I can’t imagine why anyone would be shocked that the Department of Defense is making threats against the population, given that we are clearly living under martial law. There is a military junta in Washington.
Of course the military is going to begin threatening civilians that they view as being out of line with the establishment agenda.
I’m no fan of democracy, but it is now clear beyond doubt that we are a post-democracy society.
Fox host Tucker Carlson returned fire after the Pentagon launched a “large and coordinated” PR blitz against his show over criticism that the military may be too “feminine,” saying the DOD has no place attacking a US news outlet.
“Since when does the Pentagon declare war on a domestic news operation? I can’t remember that ever happening,” Carlson said on a segment of his show on Thursday night, adding “This is genuinely worrisome. The Department of Defense has never been more aggressively or openly political.”
The TV pundit responded after the Pentagon issued several different statements addressing a segment of his show the night prior. While sabre rattling against Beijing, Carlson pointed to the military’s new “maternity flight suits,” under development since the Pentagon altered its rules to allow pregnant women to fly non-combat craft into their second trimester.
“It’s a mockery of the US military,” he said, arguing that the shift toward more “feminine” armed forces would spell trouble as the US moves to confront a “masculine” China.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby weighed in on Carlson’s comments on Thursday, saying “What we absolutely won’t do is take personnel advice from a talk show host or the Chinese military” while lauding the “diversity” of the US armed forces. Separately, the DOD also issued a news release with the oddly-worded headline: “Press Secretary Smites Fox Host That Dissed Diversity in US Military.”
“‘Smites’ – like we’re a hostile foreign power,” Carlson commented. He added that he and his show would nonetheless “pass” on a confrontation with the military, joking that the DOD may have a “manpower advantage” over his news crew at Fox.
“Smite” is also a pretty retro term. Sounds like it’s from, you know – the Bible.
But yes: “martial law” means “martial law.” We have been under martial law since the Capitol Storm on January 6, when presidential powers were removed from Donald Trump, and the military took over the Capitol (apparently on the orders of Mike Pence).
I don’t know what to really say about this. It clearly can’t be resisted with force, which means we just have to deal with it.
The biggest problem is that we don’t have any leaders. You would have thought Tucker Carlson himself would step up – instead he’s doing a paid streaming show about the threat of green energy to our power grid. I’m not going to say he’s useless, I’m glad he’s out there, but he’s clearly passed on being some kind of political leader. I don’t think that’s fair for him to do, given that he is literally the most powerful right-wing figure in America, but that’s his decision.
The best thing any of us can do is just keep doing the right thing, every day, and remember that God is in control.