Woke US Military: GOP Concerns

The culture war that has divided Americans for the past few years regularly leads us to the absurd.

A scarecrow that we wave everywhere

I have mentioned it here several times, there is indeed a fringe of left-wing activists who, locked into a doctrinaire vision, tend to discredit all progressives.

In the most recent elections, many right-wing politicians have realized that by waving the scarecrow woke, you can sometimes win.

The most extreme Republicans in the House have managed to impose themselves in such a way as to avoid, they say, wasting taxpayers’ money on “woke causes” such as abortion, inclusive measures for members of the LGBTQ community or medical care for trans soldiers.

I should point out in passing that this budget, the National Defense Authorization Act, is usually passed quickly with the collaboration of the two major parties.

Even more cynical than selling the image of a woke army, the budget voted in the chamber will be blocked in the Senate and Speaker McCarthy knew it. It’s a waste of time and money.

The real threat is the far right

This obsession with the alleged “wokism” of military leaders distracts from the real problem of the American military, that of the growing influence of the far right.

While it’s hard to give an exact number or percentage, those are hundreds of members of the armed forces who are white supremacist sympathizers or outright associated with organizations like Proud Boys or the Oath Keepers.

The primary terrorist threat to the United States has long been domestic terrorism. That’s what Americans saw in 1995 when decorated veteran Timothy McVeigh detonated a bomb in Oklahoma City.

The US military has long been criticized for being too conservative, failing to recognize the diversity of the population, or failing to protect the rights of all its members with the same zeal.

If the bigger picture isn’t perfect, the 2023 Army has made amends. Recognizing equality or training for diversity is not woke, it’s just common sense. Knowing or educating yourself on these subjects does not make a soldier a left-wing extremist!

This is what General Mark Milley pointed out: “I’ve read Mao Zedong. I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist. Reading Mao or Marx does not make you a communist.

The far right threatens and divides in addition to harming the recruitment of troops. She showed her ugly face on January 6, 2021, and she has the ear of a growing number of the chosen ones. Wish the military leadership could eradicate it from the troops.

This article is originally published on .journaldequebec.com

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