On June 23rd, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Mark Milley testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the president’s 2022 budget request.
In a tense exchange between Sec. Austin and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Gaetz was concerned over the role Critical Race Theory has to play in the U.S. military. The Secretary said “I don’t know what the issue of Critical Race Theory is, or what the relevance, here, uh, in the Department…We do not teach Critical Race Theory, we do not embrace Critical Race Theory. And I think that’s a spurious conversation.”
General Milley also later commented that he was “personally offended that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, our commissioned/non-commissioned officers of being quote, woke, because we’re studying some theories that are out there.”
In an article on the newest “Woke” military ad, American Pigeon reported that:
“Over the past few years, while China has been building up the world’s largest Navy, the U.S. military across all branches have been focusing on ensuring that our nation’s defense is the right shade of woke. From taxpayers supplementing service-members’ gender reassignment surgery; to the Pentagon’s Diversity and Inclusion Board, ensuring the race of the military is the right shade of brown, and representing that shade; to the Army’s “Operation Inclusion”, where graphics and fliers were sent to service-members about a variety of meetings that were taking place last summer, 2020, including one section where there was a list of “overt/covert forms of white supremacy”; to the Army’s Equity and Inclusion agency; to tweets by one Chief MSG of the Air Force on his greatest fear for other service-members being killed by white cops— fear, not of the Chinese military, but of American racism; to Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday’s Navy reading list that includes debunked, anti-American books such as “How to be an Anti-Racist;” to a Space Force Commander relieved of duty after criticizing Marxism; and much more.”
Becoming defensive, General Milley responded to Gaetz’ questioning.
“On the issue of Critical Race Theory, I’d obviously have to get much smarter on whatever the theory is, but I do think it’s important actually for those of us in uniform to be open-minded and be widely read… and it is important we train and understand…And I want to understand white rage, and I’m white. And I want to understand it. So what is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overthrow the Constitution of the United States?”
First, the General admits that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Then makes the insinuation that white rage caused the unarmed “insurrection”. Firstly, here’s what we know about January 6th: the role of Boogaloo Bois; Trump supporters waved in by police; bombs placed by the RNC & DNC a night before; Pelosi and McConnell refused National Guard support prior to January 6th.
But General Milley wants to understand why white rage caused an unarmed “insurrection”, not why the capitol was stormed. The premise is already established for him. White people did it, therefore white people mad; white people storm capitol, therefore insurrection. I’d be curious what Milley would say about blacks rioting last summer. Would that be black rage, and would he want to understand that too? Maybe that has something to do with white supremacy as well?
Milley goes on to say that he has read Mao, Karl Marx, and Lenin, but that doesn’t make him a communist.
Perhaps not. As a student of sociology, I’ve also read Marx, and plenty of Critical Race Theory, and that doesn’t make me a racialist commie either. Nothing is wrong with ‘understanding’, but something is wrong with promoting ideologies that are ingrained in racism and victim mentality.
As we’ve seen, the racialists teachings of Critical Race Theory and “Anti-Racism” are making their way into the U.S. military, but also in schools K-12.
“In one instance, the Oregon State Department of Education issued a newsletter about taking up an initiative to promote “equitable mathematics” or “ethnomathematics” in Oregon schools, with the intention of combating “white supremacy” in mathematics. According to the toolkit provided by EquitableMath.org, an emphasis on “getting the right answer,” or “requiring students to show their work,” are all apparently manifestations of white supremacist culture in the classroom. It would appear that, according to these schools, black students can’t be expected to get the right answer or show their work, because the expectation of succeeding without assistance is an oppression they attribute to white supremacy.”
My response to General Milley is simple:
Firstly, sir, don’t talk about things you admit you don’t understand just because you feel attacked when your own soldiers are saying the military is becoming “woke.” Secondly, if you want to read these books, theories, and whatever other ideological material that teaches how race is the centerpiece of our persons and country, and how dangerous and oppressive even the Constitution is, that you swore to uphold and defend, then you can do that on your own time. But we should not be encouraging Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, or Sailors, to read Trotsky, Mao, or Ibram X. Kendi.
Because we don’t pander to the political proclivities of some in order to appease some partisan call for “inclusivity.” When we’re all on the battlefield as trigger-pushers against China’s greatest naval force, have no fear, because Emma has two moms, and diversity is our strength. We’re gonna drop that diversity into the barrel of our howitzer and destroy China’s battleships.
Things might be deafening way up on high but, with all due respect General, it’s best not to talk about what you clearly admitted you don’t even understand.
Listen to your soldiers, General.
Critical Race Theory is a problem.
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