[Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)] summarized and quoted from many whistleblower reports, some of which proved extremely shocking. The senator said that he and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) have received “severe hundred whistleblower complaints about Pentagon extremist and diversity training.”
“One Marine told us that military history training session was replaced with mandatory training on police brutality, white privilege, and systemic racism. He reported that several officers are now leaving his unit citing that training,” the senator reported.
“Another servicemember told us that their unit was required to read White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo which claims, and this is a quote, ‘white people raised in Western society are conditioned into a white supremacist world view,’” Cotton added.
“A member of the special-operations community has told us that they are being instructed ‘The U.S. Special Operations Community is racist,’” he said. “One Army officer relayed to us the words of his general officer who told him that the entire U.S. Army is racist.”
“A midshipman at the Naval Academy said that classmates are calling America a fundamentally racist place and that this sentiment is not contested by school administrators,” Cotton said. “An airman told us their unit was forced into a racist exercise called a ‘privilege walk’ where members of the wing were ordered to separate themselves by race and gender in order to stratify people based on their perceived privilege.”
White soldiers were far from alone in voicing concerns.
“One African-American officer disparagingly said, and I quote, ‘the Navy thinks my only value is as a Black woman’ and not the fact that she is a highly trained military specialist,” Cotton reported. “Soldiers have come forward to tell us that they have been forced to watch videos about systemic racism and documentaries that rewrite America’s history as a fundamentally racist and evil nation.”
“One Space Force officer told me that two guardians left his ranks in a short period of time. One was a young African American who said she never would have joined the military had she known that it was such a hot bed of racism. The other was a white airman who said he didn’t sign up to be indoctrinated and filed separation paperwork,” the senator noted.
I’m wearing my shocked face.