“Cultural Marxism” refers to the process of grinding down western democracies by subverting the pillars of their culture, the structures and institutions of family, religion, education, politics, law, the arts and the media, as they provide the social cohesion necessary to a functioning society. Undermine the principles these structural institutions embody, and a capitalist society can be overthrown from within without firing a shot.
Like termites destroying the foundation of a house, cultural Marxists in our midst have since the 1960s worked via stealth and deception to radically transform every structural institution in America, including its armed forces. When Barack Obama was elected president, radical transformation of the military accelerated at warp speed.
The military exists to fight and win wars, with its senior commanders responsible for ensuring their respective branch is fully prepared to pull its weight in carrying out that national imperative. While President Obama was staffing the Pentagon with progressive activists more committed to social justice than combat readiness, America’s highest-ranking generals and admirals offered little pushback, perhaps in fear of being called racist and seeing their career abruptly end at a time not of their own choosing.
In deciding whose career would flourish and whose wouldn’t, Obama had military promotion boards select officers willing to aggressively implement his stated intent to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.” With the military’s topmost commanders afraid of speaking out, Obama’s social justice warriors at the Pentagon were free to subordinate military preparedness to an endless trail of political objectives that methodically ground down one of America’s most vital institutions, its armed forces.
In an April 2016 article titled “Obama marches armed forces leftward,” the Washington Times reported this: “President Obama has become one of the nation’s most successful commanders in chief when it comes to at least one battlefield: the liberal agenda. Perhaps not since Harry S. Truman’s landmark 1948 order to racially integrate the military has a president unleashed his own collective social revolution on the Pentagon with such success. In the process, the building also has become one of the administration’s loudest voices on battling climate change, even as its ability to fight one major war is in doubt due to budget cuts.”
White privilege indoctrination
Climate change wasn’t the only part of Obama’s progressive agenda meekly acquiesced to by compliant Pentagon brass. According to the same Washington Times article, Obama also had the military indoctrinate troops with “white privilege,” a real phenomenon that deserves discussion, but is exploited by cultural Marxists as a political bludgeon to create feelings of guilt and self-hatred among whites. A virtue-signaling Tweet by woke Hollywood actress Rosanna Arquette revealed the mindset that white privilege ideology seeks to create: “I am so sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame.”
“I’m being taught how not to be a man.”
Nearly four years after Obama left office, cultural Marxists at the Pentagon are still influencing military decisions. FrontPageMag reported that the United States Military Academy is brainwashing the cadet corps with “toxic masculinity,” a theoretical male defect invented by militant feminists to make men more docile. The author of the report put it this way: “To emasculate a civilization, you indoctrinate its youth to believe that the natural traits typically associated with masculinity – such as aggression, competitiveness, and emotional self-control – are poisonous to society and even to boys and men themselves. You convince men – especially society’s warriors – to reject their very nature altogether.” As one West Point cadet said under condition of anonymity, “I’m being taught how not to be a man.”
Political correctness rules the military roost
Obama’s cultural Marxists in the Pentagon, including many who’re still there, infected every branch of the armed forces with stage 4 political correctness. As reported by the Air Force Times, poor morale among stateside military units can be traced to politically correct changes in military culture. The Air Force staff sergeant who wrote the article said this: “You’re allowed to be proud, and even proclaim that pride, in being black, Latino, homosexual, atheist or transgender, yet I cannot proclaim my pride in being a white, heterosexual, male Christian without serious reprimand. This division is encouraged and supported by the Air Force.”
Military used to diminish Christianity
Obama’s social justice warriors at the Pentagon were tasked with purging vestiges of America’s predominant religion from military life, including the following unsettling instances, each of which ground down the morale of Christians in uniform:
- Ordered removal of Nativity scene in dining hall of Guantanamo Naval Base.
- Prohibited a Christian chaplain from ministering to the family of dead soldier.
- Court-martialed a Marine for refusing to remove a Bible verse from her computer.
- Threatened to punish an Air Force Academy cadet leader for writing a Bible verse on the whiteboard outside his dorm room.
- Threatened to court-martial soldiers who share their Christian faith with colleagues.
- Ordered the Air Force to remove a video tribute to First Sergeants because it mentioned the word “God.”
- Ordered an Air Force colonel relieved of duty for opposing gay marriage on religious grounds.
- Ordered a VA hospital to ban a high school choir from singing Christmas carols to sick and wounded soldiers.
Cultural Marxists in civilian society pile on
The Pentagon isn’t the only place in our society where cultural Marxists grind down the spirit of those who serve:
- Using victim vs. oppressor ideology as an excuse, Marxist students at City College of New York demanded that the school’s ROTC program be kicked off campus.
- San Francisco’s school board voted to dump the JROTC program from the city’s high schools.
- Addressing a student who wore a Marine shirt to class, a public school teacher in California referred to members of the military as “the lowest of the low.”
- Two men were arrested in Alabama for urinating on a war memorial.
- In a letter dripping with anti-military hated, a group of 50 Microsoft employees demanded that the company cancel a weapons enhancement contract with the Pentagon.
- Former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry suggested that military enlistees aren’t very smart.
While Russia and China were developing new and massively lethal weapons systems aimed squarely at America, President Obama allowed every branch of the military to fall into a shocking state of disrepair. In 2018, the year after Obama left office, a jaw-dropping report by the bi-partisan National Defense Strategy Commission found that due to the atrophied condition of its armed forces, America could struggle to win, or could lose – lose! – a war against Russia or China.
Frontline troops witnessed the military’s decline under Obama: “The Army I joined during Barack Obama’s first term was nothing like the Army I left at the end of his second,” former Army Ranger captain and Afghanistan War veteran James Hasson told Fox News. Hasson’s book, “Stand Down: How Social Justice Warriors Are Sabotaging America’s Military,” describes how cultural Marxists in the Pentagon continue to grind down one of America’s most indispensable institutions, its military.
A video worth watching and sharing
Produced in 2010 by Curtis Bowers, a former Republican member of the Idaho House of Representatives, the feature-length documentary “AGENDA: Grinding America Down” shows how close the Marxists in our midst are to finishing off America once and for all.
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