Documents Show Soldiers Being Trained to Understand Dangers of ‘White Privilege’

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There was a time when the U.S. military was a fighting force and only a fighting force. It was quite formidable- the kind of awe-inspiring institution that repeatedly saved the world from the dangers of tyranny and aggressive regimes.

Today, however, while it is still stocked with many, many dedicated patriots and heroes, the U.S. military, on a policy level, is a shell of its former self.

For decades, the U.S. military has been run by bureaucrats and military leaders forced to play politics. Under the Obama Administration, however, the military has become a testing ground for absurd political narratives and social justice experimentation.

During the past seven shameful years, Americans have witnessed a persecution of Christians within the ranks, the lifting of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a policy which merely maintained that private sex lives should remain private, and a nauseating habit of scrutinizing the efforts of soldiers who have willingly put themselves in harm’s way in order to protect the delicate sensibilities of the Muslim world.

Though Obama’s military has long been undermined, documents show that they have gone even further in their promotion of a radical social agenda by indoctrinating soldiers in the ways of leftist agitation.

According to documents obtained by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, in April 2015, 400 U.S. Army soldiers in the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon, Georgia, were forced to attend a “white privilege” briefing where soldiers were indoctrinated in the belief that white people, and specifically straight white males, were oppressors.

The presentation included PowerPoints and detailed “Our society attaches privilege to being white and male and heterosexual.”

It also taught “Race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans” and that some brand of nefarious un-named “powerful forces everywhere” compel people to devalue the lives of minorities.

This kind of discrimination, the presentation posited, has created a “yawning divide” in wealth, income and human dignity.

The presentation also claimed:

“Privilege exists when one group has something of value that is denied to others simply because of the groups they belong to, rather than because of anything they’ve done or failed to do.”

The presentation offered a remedy to the supposed problem of white privilege:

“The trouble we’re in can’t be solved unless the “privileged” make the problem of privilege their problem and do something about it.”

Judicial Watch was outraged about the indoctrination occurring:

Judicial Watch previously obtained Defense Department equal opportunity training materials that depict conservative organizations as “hate groups” and advise students to be aware that “many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”  And last month, Judicial Watch uncovered Air Force Academy documents that show how the Academy used its “Chapel Tithes and Offering Fund” to pay for cadets to participate in worship services featuring witchcraft, “Faery Magick,” and voodoo.

Outrageous – that is the only word to describe this type of raw racist indoctrination,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  “The Obama administration undermines the morale of our military with morally repugnant ‘equal opportunity training’ that makes many soldiers feel unwelcome because they are the wrong sex, race, religion or aren’t part of a politically correct group.”

Once upon a time, soldiers were briefed on military objectives. They were trained how to shoot, how to fight and the only training they received concerning social dynamics was to emphasize how to uphold the dignity and respect of the uniform which they adorned and the institution they represented.

Though the military is stuffed with dedicated, patriotic Americans who deserve our undying respect and admiration, it is atrocious to witness what our military, as an institution, has become under Barack Obama.

About the Author

Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.
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