On July 31, 2011, I posted I Remember Carter’s Army. If you have not, please go read it. When this President told the nation how he intended to destroy our military, apparently no one listened. Or, in the worst case if they listened they did not give a rat’s rear end about the treatment of serving military people, their families, or veterans. They cared even less about the security of our nation. They took for granted that in the Presidential election an establishment progressive Republican could defeat a radical Democrat progressive communist.
So three years later, perched on the precipice total tyranny and destruction, I have a small request. I want you nit-wits running around Washington a scared of your shadows and who just now got your knickers in a wad because the Secretary of Disarmament and Surrender (formerly the Secretary of Defence) announced to the world the end of the era of American military dominance to spare me your phony outrage. Most of you sat by said and did nothing from the beginning. But now? Now that elections are on the horizon you once again start pulling at the heart strings of Americans using our serving men and women, their families, and veterans as nothing but political pawns toward your personal aims. You disgust me.
The man, second most responsible for the defence of our country and the welfare of our serving men and women and their families, standing beside a bobble headed general looked them right in the eye (bravely through the lens of a television camera) and pretty much said tough bananas boys and girls. Life is going to suck for you from here on out. When we next send you off to war, it will not be with the best of anything. We will want you to strap it on and go to war knowing full well that you once were, but no longer are the dominant force in air, sea or ground combat.
Nope, we will make sure you are the “firstest with the leastess.” Your combat training will come in second place to homosexual tolerance training and hyphenated-American multiculturalism awareness training including the proper wear of turbans and the length for beards, and recognition of the Muslim call to prayer. Once you have mastered that, we will send you off to war. Probably lacking much of what you need and probably without a Christian Chaplain to say some words over you.
While you are laying it on the line, your families back home will see their commissaries going away and the cost of their medical care increasing. We assure you as well that their welfare considerations will fall well behind the larger voting bloc consisting of the state-dependent and ignorant. To make up for your benefit loss, we will stop raising your pay, which in turn lessens the value of any future pension you may get and what the hell, we will cap raises for that too. We love you guys – and your families. You sacrifice greatly for our nation. Place aside that we have classified all of you as potential terrorists. Too bad you do not have a union that could kick in some dues to the commies.
On March 25, 2012, I posted the question, Just Another Vietnam? The question stands answered now.
On March 11, 2013, I posted Soldiers Slighted. I told you what I thought about our current Secretary of Defense. One year later he is living up to what I told you he would do.
Serving men and women and veterans do not feel owed for their service. They do have reasonable expectations. They expect a country willing to send them off do die in combat will provide them with the best, most advanced equipment and the best training. They rightfully expect that their families should not have to do without or be forced on to food stamps to put food on the table.
Our professional force is comprised of families. The serving members of these families when forced to consider the welfare of their spouses and children will just walk away. That will leave this great country with a conscript force and this time it will include boys and girls. Girls not drafted before because of their historical non-combat roles. They will be led by bobble-headed and party loyal officers. The rich and well connected, just as it did during the Vietnam era will have all sorts of draft deferrals or they will fill the ranks of the reserve components. The politicians will fill the active ranks with another McNamara’s hundred thousand of the mentally and morally challenged. Cannon fodder. There is no such thing as a professional conscript force.
America is fully capable of maintaining battlefield dominance. Our allies count on it, or once did. If we are not the dominant battlefield force who then will roll back the communist and Islamic push for world supremacy? Threats once kept at bay and a world kept relatively peaceful by a dominant American military. But maybe second or third fiddle is the aim of our current leadership – to be dictated to by the Russians, Chinese and the Muslim Brotherhood.
Our Soldiers face down the nation’s enemies while danged few at home even seem to care that they are being sacrificed and destroyed by Washington and a growingly ignorant and state dependent population.
This is not about the end of American military dominance. This brothers and sisters is about the end of the United States of America. It is not being fundamentally transformed, it is being fundamentally destroyed. It is being destroyed the only way it can be. From within by a growing concentric circle of communism whose center of gravity rests at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
The White House and our country are quickly turning red while Congress plots strategy for the next election.
© J. D. Pendry