'Against All Enemies' Producer Ken Harbaugh on extremism's uptick amongst veterans.
Can it be streamed anywhere?
I watch sociological documentaries and I listen to the bulwark Sonny. Really coupd care less about an in depth analysis of Top Gun 2 and its the only movie I watched twice in theatres, lol. I'm going to need you to find the directors of Winter of Fire next.
I am of the age appropriate for the Vietnam War. I drew a high number and avoided the draft legally. Up until the last few years, I put a flag out on holidays. I am married, pay my taxes and raised a son to adulthood.
I will never fly the flag again.
If I meet someone and it turns out he is a vet, I am on my guard about his mindset. Same with cops (who don't mistreat me).
So what do we do? This was not my creation, it was the creation of right wingers with a platform.
To be frank, I even fear those who did not graduate from college - I assume they are Trumpers and so are beyond hope.
Oh,and though I sing in a Catholic Church choir, I despair of Christians.
Great episode and I really look forward to this doc debuting on streaming services. I've seen vets I served with get sucked into this movement as far back as 2012.
Full disclosure, I only read the headline. I'm a 23 year USMC veteran, you can't be sucked into any bs vortex unless you're predisposed to such bs. We tend to put the military/ police on some higher intellectual/ moral high ground. We shouldn't they put their pants on same as everyone else.
Given what I know about Dominionist Christian Nationalist infiltration of the Air Force Academy, I will definitely watch this documentary. Ironically, Putin is finding out what happens when you overly rely on a 'glorified militia' as part of your national footprint. More ironically, Prigozhin argued for the existence of Wagner as an adjunct to the Russian military by explaining to Putin how the US used Black Water in Iraq and Afghanistan. Eric Prince, like his sister Betsy Devos, is another Christian Nationalist.
So glad to learn about this. Much appreciated.
My brother was sucked into the conspiracy vortex in the US Air Force. He became convinced that the moon landing was faked, that 9-11 was done by the US government and other conspiracies. I tried over and over to reason with him, but I couldn't shake him back into sanity. Sadly he died of alcoholism as so many vets have.
I suspect the true believers' urge to tell their stories is the urge to drown out the cognitive dissonance.