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In yet another case of concern over the military's growing political partisanship, social media have been ablaze with a TikTok post that went viral the other day. A 60-second video launched with a 30-second snippet of a Russian military advertisement, followed by a rosy animation of a little girl being raised by two lesbian parents. The Russian opening highlighted guns, masculine strength, physical excellence, and nationalism aplenty. The remaining 30 seconds changed dramatically in tone. Viewers might have interpreted it as a feminist political ad until the last five seconds. Hastily, the narrator tied in her happy upbringing with her decision to join the U.S. Army. Where did that come from? All it did was promote a growing surge in support for identity politics within the American military.
A Worrying Trend
Immediately, political figures commented on social media, the vast majority pointing out that the Russian ad displayed the admirable ambition and effort it takes to serve in Russia’s military. The American ad seemed to lack clear direction with a surprise ending. Many remember the rugged, prideful Army Strong television ads of the past that provoked optimism, power, and pride in our military. Put crudely, the first ad depicte...