Matthew Vadum: OBAMA USES ARMY TO ATTACK "WHITE PRIVILEGE"

The U.S. Army subjected 400 soldiers in Georgia to a "white privilege" indoctrination session last year, lecturing the troops on how our society supposedly systematically lavishes unearned benefits on those who are white, male, and heterosexual, a watchdog group reports.

“Outrageous – that is the only word to describe this type of raw racist indoctrination,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch.

“The Obama administration undermines the morale of our military with morally repugnant ‘equal opportunity training’ that makes many soldiers feel unwelcome because they are the wrong sex, race, religion or aren’t part of a politically correct group.”

Of course political correctness has always been more important to President Obama than military effectiveness. Our Marxist president despises the U.S. military and everything it represents. Like any good radical leftist, Obama believes the only good American soldier is one who plays the role of social worker, not war-fighter.

He has been gutting and gelding the military since taking office, allowing fleets, warplanes, and weapons to rust their way into irrelevance. He has been purging the military of ideologically hostile officers, and fundamentally transforming it into something other than a war-fighting force. Obama has been moving to reduce soldier pay and benefits and hollow out the military, reducing it to mid-century staff levels. He’s barely concerned with the continuing neglect of veterans and their health care. And he stands behind Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter who decided last Dec. 3 to rescind women’s exemptions from direct ground combat. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and other left-wingers are demanding gender diversity quotas of at least 25 percent and that training standards be lowered for females.

The low-rent brainwashing attempt discovered by Judicial Watch -- merely one of many grotesque social-engineering schemes the Obama administration has imposed on the military -- took place at the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon in Augusta in April 2015, the Department of the Army revealed to the watchdog group in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FoIA) request.

Judicial Watch previously released Department of Defense "equal opportunity training" materials that portray conservative organizations as “hate groups” and warn students that “many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.” Last month, Judicial Watch uncovered Air Force Academy documents demonstrating how the school used its “Chapel Tithes and Offering Fund” to pay for cadets to participate in worship services featuring witchcraft, “Faery Magick,” and voodoo.

The PowerPoint presentation shown at Fort Gordon informed soldiers that the United States is “organized according to race” and that they ought to feel guilty about being white, male, or straight because such attributes place them on the side of oppressors in society.

"Privilege exists when one group has something of value that is denied to others simply because of the groups they belong to rather than because of anything they've done or failed to do," one slide stated.

In other words, this hyper-paranoid straitjacketed way of thinking presumes that all whites oppress non-whites, all men oppress women, and all straights oppress gays.

“Race privilege gives whites little reason to pay a lot of attention to African Americans,” according to one slide. It claimed that "we act as if it doesn't exist," even though “powerful forces everywhere” prevent different kinds of people from being accepted and appreciated.

"It creates a yawning divide in levels of income, wealth, dignity, safety, health and quality of life," a slide states. "It promotes fear, suspicion, discrimination, harassment, and violence."

An Army mouthpiece told Stars and Stripes last year that the presentation "was not authorized, nor was it part of the standard slides shown to soldiers.”

This sounds like damage control, not a factual statement.

None of this should come as a surprise to anyone who follows current events.

President Obama is a rigid ideologue who believes that the government should be used to dispense favors to blacks and other non-whites. White Americans, he feels, should be treated as second-class citizens in order to make up for America's past racial injustices, real or perceived. Because whites are thought to enjoy skin-based privilege, the Obama administration won't prosecute so-called hate crimes committed against white Americans.

Obama views America as racist to the core and is sympathetic to the teachings of his mentor, Derrick Bell Jr., a racist mediocrity who somehow found his way into the Harvard Law School faculty. Whites in America try to "achieve a measure of social stability through their unspoken pact to keep blacks on the bottom," Bell claimed.

Obama is also simpatico with black liberation theology, a lunatic-fringe school of thought founded by white-hating racist James Cone, who is a more sophisticated version of Obama's pastor, Jeremiah Wright. Cone was a Professor of Systematic Theology at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Cone regards America as an irredeemably racist nation. He blames whites for everything bad. “This country was founded for whites and everything that has happened in it has emerged from the white perspective. What we need is the destruction of whiteness, which is the source of human misery in the world.”

The Obama administration still has 10 months left to attack the "whiteness" it despises.

Expect more crazy social-engineering schemes to surface before Obama leaves office.