Someone…anyone please explain how any of this builds unity, teamwork, mission, and esprit de corps.
Anyone? Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), who lost an eye to an IED in Afghanistan, reported this week several instances where members of the military were coerced to classify themselves by race and socio-economic status during so-called diversity and inclusion training.
Apparently, we have been transported back to the 1950s.
Breitbart reported that according to Crenshaw, soldiers at Fort Bliss in Texas were forced to wear identification badges which listed their race, ethnicity, social class and other demographics during a training class.
Crenshaw slammed the training, saying the badges put labels and characteristics on the soldiers which have “nothing to do with their service or their training or the content of their character.” He continued:
“Most soldiers do not believe they are the sum of identity groups and its absurd that our military is instructing people to view themselves and others that way.
In the SEAL teams, our bond is forged in large part by our common history, our ethos and our trial by fire training. We never asked each other for our social class or other identity groups, because that would be ridiculous.
“The only thing that should be on a soldier’s uniform is their name, their rank, and most importantly, the American flag. Yes, we are all individuals and we’re all different.
The military requires us to put aside those differences and focus on one mission as one team, not highlight differences; this type of woke training doesn’t help strengthen a unit and weakens it severely and it must stop.”