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Eric Newhill

The troops? Combat arms totally with the conservatives/deplorables. The rest? The new PC military is a very mixed bag from what I can tell. Just bringing up that distinction before someone quotes this or that study or anecdote that counters your assertion as to "the military's" political leanings.

On a related note, the loss of RBG is a blow to the Jacobins because she was one of them in their minds. She had openly stated that she preferred the constitution of South Africa, with all of its social justice/equality gobbedlyguk, to the US Constitution. They want more like her, of course; an ally in tearing up the law of land....may she Rest In Peace, etc, etc, etc.

Jack
I doubt that the Armed Forces and the Deplorables would accept the seizure of power by the Jacobin Marxists.

Sir,

What gives you this confidence?

turcopolier

jack

I know them.

turcopolier

Eric Newhill

The combat arms are the only ones who count. The "woke" military? If by that you mean the generals, they are subject to a "vote" by the men and more junior officers. The troops are pretty much come for the Deplorables.

eakens

We need to dust off the Communist Control Act of 1954 and call it the Democratic Socialists Act of 2020, and then purge the government from the local level on up of radical elements who have taken their desire for social reforms and extended into violent protests or calls for the same.

Eric Newhill

Sir,
I meant not just the generals, but the other 80% to 85% of troops, particularly in the Air Force and Navy (especially women and minorities), but I agree that they don't count re; what we're talking about.

Jack

Sir,

There’s a “culture” war going on with the Jacobin Marxists as you label them intent on erasing our history and the foundational precepts that built this country.

Then there is another war going on between the Party of Davos and the Deplorables of both the “right” and “left” who have been losing at an increasing pace over the past 40 years. In this war the “machine” politicians of both parties as well as Trump are aligned in a symbiotic relationship with the Party of Davos who for all intents and purposes control all levers of power. This pandemic lockdown epitomizes this war when the wealth gains of the Top 0.1% are compared to the Bottom 90%. The direct transfer of wealth from the Fed exemplifies it perfectly.

Do you see these two wars intersecting? Or is the culture war designed to distract from the war of oligarchic total power that the Deplorables having been losing for decades?

This Netflix documentary on Big Tech crystallizes what many have suspected.

https://youtu.be/uaaC57tcci0

Vegetius

You're still missing the shot, Sir. Shapiro is a gatekeeper:

"Ultimately, what a guy like Ben Shapiro tries to do is distract people from the real issues, by focusing their attention on the trivial. He starts from the premise that there is a real battle between the Left and some ideological alternative. That battle was over long before anyone reading this was born. The Right in America, for more than half a century, has simply been a modifier, a restraint, on the American Left. Shapiro’s job is to make sure otherwise sensible people never notice this. Otherwise, there will be a revolt."

http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=13963

better yet, listen:

https://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=19273

turcopolier

vegetius

You are banned as a defeatist coward.

turcopolier

jack

You are banned as a defeatist coward.

EEngineer

There are 20 million veterans in the US. Most of us are armed but were not particularly political, until now. I'm in Portland Oregon. The lunatics have been "rioting" downtown for three months but it looks more like cosplay to me so far. If the flair goes up they're going to find out there will be no shouting in the streets, they will simply be hunted like animals. Sedition is not funny. Or tolerated.

I think that the root cause is that the norms of behavior have eroded to the point that many people seem to think that they can say or do anything. At some point the line will be crossed and they reaction will be far more than the spanking that they should have gotten decades ago.

Decades ago when GW1 went down, my enlistment had just expired. I remember thinking: please don't call me back up, I just got out and I just want to go to college. Now it's more like pretty please...

egl

Colonel -- are you predicting that if Biden is elected and Trump refuses to stand down, the combat arms will support Trump and will take control of the government?

Walrus

Eric,

I visited a Navy ship with an "integrated' crew. I was not impressed. I visited the sailors mess; by my take, there was a lesbians table, a straight girls table, a brown table, a gay table, etc. I did not detect any esprit de corps whatsoever. The whole atmosphere was toxic.

Furthermore "fraternization" throughout the services (in Australia) is an open secret. it's not good for morale.

My take on the PC military is that the minorities will "get with the program" or be removed if units are stressed. - except perhaps with the Airforce, they are strange cats.

akaPatience

My partisan Democrat husband scoffs at the possibility that a radical agenda will be implemented in a Biden administration in spite of EXISTING leftist efforts that are eliminating bail, forgoing criminal prosecutions, releasing violent criminals from jails, and "re-imagining" policing -- all of which have predictably resulted in spikes in crime. What more has to happen to convince people like my husband, who are essentially whistling past the graveyard, that the left is advocating ruinous policies?

In just a few months' time, Democrats allowed huge amounts of property, business and personal damage to take place before they stopped making excuses for the destruction, violence, and looting that's occurred before our very eyes. The fact that they even contemplated for a moment -- and waited until polling told them otherwise -- that all of this chaos was an acceptable way to govern should (but apparently doesn't) strike fear in all reasonable people. No wonder gun sales are skyrocketing. I used to think those on the Right who warned of the possibility of a new civil war were alarmist, but they were correct in their concern. The Left has gone berserk, obviously willing to forsake civil society and invite ruin in its quest for power.

I've seen Shapiro on Levin's show, resulting in brilliant discussion. Here's an excellent short video of Ben on capitalism vs. socialism that went viral a while ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xq-q6a9tCM

tedrichard

vegetius is wrong because he is looking through the rear view mirror not the windshield.
yes the left has been ascendant since WW2 and has ideologically and economically run out of gas. socialism and keynesian economics are DOA. they have exhausted themselves and are imploding everywhere as i write this.

1. central banks has reached the zero boundary for interest rates and are trapped with nothing left to stimulate their respective economies. they are out of ammo with no socialist or keynesian solution. oh, MMT is so much bullshit and will be shortlived when its tried as it goes against all human nature and how people in concert and individually act in the real world.
2. politically the western politicians have made future monetary promises their economies can no longer cash and no central bank trickery can make it workable.

the game is over for the socialsim ergo the hysteria and violence on the left as they or some of them anyway in subliminal memory grasp what they have believed all their lives is proving to be so much fools gold.

in a generation or less all the flotsam and jetsam we see parading in hollywood, on the media and in the streets and political aisles will be gone, self cancelling... because they go against nature itself, darwin will prove to a merciless exterminator of the unfit.

Deap

Anyone missing their daily Tulsi Gabbard dose will be happy to see she still remains a force for good:
https://therightscoop.com/tulsi-gabbard-breaks-with-dems-sides-with-reality-on-danger-of-vote-fraud-ballot-harvesting-with-new-bill-her-party-will-hate/

Bill to stop vote-harvesting - ripe for fraud. Let's see where this independent stand takes her into the bosom of her chosen political party. Can we trade Tulsi for Senator Lisa Murkowski or Susan Collins?

Dems disintegrate, one party member at a time.

A.Pols

Colonel;
I hope you are right and that the rot hasn't gone too far. I am apprehensive about the future, but how much of it I'll live to see?

turcopolier

egl

Surely you are not so stupid as to expect an answer.

Babak makkinejad

Tedrichard

What is your credible positive economic policy recommendations?

The Twisted Genius

Deap,

You're right. Tulsi's bill is needed even though a lot of states already have election laws against vote harvesting. North Carolina does, but it didn't stop the state GOP from doing just that in a 2018 vote. This effort not only harvested absentee/mail in ballots, but filled them out for their GOP candidates as well. Luckily, the state discovered the criminal activity and threw the book at the culprits. Further investigation revealed this may have been going on in North Carolina since at least 2012. Yes, we must guard against his kind of voter fraud. Good on Tulsi for trying to secure mail in/absentee voting. It helps negate some of the voter suppression methods like closing voting places and limiting the number of voting machines in selected areas.

Tulsi is a force for good. She is also a die hard progressive with many positions mirroring those espoused by Bernie and AOC. I hope, somehow, she can revive her political future.

turcopolier

TTG

"Where you stand depends on where you sit." Her positions will evolve when she has entered the Republican Party.

scott s.

I see no political future for Tulsi in Hawaii. Of course, her father switched parties (Rep to Dem) after getting elected to the state senate, so there is that precedent in the family. But father Mike seems much more politically astute. Meanwhile her seat will be taken over by progressive Kai Kahele, who in true Hawaii fashion got into the state senate by being appointed to fill his father's seat when he died in office.

The Twisted Genius

pl,

I just checked and found Tulsi has started a PAC so he's apparently not done with politics. He remains a progressive and continues to support progressive candidates. I don't see her fitting into the mainstream Democratic Party, but I certainly don't see her going Republican. That would be a complete 180 from everything she professes to stand for. Perhaps a third way.

TonyL

Colonel,

"Her positions will evolve when she has entered the Republican Party"

Sir, that's why I hope Tulsi will not enter the Republican Party. Currently, the GOP party representation in Congress is populated with cowards. No Republican there has the gut to say the emperor has no cloth.

I hope she will become an independent candidate (with a small i).

EEngineer

@TTG Tulsi is only 39. She seems to be playing for time. She can afford to wait for the current Pelosi/Chinton/Schumer/DCCC generation to age out and disappear. They seem hell bent on "après nous le déluge". They're going to go all-in and will loose. Best to stay far away from the "Jim Jones" election crew. The progressives hate her for not being progressive. She has know-towed to them to keep from being banished because the Republican party in Hawaii is like the Republican party in Portland, Oregon: vestigial. The "opposition" to the mayor here, Ted Wheeler, the one who encourages the riots, is a hippie to his left. Ugh...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Portland,_Oregon_mayoral_election

Dreaming of a job in Texas...

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