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US Navy Goes PC Bonkers With New Pledge

The Biden administration at work.

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It would be easy, as an Army veteran, to make fun of the Navy on this one. Added to their recent shut out in the game, things aren’t going well for the swabos. But then I remember my Dad and eldest son went Navy and I look at this story again and it’s not that funny. In fact, it’s more treacherous than anything else.

A Navy diversity task force, granted under the Trump administration, had its members take this multiculty authoritarian pledge.

“I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every sailor in the Navy. I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge sharing to better myself and my communities. I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments. I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navy-wide reforms.”

Why there is a diversity task force on such things in a service that, as in all other military services, should focus on killing foreigners and blowing stuff up is a good question. But now, Biden officials are said to be advocating that this pledge be taken by all US Navy personnel including new recruits. This is absolute PC insanity.

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Newt Gingrich spells it out. “The identity politics that come from intersectionality are designed to separate people into different social groups with different ratings of privilege and grievance. Military units must be one team – in complete unity – or Americans die and America fails…Can you imagine Xi Jinping – who is in the middle of simultaneously orchestrating the genocide of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang and the suppression of the pro-freedom movement in Hong Kong – being briefed that the U.S. Navy has decided to become a social work experiment in feeling warm and understanding about each other? Do we think this will make the Chinese Communist dictatorship more or less likely to test our resolve in the South China Sea or the Taiwan Strait?  Do we think this newly emerging sensitive U.S. Navy will lead them to stand down because they realize what nice people we have become? Similarly, can you imagine Vladimir Putin – in the middle of planning the poisoning of one or more opposition leaders – being told that the new woke American Navy was prepared to contest the Black Sea or the Baltic? Do you think he would be more likely to back off or more likely to test this new social sciences experiment?” Biden wants a PC military. If he gets one it will bring us closer to war for just the reasons Gingrich lays out. It seems nobody ever told the Biden administration about The Law of Unintended Consequences. Robert Merton, call your office.

This piece was written by David Kamioner on February 21, 2021. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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