The United States’ enemies have to be laughing their behinds off, because it appears as though portions of our military have replaced giving their branches the appearance of looking strong in favor of being “woke.” That is not a slam against our troops, we love and thank them for their service, but recruitment tactics like these won’t help the world’s perception of the U.S. having one of the toughest militaries in the world.
Folks, the U.S. Army created a “recruitment” video/cartoon detailing the experiences of a young woman named “Emma” and how it led her to joining the Army. The details of her journey to enlist is supposedly the real life story of an actual soldier, Cpl. Emma Malonelord.
Now, we thank her for her service. She signed up while most people don’t.
However, it was like the U.S. Army looked for the most “woke” life stories they could in order to push diversity, inclusion and “wokeness."
Malonelord detailed how she grew up under two “strong” women, how she “marched for equality” when she was a child, that her mother and her other mother got married, how she eventually went to college and joined a sorority so she could be around other “strong” women and then spoke about her motivation for joining the Army.
She never once said her joining the Army was about love of country or wish to defend her country, but so she could experience her own “adventures” and “challenges” in order to measure up to other “strong” women.”
They really put an emphasis on how “strong” women are, which they are, but true strength means never having to tell others that you are strong.
Malonelord’s claimed her other motivation for joining was to possible “shatter some stereotypes” about women “along the way.”
“I needed my own adventures, my own challenge,” Malonelord said, narrating the cartoon. “And after meeting with an Army recruiter, I found it — a way to prove my inner strength and maybe shatter some stereotypes along the way.”
Look, more power to Malonelord for joining the military. I’m not taking anything away from her for doing that. It takes a certain amount of guts to do so. But the Army is just using her story, along with presenting it in cartoon form, to feed younger girls propaganda and make it seem like joining the Army is just another way to become a “Disney princess.”
As of this writing, the video on YouTube has less than 200 thumbs up and nearly 6,500 thumbs down. The comments were mostly people conveying their disbelief at how weak videos like this make the U.S. military look to the rest of the world.
Thank you for your service, Cpl. Malonelord. But don’t let the machine use you so they can appear “woke” to the social media mob — most of which would never go near any kind of recruitment center. Or maybe they would? It’s 2021 after all.
To view the video in question, watch below: