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

Earlier posts that may be of interest– include what the West Point Think Tank is up to

West Point Think Tank warns of dangerous “Conservatives”

Navy SEALS ordered to remove Navy Jack path from uniforms | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades!

DOD says Conservatives are dangerous as well as the Founders | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades!

Soldiers may be court martialed for sharing Christian faith | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades!

Military ready to purge Catholics and Protestant Evangelicals? | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades!

Army puts Muslim Cleric in charge of 14,000 soldiers religious needs

 

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

 

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

  1. markone1blog Says:

    I cannot really comment from experience (I was a Air Force brat from birth to probably 6 months, however, I really don’t remember that much about those months).

    However, I can say this: there does seem to be a white supremacy, extremism problem within the Democrat party’s presidential campaigns. Darn near all of them now are white. And, regarding extremism, they all seem to think that they can tell me how to live my life. Considering the fact that I support gun rights, am a Christian, and live conservatively — that doesn’t sit well with me.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Mustang Says:

    The people who write these “news” articles have no military background and no sense of what it takes to maintain a lethal force in defense of the United States. They obviously have no appreciation for our nation’s military history, which in the final analysis, has always gotten the job done. I would argue that the moron who wrote the Military Times article has a pronounced bias against the US Armed Forces.

    In a nutshell, here’s how it works: not every citizen is suitable for military service. Not every enlistee is suitable for every job. Not every first termer is suitable for reenlistment. Not everyone is suitable for career length service. Not every seaman will make petty officer. Not every second lieutenant will make general. From the start of one’s military service to its conclusion, there is a constant process of selecting the best for advancement. Mediocre doesn’t work in the US military. Such are the demands of military service in the 21st century. Race or ethnicity has nothing to do with it. NCOs jealously guard their ranks; only the best non-rated men and women are allowed to become NCOs. Only the best corporals get to become sergeants. America expects no less from the military and I find no fault in this system.

    Where I do find fault is in the evolution from a no-nonsense military establishment (because military service is dangerous) to one that is politically correct or overly sensitive to affirmative action. These mistakes have lethal consequences, such as with the army major who murdered dozens in cold blood at Fort Hood, Texas —the Army’s unwillingness to shit can that bastard when it was apparent that he posed a clear and present danger to the good order and discipline of his service component. He was a doctor, no less. Or the black Moslem sergeant who fragged a half-dozen of his officers in Kuwait. Or in having on-base chapels where chaplains are prevented from speaking about Jesus of Nazareth. Such events are not commonplace, but they do have a cumulative effect in threatening the efficiency of our military force in readiness. And so too do articles in Military Times that make ridiculous accusations about our men and women in uniform.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Obama’s regime made every effort to cause discord within and without the military apparently and according to earlier posts mentioned.
      Never been in the military so really should not opine from what I know not, just what I find, but from the tranny issue, to religion, anything to disrupt the military functioning is a negative.

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    • Mustang Says:

      Obama fired nearly 200 senior officers. Some of these were due to misconduct, which I have no problem with. Some were men and women who refused to accept his dismantling of the Armed Forces of the United States. In every case, however, Obama exercised his constitutional prerogatives as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. My only complaint is these two: first, too many of these senior officers waited until they were fired before leaving the service. An officer with integrity would have resigned in protest to policies he or she could not abide by. Second, few of our senior flag officers have ever served in combat. They are administrators, rather than combat leaders … and given the mission of the Armed Forces, we need combat-proven leaders at the top of the pyramid, not people who earned their stars by kissing ass. Make no mistake, I do not want the military running this country … but as I have said on many occasions, elections do have consequences. Voters need to make better choices in who they vote for.

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  3. Angel Says:

    hey Bunker:0 yes he should keep draining that swamp! HAPPY VALENTINES DAY !

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Linda Says:

    Good grief…can I just say, if being truthful, all of us harbor some sort of ‘racist’ thought. It doesn’t matter what color or race or whatever a person is.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      In my mind negative thoughts about others are a far cry from what is termed “racist” thoughts. I have strong negative thoughts about Muslims…. this is not racist in my mind, but rather a thought based on facts. Same with those who are lazy regardless of color who think I should support them… I chose to differ with you with your premise..

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      • dave drake Says:

        Yeah, sadly, anything and everything that doesn’t comply with the beliefs and “notions” of others is automatically labeled as “phobic”. Unless it’s bashing the U.S. – we’re “all” supposed to get on board with that.

        Some interesting info, when one has the time, is reading up on Cecil Rhodes, for whom the scholarship is named after. They guy was a racist, colonialist, imperialist, empire builder, blatant exploiter of ‘blood diamonds’ and incredibly intolerant of other cultures. Yet, The Left touts their Rhodes Scholars as if it were a Grand Achievement Award for woke-ness. Funny how The Left doesn’t go around destroying and removing statues of him.

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      • Mustang Says:

        Good point, Dave. Yeah, the alumni appear to be oriented to the communist left: Bill Clinton, George Stephanopoulos, Susan Rice, Cory Booker, Jim Cooper … sadly, Barack didn’t make the cut (and Clinton’s degree was only honorary), but Obama did get the Nobel Peace Prize for successfully making the transition from the US Senate to the Presidency in less than 45 minutes.

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  5. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    I served in the South early 70s and even though most of the guys I served with were from the South, I thought racial relations were great. We worked and partied together. I have a son who’s a SCPO who doesn’t see a problem nor my numerous nephews and nieces who have been in and are now out of the Army, Navy and and the Peace Through Superior Air Power Service..
    Good article as always.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Mustang Says:

      Thank you and yours for your service, sir.

      Liked by 2 people

    • peter3nj Says:

      As a High School basketball and soccer referee as well as baseball umpire (my avocation) these past 20+ years I’ve worked with many black, Latino (I don’t use Hispanic a term made up by the government for entitlement purposes) and Oriental -I know I’m a racist- fellow officials. On the court, the field and the diamond we are the only friend each other has and when the contest is over we remain buddies So then the rhetorical question remains how is it we the great unwashed co-exist or rather just plain exist with mutual respect for each other?

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