Well, as if teenaged girls don’t have enough to worry about these days — what with Barbie dolls causing body insecurity and schools allowing boys into their locker rooms — it seems they could also be shipped off to war against their will. As I mentioned on Facebook a couple of days ago, two Republican lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would require women to register for the draft. Yes, the military draft. I guess this shouldn’t be all that surprising in a society that’s practically sacrificed every ounce of truth, reason, sanity and logic at the progressive altar of gender equality.
Just look at what’s happening with the NFL. By official mandate from the almighty commissioner, all pro football teams are now required to interview at least one female candidate for any available executive job, which I suppose is fantastic news for the four women who actually want to work for the National Football League in some sort of executive capacity. Of course, feminists across the nation are breaking out the wine glasses and dancing in the metaphorical end zone as if this is some sort of victory for all of womankind. Finally, we’ve overcome the NFL’s “systematic sexism!” Huzzah! Like most faux gender equality narratives, however, it won’t end there. Truly, the ultra-feminists won’t be happy until women are being drafted as players and having their brains beat out by 250-pound defensive linemen on national television. Sadly, that’s probably what it will take for folks to realize that, despite the liberal progressive narrative, men and women are not inherently equal.
Anyway, I can’t say that I’m particularly surprised by this latest push to make women eligible for the draft. After Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that all combat positions would be open to women, this was really just inevitable — despite our own Marine Corp warning that units with women often fall short on combat skills. In fact, their research study found that combat units comprised entirely of male troops far outperformed mixed-gender units. Imagine that: men and women actually have different physical capabilities. I shudder to think of how many millions of dollars in tax payer money we spent to arrive at this shocking and radical conclusion. Unfortunately, this sort of timeless, irrefutable, absolute truth just doesn’t jive with the modern progressive gender equality schtick. God forbid our society admit that there are some things men can do that women simply cannot do at all or, at least, not as efficiently. Conversely, there are plenty of abilities and gifts inherent to women that men simply do not possess or, at least, not to the same degree that women do.
So, where does this all leave us? It would seem some folks would rather just abolish the draft altogether rather than watch our teenaged daughters march off to die in some distant war. Personally, I think the draft should remain in place. After all, it’s designed to keep our armed forces operating at full strength in the event that our current stock of troops is wiped out. But, to argue that we ought to be throwing young women into live combat against their will — all in the name of gender equality — is so evil, deplorable and morally reprehensible that it sends me groping for better adjectives. The fact that we likely won’t even need the national draft any time soon is, quite honestly, beside the point. Our culture is rapidly descending into a state of moral anarchy, fueled almost entirely by liberalism’s ideological madness.
Speaking of madness, that’s really what all of this amount to: sheer madness. It’s madness to expect a forcibly-drafted 16 or 18-year-old girl to drag an M16 rifle across a middle eastern desert while she tries to keep up with her squad. It’s madness to think that she can somehow exhibit the same masculinity as her fellow male soldiers. It’s madness to toss chivalry and honor aside in favor of pushing a faux gender equality narrative that would potentially lead to the deaths of countless young women. It’s madness and yet, in a demented way, it makes sense because it’s in keeping with progressive liberalism’s modern standards. After all, progressivism would have us believe that, since men can magically become women and women can magically become men, it’s all really the same thing. Genders are irrelevant and we’re all just part of the same blob.
America already murders almost a million unborn children every year. I’m honestly not sure how much longer our nation will survive under God’s grace and mercy if we start senselessly sacrificing our daughters on the battlefield.
At this point, we already deserve any unbridled wrath and judgement that might be coming our way.
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