Skip to comments.Savages, Sexual Predators, and Their Defenders: How the Washington Establishment Really Views...
Posted on 05/19/2013 9:43:26 AM PDT by jazusamo
As our military moves into its second decade of fighting overseas, some in the media and on Capitol Hill have shamefully managed to both cover up an actual scandal over the death of four Americans in Benghazi and at the same time manufacture a scandal through their outrage over reports of sexual assault in the military. With barely contained vitriol, editorials, news articles, and political speeches have recently described these reports as an "epidemic." Top military leaders have been berated and slandered for "failing to understand the problem" and for creating a culture of rape by getting "their buddies" off the hook as a matter of policy. American servicemen have even been outrageously and insultingly labeled more dangerous to their fellow women-in-arms than the enemy in combat.
Do sexual assaults occur in the uniformed services? Absolutely. Just like they do in every other sphere of the civilian world. Do they happen in higher proportion? Absolutely not. In fact, the numbers prove the opposite. Yet with no understanding of military life and culture, Washington politicians and journalists have condemned American servicemen as savages and sexual predators without digging into the facts.
The real question is why none of the outraged politicians and journalists bothered to look at the facts. Perhaps because the notion of military men as savages and sexual predators better fits their preconceptions, and they simply needed a reason to show their true feelings towards those in uniform.
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Facts mean little to politicians and journalists who can further their own self importance at the expense of our military.
Thank you for posting this.
Just part of the Democrat play book. They used to threaten allowing homosexuals into the military.
Military sex ping.
Uh, oh. The author has apparently not read the rule book for discussing sexual assault and rape.
You see, sex is always good. That is the First Law of Liberalism. Since rape and sexual assault are bad, they are therefore not really sexual at all, but are entirely about power and control.
Admitting that sexual assault and rape do indeed have a great deal to do with sex would require admitting that sometimes sex can have a dark or even evil side, and think of the slippery slope that admission would create!
...creating a culture of rape by putting women in foxholes with men and by putting predatory homosexuals in proximity to anyone at all.
I have heard the pundits saying this is a decades long problem. They are full of shiite. I did 23 years in the Marine Corps. I served in two MOSs that allowed me to be in combat units, logistics units, and the air wing. I never saw or heard any of this crap to the extent these people are claiming. Does it happen? sure it does, just like it does in all segments of society. But it does not even come close to the frequency in the civillian world. This is just another in a long line of attacks on military. Libs abhor that which they do not understand. They hate anything associated with honor, sacrifice, or commitment.
Force men and women to live together in isolation, they act shocked at the result. Don’t these morons have a clue as to why the military traditionally separated men and women? Now they’ve thrown homosexuals into the mix?
Well said, most libs don’t know the meaning of honor, sacrifice, or commitment.
Thanks for that. I have been looking for a hook to hang the ridiculous obvious falsity that sex is only about power, not sex, when he must be aroused to successfully rape a woman.
Now I understand ther resoning
I’m perfectly willing to agree that rape is not ONLY about sex, that power is a bunch of it. But it seems obvious to me that sex is for many people mixed up with a great many other issues, not all of the good or healthy.
There are entire subcultures dedicated to playing sex games based on power and control. Seems likely that some with such tendencies might eventually get tired of playing games and graduate to the real thing.
I heard of one instance of this while I was in Nam. I can’t imagine raping someone who has a knife on their belt and a rifle that is always close by.
Unwanted Sexual Contact
I’m willing to bet money that there are more predators, murderers, and perverts in the Zer0bama administration than there are in the military.
The thing that has to be remembered is that power and sex (and money, too, for that matter), are all pretty inextricably entwined a lot of the time. I’m not saying always.
But admitting that is to agree that sex is not always and entirely good, which implies that some types should be prohibited or at least discouraged.
And that is anathema to the Left, which has developed the peculiar mantra that “You can’t legislate morality,” which is of course silly because we don’t legislate anything else. Morality simply means Right vs. Wrong, and that’s what we pass laws about.
What they really mean, of course, is “You can’t legislate sexual morality.” Never quite stating why it is proper for the State to interfere in every other possible area of life, but improper for it to regulate sexual activity.
The left thinks military trials are bad for terror suspects because they result in ‘too many convictions’ ,but now Dems want to take military trials away from the military when it comes to cases involving sex accusations.