In preparation for women joining the infantry, our nation's bravest are bracing for mandatory "unconscious bias" training.
Fox News' Todd Starnes reported Tuesday that Marines will be expected to attend mandatory sensitivity training sessions on race, gender and "principals of institutional change":
If you need more proof that the Obama administration has turned the greatest fighting force on the planet into a social engineering petri dish, just consider what’s about to be forced upon the Marine Corps.
“There’s no doubt we’re leading cultural change,” Brig. Gen. James Glynn told the website. “It’s not the first time for the Marine Corps, but we like a challenge.”
That could be a mighty big challenge. A Center for Naval Analyses survey found a “significant majority” of male Marines opposed having women serve in ground combat jobs.
Nonetheless, mobile training units are to be dispatched Corps-wide beginning in May and here is just a taste of what will be taught, according to Col. Anne Weinberg, who described just one of the potential questions to Military.com:
“You’re in the field, you only have this certain amount of space for billeting and you’ve got three women and six guys. How are you going to billet?” she asked.
How in the world are the Marines supposed to get combat training, when they are deluged with sensitivity training and equal opportunity training and sexual harassment training?
The training is prompting backlash among Marines, even those unopposed to women serving in infantry units:
Peters, who is also a military analyst for Fox News Channel, railed against the military’s quest to be politically correct.
“If I could make one change to improve our combat effectiveness in the military – it would be turning all those equal opportunity and sensitivity trainers and counselors into combat rifleman,” he said. “We need more rifles. We don’t need any more sensitivity.”
“But you can’t stack the deck,” he warned. “You cannot make our military primarily a tool of social engineering or you will destroy the military.”
The decision is also prompting negative feedback online, via Miltary.com:
“There are no points for political correctness in combat,” one reader wrote. “This insanity will get Marines killed, both male and female.”
“The Few, the Proud, the ‘Unconsciously Biased’,” wrote another. “Obama is doing all that he can to decrease the effectiveness of our fighting forces.”
We live in a day and age when Islamic extremists are bent on our outright destruction and this administration is more worried about turning our Marine Corps into some Orwellian PC-indoctrination experiment. We hope our next president will treat the military with the respect it deserves.