Wednesday, September 30, 2009

When you listen to the voices in your head

And think it's America talking, you look like a massive idiot.

John L. Perry of Newsmax has such a problem:

There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America's military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the "Obama problem." Don't dismiss it as unrealistic.

America isn't the Third World. If a military coup does occur here it will be civilized. That it has never happened doesn't mean it wont. Describing what may be afoot is not to advocate it.
Um... YOU have a problem with Obama, John.

I admit I did with Bush and Cheney. They misused and broke the military, tossing soldiers into two unwinnable wars and declaring anybody who spoke out against them an unpatriotic American-hating traitor.. who was probably a communist and gay. I advocated a lot of things to do to Bush and Cheney... such as rockets into the sun or tar and feathers, but not a military coup.

As 'civilized' as John Perry dreamily imagines a coup would be, it would destroy the United States and unravel the Constitution in one fell swoop. It would not be clean. It could not possibly be civilized.

The neocons imagined the invasion of Iraq would be clean and civilized. They would pop out Hussein and pop in Chalabi and then be sitting pretty in a functional nation right in the middle of the best oil fields in the world, ready to start the real war with Iran.

Didn't work out that way, did it?

So why on earth do you think all those millions and millions of people who uphold the Constitution, voted for Obama, like the US the way it is, would stand for a coup? You think these citizens would stand by and watch? Really?

And who do you think makes up the military? Professional soldiers? Or citizens of the USA who wear a uniform, who respect their oath to uphold the Constitution, and some of whom actually voted for Obama?

Do you think the military as a whole would support such an overthrow? Really?

Do you really think the military is a monolithic block of obedient cloned soldiers ready to do the general's every whim without question? You don't think the military would fracture into Southern good old boys, white supremacists, fanatical Rapture-ready Christianists, Blackwater mercenaries, and Obama supporting soldiers?

Dream on, John Perry. But next time, keep your stupid masturbatory dreams of world domination and coups to yourself.

Because, sadly, some wingnut with a gun is going to try and do something because of your article.

Which is probably why you wrote it in the first place, isn't it?

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