Thank you for enlightening me, and thank you for your service.

After reading your and other comments on this article, I’m shifting my stance about the theoretical coup. I think there’s too much resistance for it to take hold, from both the military and from the populist movements of the opposing party. A civilian-led civil war is more likely.

As a Canadian, I owe a lot to the American military for my freedoms and my democracy. I may have ideals, but I understand that, in the real world, might makes right, and we’re all lucky the strongest military in the world is on the side of democracy. Most of my political writings center around my fear of this being lost.

Shaolin student, Zen practitioner, Agile enthusiast, an atheist who’s nostalgic for his Christian days, losing sleep over the state of democracy