Respect is often demanded, but always earned. The crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt gives an ovation to CAPT Crozier as he leaves his ship for the last time.
Mais dans ce pays-ci il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un Amiral .
There is no doubt of it; but in this country it is found good, from time to time, to kill an Admiral .
- Voltaire, CandideThe Navy Brass can kiss my ass. And SECNAV Modly needs to make up two new envelopes. The CNO and CINCPAC as well. If you need to start shooting Admirals, there are a bunch in the E-Ring. Nobody will miss them.
And a note to folks who comment that CAPT Crozier bypassed the chain of command - of course he did. What we haven't seen is all the communication he had with the E-Ring types before that, where they basically told him "We don't want to hear 'but sir'; we want to hear 'yes, sir'". Anyone who thinks for 2 seconds knows this. If you want to leave a comment on chain of command, make sure to address this topic.
And also address the following: if the only rational approach to the Chinese Virus From Hell is to shut down f***ing everything in America because it is the Only Way To Avoid Pandemic Disaster, then why is shutting down a Navy Plague Ship not the Only Way To Avoid Pandemic Disaster? Note: any comments along the lines of "the military needs to suck it up during an emergency" will be deleted without mercy. Yes, I'm pretty steamed about this.
SECNAV should be keelhauled in the Tidal Basin while all the inhabitants of the E-Ring are forced to watch.