"...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.

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