13FEB2019 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Conrad Black’s The Democrats’ French Dilemma

Conrad Black is a good friend of President Trump.  And he is a very upbeat prognosticator of of our troubled times. But this little historical expedition to the French Revolution and de Gaulle’s 1968 power play are amusing and give an interesting comparison to the madness of the lunatic fringe of the Democrat party.  Of course that fringe now encompasses the whole party so it’s an unusual situation.  Fun to read.

The Democrats’ French Dilemma

3 thoughts on “13FEB2019 – American Greatness Post of the Day – Conrad Black’s The Democrats’ French Dilemma

  • February 13, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    The main difference between using the military in France as opposed to the USA is that the French throw bricks and block streets with tractors. In the US the Army would likely refuse to shoot civilian Americans, and even if they did, Americans have their own AR15s and high power hunting rifles. No bricks – bullets. And there are enough veteran and other explosives experts as American civilians that real bombs would be available. I can level your house with common, household chemicals and a quick trip to WalMart. I can make TATP in my kitchen sink, and there are guys who can make a bomb out of Bisquick. Real experts.

    Neither Imperial Japan nor the Soviet Union ever considered invading and occupying the USA. Americans are a hard lot to deal with at the best of times. Don’t let us get our blood up. There’s a reason our Civil War was our bloodiest conflict. Americans are not safe to play with.

    • February 13, 2019 at 8:21 pm

      Luckily the majority of those people are on our side of the fence. Conrad was making the case that the wack jobs talking about the Green New Deal are like the nuts at the end of the French Revolution and the 1968 Student’s Strike that really didn’t have the people behind them anymore and when push came to shove were seen as too extreme. Suppose Antifa decided to stop waiting for Mueller and marched on the White House to arrest the President. How do you suppose they’d do against a position held by regular army or marines? Probably not well.

  • February 14, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Not well at all. Besides the White House contingent, there is the Old Guard (3rd US Infantry Regiment). Everyone thinks of them at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and military funerals and parades, but I can assure you that they are well-trained infantry tasked with defending the Capitol.

    What I read was as if a Democrat president decided to declare martial law, or threaten to do so as de Gaulle did, by claiming he or she was preventing an insurrection. Using the insurrection powers when there is no armed rebellion, but merely differing opinion, is not new to Democrats. Wilson used them to arrest and jail political opponents to the First World War through the Espionage and Sedition Acts. That would not fly in America today. Heck, it didn’t even work during the Vietnam protests, let alone the polarization we have today.

    As an aside, Wilson also fired federally hired Negroes. Like most Democrat leaders, he was racist. Wilson and the Democrats were the main reason Black troops had to wait so long for equal military service. Democrat Robert Byrd’s own comments on Blacks in the military showed this.

    We need never fear a Republican president. People hated Nixon but forgot he got us OUT of Vietnam after Kennedy and Johnson got us into it. In fact, some 93% of military casualties have come in conflicts started under Democrat administrations. Democrats are the ones who love to seize power illicitly. Look at the way LBJ, Clinton and Obama ran roughshod over the Constitution, while Reagan tried to reduce the federal government’s influence on everyday American life. Democrats = de Gaulle.


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