Hundreds of Troops Complain About Highly Biased ‘Woke’ Extremism and Racism Indoctrination, Says Senator

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PENTAGON WATCH – Tied to a contentious hearing with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin that I reported on last week, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark) released a list of 28 written complaints from troops about woke indoctrination sessions that service members say paint the military as fundamentally racist. The complaints were included in a June 10 Memo from Senator Cotton to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subject: SECDEF/CJCS Posture Hearing.

These 28 examples are reportedly only a small number of hundreds received from the public whistleblower site launched by Cotton and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) two weeks ago inviting service members to complain about “woke ideology” in the military. Cotton, a Ranger qualified Army officer, served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne and in Afghanistan. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL officer, lost an eye to an IED in Afghanistan in 2012.

The ‘training’ sessions described by the troops in the complaints often openly supported leftist groups while labeling conservative movements as ‘extremist.’

Defense One reported on some of these complaints:

…one service member balked at the training’s focus on far-right extremist groups, not other organizations like Black Lives Matter or Antifa.

“Anyone who has been face to face with them during the riots will tell you they are in fact well organized militant hate groups,” the service member wrote. “However, we are encouraged to stand with them, but not groups that stand for the Constitution.”

“Many struggle to connect on why we heavily condemned Jan 6 but refused to talk about the violent riots during the summer of 2020. Many had questions about groups like Antifa not being discussed during out [sic] extremism presentation,” another service member wrote. 

One member of the military wrote that a Black Lives Matter flag hung on a naval installation in Africa “was offensive and distracting to me, especially in a combat zone.” When he asked about it, a commander told him the movement was “not political and non-partisan.” 

Another allegedly wrote the senator to complain that a “forced” discussion session on racism occurred only after “the baseline assumption that systemic racism is real and an existing problem we have to face was locked in as fact.” 

Another complained, “The training was about extremists. The only example of extremist groups that was given was white Supremist [sic] groups.” Yet another complained after hearing an senior leader advocate for Black Lives Matter, saying she “told us that we all need to support this cause because it is morally right.” 

But, the service member complained, “This group is particularly hostile, and doesn’t align with my morals in any fashion. When Senior Non-Commissioned Officers inject their politics into the workplace, we lose our apolitical nature and ability to complete tasks with everyone around in a more effective nature.”

Senator Cotton’s memo noted many more complaints. Read here the entire June 10 Memo. ADN

Paul Crespo

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Chucki DeSantis
Chucki DeSantis
1 month ago

Oh, somebody at or near the top needs to be SO court-martialed ! Promoting anti-American terrorist gangs and dissing constitutionalists? Really ?

Jack
1 month ago

Austin’s ass should be relieved of duty and given a dishonorable discharge along with life at Ft. Leavenworth Kansas for life breaking big rocks into Little Rock’s !!!!!

Pawn
Pawn
1 month ago

all whom tell obvious lies. don’t discuss fully the racists aspects of all radically groups left or right and who can use rank to shut up subordinate soliders on non military matters should be hung. I would be always in trouble if i was in the milatary now because if an idiot officer said something I disgareed with and they tried rank to keep me shut up they wpuld be put in thier place, period.

Il Uno
Il Uno
1 month ago

All need to remember that everyone in the military has sworn to protect the CONSTITUTION against all enemies, foreign and domestic. It is a pledge that includes “So help me God.”, not the President, Congress or any organization. Their allegience is to the CONSTITUTION!

Jamey
Jamey
1 month ago
Reply to  Il Uno

Your observation is accurate. SO! Where is the military when we really need them to right the wrongs that were committed in the last election, and continue to be committed against the American people by this pro Communist administration?

Jack
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamey

They have turned a blind eye with no leadership !!

Micala
Micala
1 month ago
Reply to  Il Uno

Yes you are absolutely right. However, by introducing those controversial subjects and causing division in our military ranks, those people trying to steal our Freedoms, will have caused a fracture in our Military foundations and destroyed its cohesiveness.

This IS all part of their plan to divide and conquer our Nation. They already stole our Election, now they think they are going to destroy the one thing that will fight to protect Americans…our Military!

And they have started to corrupt our very young children with pamphlets about masterbation, Homosexuality and Transgenderism (trannies have the highest suicide death rate in our nation). Yes, it’s all happening now.

If you have small children in school or grandchildren, find out about those destructive pamphlets that are being used to confuse and misguide our innocent children.

Protect your loved ones and know that what is happening to our Military personnel is a psychological attack on the Military as a whole to fragment its foundations and destroy the Military’s cohesive training as a unit. Yes, it’s diabolical and super dangerous and we must get that person/s responsible for that trash kicked out and stripped of their rank! NO ONE MESSES WITH OUR NATION, OUR MILITARY, NOR OUR CHILDREN!

Hopefully those guilty of this treason will hang high and swing long…until they die!

Pawn
Pawn
1 month ago
Reply to  Micala

great post and agree whole heartily

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

This is another disaster. The buck stops with Biden.

harry
harry
1 month ago

Sleepy Joe Biden, the putz in chief, strikes again!

Murphmeister
Murphmeister
1 month ago

How long do they think fighting men will endure this nonsense?

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson
1 month ago

This is all part of the communist agenda to divide Americans into hate groups through communist Cancel Culyure. Communist BLM/ANTIFA are the supposed good guys causing hundreds of criminal riots, arson,death, destruction,looting and defunding police. In school it’s CRT to paint all white people as enemies to be descriminated against. Kids are all victimized with brainwashing and propaganda about sex and transgender mentally sick delusional transgender freaks that have declared WAR on women, mre Cancel Culture from high tech Cancel Culture sources and even Leggos and Cereals are caught up canceling our culture.

Jim Wright
Jim Wright
1 month ago

This BS needs to be stopped. This will destroy the U.S. Military just as the democrats intend.

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…MILITARY SOLDIERS Have ENOUGH to DEAL With. THEY Do NOT Need to Be BRAINWASHED By Other AMERICANS. From SamuraiQueen. 😄😄😄

CashGirl
1 month ago

Pretty soon we will be seeing our good military services men and women leaving in droves, and others deciding why bother to sign up at all? And it will dwindle down to previous few. Then what?? Our military services men and women join the military to prepare to atand strong and protect us and fight for our freedom when the time comes. With perhaps a few exceptions, they aren’t a bunch of wimps just “there for the party!” But it appears that’s exactly what the “woke” socialist, demented Democrats intend to change them into with all this hysterical, nonsensical “woke” b-s!! The puppeteers who pull the strings of the “squatter” in the White House are exposing us to total domination by other countries in so many ways and now this. When does it stop? I’m convinced it won’t until those of us who love our country step up and take drastic action. Dear Lord, please lead the way.

CashGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  CashGirl

That would be “prepared to stand strong,” not “atand.” Sure wish ADN would give us an edit button. How about it ADN? 🙂

Ruckweiler
Ruckweiler
1 month ago

Don’t doubt the constant haranguing is angering the troops. That Officers and Senior NCOs are doing this is outrageous. Meanwhile, our enemies are preparing for war while we spend precious training time on this nonsense and they are probably happy watching us destroy ourselves internally.

Nancy Stefanski
Nancy Stefanski
1 month ago

I’m sure the CCP is very proud of how well they’ve infiltrated the military. I can’t help but sense their fingerprints ALLLLL over this shit.

Ana
Ana
1 month ago

Biden welcomed them with the help of Hunter.

David Baker
David Baker
1 month ago

The Military ‘Woke’ ideology is not a new phenomenon. During my tenure in the USAF (1972-1981), there were increasingly restricted forms of speech, and we were indoctrinated on the sensitivities and protocols unique to our interacting with women and minorities. I did what every current active duty soldier should do: Leave the military, and let all those commanders deal with these issues.

Pgb
Pgb
1 month ago

Wokeism is a virulent disease and those suffering from it need professional help and probably pharmaceutical intervention . This cancer must be removed from our military before it is too late. Our soldiers need to be able to break things and kill our enemies to keep this country strong and free.

Ana
Ana
1 month ago

This is what happens when a country has no real leader. After watching Biden speak aka reading aloud from the teleprompter for 10 agonizing minutes today at the G7 and then take questions from designated press, it confirms he is clueless and the dementia is getting worse.

JDAVIS951
JDAVIS951
1 month ago

WE THE PEOPLE NEED TO DEMAND CONGRESS IMPEACH BIDEN AND HARRIS!

WE THE PEOPLE (aka SILENT MAJORITY) had countless opportunities to have stopped this nightmare, but we chose to give the DEMOCRATS what they expected of us, to REMAIN SILENTThus, making us equally complicit in the fraud perpetrated against United States Americans!

Isn’t it time you actually did something, took action? How much more damage needs to be done?

I urge everyone who reads this to PICK UP THE PHONE and call your REP AND SENATORS in DC and DEMAND IMMEDIATE IMPEACHMENT OF BIDEN AND HARRIS.

BIDEN is completely UNFIT FOR OFFICE! Biden is guilty of 18 U.S. Code §2381 TREASON, 18 U.S. Code §2382 SEDITION, 18 U.S. Code §2384 Seditious Conspiracy Crimes against Humanity and Subversive Activities.

HARRIS is guilty of violating 18 US Code §2381 Treason, 18 US Code §2382 Misprision of Treason, 18US Code §2383 Rebellion or Insurrection, 18 US Code §2384 Seditious Conspiracy and 18 US CODE §2385 Advocating Overthrow of Government!

Democrats want to legalize anarchy and ban law and order.

Then copy and paste this information into an E-Mail and send to friends and family asking them to make the calls, then forward on to their friends asking them to make the calls and forward on! WE NEED TO MAKE THIS GO VIRAL!

Members of the House
202-224-3841

Members of the Senate
202-224-3121

TOLL FREE:
866-272-6622

Keep in mind:  SILENCE = ACCEPTANCE

r w
r w
1 month ago

So it sounds like it is time for our military to finally rise up and fulfill their oath to protect America from domestic terrorists Joe and the Ho!

Omega 2
Omega 2
1 month ago

FIRE THIS IDIOTIC DOD HEAD NOW BEFORE HE BREAKS ALL MORAL CONDITIONS TO KEEP THE TROOPS IN TIP TOP SHAPE AS A FIGHTING FORCE!

Rob Porter
Rob Porter
1 month ago

What a sad mess the U.S. I once long ago admired has become. I was drafted into the South African Army during the country’s apartheid days, but not once did the military try to indoctrinate us with the ideology of the country’s ruling party. These ruling Democrats are zealot lunatics and liars. BLM is a vile anti-white black racist and Marxist organization. Antifa is Marxist and anarchist organization. Any military officer who says otherwise is an enemy of the U.S.
In terms of violence the invasion of the Capitol was a thorough nothing burger, for political reasons deliberately blown out of proportion. Anyone who has witnessed real violence, such as that of BLM and Antifa last summer, knows it. No weapons carried, no attempt to burn down the building, talk of it being an attempted insurrection just proof that Joe Biden and his mob are barefaced liars with an agenda to radically change the United States.

typicalwhiteguy
typicalwhiteguy
1 month ago

This is just another one of criminal, demented China Joe Biteme’s affirmative action picks doing his massa’s bidding.

Jamey
Jamey
1 month ago

The only thing more racist than the Joe Biden administration is the KKK. But that organization is racist in a different direction. The most totally racist, anti American individuals in the federal bureaucracy, in history, is Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and his immediate subordinates. Lloyd Austin should be lynched from the nearest tree any group of true Americans could find. He really is that bad! Joe Biden is truly stupid and brain damaged; but he really couldn’t be stupid enough to be responsible for someone like Austin. Barack Obama and Biden’s “handlers” must be responsible.

Micala
Micala
1 month ago

I bet “that” person who is pushing all that “TRASH” indoctrination onto our Military Troops is nothing but an ANTI-AMERICAN TWISTED USURPER OF OUR AMERICAN TRADITIONS!

If these kinds of behaviors persist (because “THAT” same incubus is doing the same thing to our very young and immature children in their public elementary classrooms by giving them leaflets about how to “master-bate”, “Why it’s good to be a Homosexual” and “Are you a girl in a Boy’s Body”, etc! These are 7, 8, and 9 year olds learning about the Left’s very ABNORMAL WAY OF LIFE!) Americans must FIGHT TO PRESERVE OUR WAY OF LIFE!

Let me put it to you this way. Do you have school age children? Grandchildren? Nieces or nephews? The above leaflets are being distributed to these very young and naive children NOT TO HELP THEM BUT TO DISRUPT THEIR RELIGIOUS AND PARENTAL TEACHINGS, causing your children to become conflicted and disturbed! This is being done to create a generation of totally confused and dysfunctional adults — easier to control than those with strong moral foundations.

How do you take over a Country? By destroying FIRST it’s infrastructure by removing the public’s trust in its defenders, the Police. SECONDLY, you destroy the country’s Military cohesiveness by forcing them to read/study controversial fake info that destroys traditions and military thinking — thus fragmenting the Military structure and weakening the foundations and ability to defend our Freedoms as a cohesive unit!
THIRDLY, you send multi incubus to public schools throughout the country to confuse and destroy the naive very young children about their natural body development by forcing them to read anti-normal sub-cultural life patterns in hopes that those children are not yet strong enough morally to push away those abnormal behaviors thus compromising future generations and removing God/Faith from the Nation!

THIS IS HAPPENING ACROSS OUR NATION RIGHT THIS MINUTE, THANKS TO GEORGE SOROS/FAMILY AND HIS BILLIONNAIRE GROUP OF POWER HUNGRY ZEALOTS WHICH MORE THAN LIKELY INCLUDES BILL GATES, ZUCKERBERG, AND NUMEROUS OTHER BILLIONNAIRE LEECHES.

Know who your enemies are and act accordingly…they are destroying your life and those you love so they can control you! FREEDOM DIES WHEN IT IS SMOOTHERED…

If you truly do not believe what is happening to our Nation and our Children plus our dedicated US Military and you refuse to do something about it — be ready to KISS YOUR NATION GOOD BYE! You deserve the Nightmare you let happen to your family and children!

Jerry
Jerry
1 month ago

I have tw0 sons, both were junior Marine officers, both resigned as soon as Biden was elected.

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