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Naval Academy Changed Color Guard to Appear More Diverse at World Series

November 13th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Naval Academy Changed Color Guard to Appear More Diverse at World Series

Naval Academy leaders are under fire after altering the composition of the military color guard at a World Series game last month so the group wouldn’t be made up only of white men.

The Navy Times and other media reported that two white midshipmen were removed from the performance in New York City and replaced with a Pakistani-American man and a white woman so the group would appear more diverse.

Capt. Matthew Klunder, commandant of midshipmen, disputed that version of events. He said he considered replacing two members but decided to add two extra people instead, expanding the group from six to eight members.

Only six people ended up participating in the Game 2 routine at Yankee Stadium, Klunder said, because one of the two additions — Midshipman 2nd Class Zishan Hameed — forgot parts of his uniform. The color guard performs in even numbers, he said.

Full Story Here:
Naval Academy Changed Color Guard to Appear More Diverse at World Series

This is sheer lunacy. Our nation is being fully consumed in the conflagration that is political correctness. The same political correctness that I, and many others have not been at all bashful about addressing. The political correctness that we KNOW is killing this nation The political correctness that is emasculating America as surely as you’re reading this article.

We’re ALL equal. No one is smarter than another. There are no winners, we are all participants in the adventure of life. Fear perceived racism. Force universal acceptance and affirmative action. Those are the LIBBER mantras that gave us the massacre at Fort Hood.

Those are some powerful words, and they frighten the masses, but here is the hangup, they are NOT true, they are merely threats hung over our heads in an effort to force us to ALL be as one, and to all be the same.

Color guard members were upset by the decision to change the makeup of the group but were forbidden by the academy from discussing it, the paper said.

The Naval Academy volunteer group — which carries the American flag and other flags during ceremonies — has a total of 28 members. About 20 percent of the guard’s midshipmen are female and one-quarter are minorities.

Of course they were upset, their routine was interrupted for the sake of political correctness and appearances. Color Guard is NOT about actual color, race or gender. It’s about WHO can best present the colors and represent this nation.

I personally don’t care if the members of the Color Guard were black, white, brown or green, if the group that makes the best presentation ALL just happen to be black, I am not in the least upset by the racial makeup of their group.

Apparently the U.S. Navy was.

Just as apparently, the entire military is saddled by the most asinine ideas to come down the pike in a long time. We apparently can now fight wars in a politically correct fashion, with a military that is made up of equal numbers from ALL races, genders and religious beliefs.

Dear GOD, what has happened to America? And what has happened to the U.S. Military? We don’t fight any more, we participate. We don’t win wars, we change hearts and minds. And that is exactly why the United States of America isn’t united any longer.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this PCness that has overcome America has got to be stopped. It is destroying our nation, it is destroying our youth and it is, if the massacre at Fort Hood and the *official* reaction is any indication, tearing our military and it’s fighting readiness apart at the seams!

There is a video of the U.S. Navy Color Guard at the World Series showing the 6 members that made the presentation of the colors! It can be found on the original story.

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9 Responses to “Naval Academy Changed Color Guard to Appear More Diverse at World Series”

  1. comment number 1 by: BobF

    First let me say this. In my 26 years of active duty, the men who have always looked the sharpest in uniform have usually been Blacks.

    The men and women chosen to make up color guards for special events is usually made by merit. Many things are taken into consideration when the final ones are chosen. It’s a shame that gender and race are now in the mix. With the traditions involved, you can be sure all 28 members of the Color Guard were unhappy with what took place.

  2. comment number 2 by: BobF

    Here’s a good example of PC run amuck in the military. The Air Force changed the lyrics of its song “Air Force Blue” because it was construed as chauvinistic.

    Here’s the lyrics for the original version:

    They took the blue from the skies and a pretty girl’s eyes
    and a touch of Old Glory’s hue,
    And gave it to the men who proudly wear the U.S. Air Force blue.

    Oh, they are men with a dream on America’s team,
    They’re a rugged and ready crew.
    And you can bet your boots the world looks up to U.S. Air Force Blue.

    This is the new PC version:

    We take the blue from the skies and some pretty blue eyes
    And a touch of Old Glory’s hue,
    And fervently declare we’re proud to wear
    The U.S. Air Force Blue.

    We have the drive and the dream in America’s team
    We’re a rugged and ready crew
    And you can bet your boots the world looks up
    To U.S. Air Force Blue.

  3. comment number 3 by: minuteman26

    It starts from the top down. All you have to do is look at who occupies the white house and it all comes together. “We the People” are pissed. Obama will see change of a different kind very soon.

  4. comment number 4 by: Kate

    Since there are no winners, we have all been turned into losers.

  5. comment number 5 by: Silver Fox

    Beck was talking about just this thing the other day and said our military men were being used as props for our politicians. PCism is out-of-control and will be taken to even more extremes by this current administration. Like you Fred, I could care less about the color of the man in uniform, but our political leaders evidently do. Thanks for your post.

  6. comment number 6 by: Don

    Excellent article Fred, making an excellent point. I fear that this PC crap will filter down into boot camp, that is where the soldiers and sailors are made, where their foundations are created for their military career. Once our DS’s are forced to cut back, then that will spell trouble.

  7. comment number 7 by: Mjbell1

    Worst line of shit I’ve heard in a long time. It sees you can sell revolution in the air getting stronger everyday.
    Support the Constitution or go home.

    CAVOK

  8. comment number 8 by: Always On Watch

    Gah!

    I tell ya, the insanity is beyond the pale!

  9. comment number 9 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Has anyone saw the Navy commercial that says the Navy is a “Global Force for Good”??? The first time I saw that I wanted to puke!!! It seems in order to gain higher rank, some of the military leaders have sold their souls for 50 pieces of political correctness. I think about those precious lives lost at Ft. Bragg (I count the unborn child!!! 14!!!) and I wonder how some of these people can stand to look in the mirror????

    Great post Fred.