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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com]

My Outrage Of (Last) Month was testimony given to the House Armed Services Committee by Lloyd Austin, who is U.S. Defense Secretary, and General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff [CJCS]. The hearing was on the Defense Department’s budget request for fiscal 2022, which starts October 1st. The fun of the thing, though, was the questioning of Secretary Austin and General Milley about the promotion of Critical Race Theory in our armed forces.

Rep. Matt Gaetz wanted to know what was going on with that. He particularly wanted to know the purpose of a recent seminar on “Understanding Whiteness and White Rage” held at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

Rep. Gaetz concentrated his fire on the Defense Secretary, who shucked and jived successfully until Gaetz’ time ran out.

At that point Chrissy Houlihan, a congressperson from Pennsylvania—a Woke Democrat—stepped up and yielded her time to General Milley, urging him to comment on Critical Race Theory in the military—positively, I’m sure she was hoping.

Thoroughly Postmodern Milley did not disappoint her:

First of all, on the issue of critical race theory, et cetera, I’ll obviously have to get much smarter on whatever the theory is, but I do think it’s important, actually, for those of us in uniform to be open-minded and be widely read.

And the United States Military Academy is a university and it is important that we train and we understand. And I want to understand “White Rage” and I’m white, and I want to understand it.

So what is it that cause thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America? What caused that? I want to find that out. I want to maintain an open mind here, and I do want to analyze it.

It’s important that we understand that because our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and guardians, they come from the American people. So it is important that the leaders now and in the future do understand it.

I’ve read Mao Tse-tung. I’ve read Karl Marx. I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist. So what is wrong with understanding, having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend?

And I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military—our general officers, our commissioned, non-commissioned officers—of being quote Woke or something else because we’re studying some theories that are out there.

That was started at Harvard Law School years ago. And it proposed that there were laws in the United States, antebellum laws prior to the Civil War that led to a power differential with African-Americans that were three quarters of a human being when this country was formed.

And then we had a Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation to change it. And we brought it up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It took another a hundred years to change that.

So look, I do want to know, and I respect your service. And you and I are both Green Berets, [He’s addressing ex-Green Beret Mike Waltz, R-Florida] but I want to know, and it matters to our military and the discipline and cohesion of this military. And I thank you for the opportunity to make a comment on that. [Links added]

Where does one start with that? Well, perhaps with General Milley’s uncritical parroting of Regime propaganda.

“Thousands” of people assaulted the Capitol building? Even Leftist website Wikipedia only says “hundreds breached police perimeters.”

And for a guy stuffed up to the nose-holes with academic qualifications—Princeton, Columbia, the Naval War College, a Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s—Milley seems shaky on the Constitution he claims to be defending. Article I Section 2 has a slave as three-fifths of a person for enumeration purposes, not three-quarters. Even a Limey knows that.

The General tells us he’s read Mao Tse-tung, Karl Marx, and Lenin, I guess because he wants to understand what those big old communist ideologies were all about. Now, he says, to understand “White Rage”, he’s reading Critical Race Theory and he’s happy that West Point is holding seminars in it.

That makes no sense, General. If you read Mao, Marx and Lenin to understand communism, why not read white advocates to understand “White Rage”?

Why not read Madison Grant or Sam Francis? Why not give the troops Jared Taylor to read, or Wilmot Robertson, or Guillaume Faye, Michael Levin, Philippe Rushton, Walker Connor, Colin Flaherty, Jim Goad, …

And I was just clearing my throat there. I could give you a booklist four times that long, General, if you really want one…which of course you really don’t.

If you genuinely wanted to get acquainted with White Advocacy, you’d read the white advocates, not their enemies. You didn’t read Joe McCarthy’s speeches when you were trying to understand communism, did you?

What’s the matter: You’re afraid that reading heresies like White Advocacy might corrupt you? But didn’t you tell us you read Mao, Marx, and Lenin without peril to your soul?

Be honest, General. You’re not interested in understanding “White Rage”. You’re interested in going on being what you have chosen to be: a fawning lackey of our corrupt, anti-American ruling class and a conduit to our armed forces for the dumb, crazy, illiterate and innumerate Ruling Class ideology.

Beyond that, you’re interested in retiring at some point in the near future and taking up a directorship on the board of some Woke corporation.

ORDER IT NOW

They’ll be fighting over you, General! To have an ex-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs on the board—hoo-eee! That’ll look great on the annual report! And this one doesn’t have a blemish on his record, military or political. He holds all the right opinions!

But I’m just telling you things you know, General, aren’t I? Things you’ve figured out long since.

With all those degrees you have, General, and all that acquaintance with the classics of Marxism, you should be able to see the parallels with Critical Race Theory. Both are non-falsifiable; both just turn criticism right back on the critic.

You don’t believe in the Interpenetration of Opposites? That, a Marxist will tell you, is because your own bourgeois class consciousness prevents you from believing it.

Same with Freudianism, another pseudoscience. Don’t believe in the Oedipus complex? That’s because your own Oedipus complex won’t let you.

Critical Race Theory’s the same. You don’t think you are racist? It’s your own White Fragility that blocks your awareness, you racist, you!

We’ve been here before, General, and no doubt we’ll be here again. Crank pseudosciences, justified with hundreds of pages of gibberish, all in pursuit of money or power, usually power. Karl Popper explained it all. There you go: another author for your reading list.

So—a senior military man stuffed with academic credentials, proud of the breadth of his reading, although it seems not to have sunk in very deep. What does that remind us of?

The Pirates of Penzance!

[Clip: Opening 15 seconds of “Modern Major-General” from The Pirates of Penzance …]

No, hold on here, the lyrics need updating.

I’m going to have to do this a cappella, I’m afraid. If you don’t know what a cappella means, well, that’s your own benighted fault for not having read my novel Fire from the Sun.

I’m going to have to fake the chorus, too. I would have hired one, but the boss said I’m already over budget for this year.

[Clears throat … sings:]

I am the very model of a Woke postmodern General,
With interests extending to the deeply intellectual.
I’m well read in philosophy, both social and political —
In Marx and Mao and Lenin and—yes!—racial theory critical.
I’m very keen to understand the origins of white folks’ rage.
With
Kendi and DiAngelo I’ve ordered all ranks to engage.
By scrutiny and eavesdropping we’ll purge extremists from the force:
All fans of Trump, all MAGA hats … no BLM of course.

Though very good at keeping up with all things theoretical
I’m careful not to cast my eye on anything heretical.
In short, in CRT and all that’s trendy and ephemeral
I am the very model of a Woke postmodern General.

Chorus: In short, in CRT and all that’s trendy and ephemeral
He is the very model of a Woke postmodern General.

I am the very model of a Woke postmodern General.
My incantations critical and racial I think memorable.
I know my country’s evil, plagued by racism that’s systemical
For which the cure can only come from studies academical.
My highest goal for every branch, as if at university,
Is piling on of equity, inclusion and diversity —
Except in thought, where someone has to separate the wheat and chaff …

Hmm… “wheat and chaff”…wheat and chaff” … Ah, I’ve got it!

How lucky that I’m serving as the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff!

So as you see, I’m up-to-date on all that is acceptable.
For company directorships I’m perfectly electable!
In short, in CRT and all that’s trendy and ephemeral
I am the very model of a Woke postmodern General.

Chorus: In short, in CRT and all that’s trendy and ephemeral
He is the very model of a Woke postmodern General.

John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by VDARE.com com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.

(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. I took the time to watch the video clip rather than just quickly reading. The video has me much more disgusted with General Mark Milley than I would have if I’d just read. His fake sneers and anger are just sickening as I don’t think he believes the stupidity that came out of his 5-star pie-hole. Then, as you mention, there was the complete lying here:

    So what is it that cause thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America? What caused that? I want to find that out. I want to maintain an open mind here, and I do want to analyze it.

    It’s obvious exaggeration, but also just a big lie. Those decent White people who made a statement in the Capitol building are in the small minority of Americans that DO understand the US Constitution and sorely miss its being enforced.

    This guy really sickens me. He is a liar, traitor, and the closest thing to a Communist that we have probably had in that high position.

    Thank you for the great commentary on this, Mr. Derbyshire. I can tell from reading (I normally read, rather than listen to, Radio Derb) that you were almost as pissed off as I am now when you wrote this one. Hopefully the time spent on doctoring up the song from The Pirates of Penzance* calmed you down. That was a nice job too!

    .

    * I am not a playgoer, so I had to go to youtube to see the original.

  2. Anonymous[109] • Disclaimer says:

    The system is not pro-minority, pro-diversity, anti-racist, etc. it’s only anti-white.

    Anti-whites don’t mind homogeneous nonwhite geographical areas or institutions.

    They don’t sympathize with Slavs, colonized and enslaved for centuries by non-whites and non-Christians.

    They don’t care about minority whites facing hot genocide in South Africa, a place they settled 400 years ago, long before the mass-murdering Bantus showed up.

    If they cared about the Aboriginals, they would first give up their OWN “stolen land”, and demand we stop importing more “thieves”.

    Their only real motive is genocidal anti-whiteism. Don’t let them ever forget that.

  3. Milley has balls of steel. When Garland wraps up his investigation, I hope they pass the names and addresses of the Jan 6 Insurrectionists to this guy.

    He’ll give them a lesson about what happens to people who commit treason.

    • Troll: tyrone
    • Replies: @Jefferson Temple
    , @Ragno
  4. @Supply and Demand

    It takes balls of steel to say exactly what your superiors want you to say? Are you drunk or just the dumbest motherfucker to ever leave the Occident for China?

    • Agree: Old Prude, Sean
    • Thanks: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @Realist
  5. This general should read A Fair Hearing and learn about the Alt-Right.
    https://arktos.com/product/a-fair-hearing/
    Granted, they can’t buy it on Amazon anymore.

    (I chuckle at the thought of military leaders reading MacDonald, Spencer, et al.)

  6. You can’t sing worth a tinker’s damn, Mr. Derbyshire, but your Radio Derb Gilbert and Sullivan parody vocal simply cracked me up. You hit that one out of the park!

    Now you mustn’t hold your breath while waiting for a casting call from Saturday Night Live.

    • Replies: @John Derbyshire
  7. What percentage of Americans have even heard of Gilbert & Sullivan, never mind being able to recognize the reference?

    • Replies: @Rex Little
  8. dearieme says:

    It also works if you sing

    I am the very model of a weak postmodern General.

  9. Go look an an official portrait of Eisenhower and Patton in dress uniform. This guy has more medals than both of them combined, and they won a war.

    I used to think only the clowns like Khaddafi and various African/Asian dictators wore military uniforms with too many medals.

  10. @Jefferson Temple

    S&D writes troll comments at least 1/2 the time. He’s not dumb, just a poor homesick bastard whose adopted country is going to hell in a different way than ours.

    S&D doesn’t know enough Chinese to relate. Like Fred Reed, it makes him feel better about bugging out when he trashes his old country. Too bad he chose his bug-out location poorly. He’s not going to understand the words, but he’ll understand the meaning, when some CCP cadre finally tells him “Get out of Dalian, Rebowski!”

  11. @Achmed E. Newman

    Acchie, I swear the guy’s a dullard. I sat on CSPAN for an hour the other day and watched a rerun of his testimony and he was searching hard for the terminology that never offends. It being the ideology of idiots, he ought to have it down pat. Lots of huminahuums and confusion. Dull. Dense, even. I should know, right?

    • Agree: Realist
  12. Milley is from Massachusetts and has never seen any real war. That’s all you need to know.

    • Replies: @Bookish1
  13. The so called insurrection was a false flag attack organized by the FBI. General Brown Nose knows that. He is beneith contempt.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
  14. I wonder if the best way to avoid appearing on the Epstein flight logs down to Pedo Island was to fly on a military aircraft ?

  15. Robinski says:

    Listen God, I know I’m a traitor to all I believe in, my core convictions, my race, my family, and mostly myself. Please forgive me for I’ll never be able to forgive what I’ve become. Your servant, Milley.

  16. Currahee says:

    Perhaps this episode will begin to erode the Right’s embarrassing worship of the military. Soldiers do
    their jobs and go home. The professional soldier is just a bought dog who rolls over on command.

    This is why the whole system gets shaken loose every time we get into a real war.

    These asshats will betray everything and everyone just to draw a paycheck.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  17. Back on his blog three years ago, Mr. Derbyshire reacted to the third TOO column I’d written on his thoughts about Kevin MacDonald and felt to some degree flattered that I’d given his words such attention, “while at the same time finding something a bit creepy about them.” Well, I guess I’m going to inflame those fears with this comment.

    After all — and Mr. Derb has counted correctly — “Nobody has visited, revisited, and re-revisited any of them with anything like the obsessive attention that Edmund Connelly has lavished” on Derb addressing Kevin MacDonald.

    Today, however, I’d like to address Derb’s thoughts on Critical Race Theory (CRT), which appear above. What did I notice that Derb seems not to have noticed? Well, first this: “We’ve been here before, General … Crank pseudosciences, justified with hundreds of pages of gibberish, all in pursuit of money or power, usually power…. Same with Freudianism, another pseudoscience.” Can people see where I’m going yet?

    In his diary, Mr. Derb ties CRT to Marxism by noting the “parallels with Critical Race Theory. Both are non-falsifiable; both just turn criticism right back on the critic.”

    But Mr. Derb either thought there was no pattern or opted not to mention it if he did notice. But I saw something: With CRT, we are talking about yet another Jewish intellectual weapon in their war on Whites. To be fair, Derb is numerically way ahead of me on the side that sees no such connection, whereas I’m the only one I know of who does see it. (Well, one commenter at National Vanguard saw it, too.)

    And as luck (or algorithms?) would have it, my thoughts were honored on Unz Review at the end of Derb’s diary, as one of three recommended related articles, with mine being: Critical Race Theory as a Jewish Intellectual Weapon
    https://www.unz.com/article/critical-race-theory-as-a-jewish-intellectual-weapon/

    What do people think? Am I wrong? Marx? (Oh, I know his father converted his family to Christianity, but some of us harbor doubts about the efficacy of such a “conversion.”) Freud? Didn’t MacDonald write quite a bit about Freud’s “scientific” theories and their hold on culture? So I argued the same for CRT and I had personal experience with it when it was a-borning in the 1990s.

    Yes, Mr. Derbyshire (and others) may well dismiss my emphasis on Jews as an obsession, but I still think that is wrong, as does fellow TOO writer Andrew Joyce. Oh, first I should mention Derb’s dismissal of undue emphasis on Jews as one having “The Jew Thing,” which Nicholas R. Jeelvy wrote for about (https://counter-currents.com/2020/12/the-jew-thing/) for us as a Christmas present last December. Joyce shared the same concern about dismissing “The Jew Thing” when he recently reviewed a book here: Guillaume Faye: The Necessity of Contemplating an Ethnic War for Survival and exhibited exasperation that the writer of the preface claimed that the JQ was a thing of the past. Rightly, Joyce noted that “it should be considered an axiom that any people that starts believing the Jewish Question to be relegated to the past will soon find itself relegated to the past.”

    Same for you, John. Those of us who intensely focus on The Jew Thing are right and are defending our embattled race. Or maybe we’re even doing God’s work, at least in the context of E. Michael Jones’ discussion of Logos, Divine Providence and Christianity.

    Lest I appear too harsh on you, Mr. Derb, I’ll allow that your new lyrics were pretty good, especially these lines:

    In short, in CRT and all that’s trendy and ephemeral
    He is the very model of a Woke postmodern General.

    Oh, one more thing. I’ve dabbled in Asian history and have this impression that Marxism and the reign of Mao in China were intimately tied to Jewish intervention. For instance, dear old Prof. Chang was born and raised in America but moved to China to fight for Mao’s cause as an adult. Over the next decades, he had many experiences, including long prison time, and eventually he found himself back in an American classroom, where I asked him in private about any connection between Jews and Communism. Looking off into the distance, he finally answered, “You know, Edmund, in all my years in China, every single one of the white foreigners I met were Jewish.” I’d genuinely like to know what you and Mrs. Derb think about that.

    Anyway, for those interested in sharing my obsession, here are links to the three Derbyshire columns I’ve written for TOO:

    Derbyshire on MacDonald (2008)
    http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2008/03/derbyshire-on-macdonald/

    Mr. Derbyshire, Get Right with the Lord (2012)
    https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2012/09/13/mr-derbyshire-get-right-with-the-lord/

    Derbyshire vs. MacDonald Revisited (2018)
    https://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2018/05/30/derbyshire-vs-macdonald-revisited/

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
  18. Realist says:

    Milley is an avaricious asshole…he would suck anything for a dollar.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  19. Polemos says:

    Great point about reading the “other side” as a means for understanding where they come from, what they’re thinking about, how they think and act, and thus, from a grand strategy perspective, how to destroy them utterly.

    This is one reason why Google et al. set about scanning all the written works (in all the languages) it could and then began placing them all behind walls of proprietary codes and restrictions and now claims it does so to preserve the rights of the publishers, preventing others from seeing and understanding the Bigger Picture of human consciousness and its different evolutions. It makes it much easier to find the right strategy to undermine and immiserate those who might have a chance to win The Game.

    Which makes one wonder why, then, the General as a military strategist doesn’t do what you say he ought to and permit himself and others to read what the white men say. 🤔

    There is always a danger to reading the other side, of course. You might come to see they are humans as you are, with similar faults, similar dreams, and similar hopes, and… sometimes, come to agree with them. People do change their minds, after Truth has broken through our denials.

  20. @Auntie Analogue

    “You can’t sing worth a tinker’s damn, Mr. Derbyshire.”

    I know (and said so later in the podcast that was taken from.) But hey: Rex Harrison couldn’t sing either; but they gave him an Oscar for My Fair Lady anyway.

    So … hope springs eternal.

  21. Realist says:

    And for a guy stuffed up to the nose-holes with academic qualifications—Princeton, Columbia, the Naval War College, a Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s—Milley seems shaky on the Constitution he claims to be defending. Article I Section 2 has a slave as three-fifths of a person for enumeration purposes, not three-quarters. Even a Limey knows that.

    Not one of his degrees is STEM. His degrees are equivalent to sociology, psychology, women’s studies, black studies, and the like….none of which require complex cognitive ability.

    All people in positions of power should have at least one STEM degree.

  22. Realist says:
    @Jefferson Temple

    Are you drunk or just the dumbest motherfucker to ever leave the Occident for China?

    It’s the latter for sure.

    • Agree: Jefferson Temple, tyrone
  23. Just your typical cuck to Jews.

    Conzos who suck up to Jews who favor the likes of Milley-Vanilli are no better.

  24. Bookish1 says:
    @Clyde Wilson

    So that means he has to prove himself. This is where the danger comes in.

  25. The Green Berets are a disappointing joke with men like Milley representing them.

    The motto of the Green Berets is de oppresso liber or ‘liberate the oppressed’. Smedley Butler would have laughed. Since the creation of the Green Berets in the 1950’s, they’ve done very little liberating. They’ve more often been used for meddling in the affairs of other countries where America shouldn’t be on behalf of multinationals, coaching death squads, raiding mud huts in the middle of the night, and pretending they’ll be operating behind the lines to bring American democracy to welcoming Russians.

    Men who work in the SF groups have to be self-deluded. To immerse themselves in history and revolutionary ideologies but take nothing from it about their own country’s behavior requires a mental-moral compromise.

    Any SF officer or non-commissioned rank who, in his heart, supports the regime over the Stop the Steal protestors of Jan 6 is beyond brain dead.

  26. Uncle Sam says:

    What is truly amazing about our military is that they are far more concerned with what is going in the Far East, the Middle East, Ukraine and the Black Sea than what is happening internally in America. The country is falling apart and is on the verge of a civil/race war. Yet they are fanatically devoted to the principle of “civilian control over the military”. Evidently, to them that principle must be obeyed even if the politicians engage in treasonous behavior such as allowing illegal aliens, criminals, terrorists among others to enter our country and thereby not enforce our immigration laws.

    In other words, the principle of “civilian control of the military” amounts to a suicide pact. Politicians can commit all sorts of illegal acts and the military must do nothing. The military took an oath to uphold (which they are obviously not doing) the Constitution. So they do have a right to intervene to stop illegal activity by politicians. It certainly can be justified on both on legal and moral grounds. I think that most Americans who are not naive or ideologically blinded would support martial law.

    Instead of participating in war games with Japan designed to provoke China and participating in was games with Ukraine in the Black Sea to provoke Russia, those military personnel should be placed on our southern border. Just how stupid can the Pentagon and globalists be. They are going to have to live in a multipolar world or have war.

    It is far past time that we take a long, hard look at this sacred cow of “civilian control of the military”. Otherwise, we are headed for national catastrophe.

  27. SafeNow says:

    “…I’ve read Lenin. That doesn’t make me a communist. So what is wrong with understanding, having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend?” – Milley

    “situational awareness” is a military term. Specific training games teach “situational” skill. It was too cute by half to throw that word in. Milley’s entire approach was from a scholarly, intellectual, doctrinal viewpoint; those thoughtful seminars at West Point, a university. Invoking “situational” suddenly credits CRT training with enhancing the militarily imminent — acute perils and available resources. I would have been on him like a duck on a junebug to explain that. How does “understanding the country” help me when the torpedo is in the water? This “situational” reminded me of the leftist technique of using conversation-stoppers; “racist”; “follow the science”; etc.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  28. Hats off and a low, sweeping bow, Derb, for that fine bit of poetry. Just shows that math isn’t the only realm in which you’re mind functions at a higher level. Very clever.

  29. With apologies to Sir Henry Newbolt …

    “The sands the desert are sodden red,
    Red with the wreck of a Rainbow force.
    The wi-fi’s jammed and the colonel dead
    (Xir aced the “white fragility” course.)
    Our once carbon-neutral, now smoldering tanks,
    Burn and bend in ways so strange.
    While the voice of a tranny reminds the ranks,
    “Our greatest foe is climate change.”

    • LOL: beavertales
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  30. lavoisier says: • Website

    Chorus: In short, in CRT and all that’s trendy and ephemeral
    He is the very model of a Woke postmodern General.

    And too stupid and cowardly to realize how despicable and treacherous he has become.

  31. I find a number of commentators condemning Milley for being mercenary and doing anything for a buck. I think you have to understand it is more than that. It is indulging in sick vanity and a feeling of superiority. Men weak in knowledge and character like this are naturally disingenuous and like to claim unjustified attention.

    • Agree: BlackFlag
  32. @Tono Bungay

    What percentage of Americans have even heard of Gilbert & Sullivan, never mind being able to recognize the reference?

    I guess it isn’t done anymore, but in my day we were exposed to them in grade school. My third grade class performed Pirates of Penzance, and in 7th grade my brother had the lead role in The Mikado.

    • Replies: @SafeNow
  33. SafeNow says:
    @Rex Little

    Thanks, that brings back pleasant and important memories — — I was also exposed to Gilbert & Sullivan. (I am taking a chance indicatng my vintage, because at times when I did so, an unkind reply followed.) The comment questioning how many Americans have even heard of G&S raises an important issue. The traditional literary canon has been, in Harvard’s dishonest term, “refreshed.” This loss has had widespread cultural and societal consequences, well beyond literature.

    • Replies: @Tono Bungay
  34. @Uncle Sam

    Or, we could go fully Constitutional in our thinking and understand that there was to be no standing army, war must be declared by the Congress before the President can bother acting as Commander-in-Chief. Martial Law is the wrong way to go. What we have now is completely unConstitutional.

    • Replies: @Uncle Sam
  35. anon[168] • Disclaimer says:

    President Trump, 2025, has Austen returned to active duty:
    KP and latrine duties till Lloyd returns to a brain.

    President Trump, 2025, has Gen’l Milley Vanilli running
    Pentagon perimeter until his gayness is calmed.

    Both retired to Guantanamo.
    Until Hell freezes over.

    Pentagon reduced to one wing.
    New name, One Foot.

    5 dancing shlomos

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  36. dumbass says:
    @Uncle Sam

    Drive around the country. People are doing their thing like always. They are rude and self centered mostly. But they got heir checks and pensions and EBT so all is good on the surface. People got lots of money and credit. Like my rich sister tells me “I have two nice houses in nice areas and I don’t care what happens any place else.

  37. @Currahee

    Perhaps this episode will begin to erode the Right’s embarrassing worship of the military.

    If by “the Right” you mean Mr. Derbyshire, fat chance. He’s noted proudly over the years his son’s employment by Uncle Sam, and more likely sees Mr. Milley and his ilk as recent aberrations of the evil Democrats, who dishonor some All-American standard depicted in old Hollywood movies. The race-focused writers in particular seem to compensate by feigning obtuseness about or outright endorsing military and other Exceptional! narratives. See also, Mr. Sailer’s whitewashing of “Donald Rumsfeld, RIP” and some of the fawning comments.

    This is why the whole system gets shaken loose every time we get into a real war.

    And how. Why do you think that President Cheney sent venerable, old soldier Colin Powell* to close the sale of the war crimes in 2003?

    ———

    *In fairness to “the Right,” Mr. Powell was even trotted out by Team Blue at their 2020 convention.

  38. Uncle Sam says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that politicians can commit treasonous acts and get away with it. Besides, the Constitution is dead. It died when the Supreme Court refused to hear the evidence of fraud from 18 states attorneys general. I don’t see why people obsess over the Constitution.

    America really needs a center right military takeover.

  39. @anon

    From your lips to the voters’, errr, the ballot-generators’ ears, #168!

  40. Mike Tre says:

    Young white men: do not join the US armed forces. Go to trade school and learn how to help rebuild what’s left of the US after the inevitable economic and infrastructural collapse ensues.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @beavertales
    , @Johann Ricke
  41. Mark Milley is the very model of a faggot piece of shit.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  42. TyRade says:

    G&S would be honoured, sir. Two Ronnies standard, no question.

  43. An old friend of mine showed me the Tucker Carlson video where Carlson explains his views on this guy. Carlson is right. He’s pathetic and what’s more one of the strangest examples of a military man ever known. How could any army be led by someone like this. It’s weird beyond belief. He gets his beliefs and ideas from reading communist inspired theorizing on human beings?? !!

  44. So what is it that cause thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States of America?

    This part just cracks me up. As if the constitution wasn’t overthrown a long time ago by maggots just like he infesting the District of Criminals.

    • Agree: American Citizen
  45. @Edmund Connelly

    For instance, dear old Prof. Chang was born and raised in America but moved to China to fight for Mao’s cause as an adult. Over the next decades, he had many experiences, including long prison time, and eventually he found himself back in an American classroom, where I asked him in private about any connection between Jews and Communism.

    He sounds an interesting character. Could you give me a full reference so I can find out more?

  46. @Mike Tre

    “Young white men: do not join the US armed forces. Go to trade school”

    Those two things aren’t mutually exclusive. A few years in the combat trade isn’t much when you have your whole life ahead of you.

    Every man who loves his people should be skilled with arms and tactics. It welcomes you into a shared brotherhood.

    You don’t have to be loyal to the occupational government in your heart and mind while you wear the uniform.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
  47. @beavertales

    Are they resorting to this as a recruiter’s pitch these days?

    Your “shared brotherhood” cope is another flavor of the Exceptional! brainwash that allows your country to be used to run an empire.

  48. @Greta Handel

    It’s a dilemma. We don’t want to support Uncle Satan’s government anymore with our children’s sweat and blood but we don’t want the armed forces to be comprised entirely of our enemies. What will happen to Whites if and when only the Jews, Blacks, and Latinos have access to the armory?

    (Yes, I know that Latinos are technically white. How many of them don’t agree?)

  49. General Milley claims he wants to learn about “white rage”. Shoot that’s easy. I recommend he go into a redneck bar and spout the communist B.S. Critical Race Theory stuff to the “fellows” in there. Learning by experience is the best, although most difficult way.

  50. Derb asks, “You don’t believe in the Interpenetration of Opposites? That, a Marxist will tell you, is because your own bourgeois class consciousness prevents you from believing it.” The “Interpenetration of Opposites” being a link to a Marxist site that splains the significance of the phrase. I linked, Derb, and read the entire presentation.

    We’ve all heard Marxists say, (paraphrased) “A thing (or movement, or party) contains within itself the seeds of its own destruction.” And we are told that if a thing is pushed to its logical and material conclusion, it will mysteriously give way to its opposite. And that just to posit a thing is to posit its opposite.

    The article then sets up a dichotomy between Idealism and Materialism. Idealism, supposedly, is of the Mind, you know, thoughts, abstractions and the like. Materialism is of course of the material world. And Hegel was an Idealist who stood on his head and Marx turned him upside down which is to say right side up. And so on. Even math is materialistic, a claim which is backed up by pointing out that a child counts on his fingers. And all of philosophy before Marx and Lenin et. al. was misguided in being Idealist, one implication of which is believing that change in the material world can originate in the realm of Ideas. But that is nonsense because Marx proved that, since the Enlightenment, all Ideas originate not in the Mind of God, but are derived from experience i.e. our encounter with the material world in which we find ourselves.

    Because, you see, before Bacon and Locke, Plato and his ilk (which includes the Medieval theologians of the Catholic Church) had mistakenly believed that the most noble, the most divine thing about a human being and what set a human apart from the animal kingdom, was Mind. And Mind, as not being of Nature, must have been a gift of the Gods and as such is our most Divine attribute. So thorough was this identification that Plato et al believed that the Ideas which appear in our Mind are imperfect replicas of thoughts in the Divine Mind. Hence God touching Adam’s finger in the Sistine Chapel, passing on the Divine Spark.

    Now, to think clearly, we must use unambiguous terms. A word which has more than one meaning, or whose meaning shifts over the course of an argument is like a counterfeit coin. It is something which has no determinable value or is of no value in working our way towards understanding. Hence, the fallacy of ambiguity in Aristotle. But this is derived from Plato, in whose work, Socrates always insisted that we argue with clear unequivocal terms. For example, in The Republic, he has Thrasymachus define “Justice” as “nothing but the [self] interests of the stronger party”. In other words, that faction which wields power defines terms in ways that favor their own cause. This is a pretty fair approximation of Marxist deconstruction of whatever historical period they are considering.

    Now, Socrates will have none of this. He insists that “justice” means just what it says. And insists furthermore, that we all, each of us, who bandy the term about, stop what we are doing and think seriously about just what justice is. Well, what is it?

    And now that you have come to a more or less clear notion of what justice is, now you must reflect upon what justice is not. This process, which Plato called the Dialectic, is what Zeno and Socrates discussed in the Parmenides (among other things).

    Well, is there non-justice lurking within justice, as Marx would have us believe? Or is Justice a pure category of understanding? For as Socrates repeatedly intoned, “A thing cannot be both itself and its opposite at the same time.” Or as Aristotle put it, “A = A” and cannot simultaneously be “non A”. The Laws of Identity and of Non-Contradiction.

    Well, all this was bunkum, according to Marx. After all, thought itself is derived from material causes….whether a concept has a logical contrary or contradiction built within it is of no concern. The point is that the things which partake of this world move and the cause of that motion is the tension set up within the thing by the clash of conflicting impulses housed within its so-called “identity”–which is itself, an illusion. History then–Marxist “scientific” history– is the study of the clash between those impulses and the larger trends which they set in motion. History is dynamic, not static. Concepts shift in meaning according to who is using them and the key to decrypting the coded words used is to observe who governs and how they wield Power. Things change because the gradual accumulation of contradictory impulses finally reaches a tipping point at which the entire apparatus is overturned. A change in a quantity of material conditions ultimately results in a change in the qualitative way in which power is structured.

    Okay. That’s what the paper basically presents. Stock Marxist decontructionist thinking.

    But is it true?

    Well, no. And for the following reasons.

    First, let’s note that the reason it’s not true is not because (as so many on the Right think and say) “Socialism didn’t work!” or “Wherever Socialism was tried, it failed!”. While those observations may be true, that’s not why the philosophical thinking behind the political movement was flawed. No, to elucidate the bad thinking it’s easiest to use an example drawn from…..the material world! This should both please and displease Marxists at the same time because it is, after all, their bailiwick. (and both pleasing and displeasing Marxists at the same time should thrill them as well!)

    So, let’s dig in.

    We’ll start by looking at an automobile engine. Now most of us have a general conception of how an engine works. Pistons go up and down, cranks turn, valves open etc. Okay. So we cast and then refine some cylindrical holes in a big chunk of iron which is the engine block. Inside those cylindrical columns, cylindrical pistons go up and down. They are equipped with a number of rings on their perimeter which guarantee a seal between them and the sidewalls of the cylinders, the purpose of which is to enable the pistons to act in a manner analogous to the piston in a hand operated bicycle pump. The pistons are connected to a crankshaft which is connected to a camshaft which controls the opening and closing of the valves that let in fuel to be burned and let out the spent gas as exhaust after it has been burned.

    Now, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that the truer we machine the cylindrical walls of the block and the truer we cast and machine the pistons and the more tight the seal between the piston rings, the valves and such, the more efficient the engine will run. For example, a square piston running in a round hole will not run well at all. So, closeness counts. Size matters. A lot. What we want is machine tolerances to the ten thousandths of an inch. (The history of technology is basically the story of increasing accuracy in machining. From primitive lathes to today’s Far UViolet laser etching of printed circuits as detailed in another post here on Unz).

    The engines that American cars of the 1960’s came equipped with were not built to particularly high standards of tolerance between the moving metal parts. Cylinder walls, crankshafts, camshafts and pistons were reasonably accurately machined and pistons were weighed and selected for reasonably close values for use in one engine. But an engine which had 65,000 miles on it was considered as being getting on in years and a wealthy person would trade in a car in when it reached that milestone. An engine with 100,000 miles on it was a true graybeard and one with 150,000 was as rare as–well, a Dodge Dart or Plymouth Valiant. By that time, the cylinder bore was no longer a cylinder, but hourglass shaped. The piston rings leaked oil and the engine blew blue smoke when fired up. The crank bearings “knocked” from wear and slop, the valves clattered from excessive slop as well. So many problems were accruing that the car was becoming more trouble to keep running than it was worth. Each takeoff from a stop light resulted in an embarrassing and noxious cloud of blue smoke belching from the tailpipe.

    In the words of a Marxist, the accumulation of many quantitative changes–measurable tolerances–was morphing into a qualitative change. The car went from being useful to being unuseful.

    Now let’s jump ahead to 1980. By 1980, Japanese cars had become common on American roads. And within a few years, it became evident that the engines in these cheap, little cars could last for 250,000 miles. What gave?

    Well, they were machined to more exacting tolerances than were the engines that came in American cars. The cylinder walls were truer cylinders, as were the pistons. And the pistons were more nearly matched in weight. The bearing surfaces on the crankshaft and camshafts were ground to more exacting tolerances–they too were more perfect cyliinders. And they were polished with finer grades of abrasive. Their surfaces were more perfect mirrors. And so on. Everything was done with more care and the result was an engine that was not fighting itself. It ran more harmoniously. There was less vibration, less wear. In other words, the components of the Japanese engine more nearly resembled perfect Platonic Forms.

    The American engines fell apart sooner–underwent qualitative change–not because they embodied some mystical agent of change, some opposite identity “other than itself”, but precisely because they less embodied the very metaphysical principles which the Marxists threw out the window when they denied that things have fixed essences in and of themselves irrespective of how and to what uses people in and out of power put them to.

    Or, to take another tack, let’s ask the Marxists this question: “Where?”

    “Where, in the engine, is “that which is other than itself”?

    Show it to me.

    I want to see this “agent of change”. To touch it. To measure it.

    And if you can’t do that, then who is it who believes in mysticism?

    Now the second point upon which the Marxist analysis is wrong is in their consideration of Math and Physics. They claim that the theories of these are somehow “derived” from the material world. But any competent mathematician–Derb here–will find this unswallowable. Lenin or Engels gave as their example a child counting on his fingers, but I’m afraid that that is a very inadequate account of the mental processes going on in a person doing advanced math or physics.

    Virtually none of the advanced mathematical operations or concepts of subatomic physics can find a direct physical correlation in the “material” world. In fact, one means of describing subatomic behavior uses wave equations and speaks of degrees of freedom and clouds of probability the models of which have no actual tangible physical counterpart. A material “thing” is actually a collection of mutually compatible charged particles traveling in coherent wave patterns. What we interpret as “matter” is actually repulsion of charged particles and fields. What sense then to speak of “material causes” and place them over and against “Idealist” philosophy when it is obvious that the creations of the Mind transcend anything given by Nature to our immediate sensuous experience.

    No, I’m afraid that the Marxists weren’t particularly gifted in either Math, chemistry or physics (or they just lived before the revolutions in Physics) and hence, they misunderstood the way that Mind goes about creating its schema of the “material” world and this is a fault which handicaps the followers of Marxist deconstructionism to this day. They criticize the populist Mind as being held captive by its being rooted in “common sense”, but in the final analysis, they are no better off. Their “scientific” view of history cannot do justice to the incredibly “Divine” nature of the Mind in its ability to transcend immediate sensory experience in constructing its view of the world. How exactly, does Matter cause a thought to occur? How does Matter condition thinking? Show me the connection. I want to see the moment the spark fires at the synapse. Show me how Matter caused a person to discover the differential equations which describe matter.

    And you, John Derbyshire. Would you say that what you came up with concerning prime numbers was something which you derived from the stuff you encounter around you as you go about your everyday experience–the material conditions of your life?

    • Thanks: beavertales
  51. To fulfill Milley’s desire to understand White advocacy, Jared Taylor should immediately be offered a teaching position at the US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.

    The campus library, the Marquat Memorial Learning Resource Center, is greater than 10,000 square feet and is housed in Clay Hall, Fort Bragg, N.C. . It maintains a diverse collection of library resources and services to support education, training, doctrine development and operational research requirements for Army officers.

    This is where Milley’s books of Mao, Che, Marx and Lenin can be found.

    If the Army as an institution is to take a position on CRT and ‘domestic extremism’, it will be interesting to see how this reconciles with slogans from American history the School likes to throw around. Example:

    “Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of government is a history of resistance.” – Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson was a domestic extremist by today’s woke definition. What he should have said was, “Obedience is the highest virtue, and government is always right. Liberty is what the government says it is, and what it permits you to have. Report your neighbor if he thinks different.”

  52. MEH 0910 says:

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
  53. Rahan says:

    You don’t believe in the Interpenetration of Opposites? That, a Marxist will tell you, is because your own bourgeois class consciousness prevents you from believing it.

    At the rate things are going a year from now people will have to quote this Marxist bit to justify heterosexual relationships.

    A month later globohomo will hijack the argument to justify black-on-white sex and pedophilia.

  54. @SafeNow

    Although neither of my parents were of English stock, my education and intellectual formation was entirely in the English language and the English tradition, which was normal for most Americans 60 years ago. I can’t honestly look at this objectively, but I certainly don’t regret it. The entire 20th century can be regarded as a gradual descent in taste. My parents loved “The Mikado”; today we have “W.A.P.” and “Baby Got Back” and “Girl From Rio.” I am not broad-minded enough to be pleased with this.

  55. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910

    The Unz Review Retweeted:

  56. Milley -how spineless can you get?

    Also, Derb – along others- is not too informed about the “interpenetration of Opposites” (it takes a study of Marxism). Basically, this is “Engelsism” who popularized this rather insignificant concept in his two works on Feuerbach and the “dialectics of nature”.

    We can see Friedrich Engels’ summation of Hegel’s “laws of dialectic”, as Engels wrote them in his small book on Feuerbach, one the central scriptures of the Marxian canon. Later, Engels repeated them in the posthumously published book on philosophy of nature (Einstein, when German Social Democrats offered him to read the manuscript before the publishing, somewhere in the 1920s, observed that, while it may contain a valuable material for the history of natural philosophy, it is an example of the way how a physicist should not think).

    Engels imagined that Hegel had formulated three “laws” (actually, Hegel never did such a thing):

    1. negation of negation – this is Engels’ simplified version of Hegel’s Aufhebung or sublation

    2. quantity turning in quality – for instance, a few battalions organized into a brigade have a quality of its own, a brigade is a more potent fighting force & not just a combined forces of battalions

    3. unity & conflict of the opposites – say, sex

    Although various Marxist scribblers wrote about those “laws” in a few decades, Russian politician Nikolai Bukharin added a 4th “law” in his ABC of Communism: everything changes, which is just a repetition of Heraclitus’ observation.

    Stalin later codified these “laws” by adopting Bukharin’s contribution, but tacitly relegating the negation of the negation to obscurity, because it could have been interpreted that he, Stalin, could also be “negated”.

    This all is:

    a) a simplistic reading of Hegel’s confusions &, sometimes, seminal ideas

    b) basically – bunkum

    For those having a spare time on their hands, I would recommend Magee on Hegel, proving that Hegel was, in his core thinking, a Magus & not a philosopher in the usual sense:

  57. Ragno says:
    @Supply and Demand

    How? By having his very blackest junior officers fuck them all in the ass while three or four white service academy cadets hold them down – with the General standing alongside grading the cadets? (“Two demerits for flinching.”)

    Makes me shudder at what Milley the Model will have prepared for The Viking Guy in that case.

  58. @American Citizen

    Also, Major General Smedley (“Old Gimlet Eye”) Butler, USMC who held two Medals of Honor. Lieutenant General Lewis (“Chesty”) Puller, USMC with five (!) Navy Crosses, the Army’s Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, et al. Commander Samuel (“The Destroyer Killer”) Dealey, USN with the Medal of Honor and four Navy Crosses. . . .

  59. Piss on “Critical Race Theory.” It’s psychobabble and radical ideology masquerading as science.

    Regarding “Thoroughly Postmodern Milley” (nice gibe, Mr. Derbyshire!): He’s a perfect example of what passes for general and flag officers today–a craven, politically correct hack.

  60. @WorkingClass

    The so called insurrection was a false flag attack organized by the FBI. General Brown Nose knows that. He is beneith contempt.

    Forget attack. It wasn’t even a sit-in. Sit-ins last at least a day or so. How long were these people there? A few hours, tops? The media, Democrat (and I repeat myself) and RINO depiction of this demonstration is the biggest joke ever, something right out of the propaganda mills of the Soviet Union. Except this Goebbels-worthy big lie collusive effort happened right here in these United States. I’m used to bare-faced lies coming out of the propaganda organs of dictatorial countries, but this obvious deceit is just not the kind of thing you expect to come from the received authorities of a free country.

  61. @Uncle Sam

    The country is falling apart and is on the verge of a civil/race war.

    I think if you read “The Turner Diaries” too many times, every day seems like the verge of a civil/race war. This is just another case of overreaching by liberals. And the odds are good that they will finally have broken the iron grip they’ve had over 90% of the black vote, as well as driven the Hispanic vote significantly towards the GOP. I’m glad that de-policing is bringing, in a very stark manner, non-criminal black working class Democrats face-to-face with the impact of their political choices through the chaos this is unleashing in their communities. I can’t be sure that they will learn from their mistakes, but at the margins, some are already starting to change their thinking, if the vastly improved black vote for Trump in 2020 is any indication. He got the best numbers since Reagan’s first term, tying with Dole’s losing bid in 1996.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2020/11/09/no-trump-didnt-win-the-largest-share-of-non-white-voters-of-any-republican-in-60-years/?sh=7f5b91204a09

  62. @Mike Tre

    Young white men: do not join the US armed forces. Go to trade school and learn how to help rebuild what’s left of the US after the inevitable economic and infrastructural collapse ensues.

    Mao wrote that “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun”. While his phrasing is inelegant, he’s ultimately right. It’s essential that young white men know a soldier’s trade. Without his experience in the French and Indian Wars, would Washington have been able to keep the Continental Army alive, let alone lead it to victory? If anarchy or tyranny lie in our future, military knowledge will be essential to anyone who wants to have a say in its direction.

  63. @Greta Handel

    Your “shared brotherhood” cope is another flavor of the Exceptional! brainwash that allows your country to be used to run an empire.

    What empire? Empires exterminate their rebels and sell the kin of these rebels into slavery.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Jerusalem_(70_CE)#Destruction_of_Jerusalem

    What we have here is a system of alliances with feckless weaklings that have offloaded all their defense obligations to us. The big risk, if we dismantle them, is that the countries in those alliances fall quickly to blitzkriegs mounted by the ambitious powers we are guarding against. Looking at the order of battle on both sides immediately prior to WWII, there is no way the West should have fallen to a German attack within two months. And yet it did.

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