The United States of America is suffering greatly due to the left’s obsession with diversity and “woke culture.”
That obsession has certainly had a negative impact on the state of our news, media, entertainment, and athletics.
However, those things pale in comparison to the importance of our military strength.
Unfortunately, it appears that our military may also be suffering from that obsession.
According to an internal report, the U.S. Navy is in disarray due to its obsession with “diversity training.”
Several active and retired members of the Navy have recently spoke onut against the Navy’s lack of focus on actual training.
One active-duty Navy lieutenant had this to say:
“Sometimes I think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than if we’ll survive a fight with the Chinese navy.”
The new report implies that the U.S. is more focused on diversity training than the potential threat from communist China, according to the New York Post:
A new report claims that members of the Navy are more focused on diversity training than on preparing to take on adversaries such as China.
At least one current officer and one recently departed sailor anonymously shared their concerns with investigators commissioned by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) and Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.).
“Sometimes I think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than if we’ll survive a fight with the Chinese navy,” said an active-duty Navy lieutenant.
“It’s criminal. They think my only value is as a black woman,” the lieutenant added. “But you cut our ship open with a missile and we’ll all bleed the same color.”
A recently retired “senior enlisted leader” told the investigators that “I guarantee you every unit in the Navy is up to speed on their diversity training. I’m sorry that I can’t say the same of their ship handling training.”
The Navy employs more than 300,000 people and it’s unclear if the views expressed in the 23-page report are representative of the force.
A Navy spokeswoman welcomed the report but did not address specific points of criticism in a statement to The Post.
“We welcome the insights and report findings, many of which are consistent with areas we have addressed and taken action on,” said Lt. Commander Patricia Kreuzberger.
Our friends at the Washington Examiner have more on the overt focus on diversity by the Navy:
U.S. Navy leaders are failing to “promote or advance surface ship warfighting in a meaningful way,” according to officers interviewed for a congressional report on several major naval accidents.
“Sometimes I think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than if we’ll survive a fight with the Chinese navy,” according to an officer the report describes as “one lieutenant currently on active duty."
“It’s criminal. They think my only value is as a black woman," she added, according to the report. "But you cut our ship open with a missile and we’ll all bleed the same color.”
The report emerged out of “77 exhaustive and intensive interviews ... with sailors of all walks of naval life” — a majority of whom agreed that the loss of the USS Bonhomme Richard and other major accidents, such as the deadly collisions that damaged two destroyers over the last five years, reflect a common problem.
“Many sailors found their leadership distracted, captive to bureaucratic excess, and rewarded for the successful execution of administrative functions rather than their skills as a warfighter,” U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert Schmidle and U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, both retired, wrote in the report. “There was considerable apprehension that the surface warfare community in particular lost its fighting edge in the years following the end of the Cold War.”