(PM.) In the wake of the Biden administration’s roll out of their latest diversity initiative, enshrined in an Executive Order on Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government, the Deparment of Defense reaffirmed their committment to diversity.
“Diversity is a strategic imperative critical to mission readiness and accomplishment. We were on site for the 2023 inaugural @DoD_ODEI Summit as DEIA experts led forums to advance the DEIA and DoD mission — because our people matter,” they said on Twitter.
Diversity is a strategic imperative critical to mission readiness and accomplishment. We were on site for the 2023 inaugural @DoD_ODEI Summit as DEIA experts led forums to advance the DEIA and DoD mission — because our people matter. pic.twitter.com/VX42BC1Imo
— Department of Defense 🇺🇸 (@DeptofDefense) February 18, 2023
In response, Twitter CEO Elon Musk took the DoD to task for their focus on the skin color, sexual preference, and gender of those who work in that agency, saying “Your strategic imperative is defending the United States.”
Your strategic imperative is defending the United States
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 19, 2023
Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton stated that “The Left seeks to turn our military into an enforcement arm of the ‘Party.'”
The Left seeks to turn our military into an enforcement arm of the “Party.”
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) February 19, 2023
In fact, the Biden administration appears to seek to do just that. In their latest executive order, signed last week, the administration dictated that the imperative of all government agencies is to “advance equity.”
Quietly, a neo-Marxist equity executive order was signed in yesterday. https://t.co/RUtq315cJG
— Mythinformed MKE (@MythinformedMKE) February 18, 2023
Biden states that the key goal is “establishing equity-focused leaderships across the federal government,” and addresses the Secretary of Defense directly, saying that he, along with heads of other agencies, “shall, within 30 days of the date of this order, ensure that they have in place an Agency Equity Team within their respective agencies to coordinate the implementation of equity initiatives and ensure that their respective agencies are delivering equitable outcomes for the American people.”
The DoD, with their DEI Summit, is doing exactly as the Commander-in-chief has instructed, and it will likely contribute to the collapse of the complex systems on which the United States stands.
“Advancing equity,” per the definitions in the EO, means “advancing the consistent and systematic treatment of all individuals in a fair, just, and impartial manner.” The EO also demands massive staff increases across all agencies with the specific mission of attaining this goal of “equitable outcomes” for the American people. And this is only one of a few dictates Biden demanded unilaterally, without any input from Congress.
The EO also demands that these agencies and their new staff “coordinate with the White House Environmental Justice Interagency Council to ensure that equity and environmental justice efforts are consistent and mutually reinforcing” and ” coordinate with the White House Gender Policy Council to align efforts to advance gender equity with broader equity efforts.”
The DoD has their own reasons for advancing diversity, as stated on their website. The idea, they believe, is that the color of a person’s skin and the background that signifies they must have will bring “more innovative thought, more innovative solutions to incredibly complex and complicated problems that are facing the national security apparatus today.”
But there’s no reason to believe that this actually pans out. DEI is something of a new “civic religion,” Jack Posobiec said on Human Events Daily, speaking to guest Heather McDonald, and pushing back against this idea that diversity is the greatest virtue of Western Civilization.
“The greatest virtue of Western civilization is achievement, accomplishment, exploration, the scientific method, constitutional government, none of those things have any inherent relationship to diversity,” McDonald said.
“The reason that we keep talking about diversity right now, it’s a code word. If you if you really want to understand what this discourse is all about, diversity is a code word for racial preferences,” she said. Institutions that put diversity as their goal are simply implementing racial preferences.
What we are watching, Posobiec has said, is the “collapse of complex systems.”
“We’re living through the collapse of complex systems every day.” @JackPosobiec on @Timcast pic.twitter.com/IyoP2r5Bxs
— Libby Emmons (@libbyemmons) February 3, 2023