“It goes to show you just how challenging life is for white, heterosexual, Christian, cisgender males.”
Robert Siedlecki wants you to know: Wokeness grips the U.S. army: putting political correctness over protecting the nation. The “logic” leaves much to be desired.
Siedlecki is probably a smart guy. He graduated from Harvard and then Cornell Law School. Yet I can find no federal case where Siedlecki represented one of the parties. At least not in the last seven years.
Siedlecki claims to be in the employ of International Organization for the Family which is an assumed name for the Howard Center For Family Religion and Society.
Howard Center is deemed a an anti-LGBTQ hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Furthermore, the organization has considerable ties to ultra-nationalist Russian citizens, some of whom are internationally sanctioned.
After watching the latest recruitment campaign for the U.S. Army, one could be forgiven for thinking that the United States military has entered the Twilight Zone. The new campaign, known as “The Calling” and composed of 2-3 minute videos explaining the backstories and reasons for joining of five service members, is the dream of every leftist who supports the woke takeover of the army; indeed, the campaign is even more politically correct than the recent recruitment videos put out by the CIA. It seems that the military and intelligence services, the last government holdouts against political correctness, have finally succumbed to the woke mob.
When subjected to a drivelectomy, what the above amounts to is: “I don’t approve of some of the people that the army is trying to attract.” I will highlight one of those:
“I often said that, behind every good business deal, there is some lawyer just waiting to fuck it up.”
In one of the recruitment videos, “Emma” tells us that she was “raised by two moms” and had a “fairly typical childhood.” She also lets us know that she “marched for [LGBT] equality” and that despite suffering an injury, one of her moms was able to “get back on her feet eventually standing at the alter [sic] to marry my other mom.”
There is more than a hint of racism in all of this as well:
The one story we do not hear is that of a white male from a traditional family, even though white males make up the majority of the army and will continue to do so for years to come. But since the army is committed to critical race theory, white males are oppressors whose stories are not worth telling. And had a white male been included, to have had him from a traditional married mother-father family would have been anathema to the woke military, as that would not support the narrative that all family forms are equal, despite research clearly showing that children do best when raised in a healthy traditional family.
I often said that, behind every good business deal, there is some lawyer just waiting to fuck it up. I will assume that Mr. Siedlecki never ran a business dependent upon recruiting qualified personnel.
If he did then he would know that effective campaigns go after both traditional candidates and those people who might not ordinarily be candidates. In other words, recruiting someone who was raised by a lesbian couple is not in lieu of traditional white males but an in addition to the usual white males.
White people are not an overwhelming majority. As of 2016, they comprised 53% of new recruits.
“I find it amusing that the so-called “woke” are keeping Siedlecki awake at night.”
Furthermore Siedlecki has a problem with gay people in particular. He is also full of crap. Research clearly demonstrates over and over again that children raised by gay couples are as healthy, happy, secure and successful as those raised by opposite-sex couples. Sometimes the research concludes that the kids raised by gay couples outperform their peers:
Drawing the wrong inference:
America’s adversaries in Beijing, Pyongyang, and Tehran are smiling to themselves today as they see that our armed forces are more committed to recruiting based on identity—whether that of race, sex, ethnicity, and the like—rather than on character and competence. With both the CIA and now our military beholden more to wokeness than to protecting American citizens, we can no longer sleep soundly at night.
This guy needs some Ambien, … and probably some Prozac. First of all, as I said, this recruitment is in addition to more traditional recruitment. Secondly, the standards for recruitment remain the same regardless of the source of the recruit.
So the kid raised by gay parents has to meet the same qualifications as a white Christian male raised by opposite-sex parents. I find it amusing that the so-called “woke” are keeping Siedlecki awake at night.
About ten years ago Siedlecki did a very brief stint as a Secretary of Social Services in Kansas. His most pronounced proficiency was pissing people off.
It goes to show you just how challenging life is for white, heterosexual, Christian, cisgender males. Go figure.