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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Red China eyes Taiwan while our military goes for woke

The Fox headline succinctly summarized why suddenly, after 250 years of protecting the nation, the U.S. military suddenly is concerned about social justice rather than caring about defending the country.

The headline said, "Marine Corps reservist warns that Biden Pentagon's 'woke' rules and priorities endangering U.S. security."

The last three words speak to the goal of the Democrat Party's insistence that the Pentagon embrace transgenderism. Focusing on social policy rather than military performance endangers U.S. security. Democrats bet that losing the next war will benefit them.

The fall of Saigon led to Jimmah Carter and larger Democrat majorities in Congress.

The premature evacuation of the Gulf War led to Bill Clinton.

Iraq led to Obama.

Why in the world would Democrats want to win a war? They win by losing.

Fox reported, "Marine Corps Reservist Aaron Reitz warned Friday that the increasingly woke dictates coming from the Biden Defense Department are a sign the Pentagon leadership has its priorities backward."

Reitz said, "Let me be clear that our military is chock full of real patriots and real heroes.

"But the military leadership class and anyone who aspires to be a part of it appears to be given over wholly to this weak, un-American woke progressivism, and this extremism training that the military -- and frankly, all 1.4 million members of the Department of Defense -- are currently being subjected to is just the latest instance of that agenda."

The political generals running the Pentagon favor Democrats. Many worked against President Donald John Trump, led by General Mark Alexander Milley, the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. President Trump should have cashiered him last summer for insubordination.

Reitz is a major in the USMC Reserve, an Afghanistan War veteran, and the Texas Deputy Attorney General for Legal Strategy.

He wrote a column in Newsweek blasting the emphasis on butthurt rather than hurting butt.

Reitz wrote, "The Pentagon's swift and coordinated 'smiting' of Tucker Carlson, who had the gall to diss the idea of sending pregnant women to war—an obviously absurd idea to all but the most politically correct officers grasping for a promotion—makes it very clear.

"How did we get here? The truth is that today's military is running on the fumes of our vastly superior forefathers and the ever-shrinking proportion of each branch that still does truly heroic work and accomplishes truly extraordinary feats. The rest is a bloated military-industrial complex given over to Fortune 500-style corporate progressivism.

"And if it's bad in the Marine Corps, imagine how much worse it is in the other services.

"America's enemies are laughing at us. Frankly, we deserve it. But it doesn't need to be this way. To get back on top, our military must reject 'extremism' training, reverse all the progressive policies enacted over the past several years, return to a true meritocracy and focus exclusively on the only thing that matters: winning wars.

"We need a military fit for real warriors—not the social justice kind."

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I like women. I believe they should be in the military, just not on the front lines. And certainly not the pregnant ones.

While our military concentrates on political correctness, Red China's military considers the annexation of Taiwan. 

The Financial Times reported, "The US is concerned that [Red] China is flirting with the idea of seizing control of Taiwan as President Xi Jinping becomes more willing to take risks to boost his legacy."

It cited an unnamed senior official, who said, Red "China appears to be moving from a period of being content with the status quo over Taiwan to a period in which they are more impatient and more prepared to test the limits and flirt with the idea of unification."

I don't care about Taiwan. It lied to us about building factories here, and it does too much business with Red China for my taste. Besides, it is on the other side of the world.

But what I do care about is whether our military still wants to defend the country. When it puts politics above combat readiness, I worry.

Plus our military is strewn all over the world, in places we don't belong (Afghanistan) and in places that can fend for themselves (Europe).

39 comments:

  1. Draw a line in the middle of the Pacific and say, "You cross this and you're history."

    Otherwise, we have enough to deal with. Besides, we are essentially an internally competitive, self-sustaining economy. The world needs us more than we need it. Let them argue among themselves.

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    1. As long as Hawaii is to the west of that line, I’m with you. Maizie Hirono is more of a Commie than Chairman Xi.

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    2. China could take Taiwan and Xiden would do nothing.

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    3. He would be searching for Matlock reruns.

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    4. Cut Hawaii loose. Give them their independence back, whether they like it or not. Lease back Pearl Harbor.

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    5. No, you'd just make excuses the way you did for Zippy and all his lines.

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    6. It's not quite that simple. Taiwan is a critical producer of chips for tvs, autos, appliances and so on. Ford has scaled back one of it assembly lines because of a chip shortage. Like it or not, we are tied into a world economy.

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    7. Big Jake: who do you expect to enforce ANY line in anything anywhere? LOL, good luck Yankees!

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    8. Big Jake: who do you expect to enforce ANY line in anything anywhere? LOL, good luck Yankees!

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    9. Big Jake: who do you expect to enforce ANY line in anything anywhere? LOL, good luck Yankees!

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  2. "Far called, our navies melt away.
    On dune and headland sinks the fire.
    Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
    Is one with Nineveh and Tyre.
    Judge of the Nations, spare us yet
    Lest we forget, lest we forget."
    - Rudyard Kipling

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  3. “Retire” everyone above Major/Captain(Navy). If China makes that move, sink everything they have afloat which gets beyond that first island chain and demolish all of their illegal outposts in the South China Sea.

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    1. Reminds me of an answer to a question from an F-22 pilot on a forum when asked how fast some Chinese Sukhoi clone was:

      "Terminal velocity after it gets schwhacked by an AMRAAM."

      It's still funny all these years later.

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    2. Unfortunately, the US Navy's own wargames are now dealing with "We're going to lose, our options are how to prevent it from being a complete blowout?"

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    3. Our submarines would tear their Navy to shreds. We still are the best there.

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    4. We will know war is immeneint when Sleepy pulls an FDR and has the fleet lined up in Pearl. Called in for a Social Justice Standdown, no doubt.

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    5. "Our submarines would tear their Navy to shreds. We still are the best there."

      I bet this was the same view when the Walker clan compromised USN communications for many years.

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    6. BigStubby: Who is going to do all this ass-kicking to the Chinese navy? The same US Navy that cant drive their own ships without crashing into commerical shipping? LOL, good luck Yankees!

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  4. At this point I am down giving a shit. I care about my state. I will fight tooth and nail against the murderous, out of control, lying federal government. If I have kill to keep my freedom I will. I will fight the way our government does. I will target my enemies and their families just like they have.

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    1. Everyone is gonna have to get that mindset otherwise they'll just throw people in jail one by one.

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    2. Yeah, and the North paid a heavy price for it. Im not sure they have the political will they did last time and I think southerners have more guns now.

      The South wasn’t in the best shape to win then either, in my view.

      Would the military fight to preserve a corrupt government?

      Too many fascinating questions to ponder. I don’t see things ending well on the current trajectory...

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  5. "The political generals running the Pentagon favor Democrats. Many worked against President Donald John Trump, led by General Mark Alexander Milley, the 20th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. President Trump should have been cashiered last summer for insubordination."
    Don? This last line makes no sense to me. How could Trump be insubordinate to himself?

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  6. ”President Trump should have been cashiered last summer for insubordination.” The Commander in Chief cannot be cashiered for insubordination, because he is not subordinate to any one.

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    1. Randy re read the article. He didn't say Trump should have been cashiered, but Trump should have cashiered the chairman of the jcos

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  7. I remember old movies such as GI Jane and Private Benjamin were popular. never saw them but the gist was that women can do anything men can. They may have been comedies, but reality is that they are tragedies. What a shame. My WWII veteran father would be quite sad.

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  8. When the military concentrates on political correctness, can the Democrat zampolit be far behind?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_Directorate_of_the_Soviet_Army_and_Soviet_Navy

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  9. Since WWII, the Marines have been the most political of services, playing on the Democrat belief that they would protect them in case of a military coup. When it was time to go woke, they went farther and faster than anybody.

    The fall of Saigon led to Jimmah Carter and larger Democrat majorities in Congress.

    The premature evacuation of the Gulf War led to Bill Clinton.

    Iraq led to Obama.


    Think you've got a couple of holes in your history.

    It was a recession brought on by 41 going back on his No New Taxes that gave us Willie and a lousy field gave us Zippy.

    David Rockefeller gave us Bucketmouth.

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  10. Ross Perot gave us Bill Clinton. His was the original splitter strategy: before Perot got in, Pappy Bush was comfortably ahead of Clinton. Perot got in to split the Republican vote; mission, accomplished he got out, letting people know that he preferred Clinton over Bush. When voters drifted back to Bush and Bush led in the polls again, Perot returned to the race to hold down Bush's vote and prevent Bush from winning. It worked.

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    1. I disagree. The uni-party gave us Ross Perot, who was extorted / threatened into backing out of the race. People who believe we can't ever split the conservative vote are why we have so many worthless RINOs i office.

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  12. China owns Biden. He's just doing as he's ordered: Pre-Emptive Surrender.

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  13. You're correct, with that answer!!!

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  15. Chinese have short memories, USA rescued them from the Japanese, including the communists whom the Japanese were to trying destroy,
    'Communism is the life of a dog', from Japan pre WW2,

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