The U.S. Marine Corps is now under fire for a sex scandal.
At the center of this scandal is a facebook group called Marines United, with 30,000 followers. Marshall Chiles, a former Marine, spoke out about the good things the group does. From The Daily Beast:
““Marines United is a group of males coming together who can understand each other. The purpose of the group is to create camaraderie, creating that same feeling that we had when we were all in the military,” he said.”
“Marines United was created with the intention to fill a void in the wake of the multiple scandals, long wait times and claims for compensation that took years to approve by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Chiles said. Additionally, the private Facebook chat room was there to assist struggling veterans and active-duty members who were having thoughts of suicide or just simply struggling with their day-to-day lives.
“Taking out the negative that is overshadowing Marines United right now, there were a lot of positives that came out of the group. You had Go Fund Me pages set up for funerals or just helping out a veteran or service member or a food drive because the VA is not accessible and some veterans have to drive over a hundred miles just to get to a VA hospital,” Chiles said.”
On March 6, 2017, CNN reported:
A private Facebook group called “Marines United” contained a link to a Google Drive folder, where the photos were being stored, a US defense official told CNN. Members on the site solicited others to submit photos of women without their knowledge. The cloud storage folder has been removed at the request of the military, the official said. It was not clear to the Defense Department how many current and former Marines may be involved in potential wrongdoing. A former Marine originally brought the matter to the attention of the Marine Corps last month.”
U.S. senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, who touts herself as a champion of women in the U.S. military, lashed out at Marine Corps, commandant, General Robert Neller:
“New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called Neller’s testimony unsatisfactory and called into question actions that have been taken to hold Marines accountable for reports of cyber harassment that date back years.
“I don’t have a good answer for you,” Neller said. “I’m not going to sit here and duck around this thing. I’m not. I’m responsible. I’m the commandant. I own this. And we are going to have to, and I know you’ve heard it before, but we’re going to have to change how we see ourselves and how we do, how we treat each other
Neller addressed subculture that enabled the sexual harassment and exploitation of female Marine. “We all have to commit to getting rid of this perversion of our culture,” he said. “We will take action to remove this stain on our Marine Corps.””
Alas, the Marine Corps leadership faces political pressure by politicians, like Gillibrand, feminist activists (many of them ensconced in the Defense Department civilian positions) and many hard-core feminist service members (most of them in the officer ranks, who view everything through their own career advancement). What always takes a back seat to feminist objectives, pushed by these feminist “equal opportunity” zealots, is making decisions based on the best war-fighting capabilities.
Modern feminism is a total con game. It’s a belief system that belies human nature and the real world of male and female interactions.
Modern feminism requires you to set aside all the things you know from experience and pretend that males and females are interchangeable parts in every field of work.
A few weeks back I wrote a “book report” blog post on Charles Eric Maine’s 1958 dystopian novel, World Without Men, which centered on our world, 5,000 years into the future, that evolved into only female babies being born. He grounded this idea on birth control creating artificial sterility in women (this was written before The Pill) and over time nature started overcompensating, by producing more and more females. Eventually, the situation reached crisis point with so few males being born, that scientists were feverishly working to maintain calm and to figure out ways to keep babies being born. Eventually, males stopped being produced, but scientists were able to artificially inseminate women, who kept producing all females. He used the demographic statistic about how after major wars, where many young men die, a larger number of boys are born, to build this plot device around.
Of course, his nightmare scenario hasn’t happened, but many countries, where abortion and birth control drastically reduced family size, a different demographic crisis is taking place. Many countries don’t have a birth rate to sustain their countries. In Maine’ novel, a lie is perpetuated to convince women that men became obsolete. Without men, there are no more wars and “peace” is maintained… rigid conformity to rules, rigid indoctrination and international committees, that use computer intelligence to help make the “best” decisions to maintain stability. In this world, women are sent to centers to have babies, when the government informs them it’s their duty to reproduce. Family structure has been eradicated in this world and mothers do not ever see or hold their children, with government-run centers rearing all children, to be good citizens. In this all woman world, euthanasia has become a government function too, where the Department of Mortic Revenue controls who dies and when they die.
In that book report, I wrote:
“The feminist revolution spawned not just a battle for women to have equal access to jobs and equal pay for equal work, but an endless war against the patriarchal system (code for western civilization) and at its core a hatred and complete disdain for men and all things that are traditionally considered masculine, manly, or male attributes, beyond mere differences in genitalia.
I reject feminism, because it’s not just some benign battle for “fairness” in the workplace or expanding opportunities for women, it’s about tearing down the entire framework of western civilization.”
I served a short time in the U.S. Army and integration of women in the military has gone through endless cycles of programs to find ways to integrate women into more career fields in the military. The military has also had to cope with endless problems with sex scandals, pregnancy when servicewomen are deployed, single-parent issues and other social problems with having young males and females living and working in close confines for extended periods of time.
Feminist activists, who promote women in combat, as the last barrier to “equal opportunity” in the military, don’t place war-fighting capability as the number one concern in all military operations. For them, it’s always about feminism first. Many female service members serve honorably and with great distinction, so my point is not to diminish their contributions. My point is that policy decisions should be set with the priority being whatever promotes the best war fighting force PERIOD. If females aren’t as strong as men and there are grueling brute force jobs (like combat jobs), then they should remain all-male units. There are enough studies that pinpoint where the female anatomy falls short in these skill sets, so why pretend males and females are interchangeable?
With this latest Marine Corps scandal, the news reports mention female Marines having their photos and sex videos put online by old boyfriends, something referred to as revenge porn, by male Marines (mostly former Marines), who are all part of an online social media group. It must be stated that this entire sexting culture is repulsive and detrimental to young people, especially young women, but this too is an off-shoot of the modern feminist movement, where female liberation involved sexual liberation, and demolishing the sanctity of marriage.
Here are some things I believe, from being a female in the military. I believe most men in the military believe women in the military are sluts or lesbians. I experienced male soldiers, whom I did not even know, coming up to me and saying sexually provocative things. I noticed that due to the extreme numerical imbalance of so many men and so few females, that you could have been the ugliest girl in America and in that environment, many men would still be hitting on you. I noticed that many girls became more sexually promiscuous in that environment than they probably would have at home. I noticed that male soldiers often talked very disparagingly about all the pregnant female soldiers, yet none of those female soldiers became pregnant by immaculate conception. I told men who said inappropriate things to me that I am a lady and don’t appreciate being talked to like that. By conducting myself like a lady, most men treated me respectfully and they even told other soldiers to watch their language around me. All this I observed over 30 years ago and yet the same problems persist in the military.
The sexual culture among young people today is way more promiscuous, casual, and without social stigmas and societal norms to rein in the excesses. In this brave new world, young women making sex videos and sexting are “normal” behavior. The language in America has coarsened a great deal in the past 50 years. Cultural norms no longer exist as guideposts to civil discourse and behavior, in the civilian world.
So, here we are with the U.S. military in the midst of more social engineering, thanks to President Obama and the mainstream media and liberal pundits cheer. The feminist activists cheer too.
From this amoral American culture, young men and women volunteer to serve in uniform. They bring all their social mores (or lack thereof) with them. Many of our best leaders have left the military, discouraged and disillusioned with President Obama’s military transformation. We have serious readiness problems, we have serious leadership problems.
Commanders always get beat up about why they haven’t fixed all these recurring male/female problems in the military or why men would treat fellow female service members like this. Well, because everyone has to pretend that all the young men and women in the military are “professionals” and interchangeable parts. Everyone has to pretend that men and women don’t consider some female behaviors (like making porn videos) sluttish or that some male conduct is that of a cad ( like posting nude photos and videos of an old girlfriend online without her knowledge or consent). Those beliefs about sexual conduct and decorum were supposed to be vanquished by the sexual revolution… but they weren’t.
Commanders can’t speak honestly about the integration problems that crop up, because to call bullshit to the feminist crap is career suicide..
The real joke is that what the feminist harpies, like Gillibrand, demand is they want males in the military to behave like gentlemen and uphold chivalrous conduct… which modern feminism killed…
They want to have their cake and eat it too and the cherry on top for a snide feminist, “champion of women in the military”, like Gillibrand, is to grand-stand, berating a Marine Corps general, who has no choice but to sit there and take it like a, ummm, gentleman…
Stay tuned… more to come on “modern feminism” in future posts