The sad part, is I can see this happening, and the pentagone wondering what the hell happened to their precious rainbow brigade.
A number of years ago I was asked to speak to a group of Marine recruit poolees (and some parents) and I told the group that their ultimate purpose was to "close with and destroy the enemy through fire and maneuver." Some of the mothers were aghast, saying "Oh no, my son is going to be a radio operator." My response was, "yes, he will call for artillery to rain down death and destruction upon the enemy." I was "uninvited" to speak again.
Ok, that is funny/sad. Well done.
We're obviously on a similar wavelength this week!
Mr. Gudmundsson, you seem to think that the "woke" are your enemy, and that they are unable to appreciate what the military is, and does. I disagree that the woke (and who dreamed up this stupid term) are your enemy. More importantly, I suggest that the problem may be the tendency, which is not your alone, alas, to speak only to those with whom you are in complete agreement on all issues and in all matters. I know I would be deemed woke and yet I still think the military is vital and the proper study of military history critical for an informed citizen. I respectfully disagree with various policy issues you hold important, I also respectfully listen to what you have to say, noting your obvious knowledge and seriousness. Consider your obligation to speak seriously and thoughtfully, even to those who may disagree with you, without impugning their intelligence, or their patriotism. Good arguments, even when initially rejected, have a way of being heard if delivered properly, which is to say with respect for all listeners.
Nicely done sir!
You seem to think we don’t have a capable fighting force. There’s no way to judge that without putting them in battle with a mission that makes strategic sense, something we haven’t done since the Korean War.
Brilliant! And I say that as an Englishman who went to public school.