Skip to comments.No sex? Permission to speak freely, Sir. (West Point memoir by Laura Cannon)
Posted on 11/26/2012 6:11:33 PM PST by dynachrome
What would I do if I were in charge? Id abolish General Order No. 1. Keep the rules that protect soldiers from sexual harassment. But allow deployed officers and troops to have sex while at war. West Point should come to its senses as well.
West Pointers and other military service members endure tremendous sacrifices. We appreciate the adoration and respect we receive. In that same spirit, I ask the public to accept and forgive our weaknesses. Its okay to be disappointed, but please dont be misled. Beneath the heavy combat gear and impressive uniform, were human, just like you.
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In times past a very few women DID fight alongside men (Revolutionary War, Civil War) but only AFTER they had gone to great lengths to hide their sex -- not flaunt it.
It just amazes me that people will write this stuff and put their name to it - she apparently actually thinks this makes sense.
On the other hand, it is not reasonable to expect a man to be deprived of female company when not in a combat situation for, literally, years while in the military.
I know that some men do, voluntarily, refrain from active participation in fraternizing with any women while on active military duty.
My hat is doffed to them.
That doesn't mean that all men should be subjected to stiffness of the, ahhh, neck while in the military.
Eh, she’s selling a book. She can exaggerate and lie. it will get her $$$$
Conan, what is best in life?
"To crush your enemies -- See them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women!"
Agreed. And the men are therefore distracted from their mission. You can't escape the male/female thing. When they're together they're attracted to one another.
It becomes more apparent to me each day that I have become a social dinosaur. Flame away - I'd be interested in your comments. But rest assured you will not change my opinion.
Sandra Fluke, please pick up the red courtesy phone.
Up to now the PC logic was that Soldiers were supposed to be so professional that they would be robots and not act on any attraction to the other sex. Guess now she’s saying “Yeah that’s BS, but who cares let us hump away like it’s a real life episode of MASH.” Please don’t let her be a graduate of my Company. Oh, and take your saying Jesus obsession and shame of being an unmarried virgin and stick it where the son don’t shine.
“Especially when Officers and staff NCOs have sex with Jr. enlisted. I mean what could go wrong there? “
The same thing that happens today, degradation of moral and discipline.
It goes on today.
I should probably add to this that I have no problem if a married couple is deployed together to a big support base letting them live together.
I read Heinlein’s Starship Troopers too.
Boy, the Academy was not much fun until I met Mary Beth at Ladycliff outside the gates. One time we got caught by the Mother Superior in her office late on a Saturday night. We made our escape while she went for penguin reinforcements.
My philosophy is “More freedom, not less”.
Seriously, I was a unit commander. The troops need the emotional release. If I had my way, there would be a grog ration in the MRE as well.
I guess this proves she’s completely over her ‘Jesus obsession’.
“Weve become a silly country.”
It’s embarrassing, it really is.
Sure, our military could be like a frat house.
We’d be so effective in the next war /s
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