"First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me."
— Pastor Martin Niemoller, German Pastor, 1945.
Received this email in re McChrystal.
To: GeorgeMason1776@aol.com; REDACTED; REDACTED
Sent: Wed, Jun 23, 2010 12:59 am
Subject: Where Does McChrystal Go Now?
I am sure there are others like McChrystal, and some of them will be ejected right along with him.
What do you all think about trying to get that kind of talent on our team in the near future?
The fact that McChrystal (who is venerated by the SpecOps guys) is now on the public outs with the Administration is VERY much of a "goodness thing," as John Ringo would say. The more Obama and his minions act and speak against McChrystal, the better it is. This will come back to haunt the regime, according to my sources, at least politically.
It turns the Niemoller quote on its head:
"First, I pissed off the Constitutionalists, but I had plenty of friends and my poll numbers were through the roof, so I didn't mind. Then, I pissed off the Christians, and I had plenty of friends, so I didn't mind. Then I pissed off the Jews about Israel, and I had plenty of other friends, so I didn't mind. Then I pissed off the free marketers, the property rights advocates and Jon Voight, but I still had plenty of friends, so I still didn't mind. (Besides, I thought, Jon Voight can't get a job in Hollywood any more, so what use is he?) Then I pissed off the entire military over 'Don't ask, don't tell,' and finally the special operators about McChrystal, but I still didn't mind because I thought I still had enough friends. Then I looked around, and I realized that while I still had plenty of friends, none of them had guns, and all the guns in the room were pointing in my direction. THAT I minded. Of course, The ATF still obeyed me, but what use are they, the incompetent dicks?"