Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Making the World Safe for Aggression against Women

Isn't it interesting how politicians who claim to oppose war nevertheless frequently support throwing as many people as possible into harm's way -- regardless of their chances for survival? B. Hussein Obama, for example, thinks opposition to the war trumps the national interest, and that we should force our troops to cut and run without having completed their mission. But, although he claims to oppose reinstating the draft, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Obama nevertheless supports (a) making women register for selective service, and (b) sending women into combat.

To deal with the second point first: whereas John McCain supports the Department of Defense's current combat restrictions on women, Obama's campaign has stated that he would consult with military officials in reviewing these restrictions. Read: under Obama's gentle tutelage, women will be swept into combat units.

As for requiring women to register for the draft, Obama bases his reasons for favoring this move upon his colossal ignorance. "There was a time," he claims falsely, "when African-Americans weren't allowed to serve in combat." [Wikipedia, article on "Military History of African Americans": "There has been no war fought by or within the United States in which African Americans did not participate, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, the World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the current wars Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as other minor conflicts."] "And yet, when they did, not only did they perform brilliantly, but what also happened is they helped to change America, and they helped to underscore that we're equal. And I think that if women are registered for service -- not necessarily in combat roles [despite statements of his campaign to the contrary], and I don't agree with the draft -- I think it will help to send a message to my two daughters that they've got obligations to this great country as well as boys do."

Set aside the fact that at their parents' knees, the Obama girls have spent a lifetime being taught that it is the country that owes them, and not the other way around. Once again, genuine respect for women -- of the sort that protects women from mistreatment and harassment and being reduced to a mere statistic -- is to be sacrificed on the altar of "equality," as in numerical parity. Perhaps it would pay to think this thing out, and to ask ourselves some serious questions about the consequences of drafting women and sending them into combat:

-- Is the average woman as physically strong as the average man, and does she possess the same capacity for aggression as the average man?

-- What is to become of the minor children of female draftees?

-- Will it be possible, in combat, to suppress the average man's natural instinct to protect women? What consequences will flow from a man acting upon this instinct? What consequences will flow from the efforts to train this instinct out of men, particularly when they return to civilian life?

-- Will it be possible entirely to suppress sexual attraction between men and women in a confined and highly charged setting? What consequences will flow from introducing this element into combat? Is there a wide margin for error in combat?

-- In parts of the world where women are treated worse than cattle, what is likely to happen to female soldiers or pilots who fall into enemy hands?

All of which goes to show how necessary it is to look below the surface of high-sounding ideas, especially during an election year.


  1. You have brought up some very good points there, Anita. You should send your article to Obama's campaign office, I think! The thought of him being elected president is very scary indeed. I can't understand how America has fallen under his spell. Maybe he is the Antichrist?

  2. A friend of mine, several years ago brought up these very points from his perspective as ex-Special Forces. It's a natural instinct for men to protect women. He addressed what DOES happen to women over there.

    And, in fact, men and women don't even TRY to be...chaste...in the warzone.

  3. The thought of a US government ruled by Obama scares the ---- out of me. He is so anti-life! Women and children will not be safe. If he gets in the US will literally fall apart. It will lose what little righteousness it is still clinging to.