All Hail Traitor Mark Milley.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley

Now let me get this straight…..

FIRST

Because of that relic of slavery, the totally undemocratic Electoral College, in 2016 a megalomaniac became President of the United States, even though he lost the popular election by over three million votes.

THEN

Because that other relic of slavery, the totally undemocratic Senate (undemocratic because even though a solid majority nationwide voted for Democrats, the Senate majority was solidly Republican) — I repeat, because the Republicans refused to vote to impeach the President for attempting to blackmail the President of Ukraine to dig up some dirt on his opponent, the megalomaniac remained President.

THEN

The Republican megalomaniac was defeated in the 2020 election by over seven million in the popular vote and 75 in the Electoral College vote.

HOWEVER

In the strange universe the megalomaniac lives in, he can never lose. Therefore, he believes his victory was stolen from him and he has convinced untold millions of formerly sane citizens that this is the truth.

THEN

The megalomaniac President heavily pressured his submissive Vice President to stop Congress from doing its job of routinely certifying the Electoral College vote on January 6.

HOWEVER

The courageous and perspicacious former Vice President Dan Quayle…

Dan Quayle?!?

… I say, Dan Quayle intervened by forcefully convincing the submissive current Vice President that he should NOT attempt to placate his boss by overturning our democracy.

THEN

Since twisting the submissive Vice President’s arm didn’t work, the megalomaniac President incited his followers to invade Congress on January 6 to prevent the certifying of the Electoral College vote. This violent invasion of Congress caused destruction, injury, and death and shook us up plenty. Nothing like it had occurred since the War of 1812.

HOWEVER

Despite the insurrection, the Electoral College vote WAS certified and the Democrat became President-Elect, to be installed on January 20.

THEN

Once again, the undemocratically elected Republican-majority Senate refused to vote to impeach the megalomaniac President, this time for inciting a rebellion that everyone witnessed.

WHICH MEANT

The megalomaniac would remain President until January 20, with full control of the nuclear football and the ability to bomb anyone he wanted at any time without consulting anyone. And many people, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, and Yours Truly were very concerned that the megalomaniac President would prefer destroying the planet to leaving office.

And now I’m supposed to be all upset because General Miley exceeded his authority by secretly speaking with Chinese officials in an effort to avoid nuclear armageddon? I don’t think so.

Thank you, General Milley, for taking action to diminish the possibility of a nuclear attack by the United States. The risk of being labeled a traitor did not stop you from doing the right thing.

The problem is not the military. It’s that our democracy is a sham. And things got so out of control, we needed a general to intervene.

We must change our Constitution so that we live in a true democracy.

Whatever you can say about the wisdom of the American people or lack thereof, we did not elect Bush President in 2000 and we did not elect Trump President in 2016. It was the Electoral College that did that. Imagine where we would be now if those two men had not been President. No invasion of Iraq. No denial of the pandemic.

We must elect the President by popular vote alone and we must change the way the Senate is elected so that it reflects the actual political preferences of the majority of the voters.

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Terry Baum is an actress, director, teacher, filmmaker, political activist, and award-winning lesbian playwright. Her blog BAUMBLOG is a “Top 100 LGBTQ Blog.”