Joe Walsh’s Musket: Civil Disobedience?

Joe Walsh’s Musket: Civil Disobedience?

Joe Walsh’s Musket: Civil Disobedience?

The election in 2016 is a dumpster fire with the flames being fanned by radio talk show hosts and media flacks alike. But Joe Walsh from Illinois is getting his dry powder ready and cleaning his musket? He tweeted this charming message yesterday:

Ummm really?   When Jake Tapper from CNN tweeted him, and asked what his statement meant, Walsh replied as reported here:

“It means protesting. Participating in acts of civil disobedience. Doing what it takes to get our country back,” he responded to Tapper.

I had never heard of this Walsh guy and did a little research. He is not representing me or his former congressional district.  He talks a lot of smack with no solutions for the issues making him mad.  Me. Walsh, talk about grabbing a black powder musket is not a call for civil disobedience. Civil disobedience would be actions like Ms. Rosa Parks sitting down on the bus and not moving to the back of the bus. Or protesting with signs and chants. Not pull the musket off the wall and get to shootin. The latter is what a teenager in full stupid rant mode would do.

Talking about a revolution?

Mr. Walsh I get that you are angry but dude think before you tweet.

This is not your first time getting called out for a deplorable tweet. Last summer you went full moron.

Walsh, a former tea party congressman from Illinois and now a conservative talk radio host, tweeted in the wake of the Dallas shootings, “3 Dallas Cops killed, 7 wounded. This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you.”

Gee why do people think the Tea Party is chock full o’ racists? Once again, there are people out there who will take your tweet as a literal call to arms with disastrous results. Not representing me and not representing anyone I know. People think before tweeting.

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  • GWB says:

    Gee why do people think the Tea Party is chock full o’ racists?

    Huh? What in that statement indicates racism in any way? Unless you’re a racialist that sees racism whenever a black president is criticized – in which case I don’t care about the cries of racism, anyway.

    At some point, if you want to live free, you will *have* to revolt against tyranny. Because tyranny will come (and some say it is already here). Someone has to muster the minutemen; they won’t magically show up one morning, unbidden.

    If you don’t think the time is now, then say so. But mustering on the green to defend your rights most certainly IS civil disobedience. It’s only revolution if tyranny forces it to be.

    • Gail Boer says:

      The comment Real America is coming after you is pretty hard to explain away. The implication being that BLM is not American is at best disturbing and hyperbole but really shows and Walsh’s ignorance.

      Yes revolution is possible and it may be inevitable according to people on both the right and left but this is not revolution. Interesting side note: the minutemen were the result of a state sponsored militia AND an infrastructure headed by the Continental Congress. Thanks for the thoughts. Something to consider for sure.

      • GWB says:

        Why would “Real America” be hard to explain away? I don’t consider Marxist organizations (BLM) to be “real America”, nor do I consider our current occupant of the White House to be a “real American” – and it has nothing to do with their skin color and everything to do with their attitudes/beliefs/policies. I consider “real America” to be those citizens who cling to the concepts of freedom and equality as expressed by our Founding Fathers (flawed though their execution might have been or still be), who would rather have a hand up than a hand out (and don’t really want the gov’t doing either), and who just want to live free and pursue their happiness. I know lots of folks of all colors who believe in that.

        I honestly think you’re reading your dislike of the “alt-right” into that tweet.

        (And let’s recall that it’s the left that has made that connection – between “black” and “thug/bum”. They’ve done so by making sure that every discussion about setting free the gov’t-dependent devolves into a “you’re a RACIST!” moment, and by making sure that formerly oppressed minorities are a large proportion of those gov’t-dependent.)

        • Jodi says:

          I’m with you on this one, GWB. Real America is freedom for all. Nothing about that is racist.

        • mudbug says:

          I’m with you too, GWB. There is nothing American or even pro-black about BLM. They are a racist, anti-cop, anarchist group. Telling them to watch out is a lot more warning than some of them have given police officers.

        • GWB says:

          BTW, that “not a ‘real American'” about the President also has nothing to do with him supposedly being born elsewhere. (Though, being raised in a very foreign culture like Indonesia probably has something to do with his “un-realness”.)

  • HenryJones says:

    Bush 1, Clinton 1, Bush 2, Obama 1, Clinton 2 represents about 34 years of the Republican/Democrat cartel running the country and running the country into the ground. By the end of 8 years of Clinton 2, with open borders and illegal amnesty the country will have a full blown one party communist political system with boxcars and gulags for our kids and grandkids to deal with. The kids are gonna hate us so I am with Joe while there is still time.

    The peasants are angry and no matter the victor on November 8th there is going to be rough times ahead.

    Anyone who sees anything else is either part of the illusion or disillusioned. It is as simple as that.

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