A Navy Seal famed for being a member of the team that killed arch-terrorist Osama bin Laden fired off a blistering message for the U.S. Navy, which created an instructional video about using the proper “gender pronouns.”
The Navy’s video, modeled after a children’s show, is meant is meant to emphasize “the importance of using correct pronouns as well as polite etiquette when you may not be sure of someone’s pronouns,” according to the Navy, The Washington Free Beacon reported.
Robert J. O’Neill, who served on the team that killed Bin Laden, snapped, “Let me make it simple for the entire @USNavy: Your pronouns are shipmate/shipmates. There. I just saved the taxpayers millions by avoiding ridiculously useless training. Anchors aweigh.”
Let me make it simple for the entire @USNavy : Your pronouns are shipmate/shipmates. There. I just saved the taxpayers millions by avoiding ridiculously useless training. Anchors aweigh.
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) June 21, 2022
The video features two engineers from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Conchy Vasquez and Jony Rozon. Rozon says, “Hi. My name is Jony and I use he/him pronouns.” Vasquez follows, “Hi. My name is Conchy and I use she/her pronouns.”
“Using the right pronouns is a really simple way to affirm somebody’s identity,” Rozon says loftily. “It is a signal of acceptance and respect.”
“If it is a signal of acceptance and respect, how do we go about creating a safe space for everybody,” Vasquez asks.
“That’s a good question. A really good way to do that is to use inclusive language,” Rozon replies. “Instead of saying something like, ‘Hey, guys,’ you could say, ‘Hey everyone,’ or ‘Hey team.’”
“But what would I do if I misgender someone,” Rozon queries.
“I think the first thing to recognize is that it’s not the end of the world,” Vasquez smiles. “you correct yourself and move on or you accept the correction and move on. The most important thing I can tell you is you don’t put the burden of making you feel good about your mistake on the person you just misgendered.”
In June 2021, O’Neill slammed President Biden after Biden claimed at a press conference that white supremacists were a greater terrorism threat than al-Qaeda.
“We must not give hate a safe harbor. As I said in my address to the joint session of Congress, according to the Intelligence Community, terrorism from white supremacy is the most lethal threat to the homeland today, not ISIS, not Al-Qaeda — white supremacists,” Biden said. “That’s not me. That’s the intelligence community under both Trump and under my administration.”
O’Neill fired back, ‘This is the most dangerously inaccurate statement I have ever heard from a president. More to follow, I’m sure.”
This is the most dangerously inaccurate statement I have ever heard from a president. More to follow, I'm sure. https://t.co/te3LHxfMIS
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) June 1, 2021