When military officers attacked a private citizen in uniform last week, that was a troubling sign and dangerous precedent.
Not to mention that it revealed much of our military leadership has been subverted by woke identity politics.
And more evidence of this woke military takeover is piling up.
Active service members have anonymously voiced their displeasure of what’s happening at the top.
Here’s a sample:
That’s an accurate way to describe it.
What we’re witnessing is a total subversion of our armed forces.
This trick has been used in Marxist-style plots and poisonous woke ideology has infiltrated our military ranks.
They’ve already started to subvert reality amongst the top ranks and are now trying to spread the poison to other service members.
Just look at how they’re attempting to alter opinion on what constitutes as extremism.
They think troops are stupid for thinking the BLM & ANTIFA riots should be a bigger concern than the Capitol Riot.
And they’re forcing an extremism stand-down clearly based on ideological preferences.
This doesn’t bode well if you’re an active member with Conservative views.
We’re witnessing an ideological purge inside our own military.
An institution that’s suppose to operate with no political preference.
But that has obviously changed.
Those conducting the sessions wanted “to make sure that military members understand the difference between Seattle and [the Jan. 6 riot in] Washington, D.C.,” Colón-López said. “But some of our younger members are confused about this, so that’s what we need to go ahead and talk to them about and educate them on, to make sure that they know exactly what they can and cannot do.”
Colón-López also noted the military was called to respond after the Capitol attacks, but was not called up to support law enforcement during the Seattle protests.
And he drew a distinction between those who lawfully exercised their First Amendment rights to protest during last summer’s protests in support of racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement, and those who “latched on” to the protests to loot, destroy property and commit other crimes.
But sometimes, he said, younger troops see messages on TV that blur the lines between the two, and “we needed to educate them” on the difference.
“No, that’s not what that meant,” Colón-López said. “There were people advocating [against] social injustice, racial injustice and everything else, and it is the right of citizens.”
When asked about networks or television personalities popular among service members who have drawn those equivalencies, Colón-López said, “Those are very, very tough conversations to have with people, because sometimes they’re emotional about the subject.”
While those TV personalities are exercising the right to free speech troops have fought for, he said, “make sure that you’re well-educated and don’t be an automatic mouthpiece for something unless you understand the issue.”
Colón-López acknowledged that the “information overload” troops today face — not just traditional media and memos from service leaders, but also a panoply of social media amplifying different messages — can leave troops feeling confused and uncertain where to go to get reliable information.
“What I am committed to is to make sure that our people understand right from wrong,” he said. “That our people … are well-educated to be able to carry on, in an honorable fashion. And if they hear somebody saying the wrong things, that they’re quick to go ahead and correct them … without being confrontational.”
Colón-López stressed the refrain commonly heard from top military leaders that the vast majority of troops do not share extremist views.
And the military isn’t interested in monitoring troops’ online activities at home, he said. A service member who Googles QAnon, for example, may just want to become educated on the online conspiracy theory movement, he explained. That wouldn’t mean someone necessarily believes in that ideology.
But, he noted, the military needs to be watchful of how service members carry themselves while on duty, and what troops’ friends say they are doing.
Colón-López said it’s too soon to tell whether extremist organizations are becoming more or less likely to recruit from among the military’s ranks. But, he said, the force is being made aware that such groups are actively recruiting service members, “and we need to make sure that they stand clear from them.”