Monday, January 09, 2006
Political correctness run amok.......
Read here for the full and amazing story.
The U.S. Naval Academy has ordered a court-martial for a faculty member who made a "crude" remark in the presence of female midshipmen, even though an investigating officer recommended only administrative action. The three criminal charges against Lt. Bryan D. Black come as the Annapolis school's superintendent, Vice Adm. Rodney P. Rempt, has announced a "zero-tolerance" campaign to rid the campus of sexual harassment. Lt. Black says he is being unfairly prosecuted as a "poster child" for Adm. Rempt's campaign. The academy filed criminal charges days after the school's board of visitors criticized Adm. Rempt after a Defense Department sexual harassment task force scolded the school. Adm. Rempt's anti-sexual-harassment policy includes urging midshipmen and staff to view for the third year straight a play called "Sex Signals." The language is so graphic that Adm. Rempt recommends that children should not attend any performance of the three-day run on campus, starting Monday."The two-person show explores how mixed messages, gender role stereotypes and unrealistic fantasies contribute to misunderstandings between the sexes," Adm. Rempt said in a message to staff.
An academy spokeswoman declined to comment on Adm. Rempt's decision to court-martial the officer.
Training at military colleges has come a long way from the days that I was a plebe, running in place with a rifle over my head, being told what a f***ing p***y I was. Or when the squad sergeant stuck his face in mine and told me get my f****t eyes off of him and to hit it now. I could have filed a grievance for that and gotten him court martialed? .
Or maybe I should gone home and cried last Friday when my boss told me, "I don't care what you have to do, or who you have to bl**, but get the USAF off their ass and get that damn cargo moving." Poor me, and here I thought the only correct response was,"yes sir" . Wow, I could have filed a grievance.......
Only one correct response here.