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Military correctness as a weapon of mass destruction

orthodoxyDo you think all senior military leaders achieve their positions based on competence, insight and wisdom, dedication to duty, or integrity?

If so, perhaps this will dissuade you:

America’s top military officer in charge of monitoring hostile actions by North Korea, escalating tensions between China and Japan, and a spike in computer attacks traced to China provides an unexpected answer when asked what is the biggest long-term security threat in the Pacific region: climate change.

Be not confused: the military has many aspects from the progressive playbook that are always at work. That is, From each according to his ability to pay; to each according to his adherence to today’s political dogma.

If you still don’t believe military correctness is a weapon of mass destruction, think about George Casey, one of its many poster generals.

What’s the career key? The ability to please one’s superiors is essential to achieving rank. The ability to produce tangible national security benefits may be desired, but is certainly not required.

If we were at war (total war, where national survival or essential national interests were on the line), America would not tolerate such a system. Because we’re not, we do.

In the meantime, salute the orthodoxy—no matter how stupid it may be—and succeed.