Over at American Greatness Angelo Codevilla notes:

Retired Admiral William McRaven devoted the bulk of a New York Times op-ed to appropriating for himself the moral and hence political authority of generations of soldiers and sailors (pointedly, especially the female ones) who have sacrificed for America, for “the good and the right.” Then he gratuitously stated—citing no specifics, as if everyone already knows—that “President Trump seems to believe that all these qualities are unimportant or show weakness.”

McRaven concludes, “it is time for a new person in the Oval Office—Republican, Democrat or independent—the sooner, the better.” At the very least, McRaven called for impeachment ahead of an election, or perhaps for a coup, and pretended to do so on the military’s behalf. In fact, his was just one more voice from an establishment that has squandered the public’s trust, senses that it can no longer win elections honestly, and is pulling out all the stops.

It pretends to be trying to take down Donald Trump. In fact, it is trying to do something much bigger: Invalidate the votes of the “deplorables” who oppose them.

McRaven is basically arguing for the divine right of kings.

I have argued for the last 3 years that the reaction of the big government types, both Democrat and Republican, to the election of Ronald Reagan, as well as the election of Donald Trump, has nothing whatsoever to do with the individuals I name.

Proof? Postulate with me, a President Ted Cruz, who is certainly not a favorite of establishment Republicans, and certainly not a favorite of Democrats of any stripe. Does anybody truly suppose that the reaction of the establishment of either party would be any different with Ted Cruz in the oval office then it would be with Trump? Ironically the same question could be asked about Bernie Sanders.

This is not nor has it ever been about Trump. This is about the globalists seeing their power base diminished and reacting in fear to that movement.

And lest you think that’s just happening here in the states, think again. Remember my comments from just a couple of months ago…

Consider the Brexit movement. Consider the recent elections in Germany. Consider the rather startling unpopularity of Macron in France. Consider Viktor Orban over in Hungary. The umbrella movement in Taiwan.
Everywhere you look around the globe, we are seeing long empowered establishment politics being removed or at least resisted, and for the most part the people taking this action have not been heretofore involved with politics all that much.

The resistance to establishment politics is happening all around the world, and the establishment is reacting in fear.

By the way, given the original intent of the founders, as regards the role of government, I would call the comments of McRaven treasonous at the least.