US Military: White Males Need Not Apply
And: An Exorcism Gone Wrong In A Mexican Hospital
Click here to hear what this man says in the clip captured in the tweet below:
I retweeted this last night, saying that the US Military is signaling to white men that they are not wanted. Can you imagine the sh*tstorm that would (reasonably!) arise if a colonel said that the military should stop hiring or promoting black men, or Latinos, or women, because they all think alike? But as a middle-aged white man, he can get away with saying that. He can also get away with saying it because that kind of bigotry is both accepted and celebrated by our ruling class, including the Pentagon.
One of my Twitter followers agreed that what Col. Wootan said was wrong, but pointed out that the USAF Civil Air Patrol is not a big deal. Well, Mark Wootan had a distinguished and consequential military career prior to this appointment, but okay, I get that. But am not comforted. Col. Wootan, having worked at senior levels for most of his career, has internalized the new doctrine of the Armed Forces. Read this:
Army Majors currently attending ILE (intermediate level education) at the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth are being taught that only the dominant racial group can be racist (whites), and all other ethnicities are simply prejudiced in their actions. The course is also teaching that gender is a social construct while sex is a biological category given at birth. According to students going through the course right now, an individual who is white and male is not allowed to feel like someone is racist or sexist towards them because they’re in the majority.
… Dr. Angela Riotto teaches the course which is titled “Race and Gender in U.S. Military History.” The course description states, “An effective military only functions under the principles of equality and inclusion. Manpower policy regarding inclusion and equality has only changed when forced to by the necessities of war or from outside social and political influence. This course will examine the history of service of minority groups and women in the U.S. Military, major amendments to manpower policy, and historic problems with presenting a less than unified force.”
One of the course vignettes covers the definitions for prejudice, racism, gender and sex. According to the slide, “racism is a complex system of beliefs and behaviors that result in the oppression of people of color and benefit the dominant group.”
Here’s the slide:
Only whites can be racist. Gender and sex are not the same thing, and gender is socially constructed. These lies — this malicious, bigoted, un-American ideology — has now been accepted and is taught by the US military to its leadership class. If you doubt it, read this address that Thomas Spoehr of the Heritage Foundation gave last year about wokeness in the military. He offers a number of examples. Excerpt:
These indoctrination programs differentiate servicemembers along racial and gender lines, which runs completely counter to the military imperative to build cohesiveness based on common loyalties, training, and standards. Traditional training and education programs used to combat racial and sex discrimination have been supplanted by programs that promote discrimination by replacing the American ideal of equality with the progressive ideal of equity—which in practice means unequal treatment based on group identity.
The Biden administration’s Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Gilday, decided last year to add Ibram X. Kendi’s book, How to Be an Antiracist—one of the leading sourcebooks on critical race theory—to his list of recommended readings. To give an idea of how radical Kendi’s book is, one of its famous (or infamous) arguments is that “Capitalism is essentially racist,” and that “to truly be antiracist, you also have to be truly anticapitalist.”
Last year, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told the House Armed Services Committee, “We do not teach critical race theory, we don’t embrace critical race theory, and I think that’s a spurious conversation.” Despite repeated denials by Austin and others in the Pentagon that critical race theory is being taught in the military, there is no shortage of evidence to the contrary.
Indeed, last year a senior officer in the U.S. Space Force, Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier, was removed from command for publicly describing the role of critical race theory in indoctrinating servicemembers at his installation. And just this summer, multiple media outlets reported on training materials on the problems of “whiteness” obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. One training slide read: “In order to understand racial inequality and slavery, it is first necessary to address whiteness.”
Congressmen have obtained curricular materials from West Point showing lectures titled “Understanding Whiteness and White Rage” and classroom slides labeled “White Power at West Point.”
Col. Mark Wootan might be low down in the hierarchy, but he is simply stating the doctrine that his superiors, all the way to the top, profess. Given his age, Col. Wootan may be at a terminal job, but he knows that the only way to get ahead in today’s military is to publicly espouse these bigoted doctrines.
Now, we all know that US military recruiting is in the toilet. For example, this Defense Department data from 2023:
Army: 69 percent of its goal
Navy: 60 percent of its goal.
Air Force: 87 percent of its goal.
Marine Corps: 100 percent of its goal.
Space Force: 100 percent of its goal.
There is no single reason for this. Part of it has to do with a strong job market. Part of it has to do with lack of physical fitness among the young. No doubt part of it has to do with potential recruits looking at the way the US Government has used and abused its soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, and not trusting the nation’s civilian leadership to make wise use of the armed forces. And some of it probably has to do with wokeness.
The military brass keep insisting that conservatives who allege that wokeness is a problem in the military are wrong, but they are plainly lying. There’s too much evidence to the contrary. How is what Col. Wootan bragged about — that he instructs those who report to him to stop hiring middle-aged white people, “especially dudes” — even legal?
Why would a white person, especially a white male, join the service when he has every reason to believe that he will be at a disadvantage when it comes to promotions because of the color of his skin, and his sex? That no matter how smart he is, and how well he performs, he will not be able to go as far as his talent and hard work might otherwise take him, because he is white, and because he is male? Some might want to serve so badly that they would be willing to do so under those conditions, but could you really blame young white men who are not willing to do so, especially given that their service potentially means putting their lives on the line? And, given that they are not likely to be asked to kill and die to defend America, but for foolish missions like bringing liberal democracy to peoples who don’t know what it is and don’t want it anyway.
To that point, the armed services are meant for combat. Would you really be eager to join the military if you had reason to believe that your commanding officer may have been promoted not because of performance capability, but for ideological reasons? Do you really want to be in the position of entrusting your life to someone who was advanced not for reasons of skill, but for reasons of ideology?
Look: if you were a black man, and you heard a senior US military officer brag that he instructed those who answer to him not to hire blacks, especially black men, because they all think alike too often — how eager would you be to join the military? Sure, someone might point out to you that that’s just one officer, and it isn’t wise to make a decision based on the views of a lone figure. But you could point to many, many examples of this racist, sexist ideology being taught throughout the military, and embraced by the officer corps. Unless you were totally gung-ho about the military, such that you didn’t care about racial and sexual discrimination against you, you would be a fool not to hesitate, and perhaps even turn away.
The military today remains majority white (between 50 and 60 percent) and overwhelmingly male (around 80 percent, though it varies between branches of the service). Additionally, though Generation Z — the generation from which the military is trying to recruit — is the most racially diverse in US history, it is still majority white. With males overwhelmingly more likely to serve than women, the US Military is openly telling the demographic group — white males — who will unavoidably make up the greatest number of recruits that they will be second-class citizens in the new woke military. You can dress it up in all kinds of ways to deny the ugly truth, but there it is. Col. Mark Wootan’s error, if error it was, was to lay it out bluntly.
What kind of country have they turned America into, the ruling class? When even the military has turned against the majority of the population, on openly racial and sexual grounds, you have to ask: what are the elites seeding? Do they really expect people to be loyal to a system that openly and consciously discriminates against them on the basis of race and sex?
After he retires from the military, Col. Wootan can look forward to a lucrative post in private industry, having signaled his ideological reliability to the woke capitalists, who live and die by ESG scores. But what about all the white men who have been denied jobs and promotions because white middle-aged men like Col. Wootan, who already have secured their positions, pull up the ladders behind them for the sake of ideological conformity?
This is not going to end well for America.
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