Immediately after taking his position, the new Secretary of Defense ordered the military to stand down for two months.
He said he was doing this to root out extremism (racism) in the ranks.
Now, our military members are being asked to take a new pledge, a pledge that in the eyes of Newt Gingrich and many others is taking this new “woke” attitude way too far.
A pledge proposed by Task Force Navy One states, “I pledge to advocate for and acknowledge all lived experiences and intersectional identities of every sailor in the Navy.
“I pledge to engage in ongoing self-reflection, education and knowledge sharing to better myself and my communities.
“I pledge to be an example in establishing healthy, inclusive and team-oriented environments.
“I pledge to constructively share all experiences and information gained from activities above to inform the development of Navy-wide reforms.”
Gingrich wrote a scathing op-ed after seeing the pledge, stating, in part, “Since most of the sailors will not know what ‘intersectionality’ is, they will be instructed by woke professionals who make a living teaching wokeness in government, corporations and educational systems.
“There is now an entire industry of woke instructors and woke experts who make pretty good livings putting on mandatory woke lessons – where people are trapped by the power structure and forced to learn left-wing nonsense as a condition of keeping their jobs.”
A link for his entire op-ed is below and I would highly recommend you read this.
Additionally, Pete Hegseth also recently commented on this…
Liberal ideals are now penetrating every aspect of our lives, with no conservative pushback.
That needs to change or as Gingrich hints, we could be putting everything we have in this country at risk.
To read Gingrich’s full op-ed, click here.