Hasan, Fort Hood, and the Need to Reassert, “Wow, I’m an American!”
Too many Americans have been made ashamed of American values and taught to blame America for all of the world’s ills. This shame and guilt is expressed through PC values. The psychology of political correctness became so deeply embedded in the army, once the bastion of traditional American values, that the army was rendered unable to protect itself from Hasan’s Islamic extremism. All of America has been made vulnerable by this psychological undermining of our values.