…..Ladies and gentlemen, the Army instructor didn’t just follow a wild hare in classifying tens of millions of Christians and Jews as extremists.
That thinking is seeping down the chain of command. It’s a fair wager that the instructor presented the now controversial slide because he was confident that it fittingly represented the shifting worldview among the army brass.As George Neumayr wrote at the American Spectator:This now-persona non grata [instructor] apparently did his research too well and grasped the thrust of Obama‘s thought too clearly.
Who knows, maybe he even cribbed it off the Department of Homeland Security‘s 2009 report on “right-wing extremism,” which made dark mention of pro-lifers.Moreover, Judeo-Christian “extremism” is being pushed among atheists who generally sympathize with leftism. Check out the Atheist Revolution website for a flavor of the militancy toward Christian “extremism.”
Wanna bet there’s an overlap between leftist and atheist thinking on Judeo-Christianity fostering extremism?Over the years, the military has deep-fried just about everything to accommodate its political overlords on issues like gays, women in combat, the military as a Peace Corp program-adjunct, a jobs training program, war decorations for noncombat personnel, embracing political correctness on Islam, and getting with the program on Islamic terrorism against military personnel within its ranks.
Major Nidal Malik Hasan was just having a bad day at the office when he slaughtered thirteen personnel and wounded another thirty at Fort Hood — in the name of Allah, not because Hasan lost a gig at the Post Office or because he was being bullied at school.
It’s up to each and every officer and enlisted man and woman to follow the dictates of his or her conscience; to determine when principles have been breached.One would believe that since many military personnel come from traditional America, they must at least wonder about the conflict between the values and virtues they hold versus the leftist values that are, increasingly, defining the military. For thinking soldiers and sailors, their patriotism as their primary motive for service must be tested daily.
When does it cease to be patriotic to serve in the nation’s armed forces and patriotic to resign? It’s a tough question that every soldier and sailor needs to ask him or herself.We’re assuming here, of course, that most military personnel find what’s happened and is happening to their branches as odious as us right-thinking civilians. We imagine that many soldiers are waiting out Mr. Obama’s lame duck term in hopes that voters elect a president in step with traditional norms, a president who will return the military to something more in harmony with traditional American values.
But that ignores the long trend in the military, which post-Vietnam has been toward suppressing, discarding, or redefining the role and culture of the armed services.
There are, of course, the political generals and officers and some noncoms, one supposes, whose ambitions outstrip their good sense and moral bearings.
What happens to the military matters less than what happens to their careers. These elites will jump through whatever hoops Mr. Obama and the left demand for the sake of advancing themselves. The cynics have always been among us in every walk of life.Of course, there are those officers who are in wholehearted agreement with the military’s leftist turn.But…………