Future officers at the U.S. Army‘s military academy at West Point are being taught several leftist courses that an active-duty military official says are part of Marxist indoctrination.
Three classes in particular at the academy are being taught with what critics say is the goal of social engineering and politicization of the 4,294 cadets: “Social Inequality,” “Military Leadership: Leading Inclusive Teams” and “Politics of Race Gender and Sexuality and Diversity.”
West Point also offers a seminar on diversity and inclusion that features images of Black Lives Matter protesters.
“All of those classes are primarily focused on teaching our nation’s young men and women Marxism in the name of ‘social equality,’” the military official told The Washington Times, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The leftist courses were implemented under Army Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb, who recently retired as West Point’s dean of the academic board. Under Gen. Jebb, West Point loosened academic rigor by giving cadets “study days” that ended Saturday classes and produced a four-day workweek for students.
That critical race theory (CRT) is being taught at West Point was first disclosed by Rep. Michael Waltz, Florida Republican, at a House Armed Services Committee hearing in June during an exchange with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Mr. Austin contended that the controversial theory was not being taught in the U.S. military.
Mr. Waltz then quoted from a letter written by the West Point superintendent, Army Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams, who confirmed that the academy is teaching CRT.
“Another thing that was raised to me was a seminar that over a hundred cadets attended titled ‘Understanding Whiteness and White Rage,’ taught by a woman who described the Republican Party and Republican Party platform as a platform of White supremacy,” Mr. Waltz said during the hearing.
Specific courses at West Point said to be neo-Marxist include one, designated PL377, on “social inequality” in the United States. The course requires cadets to discuss the relevance of class, race, ethnicity and gender on social opportunity and inequality.
Course PL300B explores leading “diverse teams” while applying case studies on race, class, gender, sexual orientation, disability and religion as part of diversity and inclusion studies.
The seminar designated SS392 teaches concepts of race, gender and sexuality in the U.S. political system, emphasizing inherent inequalities and how they apply to the Army and Army officers.
The military official said the ideologies taught in the classes are part of a “postmodernism” approach that, along with critical race theory, seeks to attack science and reason to reshape society.
Black Lives Matter is a political organization that seeks to dismantle traditional societal norms, including attacking the nuclear family and further socializing public education. Its founders include avowed Marxists.
“This Marxist postmodern ideology has no business in the military,” the official said.
“The United States cannot have a military that endorses one ideology over another. The military is an organization that gives and receives orders. Therefore, once the ideology is prevalent, it will be mandated throughout the organization. This was a welcomed practice in Nazi Germany. All Brownshirts were ordered to go through a racial and political purity test.”
A spokeswoman for West Point had no immediate comment.