Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, March 19, 2021
How the military’s crazed search for diversity makes a mockery of its mission.
Just the other day, Tucker Carlson mocked the American armed forces. “Pregnant women are going to fight our wars?” he asked, and laughed at the idea of maternity flight suits and new military gear that won’t mess up a lady’s hairdo.
The Pentagon fired back with this: “Press Secretary Smites Host (meaning Tucker Carlson) That Dissed Diversity in U.S. Military.” “Dissed diversity”? Is that how the brass talks these days? And see this. “The United States military is the greatest the world has ever seen because of its diversity, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.”
Just so we really got the diversity message, the smiting of Tucker Carlson came with a photo of the 38 black women who graduated from West Point in 2020. Did they get a separate graduation ceremony like the ones minorities get in the Ivy League?. I thought the army was supposed to be about team spirit.
Artillery Colonel Daniel Blackmon helpfully tweeted, “1/4 if not more of my formation if not more are women. They are badass!” Take note, ISIS and Taliban. They are badass.
Sergeant Major of the Army, Michael Grinston tweeted: “Women lead our most lethal units with character. They will dominate ANY future battlefield we’re called to fight on.”
A tweet from the official account of the Second Marine Expeditionary Force – now taken down – taunted Mr. Carlson, saying “Come back when you’ve served and been pregnant.” A lot of women do just that. As this 2017 Daily Caller article noted, “A record 16 out of 100 Navy women are reassigned from ships to shore duty due to pregnancy. Of course, it took a Freedom of Information Act request to get that figure. But don’t worry, it costs only about $30,000 to take a pregnant sailor off a ship and send her home.
DOD put out a video complaining that in past wars women were only in supporting roles, but now, thank God, they are in combat units. Somehow, it failed to point out that unlike today’s endless slogs, we actually won those wars.
This stuff about ferocious woman warriors is what you hear from officers, whose careers will end unless they parrot nonsense. Ask real soldiers. I know a man who served in Afghanistan. He said there were women in the unit to pat down Afghan women who might be carrying bombs. When it came to real soldier work, he said women were as useful as a rucksack full of rocks. His words, not mine. But what does he know? We’re all supposed to believe women will thrive out here.
Of course, the first big push for diversity wasn’t for women, but for non-whites. Maybe you remember the Fort Hood attack in 2009, when a Muslim Major, Nidal Hasan, killed 13 fellow soldiers. The top army officer at the time, General George Casey, said he was worried about a backlash against diversity. As he explained, “Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse
What’s a little problem like soldiers shooting each other compared to diversity? Even before that, the general had said, “I firmly believe the strength of our Army comes from our diversity.” Those all-white Marine in the Pacific were wimps. The Germans would have whipped the Russians on the Eastern Front if only they had had pregnant women and Mexicans.
Speaking of Mexicans, this government site writes that “Hispanic Americans Serve Proudly in the U.S. Military.” That’s a Mexican flag this proud, happy Latina is pointing to. And here is a 2019 photo of American soldiers posing with Mexican flag. Which side would they be on if we had to fight a Latin American country?
Here are black women at West Point in 2016 doing the black power salute in support of Black Lives Matter. How hard are they going to fight for the United States?
Naturally, the army has a chief diversity officer and here he is: Col. Timothy Holman, with all his war ribbons, and here’s an article about him. “Army aggressively working to eliminate extremism, says chief diversity officer. And we all know what they mean by “extremism.” Not Muslim craziness or Communism or critical race theory. Col. Holman says, “The battle against extremism is different from other challenges the Army encounters. Extremism can tear apart cohesive teams.” I’ve never heard of Nazis or Kluxers doing that, but as we saw, Mexican flags and black-power aren’t a problem.
The army has a something called iWATCH, which is supposed to keep the boys (and girls) on the sniff for terrorism. Chief Diversity Officer Holman says iWATCH now has a new purpose: flush out white supremacy. As you know, “white supremacists remain the deadliest US terror threat,” so every soldier better do his part.
The Navy has an official reading list that will, as the website explains, “Develop a Seasoned Team of Naval Warriors.” Number two on the list is How to be an Antiracist by Ibram Kendi. There are 16 books on the list, but only a few are about fighting. There are a lot of self help books, like Ego is the Enemy, SHOW BOOK. No fewer than seven out of 16 are about how to be nice to minorities, racial and sexual, and even a whole book about “People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement. How on earth will reading this stuff “build a seasoned team of naval warriors”? Really.
Our soldiers are not about defending America. The Navy used to have a recruiting slogan: America’s Navy. A global force for good.” Social work on the high seas. I don’t think these fellas thought they were a global force for good. Their job was to kill people.
For 20 years it was “Army. Be all you can be.” Right. Wear a uniform and you might get to date the girl. The army still has mighty strange ideas about what it’s for. The Department of Defense put out this video so that you can “Watch as Jackie Aina explains how the US Army Reserve prepared her for a career as a beauty influencer & diversity activist with millions of social media followers.” She is sure being all she can be. The Chinese are terrified.
Remember this bunch at West Point? How long will it be before the Pentagon puts out inspiring videos about how they went on to be best-selling rap artists and champion pole dancers?
The armed services have been hit with the diversity hex, as bad as any other institution in the country. What’s the latest? “Transgender Surgery is Now Free For Military, Thanks to Biden Executive Order.” Changing your sex costs $200,000 or more. It’s worth a four-year hitch to get it for free. And oh, what terrifying soldiers they will make.
We used to have soldiers, not misfits in uniforms. But, then, we used to have a country. And until we have a country again, we won’t have an army. We won’t have a culture. We won’t even have a history. Keep this up and we’ll have nothing.