You either get it or you don't. For those that don't get it, they attack it. Attempt to weaken it.If you understand, no explanation is necessary; For those who don't understand, no explanation is possible.
The assault on Marine Corps Values has been ongoing. Some attack those values by stating that our mission is obsolete. Some attack it by demanding gender norming so that our Combat Arms becomes ordinary. Some attack it by demanding jointness for no other reason than claiming fictional cooperation.
But for those that have the internal fortitude, the mental toughness and devotion to duty ...Those people will never yield to those that want the Marine Corps to become ordinary.
We aren't and the Marine Corps isn't.
I just wish those in power (civilian and military) understood that fact. There was a survey on institutions that the American public still believes in. The military topped that list. Not because it changed like the times--chasing the latest "hot thing", but because the US military in general and the Marine Corps in particular represent old fashioned values.
But if you've read this far then you understand and no explanation is necessary....