The Obama appointees running the United States Institute of Social Engineering (also known as the Pentagon) are simply giddy with excitement over a handful of The Fairer Sex passing the basic physical strength and endurance requirements for the US Army’s “elite” Ranger School. The following expected from the prospective Rangers on Day One:
- 49 push-ups in two minutes
- 59 sit-ups in two minutes
- 5-mile run in less than 40 minutes
- 6 chin-ups
Possibly because so little is actually expected from American youth, many ooh and ahh over the Ranger’s initial fitness test. Now I can’t speak for my Army brethren, but believe me when I tell you that the vast majority of Marines could pass that particular fitness test with little to no difficulty. Not only the truly bad ass gunslinging Leathernecks, but also the cooks, bakers and candlestick makers. No bragging… no inter-service rivalry, as my Baptist friends say, “I’m just truthin’ it”.
But I digress. The Looney Left are salivating at the mere notion of women being assigned to infantry units. Now I’ll admit that there may be some women who have the physical wherewithal to serve in combat roles. But with that said, I’ll give you two categories of American citizens:
- 18-year-olds that just graduated high school who can’t even read the diploma just handed to them.
- 12-year-olds working on their Masters in Political Science.
Of the two categories, which one can vote? Of the two categories, which one is more qualified? Think about it.
With the cerebral stuff aside, let’s get to the more base arguments against. Just as soon as the very first woman is assigned a Combat MOS, the reasoning why men should be the only ones required to register for Selective Service just went out the window. That’s right liberals, today you’re all ga-ga over women assigned to Combat Arms… just so long as it’s someone else’s little princess.
While I’m speaking of mommy and daddy’s pride and joy, imagine the shocked looks on liberal parents faces when their daughter is not only drafted, but assigned to the infantry. Forget about “but only if she’s qualified!” That’s so 2015. With the pool of young people shrinking, I can easily foresee a National Draft 10-20 years from now. And you can bet your keester that gals will be registering for the Draft. And be drafted. And be assigned to the Grunts. All because years ago mommy and daddy had to be oh-so politically fashionable.
Oh, please keep in mind all the room-to-room fighting Marines did in Iraq. Especially during the Battle of Fallujah. As more than a few Teufelhunden described it: Fallujah was a knife fight in a phone booth.
So let’s put aside the blood-soaked world that combat has been for millennia. I’m sure many remember reading of Marines manning “Combat Outposts” in Afghanistan. Usually a hilltop rat hole manned by a platoon of Marines for five months or more. I don’t care how many generals and admirals yammer on regarding how well disciplined they think their troops are. 18, 19 and 20-year-olds have the raging hormones one would expect of any 18, 19 or 20-year-old.
Couple that with a prolonged stay in very, very primitive conditions, those 30+ male Marines are going to grow rather use having a few government-issued concubines back at home base. Don’t kid yourself. Living, eating, sleeping, and fighting just like people did a few hundred years ago, rather quickly the human animal regresses to a rather primitive state. Within a few weeks, those gals are going to be passed around more than a jug of cheap wine.
Let’s not forget bodily functions. With the ladies feeling rather delicate five days out of the month, the smell of raw menstrual blood will draw every wild dog in a 10-mile radius. So much for tactical movement or surprising the enemy with a well planned ambush.
But it’s worth it in the name of gender equality. Right?