Beyond the Cusp

November 23, 2017

Air Force General Jay Silveria Viral Speech

 

Air Force Gen. Jay Silveria made an impassioned though brief speech responding to an incident at the academy’s prep school where racial slurs were found written on message boards outside their rooms. You have probably already heard the speech as it went absolutely viral and deservedly so. For those who missed his excellent speech we have included it below. He spoke of “diversity” and referred to that as the strength of the Air Force, the Air Force Academy and at the academy’s prep school. This was to make an obvious point but one which is in many ways contrary to much of the purpose of these Air Force systems. Where the variety of diversity of which the general spoke does exist within the Air Force systems, this diversity is not strength unless it is applied in a dedicated system. When it comes to that dedicated system, the Air Force systems have no diversity and does everything in their ability to unify everyone into a single operating system where everyone works towards a likewise goal, that of the Air Force and the military of which it is a vital cog. Let us explain after we take a short break allowing those who have not seen the video to see it now and for those who wish to see the video again to do so.

 

 
The military and the universities have something in common, diversity where there actually is no diversity. These two places use diversity in exactly the same manner, a visual diversity where every variety of personhood is represented, every gender, race, religion and numerous other variety and classifications imaginable. Beyond the diverse appearance, diversity dies a quick and cold death at both institutions. In the military and its training academies and prep schools everyone is made to appear the same, to walk to the same marching beat, to run in groups, to wear their hair in a similar manner, to eat together, to sleep together, to wake together, to work towards that singular goal where each plays their specific role, to be one of a whole. In the university, all are taught to think the same, to share the same versions of history, of politics, of morality, of acceptance and to share beliefs in all manner of ideas ruling out any diversity of thought. Both places demand unity of thought and purpose from their parts, either officers or professors and either cadets or students. University or the military both require unity of thought out of their members. It was not always this way in at least one of these places. Where the military must require unity of behavior which requires acceptance of all other members ignoring any differences, universities have not always been so demanding of uniformity of thought where one is to celebrate all differences with amazement and graciousness towards the others of society, the more foreign to the old norms, the more celebrated such variety must be accepted, exalted and given preferential treatment. The corollary to this is the degradation and casting down of all whose ancestors previously held the power as the norm as they had advantages by definition of who they were, or at least that is the current belief being peddled at many of our institutions of higher learning. Let us see how diversity and uniformity are treated in both the university and the military and try to understand the similarities and the differences.

 

The university claims they celebrate diversity. They use these celebrations by identifying each person by their measure of their potential to be diverse from the straight, white, Judeo-Christian, male which is the one who is seen as the anti-diversity. As the anti-diversity entity, the straight, white, Judeo-Christian, male is seen as an evil from the old system which must be overturned so each of these classifications is seen even individually as a form of contagion. Should you have anything in any way in common with the classification of straight, white, Judeo-Christian, male which you share is a badge of disgrace, then you are to behave and be humbled. Thus being white has to be countered by some special diversity quality which negates the stigma. Being male is another which if added on top of white would now require more than one special diversity quality which negates the stigmas. Add straight to your gender and you lack an opportunity to show true love for diversity. Add in practicing religious individual of a Judeo-Christian religion and you might never be capable of proving you have anything desirable as a personal diversity as that might be the one unforgivable classification. There is one classification which may be even worse, though it often goes hand-in-hand with belief in Judeo-Christian religions, that is being pro-Israel or even worse, Zionist or actually Israeli, and most of us here checked off all those boxes. The universities have invented new classifications of gender and one is free from all biological old-fashioned identifiers which the old world cruelly imposed on us from birth without any sympathies for feelings and the dreams of our hearts. The more diversity qualifiers one can pile onto their identity, the greater their stature in the university societal structures. The universities tend to drive people to find solace in individual social groups, each one independent and separate from the others. Universities use diversity to divide and conquer where by spreading each person into as small a group and having as many of these groups as diversity makes possible allows the university to control people through suspicions of the other which is made all the easier when almost everyone is an other.

 

Air Force General Jay Silveria Giving Impassioned Speech Condemning Racism

Air Force General Jay Silveria Giving Impassioned Speech Condemning Racism

 

The Air Force, its academy and prep schools as well as everything to do with military groups is to accept all varieties of people and then to mold them into a cohesive unit. They do everything to remove all feelings of individuality. They issue everyone identical clothing in all manner of appearance. They have dress codes and limitations as to how one may wear their hair and wear their clothing with inspections to assure that these standards are kept. They regiment everything in life. Everyone eats in the same hall at the same times and pretty much the same food choices which are relatively limited but nutritious and attempted to be made tasty. They have drill to practice walking in ordered marching order and even run in formation in what is called a “double-time-march” which is a shuffling form of jogging. Their jobs are even regimented and there are specific directions in how each job is performed right down to order which bolts are taken off and replaced on an engine needing full disassembly and reassembly. There are forms required for everything from requisition to how to retire items and then procedures for their disposal. Even painting fences has a correct and acceptable way of applying the paint and any other means or method is considered unacceptable. The military accepts diversity up to defined points and differences are accepted until they run afoul of regulations or get in the way of completing the mission. The military does not celebrate diversity; it accepts diversity and then demands cohesion and uniformity in actions and purpose.

 

Air Force General Jay Silveria was critical of members within the Air Force “family” being denigrated due to an accepted diversity, in this case racial. What he was also upset over was this unacceptable behavior also hindered unit cohesion which is necessary for the mission being accomplished. This action hindered the uniformity between individuals as the military demands that though diversity of personnel is desirable, diversity is to be ignored, differences are to be accepted, not noted or used to differentiate any individual as the military is about units and not individualizing. The military wants their individuals to work as cogs in the machine, and cogs are not differentiable in a machine if they serve a similar purpose. In training, such as in a prep school, differences are downplayed as much as possible treating each individual as equally as possible and the entirety of the group is brought along as a unit disregarding differences as much as possible. In a prep school, the teachers will privately note pupils who act and show some additional degree of leadership or excellence as they are instructed to keep in mind those who might be prepared for officer and command positions. Excellence is about the only diversity which is noted but they still reserve any separate treatment for private counselling and in all other training they treat even those noted as excelling with little if any deference or difference.

 

In the military, excellence is determined through ability to perform tasks and understand and implement instruction and other concrete specifics which define task and are critical for mission accomplishment. Universities also determine excellence by defined criteria. They determine the level of excellence of a person by the numbers of diversity qualifiers one had adopted. This was carried a little too far with the self-definition of one’s chosen diversity in the not too distant past. This came about in the case of Rachel Dolezal who was NAACP Spokane, Washington’s Branch Caucasian President who was outed in June of 2015. She said she identified as black and was not aware that she was actually doing anything wrong as her identifying as black should be sufficient to qualify her to work for the NAACP. She was interviewed and was apparently quite surprised, shocked even, that people, especially the NAACP, were upset and were going to disqualify her from working as she had performed admirably while in the position.

 

Rachel Dolezal was NAACP Spokane Washington Branch Caucasian President

Rachel Dolezal was NAACP Spokane Washington Branch Caucasian President

 

She was probably accepted completely at university as she identified herself or had seen many others who were permitted to act in any capacity with which they felt qualified or identified. She may be only the first trans-person to take trans beyond simply gender. Transgendered people have recently been accepted by the left, by universities and are being forced upon the remainder of the population. Rachel Dolezal should have simply claimed she was transracial and fought to remain as the NAACP Spokane, Washington Branch Caucasian President as their transracial black President. One can only wonder what other criteria one could possibly apply the trans qualifier just by placing it in the front of their desired claim? Height should not be defined simply by measuring on from head to toe. Could we have people who are trans-tall or trans-short? Then there could be trans-slim or trans-plump, pleasantly so, or trans just about anything one may decide they wish they were. Why should trans be limited to transgendered people when there are so many people who wish they could claim to be something they are not? What if one gets up one morning, or after lunch, and decides they wish to be an actor, why not just claim to be a trans-actor, it sounds better than an undiscovered-actor just waiting for the moment when fame and fortune and recognition of their photogenic qualities and other attractive abilities are recognized. There are those who would probably prefer if Donald Trump were simply the trans-President of the United States instead of the actual President of the United States and I know this from the wonderful things I read in the brief moments I spend on social media each day when we post that day’s article. The Arab Palestinians could be defined as a trans-people while the more deserving actual people, the Kurdish People, are repudiated and denied the nation promised them by the British during World War I. There are so many ways in which we could apply the trans moniker which are being ignored by the university elites and we thought they were imaginative and open minded, well, at least imaginative as they are the most closed minded of people when it comes to diversity of political thought. Even the military permits a wider range of diversity of thought which was proven by Spenser Rapone who was the communist, Che Guevara tee under uniform T-shirt wearing cadet who was recently permitted to graduate despite knowledge of his communist beliefs and documented hatred for the United States and its form of government. Perhaps he could have claimed to be a transpatriot. Perhaps you are right and that might be going too far, we are transsorry.

 

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