… the list goes on and on
This one is already a talking point in the reactionary comment-o-sphere, lots of people going on about how the US army is “woke” now and wouldn’t be able to stand up to Russia or China.
Count the fingers… I’m seeing 12?
People who think that precisely choreographed parade drill is evidence of combat effectiveness.
Having 12 fingers would be one of the more normal things about the Trumps.
IIRC, Russian propaganda said the Ukrainian army lacked Russian manly manliness and therefore would be easily defeated. This propaganda went suddenly quiet around a week after the start of the invasion. Turns out there’s more to an army’s effectiveness than chest-beating. Who knew?
ETA: Note that Supremacy of the Military and Rampant Sexism are points 4 and 5 in Lawrence Britt’s 14 Characteristics of Fascism.
Makes it easier to pick the pockets of their marks.
One would think the ongoing debacle in Ukraine would have thoroughly destroyed the myth of just how invincible Putin’s macho-man military is.
Heck, the Russian army wasn’t even able to stand up to the Russians.
Apparently that’s all lies and propaganda. And please no follow-up questions about why the war isn’t over yet.
Yeah, the trollies who insist that virile Chinese and Russian soldiers will kick the West in the pronouns also insist that the Ukrainian army is collapsing and Zelensky is a drug-addled thief.
Not only is the Ukrainian army about to collapse in the face of the unstoppable Russians, but it’s so terrible it’s been about to collapse for a whole 16 months.
That must’ve been one hell of a meeting.
Why am I reminded of the (U.S.) Revolutionary War and the fact that the more disciplined Brits marching into battle in formation in red coats turned out to be a very bad military tactic?
Oh, crikey, at 0.47, third row back, fourth from the left, that’s my cousin Marjorie.
She told everyone she was off to New Zealand.
Flippin’ liar. Just wait 'til I tell her Mum.
Finally! Tell Marjorie I want my $47 dollars back. But she can keep the leather jacket. She earned it.
She knows what she did that time at band camp…
That’s why the Ohio State Marching Band is whispered about in hushed voices across the world for the terror they inspire.
Withdrawn, I basically repeated Mortaketheundea’s joke