In a week that was very difficult for Progressives as they saw the emergence of a Supreme Court intent on taking America back to its dark ages, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson opened another shocking worry about our military and its loyalty to Trump. It is clear that electing Trump destabilizing all around.
Colonel Wilkerson not sure that military is with us
— Egberto Willies (@EgbertoWillies) June 30, 2018
Michael Moore, Jennifer Rubin, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, and Bradley Whitford appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher. Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson shocked Real Time's panel when he implied that in a Trumpist insurrection, it is not clear if the military would side with the people.
Michael Moore was explaining that many Hillary Clinton supporters were concerned that if she won there would be some armed insurrection because Trump was talking about 2nd Amendment and a rigged the election. He posited that had Trump won the popular vote and Hillary, the electoral college, the civil war would be currently happening. Moore then said he believed there are more of us and that the military is likely to be on our side.
When, Maher asked the colonel if he thought "the military is still with us," he gave a fascinating answer.
"I got that question from a sitting Senator when we were talking about the war in Yemen," Wilkerson said. "I was trying to talk him into declaring it unconstitutional and getting us out of the damn war. And he sent everybody out of the office. And we talked for a few minutes. And he sort of presented that to me. It was in terms of, maybe a massive loss in the midterms, which I don't think is going to happen now, but let's say it did, And then impeachment proceedings proceded with haste from both parties, and Trump would then call his legions into the streets with their guns, and what would the military do. And frankly, I couldn't answer him. I said I don't know."
The statement took Michael Moore for a curve.
"Coming from him," Moore said dejectedly. "We have to listen to that."
Maher pointed out that the military is generally conservative and that Trump is their commander-in-chief. O course it is true that the Republican administrations talk the talk but never take care of its soldiers effectively after wars. Wilkerson went on to talk about a paper that showed that in the last 17 years the casualty gap between poor and rich in wars dramatically increased. Interestingly, those families most affected voted for Trump.
"The Republicans have always had this amazing ability to be in an abusive relationship with their voters," Bill Maher said. "The more they hurt them, the more the voters defend them."
Lawrence Wilkerson has never been shy about excoriating his party when need be. Here are some classics.
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