1 In 3 Americans Would Support A Military Coup... In America

Tyler Durden's picture

One topic that seems to be of great concern to a relatively large swath of the US public is the militarization of American cities.

Indeed, with each passing “confrontation” between protesters and police, “protecting and serving” seems to look more and more like “subduing and controlling.” 

The fear of military and police overreach came to a head this year in the lead up to the US Spec Ops Command’s multi-state “training exercise” dubbed Jade Helm 15. Thanks to a few viral internet campaigns and some badly-timed Wal-Mart closures, some US citizens came to believe that the federal government had devised a plan to institute martial law in Texas. 

Be that as it may, if there’s anything Americans fear more than overt oppression enacted by force it’s covert oppression enacted by a nefarious combination of crony capitalism and corrupt (not to mention largely incompetent) politicians, which we suppose explains why nearly a third of Americans say they would support a military coup in the US. Here’s more from YouGov:

The United States military has long embraced the idea of civilian control of national affairs, and apart from certain rare moments the American officer corps has faithfully followed the orders of their civilian superiors.


YouGov's latest research shows, however, that officers in the military are held in much greater esteem than their civilian superiors, and that they are widely viewed as having the best interests of the country in mind instead of their own selfish concerns. 70% of Americans believe that military officers generally want what is best for the country. When it comes to Congressmen, however, 71% of Americans believe that they want what is best for themselves, along with 59% for local politicians. 



29% of Americans could imagine a situation in which they would support the military seizing control of the federal government, while 41% could not imagine such a situation. 


Republicans (43%) are more than twice as likely as Democrats (20%) to say that they could conceive of a situation in which they would support a military coup in the United States. Independents tend to say that they could not (38%) rather than could (29%) imagine supporting a coup.



We present that with no further comment other than to note that Abraham Wyner, director of the undergrad program in statistics at Wharton, suggests you remember that selection bias makes online polling "worse than just about any other way you can put together a poll."

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yrad's picture

I'm in that 33.33%

localsavage's picture

We need a coup of the world wide banking cartel.  

Syameimaru's picture

We need someone who is outside the power of money to really do justice to to the robbers. I'm down

wee-weed up's picture



A coup will never happen...

Obozo has already "coup-proofed" himself by replacing all the "backboned" military brass over the past 7 years with his own hand-picked mealy-mouthed PC yes-men. A bunch of "perfumed generals" every one!

Secret Treaties's picture
Secret Treaties (not verified) wee-weed up Sep 13, 2015 8:02 PM

The coup already happened.  In the 50’s.  Its what Ike warned us about.  

RafterManFMJ's picture

I thought they took over officially on 22 Nov. 1963.

TongueStun's picture
TongueStun (not verified) RafterManFMJ Sep 13, 2015 8:13 PM



wtf...I'D participate AT THIS POINT

Publicus's picture

The coup will be used to liquidate the Democratic-Republican party and the supreme court.


The Nationalist Party lead by Emperor Trump will lead the American Empire to greatness and glory for the American people.

macholatte's picture



1 In 3 Americans Would Support.....


just about anything.


Motasaurus's picture

Everything that has happened since (at least) 1913 has been leading up to this. Bush et.al. tried it in the 30s, but they picked a General who believed the in the constitution.

Did you think that they would just give up?

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

When Congress will not prosecute clear criminal conduct, what are a people to do?

Barack Hussein Obama is engaging in treason, (in the Iran deal if nothing else, but there are other charges), yet Congress not only will not prosecute him, they abet his criminality.

Motasaurus's picture

Despite being presented with the entire plan, every member involved in it and an open-and-shut case against some of the biggest oligarchs at the time, President Roosevelt felt no need to carry through on any prosecution against those involved in the attempted fascist coup.

What hope do you have of any of the current political class prosecuting treason today? 

A Nanny Moose's picture

This whole thread borders on NSA-bait

Violence will solve nothing.

Lea's picture

"1 In 3 Americans Would Support.....

just about anything."

That's the most sensible comment today. To get proper results, they should first have asked the respondents to define "coup".
They prolly think it's something good to do with moar human rights and democracy. That's what they're told when it happens abroad, so what would they know?

Element's picture

Given you're a Russian troll I'd be a little surprised if you saw it otherwise.

Just take care what you pootie-lovers wish for, for if you got it, putin, you and fellow pootie-trolls will wish it had never happened.  ;-)

Lea's picture

"Given you're a Russian troll I'd be a little surprised if you saw it otherwise."

Typical aimless comment. Otherwise than what? Did I advocate for a coup in the USA? If you feel I did, where exactly did I say it?

"Just take care what you pootie-lovers wish for, for if you got it, putin, you and fellow pootie-trolls will wish it had never happened.  ;-)"

Since you seem to have your crystal ball on hand, pray tell me what I wish for that shouldn't happen?

Element's picture

Too close to the bone for ya?

gizmotron's picture




Reminds me of a mash-up of Putin and Mussolini.

August's picture

And Trump will get NASA moving again... to Mars!

Donald Trump:  God-Emperor of Two Planets... and that's just the beginning.

Helix6's picture

Actually, it was September 11, 2001.  November 22, 1963 was just laying the groundwork.

Talleyrand's picture

Yeah. Laid that groundwork all over Jackie's suit, half of the car and all up and down Elm Street. Hell of a job. 

Goldilocks's picture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gORu-68SHpE (1:31:43)

Dr Judy Wood : Evidence of breakthrough energy technology on 9/11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vadSaWyiozg (2:24:57)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdP95oSoOFk (1:14:10)

safe as milk's picture

"I thought they took over officially on 22 Nov. 1963."

and we see how well that one has worked out

Bush Baby's picture

When I run the scenarios as to how fucked we are, a Military Coup is the only end game that can save us.

But at this point there would need to be a coup within the military first, so it's gotten a little more complicated.


Motasaurus's picture

Save you? Sure. In the same way drowning yourself will "save" you from being burned alive. 

All the people ruining your republic own the military. A military coup just means they no longer need the pretense of an election to keep the masses in line. 

gizmotron's picture



Well said. Very true. The only way out of the oligarchy is to ride it into its conclusion, which is when the 0.1% class amasses around 35% of all U.S. wealth, like 1929, then the middle class implodes. Today, the 0.1% class owns roughly 30% (when you include hidden-offshore accounts). We're not far from that tipping point.

FedFunnyMoney's picture

Bingo. You nailed the date right on the head.

knukles's picture

Just discussing this topic shows us how far down a very very bad toxic rabbit hole we've fallen.
This, my friends, is fucked up.

Helix6's picture

What Knuckles said.  What makes anyone think that the military would be any kinder than the Federal government if they were in control?

Motasaurus's picture

I'm surprised it's only one in three, considering four fifths of U.S.Americans want to initiate a pre-emptive nuclear war with Russia.

Keyser's picture

The fact that the MSM has not crucified Obama for his actions speaks volumes and wags the fickle finger of fate at those that control the message... The MSM in Murika and the EU are owned by six companies, all control by one religious sect... Now ask yourself, who stands to benefit from keeping the ME inflamed and muslims killing each other while they expand their sphere of influence? They are following the PNAC charter, chapter and verse... But of course, anyone that dares raise this topic is quickly branded an anti-semite, because that is what the programming has done to the sheeple, made them compliant... 


The article is telegraphing that the CIA PSYOPS will use the threat of a military coup if that's what they need to do to force their will on the world population. They don't know what the reaction would be to that prospect so they float the idea on social media. In brief, they are polling Z/H for a response, and some weirdo in Virginia is building a profile of possible probabilities. Don't forget that Wall Street & the MIC teamed up during Occupy. 



lincolnsteffens's picture

Be careful what you wish for.

Everybodys All American's picture

People are wondering if ozero is going to willfully leave?

Urban Roman's picture

A very concise summary, knuks.

There's always that little catch -- no matter how grotesquely corrupt the constitutional government is, and it is, when the military takes over, there are a few little problems:

  1. It is no longer a constitutional repblic, it is a junta;
  2. The general, or emperor, or grand poo-bah, must eventually hand controls back to a civilian delegation
  3. Or else, it is no longer a constitutional republic. 

It tends to cause a little dissonance amongst the officers who have sworn to uphold the constitution. What to do, what to do?

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

I agree. This is the biggest problem. Look what happened when Caligula was assassinated to end his brutal tyranny. There was a point when the republic could have been restored but it was not. Depending on the ultimate aim of the men who perform the coup makes the difference. Even so, there are those with hidden agendas who could steer the direction to a fascistic state. The scramble to power is dangerous at this time.

When a pendulum is displaced sideways to a point and released, it will travel to the opposite side at the same angle before stopping. It passes through the resting state on its journey but the momentum doesn't allow it to stop. This is what I fear today. The greater the injustice and corruption of government invites and even greater backlash. The individuals who just want liberty and freedom are crushed in a Stalinesque- like purge.


Doctor Who's picture

It's disgusting. Best country ever ruined by the best country ever. Where to go....Antarctica seems safe...

Mr Poopra's picture

This poll sounds like some kind of trick that gets you on a list you really don't want to be on when shit gets ugly.

Q: "Do you support a coup?"

A:  "Yes"

Q:  "For your safety, please remain in your current location.  Agents have been dispached to your premises for your relocation and reeducation."

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TongueStun (not verified) Mr Poopra Sep 13, 2015 8:14 PM

click click pull....

That's the sound emanating from the undergoround

click click pull

Motasaurus's picture

You're more likely to find that those who said "no" are the ones who will be in "need" of reeducaiton.

Calmyourself's picture

Coups are not orchestrated by Generals, its Colonels, Majors and Captains at least in the third world..  Hell I would support a coup of fiat and the return of real money, but the military in charge is no panacea...

Cloud9.5's picture

That's the same percentage that supported king George.

scaleindependent's picture

If you are one of the 1/3 to support this then you are fooled.  

The only reason to fight, like Smedley Butler said, is to fight and protect the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights.

A military coup, like all military coups would do away with all the protections of the Bill of Rights. These bills are what made us great and without them we will be like Thailand, Peron's Argenina (a general), Hitler's Germany, Napoleon, etc, etc.  

I pray that we never have a military coup.  

A military junta are like all men, self serving and they would first and foremost serve themselves or their crony buddies, and yet without any constitutional or legal protections for the rest of us. 


BTW, who wants or who would benefit from a military coup.

Remember who tried to do one in the 1930's?  Yes, the 0.001% tried to connive Smedley Butler to take over the govt. for their selfish purposes.  

So remember that when you are babbling about.

Yes, something is wrong but this aint the way to fix it. 

scaleindependent's picture

And if you are the typiical American that does not know what the Bill of Rights is then learn it! Fucktard!

Bush Baby's picture

If it wasn't for the military, the Muslim Brotherhood would be running Egypt.

The military usually consists of patriots, so that's as good as it gets in time of dire straights.

In the case of the USA, patriots support the constitution.

2handband's picture

That's the most naive thing I've ever heard.