Diversity

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  1. Mother Lode says:

    I would not be surprised if there are people out there who think the Japanese and Germans lost because they lacked diversity – instead they were monolithically Japanese or Aryan.

    The Allies had a smattering or darker pigmented people and that made all the difference.

    These people believe diversity in and of itself leads to superior outcomes. Taking a white and extremely effective engineer from a NASA project and replacing them with a black transgender canvas-dauber in a wheelchair would be a wise move in their minds because the latter brings ‘alternative perspectives’.

  2. Roger says:

    Mmm…dominant ethnicity by county in the US.

    E pluribus unum.

    Or so it used to be.

  3. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Is that Portland?
    MSNBC’s Williams Touts Lincoln Project Ad Comparing WWII Soldiers to Antifa
    Yep because freeing Europe is so like looting shops and rioting in the streets.

  4. stackja says:

    Climate supposedly changed D-Day to a day later. This confused the OKW.

  5. stackja says:

    Ike was Dutch German.

  6. stackja says:

    General Cota Spanish ancestry.

  7. BrettW says:

    I am looking forward to the next WW2 movie where Ike is black and Monty is trans. From the mob who brought us the black Ann Boleyn.

  8. PB says:

    “and Monty is trans.”

    That bit may be closer to real life than you might want to think.

  9. max says:

    “Your papers, please!” World War I brought us that grim phrase.

    Diversity is an elitist term used to give respectability to acts and policy that would otherwise be deemed as racism.
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2011/04/walter-e-williams/diversity-perversity/

  10. Rasputin says:

    You’ve forgotten gender balance!
    Headline in Le Monde today says that significantly less women have contracted covid19.
    There should be demonstrations in the street to compel the imbalance to be forcibly corrected by use of the various state police farce members!

  11. max says:

    Diversity go all the way back, to American constitution.
    The No Religious Test Clause of the United States Constitution.

    By its plain terms, no federal officeholder or employee can be required to adhere to or accept any particular religion or doctrine as a prerequisite to holding a federal office or a federal government job.

  12. Rex Anger says:

    Thousands of men and women across Europe and the Americas had strived, sacrificed and suffered for some 5 years to reach this point:

    Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

    You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

    Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is will trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.

    But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!

    I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!

    Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

    The wokeists can never take this away, no matter how hard they pretend, imagine and revise.

    Lest We Forget.

  13. Ed Case says:

    Ike was a Swede.
    They stayed Neutral in both wars, having learned some important lessons about 200 years earlier.

    Diverse units were a mixed bunch.
    The famed Tuskegee Airmen were nothing of the sort, their leading Fighter pilot was a Reverse German Ace- he crashed 5 of his own planes.
    The 442nd Combat Infantry Group was a different story.
    That was an all Japanese Force that fought in Europe.

  14. Makka says:

    They stayed Neutral in both wars, having learned some important lessons about 200 years earlier.

    By selling them thousands of tons or iron ore.

  15. Des Deskperson says:

    ‘From the mob who brought us the black Ann Boleyn.’

    As I noted on the other thread, the BBC has now injected Blackness and fortunes wickedly built on slavery into Jane Austen.

  16. Bruce says:

    Diversity:

    Air, Land AND Sea power: ALL working together in a combined arms operation.

    And, just for fun, the concept of closely co-ordinated combined arms operations was essentially the brainchild of an Australian “diversity” character, Sir John Monash. That whole story from late WW1 is epic.

    The header pix are classic images of the REALITY of “white male privilege”.

  17. Pedro the Loafer says:

    Have a look at all the diversity on D-Day 1944.
    4th US Division, Normandy, June 1944

  18. yarpos says:

    Meh..

    white folks killin one another (WWW1 and 2)
    asian folks killin one another (Pol Pot and assorted China massacres)
    black folks killin one another ( Rwanda, Hutus, Darfur)
    then for a bit of variety they mix it up
    its what humans do

  19. Paul says:

    Wait until chyna Joe tells his demorats girly boy army how racist it would be to shoot at communist Chinese in the event of a war over Taiwan or the World

  20. Boambee John says:

    The “other” D Day message that must be remembered is Ike’s “failure” press release, for if the landings were repulsed.

    “Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

    It takes moral courage to prepare such a statement.

  21. Squirrel says:

    This looks like the sort of quarantine logistics that might keep Albanese and Butler happy.

    Speaking of American invasions of Europe, I just saw footage of an unmasked Janet Yellen cough – not once, but twice (OMFG) – at a G7 Finance Ministers meeting.

  22. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray says:

    On behalf of all robots, I call for robots to be allowed to play human roles! We are stuck in mechanical roles, and not allowed to prove our diverse abilities. Until one major role is allocated to a movie, it should not be given an O-ring! (Sorry, I meant Oscar.)

  23. Primer says:

    Dunno why they bothered with the anti strafe balloons, the Luftwaffe was finished as an offensive unit in France by D day.

  24. Rex Anger says:

    Dunno why they bothered with the anti strafe balloons, the Luftwaffe was finished as an offensive unit in France by D day.

    SOPs.

    It turns out they were there in force, and did attempt to contest the landings as best they could. But the general tactical and strategic confusion and overwhelming Allied airpower diluted the effects they had.

    Despite the fuel shortages and constant pressure from roving Allied fighter-bombers, as well as the encroaching Soviets, the Luftwaffe was able to scratch together sufficient aircraft to mount Operation Bodenplatte over Belgium, Holland and France on January 1, 1945.

  25. stackja says:

    Climate changed D-Day to a day later. This supposedly confused the OKW.

  26. Rex Anger says:

    Climate changed D-Day to a day later. This supposedly confused the OKW.

    Ditto the superb deception efforts that had them convinced the OKW the attack would come in the Pas de Calaís rather than the Cherbourg Peninsula.

    Combined with Adolf resolutely refusing to relinquish personal control of the Armoured Divisions in France…

  27. stackja says:

    Rex – OKW expected Patton to lead the Calais campaign. Patton was seen being busy “preparing” the Calais invasion. And Adolph believed!

  28. Boambee John says:

    Rex A

    Ditto the superb deception efforts that had them convinced the OKW the attack would come in the Pas de Calaís rather than the Cherbourg Peninsula.

    Bloke I used to work with spent the night of 5/6 June with his Operational Conversion Unit, flying slow circles over the Pas de Calais, advancing the circles towards Calais at a rate of about 10 knots, to simulate air cover over an “invasion” convoy.

    He later flew ECM missions with 100 Group.

  29. Boambee John says:

    over the Channel.

  30. Rex Anger says:

    Rex – OKW expected Patton to lead the Calais campaign. Patton was seen being busy “preparing” the Calais invasion. And Adolph believed!

    It was a helluva thing, wasn’t it?

  31. Primer says:

    “There were no successes we could report. It was almost impossible that we would be able to drop bombs in the landing zone”
    German air on D day was almost irrelevant.
    The bigger mystery is how any major beach pill box fortifications remained on Omaha, a few easy accurate low level Tall Boys onto La Pointe du Hoc would have saved the Rangers assaulting the place.

  32. bill says:

    Half a dozen Tall Boys, about 100 yards apart – would have been very good.

    But did they have Tall Boys by June ’44?

  33. Boambee John says:

    bill

    Tall Boy was in service from 8 June 1944.

  34. DaveR says:

    Tall Boys certainly in general use by September ’44.

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