Warrior Warriors, Not Social Justice Warriors
Warrior Warriors, Not Social Justice Warriors by Kurt Schlichter for Town Hall
This month is the 30th anniversary of me arriving in the Persian Gulf for Operation Desert Shield, which became Operation Desert Storm, which finally became the Operation Desert Something that counts for the third star on my perfect attendance ribbon. And this milestone arrives coming just as our military ceases to be a serious organization.
Look, I’m no Audie Buttigieg terrifying the Taliban from my workstation, or a Dick Blumenthal giving Charlie what for during the Tet Offensive from Fort Connecticut. I just showed up a couple times. Thirty years ago right now, I showed up in a place called Log Base Alpha out in the middle of the Saudi Desert.
I ran a heavily armed carwash, and due to the might of VII Corps – the most powerful military formation in human history – the closest I came to seeing any action was watching CNN. Note that this was before CNN became a steaming cesspool of commie lies and talking taters.
But I was there in theater, as a small, insignificant part of a serious United States military. And a serious United States military was able to pick up the equivalent of a city of a half-million people, drop it in a wasteland in the center of one of the top five most isolated nations on earth, and proceed to annihilate an entire enemy army in under 100 hours.
A serious military can do seriously amazing things.
And an unserious one can do seriously terrible things.
I fear we are in the unserious mode today, and with a Biden* administration looming there will be no push towards the kind of seriousness that would keep thousands of body bags from coming home the next time we face a serious enemy.
Note that I speak of senior leaders not the troops, though the unseriousness will eventually trickle down to the squad level if not purged.
So, what do I mean by “unserious?”