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America’s Top General Surrenders to His Woke Confessors

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At the end of presidential administrations, it is not uncommon for former officials to comment on and in some cases criticize the actions of outgoing presidents to journalists, authors, and other opportunists looking to cash in on previously unknown information. Typically, however, members of the U.S. military refrain from open rebukes of former Commanders-in-Chief. But since President Trump left office – and in some cases even before – Army General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has broken with that precedent. As Milley has undergone a transformation from loyal advisor to full-throated purveyor of progressive politics, several of his comments have left observers concerned that a mysterious figure or figures may have undue influence over the country’s top general.

In recent weeks, Milley has emerged as a major subject in the latest wave of “tell-all” books purporting to give the inside scoop on the final days of the Trump administration. According to one of these books, the General was apparently actively preparing for the possibility that Trump would refuse to leave office and attempt a coup d’état if he lost the election. While Milley admits that he had no proof of any kind that even remotely suggested the former President was planning such a move, the fact that he was planning for such a contingency has raised concerns.

Ironically, Milley first drew controversy for his support of President Trump rather than his criticism of him. On June 1, 2020, Milley stood by the President’s side as Trump visited nearby St. John’s Church, which had recently been torched by vandals. The square had recently been cleared by law enforcement—an action that the Department of Interior Inspector General recently reported had been planned long before the President’s impromptu walk, was fully justified by the circumstances, and did not involve tear gas, despite the relentless false narrative to the contrary.

The most senior member of the American military, standing by the side of his direct superior whom he is sworn to protect, after rioters vandalized and set multiple fires in the nation’s capital, would normally be an understandable action. However, as was the case any time someone stood by President Trump, the media attacked the General. They accused him, as well as Trump, of turning the military loose on the American people – despite the fact that later investigations discredited this fake storyline.

But, rather than affirm that he had acted appropriately, the General almost immediately changed his tune and sought to appease the media and the left. He distanced himself from the event, claiming it caught him by surprise, even saying that he had considered resigning over the incident. Less than two weeks after the controversy began, General Milley apologized for, quite literally, standing by the President’s side, stating

“I should not have been there. My presence in that moment and in that environment created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics…As a commissioned uniformed officer, it was a mistake that I’ve learned from, and I sincerely hope we all can learn from it.”

However, later statements revealed that these acts of contrition may not have arisen from Milley’s own allegedly beleaguered conscience. A spokesperson for Milley explicitly noted that Milley met with “several of his longstanding mentors to discuss his situation.” Who they were and what specifically they discussed, he refused to say.

                Despite the fact that Americans have no idea who these shadowy “mentor” figures were, these conversations appear to have had a profound effect on Milley’s priorities as Chairman. Specifically, Milley thereafter seemed to develop a preoccupation with liberal social policies. For example, shortly following the visit to St. John’s Church, he gave the keynote speech to the National Defense University in which the majority of his comments were focused on issues of diversity and inclusion, saying “our military has a mixed record on equality.”

Now, Milley also appears to have bought into the left’s agenda on Critical Race Theory (CRT), including encouraging cadets to read CRT texts that, among other things, teach that America, the very country they are risking their lives to serve, is an inherently racist and evil nation. When asked by Congressional legislators about the spread of Critical Race Theory in the military, Milley replied:

“I want to understand white rage, and I’m white, and I want to understand it…So what is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America? What caused that? I want to find that out.”

Milley’s newfound focus on understanding “white rage” and promoting concepts like “equity” rather than strengthening the country’s defense posture has undoubtedly won him favor with the new administration. In President Biden’s first speech to Department of Defense Personnel, outlining his priorities for our military, he stated:

“There is no aspect of our agenda of the 21st century leadership where the women and men of the Defense Department do not have a role — whether it’s helping curb the pandemic here at home and around the world; or addressing the real threats of climate change that already is costing us billions in impacts on our bases, on our national security; or being part of an ongoing fight for racial justice.”

While Biden also noted that he was prioritizing an end to ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as focusing on curbing the threat China poses to the free world, it’s unclear how forcing members of the military to digest radical ideologies like CRT would help achieve those goals. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has made similar comments to Biden’s. While many point to this focus on race as a sign that our military is being overtaken by woke culture, it’s possible the answer is far simpler.

President Biden has made it clear that all American military personnel will be out of Afghanistan by September 11. As the withdraw continues, a majority of experts agree that the collapse of the Afghan government is all but certain. Neither Biden, nor Austin, nor Milley have any answer as to what this means for the future of our military or the damage it will do to America’s international reputation. It’s possible that this aggressive focus on race may simply be a deflection. A smokescreen by which our military may hide the extent of yet another costly strategic blunder. As for who or what General Milley’s shadow mentors think of this embarrassing international humiliation, it remains unclear.

For now, Milley seems insistent that the future of our nation’s military revolves around diversity and equity as opposed to defending the country and protecting our allies. While Americans may never know who Milley’s woke confessors are, it is evident that they have an unsettling amount of influence over the priorities of a man entrusted to keep our country safe, and who has done more to politicize the military than anyone in living memory.

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Mike
2 months ago

I served in the military and retired after 28+ years, milley has revealed very openly that he has become politically driven and is cowtowing to the powers that be…our military and our nation will suffer for this spineless leader!

JohnH
2 months ago

I also think that General Mad Dog Mattis was a great American, & he left the Trump WH for some reason.

JohnH
2 months ago

An Army General should be respected & does not deserve getting bashed for telling the truth. I do not think he would say what he has if it is not true, because he could be sued for slander or whatever charges would be for lying about the WH. Personally, I would like to see truth about Jan 6th come out , so that we can prevent the Capitol from ever being overrun again. Let us face the truth and move on with running America.

Moonpup
2 months ago

During my military service, I was with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) for three years. There I learned that there are Military Officers and Political Officers. My boss, four-star General A. J. Goodpaster, who was a Military General, was replaced by Alexander Haig, who was a political General. After Obama removed many military flag and general officers, it sounds as if all that’s left are political sycophants, of which Mark Milley certainly appears to be one.

Bill on the Hill
2 months ago
Reply to  Moonpup

Moonpup as I understand it, back in Obama’s 1st term he issued directives to all the military commanders & generals in the field asking a single question, i.e. ” Would you fire upon American citizens if ordered to do so? ” Any & all that answered no, would eventually be removed from their posts, leaving us with traitors such as the ( 2 ) Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon with General Lloyd Austin & General Mark Milley. Milley in particular is problematic & Austin is a lying thief & traitor & is a disgrace to the uniform…If anyone wonders about the thief quote, look at the man’s record from the Iraq theater with respect to “confiscated oil proceeds ” transferred into his personal accts. after paying off his domestic contacts first in the states, otherwise called commissions paid…Austin has NEVER been held to account for his misdeeds…
Bill on the Hill… :~)

Max
2 months ago
Reply to  Moonpup

I witnessed the same events during my 5 year stint with NATO (1 at SACLANT, 4 at SHAPE) as well as during my Naval career. You knew who the leaders were and who the politicians were.

CJDS
2 months ago

He’s been removed by the real Commander in Chief! The military units have been cleaned up by their REAL Commander and they will move on to serve the people of the US…..
Watch what happens this week!

Dave
2 months ago

This clown is a sell out to the uniform and to the country you have to be stripped of his medals exposed for the coward that he is he would not make a good pimple on a real generals butt!

Clark Kent
2 months ago

P is for the punk in uniform. H is for the hate he has for the USA. O is for the oceans of bilge he spews. N is for the suddenly woke never Trumper. Y is for the young soldiers he corrupts. Put them all together to spell PHONY.

E Bluff
2 months ago

It is very sad – our military is NOT a breeding ground for destructive social experiment. Lately I have seen such breaking down of the purpose of the military from several Flag Officers (Generals and Admirals), shouldering more and more ‘required’ “extra-curriculars” on the Troops. These only serve to break down unit cohesion and taking us off direction from protecting our nation. Sad … Pray for this government and our nation. John 3, v. 16

Susan
2 months ago
Reply to  E Bluff

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aluminum head
2 months ago

Lilly Milly is a disgusting turncoat.

Pete from St Pete
2 months ago

The US military has been taken over by woke generals carefully selected for promotion by the Obama administration. I don’t know how we can undo this evil without losing a lot of good people.

Bill on the Hill
2 months ago

That is 100% correct… Everything we are now experiencing in America comes full circle back to the year 2008 when America foolishly elected a foreign president most believe to be from Kenya & has always been a Islamic sympathizer, i.e. Muslim Brotherhood…Take a look back at Obama’s cabinet, 30 plus converted to Islam, including the then Director of CIA, John Brennan. Now look at the current faux O’Biden cabinet, Obama people, top down.
The only X-potus with a home in DC currently, you guessed it Obama & make no mistake, he is serving his 3rd term for all intense & purposes…
Folks, don’t adjust your TV sets, you have entered the Twilight Zone…
Bill on the Hill… :~)

Karen
2 months ago

Trump once had the military’s devotion because he did a lot for them. Now the little snot nosed are being taken in by the Dems agenda. The Generals should stay out of politics or get the heck out.
Jen should get out too. What a lunatic.

Susan
2 months ago
Reply to  Karen

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Dick B.
2 months ago

My thoughts about that play dough brained, spine challenged half-man are too obscene to print

fred
2 months ago

Taliban Jen needs to apologize after her snotty remarks about Veterans and the callous remarks about not celebrating our troops returning from Afghanistan. perhaps Jen should put down her mirror and put on a uniform and do something for our country instead of being a political parasite.

Jen Psaki July 8 2021 “But we’re not going to have a ‘mission accomplished’ moment in this regard,” she said. “It’s a 20-year war that has not been won militarily. We are proud of the men and women who have served. Incredibly grateful.” “We’re not having a moment of celebration,” she said. “We’re having a moment where we feel it’s in our national security interest to bring our men and women serving home.”

Who in their right mind would enlist in the US military when the commander in chef feels like this about his troops.
Stand up for your Veterans

PaulE
2 months ago
Reply to  fred

The Democrat party has had that disparaging view of our military for decades now. It’s certainly nothing new. I find it hard to believe that anyone still voting Democrat at this point wouldn’t be completely aware of the low esteem the Democrat party holds our veterans. So don’t expect any uproar from Democrat voters to her remarks. Most of the snowflakes that comprise the younger segment of America’s Socialist party would be complaining that she wasn’t derisive enough of our troops.

Did you really find it surprising that Jen Psaki would give the kind of dismissive remark she did? It’s who the Democrat party is and she knows the media will have her back all the way.

Max
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

I agree with your statement. During the last election I was amazed at the number of signs that I saw that had printed “Veterans for Biden” and our city area is mostly Christian conservatives.

flitec
2 months ago

Unfortunately when our military leaders make it to the pentagon they give up all respect for themselves and relent to the “big picture” when they make mistakes they lie to us and try to cover it up. they become political and self serving. I know how it works because I’m retired military and I’ve seen good people go down the political abyss. We are supposed to have one mission and that’s to protect the people of America.

BAE
2 months ago

Milley what a disgusting wimp. He’ll say anything to keep his pay check and power. Creep…

Miranda DeGroot
2 months ago

Money talks. After all, the Dems have the billionaires like Soros, Bill Gates, Besos, and others that have influences and money to buy AGs, lawyers, politicians, FBI agents, Ambassadors, Scientists, etc, etc. In their effort to destroy America; everything goes. It is very sad.

WindRunner80HD
2 months ago

This has been troubling me why would these billionaires that already have it all want anything to do with this complete illegal unconstitutional destructive lawlessness where violent criminals are released from prison to reoffend over and over again, complete chaos standing by as innocent children are sold for sex raped murdered, babies up to full term aborted their body parts sold to China and the University of Pittsburg, cities burned to the ground history destroyed, drugs flooding our streets killing our youth, homeless rampant cities with feces, urine, needles everywhere, paying people not to work to be government dependent instead of productive members of society, the family unit gone, religion gone, constant theft of stores costing tax payers billions in damages and loss, our military weakened, innocent people in prison right now in D.C. who haven’t been charged yet to this day being beaten, abused placed in solitary confinement for a complete democrat set up their crime being a Republican Trump supporter and now China has infected the world with who knows what and democrats are complicit nobody is investigating China or Fauci this is not America this is not our country anymore they are hurting those they claim to help their morals their dignity their self respect completely gone…..

Susan
2 months ago
Reply to  WindRunner80HD

Excellent summary and so accurate. It is so difficult to face and accept the downfall of our America that many were willing to give their lives to protect. ????????????‍♀️

Denny
2 months ago

You forgot terrorist

Dave R
2 months ago

Anyone who thinks the top military positions aren’t political is fooling themselves. This guy wants to keep his job, so he will do and say whatever it takes to save his job just like he has since making O-5.

He obviously survived the Obama purges of conservative military leaders, so this should be no surprise. What is surprising, is how close DJT allowed him to get.

PaulE
2 months ago
Reply to  Dave R

Unfortunately, many of those assigned to give the POTUS advice (from the RNC and establishment Washington) and help him achieve his agenda were instead really trying to hinder Trump from achieving much of his promised agenda. When you look at who was recommending a lot of these traitors to become part of the administration, it is pretty easy to see a few so-called RNC establishment types were always involved. Remember, the establishment RNC never wanted Trump as either the nominee or the POTUS. They were terrified that Trump would show how ineffective and incompetent the average establishment Republican politician is, which of course he did in spades. Even with all the impediments they kept throwing in his path. Just imagine how much more President Trump could have accomplished if he didn’t have to spend half his time fighting off attacks from RINOs and Dems.

Susan
2 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

So true!

Jeanette
2 months ago

I’m saddened that some can be bought to become Benedict Arnold’s so easily. The communists have been trying to convert the USA for many years. We cannot let them.

Susan
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeanette

They (the communists) have been working steadfastly since the Cold War in the 50’s and 60’s. The colleges were infiltrated then. They successfully ended the draft in this country. I look back and realize that they were winning then.

Sue Diederich
2 months ago

Mark Milley is either one heck of an excellent actor – or he needs to be immediately sent to tribunal and removed from both his command and his retirement plan. We can talk prison after that.

I will not dignify him with his title (anything over 2 stars is political anyway) until he proves he is worthy of it.

Susan
2 months ago
Reply to  Sue Diederich

Soooo true!

Linda Michaels
2 months ago

The deep state (left communists) got to Milley. He flipped under their threats and bribes, as many have before him. Milley has been removed by the White Hats in the military. He’s now a traitor!

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