- Republican Rep. Paul Gosar complained that too few whites were enlisting in the U.S. military.
- He blamed “woke Marxists,” according to an email obtained by Vice News.
- The number of white Army recruits is certainly declining, but the reasons are complex.
Republican Rep. Paul Gosar complained in a funding email reviewed by Vice News that too few white people are joining the U.S. military.
“The number of white recruits has plummeted,” Gosar wrote in an email with the subject line “Dismantling Woke Marxist Ideology.”
He complained that the declining rate was “a victim of this cultural skirmish that has left our military beset and besieged by 'woke' ideology.”
“This is not just a numbers crisis,” Gosar said in an email, according to Vice. “It's a spiritual crisis.”
Marxist doctrine “sapped the vitality of our military, leading to attrition and demoralization,” Gosar wrote.
Gosar, Arizona 9th Congressman. He is known for his far-right views and has been accused of: Links to white supremacists and Riots at the Capitol.
The idea that the military has become too “woke” and interested in liberal values is widespread among the far right, with changes such as the adoption of LGBTQ+ inclusive policies.
Far-right memes depict U.S. soldiers holding rainbow flags or referring to pronouns, suggesting they are weaker than the world's soldiers, Bice said.
Gosar is clearly Recent reports from Military.com According to this report, the number of white people hired has decreased dramatically.
The report says there is no clear reason for this demographic shift, but partisan attacks by conservative politicians and the media that have “awoke” the military may have contributed to the problem. said.
Other factors include an overall hiring slump and broader trends in the male labor market, where more prime-age men are leaving the workforce.
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