The U.S. Naming Commission!  Orwellian?

By | June 11, 2022

[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.

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  1. 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
  2. Army Helicopters and Indian Names (Update), https://www.theleadermaker.com/army-helicopters-indian-names-update/

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Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

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18 thoughts on “The U.S. Naming Commission!  Orwellian?

  1. mainer

    I agree!!!!! If you are on this Orwellian Commission, you should be publically shamed for the rest of your life.

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  2. New Girl #1

    Yes! These names will go down in history and some of the most clownish idiots that the White House could find. If you get picked by this White House for anything, tell them “no.” I’ll not be stupid enough, even if you pay me.

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    1. Desert Cactus

      Yeah, I’m not so stupid or needy that I need a job like this one. I want to maintain some dignity and those on the Naming Commission lost what little respect we had of them.

      Reply
  3. Lady Hawk

    Great article General Satterfield and I must say you really nailed it. I too will be happy when the US government returns to their basic duties and stop the runaway inflation (gas prices over $5 per gallon, etc.) And the Democrats are pushing for higher gas prices on purpose. Yet, they deny it (except slo joe who admits it openly).

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    1. Willie Strumburger

      Yep, Lady Hawk, you and I are thinking alike.

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      1. North of Austin

        Yes, she stopped on the problem and the Naming Commission is the PROBLEM. Gen. Satterfield sure knows how to pick good topics.

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      2. Bryan Z. Lee

        It’s a long way off to election time. Show up at the polls in huge numbers to CRUSH these idiots and show Joe Biden and his handlers that they are not in charge of anything.

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  4. Bernie

    Shame, shame, shame on the Naming Commission.
    Here is their website: https://www.thenamingcommission.gov/ Note to references of REAL leaders. Typical of non-leaders or those who regularly failed at their past jobs. Just a bunch of noobs.

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  5. José Luis Rodriguez

    Little has been written about this so-called commission and I’m not surprised. It’s made up of a bunch of dunces that nobody cared much for in their PAST leadership roles. Most were diversity hires anyway, low on the IQ scale for the high office they were gifted.

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    1. Max Foster

      Some of them remind me of the hard lessons learned in the US Civil War when high ranking officers were given their position due to political influence (same here). After a couple of years when those same politically appointed officers got thousands of good men killed, did someone finally figure out that maybe merit might be a better way to promote. Here we have a list of eight nincompoops. Funny what happens when you put them all in the same room that the winds of intelligence is flowing outward.

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      1. osmodsann

        Pow, got that right Max. Once again, you nailed it. Shame of these men and women (I’m not sure there are women there becuase I don’t know what a woman is? /sarc).

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      2. Fred Weber

        Powerful comment. I too would like to see them shamed but it will take some time. They are all typical bureaucrats. ✔

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        1. Dead Pool Guy

          Give a life time of bureaucratic work to a bureaucrat and what do you get? A sucking chest wound. The sooner the Republicans win this November, the better. They can then destroy the commission by exposure to the sunlight of common sense.

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  6. Tom Bushmaster

    Their names will ride forever into the sunset of bad ideas.

    Reply

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