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A retired Marine colonel who is running for a congressional seat took aim at the Biden administration’s ongoing efforts to radically transform the military into a “woke” force as Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine drags the nation precariously closer to a war that it may be ill-equipped to win.
In a scorching new video ad that was just released, retired USMC Col. Mitchell Swan who is running as a Republican in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District unloaded on the commander in chief and his top military leaders for the woke focus on the armed forces that some have suggested adversely affects morale as well as distracts from the military’s primary mission of fighting wars in order to preserve the American way of life.
“The biggest European land war since World War II, and where is our military focused? Gender dysphoria and woke training,” Swan says as the video opens with images of rockets flying and a huge explosion. “THIS IS INSANE!”
“Putin’s reviewing nuclear options while we assess transgender therapy options,” Swan said. “As a retired colonel who led Marines overseas, I know that this woke indoctrination will destroy our military, and that’s why I oppose transgenders in our ranks.”
“I’m Mitchell Swan and I approved this message, I’m gonna fight woke policies on every front,” he said, vowing to wage a battle against the leftist ideology that is undermining the military if he is elected.
Swan provided a statement to Fox News Digital.
“Compulsory DOD ‘Diversity and Inclusion Training’ has become a tool of LGBTQ supporters to normalize sodomy, sinful behavior, and transgender lifestyles throughout our Armed Forces, while also waging a culture war on those traditional Christian family values many service members were raised upon,” he said. “This tears at the moral fabric and cohesion of our military forces.”
“Furthermore, it erodes combat readiness and desecrates over 200 years of American military culture,” he added.
“A strong military is essential to preventing escalating situations like Ukraine and Afghanistan. Allowing transgender individuals to serve sends a message to our adversaries that we are more focused on social experimentation than on the defense of our nation,” Swan said.
While Col. Swan did not specifically call out any political or military figures by name, it is pretty obvious that he’s referring to President Joe Biden along with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin whose leadership of the Pentagon comes at a time when the men and women in the nation’s military are being forced to undergo indoctrination in critical race theory.
There is also General Mark Milley, the Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman who during congressional testimony last year, railed against something called “white rage” while admitting that he studied the works of communist ideologues including Vladimir I. Lenin, Karl Marx and Mao Zedong.
Gen. Mark Milley responds to Rep. Matt Gaetz on Extremism & Critical Race Theory: "I personally find it offensive that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, our commissioned, non-commissioned officers of being 'woke' or something else." pic.twitter.com/P1x6vg9FUr
— CSPAN (@cspan) June 23, 2021
According to the bio on his website, “Colonel Swan is a retired, 30-year veteran of the Marine Corps. A warrior both for Christ and the Corps, he dedicated his life to service, leadership, and solving complex problems facing our American military. Colonel Swan is an unashamed conservative fighter and a firm believer in the principles of smaller government, secure borders, and an America First agenda that prioritizes our Christian heritage over social/political correctness.”
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