Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.
– Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls
“Sometimes I think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than if we’ll survive a fight with the Chinese navy.”
“It’s criminal. They think my only value is as a black woman. But you cut our ship open with a missile and we’ll all bleed the same color.”
These are the words of an active duty lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. They were recorded in a disturbing new report conducted by retired officers Lieutenant General Robert E. Schmidle of the U.S. Marine Corps, and Rear Admiral Mark Montgomery of the U.S. Navy, at the direction of Republican Senator Tom Cotton and Representatives Jim Banks, Dan Crenshaw, and Mike Gallagher on the apparently flagging fighting culture of the Navy’s surface fleet.
The lieutenant’s words capture the looming disaster to American life and limb posed by the cult of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion conquering every aspect of society—including our national security and intelligence apparatus—as the Woke anti-cultural revolution rages on.
They are particularly poignant because they come at a time when America faces its most formidable foreign adversary since the Soviet Union—a Communist China aggressively pursuing global dominance, armed with a military that increasingly rivals and in some areas eclipses our own, led by a navy boasting a fleet larger than ours that is central to its regional imperial ambitions.
As I have argued ad nauseam, I firmly believe that if our nation understands the stakes of the challenges facing us at home and abroad, and we have the will, we can overcome anything. But if we succumb to Wokeism, adopting an ethos of national self-loathing, this will corrupt the American mind, and with it corrode our will and capability.
If we refuse to self-assess with clear eyes, and make massive, society-wide corrections, we set ourselves up for national failure.’
Declining Navy Culture Is a Cautionary Tale for Wokening America ‘I guarantee you every unit in the Navy is up to speed on their diversity training. I’m sorry that I can’t say the same of their ship handling trainingBen Weingarten.substack.com – Featured on RuthfullyYours July 15, 2021