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Friday, February 16, 2018

Diversity and the USAF

Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, the superintendent of the US Air Force Academy, explains how diversity makes the United States Air Force better:
Against ISIS, we are waging a war using the most sophisticated and interconnected combat power in history. But our real advantage is the intellect, innovation, creativity and courage of our troops. If any among us thinks these qualities are defined by race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or identity or any other factor of the human condition, then the Air Force Academy and our military is not the place for them.

The link between diversity and victory does not exist in the abstract. It is real and has been proven throughout history. From 1941 to 1946, in the small, segregated town of Tuskegee, Alabama, black Americans trained to become fighter pilots. They would form the 332nd Fighter Group and serve in the Europe, where they overcame the racism inherent in the WWII Army Air Corps to amass an impressive record.

Over their 15,000 sorties, the Tuskegee Airmen's professionalism, valor and airmanship earned the respect of the B-17 crews they escorted. More importantly, the bomber formations they guarded suffered fewer losses than those escorted by other units, which meant more of their bombers made it to their targets in Germany and back home again. They made the 15th Air Force more lethal, and their contributions were pivotal in the outcome of World War II.

While the Tuskegee Airmen would influence the battle in Europe, the Native American Code Talkers would help the Allies prevail in the Pacific. Approximately 500 Native Americans would enlist in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and use their native languages to encrypt vital communications during combat.

Since the code was just an application of their native language it did not require special equipment and it improved the speed and accuracy of communication on the battlefield. Furthermore, this unique code, which utilized the diversity of America, was never cracked and allowed innumerable critical communications to take place among the Allies, free from the fear of information falling into the Axis powers' hands.

The Allies eventually broke the code of the German Enigma machines, intercepting and exploiting vital information -- a secure communications disparity that would prove crucial to Allied victory in the war. Leveraging our unique talents born from our diversity can offer advantages that even the greatest technologies cannot overcome.

Women would also play a key role during and after the war. More than 1,000 Women Airforce Service Pilots, known as WASPs, were stationed at 122 air bases across the United States. Though limited by the sexism of the time, and barred from front-line roles, they still flew more than 60 million miles in almost every type of aircraft flown by the US Army Air Forces. By testing and delivering aircraft, these women flew thousands of aircraft to the front lines, where they would be flown by their male counterparts in combat. WASPS fought for decades for recognition despite their courageous service; 38 WASPs lost their lives during the war.

After World War II, the military's stark lack of diversity would hinder the nation's efforts during the Cold War. The Soviet Union had leapt ahead in space exploration with the surprise launch of Sputnik and cemented their dominance when Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. Perhaps it wasn't a coincidence that the American space program supplanted the Soviets after female and African-American mathematicians and engineers were integrated into the workforce.
It's probably a good thing that laser anti-aircraft are about to make the Air Force an irrelevant and outmoded branch of the U.S. military. Because if this guy is in charge of training future pilots, the USAF is about to crash and burn.

His examples of the importance of diversity to a military are simply laughable. The 15th Air Force accomplished nothing except murdering German civilians and didn't even slow down German production, which increased throughout the massive strategic bombing campaign. The Navajo codetalkers wouldn't have had a separate language to utilize if they had not been a nation apart. If WASPs had been permitted to fly in combat during WWII, a lot more than 38 of them would have died. And female and African-American mathematicians and engineers had virtually nothing to do with any of the Cold War-era space achievements.

If you cannot see that the US is an empire in steep decline, you simply are not paying any attention.

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86 Comments:

Blogger pyrrhus February 16, 2018 8:13 AM  

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Blogger Resident Moron™ February 16, 2018 8:15 AM  

Constantly crowing about the glory days of the past is a pretty good sign of an empire in decline.

Speaking of empires, that whole ra ra speech is just another example of a monstrous psychosis, a total disconnect from reality. Nobody disputes that empire has some advantages to it. But the salient question is, are those advantages worth what they cost?

When you see people who refuse to admit the costs even exist, let alone their relative scale, I’d advise putting your hand on your wallet and getting as far away as possible, as fast as possible.

Because you’re in the company of a fool.

Blogger pyrrhus February 16, 2018 8:15 AM  

This statement is so moronic that I would suspect it was trolling if it were not coming from the US military....when they drag the Tuskegee Airmen into it, you know it's pathetic.

Blogger Akulkis February 16, 2018 8:19 AM  

What's a fraternity?

A drinking club masquerading as benevolence organization.

What is the US Air Force?

It's a fraternity masquerading as a military organization.

Blogger pyrrhus February 16, 2018 8:21 AM  

"Perhaps it wasn't a coincidence that the American space program supplanted the Soviets after female and African-American mathematicians and engineers were integrated into the workforce."
Name one....It's more like, perhaps it wasn't a coincidence that when the US military allowed all those German scientists brought over in Paperclip to actually do their thing, the US found out what German scientists could do....

Blogger NeoNietzsche: February 16, 2018 8:22 AM  

Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria (wonder what HIS identity group is): "yes, let me point to the EXCEPTIONS and convince you THEY were the reason we won!"

Yes, the whole reason we won that war (if we did: somehow the Commies STILL ended up owning the Europe and the U.S.) was the:

"total of 932 Tuskegee Airmen (pilots) who graduated from the program; of these only 355 would ever serve in active duty as fighter pilots."

Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria: Let's make THEM heroes without whom "we" could not have won the war. Those 7 million White guys? Ignore them, they're just expected to give up their lives and health to 'raise up' the not-them ad hero-examples.


Army inductions by race, July 1, 1944-December 31, 1945 United States and Territories
White Army inductions to Dec. 31, 1945: 7,181,784
Negro Army inductions to Dec. 31, 1945: 901,896


(Wonder if back then it was the same as now -- most 'minorities' in the military serve in non-combat positions...

From Pew:
"There were 1,340,533 active-duty troops in 2015 (including those serving in the U.S. Coast Guard). ...
...
In the same year, blacks made up 17% of the DOD active-duty military – somewhat higher than their share of the U.S. population ages 18 to 44 (13%). Blacks have consistently been represented in greater shares among enlisted personnel (19% in 2015) than among the commissioned officers (9%). The share of the active-duty force that is Hispanic has risen rapidly in recent decades. In 2015, 12% of all active-duty personnel were Hispanic, three times the share in 1980.
...

Lots of interesting graphs here too:
http://www.businessinsider.com/us-military-demographics-2014-8#since-1995-the-percentage-of-minorities-in-the-army-and-marine-corps-fell-although-it-increased-within-the-dod-as-a-whole-13

Blogger wisdom wizard February 16, 2018 8:37 AM  

In a strange way, there is some good news. The New Yorker has put out a hitpiece on President Trump by Ronan Farrow, about a consensual affair. It would seem the media's bloodied nose over the 4Chan hoax forced them to redirect their attack.

Blogger Salt February 16, 2018 8:38 AM  

I notice he didn't mention the 442nd Infantry Regiment, made up of Americans of Japanese decent. Guess they don't count.

Blogger YIH February 16, 2018 8:45 AM  

Well it is fake African history month:
http://www.ghostgrey.gaetanmarie.com/articles/2012/Nine%20Myths/Nine%20Myths%20about%20the%20Tuskegee%20Airmen.htm
And of course, they didn't even invent peanut butter either...

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 16, 2018 9:04 AM  

"Jonathan Livingston Seagull" in a spiffy uniform with badges, lotsa badges.

I actually enjoy reading about outliers who do well and overcome the odds and all that, but white liberal patronization makes me squeamish, no wonder people of color hate white liberals.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 16, 2018 9:08 AM  

Speaking of blacks flying about in magical mystery machines, gun control will be off the narrative headlines when Wakanda opens as the bestest movie evah.

Blogger Brad Matthews February 16, 2018 9:12 AM  

I was an Army helo instructor pilot for 10 years. During that time, I worked with exactly 2 black pilots. One was flight boarded and the other was actually from Belize if that counts. He was a fine pilot. Had more black crew chiefs and they were all great kids.

Blogger Desert Rat February 16, 2018 9:13 AM  

The general apparently learned history at the local cinemaplex.

Blogger Unknown February 16, 2018 9:27 AM  

He's as much a sycophant as Gen.Casey who considered loss if "diversity" as worse than deaths of 13 soldiers at Ft.Hood. I watched couple of minutes of "Yellow Tails", a cartoonish movie about exploits of Tuskeegee airmen. They were shooting German jets as if those were stationary barrage balloons, despite flying planes that were at least 100mph slower than Me-262. The miracle of CGI. LOL.

Anonymous Anonymous February 16, 2018 9:27 AM  

"The 15th Air Force accomplished nothing except murdering German civilians and didn't even slow down German production, which increased throughout the massive strategic bombing campaign."

You're saying this as if murdering German civilians wasn't a worthy use of air power. They wanted and loved unlimited air warfare, and they got it.

Besides, this statement is factually incorrect. Within 3 months from the beginning of the major daylight bombing campaign in July of 1943, Luftwaffe's fighter forces over every land front shriveled, and, except for brief bursts of effort over Normandy and Ardennes, never again constituted more than scraps compared to what the air defense of Reich involved. Which primarily benefited the Red Army, whose airforce still remained the weakest link in the East. After seven months about 40-50% of Germany's entire war economy potential had to be urgently committed to producing means of combatting the Allied, and primarily American air offensive, specifically fighter planes (at the expense of every other type of plane), flak guns and vast quantities of ammo. After nine months Germany, regardless of this effort, started taking catastrophic blows from the air, starting with the collapse of oil production.

Blogger Dangeresque February 16, 2018 9:28 AM  

Forget that white men invented the planes and radios without which they would be piloting canoes and sending smoke signals... Everybody contributed!

Blogger Tamaqua February 16, 2018 9:30 AM  

1945-segregated, male only, no homosexual or tranny military totally defeats Nazi Germany, Italy, and Imperial Japan in four years.

2017-diverse, feminized, genderqueer military can't defeat backwards savage Afghan hill tribes in 17 years.

Blogger newbietrader February 16, 2018 9:34 AM  

flying planes that were at least 100mph slower than Me-262

you have NO IDEA how dog fights/aerial combat takes place many victories were achieved by pilots with inferior planes based on tactics, opportunity and pilot skill

Blogger Bucephalus February 16, 2018 9:38 AM  

"Though limited by the sexism of the time, and barred from front-line roles"....

I'm sure he would want his daughter on the front lines. Sounds like another Peter Strzoc showing how pro hear me roar he is in hopes of expanding his pool of potential booty calls. His job description according to USAFA.AF is that "He directs a four-year regimen of military training, academics, athletic and character development programs". Sounds glorious!

Blogger Ominous Cowherd February 16, 2018 9:38 AM  

Tamaqua wrote:1945-segregated, male only, no homosexual or tranny military totally defeats Nazi Germany, Italy, and Imperial Japan in four years.

2017-diverse, feminized, genderqueer military can't defeat backwards savage Afghan hill tribes in 17 years.


And then people wonder why our enemies, like Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, love diversity.

Silveria is a Portugese name, right? Why does a portagee hate America so?

Blogger tublecane February 16, 2018 9:38 AM  

@15-"The wanted and loved unlimited air warfare, and they got it."

Wrong. Britain started it, because they knew they had the advantage, having built their air force for "strategic bombing," because they loved and wanted it. Germany tried to guilt them into stopping it, because they didn't want it.

Blogger newbietrader February 16, 2018 9:40 AM  

2017-diverse, feminized, genderqueer military can't defeat backwards savage Afghan hill tribes in 17 years.

DIFFERENT RULES OF ENGAGEMENT plays a major role

Blogger JohnofAustria February 16, 2018 9:40 AM  

His entire narrative is built on misrepresentation and lies, while downplaying reality. The idea that women and negroes gave us put space race advantage is fucking laughable.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 16, 2018 9:41 AM  

"Diversity" the political rhetoric is demoralization propaganda aimed mainly at whites by other whites and fellow whites. Sure some black kid is charged by reading about the Red Tails and good for him, but the white libs and fellow whites would step on his neck to get ahead.

Celebrate my friggin diversity

Blogger newbietrader February 16, 2018 9:41 AM  

I love all the comments from idiots who have never even driven by a military base, let alone served

Blogger The Kurgan February 16, 2018 9:43 AM  

“Not for them”

Indeed. That hive of idiocy and transgenderism is definitely not for me.

Blogger JohnofAustria February 16, 2018 9:43 AM  

No, the real problem with it is that it really makes people think everyone is equally capable and that it's worthwhile to try to elevate various minorities and women, even though it will only waste resources and weaken us.

Blogger Aeoli February 16, 2018 9:44 AM  

Does this guy have any qualifications other than watching a lot of movies?

Blogger YIH February 16, 2018 9:47 AM  

Mr.MantraMan wrote:Speaking of blacks flying about in magical mystery machines, gun control will be off the narrative headlines when Wakanda opens as the bestest movie evah.
Well it won't. The Godfather (1972) is above Hakuna Wakanda but it's still above Gone With The Wind.
And ties GWTW with 6 negative reviews.

Blogger VoodooJock February 16, 2018 9:51 AM  

He's a blue zoo grad, and a flag officer. He's been groomed to mimic the party line to get promoted.

Anonymous Anonymous February 16, 2018 9:51 AM  

"Wrong. Britain started it, because they knew they had the advantage, having built their air force for "strategic bombing,""

Utter and total lie. Germans threatened unrestricted air warfare non-stop before the war, started it right in September 1939 over Warsaw, when the British were prohibited from dropping anything but leaflets on Germany, and dropped their last pretenses about civilians being targeted accidentally and not as a part of deliberate terror campaign in May 1940 over Rotterdam. Also far before any British attack on a non-military target. A year later over Belgrad Germans even with military justifications for terror bombing altogether - the campaign was already obviously won, and they merely wanted to demonstrated their absolute willingness to slaughter civilians to the conquered people. People who think that Germans did not deserve even a single bomb of those dropped on them are either misinformed or hate justice. The same goes for Japanese, by the way, who indiscriminately bombed cities all across China and Southeastern Asia whenever they thought there may be a slightest benefit in doing so.

Blogger tublecane February 16, 2018 9:56 AM  

There's so much nonsense in so few paragraphs. Has the Lt. General ever read Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Guard of Honor, about and air force base in Florida during WWII, written by someone who actually spent time in the service back then? Uppity blacks start a riot because:

1). Black pilots cause a near-mid-air collision through incompetence and one of them gets punched out by a white colonel who was on the other plane, and

2). They can't stand the fact that "separate but equal" officer's clubs were set up for blacks and whites, contrary to rules, on account of Florida being segregated territory at the time.

Glorious diversity! Though I suppose that was all Whitey's fault.

Oh, and I sure we cracked enigma because Germany had no "windtalkers." Advanced European culture is no match for happening to possess per who speak an obscure language. Which was totally figured out and worked through by white people.

"Perhaps it wasn't a coincidence that the American space program supplanted the Soviets after female and African-American mathematicians and engineers were integrated into the workforce."

No, no it wasn't. White Russians being ahead in the first place had nothing to do with their more thorough whiteness? I guess that doesn't count because reasons. Is there any idiot out there who buys this, besides those brainwashed by Disney History into thinking black female math janitors won the Space Race?

You could as easily argue Russia lost it because it was a multi-ethnic empire plagued by diversity problems.

Oh, and how pathetic is it that this air force colonel can't even full a while little essay with examples from the military? He has to bring NASA into it?

Blogger tublecane February 16, 2018 9:59 AM  

@22-That was the first thing that sprang to my mind. "They received medals for bravery despite writing letters home to family members trapped in concentration camps." It writes itself.

But Japs are not NAMs, and therefore are basically white.

Blogger Akulkis February 16, 2018 10:07 AM  

There were 3 black tank battalions. Only the 761st ever served in combat. They acquitted themselves well.

In general, the only combat arms MOS that blacks go into is artillery.

Blogger Akulkis February 16, 2018 10:09 AM  

Mexicans aren't fond of the Japs and Chinese.

Blogger bob kek mando February 16, 2018 10:11 AM  

the single most salient fact regarding this speech:

it was made in an effort to cover up YET ANOTHER False Flag "racism" incident ... which has gotten the Nigger who perpetrated it expelled from the Air Force Academy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/us/air-force-academy-racist.html
"Now officials say the scrawled slur in a dormitory was a hoax by one of its targets, a black cadet candidate.

The words “Go home,” followed by a racial slur, were found scrawled in marker on message boards outside the rooms of five black cadet candidates at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School in late September
."

Blogger tublecane February 16, 2018 10:11 AM  

@32-I find it hilarious that people still bring up Rotterdam as of it means something. That was not terror bombing. It was tactical bombardment, directed in coordination with ground forces. Basically the exact same principle as storming a castle in the Middle Ages.

In any case, that wasn't the war between the axis and allies. It a bit silly to bring what Germany did in Poland or the Netherlands into its war with Britain. Wherein the latter absolutely, undeniably, and quite obviously started it. They admitted so publicly. More than that, they bragged about it. "These pathetic, whiny Germans don't want us to incinerate their civilians. Boo-hoo."

I invite you to read Sir Arthur "Bomber" Harris--a.k.a. "Butcher" Harris (his nickname inside the RAF)--head of Bomber Command during the terror campaign, on the subject.

Anonymous Anonymous February 16, 2018 10:12 AM  

Anyone who's spent time as an active duty enlistee knows that Diversity polarizes a unit and women destroy esprit de corps.

Blogger Dangeresque February 16, 2018 10:12 AM  

... "Leveraging our unique talents born from our diversity can offer advantages that even the greatest technologies cannot overcome."

Also, forget that white men have since invented autonomous planes and encryption protocols... These minorities are totally still relevant!

Blogger Crew February 16, 2018 10:13 AM  

No doubt they will have to resurrect the 332nd Fighter Group and send it to Wankandia!

Blogger Akulkis February 16, 2018 10:16 AM  

@chronicrpg

The Luftwaffe didn't start bombing London and other population centers until AFTER the night the RAF jettisoned some unused bombs (target and secondary obscured by cloud cover, IIRC) over civilian housing in Berlin.

The Luftwaffe observed the Geneva conventions far more closely than any other combat organization throughout all of WW2. They considered it a point of honor.

Blogger tublecane February 16, 2018 10:17 AM  

@32-And if it's justice you're after, Germany could have combed through the lengthy annals of Anglo-Americans killing civilians if it was interested. Fact is, the allied strategic bombing campaign was on a whole other level from anything Germany did or contemplated in its air campaigns, it's like comparing Stone Age skirmishes with the campaigns of Napoleon.

(Though I realize now as I write that Napoleon was civilized, whereas Stone Age man loved him some genocide. But nevermind that aspect.)

Blogger Hammerli280 February 16, 2018 10:17 AM  

The Diversity Bullies have done a good deal of hurt to the Armed Forces. I don't know whether or not Silveria believes this or not (it would not surprise me if he didn't), but the Diversity Mafia keeps demanding its pound of flesh.

The most infuriating part is that the correct path is to emphasize unity, not "divers-a-pee". To take the position that we don't care where you came from, the Service is your homeland now.

Blogger Akulkis February 16, 2018 10:23 AM  

Tublecane, you're also wrong. The Battle of Britain started out as a strategic bombing campaign by the Luftwaffe. The night the RAF jettisoned bombs over a Berlin neighborhood, Hawker's Hurricane and Supermarine's Spitfire plants were both down to less than 4 hours of inventory in some components. The RAF high command considered it a miracle that the Luftwaffe suddenly stopped bombing the aircraft factories and related components, and started bombing London. Germany was within a week of destroying the RAF. BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER.

Blogger Mr. Smith February 16, 2018 10:23 AM  

This has to be one of the most embarrassing things I've ever read. The good General is a fucking moron who has zero grasp on reality.
All three fighter squadrons I served in were overwhelmingly white and male. The few (less than 10 total across approx. 600+ personnel) blacks and women that were in those squadrons either worked in supply chain or admin. I can think of TWO (one black male, one white female) airman who worked the flight line.
Never saw a black male pilot. Saw one white female pilot, and the one time we had a black female pilot that was like seeing a fucking unicorn, right up until she washed out of the training pilot line for fraternization with enlisted personnel.

Blogger Akulkis February 16, 2018 10:26 AM  

(((newbir trader)))

What units have you served with? When? And where?

I've got 28 years of service, and can receive my entire service history without notes.

Blogger Ryan G February 16, 2018 10:27 AM  

I'll give Lt. Gen. Silveria one thing: this is the first actual attempt I've read to justify the "diversity is our strength" mantra. It's complete bullshit, but at least it's more cogent then "you are a bad person if you don't believe this".

The idea that advances would not have happened anyway without the contributions of non-white males is pure speculation. Indeed, considering that almost everything was done by them indicates that is probably false and, had their positions been filled by men instead, would have happened anyway. The argument is like claiming my 6 year old niece is a better painter than her parents because she helped paint her bedroom and that it would have remained unpainted without her.

Blogger Akulkis February 16, 2018 10:30 AM  

Are you talking about Poland, the same country which invaded Czechloslovakia alongside the German army which resulted in the annexation of the Sudetenland?

Blogger Cecil Henry February 16, 2018 11:01 AM  

The thing about this steep decline that is most frustrating, is that it is being done on purpose by a limited subset of the population despite the efforts and strident opposition of significant and possible majority of citizens.

These idiots are determined to destroy the seed crop.

YOu have to despise them for that, and NEVER forget it.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 16, 2018 11:03 AM  

After World War II, the military's stark lack of diversity would hinder the nation's efforts during the Cold War. The Soviet Union had leapt ahead in space exploration with the surprise launch of Sputnik and cemented their dominance when Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. Perhaps it wasn't a coincidence that the American space program supplanted the Soviets after female and African-American mathematicians and engineers were integrated into the workforce.

Oh fer f$@k's sake, I'm used to Generals being so full of shit they squish when they walk but this one is just spouting Left wing propaganda.

There is a sharp cut off of good officers who go on to become Generals. If you are going to become a General today, you have to get on the Beltway cocktail party circuit when you are Colonel.

Yes, those party's are an actual thing and you have to be seen spouting Deep State Talking Points at them if you are going to get those stars on your shoulders. Occasionally an Al Grey or a Jim Mattis slips through the cracks but that only happens when you have a civilian overlord taking a very personal interest in that man's advancement.

Mad Dogs and Uncle Als are rare because the entire system is designed to keep them out.

Blogger tublecane February 16, 2018 11:23 AM  

@44-I don't know what you're talking about with some specific incident of bombs jettisoned over Berlin. Hitler didn't target British civilians until months after the RAF declared open season on German civilians.

An

That wasn't some spur of the moment thing for Britain. It was part of their big picture strategy for wining the war, thought up at the highest level.

Germany started bombing London as retaliation for the British campaign in the Ruhr basin, truly. If that was a mistake, so be it. But it wasn't because some leftover bombs were jettisoned over Berlin, or whatever.

Blogger Aeoli February 16, 2018 11:28 AM  

Cataline, the name Al Grey is a red flag in the conspiracy world. What's your opinion of Kay Griggs?

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 16, 2018 11:32 AM  

On December 6th, 1941 Germany and Japan were the most warlike cultures on Earth.

After they went to war with America, they discovered they were pacifists. "I mean who knew, right? Surprised the hell out of us."

Attacking the civilian population of Germany, so as to break Germany's spirit was a integral facet of the allied bombing strategy. The Allied view being that two World Wars in the last thirty years were enough.

Although I do agree that it was the only part of the strategic bombing campaign that can be said to have worked.

A more recent example would be the implementation of Hama Rules on it's namesake by Syria's government in 1982. Once a center of trade and politics, it is now ONLY a center of trade. Just ask any of the survivors.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 16, 2018 11:34 AM  

Aeoli wrote:Cataline, the name Al Grey is a red flag in the conspiracy world. What's your opinion of Kay Griggs?

Give me a moment. I don't keep up with conspiracy theories and the idea of Al Grey being a part of one had me laughing out loud.

I'll have to google here.

Blogger SmockMan February 16, 2018 11:35 AM  

I was in S Kor and we had 2 anti sexual assault training days. Full days where we did skits, lectures, training, and public humiliations on how to not rape women. This was in the span of 6 months. Subversive humor goes a long way there. I am happy to report that everyone I was around thought it was all a big joke.

The public humiliation was being ordered to walk along the outdoor track where they set up tripods with helmets on top. One each helmet was a case of sexual assault reported on base. Most of them began: "the Airman was drinking with..." Maybe there is a pattern. To make sure no one was goofing, the AF photographers were there to take pictures of our mock concern.

Number of times we did this for dead soldiers: zero.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales February 16, 2018 11:40 AM  

"It's probably a good thing that laser anti-aircraft are about to make the Air Force an irrelevant and outmoded branch of the U.S. military. "

Yes, yes, yes. And any day now, hand held anti-tank weapons will make tanks completely obsolete and cruise missile will make carriers completely obsolete and yadayadayadayada because it's impossible for things to just significantly be reduced in their effectiveness or change up their tactics and tech to get parity or superiority again. No. Battlefield tech MUST either be COMPLETELY outmoded or COMPLETELY better than opposing tech.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 16, 2018 11:48 AM  

@55 Smockman

I know well your suffering.

From my unlikely to ever be published novel: A Song of Grod

But today however the Arena was playing host to a new horror that was beyond anything the walls of the colosseum had ever seen. The battle scarred legionnaires of the orc cohorts now gathered within it, were doomed and they had entered the Arena knowing they were doomed.


The time of Sensitivity Training had begun.


Kevo-Grod’s boredom was beyond desperate at this point. He was starting to wonder if this was some new kind of illegal medical experimentation they were trying out on the orcs again. Okay, not so much wondering as hoping. At least there would have been the slightest fucking point to this nightmare.

The required sensitivity training on Human Privilege was now into it’s seventh hour but it felt like it’s seventh year.

The trainer was human but was dressed as a Swamp Elf and had introduced himself as Carl Glasscok. After the orcs were done laughing he began to take his prolonged revenge. "Again this brings us to the secondary concepts of Human Privilege meaning, those privileges of..." Glasscock began to sadistically tick off points on his chart and then stopped. “...Follow along please!” He ordered crisply.

There was a massive shuffling of papers from the well of the Arena as the orcs and Dark Elves dredged in hopeless resignation through their study packets.

“Humaness Unspoken”

Pretty damn unspoken in my case. Grod thought. Being a human has never benefited me in slightest bit. What with my not fucking being one!

Blogger VoodooJock February 16, 2018 11:52 AM  

His target audience isn't cadets. It's defense contractors. He's got 32 years in. He's looking to get setup on the outside. Who's going to hire a liability in the PC dept?

Blogger Koanic February 16, 2018 11:53 AM  

Incorporating cargo cultists into the Air Force chain of command is just another example of vertical integration... in this case a nose dive.

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 16, 2018 12:07 PM  

Okay, you have asked for my opinion and here it is.

Neither Gray, nor Mundy, nor especially (holy shit, that is fucking nuts) Krulak would have been anywhere near anything like that.

No need to go with my view alone.

Ask Vox his opinion as to whether Krulak was into something like that or not.

Blogger Nate73 February 16, 2018 12:22 PM  

How did the 38 women die if they weren't on frontline missions?

Blogger Cataline Sergius February 16, 2018 12:25 PM  

Nate73 wrote:How did the 38 women die if they weren't on frontline missions?

Something he didn't want to mention.

They all crashed.

In fairness Transatlantic ferry missions were actually a bit risky in those days.

Blogger DonReynolds February 16, 2018 12:39 PM  

Aside from the propaganda value, the only thing accomplished by the Tuskegee Airmen was to demonstrate a known fact.....if you train a pilot more, they will probably be better pilots. The Negroes were held back from combat and provided with much more training than ordinary (white) pilots were permitted before being rushed into combat. More training makes for better pilots (usually) but it was a luxury that white pilots were denied.

The ONLY diversity that enabled the US (and Soviet) space program to surge ahead was the addition of many very un-diverse German Nazi scientists and engineers, captured at the end of WWII. (See Operation Paper Clip.) The same was true of the nuclear weapons development during the Cold War era (with the addition of espionage by Jewish and homosexual traitors, motivated by communist ideology). Spies in the US and the UK helped the Soviets develop nuclear weapons decades before any would have been possible by obtaining secret and technical formation.

The "Native American" code talkers could have been Eskimos, or Cherokees, or Ozark hillbillies, or any number of tribes. The Japanese would have been hard pressed to break the "code"....which was not a code at all. Had the code talkers all been speaking in Yiddish (or Hebrew) instead, the Japanese would have had difficulty finding enough Yids to follow the lingo. One has to ask why the Navajo did not just take over ALL secure communications during WWII so there would be no need for secret codes. (What happens when the only Navajo speaker on board ship gets sick and dies?)

Leftist Liberals, like this USAF commander, want it both ways....they want a system based on merit, so the cream floats to the top and the best players end up on the field....AND they want to make sure very many people are included who would never do well in any fair contest based PURELY on merit or ability. The worst part is....he (and others like him) do not see any contradiction. Since everyone is automatically equal, merit is simply a matter of opinion, which means it can only be racist.

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Blogger DonReynolds February 16, 2018 12:58 PM  

Cataline Sergius wrote:Nate73 wrote:How did the 38 women die if they weren't on frontline missions?

Something he didn't want to mention.

They all crashed.

In fairness Transatlantic ferry missions were actually a bit risky in those days.


The women ferry pilots did not typically fly over the oceans. They took new aircraft from the factory to the hand-off locations...usually Alaska and Canada, where regular military pilots picked them up. Soviet pilots took possession of aircraft headed for the Soviet Union in Alaska. British and Canadian pilots took possession of their Lend-Lease aircraft in Canada. Dangerous weather and unexpected storms were a hazard in the frozen North, even during peacetime and losses were unavoidable. (I recall an entire flight of dozens of aircraft forced to land on a glacier in Greenland during a storm. All of the planes had to be abandoned and they evacuated the crews. Fifty years later, they returned and the brand new aircraft were perfectly preserved in ice...hundreds of feet down in the glacier.)

Blogger Akulkis February 16, 2018 1:45 PM  

The jettisoned bombs thing I get from Paul Brickhill's biography of 12th Fighter Wing Commander Douglas Bader. (Bader was the double amputee RAF Spitfire pilot). Brickhill was also a fighter pilot. He also wrote the first book about the Dambuster squadron, so he had strong contacts in the bomber side of the RAF, too (the squadron commander died in a crash in the Netherlands in 1944. He was a colonel. 25 years old.)

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener February 16, 2018 2:12 PM  

Even back in WWII the US was doing everything it could to overstate the role of diversity. My grandmother was a weather forecaster in the Navy, and just before Germany surrendered one of her friends got her on a plane and flew her into international waters under the guise of weather observation. As a result of that she received an overseas service ribbon along with an increase in pay and benefits.

I suspect similar shenanigans occurred with WASP and Tuskegee airmen stats.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener February 16, 2018 2:16 PM  

And totally unrelated... Army basic training to eliminate hand grenade training.

Besides, isn't combat the best place to learn combat skills anyway?

Blogger Aeoli February 16, 2018 2:19 PM  

Besides, isn't combat the best place to learn combat skills anyway?

Muh streetz.

Blogger VD February 16, 2018 2:21 PM  

(((newbie trader)))

Ignore him. He's spammed.

Utter and total lie.

You are completely wrong, ChronicRPG. You are also ignorant and your knowledge doesn't even rise to the level of Wikipedia. Britain not only started the bombing of civilians in WWII, but it had been part of their fundamental air strategy adapted from Douhet by the Trenchard school since the early 1920s.

They were targeting civilian populations as early as 1928 in Yemen.

The Germans, to the contrary, didn't believe targeting civilians was an effective strategy due to the failure of their use of it in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. As their eventual failure during the Battle of Britain was to subsequently prove.

Blogger Nick Siekierski February 16, 2018 2:26 PM  

This is the maniac who made the "get out if you don't worship diversity" speech after purported racist graffiti turned up at the US AF Academy in Colorado. It was obvious then and soon confirmed, that it was a hoax perpetrated by a black cadet. Silveria doubled down on his statement. I shake my head when people outside the U.S. discuss American military strategy and capabilities while ignoring the cultural cancer of political correctness and leftism that has enveloped the entire armed forces (with the possible exception of U.S. Special Forces). Technological superiority does not matter when you don't know how to use it because you're a diversity token or you are a coward who denies reality.

Blogger VD February 16, 2018 2:28 PM  

You're saying this as if murdering German civilians wasn't a worthy use of air power. They wanted and loved unlimited air warfare, and they got it.

It wasn't, it was a war crime. They did not want it, they did not love it, and the British started it as per their pre-war air strategy.

Blogger Microraptor zhaoianus February 16, 2018 2:31 PM  

" If you cannot see that the US is an empire in steep decline, you simply are not paying any attention."
Indeed. Because of tribalist authoritarian anti-rational scum like you.

Blogger gbob February 16, 2018 2:31 PM  

Consider also that the spookwaffe (redtails) only flew after German air PRESENCE was questionable, and any idea of parity or effective resistance to allied air power was a long gone memory.

Blogger Foxitol February 16, 2018 2:37 PM  

I was half considering talking to an airforce recruiter again.

This article brings everything back as to why I bailed on the idea six years ago.

No country for white men. The US government is openly hostile and discriminatory against us.

Blogger Aeoli February 16, 2018 2:41 PM  

Must...not...touch...

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener February 16, 2018 2:54 PM  

If the Air Force truly values diversity it should commit to total disarmament and resolving all conflicts peacefully. If we use force against our perceived enemies, we're no better than they are.

Anonymous Anonymous February 16, 2018 3:32 PM  

"The link between diversity and victory does not exist in the abstract. It is real and has been proven throughout history. "

I guess he never paid attention to the fall of the Roman Empire.

Blogger NO GOOGLES February 16, 2018 3:45 PM  

The Space Race claims about diversity are just hilarious to me. Other than the development of the F1 rocket engine (which was one of the greatest American technical achievements in the Space Race) we didn't just have to get Nazi scientists and engineers to consult on our rocketry, we had to actually PUT THEM IN CHARGE of it. When they were just consulting we couldn't get our rockets to stop failing spectacularly. We finally put them in charge when it became obvious that ballistic missiles would be the future (actually slightly before the Space Race started in earnest) and within 2 years we were making huge gains.

But look, we found a black secretary that worked at NASA in the 60s. CLEARLY SHE WAS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MOON LANDING!

There is no lie so ridiculous that these people will not utter it in support of their sacrament of "Diversity".

Blogger Hammerli280 February 16, 2018 4:31 PM  

IIRC, the Strategic Bombing Survey done after the war concluded that the USAF had German war production on the ropes several times...and then switched targeting because it "wasn't working". Bear in mind that in the Spring of 1944, Eisenhower switched much of the effort to preparations for D-Day. The attack on oil worked - but the SBS concluded that the electrical grid would have been a better target.

Terror bombing? War crime. No point in it. The First and Second World Wars were our time's equivalent to the Thirty Years War - the rules of civilized warfighting were tossed, with horrible results. Nobody's hands were clean.

Blogger tublecane February 16, 2018 5:12 PM  

@Cataline-"After they went to war with America, suddenly they were pacufists"

Trying to hold your opponents to the rules of civilized warfare isn't pacifism. And why date it from America's entry? England and Germany were terror bombing long before Pearl Harbor.

"Attacking the civilian population of Germany, so as to break Germany's spirit was a integral facet of the allied bombing strategy"

It was a stupid facet of the allied bombing strategy. It didn't work, wasted resources that could have been put to better use, and makes them look monstrous to posterity.

Allbthay Nuremberg stuff would've looked much better without it. (Still a sham, on account of Russia's presence and the stuff they did after Germany's defeat, but better.)

"The Allied view being that two world wars the last thirty years were enough"

Then they shouldn't have started the second one.

Blogger Frank Brady February 16, 2018 6:07 PM  

The first paragraph quoted below should have been enough for the Air Force to compel his resignation. Good God!

"Against ISIS, we are waging a war using the most sophisticated and interconnected combat power in history. But our real advantage is the intellect, innovation, creativity and courage of our troops. If any among us thinks these qualities are defined by race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or identity or any other factor of the human condition, then the Air Force Academy and our military is not the place for them."

Blogger Stephen February 16, 2018 6:31 PM  

tublecane wrote:Though I realize now as I write that Napoleon was civilized, whereas Stone Age man loved him some genocide. But nevermind that aspect.

Napoleon was a git. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdM3ID4m38U

Blogger newbietrader February 16, 2018 9:36 PM  

Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, the superintendent of the US Air Force Academy,

Is this the same ass wipe that held the mandatory 15 minute anti racism lecture about the racist attack that five minutes worth of investigation later proved to be a hoax?

Blogger Marsh 01701 February 17, 2018 12:59 AM  

I survived working for a black pilot, a trash hauler. He was a psycopath. What joy.

Blogger weka February 17, 2018 1:09 AM  

You should have turned the zampolit into a gorge ball. And rations.

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