You ain’t never been wrong about that!
I commented that Trump is even trying to turn the military against his political and racialized foes that resist or protest his presidential ineptitude. He is using them in this instance to make a threat or to intimidate. They can’t see through his tactics though because of the platitudes as you mentioned doled out in accordance with the racial hierarchy, and or, so called loyalty.
This is a joke because no world leader actually looks at military parades for strategy nor are they intimidated by the display. Military parades are meant to keep the population they are suppose to defend and protect in check and under control.
And this joke is on them.