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https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/06/james-mattis-denounces-trump-protests-militarization/612640/

 

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“When I joined the military, some 50 years ago,” he writes, “I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.”

 

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1 minute ago, Emperor Diocletian II said:

As I stated in the other thread:  now what, Jim?

 

Your very eloquent prose really doesn't even begin to address the fundamental structural foundations of the current crisis, of which the Degenerate-in-Chief is only the most visible symptom and not the actual cause.

 

True.  Although it is good to hear one of Executive Branch's most powerful former employees speak out.  Will it really change anything?  Probably not.  But it will be fun to watch how Trump reacts to this. 

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2 minutes ago, mclumber1 said:

 

True.  Although it is good to hear one of Executive Branch's most powerful former employees speak out.  Will it really change anything?  Probably not.  But it will be fun to watch how Trump reacts to this. 

This is not meant as a criticism of you, but... Maybe it will be fun, but I think we need more than fun right now. :/ 

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6 minutes ago, mclumber1 said:

 

True.  Although it is good to hear one of Executive Branch's most powerful former employees speak out.  Will it really change anything?  Probably not.  But it will be fun to watch how Trump reacts to this. 

 

He'll call Mattis "a loser that he fired" and that will be that.

 

You guys keep setting yourself up for disappointment time and time again.  I really don't understand how that's not been a lesson learned by now.

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1 minute ago, Nokra said:

This is not meant as a criticism of you, but... Maybe it will be fun, but I think we need more than fun right now. :/ 

 

The key to a low stress life is to try and not allow things that are out of your control stress you out. 

:peace:

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2 minutes ago, Jose said:

I would love to be wrong, but this will do literally nothing. It took 0 courage to write that article.

Precisely.


What "risk" is there to him for writing it?  There is none whatsoever. 

 

In fact, there is only pure upside for him to do so.  I don't blame him for it, but let's not fall all over ourselves to pat Mad Dog on the back for it.

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Just now, Emperor Diocletian II said:

Precisely.


What "risk" is there to him for writing it?  There is none whatsoever. 

 

In fact, there is only pure upside for him to do so.  I don't blame him for it, but let's not fall all over ourselves to pat Mad Dog on the back for it.

 

Honestly, I get pissed at this point when I see this stuff. Either say something when it matters or shut the fuck up. 

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7 minutes ago, Jose said:

Honestly, I get pissed at this point when I see this stuff. Either say something when it matters or shut the fuck up. 

 

We live in an era where there is so very little moral courage from ANYONE in a position of authority, power, or influence that when we see something that at the very least wears the thin veneer of courage that it's only natural to want to commend it beyond what it really deserves.

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22 minutes ago, Emperor Diocletian II said:

Precisely.


What "risk" is there to him for writing it?  There is none whatsoever. 

 

In fact, there is only pure upside for him to do so.  I don't blame him for it, but let's not fall all over ourselves to pat Mad Dog on the back for it.

 

I see people on my feed sharing the post and saying they might have to write-in Mattis' name come November.

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2 minutes ago, cusideabelincoln said:

 

I see people on my feed sharing the post and saying they might have to write-in Mattis' name come November.

It's this kind of absolute American narcissism that will get trump a second term. We don't even have the "crazy socialist!!!!" as the nominee so it's not like you're Maureen dowd having to choose between socialism and barbarism

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2 minutes ago, cusideabelincoln said:

 

I see people on my feed sharing the post and saying they might have to write-in Mattis' name come November.

 

Are they people who won't vote for Biden and also won't vote for Trump?

 

If so, good for them.  Encourage those people to vote with their hearts.  

 

Also, Trump has responded.  Pretty anemic compared to some of his other dissing tweets:

 

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Like there's a limit to what electorialism can do (see: this past week in democratic controlled cities and states) but anyone who can vote third party against Trump (especially in a swing state) might be the dumbest piece of shit I've ever seen. Realistically, that's it. You've got Biden or your fragile ego that can't suck it up and believe in something other than your dumb fucking ideology against a goddamn fascist

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12 minutes ago, mclumber1 said:

 

Are they people who won't vote for Biden and also won't vote for Trump?

 

If so, good for them.  Encourage those people to vote with their hearts.  

 

Also, Trump has responded.  Pretty anemic compared to some of his other dissing tweets:

 

 

They are people who "fundamentally disagree with Democratic policies."  They didn't want to vote for Trump in 2016, but Hilary was worse they thought.  Now they can see Trump's ineptitude, and Biden would be a better choice than Trump, he's still a bad choice.

 

And I don't disagree with their decision to write-in, I just don't don't think they should do so on a bandwagon effort.  I myself am considering writing-in a nominee, but if Trump gets a second term because of it I just might lose my mind. 

 

I am in Indiana, though, which likes to lean Red but sometimes goes Blue.  If enough Republicans write-in, perhaps that will swing the state this time as Trump won big here in 2016.

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I wipe my ass with what Mattis has to say.

 

Hey, remember when Bolton had a book coming out which is why he didn’t come before Congress?

 

Hey, remember that Anonymous book? 
 

Good times. These cunts can go cunt themselves in their twats.

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46 minutes ago, MarSolo said:

I wipe my ass with what Mattis has to say.

 

Hey, remember when Bolton had a book coming out which is why he didn’t come before Congress?

 

Hey, remember that Anonymous book? 
 

Good times. These cunts can go cunt themselves in their twats.

 

Oh shit I forgot about Bolton's book.  Did he ever release it?  

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5 minutes ago, mclumber1 said:

 

Oh shit I forgot about Bolton's book.  Did he ever release it?  

 

3 minutes ago, MarSolo said:


If I’m not mistaken, Trump and his lawyers have been fighting tooth and nail to prevent it’s release.

 

The book's release has been postponed to from May 12 to June 23 and for some inexplicable reason, the book's length has grown from 528 pages to 576 pages with the delay.

 

If it's delayed any further, it will be longer than War & Peace.

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2 minutes ago, Emperor Diocletian II said:

 

 

The book's release has been postponed to from May 12 to June 23 and for some inexplicable reason, the book's length has grown from 528 pages to 576 pages with the delay.

 

If it's delayed any further, it will be longer than War & Peace.

 

It's a 48 page diatribe on how hard it is to find a high quality, no-nonsense mustache wax in these days of millenial hipsters.

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2 hours ago, Jose said:

 

Honestly, I get pissed at this point when I see this stuff. Either say something when it matters or shut the fuck up. 

THIS. He enabled this shit and now wants to speak out against it in vague ways? Either tell what you REALLY know or shut the fuck up. I'm sure he and the other guys who have quit have seen and heard things that can get this president thrown in JAIL. but they won't talk about that stuff because that requires REAL courage. It would also expose their complicity. Fuck them. They'd be better off not saying ANYTHING.

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4 minutes ago, skillzdadirecta said:

THIS. He enabled this shit and now wants to speak out against it in vague ways? Either tell what you REALLY know or shut the fuck up. I'm sure he and the other guys who have quit have seen and heard things that can get this president thrown in JAIL. but they won't talk about that stuff because that requires REAL courage. It would also expose their complicity. Fuck them. They'd be better off not saying ANYTHING.

 

Compared to the IGs and others like former HHS vaccine official Rick Bright who suffered real consequences for their actions (losing their jobs), what "Mad Dog" did falls woefully far short of being a "Profile in Courage".

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55 minutes ago, Emperor Diocletian II said:

 

Compared to the IGs and others like former HHS vaccine official Rick Bright who suffered real consequences for their actions (losing their jobs), what "Mad Dog" did falls woefully far short of being a "Profile in Courage".

It's a straight up profile in cowardice

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