The leftist ingrates at Vox published an article that criticized the United States Marine Corps on Memorial Day, accusing the Corps of having a “toxic masculinity” problem. The article, written by Alex Ward, attempts to create the narrative that the Marines need to change their attitude and their image following the deplorable nude photo-sharing scandal.
Ward argues that in order to fix its image as a hive of “toxic masculinity,” the Marines should do more to incorporate women into combat roles. Never mind that studies have shown that women are not as qualified as men to undertake the physical burdens necessary to join the Marines. According to Ward, this change is necessary to change the image of the Marines and other military branches.
On all of the days to write a leftist hit piece on the United States Marine Corps, Vox believed that Memorial Day would be the best time to reinvigorate outrage at one of the finest fighting units that the United States and the world has ever seen. On the day that most Americans unite to honor the selfless sacrifice of millions of brave men and women, Vox sought to demonize the Marine Corps as a sexist entity that refuses to comply to the demands of the leftist elite who more than likely never wore an Armed Forces uniform and risked their lives for our freedom. While widows and children visit the graves of their loved ones who died fighting radical Islam, communism, or fascism, Alex Ward and his comrades at Vox sit atop their figurative high horse attempting to lecture those tasked with protecting our country about honor and virtue.
More than 1.1 million American men and women have sacrificed themselves to defend the United States from the Revolutionary War until the current wars in the Middle East. Out of those 1.1 million, more than 40,000 of those fallen warriors belonged to the United States Marine Corps. One of those men was Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone. He earned the Medal of Honor during the Battle of Guadalcanal for actions on October 24-25, 1942. His citation reads as follows: