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Project 100,000 and DEI—Two Birds of a Feather

Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
by Outside Contributor

By: Scott Sturman


DEI has festered within the ranks of the military for over a decade.  Few generals and admirals have displayed the courage to oppose Marxist propaganda enablers like the Defense Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACODAI) and expose its pernicious effects, preferring anonymity and conceding the ideological battlefield to politically driven activists.  During World War II only seven four star generals and admirals commanded 12 million active duty soldiers and sailors, while today 39 four star officers oversee 1.3 million members in the active duty military.  Most current four stars are non-combat commanders and each oversee only 2% of the number of military personnel compared to their World War II counterparts.  Is this surfeit of officers made from the same fiber, as the generals and admirals who led this nation’s military through its most challenging times?  

DEI is not the first comprehensive attempt to introduce social experimentation into the armed forces. In the spirit of the Great Society during the Vietnam War, Project 100,000 was instituted by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on the altruistic notion that military service should be available to all elements of society, including the intellectually challenged.  Participation in the program would serve as a springboard to success later in civilian life.  Against the advice of military commanders, the project’s enlistees all scored less than 91 on IQ tests and almost half less than 71—the lowest 2% of all test takers.  These recruits experienced a casualty rate twice that of other cohorts, and their inability to perform adequately in combat placed other soldiers’ lives at risk.  Upon return to civilian life, veterans from Project 100,000 suffered high rates of PTSD, and when compared to low aptitude non-veterans experienced reduced salaries, higher divorce rates, and lower educational achievement. 

Transgenders serving in the military offer another instance where the idealist’s view of fairness, as seen from the DEI perspective, concludes that one’s individual wishes prevail over the needs of the military.  The medical and psychological needs of transgenders are legion. 80% of transgenders exhibit severe psychological co-morbidities, including substance abuse, psychoses, mood disorders, autism, and Cluster B personality disorders.  Military age transgenders experience the highest suicide rates of all transgenders, who as a whole commit suicide at alarming rates—82% of transgenders have considered suicide and 40% have attempted it.  Given current military regulations, transgenders under medical care are essentially non deployable due to complicated medical needs.

The theory that a superior military organization is predicated on the accumulation of individuals with eccentric personality traits or strict proportions of desired phenotypes is the game of pretenders.  Outside the ivory tower institutions, the public is experiencing a vibe shift and understands the extent of this manipulative disconnect from reality.  Leaders like Robin Olds and Chesty Puller inspire warriors to risk injury and death in the service of the country, not obese 4 star admirals, who are the darlings of the media and describe adolescent transgender surgery as “lifesaving gender affirming care.”  

Contrary to the progressive narrative that it is fair and a right that all Americans enjoy the opportunity to serve in the armed forces, it is more unfair to put the group and mission at risk by admitting members who are unable to meet definitive standards, demonstrate group loyalty, and fulfill mandatory responsibilities. Professional sports, the ultimate meritocracy, provide a graphic analogy that success is intimately bound to individual ability and team work.  One marginal player on a volleyball team or on the pickleball court usually spells defeat.  Without fail a clever opponent will take advantage and target the weak player mercilessly.  In a win or lose scenario where lives are at stake, one must be capable and ever on the alert, because the ball is coming your way.  

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Lieutenant Beale
Lieutenant Beale
2 months ago

Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Ali Khamenei, and the rest of the world, are laughing their butts off at us.

2 months ago

I thought the armed forces were a fighting organization NOT a hospital.

2 months ago

Causing Chaos within our society through specialized targeting of our venerable youth is a type of Warfare. We need to get serious and nip this in the bud before it ruins America.

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