posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 05:23 PM
I found the following 'open letter' of interest. This is a subject I've followed on and off since seeing the excellent documentary
"Constantine's Sword". The film and the article are about how the Air Force Academy has become a Christian organization against all traditions in
the United States Services and against the precepts of the Constitution of the United States.
"Lying to Survive at the Air Force Academy: An Open Letter to Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson"
We, of Spartacus, live a total lie every single day and night to survive here.
In our world here at the Air Force Academy, having the indispensable odor of a practicing, “all in”, committed Christian among our peers and
superiors means being accepted as one of the pack. With that “in” smell, no one bothers us, tries to convert us, questions our honor, our
commitment to service, our motives—we are generally left to our own devices, studying, practicing, flying, athletics and marching.
There is a strict code of honor for cadets in all military academies - why do these, who call themselves Spartacus, have to lie everyday to be
We’ve seen this happen to our friends and (mostly) to those outside our pack and it’s just not worth the risk. The pack howls: “He
doesn’t get it. He can’t be one of our honorable pack. She can’t be an alpha and lead us. She can’t excel in THIS pack—not while we rule
the pack. Not while we’re the majority.”
So, we choose to take (what some would say is) the coward’s path, rationalizing that the ends (serving our nation honorably) DO justify the
means. We hold our noses and, though we loathe that particular smell, we roll.
Some cadets decide to fight, but that doesn’t last long. They’re trouble makers. They’re not team players. They don’t have
“character” or ethical standards. They’re deviants. We’ll remember them and keep them at bay. “See, he doesn’t bow his head when WE
pray. She’s not one of us.”
There is plenty more if interest.
There was a thread about the relevance of the Air Force in today's Armed Services revolving around the on-going debate about moth-balling the A-10
Warthog and the Air Forces distaste for 'close ground support'.
This is another reason to consider the future use to the nation of the Air Force.
The rationale for the Air Force initially was that they could deliver desisive victories on their own with minimal loss of personal and materials.
History shows that not to be the case, 'boot-on-the-ground' are always needed.
Now, I guess, they want to be the Christian Service. Scary if you ask me and many others.