This is exactly what the professional class has done.
They’ve transformed the U.S. military into a petri dish for exotic social experiments in wokeness, transgenderism and rooting out “right-wing extremism” which as America’s geopolitical rivals well know is defined as anyone who resents and objects to this absurd ideology. It was inevitable that the same people who recklessly injected it into other depoliticized areas like consumer brands and professional sports would do the same with the military with even more disastrous consequences.
“The Pentagon is launching an unprecedented campaign to root out extremists in the ranks after dozens of military veterans took part in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
But confronting white nationalism and other far-right ideologies is proving to be a political minefield for an institution that prides itself on staying out of the nation’s partisan wars. There’s a growing sense of anxiety within the Pentagon that this push could feed the perception that it is policing political thought, favoring one political party over another or muzzling free speech.
By the first week of April, all members of the military must take part in a highly unusual order from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in which unit leaders will conduct a day-long “stand down” to discuss the threat of extremism and gather feedback from troops on the extent that racism and other hateful ideologies or anti-government sentiment have taken root in recent years.
The Pentagon has not yet disclosed all the training materials it is providing commanders, but that hasn’t stopped lawmakers and right-wing commentators from accusing the Defense Department of initiating a witch hunt on behalf of the Biden administration to purge political opponents …”
I’m sure it will be fine.
Once the Pentagon clearly explains what “extremism” means as it is defined by the mainstream media and technocrats who are the handmaidens of the Democratic Party, THEN it will all work out even though no one outside of the bubble trusts the legacy media or considers it legitimate anymore.
“While there is no evidence to support a politicization of this effort, there are concerns among the top brass and senior retired officers that it could backfire if the Pentagon doesn’t clearly define exactly what “extremism” means. …
[The Navy] also warned sailors in a separate video that “just by posting, retweeting, or liking an offensive post on social media — you could be participating in extremism. …”
What exactly is “far-right extremism” these days?
It is a term that the woke professional class is using as a political litmus test to demonize and police a far larger swath of the American population and to exclude those people from employment in the military, silence them on the internet and subject them to harassment by intelligence agencies.
The terms “far right” and “racist” and “white supremacist” and “domestic extremist” have been stretched to encompass virtually the entire White population of the United States which under the new definition embraced by Neoliberal Joe’s administration is held to be “complicit” in “systemic racism.” The Pentagon is now more interested in renaming military bases, thought policing and micromanaging likes and retweets on social media on behalf of a progressive dictatorship than in fighting and winning wars.
We know from the polls that 70% of Trump supporters think the election was outright stolen from him. 70% reject the blood libel of systematic racism. 90% are now concerned about anti-White discrimination. 64% outright say their racial identity is important to them. 80% feel muzzled by political correctness. Over 90% say that the mainstream media is identical with the Democratic Party. Some huge percentage of Trump supporters even supported the Capitol Siege and continue to say in the polls that violence might be necessary to preserve the American way of life. North of 80% opposed impeachment. It might be even greater than that because college-educated voters and women have been lying to pollsters.
This is the current political landscape and this is BEFORE the professional class embarks on its latest brilliant vindictive idea which is a “domestic War on Terror” that makes perfect sense inside the skewed thought bubble of the CNN and MSNBC audience. How would this realistically be received inside and outside the military though? How would the FBI and ATF going out and repeating the follies of Waco and Ruby Ridge be received in the context of the tinderbox which is showing up in all the polls? Would it be received as a legitimate crackdown on “violent domestic extremists” or something else? How would a legacy mainstream media that is perceived as illegitimate spin the narrative that it is legitimate?
Is any of this wise?
Of course not. We just have fools steering the country and spending down their inheritance. The only people who will truly reap the benefits from it are America’s adversaries who are undoubtedly delighted that something this polarizing and certain to hobble the “superpower” is seriously being contemplated. In their ideal world, the American political establishment would miscalculate and misread the domestic political temperature and engulf the country in racial, cultural, class and political division.
Amazon could sell books that are critical of transgenderism. Twitter and Facebook could allow political free speech. The U.S. military and FBI could remain neutral in domestic political disputes. The Border Patrol could be allowed to do its job and prevent entry by illegal aliens. We could abolish the oligarchy and redistribute wealth more equitably. The Democrats could have avoided impeaching Trump twice. That’s not where any of this is going though. The loud, arrogant and overconfident elite minority presiding over declining living standards is making increasingly radical and unrealistic demands and throwing its weight around and ratcheting up the polarization and political tensions. We’ve already seen that they were heedless of the consequences of what they pulled last year to defeat Blumpf.
Note: I will continue to keep an eye on this and monitor the situation as it develops.