Another gem from Daniel Greenfield in today’s FrontPageMagazine which he titles “The Transgender Ban isn’t Fair. Neither is War” in which he provides a superb analysis of the absurdity of allowing transgenders into the military. This of course, over the past couple of days or so, has become the President Trump ‘attack du jour’ by the cowardly Big Media Fake News Cabal, during which they completely overlook that their beloved leader Obama had the very same ban in place, until he didn’t. After he left, of course.
“Once upon a time we understood that we were part of something greater. And that we could not achieve greatness without each other. Identity politics has shredded that sense of aspirational community. It has replaced it with the conviction that we are oppressed by each other.”[end]
The above quote brilliantly pierces the Progressive Left’s elemental hypocrisy. Aren’t they supposed to be the collectivists? Why are they putting the rights of a small minority over the vast majority, or creating discord and divisiveness in the military, the ultimate collective? Are they defining their collective as a bunch of transgender freaks? These and many other similar questions need to be answered with at least a smidgen of honesty. Yet we’re astute enough to realize that the Left is devoid of veracity.
Identity politics is supremely narcissistic, and narcissists don’t function collectively (Obama a prime example, of course). It seems that the Left has gone so far into its delusional nihilism that it has destroyed its supposed original cause. Transgender or no.
There are only two things the Progressive Left is sincere about: destroying cultures and acquiring power. They are trying to degrade our military in any way they can, but apparently they haven’t figured out that the military they want to destroy would be of service to them should they get the power they crave; heaven forbid.
The ban on transgender service that President Trump reaffirmed was there for eight years under Obama. It was there in his first term and his second term. And the media said nothing.
Only in the summer of last year did the ban technically end. And, in practice, it remained in force. All the while there was no angry clamor about the suffering of potential recruits who couldn’t enlist. Those who are fuming with outrage now had hypocritically remained silent. Obama had done it. So it must be good.
Obama had kept the ban in place for almost his entire two terms in office. And he found a way to retain it throughout his final months. With a year’s review, the transgender recruits could only be accepted after he was out of the White House. That way he could have his social justice cake and eat it too. He would get the credit for ending the transgender ban without dealing with any of the problems.
And there were plenty of problems.
45% of transgender persons in the 18 to 44 age range are suicidal. This is a serious risk for personnel who are around weapons or operating machinery or aircraft. If this were the only issue, it would be enough to justify the medical ban.
Transgender operations and hormone therapy requires constant monitoring by a doctor. They carry serious health risks. Some of those risks require serious medications and ongoing management.
That is not what the military usually expects to deal with from recruits.
The Rand study being touted by transgender advocates who claim that medical expenses will only be in the millions relies on a statistical bait and switch. The actual cost is estimated to be in the billions.
The Army and Air Force wanted to delay implementation for another two years. That was on top of the original year review that was lapsing. The issue had become a heavy burden that we didn’t need.
So President Trump got rid of it. His policy is the same one that existed for most of Obama’s time in office. The televised outrage over it is shameless and cynical posturing by media hypocrites.
Bowe Bergdahl of course, is a perfect and very sad example of what allowing transgenders to fight in our military costs soldiers and America.
The military has always had the right of rejection, even during the draft, and this incident turns out to be much ado about nothing as well. Let the soldiers run the military, and let Big Media and Big Academia support, fund, and promote the fringes and freaks they keep insisting on forcing on the rest of us.
Don’t forget a few weeks ago on Morning Joe, it was media dim-bulb Mika Scarborough who declared “it is our job to tell people what to think”.
Poor girl. I, like millions of others, prefer to think for myself, but you gotta hand it to The Donald, however – with 3 tweets he not only blew the DemoMarxists laughable brand new “we’re for jobs and prosperity” campaign out of the water by making them rush back to their SJW ways, he also got progressive leftists campaigning for people to join the military!
Hey, on the bright side, transgenders can always sign up with an ISIS unit or the Taliban. Go for it guy/ladies!
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