Re: Y2K: Am I paranoid?

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 12:33:55 -0600

Why would the military go along with it?

These aren't conscripted 16-year-old kids waving firearms around, prevented from running by an elite guard. These are highly educated, electronics-savvy, *volunteer* forces who know what the Constitution is.

Furthermore, they aren't personally loyal to the Commander-In-Chief. Generally speaking, the military hates Clinton's draft-dodging guts.

If Clinton tried to take over the country in a military coup, the military would just laugh at him. If the higher-level officers went along with it, the lower-level officers would frag them.
--         Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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