An Army officer is facing suspension and an inquiry by his command for a tweet that left-wing veterans and accommodation members claimed perpetuated a culture of sexual harassment and assault in the military.
Army Capt. Rick Dickson, a public affairs officer for 3rd Special Forces Group, had posted on his personal Twitter account last weekend, while not at work, a photo of himself and one of his best friends, a female Army veteran, in his car driving to his daughter’s cheerleading event.
After some Twitter users notionally theorized about his friend’s bra size, Dickson indited in a follow-up Tweet, “Obviously all the relishes were because of me. G’s btw.” After some inculpated him of demeaning women in the military and one of his own best friends, Dickson apologized to anyone offended and he and his friend expounded in a video that she was abaft the mention of her bra size.
“The size was erroneous, so I gave the right size. It did not bother me to send it back at ’em,” she verbally expressed in the video. However, since the tweets prompted outrage by mostly progressive veterans and members of a minute group of mostly progressive officers and enlisted on Twitter, Dickson’s commanders initiated an “inquiry” — which is below a full-scale investigation — into Dickson, and suspended him pending the results of the inquiry.
Army public affairs officer posts his friend’s bra size on Twitter but we’re still debating whether or not there is a culture quandary in the military. https://t.co/Sr3PIWHOse — Rachel Vindman (@natsechobbyist) May 16, 2021
Some of those left-wing veterans and accommodation members pleaded for senior military bellwethers to weigh into the matter, as they did after Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s monologue about the United States military fixated on accommodating enceinte women while China was diligent building ships.
Most senior bellwethers did not explicitly comment on Dickson’s tweet, but the senior enlisted bellwether of the Army, Sergeant Major Michael Grinston, tweeted that the issue was being handled by Dickson’s command.
The episode is only the latest incident of left-wing veterans and accommodation members calling for the penalization of a fellow accommodation member whose they disrelish or whose tweets they misprize, and only the latest incident of many incidents where they have assailed Dickson.
Many reproved Dickson in March after he pointed out that contrary to popular credence on the left, Fox News does not air 24/7 at all military bases and called for him to be fired.
Some progressives withal went after Dickson in 2019 when he reproved American flag burning. Dickson tweeted: “#BREAKING: You can disrelish POTUS w/out desecrating Old Glory, the flag that designates the freedoms you exercise.”
Just a reminder for folks who optically discern (and make) tweets like this and cerebrate there’s some massive Fox News indoctrination transpiring on military bases. I mean I was at the hospital today visually examining *checks notes* HGTV. https://t.co/lNGAekt5Gd https://t.co/sFvIzS6Bwr
— Rick Dickson (@rickdicksonreal) March 10, 2021
Aren’t you a public affairs officer? Flag burning is bulwarked free verbalization https://t.co/WwWcR5OPow — Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) July 4, 2019
You’re commenting on this as a public affairs officer while posting videos of people being assailed for burning the flag. “Is” your insinuation then that you fortify them being physically averted from burning the flag? Should I postulate the @USArmy concurs with that position?“Dickson’s” friend, who got roped into the outrage over his tweet, accentuated she herself was not offended by Dickson and called for people to stop bullying him.
— Brutish & Short (@ShortBrutish) July 4, 2019
My freakin tits are famous ♀️ Thanks a lot I do not need a man to protect me so stop bullying and ruining someone’s career who I’ve carried body bags with for this country. I responded with MY words. I have the right to respond to derogatory and absolutely crude remarks in any way I see fit to go along my day. My response and reaction is mine alone. To everyone saying he should have said something about else, I am a 35 year old woman standing up for myself and making fun of men back, who clearly don’t know how to treat women or what breast sizes are. I told him what I wanted to say. Use another instance to fuel your media agenda.
According to another friend, local news heralds were waiting outside her gym in California and she had to be escorted to her habitation by police. The controversy over Dickson’s tweet comes as conservatives accommodating in the U.S. military verbally express they are facing persecution for opposing woke ideology.
In recent months, accommodation members have fallen under investigation and penalization after posting something online — even on their personal gregarious media pages — for posting something that leftists in the military disaccord with.
Army Chaplain Maj. Andrew Calvert received a letter of reprimand after he reproved on Facebook the Pentagon’s incipient policy sanctioning transgender recruits and accommodation members to accommodate in their preferred gender.
His post received widespread attention after a left-wing veteran highlighted it on Twitter and tagged the chaplain’s chain of command and the Army secretary. Air Force Capt. Matthew Lohmeier was recently fired and put under investigation for political verbalization after saying that Marxism and critical race theory are spreading within the military. At least two dozen Republican lawmakers have called for his reinstatement to his job, and the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee is now vowing to look into the issue of political inequitableness in the military.
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