We patriots have become somewhat inured, after a long period of outrage dating to early 2009, to the antics of one Barack Hussein Obama in keeping with his cherished “fundamental transformation of America”. So it was with a shrug and a “So what else is new?” attitude we viewed the headline today stating that Obama was appointing an openly homosexual person to be the Secretary of the Army.
Granted the headline read “openly gay”, but we retain the right to not be lectured on what terms to use when addressing our fellow citizens or their issues. So we will now have an openly homosexual Secretary of the Army. No word yet as to whether the openly homosexual soldiers who will be under his command are crying great big tears of joy at being shepherded by one of their own. And no word yet on whether new flags of the rainbow variety will be ordered to be placed outside Army HQ at the Pentagon but anything, and we do mean anything, is possible. Speaking of crying, it was just a few short weeks ago that we went to bed with visions of the White House bathed in the rainbow colors after the Supreme Court’s Obergfell decision. In addition to the dictates from 1600 Pennsylvania and Supreme Court Headquarters, our noses WILL be rubbed in whatever they choose to shower us with. With still 16 months left until a new Commander-in-Chief takes office, holding our breath would be bad for our health.
But as blatant as this assault on the senses is, after the Supreme Court decision known as Obergfell and so many other outrages as perceived by traditional Americans, the item that jumped out at us from the Washington Post article was this rather striking statement on the situation the US Army supposedly finds itself in, as stated by the Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter:
“The biggest problem the Army faces is finding its mission, relevance and purpose after the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,” Carter said. “All of the services face it but the Army faces it most acutely.”
Well. I guess if the US Army can’t find a mission, and there is no obvious relevance and purpose , it might just as well curl up and die, eh? Question: When in the course of American events did the US Army find it’s own mission? And have we ever, at least in the modern era, in previous periods absent declared or undeclared wars, fretted over the relevance or purpose of a military service? If you want to grudgingly cede to Carter a possible point that we’re talking about large-scale combat operations, well, duh, Mr. highly qualified Secretary of Defense, you use periods of inaction for training, wargaming, force projection and, well, general preparedness. Are YOU relevant, Mr. Carter?
And then of course there’s the small matter of this “after the Iraq and Afghanistan wars” thingy. Mr. Carter (are you any relation to Jimmy?) we do so want to believe in the end of war, don’t we? Unfortunately sir, THE IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN WARS ARE STILL GOING ON. And as less sexually explicit (than the incoming Army Secretary) but more realistic military -and-national-defense- and- global security types have attested, if something in that area of the world is not done soon, the already horrific loss of life and disruption of global stability is going to become catastrophic.
And if it was just the Army, it would be one thing. But Carter says ALL of the services face the same thing. I guess we don’t need to keep the sea lanes open, so the Navy can drop anchor and mothball the fleet. And no need to keep tabs on the Chinese, Russians, North Koreans or terrorist groups, so ground the Air Force. Oh, and of course with open borders and universal citizenship being the 21st century modus operandi, why do we even have a Coast Guard anymore?
In truth, the mission, relevance and purpose of our armed forces have already been fundamentally transformed. They are to be used as “community outreach” and social justice forums. Did we mention waging war on the weather (“climate change”)? We already know about using the services to promote the LGBTQIAOSU carnivals. The news outlets and the Internet are rife with stories about how our servicemen are to be ambassadors, Big Brothers and Sisters around the world, engage in mentoring and tutoring and community rebuilding and other feel-good, bleeding heart efforts. When they do put out recruitment ads, it’s always about offering potential service people an opportunity to be a part of the globalization and assimilation of the American republic into the largely socialist rest-of-the-world while plying whatever trade, mostly computer-based, they might fancy. Not much about serving the United States of America and defending us from foreign threats.
Ashton Carter was confirmed as Defense Secretary by a vote of 93-5. If Ash Carter, as civilian head of the services and Chief Advisor to the CIC on defense issues, doesn’t know what to do with the Army, do the 93 Senators who confirmed know? They all assured us that good old Ash was a solid guy, with lots of experience.
“Carter was deputy secretary of defense between 2011 and 2013, serving as the Pentagon’s chief operating officer under both Hagel and Hagel’s predecessor, Leon Panetta. Before that, he’d served in a variety of roles within the Pentagon under Mr. Obama and former President Bill Clinton, along with lengthy stints in academia and the private sector.”
Lengthy stints in academia and the private sector. Smart as a whip. From Wikipedia:
“Carter received a B.A. in his double-major of Physics and Medieval History from Yale University, summa cum laude, in 1976. He then became a Rhodes Scholar, and studied at the University of Oxford, from which he received his doctorate in Theoretical Physics in 1979. He worked on quantum chromodynamics, the quantum field theory that was then postulated to explain the behavior of nuclear reactions and the structure of subatomic particles. He was a postdoctoral fellow research associate in Theoretical Physics at Rockefeller University from 1979 to 1980, and a research fellow at the MIT Center for International Studies from 1982 to 1984.
Carter taught at Harvard University, beginning in 1986. He ultimately rose to become Chair of the International & Global Affairs faculty, and Ford Foundation Professor of Science & International Affairs, at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Carter is author or co-author of 11 books and more than 100 articles on physics, technology, national security, and management.”
Lengthy stints in academia. Maybe that’s the problem. But boy, weren’t those 93 Senators impressed?
Fellow patriots, the “Fundamental Transformation” that is progressing so nicely and exceeding all of Comrade Barack’s hopes for change would not have been quite so successful if, as we have repeatedly stressed over and over on these pages, the loyal opposition would cease and desist from accepting the premise. The premise is that, apologies to Rodney King, “C-c-c-can’t we all just get along?” That is the hook that the left uses in it’s crusade to neuter America. We are to join the global community, let down our defenses and buy the world a coke, or even a glass of champagne, and celebrate in perfect harmony.
Compounding that error, our representatives , and even our pundit class, never seem to connect the dots on what type of people “keep America safe’, to be crass about it. Leon Panetta? Chuck Hagel? Doctors of theoretical physics? Sexual show-offs?
Does anyone else find it morbidly ironic (or oxymoronic) that we have a debate going on in some circles and especially among presidential candidates about the necessity or desirability of “boots on the ground” in opposition to the Caliphate in the Levant, or Putin’s shenanigans in Eastern Europe and the Middle East at the same time we have a defense secretary who doesn’t know what the purpose or possible mission of an Army might be, but boy isn’t it great that we have a person who is openly homosexual to supposedly be in charge of it?
Yeah. Let’s all have a good cry over the situation we find ourselves in. because it’s very, very sad.