“Purging the Military” an essay by Norma Brown

Today’s Guest Saturday post comes to us from Norma Brown of the Ooobie on Everything blog. This essay was also cross posted at Patriot Update under a different title on October 16, 2013. It is high time this subject was brought out into the open.


Have you noticed over the past five years the steady outflow of high-ranking military from the US Armed Forces? A number of commentators have written on this of late. Some see it as the smoke obscuring the fire, and others, representing the State Propaganda Machine, tell us these men had to leave for personal reasons or personal transgressions. Ah, personal transgressions. That is the stuff of which blackmail is made and it also happens to be a specialty of the Obama Chicago Team. It’s the kind of stuff you dig to discover, then hold for the appropriate moment to use against the victim. It worked really well on David Petraeus, who did in the end betray us. No matter what the left-stream media says, though, the truth is not one of improper or scandalous behavior. If you did a time-lapse video of the Pentagon’s front doors, you might recognize this phenomenon for what it is, a full-scale Stalinist purge of the military to introduce politically-friendly and ideologically amenable types. I say types, because our highest military officers today include lesbians and homosexual men, and no doubt will soon add to the ranks a transgendered something. No surer way to make sure the ranks conform to the new standards than to put a politically-reliable person in charge, one who will enforce gleefully any transgressions. You personally don’t approve of homosexuality? Yer out. You personally disagree with gay marriage? Yer out. You’re a reliable Red State voter? Sorry, we couldn’t get those ballots to you in time and yer out. It is precisely this new type of military officer, one hand-picked for the task and with a stake in the game, who will succeed in pressuring the unsuitable Marine or sailor or soldier or airman, someone just like most of America, to pack up and go home, leaving behind the politically malleable or politically compatible.


We are already seeing a palpable result from the decision to purge these high-ranking officers. The military has given the regime in DC a great deal of support for its social engineering projects by strictly enforcing adherence to the new code of beliefs and behaviors. The Pentagon brass have come out in favor of gay marriage, in favor of spousal rights for homosexual partners, and in favor of shutting down the chaplaincy during the government suspension of services. So far they haven’t forced a chaplain to marry gays, but they will. They have hounded members of the military who don’t share the new social views and who refuse to abide by the revised military credo, now simply “don’t tell.” Anybody opposed to what is happening in the military is expected to keep quiet and never ever express his views. The military’s training manuals target Christians and right-wing organizations as terrorists or enemies of the people. The military has recruited Moslems and even allowed into the ranks a Moslem who all but hired a billboard to proclaim himself a servant of Jihad and then murdered quite a few soldiers and their families in just minutes. After which, the Pentagon refused to call it anything more serious than work-place violence, thus denying special benefits for surviving family. In the case of Benghazi, our military brass ignored the views of those who wanted to mount a rescue mission and complied when told by political decision-makers (Clinton and Obama) to cease any efforts to save those under fire in Libya. They covered up when the truth came out. They didn’t come forward to support the officers purged for their defiance of Obama in that episode of government treason and they haven’t broken their silence on anything else, either.


The political warping of the US Armed Forces into a creature totally beholden to the Party and not to the nation is only one of the routes of attack by the left, but it is of major importance. Along with the education system, the left-wing infiltration of the military gives it the hugest captive audience in the country. I would imagine every time you think about how fast we’re sliding downhill into tyranny in America, you reassure yourself by saying, “the military would never go along with it.” It’s what I always muttered. But do we really have that reassurance anymore? If you were fighting against a government transgression of your rights, whose door would be kicked down by federal agents and military and whose living room sprayed with gunfire – yours or Obama’s? Did you know that new military officers are asked if they would have any problem firing on American citizens? It’s true and it tells you all you need to know. Add to this the USG buy-up of much of the ammunition this country produces – to arm a whole slew of government agencies that are all too ready to use their weapons– and the demonization of Christians and the right wing of the political spectrum, and you have the perfect set-up to major civil confrontation in this country. And our president is goading us forward toward civil confrontation, when the left (he hopes) can strike a decisive blow against the right. After watching the war vets and their supporters tearing down the barricades in Washington DC, I’m pretty sure we’re edging up to the boiling point.


I don’t know what we can do to stop this process other than change our political leaders. But the opposition to the Democrat Marxist party is split and worse than split, it is factionalized. And we don’t have much time to address the problem. It seems every day that passes diminishes the number of real men in the military, men dedicated to the security of their country and upholding the Constitution, and increases the number of false men who take an oath they don’t believe in and are dedicated to the deepest transformation of a nation of laws – from one with a Constitutional foundation and a neutral armed forces to one that answers strictly to partisan political interests.


I remember being deeply saddened by General Petraeus’ behavior at time of Benghazi and later. I couldn’t get my head around a man of such character lying to protect a president during a heated election campaign – under pressure of blackmail. I didn’t care about his affair, but his willingness to let a lie grow rather than disrupt his glorious career trajectory was a terrible failing. Now I see that such self-absorption is the order of the day. I’m watching all those other military leaders and wondering if they are waiting for the axe to fall on their own heads, or if they are ready to keep silent to hang onto their careers. The military was the last barrier between us and complete oppression. What is there to take its place? And why wouldn’t the president feel confident about undermining our democratic system of government, when he knows the Supreme Court is supremely wobbly, the Congress is paralyzed and deeply divided, and the military is increasingly a political arm of the executive. He probably thinks the wind is at his back. There are days when I can only agree.



About Norma Brown

I graduated from Georgetown University in 1977 with a major in Russian language and a minor in Soviet politics.  Two years later, after a stint at a Beltway Bandit analyzing Soviet military doctrine, I was accepted into the US Foreign Service as a political officer.  In my 21 years with the diplomatic corps I served in some very interesting and sometimes inhospitable places.


5 thoughts on ““Purging the Military” an essay by Norma Brown

  1. Just as every member of the SS swore a blood oath to the Fuhrer rather than to their country so is our military on the same path. How long before each member of the armed forces is compelled to make a show of their devotion to der Fuhrer in the White House?
    On another note, the Soviet Union spent decades unsuccessful in their attempts to foment race riots in this country. Since running for office in 2008 and beyond Obama has so polarized this country along racial lines and ratcheted up the tension, almost subliminally, to such a level that he need only snap his fingers to unleash the dogs of racial warfare. The coupe de tat may very well be Obamacare as it heats up the class warfare that is already in the scrimmage stage. More than anything else healthcare will eventually seperate the haves from the have nots if Obamacare is allowed to stand whether modified or not. With the left having a firm chokehold on the education system and thereby controlling what is read by students and what is programmed into their I-Pods in the not too distant future Obama will be proclaimed the father of the new America along with any mention of the founding fathers expunged from all curricula. The elites are insulated from the inherent danger they are in but if history is to repeat itself as it likely will they too will be separated from their wealth and surplanted in favor by the party ideologues. Even the Catholic Church is bending to the winds blowing in from the left as it compromises some of its centuries old foundations. Meanwhile Islam continues unabated to follow its uncivilized tenets protected by our government, the feminists whom it offends on a daily basis, and now our military.
    This may all read as anecdotal but there is evidence somewhere to give these opinions some credibility. Just one man’s opinions.

  2. “If you did a time-lapse video of the Pentagon’s front doors, you might recognize this phenomenon for what it is, a full-scale Stalinist purge of the military to introduce politically-friendly and ideologically amenable types. I say types, because our highest military officers today include lesbians and homosexual men, and no doubt will soon add to the ranks a transgendered something. No surer way to make sure the ranks conform to the new standards than to put a politically-reliable person in charge, one who will enforce gleefully any transgressions. You personally don’t approve of homosexuality? Yer out. You personally disagree with gay marriage? Yer out….”

    Your paragraph above is one of the most bigoted pieces of religious tripe I have read in a long time. This sentiment is one of the biggest reasons why people who are otherwise conservative leaning, shun the TEA Party and fanatics such as yourself. You and General Joseph Goebbels would have had a wonderful time propaganda planning over tea using china cups stolen by those non-Christian Jews. You, old Joe and his buds could have discussed the long reign of Christendom that tortured non-believers and was used as a political tool to force perceived enemies (real or imagined) into religious slavery and a mindless existence out of fear that intellectual successes may be perceived as heresy causing the imprisonment and ultimate execution of the heretic and all those close to him.

    What these men practiced and sought to achieve was a sort of Nazidom where the state than the occult married in a manner that only those in power had a say in how all others would live. Your implications that men and women in the military are heretical to the values of the military are obscene and more closely resemble those of former President Ahmadinejad of Iran than they do mainstream Western thought.

    Do you ascribe the same prejudices you put upon the gay community to children born with mental or physical defects? How do you reconcile pretending that you serve a just and noble God who loves his people but at every instance of angers sends calamities that not only destroys those who offended him, but innocents as well? How do you reconcile the world being created in seven days, even as we are witness millions of years after its creation, its constant rearrangement of continents by tectonic plates, volcanic eruptions and other natural phenomena?

    If God is so perfect, explain why He didn’t create something as important to him as a means to His being worshipped by His creations in a way that was clear and understandable to all, devoid of mysteries only accessible by a chosen few, who more often than not prove themselves equally or more fallible than the flocks they serve?

    Nothing appears more ridiculous in the eyes of a sensible man than for one denomination to criticize another whose creed is equally foolish. A Christian thinks that the Koran, the Divine revelation announced by Mohammed, is but a tissue of impertinent dreams and impostures injurious to Divinity. The Mohammedan, on his side treats the christian as an idolater and a dog; he sees but absurdities in his religion; he imagines he has the right to conquer his country and force, sword in hand, to accept the faith of his Divine prophet; he believes especially that nothing is more impious or more unreasonable than to worship a man or to believe in the Trinity. The Protestant Christian, who without scruple worships a man, and who believes firmly in the inconceivable mystery of the Trinity, ridicules the Catholic Christian because the latter believes in the mystery of the transubstantiation. He treats him as a fool, as ungodly and idolatrous, because he kneels to worship the bread in which he believes he sees the God of the universe. All the Christian denominations agree in considering as folly the incarnation of the God of the Indies, Vishnu. They contend that the only true incarnation is that of Jesus, Son of the God of the universe and of the wife of a carpenter. The theist, who calls himself a votary of natural religion, is satisfied to acknowledge a God of whom he has no conception; indulges himself in jesting upon other mysteries taught by all the religions of the world.

    And yet, so far as my experience has shown, the majority of gay folk would never think to insult your religious choice(s); yet, you have demonstrated clearly that you have no problem humiliating a group of people who were born with instincts that contrast with the choices society would force upon them. They were created, as were you, according to your religion, by God. But God, according to you, is infallible. So, why would he allow such an obvious Christian mistake to come into being? If God loves all His children, then, why does He promise to punish those who He created to offend him? If God is immutable, how can he both love and hate, treat gently and with violence, give only to take away the life of a child? I know, it’s a mystery, and how someone of the human race who alleges to be a child of a loving God can hate as you so obviously do is a mystery to me.

    This will be my last post to this blog as I am unsubscribing with the hope that others who read this comment will soon do the same in an effort to turn from hate and look for avenues that truly lead to small government, a restoration of individual rights, including private property rights, and the right to live as one chooses so long as that one respects and does not infringe upon the rights of others as you have done in your most ugly post.

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