The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained an U.S. Department of Defense training manual that claims the Founding Fathers followed "extremist ideologies."
Judicial Watch obtained the training manual, entitled "Equal Opportunity and Treatment Incidents (EOTI)," last week through a Freedom of Information Act request from the U.S. Air Force, but says the manual originated with the Department of Defense.
The training manual includes a section called "Extremist Ideologies’ that opens with: “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.”
The manual also warns: "Nowadays, instead of dressing in sheets or publicly espousing hate messages, many extremists will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”
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The manual bans U.S. military personnel from participating in activities such as “publicly demonstrating,” “rallying,” “fundraising” and “organizing.”
In a part that sounds like it's describing Glenn Beck or Alex Jones: the manual states:
Extremists often predict dire or catastrophic consequences from a situation or from a failure to follow a specific course, and they tend to exhibit a kind of crisis-mindedness. It can be a Communist takeover, a Nazi revival, nuclear war, earthquakes, floods, or the wrath of God. Whatever it is, it is just around the corner unless we follow their program and listen to their special insight and wisdom, to which only the truly enlightened have access. For extremists, any setback or defeat is the beginning of the end.
Sources: Judicial Watch and Scribd.com