Editors’ note: This article on the subversion of the American military is one of a series Daniel Greenfield has written on what is probably the greatest and most immediate threat to America’s security and survival. It’s a subject surrounded by silence. See the Freedom Center’s articles on this issue at its new campaign site, Committee for a Patriotic Military. Also make sure to read Daniel Greenfield’s booklet, Disloyal: How the Military Brass is Betraying Our Country.
By the time Barack Obama left office, every branch of the military was smaller than it had been on September 11. But the change in size concealed the true impact of America’s most left-wing president in undermining our national security and weakening us in the face of our enemies.
“I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone,” Obama famously boasted. He used the pen to unleash a blizzard of executive orders and memorandums. Some led to outraged protests, but some of his most devastating penned assaults on our nation’s military flew under the radar.
One of those took place during the end of his last year in office. His memorandum, “Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the National Security Workforce”, created the woke military of the Biden administration by putting identity politics, diversity quotas, and political indoctrination at the heart of the military’s mission.
Obama had always resented the military. Even former General McChrystal, an Obama loyalist fired for describing his boss a little too aptly in the presence of a Rolling Stone reporter, described him as “uncomfortable and intimidated” by generals. But Obama’s parting shot at the military cut the generals down to size by transforming them into community organizers.
His order redefined diversity as the military’s “greatest asset” and reinvented national security as a system for maximizing employment diversity by race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and every identity politics metric, but not the military metrics that truly mattered, readiness, competence, and a willingness to wage war in defense of the homeland.
Along with transforming the military into another quota-based federal employment agency in which skills and capability mattered much less than being a disabled transgender Eskimo, the order also demanded that national security agencies should make “implicit or unconscious bias” training mandatory for “senior leadership and management positions”. Divisions that didn’t earn sufficiently high IQ (Inclusion Quotient) scores would also be hit with bias training.
Implicit bias training is a form of political indoctrination which asserts that all white people are racist. Its sessions force participants into accepting its radical racial worldview or be treated as obstacles to the new organizational mission. Implicit bias training has succeeded in forcing out talented executives from corporations and officers from the military, replacing them with political activists and bootlickers cowardly enough to repeat Marxist dogma for the sake of their careers.
Obama’s memorandum led to the expansion of implicit bias within the military such as Army Secretary Eric Fanning’s infamous Directive 2017-06 ordering mandatory implicit bias training for “soldiers and employees in senior leadership and management positions” that was protested by chaplains for infringing on religious freedom. While the Trump administration later ordered a ban on such abusive training in the military, by then Obama’s order had long since been circulating in its cultural and organizational bloodstream, and was quickly restarted by Biden.
Biden’s first executive orders not only rescinded the ban, but doubled down on making the military more woke, more racist towards white Americans, and more incapable than ever. The new equity push went even further by attributing any failure to meet racial, gender, and other identity politics quotas to the grand hoax of “systemic racism” –a practice outlawed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Meeting these quotas became the foremost task of senior leadership.
China might beat us in the hypersonic weapons race, but America’s top military brass would pull out all the stops to make sure that they had the most diverse arrangement of people, preferably in senior leadership positions, to establish their progressive credentials.
The ‘wokening’ of the military was not a bottom-up, but a top-down phenomenon, imposed at every step from branch leaders to academy superintendents, after originating from the White House. Obama’s “Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the National Security Workforce” was one of the final building blocks for his key administration goal of bringing the most conservative arm of the federal government into compliance with the political agendas of the radical Left.
Obama’s former NASA administrator, Charles Bolden, had caused a stir when he frankly told Al Jazeera that his boss had given him three top priorities, none of which involved space, but one of which was Muslim self-esteem. No military leader had come out with an equally honest assessment, but Obama’s priorities for the military was looting its physical resources for environmental gimmicks like the Navy’s disastrous biofuels programs, and its human resources for a massive community organizing and Marxist indoctrination effort under the flag of diversity.
Obama didn’t just leave the military smaller in size, but smaller in spirit, its leadership class no longer dedicated to national security, but to the identity political agendas of the radical Left.
Any honest person with a lick of sense that’s paying any attention whatsoever knows Joe Biden is not in charge of his own mind, much less in charge of running the nation. The real question then is, if it is not Joe, who is it? Certainly it is a group of people, a cabal, if you will, however, there are a few major players and one in particular whose ideological DNA is all over everything.
In a Frontpage magazine article on March 18, 2021, Daniel Greenfield makes the case that the central power figure over the Biden Administration is Nancy Pelosi. The Article is entitled: “There is No Biden Administration—Only an imminent 25th Amendment crisis and soldiers in the streets. In the article Greenfield writes the following:
“…Obama was the teleprompter-in-chief, but Biden is also the telecommuter-in-chief.
Biden’s face is everywhere, but there’s no real sign that he’s actually running anything. Instead the Biden administration seems to be exactly the kind of mess that the 25th Amendment was designed to prevent in which a non-functional president is the figurehead for the cabinet members and the special interests who are actually calling all the shots.
The Potemkin village that is the Biden administration was built in two tiers with establishment cabinet members who appear more moderate presented for Senate approval while extremists were being placed in key positions to set policy on everything from civil rights to Iran.
The big policy momentum though isn’t coming from the Biden administration, but from Pelosi.
The Obama administration called the shots, not Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid. The Biden administration is filled with Obama’s old people, but there’s no leader in the White House to push forward an agenda. That’s why the most powerful elected official in the country isn’t Joe Biden or Kamala Harris: Nancy Pelosi has become the closest thing to POTUS…” [End]
While I usually agree with Greenfield on most things, I can only concur on these statements with a caveat and a few deviations and clarifications. If we are speaking of “elected officials”, then yes, it is likely Greenfield is mostly correct. However, I believe that, if he is not the powerful, the most influential person in control is none other than Barack Obama.
Certainly Pelosi drives domestic and social issues; but where is her presence on foreign policies? Pelosi concerns are with spending, grabbing power, destroying opponents and seizing control over every aspect of life and personal ownership in America. Highly driven by social issues, such as empowering sexual perverts and criminals, Pelosi focuses mostly on social issues an agendas which empower illegals, radical groups, and other leftist organizations and cronies. Her goal to create a state of dependency and rule over all those outside of the ruling class. Her main objective is a complete overthrow, the hope of destroying America and replacing the current system a totalitarian Marxist regime. On geopolitics, Pelosi is almost nowhere to be found.
Indeed, Pelosi is the most visible person wielding power in Washington, however, most likely she is not the most powerful. Others speculate that Kamala Harris is calling the shots. She is not. She lacks in every way everything it takes to be a leader or have a coherent plan, or thought for that matter. Neither did she ever do anything of substance to earn her place in the system. She was chosen, as Joe was, to be manipulated once she is in the position Joe is now—just another empty puppet waiting for a hand to fill it and make it appear as though it is acting on its own. Susan Rice is another suspect, but while she is sinister enough, most likely she too is being instructed by higher ups.
Although it is difficult to pin power on one individual—the insurrection has longtime been working; it is vast and has too many players and appointments to even know—The most powerful are not the players you see, but the ones you don’t. And arguably the most powerful person in control in Washington, at least in terms of the policies that are coming down from the administration, is a man who by law is prohibited from being in the most powerful position: Barack Hussein Obama.
Here are the tell-tale indications: Clearly, the take down of America is pure Alinsky, the man instrumental in establishing community action organizations and trained Marxists community organizers. Overload the system until it fails. That is precisely what is happening, both financially and with the surges of foreign illegals, not only merely flooding over the borders, but receiving government support for the invasion. Spending is already beyond recovery. Obama excels it the Alinsky area of policy making.
Empowerment and normalization of sexual perversion: There are many Democrats embracing radical changes, empowerment, and normalization of sexual deviations, too many to point the finger at one person. However, although the actions are not beyond Biden, the speed, extremity and degree to which they are being forced is coming from another source. This is something not exclusive to Obama, but something he certainly would promote with vigor, especially in the darkness of anonymity.
Foreign policy is the dead a giveaway. Back to the Iran deal and empowerment and funding of state sponsors of terror and terrorist organizations. Obama is in affinity with Islam. But how and why? He doesn’t seem religiously devoted. The answer is really quite simple:
Obama worships himself. He is a homosexual and also a hardcore leftist; this should make for a complicated relationship with Islam; but it doesn’t. Further complicating Obama’s relationship with Islam is the status of Allah as, ‘The Greatest’; this is in conflict with Obama’s narcissism and him seeing himself in that place. However, it is Obama’s narcissism that is actually the key of comprehending his Islamic sympathies.
Obama is a religion and a god unto himself. He sees no other living God. He worships no other God. He is god. Men who worship God seek to become a part of God through obedience. If Obama viewed himself as subservient to Allah, he would follow the Koran, which he does not. Nonetheless, Obama was raised Islamic. It is a part of who he is, and remember, he worships himself. Obama serves Islam, not to be a part of Islam, but because Islam is a part of him. Because he worships himself and Islam is a part of his past, he must regard Islam whether he follows it or not. Otherwise, he must disregard a part of himself. One mistake Obama is making that gives him away is that he is hiding too much. That’s not characteristic of the man who uses the word “I” possibly more than anyone else in the world.
This article could keep going until it became a book, but let it just end with this:
Joe is a half stuffed Manchurian marionette. Almost everyone knows that. Obama has the strings and is hiding in the box above the stage. Now that Obama is hidden from sight, he is no longer constrained by the fear of destroying his public image. He is going all out nuts. There is no reason for him to pretend he’s not an extremist. He can now do every insane radical thing he was afraid to try before with no consequences to himself. Obama doesn’t give a flip about Joe. He will get all he can out of Joe while he can and move on to Kamala, who is also mentally incoherent, but is manipulable.
Obama is a hidden puppet master, he can now go insanely mad mostly undetected. Joe is a decoy and Kamala is a backup decoy, this is Obama’s illegal 3rd term. And don’t be surprised if Democrats push for overturning presidential term limits before it’s over so Obama could run again. Although, I’m certain his true aspirations are to be KING of the World after a global ‘Reset’.