Monday, July 05, 2021

General Milley Must Go

In recent testimony before Congress, General Mark A. Milley, the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in attempting to justify the teaching of "critical race theory" to the military, described how he had read, among others, Marx, Mao, and Lenin.

I believe that General Milley is, indeed, widely read in the works of the philosophical enemies of the United States and agree with him that such familiarity is actually something worth achieving.

However, this is true only in a context in which one is at least equally well read in the works of the philosophical supporters of the United States and capitalism, i.e., has read and studied the works of Ludwig von Mises and Ayn Rand, and is thus in a position to answer Marx et al.

Let the works of Mises and Rand be taught throughout the educational system and Marxist propaganda will be no threat. However, this is not the case today. What we have is massive Communist propaganda and virtually no genuine education whatever in the nature of capitalism and individual rights.

What General Milley’s testimony has shown is that he is better qualified to be a Russian or Chinese general than an American general and that he is actually utterly unqualified to be in charge of the defense of a capitalist country, or, indeed, play any significant role whatever in that defense.