Skip to comments.Will a Leftist Takeover of the Military Precede a Leftist Military Takeover?
Posted on 12/31/2010 4:54:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
When Roman leader Julius Caesar became dictator for life in 44 B.C., he had an asset all aspiring despots need: the militarys loyalty. For without boots on the ground, a totalitarian nightmare remains nothing more than an ambitious villains dream.
This occurs to me when I ponder the repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell and the overall transformation of our military. Now, I must mention something here: Ive never been much of a conspiracy theorist. Frankly, I subscribe to the maxim, Never attribute to malice what is better explained by stupidity. I dont for a second believe that most of the boots on the cultural ground the lust-blinded homosexual activists and neer-do-well civil-rights hustlers have ambitions beyond their horse-blinders agenda. Nor do I think that our rather dull Senators, such as mind-frozen Mainers Susan Collins and Olympia Snow, never gay Golden Staters Babs Boxer (sorry, maam, but it just seems fitting) and Diane Crimestein, and the provisionally pious Joe Lieberman, want to relinquish power to a potentate. Thats why we have the term useful idiots. But something does occur to me, something you may call a fantasy or a nightmare. And I dont say its likely or that it isnt; just view the following as my thinking out loud.
Lets say you were a leftist bent on orchestrating a takeover of the United States. Im talking about someone with the mindset of Obama ally Bill Ayers, who once said that to cement a domestic communist revolution they might have to kill 25 million capitalists. Now, every informed person knows that leftists arent very popular in the military; our armed forces are a bastion of traditionalism, supporting Republicans and exhibiting Christian piety to a disproportionate degree. Given this, if a leftist had aspirations of becoming the first American dictator, it seems likely that the military (or at least elements thereof) wouldnt back him. That is, unless he could transform the military.
How would you eliminate traditionalism from the armed forces? Obviously, by instituting its opposite: politically correct social engineering. You could perhaps start by enlisting more women and then making them part of combat units, and you could make military academies co-ed. Also be sure to have women serving aboard naval vessels, which will result in a sky-high pregnancy rate. You then could cater to the increasingly feminized atmosphere by issuing stress cards to trainees, who could produce them in boot camp if they felt a drill sergeant was being, you know, a real meanie. And you could bring in a psychologist nicknamed Dr. Happy to teach resiliency classes. Next, it helps if you start promoting members through the ranks based partially on a quota system. And dont forget the requisite sensitivity training, classes in how to prevent things such as stereotyping and racial profiling. Also, its important to promote pliant, boot-licking lackeys such as Admiral Mike Mullen to positions of power. Then, once this is accomplished (and I know Ive missed a few steps, programs and policies), you can dumb down the prohibition against homosexuals to a Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy and later on, finally, allow them to serve openly. Of course, all this will do nothing to solve the militarys manpower problem, but it may solve its manly-power problem. It will start to bleed good men.
And while conspiracists will say its by design, politics wonks will chalk it up to ideology and straight talkers will call it stupidity, that argument is secondary. Whether you contracted a deadly disease by accident or were purposely infected wont change the fact that if you dont cure it, you will die. And the point is that everything outlined in the above paragraph has already happened.
And the process continues.
And good men are leaving the service. Most of us have heard the stories, too. Just consider this posting under an American Thinker blog piece about the repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell: I no longer take pride in being a soldier. I will ETS as soon as my contract is up. To hell with this country now, [sic] I'm done fighting for it. Or consider a couple of posts left under an August 18, 2009 Fox News piece about Dr. Happy. One serviceman wrote:
I about fell out when I heard about stress cards in boot camp . What idiot came up with those stress cards? Do they think the Taliban or Abu Sayyaf will stop shooting at you because you show them a little pink card with Hello Kitty on it that reads, Please stop shooting at me. It lowers my self esteem?... I don't know if I want to reenlist now or not.
And after complaining about spending several days a month in mandatory classes designed to combat things such as stereotyping and racial profiling, one ex-soldier wrote, We only went to the firing range once during the last year I was in the Army, but we watched a ton of prevention presentations in air-conditioned auditoriums.
The fact is that the kind of warriors you want in the military appreciate a robust, masculine, almost Spartan environment and are deterred by a feminized, namby-pamby, Dr. Happy approach. And good men did in fact leave because of Bill Clinton. Good men left because of social engineering. And more good men are leaving because of Barack Obama.
Of course, there are still plenty of good men left in the military. It is still a relative bastion of traditionalism. And it is still, most would say, far-fetched to believe that Obama might be laying the groundwork for a future dictatorship. As I said, Im just thinking out loud.
But this is undoubtedly true: As in ancient Rome, civilizations do tend to transition from democracy to tyranny. Its also true that this transition occurs when the people become sufficiently corrupt. And what is the state of modern America? It is such that her people elected a man who, in saner times, would have been investigated by the House Committee on Un-American Activities. And this is not hyperbole. Remember that Barack Obama was raised by unreconstructed leftists, mentored by communist Frank Marshall Davis and gravitated toward Marxist professors in college. We also now know about John Drew, a contemporary of Obamas at Occidental College who used to be a communist himself. He would discuss the Red faith with Obama and verifies that The One was in 100 percent, total agreement with his communist professors and was a flat-out Marxist-Leninist who believed in old-style communist revolution.
Now, theres something else I can say about that transition to tyranny. To state the obvious, communist revolution is certainly some degree closer when communists actually start appearing in government. Of course, Obamas college days are almost 30 past, so he might have hoped and changed, right? Perhaps. But, if a man is known by the company he keeps, note that Obama not only allied himself with Bill Ayers (whats 25 million corpsemen between friends?) but also appointed avowed communist Van Jones and Anita Dunn who cited Mao Tse-tung as one of her two favorite philosophers to positions in his administration. And this doesnt even take into consideration the de facto communists in his employ, people such as Valerie Jarrett, and John Holdren of Chinese-style forced-abortion fame.
Admittedly, it does sound like the stuff of late-night radio talk shows to say that Obama aims to remake the military in his own image so he can be a third-millennium Caesar. But his history certainly is enough to make one think out loud. And history is our only guide. Because whatever Barack Obamas passions may be, the media wont ask, and he wont tell.
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Exactly why I’m not a fan of ditching the things that have been taken over by the left. Better to take them back.
We’ve all been thinking this.
Nice to see it written out.
Heh. Big mistake. Especially when it comes to liberalism. :)
The Left is too Stoopid to take anything over.
“Obama aims to remake the military in his own image so he can be a third-millennium Caesar”
It seems like the most likely possibility, given the big picture as described by this author.
I figured that Obama’s Chinese masters just wanted to be sure our army folk would be busy probing each other’s sphincters when they launched their attack.
God forgive these united states.
“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.” ~Fleet Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, commander, Imperial Japanese Navy, 1942
“The Left is too Stoopid to take anything over.”
Like the Presidency, both houses of Congress, the entire mainstream media and the entire “educational” system? I hope you were making a joke. They’re not stupid. They’re evil.
The cultural Marxist have been trying to “smash monogamy” as Ayer’s wife yelled to her followers....
You have to destroy the two pillars of Western Civilization that made it great so that you can destroy the culture and take it over.
Christian ethics and the natural family are the two pillars. Destroy that paradigm and you create an immoral, atheist military no different than the Nazis and the Russian one—both so immoral they made Patton physically ill.
Zero wants an immoral military so he can turn them against the citizenry.
Homosexuality destroys the Christian paradigm faster than anything. It will be the same result as putting women into the same barracks as the men. Makes the Bible “hate speech” and makes immorality rampant. Nothing is more destructive to societies then sins of the flesh. Military will impose “reeducation” centers on our Christian men and either force them to change their thinking or force them out as bigots.
Marxists deny the nature of man. They believe in social engineering and in doing so—have to have a totalitarian society. You can not have freedom of thought under their ideology because it goes against nature.
Yamamoto was much wiser than Obama.
I’m sure He will, but that’s not going to change the outcome. He didn’t vote for Obama and He never will.
In His inscrutable Wisdom He allowed us to go ahead and vote for someone who is clearly anti-American. Vote foolishly and you’ll harvest despair.
Never attribute to stupidity what is better explained by malice either.
What does that have to do with this thread?
But, Soetero's great failure, or saving grace, could well be that he has shown his cards too soon. Between him, his wife, Pelosi, and Reed, they've scared a lot of people and disenchanted a lot more.
It is as though they feel that their agenda must be wrapped up in four years unless they can engineer enough civil unrest to justify an open coup.
I'd sooner count on the sheeple's timidity and hurt feelings to engender an election U-turn rather than civil unrest before 2012.
However, if and when "they" start talking about exceptional measures or postponed elections; then I'll grease up the .308.
“The Left is too Stoopid to take anything over.”
In case you hadn’t noticed, the left took over our schools, our bureaucracies and our media.
What did we take over?
It’s worse than that .
The left is promoting citizenship via service in the military . They are going to change the face of our military , take a good look on how many muslims we are importing to this country.
The left has a pact with death and they are destroying this country.
Adm. Mullen has already made it clear that if you don’t agree with the repeal of DADT you need to go.
This is what happens when reprobates run things.
When Lakin asked for simple proof that Obama was a legitimate Commander in Chief, he superior officers stonewalled. Their careers come before the Constitution and the welfare of the men under them.
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