The margin notes read: “Useful confirmation that the navy lady was patently NOT ready for prime time, which is why she crashed. This has always been very hushed up.”
There has been a massive PR campaign of hushing up, narrative preservation etc. etc. going on and what makes me most angry is that it is not good for the perps themselves. They and their own ambition when someone told them they could do anything a man could led them to stupid people above who believed this c**p.
So two women are allowed in and pushed into something they should NEVER have been in in the first place. Shiny new epaulets look good and make a gal feel good but the result you see.
Sorry, I am NOT going to buy your faux gallantry, those who would take me to task on this. I don’t mean that you yourself are faux but that the narrative you have bought is bollox.
That two of the officers — Coppock and Combs — involved in this fatal incident were female suggests that discipline and training standards have been lowered for the sake of “gender integration,” which was a major policy push at the Pentagon during the Obama administration. It could be that senior officers, knowing their promotions may hinge on enthusiastic support for “gender integration,” are reluctant to enforce standards for the women under their command.
It is not necessary to believe that (a) women shouldn’t be fighter pilots, in order to believe (b) lowering standards for the sake of quotas is a bad idea. Of course, you may believe both (a) and (b), but it is (b) that gets people killed.
I don’t know how many times I have to repeat it. Christie O said exactly this and because she’s a girl, people listened. I’m a male curmudgeon, so people don’t, they’d rather believe misogyny etc.
Any chance of understanding that I’m actually concerned for the mental health and welfare of these ladies? They had perfectly good careers ahead, pitched slightly above their competence so they could rise and learn … but not this idiocy in the high command.
Plus keep blinking politicians right out of it, nowhere near decision making.