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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.

Feb 05 2021

Military Stand-Down for Ideological Purge

The consequences of having a Commander in Chief who is a figurehead for radical leftists could be devastating for the US military, which plans to go on standby so that the ranks can be purged of those whose views clash with woke ideology.

From Stars and Stripes:

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told top Pentagon leaders Wednesday that he will direct a military-wide stand down to address extremism within the ranks, according to his top spokesman.

As we have learned over the past month, “extremism” encompasses any viewpoint to the right of the liberal media/Biden Administration.

Austin spoke frankly with the acting service secretaries and uniformed service chiefs about his concerns about extremism in the military, including white supremacism, said [Pentagon spokesman John] Kirby, who attended the meeting. The new defense secretary, who is the first Black leader of the Defense Department, wants the service leaders to better grasp how pervasive the issue is within their formations and work with leaders to stamp it out, Kirby said.

“White supremacism” can be translated to mean, “not on board with critical race theory.” If you are white and do not feel that you deserve to be discriminated against for the sake of equity, you are a white supremacist.

The leaders concurred with Austin’s belief the issue was problematic and perhaps more pervasive than past Pentagon officials have known, Kirby said.

The leaders probably concurred with this because the top levels of the officer corps were purged under Obama. Now the brass is more interested in inflicting social justice and environmentalist posturing than it is in winning wars.

The time has come to purge the enlisted ranks too. Our rulers do not want to risk troops getting ideologically squishy when ordered to fire on American citizens for refusing to turn in their firearms. Just ask Rep Steve Cohen (D-TN), who frets that the military is infested with people who probably voted for Trump because they are white men.

The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, which sets annual Pentagon policy and spending priorities, contained measures meant to help the department address the issue, including the creation of a new position within the department’s inspector general’s office — the deputy inspector general for diversity and inclusion and supremacist, extremism and criminal gang activity. Congress also charged the inspector general with establishing a “mechanism to track and report” extremist or gang activity in the military.

Better not get caught with a MAGA hat in your footlocker. Supporting a recent president could be viewed as gang activity.

Ironically, the same wokesters who are on the warpath against so-called extremists use the military as a social engineering laboratory to advance an agenda that really is extreme, as Biden demonstrated with an executive order imposing the transsexual agenda on the military.

Meanwhile, as noted at Legal Insurrection,

A Chinese military drill was announced as an American aircraft carrier group entered the contested South China Sea. …

This is on top of the news that the US has sent a military convoy into Syria and Iran is holding its fifth military drill in 2 weeks.

I suspect these nations will benefit more from the stand down than our country and the men and women serving in our armed forces.

The Trump policy of avoiding senseless wars has been rejected. Yet the military will be too busy conducting ideological witch hunts and imposing the LGBT wish list to fight effectively. The Titanic is closing in on an iceberg.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Mr. Freemarket.

Jan 30 2021

Pentagon Prioritizes Fighting Climate Change

It’s like watching a black comedy about an alternate reality in which America is taken over by left-wing lunatics. It would be hilarious, if only it weren’t real:

The Pentagon has made an early morning announcement that “climate change” will factor into the military’s future National Defense Strategy. Biden’s Secretary of Defense and retired Army General Lloyd J. Austin released a statement saying “I fully support the President’s direction today to include climate considerations as an essential element of our national security and to assess the impacts of climate change on our security strategies, operations, and infrastructure.” Secretary Austin’s statement regarding Transgendered servicemen and women in the military began with the exact same words “I fully support the President’s direction…”

The USA has not been involved in a war it could not afford to lose since World War II. Our next one may be with communist China. Under the current administration, we would be unlikely to win it. The Chinese military is not focused on imaginary adversaries like climate change, and won’t field an army of Corporal Klinger types dressed in women’s clothes.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

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