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Congressman Brings National Guard To Confront Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Over Guam Status Gaffe

Congressman Brings National Guard To Confront Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Over Guam Status Gaffe

Uniformed National Guard engaging in a political protest directed at a Congressman, in the halls of the Capitol no less, is another sign the military is being politicized.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene made a comment lumping Guam in with foreign countries which should not receive U.S. tax dollars. The Guam Post reported:

“I’m a regular, normal person. And I wanted to take my regular – normal person, normal, everyday American values, which is: We love our country. We believe our hard-earned tax dollars should just go for America – not for what, China, Russia, the Middle East, Guam – whatever, wherever,” said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Feb. 27 at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which headlined former President Donald Trump. “If we want to build roads, if we want to put money into schools, if we want to build border walls, we want it right here at home. This is easy to me; it’s easy to us, but it’s not easy to Washington.”

While Guam is not a state, it is a U.S. territory and it’s residents are U.S. citizens. In perfectly appropriate responses, cookies and books were sent to Greene, the Guam Post further reported:

“Congresswoman Greene is a new member, and we will be paying a visit to her and delivering delicious Chamorro Chip Cookies as part of our ongoing outreach to new members to introduce them to our wonderful island of Guam,” said Del. Michael San Nicolas. He also referred to using “cookie diplomacy” in Congress during his annual address to the Legislature last year.

From the governor’s office, director of communications Krystal Paco-San Agustin said: “We would be more than happy to send Representative Greene’s office a copy of ‘Destiny’s Landfall: A History of Guam.’ “

In a totally inappropriate move, Guam Congressman Michael San Nicolas, who is under an ethics investigation, led a group of Guam National Guard in uniform to Greene’s office to confront her. She wasn’t there at the time, but the visual of military-fatigued National Guard engaging in a political protest directed at a Congressman, in the halls of the Capitol no less, was another sign that the military is losing its bearing in the age of Biden.

Here is the video, posted by The Hill:

After the attacks by official military Twitter accounts and officials on Tucker Carlson for his criticism of military wokeness, this stunt of using the National Guard to confront a Congressman is another sign of how politicized the military is becoming in the service of Democrats.

I have an idea. How about the military go back to staying out of politics.

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Tell then I need a Chamorro Dried beef sandwich to support them.

Guam is a much better vacation spot than Hawaii. Lots of History and friendly natives.

    FiftycalTX2 in reply to Tsquared. | March 16, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Next time they will be there with their M4’s and Magazines and ammo. And gee, would that look like a military coup?

TheOldZombie | March 15, 2021 at 9:30 pm

The hypocrisy from the left is crazy. Let this be under Trump and MTG be a Democratic Congressman and the House would have impeached Trump within 24 hours.

Whoever is in charge of this group of soldiers needs to be dealt with.

This is intimidation even though they claim it’s not. It doesn’t matter what party the House Member belongs too the military should not be doing things like this.

    The day is coming when armed military will be roaming the halls of Congress seeking to intimidate (or even butcher) any Member of Congress who gets in their way. That is the inevitable and logical conclusion because of what happened since the Biden* administration seized power.

    MattMusson in reply to TheOldZombie. | March 16, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Every Single One of these soldiers should be charged with violating the UCMJ. Every one.

healthguyfsu | March 15, 2021 at 9:33 pm

This is just pointless political theater. If Trump even asked a single military member to visit a congressperson the left would have cried intimidation and fascism.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to healthguyfsu. | March 15, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    “This is just pointless political theater.”

    This is not pointless political theater. It is the end of the republic.

      Everyone of these soldiers should be court martialed. Every one of them.

        They’re following orders. A minority are extremists and sincere believers of a democratic/dictatorial State.

          Brave Sir Robbin in reply to n.n. | March 16, 2021 at 10:23 am

          “They’re following orders.”

          Orders? Whose orders? That “congressman” did not have authority to give orders to soldiers. Those soldiers should have definitively refused any such “orders.” They may have been potentially lied to and misled about what they were doing, such as perhaps this creep told them he was giving them a tour or something, but if they knew they were going on some sort of protest or politically inspired stunt, they should have refused.

          Lucifer Morningstar in reply to n.n. | March 16, 2021 at 10:33 am

          They’re following orders.

          Hate to point this out but that excuse was used and didn’t work for another group back in 1946/47. And definitely shouldn’t be invoked in 2021.

          The Guam national guard commander should have told Nicolas that it would be highly inappropriate (to say the least) to allow uniformed national guardsmen to march into the capitol building to intimidate another Congress person in such a manner.

          And any guardsmen who were given such order to do so should have (respectfully) declined to follow such an order.

          MattMusson in reply to n.n. | March 16, 2021 at 3:17 pm

          One more Truckload of Bananas for the Republic.

        I would want to know more before calling for courts martial.

        The optics look bad, but that doesn’t mean anything actually wrong was done. They weren’t armed, they weren’t even in formation as they walked (not marched) down the hall.

        Hypothetical: the Guam rep goes to the Guard contingent and says “hey, I’m going over to point out to this Congresswoman that we’re Americans, too. Anyone want to come with?” What would they be charged with, assuming they were off duty, authorized to be in the building, etc?

          amwick in reply to malclave. | March 16, 2021 at 7:17 am

          There were in uniform… If they had been in “civies” maybe that would have been different. They looked like soldiers.. the videos showed them looking like soldiers, the optics were terrible,, completely awful…

          Eddie Coyle in reply to malclave. | March 16, 2021 at 10:41 am

          Perhaps NJP for the junior members, but if there was any senior leadership officer or enlisted in that group, oh man….

          Lucifer Morningstar in reply to malclave. | March 16, 2021 at 10:46 am

          The optics look bad, but that doesn’t mean anything actually wrong was done

          Yes, very bad. Shouldn’t have been done.

          They weren’t armed, they weren’t even in formation as they walked (not marched) down the hall.

          Armed or not. Marching or not. They were in uniform and therefore they were representing the military as a contingent of the Guam National Guard.

          the Guam rep goes to the Guard contingent and says “hey, I’m going over to point out to this Congresswoman that we’re Americans, too. Anyone want to come with?”

          The answer to that should have been, “NO, we cannot do that as we represent the military and it would not be appropriate (to say the least) to march with you to another Congress person’s office in protest to what they have said about Guam.

          What would they be charged with, assuming they were off duty . . .

          They were in uniform and therefore were not off duty and they were representing the military and the Guam National Guard.

          authorized to be in the building . . .

          Nancy Pelosi herself has forbidden citizens from entering the building. I’d like to know who the hell has the authority to allow the military (armed or unarmed) into the building to march down a hall in a protest.

        Military members must not, first and foremost, participate in any illegal activity that may arise from a protest or political event.

        That is a bunch of cow dung.

        A congresswoman called them foreigners.

        Telling the congresswoman that she is wrong is supporting and defending the Constitution.

      MattMusson in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | March 16, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      Hey guys, I’ve got an idea. Why doesn’t the Governor of Texas send uniformed members of the National Guard to visit the Supreme Court?

    Arminius in reply to healthguyfsu. | March 15, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Umm, that’s why it isn’t pointless. It is intimidation and fascism (or communism; same thing). That’s precisely the point of this.

Ferfuggs eggs | March 15, 2021 at 9:34 pm

I hope they took an even number of guardsmen off of each side of the island. I’d hate to see Guam “capsize”.

My2centshere | March 15, 2021 at 9:36 pm

The best sentence I’ve read all day is the last one from the professor, “how about the military go back to staying out of politics”.

So, Tucker Carlson rightfully points out that military leadership is screwed up and has wrong priorities if their priorities are maternity flightsuits,, form fitting body armor for women, and hairstyles, rather than foreign threats. Partisan leftist uniformed apparatchiks launch pathetic and blatantly political, mendacious twitter war claiming he “attacked female service members.” Using taxpayer funded official twitter sites to interfere in domestic politics. In uniform in the case of video posted by Sr. Enlisted “Leader” of USSPACECOM.

Sitting congresscritters say any national guardsmen who voted for Trump is “disloyal.” No pushback from DoD over congresscritters branding over half the members of the armed forces as traitors if they voted for Trump. Crickets.

Dem congresscritter from Guam who has ZERO COMMAND AUTHORITY OVER ANY SERVICE MEMBER marches guardsmen into capital to confront GOP enemy Congresswoman over a gaffe.

Somebody in those guardsmen chain of command ordered them to participate in this political show of force. Or illegally “authorized” them to participate. The word authorized in scare quotes because no one has the authority to participate in a partisan political rally while in uniform or, even worse, on duty.

Meanwhile, the military occupation of D.C. continues despite no credible security threat.

Are we all clear on what the left is doing here?

    I keep bringing up the idea of secession, but get a lot of pushback.

    We have stormtroopers for soldiers now. Wait till they turn their guns on us. Or should we wait??

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to TheFineReport.com. | March 16, 2021 at 10:50 am

      Again, stop with the secession nonsense. Any state or group of states that tried to secede from the Union would be squashed flat by the federal government in no time flat. The feds wouldn’t allow it to happen and they would use any means necessary to prevent secession making the last time it happened look like a cake walk in the park. So just stop. Stop with this secession nonsense. It’s not going to happen. No matter how bad the federal government gets.

        no fool, secession starts in the courts, not on the battlefield. nice try at discouraging talk about secession.

        It’s not nonsense. It speaks to the growing level of frustration and anger in the country, especially in the non blue states. Some people think that with the Media, big Corporations, big Tech, the courts, and both branches of the federal government being controlled by what would have been called “extreme” or “radical” leftism only a decade ago, the America we once knew is disintegrating. The incident in the Professor’s article is just one more cup of gasoline on the fires of resentment already burning. The choices emerging are 1) accept this without question, 2) fight against it within the system, 3) attempt a legal secession or separation through the courts (I’m presenting this as a separate choice, but it could be considered part of #2), or 4) begin to use violent measures of resistance. And we should keep this quotation from Margaret Mead in mind even though it’s almost a cliche by now. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” But sayings become cliches because they start out as recognizable truths. And there are hundreds of examples from history that support her observation.

        in case you missed it below, NOTHING is forever in the Supreme Court so stop with a nonsensical decision following the civil war. or maybe you think Dred Scott, around the same time period, was forever. how many other examples of bad court decision do you want?
        and there were dissenting opinons in texas v. white (not texas v. US) so nothing was a slam dunk on what centered around a bond issue.

          Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Lester. | March 17, 2021 at 7:56 am

          In case you missed it the Supreme Court has never over-ruled their decision in Texas v. White that a state cannot unilaterally secede from the Union once they enter the Union. It is perpetual. The state(s) cannot legally do it. Period.

          Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Lester. | March 17, 2021 at 8:01 am

          And as for “Dred Scott”? What does that have to do with anything. Slavery was later outlawed and prohibited in the United States so Dredd Scott no longer applies as the law changed. Idiot.

          In case you missed it the Supreme Court has never changed their ruling in Texas v. White that a state cannot unilaterally secede from the Union because entry into and being part of the Union is “perpetual” and you cannot leave a “perpetual Union”. So it’s not nonsensical but a valid Supreme Court decision that still has legal ramifications for any state trying to secede from the Union. (Legally they can’t do it.)

          Lester in reply to Lester. | March 17, 2021 at 8:31 am

          quit with the it’s never been tested stupidity… 11 states have seceded and the outcome was only determined after they attacked the north and started the Civil War, and lost. If they had won they would no longer be part of the US. No Supreme Court challenge was ever logged after the first seceded and the start of the Civil War.

When I head about this I had two thoughts:

1. For many years I regretted not joining the military when I was younger (I just turned 60, so it is a little late for that). But the events of the last few years – especially the last few weeks – has cured me of that. Moreover, I can’t help but look at those who are still serving in the military and wonder: whose side are you really on? If someone orders you to kill me for no valid will you do it? Can I really trust you to uphold your oath, or does exterminating “racists” take priority over human rights?

2. I can’t wait for the Franz von Papen Republicans to assure us that using the military to threaten Members of Congress is no big deal because Trump and his supporters were somehow guilty of much worse, and anyway shut your misogyny holes you bigots.

Remember the howls of indignation when Gen, Milley accompanied Donald Trump to the burned out church across the street from the WH? Critics rightly complained that having Milley, in uniform, at a largely civilian political event, which had no affiliation with the military, was highly inappropriate. Yet, it is somehow acceptable for members of the Guam National Guard, which is operating under the direct command and control of the DOD, while on duty in DC, to engage in a civilian political event having no affiliation with the military.

At least Greene isn’t worried about Guam capsizing, like Rep. Hank Johnson or think the US has 57 states, like Barack Obama said that it did.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Mac45. | March 16, 2021 at 9:49 am

    Yes, they were ridiculous, but having someone in uniform was not inappropriate at that point. Trump was not attending the rally…he was dispersing it en route to a lawful transit to a public DC location. The military were there in that case for protection, not intimidation. I see nothing “rightly” about the critic complaints from that moment. There should have been far more criticism of the rioters (“protesters”) in that scenario.

      When Milley accompanied Trump to the church, he was no doing so as part of a military related duty. Trump was not reviewing troops or thanking them for their protection. Neither was he under arms providing a security function for Trump. He as not there to answer questions or brief the press on military police issues in the district. And, any liaison duties certainly did not require a member of the JCS. Milley was there to lend visible support to Trump’s political response to the rioting of the night before. And, it was not seemly.

        diver64 in reply to Mac45. | March 17, 2021 at 1:58 am

        Trump was Milley’s Commanding Officer in case you forgot. It was appropriate for him to do as Trump ordered him to do.

This is a compelling case for cutting the military budget.

I’d be ok with this if they also marched on Hank Johnson.

If current trends continue, Gaum will be part of China in 10 years.

Also, the nominal reason for the presence of those guard members at the capitol is to protect Marjorie and other members of Congress.

What the hell? Rep. Greene is a first term congresswoman from South Carolina, only a couple months in. She represents an area in SC and probably knows a lot about her district. It’s not surprising that she isn’t up on matters related to Guam and our other territories.

It’s nice that the Guam people took the time to update her and bring her up to speed on this national matter. New congresspeople are supposed to be learning national level stuff like this. Maybe she could finagle a nice warm vacation there next winter as a fact-finding mission or something.

The negativity and effort to embarrass her is totally out of place and hopefully will backfire on the perpetrators.

On the other hand, last year Amy Klobuchar, a long time senator running for president, could not name the president of Mexico or say a single thing about him. That embarrassment was, appropriately, the end of her presidential ambitions.

So it’s okay for a member of Congress to march occupation troops down the halls of the Capitol to intimidate and embarrass another member of Congress? Really, that’s okay?

The Guam representative should be sanctioned and every member of the National Guard who participated in this blatantly political activity should be court martialed for taking part in said activity while in uniform in direct violation of DoD policy.

George_Kaplan | March 16, 2021 at 12:28 am

Isn’t this patently illegal? I was under the impression that troops in uniform were not permitted to partake in political events. Am I mistaken about this, or is it only non-Democrat political events that are now illegal?

    Milhouse in reply to George_Kaplan. | March 16, 2021 at 2:15 am

    No, it was not illegal, because it was not a political event. It was simply a group of Guamese asking to meet the congresscritter who thinks they’re not Americans. I can see New Mexican representatives and national guardsmen doing the same to some of the idiots who make the same mistake about their state.

      George_Kaplan in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2021 at 4:14 am

      Not a political event? A Democrat led a protest march of National Guardsmen in uniform through the Capitol to confront a Republican Congresswoman. If that’s not political what is?

        Milhouse in reply to George_Kaplan. | March 16, 2021 at 11:42 am

        No, George Kaplan, it was not a political event. The fact that an event involves a Democrat and a Republican does not make it political, or partisan.

        YOU are the one who invoked the law, so don’t you dare try to evade the question by saying that it seems political to you. AS A MATTER OF LAW it was not a political event and military members had every right to be there.

          Idonttweet in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2021 at 12:06 pm

          I respectfully disagree, Milhouse. It was obviously a political event or stunt intended to embarrass and intimidate a Member of Congress from the opposing party.

          DoD Directive 1344.10 pretty unambiguously prohibits members of the Armed Forces from taking part in political activities while in uniform. Paragraph 4.1.5 says that activities not expressly prohibited may be contrary to the spirit and intent of this Directive and shall be avoided.

          Violating the terms of the Directive would place the Member in violation of Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) (codified at 10 U.S.C. §892), Failure to Obey Order or Regulation, and Art. 134, UCMJ (10 U.S.C. §934), General Article (“…conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.”) Violations of both articles to be punished as a court-martial may direct.

      caseoftheblues in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2021 at 5:40 am

      Once again Milhouse I’m left wondering are you willfully obtuse or utterly naive

      Arminius in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2021 at 8:48 am

      No, Milhouse. you’re clearly not familiar with DoD Directive 1344.10.

      “The primary guidance concerning political activity for military members is found in DoD Directive 1344.10. Per longstanding DoD policy, active duty personnel may not engage in partisan political activities and all military personnel SHOULD AVOID THE INFERENCE that their political activities imply or appear to imply DoD sponsorship, approval, or endorsement of a political candidate, campaign, or cause. Members on active duty may not campaign for a partisan candidate, engage in partisan fundraising activities, serve as an officer of a partisan club,
      or speak before a partisan gathering. Active duty members may, however, express their personal opinions on political candidates and issues, make monetary contributions to a political campaign or organization, and attend political events, IN THEIR PERSONAL CAPACITY, as a spectator WHEN NOT IN UNIFORM.”

      These Guardsmen, who are only in D.C. because they are on active duty, were marched there, in uniform, by a Congressional delegate from an opposing party. The Dem was clearly involved in a partisan pissing match with Greene. If these Guamanians (proper term) wanted to meet Greene, fine. Off-duty and in civilian clothes to avoid the inference that DoD endorses this partisan political stunt . But the Dem delegate from Guam needed them in uniform for the photo op.

      This is a blatant violation.

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Arminius. | March 16, 2021 at 10:39 am

        The most blatant I have ever witnessed. I will not do so here due to time concerns in other matters, but the charge list would be long. This is a much graver threat to the institution of republican governance than the capitol incursion on 06 Jan, because this in the people, or a subset therefor, but the military.

          Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Brave Sir Robbin. | March 16, 2021 at 11:37 am

          Well, don’t expect Lloyd Austin (you know, that guy that works in that building over there –>) to do anything about it. He’s too busy purging the military of all those that have wrongthink and making the rest sign loyalty oaths to Biden the United States to worry overmuch about this incident.

        Milhouse in reply to Arminius. | March 16, 2021 at 11:49 am

        Arminius, note that phrase that keeps appearing over and over in your quote: “partisan political“. There was nothing partisan or political about this event. There was no “political candidate, campaign, or cause”. The fact that one of the representatives involved happens to be a Republican and one happens to be a Democrat is irrelevant.

        Seriously, how can you claim with a straight face that had the Guamanian representative been Republican he would not have done this? Or that NM representatives of either party would not have done this to any rep, of either party, who made the same stupid mistake about their state?

          Philip in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2021 at 12:12 pm

          It looks like you support the public use of America’s military in order to express your petty political ego. Did Michael Franklin Quitugua San Nicolas of the Guamanian Democratic Party, currently serving as the Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives for Guam, think to give MTG a courtesy phone call to make sure she knows the history of Guam? He had the time to organize the troops for his theatrical display. As a democrat, has he ever been allowed to have a conversation with MTG?

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2021 at 10:54 am

      No, it was group of Guam National Guard in uniform representing the military participating in a protest march over what Rep. Greene said about Guam.

      And that is illegal.

        No, it is not illegal, because it has nothing to do with party politics. That’s not an opinion, it’s the law, which Arminius kindly cited above so you can read it.

          Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2021 at 7:13 pm

          The representative from Guam was in engaged in a partisan political demonstration intended to embarrass a sitting member of another party. A gaggle of soldiers in uniform during normal working hours joined him and participated in this demonstration. Patently contrary to the UCMJ, the Hatch Act, and several policies, directives, and instructions of the Department of Defense. I could sit here all night and list all the charges. Blatantly illegal. Blatantly.

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2021 at 11:33 am

      No, it was not illegal, because it was not a political event.

      No, it was group of Guam National Guard in uniform representing the military participating in a protest march over what Rep. Greene said about Guam.

      And “political event” or not that is illegal under the rules of the military.

This was an illegal act of intimidation. Get the message, everyone?

These soldiers are a disgrace: they swore an oath to the Constitution, and they’re letting themselves be used like StormTroopers.

“I was only following orders.”

Everyone realizes we’re at war with our military now?

As a retired member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, I am appalled that military personnel on active duty would engage in an overt political demonstration and would do it in uniform. This is a serious violation of long-standing custom as well as DOD Directives. More importantly, it is a tiny step away from true Banana Republic behavior. This politicization started with the abuse (with no consequences to date) of the intelligence services by the Obama Administration. Now, it is metastasizing into military interference with politics. If Secretary Austin doesn’t react, the Senate should howl.

    jlronning in reply to jagcapt. | March 16, 2021 at 8:41 am

    I’m trying to remember – wasn’t there an incident last year during the campaign, when it was claimed that senior military personnel had privately criticized Biden and the left responded that the military were too professional to do such a thing, it couldn’t have happened?

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to jagcapt. | March 16, 2021 at 11:41 am

    If Secretary Austin doesn’t react, the Senate should howl.

    That’s a joke. Austin is too busy purging the military of all those that might have wrong think and making the rest re-take their loyalty oaths to Biden the United States to worry over much about this incident.

    And as for the Senate? They’ll do as they’ve always done. Howl in outrage and then do nothing. Guaranteed.

Politicization of the military is a much bigger story than anything a freshman congressman without any committee assignments says and unlike the latter is a truly alarming thinig.

    /this

    My heart sank when I saw this. Optics are terrible, particularly with the Capitol practically if not literally a military zone, Biden their CIC, and coming right on the heels of the despicable Marine attacking not just a private citizen but a journalist. Cumulatively, this is a terrifying turning point.

      Thank you.

      I would just add that I think this is the high command testing how far they could push before congress says no.

        Congress has purse-string control over the military (theoretically, anyway) and the power to declare war. Otherwise, civilian authority over the military rests with the CIC/executive, so Congress can’t say “no” in the sense I think you mean, in other words.

          Arminius in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | March 17, 2021 at 3:07 am

          I think Danny was more profound and insightful than you may realize, Fuzzy. Somebody is calling the shots , but it certainly isn’t Biden. Biden isn’t in charge of what kind of pudding cup he gets if he eats all his vegetables. It appears to be Pelosi. She’s the one who turned D.C. into Tiananmen Square after the CCP crushed its political opponents.

          When it comes to consolidating power, Xi’s gotta have it.

Politicization of the military is a big story, but this is not it. This was simply a group of Guamese demonstrating their existence. They’d have done the same to a Democrat who made the same mistake.

    MattMusson in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2021 at 9:24 am

    Guamanian, Milhouse. Guamanian.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2021 at 10:43 am

    The do not have the right to “demonstrate” their existence, or anything at all while in uniform or other wise. They can be at political demonstrations, marches, and events, but may not participate in the same either in uniform or not. Being in uniform is an exceptionally grave event, and is clearly intimidation.

    How would like 20 or more soldiers in uniform to show up in front of your house led by a federal official to “demonstrate” their displeasure at you. I am quite sure you would see this as blatant state sanctioned intimidation, because it would be.

      They do have that right, so long as it is not connected to partisan politics. Which this was not.

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2021 at 5:52 pm

        It was blatantly partisan. A Democrat office holder was attempting to embarrass and intimidate a Republican office holder. It does not get more partisan than that.

      It’s likely that they were given permission by somebody up the chain of command, which would make them blameless – but whoever gave them permission to pull this stunt should have his head handed to him and his career ended.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2021 at 11:47 am

    This was simply a group of Guamese demonstrating their existence.

    Nope. This was a group of active military personnel engaging in an illegal intimidation protest against a legally sitting Representative. Nothing less then the use of the military for political gain.

    They’d have done the same to a Democrat who made the same mistake.</blockquotee:

    Arte you just willfully stupid or what. If a democrat had made the "same mistake" it would have simply been excused as a "mistake". And that would be the end of it.

    Danny in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    In substance MTG exposed herself as an idiot by how she referred to Guam. In reaction national guard soldiers marched in uniform to her office to draw publicity to her gaffe and embarrass her further. I don’t like MTG but the military has no place in discussion of her or any other congressman. National Guard is military there is no other way to describe it. For the military to be involved in humiliating a congressman is explicitly politicization of it.

    On substance I agree MTG has added idiot who doesn’t do basic research to conspiracy theorist with a history of hating Jews and violent rhetoric to her resume with the Guam statement.

    The military has no place in this or any other political conversation and that is final.

    They knew they were engaged in a political stunt. I also do not think this happened when a certain member of congress implied Guam might tip into the ocean if too many troops are deployed to it.

    Politicization and politics aren’t bad words; unless the topic is the military.

      Arminius in reply to Danny. | March 17, 2021 at 4:26 am

      “On substance I agree MTG has added idiot who doesn’t do basic research to conspiracy theorist with a history of hating Jews and violent rhetoric to her resume with the Guam statement.”

      For the sake of argument I’ll accept this characterization of her. So, if I understand you correctly, she checks all the blocks to be a mainstream Democrat. Especially with the Joooo hatred. If she had more of the sacred melanin she could be Ilhan Omar! And therefore immune from criticism because, PERSON OF COLOR!

      That’s what’s so stupid about this. Number one, if it was DoD’s job to correct stupid politicians saying stupid things they’d be patrolling the halls of Congress like it was Fallujah. Number two, we know exactly how members of AOC’s squad, or luminaries like Sheila Jackson Lee or Maxine Waters would react if uniformed personnel showed up at their door offering them cookies along with their “gentle ribbing.”

      The same way AOC talked (on her instagram account) about the the Capital Police officer who showed up at her door on the day of the D.C. incursion.

      “I thought I was going to die. I have never been quieter in my entire life.”

      “It didn’t feel right. Because he was looking at me with a tremendous amount of anger and hostility. Things weren’t adding up. There was no partner there. He wasn’t yelling ‘this is Capitol Police, this is Capitol Police.’”

      Spoiler alert: she knew he was a Capitol Police officer. For some reason I can’t understand, no doubt due to my white supremacist christofascism, she felt “unsafe” because the guy she already knew was a Capitol Police officer wasn’t yelling that he was who everybody already knew he was over and over.

      “And he was looking at me in all of this anger and hostility.”

      If only he had thought to bring cookies. Sigh.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Milhouse. | March 16, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    “Guamese”

    Careful, Milhouse, or you will end up with a squad of Guamanian soldiers at your door to set you straight. But enjoy the cookies.

From the article: “Guam Congressman Michael San Nicolas, who is under an ethics investigation, led a group of Guam National Guard in uniform to Greene’s office to confront her. She wasn’t there at the time, but the visual of military-fatigued National Guard engaging in a political protest directed at a Congressman, in the halls of the Capitol no less, was another sign that the military is losing its bearing in the age of Biden:

If this had been a bunch of soldiers, who, while not in uniform, had spontaneously gotten together to send a message, that would be one thing, and I might agree with you. But this was a sitting Congressmen, leading a group of uniformed military, for the palpably political purpose of embarrassing another congressman. It was completely wrong, and they should in fact be disciplined.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Wisewerds. | March 16, 2021 at 10:47 am

    “If this had been a bunch of soldiers, who, while not in uniform, had spontaneously gotten together to send a message, that would be one thing, and I might agree with you”

    They are not even allowed to do this while NOT in uniform..

MoeHowardwasright | March 16, 2021 at 6:43 am

I served from 1976-1980 with the Marines. There is no way in hell that this should have ever occurred. This stunt has violated multiple UCMJ regulations, as well as long standing DOD rules. Any service member should know better. One of the first things you’re taught is stay out of politics. Discuss it, vote, yes! Participate, NO!!! The reasons are manifest. America does not (at least before this crap) want the military politicized. Because to do so leads to the military taking sides in a political dispute and that my fellow travelers is the end of this Republic!

This is absolutely a “tipping point”, right Hank? You should have been right there with this deluded delegate!

Bucky Barkingham | March 16, 2021 at 7:14 am

It is becoming more clear every day that the military forces at the Capitol are there to intimidate the Left’s opponents and suppress opposition to their program. Rep. Greene got a taste of the new normal in D.C. when the uniformed Capitol occupiers showed up at her office to “educate” her. At least they left their weapons behind – this time.

Justice for Ashli Babbitt!

Maybe he should have stopped by Hank Johnson’s office too to let him know Guam hasn’t tipped over yet from our heavy military presence.

Does anybody still believe that in 2022 and 2024 the Democrats and their CCP controllers will allow for fair, open, and honest elections? We are only about 90 days into the illegitimate POTUS dictatorship and assassinations, false flags, intimidation, and other totalitarian tactics are on full display. They must disarm the citizens to cement the overthrow. This display here is what you will see more of if you resist and do not surrender.

Marxists do not tolerate counterrevolutionaries. Look at the battlefield, not just a single battle.

    nordic_prince in reply to TX-rifraph. | March 16, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    This. Anyone who is attempting to console themselves with the thoughts of “We’ll beat them in 2022/2024” is naive at best. They stole the 2020 election – they know it, we know it, the WHOLE WORLD knows it – and they don’t give a damn, not the Ds NOR the Rs, because these swamp vermin are more interested in consolidating their personal and political power than they are in being public servants to We the People.

    They just shit on the majority of We the People who voted for DJT, but they don’t give a flying fig because we voted for “the wrong candidate” and therefore they had to step in with their well-oiled voter fraud machine. Like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football Lucy is holding, we keep on going back, thinking that somehow next time is going to be different – only it never is.

    These shitweasels have absolutely NO INTENTION of ever again letting an “unapproved” candidate be elected, and there are just as many (R) shitweasels as there are (D) ones. Elections are all one big sick joke to them. They know they can predetermine the outcome – the only reason why they hold up the farce of campaigning is so they launder money under the guise of campaign contributions.

I thought Hank Johnson said that Guam tipped over?

I purposely did not look for the (D) or (R) and which it belonged to. It is 100% inappropriate regardless. When I was a testosterone filled 18 year old looonnngg ago, one of the classroom sessions they had was on the Uniform Code of Military Justice, and one of the things they clearly drilled into our heads was that uniformed service members were to NEVER engage in political rallies or demonstrations of ANY kind. Each of these service members needs to lose a stripe to reinforce that message.

Technically incorrect, yes, but philosophically correct. Guam is a territory, which just means it is an off-map military asset, i.e. an outpost of imperialsm. We lump the aboriginals in as “Americans” to assuage our guilt of conquering them and stealing their land. But today, they’re all just a bunch of dependents on the taxpayer. They’re either useless welfare slobs or employees of the 100% tax-funded US MIC that rules them. Seriously, what else would one do on Guam, export 100 or so papyas per year?

Why does the US hold “territories”? How COLONIALISTIC is this. Time to cut guam, puerto rico, and the other 3 loose.

    Eddie Coyle in reply to Lester. | March 16, 2021 at 9:00 am

    You are uninformed. These territories have voted on independence and in Puerto Rico’s case, statehood. They have chosen to remain in their present status by Democratic vote. Sorry your aging hippie prof’s rants in AntiAmerican 101 about America’s colonial past are moot.

      healthguyfsu in reply to Eddie Coyle. | March 16, 2021 at 9:44 am

      I think he was being sarcastic, but nevertheless. PR wants the “representation” of a state in the form of Senators (and more voting power) but they simply can’t afford it. Their citizenry can’t afford to actually pay the taxes required of a state. The place is a tiny little disaster of corruption and grift.

      Lester in reply to Eddie Coyle. | March 16, 2021 at 9:55 am

      do I need to post *sarcasm alert* for people like you? Combat veteran of Vietnam with the 101st Airborne, you nailed it I am AntiAmerican. …………………………
      oh *sarcasm alert*

        Eddie Coyle in reply to Lester. | March 16, 2021 at 10:21 am

        Perhaps you do, sarcasm usually has a humorous element to it that gives it away, yours was unfortunately undistinguishable from the tired woke nonsense heard daily. Glad, however, to find out I am incorrect. Fmr DIA, thank you for your service.

Johnson: This is a[n] island that at its widest level is what … twelve miles from shore to shore? And at its smallest level … uh, smallest location … it’s seven miles between one shore and the other? Is that correct?

Willard: I don’t have the exact dimensions, but to your point, sir, I think Guam is a small island.

Johnson: Very small island, about twenty-four miles, if I recall, long, twenty-four miles long, about seven miles wide at the least widest place on the island and about twelve miles wide on the widest part of the island, and I don’t know how many square miles that is. Do you happen to know?

Willard: I don’t have that figure with me, sir, I can certainly supply it to you if you like.

Johnson: Yeah, my fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.

Willard: We don’t anticipate that … the Guam population I think currently about 175,000 and again with 8,000 Marines and their families it’s an addition of about 25,000 more into the population.

    GatorGuy in reply to Eddie Coyle. | March 16, 2021 at 9:23 am

    I remember watching that back-and-forth a few years back. Rep Johnson is a proud, shameless moron, a bona-fide fool.

    Democracy dies in the darkness the absence of sechel* brings.

    ______________
    * Sechel is both a Hebrew and a Yiddish word, the Hebrew meanings having been absorbed into Yiddish. . . . [I]t can mean intelligence, smarts, brains, reason, common sense, cleverness or even wisdom. Sechel is further defined . . . as “the spiritual ability to think, to weigh, the strength to judge and to come to a resolution.” https://momentmag.com/jewish-word-sechel/

      Eddie Coyle in reply to GatorGuy. | March 16, 2021 at 10:17 am

      As an Irishman who has lived in NYC, I enjoyed an article I saw a few years ago ‘100 Yiddish Words Every New Yorker Should Know’ written by an Irish cop. It had me kvelling… I can not find it try as I might.

        GatorGuy in reply to Eddie Coyle. | March 16, 2021 at 10:46 am

        Ask any Mensch, or humane being. (S)he’ll know immediately what goes to make a decent person and, on this meritocracy, who is one.

        Have a great and happy St Patrick’s Day, brother! We’re all Irish men and women tomorrow — Chag Sameach, Happy Holiday!

        And keep on kvelling, or beaming with pride, in your ethnic/American, ie, melting-pot-ish identity and tradition.

        We’ll get this country, our country, back.

        WestRock in reply to Eddie Coyle. | March 16, 2021 at 11:52 am

        Zei gezunt, y’all!

    Philip in reply to Eddie Coyle. | March 16, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Ole Hank replaced one Cynthia McKinney. He’s perfect for those east Atlanta constituents.

The Cynicism we Hold and Must Reverse

The Guam representative’s possible key motive, in response to an expressly solicited offer from on-high (or not):

Do this (or, without inducement, come up with a plan on your own) to impress the right, well-connected Dem Party boss to favorably influence the outcome of your ethics investigation.

A mutually beneficial twofer is thus the hope.

felixrigidus | March 16, 2021 at 9:16 am

If we have learned anything these past five-plus years it is that civil and military leadership must be ruthlessly excised the moment the next non-far-left president assumes office. You cannot leave this cancer in place and expect the body politic to recover and return to normal constitutional government.

    nordic_prince in reply to felixrigidus. | March 16, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Except there won’t be any more non-far-left presidents. We just had our last one. The swamp vermin and their devil spawn will see to it.

After this disgusting display, I’m expecting to see troops behind the podium if Biden ever deigns to appear in the chamber, just like Venezuela and every other banana republic. Where is a single Democratic voice denouncing this?

good thing she didn’t say it was in danger of tipping over.

Were these National Guard soldiers from Guam ordered to to participate in this showcase or were they volunteers?

    GatorGuy in reply to Deborahhh. | March 16, 2021 at 11:11 am

    A very apt question in this politically militarized time.

    If not only history, but also a suddenly appearing, ongoing Pelosian narrative-diktat are prologue, my bet is, after maybe something like a wink and a nod between Guam Congressman San Nicolas and a select Guam NG SSG, the latter called out to two of his platoon’s squads, “I’ll need two entire squads front and center to volunteer for a mission to promote our beloved US Territory.”

    That would seem to cover all pertinent “mission” objectives.

    So, the Capitol-NG “mission” unfolds. And the lightning evolution of our in-the-coup language thus enters the military’s lexicon.

Unless you’re independently wealthy, you’ll have to live in a state of fear from now on.
Fear of being canceled for being you.
Fear of being fired for sharing (or even hiding) your conservative views.
Fear of being a member of a “listed” group or organization.
Fear of displaying your support for a candidate that is accused of disagreeing with liberal-progressive opinions.
Fear of questioning authority.
Fear that your 2nd Amendment rights will be further restricted.
Fear of expressing doubt that humans can destroy the planet’s climate.
Fear that you’ll lose earned benefits of citizenship if you don’t do what they say, when they say it, and do it without resistance.
Fear that you will go broke defending yourself in court because you were attacked for exercising your freedom of peaceful assembly.
Fear that your children will be in danger if certain people find out that you don’t agree with their policies.
Fear of losing love and respect from your children because of liberal peer pressure at school.
Fear that your children are being forced to hate America in their schools, while watching TV, while viewing facebook-websites-movies.
Fear of having children.
Fear of being shamed by Michael Franklin Quitugua San Nicolas of the Guamanian Democratic Party, currently serving as the Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives for Guam, if you don’t walk lock-step dressed in your National Guard uniform behind him on his way to visit Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene to give her cookies in an attempt to shame her for mis-speaking at the Conservative PAC on February 27th, 2021.

    GatorGuy in reply to Philip. | March 16, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Except for the last two lines, if I didn’t know better, I’d bet my citizenship on the belief that you were quoting a lost poetic prose piece, written in 1934, recovered after reunification in 1989 Deutschland.

    Knowing better, it seems history is just itching to repeat itself — this time with an added, neo-Marxist flare.

    In any case, it’s still totalitarian, fascistic, tyrannical and exclusive — pure and simple; and so, like its historical analogue, today’s New American Progressive Reich will lead to the deaths of many, many liberty-loving Americans, trying to breathe the increasingly thinner air of freedom, and remain inspired, unalienably.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Philip. | March 16, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    You forgot to add fear of having a bunch of soldiers come to your door because you said something they did not like.

Despicable move by the congressman …

    GatorGuy in reply to PODKen. | March 16, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    With respect to his ethics investigation, the Guamanian congressman, in a pickle, needs to make an omelet. And, you know, . . . .

    Breaking eggs is, in this sense, . . . despicable. I agree. The relevant NCO that transmuted the hypothesized San Nicolas’ political need into a missioned objective for the troops (s)he leads missed his/her chance; and, for our republic’s sake alone, blew his/her moment in the spotlight of history.

    It was a significant politically military moment on the increasingly traveled road toward perdition: the Dem-Lefty inception of the New American Progressive Reich.

BTW, Leader McCarthy’s ’bout had enough of this Dem-Lefty mixing of traditional unmixables already . . .

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/15/dangerous-precedent-gop-leader-kevin-mccarthy-says-politicization-of-military-must-stop-now/

That’ll haunt their collective conscience, steering those leading the downtrodden in the Long March onto the appropriate, unity-pursuing path, right?

I can’t see getting worked up over this. After Congresswoman Greene’s gaffe it looked more like a good natured ribbing with free cookies. She would have done well to have welcomed them in, shook hands thanking them for their service, talked to everyone and took pictures with them.
People need to calm down and recognize a light hearted gesture when it happens, have a laugh and move on

    She wasn’t there.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to diver64. | March 16, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    “I can’t see getting worked up over this. After Congresswoman Greene’s gaffe it looked more like a good natured ribbing with free cookies.”

    So, you have no problem with 20 or soldiers showing up at your door, in uniform, to give you some “good natured ribbing”?

    Seriously? What about 20 cops, or FBI agents in windbreakers?

    “Hey, we heard what you said the other day. We did not really like it, so we came over to set you straight. And just so there’s no misunderstanding here, we brought you some cookies because, God forbid, we wouldn’t want anyone to think this is a threat or anything. And, oh, thank you for giving us your time and attention, because, you know, your comments upset us, and we had to come over hear during our work hours, and all, and you know, we have to get back to our job protecting you, because if we didn’t, maybe, God forbid, something bad might happen to you.”

    If I was in charge, they would all have formal written counselling, special evaluations removing recommendations for retention and advancement, be subjected extra military instruction, immediately remove them from duty, place them on active duty hold, and confine them to quarters while I instigated a criminal investigation.

      They all need to be court-martialed, imo. And yes, I would say this if it were Sen. Ted Cruz leading a group of Texas National Guard to AOC’s office to “protest” her latest insanity, even if he softened it with a tray of cookies. Every long-time LI reader knows I am a huge supporter of Cruz, but if he did this while the Capitol is over-fortified by the military and while Trump was CIC, I would be immediately repelled, distrust his judgment, and rethink my support.

      There is no way to cast this as good, normal, or appropriate (with all due respect to Milhouse, who frankly, just doesn’t get it).

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | March 16, 2021 at 7:23 pm

        The junior enlisted, E4 and below, should not be courts martialed unless they were instigators. After counselling, extra military instruction, and temporary reduction reduction in grade and pay, I would remove reinstate recommendation for retention, but not advancement, which they would have to earn back over the next evaluation cycle. These young soldiers may be redeemable and could be made better by this experience and the discipline exacted.

        E5’s and above are irredeemable. They should have enough service and experience to not do this, or permit others to do it, and certainly not lead it. They serve at the pleasure of the president,, and if I were president, it would not please me.

          I disagree . . . and had a whole comment on that point, but honestly, it no longer matters. The military is woke now. And apparently quite proud to be so. This does not bode well for American patriots. Or for America.

          Hmph. If an E4 and below doesn’t understand this is a problem, they need to go. Period. They are too stupid to walk and chew gum.

          What kind of Mommy training/instruction in today’s woke military do you expect will fix this?

          Newsflash: BS “training’ in how not to be a political tool is too late for these morons. They have to go; they were Democrat puppets used as tools intended to embarrass a duly elected member of Congress. This is unconsionable. Period.

      No, as a veteran of both Grenada and Panama I’m not intimidated or frightened of our military in the least. I’d be quite happy to welcome 20 of our nations finest. I’m also glad your not in charge of anything.

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to diver64. | March 16, 2021 at 7:53 pm

        Sure you wouldn’t mind a squad of soldiers in uniform you did not know dropping by during normal duty hours to have a discussion about something you said they did not quite like, Mr. tough guy.

        And you are not a sitting member of congress, nor someone who has never served.

        Soldiers do not not get to good naturedly rib or in other fashion “rib” a civilian – period.

        I hope you were never in charge of men. Their discipline would have been horrendous. You would have forged lousy warriors.

        Miles in reply to diver64. | March 17, 2021 at 2:11 am

        So you’re not concerned about a UCMJ violation like this?
        Okay.
        I wonder what other violations of military law you wouldn’t be concerned about.

        Oh and I’ve got a DD-214 and VA service connected disability compensation, so that- even as subtly as you did – “only a servicemember* authority appeal BS doesn’t cut the mustard around here.

Armed or not, these men in uniform were violating articles of the UCMJ, not to mention their enlistment oath. Their superior officer or NCOIC needs to be court martialed. No Congresscritter has the authority to order any member of the Armed Services to do anything. Only the CIC (The President) can do that. I’m sure Cong. Mike didn’t ask permission first.

Comanche Voter | March 16, 2021 at 3:49 pm

The delegate (I won’t say “Gentleman”) from Guam can put his Chamorro Chip cookies where the Sun don’t shine. This was not a light hearted gesture; The left generally screamed long and loud if they thought Trump or Bush was “using the troops for a photo op”.

And I do see getting worked up over it. Sauce for the Dimocrat goose, sauce for the Rethuglican gander.

healthguyfsu | March 16, 2021 at 4:07 pm

Taylor should invite back all of the soldiers and make a youtube video ripping up the Congressman’s invitation. Then, she can barter them some of Georgia’s best pecan pralines for the cookies.

As an aside, I want to point out how kind it is of Milhouse to tell all of us who served how we’ve been getting it wrong our entire lives. In the finest “who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes” tradition I normally associate with the gaslighting left.

Like socialist Nicole Hannah-Jones of the 1619 project. She may not call herself a socialist, but so what? Turn about is fair play. She looks at me with my white skin and feels free to call me a lot of things I don’t call myself. But when I call her a socialist I have facts on my side. Her undergrad degree is in “History and African American Studies.” By definition that miasma of victimhood means the only history to go along with her degree in cultural Marxist anti-Americanism would have been the Howard Zinn Manichean fable.

And it shows! Inspired by her indoctrinators she was inspired to her work of charity. “Here, let me helpfully correct your history, you racist white supremacst capitalist running dog colonialist and imperialist misogynistic patriarchal exploiters of the working class, with my 1619 project.” The self-avowed socialist Zinn couldn’t have produced a better revision of history. Nor for that matter could Marx himself.

Then there’s all the help the members of the gay Christian movement are giving us heretical Christians who believe the Bible means what it appears to say. And for that matter Orthodox Jews who believe the Tanakh means what it appears to say.

Hebrews, ancient and modern, and the apostles who grew up immersed in the Greek cultural world didn’t understand Hebrew or Greek. St. Paul/Saul of Tarsus (a city at the heart of the Greek-speaking eastern portion of the Roman empire) was a devout Pharisee who studied under Gameliel in Jerusalem didn’t understand Hebrew AND Greek. He was unintelligible in several languages.

The Bible just doesn’t condemn homosexuality as a sin (stupid Pope)! For instance, Leviticus 18:22 comes after verse 18:21. 21 commands the Israelites to not sacrifice their children to the pagan god Moloch. So the people who scream that two plus two equals racism now all of a sudden numerical sequences matter, and that everything that comes after 21 is condemning temple rituals only. And that the God of the Old Testament is condemning temple prostitution only, not “loving, committed” relationships.

I find this revelation stunning on many levels. Here we Christians suddenly learn, and I imagine for Jews the surprise is even greater, that like ISIS and al Qaeda we’ve been misunderstanding and perverting a great religion because no one for the past several millennia could speak or understand Hebrew or Greek. They could read and write it, but none of those dumb f***s could understand what they were reading and writing. It took these post-sexual revolution free-love and totally apolitical and agenda-free new age scholars to set us straight, so to speak.

Then there’s the mind-blowing concept that the two plus two equals racism has suddenly developed and insist is a law written in stone; numerical sequences matter. Because, depending on what clown nose they’re wearing at the moment the “two plus two equals racism, you racist white supremacst capitalist running dog colonialist and imperialist misogynistic patriarchal bigots” crowd is also the “Islam is a religion of peace, in fact, Islam MEANS peace, you racist white supremacst capitalist running dog colonialist and imperialist misogynistic patriarchal Islamophobes!” crowd.

For decades I’ve been under the illusion that there’s something intrinsic in Islam that makes it a violent religion. Like, I dunno, Surah (chapter) 60 Ayah (verse) 4 in which Allah commands Muslims to follow the example of the Quran’s version of Abraham and swear “animosity and hatred forever” against non-Muslims even if they’re family. And chapter 8 of the Quran, Surah al-Anfal literally means “the spoils of war” and its verses sound an awful lot like Allah is talking about actual combat against non-Muslims for the crime of being non-Muslims. Such as verse 65:

“O Prophet (Muhammad(PBUH) )! Urge the believers to fight. If there are twenty steadfast persons amongst you, they will overcome two hundred, and if there be a hundred steadfast persons they will overcome a thousand of those who disbelieve, because they (the disbelievers) are people who do not understand. ”

And 72-73:

“Verily, those who believed, and emigrated and strove hard and fought with their property and their lives in the Cause of Allah as well as those who gave (them) asylum and help, – these are (all) allies to one another. And as to those who believed but did not emigrate (to you O Muhammad(PBUH) ), you owe no duty of protection to them until they emigrate , but if they seek your help in religion, it is your duty to help them except against a people with whom you have a treaty of mutual alliance, and Allah is the All-Seer of what you do.

And those who disbelieve are allies to one another, (and) if you (Muslims of the whole world collectively) do not do so (i.e. become allies, as one united block with one Khalifah – chief Muslim ruler for the whole Muslim world to make victorious Allah’s Religion of Islamic Monotheism), there will be Fitnah (wars, battles, polytheism, etc.) and oppression on earth, and a great mischief and corruption (appearance of polytheism). ”

I like my fellow dumb f*** misunderstanderers-in-arms in ISIS and al-Qaeda imagined that Allah was literally commanding Muslims to fight non-Muslims until they either converted or submitted to Sharia compliant Islamic governmental rule. Clearly, that guy with a PhD in Islamic Theology who went by the nom du guerre Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was clueless about jihad. He had to be schooled on the subject by Imams Obama, Cameron, Merkel, and Pope Francis. Jihad means an internal spiritual struggle and Islam disavows all forms of violence unless Muslims are forced to defend themselves.

Still struggling to understand how that commendable internal spiritual struggle produces war booty in the form of treasure and sex slaves, one fifth of which is to be shared with the prophet and his successor caliphs. But the “You can’t have an informed opinion of your own about global warming so follow the scientific consensus, you racist white supremacst capitalist running dog colonialist and imperialist misogynistic patriarchal climate denier!” crowd is also the “You can’t understand the Quran unless you can read, speak, and understand Arabic, you racist white supremacst capitalist running dog colonialist and imperialist misogynistic patriarchal Islamophobe!” crowd (so many clown noses). So our secular Islamic Imams will “circle back” to me on that.

But here I was thinking my self-appointed moral and intellectual superiors had already de-colonized math so that the order numbers can be arranged in is infinite. Just like the answers to the equation two plus two are infinite. And if I as a racist white supremacst capitalist running dog colonialist and imperialist misogynistic patriarchal math Nazi insist there is only one correct way to put numbers in order, like my fascist idea that there’s only one correct answer to a math equation, I am “spirit murdering” the marginalized BIPOC minority peoples of the world.

Prior to being enlightened by the ethnomath mongers I thought that since 600 comes before 1000 that meant that perhaps Islam had something to do with the fact that Muslims had conquered a territory that included three of the ancient Christian patriarchates of the original pentarchy (Antioch, Jerusalem, and Alexandria) by 660 A.D., invaded Spain by 711 A.D., conquered it, invaded France as far as the city of Tours until defeated by Charles Martel in 732 A.D., attempted to conquer Constantinople by laying siege to it from 674 to 678 A.D., attempted to conquer (they had already conquered southern Italy by fire and sword) but merely sacked the environs of Rome (these two cities being the remaining patriarchates of the original pentarchy) because they couldn’t breach the city walls (our self-appointed intellectual and moral superiors tell us walls don’t work so this version of history can’t be true; we’ll circle back to that in a sec) in 846 A.D., and had an empire stretching from Spain to India before the Pope called for the first crusade in 1095 A.D. when the Byzantine emperor begged him for military assistance to stave off the invading Muslim armies.

“Wrong, your history is all wrong, you’re always wrong,” my self-appointed enlightened superiors scream. We, the racist white supremacst capitalist running dog colonialist and imperialist misogynistic patriarchal “othering” bigots are entirely to blame for conflict between Islam and evil violent Western Civilization because we attacked them first starting with the Crusades. Then followed up with colonialism, imperialism, and something called US foreign policy which as we all know can be blamed for all our current catastrophes. There’s nothing it can’t do except anything good.

So, having been taken to school by the ethnomathers I learned that 1095 came before 634, the approximate year I learned in my christofascist grade school history that the invading Arab armies burst out of their peninsula and began and began conquering the Persian and Byzantine empires. And not only does 1095 come before 634, the Arab empire was peacefully created by invitation only. Apparently like Michael San Nicolas they practiced cookie diplomacy. They’d knock on a city’s gates and when the residents opened up to find out what the friendly crowd outside wanted, the emissary would say, “Hi, we’re your new neighbors. We just moved in next door and we baked you some lovely Chamorro Chip Cookies and want to introduce ourselves and our wonderful new religion to you.” The residents would say, “Well howdy, neighbors. What a tasty looking gift. Why don’t you all come in and we’ll put on some tea. BTW, since you’re here would you mind subjugating and oppressing us? We’re feeling guilty about our white privilege.”

But now, I’m told, that 22 has to come after 21. That is the only correct order these numbers can be placed in, and it’s not “spirit murder” when they do it. And 22 has to come after 21 because, according to the enlightened new age scholars it has to do with pagan temple practices since 21 prohibits child sacrifice. Therefore 22 only forbids homosexual temple prostitution. So, take it outside, gay Israelites. And when the verse describes homosexual sex acts as “toevah” the new age sexually liberated scholars tell us it’s not a moral condemnation. It means “ritual uncleanliness;” that and only that. All those dumb f*** Christians and Jews who imagined it meant “an abomination” or “loathsome” in a general moral sense were retarded. So, I guess the prohibition against bestiality, Leviticus 18:23, which of course also has to come after 21 for some reason not covered in my ethnomath class, also is only meant that the Israelites had to conduct their animal sacrifices at the temple in a state of ritual purity. God doesn’t elaborate on what part of that sacrificial rite made the idolators ritually unclean; f***ing the ram or sacrificing it to Ba’al afterwards. I guess verse 23 was God’s way of saying, “If you’re going to f*** an animal don’t just hike up your tunic and do it in the temple like those gentiles who lived in this land before you; do it in your own barn like civilized people, and then don’t sacrifice it to me later.”

Here I was thinking all this time that God had a problem with the pagan Canaanites because they were worshiping false gods. And that he had a problem with homosexuality and bestiality in general as immoral. Nope, and thank Allah the gay Christians came along to correct me. He didn’t have a problem with them worshiping idols. His problem was that they were worshiping them WRONG. I’ve learned that the Almighty spent a great deal of time worrying that the pagans were worshiping their false gods in a state of ritual uncleanliness. And it’s one thing that all pagans, atheists, wiccans, and CNN’s Don Lemon, all of whom were deeply disappointed by that luddite Pope who stupidly put out the word that homosexual acts are still a sin and priests can’t bless gay unions, can agree on is this. God is not about judging people. And we Christians and Jews better get that through our thick 1st century iron age skulls.

So now I want to thank you, Milhouse for correcting us Neanderthals who imagined that this was exactly the kind of partisan political activity that DoD Directive and related service specific instructions prohibited. Stupid us. And those stupid JAG officers who briefed us on those prohibitions which include, for instance, appearing in uniform in any materials that might be used even for non-partisan fundraising purposes. I mean, just because the Democrats feature the fact that Marjorie Taylor Greene even exists let alone has said stupid things prominently in their fundraising…

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-replaces-trump-as-democrats-fundraising-outrage-fuel/ar-BB1dzjXt

…and the delegate from Guam who is being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics for sexual misconduct and campaign finance violations goes to the “Guamese” National Guard contingent deployed to D.C. and asks a bunch of uniformed “Guamese” guardsmen to accompany him to exactly the kind of partisan political photo-op a guy like him would use for fundraising (he won in 2020 but was outspent and is working on that) doesn’t make being used as a prop in this partisan pissing match a prohibited partisan political activity. Some guy commenting on LI under the name Milhouse says so. Jump right into the middle of that, guardsmen. And if some whacko decides to discipline these troops because this has predictably become a partisan issue since that was the intent, they can rest easy knowing that Milhouse stands by to tell that whacko, and perhaps the judge and jury how we’ve all been getting it wrong since forever. Like our history and our scripture.

Thank you, Mihouse. We’ll try to be better people.

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