Faithful readers of this blog will recall a recent post about low morale in the Army. Go here to read about it. Now we have this story which succinctly demonstrates why the morale is plummeting.
On Monday, Army ROTC cadets at an Arizona State University campus were reportedly pressured into participating in an event allegedly designed to promote awareness of sexual violence against women, the Washington Times reported. The event, according to reports, required cadets to walk around campus wearing red high heel shoes.
Last year, the Times said, the Army encouraged cadets to voluntarily participate in what was billed as “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes.” This year, however, cadets weren’t given much of a choice, according to many reports. Visitors to Temple University Army ROTC’s Facebook page and other social media sites made it clear the event wasn’t exactly voluntary.
“They were threatened with negative counselling (sic) statements and OERs if they didn’t participate,” one person said on Facebook. “It was pretty much ‘do this or we’ll kill your career before it even starts.’”
“Attendance is mandatory and if we miss it we get a negative counseling and a ‘does not support the battalion sharp/EO mission’ on our CDT OER for getting the branch we want,” one cadet said on social media. “So I just spent $16 on a pair of high heels that I have to spray paint red later on only to throw them in the trash after about 300 of us embarrass the U.S. Army tomorrow.”
Go here to read the rest. Let’s run down the destroying morale checklist shall we?
1. Political correctness run amok? Check.
2. Troops being used as pawns for political purposes? Check.
3. Officers currying favor with leftist powers that be? Check.
4. Officers demonstrating that they could care less about their troops? Check.
5. The Army demonstrating that whatever it is doing today has little to do with fighting wars? Check.
My family has a long tradition of military service. I would have to think long and hard about whether I would advise anyone to enter the military today with the current clown posse in charge. These malevolent idiots are going to get a lot of good men and women killed before they are done.