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Dancing Is Fun! Until the Music Stops.
The FBI was once a federal agency built to investigate domestic crimes. Now it is used by the Democratic Party to tarnish Republicans and protect Democrats. The CDC was once tasked with tracking health problems in our country. Now it is used to consolidate power over American citizens. The Bureau of Labor used to track statistics about unemployment, economic growth, etc. Now its job is to provide favorable storylines for Democrat politicians by manipulating statistics. I could go on and on. Every federal bureaucracy, it seems, has abandoned its original purpose and has been tasked with promoting the Democratic Party.
Of all federal agencies, the one that bothers me the most is the military. Our military, for most of our history, could have been fairly represented by the picture above. Now, that same military is advertising itself as a development program for transsexual drag queens and such, like in the picture below.
This seems funny. But it’s not. The job of our military was once to kill people and break things. A big part of its job was to convince the tyrant wannabe’s around the world that it would be better if they didn’t challenge us. Scaring men like Putin and Xi into playing nice is not easy. But that’s what our military is for. Or rather, was for. It could even cover for temporary political problems, to a certain degree:
Late ’70s: “Ok, Mr. Tyrant Wanna-Be, listen closely. President Carter may be a fool, but believe me, it would be better if we didn’t send a few hundred Marines to your country to wander around a bit. So be nice, ok? Will Carter do that? Will he actually send our military into your country? Who knows. But you’d better hope and pray that he doesn’t.”
Even if we had weak leaders, we had a strong military, full of young men who had been training for years, and couldn’t wait to go kick some tyrant butt.
Weak leaders are always dangerous, and they tend to lead to wars. But they’re much more dangerous when they try to convince the rest of the world that our military has been transformed from a fearsome, overwhelming force to a woke group so sensitive that they’re no longer sure if they’re girls or boys.
If the rest of the world ever actually believes that, then tyrants around the world will start invading places like Ukraine. It could happen. Hypothetically.
Losing our entire administrative state to the Democrat party is a serious setback. Losing election integrity is another serious setback. Losing the educational establishment, the news media, and social media to the control of the Democrat party are also serious setbacks. I’m not sure how we overcome all that.
Although it won’t matter, if our military joins the rest of the Democrat party woke mob. If we really manage to convince the rest of the world that our military is less interested in killing people, and more interested in not offending them, then none of those other things really matter.
Losing the CDC is problematic. Losing our military is catastrophic.
At that point, even election integrity is no longer terribly important. Because our destiny will be determined not by people like Joe Biden, but by people like Vladimir Putin.
At that point, the best we can do is keep dancing. Until the music stops.Published in General
Amen . . .
IIRC, it was the middle of the Clinton administration when Slick Willie and his wife realized that they could use the military as a laboratory or testing ground for their social experiments. We had a brief respite for about three years, but it’s balls to the wall now. Or is that expression prohibited now?
That expression is prohibited. Because our military had no balls. Or, at least, our military wants you to believe that it has no balls.
This is surreal…
Perhaps the greatest problem with Leftism is that it doesn’t understand neutrality. It reminds me of the paperclip doomsday scenario in AI. Conservatives understand that the military is for nonpartisan violence and that the IRS is for nonpartisan tax collection and so on. However, Leftism sees that everything needs to be assimilated.
The point of neo-Marxism is not about the breaking a particular institution like military or the CDC, it is to break enough institutions so that all of society breaks. Go down the list of institutions. The last two trusted by Americans were the military and SCOTUS. Under Biden the Dems have been monkey-hammering those for a reason. Covid fascism, racial division, trans-mania,….
From an old bumper sticker that featured the Marine Corps Globe and Anchor; “When it absolutely positively must be destroyed overnight call the Marines.”
Paraphrasing the Late Great Boss Mongo; A good tactical plan should never include a fair fight; it should call for murder.
Where, at what particular inflection, will we place the Fall of the Republic when we look back after the deluge?
Very good question.
I think the immigration act of ’65. LBJ. Teddy Kennedy.
Time will tell.
That’s really close to my answer. I think 1964. I’ve heard, maybe from Charles Murray and Andrew Klavan, that there was a major inflection point in 1964.
The Civil Rights Act was a major disaster (1964), along with the banning of school prayer (1963). There were a lot of changes in a few years, though, and I do agree that the immigration act was a very big one.
One more sign that the Republic is dead.
My understanding is that it has nothing to do with anatomy. It has WW2 multi engine aircraft origins. The throttles levers ended in vaguely ball-shaped knobs
Maximum power setting was with the levers all the way forward…pushed all the way to the firewall. So balls-to-the-wall was the 20th century version of Mr Scott’s “I’m giving you all she’s got, Captain” … maximum effort.
My understanding as well but in a world where it has been suggested that men testify but women should ovarify, anything is possible, including cancelling “balls to the wall”.
The re-election of Obama. America had seen Marxism up close, and liked it.
I remember an article about the “End of the American Empire”. The date was fixed at around 2003 or 2004.
How could it be otherwise? How could we have an administrative state without something like that happening? The administrative state is going to have its own self-interest and self-aggrandizement as its primary activity, regardless of any other good or evil it plans to do. One of the two parties is going to line up with it, and that will be our government, whether that party is in or out of office.
Dr B is right about the military mess but look on the bright side… this is the military the left says our armed citizenry is no match for so we don’t need guns.
I can’t find any links, but my memory is that, several years ago, the director of the Special Warfare School at Ft. Bragg (Green Berets) quit. He indicated that he felt his job was no longer training warfighters, but rather checking off that all the required diversity workshops had been completed.
I like this post but I don’t like this post, IYKWIMAITYD.
I think certain people in the military want fewer biological women joining. These guys presenting as “trans women” are being encouraged to do that in order to send the message to actual women that the army is now less biological woman welcoming.
On some website, I think it was Breitbart, I saw a picture of one of these dudes wearing makeup and what looked like a bathing suit bottom. It clearly looked, in the photo, like he hadn’t gotten rid of any male parts. To me, the message was “Since I’m not identifying as a man, I can’t be shamed into refraining from being physically violent with women.”
I don’t agree. I was in when the military slowly opened the doors for women. It was a good time to serve. I got the joy of proving what a woman could do and this helped open those doors. I was also confident the military, left to its own devices, would not open a door I should not enter. Some jobs should be left for the men and women should not be offended those doors are closed to them. Congressional goofballs who never served tried to force things. Pat Schroeder was one. I was even one of the ones selected to dine with a civilian leader trying to force those doors open. It was a small, select group. They never contacted me again or quoted me. Things really started going south under Obama. It took a while to get the “right” generals and purge the wrong ones. The left pushes this sick crap because they are sick bastards.
I don’t see where we disagree.
I don’t know anything about the army. But, it makes sense to me that if you tell people in a profession that there has to be at least so many women doing a job or it will be assumed—-not that there aren’t that large a number of women who are both qualified to do that job and interested in doing it—-it will be assumed women are being kept out due to sexism, then, so called transgenderism will end up being used…
(1) As a way of having the required number “women” who are also competent to do the job and
(2) As a way of signaling to biological women that biological women won’t any longer be able to exploit traditional male courtesy and protectiveness toward them by both pressuring for standards in the profession to be lowered for women and by, paradoxically, accusing men of thinking themselves superior to women.
I once looked over a package I was going to deploy and announced that, for such a small package, there were too many women. Someone said, “You can’t say that.” I replied I could because I was a woman. I got my wish. Sadly, I don’t think a woman could say that now. I don’t recommend military service right now but respect and support the brave ones who will at least serve their four years.
[One truck, a deuce, had a total brake failure while slowing down on the cloverleaf exit. Deuce brakes use 2 lines of air pressure. The quick-thinking driver remembered the hydraulic quirks of the system and pumped the brake peddle rapidly, enough to stop the truck before it had an accident. It wasn’t the logical response for that truck but happened because of the many hours she had spent honing her skill driving them. It impressed the guys. Women are fine in the appropriate places.]
They weren’t the first. Truman’s racial integration of the military was also a social experiment, and that was in the late 1940s. The subsequent admission of women into the military was another, well before the Clintons. The Clintons extended it to homosexuals.
Some of these things aren’t like the others. There is no moral equivalency. Your examples present perfect examples of the “slippery slope.”
Not that there is anything wrong with pointing out slippery slopes.
I believe the Clinton’s efforts were fundamentally different. The admission of racial minorities and women did not change the mission of the military which was to break things and kill people. Clinton’s efforts went far beyond just admitting homosexuals.
Do people really think that men who claim to be, or imagine themselves as, women can’t kill people and break things ? Maybe I just take the movie, Psycho, too seriously, but I don’t doubt they can.
As if that were the point.
Okay. What did Clinton do that went far beyond just admitting homosexuals ? Clinton may have done something that changes, or interferes with, the mission of the military, but I don’t see how drag queens directly do.
That’s right. You don’t see.