There is a lot of uproar right now about sexual assaults in the military. This has gotten the attention of members of Congress and the top brass of the military. Unfortunately, the response is the same as it has been for the past two or three decades.
The response is to have well publicized hearings where people are degraded and then promises are made that it will improve. This has happened in every major case since at least the Tailhook case. They always promise to improve. They always promise that they will get on it and make it better. They make the promises and put into place a bunch of nonsense and feel good measures.
But things never really change. This time there are stand down days and mandatory training directed at all workers, civilian and military, the huge majority of whom are not and have never been involved in a sexual assault.
The solution to the problem is to hold those who engage in such behavior accountable. Therein lies the rub. You see, in today’s society we lack responsibility and we lack accountability. This comes from the president on down as evidenced by his constant blaming of everyone else (particularly George Bush). The other side of the coin is that no one holds him (the Limbaugh Theorem) or any other officials accountable.
People need to act responsibly and when they don’t they need to be held accountable. Society has abandoned this idea. When a shooter murders a bunch of people we do not hold that person accountable. We blame guns and then punish the millions of gun owners who had nothing to do with the crime.
In these sexual assault cases in the military we blame the environment and then preach to those who have not done anything wrong.
Hold those who are found guilty of sexual assault accountable by punishing them. In addition, if someone makes a false claim and that is found out the person making the false claim should receive the punishment the accused would have gotten had he actually committed the crime.
There are other ideas that are directed at solving the problem but they are moronic at best. Deebow at Blackfive explores one such solution and puts it much better than I could hope to.
Sexual assault in the military is a betrayal of trust. The person assaulted has placed trust in another member of the military and that trust is betrayed by a person to whom an allegiance has been formed. It is a violation of the very core and foundation of teamwork and it is despicable.
Members of the military are a very select subset of the population. They are people who have vowed to put their lives on the line to preserve our country and our way of life. The training in the military brings these very unique people together and teaches them to put others and their nation above themselves. We place our lives in each other’s hands and we expect that our backs will always be protected.
When someone in the military is sexually assaulted by another service member that sacred bond, that trust, has been violated and is more painful and more damaging than an attack by our enemies. We would not stand for an enemy attack on our service members and we work hard to prevent such things. Why would any member of our armed forces attack another member this way?
Right now there is a case going on at the Naval Academy where three members of the football team are accused of sexually assaulting a female midshipman who got drunk at a party. It appears as if she was punished (for getting drunk) while they were allowed to remain on the team. The spotlight on the incident seems to have sparked the current investigation.
If these men raped this woman then they should go to jail for a very long time. It does not matter how drunk she was because that is not and never will be justification for what they allegedly did. If she violated some rule by drinking or getting drunk then the Academy can deal with that separately. But when she was drunk her comrades let her down. That was when she was most vulnerable and that is when they should have protected her. They should have ensured she got home safely.
If what they are accused of is true then they turned their backs on a fellow midshipman and let her down. They did not have her back and they violated the trust she had in them as comrades in arms.
It is criminal that they very people she trusted caused her harm. In the military we are a family and we are supposed to protect each other.
These men are accused of doing something to her that they would never allow to happen to their sisters.
Anyone who does this is a cretin and is unfit to wear the uniform of this nation.
We are better than that my brothers and sisters in arms and if you don’t feel that way then it is time for you to pack your stuff and GTFO.
Never surrender, never submit.
Jun 6, 2013 Political
The leaders of the Armed Forces are in hot water because of an increase in sexual assaults. They promise to combat sexual assault and admit they let the ball drop. In a grilling by members of Congress two Democrat female Senators had a field day and went all in over the issue. Senator Gillibrand implied some commanders were stupid by claiming “…not every single commander can distinguish between a slap on the ass and a rape…” While I get the dramatics I think just about all can tell the two apart.
Senator McCaskill made the claim that looking at someone the wrong way can be sexual assault. I guess there could be looks that can be considered assault but can’t seem to think of one. What look conveys imminent harmful contact?
I am not making light of the issue of sexual assault whether it is in or out of the military. However, I do have a few problems with all of this.
The incidence of sexual assault has had an uptick over the past year or two. What is the root cause of this? It seems as if the uptick happened after gays were allowed to openly serve so it would be worth looking to see if the increase is same sex assault. Not that it matters BUT in order to solve a problem the root cause needs to be found and if the uptick is because of the repeal of DADT then it needs to be looked into to see why it happened.
I also have a problem with Congress wanting to take the discipline of sexual offenders out of the hands of commanders. If the issue is reporting and punishment then require commanders to report all claims of sexual impropriety to their higher commander and have that higher commander review the results of investigations. Commanders need to retain the ability to investigate and punish those who have done wrong. If any commander is not doing that job then relieve that commander. Do not use some blanket policy because of an increase particularly if that increase is due to the repeal of DADT. Find a solution for it that does not involve hampering all commanders.
My last issue is with these Democrat females and their indignation. Where were they when Bill Clinton was sexually molesting women? I realize that these two were not in office when that occurred (not in federal office anyway) but their body, the Senate, voted to let Bill off the hook.
How come there was not the same uproar from liberal woman about Bill Clinton’s alleged rapes and his confirmed affair back then? Why are these folks acting as if they have some moral authority when they still worship the ground Clinton walks on?
It seems to me that folks who apply their anger selectively over the same subject lose credibility.
Sexual assault is a crime. My solution is to investigate the accusation, prosecute those with merit; if they are guilty put them in jail and if they are not guilty put them back to work.
That seems like a good solution to me.
As far as Gillibrand and McCaskill, how do you ladies feel about Bill Clinton and what he did? What do you say about the accusations of rape?
Are you as mad at the Senate for the way they let him off as you are at the way the military handles sexual assault cases?
Your answers will tell us a lot about you…
Never surrender, never submit.
Apr 6, 2012 Political
A group of black men and women in Baltimore attacked a white man. They beat the hell out of him, sexually assaulted him, stole his property and removed his clothes. They left him lying on the sidewalk naked and dazed. Here is the video:
The video was removed by You Tube as promoting hate speech. Breitbart has the video from CBS (WJZ) in Baltimore.
There are surveillance cameras all over Baltimore and the police monitor them. There is a police station not far from where the incident took place.
Where were the police and why did they not respond while this was taking place? Why is this incident not getting the play that the Trayvon Martin shooting did?
I think we know the answer to that.
Where are Jesse and Al and the rest of the race hustlers? Did Barack Obama go on TV and say that if he had a son it would look like this defenseless white guy who was savagely attacked by a group of thugs?
Where are ABCCBSNBCPMSNBCCNNHNN and all the other lame stream media outlets?
I think we know the answer to that as well.
The police say they are investigating. Perhaps they will get justice for this guy.
I am pretty sure that if this guy had a gun and shot his attackers the race hustlers would be out in full force.
Spike Lee and Roseanne Barr** would be tweeting his address all over the world and the New Black Pansies would put a bounty out on him.
But since he was the victim, nothing to see here, move along.
My recommendation, avoid Baltimore City. It is a haven for lawless liberals and the lawless politicians who lead them. The place is full of predators. This poor victim looks like he is from there and was originally part of the group.
Too bad for him. For those of us who don’t live in the City it is a good idea to just stay out of the City.
Spend your money in places where they actually have some sort of civility and where people respect each other.
The sad thing is these folks will be allowed to vote and they will vote for Obama.
Maybe that’s it. Maybe they were just taking Obama’s stash from this guy’s wallet…
Then again, maybe this was an event where new Nike shoes were being sold…
**This was changed. I mistakenly had Rosie O’Donnell as the other tweeter. My apologies to Ms. O’Donnell.
Never surrender, never submit.
Nov 17, 2010 Political
Big Sis, Janet Napolitano, says that the invasive screenings at airports are all about security and that people need to know their roles:
“It’s all about security,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. “It’s all about everybody recognizing their role.” AP
You got that America? You need to know your place and if you fail to see it then the Gestapo in the TSA will put you in your place.
In a country where people who put bombs in their shoes or underwear are given every right available, where they cannot be questioned unless read their rights, where they are allowed access to attorneys and all the legal avenues, the citizens, who have done nothing wrong and are not suspected of doing anything wrong, are subject to violations of their rights.
And Big Sis says to suck it up and know your place. It is all about “…recognizing their role.”
So let me help you recognize your role, Janet. Your job is to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. Your role is to carry out the functions of Homeland Security without violating the rights of the people. Your role is to do your job without infringing on the rights of the governed, those from whom you get your authority.
Unless you have a valid reason to believe that people are carrying dangerous items on airplanes you have no authority to violate their rights.
Screen passengers all you want but do so in a manner that does not violate their rights.
In America the police cannot just pat down kids standing on a street corner to look for drugs or weapons but our government can unleash its Nazis to molest the traveling public with no regard to personal rights.
And this must stop.
Janet Napolitano, you need to learn YOUR role. If you are unable then you need to resign.
Never surrender, never submit.
Nov 16, 2010 Political
A little-known part of the First Amendment to the US Constitution says:
…and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
So that’s a right that the people have, and the government that follows the Constitution does not have the ability to take that right from the people. But do we truly have that right today? Does it include more than just the ability to complain? Read the rest of this entry »
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