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Jun 10 2021

US Army Commander Identifies White Men as the Enemy

The radicalized Democratic Party now controls the military. It has been purging those viewed as potentially recalcitrant to its alarming ideology. Now the purpose of the US Army is to fight not the enemies of America, but the enemies of wokism — for example, white men:

Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Rhodes, commander of the 1-8 Infantry – “Fighting Eagles”, has a message for all serving in the military: if you’re white, you’re the problem.

Rhodes gives his pronouns in his Twitter bio and describes himself as a “fervent anti-racist & anti-sexist.” He belongs in a college faculty lounge or liberal media newsroom, not leading troops into battle. But he personifies what Lloyd Austin et al. are transforming the military into.

Never mind Chinese communists and expansionist Islamists. Rhodes is worried about his fellow white guys, who are the villains per liberal dogma.

Barked Rhodes at a military function:

“If you’re a white male, you are part of the problem.”

His mentality is not as conducive to battlefield cohesion as it is to bullying whitey with hate hoaxes:

He also reportedly added that only .01 percent of [racism] accusations are false, and that he would always believe someone coming forward about an uncomfortable situation.

Evidence accrues that hate hoaxes and blacks assaulting Asians account for virtually all alleged incidents of racism — not counting the ubiquitous racism against whites, which would be of no interest to Rhodes.

An investigation is underway, because the outrageous positions attributed to Rhodes are not official policy — yet. Democrats will need to remain in control for a while longer first.

The purge of nonmoonbats from the military started with the officer corps under Obama. Inculcating leftist ideology in the military has accelerated under Biden’s radical handlers. Space Force commander Matthew Lohmeier was recently relieved of duty for speaking out against the aggressive political indoctrination.

Recruiting ads showcase the prevailing mentality under Democrat rule:

Fighting effectiveness has not been advanced by lowering physical fitness standards to facilitate Affirmative Action. Still less will it be enhanced by the majority of servicemembers knowing that they belong to a despised identity group (i.e., white men) presumably regarded by those higher in the chain of command as expendable in combat. Add this to the long list of reasons that progressives must never be allowed in positions of authority.

That which liberalism infiltrates, it corrupts and soon destroys. The American military will be no exception unless the corruption is quickly turned back, which cannot happen with Democrats in control.

On tips from R F and Anonymous.

Jun 07 2021

Navy Introduces Flight Suits for Pregnant Pilots

No matter how far they have already pushed the envelope, liberal social engineers will always push it further:

The Navy welcomed its first female aviators in 1974. A mere 47 years later, it’s giving pregnant pilots a flight suit that fits them.

How sending out pilots who require maternity flight suits will advance the combat effectiveness of American armed forces is not explained, because under moonbat rule, combat effectiveness is irrelevant. Liberals see the military as a social engineering laboratory, nothing more.

All pregnant Navy aircrew members are now eligible to wear the garment, which features adjustable side panels and provides a snugger, more professional fit as an aviator’s pregnancy progresses.

Patriarchy has yet to be eradicated. More progress remains to be made:

While the Air Force has moved in recent years to create policies allowing pregnant pilots to fly for a greater portion of their pregnancies if they choose, the Navy has yet to follow suit.

No worries; this will surely be corrected once Lloyd Austin has finished purging anyone likely to resist leftist lunacy from the military.

When Tucker Carlson observed that this PC idiocy is making a mockery of the military, he was obediently shot down:

“Women lead our most lethal units with character,” Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston responded in a tweet. “They will dominate ANY future battlefield we’re called to fight on.”

Imagine the fun communists would have had with captured pregnant pilots at the Hanoi Hilton. But I’m forgetting; the leftists now in charge would be on the side of the communists against the racist, sexist, capitalistic, colonialist, etc, etc USA.

On a tip from R F.

May 30 2021

Kamala Harris: Happy Long Weekend

Kamala Harris — who will be president within the next year or two as it becomes impossible for the leftist radicals actually in charge to prop up the degenerating Biden — surprised some by acknowledging that tomorrow is Memorial Day:

The tweet should have come with a soundtrack of her trademark inappropriate cackle.

She didn’t actually mention Memorial Day, but you can’t expect someone engaged in the deliberate destruction of the country to honor those who gave their lives to defend it from authoritarians like herself.

We can look forward to another shot of Kamala’s joyous smile in the fall, when she might send us a tweet wishing us a happy 20th Anniversary of September 11.

Here’s a shot of a family enjoying the happy long weekend with some time outdoors:

On a tip from Varla.

May 27 2021

Lockheed Martin Execs Subjected to Woke Brainwashing

In no sane world would top executives of Lockheed Martin, the country’s largest defense contractor, be subjected to a 3-day reeducation procedure intended to brainwash them into hating themselves for being heterosexual white men. But it can happen in a world run by moonbats:

The program, hosted on Zoom for a cohort of 13 Lockheed employees, was led by the diversity-consulting firm White Men As Full Diversity Partners, which specializes in helping white males “awaken together.” The Lockheed employees [were] all senior leaders in the company…

Bizarrely — but in accordance with woke dogma — the course attributes to white men a list of admirable attributes that have helped many to succeed, then demands that they reject these virtues.

In a set of related resources, White Men As Full Diversity Partners lays out its theory of privilege. The firm’s founders, [Michael] Welp and Bill Proudman, have argued that white males must “work hard to understand” their “white privilege,” “male privilege,” and “heterosexual privilege,” which affords them unearned benefits. The firm’s training programs are designed to assist white men in discovering the “roots of white male culture.” That culture, according to Welp and Proudman, consists of traits—such as “rugged individualism,” “a can-do attitude,” “hard work,” “operating from principles,” and “striving towards success”—which are superficially positive but are “devastating” to women and minorities.

Suggesting that individualism, confidence, industriousness, integrity, and aspiration must be abolished in the name of equity on the grounds that women and minorities are incapable of these praiseworthy traits is an insulting example of the soft bigotry of low expectations.

The indoctrination promotes a smorgasbord of liberal causes, including feminism, abortion, and homosexuality. Participants are forced to read and discuss statements including “My reproductive organs are not seen as the property of other men, the government, and/or even strangers because of my gender” and “I am not asked to think about why I am straight.” It can be assumed that anyone who observed aloud that these statements are toxic left-wing hogwash would be done working at Lockheed Martin.

Then the top executives were forced to read statements from the viewpoint of theoretical victims of their objectionable whiteness, including:

“I’m tired of you making more money than me”; “I’m tired of people disparaging our campaigns (like Black Lives Matter)”; “I’m tired of Black boys/girls being murdered”; “I’m tired of people thinking they’re smarter and more qualified than me”; “I’m tired of hearing about how we need a wall at the southern borders but not on the northern borders”; “I’m tired of the desire or comment to remove race—the concept that we should be ‘colorblind.’”

Sorry, MLK. No one is allowed to put content of character ahead of color of skin at liberal reeducation camp.

White Men As Full Diversity Partners has also been involved in indoctrinating employees at the Sandia National Laboratories, where nuclear weapons research is conducted. If they ever come up with a weapon that kills only straight white men, we’ll know why.

Considering that upon becoming Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin promptly called for a military-wide stand-down to conduct a purge of conservatives, you can imagine the sort of indoctrination servicemembers are currently undergoing.

If it seems that no ideology could be more corrosive and pernicious, that is because the purpose of Cultural Marxism/Critical Theory is to destroy our culture so that it might be replaced by one more suitable for authoritarian oligarchical collectivism.

Those calling the shots at Lockheed Martin and Sandia National Laboratories want this brainwashing to take place. That should terrify every American, not only the heterosexual white men who serve the same purpose for Democrats that Jews did for Nazis. It is an obvious threat to our national security.

Click through to see some of the documents.

On tips from R F, ABC of the ANC, and Mr. Freemarket.

May 17 2021

Officer Axed for Calling Attention to Leftist Brainwashing

The neo-Marxist Long March Through the Institutions is almost complete. Even the armed forces have been subverted, as we saw when Biden’s Defense Secretary called for a military-wide stand-down to purge “extremism” — i.e., resistance to leftist ideology. Now US Space Force Lt Col Matthew Lohmeier has been axed for calling attention to the indoctrination of military personnel with toxic critical race theory.

Via Military.com:

Lohmeier, commander of 11th Space Warning Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, was relieved from his post Friday by Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, the head of Space Operations Command…

His infraction consists of comments made during a podcast in which he promoted his self-published book Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military. He stands accused of “partisan political activity.” The charge is ironic, considering that Lohmeier brought down the wrath of his superiors by objecting to the politicization of the military.

Lohmeier sat down last week with L. Todd Wood of the podcast “Information Operation,” hosted by Creative Destruction, or CD, Media, to promote the book. He spoke about U.S. institutions, including universities, media and federal agencies including the military, that he said are increasingly adopting leftist practices. These practices — such as diversity and inclusion training — are the systemic cause for the divisive climate across America today, he said.

As Lohmeier accurately observes,

“The diversity, inclusion and equity industry and the trainings we are receiving in the military … is rooted in critical race theory, which is rooted in Marxism.”

Objecting to Marxist brainwashing in the military is now regarded as partisan politics. This is an interesting admission by the Democrats in charge.

Lohmeier noted that critical race theory being crammed down from above “will divide us, it will not unify us.”

That is its intention, as the brass confirmed by punishing Lohmeier for reminding people that members of the military are supposed to be Americans first, and that their racial background should not be relevant to their service.

On tips from R F and Anonymous.

May 14 2021

Woke US Army Recruiting Ad

They didn’t stop with the CIA. America’s enemies have the military in their sights.

What would be more effective, ChiCom missile strikes on military bases? Or recruiting ads like this:

That was not a sick joke. It was placed with a straight face before the public by the US Army, in hopes of attracting the sort of recruits that are desired under Democrat rule.

Countermoonbats and straight white males need not apply, especially if their parents are of two different genders.

The purpose of the military is now to advance liberal ideology and social engineering, not to win wars.

At this rate, by the time Chinese tyrants get around to exploiting our self-inflicted weakness and conquering us, we will welcome them as liberators. At least they might put a stop to the nausea.

Compare the video above to this Russian recruiting ad, and pray that we don’t get in a fight with Russia a few years down the road:

On tips from Anonymous and Troy H. Hat tip: RedState.

May 14 2021

Flag Officers 4 America Warn of Imminent Tyranny

We have seen the story play out in other countries, so we know the plot. When we get to the chapter where they start rounding up dissidents for the prison camps and firing squads, our leftist rulers will know where to start: with the 124 retired generals and admirals who comprise Flag Officers 4 America.

From their open letter:

Our Nation is in deep peril. We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs. supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty.

The threat manifests itself in many ways, prominently including the Democratic Party’s increasingly open embrace of election fraud, which may soon reduce our elections to pointless theatrical productions with a predetermined winner. This reference to the Orwellian “For the People Act” is not hyperbole:

H.R.1 & S.1, (if passed), would destroy election fairness and allow Democrats to forever remain in power violating our Constitution and ending our Representative Republic.

Another blow against our system is Biden’s blizzard of executive orders, which bypass the legislature.

Also alarming are excessive and largely pointless Covid lockdowns and aggressive censorship, for which Big Tech has served as the Democratic Party’s cat’s paw to evade the First Amendment.

Biden’s demented spending could easily cause financial collapse, which in turn would likely lead to authoritarianism.

The open southern border obviously jeopardizes national security. The deliberately encouraged incursion of vast numbers of needy illegal aliens is likely to destabilize the country.

No serious attempt is being made to defend us from our most serious external threat, communist China. Next most threatening is Iran, whose nuclear ambitions are likely to be enabled by re-engaging in the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal.

Stopping the Keystone XL pipeline was essentially an act of economic sabotage against the United States.

The military that should be defending us was instead deployed as pawns for the absurd theater at the US Capitol. Its combat readiness is degraded by a focus on political correctness.

Rule of law has all but ceased to exist, with radical leftist groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioting hundreds of times with no significant consequences.

Finally, they address the elephant in the room: Biden’s conspicuous unfitness for office and the fact that we do not know who is actually in charge.

The former officers conclude:

Under a Democrat Congress and the Current Administration, our Country has taken a hard left turn toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government which must be countered now by electing congressional and presidential candidates who will always act to defend our Constitutional Republic. The survival of our Nation and its cherished freedoms, liberty, and historic values are at stake. We urge all citizens to get involved now at the local, state and/or national level to elect political representatives who will act to Save America, our Constitutional Republic, and hold those currently in office accountable.

Since we have not yet reached the gulag stage, it will be up to the Democrat-controlled media to either ignore or vilify these patriots, depending on what best serves The Party. All the same, if we lose our freedom completely and succumb to totalitarianism, we can’t say we weren’t warned.

May 04 2021

Biden Denies Permit to Rolling Thunder

Leftist authoritarians are riding high, as the last American institutions fall to their subversion. But they still have one thing to fear: patriotism. It gives the lie to their anti-American ideology and reminds us of our duty to preserve what past generations fought for. That’s why displays of patriotism like Rolling Thunder (a.k.a. Rolling to Remember) have to be suppressed.

Traditionally, the event starts off in the Pentagon parking lot on the Sunday before Memorial Day. The Biden Administration granted permission but then reversed itself, fearful of a large gathering of patriots on motorcycles.

Brian Mast, a veteran who lost both legs in Afghanistan, is not pleased:

“Memorial Day traditions like Rolling to Remember have been granted permits by every administration, Democrat and Republican, for the past 30 years,” Rep. Mast (R-Fla.) told Fox News in a statement. “The Biden Administration’s decision to end this Memorial Day tradition flies in the face of the freedoms that so many have died to protect. …

“Sadly right now, in Joe Biden’s America, it is easier to cross the border illegally than it is to get a permit to pay our respects to our nation’s fallen heroes.”

Biden’s handlers like illegal aliens. They do not like patriots or veterans, whose ideas regarding liberty could be problematic.

Absurdly but unsurprisingly, Covid was given as the pretext, as if riding a motorcycle in a country where anyone who wants a vaccine can get one is likely to spread the virus.

Biden’s handlers have put it on the record that they oppose the event, but that doesn’t mean it won’t take place. AMVETS may stage it near RFK Stadium instead.

On a tip from Eddie_Valiant.

Apr 12 2021

Open Thread

Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces. - Charlie Dent
Apr 11 2021

Navy Logo Wears Covid Mask

The point of spending vast fortunes on a powerful military is to put yourself in a position where you don’t have to use it because your adversaries take you seriously enough not to create any trouble. Letting Biden’s handlers take control defeats this purpose:

At least the eagle isn’t comprised of rainbow stripes to promote the LGBT agenda.

This and everything else coming out of the politicized Pentagon sends a message to Beijing: Time to move.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Mar 25 2021

Copresident Kamala Harris Fails to Salute

Despite the military’s top ranks getting largely purged of patriots under Obama and replaced with leftist apparatchiks, they struggle to indoctrinate the rank and file with woke ideology. That must be why moonbats like Kamala Harris are still openly contemptuous of the military.

Not even Harris is too clueless to know that it has become customary to return the salute:

This was no one-off; Not the Bee has video of other examples. As Fox News reports,

Video reviewed by Fox News showed that Harris did not salute the honor guard on Monday nor during earlier trips on March 15 and 16. She did not appear to salute when disembarking Air Force One with Biden on March 19 either.

Recent vice presidents have maintained the practice of saluting the honor guard while entering and exiting Air Force Two.

Although Joe Biden is technically still alive (despite his zombie-like performance at the press conference today), Harris has effectively already been named copresident. All federal agencies have been told to refer to it as the “Biden-Harris Administration” in official communications.

She may have to improve her rapport with the servicemembers, considering that if the Democrat agenda gets any more radical, she will be relying on them to keep the population in line.

Mar 19 2021

Wokeness Will Reduce US Military to Laughing Stock

The corrosion of wokeness can reduce anything to a laughing stock — even the world’s greatest military:

Schlichter notes that we haven’t conclusively won a war (despite fighting in far too many) since Desert Storm in 1990.

He further notes that the mighty US military, which under Biden’s handlers now fights on behalf of leftist politics rather than America’s interests, has been defeated in the war it launched against Tucker Carlson.

The communist Chinese aren’t focused on diversity, inclusion, critical race theory, or any other toxic nonsense excreted by the cultural Marxists infesting American universities. They are focused on building an efficient fighting force that will allow them to replace the USA as the global hegemon.

The ChiComs already have the largest navy. The lame joke we are asked to regard as “Commander in Chief” is not helping matters by alienating Russia, which like India will be critical in keeping China contained.

The alternative to containing China is fighting it with a military that has abandoned fitness standards in the name of inclusion and that has been reduced by moonbattery to a focus on catering to transsexuals.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Mar 15 2021

Army Abandons Gender-Neutral Fitness Evaluation

The military’s mission used to be national security, but not anymore, now that it is a social engineering laboratory. Whereas it used to destroy America’s enemies, now it destroys barriers to equity — like fitness standards.

The difference between men and women is merely a patriarchal social construct, according to the dogma of our ruling class. And yet:

A study from the Pentagon noted that at least 65% of female soldiers were failing the military’s Army Combat Fitness Test. At least 90% of male soldiers passed the test. …

An unnamed Army official told Military.com that it is imperative to “figure out a way to make it fair to both genders.”

The point of the military is not to be “fair.” The point is to be effective, even against adversaries who couldn’t care less about how self-satisfied the Pentagon is about its inclusivity initiatives.

No worries; the brass has found away to evade biological reality:

Military.com reported, “The proposed solution involves the creation of ‘gender-specific’ percentile bands broken into levels such as Top 1%, Top 10%, Top 25%, and Top 50%, according to an Army briefing slide circulating on social media.”

It’s Affirmative Action for combat soldiers. Men who are fit will be flunked so as to make space for women who are not fit.

An added benefit is that fashionably deranged men who sign up just to get the taxpayers to finance their sex change operations can probably qualify for lower standards by identifying as female.

“All they are going to see for evaluation is which percentile the soldier falls into,” the official said. “The gender identity will not be included in that information.”

However, gender identity is likely to reassert itself under combat conditions.

The US Army’s first female infantry officer is Captain Kristen Griest. Last month she said the gender-neutral test should be scored the same way, regardless of gender.

“The entire purpose of creating a gender-neutral test was to acknowledge the reality that each job has objective physical standards to which all soldiers should be held, regardless of gender,” she said at the time. “The intent was not to ensure that women and men will have an equal likelihood of meeting those standards. Rather, it is incumbent upon women who volunteer for the combat arms profession to ensure they are fully capable and qualified for it. To not require women to meet equal standards in combat arms will not only undermine their credibility, but also place those women, their teammates, and the mission at risk.”

Sounds sensible — too sensible not to be thrown out the window under Commander in Chief Joe Biden.

Maybe he can persuade his ChiCom friends to sign an agreement not to fight too hard against female infantry.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket.

Mar 11 2021

Biden Decree: Free Sex Change for Servicemembers

Joe Biden having been placed in the position of Commander in Chief means the US Armed Forces have different priorities than in the past. The emphasis is not even on protecting America’s interests abroad, much less on defending the overrun border. Biden literally cannot remember the name of the Secretary of Defense or of the Pentagon, but he knows that the important thing — now that the military is not a fighting force but a social engineering laboratory — is to force taxpayers to finance deformative surgery for sexually deranged servicemembers.

Via Washington Examiner:

Taxpayers will now foot the bill for gender reassignment surgery for active military personnel and veterans, with some treatments costing upward of $200,000 under an executive order signed by President Biden.

At least we don’t need Congress anymore, now that Biden’s handlers have discovered that they can govern as a junta by placing stacks of executive orders in front of the titular POTUS. We can send Pelosi, AOC, and the rest home and not have to waste money on their salaries.

Some say this is Obama’s third term. If only. It’s worse:

Tucked inside Biden’s Jan. 25 transgender order, “Enabling All Qualified Americans to Serve Their Country in Uniform,” is a clause that repeals an Obama-era policy that prohibited federally funded reassignment surgery. This was followed up by memos from both Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough specifically stating that surgery is now an added benefit.

You can’t expect sane priorities from a Secretary of Defense who was almost certainly chosen for the job on the basis of identity politics.

Neither official stated how much the added benefit would cost but rather pledged to undertake an analysis.

Issue the decree first, pretend to care how much it will cost later. The looters running the government think they can access infinite resources by running up the debt and inflating American currency indefinitely.

Potential recruits are turned away if they have an existing medical condition that requires ongoing treatment. However, transsexuals with their hormone regimens, psychiatric requirements, and grotesque surgeries are different. All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

On the bright side, this policy will help with recruitment efforts, as the sexually deranged join the Armed Forces so as to get expensive sex change procedures for free.

Meanwhile,

The Chinese Navy is already substantially larger than the U.S. Navy in terms of sheer size, and has no apparent plans to slow down the pace at which it adds new ships.

No worries; Biden usually says that his ChiCom benefactors are not a threat to us.

On a tip from Chuck A.

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