Much hay is being made about the scenario for a recent NG training exercise that had the bad guy being a white supremacist janitor that loved his guns and hates kids.
Here's my take on it.
Blame the dumb@ss who wrote it and the higher ups who approved it, not the rank and file NG guys. Having done numerous exercises in three separate branches, most of the enlisted guys likely didn't know nor cared much about the background of the scenario. If my experience is any indicator, it was maybe rattled off to them in a formation and then they focused on the meat of what they had to do for actual training before they went home for the night/weekend.
I know I heard it many times. Some umpty-scrunch rebel group/bad guys has some-such beef w/ the US. What are they wearing? What are they armed with? Where do we go to take them out? When's chow and were are we sleeping tonight?
But some nitwit thought he was being funny and wanted to push an agenda. Some officer either didn't read it or didn't care and approved it for distribution. Then the news got out.
So that's how I feel about it. Others can agree or continue the upset.