Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Few Final Thoughts On Gays In The Military And DADT

'Don't Ask Don't Tell' was always a stop gap policy, a typical bit of Clinton-esque nonsense that was neither fish nor fowl and as such was always destined to be spewed out of the nation's collective mouth.Either homosexuals were eventually going to be allowed to serve openly in the military,or they were going to be banned again.

So, DADT is officially history. As I revealed earlier, one of my notorious Little Birdies who was definitely in a position to know told me that this was a trade off in exchange for Obama successfully getting the Democrat Lame Ducks in the House to vote to extend the Bush tax cuts.

Will it lead to a deterioration of our military's primary mission, which is defending the country and killing our enemies? I doubt it, although I would have liked to see a much more thorough assessment by the military to see what the actual impact would be, particularly in combat situations and in re-enlistments.I also have my concerns about the military spending an inordinate amount of time and money on things like diversity and sensitivity training, quotas ('Oh my, there aren't enough gay officers or NCO's') or the rest of the kind of PC nonsense that goes with it. Let's hope not...the IDF, the Australians and several other very competent militaries allow homosexuals to serve openly without descending to that kind of insanity.

But two other things come to mind.

Harvard, Berkeley, Columbia, Yale, Stanford and a slew of other so-called elite colleges have long used DADT as their excuse to ban ROTC programs and military recruiters from their campuses. Now that DADT has been repealed, are they going to change their policies? And will we really see that many aspirants to the Ruling Class volunteering to serve? I doubt it, considering what most of their professors are teaching them, but we'll see.

And one last observation. Given how Islam and sharia treat homosexuals, I would now expect a massive turnout of able bodied gays to enlist in our military to kill jihadis. That is, if they're thinking about their own self-preservation.

If that happens, the repeal of DADT might just turn out quite well.

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Anonymous said...

The Harvard reference gave me a laugh early Sunday morning. Thnaks.

Puzzled is my middle name said...

American society can't stick their collective thumb in God's eye and expect good things to follow. God will never apologize for Sodom and Gomorrah.

When I was a young man in the early 70's, I once heard an older gentlemen say that with the decline of sexual morality and the rapid growth of big government spending, America was headed the way of Rome. I didn't believe it at the time. I do now. The kind of decadence we see in Congress is due a collapse of the morality, both financial and sexual, that lead to a strong, prosperous society.

In my opinion, America is barely holding on now. Over the next few years I expect things to get worse financially because of our massive debt and money printing. Then we'll see if we still have the kind of moral strength that can hold a society together when things go really bad. While I'd like to be hopeful, I'm not.

B.Poster said...

"American society cannot stick their collective thumb in God's eye and expect good things to follow. God will never apologize for Sodom and Gomorrah." This is well spoken. I couldn't have said it better my self.

From the time of its founding over two hundred years ago up until the last few decades, America patterned its domestic and foreign policies after the Judeo-Christian concepts found in both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Scriptures. While America was not perfect, a concerted effort was made to abide by these principles. While America adhered to these Judeo-Christian principles, the nation was unique, even special. As such, God blessed America enormously. As the nation has drifted away from these principles, the nation is no longer special or unique. As such, it has begun to lose those blessings and to even incurr the judgements of God.

The need to adhere to God's laws is the primary reason for working to keep DADT in place. In fact, DADT should have been modified to be an outright ban on gays serving in the military.

Unfortunately this was not the primary argument being used to uphold DADT. The primary argument appears to be things like it will affect "troop readiness" and the like. This argument does not appear to be vaild.

I'm a firm believer that, if one wants to be the best at something, they should study the best and try to emmulate the best where ever and when ever possible. The best military fighting forces on earth are Russia, China, and Israel. Of those three Russia and Israel appear to alllow gays to serve openly. China does not. In the case of China, it is more a matter of China's vast numbers would quickly overwhelm American fighting capabilities which would result in rapid, overwhelming, and catastrophic defeat for the American side. In this case its not so much a matter of leadership or training superiorities on the Chinese side.

In the case of Russia and Israel, these are the best led, best trained, and most technologically savy military forces on earth. Clearly allowing gays to server openly has not affected their troop readiness.

Finally, America has been called an "exceptional nation" and terms like "American exceptionalsim" have been tossed about. While America adhered to the Judeo-Christian principles found in the Holy Scriptures, it was an exceptional nation. If it wishes to be exceptional again, it will need to return to those principles.