Friday on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) declared that the Marxist offshoot called Critical Race Theory undermines morale and unit cohesion in the U.S. military.
“It’s particularly bad for this to be taught to our young troopers, whether it’s at service academy use or in professional military education, or just in routine quarterly or annual training, because they need to look to their right and their left and see not the representative of a racial group, but a battle buddy, a comrade in arms who will lay down their life in defense of each other and their nation,” Cotton said.
He remarked, “If I were in a foreign intelligence service, I can think a few things that would be more destructive to morale and unit cohesion in the United States military than critical race theory, the idea that we are somehow simply representatives of our race as opposed to American patriots who are wearing the flag of our country in defense of our common ideals.”
The Israeli-Arab conflict, he continued, “is just one more instance where you see critical race theory influencing our public debates, and it’s a deeply offensive and anti-American worldview that we aren’t individuals, [but] are simply representatives of a group to which we belong, in this case, the group represented by our skin color, and that some races are inherently privileged and other races are victimized or oppressed.”
He added, “But this is the modern Democratic Party. They see the entire world through the lens of race. They see it [through what is] essentially a neo-Marxist view that there only can be oppressors and the oppressed. It’s deeply antithetical to the ideals that animate America.”