March 29, 2019

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: National Guard Changes Logo Due to Failure of American Education System.

On March 25th, the National Guard Bureau officially announced new branding for recruiting. The traditional “Minuteman” logo will no longer appear on recruiting materials. It was reported that the image did not “resonate” with 16-18-year-old high school students because of lack of knowledge of the historic symbol. Concerns were also expressed that iconic figure from American history wasn’t “inclusive.” Furthermore, due to “no tolerance” policies concerning the display of images of firearms in schools, the traditional Minuteman logo could not be displayed due to inclusion of an 18th century flintlock rifle. Now the National Guard will be represented by a lackluster shield shaped black logo with white and gold lettering. The new recruiting videos will focus primarily on the National Guard’s domestic mission of natural disaster relief.

That’s pathetic. And sadly, all too consistent with this headline at England’s Spiked Online in January: The British Army wants to recruit snowflakes to its ranks. What is it thinking?

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