26. Jan, 2016

A Modern and Thoroughly Inclusive Lt. General!

The current farce playing in the Canberra Galleries is bringing fresh tears of bilge-water to the eyes of Australia’s growing battalions of liberal-progressive moral equivocators.

A Modern and Thoroughly Inclusive Lt. General has been a generation in the making. It includes a cast of thousands, an unlimited budget, political patronage, sexual deviancy and hypocrisy by the bucketful.

Last night, in front of an adulating audience of uncritical progressives, Prime Minister Turdbull presented a leading actor, former chief of army, Lt. General Morrison [ret.], the award of Australian of the Year.

Bravo Mon Général! Bravo Mon Brave!

And what did the good general win the award for – personal courage; inspiration and courageous leadership; winning battles; devotion to duty or service to country?  No! He didn’t win his award for leading his army in war – but for his commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion. True story!

In 2013 Morrison presented a speech on video that blasted ‘sexism’ in the army and called for a cultural shift in the male dominated armed forces. His speech included the ‘inspirational’ line “.. the standard you walk past is the standard you accept”[1] Profound! Moreover he included the imprecation that his soldiers need to show respect for women or “get out”.

His speech writer at the time was a male army officer and sexual misfit Malcom McGregor who, in his new reincarnation as Group Captain Catherine "Cate" McGregor AM, was also an Australian of the Year finalist!  

We reap as we sow!

So much for the spice - now for some real hypocrisy.

In 2013 General Morrison commenced proceedings to terminate the service of one Major Bernard Gaynor. Why? Because decorated Iraq veteran, a staunch Roman Catholic, had the temerity to voice his moral and religious objections to members of the Australian armed services participating, in uniform, in Sydney’s egregious annual homosexual parade. Thanks to Morrison’s offices Gaynor was thrown out of the army in December 2013.

However, unlike the good general, Gaynor proved himself yet again to be a ‘man’ of great intestinal fortitude. He took the army to court.

In 2015 the Federal Court of Australia in Gaynor v Chief of the Defence Forceset aside the Chief of Defence’s decision under the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977. It found that the basis of the termination of Gaynor’s commission was not warranted as it imposed an unreasonable burden on the implied constitutional freedom of political communication.[2]

It was a significant victory against an increasingly politicized cultural enemy.

In recent years and the commemoration of the Anzac Centenary it has been commonly observed by historians and writers that the modern Australian soldier does not relate to the Anzac Legend. In the context of the above and with leaders such as Morrison this is hardly surprising. The Anzacs were a different species of man. Unlike today’s army of metrosexual, narcissistic gender-benders, they were men who did their duty and asked for little in return.

Today’s army has run up the white flag. Today’s soldier has to be caring, sharing, respectful, tolerant, morally equivocal and ever so post-modern.  Are these really the attributes required of a soldier? In discussing this topic, one writer observed:

The citizens expect their military to meet and, moreover, exceed the exigencies of war. They do not pay taxes to provide crèches for social engineers, practitioners of political correctness or a glorified dating service for lovelorn sexual aberrantes.[3]

Morrison is now chairman of the Diversity Council. He has obviously found his true calling in life. We can be grateful that this country didn’t face a real threat under his previous watch. Making his acceptance speech for his award he included other politically barbed rhetoric and, naturally, called for more understanding and inclusion regardless of God or sexual orientation. One could be excused for thinking that the good general has a most curious interest, for a soldier, in the well-being of this social cohort. Doubtless he is just a kind-hearted, warm and fuzzy though feeble-minded man.

Illustrating the latter, in 2014 Morrison said at a keynote speech, attended by such powerful minds as the lantern-jawed Obama apparatchik, John Kerry and the ever-pouting peanut brain and political activist Angelina Jolie, that militaries that exclude women “do nothing to distinguish the soldier from the brute.”[4]

Really! Well, if I am to be defended I would rather it be done by brutes than a bunch of effete Nancy Boys and Girls. Period.

Happy Australia Day!

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[1]The Australian 26 January 2016.

[2] http://ipblog.tglaw.com.au/federal-court-reinstates-sacked-army-reservist-due-to-constitutional-freedom-of-political-communication

[3] Coe, J. The Smiling Autarch. Sydney. 2013. p.152

[4]Skye News.  26 January 2016.