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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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February 25, 2017

Truth of Many Settlement Building Announcements

 

We hear so many explosive and purely emotional denunciations of Israeli plans, taking bids, deciding on finalists in bidding process, awarding of bid to build, initial surveying of area where homes are planned, bricks and cement are bought, then moved to the location and finally ground is broke to build, first families move in, more families move in and these families are happy and having children, also called making new settlers. At any point in the two to five year series of decisions, filings, bids, and an unbelievable amount of minutia take place so at any point along the line the last event or next event is dated to within three weeks more often than not. This means that at any point in time there can be an announcement concerning the building of settlements and a single construction could be used as many as ten or twenty or maybe even fifty times along its multi-year development, financing and finally ground breaking and actual Israelis moving in. So what, you are saying. Each is an opportunity to rev up demonstrations across Israel, Europe and campuses across the United States denouncing Israel for their dastardly deeds of building affordable housing for Jews.

 

Here is a dirty little secret the leftist, anti-Zionist, post-Modernist, secular Israelis who find the Jewish faith an outdated anathema and view the political right, which includes many religious and Zionist parties, as the enemy far more dangerous than the Arab and Islamic threats Israel faces. Just as in the United States, the Israeli leftists desire complete control and believe that those who do not support their socialist, anti-capitalist, pro-diversity and anti-Jewish State or do not support their view of Israel as a multi-ethnic, diverse, secular state are not only their political enemies but also as an evil group who desire the end of the world. They believe that religion is an outdated notion which needs to be crushed and thrown in the waste bin of history and their enlightened secular socialist view where they are granted universal power to enact their perfect society where they as our betters are obviously granted complete power. These are the people who make up much of the government working force, if not in actuality, at least sympathetic to these views and willing to support those who are pressing such using their power within the government. These individuals actually work against any conservative or nationalist governance ever elected because they were elected by those uneducated, religious bigots.

 

Thus whenever releasing news about building new homes, it matters not which stage, just anything which they can make into a press release which may embarrass the sitting government, and they push building homes beyond the Green Line into the storyline for the next day’s releases. Should releasing such information occur at the worst possible time, they release as many stories as they can find. This is what occurred during Vice President Biden’s visit almost a decade ago, in 2010, when the media reported that bids had been accepted. Bids had been accepted is not building homes, but Haaretz and following on in the leftist European media and on to the United States would carry the story and from there President Obama demanded blood as building during Biden’s visit was an offense demanding revenge. The Prime Minister is not able to prevent these announcements nor are the leftist media taking even the slightest of steps in the process used to destroy relations between Israel and the world. These attacks will continue for as long as the left is not in power and when they are in power they close down all building processes as their belief is that Israel should be a multi-cultural democracy where the Jews may not be a majority and might have to reside under Islamic rule. They firmly believe that even if Mahmoud Abbas were to become Prime Minister that the law would prevent him from persecuting Jews or anybody else because everybody has rights by law in Israel. For some reason most Israelis find such belief to be preposterously beyond belief for any thinking man, but then the left feel things and rarely think, especially when anything disagrees with their Pollyannish view that all of mankind are sweet, loveable, cuddly multi-culturalists who love all their fellow people. Their rose colored glasses make seeing anything which counters this impossible.

 

Israeli Flag

Israeli Flag

 

There is a single-mindedness by the Israeli extreme left which parallels that of the extreme left in the United States in that the Israeli left views Prime Minister Netanyahu and his government as the real enemy just as the left on the other side of the pond view President Trump and the Republican Congress as the real enemy of the state. In both cases there is nothing considered to be beyond the pale in achieving the goal of bringing down the government in power. In both cases there is an element of the left imbedded in the government bureaucracy itself which supports this internal form of revolution and are willing to disrupt smooth government function in order to attain their goal. In Israel this often comes in the form of making as many public announcements of even the slightest progress in the rather complicated and overly intense series of steps required to build even the most necessary of structures beyond the Green Line. Many of these steps were required during left wing governments from almost twenty years previous. These additional steps were required in order to allow these governments to restrict building by slowing approvals at each and every step along the winding route. Now this same long and winding set of requirements allows maximum announcements of approvals at every stage which are immediately met with leftist outrage in Israel, then Europe and then the United Nations and beyond around the rest of the world.

 

This ridiculous announcing the seemingly endless number of approvals step by intolerable step leading to a coordinated series of demonstrations by leftists world-wide brought about to place Israel and her building in what are referred to as settlements under the greatest scrutiny that President Trump may have been referring to when he inferred to Prime Minister Netanyahu that Israel should simply shut up and build and end these incessant announcements which open Israel to attacks and unnecessary censor by many world bodies. One can only guess at how Prime Minister Netanyahu felt knowing that he has little ability to prevent these unending series of announcements unless he is capable of streamlining the procedure thus not allowing for announcements at so many steps of the overly complicated procedure currently in place. That bring us to an old problem in that should the Knesset pass legislation streamlining the operational procedure for building beyond the Green Line, it is inevitable that leftist NGO’s, many financed almost entirely by the European Union and other European national governments, would take the passed legislation to the Supreme Court where it is quite likely to be overturned. The only good news is that there are steps being taken which could end the leftist monopoly of the Supreme Court and Attorney General’s Office as there is a religious Zionist in place as the Minister of Justice who is enacting changes currently. There is hope but only if the elected government presses that they should be the ones holding the ultimate power and not the unelected Supreme Court. If Israel is fortunate, the Supreme Court will be brought within the control and future appointments will be made by elected officials and not by a self-perpetuated fiefdom which was until of late under monopoly of the left. Such, contrary to the screaming by the European left, would be a victory of democracy as it would empower the people. The European left fears the Israeli people and prefers for the Tel Aviv elites to hold all the power and not the rabble from the periphery. The periphery is rising and now outnumbers the Tel Aviv and its suburban elites and they are realizing their power and will revel in making Israel their own. The Zionist heart is beating and healthy and Israel can only benefit in the long run even if it will be accomplished while European leftist protest gleefully but ineffectively. Now if we can just empower President Trump to ignore our leftists as he is doing at home. Fortunately, that should be an easy proposition when we finally manage quiet here in Israel.

 

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