Soldiers don fake belly, breasts to better understand pregnant troops’ exercise concerns
I wish to preface my remarks by noting the fact that hundreds of thousands of women have served and are serving their country honorably and well. I honor them for their service and recognize them as comrades and fellow veterans. We can only hope that their service will be continued in such a manner as to enhance the ability of the military to fight. The potential consequences for the individual soldier and the military’s mission are too serious to subordinate to social engineering.
Those of us who were amused by the antics of Cpl. Klinger in the mid-70s to early 80s comedy series MASH will no doubt take heart over the United States Army’s desire to continue his madcap transvestite tradition. As you will recall, Klinger served as an orderly/medic (and later company clerk) assigned to the 4077th MASH hospital during the Korean War Klinger’s defining characteristic was his attempt to gain a Section 8 psychiatric discharge from the army, by habitually wearing women’s clothing and engaging in other “crazy” stunts
The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to go Klinger one step further and engage in the ultimate in transvestitism and wear fake breasts and “empathy bellies” so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training.
From The Stars and Stripes: This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the “pregnancy simulators” as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new mothers.
Army enlisted leaders all over the world are being ordered to take the Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training Exercise Leaders Course, or PPPT, according to U.S. Army Medical Activity Japan health promotion educator Jana York.
During the training, each NCO must wear the pregnancy simulator for at least an hour.
“When they first come in, the males are typically timid and don’t feel they have the knowledge to teach female soldiers,” she said. “However, after three days their confidence rises.”
Sgt. Michael Braden, a helicopter crew chief who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo, said he was less than enthusiastic about taking part.
“I didn’t want to do it,” said Braden, 29, of Everett, Wash.
The 78th Aviation Battalion mechanic said he was ordered to do the training even though he doesn’t have any female soldiers in his unit and doesn’t see himself as the right sort of person to run the aerobics classes that make up a large portion of the PPPT training (end of Report)
I think the idea is dumb for so many reasons. Women don’t wear their unborn baby’s on their skin, or under their skin, but deep inside. No amount of external wear can simulate one’s internal organs being displaced, internal pressure on the anterior spine, and muscles stretching where they’ve never been before.
Third, hormonal changes are accompanied by physical sensations such as extreme, incurable exhaustion, as well as mental perspective changes and emotional ones. No amount of external wear is going to replicate those chemical responses. External wear is not going to simulate constant, 24/7 nausea and vomiting, dehydration, and inability to eat along with the physical responses to that in conjunction with all the other discomforts that accompany pregnancy.
Soldiers get to take this faux pregnancy gear off at night when they go to sleep. Pregnant women don’t get a break, and as pregnancy enters the final trimester, things get a whole lot worse. Pressure from an external prosthetic can’t emulate the fullness of an infant’s head in one’s pelvis with full circumferential pressure. The pregnancy simulating garb is on the outside, but pregnancy is on the inside.
Men have a musculature which differs from a woman’s. Soldiers are accustomed to carrying 100 lbs on their backs, so wearing something on the front for them, is merely going to balance the weight.
Their musculature is supported by very different hormones, and larger blood vessels.
The only real difference they may experience is bulkiness in the front which gets in the way of tying your shoes, and alters your balance, but they sure aren’t going to feel their hips spreading or notice engorgements in every area blow the waist, legs, feet…
Nothing’s in the way during the first three months, the changes are chemical and hormonal at that point.
Anyone who understands what the function of an army is will understand how truly subversive this juxtaposition of the life affirming and life-sustaining sacrament of childbirth against the milieu of an organization that should be ideally dedicated to the proposition of defending the nation by being prepared trained and equipped to engage, close with and destroy the enemies of that nation. Child bearing, the most life affirming activity human beings engage in is contradictory to the often life destroying horrors that armies must engage in as a routine part of their duties. Consider the irony of this no doubt feminista inspired dictum, expressing fulsome concern over pregnant servicewomen. But we all know that radical egalitarian Feminism is a Hell-spawned, corrosive and unnatural cult. It’s chief claim to “fame” is the legalization of abortion, an atrocious crime that has killed over 54 million babies in America in the last 39 years.
Empathy bellies indeed. There WAS a type of empathy that was taught to me as a soldier in the United States Army. That empathy arose from an understanding of the rules of land warfare, as realized through instruction in the various treaties, laws of the UCMJ, and Army regulations dealing with the treatment of prisoners of war whose sincere surrender we would accept after their realization that further resistance to the might of the United States Army would result in their liquidation and annihilation. At this point we would be required to treat their injuries, secure them from unnecessary further front line hazard, and transport them to a suitable prisoner of war compound. There they would receive humane treatment and their next of kin and nation notified through international agencies of their detention in United States custody as prisoners of war. Another part of our training was geared to insure the humane treatment of civilian populations. This type of empathy training ENHANCED our combat capabilities.
Political correctness will destroy our military. It took decades, but the left has finally figured out how to do it. Contrary to my prior beliefs and my previous recognition of the often stated and demonstrated Leftist disdain for the United States Armed Forces, I have come to realize that they actually embrace it as a tool to further subvert the United States. They now have the perfect opportunity to mold a captive populace that is required to obey, under pain of court-martial the orders that they are given, no matter how ludicrous, inane, or idiotic. The Armed Forces is a perfect petri dish for the incubation of their cultural Marxist viruses, with no real defense other than the protestations that we the civilian population offer as we witness the depredations inflicted upon them by the usurping commander-in-chief. Make no mistake, all this was put in motion long before the Obamamessiah…the last 3 presidents are all culpable. But with Obama in charge the turbocharger has been switched on and the process placed into overdrive. A federal commission is pressing the Pentagon to make the force more diverse by, among other ideas, opening infantry and armor units to women.
With the Military Leadership Diversity Commission’s report out this month, its leaders have briefed Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn and plan to deliver its 162-page report to every member of Congress.
The commission says it wants the military to resemble the ethnic makeup of America. It is urging the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force to “validate” the standards — such as education, test scores, criminal records and drug use — that disqualify large numbers of blacks and Hispanics.
“Racial/ethnic minorities are less likely to meet eligibility requirements than are non-Hispanic whites, and that gap is widening,” the report says.
The commission said women should be allowed into male-only land combat units to “create a level playing field” in promotions “for all service members who meet the qualifications.”
The Pentagon seems open to the prospect of repealing a 1994 law that prevents women from joining direct land combat in infantry, most artillery and tank units. Congress enacted a law that did allow women on combat ships, as well as on bomber and fighter aircraft.
This initiative premised in ‘fairness’ is just more leftist collective humanist devaluing of humanity, the natural law, traditional roles, and traditional institutions.
With regard to women, they do this by discounting the value of and disparaging the valuable role and vocation that women contribute as among other things wife and mother.
Aren’t we now preaching that the vital role of child bearing be postponed and even neglected in favor of a career? If that is so, and to be considered as the new paradigm then why not consider a woman every bit as expendable in combat as a man.
Let me get this straight, we have a population of over 300 million people about half of which are men, an army of less than 1 million, and that army has to have as a large percentage women who are not required to meet the minimum male physical training standard as part of the first team to engage the enemy? This is the very definition of insanity and stupidity.
I cannot believe how incredibly stupid this is. Dehydrated-rock-hard stupid. Another dimension of stupid. It is trans-stupid. Meta-stupid. Stupid collapsed into itself so that even the neutrons have imploded. Stupid so dense that no intellect can escape. Singularity stupid. Blazing hot mid-day sun on Mercury stupid. Emitting more stupid in one second than our entire galaxy emits in a year. Quasar stupid. This is some primordial fragment from the original big bang of stupid. Some pure essence of stupid uncontaminated by any other form of idiocy conceived by man or twisted Andrea Dworkinesque feminist from the furthest nether regions of Dante’s conception of hell as being a place without reason stupid.
The superiority of testosterone-driven all-male fighting forces is a reality of the human condition and historical fact and any serious commander of military power knows it. Introducing open homosexuality and mixed sexes in the ranks is exactly what any military would wish on its opponent.
Which brings us to General George Casey, the highest ranking officer in the U.S. Army, who said that the deaths of 12 soldiers and one civilian at Foot Hood would become a far greater tragedy “if our diversity becomes a casualty.”
Appearing on “Meet the Press,” Major Casey warned the media that “it is way too soon to draw conclusions” concerning the motive of Major Nidal Malik Hasan.
He upheld the strategy of keeping Muslims – – even radical Muslims – – in key military positions by saying: “Our diversity is our strength.”
“We have to be broad enough to bring in people from all walks of life,” the General said.
The Army’s Chief-of-Staff asserted: As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”
General Casey further said that the army hadn’t “missed anything” in regard to the in-your-face warning signs exhibited by Major Hasan that he was a fanatical Muslim jihadist and an imminent threat to massacre U.S. troops
Coming soon: Army to issue suppositories for use after training to show the straight soldiers what homosexuality feels like.
They’re going to cut military spending? How about starting with non-sense like this.
Why we don’t we just have the men pee while sitting down?
Who needs time on the range or on maneuvers, when they could be running around pretending to be pregnant women?
What Next? Make troops take estrogen shots?
Hello Centurians! Enjoying your front row seat watching the Fall of the Roman Empire? Because I have a front row seat and I’m watching the death of Western Civilization.
Are we are just fighting a rear-guard delaying action? The capitol is to be sacked, we are just holding the Hun off a bit longer.
30 years ago, America laughed at Corp. Klinger.
We ain’t laughing any more.
So in conclusion BHO Um Ummm Ummmmmm!!!!!
All of you who are concerned about the United States attacking Iran need not fear. All Iran has to do is to be able to stall for a wee bit longer and the United States Armed Forces will become so ineffectual that they won’t be able to fight their way out of a paper bag. For those of you who wish to see the effectiveness of the United States Armed Forces significantly degraded, this will of course be a good thing.