The Biden Administration's Agenda of Control: Beware the Shadows of Soviet-Style
- Commander Demetries Grimes, US Navy, Ret.
The Biden Administration, since its inception in 2021, has initiated an unsettling plan that mirrors the approach of the old Soviet Union's Red Army, asserting unprecedented control over every branch and agency of the United States government. Where the Bolsheviks once installed political commissars to impose party control over the military, the Biden administration has taken a similar path cloaked under the banner of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA).
President Biden's initiation of this journey was marked by a series of Executive Orders early in his term. E.O. 13985 sought to identify and eliminate barriers to equal opportunity for
underserved communities. E.O. 13988 targeted the prevention of discrimination based on
gender identity or sexual orientation. E.O. 14004 ensured that all transgender individuals who wish to serve in the U.S. military can do so openly and without discrimination.
In an escalation of this plan, President Biden issued E.O. 14035 in June 2021, explicitly tying
DEIA to the necessity of mitigating future threats. This order promoted the creation of new high-ranking posts within the government, akin to a modern-day political commissar. Notably, the
Department of Defense (DoD) assigned the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and
Readiness as its Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO), tasked with overseeing and
integrating DEIA efforts.
The DoD subsequently produced a DEIA Strategic Plan, mandated by E.O. 14035, outlining the steps towards installing DEIA into the very fiber of the military's operation. As part of the
strategy, DoD conducted a self-assessment of the civilian workforce, identifying five areas for
improvement and proposing actions for their advancement.
The Biden Administration, drawing from the communist playbook, has sought to establish
control not through force but under the guise of equity and inclusion. Such policy-driven control has precedent in history, notably in the Soviet Union, and it is a matter of grave concern that such an approach is now being replicated on U.S. soil.
It is imperative that we, as a nation, closely scrutinize these initiatives, understanding their full implications and the potential risks they pose to our cherished freedoms and democratic ideals.
This is not a question of the importance of diversity and inclusion – principles America holds
dear – but rather of the potential for overarching governmental control and the perils that this could bring. As the Biden Administration embarks on this transformative journey, we must remain vigilant and steadfast in the protection of our fundamental democratic values.
Commander Demetries Grimes is a combat decorated former naval aviator, and diplomat. He served as US Naval Attache to Israel and Greece, military prosecutor in Afghanistan, and
adviser on Ukraine and NATO partners to NATO’s Maritime Commander in London, UK.