Senator Tom Cotton, R-AR, an Army combat vet and a man who is certainly presidential timber in 2024, showed up current Secretary of Defense General Lloyd Austin for the wholly political and viciously racist defense bureaucrat that he is. Oh yes, let’s throw in covert Marxist for good measure.

Austin wants to organize the military along PC racial grievance lines and has instituted training programs that attempt to expose American troops to PC Marxist indoctrination. But Senator Cotton is having none of it. He knows that the military is a post racial organization. Or at least had been before Austin got his hands on it.

We used to say in the Army there was no color, everybody was Army green. Austin would replace that by bringing race hustler nostrums into the ranks and thus damaging morale, training, and combat effectiveness.

FNC: “Sen. Tom Cotton told Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin his office has received ‘hundreds’ of whistleblower complaints about the military’s new diversity and inclusion training, which he says amounts to ‘anti-American indoctrination.’ Cotton, R-Ark., has aggressively fought back against such training. In March, he introduced legislation to ban critical race theory training from the military. He and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, set up a website for whistleblower complaints to be directed to them earlier this month. Cotton said he’d seen reports of ‘plummeting morale, growing mistrust between races and sexes where none existed just six months ago and unexpected retirements and separations based on these trainings alone.’

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“He said one Marine officer had said that military history training was replaced with training on police brutality, White privilege and systemic racism. Another claimed his unit was required to read ‘White Fragility’ by Robin DiAngelo, which claims White people in the West have internalized White supremacy.”

“We ought to look like the America we support and defend, and senior leadership should look like what’s in the ranks,” Austin said. So, racial quotas in the ranks and in command. That’s what he wants and to hell with merit and promotion based on courage and ability.

“The military for decades has been one of the institutions in society where you are most likely to get ahead based on your own performance, your own merit, irrespective of the color of your skin, where you came from, who your parents were,” Cotton said. “I absolutely agree with that, I am an example of that,” Austin said. No he’s not. He’s proving to be an example of a PC general promoted out of tokenism.

Austin said the military has done a “great job” at diversity but needs to be “a bit better” to be “absolutely inclusive” so that it could be “the most effective and lethal fighting force in the world.” Thus inclusion translates into combat effectiveness? Is he high?

“This is not about diversity, this is about a very specific kind of anti-American indoctrination that is seeping into some parts of our military based on the whistleblower complaints we have received,” Cotton replied. Spot on.

This piece was written by David Kamioner on June 11, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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