Ahead of the pack.
As I stated in my previous post, you are more than entitled to your opinion. I made that abundantly clear.Yes, I am from Norway. That does not mean I am not allowed to see, hear and watch what is going on elsewhere in the world or have an opinion of it
The military supplies transgendered individuals the medications they need, as supplies other soldiers with medications for conditions they may have like diabetes or allergies. If you have military personnel stationed anywhere, you need to logistically supply with food and medical supplies. It is a minor matter to supply hormones and other medications through military personnel and logistical services.Military personnel abroad receive wide-vaccinations due local pathogens, sometimes regularly. Respectfully, I do not see you mentioned that ceasing those vaccinations will "fuck up" these individuals and there are far more of these individuals than transgendered individuals.1. Potential medication problems(some are from what I've read, on hormones, some not) that will fuck up the individual if those hormones either run out or they are no longer supplied them.
2. Suicide/attempted suicide rates.
3. Mental/psychological health problems.
I have noticed that transgender individuals are often erroneously cited to be exceptionally susceptible to problems such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. This is countered by the prevalence of these same issues in the LGB community and it is notable that many countries do not excluded their service. By creating a more accepting environment, the distress that transgender personnel feel in the military may be mitigated if they may serve openly with full support and by all accounts this happening, despite current circumstances.
The United States military has the most resilient and sophisticated logistical network in the world, hands down. It is why we have bases located all over the world, so we can have better force projection and defensive coverage. In Afghanistan and Iraq, there were transgendered military personnel receiving treatment and medications. If we are in a conflict where transgendered individual cannot receive their medications, then it is virtually definite that medical supplies in general are not being shipped and our logistical network has been shattered.5. Potential logistics problems if a war breaks out, as in not able to get hormones if it happens.
Transgender individuals have go through the same training and re-qualifications as everybody else in the United States military. We keep our standards high, just we do for women serving in the military as well. There are plenty of transgender military personnel, including specialists, who will be hard to replace because they fulfilled niche roles. This is why certain specialists are being given exemptions in case the current stay on the ban is lifted.6. I want only the best, brightest, strongest and most qualified. That goes for any military, regardless of nation. I don't want potential risk factors in a military whose demographic aren't exactly looking too bright on the mental/psychological health front.
All the rebuttals I have issued above are on practical grounds.It's for practical reasons, not from a moral/ethical perspective.
However, perhaps you would the advice on individuals who have actually run a military.
On August 1, 2017, the Palm Center released a letter signed by 56 retired generals and admirals, opposing the proposed ban on transgender military service members. The letter stated that if implemented, the ban "would cause significant disruptions, deprive the military of mission-critical talent and compromise the integrity of transgender troops who would be forced to live a lie, as well as non-transgender peers who would be forced to choose between reporting their comrades or disobeying policy".
www.theguardian.com: Top military officials call on Trump to reverse transgender ban
These are top tier commanders my nation's military. I believe they know this matter better than you or me. You should take note.
I have said you are more than welcome to have an opinion on matters outside your country. However, you have a responsibility to be well educated on what you are discussing regarding that country. In the political compass thread, you made several glaring errors about voter registration in the United States than anyone who is an American citizen would know are automatically false. I am not attacking you, but when you make erroneous statements that negatively affect groups of people, particularly people who may be users on this forum, it causes unnecessary discord and debate. By researching a topic before we comment on it, we can avoid this.Though if I am not "allowed" to have an opinion of what is going on outside of my nation's borders that same line of reasoning should apply to you, as well.
I would note that barring transgender individuals from military service is a major change, especially for transgendered service members. I would also argue that those executive orders from Obama could very well be repealed in short order if Trump finds himself in need of evangelical political support, which was the real reason passed the transgender military ban.Executive orders that are still in place from Obama despite all the fear-mongering about Trump and Congress. The only thing that have been changed on that front is barring transgenders(although I do understand their vigilance, love for their country and a genuine will to serve) from entering the military.
Read my language. I was not issuing commands, just stating the best course of action.You're free to say people should vote for Z because X reason(s). Though saying people must vote for Z because X reason(s) is a tad too much, IMO.
Thank you for reading this and I hope we can continue this dialogue.