So let me get this straight…
This guy, along with (if he is to be believed) quite a few officers in the US military, loves the Constitution so much that he is willing to launch a coup against the democratically-elected Commander-in-Chief. And our readers wonder why we at Vox Nova are a bit wary of the Catholic Church being politically associated with people like this. A snippet:
So, if you are one of those observant military professionals, what do you do?
Wait until this president bungles into losing the war in Afghanistan, and Pakistan’s arsenal of nuclear bombs falls into the hands of militant Islam?
Wait until Israel is forced to launch air strikes on Iran’s nuclear-bomb plants, and the Middle East explodes, destabilizing or subjugating the Free World?
What happens if the generals Obama sent to win the Afghan war are told by this president (who now says, “I’m not interested in victory”) that they will be denied troops they must have to win? Do they follow orders they cannot carry out, consistent with their oath of duty? Do they resign en masse?
Or do they soldier on, hoping the 2010 congressional elections will reverse the situation? Do they dare gamble the national survival on such political whims?
Anyone who imagines that those thoughts are not weighing heavily on the intellect and conscience of America’s military leadership is lost in a fool’s fog.
Military intervention is what Obama’s exponentially accelerating agenda for “fundamental change” toward a Marxist state is inviting upon America. A coup is not an ideal option, but Obama’s radical ideal is not acceptable or reversible.
Unthinkable? Then think up an alternative, non-violent solution to the Obama problem. Just don’t shrug and say, “We can always worry about that later.”
Permit me, if I may, to imagine the response of the Republican punditocracy to this bile:
- Sean Hannity: run a big banner headline asking, “Imminent military coup?” and bring in a panel of “experts” to “discuss” the “possibility”–because that’s what responsible “journalists” do.
- Glenn Beck: “No one is saying that a coup is coming. But the pot is boiling in America, and it would be irresponsible of you not to be prepared. After all, the tree of liberty must be refreshed with the blood of patriots.”
- Michael Steele: “Well, Mr. Perry is a respected voice in the Republican Party and is someone with ideas. I may or may not agree with what he says or how he says it, but it’s understandable since Obama and the Democrat Party are trying to force a radical socialist agenda upon America.”
I’m glad to know that NewsMax is not considered a reputable right-wing publication. I’m not really familiar with the world of the conservative blogosphere, so thank to several commentators for pointing that out.
In all honesty, though, is this really that different from what we’ve been hearing from Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Michelle Bachmann, et al. about “revolution” and “resistance to tyranny”? Perhaps the author of this article went further than that which is considered “mainstream” among Republican commentators, but not much further. And as we saw in the 90s, this kind of stuff is like a “dog whistle” for extremists who WILL take it seriously. Even if the conservative movement in America isn’t (yet) at the point suggested by this article, they have still embraced, rather than condemned, this kind of rhetoric (I am speaking of the movement as a whole, while admitting of individual exceptions including some conservatives in the Catholic blogosphere, and some of our regular commenters here on Vox Nova). And the Church founded by Jesus Christ shouldn’t be willing to touch that with a ten-foot pole.