BZ to the USAFA Cadet
Having watched more than once - in this case I think of what happened to US Naval Academy MIDN who after commissioning and entering flight school and against my advice, decided to come out from behind whistleblower anonymity - I really hope this Cadet is careful.
Reading the full article from The Washington Examiner, all I can think of is I wish the Cadet or someone from The Examiner had given me the opportunity to read over the transcript.
For over a decade - the USNA Color Guard kerfuffle of 2009 was one of the worst but not only occasion - I’ve received reports of various “mole hunts” at the service academies, most details I keep to myself at the request of … ahem … my moles.
(NB: none of my moles have ever been found who did not voluntarily give themselves up (which they should never do and are not under any legal, ethical, or moral obligation to do so). However, innocent people were treated horribly by suspicion.)
When writing things such as what we’ll pull some quotes from below, I cannot emphasize enough - be exceptionally careful. You can give out certain details that you may think are meaningless, but can be used to limit the pool of possible moles. The zampolits and their little cadres of snitches and Gríma Wormtongues will be able to concentrate their efforts on a smaller tool.
For future reference for all - I will offer in public what I have offered in private for most of this century - if you would like someone to give your proposal a once over for security reasons, regardless of where you publish it, drop me a line. It will be as if I never saw it. You have to be careful.
With that out of the way, let’s see what is going on in Colorado Springs;
Roughly 95% of the people I have met at the Air Force Academy care about this nation’s values and want to see them flourish for years to come. However, one bad apple tends to spoil the bunch, and the leftist ideologies, including critical race theory and diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings, being forced upon us by academy leadership have divided the cadet wing from within, in a profession where unity is essential.
I was first introduced to DEI and CRT by the academy before I even arrived. Upon accepting an appointment to the academy, appointees are given a laundry list of documents and training to complete online before reporting on Induction Day, or I-Day. One of these training modules was DEI training. I had never seen something more divisive in my life. As a white man, I felt that I was being generalized because the training always made white people look like oppressors and minorities as victims.
The indoctrination continued. Throughout my freshman year, I was exposed to countless sessions of DEI training that were fundamentally flawed and divisive. Most cadets kept their heads down and just let the information pass in one ear and out the other, sitting through these briefings just to avoid negative paperwork for failing to attend a mandatory event.
But at the beginning of my sophomore year, we saw some of the most divisive training to date. We were told during a DEI briefing not to refer to our parents as “mom and dad” because it was “divisive language because everyone might not have a mom and a dad.”
We were also taught during this training not to be “colorblind” but “color conscious” instead.
The majority of cadets do not like this training and see it as divisive and bad for morale. But the academy continues to elevate the voices of cadets who agree with the training and want to spread leftist ideology further.
The very same training - and worse - is taking place at USNA as well … and West Point.
One of the fun things about being my age is that starting almost a decade ago, I have had a whole series of the children of friends and people I served with go to Annapolis with more on the way.
As a result - and none of these young men and women know Sam Clemens is Mark Twain - from their parents and from them one on one, I hear what they are putting up with.
Right now, as the new Plebes start their journey with our Navy - as part of their very busy schedule - wedged in for some within hours of their hair and dental - each company is being cycled through an hour of DEI training.
It would be great to see the material they’re being shown. If you can’t send it to me for whatever reason - at least send it to someone in Congress. If you need a recommendation, drop me a line.
HUGE SCOTUS VICTORY!!! This can’t wait until next week:
Held: Harvard’s and UNC’s admissions programs violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
However, it seems that we will have to wait for Congress to act on the service academies.
Good news, this clearly puts the lie to any of the service academies who state they don’t discriminate on the basis of self-identified race and ethnicity.
4The United States as amicus curiae contends that race-based admissions programs further compelling interests at our Nation’s military academies. No military academy is a party to these cases, however, and none of the courts below addressed the propriety of race-based admissions systems in that context. This opinion also does not address the issue, in light of the potentially distinct interests that military academies may present.