There is little doubt in my mind that the progressive communist democrats in the Obama/Biden administration are doing everything they can to weaken the United States military.
From reduced training standards to accommodate socially-engineered outcomes to politically-driven procurement of so-called “green” weaponry and supplies, our enemies, both foreign and domestic, are weakening the capabilities and resilience of our warfighters. Like nonsensical rules of engagement that favor the enemy while putting our soldiers at risk – all to avoid the media exploitation of collateral damage to civilians and civilian facilities.
I have little or no faith in the majority of today’s officer corps, from full colonels to flag rank – many of whom are politicians in uniform or career bureaucrats. Most of whom are susceptible to undue or unlawful command influence and peer pressure to conform. An environment where tailored uniforms and bureaucratic protocols and procedures trump results, the home of senseless directives created so far from the field of battle as to be dangerous to those downrange.
The idiocy of electric vehicles…
Speed on the battlefield counts. Not only the speed at which you can move men, materiel, and weaponry point-to-point but the speed at which you can refuel a prime mover or weapon. The idea that you can recharge an electric vehicle faster than one powered by fossil fuels is ludicrous. At the very least, the bottom line for electric vehicles is a hybrid that uses a fossil-fuel-driven engine to supply immediate energy when needed.
Army tests electric Humvee for future battlefield use
The Army picked General Motors to provide them with a GMC Hummer EV for a test drive as the service looks to fill a requirement for a light- to heavy-duty battery electric vehicle to reduce the military’s reliance on fossil fuels in garrison and in the field.
[OCS: For the foreseeable future, electric vehicles should be restricted to garrison use and kept away from the battlefield. One can easily imagine diesel-powered recharge vehicles being necessary to recharge or rescue electric vehicles – thereby making a mockery of climate claims. Winning the war is far preferable than virtue signaling one’s climate wokeness.]
GM’s all-electric pickup-model Hummer features 1,000 horsepower with a 24-module, double-stacked Ultium battery pack. It offers almost 330 miles of combined driving range with its first edition and can go from 0-to-60 mph in as little as 3 seconds, according to the company.
[OCS: There is a severe tradeoff between the use of peak power and range. The idea of all-electric vehicles on the battlefield is nonsensical – especially in hostile climate extremes where armor, explosive batteries, and other factors pose operational limitations.]
“Leveraging GM’s advanced technology, this demonstration will prove to our U.S. Army customer what an all-electric supertruck can do and how the underlying technology can be leveraged for future defense needs, whether on an installation or in a tactical environment,” Steve DuMont, president of GM Defense, a subsidiary of General Motors, said in a statement.
[OCS: I do not want “advanced technology,” I want simple, robust, resilient, and fit for the mission.]
GM Defense said it is leveraging the company’s $35 billion investment in electric vehicles and autonomous vehicle technology to help lead the government’s transition to a more electric future.
“With access to GM’s advanced technologies, GM Defense is able to provide proven commercial technologies adapted to meet specific defense requirements and the needs of our customers,” Mr. DuMont said.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has called climate change “an existential threat” and said it was vital for the Pentagon to respond to the challenge.
“Today, no nation can find lasting security without addressing the climate crisis,” he said in April 2021. “Climate change is making the world more unsafe and we need to act.”
[OCS: There is no doubt in my mind that Lloyd Austin is an intersectional general with more interest in race and the progressive agenda than winning wars. His performance in Afghanistan should have ended his career by honorable resignation or court martial for dereliction of duty.]
I envision these vehicles as little more than mobile battery packs to power communications and other weaponry.
Defeat from within…
Good order and discipline, along with unit cohesion and esprit de corps, are critical to any military organization. Yet we find the progressive communist democrats teaching soldiers and support personnel to make race-based value judgments and to hate those of other colors. Thus violating the rule: there may be officers and enlisted personnel, but everybody is green and mission-driven.
Critical Race Theories Have "Established a Beachhead at the Military Service Academies"
An analysis by our CriticalRace.org shows: “The good news is that CRT and related ideologies have not yet captured the military service academies … The bad news is that these ideologies have established a beachhead … and are likely to expand as part of a more general military wokeness campaign from the top down.”
"The U.S. Military Academy at West Point's mission is 'to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army'"
USMA has engaged in numerous initiatives which promote the expanse of Critical Race Training. USMA drafted The USMA Diversity Inclusion Plan 2020-2025. After the documents were obtained by Judicial Watch, it was revealed that West Point trains its cadets in Critical Race Theory. A mandatory seminar which involves discussion of 'white rage' is administered to West Point's cadets. Furthermore, West Point's curriculum involves courses that instruct on diversity, equity, and inclusion. <Source>
To pretend there is such a thing as an ethical or environmentally-friendly war is delusional and will reduce your ability to wage war and to allow our soldiers to prevail.
America is a tolerant and diverse space that is exploited by our enemies. We must maintain vigilance and overwatch on those corrupt officials who are cramming crap weaponry and supplies in theatre and subverting our nation from within. To allow politicians to convey any advantage to our enemies on the battlefield is unacceptable.
We are so screwed.