[August 17, 2021] My original post today was about intellectual laziness, but I’ll defer it to later. My subject today has an element of intellectual laziness about it. Let me be blunt. Gen Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has gone full ‘woke.’ Period. We can argue the point, but no one disputing this claim is paying attention.
What do you get when you have ‘woke’ generals and admirals? You lose wars. Full stop. Suppose our generals and admirals had not taken their eye off the reason for their existence – to prevent war but to win them when there is war – we would not have the collapse of Afghanistan right now. The Taliban are the newly inaugurated rulers of that country, that will shortly bring a genocide of massive proportions.
Our senior military brass is more concerned about not violating the rights of transgender soldiers, creating a racial diversity environment, incorporating LGBTQI ideology into their troops, and not insulting our enemies than winning wars. These officers are the epitome of what makes us losers.
The U.S. military is not an ordinary workplace. We actively discriminate against people. You must be of a certain age to join, be physically fit and have all your arms and legs, pass an exam, and you cannot have a criminal record. Those with bad attitudes get kicked out. Once in the military, you must progressively increase your level of responsibility, else your time there will end abruptly. And, you may get a job you don’t want … tough, it’s your job, suck it up or get out.
Gen. Milley is actively encouraging – requiring? – the indoctrination of our troops based on racist identity politics. He claims that the military is teaching it as another way of thinking, like communism, fascism, etc. Not true. He requires it to be taught that whites are oppressors of blacks and that whites are the reason for our racist society, and why blacks don’t succeed. Gen. Milley is a liar and a disgrace to the uniform he wears.
Yesterday, I expressed my opinion in a text to my friends. This is what I wrote:
Thank you all for your concern, it is appreciated. Today I watched videos of Afghans clinging to Air Force cargo planes and falling from the sky. Disgusting! How we do things matters, acting morally. You don’t leave people behind, period. The manner of Biden’s retreat debacle was easily avoidable. We just witnessed the greatest foreign policy failure of a lifetime. Joe Biden’s decision – and he is the decider – is a stain on our govt, not on our country. What Biden did was pure evil. And now he is blaming Trump for his own calamitous failure in the manner of his retreat from Afghanistan. My troops and I didn’t fight in these wars for it to end this way. It breaks my heart to see the sickening, immoral way this was handled.
And, now in Afghanistan, a ragtag bunch of untrained mountain dwellers showed how incompetent and useless a ‘woke’ military under ‘woke’ generals and admirals can be. This debacle belongs to the U.S. government, not to the American people. The destruction of our military as a fighting force rests on the shoulders of Joe Biden and his woke generals.
We are witnessing an epic failure of leadership. It’s time for Gen. Mark Milley to resign. He will not do so because he is also a coward.