Sowell's Coup

This is interesting. Utterly without further context or elaboration, Thomas Sowell writes:

When I see the worsening degeneracy in our politicians, our media, our educators, and our intelligentsia, I can’t help wondering if the day may yet come when the only thing that can save this country is a military coup.

I could feign outrage, but I've got to admit that, I, too, have had this thought from time to time especially during moments (see, e.g., 2005) when my political preferences weren't faring well (I never said "decadence," though, it seems to me that only real extremists worry about decadence). That said, even though I write a ton of words every day, I've always had the good sense to not actually write it because even bloggers know that you shouldn't publish every random crazy thought that pops into your head. What was Sowell thinking? More to the point, how is it that nobody at Creator's Syndicate or National Review Online stopped this from going to press?