Disloyal

New Freedom Center booklet exposes the military brass's betrayal of our country.

Editors' note: In this new Freedom Center booklet, Disloyal: How the Military Brass is Betraying Our Country, author Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center, reveals how the U.S. Military’s promotion of Critical Race Theory and efforts to purge “extremists” is endangering America’s future. Greenfield documents the shocking penetration of Critical Race Theory and woke leftist ideology into numerous branches of the American military. He describes how these recent attempts to divide the military by race and condemn the nation it exists to defend, have undermined unit cohesion and military readiness while having a devastating impact on troop morale.

“Disloyal” lays bare the disturbing actions and statements of some of America’s leading military leaders who have capitulated to America’s ideological enemies before even entering the field of battle. Among these are Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who has required both Critical Race Theory and the ahistorical and un-American 1619 Project as core elements of the Pentagon’s military training programs. Also unmasked is Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who vocally rejected the use of the military to put down violent BLM/Antifa riots and later defended the military’s adoption of CRT to Congress, stating, “I want to understand white rage and I’m white, and I want to understand it.”

Nor does the rot stop there. Greenfield reveals how Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Gilday, in an effort to radically transform the U.S. Navy, created “shared” video “conversations” featuring Navy officers lamenting America’s “systemic racism” and “implicit bias.”  Under the leadership of Chief of Staff Charles Q. Brown Jr., the Air Force also now produces official videos promoting CRT struggle sessions and the idea that all enlisted men must confront their “unconscious bias.”

“In a military led by disloyal commanders, America becomes the enemy,” Freedom Center Founder David Horowitz states in the introduction to Disloyal.

“Tragically for our nation, the Biden administration is continuing Clinton and Obama’s destruction of the military,” echoes Greenfield. “Our country is barely surviving a woke government and woke corporations, it will not survive the disloyal military leaders of a woke military.”

This new Freedom Center booklet is an urgent and vital read. [Read in PDF form: HERE.]

Introduction – Who Will Defend Us?
By David Horowitz

The following portraits of our top military leaders should strike fear into the heart of every American, and fill them with disgust. Military officers take an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” and to “bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” The disturbing portraits of America’s top military brass by Daniel Greenfield in this pamphlet show that to a man they have betrayed their oaths and their county and imposed on the service men and women under their command an alien ideology that attacks our Constitution, preaches hatred for our country and sows racial division in the military ranks. If the troops tasked with fighting our Marxist and Islamist enemies in a dangerous world are indoctrinated with hatred for their country, their Constitution, and its values, who will defend us?

There are 1.3 million active-duty personnel in America’s armed forces. Polls show that the attacks of 9/11 by Islamic Jihadists finally undid the damage inflicted on the military’s reputation by anti-American leftists during the 1960s and 70s. For the first time since the Vietnam War, the vast majority of Americans supported our troops.

But now a generation of disloyal military leaders is undermining bipartisan support for the military by embracing leftist racism and anti-Americanism. Their radicalism is pushing conservatives out of the armed forces while undermining unit cohesion and troop morale. Their allegiance to critical race theory and the viciously anti-American 1619 Project has led them to divide members of the armed forces into opposing camps of “oppressors” and “oppressed,” – the same Marxist categories that led to the murder of more than 100 million people in the last century, and that are inspiring genocides in China, Africa, and the Middle East today.

In a military led by disloyal commanders, America becomes the enemy.

The Navy releases videos claiming that “this country has a history of systemic racism” rather than expanding freedom.

“You don’t know the anxiety, the despair, the heartache, the fear, the rage and the disappointment that comes with living in this country... every single day,” the Air Force’s highest noncommissioned officer declared in his official capacity.

The Space Force is now fighting for “equality.” Who is it fighting against?

What effect is this warped radicalism having on the morale of our best and brightest? Some truth-tellers, like Lt Col. Matthew Lohmeier, have been removed from their commands for stating the obvious: dividing America’s military by gender and race and identifying the majority of its troops as “oppressors” creates divisions that can only weaken our ability to defend ourselves. Others are resigning or committing suicide. Suicide rates have risen 25% while military leaders focus on fighting “systemic racism,” which has been outlawed since the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The vast majority of the suicides have been by white men who were betrayed by woke generals.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and his service branch leaders have falsely claimed that the military is racist and that it discriminates against black people and minorities. How then explain why 75.6% of the active-duty military personnel killing themselves are white? Facts don’t faze ideologues, and our military can’t survive having them as leaders.

This pamphlet consists of portraits of the heads of America’s military branches who are focused on demoralizing our troops and setting them against each other, when they should be unifying them and rallying them to defend their country, which is still an inspiration to lovers of freedom around the world.

The Biden administration not only approves this leftward lurch in the military; it inspired the malaise by waging a false war against “extremism” in the military as a pretext for purging America-loving conservatives from its ranks. Its political appointees are indoctrinating officers and soldiers to believe that their country is racist, sexist, evil, and probably not worth risking your life for if you are 18 or 19 and have a life ahead of you.

The military is being encouraged by its leaders to reject racist America and advance “social progress,” a slippery category as defined by the political left. Diversity training and community organizing are being used to brainwash soldiers and transform the military the way college students and campuses have been turned into hubs for Marxist propaganda and political correctness.

This Marxist intrusion into military training and sabotage of the military mission shows that the Left is close to winning its war on America. And every American should worry about that.

Betraying America
by John Perazzo, Mark Tapson and David Horowitz

No institution in America – from government offices to schoolrooms to corporate boardrooms and beyond – is safe today from the poisonous racism of Critical Race Theory and the “1619 Project” which posit that United States history is rooted in slavery and white supremacy, and that “whiteness” is an incurable disease. The institution whose subversion poses the greatest threat to our national security is the military, now overseen by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, a determined advocate of these repulsive anti-American views.

Austin has required both Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project as core elements of the Pentagon’s military training programs – concealing their sinister agendas under the innocuous-sounding “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” label. He has ordered a purging of the military ranks of what he calls “extremists,” defined as opponents of these noxious views and supporters of Donald Trump and the Capitol protest of January 6th. This transformational focus of our military forces is the Biden administration’s answer to the growing threat of a heavily-militarized China - a purging of “whiteness” and patriotic pride from the ranks of our frontline defenders.

Lloyd Austin III, nominated in late 2012 for CENTCOM commander by President Barack Obama, who openly sought the “fundamental transformation” of America, spent his eight-year tenure politicizing the military command. When Austin retired from active duty with the U.S. military in 2016, he was a four-star general. He spent the next few years in the private sector as a founder and/or board member of various corporations until last December, when President Biden nominated him for the position of U.S. Secretary of Defense. The Senate subsequently confirmed Austin on January 22 by a vote of 93-2, making him the first black Defense Secretary in American history, and also the most radical – even though most black Americans are patriots and not radical.

Austin was a natural choice for an administration that seems to value the skin color, gender, and politics of its appointees over all other characteristics, and – like the President, the Vice President, and the Democratic Party generally – views America as a nation so scarred by its racist history that nothing short of a radical transformation would make it worthy of celebrating and defending. Like Obama, Austin is intent on transforming the American military with dangerous consequences for the 330 million Americans whose mission it is to defend.

During Austin’s Senate confirmation hearing on January 19, he vowed to rid the U.S. military of the many “racists and extremists” that allegedly have infiltrated it. “The job of the Department of Defense is to keep America safe from our enemies,” he said. “But we can’t do that if some of those enemies lie within our own ranks.”

Or, if they preside over those ranks. When the military command divides its soldiers along racial and gender lines, demonizing some and making permanent victims out of others, the divisive effects of such guidelines can have a devastating impact on unit cohesion and troop morale. When this training includes videos lionizing Democrat presidents like Obama and Clinton as civil rights heroes but omits the gains made by black, Asian, and Hispanic Americans under Trump, further seeds of division are sown in the ranks. And when a maliciously false history of America as a nation born in slavery in 1619 is presented as truth, and the true American founding in 1776 as an avatar of equality and freedom is erased, the consequences for morale are destructive and dangerous.

If your military commanders tell you that your country was a racist nightmare from its inception, how does that affect your calculation as a 19-year-old when you are considering risking your life to defend it?

On April 9, 2021, Secretary Austin issued a memorandum announcing the establishment of the Countering Extremism Working Group (CEWG) to spearhead the military’s witch-hunt to locate and stamp out “extremism” in its ranks[1].

To lead the CEWG, Austin appointed as his senior adviser on Human Capital and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a black American named Bishop Garrison, who has made no secret of his profound contempt for former President Trump and the scores of millions of people who voted for him. In July 2019, for example, Garrison said in a tweet: “Support for him [Trump], a racist, is support for ALL his beliefs. He’s dragging a lot of bad actors (misogynist, extremists, other racists) out into the light, normalizing their actions. If you support the President, you support that.” “There is no room for nuance with this,” Garrison added. “There is no more ‘but I’m not like that’ talk[2].” This is the man in charge of purifying our military.

Austin’s decision to appoint Garrison to head the CEWG is even more significant in light of the fact that Garrison is a vocal supporter of the 1619 Project. Garrison put forth a passionate defense of the 1619 Project in an August 2019 essay in which he wrote that America’s “hatred of communities of color and other vulnerable groups” is “deeply rooted in slavery, the treatment of African slaves, and the continued struggle of the black American community for equal treatment[3].” No acknowledgement, of course, of the tremendous contributions to racial equality for blacks in the founders’ declaration of equality for all, the ultimate sacrifices made by President Lincoln and 350,000 Union soldiers to free the slaves, or the white majorities in Congress who passed the Civil Rights Acts. Instead: “Now, arguably more than at any time in recent history, we need to recognize that extremism, racist policies, and white supremacy stand as existential threats not only to American life but to the future of our country and others around the globe,” added Garrison. No evidence needed of racist policies of white supremacy or the “existential threats” they are alleged to pose to America and the globe.

Of course, Austin claims preposterously that the CEWG “is not about politics or political views.” Yet, nearly all of the panel’s 18 members supported Joe Biden and the Democrats in the 2020 elections. “And that,” observes author Daniel Greenfield, “makes this look even more like a political purge of the military by a radical administration.” Greenfield further points out that no fewer than 6 of the CEWG’s 18 members are radical Islamists, including a Pakistani national, who also view the United States as a racist cesspool[4]. Training films shown to the troops under Austin’s leadership feature an anti-Semitic Black Lives Matter leader who conducted a pogrom in Los Angeles’s Jewish quarter, attacking synagogues and voicing support for the terrorist organization Hamas.

By no means is the CEWG the only vehicle by which Lloyd Austin has set out to purge America’s military of members who would dare to hold political opinions that differ from his. In his early days as Secretary of Defense, he ordered hundreds of former President Trump’s appointees from at least 31 Pentagon advisory boards and panels, to resign.

Central to the worldview of the race-obsessed new Defense Secretary is a belief that racism is America’s most salient and enduring feature. That belief animates Austin’s passionate crusade to impose racial “diversity” – by force – upon the military that he oversees. As Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said last month about Austin, he “believes there’s a sense of urgency here. The time is now to start to grow that [nonwhite] talent and develop that talent and provide opportunities for that talent to continue to advance of the ranks[5].” A worthy objective if “diversity” is not a cover for recruiting non-whites who share Austin’s racist views. Of course, there are no racial barriers for non-whites who wish to enter the armed services.

A more pressing question is whether “diversity,” which already has no barriers, should be the primary goal for an institution whose main purpose is to defend a nation rather than to serve as a social laboratory for leftwing dogmas. If “whiteness” and “white supremacy” are perceived as the chief national security threats – as President Biden has recently said – into what category does that put our real global adversaries, Communist China and Islamist Iran?

Biden, Austin, and members of the administration generally, have already made it clear that the scary catch-all term “extremist” refers not to Islamic fundamentalists or Antifa anarchists, or pro-Chinese infiltrators (none of whom the current administration regards as a national security problem) but to the 75+ million supporters of former President Trump, Republicans, and anyone who resists the anti-white racism currently rampant in our political discourse.

Austin’s remarks about extremists in our midst were a clear reference to the January 6 protest at the Capitol, which Democrats denounced as an “armed insurrection” even though there were no arms found, and therefore no insurrection. Under pressure from Black Lives Matter radicals, the incident was also denounced absurdly as a “white supremacist coup.” The incident itself was, in fact, far more “peaceful” than the more than 600 riots conducted by Democrat supporters and encouraged by Democrat mayors over the summer of 2020.

In fact, the only person killed on January 6 was an unarmed Trump supporter, a 14-year air force veteran named Ashli Babbitt who was murdered by a Capitol police officer. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi jailed the Hispanic reporter who videoed the murder, revealing that Babbitt was standing by herself and menacing no one. The journalist was charged with the crime of appearing at the event. Pelosi has concealed the identity of the officer. Attorney General Merrick Garland, revealing himself as a partisan extremist, called the whole event “the most dangerous threat to our democracy,” and refused to charge the officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman with a crime.

To justify their witch-hunt in the ranks, Austin and the Biden administration voiced concern that 50 of the individuals arrested for being present at the Capitol on January 6 were, as CBS News reported, “current or former military members[6].” Actually, only one of the 50 was an active-duty service member at the time, along with four who were current part-time troops in the Army Reserve or the National Guard[7]. The crucial point is that American citizens have every right to challenge an election result, and the Democrats have done that every time a Republican has won the presidency since 1980. Under the Biden-Pelosi new order, which resembles nothing so much as fascism, questioning the 2020 election is a “threat to democracy” – treason. The Democrats wasted no time in smearing these current and former military members as domestic terrorists.

On February 3, one month after the Capitol demons-tration, Austin announced a 60-day “stand down” order, during which commanders and leaders across every branch of the Armed Services could search for evidence of domestic “extremism” among uniformed personnel. This process would include interviews with every service member about their observations of extremist ideology and behavior among their peers. Distrust of the man or woman in the foxhole next to you is the very opposite of the unit cohesion that is the core of an effective military. Being trained to regard yourself as a victim of white America is sabotage of the unity required of any military force if it is to be effective.

Austin and the Biden administration decided that in order to help them determine who is, or is not, a dangerous “extremist,” they would rely on the judgment of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) — a notorious fact-challenged smear operation that routinely conflates traditional, respectable conservative organizations like the Family Research Council and the American Enterprise Institute with fascist, skinhead, and neo-Nazi fringe groups. Ben Carson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and other defenders of human rights and civility have been defamed by the SPLC as “hate-mongers.”

On February 10, 2021, the SPLC’s President and CEO, Margaret Huang – a long-time head of the leftist Amnesty International - sent Austin an unsolicited letter applauding the stand-down order and offering to assist in “this important effort.” Huang wrote, “We deeply appreciate your leadership and early action to address and eliminate hate and extremism in the military. We would welcome an opportunity to meet with your staff to discuss initiatives, resources, and programs we believe could help in your mission.”

On May 10, 2021, Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, a commanding officer with the U.S. Space Force, released a self-published book titled Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military. The book warns that Marxism and Critical Race Theory have gained a firm foothold within the U.S. military in recent years. As author Bruce Bawer has written, Lohmeier’s book notes that after the death of George Floyd last spring, military personnel were shown videos that: depicted all whites as racists; described American history as, in the words of one video’s director, “400 years of white supremacy”; cast contemporary American society as a “system of oppression”; accused President Trump of promoting “systematic racism”; portrayed Barack Obama and the Clintons as champions of the “anti-racist” cause; and promoted a picture of America that, in Lohmeier’s view, seemed intended “to justify … violent riots[8].”

“As a commander of young military professionals, all of whom have taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution,” writes Lohmeier in his book, “I became concerned that race-based identity politics would erode the trust and confidence these young people have in their country and in the Constitution.” Lohmeier recounts stories of white officers who left the military because they grew tired of being told that “they are racists solely based on the color of their skin.” He describes high-school students reluctant to join the armed services because “they are unsure what their country stands for anymore.” And he cites black West Point cadets who, as a result of the Marxist propaganda with which they have been indoctrinated, are “conflicted about swearing an oath to defend a white supremacist country.”

In  a  May 7 podcast interview to promote his forthcoming book, Lohmeier criticized Austin’s decision to have the military “stand down” against “extremism.” “I don’t demonize

[Austin],” said Lohmeier, “but I want to make it clear to both him and every service member [that] this agenda—it will divide us. It will not unify us.”

One week later, Lohmeier was removed from his post as commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron – whose task is to identify ballistic missile launches - because, as a Space Force statement put it[9], his “public comments” may have “constituted prohibited partisan political activity.” In other words, only partisan leftwing political activity will be allowed in the new U.S. military under the leadership of Lloyd Austin and his commander-in-chief.

The deadly perils of what Lohmeier describes in his book are obvious. He describes an arrangement that pits people against one another based on their political orientation and their skin color. It maliciously divides people who should, to the greatest possible extent, be working in an atmosphere where they feel a deep and reflexive sense of mutual respect, harmony, and benevolence toward one another. And it destroys the unit cohesion that is indispensable to the ability of military personnel to perform the one sacred duty to which they have pledged their very lives: the defense and protection of the United States and its Constitution.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) shares such concerns. In a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on June 10, Cotton told Austin that “several hundred” whistleblowers among service members “have come forward to tell us that they have been forced to watch videos about systemic racism and documentaries that rewrite America’s history as a fundamentally racist and evil nation.” He added, “We’re hearing reports of plummeting morale, growing mistrust between the races and the sexes where none existed just six months ago, and unexpected separations and retirements based on these trainings alone[10].”

Austin responded that he did not believe the military is fundamentally racist, but added that “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is important to this military now and it will be important in the future.”

Cotton shot back, “This is not about diversity in general, though. This is about a very specific kind of anti-American indoctrination that is seeping into some parts of our military based on the whistleblower complaints we have received.”

Sen. Cotton is correct: the issue isn’t diversity. The issue is an administration in Washington so partisan, and so dedicated to defaming their own country, that they are jeopardizing the security and safety of all Americans.

Two Republicans voted not to confirm Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense. It should have been 50, and all 50 should be calling now for the resignation of the first black Secretary of Defense and for his replacement by an American patriot like Colin Powell or Condoleeza Rice, or an American hero like Lt. Colonel Matthew Lohmeier.

General Milley Leads the Enemy Within
By Daniel Greenfield

As the Black Lives Matter riots torched the country, Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, insisted that the violent assaults threatening the nation’s capital were merely protests, and berated Trump’s adviser Stephen Miller who warned, “These cities are burning.”[11]

After the White House came under attack and a BLM mob set fire to the gatehouse, Trump aides, at the request of the president, drafted a document invoking the Insurrection Act that would have ended the nationwide reign of Democrat terror by putting troops on the street.

Milley vocally rejected the idea, claiming that the violent riots were just a protest, and it wasn’t appropriate for the military to be involved in political issues. Of course Eisenhower had sent the troops into Little Rock to integrate the schools, Kennedy had sent them to Mississippi to do the same, and George H.W. Bush had sent them to Los Angeles to put down the Rodney King riots.

After accompanying President Trump to Lafayette Square, where Black Lives Matter rioters had tried to set the ‘Church of the Presidents’ on fire, Milley quickly withered under media pressure.

“I should not have been there,” Milley recited in an apology video and defended the BLM-Antifa insurrections as responses to the “centuries of injustice toward African Americans.”

After scores of cities had been torched, statues pulled down, and hundreds of police officers wounded at the hands of racist Marxist hate groups, Milley argued that, “we should all be proud that the vast majority of protests have been peaceful.”

American POWs in Vietnam had held out under torture rather than record Marxist confession videos like the one that Milley made for the media to protect his career.

But Milley didn’t just stand down in the face of the BLM race riots, he joined the move to divide and weaken the military by bringing the Black Lives Matter curriculum of anti-white and anti-American hate into its ranks. Dividing American soldiers by race has a crippling effect on unit cohesion and general morale, it weakens our national security in the face of the threats from Communist China and our other aggressive enemies, Russia and Iran.

As the summer riots engulfed over 200 American cities, Milley joined the push for diversity and inclusion. He demanded that Fort Bragg and Fort Hood, named after Confederate generals, have their names changed. Milley had never brought this up when he was the commander of Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg and a Fort Hood commanding general, but it wasn’t politically expedient then. And Milley’s career ranks first while his country comes last.

By the fall, Milley was talking about fighting “unconscious” bias in the military[12] – the phantom enemy invented by Critical Race Theorists and the anti-American left to attack white people generally and the American heritage in particular.

Milley’s routine paid off and while there had been talk among Biden’s people about removing him, he stayed on instead, and is now telling Biden and the Democrats what they want to hear.

At a House Armed Services Committee hearing, Rep. Houlahan, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, called on Milley to defend the imposition of critical race theory on the military.

Milley was all too ready and launched into a prepared speech in which he lied that critical race theory was studying “laws in the United States, antebellum laws prior to the Civil War that led to a power differential with African-Americans that were three quarters of a human being when this country was formed.”

This was mind-boggling ignorance on the part of a U.S. general, whom the New York Times had previously praised as “an avid student of history,” and whom the Associated Press had promoted as a “Princeton-educated history buff,” since the three-fifths compromise had nothing to do with race and everything to do with curtailing the power of the slavocracy.

But in the current corrupt media atmosphere, racist ignorance coming from the left is treated as academic wisdom, and here Milley demonstrated that his knowledge of the most basic elements of American history consisted of ignorant smears from the New York Times’ 1619 Project.

Milley, the “avid student of history,” was as much a hoax as the rest of his manufactured image.

The great “history buff” either didn’t know anything about American history, or he was willing to smear America and defame her past in order to score points with his new leftist bosses.

Once again, Milley was undermining America’s security to appease his left-wing overseers.

“I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist,” Milley rambled in his pathetic defense of critical race theory.

American officers studied Marx and Lenin to defeat Communism, not to adopt it. But Milley is overseeing a military that is adopting Marxism on his orders through critical race theory.

Is Milley committed to defeating critical race theory or to embracing it? His comments at the hearing left no doubt as to which side he had chosen in the battle against America.

Milley declared, “I want to understand white rage and I’m white, and I want to understand it.”

The only people who talk that way are academics and white-hating Black Lives Matter Marxists.

President Trump picked Milley because he appeared to be a salt-of-the-earth military man who seemed to share his view of the world. In fact, he was a time-serving opportunist, more committed to advancing his career than defending his country.

Quite a few people have been fooled by Milley who looks like a Hollywood director’s idea of a general, but is actually a rarity, the second Army boss to have come through the Ivy League.

Milley started out at Belmont Hill School, a posh private school with elite alumni, which these days promotes Black Lives Matter and the low-grade racism of Ibram X. Kendi. He went on to be a Princeton political science ‘longhair,’ and picked up a master’s degree in international relations from Columbia. Milley’s militant defense of woke racism in the form of critical race theory was unsurprising because despite his appearance he has the perfect background for it.

The future general had intended to join the military for only four years “to give meaning to Princeton in the nation’s service.” And Princeton’s left-wing ideology still comes out ahead of the military oath to defend the Constitution and the country it created.

Obama, determined to politicize the military and the intelligence services, picked the Ivy League officer over the heads of more qualified and patriotic senior officers.

As an article noted at the time, “Milley’s rise to top Army officer came quickly. He is commander of U.S. Forces Command, a post he’s held only since last August. Previously, for a little more than one year he was the deputy commander of the Afghanistan war[13].”

Revealingly, Ash Carter, Obama’s Secretary of Defense, touted Milley as a “statesman” with “the intellect and vision to lead change throughout the Army.” That’s what he’s still doing.

Milley wasn’t there to win wars, but to be a “statesman” and to transform the Army.

Army Ivy League officers love to talk about change for its own sake and Milley rose through the ranks by borrowing Silicon Valley’s rhetoric of disrupting everything. Especially the military.

Ground war is “on the cusp of fundamental change,” he declared in 2016. Wars of the future were coming. “We must be open minded to that change. We may not have divisions or corps, tanks or Bradleys. We don’t know[14].” Five years later, the Taliban are overrunning Afghanistan using the same raiding tactics that local fighters had been employing for thousands of years.

Meanwhile, Milley’s big achievement is the Army Futures Command in Austin whose people look and sound like the local dot com startup culture in the lefty hipster city.

The defeat in Afghanistan and the ‘wokening’ of the military have a common origin in Ivy League officers like Milley whose enthusiasm for “fundamental change” blinded them to the complete failure of Obama’s appeasement policies and the infiltration of the armed forces by the anti-American Left.

America and its soldiers have been failed and betrayed on the battlefield by academic officers whose sympathies were with the leftist insurgents taking over the country at home, and who saw the war in Afghanistan as a laboratory for demonstrating Obama’s exciting new ideas.

Milley is not the worst of them. He’s the successor to even more craven generals like Stanley McChrystal, but he occupies his position at a crucial time when the survival of the United States military is at stake. And the enemy isn’t in Afghanistan; it’s inside America.

Milley has not only failed to fight this enemy, he has surrendered and joined their Marxist cause.

After losing Afghanistan, Milley is overseeing the defeat of America.

“The conditions are set for winning this war,” Milley had asserted back when he was heading up NATO’s ISAF Joint Command under Obama[15].

“I don’t think anyone has died in vain, per se,” he recently replied when he was asked if American soldiers in Afghanistan had died in vain.

The mothers of all the men who had died in Afghanistan were no doubt reassured, per se.

Milley has spent his career telling politicians what they want to hear because it was good for his career. His endorsement of the divisive racism of critical race theory shows that there are
no limits to what he will support as long as it’s good for his career. But this time the cost may not just be thousands of dead Americans abroad, but a defenseless nation at home.

Bishop Garrison: Biden’s Racist Tool for a Military Purge
By Daniel Greenfield

“One extremist is one too many,” Bishop Garrison told a Center for American Progress seminar[16].

Garrison, the man tasked by the Biden administration with fighting “extremism” in the military, had reversed Blackstone’s ratio, “It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” It was better to wreck the careers of a million soldiers to find one extremist.

The Elizabeth Warren supporter was talking about his plans to fight extremism to a leftist group run by one of Biden’s few nominees so extreme she couldn’t manage to get past the Senate.

Speaking alongside Garrison was Jessica Gonzalez of Change the Terms, an organization advocating for more internet censorship, formerly of the National Hispanic Media Coalition which coordinated with La Raza whose name means The Race
and was derived from the works of Nazi collaborator Jose Vasconcelos. Antonia Hernandez, another participant, had taken part in a La Raza convention. But these weren’t the extremists that Garrison was looking for.

Bishop Garrison is the sort of man who writes that, “when I walk into a room — a conference room, a board room, an auditorium, a lecture hall — I count the black and brown faces[17].”

The man in charge of hunting for extremism is a firm believer in systemic racism.

He speaks in the dogmatic cant of critical race theory, tweeting about “intersectionality” in national security, promoting Ta-Nehisi Coates’ call for racial reparations, and hailing the racist revisionist history of the 1619 Project.

To Garrison, America is suffering from the “original sin of slavery” and “the threat of systemic racism is one of our greatest national security challenges.” Racism, he claims, is an “existential threat” and he sees it everywhere around him except when he looks in the bathroom mirror[18].

When Governor Ron DeSantis told Florida voters not to “monkey this up,” Garrison replied, “it was absolutely racist. To defend the statement is to defend racism.” But Garrison also defended the Portland Antifa rioters, insisting that the riots were a “peace demonstration against racism.”

Garrison had previously accused President Trump of “normalizing” extremists[19]. “Support for him, a racist, is support for ALL his beliefs,” he had ranted. But he defended Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib as women of color “facing racism led by the President of the United States.”

This is the hateful radical race-driven psyche of the man appointed to head the Countering Extremism Working Group whose first task is to create a definition of extremism for the military.

That definition would be used to prohibit “extremist activities among uniformed military personnel,” ask recruits about “previous extremist behavior” and urge “veterans” to report “any potential contact with an extremist group”. The Uniformed Military Code of Justice would be used to punish recruits and existing personnel found guilty of not informing on themselves[20].

The surveillance program included a proposal to vet candidates for national security positions by spying on their social media using algorithms that would scan for specific keywords.

After spending generations holding up the Army-McCarthy hearings as the epitome of fascism, leftists were embedding political tests, warning service members to inform on their own political views and those of their fellow service
members, and threatening to punish those who would not inform in a purge of the military rank and file that McCarthy would never have dreamed of.

A leftist movement that was once outraged over, “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist party?” is asking, “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Republican party?”

All to find that one “extremist.”

To Garrison, extremism means President Trump and Republicans.

When President Trump criticized how Democrats had wrecked Baltimore, Garrison attacked him and tweeted, “the battle against racism & extremism is an issue of national security.”

Garrison reflexively blamed all racism, no matter how implausibly, on Trump and Republicans.

Even when a Texas school official posted, “You can’t count on a black quarterback,” Garrison blamed Trump.

Racism, in Garrison’s mind, is reducible to President Trump and his supporters. Anyone in the military who supports him is probably a dangerous racist and extremist.

The Countering Extremism Working Group had been tasked by Biden and Secretary of Defense Austin to purge the military of Trump supporters in order to fight extremism. Garrison was on the job, appearing at leftist seminars and events vowing to defeat the threat of “extremism.”

But what had occasioned the crisis of extremism? The last two personnel to carry out terrorist attacks while serving in the military were Major Nidal Hassan and Sergeant Hasan Akbar.

Neither of the Muslim terrorists wore MAGA hats while they set out to murder Americans.

Because the agenda is much bigger than just pursuing the phantom menace of extremism.  

Garrison’s big gimmick had been tying national security to leftist policies and personnel.

Bishop Garrison has spent a decade arguing that military readiness is inseparable from diversity and that diversity depends on implementing identity politics and every leftist program.

Therefore, according to him, our national security depends on everything from illegal alien amnesty to global warming to renaming Fort Benning, and President Trump’s refusal to remove the names of Confederate figures from military bases “jeopardizes U.S. national security[21].”

The Biden administration is plotting to transform the military by making national security inseparable from the leftist agenda. Garrison’s CEWG purge of the military is just setting the terms for a new definition of military leadership whose allegiance is purely to the leftist program.

Any officer who doesn’t support the leftist program becomes a threat to national security.

Like Stalin’s purge of the generals, Biden is undermining national security for political security, plotting to eliminate political opponents and transform the military into a leftist institution.

Because the agenda is much bigger than just pursuing the phantom menace of extremism.  

Garrison’s big gimmick had been tying national security to leftist policies and personnel.

Bishop Garrison has spent a decade arguing that military readiness is inseparable from diversity and that diversity depends on implementing identity politics and every leftist program.

Therefore, according to him, our national security depends on everything from illegal alien amnesty to global warming to renaming Fort Benning, and President Trump’s refusal to remove the names of Confederate figures from military bases “jeopardizes U.S. national security.”

The Biden administration is plotting to transform the military by making national security inseparable from the leftist agenda. Garrison’s CEWG purge of the military is just setting the terms for a new definition of military leadership whose allegiance is purely to the leftist program.

Any officer who doesn’t support the leftist program becomes a threat to national security.

Like Stalin’s purge of the generals, Biden is undermining national security for political security, plotting to eliminate political opponents and transform the military into a leftist institution.

But Garrison had not been put in charge of fighting against Islamic terrorist plots. What had he been put in charge of fighting? At the Center for American Progress seminar, Garrison slipped and said, “this type of ideology—excuse me, this type of behavior—is not acceptable[22].”

Garrison quickly corrected “ideology” to “behavior,” but it was too late.

Biden’s hit man for the military had made it clear that he was out to purge ideology, not to change behavior. The military was going to eliminate political wrongthink.

That’s a direct attack on the Constitution.

Garrison went on to define extremism as “unlawful or unregulated militias” and “anti-government extremism.” Not to mention “extremism based in immutable traits. Whether you’re talking about race or gender or ethnicity, none of it is acceptable and we wholeheartedly reject all of it[23].”

Believing that women and men were immutably different was now a form of extremism that Garrison and Biden were going to fight. One “extremist” who believes men and women are different was too many for Biden’s new woke army. And, indeed, Garrison had urged CVE or Countering Violent Extremism, originally used against Al Qaeda, for “misogynists.”

Because the agenda is much bigger than just pursuing the phantom menace of extremism.  

Garrison’s big gimmick had been tying national security to leftist policies and personnel.

Bishop Garrison has spent a decade arguing that military readiness is inseparable from diversity and that diversity depends on implementing identity politics and every leftist program.

Therefore, according to him, our national security depends on everything from illegal alien amnesty to global warming to renaming Fort Benning, and President Trump’s refusal to remove the names of Confederate figures from military bases “jeopardizes U.S. national security[24].”

The Biden administration is plotting to transform the military by making national security inseparable from the leftist agenda. Garrison’s CEWG purge of the military is just setting the terms for a new definition of military leadership whose allegiance is purely to the leftist program.

Any officer who doesn’t support the leftist program becomes a threat to national security.

Like Stalin’s purge of the generals, Biden is undermining national security for political security, plotting to eliminate political opponents and transform the military into a leftist institution.

In the last 5 years, Democrats have hijacked national security to criminalize political disagreement as “disinformation” while spying on political opponents for “counterintelligence.”

This is just the beginning.

The purge will begin with imposing critical race theory on the military at every level. It will end with redefining the allegiance of the military away from the Constitution, and radicalizing it into another ‘woke’ organization driven by the revolutionary imperatives of destroying America.

Like the university and the corporation, the military will become another former American institution whose leaders speak in critical race theory buzzwords, focused on purging political enemies, funding leftist causes, and tightening the death grip of the Left on the United States.

The Democrats may not succeed in their plot, but they will do their damndest to try. And Republicans will, as happens all too often, do nothing to stop the plot against our military.

A weakened America is facing a possible war with the People’s Republic of China. While the threat grows, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Bishop Garrison are fighting the military.

“Ensuring our security means eradicating hate in our ranks,” Garrison has argued.

It’s not the job of the military to brainwash soldiers or to control what they think. The men and women who join the military put their lives on the line to protect our country. Ensuring our security means freeing them from being harassed by racist witch hunters like Bishop Garrison.

And letting them do their job of protecting our country from Communist China.

Biden militarized our nation’s capital and demilitarized our border. He surrendered to Communist China and went to war against our own military. Garrison, like his Democrat bosses, spends a good deal of time throwing around words like “sedition” and “treason.”

But this is real treason.

A Racist Training Program for the U.S. Navy 
By Daniel Greenfield

As he assumed the office of Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Gilday announced that he wanted to change the Navy. While the title of his remarks in the a recent video was: “One Team, One Navy,” its actual message was racist and divisive. His bottom line: only “conversations” about race would help. The “conversations” he referred to were in fact a lecture from America’s most popular and fact-challenged racist du jour, Ibram X. Kendi.

The “conversation” included “shared” videos of naval personnel claiming that America was racist and that they were angry. “Being African-American in America is not fun,” an aviation technician claimed, especially no doubt for a two-term African-American president who pocketed $100 million for the skillful exploitation of his public office.

There was no word on whether being African in Somalia, Sudan, and Nigeria is any more “fun,” than being black in America or whether being a Somalian hater of Jews in America might put you on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and get you protected by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the leadership of the Democrat Party.

In keeping with Gilday’s efforts to divide the Navy by race, an official Navy video endorsed the Marxist organization Black Lives Matter and denounced police for the death of drug-dealer-accomplice Breonna Taylor, who was shot resisting arrest when her boyfriend triggered a hailstorm of bullets after shooting and wounding a police officer doing his job. Bottom line of the video: training naval recruits and officers to hate their “white supremacist” country and inspiring them to question their service.

In the video, a lieutenant commander claimed that he had experienced “systemic racism” and “implicit bias” – note, not actual bias. A white corpsman urged that “we can stand up for change” and then, mouthing the standard Marxist line, declared that “tomorrow’s Navy will finally stand on the right side of history when we realize that black lives matter[25].”

“I have become very aware of my privilege as a white person,” a female musician confessed. Then she claimed that “this country has a history of systemic racism.” [FACT: systemic racism was outlawed nearly 60 years ago by the Civil Rights Act]. She called for creating a “country that is more equitable and just.” How this was to be accomplished by repeating racist tropes about white people – guilty because of their skin color - she didn’t bother to explain.

The video closed with Gilday vowing to eliminate “systemic racism” with a new task force.

This dangerous farce wasn’t taking place under the Obama or Biden administrations. No one from above was forcing Gilday to undermine national security or attack the foundations of this country. The year was 2020 and the Chief of Naval Operations was doing it entirely of his own accord.

Gilday, a naval mediocrity, got to his position at the top of the Navy leadership because a new political environment made better men fearful of taking it.

Normally, it’s not a job for vice admirals. The virtually unprecedented promotion happened after President Trump’s original nominee, Admiral Bill Moran, was kneecapped by a politically motivated phony scandal.

Moran, a talented leader, was pushed out and forced to retire because he had emailed a former staff officer who had been accused of misbehaving at a Christmas party back in 2016.

The Pentagon probe pushed by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ended Moran’s career.

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer claimed that Moran maintaining a friendship with a former officer who had misbehaved, “caused me to call his judgment into question” and suggested it was at odds with treating “every person with dignity and respect.”

Moran’s purge wasn’t isolated. Democrat politicians, the media, and Pentagon bureaucrats had made a point of coming after virtually any Trump nominee. Their agenda was to cripple the administration and cancel its America First policies. These tactics endangered national security, weakened the military, and carried on the political agendas of the Obama-Biden administration. Under this onslaught, few leaders wanted to take a top job because they risked being destroyed on the thinnest pretext.

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer would later be fired over the witch-hunt against Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, after which he denounced President Trump and endorsed Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. Spencer had already shown that he wouldn’t stand behind a Chief of Naval Operations under leftist attack. So Gilday, a vice admiral, was suddenly given a job no one qualified wanted.

This was bad news for the Navy and for America’s security.

Gilday was nominated because he was “progressive” enough or could play that part. He would not be a candidate for a witch-hunt. While Admiral Moran had stood up for his people, Gilday began pushing racial campaigns before Biden occupied the White House.

In the summer of 2020, Gilday began mandating his “conversations” about race which insisted that the Navy was racist. The infamous video was one of the most public of these “conversations.”

Rear Admiral Alvin Holsey, one of the few black admirals, headed Task Force One Navy whose report swapped out traditional naval tradition for fighting “racism, sexism, ableism and other structural and interpersonal biases.” TF1N members vowed to advocate for “all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every sailor[26].”

Officers were told that it was their job to “advocate for change.”

The new “One Navy” was a college campus whose focus wasn’t fending off China, but recruiting activists for leftist causes. Its guidelines drew heavily on “white privilege” materials, warning officers to “actively listen and do not be defensive.” In other words, if you criticize the racist propaganda we offer that in itself proves you’re a racist.

The report also proposed fighting “systemic racism” by removing “problematic” language. It dismantled uniform and grooming standards. Even the term “good taste” was banned.

But there were more ominous proposals like including bias awareness training or so-called “implicit bias” (and what might that be?) which would force Navy leadership into critical race theory sessions.

Gilday was overseeing the transformation of the Navy into a leftist indoctrination machine.

“Sometimes I think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than if we’ll survive a fight with the Chinese navy,” one lieutenant was quoted as saying in a review of the military readiness of the Navy. “It’s criminal. They think my only value is as a black woman. But you cut our ship open with a missile and we’ll all bleed the same color[27].”

The same month that the report was released, Gilday had a whole new list of reading materials for the fleet. While Gilday has since tried to portray the Professional Reading Program as an optional hobby, it’s understood that these books convey the thinking of the brass. Reading and absorbing their concepts makes officers a good fit for the culture and helps their careers.

While these books had been generally about the military with a focus on leadership, the list sharply diverged with The New Jim Crow which claimed preposterously that America is based on a “racial caste” system (tell that to Barack and Michelle Obama), and Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be An Anti-Racist.

The leftist texts not only violated the military’s non-partisan role in protecting a diverse democratic society, they were racist texts that divided people by color and undermined the Navy’s mission and morale.

Kendi’s anti-racism message is that you either agree with his political “solutions” - or you’re a racist.

“There is no such thing as a not-racist idea, only racist ideas and antiracist ideas,” he preaches[28]. The title of this text Gilday is recommending is a thesis that you’re either a left-wing activist or a racist. Either you support and will work to achieve Kendi’s leftist political objectives or you’re a bigot.

According to Kendi, discrimination can be a good thing. “If discrimination is creating equity [like giving benefits to people who are not white], then it is antiracist. If discrimination is creating inequity [for anyone but white people], then it is racist[29].”

To Kendi, everything is transmuted into racism. Even the weather. “Do-nothing climate policy is racist policy,” he argues, “since the predominantly non-White global south

is being victimized by climate change more than the Whiter global north[30].” But of course, the chief global polluters, China, Pakistan, and India, are nations “of color” who have refused to change their climate policies, while the biggest pusher of climate change alarmism is the long-time white racist now president of the “white supremacist” United States.

Kendi’s is not your garden variety racism. It’s argued on the same level as the sermons of the long-defeated Ku Klux Klan – in reverse. In college, Kendi wrote that “Europeans are simply a different breed of human” who are “facing extinction” because of their “recessive genes” and are trying to “level the playing field with the AIDS virus[31].” His presentation since then has grown slicker without varying from the same premise that white people are innately racist and the aggressors in an endless struggle to suppress black people.

This racist worldview, promoted by Gilday and the Democrat leadership, and funded by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, is fundamentally no different from Louis Farrakhan’s blue-eyed-devil explanation of everything that’s wrong with Western history and its civilization Forget the fact that there is still black slavery in Africa and brown slavery in China, and that America and the British Empire led the world in freeing black slaves.

Kendi sees everything through the lens of racial hatred. He even denounced Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett as a “white colonizer” because she adopted two Haitian children. This is the Navy’s new race guide.

The oath of enlistment for naval recruits pledges them to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States” and its elected officials. But its race guru Ibram Kendi wants to replace all of that with a Department of Anti-racism (DOA) that would have total authority over all “local, state and federal public policies” and given “disciplinary tools to wield over and against policymakers and public officials who do not voluntarily change their racist policy and ideas.”

Forget the oath of enlistment, this attack on the Constitution is what Chief of Naval Operations Gilday has twisted the Navy into endorsing.

Rep. Jim Banks, a Navy reservist who served in Afghanistan, asked Gilday at a hearing about his endorsement of Kendi’s racist views. Instead of condemning Kendi’s racist idea that white people aren’t human and had created AIDS to kill black people, Gilday argued that these were “cherry-picked quotes” and went on defending the legitimacy of pushing Kendi’s noxious agendas.

“What this is really about is trying to paint the United States military, and in this case, the United States Navy as weak, as woke,” Gilday complained. “We are not weak[32].”

The Navy is on a path to becoming as weak as it is woke.

“I guarantee you every unit in the Navy is up to speed on their diversity training. I’m sorry that I can’t say the same of their ship handling training,” a retired senior enlisted leader was quoted as saying[33].

If Gilday weren’t weak, he wouldn’t be occupying his current position over the heads of more qualified admirals. And if those admirals had shown a willingness to stand up to the purgers, then the entire Navy wouldn’t be subjected to woke witch-hunts and what the Chinese Communists refer to as “struggle sessions.”

Even before the Navy confronts Communist China or Jihadist Iran, it’s under attack from their anti-American leftist allies in this country. The enemy is inside the military and waging psychological war on its own country.

Gilday, like the rest of the woke military leaders, is a pathetic figure who has dispensed with his oath of allegiance and has sworn a woke oath to anti-white race theory. He has pledged his service to racist ideas, like those of Ibram X. Kendi, who will forever despise him on account of his skin color.

And as a reward for his treason, he hopes to be left alone long enough to retire as a lobbyist.

Air Force Chief of Staff Brown’s Racism Witch Hunt
By Daniel Greenfield

“Unconscious bias,” an Air Force video warns, “can’t be seen or felt.” As the camera focuses on white personnel, an unseen minority voice claims that, “it hides itself in our unseen behaviors.”

“As Airmen in the U.S. Air Force, it’s our duty to acknowledge our biases whether we realize they exist or not[34],” the official video pushing critical race theory struggle sessions demands.        

This is Chief of Staff Charles Q. Brown Jr’s new Air Force.

Brown, the first black Chief of Staff of the Air Force, ought to be a living symbol of opportunity. Instead, like other disloyal military leaders, including his predecessor, Chief of Staff David Goldfein, he’s smearing America, and conducting a witch hunt for imaginary racism.

The racial attack on the U.S. Force from within began with the Black Lives Matter riots.

“I am a Black man who happens to be the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force,” Chief Master Sergeant Kaleth Wright tweeted using his official Air Force account. “I am George Floyd…I am Philando Castile, I am Michael Brown[35].”

Even Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison admitted there was no racial element in the Floyd case and had not even tried to add to the wrongful prosecution with hate crime charges.

But Wright, the top advisor to former Air Force Chief of Staff Goldfein at the time of the Black Lives Matter race riots, suggested that he could be killed by white police officers at any moment.

“My heart starts racing like most other Black men in America when I see those blue lights behind me,” he claimed. “You don’t know the anxiety, the despair, the heartache, the fear, the rage and the disappointment that comes with living in this country... every single day.”

It made you wonder why Wright hadn’t left America for somewhere safer like Cuba.

The Air Force’s top enlisted leader smeared America, identified with criminals, and urged everyone to be angry. He ranted that he had been inspired by socialist rapper Killer Mike to pursue “plotting, planning, strategizing, organizing and mobilizing”. And together with his boss, Goldfein, they would be working on a “full and thorough independent review of our military justice system.” The review, predictably, accused the military justice system of being racist.

Shortly after Wright’s hateful Twitter rant, Air Force Chief of Staff Goldfein issued a statement calling George Floyd’s death as a result of his resisting arrest and a massive overdose of the lethal drug fentanyl, a “national tragedy,” and demanded that all Americans be “outraged” at the police[36].

Goldfein went on to accuse America and the U.S. Air Force of racism, claiming that everyone was potentially guilty of “racial prejudice, systemic discrimination, and unconscious bias.” He alleged that airmen lack “liberty and justice for all” and promoted his adviser’s racial rants.

Sources told Air Force Times that Goldfein and Wright had coordinated their campaign[37].

Afterward, Goldfein and Wright held a Facebook meeting urging commanders to engage in conversations about racism.

“Prepare for anger, some sadness, some rage,” Wright warned. He also suggested that, “For some, this won’t be enough to change their opinion.” Why the Air Force was in the business of changing the opinions of its personnel about partisan political issues was never explained.

Later that year, President Trump rejected Goldfein, who had been recommended by former Secretary of Defense Mattis, as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Goldfein decided to retire and was replaced by General Charles Brown whom he had picked as his successor.

His nomination hadn’t even been confirmed when incoming Air Force Chief of Staff Brown decided to release his own video complaining that he had been a victim of racism because of a parking spot and because someone in Korea once questioned whether he was really a pilot[38].

Stars and Stripes described a speech in which Brown “seemed to barely contain his rage” and argued “that the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution ‘that I’ve sworn my adult life to support and defend’ have not always delivered ‘liberty and equality’ to all[39].”

That nonsense was coming from the first black Air Force chief who is considered a leading candidate to replace General Milley as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Brown’s insistence that he was held back because of his race was undercut by his prominent position as part of the U.S. Air Force’s ongoing push to promote minorities on the basis of race. Would he hold the position that he does if his nomination couldn’t be sold as “historic”?

Instead of working to protect the country, the Air Force’s top leaders were acting like teenage TikTok influencers making videos accusing the country and the military that had given them so much of racism. But the performative displays of rage were just the precursor to much worse.

The report on “racial disparities” in the Air Force and the Space Force found statistical differences between white and black personnel, but cautioned that while “the data show racial disparity, it does not indicate causality.” Correlation is not causation and there was no actual racism. But the report was already distorted by using the infamous Merriam-Webster definition of racism as power rather than hate, implicitly suggesting only white people could be racist. And it relied on surveys of enlisted personnel rather than any actual evidence that racism existed[40].

That didn’t stop the Air Force brass from expanding their divisive campaign to include a witch hunt for racism against Latinos, Eskimos, Hawaiians and Asian-Americans.

“Although the data is helpful, the most important information will come directly from our Airmen and Guardians,” Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth suggested[41].

The data would matter much less than the surveys of perceived bias. Goldfein and Wright had encouraged members of the Air Force to believe that they had been discriminated against through the initial “conversations about racism.” Now that the perception that racism was widespread in the Air Force had been manufactured, the surveys would confirm it.

The conversations about racism had encouraged enlisted personnel to review every part of their lives and step of their careers through the worldview of systemic racism. Having been primed to see racism everywhere, their perceptions of racism would be collected as evidence of racism.

The same old trick of priming an audience long used by hack magicians and psychics was a favorite of diversity trainers who would run the scam at corporate events, presenting a few staged testimonials of racism, use them to convince the audience that racism was all around them, and then have the audience fill out a survey that would show the need for a lot more diversity training. Now the same scam was being run in the military.

Air Force Chief of Staff Brown claimed that the report contained “things I’ve actually felt[42].”

Feelings were now more important than facts, not just on college campuses, but in the Air Force.

“Shame on us if we miss this opportunity to make a change that’s required across our Air Force to make it better, whether it’s the Air Force or the Space Force,” Brown berated.

What about actually defending America?

Air Force Magazine said that Brown and Chief of Space Operations John Raymond suggested that there “should be a balance between mission readiness and ensuring people’s voices are heard[43].” Mission readiness was only at best equivalent in value to conversations about racism.

And before long, mission readiness will be less important than accusing America of racism.

Like so many other institutions, the death of George Floyd, a career criminal, was used to manufacture a racism crisis as a pretext for hijacking and transforming the Air Force.

The only racism crisis in the Air Force was the one created by its politically correct leaders.

Racial disparities in the Air Force are not evidence of systemic racism. If anything, the Air Force has labored long before all this to promote minorities to leadership positions. Brown and Wright are both examples of men who were pushed upward through the ranks in order to create diversity. Instead of being grateful to their country, they simmer with rage over perceived slights.

What drove Brown’s rage and what horrifying acts of racism did he experience in the Air Force?          

“When you get to senior levels, you have reserved parking spots around the base,” he told People Magazine. “I was in civilian clothes, I parked in a spot and someone came out and said, ‘That slot is reserved for the Pacific Air Force’s Commander.’ And I go, ‘Yeah, I know, because I am the Pacific Air Force’s Commander[44].’”

Someone didn’t recognize Brown when he was out of uniform and he assumed it was racism.

This is the incredible pettiness of the disloyal grievances behind Brown’s rage. This is the lived experience he’s using to justify upending the Air Force over an imaginary problem.

“We must accelerate change,” Brown declared.

The U.S. Air Force does need change. It needs to be ready to adapt to a whole new battlefield. Instead, national security and military readiness are being undermined to divide airmen by race because someone didn’t realize that Brown was actually in the right parking spot.

How many careers will be ruined, how many promising pilots will be sidelined, and how badly will our military readiness be undermined to avenge General Brown’s parking spot?

General Raymond Takes the Space Force to War Against Racism
By Daniel Greenfield

The Space Force was created at the end of 2019. Six months later, it declared war on “racism.”

“Racism is an enemy,” Gen. John Raymond and Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman declared[45], disabusing anyone who might have thought the military enemy was Communist China, Iran, Russia, or any of the other antagonists that the Space Force was tasked with countering.

While the People’s Republic of China was deploying its series of Long March rockets, Black Lives Matter mobs were wrecking American cities and Gen. Raymond was focused on pandering to the racist mob. As China deployed its first Mars mission, and its first reusable spacecraft, and launched communications satellites, the Space Force obsessed over diversity.

“We must build diversity and inclusion into our ‘cultural DNA’ -- make it one of the bedrock strengths of our service,” Raymond insisted in his co-signed letter to the Space Force.

The Space Force letter falsely claiming that George Floyd’s death was “against the founding principles of our nation” and that racism is a “reality for many” was rushed out a few days after a Black Lives Matter mob set fire to the White House gatehouse and tried to start a fire in the Church of Presidents. It came out ahead of most service branch statements.

Gen. Raymond, the Chief of Space Operations, told the ‘guardians’ of the Space Force that their oath to protect and defend the Constitution meant racism was “an enemy we must defeat” by fighting unconscious biases and owning the problem by having “uncomfortable conversations.” Buzz words like “unconscious bias” and “implicit bias” and “structural racism” (illegal under the 1964 Civil Rights Act) give the ideological game away. When there are no significant racists, the promoters of systemic racism conspiracy theories claim that they’re hiding in the shadows.

The oath to protect the Constitution was being twisted to push the anti-white racism of the left known as critical race theory.

Raymond made no mention of the military’s responsibility to defend the United States government against the brutal assaults of the leftists and racists he was disloyally standing with. When Black Lives Matter mobs were threatening to burn the White House, General Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, refused President Trump’s request for troops to defend the White House.

The Space Force put political correctness out front early on by adopting the genderless term ‘Guardian’ to replace the political incorrectness of the Air Force’s traditional term ‘Airman.’ In the wake of the BLM race riots, the Space Force went even further by suggesting that it would not only pursue affirmative action promotions based on skin color and gender rather than merit, but also drop qualifying tests for promotions[46].

The only qualifications the Space Force was interested in were one’s gender and skin color.

Carrie Baker, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Space Force, who had pioneered the Air Force Academy’s first ”unconscious bias” training curriculum, was lecturing once again on the alleged racism that dare not show its face.  Major General Leah Lauderback launched a Space Force LGBTQ affinity group focused on cultural change, warning that there are “hearts and minds that you need to change.” But first “gendered language” like “mothers of preschoolers” had to go.

Gen. Raymond described her as a “true inspiration” for leading the “LGBTQ Initiatives Team.”

As the Space Force adopted leftist identity politics, conservatives who spoke out were dealt with ruthlessly. When Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron, criticized the radicalization of the military in his book, Irresistible Revolution: Marxism’s Goal of Conquest & the Unmaking of the American Military, he was quickly removed from his post, where he headed a unit whose vital task was identifying and tracking ballistic missile launches.

Lohmeier described his base commander sending out documentaries which supported Black Lives Matter and attacked President Trump, and spoke of the “intensive teaching that I heard at my base—that at the time the country ratified the United States Constitution, it codified white supremacy as the law of the land[47].” This was critical race theory Marxism, whose lies were aimed at sapping the morale of America’s military and undermining the determination of its members to defend their country.

After discussing the leftist invasion of the military on a podcast, Lohmeier was removed by Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting for being “partisan.” Whiting had previously complained about the “uneven distribution of opportunity” in the United States (also illegal if such a distribution was institutionally imposed) while calling for more diversity. That was not considered political or partisan. General Raymond’s smear of police officers and allegations of systemic racism were also not seen as partisan. This was part of a larger pattern.

Former Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General Goldfein, had faced no consequences for urging that “every American should be outraged” by Floyd’s death, and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright was not disciplined for touting socialist rapper and racist Killer Mike as a model.

Rep. Mo Brooks provided other examples of “very public statements made by many senior leaders while in uniform” and warned that “we cannot allow temporary political appointees at the Department of Defense who are ideologically motivated to purge those men and women in uniform who do not agree with the cultural or political fads of the moment[48].”

Unfortunately, that is exactly what is taking place.

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ramon Colon-Lopez, the most senior enlisted service member and the top adviser to General Milley, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had told the troops that Black Lives Matter was exempt from the military’s apolitical nature. “There were people advocating [against] social injustice, racial injustice and everything else,” Colon-Lopez argued, while contending that “we needed to educate” younger troops on the difference[49].

The difference was that the anti-American, criminally violent Black Lives Matter vigilantes had the support of the top military brass.

Lohmeier’s case was assigned to the Air Force’s Office of the Inspector General which had also been tasked with producing the controversial report alleging systemic racism in the Air Force.

The investigation into a critic of critical race theory had been handed over to an office whose mission was upholding the false systemic racism premise of critical race theory. To repeat: “systemic racism” was outlawed under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. If it existed there would be a flood of lawsuits and billions of dollars in penalties. There is no such flood because there is no “systemic racism” except in the ideologically twisted minds of leftists and the people they seduce.

Lt. Gen. Sami D. Said, the Inspector General of the Air Force, acted as an advocate, rather than an impartial figure, talking to the Washington Post about the “pent-up angst” of those who “wanted their voices heard” – as though anyone but the military brass itself was seeking to silence anyone on the basis of gender or skin color. Like Nancy Pelosi or some other Democrat Party spokesperson, Said had also accused Attorney General William Barr of misusing his authority by trying to defend Washington D.C. against the Black Lives Matter riots.

After the release of Said’s racial disparity report, Gen. Raymond demanded that, “leaders at all levels must commit to having tough conversations, learning about racial disparities[50].” Again, this was Marxist propaganda. “Racial disparities” is a term of art that obscures individual accountabilities and ascribes them to groups. Only 20% of black Americans, for example, live below the poverty line on welfare. If 80% of blacks are productive citizens, how is the poverty of some a “racial disparity?”

“Accountability begins with us,” he warned, using the jargon of diversity trainers. But accountability for what?

The Space Force’s leadership had decided to become the most radical part of the military through identity politics. Its all-female unit, and its emphasis on the gender, sexual orientation, and race of those it was promoting, were divisive and undermined readiness, unit cohesion, and morale.

In the Space Force and across the military, “diversity and inclusion,” bland terms which concealed the poisonous agendas of Marxist race theory, had become defined as the official mission. And opposition to the new mission of identity politics was swiftly punished no matter how obvious the double standard, or the destructive impact on national security.

Truth was the first casualty, but national security was the second casualty of the war from within.

“It is President Trump’s belief that the United States must remain as dominant in space as we are on land and sea and the air,” Vice-President Pence had told Gen. Raymond before he took his oath. “And your charge is to see to that mission with the United States Space Force.”

“The best way I know how to do that is to do so from a position of strength,” Gen. Raymond had assured him.

But there’s little strength to be seen in the Space Force under Raymond’s leadership.

Gen. Raymond has spent far more time pushing the divisive agendas of the diversity Marxists than strength. His wife, Mollie, in her role as the “Official Spouse,” encouraged Space Force personnel to take a survey with critical race theory dogma answers such as, “this colorblind mentality erases a piece of my identity” which asked them if they had “advocated to fix issues caused by structural/systemic racism.”

For the diversity Marxists in the military, Martin Luther King’s vision of a color blind society is actually racist. Colorblindness was Martin Luther King Jr’s dream. It’s the foundation of meritocracy and a thoroughly integrated and cohesive American community. The alternatives are the racial quotas and perpetual victimhood that the Space Force has embraced.

“We honor equality, while we continue to fight for it every day,” Gen. Raymond had declared, implying that America was still unequal and there was a perpetual war to wage.

Instead of fighting to protect America, the Space Force is fighting America.

While America’s Communist enemies advance in space, the Space Force is busy pushing Marxist dogma here on earth. Under Gen. Raymond, what was once an ambitious America First plan has become mired in identity politics, purging its best and brightest, like Lt. Col. Lohmeier, while turning our national security over to diversity experts. As China continues its long march into space, the Left is carrying on its long racist march through the Space Force.

While Military Leaders Lie, White Men Die
By Daniel Greenfield

As the Black Lives Matter riots raged, military leaders declared an emergency.

From former Secretary of Defense Esper’s false claim that, “racism is real in America, and we must all do our very best to recognize it, to confront it, and to eradicate it[51]” last summer to Secretary of Defense Austin’s fight against “racial disparities,” the focus has been on the supposed oppressed status of black people in the military. That’s despite the slate of black leaders, including Austin and Air Force Chief of Staff Brown, holding top military positions.

But the supposed statistical racial disparities that are being used to conduct a racial witch hunt against the bogeyman of systemic racism in the military ignores the biggest racial disparity.

The suicide rate among white soldiers is 20.2 out of 100,000 person years and 12.8 among black soldiers[52]. Suicide is the real indicator of high stress and nearly every group in the military, such as Hispanics at 16.0 and Asians at 21.5, have a higher suicide rate than black people.

Suicide rates in civilian and military life prove that systemic racism is a hoax. And that’s why they are a deeply uncomfortable subject for diversity experts because, despite claims that white men are the most privileged group in society, and that minorities, especially black people, are the most oppressed and are suffering unbelievable stress, white men are the ones actually committing suicide in much higher numbers than the “oppressed” minority groups.

A recent New York Times article struggled to explain why “social stressors — lower socioeconomic status and racism among them — are more prevalent and severe for the black population than the white one” yet “the black suicide rate is about one-third that of whites[53].”

Given a choice between an inescapable statistical fact and the myth of systemic racism, politicians, experts, and the media dismiss the facts and stick with their racist myth.

Suicide rates show who is actually being pushed to the brink… and who isn’t.

And while the suicide rate is a serious enough problem in the country at large, it’s a crisis in the military where four times as many military personnel killed themselves as were killed in combat.

The 30,177 suicide death toll for current and former military personnel since 9/11 is horrifying.

In the fourth quarter of 2020, while military leaders obsessively focused on fighting racism, there were 156 known suicides across the services marking a horrifying 25% rise[54].

The suicide rates testify to the fact that we didn’t just lose a war, we lost a culture war.

While American military personnel were killing themselves at unprecedented rates, their “leaders” were fighting an imaginary crisis of racism with critical race theory, commissions, surveys, and assorted witch hunts searching for a problem that they know doesn’t exist.

Meanwhile they were ignoring a problem that was there because the people committing suicide had the wrong gender and were the wrong skin color for military leaders to care about them.

Not only are black people not the worst off in the services, but in one study the black suicide rate among VHA users actually fell from 15.6 to 12.76 while the white rate rose 46.16 to 48.51. Among black female veterans, the suicide rate fell from 14.83 to 2.60 even as the white female rate held steady at 25. “Non-minority males,” also known as white men, remain the likeliest to kill themselves even as military leaders focus on the sham of “diversity and inclusion.”

Air Force Chief of Staff Brown has a racism sob story about not being recognized in his parking space, other racism stories unleashed by the brass during its “conversations about racism” remain equally petty and trivial, meanwhile white men are actually dying at disturbing rates.

While the Air Force lectures airmen on “unconscious bias,” there were over 100 suicides among personnel in 2019 and 2020. “The last two years have not been the best for the United States Air Force,” Brown admitted. “The goal is to actually get it as close to zero as we can, and get those who are having challenges[55].” Those who are having challenges are white men.

They’re the same group that Brown and other military leaders have smeared as racists.

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday has urged naval personnel to read the racist ravings of Ibram X. Kendi and rolled out videos claiming that racism is endemic in the Navy.

“Being African-American in America is not fun,” an aviation technician claimed in an official Navy video. As Gilday falsely accused whites of racism, white Navy personnel kept killing themselves.

A suicide rate of one a month is normal at Fort Hood as the brass focus on more important things like changing the name of the base because Civil War history has become offensive. 

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the military. In 2018, there were 304 male suicides and only 21 female suicides. There were 234 white suicides and 42 black suicides[56].

In total, 400 white people from active duty to the reserves to the guard killed themselves and only 72 black people. If black personnel are more oppressed, under more stress, and need more special care than white personnel, why are white personnel under so much stress that they’re killing themselves at high rates while black suicide rates are some of the lowest?

The new politically correct military leadership is working hard to cover up the crisis.

As white enlisted men keep dying, Rand’s National Defense Research Institute, which is funded by the Department of Defense and the Navy, among others, commissioned a report claiming that the Pentagon should focus “attention on suicide attempts, particularly among non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic Asian military personnel[57].”

Everyone except the white men actually killing themselves.

The Rand report also fussed over high drinking rates by “bisexual service members” while insisting that “socially disadvantaged groups—such as racial/ethnic minorities, women, and sexual-orientation minorities” were the ones actually at risk in the military.

Rand focused on self-reported suicide attempts while ignoring actual suicide rates.

And as the Pentagon worried about “socially disadvantaged groups” and bisexual drinking habits, 75.6% of the active duty personnel killing themselves were white.

Even though only 65% of active duty personnel are white.

Among the National Guard, white people made up 67% of the force and 83% of its suicides.

The crisis of white male suicides is unglamorous and politically incorrect. The dead are disproportionately young white enlisted men. Very few officers kill themselves. The white men committing suicide at unprecedented rates believe that they have no future. And a military leadership obsessed with diversity and inclusion is doing everything it can to prove them right.

While Pentagon elites focus on breaking the ‘brass ceiling’ through affirmative action, ordinary soldiers trying to support a family on food stamps and seeing no future are killing themselves.

They’re doing it while General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defends imposing the ugly racism of critical race theory on the military while whining that he wants to “understand white rage.”

The Ivy League grad with degrees from Princeton and Columbia might do well to start with the internalized rage and pain that is driving the white men in his charge to take their own lives.

If only he gave a damn.

While the brass play their academic and political games, our soldiers are dying, not on foreign battlefields, but at their own hand. What’s driving them is not white rage, it’s white despair.

Austin, Milley, Brown, Gilday, and other military leaders have invented a crisis of racism because it lets them unleash diversity initiatives and hector the troops about unconscious bias. Like so many corporations and government institutions which have embraced critical race theory, political correctness allows them to avoid tackling the real crises they are responsible for.     

The brass understands that pushing the big lie of systemic racism is good for their careers while addressing what’s driving enlisted white men to suicide would not lead to a profitable retirement.

And while they lie, white men die.

How the Air Force Academy Makes the Disloyal Military Leaders of Tomorrow
By Daniel Greenfield

In 2007, Mark Milley, then a mere colonel, was being interviewed about his experiences by Lynne Chandler Garcia. Now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Milley is defending critical race theory while Garcia, an associate professor at the Air Force Academy, teaches it.

The woman described by one student as “the worst professor I’ve had” back when she was teaching logic for the philosophy department at a community college recently came forward with a Washington Post op-ed announcing her enthusiasm for injecting Marxism into the Air Force.

“I teach critical race theories to our nation’s future military leaders because it is vital that cadets understand the history of the racism that has shaped both foreign and domestic policy,” the historically illiterate logic teacher wrote[58].

Garcia, whose bio states that she holds “military secret clearance,” is promoting a Marxist ideology in her “Politics, American Government, and National Security” course. The curriculum lists her course, which implicitly attacks the existence of America, as a ”contributor to the development and assessment of the National Security of the American Republic.”

The Air Force Academy admitted that, “some elements from CRT canon are included in the course to encourage critical thinking” (another academic term for Marxism), but claimed that critical race theory is not “endorsed by the institution as institutional doctrine.”[59]

It has however been endorsed every other way.

The disloyal military leaders of tomorrow are being shaped in the corrupted Academy of today.

As the BLM race riots devastated American cities, former superintendent Jay Silveria, who had been handpicked by former Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein to head the Academy, told students that it was “a time to acknowledge that disparities exist in our nation and within our Force, and that we must all be willing to talk about the realities of social injustice.”

Outside the world of Marxist wokeness “disparities” are the result of individual choices, talents, dedication and so forth, and in America have nothing to do with racism, since institutional racism was outlawed by the Civil Rights Act almost 60 years ago.

Silveria was echoing his boss’ call for outrage and his claims that America was somehow racist. Along with his push for a review of racial disparities.

“We have to acknowledge we have racism, we have bias,” Silveria insisted. That’s one man’s ideologically shaped opinion, but do our military recruits have to have that drummed into them by a community college logic teacher who lacks any credentials for making pronouncements that defame the country her institution and its students are supposed to be defending?

Like much of the military, the Air Force Academy was subjected to “critical conversations” that Silveria claimed would help those like him who were “confused, angry and need to discuss what is going on in our nation.”

In July, the academy’s football team and coaches – more authorities on things they don’t know – released a video supporting Black Lives Matter[60].

“Educate yourself on the role that race plays in our history,” a white coach demanded. “It’s time for me to recognize my bias,” another white coach confessed.

“Black lives have not been and are not treated as equals in our society,” players and coaches angrily chanted the mantra of critical race theory racists. “It’s not enough for us to be not racist. It’s time to be anti-racist.”  This sentence is ideological garbage straight out of Ibram X Kendi’s racist book How To Be An Anti-Racist, which according to the leftist Kendi is by agreeing with him. Literally.

Superintendent Silveria did not condemn the video in which Academy employees used an official social media account to push a partisan racist message. Instead, he doubled down on critical race theory, falsely claiming that “across our Nation we are also grappling with an outpouring of emotion and outrage over systemic racism and social injustice.” [61] To repeat: systemic racism was outlawed by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. If it exists, it’s illegal and there would be lawsuits collecting damages. If it exists, where are those lawsuits?

Instead of disciplining the coaches involved, he issued a memo to improve “diversity and inclusion” and falsely claimed that “systemic racism exists in our society” affecting “identity groups” based “on race, ethnicity, age, gender” and “sexual orientation.”

Systemic racism can’t and does not exist except in a program like “affirmative action” which had to get a pass from the Supreme Court precisely because it is illegal. And yet the leadership of the Air Force Academy insisted on brainwashing future military leaders with Marxist lies.

“The Black Lives Matter movement is important and I understand the purpose and the oppression behind the movement,” Silvera told the Journal of Character and Leadership Development [62].

The Center for Character and Leadership Development, once tasked with inculcating ethics and purpose, was leading those “critical conversations” about racism based on disparities that are the results of inequalities that exist in all racial groups. And, of course, the epidemic of anti-white racism, the most prominent form of ignorant bigotry abroad today.

This year, a professor at the Center wrote an article in the journal calling not for a “post-racial mindset,” but an “inherently anti-racism mindset” where “anti-racism” means accepting delusional fantasies of America as a “white supremacist” society, when the opposite is the case. In the real world, eight racial groups “of color” have greater incomes than whites, which would be impossible in the fantasy world that the Air Force Academy now claims exists.

Another article by two professors contended that “American freedom... is unequal and differentiated, especially by race, ethnicity, gender” and urged that the military should not be an apolitical institution but that the role of military leaders should be to help soldiers “understand and confront’’ political debates. Otherwise “American military leaders may miss an opportunity to contribute constructively to a national debate on these important matters [63].”

The military serves its national purpose when it is a killing machine superior to that of our enemies. Turning it into a social experiment kaffeeklatsch undermines its only legitimate purpose and makes us vulnerable to our enemies whose societies are the most oppressive and racist on earth.

The military and its leaders are being reshaped to serve the malignant purposes of our most determined enemies.

The USAFA once encouraged cadets to see themselves as part of something larger. Now it undermines that unity and cohesion with sessions that promote the “Native American Experience” and the “African-American Experience” urging those who “identify” with the group to segregate themselves by race and complain about their status within the military.

The identity politics rot continued as Silveria stepped down and was replaced by Superintendent Richard M. Clark. Just as Goldfein had made way for Brown, the first black Air Force Chief of Staff, Clark would be the first black superintendent of the Air Force Academy.

Clark described his son going to a BLM protest and suggested that much of the Air Force might feel the same way. “There’s probably an anger that we don’t even know about,” he suggested [64].

It was ugly and dangerously inappropriate language for a senior military leader to use.

Instead of using his appointment as evidence of the country’s incredible opportunities for those like him, the new superintendent was carrying on the tradition of trashing America as racist.

Earlier this year, the Air Force Academy announced that it was opening a special Diversity and Inclusion Reading Room in the McDermott Library in response to Floyd’s death and the Black Lives Matter riots. The reading room boasted a post-it board encouraging students to jot down what diversity meant to them.

The McDermott Library already offers copies of Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be An Anti-Racist and Stamped From the Beginning, along with Ta-Nehisi Coates’ rabidly racist screed, Between The World And Me, which demonized the police officers and firefighters who died to rescue trapped Americans on 9/11 as “not human to me,” and described black crime as entirely the fault of whites.

Also available is Race Course Against White Supremacy, a book by domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Ayers actually bombed the Pentagon, and described it in his memoir in these words: “Everything was absolutely ideal. … The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.”

The book by a domestic terrorist who bombed the Pentagon and invented the term “white skin privilege falsely claims that “the United States was conceived as a white supremacist nation” and “remains fundamentally dedicated to structures, institutions, and ideologies that construct and enforce white domination.”

The transformation of the Air Force Academy into just another radical campus has confused and angered many of its alumni who remember a very different institution. And it was different.

The United States Air Force Academy faculty had been made up exclusively of military officers for generations. That helped protect the USAFA from the academic decay of most colleges. But in 1994, a Democrat Congress forced the academy to integrate “civilian faculty.” Like the intellectually challenged and ideologically warped Garcia.

While many students and faculty initially resisted the civilian academics, the radicals began to inject their leftist politics into the classroom and used them to sow dissension in the military ranks. Service branch academies, once fundamentally different from civilian colleges, are coming to resemble the campuses and curriculums of any left-wing college.

Air Force Academy courses like Class, Race, and Ethnicity in Society, and Gender, Sexuality, and Society, offer familiar narratives attacking Martin Luther King’s vision of a colorblind society as racist, and promoting the racist idea of skin privilege. And while it’s not surprising to see identity politics embedded into English and Behavioral Science, the “socio-cultural” element in USAFA’s History department is almost as bad with students being asked to analyze WW1 through the lenses of “colonialism, race” and “gender.”

Race, gender, and class are a constant academic theme at USAFA. And race and gender are linked to leadership and accomplishment when it comes to ethics and values.

Lynne Chandler Garcia is not an outlier. She’s just one of the few civilian professors to go public outside Air Force circles about what’s really going on at the Air Force Academy.

Each Democrat administration has added another building block to the crisis that has decimated the integrity and allegiances of the Air Force Academy and much of the rest of the military.

The Clinton administration and its allies in Congress helped put the likes of Garcia and other leftist radicals in USAFA classrooms. The Academy hands out copies of Attitudes Aren’t Free: Thinking Deeply about Diversity in the US Armed Forces, a text from the Obama administration, which promoted radical gender and racial ideas, including “privilege,” into the military.

Tragically for our nation, the Biden administration is continuing Clinton and Obama’s destruction of the military.

The disloyal military leadership is composed of some careerists who have learned to tell Democrat administrations what they want to hear and incorporate all their social agendas.

But others are the products of a military academic system that is as broken and corrupt as our civilian colleges, which have become one-party Marxist institutions.

When Garcia boasts of teaching “critical race theories to our nation’s future military leaders,” she’s taking pride in weakening the defenses of a country she hates.

The disloyal military leaders of tomorrow will be the products of Garcia’s classes, and political indoctrination sessions like them.

Better military leadership begins with restoring the integrity of the Air Force Academy, of all the service academies, and of the entire military. Our country is barely surviving a woke government and woke corporations, it will not survive the disloyal military leaders of a woke military.

Notes:

[1]  Department of Defense, Apr, 2021, Memorandum for Senior Pentagon Leadership.

[2]  Dailycaller.com. 2021. Pentagon Expresses ‘Full Confidence’ In Counter-Extremism Official Who Once Equated Support Of Trump To Extremism. [online] Available at: <https://dailycaller.com/2021/06/03/pentagon-full-confidence-bishop-garrison/> .

[3]  Garrison, B., Aug 2019. Racism is an Existential Threat. [online] Inkstick. Available at: <https://inkstickmedia.com/racism-is-an-existential-threat/>

[4]  Greenfield, D., 2021. Biden Brings in Islamic Activists to Investigate U.S. Military for ‘Extremism’ - Frontpagemag. [online] Front Page Magazine. Available at: <https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/05/biden-brings-islamic-activists-investigate-us-daniel-greenfield/>

[5]  Wong, K., 2021. Pentagon: Military Leaders Should Make Diversity a Personal Commitment. [online] Breitbart. Available at: <https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/05/pentagon-chief-believes-military-leaders-should-make-diversity-a-personal-commitment/>

[6]  CBS News. More than 535 arrested so far in Capitol riot case, while more than 300 suspects remain unidentified. [online] Available at: <https://www.cbsnews.com/news/capitol-riot-arrests-latest-2021-06-08/>

[7]  CBS News. 2021. Active-duty Marine indicted for allegedly pushing officer during Capitol riot. [online] Available at: <https://www.cbsnews.com/news/capitol-riot-christopher-warnagiris-active-military-arrested/> [Accessed 15 July 2021].

[8]  Bawer, B., 2021. The Most Important Book You Will Read This Year. [online] Front Page Magazine. Available at: <https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/06/most-important-book-you-will-read-year-bruce-bawer/>

[9]  Newsweek. 2021. Republicans condemn firing of Space Force commander over “partisan political activity”. [online] Available at: <https://www.newsweek.com/republicans-condemn-firing-space-force-commander-over-partisan-political-activity-1591934>

[10]  Wong, K., 2021. Austin: We Have Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Focus in the Military. [online] Breitbart. Available at: <https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/06/10/defense-secretary-lloyd-austin-we-have-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-focus-in-the-military/>

[11]  Bender, M., 2021. “Frankly, We Did Win This Election”. Twelve.

[12] Milley: Diversity ‘Fundamental’ To Joint Force”. AUSA, 2021, https://www.ausa.org/news/milley-diversity-%E2%80%98fundamental%E2%80%99-joint-force.

[13] “Obama Nominates Former Afghanistan War Deputy To Lead Army”. Defense One, 2021, https://www.defenseone.com/business/2015/05/obama-nominates-former-afghanistan-war-deputy-lead-army/112708/.

[14] “Radical Change Is Coming: Gen. Mark A. Milley Not Talking About Just Tinkering Around The Edges”. AUSA, 2016, https://www.ausa.org/articles/radical-change-coming-gen-mark-milley.

[15]“General: ‘Conditions Are Set’ To Win Afghan War”. AP NEWS, 2013, https://apnews.com/article/98f932c2bb7c42119c1ee02550475034.

[16]  Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent. “Pentagon Extremism Adviser Lays Out Challenge Facing Military After Two Commanders Deny A Problem Exists”. CNN, 2021, https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/21/politics/pentagon-extremism-adviser-challenge/index.html.

[17]  Garrison, Bishop. “Sometimes I Count Them”. Inkstick, 2020, https://inkstickmedia.com/sometimes-i-count-them/.

[18]  Garrison, Bishop. “Racism Is An Existential Threat”. Inkstick, 2019, https://inkstickmedia.com/racism-is-an-existential-threat/.

[19] ‘Extremism’ Department Of Defense Adviser Says Trump Voters Support Racism”. New York Post, 2021, https://nypost.com/2021/05/26/department-of-defense-advisor-trump-voters-support-racism/.

[20]  Department of Defense, Apr, 2021, Memorandum for Senior Pentagon Leadership.

[21]  Garrison, Bishop, and Cole Blum. “Trump’S Veto Threat Over Confederate-Named Bases Erodes U.S. Security And American Values”. Just Security, 2020, https://www.justsecurity.org/73574/trumps-veto-threat-over-confederate-named-bases-erodes-u-s-security-and-american-values/.

[22] “A Blueprint For Ending White Supremacist Violence - Center For American Progress”. Center For American Progress, 2021, https://www.americanprogress.org/events/2021/04/15/498078/blueprint-ending-white-supremacist-violence/.

[23]  Ibid.

[24]  Garrison, Bishop, and Cole Blum. “Trump’S Veto Threat Over Confederate-Named Bases Erodes U.S. Security And American Values”. Just Security, 2020, https://www.justsecurity.org/73574/trumps-veto-threat-over-confederate-named-bases-erodes-u-s-security-and-american-values/.

[25] U.S. Navy. “One Team, One Navy.” YouTube, uploaded by U.S. Navy, 25 June 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=flDygEOZCbk.

[26]  Tillison, Tom. “’Woke’ Pledge Required To Join Progressive US Navy Task Force To Combat Discrimination”. Bizpac Review, 2021, https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/02/15/woke-pledge-required-to-join-progressive-us-navy-task-force-to-combat-discrimination-1030510/.

[27] A Report On The Fighting Culture Of The Navy’s Surface Fleet. 2021, p. 7.

[28] Ibram X. Kendi. “Ibram X. Kendi Defines What It Means to Be an Antiracist.” Penguin Books, 10 June 2020, www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2020/june/ibram-x-kendi-definition-of-antiracist.html.

[29]  Ibid.

[30] Ibid.

[31] Rogers (Kendi), Ibram. “Living With The White Race”. The Famuan, 2003, http://www.thefamuanonline.com/2003/09/09/living-with-the-white-race/.

[32] Brooks, Emily. “Jim Banks Confronts Top Navy Officer On ‘Woke’ Critical Race Theory Book Recommendation”. Washington Examiner, 2021, https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/jim-banks-critical-race-theory-navy-hearing?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=yahoo_feed.

[33] A Report On The Fighting Culture Of The Navy’s Surface Fleet. 2021, p. 8.

[34]“U.S. Air Force: Unconscious Bias.” YouTube, uploaded by U.S. Air Force, 7 Oct. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8OL1_Q6vzg.

[35]  Losey, Stephen. “Chief Wright: ‘I Am George Floyd,’ Promises Review of Air Force Justice System.” Air Force Times, 2 June 2020, www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2020/06/02/goldfein-every-american-should-be-outraged-at-police-conduct-in-death-of-george-floyd.

[36] Goldfein, D., 2021. Commentary: Unrest in America. [online] United States Air Force. Available at: <https://www.whs.mil/News/News-Display/Article/2206436/commentary-unrest-in-america/> [Accessed 15 July 2021].

[37]  Losey, Stephen. “Chief Wright: ‘I Am George Floyd,’ Promises Review of Air Force Justice System.” Air Force Times, 2 June 2020, www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2020/06/02/goldfein-every-american-should-be-outraged-at-police-conduct-in-death-of-george-floyd.

[38] “Air Force General Charles Q. Brown Shares His Thoughts on Racial Injustices in America.” YouTube, uploaded by U.S. Air Force, 13 July 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aQ3zhyUcc8.

[39]  Air Force’s top black general offers emotional take on racial unrest over Floyd killing. 2020. [online] Stars and Stripes. Available at: <https://www.stripes.com/branches/air_force/air-force-s-top-black-general-offers-emotional-take-on-racial-unrest-over-floyd-killing-1.632658>

[40] United States Air Force, Inspector General, December 2020, Report of Inquiry: Independent Racial Disparity Review. Available at: <https://www.af.mil/Portals/1/documents/ig/IRDR.pdf>

[41] Department of the Air Force Leaders direct second IG Disparity Review. 2021. [online] U.S. Air Force. Available at: <https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2509012/department-of-the-air-force-leaders-direct-second-ig-disparity-review/>

[42]  Air Force Magazine. 2021. Brown: ‘Shame on Us’ if Military Diversity Efforts Falter - Air Force Magazine. [online] Available at: <https://www.airforcemag.com/brown-shame-on-us-if-military-diversity-efforts-falter/> [Accessed 15 July 2021].

[43]  Ibid.

[44]  PEOPLE.com. 2021. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Brown Jr. Opens Up About Emotional Talks on Race with His Sons. [online] Available at: <https://people.com/human-interest/voices-against-racism-general-charles-q-brown-jr/> [Accessed 15 July 2021].

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