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SGT Jose Perdelia-Torres
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Please do not comment if you are still serving in the Military in some capacity; a/o where potentially your job, livelihood, or position could be at risk.
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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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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
CPO James Walker
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Very well said SGT. I agree totally with this post.
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SMSgt Kevin Townsend
SMSgt Kevin Townsend
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I recall the post-Viet Nam era where there was racial strain within the Air Force. It was properly addressed, at least in my experience over 20+ years. I worked for men, women, and superiors of every race, creed, and color that existed without problem. It is Critical Race THEORY. There are a lot of theories out there on a variety of subject. I see no need to teach a theory of this kind, especially when the issue within the Air Force does not exist. (It may exist in other service; I cannot speak to that.) We need to focus our teaching on enhancing the warfighter. Our armed service exists to protect our nation and do violence to those who would threaten us. Let's just stick to that.
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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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SFC Nathanael Gaines
SFC Nathanael Gaines
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Lots of the comments on this thread make me feel truly blessed that i never served with you. Some of you are truly sad people who need a hug, friend, life or should start attending regular sessions with Behavior Health. Your colors are truly showing and they are unbecoming.
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SPC Les Darbison
SPC Les Darbison
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"legitimate rape ? Where did that come from? Wasn't that a Democrat who said that.
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1SG Jack Crutcher
1SG Jack Crutcher
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No, it was a republican named Akin, who had won the Republican primary
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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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1LT Jack McDavid
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CPL Henry Miller you're the one uneducated. Liberal is a word chosen by the left to fool the ignorant masses to make people think Obama and Schumer and Biden have something in common with Thin. Jefferson. The modern American "liberals" grew right out of the 1960s Marxist counterrevolution that started in American newsrooms and campuses, and advanced into every crevice of our society using classic Marxist doctrines and tactics. Big govt, statist policies, massive deficits, lawlessness in cities and on borders, abortion, gender chaos...this is all Cultural Marxism designed to destroy the underpinnings of our Republic so as to make way for the "transformation" Obama and the left have spoken of and dreamed of and worked for for generations.

Obama is the ideologically poster child for all of this and is still in charge behind the scenes in D.C. He's the first U.S. president not to leave town when he was done. Biden still carrying water for his 3d term. And who is Obama? He was born to two self -avoeed communist parents and his communist grandpa arranged for him to have nationally known and monitored (at the time) radical, Frank Marshall Davis, as his mentor since Obama's dad vamoosed. All communists and Obama's policies in U.S. Senate and in White House are/were consistent with hard left doctrine he was brought up with. He'd have been far worse but he still had to play a little politics. He lit racial fuse after Ferguson and Baltimore (still burning), ripped open border, gender normed our military.

To compare NAZI and communist power in America as close to equal is absurd. Communists poured into this country in the early 20th century from E. Europe (causing us to shut down immigration from '25-'65), caused trouble in unions, legal system, causing strikes in NYC docks during WWI. Then during WWII, communists supported Hitler until he invaded USSR in Jun '41, then they made Stalin look like a saint even though he and Hitler signed '39 treaty carving up Poland and launching WWII.

By the the me that mess ended, communists were all over the U.S., but NAZI influence was a one-off that was tied to Hitler's screwy racial obsessions and scapegoating. Nazism was a German thing of that period, whereas communism is an international movement never designed to be bound by national boundaries. And so it is...from Nork to Cuba to USSR to certain African and S. American countries over the years; from Stalin to our atomic scientists, some of whom stole nuclear secrets and gave them to a butcher like Stalin.

You have to look at tiny specks to find even wanna-be NAZIs. But communism or "socialism" (NEITHER resembling the liberalism you idealistically refer) is rampant in this nation, from welfare, to Medicare, to social security, to minimum wage, to racial quotas, to using racial injustice as an excuse for lawlessness in cities, courtrooms, border, to affirmative action, to gun control even while supporting "prosecutors" who won't prosecute felonies.

There is no center. You're a liberal...a post-'60s U.S. lefty...face it. Moderates always come down on the left in modern U.S. politics. Liberals ARE the left...and they have nothing to do with driving for freedom. They want your money, guns, gas car (speaking of liberty) based on "climate" scam, thermostats, they want to cancel you if you dissent, they turn BLM / ANTIFA Brownshirt thugs loose on your house, etc.
The political left at all levels hounded an
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CPL Henry Miller
CPL Henry Miller
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Sir you have produced a screed much more inaccurate than factual. The history of the words liberal and liberty predate your rambling message by several hundred years. Our political ideals, wonderfully expressed in our liberal Constitution, found a start in the Saumer Protestant School of s.w. France just prior to 1685. The basis of religious tolerance, one ideal, was transmitted to the Colonies by William Penn in 1680 +/- Most interesting reading about the Huegenots and conflict with the Monarchy.
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SGT Cy Sturgis
SGT Cy Sturgis
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Well put.
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