Is Wokeism the greatest psy-op in human history?
From “post-Marxist thought” (an oxymoron, if ever there was), and Gramsci, the Frankfurt School and Critical Theory, we’ve ended up at Wokeism.
And, from the Marxist’s point of view, it’s succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. The capitalist West is being torn apart by ludicrous nonsense like CRT and Gender Theory. The will of the West has been so enervated that not even the armed forces have the will to fight any more.
A scathing new report commissioned by members of Congress has claimed that the Navy’s surface warfare forces have systemic training and leadership issues, including a focus on diversity that overshadows basic readiness skills.
The report prepared by Marine Lt. Gen. Robert Schmidle and Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, both retired, came in response to recent Naval disasters, including the burning of the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego, two collisions involving Navy ships in the Pacific and the surrender of two small craft to Iran.
You read that right: the US Navy surrendered two of its craft to Iran. Such a headline would have been inconceivable in Reagan’s America: it barely rates a mention in Biden’s America.
America is run by an Establishment that doesn’t believe in, indeed hates America. And they’re infecting every American institution with their poison.
The report found that a staggering 94 percent of the subjects believed the recent Naval disasters were ‘part of a broader problem in Navy culture or leadership.’
‘I guarantee you every unit in the Navy is up to speed on their diversity training. I’m sorry that I can’t say the same of their ship handling training,’ said one recently retired senior enlisted leader[…]
One of the key issues raised by the officers interviewed for the report was a concern that Navy leaders spend more time focusing on diversity training than on developing warfighting capacity and key operational skills.
‘Sometimes I think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than if we’ll survive a fight with the Chinese navy,’ lamented one lieutenant currently on active duty.
‘It’s criminal. They think my only value is as a black woman. But you cut our ship open with a missile and we’ll all bleed the same color,’ she added.
One recent destroyer captain said: ‘where someone puts their time shows what their priorities are. And we’ve got so many messages about X, Y, Z appreciation month, or sexual assault prevention, or you name it. We don’t even have close to that same level of emphasis on actual warfighting.’
This is a problem long in the making. In 2012, when Mitt Romney challenged Barack Obama on the decline in America’s naval capability, Obama did his trademark smirk-and-haw-haw-haw routine and the media lapped it up. Stuffy old Romney, they chuckled: who even needs a Navy any more?
Then China effectively annexed the South China Sea.
One junior surface warfare officer, still on active duty, confessed: ‘I don’t think that the [surface community] see themselves as people who are engaged in a fight.’
From John Paul Jones to Bull Halsey, the US Navy once commanded respect and won wars. Now, it’d be lucky to win a participation ribbon — and Bull Halsey would be facing termination at the hands of a Twitter mob.
Former Secretary of the Navy John Lehman made the startling claim that of the four key admirals who led the Navy to victory in World War II, none would make the rank of captain in today’s fleet.
‘Nimitz put his first command on the rocks,’ Lehman said. ‘And Halsey was constantly getting into trouble for bending the rules or drinking too much…Ernie King was a womanizer and a heavy drinker’
‘Admiral Leahy may be the only one that might have made it through, but he had quite a few blots on his record as well,’ said Lehman[…]
‘Commanders can no longer take risks in a way that they can have small failures, learn, and move forward,’ said one sailor. ‘Failures are terminal to people’s careers.’
‘These are guys that are totally zero-risk,’ one former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense who served as a surface warfare officer said of the surface warfare community[…]Navy leadership ‘are paranoid about any negative press and cow to reporters’
Even those who survive the Navy’s obsession with social media micro-management see combat training as a second-order issue.
At one point, the Navy even handed officers 23 compact discs with reading material for surface warfare wardroom training, replacing a five-month course at the Surface Warfare Officer School Division Officer’s Course in Rhode Island.
‘We gave ensigns boxes of CDs and told them to train themselves between watches, and that was a colossal failure,’ one officer recalled.
Rest assured, America’s enemies don’t give a toss about social media or “diversity and inclusion”.
‘What are the things the Chinese are concerned about? What are the things the Iranians are concerned about?[…]
The report concluded: ‘A major peer-level conflict in the 21st Century will likely play out largely in the naval theaters of operations; unlike the surface Navy’s last major war, which concluded 76 years ago, such a conflict will likely proceed swiftly and not permit significant time for organizational learning once it is underway.’
‘Unless changes are made, the Navy risks losing the next major conflict.’The Daily Mail
This is Biden and Obama’s America: woken and broken.
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