I saw a Twitter post today ironically suggesting that perpetrators of “whataboutism” should be jailed. Hmmm…
I like living on the edge, so here goes my contribution:
What if...okay watch this Daily Show Compilation
Now, after viewing this, I submit that the content can be arguably treasonous. How you say?
Well, it’s pretty clear that this “news” channel played an inarguably gigantic role in delivering the election to Trump. Too, by recklessly and negligently spewing content that was demonstrably false regarding Covid19, they can be held liable for fomenting public opinion in a manner that diminished the real threat of the virus leading to a higher body count.
Look, I’m no attorney, and actual attorneys smarter than I are suggesting that Fox News can reasonably be held liable for their role in these pandemic deaths.
As a diehard defender of the First Amendment…I’m okay with that.
Here’s the deal: Fox “News,” in my humble opinion, has been the most pernicious factor, taken in total, of the downfall of our republic. The video linked to above is simply one of the most egregious examples.
Still with me?
So, if one accepts my notion that Fox constitutes an entity that could be arguably seen as treasonous (I happen to make this argument), I’d like to make the following “whatboutism” argument–
(Disclaimer: totally hypothetical scenario) What if certain members of the Joint Chiefs and former rational government officials recognized that the Trump Administration was, both de facto, and IN FACT, destroying our country from within. What if they recognized that the grifter-in-chief was the head of an international crime family, tied to our sworn enemy, Russia, and he miraculously won a second term (no doubt as illegal and ill-gotten as his first term). What if they recognized that the traditional constitutional checks and balances were also broken, that the will of the people was not exercised vis-a-vis a stolen election, and that allowing this criminal access to the controls of our government would result in the actual end of our republic as envisioned by the framers?
What if they staged a military coup and relinquished power to the Speaker of the House and allowed her to appoint a bipartisan Department of Justice, as well as leaders of the domestic and foreign intelligence services, only long enough to hold free and fair elections? All of course while the federal courts freely investigated the President without political interference. And allow me my final fantasy–they then instituted meaningful constitutional reforms, chiefly centering on campaign finance reforms and presidential powers.
Sound crazy? Sound treasonous?
This is something that I told friends in 2015 would happen if Trump was elected. I knew if this clown was put in the driver’s seat, we’d find ourselves in the crisis we quarantine in today.
But is the idea of a military coup that outrageous under those circumstances?
I sure as hell, 1) hope we don’t need to find out and, 2) hope it damn well happens if we do.
Now back to your regularly scheduled sheltering…