The essay below puts on display what I have known and warned of for years. The military is being destroyed by the politically correct, post modernist, socialist left. The special problem recently is politicians and citizenry who have never served and have no perspective about military service and the import of a strong national defense structure. The Services are suffering from an assault by the left that is viscerally anti military and intent on extinguishing the culture and morale of our fighting forces. God help you if you look and act like a warrior instead of an anxious bureaucrat.
The bamster is our enemy and is enthusiastically leading the wrecking crew. He will destroy America if he can. You think all those flag officers dismissed after the Benghazi debacle was a coincidence?
You think the current flag-officer ranks have been purged of people with a proper military attitude?
You bet. The officer ranks now are full of bureaucrats, socialists, affirmative action beneficiaries, not warriors and patriots. I would have to say Colin Powell is a model of the new officer–self promoting, lying, manipulative, soft talking, compromising, treacherous–no General Mattis or even the flag officers mentioned in this essay who were fired when they wanted to come to the aid of their country and fellow citizens in the Benghazi mess. Colin has always been the guy looking for the exit, the cheap piece of paper, not victory over evil. He is now the model for a successful flag-officer.
However it is worse than that–the military way down into the ranks is being eviscerated by political correctness projects that are imposed from the top by people antagonistic to the military, all the services.
Political correctness, gender and sexual pervert grievance hustlers now are the noise throughout the organization. That succeeds and magnifies a destructive affirmative action project based on race and gender politics that resulted in promotions that parallel the disaster of academic affirmative action. The last 25 years has seen dramatic changes, but the last 10 years it has been worse with a new special place for sex perverts, followed by cross dressers and body dysmorphics?
This writer nails it.