Pentagon Cracks Down On White Supremacist Hate

The Pentagon has announced tough new rules governing which web sites members of the armed forces can access in order to reduce the number of people who are accessing white supremacist web sites. The directive says service members “must not actively advocate supremacist doctrine, ideology or causes” and this includes writing on the blogs of such groups. This is the first time the Pentagon has addressed the issue of what on the Internet is off limits to members of the armed forces. Last July, Stars & Stripes reported that 130 members of, a social networking Web site are connected with the National Socialist Movement. Joe Schoep, who terms himself, “commander” of the group denounced the move as a violation of freedom of speech. He also claimed such directives aid the growth of his group.

There is always a danger as well as a plus in confronting such hate groups. They prefer the darkness of not being known to those in authority, and they seek the disaffected individual who seeks self concept development in being part of a “group.” Yes, there is an issue of freedom of speech, but when one enters the armed forces one also abandons the right to complete free speech.

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  • Brianna

    Why just White Supremacist webs? then you need to include every color as well! humm isn’t that censorship? Oh I forgot I thought I was in the United States of America, and thought that we had the 1st amendment, not anymore if your White, but we have terrorist here, we even taught them how to fly the plane’s are they being monitored also? What about music I guess if someone doesn’t like it and they use swear words, or talk about violence in anyway or better yet shooting people, or just don’t like the way they look or dress or speak, is the pentagon having armed forces monitored them as well? What’s next everyone has their own religion or beliefs or nothing at all but that’s your rights should the government be involved in that as well? and tell you what religion you should have but, when someone disagrees, big brother will monitored that also. They already have camera’s watching our every move and big brother tell’s the sheep it’s for our own good that it will be safer for us, big brother has been trying to convience us that we don’t need guns and show us how some misguided people went to the extreme and killed people, big brother tells the sheep that if guns were harder next to impossible to obtain the killings would stop! What they don’t tell you how easy it would be for anyone to take over an unarmed country. Big brother also tells us how we should or shouldn’t raise our children. Will the goverment start montering our libruary’s? what if they don’t approve of the material that you read? and if you have friends sitting with you and disscuss the subject and someone is offended, will big brother start montering your group? next what about magazine’s will that have to be watched so that no one finds it offensive. Then what religion your believe in or you don’t, it’s your choice