Are the United States Armed Forces lapsing into a full-blown identity crisis? In any relevant, meaningful sense, no, they're not. In the subject matter at hand, it's like they stumbled upon the orb of confusion....
....and are now bolleaxed about how to go about sexually confusing the ranks of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.
Or could it be....cold feet?:
The [Obam]agon is four months past one deadline — and looking at months more — to agree on how to move forward with new policies aimed at allowing [gender impersonators] to openly serve, the Washington Post reports.
Disagreements still exist within the Defense [Commissaria]t about how to proceed.
"If there was consensus on it, yeah, we would have done it," Peter Levine told the Washington Post. "But obviously there are different views from different officials in the services."
Levine, the [Obam]agon's acting personnel chief, said the goal is to get it done "in this administration," meaning Barack Obama's second...., which puts Defense [Commissar] Ashton Carter on the clock.
Waiting in the balance are an estimated 12,800 [gender impersonator]s, according to the Palm Center, an independent think tank.
"Disagreements"? How can there be "disagreements"? I thought "We Are All 'Transgender Now - OR ELSE!!!" Besides, this is the military we're talking about. It's not a democracy, it's an autocracy. Those in charge say "jump" and those under their command say "How high?" If America's men and women in uniform are to become America's men, women, agenders, androgynes, androgynous, bigenders, cis, cisgenders, cis females, cis males, cis men, cis women, cisgender females, cisgender males, cisgender men, cisgender women, females to males, FTMs, gender fluids, gender nonconformers, gender-questioners, gender variants, genderqueers, intersex males to females, MTFs, neithers, neutrois, non-binaries, other pangenders, trans Trans*, trans females, trans* females, trans males, trans* male, trans men, trans* men, trans persons, trans* persons, trans women, trans* women, transfeminines, transgenders, transgender females, transgender males, transgender men, transgender persons, transgender Women, transmasculines, transsexuals, transsexual females, transsexual males, transsexual men, transsexual persons, transsexual women, and two-spirits (i.e. freaks) in uniform (or out, as the case may be), this should be a simple matter of issue the necessary orders and ramming it through, Right?
Sounds like ol' Ash has the makings of a mutiny on his hands.
And judging from the implementation details, one can certainly understand why:
One major issue, among many, at the center of disagreement between military branches is how long should a [gender impersonator] wait post-transition before being allowed to join the military. The Army and Marine Corps advocated twenty-four months while the Navy and Air Force thought twelve months was sufficient, according to the Post.
Man, there are civil wars going on everywhere you look, aren't there?
Remember when the military was about two things, and two things only: killing people and breaking things? Good times, good times.
Now it's about shit like this:
Health care is also an issue for [gender impersonator]s. For example, the [Obam]agon does not currently cover hormone treatment for persons wanting to [sexually mutilate themselves], according to the Post.
Not exactly Saving Private Ryan or Top Gun, is it?
Meanwhile, you know where a lone warrior has stood up and taken a suicidally bold stand for genetics, science, and common sense? The heart of academia itself:
A tweet by a Princeton professor has questioned the very idea of transgenderism, dismissing it as superstition without any basis in fact, Breitbart reports.
Robert P. George, the McCormick professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton, wrote on Twitter:
And he's not alone, actually:
The American College of Pediatricians has issued a statement that children who consider themselves a different gender than they are have a mental disorder called "gender dysphoria" and should not be treated as if they are making a healthy decision, as the Obama ruling does....
"Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse," the doctors stated.
"Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to 'gender clinics' where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs."
The American College of Pediatricians statement made clear that "a person's belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. When an otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective psychological problem exists that lies in the mind not the body, and it should be treated as such." [emphases added]
Thank you, you cruel, horrible, bigoted monsters. I am proud and grateful to stand with you in this, our shared fight for sanity, science, and reality. Which will be short and brutal, of course, leaving us all looking like Queerless Leader....
....but sometimes virtue really is its own reward, because it's the only reward we'll ever get - before the mandatory "transitional process" begins....