“The other thing we stress is building a base in the military. If we’re talking about revolution, it means we have to win other some section of the military to be on our side and most of them are working class people just like the rest of us…We have people organizing inside the military…,”The Occupidiots are starting to talk about serious revolution now the talk about laying the foundation for a Coup d'etat starts about 1:50.
So the interesting question is do they currently have a real infiltration of the United States military to pull this off or are they at an earlier stage in such plans?
There has been an increase in criminal gang activity in the military,but the armed forces have a long history of recruiting delinquents. The most critical question here is, do these young men stay loyal to their criminal organizations once in or after serving in the military?
So far there doesn't seem to be any wholesale officer corp recruitment, however it is worth noting that as DADT has been repealed ROTC will be resetting up on even more liberal campuses than it already is. Also the Senatorial confirmation of high ranking officers always has the side effect of making the upper "brass" even more political than it's nature would lead it to be anyway.
A 1994 survey is about the only research I can find upon the military's opinion on being used in potentially tyrannical ways. The results are mixed and certainly wanting further study. They are encouraging in that it seems that most soldiers and marines are aware of their constitutional limits, questions like would you obey an unconstitutional or unlawful direct order seem lacking. This also doesn't take into account the isolation and war weariness of the current force. Nor does it delve into the morality of the upper echelons who would be in the best position to know what they are being ordered to do is illegal or unconstitutional.
Progressives have tried to tie the country's increasingly para-militarized police forces to their cause through union/pension schemes. Also by propagandizing small government types as "anti-cop militias", or people who want to cut the force until you're out of a job. If these same tactics are to be brought to bear on our military we need to beware of it.
I would like to ask any active or retired military readers of this their opinions. On the question of gang members in the military staying loyal to their gangs first? Also on military disenfrancisement(especially if you served around Vietnam)?