“Formerly no one was allowed to think freely; now it is permitted, but no one is capable of it any more. Now people want to think only what they are supposed to think, and this they consider freedom.”
Oswald Spengler in The Decline of the West (1926)
Some shit canNOT be made up, at least not by anyone with an ounce of sanity remaining twixt their ears. I shall, therefore and in the interest of fairness, allow Teh Stupid to
speak . . . ummm . . . to not think (in their own words) for themselves. Something like that. Anyway, go grab yourself a cup of __________, drink it, then grab another one (or better yet, maybe a whole bottle of it), sit down, and continue (if you dare).
First up, a few excerpts from a message to the wingnuttistanian masses by Erik Rush.
TO: Patriots . . .
DATE: May 16 2014 in Washington D.C.
MISSION: Restoration of Constitutional government, rule of law, freedom, liberty “of the people, for the people, by the people” from despotic and tyrannical federal leadership.
Assumptions: Millions of Americans will participate.
American veterans and patriots are energized to end the tyranny, lawlessness, and shredding of the US Constitution.
[. . .]
Phase 1 – Field millions, as many as ten million, patriots who will assemble in a non-violent, physically unarmed (Spiritually/Constitutionally armed), display of unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership, in Washington, D.C., with the mission to bring down the existing leadership. Go full-bore, no looking back, steadfast in the mission.
Phase 2 – One million or more of the assembled 10 million must be prepared to stay in D.C. as long as it takes to see Obama, Biden, Reid, McConnell, Boehner, Pelosi, and Attorney General Holder removed from office. The senior republican in the US House of Representatives will become Speaker of the House and the US House of Representatives will elect a temporary President and Vice President of the United States. The U.S. Senate will take action to elect a new majority and minority leader. As required, the U.S. Congress will execute appropriate legislation to convene new elections or U.S. States will appoint replacements for positions vacated consistent with established constitutional requirements.
Phase 3 – Those with the principles of a West, Cruz, Lee, DeMint, Paul, Gov Walker, Sessions, Gowdy, Jordan, Issa, will comprise a tribunal and assume positions of authority to convene investigations, recommend appropriate charges against politicians and government employees to the new U.S. Attorney General appointed by the new President.
*All actions in Phase 2 & 3 will be consistent with the U.S. Constitution.
Next, courtesy of Right Wing Watch, Another Far-Right Rally To Overthrow Obama That Will Definitely Work:
There is not much time and the only planning necessary is to select a starting date, which we have done, and then show up in Washington, D.C. on that date, and plan to stay for the duration. The goal is restoring the US Constitution as the law of the land, removing the lawless leadership. Will this be a cake-walk? No, it will be painful, and some people may die because the government will not be non-violent; some of us will end up in a cell, and some may be injured. If that’s what it will take to save our nation, do we have any choice? (highlight added)
[. . .]
Ok, so there’s the plan’s goal, highlighted in red, above. It remains a mystery to me just exactly which laws have been violated by the ‘leadership’, and/or which Constitutional provision(s) they’ve violated — and remember, we’re talking the Obama administration here, not the W. Bush travesty in which all sorts of laws AND Constitutional items were consistently violated, all with, for some weird reason, zero screaming by the radical right. Near as I can tell, Obama’s ONLY violation has been the fact that he’s a black President, and nowhere in the Constitution is that option mentioned. Plus, of course, there’s his implicit assault and spitting upon the racist attitudes held (and worshiped) by Tea Baggers everywhere, and THAT travesty must SURELY be both unconstitutional AND “lawless” as well. Right? Right.
Meanwhile, a Tribunal composed of any three Wingnuts with the principles [???] of a West, Cruz, Lee, DeMint, Paul, Gov Walker, Sessions, Gowdy, Jordan, Issa awaits assignment. Breathlessly, I’m sure.
In any case, the revolution is scheduled to begin on the day after this year’s Ides of May — i.e. May 16 2014 — and will blossom precisely at the moment those ten million patriots descend on Washington, prepared to die for . . . ummm . . . for their right to think only what they are supposed to think [which] they consider freedom . . . or whatever it is that they like to call their deeply embedded and irrational hatred of everything and everyone not like them.
So, my best advice is to beat the rush and stock up on popcorn now; as to how much will be needed . . . well, I’m thinking two bowls should be more than enough. 🙄