Skip to comments.Occupy DC: If We’re Talking About Revolution, We’re Going to Have to Win Over Some Military
Posted on 11/13/2011 4:33:52 PM PST by Greystoke
We all know there is a large contingent of radical socialists, even communist die-hards, among the Occupy crowd, but its still pretty jarring to see this sort of discussion being conducted in the light of day, probably no more then a mile or two from our nations capitol.
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Dang...meant to ping you to #50! ;-)
If ya ain't got pictures, ya ain't got proof!
Give three guesses which FReepers those are.
My Step-Dad says that a lot. Only he says on the second part: “overload your Hummingbird butt”! (laugh)I laugh to myself every time I hear him say it!
Remember the Bonus Army disaster, and how Patton is a hero to many.
You need a lot of perspective. Patton is a hero and that one incident isn’t going to dent that fact.
There’s got to be a young John Kerry out amongst this rabble.
Gangs can be handled. Moral rot and terminal political correctness cannot.
Oh, I'm pretty sure the military wouldn't mind them "Occupying the Range", as long as it was:
B. "Down Range"...
It would be civil war , not revolution.
I occupy too.
I don’t use polypropylene.
I use lead.
Yep , I hope the military gets involved ...in opening fire on these assholes .
It was his own brothers in arms. It’s not like it was an occupy movement. The government promised them a bonus and they wanted it due to hard times, and the government forced them out by burning them out. You don’t think that’s a terrible thing to do?
The gist of my post anyway was that the military will follow orders, citizens be damned.
MacArthur was a general and the Army Chief of Staff who commanded both Patton and Eisenhower (who were majors at that time) in the operation to evict the Bonus “Army” encamped in Washington in 1931.
CORRECTION: in 1932
“Paging Henry Bowman. Please pickup the nearest red phone.”
Revolting in order to impose absolute Despotism (Socialism) was not exactly what the Founders had in mind, nor would it be anything the US military would endorse or support.
The military doesn’t associate with lazy, undisciplined freaks. Sorry losers.
I'd like to think that were the case... but the military has changed over the years, and has been infiltrated by subhuman elements from gang members to those a jihadi mindset. There are others.
I enjoyed Occupying for all the RIGHT reasons and with the RIGHT people...
Our demands were clear, and to the point...
Then we all went home without annoying anyone, or overstaying our welcome...
Funny how that all worked out...
Perhaps a new merit badge with clusters:
Eradication of Socialist Occupations
They’d have to get the Marines on their side, and no way in hell is that happening. Majority of them are conservative leaning and would gladly slap around some silly little hippie such as they without batting an eye if they suggested giving full absolute power to Obama.
We have an occupant of the Red House who has posted crudely made forgeries, has multiple social security numbers, was never seen on the campus of Columbia University, and has refused very polite requests from officers to prove his natural born citizenship, refuses to release his passport records, refuses to state the nationality he claimed as a student, and claims to have a foreigner for a father and therefore had claim to more than one citizenship at birth.
Have the highest military sought clarification from congress or the courts about this? Or?...Have they been more than willing to allow the brave and honorable men and women serving under them to salute a likely usurper and die under his Rules of Engagement?
That crosses into Treason territory. So, why are they still free?
I’m speechless. Just when I thought that maybe the stupidity of these people was being exaggerated. SNL could not caricature these people.
And the “professors” holding forth. They get paid for venting this at their classes?
Anyone remember the boss’s son character in the seventies classic “Car Wash”? Wandering around all day, Little Red Book in hand, trying to proselytize the workers? They eventually run HIM through the wash. That’s these people, only here they have an eager audience trying to outdo each other in spouting the jargon.
Eisenhower was there too. Both he and Patton were under the command of then Army Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur.
Indeed, it's been suggested that one reason MacArthur never ran for the presidency was because of the possibility of Bonus Army veterans turning up at every campaign whistlestop in America, in those days before the electronic broadcast media determined who the candidates would be.
You happen to notice who theit present commander-in-chief is?
Not to worry. WE remember history.
Just wait until they raise the Red lantern,
Just goes to show the state of today’s media and the rule of law! If you are in power...well, laws are for the little people ya know....