Well, here we go again with one of the fantasies, at once childish and nauseating, which form the core of right wing thinking today. I want you to remember as you read this that they constantly pronounce themselves the only real patriots in our country, the only ones defending the constitution and the intent of our founding fathers. This example is from Confederate Yankee, a person so lacking in any sense of manhood that he needs to constantly dream of guns and violence to make himself feel potent. Well, get ready to rumble:
"A Nation on the Edge of Revolt
Ernest S. Christian and Gary A. Roberts wonder aloud whether the power grabs of the Obama Administration...will lead to a second Revolutionary War."
What power grabs, of course, they are never able to say, other than what he did to prevent a second Republican depression, or to give people medical care. Still, he sits in his basement, oiling his rifle and dreaming of glory, even though you know that if he got his wish, he would end up being nothing but a two-bit Robespierre, killing for the thrill of it.
"I'll lay it out bluntly for you; either the American people—not extremists, but good and decent patriots like your neighbors and yourselves—will revolt and destroy the ruling class and reform our government based upon first principles, or the United States we know as our forefather conceived it is dead."
Or the country that had enough resilience to survive the War of Southern Terrorism, two World Wars, the first Republican depression and lots more, will turn out to have the strength to survive a black president. I guess Mr. Yankee can't conceive of that.
"I do not state this as hyperbole."
No, not as hyperbole- as the product of a miserable, hate-filled soul. There, satisfied now that we agree?
"I do not state this to incite violence."
Yes you do, you lying jackass. That's exactly what you are trying to do- incite a war against the country that you claim so loudly to love.
"I state this as nothing more or less than an observation of both history and current events."
Really? And here I thought you stated it because you are a lying, power mad racist.
"All cultures and governments, however, rot. This inevitably comes from inside, as a cancer. When nations reach this point, they either collapse, or the people reform or replace their governments.
We have arrived at that time."
Obviously, because the people have been deluded into electing a black president, and standing by and doing nothing, NOTHING I tell you, while he just went ahead and saved us from a Republican depression! If that doesn't prove that our culture has rotted away, I don't know what could.
"Reform increasingly seems to be a fleeting option."
What fun would that be? Jerks like Mr. Yankee wouldn't get to go out and shoot people for fun.
"Our would-be ruling class has abandoned the principles that founded this nation. They are attempting to establish a state of affairs where the people serve the government and the government determines your success or failure. Corruption no longer matters. Sovereignty no longer matters. The rule of law no longer matters.
They have won in a bloodless coup.
Or so they would like you to think."
Well, actually, of course, they don't want you to think that, for a very simple reason: What you have just said is a vicious, hateful lie, which you and your fellow conservatives repeat at every occasion as a cover for the real reasons that you want to destroy the current President: you are filled to the brim with racism and greed. There has never been a shred of evidence to support your fanatical claims, and there never will be because they are false. You hate the Negro, and despite your endless blathering about your patriotism, your real love of your country is as nothing compared to the racism which infects your hearts.
"Whether they actually win or not depends upon how much you love your family and your nation and the principles that made this nation great."
Which in your case is not at all, Mr. Yankee, since all it takes for you to decide to destroy this nation is losing a Presidential election.
"Our founders themselves believed in the right of revolt, and knew better than any of us that governments must be replaced from time to time."
That time being, apparently, when the people of the United States elect a black president. God forbid that Real Americans stand for that.
"We can dispose of this government, and restore the Constitution that has served us and the rest of the world so well for so long."
You can, but you won't. You and people like you have made it crystal clear what we are going to get if you succeed in this lunatic conduct: a theocratic dictatorship for which the constitution is nothing but a joke.
"We stand at the brink. Revolution is a brutish, nasty business. Innocents will fall along with patriots and the corrupt, and success is not assured."
In your case, miserable, humiliating defeat is assured, but not until you have gone on the worst murderous rampage you can get away with. By the way, what the hell do you know about revolution, other than in your fantasies?
"The question for you, my fellow Americans, is simple.
Will you fight, or will you surrender your liberties?"
I think I'll not do either of those things. I think I will try to act like an adult, not a six year old playing cowboys and indians.
"I pray for peace."
No you don't. You hunger with every fiber of your being for war. You want to kill. You want to slaughter those who really believe in the American way. You are a traitor to everything this country means, and you are working as hard as you can to destroy it. That's the lie you tell about Obama, too; but in your case it is true, and anyone who can read the above and not understand that must be very lost indeed.
"But I prepare for war."
Luckily for us, wars are won by men, not by overgrown children with out of control fantasy lives. So give it a try if you really want to. Join with all of the segregationalists, all of the racists, all of the people who don't want to pay their taxes, all of the people who spread hatred in the name of Jesus, and bring it on. If your views are any sign of your ability to understand and prepare for the future, I don't think the rest of us have much to worry about.
I am sorry, but there is no way that the English language is sufficient to express my contempt for human garbage like this. Well, that's it from me.
In a curious coincidence, Roy Edroso has an article today in the Village Voice, about this very subject- the idiotic and disgusting calls on the right for revolution. Give it a read if you would like to learn more about our coming new Civil War.