Skip to comments.Mindless Push for 'Diversity' in the Military Won't Win Wars
Posted on 03/12/2011 4:19:23 PM PST by neverdem
There are too many white men in the U.S. military.
So says a report released this week by the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC), commissioned by Congress to examine ways to "increase diversity" in the military. The MLDC report finds that 77% of active-duty senior officers are white, 8% black, 5% Hispanic, and 16% women (of unspecified race).
What's the answer to this "problem"? Is the MLDC recommending that white males stop volunteering for military service? Do they want to start "selecting" who among them volunteers for service? Are they recommending that there be quotas for military service, as with the public university system? Or maybe the MLDC is going to recommend a mandatory draft for minorities and females until "diversity" is achieved?
The military is currently all-volunteer. If there are "too many" white males, the obvious reason is because white males volunteer proportionately more than other races and women.
If we can mandate voter registration at the local Department of Motor Vehicles (making it a whole lot easier for illegals to vote), why not mandate military recruiters at every high school graduation in Compton, Stockton, and Detroit? With recruitment brochures in 26 languages, of course. Why not set up recruitment offices within welfare offices and in unemployment offices?
The MLDC report makes 20 recommendations. Including "outreach" to "minority" communities to increase the eligibility pool, requiring "diversity strategic plans" in every command, making diversity a "priority," and requiring an official explanation when a "minority" or a woman is not nominated to a 3- or 4-star rank.
The report states, "Leveraging diversity as a vital strategic military resource will require the commitment, vision, and know-how of leaders at every level. Without this commitment to instill respect for diversity as a core value, the needed cultural change may not take place."
For starters, the MLDC calls for affirmative action for non-white, non-male people in the military. It's no longer about training the best warriors. It's about giving an advantage in promotion based on skin color. In other words, it is about racism
What an insult to the many black and Hispanic warriors serving in the military today.
Here is what the MLDC needs to understand. These young men and women are American patriots. Differences among them imposed by silly civilian, politically correct nonsense doesn't count when the bullets start flying.
Thank you, MLDC, but the last thing unit cohesion and military preparedness needs is the creation of yet another reminder of differences and divisions among the troops.
Ask a hero like retired Army Col. Allen West (now, praise God, Congressman West), what he thinks of bringing "diversity" training into the military. I'm guessing that this third generation Army veteran of African-American descent will tell you (in colorful language) that the Army needs more warriors of whatever color.
Which brings me to the NBA. By the standards of the MLDC, the NBA violates diversity. There are just too many blacks. Team owners should justify in writing exactly what efforts they have made to ensure diversity by making room for whites, Asians, Hispanics, etc., on each of their teams.
Of course this is nonsense. The NBA signs up talent to win games, which in turn puts paying fans in the seats and makes money. Owners couldn't care less what race the players happen to be, as long as they shoot and score.
And what about National Public Radio? Applying the MLDC standard, are there too many whites at NPR? On my last visit to the NPR station in Washington, D.C., even the receptionist was white.
I'll bet the percentage of white upper management at NPR exceeds the 77% that got MLDC to conclude there were too many whites in the military. Should Congress defund NPRand then set up a Commission to examine the diversity there?
The U.S. military is established in the Constitution to protect and defend the country. Obsessing about the skin color or gender of the nation's defenders interferes with the ability to win wars and protect this country.
The MLDC report deserves the round file treatment, to be remembered as the high watermark of political correctness run amok.
The executive summary crapped out taking four windows with it. I didn't bother with the full report. It's probably just PC drivel.
The Progressive goal is for us to be rendered unable to even fight a war, let alone win one.
What a bunch of PUT*S
the droves of gay minorities clambering to join the services aren’t materializing after all, even with a law to facilitate their enlistments?
and minorities aren’t choosing to join a volunteer military after all?
Cultural Marxism is political correctness to destroy the military. They cited their goals in 1930.....DADT is what will get rid of Christians...this will help. Then they will totally transform the military into something which can be used to kill their own citizens...because honor and character will be weeded out....like in the homosexual SA Brownshirts where Christians weren’t allowed...and the Russian army. It is so they can use the military to herd the masses in America....something Christians would never stand for.
In war, the race is to the swift, and the devil take the hindermost. The winners will generally be those who focus on winning- not focused on a “diverse” military, or a politically correct one. War is an activity in which setting the lowest possible bar so everyone can succeed is not a formula for success. And one day, we will reap what is being sown- a very bitter harvest indeed.
That there even exists a Military Leadership Diversity Commission proves to me the DOD has room for budget cuts.
Ayn Rand developed the idea that a concept is the combination of two similar characteristics with measurement omitted.
The word diversity is what is known as an anti concept. It is the combination of two disimilar characteristics into a pseudo idea. Afterall, what is diversity but the joining of different things together?
The Objectivists regard such words as diversity as trash words, related in ridiculousness to such words as extremism. Extremism is another trash word like diversity and I think it was first used to smear Barry Goldwater and his supporters.
IMHO Ayn Rand's measurement omission as the major component of concept formation is her greatest accomplishment -- not her selfishness stuff. I wish some mainstream philosophers would right more about Ayn Rands measurement omission as regards concept formation.
Did anyone think the left would exclude the military from their fairness nonsense? In their collective delusion the military is the biggest social program going, and not using it to indoctrinate millions of young Americans into progressive lunacy is heresy. They want to do for the military what they’ve done to our public schools, universities and public agencies.
I remember a case where a black soldier killed 4 people (co-workers of his where he had a part-time job), back in 1994...turns out he had a criminal record but what should have been a felony was reduced to a misdemeanor and so the army let him join.
Part of the problem, since they are so obsessed with percentages, is that the army wants recruits who have high school diplomas and no criminal record--since a higher percentage of whites finish high school than blacks or Hispanics, it's going to be hard to have the black and Hispanic percentages in the military match their percentages in the population at large.
Diversity is perversity.
“The MLDC report finds that 77% of active-duty senior officers are white, 8% black, 5% Hispanic, and 16% women (of unspecified race).”
You get these numbers because whites are rooted in a thousand years of Western culture where the words duty and honor mean something. Thus, you see large numbers of whites joining the military where they commit themselves to standing guard and protecting all of us. It’s called duty.
Blacks are still floundering around, trying to consider whether they want to be called negroes, Afro-Americans or African-Americans.
If blacks looked to their African culture they’d find plenty of examples of their ancestors and their heritage who believed in duty and honor, just like whites.
Right now blacks are stuck between believing a bunch of Marxist con-men or discovering their warrior culture, where they stood up for duty and honor.
If blacks rediscover their African culture, they can clean out the cesspools in their liberal cities and tell the fraud Jesse Jackson to leave town by sunset or else .
Africans understand that thing about duty and honor.
Think I’m blowing smoke up your butt?
We took an economic survey of African men in Pretoria’s shantytowns back in 2003. We asked what they wanted most.
Here’s the short list:
1) private property
2) the rule of law (contracts)
I have great hope for Africa. Not as much for America’s liberal cities.
Blacks in America desperately need a black Moses.
Military Leadership Diversity Commission members are the sort of people FRAGGING was intended for (if it ever really existed, which of course it never did...”
Wrongo. In Iraq one of the wonderful “diversity” soldiers fragged a tent with those evil, highly competent white officers. At least one was killed.
The military is currently all-volunteer. If there are “too many” white males, the obvious reason is because white males volunteer proportionately more than other races and women.
The United States caucasian young male is who fought and won WWI and WWII. They were fierce and fantastic warriors who fought like hell against the enemies of the United States and defeated them.
The Fabian and Frankfurt School socialists know that this segment of the American population has to be demonized and feminized for the their socialist goals to be accomplished and this is being done predominately through the movie and music entertainment media and the education system.
As long as the U.S. military is predominately “white” and “male” the United States of America may survive and that is why the left wants to change the “color” and the “sex” of the military.