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    Political Correctness in the Military....

    Amid concerns about white nationalists enlisting in the U.S. military to gain combat training, the Marines have discharged a reservist who was identified as belonging to a notorious hate group, Yahoo News has learned. Meanwhile, the Army National Guard took a different approach in dealing with an enlisted man who held, but has renounced, similar extremist views.
    Last month, the Marines severed ties with reservist Lance Cpl. Logan Piercy, who was one of 11 active-duty service members alleged to have ties to Identity Evropa by HuffPost in April. Identity Evropa is classified as a white supremacist group by the Anti-Defamation League, listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and was a key organizer of the 2017 Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally that resulted in the murder of counterprotester Heather Heyer.
    Piercy was deeply involved with the hate group, participating in white nationalist events, including the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. He also posted photos of himself placing Identity Evropa flyers on college campuses and repeatedly used anti-Semitic language in conversations on Discord, a group chat app.

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    “Lance Corporal Piercy was administratively separated from the Marine Corps at the end of May,” Maj. Roger Hollenbeck told Yahoo News via email Wednesday. “There is no place for racial hatred or extremism in the Marine Corps. Our strength is derived from the individual excellence of every Marine regardless of background. Bigotry and racial extremism run contrary to our core values.”
    The Minnesota National Guard came to a different decision in the case of another service member named in the same article. Pfc. Andrew Schmidt, 19, was recalled from basic training in April after the same HuffPost report identified him as having ties to Identity Evropa.
    The Minnesota National Guard said this week that Schmidt “did not engage in prohibited activity during his period of service” and will be retained, in accordance with Pentagon policy. Schmidt’s involvement with the group was not as deep or as long-lasting as Piercy’s, and he has renounced their ideology.
    “Private First Class Schmidt has received counseling and training on Army policies against involvement in extremist groups and the prohibition of extremist activities,” said Col. Joe Sharkey, director of communications for Minnesota National Guard, in a statement to Yahoo News. “Private First Class Schmidt has disavowed any continued association with any groups or participation in activities that discriminate, or condone discrimination based on Race, Religion, Sexuality or Gender. The Minnesota National Guard is confident Schmidt will uphold our core values in his service to our state and nation."

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    talk IS cheap... but isn't it funny how there do not seem to be any military personnel ever identified as having ties to militant Islam or black/Hispanic hate groups??? It's not like such groups do not exist, and it's also not like there is no possibility of military personnel having connections to such groups...

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    Squad Leader Platinum Member Zulu 36's Avatar
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    Anything the Southern Poverty Law Center says is very suspect. They have been incredibly biased toward conservative groups for many years. I see SPLC and I immediately ignore what they say.

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    Roger That, SPLC is nothing but a socialist/communist/anarchist organization, seeking to create and promote racial discord....

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    White Nationalist or anything labeled White is always placed in scrutiny. I mean....we can't all be a gay transgender black muslim born in Africa, with Hispanic ancestors.

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    why not, Billy??? All we need to do is IDENTIFY as that, and we're it.... just ask Elizabeth Warren, and that white woman that used to work for the NAACP that IDENTIFIED as BLACK, and was, therefore, black... at least until her totally WHITE, SCANDANAVIAN parents came out and showed the world that there was NO BLACK in her lineage.....

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