has been increasing its military budget and capability.  Our military, however, is still suffering from decades of "hollowing the force" warnings and recruiting failures.

This is not the time to lose focus on the purpose of the military and it's never time to turn our military weapons of warfare inward against our citizens.  Sadly, both have been happening steadily since 9/11 and are increasing dramatically today.

Kudos to this Marine for having the courage and fortitude to voice a rational dissent at a time when such dissent carries real risk and at a time when voicing quality feedback to our military leadership has become increasingly challenging.

In other news, in the video below, Lt General Brad Webb says we'll be getting rid of flight experience from the PCSM score that rates cadets hoping to go to pilot training, because being able to afford flight training is a "socio-economic thing."  Right, like college is.  Or like being a commissioned military officer is, or like living in America is.  This spinless tool AETC commander (in a long line of spineless tool AETC commanders) has no concern for producing the most qualified pilots to defend our nation because the most qualified people for the job got training that less qualified people did not get.  And that's just not fair.

But then why should America have the resources to defend itself from countries that are more socio-economically disadvantaged anyway?  How long before Lt General Brad Webb opens up Randolph AFB to a suicide bomber because life wasn't fair to that underprivileged Jihadi?

We are literally living in an Ayn Rand novel and it is clear that there is an extremely well financed and politically powerful effort underway to dismantle America's national security capability.  And it's being done by people on the inside who can't seem to stop speaking about "extremism" and "insurrection" because some people protested an election.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Major Daniel Walker - F-22 Pilot - Callsign "Jussie"


Major Daniel "Jussie" Walker spoke to 60 Minutes and claimed racism in the Air Force as the reason behind him voluntarily deciding to leave the service (as so many pilots do) on his way to Harvard Law School.

Harvard Law used to be a distinguished institution but has turned into an absolute joke and is a welcoming place for ambitious frauds who leave the service on their way to seek political office.

"Jussie" Walker, a graduate of the taxpayer funded United State Air Force Academy, failed to provide any example of racism in the service.  He tried though.  He mentioned how somebody told him that his deep voice and size (somehow those two traits are linked to skin color in his view) would prove a problem and that he'd have to somehow change those traits to fit into the pilot community.  He doesn't discuss how he changed his size or his voice although, from the 60 Minutes interview, his voice didn't seem particularly deep (the old white guy interviewing him had a deeper voice).  He provides no evidence for how the Air Force has a bias against deep voices or "big" troops (military's typically like big folks in the business of violence) and he fails to explain how it would be racist if it did.  He also mentions an unnamed person (perhaps a civilian janitor, he doesn't say who or why it matters) saying that they found his walk "intimidating" which is something I cannot imagine anybody saying and certainly not in a fighter squadron.  And, of course, how a person walks has nothing to do with race given that how people walk or how they chew their gum is not linked to race.

The most ridiculous part of his spiel occurred when he relayed how black pilots who had already graduated USAFA, would come back to that institution to visit him and other cadets.  Walker relays that these black pilots told him that he would wash out of pilot training for being black.  It is not even remotely believable that black pilots, who had made it through pilot training without being washed out for their skin color, would then tell cadets at a military academy that those cadets would wash out for being black.

Too Long Didn't Watch:  Major Daniel "Jussie" Walker is a fraud who hopes his lies about our nation and our Air Force will help propel him into a Democrat political office after he finishes Harvard Law School.  You heard it here first.

I am glad "Jussie" Walker is out of our Air Force.  He is a disgrace and it has nothing at all to do with his skin color, the depth of his voice, or the way he walks.  It's sad that he would risk tarnishing his father's uncle's legacy by dragging a great man's service into his own propaganda for his selfish efforts.

This kind of ever encouraged dishonest and divisive SJW narratives is going to exact a serious cost for the security of the United States.  After decades of hollowing out our force and with China steadily and seriously increasing its military capability, we cannot afford this nonsense.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Our Military Has Turned Into a Bad Woke Joke

Tucker Carlson brought up valid points about the focus of our military shifting from winning wars to identity politics recently.  In his segment he mentioned flight suits made for pregnant women.  The flight suit comment was much to do about nothing.  Pregnant aviators still do non-flying work.  They need a uniform to do so.  It doesn't have to be a flight suit since they won't be flying while pregnant, and people can argue whether it should be a flight suit or some other uniform.  But the larger and more important part of Carlson's point was that our military's focus has shifted from war fighting to providing a social experiment for partisan political designs.

And Tucker Carlson was absolutely right.

Evidence includes the military embracing the leftist Woke propaganda and officially training it into the troops (which Donald Trump halted but Joe Biden reversed on day one) and messaging coming from military leaders through their social media accounts.  Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Joanne Bass is known for using her Facebook account to churn out identity politics on the regular, and now her battle buddy and frequent podcasting sidekick, Master Gunnery Sergeant Scott H. Stalker (a fitting name for the top enlisted person of the NSA turned senior enlisted member of the Space Force) has introduced himself into the mix by issuing a video of himself in uniform claiming that Tucker Carlson's opinion isn't valid because Tucker Carlson hadn't served in the military.  He's not the only military official to do so either.

The idea that an American citizen's opinion about the military they fund with their taxpayer dollars isn't valid because that citizen has not themselves served in the military crosses the digital Rubicon.  Americans don't have to serve in the military to direct their military or to offer it guidance.  That's the whole point of civilian control of the military, to ensure that our military knows its place and doesn't instead view itself as above, or even equal to, the citizens of the United States.  This is important because militaries throughout history have a nasty habit of turning against their own citizens and it's one of the reasons a standing army was seen as a great peril by the Founders of our nation.  Of course that lesson has long been lost in America and it should be no surprise that today our military murders American citizens in violation of the Fifth Amendment to our Constitution, spies on them in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and exercises the unconstitutional power to round up Americans without charge or trial and imprison them indefinitely just as it did under FDR with Japanese-American internment camps.

Carlson brought up this point in his segment, that Americans do not need to serve in order to comment on their armed public "servants" just as a person doesn't need to be an accountant to comment to the person doing their taxes.  Yet the refrain from both bad cops and bad military actors, that somebody needs to "serve" in order to criticize their missteps with any kind of authority or before being taken seriously, is one routinely heard today.

Our military is supposed to be non-partisan and non-political.  It is not supposed to get involved in our media discussions in America.  Yet today our public military has been given the green light (and probably has been directed) to weigh into these matters in the media and social media.  That is a very bad trend that comes just a few years after Biden was part of the administration that legalized our military propagandizing the American people.  While the SJW identity politics being forced down the throats of service members causes division and teaches troops to divide themselves up based on skin color and gender and social orientation, this new development seeks to damage the credibility of the military with the American people.  It is precisely to avoid that institutional damage that military leaders have long known to stay out of political debates and have done so for the majority of our military history.  But today, the military is being used as a partisan political tool.  It's an embarrassing show from our military and it's going to do real damage to our nation.

Unfortunately the @DoD_IG works for the same sewer main that is directing the spewing of this crap.  The Human Hamster Wheel (known as the Inspector General) is not a solution to the propagandizing of Americans by their military.  This effort is being directed from the top.  That top having extremely close ties to a Communist political party and a track record of using the media as a weapon against Americans.

China must be pleased as punch to watch a nation weaken itself at their command while they assume the position of the world's superpower.  The destruction of our military is not an accident.  A KGB defector told us what was happening in our nation three decades ago, and told us what would happen if we didn't remember what it meant to be Americans.

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 (a retired O-6 I served with) 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 (rapidly being displaced today) 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.  On second thought, the current senior "leaders" are doing that already.

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 or anarchist 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 oddly 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.  It's amazing to see just how hard our military leaders are working to destroy our military capability from the inside and it makes you wonder if some of their horrible personnel decisions over the years (pilot bonuses, RIFs, etc) aren't part of a larger agenda to purposefully hollow the force.