Also refer to this site from the article for more info on the survey below. https://goo.gl/PdqlJx
The Hegelian dialectic of probem-reaction-solution is leading the U.S. places people do not want it to go; or maybe they do. From the MondoWeiss article:
· 55% of Republicans already say they could accept a military junta running things today in the United States
· about 29% of Democrats…for a military junta now
· 43% of democrats for a military junta if there’s a constitutional violation
“One of the people [unnamed colleague] I disagree with most is very supportive of what we have been doing. But he sort of slipped one time and said, this military commissions act, it’s almost like we are exercising martial law over the whole world. We are. We are taking those precedents from our own martial law period over our own territory and applying it to the world. Someone who may be anti-drone warfare in Afghanistan or Pakistan is guilty of a war crime, and gets targeted with a drone attack.
So we are doing to the Mideast and other parts what the Germans did to Europe in World War 2.
They held that any anti-German opinion was basically a war crime. And putting aside the Jewish issue—but non Jewish people who might be opposed to the Nazis invasion, before the Germans invaded, they would be put into military detention.
That’s the problem with the idea that you’re at war, because you adopt the most extreme understanding of who the enemy is and then justify killing them or putting them in military detention because they’re the enemy.”