Watch: Senior Navy DEI Chief Admits Wokeness Would Be 'Out The Window' If China-Taiwan War Broke Out

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 06:05 PM

A senior DEI adviser to US Navy Admiral Lisa Franchetti has admitted in undercover footage that woke initiatives would evaporate if a "world war" breaks out, and that military colleagues think Diversity Equity and Inclusion is a "waste of time."

In undercover footage obtained by Louder with Crowder, Navy Senior Chief Thomas Riggs, who says he leads the military branch's DEI initiatives despite calling it irrelevant, revealed that many of his colleagues frown on the military's emphasis on wokeism.

"Diversity, equity, inclusion? Yeah, of course, they [military colleagues] think it's a waste of time. Except my boss, I mean, Lisa, the admiral, she doesn't think it is. She likes it. But secretly, everybody else is like eh," said Riggs. "You know what's going to happen when the first missile hits the first side of the first DEG [Guided Missile Escort Ship]? What's it going to matter? It won't. Diversity, equity, inclusion. It'll just be out the window."

Riggs also said that the most dangerous threat facing America today is China.

"Soon as China invades -- when China invades Taiwan. None of this is going to matter. That's what they're saying to me about my program," he said, adding that he thinks Donald Trump will win the November election.

"I think he will win [the election]. I think he will. I think he's going to win hands down.

"Unless something happened…Like he goes to jail or something like that, or somebody kills him. I mean, I hate to say it, but, you know, that's kind of the only way he's -- I mean, people don't have a lot of faith in Biden."

"If we have a Republican in office, it will bolster our military…and I'm a Democrat. But I'm just -- from a strictly military standpoint, Republicans are always better for military."

Where's the lie?

That said, if Trump is reelected, Riggs said his job will be to slip DEI into the military in a more covert way.

"My job will still exist [if Trump is elected]. It's just like I was telling you -- DEI wouldn't, I wouldn't be able to come out and say I'm a DEI practitioner. It's like, now I can say -- I would just say I'm an Equal Opportunity advisor. Big climate specialist. And I would," he said.

"Like I told you, I'd skirt around DEI…would have to be a play on words, I would never be able to come out and say it. People would be like, ‘whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.’ There's no such thing as DEI anymore," Riggs continued.

"When I came into the program, I wrote an essay on white privilege in the United States military. I was able to get the job that I've gotten by talking about white privilege."