Remember all those times that people on the left said that if we resisted their plans to forcibly take away our guns, we’d lose because we can’t fight the might of the US military?
Remember how we responded “but most of the military would be on our side”?
They listened and they’re working very hard to eliminate that problem.
In his memo, Austin announced that the Department of Defense “will not tolerate…actions associated with extremist or dissident ideologies” and ordered all 1.4 million personnel to receive “extremism” training. And he promised it was just the beginning: the “stand-down is just the first initiative of what I believe must be a concerted effort to…eliminate the corrosive effects that extremist ideology and conduct have on the workforce.”
And what to they define as “extremism”?
Supporting the Second Amendment, Supporting the First Amendment, being critical of government, quoting or citing the Constitution, using phrases like “don’t tread on me” or “Molon Labe”, membership in subversive organizations like the Patriot Guard Riders or the NRA, refusing to ignore the plethora of evidence that the 2020 election was stolen, insisting that the federal employees that conducted themselves illegally while engaged in a four year witch hunt for “Russian collusion” after the 2016 election be prosecuted for their crimes.
You know, basically anything a typical middle America, conservative Republican might think, say or do.
It is nothing less than an ideological purge. They want to ensure that the military is loyal to the left.
There is only one way to view this: preparing the field. They are readying themselves for what they know is coming and they don’t want to ensure that, when the military is ordered to turn the tanks and guns and bombs on their fellow US citizens, there will be no balking, hesitation or defections.
When someone constantly tells us we are their enemy and is clearly preparing for war, we should probably take heed.