Our history is now being rewritten not only by Leftists in academia, but also by those who set policy for our armed forces.
U.S. Department of Defense education materials obtained by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, warn of “extremists” that will “talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.” Judicial Watch and other conservative media outlets claim the disclosure indicates the department is teaching that conservative views are “extremist” in nature.
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.”
• 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.”
• As noted, an ideology is a set of political beliefs about the nature of people and
society. People who are committed to an ideology seek not only to persuade but to
recruit others to their belief. 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