Source: The Daily Skirmish, By Christopher Wright, September 22, 2021
The U.S. Army used a PowerPoint slide listing the seven tenets of Satanism to justify Joe Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate for the U.S. military. The Army confirmed the slide was real but said it wasn’t approved by Army leadership. The explanation is as bizarre as the slide itself. Satanism? Wow, the Pentagon has truly lost its way. The tenets sound really sweet – “act with compassion and empathy toward all” – but the Tibetans have a proverb: Beware of honey offered on a sharp knife.
A lieutenant colonel recently resigned from the Army in part over the vaccine mandate but also to protest what he calls “an ideologically Marxist takeover of the military and United States government at their upper echelons.” He said he is joining “those who have served before me in pledging my Life, my Fortune, and my Sacred Honor to continue resisting the eternal and ever-mutable forms of oppression and tyranny.” He forfeited his pension. Talk about pledging your fortune, and putting your money where your mouth is, wow.
He follows in the footsteps of former Space Force commander Matt Lohmeier who was stripped of his command, kicked out of the military, and denied his pension for writing a book exposing the Pentagon’s wokeness. The book documents what is in the military’s new indoctrination program:
- “that the country was founded by racists, that the country has always been racist,
- “that the Constitution’s ratification codified white supremacy as the law of the land,
- “that whites are inherently racists (whether they realize it or not), and that the country must transform and become something altogether different than what it was and is.”
As others have pointed out, who in their right mind would swear an oath to defend the constitution of such a horrible rotten country that cannot be allowed to continue to exist? One point not to be missed, here, is that Lohmeier got his information from mandatory indoctrination sessions for the troops, not a theoretical course on Marxism for students in a West Point classroom. That’s the defense that Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff gave Congress, but his explanation was completely bogus.
Speaking of the service academies, the Biden administration has moved to purge and reconstitute their congressionally chartered advisory boards along ideological lines. Those overseeing the education of our future military officers must agree with Xi Jinping, oops, Joe Biden Thought. All of this is prelude to the complete politicization of the military, which was once respected for its nonpartisan professionalism.
Back to Mark Milley for a moment. Everybody’s heard of the traitor Benedict Arnold. But do you remember what he did? He entered into secret negotiations with the British and agreed to turn over the U.S. post at West Point in return for money and a command in the British army. That sounds a lot like Milley’s secret phone calls to the Chinese assuring them he would give them advance notice if the supposedly crazy Donald Trump ordered an attack on them. Lots of people have called Milley’s calls an act of treason, but what else would you expect from the leader of a Pentagon that has gone woke and believes that the America it is charged with defending is a horrible, rotten place that needs to be completely ripped apart and fundamentally transformed. Milley presided over the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, a complete disaster leaving Americans behind, which many have called no accident. Somebody should be undertaking an in-depth examination of Mark Milley and his strange beliefs before they get us into more trouble. Get thee behind me, Mark Milley.