The overarching ideology of Pentagon officials is larger military budgets and ongoing permanent war posture. Their new war target, explicitly, is domestic "white rage."
The most chilling aspect of all is that the top military brass has taken it upon themselves to essentially conduct domestic policy. Initially as propaganda but soon to be at the point of a gun. All under the wholly contrived war cry of "white rage".
Venezuela, here we come.
This is as big a lie, and as transparent, as Russia Gate. Those people in the Capitol were Trump supporters who really thought he was being undemocratically denied the presidency. That piddling, unarmed group had no chance to take over a city, let alone the US! And they were clearly not motivated by racism. What a f*cking farce. Is there no end this? Why can't everyone be a little more intelligent?
So when morons storm the capital it's "white rage" but when people of color (and white ppl) destroy, loot, and create danger it's "for a good cause"--- ok got it. How about they stop focusing on color and look at what's really causing the issues (ie. lack of education and mental health resources, victim mentality, etc.).
PS Critical Race Theory is: Critical Race Theory is an ideology started in academia in the 70s that says racism exists everywhere - in every person and system - and the job of the critical theorist is to assess HOW (not if) racism occurred in any circumstance. Racism is always ASSUMED to have occurred.
Another way to think of critical race theory is this: It's the opposite of what Martin Luther King preached. It's the idea that we should judge people on the basis of their race, that someone's race is the only thing that matters about them, not the content of their character.
Greenwald is this generation's George Orwell, Edward R. Murrow, and H.L. Mencken all rolled into one. Even though I'm an atheist, I invariably finish his columns and think "Thank God for GG, and God bless you, sir !"
Instead of studying "White Rage" perhaps the military could study how to actually win a war instead of spending 20 years in a hell hole like Afghanistan wasting lives and money.
But's it's easier to fight fake enemies like "White Supremacy" and "White Rage" instead of actual enemies.
“. . .and I want to understand white rage. And I'm white.” - Gen. Mark Milley.
Far too many Americans are now penniless. You’re not.
The small crowd in the January 6 Capitol riot was a tiny fraction of the disenfranchised population you’re supposed to be protecting. Tens of millions of your countrymen have lost their jobs, their savings, their health care, their retirement, their homes, and - in a neoliberal system stacked against them - any hope of recovery. They are desperate.
You really want to understand? Then stop presumptively attributing the rage to racism. Stop calling it “white.”
This 'agenda' is terrifying. What does the military plan to do? Detain and/or execute (nuke) half the population? Arrest any journalist who questions the party line? I'm beginning to feel like Saudi Arabia is a safer place to live. And that, in itself, is a frightening statement.
I couldn’t help but think of my dad while watching Milley’s horrifying speech. My dad grew up in rural poverty and voluntarily joined the Army at 19. He spent a year of unspeakable terror in Vietnam, only to be vilified by ruthless leftwingers when he came back. He got married, had two kids and worked 12-15 hour days until he retired at 65. He played by the rules, raised his children well, and refused benefits from the government. He voted for Donald Trump- both times. He supported, as did I, those who protested last year’s bogus “election”. Now he is vilified again, but this time by the military he sacrificed so much for. This country has been taken over by left wing rot. Those of you who helped these despicable people gain power and turn it on patriots, like my dad, have a lot to answer for. Completely unforgivable. Shame on you.
Glenn, you don’t get a star on your collar in the Army without being a progressive liberal. It’s recurring indoctrination. Please look and tell us how many Army Generals did not go to West Point. It’s a good ole boys club with the flag officers. If you aren’t made in their image, you won’t get into the club. If you looked and saw how many combat hardened officers that are highly decorated get stuck at colonel because they aren’t fringe leftist, then you’d be shocked. This plan has been in the works for a very long time. They’ll likely never turn the rank and file enlisted into zealots, but the officer ranks are completely corrupted.
The current “war against right-wing extremists" is in fact—and always has been—a war against the Left, initiated by right-wing extremist J. Edgar Hoover and his successors in the F.B.I. and the national security state against civil rights activists, anti-war protesters, whistleblowers, unions, Occupy Wall Street, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, et al, characterizing them as national security threats to the "law-abiding silent majority". This is why journalists, public intellectuals, and consumer protection advocates of the stature of Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, Ralph Nader, Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, Aaron Mate, et al, are banned from the New York Times, Washington Post, and the corporate broadcast news media as they’re a threat to the de facto US imperial agenda. The second most dangerous thing on earth to US “foreign policy” is US “domestic policy”.
It's just the Establishment coming up with a new Boogeyman in the Closet™ to further strip us of what few civil rights we have left. Nothing to see here folks, move along...move along.
Milley, virtue signalling like an ignoramus, can't even get the basic facts straight.
With an acting job ("gravitas, General, gravitas") worthy of Troy Donohue, he gravely recalled "thousands" of rioters who chose to "assault" the Capitol.
Actually, the most extreme manhunt in history had, as of a few weeks ago, yielded exactly 411 rioters, of whom about 40 had (after suitable trumping-up), serious offenses. There were zero shots fired by the "insurgents."
Many of the 411 just strolled into the building. They represented about 1.4% of the people who attended the Trump rally. Instead of calling it a "mostly peaceful" rally, the media, and Milley, while suppressing video of the event, labeled it a massive "armed insurrection." Imagine. An elaborately planned insurrection, taking over a building filled with armed guards, with zero firearms!!
While the idiot general virtue-signalled, the worthless congressional dolts nodded "sagely" at the his words of wisdom. God save us.
"No healthy democracy allows military officials to be venerated to the point of residing above critique."
Here's a fucking news flash: We don't live in a healthy democracy and we don't live in a "free" country.
We just don't.
Maybe he should try to understand why the rage against Iraq, Syria, Libya which the USA launched and killed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians before he studies the reasons for white rage here.
"Thousands of people..." assaulted the Capitol? Huh? What did this guy see or hear that supports that statement? Were there people that vandalized some things, and whom should rightfully be held accountable? Certainly. But a huge crowd of probably tens of thousands that milled about taking selfies, where not one firearm was confiscated, were "assaulting" the Capitol? The dude is delusional or purposefully pushing the narrative.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry at Milley. This is complete bullshit, so embarrassing that it must have taken immense self-control for him not to laugh out loud while saying it. Yet, as Glenn points out, it's of a piece with the Left's relentless propagandizing of the capitol incident as an "armed insurrection" led by alt-right gun owners. Never mind that it was nothing of the sort, and that the BLM/Antifa-led riots over the last 18 months caused far more damage and loss of life. The narrative must--and will--be served. If you're a gun-owning white person, make no mistake--our gov't is coming for you.