Right. So today I came across an article that seemed interesting and legit at first referring to an interview with the English Secretary of Defence. It certainly echoed other articles I’ve come across with Americans complaining about their military readiness and UK generals doing the same; complaints are publicly filed for the whole world to see from several western Nations.
Female participation is criticised since it makes the forces less combat effective, the attitude of (some I hope) students at military institutions are criticised on both sides of the Atlantic, there seems to be no end to the backlash or complaints made public, which I’m guessing is the result of people rejecting the politically correct culture enforced upon them by politicians and/or a cry for help when it comes to better equipment, more funding or maybe a better way to allocate funds.
A great deal of these things I’ve chosen not to share on my blog, such as a political correctness manual, where “subconscious bias” was fought against. Simply put: if a tiger jumps out of the bushes, you should first spend some time contemplating if the tiger is dangerous and a genuine threat before attacking it, because it could potentially be politically incorrect to do so. This of course refers to social issues within the military and a desire to make military culture more like civilian society, and more appealing to women and members of the LGBTQ community… However it does seem as if though normal human instincts should be fought against and further broken down, which leaves me wondering how a culture like this will affect people in combat?
This political correctness manual was so embarrassing to read, in fact so worrying to see as a civilian, that I decided not to publish it, as I thought of it as a disrespectful act to share something of this nature with anyone. Not to forget something that could potentially work against the recruitment of patriotic individuals and depict the military in an unflattering light. Can it potentially help our armed forces to share articles and pass these around? Can the public help or will it just damage reputation and morale? I certainly think that it can have the effect of pushing more young men into the private sector. This political correctness crusade can become a major issue in the future I think.
Yet, after coming across more and more and more complaints, I decided to do so anyway, as part of an entry. This PC Manual is official and available for anyone to read and download….. I don’t know how smart that is, but I guess that it is from a post-modern perspective….
Yet the article I read today was, how should I put it, interesting (in lack of a better word) due to the headline pictured above, chosen by the journalist, I’m guessing. Or hoping.
The reason as to why I’m reluctant to share “the-Russians-are-coming-to-get-us-narratives” on my blog should not be surprising, as once again we are moving into “the-boy-who-cried-wolf-territory,” a dangerous narrative to peddle when you are a leader….or more correctly put: this seems to be the case when observing things from a citizen’s perspective, whether correct or not.
What I’m witnessing when travelling/moving around in Europe, what I have seen and heard, what other people are talking about, is apparently Russian propaganda. How can the civilian population take the Russia threat seriously, when the current, imported, internal, threat is not properly addressed by our leadership? It can easily seem (whether genuine or not) that Russia gets picked as a scapegoat, rather than addressing the very real issues and problems that the European population have to deal with everyday. Is Putin to blame for how the so-called migration crisis is handled by the European leadership? Are the Russians to blame for the cultural tensions that we are currently facing as a result of street level diversity and anti-western measures? Sure, who really knows who is behind a bomb going off here and there, but what do you do, when bombs, as I’ve said before, are just the tip of the iceberg? The problems that we Europeans have to deal with are real and genuine and not the result of Russian interference, unless they secretly run the entire world and we are all Russian puppets, which sounds nothing short of insane.
According to Hillary Clinton, Putin was the Godfather of the Alt-Right. As if though Nationalistic sentiments cannot emerge without Russian interference. Trump’s victory was also the result of Russian interference, and so is the general disgruntled air among the European populace, tired of losing their culture and countries to foreigners and politicians with their own strange agenda. I’m guessing that fragmentation within the U.S.A. as a result of criminal gangs and self-segregation, also can be pinned on the Russians. Social cohesion/trust actually breaks down the more ethnic/racial diversity you get within your borders……I’ve linked to articles and studies about this here on my blog, studies and articles by experts from various backgrounds.
Anyway… check this out: currently I’ve borrowed a whole bunch of books about roughly the same topic; in one of these I found a paragraph describing how fearful the English were of a 5th column during WW2. The intelligence community were not interested in German infiltration. Do I have to explain how absurd it this to read about this in the current year? Infiltration is welcomed into our societies, you’ll be called a bigot if you don’t want 5th columns. So if this is the impression civilians get, then how on earth can the Russia narrative be expected to be successful? Where are these Russians destroying us from within? I don’t see them, do you? I do however see expansionist militant Islam, and how new-Europeans carve out territories for themselves (while defending these from us) and as I’ve said before, how long does it take before these expand any further?
It might be that we will be taken by surprise, that Washington’s never-ending Russia paranoia finally will be proven to be right, but as a member of the civilian population, it is very awkward, strange and absurd to buy into this narrative, especially if it is promoted by people in official denial over the issues and problems that Ethnic-Europeans now face. While the people in power officially address China and Russia as our number one enemies, I think civilians will have a hard time to relate, while trying to live normal lives in an ever-changing Europe. Simply put, people are losing their sense of safety, not because of a Russian presence (at this time of writing) but because of the new arrivals into Europe and how scandalously this has been handled. Everything is changing and many are extremely disgruntled with our western leadership as a result, but I guess we should blame that on the Russians……..