The Pentagon’s culture war has a new hero of battle: Lt. Col. Andrew “Dru” Rhodes, who describes himself as a “fervent anti-racist and anti-sexist.” He’s a white dude and a battalion commander. If this report is true, then he does not like white dudes. He reportedly told troops under his command that “white people are part of the problem.” As the reader who sent that to me said, “CRT [Critical Race Theory] will destroy our great military before China even gets the chance.” …
The Pentagon is chasing a woke demographic that doesn’t exist:
A generation raised on Howard Zinn and the 1619 Project are not going to enlist, they are ambivalent at best about whether or not the US should be defended in the first place. So that leaves you with outliers that the current leadership regards as unacceptable and déclassé.
This is the same as so much of the woke Hollywood bombs, the marketing types are convinced that there is this massive demographic of woke types just waiting to consume. They believe this in large part bc of Twitter and the results are entirely predictable, just as they are likely to find here. Name one wokeist who is more likely to join an institution they see as racist, imperialist, and warmongering just bc its leadership mouths woke platitudes.
Heck, military service is considered déclassé for all but a small sliver of the middle class for cultural reasons, what do we expect to change?
If the US military earns for itself a reputation as hostile to white males and unwoke people, why should they put their lives on the line to defend a country that considers them to be “part of the problem”?
What the Pentagon is doing here is really dangerous, and really foolish.
Maybe great empires just fall through stupidity and infighting over the spoils.
The left have already politicized the spy community (FBI, CIA), and now the spooks freely interfere in politics to help the Democrats (witness the Trump era). What will be the effect of purging the military of non-left soldiers?