Working as the police doesn't make one a worker in capitalism just as "working" for a paramilitary force or a Mercenary corporation doesn't make one a worker in capitalism. In socialism, policing or defense would not be separate from the community of people in question.>>199630
So can the military and numerous regime changes towards a socialist leadership have usually involved part of the military defecting. Good things about getting the soldiers is their training, discipline and access to guns and ammunition no civilian could ever come across. The military, however, is the no.1 breeding ground for reaction and fascism for two reasons: one is their ideological indoctrination, which everyone goes through and is not the main issue as people are in the military for reasons usually other than just the blind devotion or love for their country.
No, the worst possible fascists are made by sending them to war. Going to war changes people sometimes to the point they are no longer able to adjust to civilian life without the constant bloodshed. There is also one more way to send these wartorn soldiers over the edge and that is losing the war which they are fighting. Germany is the most notorious example of this, but it applies to other nations such as Finland, whose fascists have been found to, too, have their origin in war by scholars, WWI (like the other Interbellum fascists), Russian civil war, Finnish civil war.
The story of Hotline Miami games also mirror this, as 50 Blessings is an anti-Russian terrorist group created by a bunch of US Army vets led by a man known as The Colonel, which the main character is also part of as a response to the defeat in the Russo-American war and founding of the Russo-American coalition, a Soviet occupation government. The game is an excellent narrative on far right terrorist groups IMO and gets one point across especially well: none of the playable characters are "on the good side" so to speak. Jacket, Biker, Richter, Jake and the Fans are terrorists, The Son and Henchman are Russian Mafia, Martin Brown is a psychopath, Evan Wright does everything for his book including neglecting his family and Manny Pardo is an egomaniacal attention- and fame-seeking killer cop.
The speech by the Colonel, soon to be a general, illustrates the nature of these terrorist groups perfectly.&Post too long. Click here to view the full text.