Jade(d) Texas

So, it’s now a week or so into Operation Jade Helm.  For those of you at home who have not been watching Fox News, Operation Jade Helm is covert exercise disguised as a very public training operation located in the southern states.  It’s purpose, so we’re given to understand by certain conservative and ultra-conservative outlets is to take over Texas, implementing some sort of martial law in an attempt to…well, that’s where it gets kind of confusing.  Texas is already part of the union.  Already pays taxes.  Has contributed plenty of members to the armed services and has a couple of resident Presidents.  Umm… Yes, apparently Texas needs a good martial lawing and our military is just the sort to do it!

I am sure in the coming weeks, as cartographers rush to update their maps to show Texas as an occupied territory and the direct to video movie showing the courage of the Texan resistance against the morally corrupt government oppressors is released, we shall have time to rue our naivete in thinking that our government would never dare to commit to a military operation against its own citizens.

Until then, I guess I shall wait and continue to be warned.  I wonder if there is some sort of 7th Day Adventists type club for conspiracy theorists…

By Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

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