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The Swampeoisie are the Colonial Occupiers

Posted on | November 25, 2023 | 1 Comment

by Smitty

So, if Michael Hayden is equating armed, religiously faithful Americans with Hamas, does that mean that Hayden and the Swampeoisie are the Colonial Occupiers?

While I reject General Hayden in general (heh) and his cheap smear in particular, if he’s stipulating a false equivalence between patriots and terrorists, at some point, it could become needful to move the accusation a bit closer to reality.

Just because we lack even the tiniest interest in fomenting violence does not mean that violence mirrors that disinterest in us. Peace sells, but who’s buying? The well-prepared purchase that peace.

I wonder if Hayden has the self-awareness to grasp that he and the Swampeoisie are the baddies?
Probably the response is some variation on the theme of Jessup:
“Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by Experts armed with studies.
Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Mr. Patriot?
I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom.
You weep for the First Amendment and you curse the Swampeoisie.
You have that luxury.
You have the luxury of not knowing what I know; that liberty’s demise, while tragic, probably saved lives.
And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives.
You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that cable news channel.
You need me on that cable news channel.
We toss out words like honor, code, loyalty.
We use variations on these words as the backbone of a life spent managing something.
You use them as traditionally intended, for some reason.
I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the managed freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it!
I would rather you just said “thank you” and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a social media account and spread a meme.
Either way, I don’t give a *damn* what you think you are entitled to!”


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