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War Against Human Nature: 100% Failure

Posted on | May 11, 2015 | 148 Comments

Instead of training to fight America’s enemies, the United States Army has been ordered to engage in a war against human nature:

All eight female soldiers who survived the initial days of the first-ever Army Ranger School course to include women failed to make it to the second phase, but can still try again and pass, Army officials said Friday.
The women were attempting the famously difficult 62-day course as the Pentagon weighs which combat jobs women will be allowed to hold in the future. Army officials at Fort Benning, Ga., said that 115 men in the class had moved on to Ranger School’s second phase — mountaineering at Camp Merrill, Ga. — but that eight women and 101 men will be left behind at Fort Benning, Ga., to attempt Phase One again.
Top Pentagon leaders dropped a longtime ban on women in combat units in January 2013, but gave the services until later this year to seek exceptions and provide justification. . . .
About 35 male soldiers who attempted Phase One with the women failed to meet standards that would allow them to repeat, and will be sent back to their units, Army officials said. . . .
The Ranger class began April 20 with 19 women and 380 men. They where whittled down to eight women and 184 men after the initial, grueling four-day Ranger Assessment Phase, known as “RAP Week.”

Doing the math here: Of the 380 men who entered, 48% completed RAP Week. Of the 19 women who entered, 42% finished RAP Week. Of those who survived RAP Week, 63% of males advanced to Phase Two, whereas the failure rate of females was 100%


Believe it or not, that statistic is actually inadequate to describe how badly this social engineering experiment failed. It’s worse than 100% failure, as will be explained, but first permit me to quote the introduction to Sex Trouble:

Feminists have . . . undermined customs of courtesy and decency, fostering a climate where there are no commonly recognized rules to prevent or mediate conflicts between men and women. The destruction of civilized restraints has unleashed savage impulses, so that sexual relations at times approach the “war of all against all” of which Thomas Hobbes once warned.

The natural (and biologically necessary) relation between men and women is one of voluntary cooperation — as husband and wife, mother and father — to provide for themselves and their offspring. However, feminists reject this natural cooperation, condemning it as a system of male supremacy that oppresses women; feminists instead insist on viewing men and women as collective groups with antagonistic interests, engaged in hostile competition. In this zero-sum game mentality, human beings are not viewed as individuals but as members of collective groups. Any observable inequality between groups is automatically assumed to be a result of social injustice. Ergo, the all-male status of elite combat outfits is evidence of sexist discrimination.

Army Rangers are the patriarchy, and the patriarchy must be smashed!

How could the failure rate of females in Ranger School be worse than 100%? Because these 19 women were handpicked as human guinea pigs in this experiment, and some were given special preparation, as an anonymous Army lieutenant explained in an online military forum:

I’m gathering that you are trying to make a point against the people who disagree with GI [gender integration] and ranger school. So, here’s my personal response.
I honestly know that some (not all) of the females who are going through right now were treated favorably in order to be better prepared for Ranger School. And “favorably” is a very conservative way of putting it. For example: multiple opportunities to pass RTAC; training in-between RTAC cycles to get better prepared to complete RTAC; training by an RI (not from RTB or RTAC) to get better prepared for Ranger School; PT plans focused on RAP week events and weapons training. All of this took place on the the governments dime at Ft. Banning and they did not have duty obligations back at their units. I’m sure all Ranger students would love to be put on active duty orders (if guard or reserve) or separated from their daily duties to strictly prepare for Ranger school. At the end of the day, they needed this preparation in order to have a good shot at passing rap week in ranger school.
Saying that… if they went straight to Ranger School (like the vast majority Ranger Students do) and did not get trained in preparation to go, how would they [fare]? I personally know that the several needed time to recover and get the extra training to potential pass RTAC. Not all, but several. (it was a significant number when your talking about 19 total)
I have seen the [gender integration] from the very beginning until now. My personal opinion, based on what I have seen first hand, is that all females ‘collectively’ will not be able to walk on to Ranger school and be successful. They need extensive training, physically and tactically (at the one on one level) in order to have a slim chance of being successful. And by training I mean separation from duty to do nothing but train and improve physical fitness. My reasoning behind this: the females who came to attempt ranger school are the most elite, physically fit, and top .17% of all females in the Army (130 out of 74000). So if they need all of this training, how will the other 99.83% of females [fare]?
If the 16 make it, how does that reflect all females? Over 130 (approximately) attempted, and 16 are left (12%). .02% of ALL females that were allowed to attempt still have chance. If these were males, this would be deemed an epic failure. Do the math on the money the government spent on this, and tell me this is worth the tax payers dime. It’s [borderline] criminal. Hundreds of thousands of dollars, literally, from the pay, tdy, salary of the personal instructor, time away from their unit (other people doing double duty), salaries for O/As for several months, and the actual cost of sending a soldier to ranger school.

Everything about this experiment is wrong — an insult to common sense — because it is inspired by radical feminist gender theory.

Understand this: Because of budget cuts — thanks, President Obama! — the Army is currently planning to eliminate 10 brigades.

I repeat: TEN BRIGADES are being eliminated from the Army and yet, somehow, the Pentagon manages to find enough money in its budget to provide special training for female soldiers for use in this bizarre “gender integration” experiment at Fort Benning.

Even if you are not disturbed (as you should be) by the weirdness of this Island of Doctor Moreau project, even if the idea of trying to turn women into androgynous Death Machines doesn’t give you nightmares, what about the costs in terms of dollars and human resources to conduct this experiment at taxpayer expense? Only a government under the control of fanatical ideologues would attempt to do this unnatural and unholy thing in the name of “gender integration,” and yet no member of Obama’s Army can be permitted to criticize it.

“Feminism is fundamentally inhumane. It is a totalitarian belief system, intolerant of dissent. It is a rationalization of hate, and therefore feminism can justify telling any lie, so long as men are hurt (and feminists are empowered) by the lie. . . .
“All that is necessary, in feminist rhetoric and belief, is to blame men for everything bad. . . .
“To be a feminist in good standing, therefore, requires a woman to ignore the basic errors of her fellow feminists, to cooperate in feminism’s totalitarian project of silencing critics who call attention to that which feminism must ignore.”

Robert Stacy McCain, Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the War on Human Nature, pp. 81, 84

So it is that the U.S. Army, which is supposed to protect American freedom, is being used to destroy American freedom.

(Special hat-tip: Paul Hair on Twitter.)



148 Responses to “War Against Human Nature: 100% Failure”

  1. Daniel Freeman
    May 12th, 2015 @ 10:46 am

    Sex is male, female or intersex. Gender is whatever you want to call yourself, untethered from reality.

    There is a deliberate campaign on to change how we think by changing the words we use and/or what they mean, and it’s on us to resist it.

    I will admit that in the specific case of the so-called “gender pay gap” it could be confusing to swap terms; but there’s a reason why our perspicacious host’s book is called Sex Trouble, as opposed to Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble.

  2. Prime Director
    May 12th, 2015 @ 11:29 am

    Women as marksmen, women as pilots

    Women behind bars
    Women in fast cars
    Women in distress
    Women in no dress

    I wish I had the foreigner belt :^(

  3. Prime Director
    May 12th, 2015 @ 11:52 am

    Ooh ooh ooh El-Rushbo (li’l spanish lingo for you, there) just said something I totally agree with about who is trusted on the left: comedians.

    Jon Stewart. Stephen Colbert. Bill Maher. Al Frankin.

    It has A LOT to the left’s approach to argument.

    Remember when John Stewart went on CNN’s Crossfire in 2004 and basically declared the moral imperative of ending all debate with heratics, backsliders and apostates?

    IMHO that event was important and he should have to answer for it.

  4. Leibfarce
    May 12th, 2015 @ 12:16 pm

    Righties do exactly the same, don’t even begin to try to fool yourself, boyo.

    The only difference between the two groups at the extreme end is there is no fucking difference.

    Any ideology, political or otherwise, only exists to ensure the existence of the ideology.

    Left, right, conservative, democrat. It doesn’t matter.

    They are all the same in the end.

  5. Prime Director
    May 12th, 2015 @ 12:49 pm

    And after Jon Stewart killed crossfire, Eliot Spitzer and Kathleen Parker desecrated the corpse.

  6. Quartermaster
    May 12th, 2015 @ 12:56 pm

    Conservatives generally are not dominated by ideology as the left is. So, some examples as to conservatives accepting science only when convenient is in order boychik.

  7. Leibfarce
    May 12th, 2015 @ 2:16 pm

    O-oh. Christianity isn’t an ideology? Oh. Hmmmm. I didn’t know that. Thanks for sharing.

  8. K-Bob
    May 12th, 2015 @ 2:52 pm

    Frails for Freedom!

  9. Bozikek
    May 12th, 2015 @ 3:19 pm

    True, and most men can’t change a tire easily. Thank heaven we are in a post Gendered society. (/sarc)

  10. Quartermaster
    May 12th, 2015 @ 4:36 pm

    Christianity is a way of life based upon a relationship. That you don’t know that says you are a victim of an ideology.

    Still waiting for your examples.

  11. Eric
    May 12th, 2015 @ 6:16 pm

    I myself have experienced a similar situation of some validity of comparison with women in exertion and physical capabilities.

    I am a competitive amateur bicycle racer (primarily road) who has competed in national/world class stage races such as the Tour de ‘Toona (Altoona, PA). When I was in Cat. 3, in the main Stage (Sugar Mtn./Blue Knob) I remember going after the winner that day, attacking out of our lead group on the road. While on the chase, I blew right by the very cream of the top Pro Women’s field, in *their* breakaway group.

    While I have been close to top amateur level at times, I am not even world-ranked. Yet, the physical comparison to *higher ranked* Women’s Pro racers was not even close. Not by a mile – literally, not by ten miles.

  12. Eric
    May 12th, 2015 @ 6:22 pm 5481102/ boink-like-a-champion-today-condom-shortage-in-vancouver

  13. Eric
    May 12th, 2015 @ 6:24 pm

    You are being shortsighted or disingenuous. When the French Army went to Egypt in 1798, they discovered that sexual assault happens not only to women.

  14. Eric
    May 12th, 2015 @ 6:36 pm

    @Tom @QM indeed, witness the A-10 fiasco that for most of the public, obscures the underlying F-35 fiasco.

    The same defective thinking motivates such travesties as the LCS:

    2011 –

    2013 –

    2015 –

    They just don’t get it, do they? War is often won through superiority in one or several critical areas of execution. Superiority of weapons capabilities is usually decisive.

    The German 88 wasn’t designed for “multi-purpose” ordnance. The F-15 was always intended as an air superiority fighter. The Abrams tank was never intended as anything other than a fighting tank. Successful weapons systems succeed because of excellence in their particular specialization.

    Multi-role weapons systems are a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none greedy contractor’s joke that threatens to undermine potential future combat force readiness and capabilities.

  15. Eric
    May 12th, 2015 @ 6:39 pm

    The best friend a ‘grunt’ can have, is a General who knows what the h*ll he is doing.

  16. Leibfarce
    May 12th, 2015 @ 6:45 pm

    I don’t care enough to give you examples. Reality speaks for itself.

    All religions are ideologies, you fucking simpleton.

    You are your own example, I guess.

  17. Quartermaster
    May 12th, 2015 @ 7:12 pm

    Once more you demonstrate the stupidity of an ideologue. You know nothing of Christianity and like a thief who thinks everyone else is a thief, you think everyone else is an ideologue. Christianity is exactly as I described it. By your definition marriage would be an ideology.

    You give no examplkes because you have none. Zip. Nada. Zilch. Science is something you morons use if it it fits, then discard when it doesn’t. Leftards no little to nothing of science.

    Posts like yours is a good example of why serious people hold your ilk in contempt.

  18. Leibfarce
    May 12th, 2015 @ 8:16 pm

    I am neither right nor left, you dingbat. I don’t NEED to know anything about Christianity, it is a religious ideology and that’s all there is to it.

    You’re a fucking simpleton.

    “Leftards no little to nothing of science”


    You think you’re serious?

    Dunning-Kruger, thy name is you. I still don’t need to post any examples, you prove me right time after time.

  19. Quartermaster
    May 12th, 2015 @ 8:21 pm

    Looking in the mirror are we? I’m serious as your heart attack. I make my living in science.

    Simpletons troll, and that’s what you’re doing. Sayonara moron.

  20. Leibfarce
    May 12th, 2015 @ 8:38 pm

    You make your living in science, huh? The science of bullshit?

    I dare say, anyone in any scientific field would be intelligent enough to know that every form of religious thought is a form of ideology and wouldn’t argue against it.

    You don’t live in science, you live in lies and delusions of grandeur, dear Dunning-Krugerite.

    Peace out, bitch.

  21. Frankie
    May 12th, 2015 @ 8:56 pm

    When I went through Airborne School in the early 80’s the females took all training with us expect for PT (Physical Training). They didn’t run as far, didn’t do the pushups, pullups, situps, etc required for men to pass the school. They also go extra time for hygiene and meals. When ever I see a female wearing Airborne Wings I know in my heart they were not earned, but given despite not completing the full protocols for the school.

  22. Prime Director
    May 12th, 2015 @ 9:21 pm

    every form of religious thought is a form of ideology

    That is an assertion, not a fact. I’ve never found argument by assertion to be persuassive. I suspect your interlocutor is similarly disposed.

    Why not explicitly define the term of contention? You could have an edifying discussion on the difference between ideology and philosophy, for example.

    Or you could be dick.

  23. Leibfarce
    May 12th, 2015 @ 10:36 pm

    Because religion is ideology, especially when used by politicians to further their means.

    Religion contains both ideology and philosophy, these are not mutually exclusive.

    There’s no contention, reality speaks for itself.

  24. Prime Director
    May 12th, 2015 @ 11:22 pm

    You made a categorical claim about religious thought

    every form of religious thought is a form of ideology

    or All [religious thought] is [ideology]

    or P=Q

    Then you made what is possibly a competing contradictory claim

    Religion contains both ideology and philosophy

    [religious thought] is [ideology] or [philosophy].

    Or P=[Q v R]

    Those two claims can only be true at the same time if Q=R

    Do ideology and pjilosophy share the same identity?

    That’s where you guys were going IMHO.

    BTW if your writing is sloppy and your logic is faulty you have no right to to be short with, and abusive to. others.

    Plus, you can’t prove fucking shit with abuse, you stupid asshole.

  25. Steve Skubinna
    May 13th, 2015 @ 12:24 am

    Dizzy. She has guts.

  26. Steve Skubinna
    May 13th, 2015 @ 12:27 am

    “Fun with fitted sheets.”

    Okay, I can die now, I’ve heard everything.

  27. Steve Skubinna
    May 13th, 2015 @ 12:28 am

    I always carefully opened my Christmas presents, peeling the tape and unwrapping the paper, just to make it last.

    The rest of my family thought I was just tormenting them. Which I never got – I mean, they’re my presents, right?

  28. Steve Skubinna
    May 13th, 2015 @ 12:30 am

    Nothing will settle the question. They don’t give up.

    Something we need to bear in mind.

  29. Steve Skubinna
    May 13th, 2015 @ 12:31 am

    What the hell are you doing here? Can’t you be an insufferable ass by yourself?

  30. Steve Skubinna
    May 13th, 2015 @ 12:32 am

    Anti-vaxxers are overwhelmingly leftists.

  31. Wombat_socho
    May 13th, 2015 @ 12:55 am

    Aaaand you’re done here.

  32. Wombat_socho
    May 13th, 2015 @ 12:56 am

    Unfortunately waif-fu doesn’t work in real life.

  33. Jason Lee
    May 13th, 2015 @ 2:06 am

    The same could be said of the anti-GMO crowd.

  34. Quartermaster
    May 13th, 2015 @ 5:07 am

    My old granny is 96
    does airborne PT just for kicks

  35. Quartermaster
    May 13th, 2015 @ 9:32 am

    Given the way men operate, they usually discover other uses for something designed as a specialty weapon. The German 88 is a good example. It’s AT properties were discovered in France 1940.
    Designing for multi-roles is usually a fool’s bet, and they win about as often as fools win. I’m afraid the F-35 is going to be such a boondoggle. Frankly, the program should have been ended 10 years ago.

  36. Quartermaster
    May 13th, 2015 @ 9:35 am

    If true, that’s not something that is spoken of. This is the first I’ve heard it.

  37. Quartermaster
    May 13th, 2015 @ 9:37 am

    Such people are begging to be chaptered.

  38. Quartermaster
    May 13th, 2015 @ 9:39 am

    I sympathize with the anti-GMO types. We’re running an uncontrolled experiment with that and some of the indications are that using such stuff is not a good idea.

  39. Prime Director
    May 13th, 2015 @ 10:43 am

    The anti-religious side forfeits?

    Jesus wins again!

  40. M. Thompson
    May 13th, 2015 @ 10:46 am

    Also, swimming.

  41. Steve Skubinna
    May 14th, 2015 @ 1:46 am

    Heretic! Burn the anti-science witch!

  42. Steve Skubinna
    May 14th, 2015 @ 1:47 am

    You mean I’ve been lied to by anime?

  43. Steve Skubinna
    May 14th, 2015 @ 1:59 am

    Maybe Paxton is afraid that his ancestor is the one white American who invented slavery. Because it never existed until a bunch of white guys in America created it.

  44. Steve Skubinna
    May 14th, 2015 @ 2:02 am

    Exactly. The F-4 Phantom II was designed to be a carrier borne interceptor. Later on it turned out to be an excellent fighter and attack platform as well, flying from land bases as well as USN and RN carriers.

    On the other hand, the F-111 was designed from the beginning to be a land based and carrier based interceptor. fighter, and attack platform and did none of them very well. Finished up as an electronic warfare platform, something never envisaged by the designers.

  45. Daniel Freeman
    May 14th, 2015 @ 2:21 am

    I can relate to both of you. You can only savor anticipation until the event, and you can only savor an event until its over. After that, you only have memories.

    When I was a kid, a hot fudge sundae at Burger King was a rare treat, so I experimented to find the smallest bite I could take that would have just as much flavor, and how soon for the next bite would be too soon to make a difference. It’s amazing how much more enjoyment you can get out of the same thing if you put your mind to it.

  46. Daniel Freeman
    May 14th, 2015 @ 2:27 am

    Not “lied to,” exactly; it’s just that physics works differently in the alternate universes where anime is filmed.

  47. Windy Wilson
    May 14th, 2015 @ 4:51 am

    “One hundred men will test today,
    only three win the green beret.”
    I thought you wanted the best, and standards bent a bit depending on how many positions to fill.

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