Media-hyped nude-photo ‘scandal’: Marine Corps has bigger problems

The Marine Corps needs to up their game. (Screen grab - CBS News video)

The Marine Corps needs to up their game. (Screen grab - CBS News video)
YIKES! The Marine Corps needs to up their game. (Screen grab – CBS News video)

The Marine Corps is taking a beating. Not on the battlefield, not at some dive bar in Kinville or Tijuana, and certainly not when it comes to turning out America’s premier force in readiness.

No, the Corps is taking quite the thumping in the overwhelmingly über-liberal media, angry feminists in Congress, and sadly, even from the top ranking Marine himself.

But before I continue, just a few personal observations. Just so I understand this…

  • A number of chick Marines made the decision to have themselves photographed in various states of undress.
  • These same alleged ladies knew that the photographers of previously mentioned photos were of somewhat dubious character.
  • It’s assumed that the same alleged ladies that voluntarily had their photos taken are of the same generation raised on the intricacies of the world wide web, iPhones, SmartPhones, Facebook, Snapchat, Tinder, Instagram, Twitter, various “hook-up” sites for one night stands, etc.

Again, just so I understand this…

  • These same alleged ladies are now claiming victim status?

But I digress, despite the very official sounding name, the privately-owned Marine Corps Times recently reported;

Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller faced more than two hours of questioning on Tuesday from angry senators, who believe the new investigation into whether Marines shared nude photos of women without their consent and harassed the women online represents a cultural problem within the Corps.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., spent several minutes lambasting Neller for the Marine Corps’ failure to protect women who have been targeted by members of the Marines United Facebook group and other websites.

Senators pointed out that the Marine Corps has known for years about male Marines harassing and denigrating women online, yet the Corps has failed to curb such abusive behavior.

“Why should we believe that it’s going to different this time than it’s been in the past?” Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., asked.

Neller said the Marine Corps is going beyond the symptoms of cyberbullying and sexual assault to tackle the bigger cultural problem of making sure Marines understand that “all Marines are Marines.”

Neller assured Shaheen that the Marine Corps will hold any Marines involved in illegal behavior accountable and let commanders know they can take actions when they see online harassment.

“This issue of denigration of women, objectification of women, misogyny — however you want to articulate it — or just bad behavior, is tied to the way that some group of male Marines look at women in the Marine Corps,” Neller said. “I think we can fix that.”

Unfortunately for the Marine Corps, the commandant himself had to sit there and take it while further berated by the New York Democrat Gillibrand;

But Gillibrand said that response “rings hollow,” and she called his other answers “unsatisfactory.”

“Why does it have to be different — because you, all of the sudden, feel that it has to be different?” Gillibrand said. “Who has been held accountable? If we can’t crack Facebook, how are we supposed to be able to confront Russian aggression and cyber hacking throughout our military?”
Neller replied calmly that he agreed the Marine Corps has a cultural problem and then added: “I’m responsible. I’m the commandant. I own this. You’ve heard it before, but we are going to have to change how we see ourselves and how we treat each other. That’s a lame answer, but ma’am, that’s the best I can tell you right now. We’ve got to change. And that’s on me.”
No, we don't your photos. (Twitter)
No, we don’t your photos. (Twitter)

Despite the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) making very politically correct statements such as “all Marines are Marines,” he’s simply wrong. Whether he wants to admit it or not, there are two classes.

One distinct class consists of:

  • Those with external reproductive organs who can and will be thrown into combat at a moments notice. These same individuals understand that;
  1. Women have absolutely no place in combat, especially in direct combat MOSs.
  2. There is no such thing as “transgendered,” but there are such things as men with false breasts implants, wigs, and have mutilated their own genitals.
  3. Homosexuals can’t even figure out that fold A goes in slot B, but we’re suppose to accept sexually deviant and perverse behavior as “normal”?

The other distinct (and VERY protected) class consists of;

  • Women.
  • Transgendered.
  • Homosexuals.
  • Those that support them.

While Gen. Neller denigrated himself at the politically motivated dressing-down by the likes of the PC Storm Troopers Gillibrand and Shaheen, he was again, simply wrong when he stated that when it comes to the “denigration of women, objectification of women, misogyny — however you want to articulate it — or just bad behavior,” the General states, “I think we can fix that.”

Really? By who’s definition is denigration, objectification, misogyny, and just bad behavior?

If and when a Fire Team Leader or above points out to a Marinette that she’s dangerously close to going beyond the height and weight standards, has that leader just denigrated the gal in question? By the way, girls can have a greater body fat percentage than the boys. That’s not too equal, is it? (Sarcasm off)

If and when a Fire Team Leader or above congratulates a Marinette for running (for instance) faster than some male Marines during the PFT (Physical Fitness Test), has that leader just objectified that woman? By the way, girls don’t have the same physically tougher criteria as the boys. That’s not too equal, is it? (Sarcasm off)

If and when a Fire Team Leader or above chews out a Marinette for her violating Marine grooming standards by her long, lovely locks falling everywhere, has that leader just committed an act of misogyny? By the way, Marinettes don’t have the same stringent hair regs that the boy Marines have to adhere to. That’s not too equal, is it? (Sarcasm off)

If and when a Fire Team Leader or above makes clear he has no time for a Marinette whining during a field op that she doesn’t “feel comfortable” voiding her bladder or bowels in the woods due to icky boys being in the general vicinity, has that leader just committed an act of bad judgement? By the way, small unit leaders consistently have to stop the op so . That’s not too equal, is it? (Sarcasm off)

Oh, I almost forgot. While the CMC was spending his time placating wrinkled old hags on Capitol Hill, Marines are in Syria fighting ISIS, as well as preparing to pound the crap out of Kim Jong-un.

Like I said, the Corps has better things to be concerned with than self-flagellation due to a handful of princesses who found out after-the-fact that their bad choices in life would come back to haunt them.

As a good goomba of mine stated quite tongue-in-cheek, “After an exhaustive investigation into the current Marine Corps nude-photo scandal, and having interviewed numerous lance corporals, here are the results: ‘Sir, it seemed like a good idea at the time.’”

 

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