The Power of Weakness

The Power of Weakness

First, the apparent breakdown in discipline among the MPs at Abu Ghraib may relate to the presence of women, and especially to the fact that the commander was a woman, Brigadier General Janis Karpinski. The climate of “Political Correctness” (or, to give it its true name, cultural Marxism) that has infested and overwhelmed the American armed forces makes it almost impossible to discipline a woman – and risky for a man to attempt to do so.

Some years ago, I asked an Army friend, a sergeant major in the medics, how he disciplined the many women in his unit. He laughed and said, “We just let them do whatever they want.” When I expressed astonishment, he replied, “Look, it just isn’t worth it. Anytime you discipline a woman, she may try to get even by accusing you of ‘sexual harassment.’ And since, as a man, you are presumed guilty until proven innocent, your whole career is on the line. So we let ‘em do whatever they want.”

He also says, “What happens to an Army full of women when women may not be disciplined? Exactly what we have seen at Abu Ghraib.”


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