Monday, July 20, 2015

War Fighters

...of the Social Justice variety.

As far as I can tell, this USMC Lt. Col. was fired for doing her job: Making Marines.

That includes:
Running Boot Camp. Pursuing a vision of Marines as elite warriors. Demanding accountability to standards. Honoring the Corps in spite of a hostile command hierarchy whose budget is hostage to Political Correctness. Integrating female Marines with their peers with whom they may SHARE COMBAT. Challenging female Marines to improve: To have a better chance of survival.

According to the complainers, Lt. Col. Kate Germano, the former commanding officer of 4th Recruit Training Battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, was:
"bullying Marines and singling them out for under-performance.”
Sounds like Boot Camp to me.

Look, the USMC does not want people to fail. They're not stupid. They have well tested methods to help recruits succeed. Because, you know, they want more and better Marines next to them in foxholes.

Lt. Col. Germano is alleged to have:
""reinforced gender bias and stereotypes" in the minds of her Marines by telling them on several occasions that male Marines would not take orders from them and would see them as inferior if they could not meet men's physical standards”
Telling the truth. And the truth is that it’s now the Corps that is "reinforcing gender bias and stereotypes” that women are unable to perform.

Germano was accused of:
“...singled out Marines who couldn't perform three pullups or complete a physical fitness test's 3-mile run in less than 23 minutes.”
Enforcing standards and individual accountability.
"Witnesses said she implied that sexual assault is "100 percent preventable” [Their words, you’ll notice. I’d say the correct term would be ‘inferred.’] and that "by drinking, you are putting yourself in a position to be sexually assaulted.” ...

The investigation found that Germano's personal viewpoints on the issue of sexual assault revealed no malice or bad intent. But, the investigating officer found, her poor choice of words and focus on accountability left room for misinterpretation and left some Marines feeling less safe.”
I think the Marines who should feel less safe are the ones who might end up in a foxhole with the snowflake “Marines” the program is apparently designed to produce.

All this would matter much less if these women weren't candidates for combat duty. But the Social Justice Warriors saw that as discriminatory. Now they see preparation for combat as discriminatory. Rather than admit they were wrong in the first instance, they double down.

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