[October 25, 2021] Several months ago (yes, I’m late coming to this topic), the U.S. Army and Russia came out each with radically different military recruiting ads. The contrast is telling.
In the new U.S. army ad, begins with “… a little girl raised by two moms,” the narrator says, “Although I had a fairly typical childhood, took ballet, played violin, I also marched for equity. I like to think I’ve been defending freedom from an early age.”1 When I heard this, I nearly threw up my breakfast. You don’t defend anything by playing a violin or marching in a parade. See it here.
The Russian military ad takes a serious tone. I have no idea what they are saying but you don’t need to know. Just watch the video to understand the meaning. They are telling us their soldiers are all about commitment, strength, and endurance. Their job is to kill enemies of their nation without mercy, period. No equivocating. See it here.
Our recruiting ad tells us of a military focused on explaining microaggressions and critical race theory of Afghan Tribesmen. It says the most important thing for us is to be from a victim group and our soldiers will help you in sensing sessions and training how to find yourself. They probably brought back “stress cards” they can waive if they have to do too many pushups or get dirty.
A former U.S. Army recruiter took to Twitter to voice his frustration, “Pick your fighter.”2
Our military is now the laughing stock of the world and we deserve it. Thank you Woke Gen. Mark Milley and SecDef Lloyd J. Austin III. Maybe if the U.S. picked some real men for these jobs, things would change.
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