Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 6 (6 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   3 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Martial law's really only a problem when it's declared

By       Message Mark Drolette     Permalink
      (Page 1 of 3 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H3 8/5/08

Author 7540
Become a Fan
  (2 fans)
- Advertisement -

“Hey, Mark!” taunted my right-wing brother-in-law. “Who ya gonna vote for in the election?”


Dolton was seated opposite me at my parents’ golden wedding anniversary celebration. Why oh why hadn’t they gotten divorced at some point?


Teeth gritted, I plunged. “What makes you think there’ll be one?”


“Told ya!” he cackled to my sister Apolitica as he jabbed her, hard, in the ribs. As much as I loved her, she’d forfeited all potential sympathy years back with two words: “I do.”


Her beloved was just warming up.


“I suppose now, Mark, you’re gonna lecture us about rigged voting. Hey, little Dolt,” he snorted to my unfortunate ten-year-old nephew sitting beside him, “seen yer uncle’s tinfoil hat lyin’ around anywhere?”


“Though America’s fixed elections are certainly a worthy topic,” I replied evenly, “I’m not talking about that. I’m referring to all the executive orders and legislation your heroes in the White House have put in place that make it a cinch, if they so choose, to declare martial law, lock up dissenters and thus dispense with even faux balloting.”


He looked puzzled. “Who’d wanna vote for their enemies?”

- Advertisement -




“‘Foe balloting.’ That makes no sense.”


He had me there. I flashed my sister a quick look but she was already slinking away, dragging a bewildered Dolton, Jr., behind her while I calculated the odds of successfully performing hari-kari with a cocktail weenie pick.


“Besides just being plain crazy,” Dolt pressed, “there’s an obvious problem with your hallucination: There’s nowhere to house thousands of traitors. Oh, excuse me: ‘dissenters,’” he snickered.


“Try again,” I replied. “In January 2006, Halliburton’s then-subsidiary KBR was handed a $385 million government contract to, per a crowing press release, build ‘temporary detention and processing’ facilities…‘in the event of an emergency influx of immigrants into the U.S., or to support the rapid development of new programs.’”

- Advertisement -


“Good!” he exclaimed. “That’ll make those terrorists think twice about rushing the border.”


“You mean the hordes of Canadians breathlessly poised to overrun America with their deadly hockey sticks?”


“Hockey sticks??” he gasped, horrified. “They really will stop at nothing!”

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3


- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

Mark Drolette is a writer who lives in Sacramento, California.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; , Add Tags
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

It's amazing what decades of sh*t can do

9/11 a conspiracy? Ha! Well, OK, so it was, but not the weird kind

You go, Hugo, and take your goody-goody goodie bags with you

You can cry for us, Argentina

Martial law's really only a problem when it's declared