Friday, February 19, 2016

The Real Purpose of the Military

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” - Cicero


Lincoln: Ha ha! I finally got the South to attack Fort Sumter and kill a mule. Now I'll start a four-year war, kill over 620,000 Americans (equal to over five million in 150 years) claim it's to keep the Union together or free the slaves, but it will really be about money. It'll be about the New England Yankees economically exploiting and crushing the South! I am so smart, being a lawyer and all -- the kind of politicians that will probably destroy America someday. Not that I'll be around.

Military officer: You're under arrest!

Lincoln: What?? I'm the Emperor Lincoln!

Officer: Not any more. You're not even President.

Lincoln: What's the charge?

Officer: Treason.

Lincoln: What?

Officer: The military is to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic. You're a domestic enemy.

Lincoln: What are you going to do, hang me?

Officer: And turn you into a martyr? I don't think so. You can spend ten years in prison thinking about your crimes. When you truly repent and give a public announcement, then you'll be released.

Lincoln: This is outrageous!

Officer: No, it's patriotism.


Woodrow Wilson: I'm going to get involved in a European war the Founding Fathers warned us to stay out of so I can impose the lunatic leftist dream of democracy on them!

Military officer: You're under arrest!


FDR; I'm going to attack the Japanese for ten years so they'll attack us and I can start WWII and gave Christian Eastern Europe to the atheist Commies for 50 years!

Military officer: You're under arrest!


Truman: I'm going to get involved in a land war in Asia and lose tens of thousands of Americans even though it's not in our national interest in the slightest!

Military officer: You're under arrest!


Kennedy: The fools think my administration is Camelot! Stupid sheeple! I'm going to get involved in another land war in Asia!

Military officer: You're under arrest!


LBJ: I'm going to escalate the land war in Asia and start the socialist Great Society!

Military officer: You're under arrest!


Bush I: I'm going to start a meaningless war!

Military officer: You're under arrest!


Bush II: I'm going to start two meaningless wars and enrich the international bankers and international corporations at the expense of everyone else! And it's because God chose me!

Military officer: You're under arrest!


Obama: I'm going to...

Military officer: You're under arrest!

4 comments:

Earl Thomas said...

Ok...if a military leader can somehow have the authority to arrest their Commander in Chief, I'd like to see it.

It's more of the fact Congress never exercises their actual power to be the ones to declare war and allows the President to move troops around without impunity.

Anonymous said...

War is big money, and as soon as stupid Southern White Folk stop participating, it will end.

Anonymous said...


Read "War is a Racket" by Major General Smedley Butler, published in 1935:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket

In War Is A Racket (1935), Butler points to a variety of examples, mostly from World War I, where industrialists, whose operations were subsidised by public funding, were able to generate substantial profits, making money from mass human suffering.

Chris Mallory said...

The idiots behind the Spanish American War should have been arrested as well. Maybe that would have spared us the reign of the first idiot Roosevelt cousin.