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Monday, March 04, 2019

The diversity imperative

Remember when I said the USA is going to lose its next major war? This USAF general is underlining my case:
Improving diversity and acceptance across the Air Force isn’t just about being politically correct, it’s a “warfighting imperative,” USAF Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said Friday.

Speaking to a room packed full of airmen at AFA's Air Warfare Symposium, Goldfein said for himself and many leaders across the service, it can be hard to recognize issues other airmen face. These leaders need to accept that “we have blinders on as leaders,” and need to reach out to airmen from all backgrounds, races, genders, etc., to point out ways to improve.

“The only way we can see that is to surround ourselves and build teams in ways that others can point them out for us,” Goldfein said, adding that there needs to be a “big tent” culture of acceptance in the Air Force.
The decline and fall of the US empire is going to amuse and mystify historians for centuries, if not millennia. I'm feel as if I'm beginning to understand how Juvenal felt before writing his classic satires.

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71 Comments:

Blogger VFM Bear March 04, 2019 11:46 AM  

So I'm guessing that the real problem with the Tailhook affair a while back was the lack of diversity.

Once the new generation of airpeoplethingies get together for acts of mass inappropriate and indecent activities we can celebrate the diversity and inclusion.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother March 04, 2019 11:51 AM  

(((Goldfein)))

Blogger The Cooler March 04, 2019 11:54 AM  

Should his parentheses have little stars, though? I mean, he is a general.

****(((USAF Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein)))****

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 04, 2019 11:59 AM  

By comment #30 a wardog conservative hardware geek will post about unbeatable wunderwaffe. Never fails

Blogger James Dixon March 04, 2019 12:00 PM  

> (((Goldfein)))

My immediate reaction to the name also. As is noted all to often, every single time.

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelphia March 04, 2019 12:00 PM  

Talent and skill giving way to the fanatasy that quality and success are helped by, even assured by, identity and gender.

God help us all.

Anonymous Anonymous March 04, 2019 12:05 PM  

Juvenal had something to say about repetitive observations losing the aspect of being cliched because the forcefulness of the observation never abated.

(((Goldfein)))

It's never going to become a cliche.

When does it become deliberate sabotage by espionage?

Blogger Gen. Kong March 04, 2019 12:08 PM  

A Satanist Dual-Citizen as USAF Chief of Staff. What could possibly go wrong? Another one of the Stepford generals told the Pelosi Parliament of Whores the other day that the ongoing invasion from the south by military-age males (= "chillren") isn't a military threat. Yet a Marine colonel was relieved of command for saying "faggot". Has any empire deserved total annihilation more than this utterly depraved and wicked one?? Not many for sure. Deus vult.

Blogger Lazarus March 04, 2019 12:10 PM  

Nothing new under the sun.

Satire II summary:

lines 2.1–35 – Pathic men that pretend to be moral exemplars are much worse than those who are open about their proclivities.
lines 2.36–65 – When criticized for her morals, Laronia turns on one of these hypocrites and mocks their open effeminacy.
lines 2.65–81 – Criticism of the effeminate dress of Creticus as he practices law. This moral plague (contagio) spreads like disease passes through an entire herd of livestock or a bunch of grapes.
lines 2.82–116 – Effeminate dress is the gateway to complete gender inversion.
lines 2.117–148 – A noble man, Gracchus, gets married to another man – but such brides are infertile no matter what drugs they try or how much they are whipped in the Lupercalia.
lines 2.149–170 – The ghosts of great Romans of the past would feel themselves contaminated when such Romans descend to the underworld.

Blogger Yordan Yordanov March 04, 2019 12:14 PM  

Doesn't matter how good the toy is when the soldiers aren't worth their stripes.

Blogger VFM Bear March 04, 2019 12:21 PM  

So when:

"Putin warned in a State of the Nation address on February 20 that "Russia will have to develop and deploy weapons that can be used not only against areas from which a direct threat will come but also against territories where decision-making centers are located." "

He was referring to Tel Aviv?

Tiddy-boom.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-03-04/putin-formally-suspends-russian-participation-inf-arms-treaty-notifies-washington

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother March 04, 2019 12:23 PM  

"lines 2.149–170 – The ghosts of great Romans of the past would feel themselves contaminated when such Romans descend to the underworld."

Scipio had his work cut out for him from 150-450 AD.

Blogger widlast washere March 04, 2019 12:23 PM  

"airmen from all backgrounds, races, genders"

backgrounds - by all means, we need as many inner city delinquents as we can get
races - not enough Eskimos or Australian Aborigines
genders - he is aware that there are only 2?

Blogger Miguel March 04, 2019 12:24 PM  

You'll have a big tent alright - a big hospital tent.

Blogger Servant March 04, 2019 12:26 PM  

I'm glad they felt i was unsuitable to be a member of their air force

Blogger Argus Bacchus March 04, 2019 12:40 PM  

@2,3,5 and 7

As the late, great Chick Hearn used to say, that call could've been made with braille.

Blogger The Deuce March 04, 2019 12:42 PM  

So diversity is a "warfighting imperative," and it also requires that our armed forces focus on talking about feelings instead of warfighting. Okay then.

Blogger AzDesertRat March 04, 2019 12:57 PM  

There were already two very distinct Air Force's when I got out in 2004. The actual Air Force (Flight Line Ops) which was 98% White. And the Not Flight Line Air Force. Which was a clusterfuck of diversity and women.
This kind of thinking was just starting around then. I can't imagine how bad it is now.

Blogger Argus Bacchus March 04, 2019 1:09 PM  

From the linked article:

Goldfeinbergovitz: “The challenges we face as a nation are wicked hard..."


Surviving as a nation becomes "wicked hard" when your generals talk and think like middle school girls.

Blogger Doktor Jeep March 04, 2019 1:09 PM  

The USAF was always the vanguard of poz in the armed forces overall. I was there in the 90s when this crap started.
I was there when "don't ask don't tell" pretty much had us in a situation where who knew who was screwing who in the ass, or who was climbing whose curtain, and could not do a damned thing about it.
I was there when weirdos would be doing their weirdo things and if you asked about it, they ran to "Social Actions" and got your career ruined - or tried. Yes that crap was happening in the 1990s. The SJWs did not invent it in the last 10 years.
I was there when the black airmen would just thug it up with their yo yo yo shit but God help Bubba when his truck was finally shipped in and it still had the Confederate flag on the bumper. Yes, I saw, firsthand, "Thug culture OK. Your history is not, racist". Side note: one of those thugs ended up shooting a few other airmen to death over some stupid argument a few years later.
I was there when a fellow was falsely accused of rape, spent 14 months doing "weeds & seeds" waiting for his innocence to be proved, and when it was proved, the higher ups were so horrified of a "tailhook scandal" they wanted to send an innocent man to prison anyway "because time and money went into an investigation". Somewhere some commander with balls intervened. I did't reenlist because of that case. So did a dozen other men.

So yeah. We're screwed. All of our other mistakes are covered up well with air power. We're going to find out the hard way how you can't win a war with Ritalin-kids and drones.

Blogger Gettimothy March 04, 2019 1:12 PM  

"packed room.."

attendence optional event of course

Blogger Don't Call Me Len March 04, 2019 1:16 PM  

@20 - That's a stunning, eloquent insight compared to the Band-Aid story, which indeed demonstrates the next war is already lost.

Blogger Primus Pilus March 04, 2019 1:21 PM  

Translation: "The military needs more third-worlders and perverts willing to fire on Americans when the time comes."

Blogger Azimus March 04, 2019 1:28 PM  

Looking back on the Civil War, it was the diverse "big tent" army (by 1860 standards) that ended up winning afterall.

Blogger peacefulposter March 04, 2019 1:35 PM  

Has the military lowered their IQ standards like they did with chin ups?

Blogger James Dixon March 04, 2019 1:40 PM  

> Translation: "The military needs more third-worlders and perverts willing to fire on Americans when the time comes."

I really wish that didn't sound completely plausible.

Blogger eclecticme March 04, 2019 1:45 PM  

They are so offended by flesh colored band aids and offensive jokes. What happens when someone shoots at them?

Blogger Stilicho March 04, 2019 1:46 PM  

@26 yes

@27 don't forget those "born American" who just haven't touched the magic dirt yet... the USAF can also accommodate as many Chicoms,Norks, Zulus, etc. as want to join.$. Can't discriminate you know.

Blogger Ilk in Training March 04, 2019 1:50 PM  

Has any nation worked so hard to invite annihilation as ours? I'm doubling my survival plan efforts now.

Blogger Jeremius Rapp March 04, 2019 1:59 PM  

Goldfein made these comments almost in time to comemmorate Gen. Casey's shocking embrace of diversity 10 years ago after the Fort Hood shooting. Repugnant!

"Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse,” Casey said.

http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2009/11/08/general-casey-diversity-shouldnt-be-casualty-of-fort-hood/

Blogger Babydoc March 04, 2019 2:08 PM  

I was in the army when "We all bleed red, white and blue" was replaced with female generals forcing COO (Consideration Of Others) mandatory stand down training on us. This was not too long after my MP friend told me they found thousands of dollars in the personal effects of the female private (later photographed being lauded as a hero next to Gen Schwartzkopf) who was captured by Iraqis when her private physical business venture inside a Humvee crossed over the military demarcation line.

So glad none of my kids joined the military.

Blogger kennymac March 04, 2019 2:09 PM  

Band aids. The black airmen were getting mad about the color of band aids. Are you EFFING kidding me? As an AF vet this makes me want to puke and cry all at the same time

Blogger Nate73 March 04, 2019 2:13 PM  

The part of Kevin McD's theory which is scary is that they sabotage your society while believing they are helping it. Much more comforting to think he's just lying.

Blogger kennymac March 04, 2019 2:16 PM  

Mr Smith, did you work on the flight line? I worked in PMEL, the calibration lab for the test equipment you flightline pukes used on the aircraft. We had a female avionics tech, flight line guys loved her cuz she had big tits and usually was working in a t-shirt. One day while in the cockpit of a KC135 she hit a lever and retracted the landing gear in the nose of the plane. Over 100k in damage. Slap on the wrist for our large breasted airman. Can’t help but think if a man had done that they wouldn’t have gone so easy on him.

Blogger Balkan Yankee March 04, 2019 2:19 PM  

Diversity is not USAF's strength. Apparently.

Blogger Primus Pilus March 04, 2019 2:26 PM  

https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2019/01/28/downtown-phoenix-photo-men-soot-blackface/2683881002/

This imbecile is a retired Air Force vet.

Tells you all you need to know about how well diversity/civnat works.

Blogger Giraffe March 04, 2019 2:34 PM  

60 minutes had a woman from Microsoft on last night. As VD pointed out, you put an SJW in a position of power and the first thing they do is try to get more SJW's in.

Her focus was on hiring women, not on producing quality games. She should be fired.

60 minutes was of course doing a story on getting more women to learn to code. FFS.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash March 04, 2019 2:46 PM  

The want women to learn to code? Here's the ad:
Ladies,
Do you want to make excellent money without doing any work? Do you want to be promoted immediately without any accomplishments or even demonstrating competence? Do you want to be surrounded by dozens or hundreds of thirsty high-income men who will do anything you ask because you have breasts? Learn to code!

Blogger Yordan Yordanov March 04, 2019 2:50 PM  

@12 The more I read about Rome, the more I understand that the True Rome died with Sulla.

Blogger CarpeOro March 04, 2019 2:54 PM  

Helps affirm again that not getting commissioned and serving in the Air Farce years ago was a net positive for me. I'm really doubting I could have done 8 let alone 20 years in the service with the CinCs from 1990 to 2010. You can only serve one master and they make it clear it isn't the Christian God.

Blogger Warunicorn March 04, 2019 3:28 PM  

I wonder what would happen if things went hot? Would soldiers/sailors/airmen listen to their so-called superiors?

I could have sworn the oath involved enemies foreign *and* domestic...

Blogger Sterling Pilgrim March 04, 2019 3:47 PM  

This is just might inspire me to consider a modern "Catch 22" that satires the hell out of all of this diversity and SJW faggotry present in the Military. The name Gen. Scheisskopf could take on many deep meanings in such an homage.

Blogger Joe Smith March 04, 2019 3:51 PM  

Well, they could have diversified their officer corps to include "non-sexual deviants" too I suppose. That might have helped.

Blogger eclecticme March 04, 2019 3:57 PM  

@32. kennymac March 04, 2019 2:09 PM

Band aids. The black airmen were getting mad about the color of band aids. Are you EFFING kidding me? As an AF vet this makes me want to puke and cry all at the same time


To clarify. The black guys were mad because the band aids were labelled as flesh colored rather than tan. See also crayons. It's a black thing.

Blogger Unknownsailor March 04, 2019 4:17 PM  

The AF really needs to be dismantled in its entirety and rebuilt. It is overmanned due to overspecialization, has a toxic leadership culture, and employs many redundant concepts logistically that just made me dumbfounded every time I had to interact with them. Small basic item that I like to use as an indicator of how the AF likes to do things their own way even when they don't have to is the paper form that is used as a receipt for fueling an aircraft with fuel. Everyone else in the DoD uses DOD form 1898. The AF uses AF Form 1994. Why? Who knows.

I managed the squadron fuel operating fund for 3 years during my squadron tour, so I had to keep track of those receipts, and it just made me shake my head when I would look at those silly AF receipts.

Later on, when I got to Kadena AFB on Okinawa for my last shore tour, I saw how the Navy/Marine unit I was with did the same job the AF did with a tenth of the people, and again, I just shook my head.

As far as I am concerned, the AF might as well not even wear a uniform, and really should just be folded back into the Army entirely.

--Unknownsailor--

Blogger KBuff March 04, 2019 4:33 PM  

Thanks for the laugh! Funniest thing I've heard all day. Of course, that begs the question as to which part of her anatomy caused the gear to retract.

Blogger Angantyr March 04, 2019 4:33 PM  

@45 "As far as I am concerned, the AF might as well not even wear a uniform, and really should just be folded back into the Army entirely."

Agree wholeheartedly. Glad I got out of the AF in '96.

Blogger tublecane March 04, 2019 4:42 PM  

@24- Yes, but also a bit of friendly fire and not recognizing what they had in the Wizard of the Saddle.

Blogger AzDesertRat March 04, 2019 5:30 PM  

@kennymac
Yep, was a Crew Chief in the fighter world. Your story doesn't surprise me in the least. I only ever had to work with a handful of women and diversity. Most of the women were spread ass supply clerks, whose jobs could've and should've been done by civilian contractors. The few that actually were on the flight line (less than 5 that I can recall out of 4 different squadrons I was in) were massive liabilities that had to be babysat. One somehow qualified as a weapons troop, but didn't have the upper body strength to do half the tasks that a male weapons guy would be expected to complete, so that weapons crew was 4 people, instead of the usual 3.
When I went up for Below The Zone (for the Non-AF guys, it is a program where "exemplary" E-3's are selected by a board of senior enlisted and officers to be promoted to E-4 early) one of the E-3's in the pool with me was a female avionics troop. Our flight E-7 took all of us aside the day before the board and flat out stated that out of the 4 available slots we were really only competing for 3 because she would get one automatically. He was not lying.
Every non-white crew chief I saw, except for a handful of Puerto Rican guys, would find a way to get assigned off the flight line as quickly as possible. They always inevitably got a medical waiver or had some personal issue that required them to sit in dispatch behind the radio all day.
We had a black female student pilot come through our training pipeline one time. You would not have believed the hoopla surrounding her. It was funny as hell when she finally got busted out of the service for repeated fraternization because she couldn't stay out of the enlisted barracks parties on the weekends.

Blogger Sargent.matrim March 04, 2019 6:02 PM  

So he's saying the military needs a diverse ray of service people so that micro-aggressions in the military can be identified accurately so they can be more effective? That's crazy.

Blogger Mark Stoval March 04, 2019 6:06 PM  

This has been an interesting thread. Thanks to all who added to it.

I have a question for the experts here.

Suppose the USA decided to go purely defensive and brought all the military home to defend north America. Further, suppose that the AF was put back to the old ways of merit based enlistment and advancement. Suppose also that the AF was cut to 1/3 of today's manpower.

Could that vastly reduced AF defend us? Remember, no women or mystery meat needed.

Blogger Hammerli 280 March 04, 2019 6:29 PM  

Once, just once, I'd love to see a Flag-level officer say, "Diversity is not our strength. Unity is our strength."

I assure you, the applause from the troops would be thunderous.

Blogger Unknownsailor March 04, 2019 6:33 PM  

Mark Stoval wrote:This has been an interesting thread. Thanks to all who added to it.

I have a question for the experts here.

Suppose the USA decided to go purely defensive and brought all the military home to defend north America. Further, suppose that the AF was put back to the old ways of merit based enlistment and advancement. Suppose also that the AF was cut to 1/3 of today's manpower.

Could that vastly reduced AF defend us? Remember, no women or mystery meat needed.


Not really, USN takes the primary role of defense in that scenario, since the only way over is via sea. USAF would serve primarily as an interceptor force should that happen, something which it already does, but is mainly done by Air National Guard units rather than active duty squadrons.

--Unknownsailor--

Blogger NO GOOGLES March 04, 2019 6:40 PM  

@51
Sure. The better question is "in what world would this happen BEFORE it such a change would be irrelevant?"

Blogger Hammerli 280 March 04, 2019 6:47 PM  

And "Diversity-22" would be an excellent book.

I'll add one other observation. All the services are politicized at the Flag level. But the USAF is by far the worst. They've got a hell of a lot of talent at the O-4 and O-5 levels...all of whom are eased out onto the street at the 20-25 year mark. Generals are expected to spout the party line, and nothing else.

Blogger Brett baker March 04, 2019 7:45 PM  

Sulla, man enough to bang a female impersonator,public opinion be damned!

Blogger bossHawg March 04, 2019 7:52 PM  

this man is intentionally sabotaging the combat effectiveness of the USAF and should be court martialed. or treated as a foreign agent

Blogger The Pitchfork Rebel March 04, 2019 7:59 PM  

Bio shows that he wrote:

"Sharing Success, Owning Failure: Preparing to Command in the Twenty-First Century Air Force,"

Except he's sharing and owning failure.

Hayek was right. The worst always do rise to the top.

Blogger Angantyr March 04, 2019 9:16 PM  

'course, the (((tribe))) is happy with him... https://jewishbusinessnews.com/2016/04/28/gen-david-goldfein-to-be-second-jewish-u-s-air-force-chief/

Blogger Angantyr March 04, 2019 9:18 PM  

From the article I cited:
"During a mission over the former Yugoslavia in 1999, Goldfein was shot down over enemy territory. Trapped behind enemy lines, Goldfein snuck across Serbian farms, hiding from enemy patrols, until he was able to reach the extraction point."

The Serbs really blew this one...

Blogger Bernard Korzeniewicz March 05, 2019 12:37 AM  

@angantyr
Can you link his Serbian mission evidence. It sounds too much like McCain..

Blogger Joe March 05, 2019 12:49 AM  

"Goldfein said for himself and many leaders across the service, it can be hard to recognize issues other airmen face."

Refuted by his own argument.

Blogger Dirk Manly March 05, 2019 4:21 AM  

@45

"As far as I am concerned, the AF might as well not even wear a uniform, and really should just be folded back into the Army entirely."

I have been saying the same thing for 20 years. The USAF suffered the highest per-capita casualty rate in Iraq despite the fact that they were NOT losing aircraft, nor taking excessive casualties due to indirect harrassment fire (mortars, rockets). No, the problem was that on the few occassions when they sent a truck convoy out the gate, it was sure as shit going to get shot up, because the USAF has ENTIRELY NEGLECTED to teach both their enlisted personnel and non-flying officers about ANY threat that does not come from the sky.

They lost 14 men KIA and many more wounded, due to NOT fixing a security flaw (which I, and confirmed by my company commander, identified as a perfect truck-bomb attack point at the Khobat Towers housing facility in Dhahran) ... .3 YEARS after I and my company commander reported it to the base headquarters.

Apparently, USAF officers don't even bother to walk the perimeter of a base when they take over as commander of such.

The USAF leadership has been an active agent AGAINST the proper training of their own personnel for decades. Yes, they need to be folded back into the Army (the Army now does realize the importance of air power, unlike back in 1920, and there's no reason for it to be a seperate service arm, other than that the British Commonwealth countries have their aircraft squadrons in a separate service arm). Close Air Support is an important thing, and the high ups in the USAF absolutely DETEST that mission -- yet refuse to give up the A-10 to the Army, despite wanting nothing to do with the A-10, which is the best close air support aircraft ever made.

Slaughter every non-flying USAF officer above the rank of 2nd Lieutenant, and fold the service into the army. Long range assets like B-2's and B-52's can go to the Navy -- it would be a good fit for their force-projection missions.

Blogger Crew March 05, 2019 10:35 AM  

Even the AAAS is into the diversity racket:

https://purchase.aaas.org/order/327/1

Your membership helps us promote STEM education for all, foster diversity and inclusion across the science and engineering fields, advocate for evidence-based policies, and so much more.

Blogger Crew March 05, 2019 10:37 AM  

@57: He is a foreign agent!

https://jewishbusinessnews.com/2016/04/28/gen-david-goldfein-to-be-second-jewish-u-s-air-force-chief/

Blogger Angantyr March 05, 2019 11:07 AM  

@61
Easy to find - the Wikitardia page provides details, including a photo of the canopy and tail from the aircraft he had shot out from underneath him:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_L._Goldfein

Blogger JohnofAustria March 05, 2019 11:41 AM  

Ditto.

Blogger JohnofAustria March 05, 2019 11:44 AM  

13 percent of airmen make 50 percent of the stupid complaints

Blogger JohnofAustria March 05, 2019 11:47 AM  

Yes, *assuming* the service was forced to purge the majority of OTWs and retain all the honkeys who get shit done.

Blogger JohnofAustria March 05, 2019 11:50 AM  

Not surprising.

The worst is watching the demographics of my Corps change. During the height of the OIF/OEF madness and public support, the USMC was disproportionately white. Now through recruitment quotas they've gotten us down to ~60%. Not good.

Blogger Bernard Korzeniewicz March 05, 2019 4:14 PM  

@angantyr
I mean about "avoiding Serbian patrols". If he is of the tribe he could just call and go to the nearest Serbian tribesman to hide.
Commisairs did that when they got bitten by Poland in 1920.

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