a. Privilege to command. Command is exercised by virtue of office and the special assignment of members of the Armed Forces of the United States holding military grade who are eligible to exercise command. A commander is, therefore, a commissioned or warrant officer (WO) who, by virtue of grade and assignment, exercises primary command authority over a military organization or a prescribed territorial area that is recognized as a “command” under pertinent official directives….
b. Elements of command. The key elements of command are authority and responsibility….
4. To take all necessary and proper measures, under the laws, regulations, and customs of the Army, to promote and safeguard the morale, the physical well-being, and the general welfare of the officers and enlisted persons under their command or charge.US AR 600-20
Recently data from Defense Medical Epidemiological Database (DMED) leaked and shows how abysmally you have failed your responsibility to look out for the welfare of the persons in your command. All the information you needed to make better decisions was available to you but you went along anyway, you woke pussies. When all of this is over no one will be working harder for peaceful reconciliation and forgiveness and moving on than I will be, except towards you flag officers. There exists a Uniform Code of Military Justice to govern your behavior, and your colossal failure to look after the welfare of persons under your command will be judged by the graphs herein. I note that immediately after the leak of this data someone began going through the DMED database from which it came and began cooking numbers, but that has tricked no one who follows this issue, and people who have gone further back in the numbers are finding that yes, the original claims of increases of as high as 10X are sustained when we compare 2021 with highest previous maxima.
After the whistleblower came forward with the data displayed on the left hand graphs, within hours the DOD “discovered” glitches in previous years’ data that reduced some (but not all) of the increases. However, once one starts cooking the books of any operation, other things stop ticking-and-tying, and it appears that those who have checked into it say that going back more than five years where they have not rooked the books, one finds that these tremendous increases shown on the left are in fact real.
To the men and women of the DoD, my heartfelt condolences. You must look at these graphs and feel betrayed by your commanding officers. I am sorry. Please hang in there. America will make it up to you someday.
To federal employees of Other Government Agencies: My condolences to you as a well. You will feel betrayed too, because these numbers apply to you as well. And I know anyone paying attention can see what is happening to public health in a way that cannot be hidden by cooking numbers in a database. Please do not get angry, but remember that your SES put you in this situation. I do not feel they have looked out for your best interests. Their obligation to do so may not be as complete as a military commander’s, but still. I respectfully suggest you remember to consider and think about how far you will take the orders of men and women who have failed you in this way: remember to ask if they are Constitutional and lawful.
Me? As a point of humor and metaphor only, I confess that for reasons that escape me I am put in mind of that most brilliant of all of Hannibal Lecter’s moments.
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