As I wrote earlier, the Army’s latest highly feminine, and soft, ‘two mommies’ recruitment ad has provoked a firestorm of reaction, much of it centered on comparisons with Russian army ads that tout a masculine warrior ethos. In my piece I compare the Army ad to aggressive Russian and Chinese recruitment videos, as well as the more traditional, powerful, and patriotic ad by the US Marines.
The Army’s ‘two mommies’ ad is part of a new series similar to the equally woke CIA ads I wrote about here and here.
What both the woke CIA ads and the Army series have in common is that they the seem to show that neither the spooks nor the soldiers want traditional, heterosexual, white patriotic males to join their outfits. What they also seem to share is a widespread revulsion by a wide swath of the American public.
The Washington Times noted that the “CIA may be in competition with the Army for the most ‘woke’ recruitment ads of 2021.”
The new Army series, titled “The Calling,” posted to YouTube on May 4, showcases real soldiers and their stories in an animated format. The most controversial video features a corporal who discusses her “fairly typical childhood” in which she took ballet and played the violin, and also “marched for equality” with her two moms. In her view this made her a ‘freedom fighter.’ And prepared her to combat the powerful and violent enemies of America, including Russia, China, and assorted terrorists.
Laura DeFrancisco, spokeswoman for the Army Enterprise Marketing Office says the intent of the new commercial series is to “close the relatability gap between Gen Z and the Army by offering a rare look at the people behind the uniform.”.
However, lots of Americans appear to not see it the same way. As Task and Purpose noted:
…just a week after the series was launched, the Army said it had to disable comments on the videos on May 12 after seeing “a significant uptick in negative commentary which … were not aligned with Army values,” according to Laura DeFrancisco… “Out of respect for our soldiers and their families, we have disabled the comments,” she said.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson appears to have a better reading of the pulse of the nation. He said in March: “While China’s military becomes more masculine as it’s assembled the world’s largest Navy, our military needs to become, as Joe Biden says, more feminine — whatever feminine means any more, since [according to the left’s new gender theories] men and women no longer exist.”
“What they also seem to share is a widespread revulsion by a wide swath of the American public.”
That’s what I feel is revulsion, disgust, repulsion and fear for the live of my two G’sons who may have these pansies watching their backs.
Our country is being destroyed after Biden got control. Trump had us on a great path, before the Democrats took over. We must get control of the country back in the hands of those that love it and are patriotic.
I have 2 sons who are both Marine junior officers, they let me know there were resigning their commission/
That sucks. Thanks for your sons service brother.
This is not the military I served in. Just more wussifacation of America
Sorry jerry I’m referring to today’s pathetic liberal command of the armed forces. I severed years ago and I cant imagine the bafoons your sons are dealing with.
I can understand why. Who would want to serve under this administration and those who are leading our military. In my long life I have never seen such an effort to undermine our forces by demanding them to take oaths to the administration and to encourage the division of the races. Men and women who are in our armed forces do not see color. They see brothers and sisters who have their backs. They now feel demoralized. So different than under Trump. I hope we can withstand the next four years. I fear what they will bring.
Four years is way too long ; too much damage will be done to the country . This pro communist regime in the White House has got to be stopped soon .
There will be many more resignations if this keeps up . This administration is a total disaster for the United States of America and has to be stopped now .
Had military career relatives of my parents. Had a son and daughter serving in Desert Storm. This situation is unreal! No real American History has been taught for sometime now. No civics. It’s unbelievable the things that students DO NOT know! Leftist Liberal socialists who took over Democratic Party have been hard at work for many years! Benjamin Franklin said: “We’ve given you a Republic~ if you can keep it!” Well~ it’s slipping away now~ day by day! 🇺🇸😢
So sad, We need them.
Your sons resigning only increase the power of degenerates. It’s not cowardice because they are standing by American principles, but I would have waited until 2024 AD. We might get a person hat actually loves America by then.
“Lord, he was a coward.” Line from “Call Him Lord”, by Gordon R. Dickson.
Find it funny the ad says she was raised by two moms one sure looked like a guy to me. The ad was so disgusting I couldn’t even finish watching it. This world has gone to crap.
It’s the result of the effects of the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory. Entirely TOO many Americans have NO IDEA who these people were, and how their intellectual descendants still infest academia today, giving rise to crap like this.
Its not a job, it’s an adventure in LGTBQ life styles….
“Out of respect for our soldiers and their families, we have disabled the comments,” she said. So reads the article. If they had respect for our soldiers and their families, they would have disabled the ad campaign.
They would have disabled the punks who MADE the ad, in the first place.
Austin ordered the ad. China won’t even take his calls,would you.? The second shun
I’d say they are disabled already. Mentally disabled.
So disgusting the “woke” sickos are destroying our entire nation. They must go away.
Apparently the department of defense won’t be happy until all signs of testosterone are removed from the military….except, of course, for those who are transgendering and have to take hormone therapy .
They must be made to go away.
this woke crap and the progessive socialist agenda is sickening….
we have a dead potus and insane leftist america hating puppteers handling him
dems are just disgusting evil cretins imo
This ad is an embarrassment to the military personnel and the people of this country. The military is not a social club. Your personal leanings is your business so keep it to yourself.
You join the military, do your job and mind your own business. Don’t try to use the military as a platform for your “woke” horse hockey. There is not place for it in the military or anywhere else for that matter. Face it, no one really care what you proclivities are. Unless I am mistaken, most people like you for the person you are not for your sexual orientation. Big deal it is not.
The first mistakes were made years ago when liberals and feminist insisted on training men and women together, lowering the physical standards, putting women on ships, and acting like their is no difference between the sexes. The result? A weakened military. You can pretend it doesn’t matter, but it surely does. In my opinion as a woman, our military needs strong MEN who are not distracted by women to do their job…which is to fight for our country. I’m sick of the political correctness in this country, pretending men and women are not different. What idiot came up with that idea anyway?!
Now … let the left wingers start with their melt-downs.
I agree with you except for one thing I don’t think any man would be distracted by these so called women.
This is just what our enemies want. A totally weakened U.S.
Allowing a woman that can pass the man’s test to serve n a position does not bother me.
Trump would not accept lowering the standards. Biden will.
My fear is that this is much more than just disgusting and sick. It is threatening. What happens when all patriots and conservatives are drummed out of the service like the two Marine sons mentioned by Mr. Hughes? This new military will have total allegiance to those determined to destroy American and be totally controlled by them. This is who will guard the Capitol. This is who will come for your guns, And, this, is who will patrol your streets. The army of protection is being built right before our eyes in the name of equality when in fact is being built in the name of control. Don’t underestimate the power of this army of softness.
Prepare for the worst and hope it doesn`t happen .
There is a big difference between “Resigning” and “being drummed out”.
And as far as being afraid of the military, I have faith that it will continue to be filled with patriots.
Besides what was implied, we do not know why the two Marines “Resigned” their commissions.
I served for 34 years. 14 years as a part-time Guardsmen, and 20 years on active duty. While I felt for much of that time that women should not be in combat, I served with many women who served with distinction and honor. Yes, I did serve with some women who did not carry their weight. I also served with some men who did not measure up. I think most of the women I served with were outstanding examples of professionalism as both NCOs and Officers. As a senior Warrant Officer, I worked with all levels of Soldiers from the Company to the Brigade level. I also worked with members of the Air Force, Marines, and the Navy. I continue to be proud of the men and women of our Armed Services; yes, that includes the Coast Guard.
And as far as how they stack up against other Countries, I would put my faith in the U.S.A.
When I joined in 1980, the military was still recovering from the effects of Vietnam and the lack of public support. I was in for over 24 years when I deployed to Iraq for my first of two tours. I was very humbled by the level of support I was shown by civilians. While it seems that some may have only been parroting what they heard on talk radio, I felt that the majority were sincere in their comments.
So, while many will rant about the current state of things, I encourage all to support our troops, no matter their biological or stated gender.
Mike, your comments give me (I’m 89) a smidgin of Hope; my brother was a Marine in WW2, flying Corsairs off carriers in S. Pacific. He’d be disgusted seeing what’s happening in our country today. It is my 🙏🏻 that reasonable minds will alter the course of our destiny away from the disastrous path we’re on today. Thank you for your service.
Even if they switch parts like Mr. Potato Head?
Thank you for your service.
There are 20 million pre-woke veterans who understand their oath. They will turn out to be the ‘new’ militia in the spirit of Lexington and Concord. May get ugly but wo was the Revolutionary War. And remember the colonials were as divided, if not more so, than we are now.
Stupied people destroying America. We are a laughing stock to countries that know biden is a weak idiot.
Stalking— if we don’t “right the ship” those “entities” maneuvering those UFO’s we’ve been seeing in our skies May pay us a serious visit and “encourage “ us to “Shape up” or else!
I served 29 plus years on active duty in the Army and I find these ‘woke’ ads disgusting and an attempt to destroy the purpose of the Army.
Be careful, Karen. They might just “cancel” your pension…
That is exactly what they are attempting to do ; America is under attack from within .
Thank you for your service.
The liberals have emasculated the military.
…just a week after the series was launched, the Army said it had to disable comments on the videos on May 12 after seeing “a significant uptick in negative commentary which … were not aligned with Army values,” according to Laura DeFrancisco… “Out of respect for our soldiers and their families, we have disabled the comments,” she said. Historically this type of censorship was done by a famous German Guy in the late 1930’s to Mid 40’s! In fact they too were concerned for the well being of their soldiers and family’s. They had a phrase: “Fur Ihre Sicherheit” translation “It’s For Your Safety” and we all know how that turned out for 6 million Jews and 9 million Polish people!
What they need to do is forget the “woke” and “PC” crap and get back to the USA ARMY!
Will not happen until the China Biden regime is gone and soon .
As a former LRRP Vietnam I was asked if I would follow one of today’s women orders in a unit.No and I don’t give a shit
Thank you for your service.
If a woman passes the man’s test, I see no problem with them serving. Trump refused to lower the standards. Biden isn’t so logical.
Just watched it for the first time and regardless of the “chickification”, as Rush referred to it, of our country men will do the majority of the fighting and dying and we’d better return or develop a manly sense of being a soldier or our enemies are gonna clean our clocks.
All the more reason to remove the democrats and the China Biden Obama Rice regime from power for at least 25 years or forever .
I sure hate if the USA is attacked we would not stand a chance. The military is supposed to be strong and able to defend the country. With the leadership we now have we cannot even stop the invasion at the southern border and they are not armed. Just think what the result would be if we are attacked with armed invaders.
Your armed invaders ARE the woke leaders of the armed forces.
Well Obama/Biden and the Democrats have always wanted women on the battlefield fronts, and with this type of advertisements for recruits, it will assure that women will be on the battlefields for the USA, for the real American male will refuse to enlist in a pansy military such as the Democrats have made of the US Army.
But then again, there are all those that the US Army is paying for sex changes, I just don’t know if they want to be on our battlefields, but I’ll certainly bet that any real American males left in the US Army won’t want to be with them on those battlefields.
Thank GOD that the United States Marine Corps knows better, and won’t capitulate to the feminization of their men, nor masculinization of their women, for the USMC only wants what GOD has made, to be on their battlegrounds fighting with our Marines.
What this means is that all of us true patriots, no matter what our age, if we are ambulatory and have any strength, we need to arm up and train, because we are going to have to defend ourselves and our families, friends and neighbors. This may mean possibly making our own armaments and ammunition. I’m 83 and female and I’m getting ready. How about you?
Dam straight Cheri…I’m also 83 But male and on chemo…but always carry locked and loaded….
Ready aye ready ! Patriots unite and prepare to fight .
Cheri, you have GRIT😜. I’m 89, but I agree with you. As I posted earlier I believe we’re being observed by who/whatever are visiting our skies and they may be “taking NOTES”!
Hope we get out “excrement “ together before they converge on us in a manner NOT to our liking😫
Wasn’t it USMC Twitter account that went after Tucker after he complained about this exact problem?
That was most senior NCO in Marine Corps that was trying to take 1A right from a citizen for daring to say something against woke ideology in the military.
Unfortunately the rot is running very, very deep…
“Well Obama/Biden and the Democrats have always wanted women on the battlefield fronts”. Pregnant women at that. That’s even weird for the abortion favoring crowd – and they’re pretty weird already.
Well at least you would know they were really a woman if they were pregnant.
That was not about a typical childhood, she’s been brainwashed and needs a rinsing out to really wake up. She was raised by two women whom she called “mom”. That wasn’t the non-typical part, it was that the two moms were married to each other, that is not typical. Quit trying to convince others that it is. The military will now have to be referee for so many lifestyles, they were an outfit to make sure their men were men, the women were women and never the twain shall meet to make them the same gender. Never.
There is obviously an agenda to soften America’s defenses so she can be overthrown and destroyed. I’m thrilled to hear about the backlash and the Army having to remove comments. Speak up patriots and hold the line. #WakeUpAmerica
This is just another one of our Fraud, Criminal O’Biden “Commander & Chief” Regime along with the Deep Dark State Evil Agenda in play !!! They will anything and everything they can think of to Bring World Wide Discredit Upon America !!!!!
Wake Up America, We Are In Very, Very Serious and Dire Danger “FROM WITHIN” !!!!
What we need to do is create a REAL ARMY that will fight the wars and then a woke army for all the pathetic liberals to screw with and create a worthless group that count defend a lemonade stand because they are to focus on woke!
The CIA and Army won’t stop the ads but they will give the finger, by prohibiting comments, from anyone who objects. Government is brazen and has contempt for its citizens.
Wasn’t it the disgrace of a general Millie who didn’t even want to accompany his commander in chief to see the burned out st Thomas church across from WH?
expressed deep regret being in the company of ALPHA male Donald Trump. You remember?
My family has served for five generations Two Army of the Potomac Civil War vets – both immigrants and one 16 when he enlisted. He fought in 23 battles/engagements including both Bull Runs and Antiedam – the other I only know he fought for years. My father was in New Guinea during WW!!. I’m a Vietnam and GWI vet. MY youngest son was one of the last Marines out of Syria in 2018. It is an understatement to say we are appalled. Our America we served is gone. I had an Finnish uncle who fought in the Winter Wars against the Red Army and was severely injured and disabled. To quote a Finnish soldier of that war: Finland is such a small country and we Finns are so few and the Reds are so many. Where will be bury them all? Message to Bidenite Dementiacrat hair implant Bolsheviks, Black/Hispanic racist scum, Feminazi birdbrains, Queer/lesbian/tranny subhumans, SPLC haters, Dementiacrat anti-democrat election stealers, Planned Parenthood slaughterers of 60 million, corrupt flunkies of the CCP: you are so many. And we patriots are so few. Where will be bury you all?
I loved that Finn’s quote. Thank you for your service.
Once our once great military becomes weak and pathetic it will be up to us Patriots to become the modern “Minute Men” and save our homeland.
germany had something similar
‘Alphabet’-ppl & wokeistanis should be forcibly removed from the military…that’s the only thing left, that’s holding the country, together, right now, all the other arms of government have been rendered dyfunctional & impotent!
And you wonder why China and Russia are pushing the envelope every chance they get ! Biden is leading this Country, at full speed, toward the toilet of failure!
So a young woman, with no father (because fathers have never been at least as important in the lives of their children, right?), who has only ever surrounded herself with lesbians and feminist women, is what’s needed to combat tough male enemies?
So begins the longest suicide note in America’s history and, predictably, its penned by the woke, corrupt, anti American dimocrats.
So Pentagon are now Americas Federal Truth Remover.How sad and insulting to our soldiers,just because some top brass are perverted
This is disgusting,” VOMIT”
Instead of “don’t Ask don’t tell”
didn’t ask don’t care”. Go do your job and keep your private life private.
have some dignity and respect for yourself and others.
This reminds me what Rush said during the Clinton years about the PMS Brigade and the fear that should put in the souls of our enemies.
It seems that the purpose of the modern Democrat Party is to drive normal Americans insane. The only question left is, are the Chines Communists working for the Democrat Party or is the Democrat Party working for the Chinese Communists? Time for Americans to destroy and dismember the Democrat Party. One Communist Party of the United States is enough.
The U.S. Military is NOT Testing Grounds for Experimental Lifestyle Choices.. it is the Foundation of American Security Worldwide. Whoever Is Promoting this needs to be Out On Their Ass Right Now… forcing a Weak Military Structure on our Country in order to appear “woke” (whatever the hell that us) is incredibly Stupid and Dangerous.
Never in our history have so few controlled so many, all I ask is don’t run from this culture marxist fight.
It’s too late.
The Army would never win World War 2, fighting on 3 fronts——–what a SHAME !!!
Their now letting transgenders in and giving them the surgery (thanks to biden).It all started with “don’t ask don’t tell” (thanks to pedo clinton).So who wants to be in a foxhole with these freaks? NOT ME ! I served in Vietnam with REAL men and women.Time to bring back “Fantail liberty”.
‘Sir, I can’t fire my M-60 at the enemy…my hair is still in curlers! And I might break a nail!’
That would be from the gays and Gender Identity Disorder patriots. REAL women that passed the man’s test should be allowed to serve if they are willing to accept the risks.
They want are military to be like Joe a little boy in his own mind. This country is LOST if we Americans don’t Vote these Socialist , crazy people out of office.
I wonder if the military will add some features to its marching regimen. We already have everything from Queen Anne’s drill down to route step for long trips over uneven terrain. We use quick march, double time, rifles, slow and goosestep. Will we see soft strut, mommy march, woke walk or some other appeasement for public appearances? Sheesh
I remember talking to Army Recruiters in 1981. I was basically told if you do not think you can handle the Army do not even bother. I had to change for the Army, they were not going to change for me. They should go back to “Be All That You Can Be”-much more inspiring. Times have changed and not for the better.
The Army ad is about ‘proving inner strength’? Seriously? I thought the Army motto was “This we’ll defend”….meaning a constant readiness to defend and preserve the United States – not about young ladies trying to prove their ‘inner strength’. No offense to female combatants of times past, but this is a whole new breed.
We have a beautiful granddaughter presently serving in the Navy. This advertisement made my skin crawl. Who is watching her back?!!! Please say it isn’t so.
Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting my eldest granddaughter’s fiancé who is a West Point graduate and currently serving in Special Forces. I myself having served 23 years in the Army, asked him if he was making the Army a career. His answer was that he was very disappointed in the Army due to the recent woke social trends taking place and plans to leave the Army after his obligation is up next year. How many fine young officers will we be needlessly losing because of the crazy attempts to “remake” our military?