Disabled Combat Vet Blasts Woke Military - Politicrossing
Connect with us

Military

Disabled Combat Vet Blasts Woke Military

Our military exists to prevent anyone from imposing their vision of utopia on American citizens or its allies.

Published

on

The meritocracy that defined America’s strength and excellence for almost 250 years may be breathing its last. This meritocracy is the US military, and its undoing is coming from within as leaders embrace wokeness at the highest levels.

Long before Gen. Mark Milley defended himself and other military leaders from being called ‘woke, the force he would someday come to lead was the standard of the very thing the woke crowd decries: a meritocracy. This is a rare place where nationality, skin color and even gender are secondary to one thing: An ability to perform at an exceptionally high level in environments where safe spaces don’t exist.

I was honored to be able to see this performance first hand as a Marine Corps combat correspondent, attached to units across all branches of the US military through multiple combat tours. Despite what politicians and some senior leaders would have us believe; skin color becomes irrelevant when rounds are coming in. In combat, the only thing that mattered for us was the ability to execute our duties and count on teammates to execute theirs. Our performance, and not our diversity, is what got us promoted, accomplished our missions and kept folks alive.

Make no mistake, the troops I served alongside were diverse enough to please the wokest folks on the planet. They were black, white, Hispanic, and Asian. They were heterosexual, gay, and bisexual. However, their shared mission overshadowed any differences or history of discrimination. As our military becomes caught up in the same arguments facing the society they protect and defend, there is a group of people who are watching gleefully as we place our focus on whether critical race theory should even be on military reading lists, and those folks are America’s enemies.

Having met and interviewed many of them myself, I can attest that our adversaries are not concerned with diversity. They’re concerned with winning at all costs through the focused application of destruction and violence. We shouldn’t forget why our military exists. It’s not to eventually evolve into the utopia many in our country are trying to reshape our nation into. Rather, our military exists to prevent anyone from imposing their vision of utopia on American citizens or its allies. The meritocracy our troops come from could teach all of us about accepting diversity as they continue to put their differences aside to accomplish a greater goal. Meritocracy still has a place in America and her defense, and those who wield it best are the very same people who have to look past race, ethnicity and every other ‘ism’ in order to come together – a lesson every company could benefit from. The men and women I served beside faced adversity together not because they were trying to undo past wrongs, but because they love what America stands for and the promises she holds for each of us.

Shawn Rhodes is a disabled combat veteran, former sergeant in the US MarineCorps, TEDx speaker and CEO of Bulletproof Selling. He can be reached at [email protected]

We'd love to hear your thoughts about this article. Please take a minute to share them in the comment section by clicking here. Or carry the conversation over on your favorite social network by clicking one of the share buttons below.



  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
 
 
 

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.



Business

Video Interview with SC Congressional Candidate and Veteran Graham Allen

Allen’s social media channels have amassed over five million followers and four billion video views to date.

Published

on

PolitiCrossing founder Chris Widener interviews SC Congressional candidate Graham Allen. See more about Graham Allen after the video!

You can donate to Graham here.

From Graham’s site, here is a little about him:

Graham Allen is an accomplished entrepreneur, author, media personality, and combat veteran. He served in the United States Army for over twelve years, including two tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and completed his service as an Army Staff Sergeant (E-6).

Graham started his family and found his permanent home in South Carolina after finishing his military service while stationed in Anderson, SC.

Through his rural upbringing and service, Graham developed a profound appreciation for America and an unwavering belief in our founding principles. After leaving active duty, Graham launched social media-based radio and television programs to advocate for conservative principles and common sense.

Graham’s audience rapidly grew alongside President Trump’s America First movement; his channels have amassed over five million followers and four billion video views to date. He is a contributor to Turning Point U.S.A., the author of America 3:16, and the host of Dear America Podcast, one of the fastest-growing podcasts in the country.

Graham and his wife, Ellisa, are the proud parents of three children. Together, they founded the Dear America Foundation, a charity whose mission is to “serve those that serve” by providing financial support to the families of veterans, law enforcement officers, and first responders undergoing hardship.

Continue Reading

Guns

It is the Soldier

It is the Soldier, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote

Published

on

Charles M. Province is a veteran of the U.S. Army. He founded and is president of The George S. Patton, Jr. Historical Society.

Province is the author of The Unknown Patton, Patton’s Third Army, and Patton’s One-Minute Messages. Here is Province’s stirring poem, “It is the Soldier.”

It is the Soldier

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Let Us Remember

On this day, let us remember and give thanks to all of the men and women who have served in all branches of our armed forces, and contemplate the contributions and sacrifices that they have made for our many freedoms.

 

– – – – –

 

 

 

Continue Reading

 

Our Newsletter

Become a Politicrossing insider: Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

Sites We Like

Our Newsletter

Become a PolitiCrossing insider: Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.

Trending

Politicrossing
 
Send this to a friend