By Ray Starmann
The US military is looking for a few fat pot heads…
According to the Washington Times, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke on “Force of the Future” military reforms this week that may involve relaxed recruiting rules on everything from single-parent enlistees to drug use and obesity.
“We’re going to review and update these standards as appropriate,” Mr Carter said, “Now, some of these things we’ll never be able to compromise on. And we will always have to maintain high standards. But at the same time, these benchmarks must be kept relevant for both today’s force and tomorrow’s, meaning we have to ensure they’re not unnecessarily restrictive.”
How is the military planning on maintaining high standards when it allows physically unqualified personnel, aka overweight people to serve in its ranks?
Carter continued to ramble on…
“Today young Americans from rural areas are two times more likely to join the military than young Americans from urban areas. We would be missing an opportunity if we kept fishing only in the same geographic ponds we always have. Instead, we need to seize that opportunity by fishing in more ponds, new ponds, and ponds we haven’t been to in a long time. We have to draw talent from our country’s entire pool of population for our all-volunteer force.”
What a surprise, the military isn’t getting a huge pool of people from Venice Beach, Greenwich Village and Haight Ashbury. But, they should open recruiting stations in liberal enclaves, since the military’s values no longer represent Mid-America, but counter-culture, freak show America.
Ash Carter’s ‘Force of the Future’ is an unmitigated, unqualified, unsatisfactory farce in camouflage. Apparently, nothing is off limits in the military of 2016. You’re fat, no problem, they’ll find a uniform for you. You’re a druggie, no big deal, light up. You’re having gender identity issues, no sweat, you can get the genitals of your choice courtesy of Uncle Samantha. You’re a lactating mother, who wants to be a Green Beret, no problemo, breast feeding stations will be provided for you at the Q Course and on deployments.
De Oppresso Lactation…
Last weekend, I visited the battlefields at Gettysburg. In July of 1863, elements from the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia clashed in the epic battle of the Civil War, in a three day slugfest around the Pennsylvania town that inflicted 51,000 killed, wounded and missing in action on both sides.
The bravery and self-sacrifices exhibited by Johnny Rebs and Billy Yanks was on a level that would be hard for many in today’s self-consumed selfie world to even contemplate, much less exhibit.
At Oak Ridge, in Devil’s Den, on Little Round Top, in the Wheatfield and from Seminary Ridge to the Copse of Trees, the soldiers of the Blue and the Gray gave all that mortality can give.
Though the Battle of Gettysburg took place in 1863, many of the factors and traits needed to prevail there are still relevant to today’s military.
The nature of war and the role of the combat arms has and will never change until war itself is extinct. Their mission is the same as it was at Gettysburg, to seize and hold ground and to destroy the enemy violently and swiftly. The nature of war has nothing to do with gender identity politics, feminism, LGBT rights, maternity leave, lactation stations and sensitivity training.
War is still a brutal business where physical strength, speed and the spirit of the bayonet win the day. Many of the things a soldier needed to win at Gettysburg are still prevalent today: guts, more guts, endurance, upper body strength, unit esprit de corps, a killer instinct, weapons knowledge and did I mention guts.
In war there is no substitute for victory. In war, fat soldiers die. In war, the weak and the sensitive are disposed of and left for the crows.
In 1991, the military’s suppression of the press and control of information released to the public during the Gulf War, created the allusion that modern war is nothing more than a video game where missiles and laser guided bombs cripple the enemy and the Army and the Marines simply come in to mop up. That wasn’t the case in 1991 and it certainly wasn’t the case in the Iraq War and in Afghanistan where combat there was as brutal in many ways as Gettysburg.
Ash Carter is your typical liberal do-gooder bonehead who thinks that the US military is no different than corporate America, except military people wear uniforms, use weapons and say ‘yes sir’ and ‘yes ma’am.’
Social engineers like Ash Carter have managed, with help from the cowardly lions in the JCS, to completely unravel 240 years of US military traditions and standard operating procedure, all for the sake of placating leftist wackos who have never served a day in uniform and who wouldn’t know a M-16 from a F-16.
The US military in 2016 has become a repository for the physically weak, mentally ill trans-genders, homosexuals and feminist crackpots, while creating an atmosphere that is a cancer inside the military.
Carter’s newest decision to allow obese soldiers and druggies into the ranks further weakens a US military that is already on its last leg.
Ash Carter’s ‘Force of the Future’ is nothing more than a liberal, trendy weakling that will be slaughtered on a future battlefield.