Predicting the Sunrise
As to the Navy Second Class Petty Officer who FILMED THE USS WYOMING’S FEMALE OFFICERS IN THE SHOWER and then distributed the tapes, here’s the thing: he is a scumbag. The Navy should, and I believe will, provide the proper discipline at the appropriate time. He should lose his Dolphins (Submarine Qualification) and should be registered as a sex offender. All of that is appropriate and proper.
At the same time, somebody in the Navy should have to answer for why this absolutely as-certain-as-the-sunrise thing happened. Putting women on submarines, which are not and never have been designed to be co-educational, is NOT Branch Rickey putting Jackie Robinson on the field to face Ben Chapman’s barbs and insults. They Navy had to KNOW that this type of invasive violation of privacy was 100% for certain going to occur. They had to know because (a) its the stuff of legend in the sub fleet and (b) it was already happening in the surface fleet. Even the comedy movie, “Down Periscope,” starring Kelsey Grammer and Lauren Holly had a scene in which the female submarine officer’s privacy is violated. The Navy knew that this was going to happen and sent these women in anyway, as experiments in social engineering. To try and make the point that anything designed as a unisex ship of war can be made into a co-educational social statement.
And I’ll tell you something else that nobody is talking about – if you think that there is no “banter” that would shock the sensitivities of Admirals and polite society going on aboard USS Wyoming, including both sexes, you’re delusional. My time aboard my boat, USS Michigan, would not be traded for anything or any other time in my life. But let’s be truthful and say upfront that it is a different world, one that requires a different mindset and a different level of commitment. What we think of as funny or acceptable humor in our comfortable world is not what it is underwater. I never considered a guy grabbing my ass as I walked by the mess decks a “sexual assault” because it wasn’t. I never considered the Miss Michigan contest on half-way night a form of harassment, because it wasn’t. Even the most holy of thumpers dropped their ribald jokes and read dime novels and Playboys. With the laptops and technology available today, believe me, there’s more of that rather than less.
A US Navy Ballistic Missile Submarine is designed for one purpose – to deliver it’s load of nuclear weapons to the target. Period. If you’ve thought about that at all, you’ll understand why stress relief becomes an important thing aboard a ship where the enlisted crew sleeps between 24 missile tubes, which I can neither confirm or deny are armed with nuclear weapons.
The Navy knew all of that, and sent these women in there anyway. The privacy violation was foreordained to happen, it was only a question of when, where and how the Navy will use it to further political correctness and social engineering.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Demokratick Republick of North Korea is BRINGING BACK GOLF II CLASS BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINES for it’s own nefarious purposes.
Will Hizz Honor the Emperor of New York City de Blasio take any responsibility for his inane taxation and policing policies that led to the death of Eric Garner? Of course, not, Dave. What are you thinking?
The woman suspected of stabbing and killing an American woman in an Abu Dhabi shopping mall while wearing a burqa has been arrested. Turns out SHE’S QUITE THE PEACE LOVING SUBMISSIVE ACTIVIST (very heavy sarcasm) on behalf of deity who can’t seem to seal the deal for himself.
By the by, in case you missed it – and you did – according to the PLRI, saying “Merry Christmas” IS “WORSE THAN MURDER.” Yep, only in the PLRI can a common Holiday greeting be considered an insult worse than actually stabbing a person to death in shopping mall.
Jon Fleischman of the Flash Report has SOME GREAT ADVICE FOR NEW GOP LEGISLATORS to ignore.