Are the signs of “white supremacy, extremism” up in poll of active duty troops true?

 

“Them and Us.” The Progressives continue to divide us as their hallmark strategy, We would be remiss if we did not keep in mind that targeting the military as those to be fearful of makes sense and is included in festering this division. Fostering division among the ranks another strategy.

Accusations of racism, the military a “bastion of white supremacy” continues the targeted attack on those that protect us. We have seen the fruits if their attacks on our law enforcement agencies.

Our intrepid Mustang gives us this post regarding a disturbing article that appeared in the Military Times 6 February 2020

 

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Headline:  Signs of white supremacy, extremism up again in poll of active duty troops. Link: 

Military Times 6 February 2020

The latest Military Times Poll of active duty troops found that more than 1 in 3 have seen signs of white supremacist or similarly extremist ideology in the ranks, an increase from last year’s survey.

Click on the above link, read the article, form your own opinion.

I do not know how much money the company is making selling newspapers to military personnel and their families.  I also do not know its circulation.  What I do know is that the media group is owned by liberals, who invest in other media enterprises, and that they seem focused on changing (through nefarious means) American culture.

Here’s mine.  This proposition is pure balderdash, underscored by the fact that “Cassie Miller, a research and investigations specialist for the Southern Poverty Law Center, said …

With three decades of military service, let me just say:

Yes, there are people wearing the uniform of our country who harbor racial or ethnic biases.  There are also people who harbor prejudices against women in uniform.  There are people wearing military uniforms who hate their NCOs and officers.  Some even detest calf’s liver.  Here are a few more facts:

  • They are not all white
  • They do not represent one-third of our active duty, reserve, or retired forces.
  • There is no factual basis for the propositions put forth by the writer.
  • Reliance on the Southern Poverty Law Center is shoddy journalism.
  • Publishing a picture of a “white supremist demonstration” that has nothing whatever to do with military personnel is worse than shoddy journalism; it is patently dishonest.

Bias exists in our world.  It always has and it always will.  It is not prevalent in our military services in the same way that it is not rampant in mainstream society.  So, we must now wonder, why is Military Times/Signal Media Group making such claims?  Ah, but we know already.

It’s the same trick they’re playing on the rest of our society.  Change history (by using a picture of a non-military demonstration to make the claim that present-day military personnel harbor white supremist inclinations), and it is possible to change the present (by turning military personnel against each other, or mainstream society against their front-line defenders).  Voila!  Mission accomplished!

I suspect that Military Times never conducted a valid poll of military personnel.  I make this suggestion based on this contention: the question was constructed by an idiot.  What is nationalism?  What is white nationalism?  How do they differ?  In what ways have the respondents observed racism?  How were respondents targeted?  By race or ethnicity?  By age?  By location in the country?  By military affiliation?  By rank?

A note to our friends, particularly those without a military background.  No military unit, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, or Space Force is able to perform its demanding duty when there is a pervasive environment of discord.  Conflict takes many forms … racial and ethnic division constitute only two of several possibilities.  Some troops from Tennessee can’t abide New Yorkers.  Some Baptists will never get along with Hindus.  Some women wearing our military uniform are man-haters.  There are still men who prey on women.

These examples serve to illustrate what our society offers the local military recruiter.  How we deal with it is in the time-honored way: we only promote men and women to noncommissioned officer ranks who have demonstrated the ability to lead.  We only offer commissions to men and women capable of developing into leaders who can lead NCOs.  We only promote to senior officer status those who have demonstrated the ability to lead junior officers.

Are there occasionally glitches in our imperfect system?  Of course.  Our military services are human inventions and there are times when our troops, our leaders let us down.  There are troops who break faith with their uniformed comrades.  There are NCOs and officers who fail to lead.  In each case of failure, there is a remedy, and the military services are really good about ferreting out troublemakers and leadership failures.

But there is no way that our military is a bastion of white supremacy or racism.  Any claim to the contrary is a damn lie.  We must reject those who would cause us to lose faith in our military establishment, who would sow the seeds of discontent within the military —and we ought to deny these destroyers access to sales through the military post exchanges and commissaries.  Such a decision is not up to me, or any of you.

It’s a bit complex

 The company’s Military Times media group publishes newspapers aimed at current and former US military personnel.

  • Army Times, since 1940
  • Navy Times, since 1951
  • Air Force times, since 1947
  • Marine Corps Times, since 1999

I do not know how much money the company is making selling newspapers to military personnel and their families.  I also do not know its circulation.  What I do know is that the media group is owned by liberals, who invest in other media enterprises, and that they seem focused on changing (through nefarious means) American culture.  I do have a problem with this…

Sightline Media Group, formerly known as Gannett Government Media and Army Times Publishing Company, is a major media holding company.  The parent company of Sightline is Regent, L. P.  The company’s Military Times media group publishes newspapers aimed at current and former US military personnel.

I just wanted to let you know what’s going on. Link at

Military Times 6 February 2020

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

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Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

 

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