Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Dangerously Sensitive..... Another kick ass piece by Jim Goad.

Dangerously Sensitive

Dangerously Sensitive
Political correctness, that great misguided ennobler/enabler of disgruntled losers and embittered misfits, may have helped pave the way for Bradley Manning and Nidal Hasan to achieve infamy.
Before his decision to start leaking highly sensitive military information to svelte albino panda cub Julian Assange in 2010, Bradley Manning gave his Army superiors every reason to suspect he was a mentally unstable and potentially violent homosexual who was perhaps too emotionally hypersensitive to be trusted with highly sensitive documents.
Before he decided to blow away a baker’s dozen (plus a bun in the oven) with two handguns at Fort Hood in late 2009, Nidal Hasan gave his Army superiors every reason to suspect he was a jihadist turncoat gunning for his 72 virgins because he had trouble getting laid.
(Full disclosure: Not for a moment have I approved of the US military’s foolhardy forays into the Middle East. If I had my druthers, I’d bring all the boys—and they’d all be boys, meaning no girls and definitely no boys who suddenly decide that they’re girls—home to guard the true national-security threat, the one along the Mexican border. Before any of you perpetually sour-pussed pea-picking peckerwoods in the peanut gallery start grousing that I’m some sort of neocon, allow me to sternly instruct you that it’s possible to simultaneously disapprove of Islam and Zionism. It is also possible to deplore American military expansionism while being concerned about the fact that bullied loners and cultural outcasts lurking within the armed forces can throw tantrums and endanger American lives because people are terrified of calling them fags and/or ragheads.)

It appears beyond question that inadequate screening and culturally masochistic Islamo-tolerance allowed Nidal Hasan to claim American lives. Whether you view Bradley Manning as a hero or a heel is largely a matter of taste, but on August 14, he claimed his actions led to “unintended consequences” and had “hurt people.” That comes straight from the little sparkle pony’s thin lips.
By the way, his name is Bradley Manning, and he’s a guy. To claim he’s suddenly a chick is to deny biological reality. Last Thursday, the day after being sentenced to a 35-year prison bid, Manning issued a statement containing the following gems:
As I transition into this next phase of my life, I want everyone to know the real me. I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female….I also request that, starting today, you refer to me by my new name and use the feminine pronoun….
NO, dude. And as a preemptive strike, I also rule out the possibility of ever calling you Bradley Womanning.
Still, several major news outlets immediately swapped out “he” for “she” and “his” for “her.” If you type “Bradley Manning” in Wikipedia’s search box, it redirects you to a page for “Chelsea Manning” that features such head-scratching passages of abject reality-denial as this one:
Manning was by then living as an openly gay man. Her relationship with her father was apparently good….
Long before he was deployed to Iraq and divulged a flood of state secrets, Manning revealed himself to be quite the fragile orchid. When he was 13, his stepmother reportedly observed him running into walls and declaring, “I’m nobody now.” In 2006 he allegedly threatened her with a knife. In August 2009 he was referred to Army mental-health counselors after reportedly crying for hours after watching the films The Last King of Scotland and Dancer in the Dark—a sure sign of mental instability by any objective standard.
In 2009, two months after being sent to Iraq with a security clearance, Manning angrily flipped over a table during a counseling session, damaging a computer. During this hissy-fit, he had to be restrained by another soldier from grabbing a gun from a nearby gun rack and was dragged out of the room. Still, his security clearance remained intact.
Before he started blowing whistles, Bradley Manning was obviously blowing other things. Despite the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that was in effect at the time, Manning was apparently telling everyone who’d listen that he was gay. Perhaps even though Manning was eager to “tell,” no one wanted to risk the appearance of having asked. He reportedly told his roommate he was gay, at which point his roommate allegedly instructed Manning to stop talking to him. Manning divulged the ins and outs of a failed gay relationship on Facebook. He was even said to have kept a fairy wand at his desk. At a pre-trial hearing, Army officials claimed they were fully aware that Manning had also created a female alter ego he called “Breanna Manning.”
On May 7, 2010 he was found in a cupboard, curled in a fetal position, a knife at his feet after having sliced the words “I WANT” into a vinyl chair. A few hours later, he punched another soldier in the face. Through it all, his security clearance was not revoked. And despite being as obviously gay as a pair of white-leather girl’s ice skates whose glimmering blades are lubed with K-Y Jelly, he was not discharged as the rules would have demanded.
It is unclear whether this was all due to basic military incompetence or an increasingly pervasive phobia about being labeled homophobic. But in the case of Nidal Hasan, the evidence strongly suggests that a fear of being deemed afraid of Islam enabled him to anoint himself a mujahideen and go on a shooting spree.
Hasan was a solitary worm burrowing deep inside a military-industrial apple that refused to stop him for fear of being deemed wormophobic. Despite raising more red flags than a May Day demonstration, he was allowed to operate unimpeded.
There was the PowerPoint demonstration he gave to fellow soldiers that appeared to justify suicide bombings and contained the line “We love death more then [sic] you love life!” There were email exchanges with Anwar Al-Alwaki of which the FBI was fully aware but insufficiently concerned. There were repeated statements to other classmates that gave the impression he felt sharia law superseded the US Constitution. There were public pledges of allegiance to the Koran as he stood in Army uniform. There were classmates who described him as a “ticking time bomb” and a colleague who claimed that no one complained for fear of appearing bigoted. There was his “Allah is Love” bumper sticker and the business cards he handed out that used an acronym to describe himself as a “Soldier of Allah.”
And then there was the shout of “Allahu Akbar!” and an ensuing bloodbath.
Stepping on over a dozen corpses, General George Casey infamously said he feared that “it would be a greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty here.” And despite Hasan’s claim that he went on a rampage to defend the Taliban, the government defined his act as “workplace violence” rather than terrorism.
In its multifariously deluded manifestations, political correctness denies reality and often inverts it. But it is never more dangerous than when it enables physical harm to the masses in the service of preventing emotional harm to the few.

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vicariousrising said...

Good grief. I have no problem with gender reassignment or the like, but this guy sounds like he was a whole lotta crazy. The military should blame itself for letting this guy have security clearance.

I'm not sure the military can use the excuse of fear of bring deemed homophobic or whatever to excuse their dumbassery. That sounds kind of convenient for why they dropped the ball. I think they gives pass to loads of lunatics. This particular one seemed to have a loud drama streak, so they should've seen trouble coming.

q1605 said...

Me neither but I may have a problem with them being drunk and handing them the keys to my car.If there is an analogy to be drawn here it's the propensity to excuse evil for the sake of the feelings of the person who is acting evil. Like the guy who killed the soldiers all but put a Osama bin laden bumper sticker on his car.

Tundra Woman said...

Thank you, Thanks a kizillion blushing virgins, fairy tales, fruit loops and what ever else we tell ourselves in order to avoid an odious reality. (The operative word in that sentence is R-E-A-L-I-T-Y.)
This is exactly why I don't apologize for not being PC: You can mud wrestle reality and the only thing you're gonna get is dirty.
Or dead.

Gladys said...

PC crap really chaps my ass.

{only sort of related to your post} a few weeks ago I was walking in the mall and saw some of those people with clipboards - you just know they're gonna stop you about some fucking political issue or another - and sure enough, the aggressive young 20-something kid walked in front of me, tried to cut me off and LOUDLY said "do you like whales and dolphins?" (like, he was going to intimidate me because who in this PC world can say no, I don't like whales and dolphins) and I JUST AS LOUDLY said "yes I think they're delicious!" and kept walking right into his personal space and he had to move.

I'll share a secret with any of you PC rules keepers out there - you go right ahead and live in the ghetto for a few years. All those people you are 'helping' with welfare and food stamps and EBT cards. Live amongst people who keep old couches and desk chairs on their porches. People who change their oil right onto their driveways. People who keep huge dogs chained in their yard and never water the grass or pick up the dog crap. People who never pick up their trash or wash their children or their (junky assed) cars. People who spend their EBT cards at the liquor store - oh, you think I'm kidding? http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/poor_some_ugar_on_me_0Hq1d3iPnvj2RwpsEDS7MN

THEN you can tell me how awful it is for them to be so poor! How I should feel for the plight of every fucking low class/no account asshole on welfare. Here's a non-PC idea for you: MANY poor people ACT POOR, they act like trash. It costs nothing to wash your kid, pick up your yard, have some fucking self-respect. Yeah yeah, plenty of people NEED welfare. (I sure did, and I couldn't ever get it! My car was worth $2,000! I would have had to drive my baby around in a beater ass car in order to qualify for welfare!) Why can't I talk about the ones who act like trash?

ANYwhozle. Yeah. Evidently being Politically Correct is not one of my strong suits.

q1605 said...

Gladys you can speak about any body you want, any goddamn way you want. You can check the PC shit at the door.

vicariousrising said...

I always love the "poor" people who claim they are too injured to work and collect disability, yet are somehow able to buy ATV to hotrod around in and buy bigger media systems than I can afford while getting the government to pay for their porn channels. It's a travesty to those people who really need the financial aid and have to jump through hoops to get it because of these lying leeches.

q1605 said...

Don't drag porn into this VR. I hear ya on the rest. I think they should put the effort they put into gaming the system into filming their wives and friends nailing each other and make a web site and letting people watch it for free.
Hell I don't know....... do you smell toast burning or am I having another stroke?
I'm joking all the way around.....


Five Hundred Pound Peep said...

I am not PC. Check out my last two articles. The "Are you privileged" liberals make me want to throw up. And no I'm not privileged, but no one ever held a parade for me.


LOL about dolphins and whales being tasty. I'd probably ask the guy, well what is being done about Fukishima if you care about those dolphins and whales so much as they start glowing green?

I'm poorer then dirt, so be careful regarding us poor, but I had the fun of working in the ghetto, and LIVING THERE too, and getting jumped all the time and abused for sticking out. Let's just say I moved to that huge metro city as a deluded liberal and walked out hating both political parties and realizing how much we are all lied to about so much.

Realize many of us are very poor but not part of that scene. During Victorian times maybe I would called "genteel poverty" with old books laying about and cooking beans from scratch. It was hard watching my low class but high money mother waste money on shopping, useless knickknacks, instead of buying anything of value that would increase in worth. It can be scary being poor realizing that some of those who have the same amount of money live that way. In my old rural town where we had to leave to not be homeless, the poor there are now buying pitbulls, getting into tattoos--aren't those expensive?, doing drugs, reneging on marriage--[rural poor whites are catching up with the inner city illegitimacy rates]so being poor myself, I've seen these worlds and they are not for me.

I pay way too much for rent, to live among people who have far more money then me for peace and quiet. My health can't take rough people. No I'm not politically correct either.