"We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and then bid the geldings to be fruitful." – C.S. Lewis (The Abolition of Man)
Joe Biden’s obsession with the whole LGBT thing is creeping me out. Please note that I didn’t say LGBT people are creeping me out, although I certainly have a strong disagreement with transgender madness. I also dislike intensely people who use their sexual orientation to achieve hard-left political goals. What you do in the bedroom doesn’t matter to me, but what you do to schools, the military, children’s television, etc., matters a great deal. But back to Biden. Given his bizarre behavior with little girls, when Biden “celebrates” LGBT stuff, all I can think of is…well, I don’t want to think of it. His latest weirdness was to proclaim that “Pride is back at the White House” — where it has no business being in the first place.
Biden’s weirdness about the LGBT spectrum began in October, during a town hall when a woman claimed that her eight-year-old was a member of the opposite sex. Biden, probably listening to a voice funneled into his ear, thought that was awesome and imagined a world in which children could have free-floating gender identities:
“The idea that an eight year-old child or a ten year-old child decides, ‘you know I decided, I want to be transgender. That’s what I think I’d like to be, it’d make my life a lot easier.’ There should be zero discrimination,” Biden said.
He also said he would “eliminate” the Trump administration’s rules affecting gender transition.
“I will flat out just change the law. Eliminate those executive orders, number one,” Biden said.
True to his word, practically the first thing Biden did when he sat down in the Oval Office was to say that those who are confused about their biological sex — in other words, not the most emotionally stable demographic — should have unfettered access to places aligned with their claimed “gender identity.” Thanks to Title VII, this affects all schools receiving federal funds. In any place into which federal money extends, men and boys will have free access to girls’ and women’s restrooms, locker rooms, dorms, prisons, etc. In one swish of the pen, Biden began the process of deleting women.
On Friday, Biden marked Pride Month at the White House with an hours-long ceremony. Think about that. A sitting president of the entire United States took time out from official business to celebrate people’s sex lives. And along with celebrating Pride Month, Biden once again said creepy things that seemed to include some weird form of self-love along with all the other non-traditional pairings:
President Joe Biden declared on Friday that pride had returned to the White House as he marked the month that celebrates LGBTQ+ rights.
‘Pride is back at the White House,’ he said. ‘Pride Month stands for love, you know, being able to love yourself, love whomever you love.’
Biden marked the occasion by designating the site of the Pulse Nightclub shooting a national memorial and named a special envoy for LGBTQ+ rights around the world.
Biden was joined by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, the first openly gay Senate-confirmed Cabinet secretary. Jill Biden and Chasten Buttigieg also were on hand.
The president was introduced by Ashton Mota, an openly transgender teenager from Massachusetts.
‘It takes courage to be true to your authentic self and face the face of the kinds of discrimination,’ Biden said of transgender youth.
‘We know more than half of transgender youth to seriously consider suicide,’ he said, encouraging people to support them.
On Friday, Biden appointed Jessica Stern to be the U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons at the Department of State.
I wouldn’t mind if Biden ensured that non-heterosexual people are not harassed, discriminated against, or denied their civil rights. Indeed, I heartily agree with that. Biden’s constant pandering to and wallowing in LGBT sexuality, though, is just wrong. It’s wrong that Pete Buttigieg, a glib man of no accomplishments, should be so celebrated just because he prefers sexual activity with men over sex with women. And it’s very, very wrong to pretend (as Biden did) that transgenderism is real and that society has to bow before it.
Image: Biden shares a tender moment with a young woman who shows surprisingly dominant body language in the interaction (at 13:45 in the video). YouTube screen grab.
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“Mark Milley, then a mere colonel, was being interviewed about his experiences with Lynne Chandler Garcia. Now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Milley is defending critical race theory [CRT] while Garcia, an associate professor at the Air Force Academy, teaches it.” Daniel Greenfield
“In July, the academy’s football team and coaches … released a video supporting [the Marxist] Black Lives Matter.·” Ibid
“AF Superintendent Richard M. Clark described his son going to a BLM protest and suggested that much of the Air Force might feel the same way.” Ibid
“The McDermott Library already offers copies of lbram X. Kendi’s How To Be An Anti-Racist and Stamped From the Beginning, along with Ta-Nehisi Coates’ rabidly racist screed, Between The World and Me, which demonized the police officers and firefighters who died to rescue trapped Americans on 9/11 as ‘not human to me,’ and described black crime as entirely the fault of whites.” Ibid
Editor’s Note: Years ago, I was privileged to teach an evening course at the Academy on my book Understanding The Times. I doubt this could happen again.
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Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
In 2007, Mark Milley, then a mere colonel, was being interviewed about his experiences by Lynne Chandler Garcia. Now Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Milley is defending critical race theory while Garcia, an associate professor at the Air Force Academy, teaches it.
The woman described by one student as “the worst professor I’ve had” back when she was teaching logic for the philosophy department at a community college recently came forward with a Washington Post op-ed announcing her enthusiasm for injecting Marxism into the Air Force.
“I teach critical race theories to our nation’s future military leaders because it is vital that cadets understand the history of the racism that has shaped both foreign and domestic policy,” the historically illiterate logic teacher wrote.
Garcia, whose bio states that she holds “military secret clearance”, is promoting a Marxist ideology in her “Politics, American Government, and National Security” course. The curriculum lists her course, which implicitly attacks the existence of America, as a ”contributor to the development and assessment of the National Security of the American Republic”.
The Air Force Academy admitted that, “some elements from CRT canon are included in the course to encourage critical thinking” (another academic term for Marxism), but claimed that critical race theory is not “endorsed by the institution as institutional doctrine.”
It has however been endorsed every other way.
The disloyal military leaders of tomorrow are being shaped in the corrupted Academy of today.
As the BLM race riots devastated American cities, former superintendent Jay Silveria, who had been handpicked by former Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein to head the Academy, told students that it was “a time to acknowledge that disparities exist in our nation and within our Force, and that we must all be willing to talk about the realities of social injustice.”
Outside the world of Marxist wokeness “disparities” are the result of individual choices, talents, dedication and so forth, and in America have nothing to do with racism, since institutional racism was outlawed by the Civil Rights Act almost 60 years ago.
Silveria was echoing his boss’ call for outrage over George Floyd’s drug overdose death and his claims that America was somehow racist. Along with his push for a review of racial disparities.
“We have to acknowledge we have racism, we have bias,” Silveria insisted. That’s one man’s ideologically shaped opinion, but do our military recruits have to have that drummed into them by a community college logic teacher who lacks any credentials for making pronouncements that defame the country her institution and its students are supposed to be defending?
Like much of the military, the Air Force Academy was subjected to “critical conversations” that Silvera claimed would help those like him who were “confused, angry and need to discuss what is going on in our nation.”
In July, the academy’s football team and coaches – more authorities on things they don’t know – released a video supporting Black Lives Matter.
“Educate yourself on the role that race plays in our history,” a white coach demanded. “It’s time for me to recognize my bias,” another white coach confessed.
“Black lives have not been and are not treated as equals in our society,” players and coaches angrily chanted the mantra of critical race theory racists. “It’s not enough for us to be not racist. It’s time to be anti-racist.” This sentence is ideological garbage straight out of Ibram X Kendi’s racist book How To Be An Anti-Racist, which according to the leftist Kendi is by agreeing with him. Literally.
Superintendent Silveria did not condemn the video in which Academy employees used an official social media account to push a partisan racist message. Instead he doubled down on critical race theory, falsely claiming that “across our Nation we are also grappling with an outpouring of emotion and outrage over systemic racism and social injustice.” To repeat. systemic racism was outlawed by the 1964 Civil Rights Act. If it exists, it’s illegal and there would be lawsuits collecting damages. If it exists, where are those lawsuits?
Instead of disciplining the coaches involved, he issued a memo to improve “diversity and inclusion” and falsely claimed that “systemic racism exists in our society” affecting “identity groups” based “on race, ethnicity, age, gender”, and “sexual orientation.”
Systemic racism can’t and does not exist except in a program like “affirmative action” which had to get a pass from the Supreme Court precisely because it is illegal. And yet the leadership of the Air Force Academy insisted on brainwashing future military leaders with Marxist lies.
“The Black Lives Matter movement is important and I understand the purpose and the oppression behind the movement,” Silvera told the Journal of Character and Leadership Development.
The Center for Character and Leadership Development, once tasked with inculcating ethics and purpose, was leading those “critical conversations” about racism based on disparities that are the results of inequalities that exist in all racial groups. And of course the epidemic of anti-white racism, the most prominent form of ignorant bigotry abroad today.
This year, a professor at the Center wrote an article in the journal calling not for a “post-racial mindset”, but an “inherently anti-racism mindset” where “anti-racism” means accepting delusional fantasies of America as “white supremacist” society, when the opposite is the case. In the real world eight racial groups “of color” have greater incomes than whites, which would be impossible in the fantasy world that the Air Force Academy now claims exists.
Another article by two professors contended that “American freedom… is unequal and differentiated, especially by race, ethnicity, gender” and urged that the military should not be an apolitical institution but that the role of military leaders should be to help soldiers “understand and confront” political debates. Otherwise “American military leaders may miss an opportunity to contribute constructively to a national debate on these important matters.”
The military serves its national purpose when it is a killing machine superior to that of our enemies. Turning it into a social experiment kaffeeklatsch undermines its only legitimate purpose and makes us vulnerable to our enemies whose societies are the most oppressive and racist on earth.
The military and its leaders are being reshaped to serve the malignant purposes of our most determined enemies.
The USAFA once encouraged cadets to see themselves as part of something larger. Now it undermines that unity and cohesion with sessions that promote the “Native American Experience” and the “African-American Experience” urging those who “identify” with the group to segregate themselves by race and complain about their status within the military.
The identity politics rot continued as Silvera stepped down and was replaced by Superintendent Richard M. Clark. Just as Goldfein had made way for Brown, the first black Air Force Chief of Staff, Clark would be the first black superintendent of the Air Force Academy.
Clark described his son going to a BLM protest and suggested that much of the Air Force might feel the same way. “There’s probably an anger that we don’t even know about,” he suggested.
It was ugly and dangerously inappropriate language for a senior military leader to use.
Instead of using his appointment as evidence of the country’s incredible opportunities for those like him, the new superintendent was carrying on the tradition of trashing America as racist
Earlier this year, the Air Force Academy announced that it was opening a special Diversity and Inclusion Reading Room in the McDermott Library in response to Floyd’s drug overdose death and the accompanying Black Lives Matter riots. The reading room boasted a post-it board encouraging students to jot down what diversity meant to them.
The McDermott Library already offers copies of Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be An Anti-Racist and Stamped From the Beginning, along with Ta-Nehisi Coates’ rabidly racist screed, Between The World And Me, which demonized the police officers and firefighters who died to rescue trapped Americans on 9/11 as “not human to me”, and described black crime as entirely the fault of whites.
Also available is Race Course Against White Supremacy, a book by domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. Ayers actually bombed the Pentagon, and described it in his memoir in these words: “Everything was absolutely ideal. … The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.”
The book by a domestic terrorist who bombed the Pentagon and invented the term “white skin privilege” falsely claims that “the United States was conceived as a white supremacist nation” and “remains fundamentally dedicated to structures, institutions, and ideologies that construct and enforce white domination.”
The transformation of the Air Force Academy into just another radical campus has confused and angered many of its alumni who remember a very different institution. And it was different.
The United States Air Force Academy faculty had been made up exclusively of military officers for generations. That helped protect the USAFA from the academic decay of most colleges. But in 1994, a Democrat Congress forced the academy to integrate “civilian faculty”. Like the intellectually challenged and ideologically warped, Garcia.
While many students and faculty initially resisted the civilian academics, the radicals began to inject their leftist politics into the classroom and used them to sow dissension in the military ranks. Service branch academies, once fundamentally different from civilian colleges, are coming to resemble the campuses and curriculums of any left-wing college.
Air Force Academy courses like Class, Race, and Ethnicity in Society, and Gender, Sexuality, and Society, offer familiar narratives attacking Martin Luther King’s vision of a colorblind society as racist, and promoting the racist idea of skin privilege. And while it’s not surprising to see identity politics embedded into English and Behavioral Science, the “socio-cultural” element in USAFA’s History department is almost as bad with students being asked to analyze WW1 through the lenses of “colonialism, race” and “gender”.
Race, gender, and class are a constant academic theme at USAFA. And race and gender are linked to leadership and accomplishment when it comes to ethics and values.
Lynne Chandler Garcia is not an outlier. She’s just one of the few civilian professors to go public outside Air Force circles about what’s really going on at the Air Force Academy.
Each Democrat administration has added another building block to the crisis that has decimated the integrity and allegiances of the Air Force Academy and much of the rest of the military.
The Clinton administration and its allies in Congress helped put the likes of Garcia and other leftist radicals in USAFA classrooms. The Academy hands out copies of Attitudes Aren’t Free: Thinking Deeply about Diversity in the US Armed Forces, a text from the Obama administration, which promoted radical gender and racial ideas, including “privilege”, into the military.
Tragically, for our nation, the Biden administration is continuing Clinton and Obama’s destruction of the military.
The disloyal military leadership is composed of some careerists who have learned to tell Democrat administrations what they want to hear and incorporate all their social agendas.
But others are the products of a military academic system that is as broken and corrupt as our civilian colleges, which have become one-party Marxist institutions.
When Garcia boasts of teaching “critical race theories to our nation’s future military leaders”, she’s taking pride in weakening the defenses of a country she hates.
The disloyal military leaders of tomorrow will be the products of Garcia’s classes, and political indoctrination sessions like them.
Better military leadership begins with restoring the integrity of the Air Force Academy and all service branch academies. Our country is barely surviving woke government and woke corporations, it will not survive the disloyal military leaders of a woke military.
“Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday has told the third of a million naval personnel that they should be reading and learning from lbram X. Kendi, a mediocre, fact-challenged university professor who has become the go-to ‘anti-racism’ expert for America’s woke elites.” Frontpagemag. com
Our military is under attack by “anti-racism” activists whose message is that white America is racist.
“Critical Race Theory” is the academic discipline that is used to justify the attack. Critical Race Theory is a hateful Marxist fiction that maintains America is evil because the majority of its citizens are white, and that its Constitution is evil because it was written by white people. The agents of this dogma, including those lecturing at the Naval War College, teach that white people – from the Founding Fathers to the 200 million white people in the country today – are oppressors, who are an internal enemy,
Critical Race Theory began by destroying the moral integrity of colleges and corporations. Now its target is the U.S. Navy.
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday has told the third of a million naval personnel that they should be reading and learning from Ibram X. Kendi, a mediocre, fact-challenged university professor who has become the go-to “anti-racism” expert for America’s woke elites.
In a congressional hearing, Admiral Gilday was asked by Representative Jim Banks to denounce Kendi’s view that white people are criminals – that they created the AIDS virus to kill black people. The Admiral refused to do so, dismissing it as a “cherry picked” quote about which he had no other opinion.
By adding Ibram X. Kendi’s book – How To Be An Anti-Racist – to the Navy’s Professional Reading Program, Gilday put the weight of the U.S. Navy behind Kendi’s hatred of white America and all white people as the allegedly racist oppressors of blacks.
Kendi defines anti-racism as opposition to America’s “systemic racism.” Systemic racism was outlawed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If it were an actual problem there would be a tsunami of lawsuits and a tsunami of judgments awarding millions of dollars in penalties to the victims. There are no such tsunamis because systemic racism is a myth manufactured by leftists to disarm their critics and force their retreat.
In Kendi’s dogma, the only way not to be a racist is to agree with him that racism is in America’s DNA, and white people are racists because they are white.
In Kendi’s own words: “There is no such thing as a not-racist idea, only racist ideas and antiracist ideas.” Either you agree with Kendi’s leftwing politics, or you’re a racist.
Gilday was not only endorsing Kendi’s racism, but also his politically partisan agenda, which claims ridiculously that dissent from the left is racist even when it comes to global warming.
“Do-nothing climate policy is racist policy,” Kendi argues, “since the predominantly non-White global south is being victimized by climate change more than the Whiter global north.” But the world’s greatest polluters are China, India, and Pakistan – countries that are not white, and that refuse to implement the Paris Climate Accords.
Gilday’s support for Kendi is part of his effort to divide and weaken the Navy by imposing Critical Race Theory and radical Identity Politics on the men and women who defend us.
Last year Gilday promoted “conversations” that endorsed Black Lives Matter’s view that all whites are racists and encouraged recruits and naval officers to believe that, like America, the navy is systemically racist – no evidence required. According to Gilday-Kendi, life for black people is miserable in America, and white people have to be “transformed” by atoning for their white skin privilege.
“White Skin Privilege is, in fact, a term invented by the Weather Underground: a notorious terrorist group which bombed the Pentagon in the 1970s. An official Navy video introduced by Gilday featured a black aviation tech complaining that, “being African-American in America is not fun;” a black lieutenant commander who claimed that he had experienced “systemic racism” and “implicit bias”, and a white female musician confessing her “privilege as a white person” and attacking America over unfounded claims of “systemic racism.”
The video of Navy personnel putting down America, blaming their problems on systemic racism, and reciting Marxist talking points was the centerpiece of what Gilday called vital “conversations” about racism.
Usually, a conversation has more than one side.
But not in today’s U.S. Navy which has become a Critical Race Theory echo chamber. While the theme of Gilday’s racial crusade is, “One Team, One Navy”, its real message is that there are two navies and two Americas: white and non-white. The goal of the admiral’s new “diversity and inclusion” mandate is for the victimized non-white Navy to defeat the oppressive and racist white Navy.
Or as one crew member in the video declares, “Tomorrow’s Navy will finally stand on the right side of history when we realize that black lives matter.” Considering that the latest ethnic genocide, involving millions of Uighur Muslims, is taking place in a non-white nation, China, today, it would be interesting to know what “the right side of history” is, or whether history has a side.
An official video sponsored by Gilday, broadcasts the anti-American claim that the 245-year-old Navy has been on the wrong side of history, that John Paul Jones, who fought the British, Stephen Decatur, who fought Islamic pirates, and the men who fought on the USS Kearsarge to end slavery during the Civil War, were all on the “wrong side” of history until Gilday and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came along to set them straight.
Under Gilday’s leadership, minority members of the Navy are being told that it’s okay to question whether they should be serving their country. They’re being encouraged to view all of their interactions with white personnel as racist because all white people are inherently racist. Including their commanding officers and their comrades in arms.
Communist China could not be damaging the Navy’s readiness any more than Gilday is with his divisive accusations about the racism of the majority of his troops.
In the two years since Gilday took over as Chief of Naval Operations, morale is down, and instead of preparing them to fight America’s enemies, he has set off a civil war within his own ranks. China doesn’t need to fire a single shot if Gilday is successful in destroying our military’s cohesion, morale and will to defend the country.
Biden is slashing the Navy’s shipbuilding budget even as the People’s Republic of China is building more ships than the U.S. Navy. The United States is losing the command of the seas. While Biden is undermining the physical infrastructure of the Navy, Gilday is waging a relentless war against the moral infrastructure of the service men and women under his command.
Gilday and other military leaders are replacing military readiness with military radicalism. Admiral Bill Moran, Gilday’s predecessor and President Trump’s choice, had a reputation for standing up for his people. America First was his guide. Gilday has focused instead on political wokeness and demonizing those who resist his new order.
Gilday – a vice admiral – was unqualified for his promotion to Chief of Naval Operations in the first place. He got his job through a political coup.
His predecessor, Admiral Moran was forced out over a fake scandal generated by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Gilday, a vice admiral, should not have been in line to be Chief of Naval Operations, but Democrat politicians and bureaucrats were determined to purge as many of President Trump’s appointments as they could. Their goal was to undermine his America First policies. They were so successful that no one qualified to be Chief of Naval Operations actually wanted it.
As Chief, Gilday quickly showed why the same people who persecuted Moran left him alone. The men and women of the Navy can rely on Gilday to promote Black Lives Matter agendas, but they can’t count on him to watch their backs.
Using race as the measure of all things, Gilday unleashed a political indoctrination campaign as the Black Lives Matter riots got underway. Video confessions of white privilege and condemnations of America are the heart and soul of that campaign. He initiated the Task Force One Navy whose report called for reinventing the Navy to fight “racism, sexism, ableism and other structural and interpersonal biases” – perfect Marxist slang for their war on America.
White members of the Navy are being told to check their white privilege, to believe that they didn’t earn their ranks, but were awarded them because of systemic racism, and that the more they achieve, the guiltier they are of getting ahead at the expense of disadvantaged minorities.
Officers are being told to stop thinking about ability and merit – racist categories – and to focus on meeting racial and gender quotas when it comes to mentoring and promotions. They’re being warned that their judgement is racially biased and that any decision they make will be racist. There is talk of using computer programs to achieve racial quotas for personnel and of subjecting officers to “implicit bias” training which is based on the hateful idea that whites are racists by virtue of their skin color.
These are the same poisonous attitudes that destroyed American achievement on college campuses so that China’s educational system now outperforms our own, and racist mediocrities like Ibram X. Kendi become intellectual celebrities. Gilday and his allies are hard at work trying to reward activism over ability, and sow doubt about the merits of any sailor who is white.
The Chief of Naval Operations is dividing the men and women of the Navy by skin color and turning them against each other. When you are a 19-year-old deciding whether to risk your young life for your country how does being told by your military commanders that America is a 400-year-old cesspool of white racist oppression help you to make the decision to fulfill your oath to defend that country and its Constitution?
Gilday is undermining military readiness in the face of a possible naval conflict with enemies of the United States, especially the increasingly aggressive regime in Communist China.
Gilday’s indoctrination program is already a threat to national security and must be terminated before it’s too late. And the best way to do that is for him to resign or be forced to step down.
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