COMMANDER SALAMANDER, AN EXCELLENT SOURCE OF INFORMATION ON FOOLISHNESS IN THE NAVAL ESTABLISHMENT AND PROFILES IN MORAL COURAGE BY THOSE FIGHTING TO REDUCE THE MADNESS.
We here at American Admiralty Books as our regular readers are aware, are very proud of being the first to hire a Japanese giant catfish and former demigod as an analyst and feature writer. The Great Namazu has been an excellent audience draw and we now believe that our original and controversial decision to hire him has paid off well. We then hired the large mouthed shark "Beastie" to serve as fishing video editor. We think we are pioneers in diversity of hiring practices across species lines. But we are not the "pioneers".
That honor goes to the anonymous publishers of the Commander Salamander Blog the first naval blog that we know of to hire an amphibian as their lead feature writer. Commander Salamander may not be a 3,000 year old former demigod like our Namazu but his insight and humor rival the earth shattering pointed delivery of the giant catfish, but is more focused on naval subjects. We first brought our readers attention to the Commander's blog about a year and half ago in an introductory post.
Our favorite occasional contributor Vic Socotra of www.vicsocotra.com recently brought our attention to the Commander's blog once again in one of his recent posts to his own blog www.vicsocotra.com. We think we have been remiss in not putting the Commanders blog address link Commander Salamander Blog in a logical easy to find place within our site. Today we are going to remedy that situation by adding this link at our NAVAL INTEREST page and in our Big Links locker.
Our Naval establishment here in the United states is very big on the social goal of diversity. All three services; the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard have gone to extraordinary lengths to achieve racial, gender, gender preference, religious, ethnic, and linguistic diversity in our crews and cohorts. This laudable goal has often been pursued to the detriment of combat readiness, budget considerations, and even common sense. Yet diversity of species is far from achieved in the naval establishment. For example dogs, and dolphins have long been pressed into naval service but are denied enlistment contracts. This is blatant discrimination and must be addressed. Dolphins and dogs have died in naval service with no survivor benefits going to next of kin due to the lack of an enlistment contract. Even when the services wake up and finally allow enlistment contracts for non humans will they go all the way as required by principles of justice and open the road to obtaining a commission? It is after all a proven fact that some salamanders and catfish are more intelligent than a few of our still serving commissioned officers at every grade level. As co-pioneers in non human integration into the maritime writing and analytic profession we salute the earlier pioneer Commander Salamander and look forward to the day of true equality of species within our naval establishment.
Johnas Presbyter, Editor
Written under duress from Namazu