"...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, August 30, 2021

My Lawsuit Against CMSAF Bass Filed by the Center for Individual Rights

4 August 2022 update:  I'm please to report that the Air Force has fixed the glitch as this Wall Street Journal article explains, thanks to the great work from the Center for Individual Rights.

I am pleased to announce that the Center for Individual Rights (CIR) has graciously agreed to represent me pro bono in a lawsuit seeking to remedy official censorship of critical views in a public forum.  The lawsuit against the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Joanne Bass, was filed late last week.  Those interested in reading the complaint filed can access the court document here.

For those interested please check out the CIR press release.

I previously blogged about this upcoming lawsuit in a blog post entitled, "Is it Pronounced Fascism or Fascism?"  Additionally, a good discussion of this suit can be found on this episode of the 20 Years Done podcast.

And though it's strange to type this, there is actually a good Reddit thread on the topic where the fascist embarrassment to his uniform, Lt Col Jason P. Williams, showed up to get pwned-man as usual.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

We Need More Like Lt Col Stuart Scheller


Excellent comments by this (now former) Marine Battalion Commander.   In the video above the Marine expresses our military's greatest failing, which is producing "leaders" who don't care about their country or their oath of office, but merely about promotion and career.  Careerism kills nations.  The Marine is right that the debacle in Afghanistan (to say nothing of Iraq) should have resulted in those in the highest offices of the military vocally speaking out and even resigning over the incredibly damaging corporate-military escapades in the middle east.  And now with yet another incredibly costly failing by the U.S. military, there should be accountability.  But there won't be.

It's unfortunate that men like this Marine will leave the military.  This Marine has resigned his commission just shy of a retirement within his grasp after nearly two decades of war.  And we the American people will be left with idiots and yes men not only in top positions who mirror their corrupt political handlers, but also in the rank and file who mouth their oaths of office and wouldn't know the terms principle or moral courage if it weren't for some poster in a hallway.  Our military has been destroyed, not just by the dumb who have no business in any position of authority, but more often by the intelligent who lack character and are more likely to climb the ladder.

Morons in the ranks are still a danger to the military, they lack foresight necessitating hindsight & make idiotic statements like "I tell ya where the airline went wrong, it hired Chuck Yeager as a pilot!"

Our military will continue to be overly populated, and almost exclusively led, by morons and cowards.  And America cannot survive in such a situation.  And that is why she has been dying and is nearly gone.  That being the case, still good on this Marine.  Thank you for your service, sir, and I'm sorry our nation has not been more deserving of it.