Sunday, August 25, 2013

So this is what the DoD teaches the troops?

The guide is reportedly authored by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, a Defense Department-funded diversity training center. Further, the documents cite the left-leaning Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) when identifying “hate groups.”
• A statement that “Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publically espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”  So if you speak of those things, it's a substitute for being in the KKK, or calling for all the darkies to be killed or shipped to Africa.  Wonderful.

• Under a section labeled “Extremist Ideologies” the document states, “In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements.  The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states are just two examples.”
• In this same section, the document lists the 9/11 attack under a category of “Historical events.”
• The SPLC is listed as a resource for information on hate groups and referenced several times throughout the guide.(big warning sign right there)
• Of the five organizations besides the SPLC listed as resources, one is an SPLC project (Teaching Tolerance) and one considers any politically or socially conservative movement to be a potential hate group (Political Research Associates).
• Other than a mention of 9/11 and the Sudan, there is no discussion of Islamic extremism.
Oh, of course not!  The REAL enemy is people who actually believe in that document all military troops swear to defend and uphold!



Anonymous said...

Don't worry. No one takes that training seriously. It's usually a video we "watch" or a seminar we sleep through. The only ones that care are those that build a career of being the EO or SAPR person. Operatonal types have better things to do than sing cumbaya.

Firehand said...

God, I hope so

Windy Wilson said...

What anonymous said. When I worked in big aerospace it was pretty much that way, although the indoctrination had not reached the extreme (sorry) you bolded in your posting.