What we have here seems to be two warring Leftist mindsets regarding those of us who have served in the US military, that we are either villains or victims.
It is, however, a singular one and it is actually an ideological repainting of the Organized Left’s old target: military members and veterans. Recall the 1960s and the 2000s -- before 2009, that is, when the Organized Left’s commander-in-chief and the US Military’s commander-in-chief became the same person. Now it's back to business as usual.
I suspect that both pieces are different levels of reminder to the ground troops (ANTIFA, etc.) of the identity of the true enemy: the normal man/woman, that is, the usual type of person who volunteers to serve this country. Labelling all veterans as “white supremacists” and/or victims of “white supremacist” mind-control with professional combat trainingserves this end.