posted on Aug, 1 2011 @ 05:41 PM
reply to post by Darkrunner
I can't wait for the military coup to happen. Then the jack offs in Washington who are deliberately trying to destroy America will in for a
I'm sure that would go over as epically as a turd in a punch bowl.
Many in the military are pretty conservative - and we have quite a few who ideologically align with anarchism (though most understand some amount of
government is necessary because human beings tend to form their own governments - even if it is gang/war-lords with localized power).
We are also not the most efficient group out there - or the most connected with reality - particularly young people who have served in the military as
a career and never had to hold a civilian job. We're used to "hurry up and wait" and "lost paperwork." It's part of being a government
I don't think we're the ones who should be calling the shots. It's too easy. Don't like what the military says? Oops... several maintenance and
protocol failures lead to a bomb accidentally falling off of the aircraft to land on your city hall. A lot of us in the military have little
tolerance for flamboyant displays of people's rights that are generally considered a nuisance. You can bet there would be all kinds of various
protests if the military were to usurp the government, and enough people in the military that would consider blowing said protests up a reasonable
response to groups of people considered rather useless and annoying.
Not all. Not most. But enough that you would see problems in that respect.
It also sets the stage for a militant oligarchy where issues can be dispelled through the use of force and out of expedience. Is mowing down a group
of people with cluster munitions the way to solve civil unrest? No - but it certainly disperses the crowds and is a hell of a lot more expedient.
And that's no way to do things. The military should always be the hammer-arm of the people. However, the problem right now is the conflict between
the people. Some want socialism and a nanny state. Others want to go back to a more principled use of the constitution. The military won't be able
to resolve that difference of opinion..... in theory, it could vaporize those of the obstinate view point... but... that tends to not work so well.