Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Rewarding Failure

Today is Tuesday, 4 June 2013.

"Should further reform be necessary, I urge that military commanders remain central to the legal process," said General Martin E. Dempsey (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff).  "The commanders' responsibility to preserve good order and discipline remains essential to accomplishing any change within our profession.  Reducing command responsibility could adversely affect the ability of the commander to enforce professional standards and ultimately, to accomplish the mission."  (In testimony given on 3 June before the Senate Armed Services Committee.)

Given that women have been eligible to serve in the military on an equal basis, including as commissioned officers, since 1948, it is obvious that having 65 years for commanders to enforce military discipline such that males raping women has ceased to be a common occurrence ... either the commanders are incompetent, or they rather fancy rape themselves, or they view all women as objects and property, meant by Fate or Design to serve males sexually.

The Joint Chiefs should have no second chances.  The Joint Chiefs should be court martialed and, after having done their time at hard labour, dismissed with dishonourable discharges, and stripped of their pensions and all other benefits.  Should lower-ranking commanders not undertake the strongest efforts to stop all forms of sexual harassment and rape in their units, they should enjoy the same fate as their "betters."

The military culture of rape would be easy to eradicate.  Obviously, some evil males wish it to continue.


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