NEW ON YOUTUBE: My latest conversation with David Vance might most aptly be titled and characterized as, “The US Military: Statism Without Steroids.” Neat, right?
If follows the ideas in the columns, “From Gender Neutrality To Gender Fluidity In The Military“ Or, “An X-Rated Conversation About LGBTQ & XX In The Military.”
The nature of the military is tackled from a paleolibertarian perspective: “The military is government. The military works like government; is financed like government, and sports many of the same inherent malignancies of government, chief of which is its liberalism. Like the government, the military is freighted with pathological political correctness. …Like government, it must be kept small. Conservative can’t coherently preach against the evils of big government, while exempting the military mammoth.”—ILANA MERCER (June 6, 2014)
Another encapsulation I like is,
“The military is a morass of leftism, statism, feminism, reverse-racism, interventionism, propositionalism, and other poisonous creeds. If nothing else, the Trump years have made it clear that the military brass has aligned with the Left.”—ILANA Mercer, “Rising Republican Rotters To Look Out For,” February 11, 2021.
Of course, “A brave nation fights because it must; a cowardly nation fights because it can.”—ILANA (March 26, 2003).