Do authoritarians want civil war…or do they want to dial 911?
“When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system’s game. The establishment will irritate you – pull your beard, flick your face – to make you fight. Because once they’ve got you violent, then they know how to handle you. The only thing they don’t know how to handle is non-violence and humor.”
— John Lennon
Not gonna be a long post, just taking a stroll down Memory Lane and remembering this July 4th t-shirt design from a pro-Trump group. When I first saw this t-shirt, it made me appreciate the wisdom of John Lennon’s words above. Non-violence and humor, people. Non-violence and humor.
A lot of Right-wingers sound militant these days. The thing is, not many of them serve. I’ve never served, either. Which is why I don’t walk around wearing ammosexual shit and acting like a GI Joke.
Here are facts about who actually does serve in the armed forces of the United States, found in a report about the demographic makeup of the US military:
• Around one-half of one percent—.5%—of Americans are currently active duty.
• In the Navy and Air Force, one in five service members are women.
• As this article states: “Among enlisted recruits, 43 percent of men and 56 percent of women are Hispanic or a racial minority.”
• There are almost as many black women as white women in the Army. And keep in mind the black and white population percentages.
• Hispanics are the fastest-growing section of the military population.
• Non-hispanic white representation in the military is decreasing, not increasing.
The Right does indeed want to fight. But they want to fight like rich, white douchebags fight: by making someone else do their fighting while they sit on the sidelines and fap. They want to talk shit with their bros and give one another the high-five-low-five, just like Mav and Goose, while wagering big money on the violence. They don’t want to fight.
Were the beginnings of Nazi Germany as passive-aggressive as 2020 America?
Enough about this subject today. Here are some earlier blog posts about chickenhawks and dumb racists who let billionaires grab their wives and daughters by their pussies.