Woke Military

DanielH

Pelican
Orthodox
A thread to discuss our new woke military.

The army is moving to consider the Archangel Michael cross, the Celtic cross, the OK symbol, and Pepe the frog hate symbols that will get you detained and removed from the military.


SECDEF orders a military freeze to root out extremism and racism from one of the least racist organizations on the planet.


And to really highlight the future of our military, here's an E-9, a command master sergeant, proudly wearing her kit backwards, fighting against oppressive uniform standards. She must have double jointed elbows and plans on pulling her mags out like arrows from a quiver. Intimidating!


It's looking like there will be a purge coming, which explains why there are still thousands of troops in DC.
 

DanielH

Pelican
Orthodox
Like every US institution, the military hasn't been ours for a long time. Anything that weakens and delegitimizes US institutions is a good thing. We should be cheering stories like the above. That is the one positive of 2020 and the death of the republic - bad news is now good news.
I'm sad to see it go this way but you're right in that a certain good will come of this in that the charade of Constitutionality and liberty is finally over. We can stop pretending the Constitution protects us, we can stop imagining the military will save us. We can only really trust faithful Christians we know in real life. Tragic, but well deserved state of affairs.
 

budoslavic

Owl
Orthodox
Gold Member

Exclusive: Special Forces Warned Against Using Pepe the Frog, III%ers, Other ‘Extremist’ Symbols​

An Army commander recently briefed U.S. Special Forces candidates and trainees they could be detained or chaptered out of the Army if they are found affiliated with certain imagery popular on the political right that is now considered to be associated with extremism, Breitbart News can exclusively reveal.

The briefing, by Army Col. Mike Henry, MD, deputy commander of Special Warfare Medical Group (Airborne)/Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center at the U.S. John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (JFKSWCS) at Fort Bragg, came two days after President Joe Biden was inaugurated, a source familiar with the briefing said.

Henry is responsible for training over 2,500 Army and Navy Special Operations medics.

Around the time of the briefing, slides from the New York Police Department Intelligence Bureau were also posted around the Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center (JSOMTC) and distributed to soldiers. The slides, dated January 14, listed and described about two dozen symbols, ideologies, and memes considered to be “associated with or appropriated by domestic violent extremism.”

The slides said:

Recent high-profile mass-casualty attacks in the West have demonstrated the enduring threat posed by a wide range of racially/ethnically motivated violent extremists and conspiracy-driven malicious actors, including those inspired by far-right, neo-Nazis, and white supremacist worldviews. Due to his concerning trend, NYPD Intelligence Bureau advises law enforcement to maintain awareness of key symbols, icons, and graphics associated with or appropriated by domestic violent extremist movements that — in some cases — were observed during the January 6 deadly and destructive riot at the US Capitol.

Soldiers were told the list came from the Department of Homeland Security and was an updated list of what federal and local law enforcement need to be “on the lookout for,” according to the source.

Henry “told us that if anyone gets caught wearing, buying, selling, affiliated with in any way, any of those things on those list, that the first thing he’s going to do is chapter us out of the Army. The second thing is, he’s going to handle the investigation by sending it over to the DHS,” the source said. “He didn’t quite outright say that we would be arrested, he used the word ‘detained.'”

Some of the imagery on the slides clearly refer to hate symbols, such as a swastika or other Nazi-related symbols. However, also included is “Pepe the Frog” — an internet meme frequently posted by members of the political right to troll the political left. The slides, obtained by Breitbart News, said this about the meme:

While not originally meant as a hate symbol, Pepe the Frog, or the ‘sad frog meme’ was appropriated by users who post racist, anti Semitic, anti-LGBT, and other bigoted content. Individuals will also alter Pepe the Frog to show him in various costumes or as recognizable hate figures, such as Hitler.

More worrying for some soldiers, however, is the list’s inclusion of imagery popular among members of the military long before the racial unrest of the summer of 2020, such as the “Three Percenters” symbol — the Roman numeral III with 13 stars around it.

In fact, until recently, graduates of the SWMG’s Trauma III course had the option to buy a shirt with a Three Percenter logo on the front, the source said.

“Now those shirts, all of them have to be thrown away, and cannot be worn again and they have to change the logo because it’s been associated with these extremist behavior,” the source said.

Supporters of the “Three Percenters” idea claim it stands for the three percent of American patriots who fought the British during the American Revolutionary War. A website for a group claiming to be the “original” Three Percenters states: “We are NOT racists, NOR are we white supremacists… . We are NOT anti-government.” Some reports say the group has tried to stop violence at rallies.

However, progressive watchdog groups Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League have deemed Three Percenters as part of an anti-government militia movement. That definition has caught some in a lurch, such as Patriots rookie kicker Justin Rohrwasser, who came under scrutiny last year for having it tattooed on his left arm. He said in an interview with WBZ-TV:

I was 18 when I got it. It was described to me as the percentage of colonists that rose up against the government of the British … . I was like, ‘Wow, that is such an American sentiment, a patriotic sentiment.’ Coming from a military family, I thought that really spoke to me. I always was proud to be an American. I’m very proud to be an American.

Rohrwasser also had the American flag, “Liberty or Death,” and “Don’t Tread on Me,” tattooed on him, but nevertheless apologized for the Three Percenters tattoo and had it removed.

The slides, which are marked “law enforcement sensitive,” describe the “Three Percenters” as a “North American militia movement/paramilitary-style group with members who adhere to a far-right/libertarian ideology with a primary focus on firearms ownership right and opposition to expansive U.S. federal government authority.” Along with the description is a photo of a Three Percenters flag being held up outside the Capitol building during the January 6 protests.

According to the source, there are soldiers who — like Rohrwasser — believed the Three Percenters symbol was an expression of patriotism and are now worried that they may be kicked out or punished for past affiliation.

“To be honest, I’m a little bit scared because I have been affiliated with Three Percenters due to the fact that they extend from the Revolutionary War, that three percent of the population stood up against the British, and that’s what started the Revolutionary War, and I love that ideal. I’ve kind of taken that to heart,” the source said.

“And for them to now demonize it and make it so where the people who are willing to stand up for the country are now being told we’re extremists and that we’re terrorists and that if we share these ideals with anyone or if we publicly speak on these ideals, that not only will I be chaptered out of the Army, but that I could possibly be detained and then put under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security,” the source added.

Soldiers allegedly walked away from the briefing stunned. Some are now trying to remove past social media posts or are deleting their social media accounts, while others who feel they did nothing wrong are refusing to do so. “This is the time that I feared would come. This is the beginning,” the source said.

Breitbart News reached out to JFKSWCS and asked about the January 22 briefing. A spokesperson for JFKSWCS said “at no time” did leadership warn of any specific consequences, but confirmed that discussions about “emblems and extremist symbols” were taking place. The spokeswoman said in a statement:

Army policy directed all subordinate commanders to review current emblems and discuss the issue of extremist symbols with their Soldiers. In keeping with good order and discipline as prescribed in Army policy and Secretary of Defense guidance, Commanders in each of the units within the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School made it a priority to emphasize that extremist organizations’ objectives are inconsistent with the Army’s values, goals and beliefs.

Our leadership discussed this information with their Soldiers to better educate them on current offensive symbols and logos. Commanders further reminded Soldiers they represent the Army, both on and off duty. While the results of any association with extremism were discussed, at no time did the leadership advise Soldiers that there would be specific consequences based upon alleged affiliations.


The spokeswoman did not comment on the slides.

Lawyer and First Amendment expert Harmeet Dhillon said the military should not retroactively punish soldiers for things they may have said or done in the past if there was no guidance.

“Let’s say someone shared a meme about Pepe the Frog without necessarily knowing what that is now inferred to mean, but there was no Army code of conduct that covered that, or said that was inappropriate,” Dhillon said in an interview with Breitbart News.

“I hope it is not the case that the Army is going to impose some new standards that apply to people that got some tattoo, or owned some T-shirt, or shared some meme five years ago,” she added. “That’s not fair.”

“It is fair for the Army to have standards and norms going forward that govern what people do while they’re on duty, or wearing a uniform, or perceived as a member of the United States military, but even then, people have certain privacy standards for what they do in their private lives,” she said.

Other imagery on the slides included those associated with QAnon, the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers, the National Social Club 131, the “Kek” flag, the Boogaloo movement, the National Socialist Order, 14, 88, the swastika, the sonnenrad or sunwheel, the SS, the Celtic Cross, the WP “okay” hand symbol, the Archangel Michael Cross, the “Othala Rune”, the “Norse Algis Rune”, the “Totenkopf”, the Universal Order symbol, the nuclear symbol, and the ((( ))) “echo.” The descriptions of QAnon and the Oathkeepers are also accompanied by photos of protesters at the Capitol on January 6.

The slides also note “possession of these symbols is protected under the first amendment and is not alone sufficient grounds for arrest or prosecution.”

But that is little consolation for soldiers who are facing a Biden administration undertaking a vaguely-defined effort to combat extremism in the military, after the identification of some veterans participating in rioting or violent activity at the Capitol on January 6.

During his confirmation hearing, Biden’s Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has vowed to get rid of “racists and extremists.”

The Pentagon has not described how it plans to do that. On Wednesday, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby announced that Austin had called for a 60-day “stand down” — or period when commanders would discuss the issue of extremism with troops.

And the Pentagon has not given details on 12 National Guard members who were tasked with providing security for the January 20 inauguration, but were sent home after being screened for extremist views.

National Guard Bureau Chief Army Gen. Daniel Hokansan said on January 18, “If there’s any indication that any of our soldiers or airmen are expressing things that are extremist views, it’s either handed over to law enforcement or dealt with the chain of command immediately.”

Pentagon officials say they are not sure how big the problem of extremism in the military is.

According to the New York Times, the FBI notified the Department of Defense it had opened criminal investigations involving 143 current or former service members in 2020, and of those, 68 were related to domestic extremism cases, and only one-quarter of those were associated with white nationalism.

“The problem is we don’t understand the full scope of it,” Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said a briefing last week. “And you don’t know what you don’t know until somebody acts on these kinds of beliefs. So it’s very difficult to get a hand on how many people at any given time espouse these kinds of beliefs and how many act on it.”

Many are worried there may be overreach, as the left seeks to brand anyone who merely attended the January 6 protest or voiced support for it as a domestic terrorist.

“We’re definitely seeking a crackdown on our constitutional rights as we speak — there’s no question about that,” Dhillon said. “It’s a very scary time.”
 

Cuchulainn2016

Woodpecker
Hehe, and 20 years ago I shook my head at a brochure I received for an UK armoured regiment, which ended with a picture of a field of daisies and a statement about how they protected the environment.
And there is a long history of the UK parachute regiment venerating the German fallschirmjager. Can you imagine trying to explain tattoos of that nature in the US military now!
Guess we aren't the worst anymore!
 

Renzy

Pelican
Like every US institution, the military hasn't been ours for a long time. Anything that weakens and delegitimizes US institutions is a good thing. We should be cheering stories like the above. That is the one positive of 2020 and the death of the republic - bad news is now good news.

I think there was at least the sense that the military and law enforcement were among the last conservative institutions that the left hadn't completely subverted. Certainly when there has been talk of the possibility of civil war a common refrain from the right has been the assumption that conservatives would have the military on their side if a fight broke out. I think that both beliefs can be put to rest now.

The riots of 2020 showed us that the police aren't going to protect you from leftist violence and now in 2021 the message is patriots considering joining the military need not apply. The left is going to purge the ranks of anyone who might have second thoughts about turning the military inwards on its own citizens who've now been declared the enemy for their wrongthink.
 

Chains of Peter

Woodpecker
Could just as easily be turned around.
If the Bumbling Biden / Kommie Kamala administrations get rid of a whole cadre of U.S. servicemen.
I'd be inclined to get those patriot minded guys together as a militia...
Yeah, not going to happen. The time for violent reaction passed when our leaders deliberately torpedoed the economy, infected our elderly in nursing homes and forced children to wear the cuck muzzle.

You can't even float the idea of resistance without being shouted down as a Fed.

We have lost, and the only thing left for us to do is repent until the System contrived a way to punish us.
 

Elipe

Pelican
“Our diverse workforce is a competitive advantage" - Lt. Gen. Gary Brito, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel
This is honestly why I sometimes wish there was an existential, external threat to the US. Then the weakness that results from diversity would actually have consequences beyond just wasting taxpayer funds.

We can afford to waste trillions of dollars on an airplane that's not much better than existing models precisely because there's no pressing threat to the US that would result in very harsh consequences for wasting so much time and money.

Globalism sucks precisely because it makes the world way too peaceful.
 

Towgunner

Kingfisher
Very sad. The US military was once such an honorable institution. I could say something in jest, like "its funny that diversity is our strength being taken to literally by military commanders", but, I can't. Because diversity is not our strength and, more than any other place its certainly not in the military. The military is unusually uniformed and this is out of necessity. Starting day 1 at boot camp with the shaved head ritual is the very first thing that removes individual distinction and emphasizes uniformity. Diversity is the opposite of uniformity. This is more than just an academic exercise, this matters. As it is with all institutions over taken by the left, diversity is the only priority. Consider that for profit corporations are intentionally insulting half of the country with their advertisements. Think on that...their advertisements. Millions of dollars to entice future sales and because of the influence of "diversity" they not only alienate but openly insult half their market. How is that good business? Its not, of course. Its utterly absurd. Hey boss, here's the new marketing campaign..."Good people of Walmart we hate you with every fiber in our bodies and want you to leave our store immediately". There's no way this leads to any lasting success. The same thing will happen with the military. Combat readiness and proficiency will be subservient to diversity. It will be diversity at all costs. "Commander, the Taiwanese MAD detected a sub heading straight for our aircraft carrier. Commander - leave me alone, the drag show is starting, we cannot interrupt this cultural enriching experience.

This is obvious, but, chalk another one up for China and Russia.
 

Bartimaeus Rex

Woodpecker
Gold Member
soon to be strap ons also.

From the female wookies I've seen in the service, 9 out ot 10 times no amount of lipstick is gonna pretty up that pig.
I suppose I was more or less fortunate depending on how you look at it. Being on AF side when enlisted and contracting there were a few lookers around, but I observed an inverse correlation pretty early on, between attractiveness and competence on the flightline. The best females I ever worked with with either just plain homely or lesbian. The AF is full of simps either way tho.

One of the highlights of deploying for defense contractors was that we were gone so much, not many women like being in the Middle East more than half the year.
 

DanielH

Pelican
Orthodox
I suppose I was more or less fortunate depending on how you look at it. Being on AF side when enlisted and contracting there were a few lookers around, but I observed an inverse correlation pretty early on, between attractiveness and competence on the flightline. The best females I ever worked with with either just plain homely or lesbian. The AF is full of simps either way tho.

One of the highlights of deploying for defense contractors was that we were gone so much, not many women like being in the Middle East more than half the year.
The inverse correlation between female attractiveness and competence is also very true in the maritime industry. If there's a good looking engineer or mate you're gonna have problems not only in competence but from them sleeping around.
 

CynicalContrarian

Owl
Gold Member
I think there was at least the sense that the military and law enforcement were among the last conservative institutions that the left hadn't completely subverted. Certainly when there has been talk of the possibility of civil war a common refrain from the right has been the assumption that conservatives would have the military on their side if a fight broke out. I think that both beliefs can be put to rest now.

The riots of 2020 showed us that the police aren't going to protect you from leftist violence and now in 2021 the message is patriots considering joining the military need not apply. The left is going to purge the ranks of anyone who might have second thoughts about turning the military inwards on its own citizens who've now been declared the enemy for their wrongthink.

However.
If the U.S. military was purged of all strong & true patriots.
What would that leave?

A military comprised of pencil necks, Soy-Boys, feminists & gang-bangers.

Not exactly sure the that latter would have what it takes to maintain a proper military...
 
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