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Check out usmadata.com for what you need to know about West Point that West Point won’t tell you

Posted by John Reed on

I just learned of an important blog about my undergraduate alma mater West Point. It is called https://usmadata.com/.
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A more complete title might be
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• The Unofficial Web Site of the United States Military Academy at West Point
• The West Point Loyal Opposition
• What You Need To Know About West Point that West Point Won’t Tell You
• The Inconvenient Truth About West Point
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The blog extensively researches West Point policies and results through Freedom of Information Act requests and scrutinizing pertinent laws and regulations and reports.
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In recent years, West Point appears to have gone woke and adopted quotas for black, Latino, and LGBTQ and abandoned the Honor Code and compromised its ideals in pursuit of FBS football success.
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USMAdata.com seems to be focused on holding the Academy to its basic purpose: defending the nation. The Academy now seems to prioritize instead supporting Democrat party agenda items like attracting votes from blacks, Latinos, LGBTQ; attaining and retaining political power, and winning, not wars, but the artificial competition to rank high in the annual college rating magazine issues, and ranking among the top 25 FBS NCAA football teams.
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I only read a few of the blog’s articles, but was shocked to read about high failure-to-graduate rates among the Democrat party targeted identity groups, favoring legacy applicants (there should not be a single instance of such at a federal government college).
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When I went there in 1964, the annual USMA catalog had a well known list of ways to get admitted, namely Congressional nomination (which I got), Presidential nomination, enlisting in the Army and taking a test, and a few other categories specified by law.
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Now there appears to be a sort of off-the-books, under-the-table “slush fund” of admissions not specified in the law used for legacies and athletic recruits and to admit unqualified applicants to meet identity-groups quotas and to recruit athletes.
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I have long wanted such a web site to come into existence. And there is a ferocious, albeit not uniform, anger among West Point graduates about anti-white male policies and lowering of academic and integrity standards for football or political reasons.
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The Academy and even the Association of Graduates seem to regard the grads as a great annoyance and the hypocritical violations of West Point’s many professed ideals as mere real-world necessities which must not be mentioned. On Day One at West Point, we were given a book called Bugle Notes, much of which we had to memorize.
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Those professions of West Point ideals are
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• The Honor Code (“A cadet does not lie, cheat, or steal” when I was there.)
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The Academy and the Association of Graduates want the graduates to be “seen but not heard,” like children. At usmadata.com, they are heard.

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