reply to post by xuenchen
Yeah, you may be surprised by the amount of political correctness in the military now. Hell, back when I was in "A" School, I was almost dropped from
the program, and sent undesignated because I corrected another student for being out of ranks--which was my job, since I held a leadership position,
and when a female got angry because it was her friend, she tried telling me off. I wasn't having it and I told her to shut up and to quit talking in
After chow I was called to the LPOs office where the LPO and some other first class POs spent two hours instigating that I was the worst person in
history, and that I had no respect for even the most basic human rights. The female I told to shut up had told her instructor that I grabbed the kid
by his blouse, and jerked him back in ranks, and that I had told her to "Shut the f*** up." You can get busted down a rank, sacked, masted, and have
your whole career screwed because someone's feeling got hurt today.
We aren't allowed to have any personal beliefs that conflict with current political topics. For instance, while there are those who believe that
people have the right to be able to be openly attracted to the same gender, there are those who believe it is wrong. Thing thing is that they aren't
allowed to say they don't agree with it. They aren't being hostile towards LGBTs; they are just stating their beliefs, but they can be punished for
Our current military is not the same as it used to be. Post 9/11, our military programs have been described as the "new Navy," the "new Army," et
cetera. For those of you who have served in the US military mid-90's and prior are the last of the "old military." You all can think of a military
movie where they are in boot camp or basic training, and it's hard and grueling, where every day is hard work, a screaming RDC or DI in your face,
team building exercises, the whole experience. Now, it's all about how to put up with dirtbags. How to barely pass your physical. They just process
kids through as fast as possible and expect two or so months of boot camp to change someone's behaviour into a honest, mature person.
Boot camp now is more like a camp. There are divisions where the RDCs let them call home every weekend, or bring the recruits doughnuts every
weekend. Guys will cuddle up with other guys at night, and females will do the same and you can't report them, because you will get in trouble for
discriminating against homosexuals.
I hate that this makes the military sound bad. Thankfully, this doesn't occur as often once people get out of boot camp, get through their schooling,
and spend about a year in the military. After all, most recruits are kids right out of high school, who have never been without ma and pa's
supervision. It does still happen, but usually only to people who are careless, or place themselves in precarious situations. And there are still
plenty of salty sailors.
The new recruits are a direct representation of the youth in the civilian world. They come out of boot camp, thinking they are hot #, and that they
are automatically entitled to good pay, benefits, and having their way. There are eighteen year old kids coming in as E-3s and within a year are
becoming third classes, and proceeding to give third class petty officers a bad reputation. They are supposed to be setting examples for their junior
sailors, but they lack the experience. Most of them aren't even twenty-one, and this translates into more entitlement sentiments, leaders playing the
victim when they fail to perform. This leads to them eventually becoming piss poor chiefs. A lot of the scandals you see concerning senior enlisted
personnel and officers are these types of people.
But there is somewhat of a silver lining to all of this. That while there may be a lot of immature people, and bad leaders, they are aware; and they
too have realized that this country is in trouble. Including the fact that I have met a lot of good, hard working junior and senior enlisted
sailors--more than the dirtbags, and I really do believe they are the future for our military. Even when they get out and go back to being a civilian,
they will do their best to protect their friends and families, and make their country a better place. The majority of us aren't ignorant. We pay
attention to what is going on as well. We know what we were signing up for, and it wasn't to fight for governmental special interests, or for allies
who are actually still enemies. We joined to fight for our loved ones.
When the s*** hits the fan we have your back. The police states won't be able to stand against us.
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