Republican House Rep. Calls Out “Repugnant” Army Handout That Claims “MAGA” Is Evidence Of This…
(Tea Party 247) – The US Army has released a handout making the claim that the phrase “Make America Great Again” is an example of white supremacist ideology and that it is a form of “covert” white supremacy. On Friday, Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks (R) called the handout “repugnant” and claimed the Army has violated the Hatch Act in publishing it.
BizPac Review has more:
The handout, distributed to Army personnel, contained a triangular chart listing concepts such as lynching, hate crimes, and swastikas as “overt” forms of white supremacy. Concepts listed as covert (spelled “convert” on the handout) included celebrations of Columbus Day, denial of racism, and the phrase “Make America Great Again.”
“That is repugnant, that is wrong, that does a disservice to efforts to minimize or eliminate racist attitudes in America,” Brooks told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“There have already been rulings that you cannot advocate or denigrate the phrase ‘Make America Great Again’ because it is part of a partisan campaign,” Brooks continued. “And so if you are a federal government employee or if you use federal [government] resources to either promote the phrase ‘Make America Great Again’ or denigrate the phrase ‘Make America Great Again,’ you have violated the Hatch Act.”
The handout was sent Monday without prior approval as part of a Project Inclusion tour handout, an Army spokesperson told the DCNF.
The Hatch Act limits federal employees from certain political activities that threaten non-partisan status in federal offices, according to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.
Brooks told the DCNF that Army undersecretary James E. McPherson launched an investigation to find out who was responsible and their motives at his request.
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Army says below are “White Supremacy”, i.e. – racism (cont.)
“Denial of White Privilege”
“Celebration of Columbus Day”
Talking about American “Exceptionalism”
Mo: AUTHORS MUST BE FIRED! pic.twitter.com/qbjYfguWuo
— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) July 8, 2020
The pamphlet is extremely divisive and only serves to cause further discord and social unrest. The left is adamant that black people be made into victims unable to find success in America because of white people. This only further holds black people down and oppresses them! This pamphlet demonizes all white people, essentially, and victimizes all black people and other people of color.
In the chart it has listed under “covert” white supremacy, “calling the police on black people,” so, if a crime has been perpetrated against you, you are only allowed to call the police if the perpetrator is white. If you call the police on a black person who has violated you in some way, you are a racist. Who came up with this garbage??
In another section of the pamphlet it lists “Five Must-Read Articles for Every Leader” and on this list, at number 3, is “Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay – Chances Are They’re Not.” How demeaning is that? So, all black people are “not okay?” There aren’t any successful, happy black people in America?
Rep. Brooks also sent a letter to the Secretary of the Army pointing out just how divisive and inflammatory the pamphlet truly is.
Here’s an excerpt:
Further, the inclusion of such materials serves only to ostracize segments of the workforce and create racial division, rather than minimize it. What occurred is absolutely unacceptable, and I expect Army leadership to fully investigate whether this incident violated the Hatch Act or any Department of Defense regulation and to appropriately hold those responsible accountable to the fullest extent possible.
There are better ways to accomplish this mission of Operation Inclusion without demonizing and asserting that those who support President Trump are “White Supremacists” and, therefore, racists. By including such outlandish propaganda in Army documents, the Army will only continue to sow divisions among their workforce.
The left wants a race war and they’re doing everything they can to ensure one happens.