General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Americans that he would not permit the military to participate in domestic politics.
Milley stated that “I want you to know, and I want everyone to know, I want America to know, that the United States military is an apolitical institution. We were then, we are now, and our oath is to the Constitution, not to any individual at all. And the military did not and will not and should not ever get involved in domestic politics. We don’t arbitrate elections. That’s the job of the judiciary and the legislature, and the American people. It is not the job of the U.S. military. We stayed out of politics. We’re an apolitical institution.”
Of course, the military should not adjudicate the 2020 election. Nor should the military must support the transportation of illegal immigrants. And, the military should not force servicemen and women to submit to the indoctrination of CRT. Finally, the military should not act as the thought police on the level of “white rage” seething in the hearts and minds of soldiers who swear to protect this nation.
The Army, Navy, and Air Force already punish harmful and violent actions against following servicemen and women according to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Anticipating hate crimes takes this into Minority Report territory.
Milley made comments about extracting from the military white supremacism. When asked about the military’s role in allegedly removing racism from the Armed Forces, he provided a soliloquy of nonsense.
Milley was under questioning from the House Armed Services Committee. He replied to the question, “We should be widely read. I’ve read Mao Zedong. I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist. So what is wrong with understanding the country which we are here to defend?”
His comments reflect his admitted he doesn’t understand CRT and when to demonstrate why.
He continued to inexplicably link racism to the breach of the Capitol Building on January 6, “I want to understand the White rage. And I’m White! What is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America? What caused that? I want to find that out.”
Is Milley aware that most individuals who gathered in Washington DC did so peacefully? Many sought to make their voices heard and had no intention or motive to destroy the Constitution or government property. Only around 500 people broke into the building resulting in the damage caused.
Are only BLM and Antifa allowed to “peacefully protest” in this country?
Regarding the Capitol building, indeed, some people deliberately violated Donald Trump’s instructions when he specifically said, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
When was the last time “white rage” sounded so benign? That does not make this a military problem. How is this hard to understand?