America's Trojan Horse: Political Correctness
by Robert K. Wilcox
It’s time to bring excellence back to the military, most pointedly in the army. Advancement should be for no other reason than merit. Diversity should have nothing to do with it. Not that we shouldn’t have diversity. As Gen. Patton said, "I don't give a damn who the man is…If he has the stuff and does his duty…By God! I love him.”
But the military is for fighting, not social justice – although, for
morale’s sake alone, it should strive to be fair and just. And generally it has
been. The military, since World War II, has been an equal opportunity employer.
It was the first large institution to integrate Blacks in
Incredibly, in the wake of the killing of 13 and wounding of some 30
more, most of them soldiers, at Ft.
Diversity! What about his dead soldiers! They’d be alive if the army had been more concerned with winning than social engineering. Diversity does not win battles. Courage, duty, skill, intelligence, care for ones self and one’s comrades does. The military, to be effective, is uniformity – not diversity. That’s why it was a shock to most in the military – and former vets like me - that Casey said what he did, as if diversity was some cherished weapon. Admittedly, diversity kills, as Hasan proves. But it was the dreaded friendly fire, insidious fire. How could Casey react as he did? He’s supposed to be a soldier, a warrior. That part of him has been trumped by insidious political correctness.
When politics is interjected in the military it always stifles victory.
It is little known - because it’s not taught in our politically correct schools
- that the
We had similar restrictions in
Politicians, duped and treasonous, saw Soviet Russia as some kind of
utopia and made our forces back off. They gave
Imposing politically correct diversity on the military is disastrous. Maj. Hasan did everything but fire rockets in the air to signal he was a threat. But his superiors were so afraid of hurting their careers by challenging the politically demanded tolerance for Muslim anti-Americanism that they let him roil to the point of killing and wounding what in the army amounts in numbers to a basic fighting platoon. Even so, Army leader Casey, was mainly concerned that diversity not be injured?
It didn’t used to be this way. In World War II, after the sneak attack on
It would be stupid and wrong to do the same thing to Muslim citizens here
today. Most undoubtedly are Americans first and that should be respected. But
the political correctness fostered by Democrats and the Left that now demands a
blind eye to anti-American activity by Muslims must be purged from our military
and our intelligence agencies. It must be purged from the entire society. If
not, the extremist Muslim enemy we are now facing will continue to have a weapon
every bit as cunning and murderous to Americans as the fabled Trojan Horse was
to the ancient city of Troy.
And he did. His troops were a rainbow coalition of probably every race
and religion in