Road to Oblivion: Marine Edition

It is not surprising that the Marine Corps are postponing the 3 pull-up minimum for female recruits.  This is in keeping with Wright’s Unreality Principle.

The three pullups is already the minimum required for all male Marines. Now the Marine Corps has postponed the plan, and that’s raising questions about whether women have the physical strength to handle ground combat, which they’ll be allowed to do beginning in 2016.

The fact is women can work their way up to 10 pullups by training.  If three is the minimum it should be the minimum.  There should be no difference in standards for men and women for any job in the military period.

They said they delayed the pullup requirement to avoid losing not only recruits but also current female Marines who can’t pass the test.

Making your affirmative action numbers is a higher value than physical standards.  What next will they change their motto?  It makes me grind my teeth to think they will be putting women into combat and placing other men’s lives at risk for their social experiments.  I can predict with 100% accuracy that they will propagandize the performance of women in combat the way they have for early female fighter pilots who came in under lower standards.  Realize that flying a jet requires less physical strength than ground combat (at least until you lose hydraulics or your engine) and with respect to flying women have advantages over men, e.g., able to withstand higher g forces.

When I was in, there were still quite a few Vietnam vets on active duty.  In situations of close quarters combat, the smaller Vietnamese men were no match for the bigger, stronger, faster, Americans.   We should not sacrifice combat effectiveness for career enhancement.



The world is populated with people who are more concerned about what others are doing than what is going on in their own families.  They are known as a busybody, meddler, marplot, buttinsky, nosy parker, yenta, snoop etc., you get the point.  A certain class of these people will also imagine that they are smarter than everyone else; they will have some evidence which demonstrates they are smart in a particular context.  It could be because they have risen to a high level professionally, academically or financially. “I have PhD, I’m smart”, “I’m a vice-president of sales, I’m smart”, “I founded mega-company, I’m smart.”  And it could well be true that they are smart, but it is equally possible that they are smart only in their particular domain of expertise and once they cross outside they become blithering idiots because the assumptions that worked so well in their domain do not work outside it.  Nevertheless, they feel supremely confident of their opinions and having been successful in one endeavor they imagine they can do whatever they set their minds to whether or not the goal has ever been accomplished before.  You will hear, “the right people haven’t done it.”  The classic example is the idiot who still believes in socialism or communism owing to a persistent utopian stupor of their feeble mind.

These busybodies who imagine themselves your superior are drawn to both money and power as tools to rid the world of some perceived social ill, for example, the desire to drink alcohol, smoke, use drugs, eat junk food, live in poverty  or even entire categories like income inequality.  They love to proscribe.  They love to control the behaviour of people and tell them how to live.  They are expert mind readers sniffing out vestiges of racism, bigotry, misogyny, sub-text, motives and like, all the while maintaining the purest motives themselves.  They tend to feel guilty for their success and see the world as a single pot of limited resources which must be divided properly (by them and their allies of course.) In most cases they will exempt themselves from the planned depredation.  In order for the lumpen proletariat, the plebes, everyman, commoners, to drink deep of the cup of utopian goodness they must control us by seizing our property and our liberty, using laws and regulations as blunt instruments to harass us and consume our lives, providing thin justifications like, “it’s only fair.”  For more than 100 years in America the progressives (whose big ideas had been tried again and again throughout history and failed, i.e. Plato’s Republic, More’s Utopia) have pushed for socialized medicine. Finally, they passed step one with the farcically named bill the “The Affordable Care Act” whose sole purpose appears to be drive everyone into fully socialized medicine.  For the busybody the act is a dream come true.  The masterminds have prevailed. It won’t be long before they will start their home visiting program.  They must prioritize because policing 300M people is impossible.  So who are these high risk people they will visit investigate?  According the health and human services they are as follows:

  • Family in high needs communities as identified by the state
  • The poor
  • Families with tobacco in the home
  • Former members of the armed forces
  • Pregnant females under 21
  • People who have had interactions with child services or charge with child abuse/neglect
  • History of substance abuse or need substance abuse treatment
  • Have children with low student achievement
  • Have children with disabilities

It’s sufficiently general enough to target anyone they wish.  It’s okay because the masterminds are in charge and they have it all figured out. Unless you’re doing something wrong, like chewing tobacco, you have nothing to fear, right?

Road to Oblivion: Special Operations Edition

So they will allow women a shot at both Ranger School and Navy Seal Training in the coming years.  The war against reality continues unabated.  There are physical, and psychological reasons women have been used in combat only as a last resort.  This will not stop the equalists.  The means must obliterate the end.

The military services have mapped out a schedule that also will include reviewing and possibly changing the physical and mental standards that men and women will have to meet in order to qualify for certain infantry, armor, commando and other front-line positions across the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines (emphasis added). Under the plans to be introduced Tuesday, there would be one common standard for men and women for each job.

I hope they do not lower the standards.  This will represent a disaster for what it means to be Seal trained or Ranger trained.  A spec ops medic used to say to female airborne that they should have to wear their wings upside down or half a wing because they were awarded jump wings with lower physical standards than the men.  Perhaps we should eliminate the gender differences in all sports.  Let everyone compete on an equal field.  The consequences are lower there than in combat.

The move follows revelations of a startling number of sexual assaults in the armed forces. Earlier this year, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said the sexual assaults might be linked to the longstanding ban on women serving in combat because the disparity between the roles of men and women creates separate classes of personnel — male “warriors” versus the rest of the force.

Oh that’s part of the reason, Sir, a role disparity in the military.  Once women serve in combat then sexual harassment and assault will just disappear because respect will sky rocket and the criminal elements who exist in every line battalion will recognize the error of their ways.  Then right after that, the first female Ranger School graduate will lead the final assault on all of America’s enemies from the the top secret base on gumdrop island.  She will lead the empowered female rangers in a stunning victory after crossing of the rainbow bridge on the mighty all terrain unicorn.  Yea, it could happen.

The order Panetta and Dempsey signed prohibits physical standards from being lowered simply to allow women to qualify for jobs closer to the battlefront. But the services are methodically reviewing and revising the standards for many jobs, including strength and stamina, in order to set minimum requirements for troops to meet regardless of their sex.

Who wants to bet that after their methodical review they will say, “What were we thinking?  Our standards were too high, these new standards, while lower are the right ones.”   These people are insane.