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SGT Jose Perdelia-Torres
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I'm not for or against CRT. I stand with General Milleys response that a bunch of people chose to charge the Capitol and I don't share their POV so I don't really understand why. So I want to know what motivates them.

That's not entirely true for me personally, I grew up in the most racist place I've ever been in my entire life, Central Pennsylvania. I got chased and beat for being white, I saw people get beat for being black, and Puerto Rican, people wanted to burn crosses on our lawn, there were race riots at my school.... All that crazy stuff.

I have been the minority where everyone hates you for your skin color and it sucks. Most of America hadn't experienced that and they should learn that it exists. You should have empathy for your peers and the mud they had to crawl through to get where they are at.

I also don't agree with the schsim of CRT that believes people carry some type of race guilt. I know it's not that common, and I know that the rare occasion it pops up, the hard right news tries to use that as a cover for all CRT. You have crazies on the left that believe all white people should spend their lives atoning for the sins of their grand cousins, and you have crazies on the right who believe in things like "legitimate rape". The point is that crazy people are drawn to polarizing politics, and crazy politicians will capitalize on polarizing politics for short term gain.
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CRT has nothing to do with what happened at the Capitol. That incident has led to extremism instruction which that riot falls on a thin line of what I call extremism. There are those that call those rioters patriots. I came in the military in the early 1980s and still serving. I remember when I saw Confederate flags in the barracks and the reasons was due to Southern Pride and the Dukes of Hazzard. The Marines I served with (I been in the Army for most of my career), that cherished a Confederate flag will back up in Marine of any color and stripe. In 1990, I was involved in a racial fight at the e-club at Quantico between Black and Hispanic Marines; so the notion that racism only goes from whites to minorities is a fallacy. I had Black Marines called me wetback and I told them I was Puerto Rican from Spanish Harlem and they jumped me anyway because I was dancing with a black woman. And being from Spanish Harlem and the South Bronx, racial slurs were common but did not mean that person was racist. That was the culture. I went to a nearly all Black HS in Harlem and again, no problem back then and no concern of white supremacy (which was called White Nationalism back then). I remember in the 1980s, when blacks said they were going down to Time Square to rob some whites (that activity will heavily be attempted to be censored in our news organizations now and days. What I see now in our military is a political party that currently holds the majority in Congress, Hollywood and our education institutions using CRT and Extremism to align with left-wing ideology and if you do not now tow that line, you may be ostracized for doing so. I believe anything that has a political agenda to it should not be a part of our military culture. We are simply warriors that serve to defend our Constitution and to be apolitical. If anything, bring back civics and to study the Constitution as our instruction.
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SPC Joseph Goodland
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An election was stolen, our country is falling into the gaps of history and our people are being sh!t on.

Yet, you don’t understand why people “stormed” the capital? Maybe read up on the constitution, mathematics and the absolute absurdity of what is going on in our country. As for the CRS training, that’s a load of garbage.

Also, I believe most people have experienced racism on some level. It’s only white people who are allowed to be generalized, hated and must atone for the crimes of their non ancestry but similar skin pigments.
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SGT David Jackson
SGT David Jackson
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You're agood man, Charlie White.
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SPC Les Darbison
SPC Les Darbison
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SPC Joel Quey - Is that evenly divided between parties or is it a standard SOP of the DEMS!?!?
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SGT Robert Wager
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This question requires an actual definition of critical race theory.

Should our military universities teach the problems of race relations and slavery as it relates to history? Yes, is that history problematic? Yes. Should we teach any race to feel humiliated or guilty for the sins of their ancestors? No. We must stay vigilant to not repeat the mistakes our forefathers made. We should strive to achieve the dream of MLK and judge everyone by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.
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SGT Robert Wager
SGT Robert Wager
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PO3 Justin Bowen everything you just commented about is conjecture and opinion. What is “white nationalism”? I have no problem discussing race relations. What I won’t discuss is dog whistle political statements without actual hard facts.
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SGT Robert Wager
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SPC Jackie Blackman very true. Too many people get their information from partisan news sources like Fox News or MSNBC and don’t dig any deeper into an issue. They only want enough information to reinforce their core beliefs and never take a critical look at those core beliefs. I think we all should question what we believe and why we believe it. We all may find out that the “other” side of an issue isn’t totally wrong
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PO3 Justin Bowen
PO3 Justin Bowen
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CPL James S. "...and the current popularity of the idea that people should suffer social exclusion for their abhorrent actions."

There. Fixed that for you.

Freedom speech and freedom of association does not mean people should be free from legal consequences imposed by society.
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CPO James Walker
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Very well said SGT. I agree totally with this post.
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LTC Orlando Illi
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Why? What possible benefit would be gained by teaching a Marxist based theory predicated upon a questionable academic basis???
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SGT Cass Hill
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Ah yes, marxism.. one of the scary words you like to use to describe things you don't understand, don't know anything about, but are afraid of.

If you knew at all what Marxism was, then the first thing you'd learn about CRT is that it has nothing to do with Marxism, I'd say the most immediate benefit would be field grade officers wouldn't get caught making such foolish comments
The broader benefit would be teaching soldiers actual American historical instead of the whitewashed fairytale version of history that you prefer. Any good soldier should strive to know the facts of their own history, whether they like it or not
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1LT Jack McDavid
1LT Jack McDavid
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LTC Orlando Illi beautifully explained, sir.
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1LT Jack McDavid
1LT Jack McDavid
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MSG Stan Hutchison you ought to have listened more closely. One entire party (and we only have two) has long been seized by radical leftists. The only reason that haven't behaved even worse is they still feel need to put on an act (less and less) for political reasons. McCarthy was right (see the post-Cold War, former USSR-released "Venona Papers"). Everything from our deliberately ripped open border to social test tube military to sanctuary cities to leftist dominated media and education establishments to permissive revolving door justice system, stoking race war (see 2020; see rate of murdered cops go thru roof after Obama and Holder stoked the sham Ferguson and Baltimore affairs yes ago); to disastrous and incredibly the now unchallenged green movement - now being executed with terrible impact from the highest office in the land.

McCarthy was right. We allowed USSR to keep 40% of Europe in '45; we gave China to communists in '49; which led to Korean War (38,000 dead U.S. and current problem); which led to another leftist/"Democrat" sell-out in Vietnam (58,000 dead and we still haven't recovered).

These disasters abroad weren't accidents. These were done by lefties and their leftist-packed admin to advance communism in the world while maintaining plausible deniability. Meanwhile, domestically, the homegrown fellow travelers systematically used our own laws and open society to worm their way into media, education, entertainment and eventually to use race to start in on this "equity" or "injustice" theme. Amazingly, ignorant whites were paralyzed by the attacks and have American communism to advance behind a battering ram of, first, racism, then sexism. It's ruined our country because of people like you either being agents of this poison or dupes. One is as bad as the other.

Cheer up. You have your wish. This country will never be the same after the last 30 years. We've had nothing but either communists or the unqualified in Oval Office since 01/93. And now the entire federal system of regulators and lifetime appointments in critical agencies are rife with strategically (and masterfully) placed Obama-era fellow travelers (and we're in, btw, his 3rd term, as he never left D.C.).

McCarthy had his faults but he was right on the money. America hasn't been alert to the threat since he was silenced. He knew communists in this country had changed the world by giving away E. Eur, China, Korea. And he knew their ultimate target was the U.S. and that communists never tire or let up until destroyed. They destroyed him, with the help of the majority of ambivalent and ignorant here that didn't want to hear of any more strife after both WWII and Korean War in recent past. But reds never tire of conflict. In fact, their doctrine teaches to fight harder when the other side is weakening.

The lazy, non-ideological mass of country club Republicrats have not been any pushback vs this force because they're can't match revolutionaries with their boring, non-visionary, go along to get along view of the world. They're sitting ducks and their subscribers (me, until 2020 disaster) are bound to end frustrated and without their liberties.
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1LT Jack McDavid
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MSG Stan Hutchison what's the point? Marxism was designed to be international in scope, not nationalistic. Marx wished his pseudo -religion to first take hold in the then most powerful countries: England and France. It failed in both. Then he hoped for Germany and up and coming America. It failed there, as well. It took hold in backward, destitute Russia. Then it was planted in the Far East in the 1920s with great effect that even outlasted WWII Japanese destruction, to eventually topple (with help of U.S "liberal" govt) China, Korea and Vietnam (led by 1920s Moscow educated Ho Chi Mihn).

Communism/Soviet imperialism responsible for killing untold numbers of blacks in Africa from the 1960s-80s in Angola, Mozambique, Ethiopia.

As soon as blacks were given legal equality here in the '50s and '60s, communists wisely saw a potentially permanently aggrieved group that they could whip into riots, unthinking block voting (still working), constant and unrelenting entitlement/ victimization mindset for the purposes of communism.
And though the mother ship, USSR/KGB, imploded from their own stupidity in '90, the dream of "equality" they planted here in universities, media, entertainment rolled in sadly in a vulnerable, gullible open society post-McCarthy.

So, blacks WERE targeted; just not by Marx himself. Blacks weren't in any radar screen in 1840s, 1850s, let alone by Marx who wanted to convert nations that could spread his poisonous gospel the quickest and most effectively in that era.
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