Simply because he spoke out in the best interests of his troops and our nation, the liberal intelligentsia, certain White House aides and some Democrat Members of Congress are trying to discredit and disparage General Stan McChrystal as fast as yellow journalism will allow.
What sin did this highly decorated patriot commit? As commander of U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan, he dared to publicly speak his mind in the age of Obama. For that, those who worship at the feet of the Oracle of the Oval Office have told the General to “shut up,” have referred to him as “General MacArthur,” and have called for him to be drummed out of the military.
In conjunction with this, and as one who deals with the media on a regular basis, I received several calls from reporters who know me and know that I’m also a novelist. They each asked me basically the same question: “Did you send or do you think General McChrystal has ever read your novel ‘America’s Last Days?’”
The novel imagines a revolution from within our nation orchestrated by the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the former Director of the FBI, two men who believe that the United States is in a death spiral from which it won’t recover. Two men who believe that in order to preserve traditional values and safeguard and honor the sacred documents handed down by our Founding Fathers, they would have to act before the incoming far-left president accelerated the downfall of our republic.
With regard to the question posed by the reporters, I assured them that not only had I never sent General McChrystal a copy of my novel, but that I was sure he’d never even heard of it or me. With his immense and growing responsibilities, reading commercial fiction has to be at the bottom of his to-do list.
That said, and before the far-left comes after me yet again for “fomenting revolution,” let me remind them that “America’s Last Days” is FICTION, that it was a best-seller, was blurbed by serious people from both sides of the political divide, and examines the incendiary subject of revolution from within in a way that gives voice to all sides.
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