Armstrong Economics Blog/War Re-Posted May 5, 2023 by Martin Armstrong
The US military has been struggling with recruitment efforts in recent years. Only 13% of 18 to 29-year-olds are “highly willing” to enlist. Prioritizing the woke agenda has alienated the once-core conservative, traditional members. The current Commander in Chief is not patriotic and does not inspire young men to join the military. We abandoned operations in Afghanistan chaotically when we should never have been there anyhow, forced service members to undergo vaccinations, and continued to heighten tensions with foreign nations to a level where another world war is inevitable. Every branch has failed to meet their recruitment numbers despite the military lowering the standards to join. The latest desperate attempt to recruit members is the opposite of the image of a tough soldier.
The US Navy invited an active-duty drag queen to be its latest digital ambassador. Yeoman 2nd Class Joshua Kelley, who identifies as non-binary, is creating videos cosplaying as a woman “to explore the digital environment to reach a wide range of potential candidates,” a Navy spokesperson stated. Yeoman, or Harpy Daniels as they call themself “on stage,” is sharing his experience of going back and forth between genders to represent “queer sailors.” Let’s remember, regular gay folks recently fought to repeal the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” bill to permit people to serve while openly gay. How on earth could the military think this is a good idea?
Former US Navy SEAL Team Six member Robert J. O’Neill was part of the special operation to kill Osama bin Laden, one of the best and bravest our country has to offer. “Alright. The US Navy is now using an enlisted sailor Drag Queen as a recruiter. I’m done. China is going to destroy us. YOU GOT THIS NAVY. I can’t believe I fought for this bulls-t,” O’Neill wrote. “Not this Navy veteran. I’m ashamed of the Navy,” wrote another veteran. “It’s an insult to every veteran. The army kept making me go to trans EO-type classes before I retired. Nope. Didn’t go.”
Who the hell are they trying to recruit? Are these people even mentally fit to serve? It’s almost like they’re begging for a future draft of “all persons,” because the military knows better. The Airforce saw an uptick in recruitment after Tom Cruise released his film “Top Gun” portraying a fearless fighter pilot. You are not “fearless” for dressing up as the opposite sex. This effort will fail and it is a slap in the face to our veterans who do not want to be portrayed in this light.