By Ray Starmann
Meet the Army of 2018, where men are women, women are men, Mommies are Rangers and breast milk is served on tap in the First Sergeant’s lactation station.
In order for the complete and final unraveling of the Army’s fighting spirit and combat power to occur, the concept of gender neutrality has to be served up on a platter to the young, gullible Millennial masses and shoved down the throats of the last breed of hardass old school holdouts who are 60 days and wake up away from escaping from an organization they have seen go from the Dirty Dozen to Romper Room in just two decades.
In an Army, where we have witnessed cadets parading around in high heels, grunts from the Big Red One (a unit that landed on Omaha Beach) don pregnancy simulators, generals tell us that pregnancies don’t affect combat readiness, and the complete and utter erosion of all standards at the JKF Special Warfare Center and School, comes a new and brilliant idea from the minds of the politically correct martinets and feather merchants who call themselves generals – the GENDER NEUTRAL ARMY COMBAT FITNESS TEST.
As part of the Army’s ongoing Maoist feminist revolution, the very idea that men and women are different has to be eradicated. The concept that men are stronger and faster than women has to be obliterated. The Army’s Bright Shining Lie must continue to move forward; that massive Pinocchio that one, women are meeting the same physical standards in the combat arms as men and two, that they are the same physically as men.
Allow me to let you in on a dirty little secret, the physical standards in the combat arms are disappearing faster than dust in the wind. To this date, the Army has now graduated a dozen women from Ranger School, yet refuses to release any of their records to enquiring members of Congress. The stories of special treatment for women at Benning range from pre, pre, pre Ranger training to dieticians, showers every three days for the ladies and endless chances to pass patrols and events. Then there’s Smoke Bomb Hill, down at Bragg, where the senior cadre in Special Forces are firing so much smoke that they can’t find the mirrors they’re using to distort the truth. And, the truth is that there are apparently no physical standards left at Bragg for those at the Special Forces Qualification or Q Course. In a nutshell, your 100 year old great grandma could earn a Green Beret now.
The standards have been dropped or disappeared completely for one simple fact – women cannot meet the standards. And, women must be integrated into the combat arms because the Army’s leaders have decided that diversity is more important than winning wars.
Which, brings us back to the Army’s new PT test. The Pentagon Perfumed Princes and Princesses have informed the world that the days where troopers had to crank out standard push ups and sit ups is as passe as ‘Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em,’ running in boots, shining those boots, stripper night at Graf and carrier landings in the O Club ballroom.
In an Army with 170,000 females something had to be done. Enter the Gender Neutral PT Test. There will no longer be different standards for men and women, because there are no differences in men and women our dear leaders tell us. The Army has also stated that there are no means of evaluation/scoring established yet.
Everyone gets a trophy!
By October 2020, the new test, dubbed the Army Combat Fitness Test, will replace the three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, which was used for nearly four decades, said Maj. Gen. Malcolm Frost, the chief of the Army’s Center for Initial Military Training at Fort Eustis in Virginia. By that time, soldiers across the force will have to pass the new test twice a year to remain in the service.
You remember General Frost, he was the guy who wanted to enlist self-cutters and bi-polar wack jobs before he was sabot’d by General Milley.
The new test consists of six different events, all designed apparently to be both age gender neutral, because after all a battlefield is age and gender neutral. Who hasn’t heard about the senior citizen females who stormed the ash-laden hills of Iwo Jima?
The events are:
Strength deadlift: Soldiers will perform three repetitions of deadlift at the heaviest weight they are capable of between 120 and 420 pounds. The deadlift replicates picking up heavy equipment or a wounded comrade in combat.
Well, I for one, would definitely want a 95lb female dragging me to safety in combat. No doubt the Army will be hiding the deadlift stats, just like they destroyed the Ranger School records.
Standing power throw: Soldiers will throw a 10-pound medicine ball backward as far as they can. The exercise tests muscular explosive power, replicating aiding a fellow soldier over an obstacle or moving rapidly across uneven terrain.
Hand-release push-up: Soldiers will perform as many hand-release push-ups as possible in two minutes. In a hand-release push-up, soldiers lift their hands and arms from the ground at the bottom of the push-up.
The hand release pushup allows the person cranking out the pushups to rest for a moment, when you come to a complete stop. It is a favorite among the soccer mom cross fit community and therefore loved by the Army’s leaders.
Sprint, drag, carry: Soldiers will twice sprint up and down a 25-meter lane, drag a 90-pound sled up and down the lane, and carry two 40-pound kettlebell weights up and down the lane. The exercises are meant to simulate pulling a soldier to safety, moving quickly to cover or carrying gear.
Leg tuck: Hanging from a pull-up bar, soldiers will lift their legs up and down touching their knees or thighs to their elbows as many times as possible during two minutes. The exercise strengthens core muscles, requiring more strength than traditional sit-ups.
Two-mile run: Soldiers will complete the test with a two-mile run, as they must in the APFT. However, Frost said, soldiers will have only five minutes of rest between the leg tuck and the run, which will likely slow their times by 45 seconds to two minutes compared to the current test.
According to the Army, the new gender neutral test will help alleviate negative attitudes towards women serving in the combat arms.
The Left, and I would include most of the military’s leaders in that group seems to forget one simple point – you can’t change nature, no matter how many Power Point presentations you do and no matter how many times you drop or erase standards. The new gender neutral test, will show, like the old PT test that women do not have the same physical strength as men, nor do they have the same aerobic capacity.
War is about operational tempo. It’s about inflicting death on your enemy faster and more violently than the other guy; and yes, we will be fighting men. No matter what the social engineers say or do, they cannot answer one simple question: how does having women in the combat arms increase a unit’s operational tempo?
Having gender neutral tests won’t do anything for the Army except propagate the lie.
And, that’s what it all is, a Bright, Shining Lie…