The recent release of “WOKE WARFIGHTERS”- How Political Ideology is Weakening America’s Military” by Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Chip Roy clearly analyzes how Joe Biden and his administration are weakening America’s Armed Forces. It must be realized that the world today is extremely dangerous with America facing internal and external threats.
As pointed out in the report, The Biden DOD and Intelligence Agencies issue a National Security Strategy to outline America’s strategic interests, threats facing America, and how to counter those threats. Not surprised, one of the first points discussed is the “Strengthening of the Force” with the first topic being “Promoting Diversity and Inclusion.” That ranked above preventing suicides, reducing sexual assault, and other forms of violence against and amongst our service members.
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, and his subordinate followers defended teaching CRT throughout the Armed Forces and at our military academies. These are the same senior officers that could not win a war. America lost so many of its proud soldiers, sailors, and airman, and thousands were wounded because of their flawed war-fighting strategies and policies (all documented). They have destroyed their reputation and credibility among the ranks and the Constitutional Patriots of America.
It became clear to many of us that the Obama administration (with some help from Bill Clinton’s presidency) had seeded the Pentagon with leftist generals whose allegiance was to the Deep State, to cultural leftism, and to the infamous and profitable “military-industrial complex” that Eisenhower warned about in 1961. Now Biden is following the same path with a “purge” of the ranks of so-called “extremists. In only five years, Obama had conducted a major Pentagon purge, firing almost 200 senior officers who held the old–fashioned belief that the military exists to protect America and should not be a social justice institution with limited firepower.
The upper-level officers who remained were hardcore Democrats. Several were assigned to our Military academies at US Military Academy at West Point, The Naval and Air Force Academies. bringing their liberal, left-wing philosophies with them. They accepted left-wing ideologues as adjunct professors All the above says there is something rotten happening in the Pentagon.
Department of Defense:
Obama-Biden Administration In 2016, President Obama’s DoD issued a policy to allow unrestricted service by transgender people. In 2019, then-secretary Mattis changed this policy to exclude those who suffered from gender dysphoria or who had recently experienced it. As the Heritage Foundation’s Thomas Spoehr points out, this was a move designed not to arbitrarily discriminate against such people, but “to ensure that America’s men and women in uniform were not put at risk in a rush to engage in social engineering with our armed forces.” People with gender dysphoria often suffer from associated mental health conditions and are between eight and nine times more likely to experience severe anxiety. Service members with gender dysphoria are also ten times more likely to have mental health encounters than the average service member. Most shockingly, they are eight times more likely to commit suicide. Spoehr argues that because these people are more prone to mental breakdowns, “those serving next to them will be reluctant to rely on them,” which could result in the creation of a class of nondeployable service members. This would harm readiness both by reducing the number of service members available to deploy, but also by “breeding resentment among units who have members everyone knows will not be called upon to deploy with the rest of the unit.
On February 5, 2021, Secretary Lloyd Austin signed a memorandum directing all service members and DoD civilian employees to conduct a “one-day ‘standdown’ to discuss extremism in the ranks with their personnel.” It was one of Austin’s first major actions after Senate confirmation, during which he promised to “rid our ranks of racists and extremists.” Foreign adversaries like China and Russia loved the stand-down. Their view was simple: the stand-down sowed further divisions in the United States and allowed them to tell their people that America’s government is a failure. Nothing could be further from the truth, though. Chaired by Democrat Jack Reed, the Senate Committee on Armed Services (SASC) bipartisan report on the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) points out that this is “a case rate of .005 percent, one service member out of every 21,000.” The Biden Administration’s “Countering Extremist Activity Working Group” (CEAWG) found that “cases of prohibited extremist activity among service members were rare.” In fact, in a force of more than 2.1 million active and reserve forces, there were only one hundred cases. Stand-Down Order 4 The SASC report goes on to note that more than 5,359,000 personnel hours were spent on the extremism stand-down ordered by Secretary Austin. The SASC report spoke plainly on this unamerican working group created by Secretary Austin: “Spending additional time and resources on extremism in the military is an inappropriate use of taxpayer funds and should be discontinued by the Department of Defense immediately.”
In 2022 Bishop Garrison was assigned to DOD by SECDEF Austin. He is a rabid partisan who routinely denigrates conservatives and has stated that “systemic racism is one of our greatest national security challenges.” Garrison has also promoted the deeply unhistorical “1619 Project,” which argues that the beginning of slavery in Britain’s American colonies, not the Declaration of Independence, is the real founding of America and that everything wrong with society today can be traced back to slavery. By hiring a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense who believes such things, the Biden DOD shows itself to be thoroughly out of touch with the needs of our Nation.
The Biden Administration wants to indoctrinate a new generation of military leadership at the U.S. Service Academies with Critical Race Theory (CRT). The book takes large inspiration from Marxist concepts of dialectic, the idea that the world is fundamentally divided between “oppressed” and “oppressor,” and history is the story of the clashes between the two. According to this ideology, the oppressor class has inherent advantages that benefit it at the expense of the oppressed. The only way to mitigate that injustice is to actively take But the American system is not built on racism. In the words of Dr. King: “When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” advantages away from the “oppressor.” This, the book argues, is why not being racist is insufficient – you must be an “Antiracist” to pursue justice. King did not gloss over the real injustices faced by his fellow African Americans: “It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note as far as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Black people a bad check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’” But King never argued that the founding and the ideals our nation is based on are fundamentally or systemically evil. He called Americans to live up to our founding promise, not to reject it.
Cadets at West Point are being taught that “in order to understand racial inequality and slavery, it is first necessary to address whiteness.” A slide for a class at West Point obtained by Freedom of Information requests argues that “white people and people of color live racially different structured lives.” The slide goes on to list three characteristics of Whiteness, describing it as “a location of structural advantage [and] race privilege,” “a standpoint or place from which white people look at themselves and the rest of society,” and “a set of cultural practices that are usually unmarked and unnamed.” The slide concludes by saying, “Take-for-grandness of whiteness: privilege lives within this.” It is deeply problematic to lie to the future of our military and attempt to instill in them the belief that white people must feel bad for the color of their skin, that they are by virtue of their birth oppressors. It is also wrong to tell people of color that they are held down by structural forces outside of their control and that they are by virtue of their birth doomed to failure. These are not just one-off instances of fringe academics who should be reprimanded for pushing un-American propaganda. They reflect broader trends in the Armed Forces.
The Biden Administration has a disturbing history of punishing those who object to woke ideology and giving license to those who agree with it. 15 Under the Biden Administration, there is a strict standard for those who hold heterodox opinions but no consequences for those who toe the party line. This flagrant discrimination is fundamentally unjust and cannot continue. Moreover, it breeds resentment and allows loyalty to an ideology, rather than competence, to determine success in our military. We thank Senator Rubio and Congressman Roy for this report to the America People.
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