Why Our Commanders Look The Other Way During Child Rape

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The revelation that our generals expect Americans solders to allow screaming young boys to be sodomized and not stop it is simply the latest manifestation of the utter moral bankruptcy infecting the senior ranks of the U.S. military.

The problems with America’s military—which has now failed to win three wars in a row against backward fanatics whom the nineteenth-century Brits would have handily dispatched to hell in time for tea—are not merely budgetary. You can’t buy real leaders, leaders with strategic competence and moral courage. Aging equipment, while a problem, is nothing compared to the incompetence and moral cowardice of our military’s senior leaders.

Note the term “moral cowardice.” Many of these generals are decorated combat veterans who would gleefully charge an enemy machine-gun nest. But that physical courage in the face of the enemy does not translate into moral courage in the face of politicians and social justice warriors. It’s disheartening to see officers with Combat Infantryman badges and silver stars sheepishly nodding along with the lies of the coddled liberal elite.

There are fine generals—I served under many. But enough are not that the ranks are demoralized and the best and brightest future leaders are abandoning military careers, not because they don’t want to serve, but because they know it will be difficult to succeed unless they likewise abandon the principles that propelled them toward service in the first place.

You Can’t Just Blame Obama

It would be too easy to blame Barack Obama. As commander in chief, he is responsible for everything those under his command do or fail to do, and his political agendas and bizarre social engineering priorities, enacted by the eager band of loyalists he has promoted into the senior ranks over more capable warriors, have little to do with fighting and winning. Without a media interested in holding him to account for the dreadful performance of the military since his inauguration, Obama has a free ride.

Source: Why Our Commanders Look The Other Way During Child Rape

That follows from one of the themes we have always spoken of here: personal responsibility.

But, lest you think I’m simply enunciating a diatribe against the top echelon of our officer corp, I’m not. It’s endemic in our society. It applies to every electrician who says “it’s in the plan”, to every person who says “it’s not my job”, to every person who sees a problem and walks away. It’s the reason we have safety rules that protect idiots while making the actual job nearly impossible.

In business we call it careerism, it’s what happens when we look at a problem and decide it might mess up our promotion, if we try to fix a problem, or horrors, someone might accuse us of political incorrectness. You know like saying women are not the same as men (not inferior, they’re not, just different). Political correctness is very often the enemy of common sense. The important thing to remember is that common sense once was common because it is objectively correct, even if it hurts someone’s feelings.

In the church, it’s often called clericalism, and it is both pernicious and corrosive. Trying to live correctly according to God’s will is difficult enough with good guidance from the clergy, it’s nearly impossible if said clergy is trying above all to keep their job, not doing their job.

When I was young and around some military guys, they called it “seeing stars in your eyes” (and on your shoulders). From what they said it most often happened to colonels (and sadly even more often to those colonel’s wives). It did not, let us say, contribute to good order and discipline, for all the reasons that Kurt and I have both said. The difference in the military is that it literally can (and often does) cost lives. it seems to me that it has moved up the rank structure now, it seems to be a persistent infection of the flag ranks, which is also true in business. I’m not saying there is no reason for it, one merely needs to look at Brendan Eich to understand that.

But in our system, it is too important to leave untreated, in any area, and we are not treating it; in the military, in business, in the church, or academia, or anywhere, really.

And until we do, we will not progress. And think about this, as well, as you start to think about who you support for president, in either party. Much of the cure is always leadership, there are good people out there, but they can easily run on the rocks in a culture that usually denigrates telling it like it is, rather than what we wish it was.

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16 Responses to Why Our Commanders Look The Other Way During Child Rape

  1. “Progress”? Sadly we are well beyond that, and in the whole West, not just America, this includes of course the Brits! We have fallen into a grave moral hole, mentally, morally and spiritually! The Eschatological handwriting is fully on the wall, and we are well beyond being able to change our path in my opinion… the ‘Day of the Lord’ is coming! And any real change in our culture simply must begin with a Judeo-Christian renewal, and this appears to exist only in small remnant aspects, see Luke 18: 7-8. St. Paul’s Last Will & Testament with the Letter of his Second Epistle to Timothy, is a most profound piece of the prophetic witness, now even more so in our day. Lord have mercy!

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    • This is a bit theological and philosophical, but has much truth to my mind, the West is in grave need here:

      The Infinite qualitative distinction

      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      “ The fundamental error of modern times lies in the fact that the yawning abyss of quality in the difference between God and man has been removed. The result in dogmatic theology is a mockery of God … ”

      —Søren Kierkegaard, Journals, November 20, 1847

      The infinite qualitative distinction (German: unendliche qualitative Unterschied), sometimes translated as infinite qualitative difference, is an important concept coined by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. The distinction emphasizes the very different attributes of finite and temporal men and the infinite and eternal qualities of a supreme being. This concept is fundamentally at odds with theological theories which posit a supreme being able to be fully understood by man. The theologian Karl Barth made this concept a cornerstone of his theology.

      For Kierkegaard, direct communication with God is impossible, as the idea of God and man are infinitely different. He argues that indirect communication with God is the only way of communication. For example, in Christian belief, the Incarnation posits that Jesus Christ is God incarnate. The infinite qualitative distinction is opposed to rational theology in the sense that, whereas the latter argues one can prove empirically Jesus is God incarnate, the former argues that empirical evidence is utimately insufficient in making that conclusion. The paradoxical nature of the Incarnation, that God is embodied in a man, is offensive to reason, and can only be comprehended indirectly, through faith.

      Barth’s book The Epistle to the Romans also emphasizes such a gulf. Barth writes, “if I have a system, it is limited to a recognition of what Kierkegaard called the ‘infinite qualitative distinction’ between time and eternity, and to my regarding this as possessing negative as well as positive significance: ‘God is in heaven, and thou art on earth’. The relation between such a God and such a man, and the relation between such a man and such a God, is for me the theme of the Bible and the essence of philosophy.”

      Indeed we are always brought back to the great Doctrine of God, and ‘In Christ’!

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  2. the unit says:

    I probably can’t rightly connect up my thought to this horrible situation.
    Anyway here goes. Just the liberalism that’s everywhere now, all sorts of relativism, me now, you not so much. Or your rear end today, not mine.
    “In the long run we are all dead. –John Maynard Keynes
    Liberals and Muslims happy to see us there sooner than later. Time now that we have come to a fork in the road, to take it. 🙂

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    • Surely true faith, in the Judeo-Christian reality and sense is always historical, but historical to God In Christ! This is the basis of God’s creation also, He God being in it, but outside of it at the same time. The biblical God is a revelation to His own Word, essence and being, i.e. ontology! WE simply cannot approach this GOD without HIS own presuppositions, and here itself is… “the gift of God”, (Eph. 2: 8). Reason alone never gets us there! And yet, the great divide between God’s people of grace & glory, and those left to their own devices is profound… alone is God’s calling and regeneration!

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      • the unit says:

        Yeah the fork has signs…reason this way…faith this way. Original free will and pro choice.

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        • NEO says:

          Faith and Reason on pretty much on the same tine, the other tine is mostly where our leadership would like to go, that way is neo-paganism at best, at worst, simply hell.

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        • Somehow man has responsible choice, but he is never free in himself, the Fall has wiped that out! (Romans 5) Only in the glory, will we Christians find our full and true freedom and liberty!

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        • the unit says:

          Fr. Robert, I understand you. In all the bad choices I made, I had harnessed myself to false and bad influences. Been there, done that. For sure.

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        • Btw, I love Luther’s word’s here, in that man has “bound choice”! The battle over Free Will, between Luther and Erasmus is a must read for theological students. See the book: Erasmus And Luther, The Battle over Free Will, (Hackett Publishing Company, 2012 … Edited with Notes by Clarence H. Miller, Translated by Clarence H. Miller and Peter Macardle ; Inroduction by James D. Tracy). Erasmus’s three works on the subject, and Luther’s one!

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        • I am of course a Neo-Calvinist, and of course too this includes Augustine! 😉

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      • Indeed to cross the great “Rubicon” of the historical faith, is God’s summit! This was Peter’s great revelation of faith in the Son of God, the Christ and Messiah of God (Matt. 16: 16-17), the Son of the Father’s love, as said Paul (Col. 1: 12-13)… Always the Father’s gift & love! True Christians are Trinitarian, Eph. 2: 18.

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    • NEO says:

      It’s a hard one, for sure. And yep, well said, unit (and Yogi)! 🙂

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