one word of truth outweighs the world
Standard English Pronouns are the only ones Badgers know.
This pronoun business is beyond pathetic.
".... and in the course of the Coastguardian's duties, this Coastguardian went above the call of duty...". That's what award citations will sound like?
And did I give them a stupid idea that will be adopted?
Gender neutrality is a waste of brainpower. First, you must know what you want to say. But then, you must also mentally reprocess the words and meaning in a way such that you say it without using vast swaths of traditional English language, including root words and grammatical constructs with origins in ancient Latin and Greek. So in essence, with gender neutrality you're verbally handicapping yourself. When you analyze it that way, gender neutrality is a sign of enforced ignorance. Which is another way of saying that policymakers who demand gender neutrality are ignorant bullies.
how 'bout we all (ALL!) just go back to a classic:
"Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me."
Appoint a woke Commandant, get a woke Coast Guard.
Interesting perspective from a gay Marine who now works for the Chicago Police Department...
"A city without a thriving LGB community simply does not count as a city (we’ll hold the “T” thank you very much – as do the silent majority of LGB community members who know this is an Icarus-level narcissistic affront to the very existence of being gay or lesbian, let alone being human)."
I don't understand what this means.
You can't use phrases like
"Her heroic actions were a credit . . "
"His knowledge of systems is an asset . . "
I'm thinking the incoming Spanish speakers may just put a halt to that.
Bravo! (The reference to the "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" was a great (and apt) touch.)
While the official usage nonsense is disturbing, actually interacting with service members on a daily basis (across the spectrum of US services) indicates it is more or less being ignored in practice. Which is probably a good thing. Nor have I ever experienced a complaint about traditional usage.
take off and nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!
Unfortunately, the USCG has been becoming wokish for a while. I believe it started when they went to their light blue uniforms so as to be distinguished from the war mongering Navy more easily.
you have to wonder if the CCP is worried about pronouns in their military,, appears DoD/DHS is loosing focus on the real issue and competitor..
A lost campaign CDR.
Best now to develop and sell S/W that will automatically convert FITREPS, Letters, other awards, and bullets into gender neutral miltarese. - At least try and make a buck out of it.
We are offended (The Royal We). My head is spinning with all of this nonsense. What kind of cuckoo's nest are we living in?