Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Resistance

The resistance to Donald Trump's election continues apace, across the spectrum of the left.  The focus now is on trying to convince the electors not to vote for Donald Trump.  The "convincing" runs the gamut from high-brow "Hamilton" arguments to simple death threats.

One guy even brazenly talks about "armed resistance brigades" to stop electors from casting their ballots.
I’d assemble armed resistance brigades in and around states that voted for Trump. I’d make sure the participants are well-trained in urban combat. I’d do drills. I’d ensure that secure communications have been established to enable inter-state coordination. I’d impart to participants that they should be prepared to face severe state punishment for their rebellious acts— perhaps even death.
The writer was cautious enough to put plenty of disclaimers in his article.  But, he also highlights his ignorance of military operations.

One: Where is he going to find enough armed left-wingers to form resistance brigades?
Two: Training for an operation like this would take weeks, if not months.  The election is next Monday.  Good luck with that bit of pre-operation planning.
Three:  He's talking about insurrection, if not open treason.  Taking up arms against the US government is a death-sentence offense, and the electors for the President are a very important part of the United States.

I know that they are butt-hurt, but they should be very careful.  It's one thing to demonstrate, cry, protest.  That's okay, I get it.  But, once you cross that rhetorical Rubicon into armed resistance, you go to a dark place where there may be no turning back.

I understand your anguish, but I have taken an oath to Protect and Defend the Constitution, against all enemies, foreign and domestic.  I do not believe that I have ever been relieved of that obligation.  So, I'm pleading with all my liberal friends; do not make me uphold that oath.  It won't be pleasant, There are millions of folks like me across the United States who have been trained for such things.

Take it from one who knows.  That kind of talk is dangerous.  Get a grip on yourself and don't go there.


Bear said...

"I’d assemble armed resistance brigades in and around states that voted for Trump."

Wouldn't it be easier to barricade the few (admittedly high population density) areas that went for HRC, than to "occupy" some 95% of the area of the country?

Anonymous said...

What are they going to arm themselves with?!!??! Rubber phallic symbols???? Just what do they think they are going to use to get back at the conservatives?
I can imagine the mess they would have trying to line everyone up.....seesh, "Queers to the left of me; transgenders to the right..."

Anonymous said...

Steve, they've got plenty of "armament". Remember the deal at the U of Texas, where they brought sex toys to protest the bill to allow permitted carriers to possess their weapons on campus?
They'll--well--vibrate us to death, I suppose. Don't think they have any non-contact range, though, so that might be problematic.
I'm only 51, so I don't remember '68. It's the most recent American election I know of that had this kind of irrationality from the Left. Odd time, that, with the Weather Underground, Black Panthers, assorted crazies such as Manson's bunch, et. al.
The leftists always freak out a bit when they lose, as it doesn't fit their fantasy, but I've never seen this level of denial, scrambling for any hold or way of reversing the results, even illegally, in my time.
They would do well to remember that in in an actual war, the rounds go both ways--and we have most of the arms & trained users of them.
--Tennessee Budd