Of Diversity and running a marathon
Some times I wake up, get to work, fire up my computer and think I just entered the Twilight Zone. Right now I noticed the Pentagon wants more diversity in its elite fighting forces.
Via: The Daily Caller
Elite units in the military are by and large both white and male. Pentagon officials, however, are hoping for a major demographic shift, citing the benefits of diversity in terms of increasing operational capacity.
Data provided by each individual service to USA Today illustrates current disparities, which are most prominent in units like the Navy SEALs and the Army’s Green Berets. For instance, in the Army, blacks comprised 17 percent of the force in 2013, a figure slightly higher than their representation in the overall population. As the ranks start climbing, the numbers shift. Blacks amount to only 9.4 percent of officers in the military.
In the Navy SEALs, just 2 percent are black, while Native Americans make up about 4 percent, or 99 SEALs.
Only 5.6 percent of enlisted Green Berets are black. But in the Air Force, among para-rescuers, the number drops even further down to .6 percent.
The Pentagon considers this to be a problem.
I’ll bet this is the same Pentagon which promoted the military gay pride parade. I’ll also bet soon we’ll see an all “gay” SEAL team and/or an all “transgender” Green Beret team who may not have the muscle or determination to overcome the enemy, but will love the enemy to death.
I know that I’ll be labeled as racist for the following comment. Can it be that the low number of blacks participating in the elite fighting forces means they in general, aren’t as mentally adapted to such? The black community, thanks to folks like Obama and the Democrats whose goal is to keep the black community dependent on the government, does not focus on education or increasing their mental skills. They’re focused on becoming basketball players or a rap stars and becoming a Navy SEAL just isn’t a high priority. If it were, we’d see more of them. But no, we’re going to apply Affirmative Action to our elite fighting teams and weaken them just like everything else.
Have you heard the latest “shame” women are facing today? The shame is some women are not digging the fact they are women and have a monthly … menstrual period (?) that usually requires some sort of sanitation applications to control the bleeding. I think this has been going on since the beginning of time. But we’re so enlightened that … well, women don’t need those sanitation things any more, and if one does think it’s better to use them then you’re a part of the male-privileging society.
Whew! (turning up the Twilight Zone music)
Anyway, being a male and not too opinionated on the subject I’ll just leave a link to the story of a woman running a marathon without the aid of anything to control the bleeding during her menstrual cycle.
That’s about all I have the energy for right now.