The Pentagon uses the challenges of dealing with an ever more aggressive Chinese government to promote socialism globally and inside the United States. This week, the military agency is holding an event titled “Responding to China: The Case for Global Justice and Democratic Socialism.”
The event was hosted by the Institute for National Strategic Studies, part of the Pentagon’s National Defense University. The public event was developed as part of a Defense Department program that studies international challenges faced by the US.
Thomas Piketty, a famous French Socialist Economist, was slated to argue that the “right answer” to dealing with China’s rising international status is “ending Western arrogance” and forming new socialism that is “democratic, participatory, ecological, and post-colonial.” Piketty endorses a “new emancipatory and egalitarian global horizon.”
The Author of the book “Time for Socialism,” Piketty, says that the West will find it hard to compete with China if it maintains a “lecturing posture and a dated hyper-capitalist model.”
Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, told the Washington Free Beacon that the program shows that the Biden Administration relentlessly politicizes the American military with radical leftist beliefs. He added that the Pentagon needs to maintain focus on its actual mission, “keeping all Americans safe from foreign threats.”
Banks co-authored a report with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), showing the military is distracted by politics and cultural trends. The report cautioned Congress that as a result, the nation’s ability to defend itself and its war-making capabilities had significantly been compromised. The report quoted a recently retired non-commissioned officer who said he guaranteed that every unit in the Navy is “up to speed on diversity training.” Still, he could not say the same for “ship-handling training.”
On Tuesday, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and the Senate Armed Services Committee reported that the Pentagon had expended six million person-hours on “woke” training since Joe Biden took office. The report stated that America’s service members are “dedicated, faithful patriots” despite the radical agenda of US military leadership.