FAST FIVE: Air Force Academy Defends Telling Cadets To Replace 'Mom And Dad' With 'Gender-Neutral Language'

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A screenshot of the slide, which is part of a training titled “Diversity and Inclusion: What it is, why we care, and what we can do,” was shared with Fox News by Rep.

“It's been a tradition in the military to get letters from Mom and Dad or your boyfriend and girlfriend for as long as there's been a military,” Waltz told Fox News.

“Now we're instructing every cadet entering the Air Force to not say 'mom' and 'dad,' to not say 'boyfriend' or 'girlfriend' and this kind of drive towards gender neutrality.” “I think the Air Force should be worried about the 'macroaggressions' against America that are happening all over the world,” he added in a mocking reference to “microagression,” a term leftists use for behaviors they see as unintentional or indirect discrimination against members of a marginalized group.

Communist Tactics Waltz, who is a ranking member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, shared with Fox a particular concern that the program's structure appears to create a “separate, parallel chain of command.” “To those of us who are a little bit older, it reminds us of what the Soviets used to do or what the Chinese do today, where they literally have political commissars inserted at every level end of the chain of command, but they have a separate reporting chain to ensure that the military is abiding by their ideology and their political doctrine,” Waltz said.

“Not only do they have diversity and equity officers in the cadet chain of command, they wear a special insignia, which is exactly what the political commissars-they would wear an armband in both the Soviet army and now in the Chinese Communist military.

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