The face of the United States armed forces

Randy writes:

Talk about women in the military. No more archane rules about military bearing anymore. Now it is flowing hair and earrings underneath the general’s braided cap. Just when you thought you had seen it all. The Russian and Chinese military must be laughing their heads off at this hollowed out shell of our military:

Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward, who investigated sex abuse
scandal at the the Air Education and Training Command.

LA replies:

I’m laughing out loud. It doesn’t bother me any more. It’s their country now.

- end of initial entry -

Sage McLaughlin writes:

You wrote: “I’m laughing out loud. It doesn’t bother me any more. It’s their country now.”

At one time I would have thought this extreme. In fact, over the last year many times I have thought you were being too despairing. Or, at a minimum, I have found myself incapable of empathizing with that despair, because my heart could still be attached in some way to America, as it is attached to something still living, still extant.

Now, though, I share your total alienation. This country, this administrative area, whatever you want to call it, is a sick joke, period. What I loved does not exist anymore, and while I am still brokenhearted about that—how can I not mourn the fact that I have no country, only a government that openly despises me and whose whole animating purpose is my dispossession?—I no longer am bothered by the fact that the Country We Call the United States is a pathetic spectacle. That’s what the liberals who own it want it to be, and may they have joy of their victory. It is not mine to lament. The shame is not mine, but theirs.

James P. writes:

The quote at the end is entertaining:

“Sexual attraction, power, and money are three of the most corruptive elements of the human condition, and two of these three are present in the basic military training environment,” [General Edward] Rice wrote in a letter to the secretary of Air Force released Wednesday. “If we do not take steps to address these corruptive elements persistently and positively, we will find ourselves in the same situation at some point down the road.”

If the military wants to “address” the problems that men and women are sexually attracted to each other, that men are prone to exploit positions of power over women, and that women are drawn to men with power, the options are two:

1. Change fundamental, physiologically hardwired human nature.

2. Get women out of the military.

I think I know which one they are going to choose. As they say, good luck with that!

LA replies:

I’m knocked over. What is Gen. Rice proposing, that sexual attraction be eliminated?

Evidently so. The cure for the sexual problems created by the integration of women in the military is to remove human sexual desire, particularly from men.

It’s analogous to: the cure for the problems of racial inequality created by the integration of blacks with whites in the same educational institutions is to reduce white intelligence.

Stephen T. writes:

These women like Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward are such copycats when it comes to flattering fashion trends. I’ve got news for her. Former San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong was knocking them dead with that combo of the over-sized visor cap, amply appointed with officer’s braid, and the hair sticking out wildly on all sides, fully five years (or fashion cycles) ago. Now comes this young thing Woodward, strutting her stuff like SHE invented that look or something.

(Actually Woodward’s not a bad-looking woman at all in other pictures. But once Heather put on that hat, let’s face it, everyone else became just an imitator.)

Here is VFR’s April 2009 entry on Heather Fong:

The San Francisco “police”

Paul K. writes:

If you’ve ever wondered how bad things could get for a police department in a major American city, look at the Wikipedia entry for San Francisco’s police chief, Heather Fong. Fong’s qualifications include being Asian-American (though she’s obviously part white) and a militant lesbian.

Freaks in charge: Heather Fong (left), Theresa
Sparks, and Sgt. Stephan Thorne commemorate
the start of the transgender rights movement.

In the photo at her Wikipedia entry, she is standing next to Theresa Sparks and Sgt. Stephan Thorne at a rally commemorating the “Cafeteria Riot” of 1966, the opening battle of the transgender liberation movement.

Sparks is the president of the San Francisco Police Commission and the CEO of a multimillion-dollar sex toy company. “She” started out life as a male but had the operation. Sparks was a Grand Marshall in the 2008 San Francisco Pride Parade.

Sgt. Thorne took a different route to police work, starting out life as a female and, through surgery, becoming a simalcrum of a man. Thorne enjoys the distinction of being the SFPD’s first transgender officer.

I guess it’s crimefighters like these that keep predators like Lovelle Mixon on the Oakland side of the bridge.

LA writes:

That photo is one of the freakiest things I’ve ever seen. Fong, who looks like a Chinese lesbian Nazi (and also seems to be holding an oversized knife blade—was that the blade used for the sex change operations on her colleagues?); then the oversized former male now “female” police commissioner with the tousled hair; then the former female now “male” police officer with the sickly unreal smile on her/his face. Not only are they freakish, and not only are their physical appearances and expressions freakish, but the atmosphere and lighting and the people behind them are also freakish. It’s like something out of hell. Yet it’s a picture of public officials and police in an American city.

[end of April 2009 entry.]

Terry Morris writes:

You wrote: “I’m laughing out loud…. It’s their country now.”

I should imagine their Maker is laughing too. As it says in Psalm 2:

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

It is appropriate to laugh now that they’ve managed to break our bands and cast our cords away from them—the moral cords that have held the society together are gone. It is indeed their country now. Let us see how they fare without the moral check that we once provided against their excesses.

Dave T. writes:

Building on your last comment, there is no doubt in my mind that the political left is guided by some kind of demonic influence. What else can better account for their comprehensively inhuman reconstruction of our society?

Speaking for myself, I have come to terms with the demonic nature of our society by spiritually seceding from it, even as I physically remain a citizen of this country. As you put it, it is truly their country now, but that doesn’t mean we should lay down and not try to resist them as much as possible.

William H. writes:

Henry David Thoreau wrote that the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. As a takeoff from that, should conservatives now lead lives of quiet resignation?

LA replies:

No, of course not. What have I said that would lead to think my answer to that question would be yes? In my view, the historic United States is gone, and there’s no point in trying to win it back. But we still have to fight for our lives and oppose evil.

William H. replies to LA:
Ok. I see your point. You are not saying that it is hopeless and that one should just withdraw to a refuge, like Walden Pond. I believe you are saying that it seems futile to try changing the culture and the politics currently and so conservatives should act defensively to protect ourselves and oppose evil. Conservatives’ influence have been reduced to such a low level that the main imperative now is to fight to protect oneself against the gathering forces of evil.

That approach makes the assumption that there might be a future time when conservatives may be able to assert some power over the direction of events. In that case, is it better to wait, knowing how the future is precarious, than to be forceful to make changes currently? After all, most conservatives have not publicly challenged liberalism. The Republicans, as we saw in this last election, never challenged the Democrats on issues such as gay marriage, massive immigration, the racial problems, the unconstitutionality of the Federal government, the Islam problem, and so on. The Republican politicians are more interested in keeping quiet and staying in office. We need bold, unapologetic, and intellectually prepared conservatives to take the battle to the liberals.

LA replies:

In addition to protecting ourselves and opposing evil to the extent possible, there are also positive things we can do. First, bringing out the truth about the liberal regime, so that we and those who follow us in the future can know it. This is an indispensable preliminary step for the building up of a non-liberal society. Second, developing an intellectual and spiritual community of like-minded non-liberals who reject liberalism and liberal America, uphold traditionalist principles in their stead, and slowly attract and convert more people. Third, gradually building an actual non-liberal community and polity, perhaps in a state (or states) that asserts enough independence from the federal government and the dominant culture to allow such a non-liberal polity to take form there, but not so much independence (at least in the near term) that it provokes the federal government to suppress it by force.

LA writes:

A reader points out that what Fong is holding in her hand is a microphone. I think I didn’t see that when I posted the original entry in 2009 because the image was not very bright in the computer monitor I was using then. Still, I think my fanciful idea that she was holding a knife was funny.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 15, 2012 08:50 AM | Send

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