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October 8, 2019

Military expert warns support for Trump in the US armed forces is ‘downright cult-like

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 06:57

Military expert warns support for Trump in the US armed forces is ‘downright cult-like’ — and creating frightening divisions within the ranks

“The constant drumbeat of right-wing conspiracy theories and hateful political rhetoric has found its way into a sizable portion of the U.S. military’s rank and file,” Ravalgi warns. “Not too long ago, the majority of those serving in the military would have identified themselves as Reagan Republicans. But just as that brand of Republicanism has been replaced by Trumpism among civilian Republicans, so too has it seeped into the armed forces — and by these standards, even Ronald Reagan would be viewed as a socialist.”

Ravalgi goes on to say that “support for Donald Trump among a large segment of the U.S. military is downright cult-like” — which she says “doesn’t make sense” to her because “Trump is everything the U.S. military should despise: a draft dodger, adulterer, flabby, lazy, unread, a tabloid joke for decades, and TV reality show star.”

To critics of Trump, the impeachment inquiry led by House Democrats is a prime example of checks and balances at work. But to Trump devotees and the alt-right, it is an attempted coup d’etat by Democrats and the “deep state” — and Ravalgi is worried about people in the military who buy into such conspiracy theories.

 

 

2 Comments »

  1. I’m so sick of hearing about the “deep state!” What a bunch of malarkey!

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    Comment by Nan — October 8, 2019 @ 12:12

    • Hello Nan. What scares me is the infusion of highly religious highly partisan military leaders. To have senior enlisted and officers that push both Christianity and their political views on the younger troops is a very dangerous situation. It was well under way when I was in back in the 1980’s. Reagan was almost worshiped by a large part of the military. He knew the code words to use, he praised the military and claimed to be giving them an elevated position in society, just like tRump has done with his base. I have written about the religious pressures I was subjected too. Not having a religion was an offense to the Christians. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — October 9, 2019 @ 03:23


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