At least future historians won't have a hard time wondering how our civilization collapsed during the Xi Ascendancy:
The US Navy said it was expanding it's eight-week boot camp program to include two more weeks of classes focusing on suicide prevention, sexual assault, hazing and racism.
The change, the first major overhaul in nearly 20 years, comes as the Navy grapples with major shipboard issues over the years that include failures to address sexual assaults, fires and deadly collisions and the rise of extremism within the ranks.
Look, I get it. The sinful nature of the human race often gets exaggerated in the military, especially in the stress of combat. We call them "the horrors of war" because they are truly horrific.
But a bunch of HR classes on sexism, tolerance, inclusion, and every other woke talking point isn't going to make recruits more moral. Even if woke ideology wasn't a hateful, horrible philosophy that teaches lies and pits people against each other, you still can't educate the badness out of people.
That doesn't mean they're not gonna try!!
Oh, and they also want to make sure our military doesn't get any thoughts like being conservative or thinking our government is filled with Swamp-people who hate the Constitution.
The military has also been trying to route out extremism after a number of former and current service members were found taking part in the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
You know they're not just applying that to the few hundred people who moseyed through the Capitol taking pictures after they smashed a window or two. They're applying it to anyone at that rally, anyone who voted for Trump, and anyone who disagrees with the regime.
All this insanity will have ramifications for our future as a nation.
To be abundantly fair, some of the classes in this two-week extension deal with things like personal finance, organizational skills, and time management – you know, things these kids should have already learned by the time they enlist.
I would argue that the military should only be teaching skills if they turn soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Guardians (Space Force) into lethal fighting machines that can defeat the enemy.
But like the French, who in the 18th and 19th century spent a ton of money to ensure their soldiers had fresh-baked bread at sea and on land, we are a civilization that's increasingly adding redundancies and frills to our battlefield efficiency (hence why the spartan British Navy eventually kicked the frilly French to the curb).
Oh, and tacked on at the end is the real reason the extension was first proposed in 2017 before the wokie wokes hijacked it and turned it into a struggle session on "white rage."
The changes were first proposed in 2017 after two ships collided in the Pacific, killing 17 sailors. Years prior, the Navy reported that lack of sleep and preparedness had been causing several crashes out at sea.
Then in 2020, Navy officials found that sweeping failures prevented the saving of the $1.2 billion USS Bonhomme Richard, which burned for five days off the shore of San Diego in July.
So yeah, the changes were first proposed to teach sailors about dealing with ship fires and preparedness, and then preventing suicide and assault was tacked on, and now it's at least partially about being woke. Awesome!
A report last year surveyed active and retired Navy personnel and found that combat readiness was being significantly affected by the Navy's new woke focus.
"Sometimes I think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than if we'll survive a fight with the Chinese navy," an active-duty lieutenant said. "It's criminal. They think my only value is as a black woman. But you cut our ship open with a missile and we'll all bleed the same color."
Careful, lieutenant! You're bordering on thoughtcrime with that common sense!