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Watch: Journalist Tells Tucker Carlson Pentagon's Wokeness Witch-Hunt Will Redefine 'Extremism'

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With Joe Biden now the commander in chief, the military is now on a vigorous hunt for extremism within its ranks.

There’s no evidence it exists, but that’s not the point. The Democrats are going to imbue every institution they can with a fair dose of wokeness while the getting’s good, usually waving the bloody shirt of Jan. 6 to justify whatever actions they take.

As Fox News’ Tucker Carlson noted on his Thursday show, during his confirmation hearing, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said that he would “rid our ranks of racists and extremists,” and that “we can’t do that if some of our enemies lie within our own ranks.”

“‘Some of our enemies lie within our own ranks.’ He’s right about that, but probably thinking of a different group,” Carlson quipped.

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The enemies — some of them, at least — are part of the Counter-Extremism Working Group. The CEWG is being led by Bishop Garrison, the senior adviser to the secretary of defense — and, according to investigative journalist Daniel Greenfield, it’s looking to redefine what extremism is.

Greenfield has been looking into the workings of the new, woke Pentagon. When asked by Carlson what kind of picture his research has revealed, Greenfield said that “[i]t paints a very unpleasant one from the top down.

About the CEWG, Greenfield told the Fox News host:

“This was the organization that Austin has set up in order to create a new definition of extremism, because there’s so much talk about extremism,” Greenfield said.

“How do you define extremism? This group is going to define that extremism,” he added.

“It’s going to screen recruits into the military. It’s going to punish them if they lie about their past activities. It’s going to be a point of contact for veterans, warning them about extremism. And it’s obviously going to regulate who gets into what kind of national security positions.”

You may not be surprised to learn that the CEWG isn’t necessarily a military-oriented bunch of individuals, either.

Instead, Greenfield said the administration has “gotten 18 experts to come in and coordinate with this Counter-Extremism Working Group on this definition.”

“Only one of them has a military background. Only two of them have a law enforcement background. The vast majority of them are partisan Democrats who have supported Biden,” Greenfield said, adding that, “strangely enough, about a third of them are Muslim or from Islamist groups, two of whom appear not even be United States citizens but who have worked with the United Nations.”

Carlson noted that “these sound like political commissars to me.”

Greenfield said “that is very much the case. They are going to fit a definition of extremism that fits a particular political ideology.

“Bishop Garrison has already said that we’re not going to have any tolerance for this ideology, and then he quickly corrected himself and he corrected to behavior,” he continued.

“But, you know, when you start talking about ideology, beliefs that people in the military can and can’t have, that is very much a political commissar. That’s the kind of thing that the left was accusing McCarthy of doing in the Army-McCarthy hearings. They’re going to tell people in the military what kind of beliefs they can have, what they can think, not just what they can do.”

Carlson then wondered if there was anyone in the GOP willing to push back by reducing the military budget.

“Or for that matter of defunding the actual money that’s going to all these critical race theory diversity programs, because that’s really a huge financial center,” Greenfield said.

But this is our military now. We should have expected it during the inauguration of President Biden, when over 25,000 National Guard troops were called in to the District of Columbia. That wasn’t enough, though — then, the FBI had to vet those troops for extremist right-wing views. There were a dozen or so guardsmen removed from duty for the inauguration for alleged extremism.

Then, as Military.com reported, Austin “ordered [a] stand-down Feb. 5 and gave units across the military 60 days to discuss extremism in the ranks with troops.” That wasn’t enough, again.

Now, progressives are ferreting out extremism however they can. And if the extremism doesn’t exist, they’ll just have to redefine what it means. That’s coming soon — and it should worry every American.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Deadly Earthquake Hits Greece, Shocking Footage Caught on Camera

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People on the island of Crete, Greece’s largest island, were jolted by a large earthquake that rumbled through on Monday at 9:17 a.m.

The epicenter of the earthquake was traced to 14 miles northwest of Arvi, a seaside village on the southeastern side of Crete, six miles deep.

Gerasimos Papadopoulos, a seismologist, said the area had been experiencing more activity than usual, and the quake was not wholly unexpected.



“This is not an event that occurred without warning,” Papadopoulos told Greece’s state broadcaster ERT, according to the BBC.

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“We have seen activity in this region for several months. This was a strong earthquake, it was not under sea but under land and affecting populated areas.”



The Athens Geodynamic Institute registered it at a magnitude of 5.8, though the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre first reported it coming in at 6.5 and the United States Geological Survey said it registered as a 6.0.

One man was killed and at least nine people were injured. Many buildings — especially older ones — have experienced serious structural damage, and many streets are lined with rubble.



The man who died was working on renovating the dome of a chapel in Arkalochori, south of Heraklion, according to CNN. He was found unconscious after the church collapsed and was pronounced dead.

Since the quake, many have shared videos of the moment the earthquake hit. Security cameras show the damage as it happened, and people have been sharing their accounts of the event.

“Glasses started smashing so we ran outside by the pool,” Millie Mackay, who was on vacation from Britain with her 9-year-old daughter, told the BBC.

“There the bosses guided us to a place of safety … [The manager] was then calling out room numbers and checking if everyone was out and OK.”

“Fortunately, our home was not too badly damaged,” Evangelia Christaki, a local, said. “But the authorities have told us to stay outdoors over the next hours. In any case, we are so scared.”

Officials said that schools were closed down and 2,500 tents have been set up for those displaced, and government minister Christos Stylianidis has declared a state of emergency.

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People on the island of Crete, Greece’s largest island, were jolted by a large earthquake that rumbled through on Monday at 9:17 a.m. The epicenter of the earthquake was traced to 14 miles northwest of Arvi, a seaside village on the southeastern side of Crete, six miles deep. Gerasimos Papadopoulos, a seismologist, said the area had been experiencing more activity than usual, and the quake was not wholly unexpected. https://youtu.be/O70iUM-FXZ0 “This is not an event that occurred without warning,” Papadopoulos told Greece’s state broadcaster ERT, according to the BBC. “We have seen activity in this region for several months. This was a strong earthquake, it was not under sea but under land and affecting populated areas.” https://youtu.be/tJuT4HmDWC8 The Athens Geodynamic Institute registered it at a magnitude of 5.8, though the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre first reported it coming in at 6.5 and the United States Geological Survey said it registered as a 6.0. One man was killed and at least nine people were injured. Many buildings — especially older ones — have experienced serious structural damage, and many streets are lined with rubble. The man who died was working on renovating the dome of a chapel in Arkalochori, south of Heraklion, according to CNN. He was found unconscious after the church collapsed and was pronounced dead. Since the quake, many have shared videos of the moment the earthquake hit. Security cameras show the damage as it happened, and people have been sharing their accounts of the event. Συνεχείς μετασεισμοί στο Ηράκλειο ο κόσμος είναι στους δρόμους και τα παρκα , η ανησυχία και ο φόβος είναι τα μόνα συναισθήματα που κυριαρχούν Δείτε πως κουνιέται η προσοψη του μαγαζιού μου Αυτός ήταν ο φοβερός #σεισμος 5,8 που κράτησε 25 δευτερόλεπτα pic.twitter.com/ybofqZmcRT — Μανόλης della Creta (@baxebanis)…

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'SNL' Embraces Far Left, Hires Avowed Socialist Who Aggressively Campaigns to 'Abolish the Police'

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Season 47 of the popular comedy and satire show “Saturday Night Live” will feature some new faces, including an avowed socialist.

As the show’s producers prepare for the Oct. 2 premiere of its next season, SNL’s official Twitter account announced Monday that three new faces will be joining the cast: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman.

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Among the trio, Sherman is known to be an active socialist. Known on the internet by the pseudonym “Sarah Squirm,” she is an artist and comedian who was featured in Vulture magazine’s “2018 list of Comedians You Should and Will Know.”

In a July report by The Hollywood Reporter discussing the democratic socialists in the film industry, Sherman was cited as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

According to its website, the organization believes in “Bringing Socialism from the Margins to the Mainstream.” As of 2017, according to Philadelphia Magazine, DSA is the “largest socialist group in the nation.”

The group has chapters across the country and backs Democratic policies such as the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, according to its website. The DSA also has a youth wing called Young Democratic Socialists of America.

The organization is not a political party in itself. However, some of its members have held office, such as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

In addition to being part of an openly socialist organization, Sherman has expressed radical leftist opinions on her social media and has carried out activism on her profile, such as sharing information about fundraisers and calling for defunding the police.

“DEFUND THE POLICE @MayorOfLA!! put your money where your snout is,” she tweeted last year.

“[I’m] high on weed for the first time in two years and all i can say is …. abolish the police, my b****,” she wrote in another tweet.

The addition of Sherman to SNL is one new addition to a growing number of leftists in influential places in Hollywood.

The TV show allows radical leftists to join its cast while it has fired a comedian in the past for making politically incorrect jokes.

Shane Gillis was hired and then fired in 2019 after clippings of him making what was considered to be politically incorrect comments came to light.

“Chinatown’s f***ing nuts” Gillis was heard saying, followed by “let the f***ing ch**ks live there,” CNN reported.

“We want ‘SNL’ to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for ‘SNL.’ We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard,” SNL said in a statement.

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Season 47 of the popular comedy and satire show “Saturday Night Live” will feature some new faces, including an avowed socialist. As the show’s producers prepare for the Oct. 2 premiere of its next season, SNL’s official Twitter account announced Monday that three new faces will be joining the cast: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman. Welcome to the cast! Aristotle Athari James Austin Johnson Sarah Sherman pic.twitter.com/n36tKsxhRE — SNL is back October 2! (@nbcsnl) September 27, 2021 Among the trio, Sherman is known to be an active socialist. Known on the internet by the pseudonym “Sarah Squirm,” she is an artist and comedian who was featured in Vulture magazine’s “2018 list of Comedians You Should and Will Know.” Chatted comedy, art, #HelltrapNightmare & gross rebellion w/ the great Sarah Sherman 4 @RebelliousMag! Check it out> https://t.co/GK86RQkRnT pic.twitter.com/riiA08IgrM — Laurie (@Lauriefanelli) August 7, 2017 In a July report by The Hollywood Reporter discussing the democratic socialists in the film industry, Sherman was cited as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. According to its website, the organization believes in “Bringing Socialism from the Margins to the Mainstream.” As of 2017, according to Philadelphia Magazine, DSA is the “largest socialist group in the nation.” The group has chapters across the country and backs Democratic policies such as the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, according to its website. The DSA also has a youth wing called Young Democratic Socialists of America. The organization is not a political party in itself. However, some of its members have held office, such as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. In addition to being part of an openly socialist organization, Sherman has expressed radical leftist opinions on her social media and has carried out activism on her profile, such as…

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