When Garrison Keillor retired from NPR, thus ending one of the most overrated radio shows in history, “A Prairie Home Companion,” he sadly did not retire to Lake Wobegon or even Copenhagen, to where he fled and then returned due to his inability to learn Danish. He can still trouble the peace of the world through a column in the Washington Post. In a recent, rambling piece. Keillor joined the ranks of liberals calling for the military to overthrow President Donald Trump.

North Korea seems to have triggered Keillor

From the wording of the piece, which started with a rumination on the fears of dementia (well founded perhaps on his part) Keillor moved to his other fear that President Trump will visit nuclear “Fire And Fury” and kill ten million people for no reason.

This is a clear reference to the North Korean missile crisis.

Keillor seems to have forgotten if he ever knew, that Trump issued the threat around the time that North Korea’s mad dictator Kim Jong-un was threatening to dust Guam. He was also threatening South Korea, Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, and the west coast of the United States. Trump was merely informing Kim of the consequences of a nuclear strike against the United States. The threat, by the way, worked. Kim has backed down and, for now, no one is going to receive fire and fury.

Keillor’s naïve view of military coups

Keillor, like many liberals who now desire the generals to “save us” from the great Trump terror, has not thought through what a military coup would be like.

He seems to think that Secretary Mattis is going to place his hand on the president’s shoulder and tell him, softly, “Sir, it’s time to go.” Then Trump will willingly allow himself be led away to Walter Reed where he’ll be fed nice drugs to make him feel better. Then, Mike Pence or Hillary Clinton – Keillor has not opened his mind about who he thinks will be president next – is sworn in.

The bad man will be gone, and all will be better.

Of course, the reality of a military coup, with soldiers shooting it out with the Secret Service and Marines in the White House and Trump supporters in the red states grabbing their assault rifles and attacking various Federal Buildings, seems not to have occurred to Keillor.

Military coups inevitably lead to violence, suspension of civil rights, and lots of people, especially Keillor and his ilk, being disappeared. That is why the novel and the movie “Seven Days in May” are seen as a warning and not as a guide.