[June 11, 2022] The morning of 9/11, my unit was making a rucksack march from a field training area of Ft. Bragg, where we had just completed an Air Assault mission. That day was life-changing for us all. And America became a more serious nation. Two decades later, America wants to change the names of military bases because it’s “racist,” or so we are told. Proof positive that we are no longer a serious nation.
I’ve been stationed on every military base they have on their “hit list,” and I couldn’t have cared less about the name, except it’s been that way for a long time. Tradition, you know. The name of a base or who it was named after was irrelevant to soldiers and civilians stationed there. Yet, we are making a big deal out of it. We are told that Blacks going to these bases are “traumatized” or “made to feel like a slave” when there. Hogwash! You’re clueless if you believe it.
Eight years ago, there was a dispute about the U.S. Army’s “need” to re-name our helicopters. We name them after American Indians to denote physical courage, strength, and an aggressive spirit – all highly valued traits. That honor, we are led to believe, is racist too. Play the racist card, and politicians jump. I’m surprised that so many senior military officers (see list below) have thrown their lot in with pandering politicians. That would be unheard of at one time, but being sensible is no longer required.
If you are a member of the U.S. Naming Commission, then shame on you. Shame on you for being part of something that attempts to hide our past, shame on you for helping sell political snake oil, but thanks for personally being proof that even our honored nation’s Flag Officers are susceptible to selling out their profession and “going with the flow.”
I had a good friend call me on the “re-naming” commission last week to express his dismay. He told me that he is a big fan of RuPaul, an American drag queen who has worked hard to become an international celebrity of beauty and glamor. He said that RuPaul makes a gorgeous woman. But RuPaul doesn’t hide his mission in life, unlike the U.S. Naming Commission, which wants to change America into their vision of an Orwellian state.
The Naming Commissions message – nothing to see here; move along.
Here are the members of the U.S. Naming Commission. I list them here for prosperity, so we will never forget who they are or their malevolence. Not unlike the Disinformation Board of the White House, this “commission” has its target on you.
- Michelle Howard, U.S. Navy Admiral, retired
- Ty Seidule, U.S. Army Brigadier General, retired
- Robert Neller, U.S. Marine Corps, retired
- Kori Schake, American Enterprise Institute
- Thomas P. Bostick, U.S. Army Lieutenant General, retired
- Jerry Buchanan, an Oklahoma businessman, retired
- Lawrence Romo, U.S. Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel, retired
- Austin Scott, U.S. Congressman (R-GA-8)
Oh, and when the Republicans take back the White House in 2024, the bases will be returned to their original names. Because stupidity and pandering cannot stand.
- The Naming Commission was created for one purpose: “to remove all names, symbols, displays, monuments, and paraphernalia that honor or commemorate the Confederate States of America or any person who served voluntarily with the Confederate States of America from all assets of the Department of Defense.” https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6395/text
- Army Helicopters and Indian Names (Update), https://www.theleadermaker.com/army-helicopters-indian-names-update/
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