Skip to comments.Ousted Marine General Defends Using 'N-Word' as 'Teaching Moment'
Posted on 04/25/2022 11:45:00 PM PDT by Dr. Franklin
A former U.S. Marine Corps general, who was relieved of his command over his use of a racial slur, argued that he was "teaching" his subordinates a lesson, according to an internal investigation report.
A report provided to Stars and Stripes by the inspector general (IG) of the Marine Corps details the July 2020 incident involving Major General Stephen Neary using the n-word while speaking to junior troops. Neary told IG that he took offense to the word and used it at the moment to set an example.
"I was using this as a teaching moment, is what I was doing," Neary told the IG. "Because again, there is no place for discriminatory behavior at all, in our Marine Corps, across the board."
On the morning of July 22, 2020, Neary had just finished his physical training when he overheard the song "Put It On," by rapper Big L, being played by a group of Junior Marines.
Neary said he was offended by the word and asked the group to turn off the music.
"You cannot play songs that use n***** in it because it is counter to good order and discipline. ... We have a problem when we think it is acceptable. Look what is going on across our country," Neary said in his account to the IG.
Neary asked ... Marines how they would feel ...
In the moment, the Junior Marines were shocked that Neary, a white man, said the full word, according to the report.
"Neary said the word should never be used and it is a word of hate,'" according to a statement by one of the Marine witnesses.
The witnesses' statement went on to say that Neary told the group that the n-word "is the reason 'you people' are doing riots in the U.S."
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Jesus what a mess.
I thought this was the Babylon Bee.
That's an outrageous lie; he didn't use a racial slur, he was teaching his subordinates it was inappropriate to use the term.
Using expressions like "a-word" "b-word" "c-word" has a destructive effect on the cohesiveness of our society; this is how we talk to children and now we're talking to each other that way; we are infantilizing the culture and making clear communication impossible.
At this point, we merely pay lip service to a freedom of speech that no longer exists.
You’re better off staying out, Neary. Biden Admin will wipe its a@@ on your men’s carcasses after sending them off to fight an all-advised war. But at least it won’t be on you, and nobody will dare say the “N” word unless they’re black.
“all-advised” = ill-advised. Curse you, Freudian slips.
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
we’re balloons in a world full of needles
Gasp! You’re quoting Nietzche, who was...gasp! A fave of Nazis. Therefore, you’re a Nazi! Call out the cancel brigade./s
Everyone already knows the n word is not to be used but by black people, so I don’t see the point in even bringing it up
I never said the word my entire life until the last few years. I refuse to be cowed and I HAVE used in in contexts similar to Neary’s. (but usually in less academic contexts).
Mario Savio, where are you now?
All done to make room for someone more woke no doubt. Can you imagine going to war where the people in charge of strategy were promoted to that place because of a political viewpoint, do you think these people were actually able to come up with sound strategy and be able to recognize dangers properly?
Taught him something, I suppose.
Nazi. Another N-word.
Dumb general. Might be useful if there’s a CW II, as getting canceled from an illustrious career tends to p!ss people off. But with this kind of judgment, I misdoubt his effectiveness in the field.
Agreed, if I was that General I would have confiscated that CD and taken it over to legal and have them make a determination on the wording of the booking chit.
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