The US military goes woke, and the consequences could be disastrous

The US military goes woke, and the consequences could be disastrous. By Tucker Carlson.

What if the current lunacy turns out to be more than a passing phase? What if race obsession is not a fad, but instead an incurable brain virus that’s infected our country’s entire leadership class?

Here’s America’s highest-ranking guilty White guy explaining how he’s hiring the people to run the federal agencies.

PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN, DEC. 19: Today … we will make [these] the sixth African-American members of our Cabinet, which is a record. After today, our Cabinet won’t just be one or two precedent-breaking appointments, but 12, including today’s long-overdue appointment of the first Native American Cabinet secretary … Already there are more people of color in our Cabinet than any Cabinet ever, more women than ever.

Biden isn’t even bothering to try to convince you that he’s choosing the most competent people for key jobs. Instead, he’s telling you what they look like. Their appearance is all that matters. So it turns out your mother was wrong, you can judge a book by its cover. In fact, you’re now required to.

This monologue is the first ten minutes

Over time, identity politics will destroy our country. No nation can remain unified for long if people are encouraged to think of themselves as members of competing ethnic groups first and citizens second. Countries need a reason to hang together; unity doesn’t happen by accident. The fixation on race that has seized our leadership class guarantees permanent disunity.

What if the woke brain virus began to infect the last remaining meritocracy in this country, the U.S. military? …

The military, we have all been told since childhood, doesn’t care what you look like, what your parents did, or where you’re from. They care about your performance. That’s why the U.S. military is impressive …

Not any more. Last week, Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, announced that the U.S. military will be changing its standards from top to bottom. … You can imagine what those policies are. Strict affirmative action, hiring and promoting by appearance, the elimination of objective standards. According to Miller, who should be ashamed of himself, these extremist left-wing social engineering projects are “moral imperatives” in the armed forces, though he did not explain why. …

The U.S. military, for the record, has a very long history of treating everyone with respect and dignity because it was a meritocracy and a meritocracy is designed to treat people with respect and dignity on the basis of how they behave, not on the basis of how they look. …

This summer, the U.S. Army’s so-called Operation Inclusion instructed soldiers that the phrase “Make America Great Again” was a form of socially acceptable “covert White supremacy.”

Now, according to the Army’s Equity and Inclusion Agency (yes, they have one), the phrase, “all lives matter”, American exceptionalism, and the celebration of Columbus Day are racist.

Over the summer, Kaleth Wright, then the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, proclaimed on Twitter that his greatest fear was that one of his airmen might be killed by a racist cop. Not killed by the Chinese military, but by American racism. …

Can you protect a nation with a military like this?

All the western militaries are going the same way. I have heard that anyone from about the rank of colonel is appointed in part due to their politics — wrong politics, no promotion.

Reader David:

Quite correct. When I joined the RAN Fleet Air Arm in 1966 we were told that promotion above that of Major, Lt. Commander, Squadron Leader was political i.e. “your face had to fit.” And then we have had the recent public behaviour of one or two senior Army officers which has been absolutely disgraceful and embarrassing for Australia IMO.