Top General defends Republicans’ critical racial theory
Washington – Senior US military officials at a House Committee hearing Wednesday to arouse US forces to use “awake” as an insult to Republicans to study the theory of US racial theory. Forbidden.
“I read Mao Zedong. I read Karl Marx. I read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist, ”said General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the highest in the country. “So what is wrong with understanding… do you understand the situation in the country we are here to defend? And I blame the US military, I personally feel uncomfortable – our generals, our appointed officers and non-commissioned officers – studying some of the theories, such as existence, citation, and “revival.” Because there is. ”
Millie objected to Republicans’ criticism of the teachings of critical racial theory at the Imperial Japanese Army Academy at West Point. This theory first emerged in the 1980s, claiming that racial subordination permeates American law and society.
Opposition to the theory follows several Republican-led state attempts to suppress racial debate from school classes.
“In fact, I think it’s important for us in uniform to be widely read with an open mind,” Millie said at a House Military Commission hearing. “The Imperial Japanese Army Academy is a university and it’s important for us to train and understand… and I want to understand white anger, and I’m white,” he added.
Millie’s comment on expanding the horizons of military personnel came during her testimony on the 2022 defense clearance budget request. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin III testified with a four-star general.
“What prompted thousands of people to attack the building and try to overthrow the US Constitution? Millie walked to the United States Capitol by a crowd of supporters of former President Donald Trump on January 6. Said the attack. “What was the cause? I want to know it. I want to open my heart and analyze it here.
At the start of the hearing, Republican Representative Michael Waltz. Cadets, families and soldiers said he was “rooted in Marxism” and was concerned and suspicious of the theory that defined the whole race as “oppressors.”
“I can’t think of anything that would divide and further destroy the morale of the unit,” Waltz said. Florida State Capitol is a decorated green beret in combat.
Republican Representative Matt Gaetz shook his head during Millie’s testimony, saying Pentagon officials hired a prominent racial theorist to give advice on racial issues at the start of the hearing. ..
Gates also criticized Austin’s decision to make a “pullout” on February 1 to give military leaders the opportunity to train their troops in identifying and responding to militants.
“It made the soldiers different from each other and undermined the cohesion of the group, and what interests me is that I heard these feelings more often from the majority of the troops,” he said. Gates said in Austin. The Pentagon needs to think about critical racial theory.
“We don’t teach critical racial theory. We don’t accept critical racial theory, and I think that’s a bogus conversation, ”Black Austin said. “We focus on extremist behavior, not on ideology, people’s thoughts, people’s political orientation. Behavior is what we focus on.
During the hearing, Millie said there was no place for the military for those who did not agree with the values of the United States set out in the Constitution.
“There is no room for extremist action in the US military, from the private to the general,” he said.