[June 3, 2021] Army Vet writes to us today to warn us of the destruction of readiness in the U.S. Army and, by extension, all our Armed Forces. He places the blame on the wussification of our military on the shoulders of weak senior military leaders.
Good leadership is NOT about creating a safe environment where people feel a sense of belonging. That’s what a bunch of pussies will tell you. Oh, you don’t think so, then go ask any HR employee (an easy job for life) in any sizable organization. THE job of the U.S. Army is to defend the nation against all enemies. Period. Now it is up to me and others like me to defend our military against leftist dogmas like the new Critical Race Theory (what a piece of crap). I won’t stand for our military falling for this woke ideology anymore. Fortunately, I’m not alone. Several military veterans in Congress (few women are standing up) have launched a whistleblower webpage. Good for them. Or, as I do, just write a letter with an old-fashioned pen – good enough. It’s a start. For too long, staff weenies in our higher officer and enlisted ranks have called the shots for our warfighters. Spineless Commanders are letting it happen.
Wussies are joining the U.S. Army, and wussy-leaders are smiling. Yeah, I wrote about this several years ago. Go find the article at General Satterfield’s blog unless you’re too much of a lazy ass. I wrote then that the world is a dangerous place, and we are actively recruiting weak men and women into our military. The results are predictable; rapidly falling military readiness, wasted resources, and a focus on our feeeeellings, not warfighting. I know a lot of those wussy leaders. I was appalled at the time they would get a promotion at all. Kicking their asses out would have made my day, but I was overruled. But you know who they are. One of them just became the SECDEF under Biden and another the Superintendent of West Point. My solution was to stop appeasing the progressives in our Army by training hard, tough caring, hardcore discipline and restarting the draft. Would this be popular in our America? Hell no. But defending our nation against the likes of China, Russia, and North Korea demands it. Hey, don’t think these countries aren’t on the offensive. See the recent U.S. Army recruiting ad compared to the Russian ad (a world of difference) on Twitter. You don’t need to understand Russian to get the point. I didn’t.
The key to winning any war in the real world lies in defeating your opponent in their minds. They must know you will crush them unmercifully. Fear is the name of the game. The little girl Army Corporal in the recruiting ad has no clue what is happening. She is proud of her gay “parents” – who cares? I certainly do not. The U.S. Army ad has nothing whatsoever to do with warfighting. No enemy of the United States will dilute their armies’ abilities to match our diversity. They aren’t that stupid. We all know that nothing is respected as much as strength. Nothing. If you want to be a force in your town, then you must be the strongest, meanest SOB there. Only then will people walk on the other side of the street to avoid you. That is what the U.S. Army should be, not some social experiment. The wussification of our Army is here. Our flag officers and politicians are encouraging it.
Shame on the U.S. Army’s leadership for being weak. So many have given so much for us–their tomorrows for our today. Sadly, right now, too many of our citizens are demonstrating that they are not worthy of the sacrifice. I am reminded of the closing scene of Saving Private Ryan. May the rest of us live our lives trying to live up to what they gave.