Tom Cotton Reveals Hundreds of Whistleblowers' Tales of "Anti-American Indoctrination" in US Military

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It’s bad when the radical left is affecting so much, from media to academia.

But, what’s worse is that they now have control and are indoctrinating the military as well, the one segment of society that’s supposed to be free of politics and only concentrating on the defense of the United States.

We saw a sample of how bad this was in March, with military men from official accounts — and even the official Defense Department website — attacking Tucker Carlson.

But it appears to have gotten worse since then.

During a recent Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) revealed there were hundreds of whistleblower complaints from members of the military reporting on efforts to indoctrinate them. The excuse for some of this effort at indoctrination? Stamping out “extremism.” But what it was really about, Cotton said, was a “very specific kind of anti-American indoctrination” burrowing its way into the military. He told Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin about the kind of complaints that came into the whistleblower hotline set up by Cotton and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX).

“One Marine told us a 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,” Mr. Cotton said. “Another service member 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 in a White supremacist world view.’” Another was told the entire Army was racist.

He said one airman complained that an exercise called “privilege walk” was a “racist exercise.”

“Members of the wing were ordered to separate themselves by race and gender in order to stratify people based on their perceived privilege,” Mr. Cotton said, in describing the airman’s complaint.

“Mr. Secretary, we’re hearing reports of plummeting morale, growing mistrust between the races and sexes, where none existed just six months ago, and unexpected retirements and separations, based on these trainings alone,” Cotton said.

When Cotton asked Secretary Austin what was going on, Austin said that “diversity, equity and inclusion” were important to the military now, and that they wanted a military that looked like America.

That isn’t what the military is about. It isn’t supposed to be about a social experiment, wokeness, or kowtowing to the latest liberal craziness. Its only purpose is the defense of our nation.

This changing of the military, started under Obama, has tried to replace officers with people who were more amenable to the woke agenda. Now. it’s completely taking over and infecting all levels. This is not only a danger to the military; it’s also a threat to the country. If the military goes under to wokeness, we may be unable to respond to any real military challenge. We will already have been taken down from within.