Just kill me now.
If you look at polls of current members of the U.S. army, and veterans, you find that an overwhelming number identify as Republican or conservative. There aren’t many liberals in the armed forces – which isn’t all too surprising when you consider that most of them tend to be anti-war…. and suffer from low testosterone.
But unfortunately, that apparently doesn’t mean that our armed forces are safe from politically correct nonsense. A new slate of “diversity and inclusion” initiatives from top Air Force leaders seeks to improve the diversity of key career fields such as pilots, developmental positions such as executive officers, and of its recruiting efforts. Normally, you’d think that the most qualified person would get the job, but not in today’s age of political correctness. As the Federalist Papers reported:
The Air Force announced a new set of 13 inclusion initiatives Friday with the goal of ensuring the force isn’t as white, male and heterosexual as it is now.
Air Force officials are intent on building upon a foundation of nine initiatives from 2015, in order to boost diversity.
Those nine initiatives weren’t enough to make the Air Force as diverse as desired, which is why it is taking more intensive steps in 2016.
In an even more egregious and damaging waste of time, Air Force officials will be expected to undergo “unconscious bias training” before making hiring decisions. I’m pretty sure members of our armed forces are biased only against our enemies. Although unconscious bias training is nothing new, the dates will be changed so that they will undergo the training right before making hiring decisions, among other things.
Air Force officials have argued in the past that diversity is a national security imperative. “Diversity and inclusion are national security imperatives,” Air Force Director of Diversity and Inclusion (yes, the Air Force has a freaking director of Diversity and Inclusion) Chevalier Cleaves said in 2015. “So we must succeed. There is no second place for us. In order to do that, we need to make sure that we leverage the talent of all Americans, not just some.”
Hopefully the armed forces revolts against this nonsense. There aren’t many liberals among them, and I can’t imagine this new policy will be received once.