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There has been an ongoing communist penetration of the U. S. military. The most applied tool has been one of Neo-Marxism’s theoretical posits, Critical Race Theory (CRT). As with all the Frankfurt School’s intellectual addendums to classical Marxist thought and practice, Critical Theory, the root of CRT, permeates its victimology narrative with the necessary oppressor/oppressed binary antagonists.
In the American case, race was a predictable choice for communism in its specific Critical Theory choice of choreographed grievance. It is true that since the strategic formulation of the Communist International (Comintern) in 1919, the Soviet Union repeatedly targeted a wide range of institutions to ferment systemic disaffection, including the Armed Forces. There has been an unparalleled amplification of this Marxist affront on America’s military, however, with the presidency of Barack Obama and now with its exponentially more aggressive mutation in the Biden regime.
In 2009, the Obama administration produced an internal report that, supposedly, was not meant for public distribution but managed to get “leaked” to the press. Many outlets, such as The Guardian reported it. The story relating the leaked document said that “Rightwing extremists have capitalised on the election of the first African-American president, and are focusing their efforts to recruit new members, mobilise existing supporters, and broaden their scope and appeal through propaganda.” This was a full-blown left-wing conspiracy theory launched as a product of idea laundering and not serious objective intelligence and empirical analysis.
Obama’s concocted report pointed directly at the military as a “potential” risk. “Rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalise returning veterans”, read the assessment, “in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills … have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists, including ‘lone wolves or small terrorist cells’, to carry out violence.” The rationale for this wild and unfounded ultra-left conspiracy proposition is CRT. Biden is geometrically expounded on this false premise and subversive ploy to debilitate and indoctrinate the military.
On February 5th, 2021, the Department of Defense (DOD) issued a “stand down” order establishing a 60-day period to address concerns of “extremism”. Given the fact that during the Spring and Summer of 2020, over 600 riots were carried by communist movements like Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Antifa calling for America’s systemic overthrow, causing over 20 deaths, 2,000 injuries to law enforcement personnel and citizens and $2 billion in property damages (public and private), one would logically conclude that the risk posed to the nation by these left-wing insurrectionists would warrant federal action. Yet, the postmodern Biden government remains unfazed by Marxist extremism and, instead, has instructed its DOD to target a bogus “right-wing white nationalist” perceived threat.
The DOD, under the stewardship of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, issued a memorandum on April 9th which formulated units for the purpose of monitoring, investigating, and enforcing norms that are premised upon CRT false narratives. Among them is the accusation that there is something akin to a vast right-wing, white supremacy conspiracy. The objective of this task force named the Countering Extremism Working Group (CEWG) appears to have the intention of function as a thought police to weed out “extremist” views within the armed forces and/or veteran’s groups.
One America News obtained a more thorough leaked version of the recent DOD memo which it presented it in an April 9th news report. It substantiates the basis to conclude that the Biden DOD is structurally attempting to inculcate U. S. soldiers, officers, and veterans by buying into the Marxist CRT propaganda and feeding the false dogma of white supremacy revolution theories. It reveals an armed forces official “suggested reading list” which includes Daryl Johnson’s Hateland: A Long, Hard Look at America’s Extremist Heart, Erin Maye Quade’s “Ted Talk: The Rise of White Nationalism”, Kathleen Belew’s Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America, as well as the ultra-left Southern Poverty Law Center’s Extremist Files, Ideologies, and Hate Map, among other radical publications.
The grave problem in this one-sided concern for “extremism” by the U. S. military grass at the command of the Biden regime is that it ignores the real threat to American democracy and its constitutional republican system. All the effort of the established ideological police that is, in effect, the CEWG, does not address veritable cases of national security threats of domestic terrorism from the left. Instead, it concentrates itself on a hyped-up enemy which is devoid of any empirical evidence of collective extremism that compares to that of the Marxist groups.
There is not a single city in America which has had a single block occupied by any “right-wing” or “white nationalist or supremacist” group. Neither has there been any rioting, looting, vandalizing, or arson, on a scale remotely comparable to the terrorism manifested by the subversive communist movements of BLM and Antifa during 2020. What we are witnessing with this intent of ideological thought purging and adaptation of cultural Marxist absurd race relations hysterics and fraudulent historiography, is the domestication of the U. S. Armed Forces.
Julio M Shiling, political scientist, writer, director of Patria de Martí and The Cuban American Voice, lecturer and media commentator. A native of Cuba, he currently lives in the United States. Twitter: @JulioMShiling // Julio es politólogo, escritor, director de Patria de Martí y The Cuban American Voice. Conferenciante y comentarista en los medios. Natural de Cuba, vive actualmente en EE UU.