Skip to comments.Bill Whittle: 'Sir, I Will Not Obey that Order' (video)
Posted on 04/02/2015 9:32:50 AM PDT by servo1969
Hi everybody, Im Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall.
Lets just assume for a moment that youre a radical, left-wing zealot, who was raised by actual communists, and who, naturally enough views the United States military as the tool of capitalist exploitation and colonial racism. Now, further assume that through a perfect storm of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, fate, money, power and media bias somehow conspired to make you Commander in Chief of those same armed forces.
What would you do?
You couldnt very well scuttle 11 carrier strike groups. You cant just destroy entire air wings, or armored divisions, or any of the rest no matter how much you may want to. That would break the spell.
If you hate this country, and you especially hate the military, you simply cannot go around destroying the weapons thats too obvious. But you can do something much more subtle, and in the long run, even more disastrous, if your stated goal is to fundamentally change the country and the military that protects and defends it.
You dont have to destroy the weapons. You dont even have to destroy the warriors. All you have to do is create a set of conditions that are so incompatible with the warrior code that the warriors will remove themselves, because these are people who risk death and dismemberment, and whether at the tip or the end of the spear, generally live in appalling conditions, under great emotional hardship, for disgraceful levels of pay.
These people joined the military out of an inner calling, a sense of duty and of honor, and it is in fact possible to create an environment so toxic to these values that they not only will not stay they simply cannot. And there is a lot of evidence that this is in fact happening, and quickly.
Ive heard of Air Force Generals beaming with pride, not over their commands combat readiness or training levels, but rather for having the greenest installation, or for having achieved the most severe personnel reductions.
Ive talked to a Chief Petty Officer with 23 years in the Navy who simply said that the ancient, fundamental solace given to sailors in exchange for spending most of their lives in a steel hole in the water shore leave, much more properly referred to as liberty is nothing like liberty anymore: no longer a trip down the gangplank to do whatever you damn well wanted to, so long as you were back on time, but now rather a supervised, audited series of joyless stays in pre-approved venues, with check-ins and regimentation and more structure than a week at a diet resort.
Im hearing stories like this all the time all the time! but one of them really stood out. It frankly made my blood run cold.
I was at a fundraiser in Colorado, and I struck up a conversation with a Major who was in command of a group of about 500 Special Forces personnel.
He told me that he was no longer able to train his men in how to do their jobs and come home afterwards, because these days his time had to be spent making sure that none of his soldiers had tattoos that might be considered offensive to women, gays, lesbian or transgendered personnel; that he had to scour the barracks of these young warriors who were prepared to fight and die for their country in order to make sure there were no Maxim magazines or any other images of naked women that might make the home of these deadly, aggressive, disciplined men into a hostile work environment. He had to do all of this nonsense, more and more of it each year, and spend less and less time doing what he, and his soldiers, had signed up to do in the first place: namely, train to go out there and kill the enemies of freedom.
Then one day, his commanding officer came to him with a new policy. He told this young Major that he was required to poll all of the people in his command and ascertain whether they, or anyone else in their household, owned their own weapons and if so how many and of what kind. And he calmly told me that he turned to his superior officer and said, Sir, I will not obey that order.
I have never, ever feared a military or political coup in this country never. I have never feared that the day may come when the American military would open fire on law-abiding American civilians, because of the presence of men like this young major and the traditions and the code of personal integrity and honor that men and women like that maintain. As long as we have people like that in the military, we have nothing to fear.
Than man is no longer in the military.
Orders like the one he could not obey come down from the Commander-in-Chief, and his hand-picked generals who are promoted based on their ability to conform to these deplorable and dishonorable policies. That Commander-in-Chief does not need to be embarrassed by cashiering the real warriors all he has to do is create policies and codes so disruptive, so ridiculous and dishonorable that they can simply no longer abide by them.
Money can buy weapons. But nothing but blood can buy experience. We have not only the most well-armed and well-trained forces in the world they are, or were, battle-hardened in the furnace of actual combat, and that precious, irreplaceable, battlefield experience is being intentionally forced out of the military to be replaced with recruits who cant do pull-ups and a gutless, compliant political class of admirals and generals whose careers mean more than the dignity, the morale, or even the safety of the men and women who have entrusted them with their lives.
Our military is command being reformed into the type of command that France had in WWI.
I have a lot of respect for Bill Whittle.
And I have long thought this was what was going on.
>>Than man is no longer in the military.
And that is why I do fear the military. Not today’s military, but the one of tomorrow where every man of courage and conviction has been forced to submit or leave.
When that man said, “I will not comply”, I would have had some hope if the CO had said, “I will not comply either. Thank you for reminding me of my duty.” But, the good men will leave and be replaced with gays, women, and foreigners to our way of life. Then one day, there will be no one who will say, “I will not comply.”
Thanks for this post. Bill Whittle is right, as usual. Our military is being destroyed.
This is why Dorkbama is striving to replace all of our real generals with *ss-kissing little marshmallow types who’s only relation with the constitution is when they vowed allegiance to it.
Mark my words, these minion-dorks will follow Dorkbama’s orders...even when they are not supported by the constitution.
And in doing so, they will succeed in moving the military’s respect (which as of today is far, far higher than ANY gubmit collection O’cretins) do below that of our congresscritters.
Do you mean WWII?
WWI France military performed very well indeed.
I fear Obama’s military. I fear the military, because it is no longer forged in honor, discipline and hard work, but instead it is lead by sycophants with a socialist anti-American agenda who only want what is easy.
These atrocities can be undone.
My son will meet with a Marine recruiter today. I will have to sign him over to the DOD because he will not be 18 until February of next year. He is home schooled and will be finished in the fall.
He has dreamed of being a Scout Sniper (MOS 0317) since the first time I introduced him to Carlos Hathcock.
He will join even though we have a Anti-American President, politicians not worth a gain of salt, and a Military complex that is run by bureaucrats instead of warriors. He has heard me preach about valor and honor for his entire life. He is now prepared to go and live up to those standards I have raised him with. Shall I encourage him to stay the course or give up? How are changes ever going to be made without true patriots?
The French WWI military command tried to use young men’s chests to wear-out machine guns.
There was actually a mutiny in the French Army in 1917.
Of course, that's assuming the masses you are handing them to never turn on you and try to kill you.
But that never happens in Utopia.
A good corollary to this article from Daniel Greenfield/Sultan Knish:
Just one more reason to despise this president.
Don’t listen to all these “our military sucks” people.
I have been in over 20 years, and the rank and file is still composed of people serving honorably. If we all leave, who will be left to protect the country?
Stay the course. We need young men like your son.
This was well worthy of Free Republic... as is many other Bill Whittle diatribes..
Ben Shapiro at Truth Revolt is another worthy one..
Barry Obama is a poisoned pill to America..
Not that “these” sort of things have NOT been going on for a LONG time.. they have been..
Especially Under the Clintoon’s.. and George Bush did LITTLE to assuage it..
America is BEING disassembled on many levels..
The poisoned pill starts with YOUR CHILDREN literally brain washed by public schools..
AND hypnotized by movies and TV...
Proof: How many BLACK Presidents in movies were there BEFORE...........
Obama was elected?..
REVOLT!.... or bend over and assume the position.. it’s not OVER..
VOTER FRAUD is Waiting for 2016..
I agree, have thought so for some time.
There is a sort of perverted positive in that scenario. The (lack of) quality personnel and (lack of) proper military training & conditioning also means that if these "soldiers" do turn on American citizens, they will not be nearly as effective as they should be. And, my subjective opinion only, we would be facing poorly trained (and often sadistic) bullies, read cowards. They would be facing a large, armed and belligerent civilian population.
Again, IMO only, we are seeing a transparent plan to staff our armed forces with a lot of Brownshirt bullies, perverts and sadists. That worked for Adolph because he had already disarmed the German populace. Americans are finally beginning to realize over the last 25 years what is planned to follow if we allow ourselves to be disarmed.
I'm not optimistic, but I still think it is possible they will awaken a sleeping giant. Time will tell. Because I guarantee that push is indeed coming to shove. But when?
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