This concept we’re exploring at “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny,” seems to assume that failure is a possibility, if not a probability – and the aftermath would be horrific for most people.
Yet it’s all a matter of perception, isn’t it…a matter of our particular point of view? A right-wing coup d’état, for example, conjures images of horror in my mind, but it seems, from their perspective, to not be so.
I agree with co-hosts Sexton and Hauselman, in the linked episode, that what General Milley did might well be described as a coup…but when a lunatic is running the show, right and wrong is not a clear cut matter. It’s a matter of perception, and degree, and I, for one, am glad the general showed leadership in the face of sheer lunacy, in this particular case. I do not want the U.S. military to control the government (any more than they already do), but when we elect an anti-American, Russian asset to the presidency, we should not have to learn the hard way, just how wrong that can go. General Milley, clearly, knows where such actions can lead – and perhaps at this point, we should just thank him for stepping in when no one else seemed poised to do so. — LMO
“Co-hosts Jared Yates Sexton and Nick Hauselman discuss the bombshell reporting from Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s new book, detailing a mini-coup from JCOS Milley and Vice President Pence’s ol’ college try to overturn the election.”