Big Bristolled Infantrywomen & Batters for the Other Side.
Part of Australian mythology is its macho tradition – rough and ready bushmen with hearts of gold and hands like iron bark. In the army we used to cheerfully declaim:
Two arms ... Two hands ... Two steely bands ... Beneath the Southern Cross he stands ... A Native of Australia ... and so forth ...
So it should come as a great wake up-call to every red-blooded Australian that we are now considered to be one of the most politically correct nations on earth. Cosseted by the Nanny state, Australians have become a nation of complainers and, with the exception of its elite sportsmen, the fattest and laziest in the Western world.
Even sadder, the Australian man is now content to let his women to do his fighting for him. The increasingly politically correct Australian Defence Forces are now addressing the traditional and understandably predominant macho culture in the armed forces in order to allow its women personnel to ‘feel comfortable’ in the service.
Not only has the army put in place a positive discrimination policy to boost the numbers of its female members, women are now being encouraged to apply for front-line positions. There is caveat to this - they should be capable of performing in those positions. That’s easy to get around – just lower the performance standards. The army has been doing it for years!
In line with this nonsense, I was most saddened to hear the news yesterday that the soft c..ks that constitute the Australian Chiefs of Staff have agreed to allow serving homosexual members to march in the annual homosexual depravity show in Sydney.
A large part of this moral decline in the military can be slated directly to the long-term results of the ill-conceived Defence Force Academy [ADFA]. Created in 1986, this tri-service academy provides military and tertiary education to Junior Officers in the three services. After their ‘degree’ these officers then move on to the specific military colleges such as Duntroon for the army. The objective of ADFA is to produce an integrated officer elite across the Defence Forces and is, in part, run by the University of New South Wales.
I expressed my reservations about this elitist monstrosity in 1984 and my predications have been proved correct.
After its first two and a half decades of operation ADFA has effected serious and detrimental generation change in the armed forces. The culture of the officer class of the armed forces has now been politicised to an alarming extent. Political correctness is now very much the order of the day and the Chiefs of Staff are in step with their political masters in a manner never before seen in Australian history.
I am aware that in their training young officers are taught to mistrust their older and long serving sergeants as being obstructionists and being too gung-ho. Anyone that has served in the army fully appreciates that the ranks of corporal and sergeant lie at the fundament of the army’s effective operation in the field.
I am also aware of at least seven serving infantrymen and Iraq and/or Afghanistan veterans who are quitting the army because of their contempt for their officers; the political correctness of the service; the increasing numbers of women joining the army and their concomitant effect on morale and operational effectiveness. I was told a black story of a patrol in Afghanistan containing a woman who failed to carry any rounds for her rifle because she didn’t want to shoot anyone. I have also heard of the operational accommodations that need to be made for women in forward operations.
From a traditional perspective I would seriously question what sort of woman would want to join the army to serve in combat roles. Aside from the obvious bull-dykes who, surely, would be weeded out in the initial recruiting and selection process, why would a member of the nurturing sex willingly offer herself as a prospective killer. I do know that lesbianism is very much on the increase in the services as is regular consensual sex among soldiers. Is this really what makes an army tick?
But to return to homosexuals in the army, a group of returned servicemen told me that it is a regular occurrence to be ‘cock stared’ at by homosexuals in the shower-block and changing rooms.
This is inverse discrimination. In my time in the army had this occurred, which it didn’t, I would have taken the offending pervert outside and given him a sound thrashing. If this is done today, soldiers are automatically charged with discrimination and homophobia.
Indeed, I appreciate that many reading this post will want to accuse me of homophobia [whatever that really means?] That is their right, just as it is my right to free expression. And I will not resile from exposing the emperor as wearing no clothes – so to speak.