Thursday, January 24, 2013
Where it all started. Diana Rigg was charming about her role as Emma Peel,
master martial artist. "I push them and they politely fall down," she explained.
WOMEN TO THE FRONT LINES. The mistake we make is thinking they're naive. This latest move is as sick and twisted as it is cynical. But it's also classic liberal politicking and a demonstration of how accomplices in the mass media have spent a generation setting us up for this particular catastrophe.
Female warriors have long been sold to us in movies and TV as symbols of the feminist quest for equal respect. Initially, we may have understood that there was little or no reality to depictions of hundred pound women who can go toe to toe with two hundred pound men. We knew without being told that even an average schlub could break a woman's jaw with one clumsy punch. So when we saw movie heroines who could fight back successfully and prevail, it was mere fantastic allegory. But now we have a couple generations who have inhaled all these fictions drop by drop and now probably kinda sorta believe them. Emma Peel has been replaced by Lara Croft, and the special effects are so marvelous we actually can see it in our mind's eye.
Hell. It's been a long road of subliminal propaganda. The myth of the equalizing power of kung fu, exemplified by Cynthia Rothrock, Carrie Ann Moss in The Matrix, Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, and most recently by 80-pound Kono in Hawaii Five-0. The artifice of "gritty." "realistic" films like Girlfighter, in which a female boxer defeats a male in her own weight class. The sensationalistic voyeurism of movies like G.I. Jane, in which a woman becomes a Navy Seal.
Isn't this the whole situation in a nutshell? She's not supposed to have a dick. And
she's not supposed to get raped to death either. Anything else is liberal fantasy.
Ridiculous, of course. But the liberal lie is laid down in the process. What stands in their way is merely chauvinism. On an equal playing field, they would prove themselves equal to any and every task. Just to drive the unpleasant;y contradictory reality home, here's what hand-to-hand violence really looks like.
Contrast this with the new female action star in Haywire,
who is a women's MMA champion. What we're seeing there
is not combat but sex. Conquest by cunnilingus. And a gun.
Why boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts are always divided into strict weight classes. The postulate? A good big man always beats a good small man. Where in the hell do women, with their negligible upper body strength, fit into this picture? They don't. They can't carry anything like the same weight of supplies and ammunition. They can't carry an injured man twice their weight to safety. Every one of them who is on the battlefield is a man who isn't. Their mere presence is an automatic diminution of force.
I'm reminded personally of the most bizarre conversation I ever had with a devout feminist in the mid-1980s. I was trying to point out to her that there were clear instances where physical differences between men and women were decisive. I used the example of Sandy Koufax and his hundred-plus mile per hour fastball. With a straight face she argued that there could be female Koufaxes if women were simply allowed to play. This was so absurdly not true that the conversation degenerated into a yelling match.
There are so many many ways that women in combat is a horrific idea. Here's actually the kindest one:
I served in the 2003 invasion of Iraq as a Marine infantry squad leader. We rode into war crammed in the back of amphibious assault vehicles. They are designed to hold roughly 15 Marines snugly; due to maintenance issues, by the end of the invasion we had as many as 25 men stuffed into the back. Marines were forced to sit, in full gear, on each other's laps and in contorted positions for hours on end. That was the least of our problems.
The invasion was a blitzkrieg. The goal was to move as fast to Baghdad as possible. The column would not stop for a lance corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, or even a company commander to go to the restroom. Sometimes we spent over 48 hours on the move without exiting the vehicles. We were forced to urinate in empty water bottles inches from our comrades.
Many Marines developed dysentery from the complete lack of sanitary conditions. When an uncontrollable urge hit a Marine, he would be forced to stand, as best he could, hold an MRE bag up to his rear, and defecate inches from his seated comrade's face.
During the invasion, we wore chemical protective suits because of the fear of chemical or biological weapon attack. These are equivalent to a ski jumpsuit and hold in the heat. We also had to wear black rubber boots over our desert boots. On the occasions the column did stop, we would quickly peel off our rubber boots, desert boots and socks to let our feet air out.
Due to the heat and sweat, layers of our skin would peel off our feet. However, we rarely had time to remove our suits or perform even the most basic hygiene. We quickly developed sores on our bodies.
When we did reach Baghdad, we were in shambles. We had not showered in well over a month and our chemical protective suits were covered in a mixture of filth and dried blood. We were told to strip and place our suits in pits to be burned immediately. My unit stood there in a walled-in compound in Baghdad, naked, sores dotted all over our bodies, feet peeling, watching our suits burn. Later, they lined us up naked and washed us off with pressure washers.
Yes, a woman is as capable as a man of pulling a trigger. But the goal of our nation's military is to fight and win wars. Before taking the drastic step of allowing women to serve in combat units, has the government considered whether introducing women into the above-described situation would have made my unit more or less combat effective?
See, the libs who are in favor of women in combat know that neither they nor their own daughters will ever be engaged in combat or members of the military at all. They hate the military. This newest "reform" is akin to the darkest motives of Fast & Furious. They can't wait for a genuine atrocity against female soldiers in combat. Because then, they believe, we'll begin dismantling the military across the board. After 23 female troops are gang raped to death in a muslim country, we'll all start seeing the light and make sure the troops never leave our shores again. Heaven according to the gosepel of Noam Chomsky.
Because they believe so much in peace. And equality. No matter who gets killed and brutalized in the process. Deep deep sickness. Their fantasies are always destructive, murderous, and soul destroying in reality. Why we got Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot when all they had in mind was fairness and sharing. I spit on them.
So take note of who is endorsing this insanity or protesting only mildly around the edges. I guarantee you it's too many for my taste.