The US Establishment Is Running Out of Cannon Fodder for Its Woke Military

The US Establishment Is Running Out of Cannon Fodder for Its Woke Military. By Kurt Schlicter.

In fact — and this rips me up to say because I would not trade my about 27 years in the Army for anything — the reluctance to enlist of the traditional, normal Americans who are most likely to serve and who are the most desirable for service, is entirely rational.

You do have an obligation to serve your country in some way, the military being the highest and best way for those who are able. But you do not have an obligation to do so if your life is going to be squandered by a leadership whose strategies are a disaster, whose priorities are not the defense of this country but some sort of bizarre pan-global progressive ideology, and who will use you as a guinea pig in freakish and morally bankrupt social experiments, all while failing to fulfill even the most basic obligations of the leaders to the led.

Our military today is failing to meet its recruiting goals because it has failed to earn the trust of normal Americans who would otherwise be inclined to raise their hands.

As I discuss in my new non-fiction book from Regnery, “We’ll Be Back: The Fall and Rise of America,” our military was once great:

“I was there at America’s pinnacle, present temporally and physically, right at the very peak of American power. But I did not know it then. In fact, it would not become clear to me until decades later.

On February 24, 1991, I was a few miles west of Hafar al Batin in the Saudi Arabian desert …. When President Bush declared the ground war over on February 27, 1991, after about one hundred hours, I did not understand what it meant except in terms of my approximately 20-man unit. We knew we had won — the vaunted Republican Guard, with its Soviet gear, had been swept away by the unstoppable power of the VII Corps’s American tanks and the attached Brit armored division. Not just swept away — annihilated, defeated utterly and completely, so decisively that our potential opponents around the world watched in stunned horror as it dawned on them what America could do. It could do any damn thing it wanted. …

I would not fully appreciate the significance of the moment until 30 years later when, watching an unrecognizable U.S. military humiliated in the debacle at Kabul Airport, I saw America at its postwar nadir.” …

A country not worth defending:

Our leadership is painfully frivolous regarding the most serious business of our government. What’s the bigger deal, China or the weather? The weather. Ridiculous. …

The fact is, the kind of middle American patriots who make up our military are the very same people the ruling class our military serves calls “deplorables.” …

Serving our country is great — but the key component of that is the “our country” part. Right now, our country is being invaded over our Southern border, but if you were to enlist, you would not be going there to protect your home. It seems, from the giddy excitement of the bipartisan fusion party … [there is] this new opportunity to spill other people’s kids’ blood, that you might get the chance to defend Ukraine’s borders. You will not be joined by anyone with a Ukrainian flag emoji in their Twitter bio, and you will go into battle knowing the discos of Kyiv are packed as we defend their country. …

That social justice nonsense is another reason we can’t recruit. Would you want to waive your civil rights and sleep in the dirt to be part of an institution that hates you?

Would you feel like joining an organization whose leadership is very, very focused on mythical “white privilege” and those scary “insurrectionists?” Remember, if you are conservative, you are an official extremist threat. If you are a believer, you run afoul of the official morality of CRT. If you think men can’t become women because they feel like it, you are a horrible bigot and you will be ordered to lie and use the pronoun du jour or else.

Oh, and if you won’t submit to a vaccine that has not done much of what was promised, out you go with no pension. What a disastrous betrayal by our leadership.

Destroying the US military — is there nothing wokery cannot do?