"Some Troops See Capitol Riot, BLM Protests as Similar Threats, Top Enlisted Leader Says"
Some troops have drawn equivalencies between the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and last year's protests for racial justice during recent stand-downs to address extremism, worrying the military's top enlisted leader.
"Equivalencies" strikes me as an odd reach of a word to describe what are better understood comparisons. In any case, the Pentagon is upset about them.
In a Thursday briefing with reporters at the Pentagon, Ramón "CZ" Colón-López, the senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that some troops have asked, when the Jan. 6 riot is brought up, "How come you're not looking at the situation that was going on in Seattle prior to that?"
This tells us, as if we needed confimration, that the "stand-downs" on "extremism" are indoctrination sessions in which context, points of reference, and perspective are verboten.
He said that is one example of the mindset many military leaders are encountering, and he is "concerned about the way that some people are looking at the current environment."
"This is coming from every echelon that we're talking to," he added.
The Pentagon is "concerned" about a mindset to be found in "every echelon."
Colón-López said the confusion some younger troops have expressed shows why the training sessions on extremism are needed...
But as the training sessions took place, some themes emerged that worried leaders.
Those conducting the sessions wanted "to make sure that military members understand the difference between Seattle and [the Jan. 6 riot in] Washington, D.C.," Colón-López said.
"Seattle," good. Jan. 6, bad. Of course, what is "Seattle" if not a euphemism for Antifa's months-long occupation and destruction of a section of the city? What is Jan 6 if not a "mostly peaceful" protest of a few hours at the Capitol? No wonder "some members" of the military are "confused."
"But some of our younger members are confused about this, so that's what we need to go ahead and talk to them about and educate them on, to make sure that they know exactly what they can and cannot do."
Plain and simple, the US military has created the kind of indoctrination or brain-washing camps Mao used to run.
... But sometimes, he said, younger troops see messages on TV that blur the lines between the two, and "we needed to educate them" on the difference....
When asked about networks or television personalities popular among service members who have drawn those equivalencies, Colón-López said, "Those are very, very tough conversations to have with people, because sometimes they're emotional about the subject."
Right and wrong, black and white can be so polarizing.
While those TV personalities are exercising the right to free speech troops have fought for, he said, "make sure that you're well-educated and don't be an automatic mouthpiece for something unless you understand the issue."...
As engineered by the Agit-Prop Department of the Biden-Harris Dictatorship.
"What I am committed to is to make sure that our people understand right from wrong," he said. "That our people ... are well-educated to be able to carry on, in an honorable fashion.And if they hear somebody saying the wrong things, that they're quick to go ahead and correct them ... without being confrontational."
Sounds as if what Colon-Lopez is really committed to is deploying US military Thought Police.
... But, he noted, the military needs to be watchful of how service members carry themselves while on duty, and what troops' friends say they are doing.
Breaking: The U.S. military is also surveilling troops' friends and family.