It is very important that the left has two very mistaken ideas about the military (among its surfeit of other mistaken and horrible ideas).
The first is that military personnel are just ignorant thugs who are in the military because they are too stupid and violent to work in minimum wage jobs like digging ditches. In effect no different than violent thugs in prison.
Thus the left is utterly contemptuous of them, and, importantly, thinks that *anyone* could do what they do. They imagine they could just empty out the prisons, give the prisoners uniforms and guns, and they would be soldiers.
Their second very mistaken idea is that these “stupid thugs” in the military will always obey the orders given them, by just about anyone who pretends they have authority.
The recent, brief assertion, that all flag grade officers who said they would refuse orders to “fire on American citizens” have been relieved of duty, actually is in line with this mistaken leftist belief.
They assume that *anyone* can put on a general’s uniform, and the mindless drones that are their “subordinates” will obey them without question.
The left actually believes this nonsense. However, at the same time they are deeply paranoid about the military, thinking that it is a reckless and dangerous organization that could turn on the left like a wild animal.
So they also hate it and fear it, along with their contempt of it. They can barely conceal this hatred and fear at the best of times. Movies like “Seven Days in May” (1964) reflect what they really think.
That can't be true -- if that were true service members would vote Democrat.