COL Benson is not a blogger, and SWJ is not a blog. This is a peer-reviewed essay in an esablishment war-college think tank journel. It passed editorial muster.
The choice of “racist tea party rebels” as the villains in the scenario was not random.
If you believe that it was randomly chosen, then I have a bridge in Brooklyn I can sell you very cheap, but only today. Since you are such a smart fellow, you will appreciate a true deal.
Still BS. But thanks for the offer.
I haven't even read the full article yet, but even after the first two paragraphs this is obvious. The rhetoric is thick, and echoes what this administration has been saying since they took over regarding whom they perceive to be the enemy.
...change in control of the White House and Congress in 2012, the governing party cuts off all funding ... dedicated to boosting the economy or toward relief.
See what will happen when we get thrown out? Those greedy Republicans want it all for themselves!
...extremist militia motivated ... tea party movement
Oh no! Those extremists will be in charge! (Let's ignore the extremists that are currently in charge.)
...taxes on the middle class remain relatively high ...vocal minority has directed the publics fear and frustration at nonwhites and immigrants.
Reinforcing the evil, greedy, bigoted depiction of the "enemy".
...race-baiting and immigrant-bashing by right-wing demagogues.
Again, we are to ignore that which has already been occurring, perpetrated and encouraged by this administration and its sycophants, and ignored or deliberately mischaracterized by the useful idiots in the so-called mainstream media.
...nonwhites have become occasional targets for mobs of angry whites
Uh huh. This is getting tedious.
Telegraphing, are they?
I read the entire piece and I read all of the comments on SWJ to the piece.
I NB’ed the response Benson gave to the issue of his choice of the Tea Party.
What a bunch of mealy-mouthed BS.
This was a deliberately chosen scenario to comport with the higher-up thinking in the Pentagon and political circles. Benson is clearly shopping this inside the Beltway.