Independent journalist Michael Yon has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, who has come out in support of so-called critical race theory. It's perhaps worth noting that Mr. Yon is near-idolized by some sectors of US military opinion (particularly those actually doing the fighting rather than REMF's, fobbits and the like).
General Milley defends teaching Critical Race 'Theory' to military officers.
For folks who may have missed it, the quality of US military officers is plummeting. The Navy can hardly sail without crashing. One officer, at her trial for her involvement in crashing a fighting ship, broke down and cried. It's fallen that low. Crying is a defense.
While China grows. And Russia plots.
We watched the military become a logical career path for folks who want sex-change on demand at taxpayer expense. Where were the icons such as Mattis?
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Many folks who do not know the difference between combat and infantry manage to think their opinions are equal to those who have spent years in combat, with infantry. These are the same folks, in my experience, who push Critical 'Racist' Theory.
The masses who push the new Naziism do so in the way that all herds stampede. Just cattle. But the ringleaders are bringing about destruction of the United States.
Godwin's Law is an illumination that nearly all heated arguments -- if they run course long enough -- will end up with accusations or evocations of Nazism. The vast majority of Nazi comparisons are wildly -- well, wrong.
But there is a meritorious 1%.
Critical Race Theory is [a] direct echo of Nazi ideas.
And not in a minor way.
Those who study information war, and have studied previous and current genocides, can see that caucasians are being set up for genocide in Europe and in North America. And Asian Americans next on the menu.
General Milley has become a useful tool. In a very powerful position. And he is not the only one.
Milley sucks up to the forces of American destruction. Just as many Jews did to their own destruction. None of this is new.
To be fair, I know people who know Milley well, and people who have served under Milley at various stages of his career. According to officers and NCOs I trust, there was a time when Milley was a good officer.
But today, Milley serves in the dark forces which undermine our country and our way of life. Milley sucks up to, and placates, those who wish to destroy him. Milley alienates his natural allies -- people like me -- who he works to destroy.
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This man, by his own words and actions, is behaving as an enemy of freedom and all that our ancestors have fought for.
There's more at the link.
Strong words: but I've heard them echoed a great deal over the past few days by current and former US military personnel whose judgment I trust and whose opinions I value.
Tucker Carlson had more to say about Gen. Milley and Critical Race Theory. A video of his remarks is available here, plus a transcript if you prefer to read rather than listen. Like Mr. Yon, Mr. Carlson appears to be highly regarded by fighting military men (as opposed to those who've fought as little as possible). Here's an excerpt.
Mark Milley is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He didn’t get the job because he’s brilliant, or brave, or because the people who know him respect him. He isn’t and they definitely don’t. Milley got the job because he’s obsequious. He knows who to suck up to, and he’s happy to do it. Feed him a script and he’ll read it. Yesterday, the man in charge of the nation’s weapons, explaining that he’s working to understand a concept called "White rage:"MILLEY: I do think it's important, actually, for those of us in uniform to be open-minded and be widely read. And it is important that we train and we understand. I want to understand White rage, and I'm white, I want to understand it. So what is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America? What caused that? I want to find that out, I want to maintain an open mind here and I do want to analyze it. It’s important that we understand that because our soldiers, airmen, sailors, marines come from the American people, so it is important that the leaders now and in the future do understand it.
It's hard to believe that man wears a uniform. He’s that unimpressive. Notice he never defined White rage, and we should know what it is. What is White rage? Well, ... it’s one of those diseases that only affect people with certain melanin levels. It’s a race-specific illness. That’s what Mark Milley has learned from reading about it. That’s why he’s making his soldiers read about it too. They need to know.MILLEY: I’ve read Mao Zedong. I've read Karl Marx. I've read Lenin. That doesn't make me a communist. So what is wrong with understanding, having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend? And I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, our commissioned, our noncommissioned officers, of being "woke."
So Mark Milley reads Mao to understand Maoism, he reads communists to understand communism. But, interestingly, he doesn’t read white supremacists to understand white supremacy. Why not? Go to the source. He’d be fired for that instantly, and that’s the one thing he doesn’t want. So he reads about White rage as if it’s totally real. It’s a medical condition.
And by the way, if it’s a medical condition, at what age can you catch White rage? Most of us assumed our two-year-olds were just teething. Now we know it’s their whiteness that’s making them so angry. Thanks, Mark Milley. We appreciate your contribution to our generation’s scientific racism. By the way, have you read anything about winning wars recently? Apparently not.
Again, more at the link.
With leadership like Gen. Milley's, it's no wonder that West Point and other military institutions of learning appear to have gone 'woke' without anyone noticing until it was too late. Remember the infamous Second Lieutenant Spenser Rapone?
All Rapone did was make blatant and public the sort of attitude that Gen. Milley is trying (unsuccessfully) to conceal behind a top brass fig-leaf. Worse, the professors and teachers at West Point who indoctrinated, aided and abetted him are still there. The place is 'woker' than ever, according to accounts I've heard. Consider how they're treating cadets who've rejected COVID-19 vaccinations.
Food for thought. I'm sure our actual and potential enemies and rivals are doing precisely that . . . and rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect.