Say Good Bye to the Marines

2021 April 27
by bc3b

Throughout US history the Marine Corps represented the finest  of the US military. They were the first to storm beaches, defeated far larger forces and were respected by friends and foes alike as true bad asses.

All that has changed.

In the Marine Corps, we don’t have quotas, but we do have goals. And Marines accomplish goals,” my officer-in-charge told me and a few other brand-new second lieutenants, each of us assigned to temporary recruiting duty while awaiting orders to Quantico. The captain then told us we had to sign up a certain number of college-enrolled racial minorities and females. No need to be too strict on physical fitness or academics, he said. Just bring them in.

That was in 2009. Discrimination of this sort has been an ingrained yet lamentable part of the military’s recruitment, retention and promotion practices for many years. But my fellow officers and I couldn’t have imagined that, 12 years later, our disagreement with these policies would get us labeled “racist,” “sexist,” “bigoted” or “extremists” worthy of “eradication” and “elimination” from the USMC. Yet the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps said as much in his February 22 “core values” memo.

I’m now a major in the Marine Corps Reserve and a member of a formerly all-male infantry battalion.* This past weekend we had our monthly drill period. A few days before drill, the command told us that all scheduled training on Sunday morning was canceled and replaced with a “stand-down to address extremism in the ranks.”

It was left-wing political programming, as direct as it sounds.

We were instructed that there is a Taliban-like threat in the United States called “domestic terrorism.” These terrorists are characterized in part by “anti-government,” “anti-authority” or “abortion-related” extremism and various “supremacist” ideas. None of these terms are defined. The Marine Corps entrusts the government’s HR department to figure that out.

Reporting requirements are key. Do you suspect someone supports an “extremist ideology?” Alert the chain of command. Have you heard a Marine express “contempt toward officials?” Notify the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Don’t handle anything on your own. Just rat them out. After all, “service is a privilege” and it’d be a shame to lose that privilege for failing to do your part to stamp out “extremists.” One PowerPoint slide posed this imperative in stark terms: “Do you want to be a Marine or do you want to be part of an organization that sows disunity and hate. You cannot have divided loyalties.”

Where did all this come from? Soft liberalism has taken root in the military over several decades. These alarming trends are already well documented in James Hasson’s book Stand Down: How Social Justice Warriors Are Sabotaging America’s Military. But in the wake of President Joe Biden‘s election—and more precipitously since the January 6 “insurrection”—bureaucratic progressivism has hardened into iron-fisted wokeism.

January 6 provided the pretext that the government, media and Democratic Party needed to drum up paranoia about white-nationalist domestic terrorism. A month later, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued a memo to all Pentagon leadership laying the groundwork for my unit’s Sunday morning indoctrination.

In his memo, Austin announced that the Department of Defense “will not tolerate…actions associated with extremist or dissident ideologies” and ordered all 1.4 million personnel to receive “extremism” training. And he promised it was just the beginning: the “stand-down is just the first initiative of what I believe must be a concerted effort to…eliminate the corrosive effects that extremist ideology and conduct have on the workforce.”

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Hat tip: Newsweek (of all places)

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                                         US Marines 2021 in their new non-threatening uniforms

51 Responses leave one →
  1. 2021 April 27 4:08 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Yet, extremists on the left, who have been burning cities down, aren’t a threat.

  2. 2021 April 27 4:12 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Mullet –

    Take a look at the far left first row. Some things never change.

  3. 2021 April 27 4:35 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    A Marine isn’t a Marine unless he is in khaki.

    So help this civi out. How would I distinguish that group of grunts from some air farce types??? Or did logistics get a great deal because the USAF ordered too many?

  4. 2021 April 27 4:40 am
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  5. 2021 April 27 4:42 am
    [5]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    the dispensers force “black and brown bodies” to show their palms — which are “the only light areas of the skin”

  6. 2021 April 27 4:51 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Innocent black three year old shot and killed at his own birthday party. Where’s the outrage from LeBron and the BLM movement? Oops, forgot that he isn’t a thug with a long rap sheet.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-shooting-3-year-old-boy-killed-at-birthday-party

  7. 2021 April 27 4:53 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Today, I would encourage young people not to join the US military.

  8. 2021 April 27 4:55 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Thanks CA, NY — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/census-tx-gains-2-house-seats-ca-ny-lose-one-population-grows-74-over-past-decade — So that will go into effect for 2022. Course here in Texas we will have the usual round of suit, counter suit about redrawing the districts.

  9. 2021 April 27 4:58 am
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  10. 2021 April 27 6:10 am
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    justrand permalink

    my prediction on the Census mandated re-districting is that the Democrats will GAIN seats overall.

    they are MUCH better at finding “Judges” to accept their plans. When the PRK loses a seat it will wind up being a Republican seat…and Texas will probably gain two Democrat seats.

    The GOP plays patty-cake…the Democrats KNIFE FIGHT.

  11. 2021 April 27 6:21 am
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    “Beyond Meat just revealed its juiciest burger ever — here’s how they made the magic happen”

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/beyond-meat-just-revealed-its-juiciest-burger-ever-130018981.html

    try it?

  12. 2021 April 27 6:23 am
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  13. 2021 April 27 7:34 am
    [14]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    1929 over!
    15 char

  14. 2021 April 27 7:42 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

  15. 2021 April 27 7:44 am
    [16]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Did Tesla “balance” their holdings by dumping some BTC?

  16. 2021 April 27 7:48 am
    [17]
    Eph permalink

    Jim,

    Have you seen the starting price for a new Tesla lately?

    Even the green idiots have had enough

  17. 2021 April 27 8:28 am
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    So help this civi out. How would I distinguish that group of grunts from some air farce types?? mutley

    That is an air farce formation.

  18. 2021 April 27 8:58 am
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    justrand permalink

    IP, I think bc3b’s point is that the Marines are morphing into the Air Force. 🙂

  19. 2021 April 27 9:50 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #19 –

    Correct. And Mullet and I are just the people to teach you and ip how to screw off and screw up. LOL!

  20. 2021 April 27 11:03 am
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    Bring back, o bring back the old corps to me,
    all corporals are half assed bastards,
    The sergeants drink all of the gin,
    The second lieutenant’s s a fairy,
    What a hell of an outfit I’m in.

    Bring back, o bring back the old corps to me,
    Write his mother a letter,
    Tell her her son is dead,
    He got hit with a mortar, it blew off his fuking head.

  21. 2021 April 27 11:12 am
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    Eph permalink

    21 IP

    Holy shit that was awesome

  22. 2021 April 27 11:23 am
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  23. 2021 April 27 12:01 pm
    [24]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  24. 2021 April 27 12:04 pm
    [25]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Hopefully he will ditch the man bun.

  25. 2021 April 27 12:09 pm
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    bc3b permalink

  26. 2021 April 27 12:12 pm
    [28]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Largest Christian summer camp becomes child po4n camp

    https://thedispatch.com/p/new-witnesses-allege-kanakuk-kamps

  27. 2021 April 27 12:22 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  28. 2021 April 27 12:36 pm
    [30]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    If Trump doesn’t run, I don’t see anyone stopping Desantis considering he’s the governor of the biggest swing state that he has tilted GOP.

  29. 2021 April 27 12:53 pm
    [31]
    JimNorCal permalink

    The Babylon Bee

    Chinese Government Lays Off Entire Propaganda Team As American Media Doing Their Job For Them

  30. 2021 April 27 12:54 pm
    [32]
    JimNorCal permalink

    27, even CDC suggests you go maskless if you’re vaccinated.
    Whitmer seems to be going the other direction.

  31. 2021 April 27 1:02 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    30,

    You know that because the MSM is attempting to discredit the man anyway they can. Trying to kill politically before he tests the waters. That was the whole reason for the Publix vaxx flap.

  32. 2021 April 27 1:02 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    24, chess, yes agree about the man bun, also maybe he could cut back on carbs. His face looks a bit jowly.

    It’s amazing how he has a tie break in hand at the Candidate’s (the competition to face Carlsen) due to a result from back when the Candidate’s was halted due to Covid.
    “That game took place more than 400 days ago in the very first round, since when the Candidates has been halted at halfway due to the pandemic and Russia suspending flights.” (Did a native English speaker really write that line? Ai yi yi).

  33. 2021 April 27 1:08 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Yes he can be jowly for World Championship

    “Chess grandmasters can lose 10 pounds and burn 6,000 calories just by sitting”
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/22/chess-grandmasters-lose-weight-burn-calories-during-games.html

  34. 2021 April 27 1:12 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Actually for the record…any time you have to take an 8 hour test or something that is mentally taxing, you actually need to start an aerobic routine ideally running even if you don’t think you need that because it will affect the outcome of the test to some extent.

    Same with chess.

  35. 2021 April 27 1:35 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    #34
    you own ETH? Is 1929 over?

  36. 2021 April 27 1:54 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred optimistic baseball can avoid work stoppage:

    https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/rob-manfred-optimistic-mlb-mlbpa-can-avoid-work-stoppage-after-2021-season/

    I’m hoping they can’t. A work stoppage (aka strike) should just about finish MLB off.

    I never dreamed I’d come to hate the sport I loved since childhood.

  37. 2021 April 27 2:14 pm
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    Eph permalink

    MLB knows just that.

    They would be finished

    Look for owners to make huge concessions.

  38. 2021 April 27 3:30 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Wait. What’s the connection of ETH and 1929?

  39. 2021 April 27 3:48 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    By God I may have to move back to the State of my birth — https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-ne-nsf-florida-senate-approves-social-media-crackdown-20210426-hcbykznscna4ngpyaa5a667nwm-story.html — DeSantis pulls off another one and targets tech-media cabal doing so.

    [Trump] Son if you want to rule the swamp you need to slay the alligators first.
    [DeSantis] Hold my Samuel Adams’ Utopia.
    [Trump] Very well played, very.

    Could he be getting pointers from the Maven of Mar-a-Lago?

  40. 2021 April 27 4:10 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    #40
    no connection. There was a pullback in the market over the weekend but it’s ended.

  41. 2021 April 27 4:20 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Right observation, wrong driver — https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/wealthy-americans-chase-million-dollar-listings — The wealthy are looking for comfortable BUNKERS in out of the way destinations that BLM does not tread.

    Core component. That transoceanic Gulfstream IV ain’t worth a damn if the usual escape hatches are battened down because of CoVid. NZ, OZ makes it nearly impossible to get there right now.

  42. 2021 April 27 4:35 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Off the subject but I like scouring zillow for fun even when I’m not interested in buying anything. I find it funny when these people create these personal water parks in their back yard, and then ask astronomical sums to see if anyone wants to buy their property.

  43. 2021 April 27 4:49 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    I hope you “buzz heads” didn’t really believe the Air Farce would let the Marines get ahead of them:

    https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2021/04/27/the_air_force_is_about_to_lower_its_already_low_standards_774596.html

  44. 2021 April 27 5:35 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Another false narrative about Jan 6th

    http://www.thenewneo.com/
    https://www.thenewneo.com/2021/04/27/another-false-narrative-about-january-6th/
    Officer Sicknick was supposedly foully murdered by fire-extinguisher-wielding rioters who bashed him in the head and caused his death. Later we learned none of that was true, and that he had died from two strokes and had never been hit in the head at all, nor was bear spray a cause of his death.

    The bear spray angle had been seized on by the Democrats/MSM after the fire extinguisher story fell through, as a way to continue to blame the pro-Trump crowd for Sicknick’s death. In line with the bear spray narrative, two men who had supposedly sprayed Sicknick and several other Capitol Police officers with bear spray were arrested and imprisoned, even though leftist rioters had often been allowed to get away with similar offenses against police. But now we’re learning something new about that incident

    during the hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Gilead Light acknowledged to Hogan that bear spray was never used, despite video clips presented earlier in the case.

    “It does appear the bear spray that Mr. Khater was holding 10 minutes earlier was not used,” Light said,

    Is carrying bear spray and not using it now considered a crime?

    Note: the two defendants have not been released. However, dozens of Portland Antifa had charges dropped this week

  45. 2021 April 27 8:20 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Saw comment #45 with ’96 Tears’ playing and all my mind snapped to was ‘USAF is lowering the Limbo Bar again??’

  46. 2021 April 27 8:25 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “How bad is it George”
    “First it was the fires. Then it was no electricity. Now have to drink tap water!”

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/27/california-nestle-water-san-bernardino-forest-drought?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

  47. 2021 April 28 4:56 am
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #47 –

    ? and the Mysterians from Saginaw, MI:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7uC5m-IRns

  48. 2021 April 28 5:59 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    John they are throwing the medals BACK over the fence dude — https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/27/john-kerry-denies-sharing-secret-intelligence-with/ — Such a slime bucket all these years and is still at it.

  49. 2021 April 28 6:57 am
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    justrand permalink

    Good article…my only quibble is with one word in the title: “NOW“?? They have been for DECADES. It is just that now they have dropped the guise of giving a damn about America altogether.

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/04/the_democratic_party_is_now_americas_extremist_party.html

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