There is no question that America has the best military the world has ever seen. Our brave men and women put their lives on the line every time they put on the uniform and fight for this great nation. And the best of the best soldiers are arguably the Navy SEALs.
They’re the guys who are the real-life action stars and the ones who paid Osama bin Laden back for Sept. 11. Not only are they America’s best soldiers, but some of the best men this nation produces, hands down.
Needless to say, it shouldn’t be surprising that the PC Gestapo has now decided to come after them. In particular, the Navy Jack patches they wear when they head into battle. Apparently, this symbol which is synonymous with the culture of the Navy and the pride they have in their service is just too offensive to wear while they’re fighting and sometimes sacrificing their lives for America.
I write with relative consistency regarding these flimsy outrages such as this latest case of ridiculous “sensitivity,” but they never seem to end. Instead, these pointless outcries only seem to breed upon one another, spawning one uselessly insane cause after another.
According to the author and ex-Navy SEAL who wrote the story that broke this news to the public, the men were told they could no longer wear their “Don’t Tread on Me” patches because the symbol and motto had become too closely associated with “radical” groups.
The author clearly refuted the notion that the Navy Jack and other Revolutionary symbols are used by what our current government refers to as radicals.
“This begs yet another question: Who defines ‘radical group’? The last time I checked, all military personnel are under oath to ‘support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.’ The tea party stands for constitutional rights and founding principles of civil liberties and limited government. Radical? Not unless you’re a leftist, hell-bent on destroying the foundations of our country (which most are). Or as the president has stated as the objective of his presidency, ‘to fundamentally transform’ America.”
It’s starting to be fundamentally clear that the sniveling bureaucrats who are running our country want to replace “We the People” with “Just Obey.” That our best warriors can no longer adorn themselves with an emblem that gives them pride and motivation in their mission to protect both the American people and the bureaucratic system that seems to hate them is a sobering fact.
Then again, the Department of Defense put out a teaching guide to “fight extremism,” advising students that modern radicals have quit “dressing in sheets” and “will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place,” and describes 18th-century American patriots seeking freedom from the British as belonging to “extremist ideologies.”
Authored by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, a DoD-funded diversity training center, this study guide even labels the colonists who rebelled against England (and with their victory, earned America her independence) as harboring an “extremist ideology“:
“Under a section titled ‘extremist ideologies,’ the document states, ‘In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples.”
How can the slogan “Don’t Tread on Me” stand a chance of surviving as a motto, when our DoD endorses a study guide labeling the Founding Fathers as “extremists”?
Good men who still believe in America take the oath of office; meanwhile, men who no longer believe in America betray their oath of office when they seek to remake America.
This is only one of many troubling stories coming from the military. From Pentagon manuals worrying about “white privilege” to top generals demanding more “diversity and inclusion,” you have to wonder if our leaders are trying to corrupt the only force that can keep this country secure and free.
The Navy Jack is a symbol of what America used to be – a country that had a unified culture and a people that had no second thoughts about what it means to be American. Today, symbols like that have no place in our government and in the public sphere. The only things that are allowed to be celebrated are what our grandparents and great-grandparents would’ve considered perverse and insane.
Our military is no longer protected from this vicious nonsense and is now the most recent victim of our PC Gestapo. I guess it’s just its turn. Being an effective fighting force is no longer good enough; now it has to respect the rights of transgendered individuals and radical Muslims whose feelings are more important than the safety of the men and women around them.
I’m starting to get fed up with all of this, and I hope you are, too. Let’s let our brave men and women get back to their jobs and get the sheltered bureaucrats off their backs.