It is no accident that the president used the Obama sequester and shutdown to punish the military family, he said. It is part of his DNA. In fact it is in the psyche of the entire liberal/progressive establishment the elite. President Clinton outed himself and this ilk when he declared his loathing of the military. Who could believe progressives/liberals care about veterans and military?
It would be a mistake for generals, colonels, and the supporters of a strong US military to see the root problem as Obama's value clash with military values. Rather, Obama's actions are sending loud signals about where America's elites now stand in their thinking about the US military and these signals should cause a reappraisal of the devotion that serving officers think they owe to America's rulers and population.
What the serving officers in the US military need to understand: your own loyalties are misplaced. Most of the military missions you get sent to do abroad do not increase the security of the American people. That was true under Bush and is true under Obama. You are being misused and abused even if you are allowed to remain in the US military.
The elites do not feel loyalty to you. Get over it. This is not 1940s or 1950s America. That country has already died. The longer you offer unearned loyalty the further the elites will be able to go in pursuing goals that are incompatible with your values and legitimate interests.
The lowered physical standards in order to allow women to join elite combat units are a sign that the elites do not value US security as much as they value promotion of falsehoods about human nature. By trying to make the US military function in spite of the elites you are enabling the elites to be unrealistic. Don't do it.
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