The honor code was a really big deal with military academies. Get caught lying? Get drummed out. On your way out, with your bags packed, your former classmates turn away from you as you walk past them.
Then, Pig was caught trying to steal gas from Will’s car. He was put on trial and convicted of being dishonorable and was kicked out of school. He had to go down “The Walk of Shame”, where all the cadets turn their backs on him as he passes.
I couldn’t find the clip on youtube, but it’s a great clip. Definitley rent the movie “The Lords of Discipline” some time.
Posted: Sunday, November 1, 2009 12:00 am
By EARL KELLY, Staff Writer
Despite its reputation for setting high standards, the Naval Academy rarely dismisses anyone for lying, cheating or stealing, according to thousands of pages of documents obtained by concerned graduates under the federal Freedom of Information Act.
It’s a disturbing trend, these graduates contend, because Naval Academy midshipmen, as junior officers, become responsible for weapons systems, national security and the welfare of the young men and women who enlist in the Navy and Marine Corps.
In what the Washington Post called the biggest bribery case “the Navy has confronted in years,” the skipper of a naval cruiser and a senior logistics officer allegedly gave classified information to a contractor regarding ship movements, in exchange for prostitutes, tickets to Lady Gaga concerts (!!!), and cash. The information, which imperiled national security, was allegedly used by the contractor to defraud the Navy (i.e., the white American net tax base) out of millions of dollars.
The two main defendants:
Cmdr. Michael Misiewicz, code-name “Brudda, ”Cambodian birth name “Vannak Khem.” He was adopted by Army administrative assistant Maryna Misiewicz and benefitted from a Navy Affirmative Action program, with got a slot that should have gone to a qualified, white American… and (allegedly) paid back his adoptive country by selling it out.
Leonard Francis, CEO of Glenn Defense Marine Asia, known widely as “Fat Leonard,” “Lion King” and “Boss,” is a Malaysian national based out of Singapore.
Three others are also charged: senior logistics officer Cmdr. Jose Luis Sanchez; senior Navy investigator, Naval Criminal Investigative Service Supervisory Special Agent John Bertrand Beliveau II, who allegedly funneled inside information about the investigation to Francis; and Francis’ subordinate Alex Wisidagama. [3 arrested in international Navy bribery scheme, AP/Washington Times, September 18, 2013; Third Navy official arrested in bribery probe by Craig Whitlock, Washington Post, November 6.]
And then there’s Two men married at West Point chapel.
Tovarish Putin! Nye boisya Ameriki! Pobyedyetye!
US hegemony is backed by the dollar, which is backed by US military might, which is backed by diversity that doens’t have a real honor code in its service academies.
I guess that’s why they need drones. But a corrupt officer class will sell the codes to the drones to the guerillas in exchange for wine, women and song (and maybe some lines of Bolivian marching powder!).
My pessimistic friends Tabula Raza and Pluto the Dog, let this bit of news cheer you up! This is Peak Chutzpah. This is a Potemkin village of a country.