Guest Editorial | The US Armed Forces is Becoming a Woke Institution

 

 

By Capt Joseph R. John

There are similar priorities for Biden and Harris, to that of the Obama Administration.  Unlike the President Bush and President Trump’s “War on Terror”, which pursued Radical Islamic Terrorists like Al-Qaida, ISIS, The Muslim Brotherhood, the Taliban, Hizballah, etc., Biden and Harris new “War on Terror” is aimed at homegrown “extremists” especially among Veterans, and members of the US Military.  

Yet Biden and Harris have no interest in apprehending and jailing known ultra-violent Revolutionary Marxist Domestic Terrorists like ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter, who spent much of 2020 leading violent riots, perpetrating arson, creating $2 billion in destruction, looting businesses, putting over 2000 Police Officers in hospitals, torching thousands of police cruisers, and killing hundreds of residents in 200+ Democrat controlled sanctuary cities. 

This new “War on Terror” is a renewal of the Obama era attacks on US Military personnel and Veterans, while pursuing the vilification and the assault on Law Enforcement Officers.  In 2008 Obama forced the retirement of 200+ conservative Flag and General Officers.  Then Obama established a screening board for Colonels and Captains that were in the zone for promotion to Flag or General Officer.  In 2008, and over the previous 231 years, the US Armed Forces had never had such a screening board to determine if Colonels and Captains were “Politically Correct” enough to be allowed to go up before Flag and General Officer Promotion Boards.  

That type of uncalled for screening went on for 8 straight years, resulting in the elimination of thousands of highly qualified combat tested conservative officers, and replacing them instead with “Politically Correct” Flag and General Officers acceptable to Obama.  Obama established new and dangerous Rules of Engagement, had transgender personnel recruited into the military, depleted military ammunition inventories, and allowed Communist China to overtake the US Naval shipbuilding program, while falling behind in replacing vital combat aircraft; today Communist China has a larger Navy than the US Navy, and the Biden, Harris, and Obama will watch Communist China’s Military outgrow the US military.  

The Social Democrat Party revealed that that 80% of members of the US Armed Forces voted for President Donald Trump.  Biden, Harris, and Obama are overly concerned about the conservative and white members make-up of the US Military.  The attack on the make-up of the rank-and-file US Military personnel has begun in earnest, to begin the removal conservative white elements from its ranks, like the way conservative Flag and General Officers were screened out of the US Military.  

For the past 4 years, Law Enforcement Officers were demeaned, targeted, and attacked by the foot soldiers of the Social Democrat Party, ANTIFA and Black lives Matter Domestic Terrorists.  About 50 Police Officers were killed in premeditated ambushes over the last 4 years and including ln the riots in 200+ Democrat controlled Sanctuary Cities, where over 2000 Police Officers were hospitalized.  By clicking on the below listed link you will be able to listen to Biden’s view of Police Officers, Veteran, and the military personnel. Biden labels police, military veterans as ‘white supremacists’. – YouTube

 Now it is the active-duty military, reserve components, and National Guard that must be targeted because Americans are being told by the Leftist Main Stream Media, and Big Tech that the US Military not only has “Systemic Racists” and “White Supremist” elements within its ranks, but more importantly the existing make-up of the military did not vote for Biden and Harris; that must be changed.  On January 29th, four days after Biden’s Transgender Executive Order was issued, changing General Mattis restriction on recruiting transgender personnel.  

Secretary of Defense Austin issued a military-wide order specifying that General Mattis’ restrictions on transgenderism would be lifted.  Any exceptions to supporting transgenderism, including the conscience religious clauses that General Mattis allowed, for religious convictions, that conflicted with Biden and Obama’s transgender policies will no longer be permitted, regardless of the consequences.  Are Christians who oppose transgenderism based on their religious conviction going to be accused of “extremism” and booted from the US Military?  If so, that would be a violation “Freedom of Religion”.  Military women will be most immediately and negatively affected by Biden’s directive.  Personal privacy is rare enough in the US Armed Forces, because of close quarters, but Biden is ordering women to share their private facilities with biological males, who are claiming to be transgender women, will be very destructive.     

Gen Mattis’ existing regulation that personnel with gender dysphoria, who join the US military will not be permitted to obtain sex reassignment surgery, must remain in effect.  Military hospitals are already overtaxed with many serious combat related surgeries often delayed because of lack of capacity, and the number of therapists who deal with the heavy combat related PDST and the military family therapies, makes transgender therapy for sex reassignment surgeries unsustainable.  Sex reassignment surgery to complete multiple genitals, breasts, and facial surgeries would take over two years of constant hospitalization, at a cost in of more than $100,000, and a transgender patient would be off duty for over 2 years, then his enlistment would shortly be over.  In the past, the medical costs for 994 military personnel diagnosed with gender dysphoria increased by 300% and required 30,000 mental health visits—an unacceptable cost for 994 personnel. 

Biden, Harris, and Obama are having the FBI dig into social media accounts of anyone who went to Washington, DC on January 6th to hear the speech of President Trump at the Washington Monument (a massive undertaking costing millions of dollars).  A small percentage of those 800,000 Trump supporters went to tour the US Capitol, at the end of the President’s speech.  Capital Police Officers welcomed the Trump supporters to tour the Capitol, with open arms, via the roped off pre-designated walkways set up within the Capitol; there are videos of many Trump supporters taking the tour down roped off paths, walking two by two.  The US military personnel who toured the Capitol were loyal to their oath of office, and to the US Constitution; the below listed initiatives are designed to try to change the impression of military personnel as “Systemic Racists” and “White Supremist” in the eyes of Americans.    

When the White House was under attack by violent mobs, led by Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA, seriously injuring Secret Service Agents and US Park Police, DOD objected to providing military protection for The White House.  Considering the reluctance by DOD, something seemed terribly wrong with the deployment of 26,000 National Guard Troops to Washington, DC for the inauguration, and the establishment of Pelosi’s Great Wall topped with concertina wire.  Pelosi turned the Capitol Hill Complex, into a Militarized no man’s zone, paroled by more armed troops than are currently deployed, collectively in Afghanistan, Syria, and Iraq.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaQU7yljBr8&feature=youtu.be

The question remains…. why are thousands of armed National Guard personnel remaining in DC into March?   Biden, Harris, and Obama are turning the Republic into a Totalitarian State with lockdowns, closing hundreds of thousands of small businesses, no group meetings, no church gatherings, and no children allowed to go to school, but a walled no go zone in DC, while allowing liquor stores, marijuana stores, gambling casinos, strip joints, and thousands of violent looters to riot in the streets with no rioting restrictions in 200+ sanctuary cities led by ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter Domestic Terrorists.  

A more sobering question, never asked by the Leftist Main Stream Media, nor explained to the Americans by the Biden Administration, was what was the “Threat” that required 26,000 armed troops?  The Biden Administration never identified what the “Threat Assessment” was all about!  The Governors of Blue States, where there were on going riots 12 months, very seldom mobilized the National Guard to restore order like Pelosi did in DC.  Although they could have easily identified that the rioters were ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter Domestic Terrorists torching thousands of Police Cruisers, taking over police precincts, and hospitalizing over 2000 Police Officers, and committing arson.  For over one year, Director Wray issued no orders for the FBI in 200 + sanctuary cities to protect Police Officers, to arrest thousands of Domestic Terrorists, prosecute, and incarcerate them (this week 2 more Police Officers were hospitalized in NYC Black Lives Matter riots).  

Amid thousands of ANTIFA, and Black Lives Matter riots, a General Order was issued by Secretary of Defense, General Lloyd Austin, directing that all members of the US Armed Forces must take a 60 day stand down, to address “extremists”.  Austin, Biden, and Harris under the stealth directions of Obama are falsely accusing the 2+ million service members of harboring “Extremists and White Supremacists in their ranks”!   Defaming the US Military and creating instability and worry among career members of the US Armed Forces is unprecedented, unnecessary, and a dangerous practice because it will destabilize unit cohesion.  

The Biden Administration continues to state they intend to end “Systemic Racism” in the US Armed Forces.  “Systemic Racism” just does not exist in US Armed Forces or in the United States, like it exists in Communist China, in the Radical Islamic Terrorist State of Iran, Communist Cuba, Communist Venezuela, and many African and Middle East Countries.  America is the “least racist” country in the world, yet members of the Biden Administration imply that many members of the US Armed Forces are inherent racists, homophobes, white supremacists, and/or are extremists—an indictment which lacks proof (after extensive investigation, 4 of the 26,000 National Guard Troops were sent home for suspicion on being “extremists”—what does “extremists” mean anyway, we still have no definition). 

For the last 50 years, the US military has been the role model for integration, and for addressing and overcoming discrimination.  The understanding between races within the US Armed Forces has made the US Military one of the few places in society where advancement to the most senior ranks has been much less biased than in most integrated work forces in the nation.  There are no races or colors in a foxhole, the occupants of those foxholes are all bonded brothers, leaning forward with bayonet fixed, protecting each other’s backs.  The New Secretary of Defense rose to the Army’s Four-Star General rank, the current Chief of the US Air Force rose to Air Force’s Four-Star General rank, both Four-Star Generals are black. 

Five months after the election of Biden, the continuing serious external national security threats, from Communist China, Communist North Korea, Communist Cuba, the Radical Islamic Terrorist State of Iran, Communist Venezuela, Marxist Russia, The Muslim Brotherhood International Terrorist organization, from Radical Islamic Terrorist organizations in the Middle East, Domestic Terrorist Groups in the US, and elsewhere just haven’t seemed to be the urgent policy focuses of the Oval Office—-the daily focus is on the alleged Systemic Racism, Extremists, and White Supremacists within the ranks of the US Armed Forces and is repeatedly publicly by Socialist Democrats, Pelosi, Schumer, Biden, Harris, the Leftist Main Stream Media, and Big Tech.  

The fact that the Biden, Harris, and Obama appear fixated on “Systemic Racism, Extremists, and White Supremacists within the ranks of the US Armed Forces”, could very well embolden Communist China, Communist North Korea, Communist Cuba, the Radical Islamic Terrorist State of Iran, Communist Venezuela, Marxist Russia, and Radical Islamic Terrorist organizations in the Middle East, with the potentially for future serious consequences. Who is really in charge in charge of the Biden Administration—something Americans never asked about the Trump administration? 

The worst kept secret in the West Wing of the White House, is that Biden’s dementia is making it exceedingly difficult for him to execute the duties of his office.  The Social Democrats are having Harris usurp Biden’s power, by having her call Heads of State, something Vice Presidents “never” do.  In addition, the President’s February State of the Union Address has been cancelled by Biden’s handlers.  Under Obama’s instructions, Biden has been executing over 80 Executive Orders whose content he has no knowledge of, bypassing Congress; Obama is running the government with one Executive Order after another, in violation of the precepts of the US Constitution (President Trump executed 4 Executive Orders following his election).  

This week Pelosi had 31 of Congressional Social Democrats write a letter demanding that the nuclear codes, “The Football”, that always accompanies the President should no longer be under Biden’s soul control.   Pelosi has now joined in the above listed plan to neuter the Commander-in-Chief, using Biden’s dementia as her reason.  Pelosi would never have executed that initiative on her own, she must have received her instructions to do so from Obama, thru Susan Rice.  Despite Harris lack of qualifications, her extreme unpopularity, and her family’s long time Marxist and Communist background, the plan is for Harris to become the first female president of color and it is well underway. 

                                                                    The United States is defined by values, not by race, or ethnicity!

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal


Copyright by Capt Joseph R. John.  All Rights Reserved.  The material can only posted on another Web site or distributed on the Internet by giving full credit to the author.  It may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without the permission from the author.

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62

Capt    USN(Ret)/Former FBI

Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

San Diego, CA 92108


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C E Voigtsberger
C E Voigtsberger
4 months ago

I was in the U. S. Marine Corps 66 years ago. It was integrated then. Perhaps the Army or other branches integrated later but the Marine Corps apparently led the way.

In addition, recruits returning to northern states integrated bus stations, rest stops and luncheon counters all along the route from Beaufort, SC to Delaware. Our feeling was we were all wearing Marine Corps khaki and if white Marines could eat at a lunch counter so could Marines of other colors. When we were wounded or killed we all bled red.