Ideological Transformation

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by Paul Brock III  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  December 14, 2021   

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Gen. Mark Milley said in June of this year: "I want to understand White rage ... and I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military ... of being 'woke' or something else because we're studying some theories that are out there." 

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Gen. Mark Milley and Critical Race Theory

Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is the highest-ranking officer in the U.S. Armed Forces, and principal military advisor to Joe Biden and the secretary of defense.

Bowing to Atheistic Marxism

The theory Gen. Milley was talking about? Critical race theory.

This theory, according to criticalrace.org, is "an outgrowth of the European Marxist school of critical theory." 

And that unnamed European Marxist school is the Frankfurt School. 

The Frankfurt School was founded by Germans in the late 1920s, and its ideology was rooted in Marxist and Freudian thought. While Karl Marx blended the individual into the collective, Sigmund Freud essentially did the same, saying that everyone's actions are motivated by sexual pleasure. The two ultimately denied free will.

The American military's bowing to liberal ideology has been in the works for decades now.

On top of Marx's bad philosophy, he had a true hatred for theology — infamously stating, "Religion is the opium of the people." 

Freud, a psychologist, thought like a hedonist and concluded "the behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life." 

Creeping Liberal Ideology 

The American military's bowing to liberal ideology has been in the works for decades now, and the pinnacle of this is its acceptance of feminism, homosexuality and transgenderism.

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1948 is the year women were permitted to serve as full members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

The Women's Armed Services Integration Act of 1948 was proposed by Margaret Chase Smith. Smith was known as a moderate Republican who vehemently opposed anti-communist Joseph McCarthy while voting in favor of the confirmation of Thurgood Marshall, one of the seven Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of Roe v. Wade.

1993 is the year closeted homosexuals were allowed to serve.

Moving on to the gayification of the military, 1993 is the year closeted homosexuals were allowed to serve, and this was the result of the Clinton administration. Prior to Clinton's new policy, there was a ban on gays in the military.

In response to this liberalization:

  • Gen. Colin Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said, "The presence of homosexuals in the force would be detrimental to good order and discipline" 
  • A Marine officer responded, "It is better to wear proudly the uniform of another service than to see the [Eagle,] Globe and Anchor progressively defamed" 
  • A Navy commander responded, "Homosexuals are notoriously promiscuous" 

Public views on homosexuals in the military leaned against Clinton's radical change. When all adults were asked, "Do you favor or oppose permitting homosexuals to serve in the military?" 

  • 48% opposed it
  • 42% were in favor

When veterans were asked:

  • 61% opposed it
  • 28% were in favor

And this year is when so-called transgenders were given the OK to serve in the military.

The six service branches of the U.S. Armed Forces are the Army, the Marine Corps, the Navy, the Air Force, the Space Force and the Coast Guard. 

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St. Ignatius of Loyola

The Army is the largest branch of the military. Its job is to control and fight on land using land troops, tanks and artillery.

Catholicism's Military Roots

Throughout history, there have been Catholic saints who served in the army. Most notable being Ignatius of Loyola, who was an officer in the Spanish Army.

When he was 30 years old, his leg was broken by a cannonball. This left him bedridden for a whole year, and during that time he read about the life of Christ along with biographies of the saints.

After he recovered, he left his sword at the altar to take up the life of a poor pilgrim. A few years later, the former soldier heard the call to become a priest, and so began his studies for the priesthood.

After being ordained, he founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) — with Pope Paul III making it an official religious order of the Catholic Church in 1540.

Ignatius would become one of the greatest saints in the Church and never abandoned his military mindset. He's quoted as saying: "The vigor with which you resist the enemy will be the measure of the reward which will follow the combat."

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