By Ray Starmann
The US military is in mortal danger as I write this article.
Americans have no idea that vast social changes forced upon the military are on the verge of destroying it. Americans will no longer sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
We are in serious jeopardy of losing the one institution that has enabled us to maintain our freedom for 240 years.
We are in serious danger of losing the one institution that successfully defeated and destroyed the world’s thugs, maniacs and sociopaths that teed off against us.
The American Warrior and his culture are being crucified by the current Commander in Chief and leftist lunatics who are hell bent on breaking the military into a million pieces in a perpetual Night of the Long Knives.
This weekend on Fox News, Bret Baier hosted a one hour special on the demise of the US military under Barack Obama. Baier’s report was about as out on the limb the mainstream media will go to touch on the delicate subject of women in combat.
Baier interviewed Michael Waltz, a former Special Forces officer, who served in Afghanistan. Waltz talked about the Warrior Culture, how fragile it is and how it shouldn’t be touched.
What exactly is the Warrior Culture and why is it in so much danger? In a nutshell, the Warrior Culture encompasses the 240 year old traditions of the US Army and Marines, while promoting a macho, all male camaraderie steeped in every unit’s history and heroics.
An Army or Marine Corps combat arms or special operations unit that is all male experiences a level of esprit de corps and bonding that is simply unexplainable to people outside of the military and impossible to replicate in the civilian world. It is a camaraderie fostered out of the unique experience of facing incredible physical and mental challenges and, above all, danger.
Soldiers and Marines don’t fight wars for Mom or America or Apple Pie. They fight wars for their buddies; the man next to them, the guy in their squad, the soldier or Marine in their platoon. The bond that soldiers and Marines in combat have transcends decades and lasts for life.
Feminists love to call this the Band of Brothers mythology. Oddly enough, the modern day feminists who write position papers and PhD theses have never shivered in a foxhole in Bastogne, battled VC guerillas in the alleys of Saigon, tangled with the Republican Guard at Medina Ridge and fought the Taliban in the steep mountains of Afghanistan.
The American Warrior Culture with its intense focus on esprit de corps, male bonding, aggressiveness in training, and combat has resulted in the greatest military force in the long history of the world. No one could have described the American Warrior Culture and the sacrifices and bravery of the American Warrior better than General Douglas MacArthur. In his farewell speech to the cadets at West Point in 1962, MacArthur remarked:
And what sort of soldiers are those you are to lead? Are they reliable? Are they brave? Are they capable of victory?
Their story is known to all of you. It is the story of the American man at arms. My estimate of him was formed on the battlefields many, many years ago, and has never changed. I regarded him then, as I regard him now, as one of the world’s noblest figures; not only as one of the finest military characters, but also as one of the most stainless.
His name and fame are the birthright of every American citizen. In his youth and strength, his love and loyalty, he gave all that mortality can give. He needs no eulogy from me, or from any other man. He has written his own history and written it in red on his enemy’s breast.
But when I think of his patience under adversity, of his courage under fire, and of his modesty in victory, I am filled with an emotion of admiration I cannot put into words. He belongs to history as furnishing one of the greatest examples of successful patriotism. He belongs to posterity as the instructor of future generations in the principles of liberty and freedom. He belongs to the present, to us, by his virtues and by his achievements.
In twenty campaigns, on a hundred battlefields, around a thousand campfires, I have witnessed that enduring fortitude, that patriotic self-abnegation, and that invincible determination which have carved his statue in the hearts of his people.
Their resolute and determined defense, their swift and sure attack, their indomitable purpose, their complete and decisive victory – always victory, always through the bloody haze of their last reverberating shot, the vision of gaunt, ghastly men, reverently following your password of Duty, Honor, Country.
From one end of the world to the other, he has drained deep the chalice of courage.
Now, in 2016, the American Warrior and the American Warrior Culture is on the precipice of doom.
During both terms of the Obama Administration, the US Army and Marines have witnessed the abolition of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, which created an environment for open homosexuality in the military. The military has been ordered to allow trans-genders in its ranks, has conducted White Privilege training and endless sensitivity training classes. Soldiers have been ordered to take classes which portray the Bible and the Declaration of Independence as sexist documents. Combat commands have been ordered to set up lactation stations for breastfeeding soldiers and memorandums for record describe in detail the proper storage of breast milk in the field. US Army soldiers are ordered to do PT while wearing pregnancy simulators and male ROTC cadets were instructed to parade around college campuses in their uniforms with red high heels.
Red high heels do not maketh a soldier.
None of the things mentioned promote the warrior culture. They degrade it; they destroy it for the greater good of cultural Marxist ideals that are anathema to the US military and its ancient codes and traditions.
Most importantly, and the greatest danger to the republic is Secretary of Defense Ash Carter authorization to allow women to serve in the combat arms and the special operations units. Various Congressional leaders, like John McCain have vowed to stop it, but as of now, I have seen no movement from Senator McCain on this issue.
The Army and the Marines have been ordered to open the infantry, armor, cavalry, artillery, the combat engineers, the Green Berets, the Marine Raiders, Delta Force and the Navy SEALs to women.
The social engineers tell us that not only will women meet all the standards to serve in these units, but the traditional male bonding, which forms the nucleus of any combat arms or special ops unit will not be affected.
Wrong on both counts; in fair assessments, 99.99 percent of the women in the world cannot meet the standards of the combat arms, physical standards designed for men. If the three women who supposedly graduated from Ranger School did it honestly, why is the Army disobeying Congress by refusing to submit the Ranger School records of the three female grads? I have never heard of or seen a coed military unit that does not rapidly evolve into a high school class instead of a military unit. Having women in the combat arms will completely and unequivocally destroy the camaraderie of these units in one fell swoop.
The social engineers will also say that women have been in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Conducting security operations or returning fire when a truck convoy is shot at is not the same as finding, fixing and killing the enemy, the job of the combat arms and special operations.
In the past, feminist nuts like Pat Schroeder and retired Major General Claudia Kennedy were laughed at when they spoke of putting women into the combat arms and special operations. Kennedy once remarked, “This is not your father’s Army” before accusing another officer of sexual harassment then exiting out of the Army with her retirement checks and a book deal.
Laugh no more.
The Spirit of the Bayonet is about to be replaced by the Spirit of Estrogen.
In the real world, the whole Girl Power Movement doesn’t last too long once the shots ring out and the shells impact. War is a violent, horrific, unnatural experience that requires the most physically fit, aggressive men the nation can muster.
Roughly 80% of the jobs in the Army and the Marines belong to the clerks and jerks who fill the ranks of what the military calls the ash and trash units; the units who maintain the logistical train and support the units that fight our nation’s wars.
The combat arms and special operations units only make up about 20% of the Army and the Marines. A woman who wants to join the Army or Marines has a myriad of MOS choices at the recruiting center. In fact, most women surveyed by both branches have no desire to be a grunt, a tanker, a gun bunny or a Special Forces snake eater. Most women just want to serve their country behind a computer or by driving a truck or working in a hospital.
The women in the US military are being used by feminists as virtual guinea pig chess pawns.
In the future, wars may be fought and won by drones and lasers and robots. Until then, the US Army and the Marines need the toughest, roughest men to fill the ranks of the combat arms and special operations units.
If we lose the Warrior Culture, we lose the military. If we lose the military, we lose the nation.
Yeah, it’s that serious.