A reader has called our attention to one part of an opinion piece published by THE EPOCH TIMES, “The Left’s Loyalty Test, and the Coming Enforcement of It,” by James Bowman. Specifically this is an oh-so- carefully-phrased testimony by Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that happened to perfectly reflect the DNC talking points about the Capitol breach on January 6.
The testimony appears about halfway through the piece. Here’s the entire op-ed, from July 1. Yes, I know that was three weeks ago, but it remains as pertinent as it was that day. (Note: It’s a “premium” report, which means it’s through a subscription that is well worth signing up for.)
Bowman's piece starts with an account of how language has been changed over the past few decades to give convenient (for the left) new meanings to terms such as “lie” as well as new boundaries for “decent opinion” largely set by THE NEW YORK TIMES. The author gained a preliminary understanding of this discipline during the Clinton administration, but as he writes here, it wasn’t until he heard Gen. Milley testify at the budget hearing in June that “all the pieces of the puzzle came together” and he understood the far-reaching implications of cancel culture.
Recall that Gen. Milley was asked why he studied the works of Marx, Lenin and Mao and why he now supports the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) to our armed forces. His response was mystifying.
“I want to understand white rage,” he testified. “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? I want to maintain an open mind here, and I do want to analyze it. It’s important that we understand that, because our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and guardians, they come from the American people. So it’s important that the leaders now and in the future do understand it.”
If you’d like to read the entire transcript, here it is.
Gen. Milley was clearly trying to imply that the Capitol breach was caused by “white rage” and also by a desire to overturn the Constitution.
I want to know: Why is Gen. Milley, the figure who represents all branches of our military, parroting the exact –- the EXACT –- message of the Democratic National Committee, a message that happens to be fraudulent? Surely he isn’t that clueless.
Let’s start first with the idea that entering the Capitol was an attempt to subvert the U.S. Constitution. That’s baloney –- it was just the opposite. The people rallying that day were strong constitutionalists, deeply concerned that their beloved Constitution might have been subverted. They understandably did not trust the vote count in key counties. (As we have learned since and are still learning, they had good reason for that.) They suspected targeted cheating at worst, unconstitutional tinkering at best. But they were told that their arguments were “moot,” that no one, not even the Supreme Court, would hear their complaints, and that they couldn’t do anything about it so they’d just better just shut up.
And now they see that the new administration can’t wait to subvert the Constitution in other ways, such as federalizing elections to prevent states from guarding against fraud.
I've said from the start that what marchers did at the Capitol Building, even if it was urged on by outside forces as it appears to have been, was terribly ill-advised and made matters worse --- much worse. But that’s not to say that their motives weren’t commendable. They wanted to protect the Constitution, not overturn it.
So, where did Gen. Milley get the idea that Trump supporters wanted to subvert the Constitution? Is he really that clueless? Or is he doing the bidding of the left?
And is it possible for him to be even MORE clueless? Perhaps, on the issue of “white rage,” he is. This phony narrative, likewise, is straight out of the DNC playbook. Just because Trump supporters at the Capitol were mostly white does not mean, by any stretch, that race had anything to do with this. And Bowman agrees, when he says:
“Race, I daresay, never entered their heads in this connection, but it has been attributed to them as their motivation on the basis of the previous Democratic talking point, itself based on a bare-faced lie about what Donald Trump had said about the ‘very fine people’ in Charlottesville in 2017, that the former President was a ‘white supremacist.’” In other words, Gen. Milley is perpetuating a hoax.
Bowman points out that the left, “which is now in the saddle and rides both government and media,” is working to establish in our minds that opposition or even disagreement with them will be regarded by the state as a security threat. And we have it straight from the mouth of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
To quote Bowman, this is “as good as an admission that he [Gen. Milley] is also prepared to allow his troops, suitably purged of subversive elements, of course, to be used as enforcers of the one-party, totalitarian rule that the Democrats would like to see as our future.” Is Bowman going too far? I don’t think so.
Monday evening on FOX NEWS PRIMETIME, Brian Kilmeade had a good segment on the military’s strange preoccupation with the political views of its own soldiers. Reportedly, the Pentagon has been working with an “extremism analyst company” to dig through the online history of troops to find evidence of what they term “white supremacist” views. One phrase they search for is “the truth about Black Lives Matter.” As FOX NEWS reports, their search implies that questioning the motives of the BLM movement “is a disinformation narrative perpetuated by white supremacist groups to weaponize anti-BLM sentiment.” That is flat-out wrong; BLM deserves the same scrutiny as any other group.
Former Air Force Lt. Commander Matthew Lohmeier, who says he lost his post after questioning the rise of “diversity issues” in the military, was Kilmeade’s guest. He said very little surprises him any more when it comes to the Pentagon’s focus on “rooting out white extremism and white supremacy.” He questioned the value of using search terms to determine the views of those serving in uniform.
Lohmeier has a new book, IRRESISTIBLE REVOLUTION, and in researching it, he determined that BLM, going back to 2015, is “an exceptionally politicized project,” with goals such as dismantling the nuclear family and opposing Judeo-Christian values. What does any of this have to do with race?
He says the company the Pentagon hired to examine soldiers’ social media posts is British and “affiliated with former President Obama.” Politicized statements from soldiers on the left appear not to be undergoing scrutiny. But, of course, those soldiers aren’t...racists!
Lohmeier’s book looks like an excellent examination of neo-Marxism within our armed forces, by someone who’s had a taste of that. Gen. Milley should read it.
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07/27/2021 06:54 PM
Oh my goodness. We are really I’m trouble. Thanks for showing what is really going on
07/24/2021 11:19 PM
I’m scared for our troops. My kids have both expressed interest in joined the military, however, treatment like this has made them reconsider. Seeing the 20,000 troops guarding the the inauguration was a major pause for all of us. God help America. We can never give up fighting for our freedoms.
07/24/2021 12:38 AM
Dear Mike, Thankyou for printing the article regarding the leftist in the military who heads up joint chiefs of staff. Our country has been infiltrated by the ccp, and this fellow is one of them. BUT GOD!!!!!! He will not allow our country to go down 'yet'- I encourage you to listen to Hank Kunneman who pastors a church in Omaha, Neb. He is frequently on Flashpoint, along with Mario
Murillo, Lance Wallnau etc. Hank has been re-reading his words from the Lord over the past several years. I guarantee Mike that you will like it!!!!!! You could also contact Hank personally and I am sure he would send to you- the words from the Lord. Try it - let me know what you think!
Thankyou for the article from the Combat Veterans For Congress Pac info. I read a lot of what and who they are! We have some very brave men in the various branches of the Military who are standing for truth- printing the truth- and getting out the truth!!!!! They have good info regarding what I refer to as- the Covid-Fear Factor- shutting down our country so Gates, Fauci and their minions can cook up their evil. They all think they are god! The Lord is about to expose everything and I am so past ready!!!! Meanwhile I continue to work with young people and tell them about the Constitution, Bill of Rights Etc.- I order 25 copies at a time from the Cato Inst.-
and let them know they need to be aware of what it going on in our country and GET OFF THEIR ANTI-SOCIAL MEDIA that keeps them in 'boxes' and not out in the real world. Each group of new youth group-rs- gets to hear about our country and what it actually was founded on! I have several homeschoolers- they nod their heads in agreement. Sooooo - my friend - you keep doing what you are doing and I will keep doing what I am doing- There are many 'out-there' just like us- and remember - WE WIN!!!!!!! Ain't love grand! Yes it is my Jesus!
Thankyou Mike for your great- fact finding- and your work in the many arenas that you work in.
I am shouting- Sarah for Gov. of Ark!
Blessings to you and to your family. Terrie O'Neal my charge yell is- SICCUM LORD!!!!!!!!
07/23/2021 06:35 PM
Milley should not be a general, much less he Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He seems to be a minion of the Leftists. I don't want this idiot giving advice on how to use the US military.
07/22/2021 10:45 PM
I agree with you regarding Wiley. Actually I sense he is evil and an Obama puppet. The smoke screen that the Dem's use along with yheir verbage is meant to tell the peolr what they want to hear even thoug0h their words are as hollow a balnk bullets. Thank you Govenor. Gid blrss and keep you safe. May the God of Heaven.reign over our land and our poor excuse for leaders.
07/22/2021 09:08 PM
Totally correct. Gen Milley is a disgrace. He sold out the country for a future high paying job in one of the defense companies and or future spot in a democrat administration . He violated his oath of enlistment. He disgraced his uniform.
07/22/2021 09:06 PM
As a retired navy Lt Commander and Vietnam veteran, I’m appalled at the General’s comments. He does not deserve to be in his current position and should be forced to retire. I should not that the current Chief of Naval Operations appears to have the same mindset as the General. Living near a naval base, I am getting inputs that this mindset is working down thru the officer corps thanks to our colleges pushing this anti American tripe.
William E Jones
07/22/2021 08:27 PM
The General Milley is nothing but a political hack, he is part of the ongoing and continuing push of this critical race theory, he was a politician in uniform from the begining with his speach about he took an oath to protect the Constitution was one of his biggest lies to date. If he half way desired to protect the Constitution then why is he letting a run on our southern border by outside countries go untouched and does nothing but sit on his political backside. He is a sorry excuse for an individual in uniform and deserves it to be stripped off of him, and his rank be pulled along with some of the other political Military complex members who do nothing but start up wars for their campaign pay and rank building. He started skirmishes with the Taliban at the end of Trumps term and did this behind the scenes, he is a sorry individual the same as Fauci is, liars and the biggest threats to our country now today.
William D. Curry
07/22/2021 04:26 PM
I CAN'T stand Gen. Milley or Obama and I pray for them to die a rotten death and wind up in Hell for eternity!!! They are 100% TRAITORS and SHOULD be executed for TREASON.
I have sent two letters to Milley and Milley WANTS to vaccinate ALL BRANCHES of the military with this untested, unproven, DEADLY covid vaccine, that the drug companies have all said, "This is an experimental drug, you take them at your own risk!!" This is the equivalent of putting ALL your ships in the same harbor at the same time!!! Obama HATES this country, and Milley is an IDIOT!!!!
07/22/2021 02:49 PM
This is as disturbing as General Mattis's disrespect of Commander In Chief Trump. I keep thinking of President Eisenhower's warning of the military industrial complex. I pray to God that he helps us identify the good from the evil and to show others how to identify it for themselves.