OUTRAGE: You Won’t Believe What Leftists Teach Our Armed Forces About Causes Of ‘Sexism’

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When you learn what the Defense Department has been drilling into our fighting forces about the ills of American society and culture, you might well wonder which country our brave men and women in uniform are fighting for.

Just last week, Western Journalism told you about and Army training session on diversity where some 400 soldiers were lectured about the harm that “white privilege” does to race relations.

After loud complaints over parts of the program that included such material as “race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans or to how white privilege affects them,” the Army said inclusion of that subject matter was a “mistake.” The brass called it an unauthorized addition to the Equal Opportunity briefing at Fort Gordon, Ga.

But now The Daily Caller has found even more evidence that the Defense Department is trying to influence the armed forces in ways that many would consider outrageous, if not borderline treasonous.

According to a presentation prepared by a group called the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI), reveals The Daily Caller investigation, an approved course on sexism points the finger of blame directly at three “cherished texts” — the Bible, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

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According to the course, the Bible has “quotes” which can be interpreted as sexist by readers.

The Declaration of Independence is also an historical cause of sexism, as the document refers only to ”all men” — not “men and women.”

And the Constitution, the Pentagon argues, is an historical source of sexism because “slaves and women were not included until later in history.”

Apparently, once the nature of the sexism course was brought to light, the Defense Department decided it would be a good idea to remove the controversial materials from public view, at least temporarily.

“But following TheDC’s request for comment, the sexism course — as well as two other courses listed on DEOMI’s website, entitled ‘Prejudice & Discrimination’ and ‘Racism’ — were taken offline.

“’This course is currently offline and under revision,’ a notice says under all three courses.”

On its website, the institute responsible for developing and teaching courses such as the one on sexism, racism and prejudice describes its mission: “To enhance mission readiness from development through delivery of world-class human relations education, training, and innovate solutions for our customers.”

Among the organization’s “2015 Special Observance Themes” that it promotes — in addition to “Black History Month,” “Women’s History Month,” Holocaust Remembrance Day,” and the like — is “LGBT Pride Month,” celebrated throughout June by presidential proclamation.

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‘Outrageous…Indefensible': See Why Ted Cruz Is Fighting Mad About Fort Hood Shooting Victims

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“I will continue to fight until every one of these soldiers receives the benefits they deserve for standing on the front lines against terrorism to defend this nation.”

That’s what Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas vowed on “Fox and Friends” Friday morning — the GOP presidential contender was talking about some Fort Hood shooting victims being denied the benefits that normally come with the Purple Hearts they’re finally receiving.

Since the deadly shooting in which 13 people were killed and more than 30 wounded in a terror attack carried out by Palestinian-American Army Major Nidal Hasan, victims and their families have pressured the military for Purple Hearts. Sen. Cruz has helped lead that successful fight on Capitol Hill.

Now, in addition to his criticism of the military’s initial decision to characterize the Fort Hood attack as “workplace violence,” Cruz is blasting the Pentagon’s refusal to provide certain Fort Hood victims with the benefits they were expecting.

“It is outrageous and it’s indefensible,” [Cruz] said. “One of the reasons we fought so hard to pass the legislation to require the Purple Hearts to be awarded is precisely so that these soldiers get the benefits they deserve.

It shouldn’t have taken five years; this should have happened five years ago.”

You can watch the senator’s impassioned appearance on “Fox and Friends” by clicking on the video above.

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What The Marine Corps Just Revealed About Women In Combat Will Have Feminists Up In Arms

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It was heralded as a grand experiment that would, many liberals hoped, promote gender equality and open the door to female Marines being cleared for the toughest of combat duty. Well, as the Marine Corps Times reports, that is not what’s happened.

“The two-and-a-half year period in which the Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Course (IOC) became gender-integrated for research will end without a single female graduate.”

Not one woman who went through the course, including a grueling Combat Endurance test, made the grade. Every one dropped out or was cut.

The Marine Corps Times article notes: “IOC, held quarterly at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, began accepting female officers fresh out of training in September 2012 as part of a larger research effort into the feasibility of opening ground combat jobs to women.”

As the so called “gender-integrated” period progressed, fewer and fewer female volunteers took advantage of the opportunity to prove themselves.

“By July 2014, only 20 female officers had attempted the course. Only one made it through the Combat Endurance Test, and none made it to the end.”

The Daily Caller reported in September of last year on a female officer in the Corps, Capt. Lauren Serrano, who spoke out in bold opposition to what she saw as an expensive and wasteful effort to promote a political agenda.

Capt. Serrano, writing in the Marine Corps Gazette Journal, argued that women do not belong in the U.S. Marine Corps Infantry. The results of the experiment just completed would seem to support her argument.

“Although perhaps advantageous to individuals and the national movement for complete gender equality,” she wrote, “incorporating women into infantry units is not in the best interest of the Marine Corps or U.S. national security.

“Incorporating women into the infantry does not add to the infantry mission to ‘locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver and/or repel the enemy assault by fire and close combat.’ Period.”

As WND reported in October of 2014, the Center for Military Readiness (CMR) clearly saw the writing on the barracks wall when it comes to female Marines being suited for front-line combat.

According to CMR, a non-profit think tank, the Obama administration expects the Marine Corps to find a way to assign women to ground combat units without lowering standards.

“In the independent view of CMR, quantitative research done so far indicates that these expectations cannot be met,” the group said.

h/t: The Libertarian Republic

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Survey Says Men In Special Operations Jobs Don’t Think Women Can Handle The Job As Well

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Men who work in U.S. special operations do not think women are able to perform the same tasks they are both physically and mentally, according to data from surveys. Some women in the field also share this opinion.

The Hill reported Monday the surveys were part of the Defense Department’s effort to normalize women into all combat jobs by 2016–or give valid reasons why they should not be opened up to them.

Surveys were conducted by U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM), according to The Associated Press, which first reported on the story. The primary survey was distributed to 18,000 people who currently serve in SOCOM out of a total of 68,000 who are currently in the command. The AP noted 50 percent returned the surveys, a high rate of return indicating a large interest in the topic.

Dan Bland, management director for SOCOM, expressed concern to the AP that survey results “already driven us to do some different things in terms of educating the force.” Bland’s colleague Andy Hamilton noted women too had concerns about integration: “They’re concerned that this might result in the lowering of the standards in what are currently our male-only occupations, and that would then reflect on either them or on the women who come into those occupations.”

About 7,200 special operations positions have been opened up to women. A woman last year for the first time completed training and became a pilot in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, otherwise known as the “Night Stalkers.” Three more women are currently going through the training.

Head of SOCOM Gen. Joseph Votel, in an email to the special operations community, indicated he would be looking at “social and cultural challenges” of making women an everyday part of combat life.

“We will continue in our commitment to provide the best manned, trained, and equipped special operations personnel to execute our nation’s most difficult and sensitive missions,” Votel said. “With that in mind, we can assure you that our high standards will not be lowered.”

h/t: The Hill

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Report: Defense Department Could Be Easing Restrictions On Enlistment Standards

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According to a report Monday, the United States Department of Defense, led by Secretary Ash Carter, could be easing enlistment standards to help “attract and keep quality service members and civilians.”

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The Associated Press made the initial report Monday. There are “few details” known as of right now, but the new requirements, mainly in the civilian sector, could apply to jobs requiring cyber or high-tech expertise.

The Defense Department eased restrictions on enlistments in 2006 and 2007, the AP noted. Specifically, bad behavior waivers were increased as the Army and the Marine Corps were challenged with meeting demands for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. This report comes on the heels of a trip Carter took to his alma mater of Abington Senior High School in Abington Township, Pa.

“Over the last decade or so, many signed up because our country was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, and because of the threat of terrorism still with us today. But in the coming years, as the so-called 9/11 generation begins to leave our ranks, the Defense Department must continue to bring in talented Americans from your generation,” Carter said Monday, according to The Reporter.

Carter was also slated to visit Fort Drum, N.Y., and Syracuse University.

USA Today outlined some of the other initiatives proposed:

 – Modernizing retirement pay. The vast majority of troops, including those called on to do most of the fighting, would get a 401(k)-style retirement account. To qualify for a pension, troops must serve 20 years in uniform. The majority of troops serve fewer years, many of them enlisted soldiers and Marines, and they qualify for no retirement benefits.

– Allowing mid-career breaks. The plans would allow troops to have mid-career breaks for school or family.

h/t: Fox News

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