Always forward! Not resting on its gay-marriage laurels, and while still celebrating the bravery of a man in drag, the house organ of crazy modern “liberalism” now stamps its high-heeled combat boots:
Staff Sgt. Loeri Harrison could receive the paperwork any day now, forms certifying that after an exemplary eight-year Army career, she is no longer fit for duty and must leave Fort Bragg because she is transgender.
Early this year, Senior Airman Logan Ireland feared he might face a similar fate when he disclosed to his commanders during a recent deployment in Afghanistan that he transitioned from female to male. Yet, his supervisors have been supportive, allowing him to wear male uniforms and adhere to male grooming standards even though Air Force records continue to label him as female.
Let’s face it: we’ve wandered into the realm of barking insanity at this point, as the Left tries to linguistically (and thus politically) redefine the most elemental aspect of our physical nature. All part of Critical Theory: attack everything and anything. And with America’s defenders now running away even faster than the Iraqi Army, who is left to stop them?
It can go either way in the military these days. While transgender civilians in the federal work force enjoy robust legal protections from discrimination, those in the armed forces may be discharged at any moment. The Pentagon, shamefully, has yet to rescind anachronistic personnel guidelines that prohibit openly transgender people from joining in the military, labeling their condition a “paraphilia,” or perversion.
“Perversion.” Ooo, that’s gotta sting. Call the hate-crime cops!
The policy has forced thousands to serve in silence, repressing an essential part of their identity. The Williams Institute at the U.C.L.A. School of Law, which researches gender issues, estimates there are about 15,500 transgender troops serving in uniform.
“An essential part of their identity.” Since when is that supposed to be the military’s mission or problem? The piece goes on and on at tedious length, argued the way most Times pieces are argued: other countries do it, what’s the big deal anyway, and just wait til “better-educated” recruits enter the armed forces. Once this barrier has fallen, the Times and its fellow travelers will attack another institution and another and another until there’s nothing left.
Remember: they never stop, they never sleep, they never quit.