United States military leaders are very busy attending to the greatest challenge facing our military:
Soldiers who do not get all their news from CNN.
Here is the breathless first paragraph of the story in The Daily Press.
WASHINGTON — During military training sessions to address extremism in the ranks, some service members have challenged why the Pentagon is not treating the violence during racial injustice protests last summer as equal to the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Oh no! Our citizen soldiers are questioning CNN’s, I mean, our military leader’s woke orthodoxy.
Note something subtle here as well, the framing of the argument.
…treating the violence during racial injustice protests last summer
They are at least recognizing the violence (more on that in a bit) but then frame it as “racial injustice protests.” Some were, maybe even most if you include all the thousands of local protests, but Antifa’s repeated attempts to burn down a federal courthouse had less to do with anger and frustration over racial injustice and more to do with anger and frustration over the injustice that you can’t find a PS5 anywhere, and their moms are threatening to throw them out of the basement.
…as equal to the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The “racial injustice protests” were merely violent, whereas what happened at the U.S. Capitol was “deadly.”
It would be easy to breeze right by that, but it matters, repeating this framing, subtly, quietly, over and over matters. People will forget that the 2020 BLM riots were much more deadly, despite the media contorting itself to claim otherwise.
Right now, few people understand anything about the circumstances surrounding the deaths that occurred at the January 6 riots, only one of which has been tied to an act of identifiable violence when a Capitol Police officer shot a Trump supporter.
That the two events are viewed as equivalent by some troops has caught the Pentagon’s attention…
That chill you just felt go up your spine?