Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg continues to live to live in a world populated by unicorns and rainbows. After President Donald Trump tweeted that transgenders would no longer be allowed in the military, Zuckerberg whined on Facebook “Everyone should be able to serve their country -- no matter who they are.”
While many progressives stood against Trump's decision, several veterans have stepped up and shared why they approve of the ban.
In one video, Army Veteran John Burk puts everything in perspective. Check it out.
His Instagram post states the following, “It’s your choice to do with your body what you wish, but the military is not there to serve as a social experiment, nor pay for transgender transitioning cost related to hormone replacement therapy, or sex change operations.”
“The military serves as a fighting force that guards this nation and does not need to be burdened with the extreme changes it would be required to undergo to accommodate such a small demographic,” he adds. “Let's also not forget that gender dysphoria is still classified as a psychological disorder, and within the trans community there is a 61% suicide rate which is a clear indicator of psychological issues.”
Another army vet, J.R. Salzman voiced his thoughts on Twitter saying, “I served in Iraq in 2006. For the first five months I was on a 12 man firebase out in the middle of nowhere in the desert.”
“Everyday was Groundhog Day. Wake up and do the same patrols, the same shifts, every single day. It was so damn hot. 150° in the gun trucks. Tracer fire would go overhead occasionally at night. IED's on the road were a daily threat. We got resupplied food every 8 days. QRF was an hour away. After they made the minimum three gun truck rule after the guys got kidnapped, life got harder.”
The series of tweets continued, “The stress of being out there and doing the same job every single day eats away at you. The younger guys had problems with that overtime. Any tiny little personal issue they had suddenly became a mountain. And that shit came out on that fire base. And they snapped mentally. After stepping on each other's nuts living in the same can for five months, guys were at each other's throats. The stress made it worse. Guys would literally snap over a dear John letter. Their personal issues came out and they were instantly combat ineffective.”
He went on, “Now take someone confused about whether they are a man/woman. Take those psychological and emotional issues and put them in that environment. Take someone who is right off the bat not uniform or part of the same team. Give them special treatment because of their identity. Take that person, put them in that stressful war environment and watch what happens. It's a fucking ticking time bomb.”
Salzman added that a warzone is the last place someone transitioning should be, “You have to be incredibly tough mentally, physically and emotionally. War is not a fucking video game. It tests every ounce of your being. You can't teach someone to be a fearless warrior in a fucking PowerPoint. You either have it or you don't.”
“War is no place for people who are mentally, emotionally, or physically confused or in turmoil. You have your shit together, or you don't. And if you don't, you'll just get people needlessly killed. Political correctness has absolutely no place in the military.”
He concluded by saying, “Enough for now. This one armed veteran has a business to run. Unlike Iran, the country that took my arm, Obama didn't pay me millions.”
But yea, Mark Zuckerberg really knows what he's talking about.