As the Biden administration took shape, the Secretary of Defense initiated a stand down to purge extremism from the ranks. The 1/6 Capitol Protest was the excuse. As subsequent details have revealed, it is about a public reworking of the US Military culture and make-up.
Any concerns about an immediate conflict with China or Russia should be snuffed out. A military preparing for such a conflict would not hit the pause button for such a ludicrous internal review. This isn’t about external threats but how to better mold a military to reflect the woke civilian leaders and woke ideology. There is no advantage on a foreign battlefield that messaging about internal extremist politics gives a force. This does prime the audience of soldiers, airmen and sailors for an unlikely but potential use at home.
Space Force boots leader warning of Marxist infiltration & propaganda. Leaks of anti-extremism sessions being about combatting anyone to the right of Mitch McConnell, while simultaneously excusing BLM 2020 riots as justified or outside the scope of the training. Video of an officer explaining to National Guardsmen that they were going to DC to fight nationalists and supremacists. The woke recruiting advertisement with the cartoon lesbian wedding. It all points to one spot on the horizon.
Hank Oslo has a running series on the coming decay or American crack up here at the Sun. The military is not a force for it. The red team war games reports that leak (unverified of course) always cite desertion and stay behind saboteurs as serious issues. The thorniest problem remains. Would US troops shoot on fellow Americans?
That question is easier to answer if the military is purged of right wing Americans who may have kinship, regional or background ties to the declared internal enemy. It is easier to answer wiping away the old force and recruiting from reliables. As we see the media portray any force objecting to policy as evil, white people, the regime needs a military already primed to buy that story and act on those complainers and protesters as evil, not fellow citizens. Same applies to any peacekeeping action. This was first trotted out for Virginia’s 2A Rally, which turned out to be far larger and broader in crowd size and composition than anyone expected.
This is a near future concern. People mocking the cartoon lesbian wedding ad compared to Russia’s recruiting ad miss an implication within them. America’s tech dominance makes our mandarins think they don’t need brutes to win, and this is an extraordinary power move. Our tech will allow us to defeat you with small women! One could even see this fallback to rely on high powered weaponry with that weird release about using nukes in the Pacific if a scuffle with China occurs.
It is near future because the robots are not ready yet. A regime cannot use super weapons on its own people, as it then opens itself to foreign intervention and the dismemberment by other rivals licking their chops. No robots, so they need people. They need reliable people. They do not want heretics nor allow heretics within their force to have any chance to coordinate or signal heresy and therefore spoil regime plans for domestic applications of force against citizens. The undercover work is already being done by the Pentagon. It’s never about today’s little culture war tussle, but always about ten steps later.
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