New GOP Report Claims Woke Ideology is Undermining the United States Military
Republican elected officials recently criticized the Biden regime’s woke policies that are undermining the United State’s military. Naveen Athrappully of The Epoch Times outlined how Republicans believe that the use of leftist indoctrination and “woke” ideological posturing to appease “Ivy League faculty lounges or progressive pundits.”
“Unfortunately, President Joe Biden and his administration are weakening America’s warfighters through a sustained assault fueled by woke virtue signaling,” declared Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Texas Congressman Chip Roy in a report titled “Woke Warfighters.”
“Our military’s singular purpose is to ‘provide for the common defense’ of our nation. It cannot be turned into a left-wing social experiment. It cannot be used as a cudgel against America itself.”
The report alluded to multiple examples of the Biden regime’s policies. One example that stood out was Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s first action following his confirmation by the Senate, where he signed a “racism” memorandum. The message instructed all service members and Department of Defense civilian employees to carry out “one-day stand-down” to talk about extremism taking place within their ranks.
The funny part is that there were only 100 cases of alleged “extremism” among the American military force of 2.1 million active and reserve members per data the Biden regime compiled.
“The world is a dangerous place, and the Biden Administration’s insanity is eroding our greatest source of security in it,” the report proclaimed, alluding to the military’s promotion of critical race theory, sex re-assignment surgeries, and transgender ideology.
The report cited the case of Bishop Garrison, who is Austin’s senior adviser on human capital and diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. The report claimed that Garrison pushed the “1619 Project,” a revisionist form of history that maintains that the US is a systemically racist nation.
The case of Kelisa Wing, the chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at the Department of Defense Education Agency, was also cited in this report.
“Wing also wrote a book to teach white children that they have white privilege and that ‘white privilege hurts a lot of people.’ The book comes with an exercise to help kids understand ‘what parts of my identity have provided me with privilege,’” the report stated.
On the sex re-assignment front, Roy and Rubio called attention to how the US military has historically not accepted recruits who do not meet specific mental and physical requirements. Athrapully noted that some of the “disqualifying conditions include allergies to peanuts or gluten, learning disorders, acute depression or anxiety, and skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis.”
“People cannot even enlist with Invisalign or braces until they are removed,” the report highlighted. Instead, the military is currently “promoting and celebrating sex reassignment procedures, which can have months-long recovery periods, with complete recovery taking ‘up to one year’ for some procedures.”
The US Army is currently having trouble meeting its recruitment goal of 60,000 members, as it was only able to recruit 45,000 soldiers in the 2022 fiscal year.
A wokified US military will be one incapable of defending the US’s borders, much less prosecuting a potential great power with peer or near-peer competitors. Ultimately, the US military must be focused on defending the US’s border and the broader landmass from enemies both foreign or domestic. It should not be searching for monsters abroad to destroy or carrying out woke projects.
The military’s present descent into wokism is just another sign of the cultural and institutional decay taking place in the US.