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Postby The Turd Polisher » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:16 am

just in case we forgot what leadership in the States looked like....Lt Gen Silveria addresses cadets about racism incident

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfjZ1otkS3o


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Postby el3so » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:26 pm

They train young men to drop fire on people. But their commanders won't allow them to write '€at sh!t p0rchmonk€yz' on their message boards because it is obscene.
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Re: leadership

Postby nowonmai » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:11 am

el3so wrote:They train young men to drop fire on people. But their commanders won't allow them to write '€at sh!t p0rchmonk€yz' on their message boards because it is obscene.


Word.

I enjoyed the fact that he has such respect for their dignity that he made them stand up throughout his haranguing.

Diversity being equal to strength doesn't pass much historical scrutiny and the way Europe and USA is going, any sane futurologist's barometer has to be showing Bleak gusting Terrible.

But in the meantime the command will parrot what The Man tells them. Cuz The Man is still there, despite Trump.
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Postby Kurt » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:18 pm

el3so wrote:They train young men to drop fire on people. But their commanders won't allow them to write '€at sh!t p0rchmonk€yz' on their message boards because it is obscene.


True, but I would rather have people who have that much firepower at their disposal make an effort to keep their baser urges in line.
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E long time

Postby el3so » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:21 pm

Kurt wrote:make an effort to keep their baser urges in line.
I for one do not condone pogroms, touching of animals or torture of children.

But the racism/sexist thing didn't keep your Air Force from being effective over Korea, Vietnam, Irak, whatever place gets/got/gonna get bombed, never mind WW2.

History marches on, sure, first amendment rights in the US military and whatever constitutes professional conduct are at best abstract concepts for me but this def has a "headmistress is angry because someone found a nudie mag in the toilet" vibe to it. Maybe it will work better if the speaker gets played by Kenneth Branagh.

You get a couple of thousand people in an organisation, bet on it some of them 'll be slapping their spouses around* whether society frowns on/heralds it, IMO those doing it in public aren't necessarily the worst offenders. A speech lambasting it is easier than having a stern talk in private, the latter even without the former does the trick.

* insert whatever custom/belief you personally find morally reprehensible. Me, I only hate assholes that hold their mug with both hands.
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Re: E long time

Postby nowonmai » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:41 pm

el3so wrote:
Kurt wrote:make an effort to keep their baser urges in line.
I for one do not condone pogroms, touching of animals or torture of children.

But the racism/sexist thing didn't keep your Air Force from being effective over Korea, Vietnam, Irak, whatever place gets/got/gonna get bombed, never mind WW2.

History marches on, sure, first amendment rights in the US military and whatever constitutes professional conduct are at best abstract concepts for me but this def has a "headmistress is angry because someone found a nudie mag in the toilet" vibe to it. Maybe it will work better if the speaker gets played by Kenneth Branagh.

You get a couple of thousand people in an organisation, bet on it some of them 'll be slapping their spouses around* whether society frowns on/heralds it, IMO those doing it in public aren't necessarily the worst offenders. A speech lambasting it is easier than having a stern talk in private, the latter even without the former does the trick.

* insert whatever custom/belief you personally find morally reprehensible. Me, I only hate assholes that hold their mug with both hands.


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