Yes, I said it. Yes, I mean it. Yes, it is personal; the CNO makes it personal. Words mean things. Words of a CNO translate into action.
First the context.
The Navy’s top … received the Asian American Government Executives Network’s Outstanding Public Service Award.… and the inevitable paternalistic “White Man‘s Burden” insult to the character, motivation, intellect, and motivation of our young Sailors.
Roughead received the honor for “exemplary leadership in promoting diversity in the most senior ranks of the U.S. Navy,” according to an AAGEN news release.
At the June 2009 AAGEN conference, Roughead signed a memorandum of understanding with the Naval Officers Mentorship Program to develop, implement and improve strategies for mentoring diverse generations of future officers. (Sal‘s translation: race based SeaDaddyism)
The CNO said diversity has been an important part of his life. His father worked in the oil industry, so Roughead didn’t grow up in this country.
“I benefited from the different perspectives, beliefs and cultures that I was able to see,” he said. “I was able to appreciate the richness and value that can be derived from the many different viewpoints, ideas and thoughts that can come together and make any organization stronger, better and more effective.”
“For me to be included as an honoree on the same list as Sen. Daniel Inouye is the highest honor anyone who wears the uniform could hope to have,” he said.
“The thing we must do is to have our young people be able to look up to their leadership and see themselves. Only then will they believe that there is opportunity.”Is that really what he thinks about today’s Sailors? They are that shallow and racist? Really? That isn't the Navy I know. That isn't the one I served in. Disgusting.
I guess mixed race children will just never believe that they have opportunity. The fried-air logic of the cult of Diversity is pathetic.
I don’t know who - well actually I do - is advising the CNO on these issues or if these are concepts he fully takes onboard - but they exude all that is vile and destructive in the human condition starting with sectarianism, tribalism, and racism.
The fact that in the second decade of the 21st Century we continue to have leaders sinking back in to a retrograde view of race is a shame on our Navy and our Nation. We are better than this. We deserve better than this.