Okay, sadly there’s nothing particularly new about how all our armed services have shame-facedly capitulated to the overwhelming force of political correctness.
After all, the two main reasons the Fort Hood muslim terrorist was so successful (13 killed, 29 wounded) were :
(a) Because soldiers aren’t trusted with firearms. Yes, read that again slowly – we don’t trust our soldiers with firearms, even on their own base.
(b) Because the terrorist was a muslim terrorist. If he were a ‘white supremacist’ the authorities would have locked him up tighter than a drum, ages before he got close to the base with his weapons, but because he was a muslim terrorist, well, it was necessary to embrace diversity.
Anyway, read this article published by a reporter who can always be relied upon to take a strategic bit of leaking and play it up in the press.
It seems that the foundation set up to commemorate the Navy’s 100th anniversary of military aviation saw fit to celebrate the role of women fliers – such incredibly important events in naval aviation history as ‘the first female operations officer’ were featured much more prominently than things which they largely ignored (a little event in South East Asia, for example, or a slightly larger event all around the world which started at Pearl Harbor).
The ridiculousness of this is well stated by former Marine aviator Roy Stafford, who is quoted in the article as saying
The true facts are that women’s contribution to naval aviation has been minimal to nonexistent for 80 of the first 100 years. The simple truth is they were not there, not World War I, not World War II, not Korea nor Vietnam. Men who pushed the limits of mankind to levels never before reached, to relegate them to footnote status while elevating the social agenda is a disservice to all who went before them.
Well said, Roy. Semper Fi.