Social engineering of the United States Armed Forces has reached new levels under the Obama administration.
Not since the 1980;s have the personnel of our armed forces been called upon to accept so much progressive agenda. The Pentagon went social networking on Twitter this week to encourage troops to enjoy Earth Day. They should be focused on Russia, China, the Middle East and ISIS, don’t you think? Where are the war fighters? They don’t seem to be in the White House.
– The Washington Times:
Obama marches armed forces leftward.
Makes his mark on social front.
President Obama has become one of the nation’s most successful commanders in chief when it comes to at least one battlefield: the liberal agenda.
In his final months in office, Mr. Obama is leaving a legacy of a more politically correct armed forces, with the top brass squarely behind him, save the Marine Corps.
Perhaps not since Harry S. Truman’s landmark 1948 order to racially integrate the military has a president unleashed his own collective social revolution on the Pentagon with such success. In the process, the building also has become one of the administration’s loudest voices on battling climate change, even as its ability to fight one major war on schedule is in doubt due to budget cuts.
The White House also has given the Defense Department a gun control mission. And the “white privilege” movement, in which speakers tell a negative history of the white race, sporadically has invaded some military units.
A recent snapshot of the U.S. Army: Its headquarters sent out a series of Twitter messages last week reminding soldiers to celebrate Earth Day, complete with a photo of a green-shaded globe. This was a few days after the Army announced it had selected a group of newly minted female officers to try out for armor and infantry jobs long closed to women until Mr. Obama interceded. The Army also said in budget documents that soldiers now have the right to “self-identify” who they are, an apparent reference to selecting a gender.