Vows to “rid our ranks of racists and extremists,” but given the left’s expansive definitions of “racists” and “extremists,” politics cannot be far behind.
The radical left has long eyed our military with suspicion, revulsion, and disdain. So much so that during his presidency, Obama did everything he could to shrink the military to pre-WWII levels, purge military leadership of all who were not ‘progressive’ sycophants, and chip away at the rank and file’s ideological and religious liberty.
As I blogged in 2015, “the army has sadly become famous for its attacks on Christianity and its Christian soldiers. For example, the army labeled Christian Ministries ‘domestic hate groups,’ Bibles were banned from Walter Reed Army Medical Center (a decision that was later rescinded), chaplains have been ordered not to quote the Bible or pray in Jesus’ name.”
It’s really no wonder that Obama was the least popular president with active-duty members of the military. It would seem that the Biden administration is intent on expanding Obama’s desecration of our military by conducting witch hunts for “extremists” and “racists” among its ranks. Considering that we all know these terms are used by the left to actually mean Republicans or anyone who does not toe the radical progressive line, this is truly alarming.
This renewed war on the center-right and right started with the events at the Capitol on January 6th. The left seized it as their own personal Reichstag fire and used it to justify Big Tech’s purge of wrong think on social media platforms, the blacklisting of Trump administration employees, and the incredible assertion that all 75 million Trump voters must be “punished” and “purged” from public life.
To that end, 12 National Guard members were pulled from inauguration duty without due process and reportedly for showing support on social media pages “for affiliations with the NRA, Turning Point USA, and other conservative groups.” This is what is considered “extremist” in Biden’s America.
“rightwing extremism in the United States” as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority. “It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration,” the warning says.
A lot has changed since the release of that 2009 memo. None of those changes favor an Iowa grandma who opposes abortion or anyone who supports the 10th (or 1st, 2nd, etc.) Amendment. These “extremists” must be purged and punished, and they absolutely cannot be permitted to serve in our nation’s military.
To that end, Biden’s Pentagon pick has vowed to rid the military of “racists and extremists.”
During his opening remarks, Lloyd Austin stated:
We also owe our people a working environment free of discrimination, hate and harassment. If confirmed, I will fight hard to stamp out sexual assault, to rid our ranks of racists and extremists, and to create a climate where everyone fit and willing has the opportunity to serve this country with dignity. The job of the Department of Defense is to keep America safe from our enemies. But we can’t do that if some of those enemies lie within our own ranks.
Democrats in recent days have sounded the alarm over the prospect of extremists in the military, after veterans and active-duty members of the military were identified attending a pro-Trump protest at the Capitol on January 6, with some breaching the Capitol building.
Some Democrats have suggested that members of the National Guard posed an insider threat to the inauguration on Tuesday. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) said Monday on CNN that he predicted that 75 percent of white male National Guard members protecting the event were an insider threat.
. . . . Austin said having potential racist or extremist behavior in the military is “absolutely unacceptable” and said he would work to make sure it is “absolutely clear” that that behavior does not fit military values.
“I will want the leaders of all the services and all of the departments to make sure that they’re doing the right things to set the right example and to create the right climate that discourages and eliminates that type of behavior,” he said.
“And this is not something we can be passive on. This is something I think we have to be active on and we have to lean into it and make sure we’re doing the right things to create the right climate,” he said.
It’s particularly chilling and frightening because today’s Democrats, their activist media arm, and their Big Tech gatekeepers claim that any and every Republican from members of Congress to your neighbor and including every center-right or right-leaning person who holds the “wrong” and unapproved viewpoint instantly receives a label: racist, extremist, Nazi, white supremacist, terrorist, insurrectionist, and traitor.
And it doesn’t stop there. According to John Brennan, this sweeping purge includes libertarians, as well.
.@JohnBrennan: Biden intel community “are moving in laser-like fashion to try to uncover as much as they can about” the pro-Trump “insurgency” that harbors “religious extremists, authoritarians, fascists, bigots, racists, nativists, even libertarians” pic.twitter.com/SjVXWhPhR8
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 20, 2021
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