So this is what some of our top brass spends their time on – finding new ways to dumb down American soldiers with new ridiculous and in some ways frightening policies such as Operation Inclusion, which teaches that slogans such as “Make America Great Again” or “America First” is racist.
It’s hard for me to believe that this is the kind of policy that senior Army leadership approves of but then again we are living in strange times. I’m so grateful Fox New’s Tucker Carlson used his platform to call out the U.S. Army and the Pentagon for brainwashing our troops with this nonsense this summer.
Our men and women voluntarily join the military to serve our great nation. Many have given their lives, have been wounded in combat because they actually believe in putting America First. There is no shame in loving such a great nation. We are not perfect but we are a nation that has given people from all over the world a place to call home when their own nations have failed them.
We are nation that has stands for justice, equality and we have a Constitution and Bill of Rights that gives every man, woman and child equal footing to aspire to be more.
These Army teaching programs are a disgrace. They are also an attempt by an internal U.S. enemy to put America last.
These policies are an attempt to make our young American soldiers feel as though there is something wrong with America. They are inspired by the Pentagon’s political analysts, policymakers and many who have never set foot in a war zone.
As the wife of a retired wounded U.S. Army soldier, I reject these teachings and these frightening policies. What makes them so frightening is that there are people in power working to destroy our great nation from the inside and it’s not just outside enemy forces we should be concerned about.
Thanks to Tucker for calling these hypocrites out and for exposing them for what they are: a danger to our country.
Here’s a little of what Carlson had to say:
“This summer the U.S. Army’s Operation Inclusion instructed soldiers that Make America Great Again was a form of socially acceptable covert white supremacy,” Carlson said. “A presidential campaign slogan was White Supremacy according to the Army… now according to the Army’s Equity and Inclusion Agency, and yes they have one, the phrases All Lives Matter, American Exceptionalism and the celebration of Columbus Day are racist. This is from the Army, the people that should be protecting you.”
WATCH Tucker Carlson below:
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Wednesday that he will “fully cooperate” with the state attorney general’s independent review into sexual harassment allegations made against the currently scandal-ridden governor, saying, “I fully support a woman’s right to come forward.”
Last Wednesday, Lindsey Boylan, who served in his administration for over three years, accused Cuomo of suggesting to her on a 2017 flight that they play strip poker, inappropriate touching, and kissing her on the lips without her consent.
Following Boylan’s accusations, 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett alleged the governor indicated interest in having an affair with her while she was serving in his administration as a health policy adviser. In a Saturday New York Times report, Bennett told the newspaper that Cuomo asked her if she had “ever been with an older man,” adding that “age doesn’t matter” in relationships.
At Wednesday’s press briefing, the Empire State governor addressed the accusations leveled against him over the past seven days by three women and New York Attorney General Letitia James’ (D) independent review into those claims, which she announced on Monday was formally proceeding.
“As you probably know, the attorney general is doing an independent review, and I will fully cooperate with that review,” Cuomo said at the beginning of his statement. “Now, the lawyers say I shouldn’t say anything when you have a pending review until that review is over. I understand that, I’m a lawyer, too. But, I want New Yorkers to hear from me directly on this.”
“First, I fully support a woman’s right to come forward,” the governor began. “And I think it should be encouraged in every way. I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it. I feel awful about it, and frankly I am embarrassed by it, and that’s not easy to say. But that’s the truth.”
This echoes what Cuomo said in a Sunday statement about the allegations, in which he stated he “may have been insensitive” during his tenure but charged his accusers of misinterpreting his actions, saying, “I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation… I am truly sorry about that.”
During his Wednesday remarks, Cuomo iterated “I never touched anyone inappropriately,” repeated that sentence, then said “I never knew at the time that I was making anyone feel uncomfortable” and repeated that one too.
“And I certainly never, ever meant to offend anyone or hurt anyone or cause anyone any pain. That is the last thing I would ever want to do,” he continued. “I ask the people of this state to wait for the facts from the attorney general’s report before forming an opinion. Get the facts, please, before forming an opinion.”
“I also want you to know that I have learned from what has been an incredibly difficult situation for me as well as other people, and I’ve learned an important lesson,” the governor said at the end of his statement. “I’m sorry. I’m sorry for whatever pain I caused anyone, I never intended it, and I will be the better for this experience.”
Amid Boylan and Bennett’s allegations, another report of Cuomo sexually harassing a woman has cropped up. On Monday, a woman named Anna Ruch accused the governor of placing his hands on her cheeks—without her consent—at a 2019 wedding reception and asking if he could kiss her. A photograph of the two together at the event has also been circulating on social media.
Asked at Wednesday’s briefing about the pictures that have resurfaced of him being touchy with people, particularly that of him and Ruch, the governor claimed that it is his way of greeting people.
“I understand the opinion of—and feelings of—Ms. Ruch,” Cuomo said. “You can find hundreds of pictures of me making the same gesture with hundreds of people—women, children, men, etc. You can go find hundreds of pictures of me kissing people. […] It is my usual and customary way of greeting.”
Moreover, the governor said that his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo, would do the same thing.
“By the way, it was my father’s way of greeting people,” Cuomo said, explaining, “You’re the governor of the state, you want people to feel comfortable, you want to reach out to them.”
He also mentioned that he kisses and hugs legislators and noted that at an event in Queens the other day he hugged pastors and state assembly members.
Furthermore, the governor said that his intent “doesn’t matter,” saying, “What it matters is if anybody was offended by it.”
“But if they were offended by it, then it was wrong,” he added, going on to say that if they were offended or hurt by it, he apologizes.
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