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  •  It takes special kind of stupid... (12+ / 0-)

     ...to take on the US Military. This will winnow out a lot of the nut jobs down to the poseurs and the easily caught.

    What is more worrisome to me are the Tim McVeighs or a right wing Unibomber type. The ones that aren't stupid.

    “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

    by PlinytheWelder on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 05:34:55 PM PST

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    •  the uniformed military... (5+ / 0-)
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      ...Marines led by an army officer (Robert E. Lee) made short work of John Brown's Harpers' Ferry raid.

      You can consider them 'poseurs and the easily caught'.

      But the damage that event did to the national discourse  in fraught times was far beyond that done by the deed itself and the doers.

      "Politics is not the art of the possible.
      It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable" J.K. Galbraith

      by Davis X Machina on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 03:12:36 AM PST

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      •  Big fan of Brown... (0+ / 0-)

        ...especially during the Kansas/Missouri conflict, but this  escapade was all that was necessary to go over the edge. One minor yet symbolic act to embolden (or, more accurately, enrage) those who perpetrated the events of 1860. Brown meant well, but damn, just throw a match at the powder keg.

        "Know that it is easier to get into something than it is to get out of it." - Donald Rumsfeld

        by teej on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 09:41:12 AM PST

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        •  It didn't matter.... (1+ / 0-)
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          ...because Brown failed. Am I right?

          Or so the line of reasoning on this thread would run.

          Billmon's not saying the present crop of insurrectionists and separatists would succeed, but that they are birds of ill omen, the climate that produces them is dangerous, and the consequences of even a failure are impossible to predict.

          "Politics is not the art of the possible.
          It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable" J.K. Galbraith

          by Davis X Machina on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 10:04:50 AM PST

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