Woke Ads Weren't Filling The Ranks
Readers may recall some of the U.S. Army's woke ads in recent years, focusing on diversity, such as this one about a lady soldier who was raised by two lesbians.
Apparently, those ads weren't filling the ranks, so the U.S. Army came out with a new ad featuring a white man. You can see it embedded in the Army's X post below.
Replies Have Been Brutal
Below is a sample of some of the replies the Army got, followed by a brief trading update.
Peachy Keenan pointed out the cynicism of the ad.
The US Army's new recruitment ad is so cynical. After 15 years of relentless progessive brainwashing and doing a literal "stand down" to root out "extremists" ( ie white conservatives), they are now facing an existential recruiting crisis and must return again to seducing the… https://t.co/WLkipI8doj— Peachy Keenan (@KeenanPeachy) November 7, 2023
The full text of her tweet:
The US Army's new recruitment ad is so cynical. After 15 years of relentless progessive brainwashing and doing a literal "stand down" to root out "extremists" ( ie white conservatives), they are now facing an existential recruiting crisis and must return again to seducing the children of said "extremists" into fighting for their country.
A country that no longer exists.
Others mocked the Army's U-turn from diversity.
USG texting white guys at 3am “heyyy u up” pic.twitter.com/IbSNBa90dN— Dan Baltic (@baltic_dan) November 7, 2023
Peachy Keenan reminded the Army of the degeneracy that had crept into its officer corps...
BARK— Peachy Keenan (@KeenanPeachy) November 7, 2023
ALL THAT YOU CAN
While others reminded the Army of this classic:
.@USArmy Maj. Rachel Jones found solace after coming out as a transgender female. Her journey from battling depression & suicidal thoughts to embracing authenticity inspires us all. #WhyWeServe https://t.co/9llx7skuC3— Department of Defense 🇺🇸 (@DeptofDefense) July 2, 2023
And some suggested that the men who formerly made up the core of the U.S. military would be unlikely to heed the Army's call now.
You have spent at least the last 20 years DEIing the last institution where American men could improve their station.— Eighth Century Woodchipper 🌳🪓 (@BonifaceOption) November 7, 2023
Enjoy fighting wars for Tel Aviv with only MTFs and obese “refugees.”
White men in an army commercial instead of obese they/thems telling their story how the army helps them live their life as a poly cat family? You must be looking for bullet catchers to fight another BS sand war. Too late, pass.— 9mmSMG (@9mm_smg) November 7, 2023
Looks like it's going to be tough sledding staffing the volunteer Army in the near future.
I really wanted to reenlist, but I don't see any latinx females in wheelchairs. Not sure where I would fit in.— Edward Szall (@realEdwardSzall) November 7, 2023
Hopefully, the Biden Administration will get the message and avoid starting another war, or getting more involved in the current Mideast conflict.
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