In the wake of the Ft Hood massacre, perhaps it is time to rethink military discharges.
The soldier in question did seek to leave the military. His supervisors were monitoring his performance. His peers repeatedly expressed serious concerns in training.
When a tragedy strikes there is a natural tendency to point fingers. I am pointing to a series of policies that need to be looked at.
Part of the problem with his views in training is that many professors in Social Science would agree with many parts of his odd views. There are plenty of psychologists
who are Marxists and agree with the thoughts that suicide bombers are rational.
The question of if Marxists themselves belong in the industry is a serious question that should be addressed. Marxism is a world view that is genocidal and seeks the violent creation of utopia. It has been attempted multiple times and has produced nothing other than dead bodies.
The history of Marxism reveals stealth, deception and treason in multiple instances.
One can have a rational discourse with a libertarian or people within the mainstream. We disagree about specific policies but respect the same tradition.
How does a profession that seeks to judge human behavior admit people whose comic book cartoon minds are beyond normality. The ultimate example of this circus freak logic is Prof Joel Kovel who feigns he is a green. He has written comedy tracts on green issues. However his obsession with anti communism and cartoon rants about Israel make him a poster boy for academic gulags.
This cartoon scholar is a source of embarrassment to his fellow professors. I ran into one of his peers in NYC and rolled my eyes as soon as I heard her say Bard College. I was told that Kovel is an embarrassment and that around twice a week this person hears snide remarks based upon his antics. I did not have to even mention his name and this person knew why I was rolling my eyes. Kovel would pretend he is a victim of a Zionist conspiracy, but his antics have seriously damaged his employer, peers and students. I have had similar encounters with embarrassed Bard students and alumni.
No doubt in an atmosphere filled with Professors who were likely way left the rants of the Ft Hood Killer were likely unspectacular. In fact noting that he is a Pseudostinian the Professors themselves likely rewarded or expected these types of rants. I would be amused if it were later discovered that the class presentation of the suicide bomber rants were off topic. If my subject is Greek History and I present a paper on Woody Woodpecker I should be given an F unless I can draw a link between the two.
Maybe it is just time to rethink many things