[November 18, 2023] Are the U.S. Army senior brass finally waking up from their Woke Nightmare? Nope! But we are beginning to see that there might be some adults in the ranks of the political generals of America’s military services. Last week, the Army released a recruiting ad that dumps the diversity, equity, and inclusion DEI narrative so prominent for so long.
After several years of telling troops that “If you’re a white male, you are part of the problem,” they are now after soldiers from their traditional recruiting pool: white males. Perhaps the Army has woken up to the fact that if you’re after combat soldiers, you have to recruit heavily among white males, most often in the Midwest and South. White males have disproportionally signed up for the combat arms.
Combat deaths also clearly show that white males are disproportionately higher represented, despite Woke narratives to the contrary. The U.S. Army recruiting efforts, in contrast, were targeting non-whites, females, and gays while simultaneously ‘discouraging’ straight white males. And, while that social experiment is okay if you’re a liberal, if you want to win wars, this is a failed strategy.
The Army has spectacularly failed to achieve its recruiting goals. Part of the reason is their recruiting effort, but also because the Army’s leadership has shown to be more interested in “social issues” than doing its job – deterring and defeating America’s enemies.
“Politized militaries don’t win wars, and they don’t attract fighting soldiers.” – Glenn Harlan Reynolds, professor of law at the University of Tennessee
This is what led me to discourage potential Army recruits from joining. But until the Army brass reverses their destructive and failing efforts to incorporate DEI, I will continue to recommend against joining the Army.
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