Gen. Milley Defends Teaching CRT: ‘What Is Wrong with Understanding ... the Country Which We Are Here to Defend?’

‘I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, our commissioned, non-commissioned officers of being ‘woke’ or something else’

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MILLEY: “It’s important that we understand that, because our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and guardians, they come from the American people. So it is important that the leaders now and in the future do understand it. I’ve read Mao Zedong, I’ve read Karl Marx, I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist. So what is wrong with understanding, having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend? And I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States Military, our general officers, our commissioned, noncommissioned officers of being, quote, woke or something else because we’re studying some theories that are out there. That was started at Harvard Law School years ago, and it proposed that there were laws in the United States, antebellum laws prior to the Civil War that led to a power differential with African-Americans that were three quarters of a human being when this country was formed, and that we had a Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation to change it, and we brought it up to the Civil Rights Act in 1964, took another hundred years to change that. So look it, I do want to know. And I respect your service, and you and I both Green Berets, but I want to know, and it matters to our military and the discipline and cohesion of this military. And I thank you for the opportunity to make a comment on that."

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