Back in October, I wrote The Art of the Painless Coup:
These elites are not simply milling about waiting for “the next chapter of trouble.” I think in too many cases, they – like troubled eldest siblings, the “First Children” who have never quite gotten over the subsequent additions to the family – have been actively fomenting chapter after chapter of trouble, for some 40 years. They are complacently building little fortresses, but they are doing so for a reason. Having written all of these chapters of trouble, they are feeling quite confident that their story is solidly structured, and they are ready for the dénouement they have planned. The anticipation of their surprise ending is making them almost giddy.
The ending, of course, is the coup d’état. Believing that the rest of us, now disillusioned, are no longer clinging to romantic ideals of honor, or truth or nobility, these always-restless First Children, devoted to deconstruction, believe they are about to take down the presidency, the churches, the “old” government and even the “old” media. They expect to put into place something “brand new.” But believe me when I tell you what they are building is older than dirt. And up from it. Which is why they will need their fortresses. Castro lives in one, too.
Now, we read from Ed Morrissey and Michelle Malkin that the coup-crowd is growing impatient with a slow and painless effect. They want Bush out and themselves in, and like all children, they want what they want NOW!
Storm the White House
Multi-Day Event, Beginning March 15, come when you can and stay as long as you can – we are taking over the White House until they leave. Torture, Occupation, Genocide – Must End Now.
Wednesday, March 15th 2006 12:00 AM
Washington, DC USA
TAKE THE WHITE HOUSE BY STORM - Stop Genocide, Torture and Occupation
U.N. SOS – We need your help to end the reign of international criminals.
Wow, let’s go storm the Dean’s office at Columbia! We’re going to put daisies in our genitals and levitate the Pentagon, too, because it is always 1968 in our world!
I think this “coup” will fail, and it may even backfire on them by pissing off the restrained and patient types who have been so long at their quest. They will not appreciate these firebrands possibly awakening an opposition that has been almost completely lulled into complacency:
Over the past 40 years these hyperactive First Children have been pulling off small scale coups with varying levels of success. They managed to deconstruct the academies, so that education is less a broadening of knowledge than a narrowing of perspective. They have deconstructed the liturgy to insist that a pantomime in clownface is a vast improvement over 2000 year-old sacrament and liturgy. They have deconstructed government by constructing something so huge and unweildly that nothing coming out of it is reliable or dependable, and almost no one is accountable, either. They have deconstructed the press to the point where the truth of a story is less important than how it may be framed and spun. They have deconstructed the idea of fascism to mean “those democracies in Israel and America” rather than the freedom-suppressing regimes which surround them.
And all the while they have been busily pulling things apart, they have kept the rest of the family distracted with the television, with the radio, with the cinema – any or all of which have instantly been called into service whenever someone got a little bored and looked around, wondering what these kids were up to. “Abortion?” said Aunt Sally, “Abortion is a terrible thing!” Suddenly every news story is about the grim circumstance of illegal abortion. Suddenly sitcoms are showing the way. “Well, if Maude had an abortion…maybe sometimes it’s a good thing…”
“Free love,” sputtered Uncle Jim, “it’s immoral! It’s damaging to the family!” Suddenly every film hero or heroine is having free, uncomplicated, undamaging sex, and flashing some gratuitous T and A at Uncle Jim in the process. “I dunno,” he smiles to Aunt Sally as he settles back, “maybe it’s not all that bad…”
Oh, boy. A coup. What’ll they think of next?
Confederate Yankee has more and an interesting comments section.
Alexandra at All Things Beautiful has lots of links on this topic.
I wonder what Chesterton would have thought of this crew.