US Air Force Academy tells students to stop using words like ‘mom’, ‘dad’, ‘boyfriend’, ‘girlfriend’ and ‘terrorist’


The following editorial is written by a disabled Army veteran. The opinions expressed are his solely and not necessarily reflective of those of Law Enforcement Today.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Vladimir Putin used the day that President Joe Biden was addressing the United Nations General Council to promise that continued interference in the Russian invasion into Ukraine would lead to the use of nuclear weapons against North Atlantic Treaty Organization member nations.

He said he isn’t bluffing.

But Putin may be bluffing.

At the same time, one of our nation’s service academies has identified what is important in today’s military capabilities. It is what they that they are focusing on.

Pronouns and words of inclusivity.

The US Air Force Academy has issued a directive for their cadets:

Use the right pronouns, or else.

Ok, that isn’t what they actually said. Or is it?

A recent training session entitled Diversity & Inclusion: What It Is, Why We Care, & What We Can Do highlighted the items that are of the utmost of importance, or at least what should be for the next generation Air Force officers.

These young men and women are being instructed on not using words that would potential misgender their fellow airmen or the entirety of society.

They are also being told that they should reconsider using words like mom and dad, boyfriend and girlfriend, and terrorist.

I know what you are thinking. There is no way that what we are sharing can be true. But it is absolutely true what the Air Force is currently focusing on:

You cannot make this stuff up.

Even worse, the Air force is not alone. The Army is mandating training on pronouns and gender dysphoria. The Navy wants sailors to use pronouns that create a safe space for everyone.

As reported by the Gateway Pundit, the Air Force says:”

“Some families are headed by single parents, grandparents, foster parents, two moms, two dads, etc.: consider ‘parent or caregiver’ instead of ‘mom and dad,'” the presentation states. “Use words that include all genders​: ‘Folks’ or ‘Y’all’ instead of ‘guys’; ‘partner’ vs. ‘boyfriend or girlfriend.'”

“Not ‘Colorblind’ or ‘I don’t see color,’ but Color Conscious,” it adds. “We see Color/Patterns AND VALUE people for their uniqueness.”

I would like to pause here to remind those in power at the Department of Defense and the individual branches that the United States military is not a freaking social experiment.

And the service academies are not liberal “thought speak” indoctrination camps like the other colleges and universities in this country.

Ok, now that I got that off my chest, let’s keep going.

In response to the well-deserved criticism that this training brought, USAFA leadership doubled down on being brain dead.

“As part of the Diversity & Inclusion Cadet Leadership Program, this conversation was developed by cadet leaders and USAFA staff to introduce all cadets to Department of the Air Force definitions of diversity and inclusion, as well as how these concepts enhance our warfighting effectiveness,” a USAFA spokesperson said.

“USAFA develops leaders of character that can lead diverse teams of Airmen and Guardians inclusively, to enhance innovation and win future conflict.”

Paraphrasing, the spokesperson said that only through proper pronoun usage and generic gender descriptive phrases can the Air Force enhance warfighting effectiveness.  This type of language sensitivity is all that will provide victory in future conflicts.

After numerous pieces, like this one and that of the Gateway’s, the Air Force felt it necessary to clarify their ideology, only entrenching themselves deeper in lunacy.

“The Air Force Academy does not prohibit the use of ‘mom and dad’ or other gender-specific terms,” Superintendent Lt. Gen. Rich Clark said. “The recent briefing on diversity and inclusion is being taken out of context and misrepresented; the slide in question was not intended to stand alone.”

Clark continued:

“First and foremost, the briefing centered on respect for others and the warfighting imperative of leveraging diverse perspectives to solve our nation’s most difficult national security problems. Our strategic competitors are doing the opposite. Our American diversity is a strategic advantage and opens the door to creative solutions, providing a competitive edge in air, space and cyberspace.”

Yes. Those are actual words that came out of the mouth of a 3-star general in the United States Air Force.

No, really. They are.

Apparently, rockets, missiles, bombs and bullets cause more damage when they are fired, launched, dropped and shot through the lens of diversity and inclusion. If only we had been that forward thinking during Korea and Vietnam, maybe we would have suffered fewer casualties.

Perhaps the Global War on Terror would have been over years ago had we been progressive enough to understand that using the correct pronouns was all that was needed for an effective and thorough war-fighting capability.

Anyone who has ever served knows that this is a crock of horse excrement. Every time one of these woke imbeciles attempts to explain the mindset behind this ridiculous ideology, they merely reinforce why it is ridiculous.

Many people that have worn the uniform of one of our nation’s military branches can relate to what I am about to share.

Twenty-six years ago, to the day, I was sitting in day 2 of basic training in the US Army. Our platoon was in the classroom with all three of our Drill Sergeants. The Senior DS was at the front of the classroom, addressing 62 scared, exhausted recruits.

He introduced himself Brian Smith from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was married with two children, loved to grill and the thing he loved most in life after God and his family was Crimson Tide football.

The other two Drill Sergeants took their turn making those same introductions before going around the room, allowing each of us to do the same thing. Roughly 45 minutes and 65 individual stories later, SDS Smith took the floor again to address his new platoon. I will never forget the words that came out of his mouth.

“Listen up Privates. That little exercise was done to illustrate a very important point.

No one gives two flying f—s about where you grew up, where you graduated high school, what instrument you play or what your favorite food is. 

We do not care if you are male or female, if you are white, black, brown or some other color. It doesn’t matter if you are from America, Puerto Rico, Guam, or the f—ing moon. 

At the end of the day, our job here is to tear you down and remove any identifying features you brought here. You are no longer an individual. You are not unique. You no longer have the first name your parents gave you. All 62 of you have a new first name and that name is Private. 

As Privates, you bring nothing to the next 8 weeks. 

Everything you need to be a successful part of the US Army will be provided to you.

Any questions?”

It worked. No one had conversations about where they grew up or what the liked to do in their free time. We talked about the training we were going through, identified struggles that someone may be having and assist them in getting stronger in those tasks. We were not 62 individuals that made up a platoon. We were simply a platoon.

We all wore the same uniform.

When we got to the regular Army, we still were not celebrated as singular people. We celebrated our group successes as a squad, platoon, company, etc.

Then the Army broke all of that when they launched their Army of One advertising campaign. They celebrated the individual. People started caring about what made every member of the team unique.

And now, we find ourselves in a situation where a 3-star general is telling the future Air Force officers under his command that uniqueness and diversity and inclusion is what will win wars in the future.

Want to know why our military branches are facing a recruiting crisis? Look no further than the pronoun war and vaccine requirements.

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As Pentagon worries about proper pronouns, China builds US aircraft carrier simulations in desert for target practice

RUOQIANG, CHINA- Last month, it was reported that China had apparently constructed mockups of U.S. warships in a desert in the Ruoqiang region of central China, and have been using the simulations to practice destroying American aircraft carriers.

According to satellite imagery by a company called Maxar, and provided to USNI News. The full-scale outline of a U.S. aircraft carrier, along with two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are part of a target range built in the Taklamakan desert as part of a target range complex.

The new site sits near a former target range used by Beijing to test earlier versions of their so-called carrier killer DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles, citing press reports from 2013.

An initial image showed a full-size aircraft carrier target, followed up a couple of days later by a smaller scale aircraft carrier only measuring around 568 feet long, found some 300 miles away outside a small town in the Xinjian province.

Some may ask, how exactly do we know these are mockups of US aircraft carriers? In the case of the full-size image, it measures 1092 feet long, the approximate size of a US carrier.

Other features on the image include angled flight decks, another feature of our carriers.

One analyst at OSINT, H.I. Sutton said:

“…the dimensions, layouts, and markings leave no room for discussion. These targets are designed to represent US Navy vessels. Other potential adversaries with carriers—the Royal Navy, Indian Navy, and Japanese—all appear to get a pass.”

As mentioned, not only aircraft carriers are being simulated for attack by the Chinese, there is also the imagery of the two destroyers placed in the Chinese deserts.

What’s the importance of the Arleigh Burke-class of destroyer? This class of ship was first built in 1991 specifically for the United States Navy. The ships are designed to engage with anti-ship defenses, and are fitted with anti-missile technology, among other technological advances.

They typically operate in a carrier group as a means to defend the aircraft carrier, so having the ability to take out such a vessel would help take out those defenses.

That class of ship also includes anti-NBC warfare protection (nuclear, biological, chemical). The Arleigh Burke class of destroyer is virtually shielded from such attacks.

According to sources, China appears to be testing modifications to their DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM), referred to by the Chinese as a “carrier killer.” The Chinese have a test range for this missile located in close proximity to where the simulated targets are staged.

The same sources indicate that missile is a key component of China’s ability to get control over the Pacific. The presence of American aircraft carriers poses a serious threat to Chinese naval assets in the region, in particular if they decide to go after Taiwan. The DF-21D would give the Chinese a measure of insurance against those carriers.

Unlike hypersonic missiles tested by China in August, these particular missiles fly on a traditional ballistic trajectory, being launched into the upper reaches of the atmosphere before acquiring their target while descending back toward earth.

Once it acquires a target, in this case an aircraft carrier-sized object during their descent they adjust their flight plan accordingly.

The DF-21D missiles operate in just such a manner. In the case of the smaller carrier target located in the desert, it is apparently equipped with radar deflectors, which seems to show that China will be utilizing radar as part of their target-acquisition process.

In addition, some targets are set up on 35-mile-long railway systems, which indicates they are attempting to practice hitting moving targets.

Past Pentagon reports indicate the DF-21D missile is capable of hitting American ships far out in the Pacific ocean, away from the Chinese mainland.

China has become increasingly bold in their saber rattling, flying continuous sorties with Taiwanese airspace, and this new revelation seems to indicate they are trying to send a message to the US and other potential defenders of Taiwan.

The mere fact that China has to realize the United States has the reconnaissance capability to detect these simulated targets in the desert seems to be more of a warning than a provocation to the United States.

Some however disagree, claiming the fact China has constructed these simulators so far inland, saying “the best way to test it [the DF-21D] and keep it out of the prying eyes of the US military and intelligence assets is to do it inland.”

All of this of course spells possible trouble on the horizon. This latest revelation, the Taiwanese intimidation and stepping into Afghanistan to fill the void after the US left all indicate an increasing aggression by Beijing.

The Biden administration seems to be well aware of all of this, as indicated when Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said earlier this week that they are well aware that China is building up its military capabilities and likely with the specific goal of keeping the US out of certain areas of both the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

An analysis of historical satellite images shows the carrier targets were initially build sometime between March and April of 2019. It was rebuilt several times, and was significantly dismantled in December 2019. This past September, it roared back to life and the structure was substantially rebuilt by October.

As we’ve noted several times, neither China nor Russia are messing around. The Pentagon is currently occupied by making the military a social engineering paradise while our enemies are on the move. Think it’s time to refocus, no?

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