“A Department of Defense training manual that has been prepared in response to the discovery of “white supremacy” identifies Catholics and evangelical Christians inter alia as “religious extremists,” presumably because they hold traditional religious views that are unacceptable to the implementers of the currently fashionable woke culture. It warns that “Christian extremism is often conflated with white supremacy for a joint ideology focused on racial and religious purity which they believe to be God’s intention” and places them in a broader group together with members of the Ku Klux Klan, al-Qaeda, and Hamas. The manual claims that such organizations “…use or advocate violence to accomplish their objectives and are therefore [are] rightly classified as extremists.”
To be sure, the US military is becoming increasingly a social engineering tool and irrelevant as it has not actually defended the country since the War of 1812. The training manual and whatever other “teaching tools” it spawns are part of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s “stand-down” to identify and discharge extremists in the US armed forces which was issued after the January 6th incident at the US Capitol in Washington. Some of those involved were reported to be military veterans. Austin did not provide any evidence that “extremism” was pervasive among active-duty soldiers, nor did he define what views in particular are unacceptable. Critics counter that the problem is a minor one in the military, with only nine army soldiers discharged for reasons that might be linked to political extremism in 2020.
If one is going to identify conservative Christians as threats, how about kicking people out of government and denying security clearances for being too close to Israel, General Austin? Israel conducts the most aggressive spying operations directed against the US by any “friendly” country, but it rarely pays any price for its behavior. In 2009 FBI counter intelligence officer John Cole reported how many cases of Israeli espionage were dropped under orders from the Justice Department. He provides a “conservative estimate” of 125 viable investigations into Israeli espionage involving both American citizens and Israelis that were stopped due to political pressure.”
Comment: Phil Geraldi’s essay above is provided as informative with regard to the politicization of American life in all its aspects. I wonder what Joe Biden, supposedly a devout Catholic, thinks of all this. pl