By Stu Cvrk, USNA ’74
Military institutions are being destroyed from the inside out by critical race theory – by design! SECDEF Lloyd Austin and the rest of his racist crew have been on a mission for months, as previously reported here, here, here, and here. That last one targets my Navy, but even closer to home is the cultural rot that has been cultivated and promoted at my alma mater, the US Naval Academy.
The cancel culture there failed in an attempt to cashier a midshipman for protected speech with which they didn’t agree (as previously reported here in the last of a series of articles exposing the perfidy of USNA “leadership;” MIDN Standage graduated and was commissioned on time with the rest of his class).
But their defeat doesn’t mean that the cultural Marxists who tout critical race theory among the faculty and elsewhere at the Academy have magically changed their tune, no siree.
One of my classmates and good friends has taken the Academy’s English Dept to task for their cultural Marxism and rot. He and a lot of other alumni aren’t going to quietly watch while our beloved Academy is destroyed by Leftists! Here is his “summary of action.”
Read and beware: if this is happening at USNA, imagine what is happening at other universities across the fruited plain.
His commentary begins:
The Mission Statement of the U.S. Naval Academy: “To develop Midshipmen morally, mentally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, honor and loyalty in order to graduate leaders who are dedicated to a career of naval service and have potential for future development in mind and character to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.”
The above is much the same mission that the Naval Academy had when I graduated in 1974 to become a Marine Officer. Imagine my shock to find, just as parents and taxpayers are finding throughout the nation, that Critical Race Theory (CRT) is deeply embedded in my alma mater – a major and very expensive source of Navy and Marine Officers.
A fellow alumnus, wanting to put a halt to the precipitous slide to the Left at the Naval Academy (as well as the other service academies), forwarded an email from an English Department Professor that served as a goodbye missive to her colleagues. The below is an excerpt that led me to look at her Curriculum Vitae (CV) and those of other members of the English Department at the Naval Academy: . . . (read the rest)