Defence’s PC culture finally hit for six

Almost exactly four years ago I published my first article highlighting the problems of political correctness in the Australian Defence Force.

Essentially, I stated that:

  • Females should not be placed in front line combat roles,
  • Defence should not pay for sex-change operations,
  • Defence members should not participate in the Mardi Gras in uniform, and
  • Defence needed to understand the link between Islam and the enemy it faces on the battlefield.

All of these politically-correct decisions or failings directly lead to a reduction in combat power, morale and public support of the Australian Defence Force. Further, the decision to march in the Mardi Gras directly links the Australian Defence Force to domestic political activity and entirely undermines the vitally important requirement for Defence to be apolitical.

Since then a number of other scandals have erupted.

The appointment of an imam. A prioritisation of Islamic recruits. A plan to change a hat badge to appease Islamic sensibilities. Ramadan dinners at the Australian War Memorial. An Islamic Navy twitter account gone rogue. Quotas for females and indigenous soldiers. Failing recruitment. An embarrassment in high heels topped only by a higher level of hypocrisy.

The list could go on.

I have had numerous serving officers and soldiers contact me to state that they are leaving Defence as result of its new PC culture. A large number of parents have written to me to express concerns about their children serving in this once proud institution.

I tried to combat this clear and present danger to Australia’s ability to defend itself. And for my troubles I was sacked. There is now a culture of oppression in the Australian Defence Force.

However, there is now a stone cold legal ruling that my sacking was both unlawful and unconstitutional. The PC push is not only madness but it also violates the most fundamental Australian law.

Yes, Defence has appealed this decision. But it does show that when ordinary people fight back against this culture they can do so successfully.

It also seems that I am not the only soldier speaking up now. Others are as well and they are demonstrating a virtue that we all should want in those who serve this nation: moral courage.

The real tragedy is that Defence is singling out those who show moral courage and terminating their careers.

A number have spoken with Miranda Devine and she has hit Defence’s PC culture for six today. She should be congratulated for covering this scandalous situation.

Furthermore, no one should be under any delusion: in Russell Offices this week a task force will be formed to identify and destroy those who have spoken. Those who have spoken up deserves congratulations too. But they should also watch their back.

This is from today’s Daily Telegraph:

Five years after the former Army chief and former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Liz Broderick launched a social engineering experiment aimed at stamping out the male “Anglo Saxon” warrior culture, the troops are unimpressed.

The top brass might have drunk the feminist Koolaid of “Pathway to Change” and its mutant offshoots, but most of the people they command are sceptical about gender fluidity, appeasement of radical Islam, and promotion by chromosome as payback for 116 years of military patriarchy.

“People just think it’s crap,” said one young officer.

To overcome such common sense thinking, diversity experts have designed a $30,000 program effectively to brainwash young leaders in the Army to become “champions of change” and stamp out the “white Anglo-Saxon male” culture they are told no longer has a place in the military.

In October, a handpicked group was taken to Sydney and Canberra for the “Junior Leaders Shaping Future Army”, and subjected to five-days of diversity indoctrination.

On day one was a three-hour session from an imam explaining his “Islamic conversion testimony” and proselytising the benefits of Islam, according to one participant who took detailed notes.

The lecture went down so badly that a planned mosque visit on the schedule the next day was cancelled without explanation.

Gender diversity expert Professor Robert Wood introduced the latest politically correct inanity, “unconscious bias”, and criticised the predominance of “Anglo-Saxon males” and the “banter culture” of the Army.

The next day Qantas diversity and inclusion manager Zak Hammer spruiked the airline’s same sex marriage campaign and LGBTI network for staff.

“Gender diversity no longer refers to male and female, because there are people within our community now who don’t identify with these,” one presenter told them.

In one exercise they were asked how they would “inclusively” manage a diversity scenario in which a digger under their command converts to Islam, requiring him to pray five times a day, eat halal food and fast at Ramadan.

“I felt like I was sitting in a North Korean indoctrination camp,” recalls one insider.

“Concepts such as bias and unconscious bias have been constantly harped on to try and change the way we think and speak. The soldiers are hating it.”

“It was an extreme politically correct environment for people who are dead set into war fighting,” said another participant.

A psychologist classified the students as “champions” or “skeptics”. However, in the Army, “champ” is an insult. “It’s the worst thing you can call someone. It means you’re a d—head.”

The ADF’s diversity orthodoxy decries a military comprising mainly “males of Anglo-Australian background”, Christians and “third-generation-plus” Australian.

“Such a demographic profile is no longer desirable or sustainable”, says one of the ludicrous diversity reports which now clog the minds and in-trays of generals.

“The typical Defence hero is a hero in uniform from an Anglo-Australian background who performs acts of bravery in battle and models the values of courage and sacrifice… This type of hero is unnecessarily exclusive and works against the desire for Defence ‘to represent the community it serves’,” writes education academic Dr Elizabeth Thomson in her 2014 report: “Battling with words”.

“Casual conversation in Defence is dominated by the kind of talk characteristic of the Aussie bloke… “Humour, banter, practical jokes and nicknaming are language practices (which) marginalise and exclude people (and must be) controlled”

If all this sounds frighteningly Orwellian, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Defence Force Recruiting is where crackpot theory first meets reality and Army chief Lt Gen Angus Campbell is frustrated with the slow progress to achieve his goal of doubling the proportion of women from 12 to 25 per cent.

In a speech to recruitment officers last August he criticised an unnamed dissident who had informed Defence Force Chief Mark Binskin’s “Gender Adviser”, Julie McKay, that he would resist diversity targets because he “needed to protect the Army from Canberra”.

“You need to understand that I will have no humour if my directions are ignored,” Campbell told the recruiters. “The number one priority I have with respect to recruitment is increasing our diversity.”

Since Campbell’s rocket, Defence Force Recruiting has pulled out all stops to entice women into the Army. One whistleblower says they run “female only information sessions, female only fitness assessments, female only job assessment days, have a dedicated female Specialist Recruitment Team… (and) free fitness training.”

Female recruits can ask to be posted with friends and to a location of their choice, and are offered reduced periods of service — one year while men have to serve at least four.

“Defence Force Recruiting has stopped males joining particular jobs which are open only to females,” he says. “Infantry, artillery, key jobs. Where does it stop?”

There is a new program at Kapooka for female recruits too out of shape to pass basic fitness requirements of eight push ups, 45 sit ups, and 7.5 on the Beep test. The Army Pre-Conditioning Program for unfit women offers seven weeks of intensive physical training, yet by the end almost half still flunk the entry test.

Women comprise 12 per cent of the Army, yet Broderick’s goal is 35 per cent of senior positions to be filled by women, so females have a three times better chance of promotion.

Army hasn’t met recruitment goals for ten years, and the exodus of men disillusioned about their promotion prospects won’t help.

At a time when our Army is being called on to step up the war against Islamic State, the deleterious effect of social engineering is clear.

As one former soldier puts it: “They’re messing with our war-fighting DNA”

This is just the start. The lid is finally being lifted on Defence’s crazy culture.

And there will be more to come…

Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of eight children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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31 Comments

  1. The penny has finally dropped.
    We are going to war. Ww3 to be exact.
    Mo country wants to or can afford to lose their elites. The expected losses in the first few days of total combat are around 70% .
    Therefore , bring on the multi genders, the muslims, the lgbtefghijk wackoes and the pc officers and politicians.
    Theres the front line freaks go get a medal.

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  2. If the ADF would only provide safe spaces and trigger alerts for affirmatively actioned Female Fatties who flunk fitness – then maybe recruitment will get somewhere. The cut of the uniform tends to make the female form generally and the fattie form – especially the bum – look too big. I am sure Australia has designers who could design something more kaftan-like and flowing. Also the colour scheme of the uniform is drab. There needs to be more pink, fuschia and funky plum. The camo is not a good look and suggestive of austerity and the Anglo Saxon warrior mindset.

    Islamic worship and dietary requirements could probably all be catered for if large trailers were provided for the Islamics. Like on a movie set – the star actors and directors etc have the large trailers. The plumbing requirements are important for all those ablutions. Islamic ADF members should have publicists so that we can all follow them on social media. Camel milk should be provided.

    There are at least 60 genders – each with a different pronoun. These should be employed by the COs when addressing LBGTQ… recruits and personnel. It should be an offence to use an incorrect (offensive) gender pronoun. These offences should be referred to gender management. Safe spaces and gender coaching should be provided for the offended.

    Those who identify outside of the species, for example, Furries should be able to adapt their uniform to express their Furrie identity. Along these lines various warrior cultures go in for accessories like fangs, tusks, skins etc. But for Furries who identify outside the usual warrior culture animals, cute and cuddly should not be prohibited.

    Does the ADF have a Furrie Friendly recruitment policy?

    All of this will cost $$, but if either the LNP or the ALP wins gov’t I am sure all of these provisions will receive the necessary funding.

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  3. Please Bernard! Give us the punch line, at the top of the article. I lost interest in the second line, and then struggled to comprehend the rest of the article.

    e.g. What’s PC ? This abbreviation doesn’t seem to be explained anywhere here, and it’s in the heading! for God’s sake.

    Your news is good and it needs to “get out”, but it won’t go far like this.

    Also, who are the people, so named. I’m not a political “insider”, sorry.

    It’s a sociological fact that the average reading level of “Joe Blogs citizen” is that of a 12 year old. If you expect to get this news out, please aim “at a 12 year old’s guts”.

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  4. You recount in tragic detail how our Citizen army has become an alien professional occupation force. Contrast Sir Leslie Morshead with the careerists who foster themselves by holding the correct political and social opinions. Strange how we fought enemies who selected their commanders that way and now we, as a nation, are what?

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  5. I retired from the Military in 1991, after a long and successful career. If I was serving today, God forbid,
    I would most definitely be Court Marshaled and drummed out into civilian life. The Military was at one time a full career, and a proud service to our country, now PC has raised it’s very ugly head, just like bloody Islam, and the whole lot is being flushed down the toilet. I shudder to think what type of Servicemen and women our country is going to be left with. Fighting with handbags and bitchslapping. Oh, my God, hopefully I will be long gone before much more of this bullshit is hammered into our once proud Military Service.

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  6. I served for over 35 years, and got out in 2011, after watching the political
    correctness go haywire.,The idiots sitting in their Ivory Towers have no concept on what they destroyed., e.g. cameraderie, being able to have a Joke with your troops, because some poor Mummy’s child might take offense. We were the Nation’s Protector’s and we were treated like crap., all in the name of Political correctness.

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  7. As a retired American vet, who had the privilege of serving with Aussies in Afghanistan, I can only express dismay. All I can say is ya’ll better be real nice to Indonesia and China, at the rate your going one or the other will be dictating your internal affairs to you in the next 20 years. It is fine to get a military to be part of its native culture, but it still has to be able to fight first.

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    • Earl this is very true. If Trump indeed holds back on aid in the form of
      committing your defense overseas and the pooh hits the fan and he had some compassion
      on us in the form of sending a token minimal force it too would end up being devoured along with us. There are of cause U.S. installations out here but whats it worth? We are so remote and this has been to our advantage all along. But with Indonesia at our doorstep, they would move quicker on us than any western help could roll in. Its always been our geographical Achilles heel as well on the flip side.

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  8. The Senior Leadership of the ADF are in the main part behaving like traitors to the nation. What evidence do I have to back this sort of wild crazy statement up ??? Please have a read of the now declassified American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) – Simple Sabotage Field Manual on the CIA website.

    Just look at the destruction being done to the ADF as a whole & how the senior leadership are willing participants & promoting this crap knowing it is detrimental to the nations ability to defend itself. Wilful blindness = treason. The debacle of equipment purchases is another area ripe for examination; for example, the F35 is an over priced dud that will never do what it’s promised to do & Lockheed knows this – & so does RAAF.

    The former Chief of Army – the one who made that famous video & speech which HE DID NOT WRITE & was made Aussie of the year obstructed a NSW Police investigation – regarding an abuse case (funny that). But that champion of social justice has never been brought to justice himself.

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    • It is our constitutional right to form a civilian defense. Not reserve- CMF.
      Something to think about if the pooh hits the fan.

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  9. The people promoting ‘equal opportunity/equality’ nonsense should be named instead of letting them hide behind the the name of ‘defense department’. Yep … it does not work that way, they are promoted and made AoY.
    All Australians are engaged in a psychological battle that has been going on for many years … it is ‘cultural Marxism’ masquerading as ‘political correctness’ which is in turn NOT CORRECT but political. Educational institutions are now controlled by Marxist teachers, many with degrees in subversion and aiming to change the Australian culture. What better place to begin undermining the defense forces if you are a traitor! Squabbling politicians should have their noses rubbed in this sh*t!

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  10. Reading this made me tremble.I wanted each line to be the last.
    I knew that this disease has already onfected the American military and probsbly half of the free worlds military but ours.
    We will wake up soon and the cronulla riots will look like a sunday picnic.
    Any muslim who wants sharia law should have their ehole gamily removed from our world.
    Thank God Trump is sorting out the US military hope its not too late for us.

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  11. Diversity has not made Australias Defence Forces weaker. It has in fact made us stronger. As the Army RSM WO Ashley said ‘protecting our values is not politically correct. It’s just correct’

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    • Rob, I say with greatest respect to you & RSM Ashley…..WRONG.

      The ADF has ALWAYS BEEN a reflection of Australian society. The ADF HAS NEVER discriminated against any individual on any ground regarding colour, creed, ethnicity or religion. The ARA has only one skin colour – green, the RAAF – blue, the RAN – I could never figure that one out. Once you’re in – you’re one of us, we don’t care where you’re from. We just need to be able to trust you.

      This agenda has been pushed to the extreme at the expense of capability. How do I know this ??? I spent 3 decades in the job & these were in a wide variety of roles – not just the one core/mustering/branch. Your RSM is just a mouth piece.

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      • Yes viking, Viking, this is how remember the ADF. 1978-1997.
        Most were Caucasian however and there was no such thing as Islam to
        the extent it is today. We drawer from our society. If the lean pool is
        weak then inevitably so will our ADF. Our ADF is where mateship has been tried and tested. Duty First! You put all differences to the side and the
        job gets done. Problem being now is that the patriotic gene pool is marred
        by the absents of support for definition. We need to know who we are where
        we have come from and where are we going (vision) in order to maintain the status quo. But sadly under this PC regime the waters are muddy, there is
        diminishing definition and the espre de corp under attack from within. A house divided WILL NOT STAND!. Unless these rat bags are moved on by a united social saxon effort ….its targets down patch out we are toast. The ADF clearly defines who we are as a nation. The actions these people are taking are tantamount to treasonous as it is decisive on a national level undermining our security. If there is one good thing that would ever come of this, it will hopefully drawer our brothers together under common healthy cause with one loud voice! We wont be beaten and righteousness will prevail over this ratbaggary.

  12. Great work Bernard. How utterly tragic that our once highly regarded &strong “bronze ANZAC”ARMY officer image is so willfully being destroyed. May there arise more army men like you,Bernie.

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  13. This is absolutely insane ” have the leaders been so deceived by all this Finnish thinking. Fancy putting. Muslim into leadership they will surly bully the new recruits to their way of thinking. This is an absolute disaster. Thank you so much for having the courage to speak up. We need more courageous men to stand up agI not this brainwashing twaddle

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  14. You would think the Chief of Army, having done his time in the dirt, would be averse to this PC crap. You would think!

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    • The trouble is Navy Army and Air Force senior personnel, indeed all ADF personnel are required to dance to the politicians’ tune. Put simply, they must do as they are told. The only way to counter this trend is for everyone who disagrees, to resign.

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      • No way. The only way to fix this, is for the decent members of the armed forces to revolt and sack all of those corrupted by this diversive crap. Start with locking up former AOTY Morrison.

  15. Army chief Lt Gen Angus Campbell is just another one of the great embarrassments to our Nation and the ADF.

    When one comprehends the workings of Marxism we can see how we get such degenerates at the head of the ADF.

    The leadership of our Liberal and Labour party’s are degenerate lackeys to the workings of Marxism and the sooner our Nation comprehends this cancer all the better.

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  16. Go for it Bernard. Keep knocking down those barriers to truth and common sense.

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  17. The destruction of the ADF has been happening for quite some time, It looks like it has almost come to an end as it will loose the core members ,the ones who really run the outfit. Once they are gone the ADF will be useless and we will be defenceless.

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  18. “Casual conversation in Defence is dominated by the kind of talk characteristic of the Aussie bloke… “Humour, banter, practical jokes and nicknaming are language practices…”

    This is the Aussie culture. What’s wrong with that?

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    • I can’t imagine politically correct-speak among diggers . In my day we used to have a go at our “dago” mates, our “abo” mates , our”chink” mates, and every kind of word that today elicits outrage and horror.
      Everyone knew it was good natured banter between mates.
      No-one was offended and everyone gave as good as they got.
      If you take away the ability to put shit on their mates, you’ll also damage cameraderie which in a military unit has a far greater value than the thinking of you idiots that think you might, just might, offend someone.
      In a hot spot I don’t care whose behind me, my “dago” mate, my “abo’ mate etc
      The reassurance comes from the fact that he is my mate and nothing else matters.

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  19. It is hard to imagine that it is a coincidence that so many politicians and bureaucrats around the westernised world have become so enamoured of Islam, the gender fluid and other minority aberrations.
    At the same time it is equally apparent that the white, Anglo-Saxon, heterosexual male is out of favour with these so called progressives.
    The defence force relies on a high morale amongst its fighting personnel, and it seems that those leading this experiment in stupidity, are doing their best to destroy this morale and ultimately weaken our defence capability.
    We need to weed out the wimps in charge, and return to a common sense approach to recruitment and service.

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  20. This is sickening. Our Government is on the U.N. payroll, following its program to the letter. They dishonor our military past and present. I was a proud serviceman for 13 years. Men were men and women were women and we were all proud to serve for the love and protection of our country, our citizens and our culture. We were ready to serve for a government that had our back. In my opinion any serving member of our Armed Forces that capitulate to this treasonous madness is not fit to even touch their uniform. From the very top down, they should immediately resign or be discharged starting with this Muslim Prime Minister and the Minister for Defense. They are repulsive and treasonous. They are not fit to hold any office. I can not speak lowly enough of them. Their agenda is to rip the heart out of our true military in preparation for the U.N. takeover they subscribe to. I believe our Government has already begun the construction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency camps (F.E.M.A. camps) in preparation for U.N. troops. People, our Government is for sale to the highest bidder, the Islamic controlled U.N. Our country is being betrayed. Our Prime Minister regularly spruiks how his primary focus is the defence of our nation. I tell you this. This man is treacherous lying scum of the highest order.

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    • 100% with you on your UN thoughts you have, as well as FEMA camps, and the Singapore Army land grab, that was a blatent attempt to Trojan horse UN troops and weaponry by the bucket load into Australia, right up near the big military contingencies in Qld. Take them out in quick succession and you’re a long way to taking Australia.
      There’s what is advertised as a resort being built in Canberra. Gazzillin tiny units/rooms, all kinda staged around like cell blocks more than a resort.
      The rooms look smaller than the little cabins you see at the odd service station/petrol station going across the Hay Plains, they are fair dinkum dog boxes, and all they need to do at the end is fence it/wall it off properly and it’s a friggen camp!
      This government goes from one traitorous scam to another. How the Governor General hasn’t stepped in has got me beat, unless he’s complicit in their Treason.
      They are committing Treason on a daily basis, against the Constitution.
      how are they not in jail already for their crimes?

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  21. What is going on in our Defence Forces? These left wing psychos from the Canberra public service need to butt out and go back to playing with their paper clips instead of interfering in our Defense capability by undermining the morale of our (increasingly rare) loyal Australians. The selection procedure is already a joke with all this PC HR bs.

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  22. Army had similar targets back in 1984 for female trades apprentices. They recruited and accepted on the basis of gender over prerequisite ability. They lost half of the first female intake in the first year. Recruitment must be made on merit assessed against specific measurable criteria. Anything else is a counterprouctive to undermines trust, morale and team cohesion.

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    • why the fck are we pandering to fking islam these officers who are in control of the ADF are a disgrace men are men and women are women and all have a place in the ADF. Our ADF leaders are bowing to pollies who have no idea of defence procedures just make up rules and attempt to play god with things that dont concern them. these defence officers need to get some backbone and stick to our very proud history. No way should the hat badge be changed disgusting thought. Whilst I was only a Nasho I served with pride and was prepared to do anything to protect my country this change in so called management and pandering to others ideas is a direct insult to all serving and and ex serviceMEN and WOMEN

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