Alternate title. Diversity Always Leads To Mandatory Quotas: Air Force Edition
The purpose of an army, whether on land or sea or air, is twofold: to kill the enemy and to discourage the enemy from attacking. Anything which distracts from these goals weakens or destroys these abilities. So much is obvious, truths which everybody used to know. But things change.
The Air Force—my alma mater; Staff Sergeant Briggs, me—has issued a memorandum, from the secretary Deborah Lee James herself, for all commanders with subject “2016 Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Initiatives.”
Diversity is our weakness. Diversity will cause military weakness. Let’s see how with these new initiatives (I apologize for the picture, but it was much faster than re-typing them all).
The first few bullets are calls for mandatory quotas. As the title of this post says, Diversity always leads to mandatory quotas. Always. But perhaps less well known is that Diversity also always leads to an increase in Diversity categories. First there was sex, where “Equality” between the sexes was demanded. Think suffragettes. Then came demands for “Equality” between a limited slate of races: the number of official races continues to increase, with suggestions for new ones always arising from those who claim human races don’t exist or aren’t important. Then came ability status, then sexual desire, then on and on, with no end in sight, and no end possible. Unless we abandon Diversity and Equality, the number of categories will forever fractionate and blossom.
The bullet “Provide Female Airmen More Time to Decide on Balancing a Career with a New Child” is proof of what was claimed would never happen. That “Equality” of women would lower standards. Diversity always lowers standards, and it does so because it mandates quotas. People are selected for their Diversity characteristics over and above their abilities. A woman, pregnant or new mother, can never be the warrior equivalent of a single man in his twenties.
The bullet “Reduce Bureaucratic Obstacles to Providing Reasonable Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities” is monumental in its blindness. It is sure certain and final proof that Diversity is destructive. It is so dumb that you feel dirty even mentioning it, let alone having to type a sentence showing it idiocies. Anybody who can’t understand the fatality of this directive is lost to us.
The bullet “Provide Unconscious Bias Training Materials Prior to Key Career Events” is proof that because Diversity is not natural, it must always be accompanied by propaganda and to force acceptance. That Diversity awareness, and Diversity “buy in”, will be required for promotion shows again the degrading effects of Diversity. Surely many will merely mouth their love of Diversity in order to keep their jobs or be promoted, but lying like this to get ahead weakens the soul. Worse, many will believe Diversity is as important as they are told it is, another form of soul corruption.
A negative feedback is in place, Diversity builds upon Diversity, and the military becomes weaker with each step. Frankly, I see no way out. Exposing its fallacies and showing its conclusions are pointless, because a strong military is not the goal of those espousing Diversity. Diversity is their goal, and they are attaining it. And, as shown above, everything they do will increase Diversity; hence articles like this one might even do positive harm because it encourages those who tout Diversity by highlighting their good efforts.
Solution? Besides war? None.
Update Just when you might have fallen prey to false hope comes this moronic headline: Transgender U.S. Air Force Airmen Can Now Skip Physical Fitness Tests.
Deborah James said in a statement, “This is another step in allowing transgender Airmen to serve openly, receive medical care relating to gender transition and allow transgender individuals to join the Air Force…Our strengths as a military are the quality and character of our people, and those things that make us unique are the same things that make us strong.” [Ellipsis original.]
Old Vlad is sitting in Krelim, dispirited. He calls up number Eleven in Bejing to complain. “They’re making this too easy,” he groans. “Where is the challenge!”