By Dave Scott
A wildly woke training video featuring two rainbow-clad U.S. Navy sailors explaining how to create a “safe space” by using “proper gender pronouns,” and “inclusive language” must have America’s foreign military adversaries roaring with laughter and gleefully rubbing their hands together.
The feedback in the U.S. from expected sources has been merciless, as it should be.
Retired Navy SEAL combat veteran and Texas Representative Dan Crenshaw tweeted: “Here’s an idea, fire everyone in the Navy who puts pronouns in their email signature and focus on how to be better at war. For God’s sake, stop this stupidity.”
In a video posted on Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday, June 21, Crenshaw added: “And look, side note: we already have inclusive language in the military. It’s called ranks. You can just call somebody a chief, or a petty officer or a captain or a lieutenant. Boom. Inclusive. Problem solved.”
Rob O’Neill, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden, echoed Crenshaw’s comments, calling the guidance “ridiculously useless. Let me make it simple for the entire @USNavy: Your pronouns are shipmate/shipmates. There. I just saved the taxpayers millions by avoiding ridiculously useless training. Anchors aweigh,” he tweeted.
In the absurd Navy video, Naval Undersea Warfare Center engineer Jony Rozon introduces himself by telling the viewer that he uses “he/him” pronouns. His co-host, engineer Conchy Vasquez, then says she uses “she/her” pronouns.
The video goes on to promote the use of “inclusive language” and being “allies,” as well as instruction on what to do if someone is “misgendered.”
When I was in the military the video would have been an instructive narrative on how to get a Section 8 and its producer treated for a mental illness, then dishonorably discharged…
***Things I Wish I’d Said: “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Winston Churchill***
Nothing But One’s Here:
The overturn of Roe v. Wade has led to temper tantrums in the streets and on social media with scores of frantic activist women who didn’t get their way calling for abstinence in the form of a nationwide sex strike to protest the Supreme Court’s decision.
They’ve gone bonkers. The photos, and videos I’ve seen of these gals indicate that most of those calling for a “sex strike” are the ones the late Mickey Gilley was singing about in his iconic tune “Don’t All the Girls Get Prettier at Closing Time.”
However, after observing these gals there’s not enough whiskey in Texas to drink any of them anything close to pretty. Think Maxine Waters, Joy Behar, Wanda Sykes, Elizabeth Warren, Lori Lightfoot, or Lena Dunham. And after listening to their shrill screeds there’s nothing any drunk guy, no matter how toasted, would possibly find desirable. Abortion should not be an issue for anyone in this protesting crowd…
Caution! It’s Fernandina Budget Time:
Keen Fernandina Beach city observer Dr. Gerald Decker alerts us to the fact that the City Commission’s agreement to fund major pay/benefits increase for City employees will have a significant impact during the upcoming budget discussions.
“The increase was required to improve retention and be more competitive in hiring—all reasonable actions in the tight labor market caused by the Great Pandemic, “ points out Dr. Decker.
But he also warns that the consequences of this strategy will significantly increase personnel expenses—estimated at $2 million for this next year alone, thereby calling on Commissioners to minimize the impact on taxpayers…
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Veteran reporter, publicist and blogger Dave Scott of Fernandina Beach
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