Doing the Math and Machismo
Had you ever heard about this admiral? Robley Dunglison Evans of Virginia, was born on 18 August 1846. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy (at age 13) in 1860, back when we had no women officers and perhaps a handful of JAG lawyers (in the whole Army, none yet in the Navy).
Fighting Bob Evans continued to fight even after his fourth wound, drawing his pistol and threatening to kill any man who attempted to amputate his leg in surgery. To the rest of us, however, his kind are more than symbolic, they are de rigeur for respect by our worst enemies.
Molten Eagle has been on a one-man crusade to keep women from onboard submarine service. If a reason for this stance is not obvious to you, a selective review of history should help bring it home.
The world as we had known it is now under longterm assault from radical Islamists and their wealthy supporters. These men treat their women as consenting chattel (movable personal property; or slaves). They are currently propagating their kind at a very fast rate by Western standards. Extremely intolerant of anyone unlike themselves they behave as viral antibodies, seeking to destroy individuals and subvert cultures they cannot convert.
Why now? For many decades this dormant Islamist plague had been held in check by adequate memories of ferrocious men as devoted to Western freedoms as the Islamist radicals are to their vision of an intolerant god.
During intervening decades, Western civilizations have downplayed male role models, primarily military leaders, in order to improve opportunities for females. While the intention is valid, results have been carried to extremes thanks to aggressive litigation, political correctness and myopia. Generals on the order of "Black Jack" Pershing (West Point, 1886) and admirals like Robley Dunglison Evans (U.S. Naval Academy, 1863) were once regarded as models or mentors by military leaders of World War II, including Nimitz, George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar Bradley and George S. Patton. Today, the Navy enhances Evans's reputation with a politically correct appeal to women: 'his energetic efforts to stop illegal seal hunting off Alaska' in 1892.
Such men were considered inspirational genuises to the likes of Nimitz and were regarded as mentors by the generation of American generals leading the United States army during World War II, including George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar Bradley and George S. Patton.
One question: Assuming the exemplary traits and careers of these fine men are still studied at West Point and the USNA, what can be the benefit of such studies to female graduates of those military institutions, or to the male 'girlie men' who opt for either civilian law schools or the JAG corps? That is right - it is of no use, and so only token mentions of such men are presented today.
All this is in further feminization not only of a fragile culture, but also its military. Our military!
Guess who has been noticing the wussy feminization of our culture and military? Like all competent foes, they struck when are weaknesses were apparent. The question remains, do we have the will to restore full force male roll models? We do not yet, in my opinion.
If U.S. submarines are feminized, recruitment of red-blooded males will decline precipitously as has been Australia's recent experience. Complicating military matters further, our military draft program has been rendered tenuous by the proliferation of women's rights lawsuits over the years in the civilian workplace.
Can the U.S. surmount these difficulties without acknowledging and praising traditional male values? Let's turn that question around; can an insidious, virus-like enemy that holds maleness in great esteem and that has unending financial support subdue weaker feminized cultures one at a time? History informs the most attentive, no matter who they are.