Here’s that General Milley CRT*-in-the-military response everyone’s been talking about.
(OT, but I’d like to know what he found of military use in those Mouse books he mentioned, but that’s for another time.)
This isn’t quite as enamel-removing as that Austalian general’s blistering message on sexual abuse, but it’s exactly what is needed from our senior military leadership and elected officials.
The Republicans are weaponizing White nationalism–race based fascism–by dressing it up as “concern” for historical accuracy or American idealism or what have you. They are trying to regain power by denying the reality of our past and present, using very clever marketing to do so. You don’t win that fight by correcting them fact by fact. You win it by punching them (metapohorically) in the face.
General Milley does that within the bounds set by his uniform and his obligation to respond to civilian authority. Now we need our elected to go full bore as well, with the added freedom of expression they have compared to a serving member of the armed services.
Some are. More need to. And we need to work the media as hard as possible to shift the representation of this fight there. Twitter warriors, mount up!
Oh…and open thread.
*No, no, no…not those old-style TVs that some supply sergeant may still have to account for.