Very private details involving what Americans do in the bedroom and how have little place in public debate as long as the actions don’t include victimization of another being. And if you think details about your sex or sexuality should be shared in public, head into your boss’s office and initiate a detailed conversation about your sex life. Unless you work in the sex industry, it isn’t likely to go over well. So why is America obsessed with having a massive and unending public debate about sex issues that only affect a sliver of the population?
With only about 4 percent of the adult U.S. population identifying as LGBT, it wouldn’t seem likely that the president would need to address the group specifically in any message pertaining to the military. The military is, after all, designed to kill people who would kill innocent Americans and keep the borders secure from outside invasion.
At least that’s what it’s supposed to do.
In recent years, however, the U.S. military has come to serve as some sort of proving ground for whether the nation is “inclusive” enough in all aspects.
And the rolling push to make traditionally male jobs more comfortable for females and the military as a whole more comfortable for members of all of the various sexual communities that exist today is making the military weaker.
It’s pretty, simple. The military wasn’t built for comfort. It was built for strategy and brutality.
And that’s how armies have been built for thousands of years. Soldiers whose primary focus couldn’t be fight, kill when necessary and survive to see victory, have been culled whenever possible.
If the nation must have a standing army, it must be one that stands strong and ready to face any threat without needless distraction.
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was neither a discriminatory policy nor a kowtow to LGBT soldiers, though it was billed as both depending on which side of the argument people were on.
But that’s politics. And unlike war machines, politics is designed for distraction within and without.
Despite the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the conversations continue today; and they make just as little sense as they ever did.
America’s fighting forces are not about giving everyone a chance to achieve military greatness. In fact, in terms of the broader picture, they’re about denying it to as many belligerent forces as possible.
And as far as America’s fighting force goes, fierce and prepared should be the only qualifications. LGBT, whatever, if a soldier can make the cut and is willing to fight, the soldier should be placed in a position to fight.
And there should be no place within the military for arguments of discrimination based on sex or preference. In the military, Darwinism ought to prevail, all the time.
And for that matter, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell might be a pretty good policy for society as a whole.
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