June 07, 2019
‘Political Correctness’ Blocks Today’s ‘Eisenhowers,’ ‘Pattons,’ and ‘Bradleys’ from Rising
Dr. Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, said "political correctness” in today’s armed services would prevent the ascendance of historical military leaders such as Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton, and Omar Bradley. He offered his analysis on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
"We have lost so very, very much in terms of leadership, determination, and just forthrightness,” determined Gorka. "Look at the Eisenhowers or the Pattons or the Bradleys. These individuals wouldn’t make it past major in today’s military, because they would be seen as iconoclasts and too much individuals who are prepared to talk the truth.”
Gorka added, "We have at least two generations of general officers who have been infected by political correctness, and that undermines our national security.”
Gorka shared an anecdote from his time as an instructor at the Defense Department’s Joint-Professional Military Education (JPME) system.
"Political correctness infected our general officer class,” estimated Gorka. "I remember an exercise that I ran, it was a six-month special course for lieutenant colonels and colonels who have the [military occupational specialty] — the designation ‘strategist’ — so these are guys whose job it is to think strategically in the bowels of the Pentagon.”
As a JPME instructor, Gorka directed his class to determine the "primary threat” to America, and develop a "grand strategy” to address it.
"This was six years into the Obama administration. … More than half of the teams of colonels and half-colonels said that climate change and global warming is the primary threat to the United States. That’s where we are. I personally lost it.”
Yikes! I'm trying to imagine what Gen. Patton would have said about climate change. Whatever it might have been, it wouldn't have been "politically correct."
I am reminded of Orwell "it's Tommy this and Tommy that and throw the blaggard out, but it's savior of the country when the guns begin to shout!" We've been at peace - or in very limited war - for so long we've forgotten the need for men who will fight. West Point, Annapolis, and Colorado Springs are just Ivy League schools where everyone has to dress the same nowadays. They are producing Ivy League kids, including safe spaces and the lot. They aren't there to churn out warriors.
We're going to regret that at some point.
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