Apathy and Ignorance: Greatest Threats to United States, Despite N. Korea, Iran, Russia
When Retired U.S. Army Lt. General “Jerry” Boykin spoke at the Kaufman County Tea Party annual banquet fundraiser in Mesquite at the end of August, he made it clear that America’s worst enemy, her greatest threat, is not North Korea, Iran, ISIS, nor Russia; it is ignorance.
While those do pose threats to world peace and our very existence, Boykin said, “We’ve got so many of the American public that are totally ignorant as to what’s going on in this country. They don’t know what the Marxists are doing, they don’t know what the LGBT community is doing. They don’t know what the Muslim Brotherhood is doing; and they’re the kind of people who say, ‘Well, I don’t even watch the news anymore because it’s so depressing.’ And I say, ‘You are part of the problem.’ You don’t have to watch mainstream media. Find you an outlet that will give you reliable news because you need to know what’s going on, because this is your country… Your freedoms, which are in great jeopardy right now, are going to be gone completely, and you will have slept right through it, if you don’t open your eyes and start paying attention… Our biggest threat is not climate change.”
The Lt. General blamed the mainstream media also, for not informing the American public of existential threats, and being dismissive of serious issues of concern, including transgenderism in the military, which President Donald Trump recently addressed when he signed his August 25, 2017 directive banning transgenders from entering the military, a move which Boykin called the “most bold” move Trump has made to date.
Boykin said that though Trump had stared Kim Jong Un down, Kim’s reaction was predictable. “That wasn’t the boldest thing Trump has done,” said Boykin, who now serves as The Family Research Council’s Executive Vice President. “The boldest thing he’s done was make the decision that transgenders are not going to serve in our military. Do you know why that was the boldest decision he’s made? It’s because he took on the most vicious entity within our society today, and that’s the LGBT community. I know because five years ago, one walked into our lobby at the Family Research Council and shot our building manager, and told the judge he was there to kill as many of us as possible because we thought marriage was between one man and one woman.”
Why are transgenders in the military a concern? Are they a threat to American security? Why won’t we let them serve? Boykin explained why he supports Trump in his directive to strengthen our forces by first asking the question, “Why should we let them serve?”
He continued, “Do they enhance readiness? Do they make us more capable of winning a war?” Boykin told The Northeast Texan in a private interview, “Can I show you that it actually degrades readiness? Yes, I can. First of all, it is preposterous to spend DOD money to put someone through hormone therapy and then transition surgery, spending money that could be used to support our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines in a war and help them to become more capable of defeating the enemy.”
“Second thing is,” explained the General, “when you do a social experiment thing like that, there is a training program that goes with it. And, it’s not just a one-time-thing, you just go sit in a classroom for four hours, no. You do that probably on a quarterly basis. So, if you’re a National Guard or Reserve Unit, you will spend your entire drill weekend doing nothing but social experiments, catching up on all the briefings and all the classroom sessions that you have to have for homosexuals in the military, women in the military, white privilege, tolerance, inclusion, extremist groups. You will sit in a classroom. Is that making you more capable of defeating the enemy?”
“What’s our military for?” Boykin rhetorically quipped. “It’s to win wars; so that’s why I come back and say, ‘Why should we?’ Oh, because it’s only fair. Really? I have a son that could not get into the military because he took Adderall when he was 12 years old for three months; and he couldn’t get in the military. People have been denied service in the military for flat feet, asthma, or diabetes. But we want to bring these [transgender] people in, and not only knowing that they’ve got this hormone therapy and surgery ahead of them, only fair? No. It’s not fair that my son can’t serve because he took Adderall for only three months. Well, our enemy doesn’t care about our concept of fairness. In warfare, it is about imposing your will upon the enemy. They don’t care about how fair we’ve been. There are only two groups of people that understand and think in terms of fairness, they are five-year-olds and politicians.”
At the beginning of Boykin’s address to the crowd of 200 conservative grassroots activists, he made a comparison between President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as Boykin quoted the end of Churchill’s June 4, 1940 address to Parliament, in the House of Commons. “…We shall go on to the end; We shall defend our precious Island, whatever the cost may be; We will fight with growing confidence in the oceans and in the air; We shall fight on the beaches; We shall fight in the landing grounds; We shall fight in the hills, we shall never surrender.”
Speaking of his original support for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for President, Boykin reminded the audience with a hand motion that, “We came this close to our country’s surrender.” The 36-year Army veteran, who spent his last four years as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, believes that God can use Trump, just as He used Churchill, who was not an evangelical Christian, nor what most staunch conservatives wanted in leadership. Boykin conceded that “Trump is like a rusty AR-15. He is subject to malfunction at any moment…,” however, Trump is listening to evangelicals and other conservative leaders on issues important to families and American security.
Boykin said in admiration of Trump, “This guy is a street fighter. He’s from Queens.” Though he doesn’t agree with everything Trump says and does, when he does something right, Boykin said he’d be the first to stand up in support of the President. God will use the man He allowed to be placed in office. He brought a response of laughter when Boykin reminded the crowd that “God once spoke through an ass; and somebody said, ‘well, He’s doing it again!’”
Addressing members of the audience concerns on North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, long range missiles, and EMP attack, Boykin said that he favors a coalition, including China, imposing very strict sanctions on N. Korea, with a possible military blockade. To read more about Boykin’s recommendations on how to disarm N. Korea read, Disarm North Korean Threat, Advises Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin.
The retired Lt. General also recommended the U.S. keep “pounding ISIS.” He also believes Trump will no longer seek to delay moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Boykin warned that Iran is rapidly developing nuclear capability, and that the Shia Muslims there are not afraid to give their lives for the sake of ushering in their 12th Imam’s return, who is believed to appear when there is worldwide bloodshed and chaos.
Turkey, Boykin warned, is quickly becoming a radical Islamist society, ever since the “coup,” which many question whether it wasn’t orchestrated by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, himself, as he has almost assumed dictatorial authority.
In regard to Russia, Boykin queried, “Do you know what Russia’s biggest problem is? …Birthrates…” He said that more than 60 percent of their pregnancies are aborted. The birthrate is about 1.33. It takes 2.1 to sustain the population. By the end of the century, it is believed Russia will be down to 85 million people. Boykin’s analysis: They are securing their southern borders by taking over other countries. That way, they only have to worry about NATO and China.
“What’s the biggest threat to America? It’s not ISIS. It’s not Muslims. It’s apathy and ignorance,” reiterated Boykin. He asked, “Do you know how many people under 25 today, are not proud to be Americans? How could that happen,” he asked. “We allowed it,” he answered. “Education,” was one answer repeatedly accused by those in the crowd unhappy with public schools. “We slept right through it,” the Retired Lt. General said, “Evangelical Christians have hidden in the churches, waiting for the rapture. ‘Jesus is going to take me out of here.’” He admonished believers, “We are going to have to stand before the Lord and give an account…” Finally, Boykin counseled, “We need people to stand and not be afraid of what others are going to say.”