The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, spoke at my alma mater this week, the United States Air Force Academy. He said all the right things.
He talked about being loyal to the Constitution, to staying out of politics as a military officer, to defending the nation with honor, defending the American way of life.
Yet today, in real life, by omission, General Milley does none of these things.
We have been harsh on General Milley at CDMedia for his outspoken comments against former* President Donald Trump, where Milley publicly engaged in political behavior. That was troubling enough.
However today, as he holds the biggest bully pulpit in the military world, (we understand he has no line command authority and is in a staff position) Milley does not use that pulpit to call out a full-blown Maoist insurrection metastasizing in our armed forces as we speak.
Why is that? Why does it take a lowly field grade officer, Lt Col Lohmeiher, USAF, to ring the klaxon? What possible excuse could Milley have for not taking on the real extremism bubbling right under his nose? Why isn't Milley publicly supporting Lt Col Lohmeier?
And while we are at it, why aren't other flag officers in the United States military coming to Lohmeier's defense?
Do Milley, and these other officers in positions of senior command, really believe that 'white supremacy' is the existential threat to the United States? Do they not see our cities burning? Do they not see the abject racism against whites, and Jews, coming from Black Lives Matter and other cultural Marxist organizations, streamed every night to our living rooms?
Milley spoke a stone's throw away of monuments to Billy Mitchell, Curtis Lemay, Hap Arnold, Robin Olds, Lance Sijan at the main grounds of USAFA. These were warriors of honor, who sacrificed for our beloved republic.
Today as we speak, we hear of incoming cadets at Air Force being mailed videos full of cultural Marxism and Critical Race Theory.
Where are the Billy Mitchell's of our day?
Our military used to have the respect of the nation, above all other governmental institutions.
Officers like General Milley are destroying that respect as they allow a communist infiltration of the ranks.
Maybe we give Milley the benefit of the doubt, maybe he doesn't really know what is happening and just trying to do the right thing. Maybe.
However, we find that hard to swallow.
Perhaps there is a darker answer to the question.
Milley and others need to understand that eventually, the American people will win against this coup. Those officers that helped execute this Maoist infiltration will be held accountable in a courts martial.
We suggest some new Billy Mitchells start standing up.
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