Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel Buzz Patterson has seen his share of Commanders-in-Chief. He came in under President Ronald Reagan and left under President George W. Bush. Under President Bill Clinton, Col. Patterson carried the “nuclear football,” a severe responsibility that very few Americans have had to take on. What he’s seeing with the military today is disturbing.
Watch this interview on Locals or listen to it on Apple Podcasts.
In the two months and a week since Joe Biden was inaugurated, we have witnessed a transformation in the priorities of the United States military. It has been drastic and the effects have been easily seen. But it didn’t start with Biden. It didn’t even start with Barack Obama, though there was a huge push by that administration to make the military more “woke.” According to Patterson, the transformation began earlier.
“I think the Clinton’s started this process where they started using the military as a social engineering petri dish,” he said. “George W. Bush did a pretty decent job kind of holding that at bay. And then, of course, when Obama came in the floodgates were opened.”
Many have asserted what we’re seeing today is more than a continuation of the Obama policies. They’ve taken it further and infected our military leaders with a truly dangerous mindset.
“What we’re seeing today is the Obama military, the Obama Pentagon leadership that’s been reinstated by Joe Biden,” Col. Patterson continued. “Even some of our most incredible and strong military commands like U.S. Special Operations Command are bending to the wokeness culture.”
According to Newsmax:
The Biden administration’s new head of diversity and inclusion at the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command has been reassigned amid a military investigation of divisive and politically exclusionary social media posts.
Richard Torres-Estrada posted a June 20 photo comparison of former President Donald Trump holding a Bible outside a church to former Nazi Germany dictator Adolf Hitler, a military spokesman told CNN on Monday.
Also, in a February post that was public until Monday, Torres-Estrada posted a Facebook meme suggesting Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was “MISSING” amid the Texas power outages and his ballyhooed travel to Cancun, Mexico. Torres-Estrada’s hiring was announced Thursday, making his stay in the post short-lived after he started in the role earlier in the month.
Special Operations Command tweeted last week:
“USSOCOM welcomes our new Chief of Diversity & Inclusion, Mr. Richard Torres-Estrada. We look forward to his contribution in enhancing the capabilities and effectiveness of #SOF through diversity of talent, helping us recruit the best of the best. #QuietProfessionals”
Torres-Estrada’s reassignment is pending the investigation of his posts, according to Special Operations Command spokesman Kenneth McGraw to CNN. This command oversees special operations for the most elite units in the U.S. military, including the Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and Delta Force.
In the latest episode of NOQ Report, Col. Patterson called out the military that he once called his home. It isn’t the warfighters or the “old school” leaders who concern him, but the way decisions are being made from a social justice perspective in the military is his biggest concern. They are politicizing the military in ways that we have never seen in the past, even under Obama.
“The fact that uniformed officials are using official social media accounts to go after people like Tucker Carlson or to go after political figures, that’s not who the military is, and that’s not what we want as a military,” he said.
The mission has not changed in the minds of our soldiers, but it may be changing. Pressure from the Pentagon under the Biden administration is compelling many proud members of our military to refocus on issues that do not have anything to do with their purpose of protecting our nation.
“Military exists to project force… lethal force when necessary around the globe,” he said. “It is not designed to be an all-inclusive ‘everyone gets to play’ kind of club. That’s not who the military is nor should it ever be.”
Col. Patterson isn’t just on Twitter ranting about these things. He will be running for office again soon. As soon as California figures out redistricting, he will be announcing his candidacy for a congressional seat. When asked about running for Governor of California, he noted that it’s not on his radar yet. His congressional campaign is top priority right now.
Strategic military superiority for the United States must be maintained, and doing so means keeping laser-focused on the mission. There is no place for “woke” considerations by those charged with our national defense.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report has appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. One of our YouTube accounts was banned and another has been suspended. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancelation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects. These questions are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting cancelled.
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Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
The reason is simple. They are beholden to Big Tech, and Big Tech doesn’t allow certain topics to be discussed or they’ll cut you off. Far too many conservative news outlets rely on Google, Facebook, and Twitter for the bulk of their traffic. They depend on big checks from Google ads to keep the sites running. I don’t necessarily hold it against them. We all do what we need to do to survive. I just wish more would do like we have, which is to cut out Big Tech altogether.
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