Movie director Duncan Jones suggests military coup ‘to defend democracy’ from GOP

On Tuesday, Duncan Jones, director of “Moon” and “Source Code” (and the son of David Bowie), suggested on Twitter that “democratic politicians” may have to eventually ask the military to intervene in order to “defend democracy” from Republicans.  Naturally, he got roasted by other social media users.

“There may come a time, possibly sooner than anyone would like to admit, when democratic politicians are going to have to ask the military if they are willing to defend democracy here at home. If the GOP is now tampering with elections, this goes beyond politics,” he said.


He wasn’t finished, adding: “If America is unable to trust elections, if they are in fact given no ability to check election results, because entrenched Republican judges destroy voting records, voting will have become a sham & a smokescreen for a state that has decided to steal power at all costs.”


Jones may have been referring to a decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, which ruled Tuesday that counties in the state can destroy their digital voting records in the Roy Moore-Doug Jones race.

According to Tech Crunch:

Following an eleventh-hour order instructing voting officials in Alabama to keep the digital ballots generated in Tuesday’s controversial Senate election, the state’s Supreme Court has issued a stay to block that decision.

The order to preserve the records was issued by the Montgomery County Circuit Court on Monday afternoon — less than 24 hours before voting was set to begin — and the stay that will effectively nullify that order was issued late Monday night.

“All counties employing digital ballot scanners in the Dec. 12, 2017 election are hereby ordered to set their voting machines to save all processed images in order to preserve all digital ballot images,” the Montgomery County order stated.

Jones continued:  “Frankly, i want to know what ex-military think is the right move. Guys like @Stonekettle & @MalcolmNance. If theres reason to believe the acting government is directly undermining the vote, should democratic politicians begin meeting with active military brass to show evidence?”


One person responded: “Coming from a region (Southeast Asia) with military juntas … Even entertaining such a notion is risking the fabric of democracy and may be counterproductive. Military top brass could be stacked with “favored” ppl in anticipation once neutrality/perception affected.”

He later backed down a bit, claiming that he never called for a military coup:

Another Twitter user informed Jones:


It continued:



I’ve taken that oath more than once and it said nothing about elections.  It did speak of protecting and defending the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic…

So to answer Jones’ question, yes, his “idea” is unreasonable and smacks of authoritarianism.

Kurt Schlichter added:

I tend to agree.


He’s not the first Hollywood leftist to do this since Trump’s election, as we reported herehere and here.  And the LA Times and the Washington Post also advocated a military coup against Trump.

Another person suggested Jones get professional help…

Good idea…


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