The social-engineering sandbox

Quick, what’s the name of the NFL franchise in Washington DC?

The Redskins, you say.

That baseball team in Cleveland?

The Indians, you offer.

The zero percent Cherokee running for office in Massachusetts?

Right, Elizabeth Warren, the comedy gift that keeps on giving.

Finally, what’s the term used to describe the alternating sprint exercises at the Naval Academy and in common use elsewhere?

Indian runs.

But what does one enlisted military-educational-complex bureaucrat at Annapolis (apparently with nothing better to think about or no better work to do) feel about Indian runs?

“The term ‘Indian Run’ is used to describe the alternating sprint exercises at various levels here at the Academy, and it is widely used among the public,” [Master Chief Christopher] Gary wrote in the May 14 email. “I hope all can already see the problem with this, but let me be clear, this is a form of stereotyping.”

Let me be clear. Wow, the dude goes all Barry Oh! on us in his straw man. Methinks Master Chief Gary has been assimilated.

Anyone who has served in the military knows it veritable petri-dish for those who want to tell us what to do and how to think; it’s political correctness via speech codes and social-engineering.

Stupid ideas like Master Chief Gary’s can come from anywhere, but they’re most often generated by the services themselves, the Pentagon (especially OSD), the Congress (and political appointees working in the Pentagon), and general officer/flag officer consultants (the retired types who didn’t fix things when they were on active duty).

Normally it’s difficult to mock NCOs—not only do they generally do a great job, serve honorably, and keep their mouths shut—but in Master Chief Gary’s case, he’s earned it.

Oh, and that chief in Master Chief? You may want to look at that too.

Or instead, Gary could use it on his resume to earn some diversity bonus points when he’s applying for employment at, for example, Harvard Law.

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About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on May 18, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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