… weird ass conspiracy theorists, but even I can smell a rat through my allergy-ridden noseholes.
Bo posted a map detailing the mayhem spilling throughout the world today. I'm also given to understand that rioters are having anti-American fits of pique in Lebanon, and that there are even military bases under attack.
Empty chair, indeed.
I am of the opinion that yes, this was all preplanned, and that the anger over the film was just a pretense. A convenient pretense. And I am afraid of what this augurs for the future.*
The entire Muslim world goes fucking apeshit sixty-odd days before an election that could eject the worst foreign-policy chief executive since Carter, one who is known to be soft on defense, positively deferential to Islam and its leaders, and a sure source of funding.
The administration's first knee-jerk response is to apologize for the movie, then makes a half-hearted statement about being sorry they have to find another ambassador to Libya before scurring off to Las Vegas, pointedly dissing Israel and yet finding plenty of time to have high up cabinet members meet with an Egyptian official. But nothing's wrong here….
But back to my first sentence. Four the last four or five presidential elections, there's been talk of the October Surprise, that major coup of a publicity rout (bad or good) that supposedly gives one side or the other a push over the finish line.
Hizzoner and I were discussing this tonight, and floated the theory that this was part of the rumblings for the Anointed One's October Surprise. Would he be so idiotic, yet so dastardly, as to risk the lives of thousands of troops and innocent people in an attempt to stamp himself militarily savvy? Just to show he too knows how to put down a riot?
Makes me sick to my stomach to think about it. Because yes, I think he's that cold-blooded, that self-aggrandizing, that bloody-minded, and that willing to go so far as to create an artificial state of emergency that might warrant suspending the election.
Oh, you can shake your head at me all you want, but since several universities in this country also went on various states of lockdown today, I posit that this could, in fact, happen.
And that scares me to death. What scares me even more are those who remain ignorant of what this man is capable of, and who he really is. And then defend him and his positions from that point of view.
*Which is redundant, but there you are.