The following was acquired via email and was written by an anonymous Navy SEAL still on active duty. -Desiree Huitt, Managing Editor
Brave men have fought and died building the proud tradition and feared reputation that I am bound to uphold. In the worst of conditions, the legacy of my teammates steadies my resolve and silently guides my every deed. I will not fail.” These are the final words in the Navy SEAL code. Whether or not you agree with the “code,” no SEAL can dispute those words, and no one within this community can deny that our “proud tradition” and “feared reputation” are quickly disintegrating before the entire community’s eyes, and I for one will not sit idly by and remain a part of this painful transformation. The “devils with green faces” have traded their devil horns for high-and-tights and their green face paint in for shaving cream. Our community is made up of some of the toughest and smartest men in the military, but we are losing our identity and our respect day by day. Identifying the problem is easy for most of us.
The first problem, and this is obvious to any frogman, is the insatiable demand for political correctness and sensitivity within the military in general, including the sacred SEAL teams. What’s most disgusting is our willingness to oblige these ludicrous demands that go against what I believe are the very core of what we are supposed to be. Once upon a time “SEAL” was feared, it meant warrior. Now it just means sailor.
Simply stated, men are turning into women not only throughout American society, but throughout our armed services as well. Our leaders have become too weak to stand tall and shoot straight. We no longer opt for the most sensible and practical approach to war; we now consider what those outside our community will think or say if we do this instead of that. The fact is that our leaders are forced to choose between what’s best for the task and what is politically correct, or what is best according to? The politicians and the emasculated. Our morals have been shelved so that we may cater to those weak few who shame masculinity and preach peace & forbid harmony. Well God forbid that the United States Military look bad in the eyes of these flag-burners, after all, if these people don’t like us, who then will they ask to come on television and talk about military strategy on CNN during a war? Let’s be honest here, winning the war is important, but it is nowhere near the top of the military’s list. If it were, I might be writing this essay on the combat-proven effectiveness of tactical nukes in OIF or something…