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WALSH: As The World Burns, Our Military Focuses On Promoting Diversity And Inclusion 

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War rages again in the Middle East. Major fuel lines are disabled by shadowy groups of international hackers. Gas shortages ravage the East Coast. Inflation threatens to cripple the economy. Anarchists terrorize American cities at will. Police departments collapse. Public trust in government plummets to an all-time low. The country faces an unprecedented combination of crises all at once. 

But don’t worry. Everything is fine. The good news is that our government is run by a dementia patient, our intelligence agencies are mostly focused on promoting diversity, and the military is busy recruiting feminists to defeat the threat posed by intolerance and hate speech. On second thought, everything is not fine. We would appear to be — to use the technical phrase — totally screwed.

That brings us to the latest recruitment effort from the Army. In a bid to top the CIA’s woke ad campaign, a new page on the Army’s website highlights the stories of “five young Americans” who “made the most important decision of their lives, for reasons as diverse as they are.” Most of the videos are basically unobjectionable, if somewhat odd. A lieutenant describes how he struggled in school, searched for his purpose in life, before deciding to pursue his lifelong goal of becoming a pilot. “It doesn’t take a genius to become an Army pilot,” he assures us. This is probably true — it doesn’t take a genius to learn almost any skill — but it still doesn’t fill you with confidence to hear the military making that kind of pitch for itself.

Another video tells the tale of a 1st Lieutenant who eventually decided to chase her dream of joining the Army after spending five years as a singer on a cruise ship. A scene at the end of the cartoon shows her staring out from the deck of a ship at sunset, singing about her soldiering dreams. I doubt that our adversaries will tremble in their boots when they see that our military recruitment ads so strongly resemble Disney princess films.

But that is all nothing compared to the profile of Corporal Emma Malonelord. She tells us about her childhood growing up in a home with two lesbian moms and her time spent marching for LGBT rights. Eventually, in college, she was inspired by her sorority sisters to pursue “her own adventure,” which is how she settled on a career in the Army, where, she says, she can “prove her inner strength” and “shatter stereotypes.”

I am happy that Emma has found her inner strength, but do we want to promote the military as a forum of self-discovery for sorority girls? Whenever we next find ourselves in an armed conflict with a rival superpower — and we certainly will, eventually, probably sooner than later — will the military be better equipped and able to slaughter the enemy now that it has made diversity its first priority? It is quite telling that, out of all five of the soldiers featured in the video series, only one says anything about wanting to defend our nation from its enemies. National defense does not seem to be a major priority of the Department of Defense these days.

Perhaps that is not entirely fair. Credit where it is due: those entrusted to defend and secure the homeland are intent on defending and securing it from at least one physical threat: white supremacy. The Hill reports: 

The Biden administration’s top law enforcement officials on Wednesday pledged to dedicate their resources to combat domestic violent extremists amid questions over whether the agencies are equipped to monitor such threats in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas appeared before the Senate Appropriations Committee for a hearing on domestic extremism as Congress ramped up its scrutiny this week of the circumstances around the attack on the Capitol.

Both Garland and Mayorkas testified that white supremacist groups pose the most serious domestic national security threat in the U.S., reinforcing what analysts have long concluded about far-right organizations.

In other words, the greatest threat we face comes from violent extremists — but not the ones who have been rampaging through our cities, inflicting billions of dollars of damage, blocking traffic, harassing innocent people, and attacking random bystanders. Those extremists are often racially motivated themselves, but they are not the ones we should be worried about. Instead, according to the people at the highest levels of government, the racially motivated extremists that should attract our attention are the ones who aren’t doing much of anything and are almost nowhere to be seen. Black supremacists can whip up a mob of thousands and terrorize cities for weeks on end. White supremacists can’t do anything close to that, probably because they are hampered by the fact that they mostly don’t exist. This is a threat that guys like Garland have fabricated. Perhaps they really are up at night, frantically tossing and turning, screaming, “No! The white supremacists are coming!” But I doubt it. The people who invent the boogeyman don’t actually believe in it themselves. It is more that they are politically bound to this conclusion.

Whatever the motivations, we are left with the reality that the people running our government, and in charge of defending this country against enemies foreign and domestic, are either left-wing ideologues or useful pawns for left-wing ideologues. They recognize no duty more sacred and solemn than to fulfill that role and promote that ideology. They will not allow any institution — even the military — to have any priorities above and beyond the propagation of left-wing doctrine. No doubt, our enemies are watching this happen, and laughing to themselves, and licking their chops, and biding their time.

All of this is just a long way of saying, you can start a free trial of Rosetta Stone today if you want to learn Chinese. 

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