There are apparently too many white males in the U.S. Military.
Damn white males volunteering to putting themselves in harm's way for the defense of the country. Of course, as Roger Hedgecock suggested, tongue firmly in cheek, if the military set up heavy recruitment programs in inner-city school districts, they'd be accused of taking advantage of poor minorities, using them as fodder for the Hegemonic Corporate-Industrial-Military Complex. But since the military has relatively few minority volunteers, it's clearly RAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST. (And sexist and homophobic.)
Never mind the fact that, since the 1940's when FDR turned up the dial to 11 on identity politics (and we've had to expand the scale since then) that the majority of "protected" minorities (ever noticed that Asians don't tend to suffer like the "protected" ones do?) align themselves with the party that champions entitlements over defense.
And on that "phobic" bit. That's another bit of newspeak we have neglected to fight. The left cleverly takes these phrases and weaves the narrative in the media (TV, comedy, movies, newspapers, magazines, 24 hour news channels) until it becomes the language everybody uses, and they do this on purpose. But like newspeak, it prevents meaningful dialogue on the subject at hand.
I saw a comedian last night launch into a bit of a NASCAR fan bashing routine where he referred to them sweepingly as "homophobic". And I got to thinking. While indeed I imagine a large chunk of the NASCAR crowd is less accepting of homosexuals, "phobic" is a way to belittle and make fun of those who believe the behavior is wrong. I know a guy I work with, for instance, is a big NASCAR fan. He is not only tolerant of gayness, he's accepting of it, and as a matter of fact, is totally cool with it. He used to work with a state agency fighting AIDS, and spent a lot of time in gay bars talking to patrons and disseminating helpful information. I have other good friends that are devout Christians who believe homosexuality is wrong -- but they're not scared of them. And many of them are NASCAR fans. But the language we are basically forced into when talking about these issues dictates that if you don't approve, you are afraid. Which is nuts.
I would also be willing to bet there are gay NASCAR fans.
While that was a bit of a digression, I use it to illustrate how completely crippled we are as a country in talking about issues of diversity. While our American philosophy rightly dismisses race as a dividing trait, it does not dismiss culture. And it should not. But that is exactly what forces on the Left do when they promote "diversity" as something to strive for rather than something to just let happen.
With that as a guiding principle, people are apparently able, with a straight face, to formulate sentences that start out (as someone did in the MLDC report) .... "Leveraging diversity as a vital strategic military resource..."
Yeah, buddy. You may have chemical weapons, but we'll overwhelm you with our massive "diversity".