Pentagon to Host Lecture on Bending to China: 'The Case For Global Justice and Democratic Socialism'

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This report would have been inconceivable little more than a year ago, America. And it is chilling.

The Defense Department’s National Defense University (NDU) — the premier educational institution in the country for military and civilian leaders on all things defense — is planning to host what should be a controversial as hell lecture on how the U.S. and other Western countries should in effect bow to China and adopt socialism in response to the growing challenge from the expansionist Communists in Beijing.

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Let that sink it.

A summary of the lecture is chilling, although for reasons different than the obvious (emphasis, mine):

Western countries are still struggling to define their attitude towards the Beijing regime.

In this talk on February 22, 2022, Thomas Piketty will argue that the right answer lies in ending Western arrogance and promoting a new emancipatory and egalitarian horizon on a global scale, a new form of democratic and participatory, ecological and post-colonial socialism.

If they stick to their usual lecturing posture and a dated hyper-capitalist model, Western countries may find it extremely difficult to meet the Chinese challenge.

The above is insane on its face, of course, but the really chilling part is not as much about a serious geopolitical threat to the United States and Western Europe from China, but rather about the left’s capitulation and gleeful willingness to submit to the subservience of totalitarianism.

That is not a hyperbolic statement. (See: “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”)

I mean, hell, give these low-information clowns a taste of a whacked-out old socialist like Bernie Sanders and they’re star-struck — and more than ready to fold up to the ChiComs like a cheap Mao suit.

The lecture, which is scheduled to take place online on February 16, as reported by Breitbart, is titled, Responding to China: The Case For Global Justice and Democratic Socialism, and will be given by French crackpot economist Thomas Piketty, the author of a 2021 book titled Time for Socialism.

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Again, let’s let that sink in. The U.S. Pentagon is sponsoring a lecture, written and delivered by a French Socialist, who promotes replacing Western Capitalism with so-called “Democratic Socialism” for the all-but-express purpose of kowtowing to Communist China — out of fear.

Sebastian Gorka, who served as a Deputy Assistant to the President in the Trump administration, as well as the associate dean at the NDU for five years, discussed the lecture on his podcast, “AMERICA First with Sebastian Gorka” on Friday. “NDU is where colonels go to become generals,” Gorka said, adamantly.

“This event is presented by the Pentagon’s Strategic Multilayer Assessment program in collaboration with National Defense University’s Eisenhower School of National Security.

Eisenhower’s name. His institution is being used to host an event promoting socialism in America. I’m not even disgusted — that’s not even a strong enough word. I’m horrified.

Did I mention that the event is funded by U.S. taxpayers?

Gorka might have been justifiably horrified, but anyone surprised by any of this has not been paying attention to Joe Biden and various members his radical-left administration for more than a year.

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As my colleague, streiff reported in June 2021, Department of Defense Chairman Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley have demonstrated repeatedly that they are far more interested in “exploring” Marist-derived “Critical Race Theory” and “white rage” than in focusing on combat readiness — not to mention avoiding catastrophes like the purposely-created Biden Afghanistan Debacle.

As I reported on Thursday, with Russia’s Vladimir Putin on the verge of launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and China ratcheting up its normal rhetoric about forcibly “reunifying” Taiwan with the mainland, a senior advisor to Austin issued a report titled Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Are Necessities in U.S. Military, in which the advisor argues that diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI) are essential in “making the U.S. military more successful in achieving critical missions and in making forces more lethal.”

Finally, as the Pentagon concerns itself with lectures on “global justice” and “Democratic Socialism,” as my colleague Dennis Santiago wrote in November 2021, China continues to prepare to challenge the U.S. Navy.

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As Sebastian Gorka correctly and chillingly observed, this is horrifying. All of it. And it is being perpetrated by an ever-more-radical Democrat Party.

Mumbling and confused Joe Biden might not know where the hell he is, half the time — let alone who’s there with him — but this treasonous “bullcrap” is for real.

Worst of all, it is being carried out by people who swore an oath to protect and defend America. And if that doesn’t give you pause, nothing will.

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