As noted, an ideology is a set of political beliefs about the nature of people and society. People who are committed to an ideology seek not only to persuade but to recruit others to their belief. 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.LOLWUT? So, members of a nation's armed forces are being told that the founders of the nation in whose armed forces they serve were the kind of extremist kooks they need to look out for? Was this material screened by anyone with measurable brain activity?
Anyhow, some examples of the bad kind of extremisms follow, number one of which is:
Nationalism – The policy of asserting that the interests of one’s own nation are separate from the interests of other nations or the common interest of all nations. Many nationalist groups take it a step further and believe that their national culture and interests are superior to any other national group.I hate to be the one to break this to A1C Snuffy or MSgt Powerpoint Presenter, but your job description is to kill people and break their stuff because the interests of your nation differ from the interests of theirs. Not to put too fine a point on it, but you guys are the sharp end of the nationalism spear.
I have yet to read all 133 pages, but it's bound to be full of comedy gold as touchy-feely Human Resources gobbledygook is applied to the people whose job description includes maintaining a nuclear arsenal capable of taking out a fat kid's portion of the global population pie chart and occasional bouts of cluster-bombing the wogs.
(H/T to Stephen.)