The message

En clair, unmistakable, no interpretation needed.

Our capital city is currently under military occupation. By Inauguration Day, there are expected to be more than 26,000 armed federal troops in Washington. No living American has seen a moment like the one we’re watching now.

For comparison, Lyndon Johnson sent a total of 13,600 federal troops and D.C. Army National Guardsmen to quell the race riots in Washington that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Those riots injured hundreds of people and killed at least 13. In 1864, as the Civil War raged on the other side of the Potomac and Americans died every day in large numbers on the battlefield, there were fewer federal troops protecting Washington, D.C., than there are right now.

But according to our leaders, the so-called “insurrection” of Jan. 6 was much worse than any of that. So in response, they have assembled the largest military presence in Washington in all of American history during peacetime. It’s truly a national force, with Guardsmen from every state in the Union as well as Puerto Rico. The question is, why?

For decades, Washington, D.C., had the highest per-capita law enforcement presence in the country and one of the highest in the world. There was no need to fly in troops from Alaska to keep the city safe. But keeping the city safe is hardly the point of this exercise. The murder rate in the District of Columbia has risen with terrifying speed over the last six months. Men, women and children have been shot to death in the streets, but no one in charge seems to care about that or even notice. So no matter what they are telling you, those 26,000 federal troops are not there for your safety.

Instead, unmistakably, the Democratic Party is using those troops to send the rest of us a message about power: “We’re in charge now. We run this nation, from Honolulu to our colony in the Caribbean and everywhere in between, very much including where you and your family live. Do not question us men with guns. We control the Pentagon.” And indeed, they do.

“We’re in control now” is one part, sure. There’s more to it, though, revealing a more troubling problem.

Republicans have spent years ignoring the leftward drift of our officer corps, but we can’t ignore it now. The mask is off our military leadership. The very same generals who howled at the idea of deploying American troops to stop an invasion of our southern border sent tens of thousands of soldiers with rifles to Washington purely as a show of force on behalf of the political party they support. Once they did that, they allowed Democratic politicians to degrade and politicize the military itself.

Democrats in Congress demanded that the troops sent to Washington this week submit to a political purity test — “ideological vetting, as they put it — to make certain that every soldier professed loyalty to the new regime. Not loyalty to our country, not loyalty to our Constitution, but loyalty to the aims of a specific political party. Nothing like that has ever happened in America and just a few months ago, it would have been unimaginable. Suddenly it’s compulsory.

In the meantime, you’ve got to wonder what the Guardsmen themselves think of all of this. Serving in the National Guard is not easy work. Guardsmen aren’t paid much. Some, you’ve got to imagine, are doing it for love of country. Now, they’ve been deployed to their country’s own capital city and they’ve been given orders to shoot their fellow Americans if necessary. That’s a lot to ask.

If you wanted to stoke an irreparable civil conflict, you would talk this way and you would keep talking that way. So where’s the pushback from our defenders? “Tucker Carlson Tonight” didn’t get any calls Monday from Republican senators begging to come on this show to talk about any of this. The Democratic Party is using the military of the United States as a political weapon. But Republicans in Congress just can’t be bothered to notice that.

You’d also think officers at the Pentagon would be outraged by this, but as far as we know, not a single one has resigned in protest of conducting background checks on people because of their race or sex or their political views. We can’t say we know entirely why, but some clearly agree with all of this, and they’d like to see it accelerate. 

These Oathbreakers, and that’s exactly what they are, are Exhibit A demonstrating that the noisome waters of the Swamp have seeped into more of FederalGovCo than just Congress, State, and the DoJ. The military is also a part of FederalGovCo; none of us can afford to just blithely assume that it is somehow exempt from immersion in the broader flood of systemic corruption. Ahh, but Exhibit B is the really frightening one:

“I was Chief Prosecutor at Guantanamo for over 2 years,” a former Air Force colonel called Moe Davis announced on Twitter Monday, “and there’s far more evidence of Congressman Madison Cawthorn’s guilt than there was of guilt for 95+ percent [sic] of the detainees. It’s time we start a domestic war on sedition by American terrorists.”

Once again: A career American military officer has called for “a domestic war on sedition by American terrorists”. According to Col. Moe Davis, 25-year-old wheelchair-bound Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C. — who was just elected by American voters to the United States Congress — and the millions of Americans who agree with him and voted Republican in November, must be subdued by force.

Has Twitter seen Moe Davis’ tweet? Has the Secret Service? Do they care? Will a single one of Col. Moe Davis’ many allies in the Democratic Party denounce what he said or even tell him to cool it a little bit?

Why on earth would they? They’re all players on the same goddamned team.

So how long will this cycle go on? If you’re hoping America will revert to normal on Wednesday afternoon after Joe Biden is sworn in as president, you are an optimist. You probably assumed the quarantines and mandatory face coverings were temporary, too. Something awful has been unleashed on our country. Unchecked, it will inevitably lead to more awful things. Every action provokes a reaction. That is both physics and human nature.

Sometimes, though, just once in a great while, it is also justice.

18 thoughts on “The message

    1. You can say that again.

      21% Dementia Man and his 0% Heels Up partner in crime are already the most hated people in America.

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  1. The whole “No Republican congresscritters protested” bit is amusing. Possibly Tucker is just lying (again), or maybe he has not yet grasped the fact that the GOP is now irrelevant. The GOP now has ZERO power. Not little power, zero. Some of the squishiest may be kept around as pets by the Dems, to be called RAYCISSSS every so often and used as justification for whatever the Dems want to do anyway. But nothing the GOP does matters any more, or ever will matter again.

    1. You don’t get a slot in the puppet show on Prime Time media unless you’re a puppet, puppeteer, or puppet master. Carlson is not a puppeteer or the puppet master.

      He’s controlled opposition.

      He showed that he was controlled opposition when he didn’t quit FOX after FOX openly declared for Biden on election night by calling several states for Biden early in the game.

        1. No “I told you so”‘s here, bud.

          It’s just a given that they don’t give you a mainstream media slot unless you serve a purpose somehow – their purpose.

          It’s still Trump’s biggest accomplishment over the past five years: he managed to get ALL of them to pull their masks off and show the lizard people underneath, even people I wouldn’t have expected.

          1. “It’s just a given…”

            Some of us thought it possible that Fox was different, that those “slots” were reserved for liberty minded people. We were wrong.

            1. After the kids took over FOX, they started out firing and/or framing and firing a lot of the more “Right-wing” conservative personalities. That was a warning sign to me.

              Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly and Eric Bolling* weren’t even Right-wing. That told me that if Tucker and Hannity were as Right as they were considered to be, they’d have been gone also, but they weren’t.

              * Yeah yeah, sexual harassment Me-too blah blah blah. Pull the other one.

              Maybe I’m just more cynical? Or more paranoid.

                1. Hell, I’m still suspicious of Kurt Schlichter just because he continues to have a platform at Town Hall. I remember when TH went full on NeverTrump in 2016 along with NRO and RedState.

                  1. Schlichter is a twat. His columns now are built this way:

                    Headline – attention grabbing, strong, focused on the issue of the moment.

                    Paragraphs 1-6 – Cut and paste blather and insults that would seem witty if they hadn’t appeared in his last 100 columns.

                    Paragraph 7 – something about the issue, usually a stance that’s not nearly as strong as the headline.

                    Paragraph 8 – shilling his books, which are a fictional account of the exact same scenario we find ourselves in right now, but Kurt urges us not to overreact and instead vote harder.

                    Fuck him. He’s as much of a shill as the Ahoy bunch.

  2. Just thank God that our long national Orange nightmare is finally over, and we can draw a deep breath of free air and begin healing this great nation, is all I have to say.

    I, for one, welcome our new Senile Overlord.

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