The United States has long been known for its superior military strength. Our elite forces have consistent training to ensure they are the top military units in the world.
The government spends an immense amount of time and money to ensure that our military technology outweighs every other nation. The priority has always been trying to prevent wars from reaching American soil.
A Shift in Focus
Recently the United States has shifted its focus. The Department of Defense has recently introduced the idea of teaching the troops critical race theory as a part of their training.
For those unfamiliar with the concept, critical race theory‘s main principle is that the United States has always been a racist country. This intrinsic racism stems from the Constitution to property rights, color blindness, and equal protection.
The theory states that antiracism means “overthrowing” capitalist oppression. In the name of correcting past racial inequities, the theory calls further attention to people’s differences leading to more division instead of bringing people together.
Senator Tom Cotton strongly opposes the use of this theory to indoctrinate the military. He even introduced a bill to forbid the use of the theory or any other racist doctrines.
He believes that this theory and others like it will cause irreparable harm to the nation’s military forces and inhibit their ability to defend their country successfully.
“Our military’s strength depends on the unity of our troops and the knowledge that America is a noble nation worth fighting for. Critical Race Theory teaches that race is a person’s most important characteristic and that America is an evil, oppressive place. That idea may be fashionable in left-wing circles and college classrooms, but it has no place in our military. Not only will such racist ideas undermine our troops’ faith in each other, they’ll also erode their trust in our country’s guiding principles. The United States military shouldn’t be promoting such divisive, un-American ideas.”Senator Tom Cotton
Undermining Military Strength
This begs the question, will deviations from the military’s purpose cause us to lose traction as the world’s superior military force? Other countries, like China, are not concerning themselves with sensitivity training for their military.
Instead, they are building their forces, waiting for the moment to arise where they can take our place. Policies like this one are giving them the opening they have been long waiting for.