The Department of Defense under the Biden administration is making significant changes to the military, changes that have raised concerns among Americans. Instead of fortifying the military to protect the United States, the administration is pushing gay and transgender policies.
Senator Marsha Blackburn rightly tweeted that “We need to make our military strong – not woke.”
We need to make our military strong — not woke.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) February 24, 2023
The Center for Military Readiness (CMR), a Livonia, Michigan-based nonprofit, has analyzed these changes, calling them “Biden Pentagon Quietly Expands Woke Transgender Policies in the Military.” The report reveals that the new transgender jargon added to official military lingo includes replacing the term “self-identified gender” with “preferred gender.”
This nuance suggests that if a person “self-identifies” as a person of the opposite sex, they must be treated as such, regardless of biological sex. This change will make it as easy as a man saying he is a woman to be identified as a woman. The analysis points out that identifying as another gender could have significant impacts on women’s sports and may mean men can be assigned to female housing.
These politically motivated changes to the military are ideologically driven and out of step with the concerns of average Americans for their military. Biden’s social agenda does not promote military readiness, combat effectiveness, the minimization of U.S. casualties, or any other goals that have provided the foundation for military policy.
The CMR analysis noted that the changes are considered acceptable by the administration, even if they harm the institutions. The increased possibilities of sexual misconduct and privacy violations are obvious issues that result from woke policies and can cause harm. These mandates are prime examples of woke-ism in the military, defined as policies that impose progressive ideology and take them to extremes with enforced compliance, even if it hurts the institution.
The woke changes the Obama & Biden administration has made to military policy seem like an intentional decision to weaken our nation’s ability to defend itself and publicize our frailty. A pro-Russian advocate even tweeted, “The Russian Federation has nothing to fear from the woke U.S. military.”
— FriendOfRussia (@NoMoreNATO) February 16, 2023
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) February 18, 2023
Senator Rick Scott tweeted a video tackling the questions about how a woke agenda puts our country in a weakened state. He asked what communist China thinks when they read that the U.S. military is focused on pronouns instead of being a lethal force. Our military should be allowed to focus on becoming a killing machine that can strongly oppose Communist China, not be distracted by Joe Biden’s woke policies.