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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 08:48 PM

Lamborn (R-Colorado 5th) blasts Air Force Academy for "wokeism"

Source: Colorado Springs Indy

Congressman Doug Lamborn, (R-CD5), is on the warpath against diversity and "wokeism."

On Sept. 20, he sent a letter to Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark Congressman "expressing his concerns regarding the increasing politicization of the education provided to cadets attending the U.S. Air Force Academy."

“I understand that in a Diversity and Inclusion briefing that all USAFA cadets received at the beginning of this school year, cadets were instructed to tell each other personal, confidential details about themselves and share their ‘pronouns,’ with briefers being instructed to encourage vulnerability ‘for best effect’," he wrote. "Presumably the motivation behind these required briefings is to introduce the Academy’s new minor in Diversity and Inclusion. It will cause some to question whether they even want to enter into a military that puts wokeism on par with traditional military training.”

Further chastising Clark, Lamborn wrote, "The purpose of your institution is to make our future Airmen and Guardians more lethal, not more politically correct. This is exactly the kind of woke virtue signaling that has undermined public confidence by millions of Americans in our Armed Forces. Military effectiveness depends on cohesion – not division. I ask that you seriously reconsider the military education you are conferring onto our future servicemembers, and vigilantly protect those under your watch from being subjected to exaggerated diversity indoctrination and woke political agendas.”

Read more: https://www.csindy.com/news/local/lamborn-blasts-air-force-academy-for-wokeism/article_a7137dba-3a84-11ed-9f89-df5536220abd.html?vgo_ee=h7CbzykU0kquoRbZiTgwCw%3D%3D



The Academy's response is in an update to the article.

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Reply Lamborn (R-Colorado 5th) blasts Air Force Academy for "wokeism" (Original post)
William Seger Sep 22 OP
Walleye Sep 22 #1
FakeNoose Sep 22 #14
Walleye Sep 22 #16
FakeNoose Sep 22 #18
Walleye Sep 22 #19
smb Sep 23 #33
Walleye Sep 23 #35
durablend Sep 23 #39
AllaN01Bear Sep 22 #2
AZLD4Candidate Sep 23 #27
Klondike Kat Sep 23 #31
LiberalLovinLug Sep 23 #40
Conjuay Sep 24 #41
lonely bird Sep 22 #3
Evolve Dammit Sep 22 #4
Irish_Dem Sep 22 #5
COL Mustard Sep 22 #6
Skittles Sep 22 #9
William Seger Sep 22 #10
Skittles Sep 22 #12
William Seger Sep 22 #15
Walleye Sep 22 #17
RKP5637 Sep 22 #11
peppertree Sep 22 #7
vlyons Sep 22 #8
odins folly Sep 22 #13
niyad Sep 22 #20
LudwigPastorius Sep 22 #21
Initech Sep 22 #22
JHB Sep 22 #23
keopeli Sep 22 #24
Hekate Sep 22 #25
niyad Sep 23 #34
Ford_Prefect Sep 23 #26
sarge43 Sep 23 #28
SKKY Sep 23 #29
IronLionZion Sep 23 #30
Florida Bull Sep 23 #32
LaMouffette Sep 23 #36
czarjak Sep 23 #37
CanonRay Sep 23 #38

Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 08:50 PM

1. Does woke mean black now among these racists?

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:53 PM

14. I'm sure they include all minorities (women too)

By calling it "wokism" they think it doesn't peg them as racists and sexists.

WRONG!


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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:55 PM

16. They make up a thing, make up an offensive word for it, and then start a war against the non thing

They have really been doing that forever but it’s gotten way out of hand

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Response to Walleye (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:59 PM

18. OK, so it's a stand-in for "Antifa" or any other meaningless thing they go on about?


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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 10:01 PM

19. Yep. Straw man

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 08:32 AM

33. "Woke" The Euphemism For People Who Don't Quite Have The Nerve To Say "Uppity" nt

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Response to smb (Reply #33)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 08:41 AM

35. Good explanation, now I get it

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 02:13 PM

39. Woke means everything and everyone they don't like

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 08:51 PM

2. wokeisem? will someone please explain that to me and use that in a scentance so

i can wrap my head around it ? thanks quit inventing words .

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 01:41 AM

27. Here's your scentance: "Wokeism is a made up, BS word and doesn't exist in dictionaries."

Hope this helped.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 08:17 AM

31. From Dictionary.com

"having or marked by an active awareness of systemic injustices and prejudices, especially those related to civil and human rights".

Jesus was woke.

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Response to Klondike Kat (Reply #31)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 09:25 PM

40. Democrats should own the word "WOKE", even though we never invented it.

Like we did with Brandon.
And to a certain degree the word Liberal. Its still spat out with disdain by Fox and R wing friends, but repeating the word even 10 years ago was like using the word "socialist" today.

Call their bluff.

Being "woke" seems to naturally be an abbreviation of being awake. And yes, its usually about social justices issues.

But I will surmise that those who use that term derogatorily interpret the word as meaning someone who goes, in their minds, way overboard to accommodate others who may have a disadvantage in society because of their minority status. Its about making fun of those individuals that take their beliefs of inclusiveness to, again in their minds, such an extreme high bar, that there is no room for argument. Bill Maher's speciality is harping on the "woke" libs. He thinks it makes him more broad thinking. But he's just falling for another Right wing hit job.

While I understand where Maher is coming from in that we are our own worst enemy sometimes. Human pettiness and resentments etc will rear their heads. Nobody is perfect. I think we do ourselves no good at times. But what is the alternative?

Being AWAKE is not a bad thing no matter if some DO push some things too quick too far for a lot of other people to handle. Every generation SHOULD be more awake to unresolved issues in society from the past. That just seems like natural historical progress

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Response to Klondike Kat (Reply #31)

Sat Sep 24, 2022, 07:34 AM

41. that would be

“awakened”

Woke: “He woke up with a hangover.”

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 08:51 PM

3. Let me phrase this gently

Fuck Doug Lamborn.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 08:53 PM

4. Fuck You Lamborn, Lay down and be a good Nazi. Good boy.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 08:54 PM

5. The Putin/GOP is destroying everything else in the US, I guess the military is up next.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 08:55 PM

6. The US military is and always has been

A representation of our society. We draw our members from society, and our members return to society. One influences the other but if society is not reflected in the military, then the military will not be the institution we want. And by the way, I served so Americans would have the right to have opinions I might find abhorrent, and to burn the flag if they wished, and to be ignorant asses if they want. Wokeism, whatever that means, doesn't bother me at all

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:04 PM

9. I'm a veteran too

the only people bothered by "wokism" are RACISTS - that is a FACT

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:08 PM

10. Yep, and Lamborn is transparent in using it as a proxy for diversity and inclusion

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Response to William Seger (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:23 PM

12. they know they cannot say to the cult I AM RACIST AND PROUD OF IT

but they can certainly say I AM ANTI-WOKE!!!!!!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:54 PM

15. Like using "virtue signaling" and "social justice warrior" to sneer ...

... at the basic human decency that their claimed Lord and Savior taught.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:59 PM

17. I still can't get over Trump calling James a peekaboo

I remember when our schools integrated, we had had segregation. That was absolutely one of the worst words I recall. Not peekaboo but what it is a euphemism for

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Response to Skittles (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:10 PM

11. Absolutely!!! K&R !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! n/t

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 08:57 PM

7. Dumb-born is the one who threatened to fire staffers who wore masks AT THE DEPTHS of Covid crisis

Besides, of course, being the ultimate do-nothing back-bencher with one of the worst attendance records in Congress.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:01 PM

8. "undermined public confidence by millions of Americans in our Armed Forces"

and he knows this because??? by millions, no less. What a bunch of hooey hoo-haa. Stating his prejudice as tho' the millions were some sort of fact.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 09:25 PM

13. The response from Lt Gen Clark

In the article, should have included the phrases “Thanks for the suggestion, Chet” and “I answer to the CINC of the United States military, not some two bit asswipe local politician”..

I think they are just pissed that the USAF Academy stopped with the evangelical BS.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 10:07 PM

20. So the lump is outraged about DEI? funny, we did not hear a peep out of the

useless lump when the christianization/biblicalization of the USAFA was being widelyy criticized and discussed.

Poooor dougie. Between boo-bert and buck, it is hard for his crazy to be noticed.

Oh, by the way, dougie, there are actually WOMEN cadets at the academies, and.. .hold your hat. . actually active duty, retired, etc. Even. . gasp. . . WOMEN COMMANDERS.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 10:18 PM

21. To a Republican, "wokeism" means...

they can't sexually assault women at will or sling the N word around.

It makes them haz a sad.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 11:21 PM

22. Go shove your "wokeness" up your Fox addicted ass, Lamborn.

I'm tired of this shit - everything is "woke" now, and "woke" wasn't even a thing until asshole 45 lost the election, so Fux went all in on the culture wars.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 11:30 PM

23. How far into argle-bargle-land do you have to be to accuse the AFA of "wokeness"?

Answer: The usual horseshit-swallowing amount.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 11:32 PM

24. The AFA is an extremely conservative/evangelical influenced place. Far more than other

branches. It's so funny that this "know nothing" has attacked the AFA for being 'woke'! I'll have fun rubbing that in the face of my cousin's husband who teaches there! LOL!

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 11:41 PM

25. Is he referring to the institution that's lousy with anti-Semitic Christian nationalists?

They fix that problem yet?


I have not forgotten Michael Weinstein’s whistle-blowing accounts:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_L._Weinstein

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Response to Hekate (Reply #25)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 08:33 AM

34. amazing, is it not? And there was not a peep out of him at the time.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:56 AM

26. Lamborn is drawing on an empty hand attacking the AF Academy over this using such obvious falsehoods

I'd like to see him sued over it.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 04:02 AM

28. Blast from the past (late '60's)

"This isn't a white, Protestant, male Air Force. We just run it like it is", Female AF Lt Colonel.

At that time there five female AF Lt Colonels (O-5) and one Colonel (O-6) and that was a temporary promotion.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 06:46 AM

29. The Air Force Academy is woke? That place is super conservative...

...this idiot doesn't know what he's talking about.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 07:53 AM

30. Do they want our military to be asleep?

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 08:17 AM

32. This guy

This guy apparently agrees with the men who are upset African-American members can’t be racially bullied and women can’t be raped without the “non-Woke” man being held accountable.

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 08:49 AM

36. I think he was not only protesting racial diversity (which shows his racism), but also gender

diversity (which shows his LGBTQ phobia). People like him get all bent out of shape over whether someone wants to be called by the pronouns they prefer to be called by.

Plus, he probably doesn't know what a pronoun is, and he hates it when liberals use words he doesn't know.

Not too long ago in the distant past, people like this used to sneer at using non-offensive language because it was "PC" (politically correct). I guess that term lost its "oomph," so they latched onto "woke" and their made-up "wokeism."

In other words, true to form, Republicans resent having to treat others with consideration.

Wait a minute! Maybe he's afraid of Wookies and Wookie-ism! A Wookie was a pilot in the first Star Wars, am-I-right???

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 08:53 AM

37. Woke vs Unwoke

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Response to William Seger (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 09:54 AM

38. They were fine when Christian zealots were running the place.

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