I've been trying to find polite politically
correct words to describe a crude vulgar
president who is, in military terminology, a
#uck-up. At one time or another every
military unit has had someone like that.
They're very dangerous, causing accidents,
death, screw up cohesion, and generally get
bounced around until someone remembers the
phrase, "for the convenience of the government,
unfit for military service" or something like
that. In a decade of service, I've seen NCO
and officer personnel promoted up and out to get
rid of them; but what does one do when the
#uck-up is the Commander-in-Chief? I've
already offered to trade him to the Canadians
for PM Trudeau. First they laughed, then
In one week in late July, he trashed his vile
bigoted Attorney General for not being corrupt
enough, fired his spokesman and Chief of Staff
for being too honest, and then cannibalized the
nation's most important teutonic agency,
Homeland Security, by snatching it's four star
Marine General leader to drop down to the lowly
position of White House Chief of Staff, baby
sitting a bunch of screw-ups. Then he set
our armed forces into total chaos by tweeting
that thousands of highly trained patriotic Transgender
service members may not serve; causing a news
media storm the likes of which I haven't seen in
a decade and a half as an LGBT military rights
took three days to respond to all the hundreds
of phone and email news media requests for
comment. I gave live broadcast commentary
as far and wide as New Zealand, Australia, and
Europe where transgender people have served
their nations with distinction for two decades.
I have no doubt that the President was oblivious
to the fact that he promulgated his prejudiced
illegitimate decree prohibiting the honorable
service of patriotic Transgender Americans on
the 69th anniversary of President Harry S.
Truman's 1948 proper Executive Order integrating
our armed forces. It took years, but that
Executive Order led to black and white Americans
serving side by side in combat in Korea in 1953
and beyond; where they began to realize that
they shared patriotism, love of their families
and children, beliefs and values, and more.
It took nearly 20 years, but it led to the
Voting Rights Act of 1964 and other civil rights
legislation. It took some 40 years until
America had its first black Chairman of the
Joint Chief's of Staff in the Pentagon.
And it took 60 years until America proudly
elected its first black President. It was
all sparked by that Executive Order issued in
the finest tradition of democratic American
progress towards equality.
What will the current President's unhinged
discriminatory decree spark? Not progress,
not equality; just the opposite. It has
sparked chaos in the Pentagon and down the chain
of command in our armed forces.
Highly trained NCOs and officers now don't know
what their service will mean tomorrow.
Unit commanders have no idea whether they will
suddenly loose key personnel due to the
discriminatory whim of the imbecile Commander in
Chief who never served, who hasn't got a pigeon
poop's clue about the needs and operation of our
So far, as of late July, the Pentagon announced
that nothing has changed. All personnel
will be treated with equality and respect until
such time as they receive proper official
instructions regarding any policy changes.
In other words, the presumed dictatorship and
proclamations by tweet are not recognized.
The transphobic tweet was not well received by
his own party either. Two of the most
conservative senators spoke
out in response saying, essentially, that
transgender patriots have every right and
ability to serve. Would Congress have the
courage to actually legislate a reversal of an
Some media commentators speculated that the
tweet was intended to distract us from the
failed efforts to trash healthcare for
Americans, or to distract from the investigation
on election collusion with Russia, and other
failures of the presidential administration.
The fact is that the tweet banning Transgender
service emerged from a profoundly mean,
ignorant, liar who had promised to protect LGBT
rights. The reasons given, about cost,
medical care, and readiness are false facts.
In my opinion, the transphobic tweet was mostly
born out of racist hatred of anything and
everything the previous President accomplished.
The same shameful motivation apparently applies
to the President's entire party in their
treasonous determination to eliminate the
healthcare program and policy that no normal
American wants to end.
What to do? Stand up, speak out, while we
still have that right.