Saturday, May 20, 2017

The anti-Trump knives are drawing blood from this entire nation


We're seeing a wholesale campaign of insurrection by the progressive left wing of US politics, fueled and aided by the so-called 'Deep State', against President Trump.  As a matter of fact, he's only the figurehead of their attack.  What they're really after is the political voting bloc that elected him - those they view as 'deplorables'.  They want to knock them out of politics as well, to prevent any further roadblocks on their path to domination of the USA.

Four articles make this point very convincingly.  First, here's the Federalist.

It’s nearly incontrovertible that a slow-motion coup d’etat is now taking place. Since November 9, 2016, forces within the U.S. government, media, and partisan opposition have aligned to overthrow the Electoral College winner, Donald Trump.

To achieve this they have undermined the institutions of the Fourth Estate, the bureaucratic apparatus of the U.S. government, and the very nature of a contentious yet affable two-party political system. Unlike the coup d’etat that sees a military or popular figure lead a minority resistance or majority force into power over the legitimate government, this coup d’etat is leaderless and exposes some of the deepest fissures in our system of government. This coup d’etat represents not the rule of one man or even many, but by the multitude of our elites.

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With the aid of the media and the Democratic Party, the institutions of the republic are crippled, the levers of power having been seized not by the elected but by the unelected bureaucratic state — from ideologues at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the partisans and paranoid who inhabit our intelligence community.

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Complicit with the authoritarian nature of the administrative state is factions within the United States intelligence community both inside and outside the White House. They have engaged in a campaign of selective leaks and plots to undermine the president of the United States and weave a media narrative of Russian influence, conspiracy, and now obstruction of justice. With their media allies, they have leaked information and intelligence that — while lacking any actual criminal element — has allowed a narrative to arise that casts a dark shadow over the White House and those who live and work in it.

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In all of this, the media has abandoned their role as watchdogs with a healthy dose of skepticism and become the propaganda arm of the unelected administrative state, complicit in and even cheering on the actions that have superseded the will of the people. A cursory glance at the social media feeds of most Washington DC-based press more than illustrates this.

Bolstered by their partisan allies, the media has acted as a beachhead for the assault on the Trump administration. Partisan organizations like Media Matters for America have helped to provide ammunition to the media and pour fuel on the fires of resistance among partisan activists.

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The attack on Trump from within and without is coordinated and purposefully geared to make a lack of evidence seem like a mountain of evidence and be as damning as possible, although what it truly amounts to is a paper tiger. With the administrative state leaking and the partisans giving context, the media gins up a plot that declares Trump guilty of crimes of which there is no concrete evidence he committed. This is how you build the consensus behind a coup d’etat.

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Whereas some continue to try and enforce republican values and norms, a large swath of what administers the government of our nation has chosen to embody the Roman dictator Sulla — in the form of a multitude of bureaucrats and careerists; a dictatorial court without an emperor to bring them to heel.

We may already be past the point of no return. Some in the White House made it a point to seek dismantling the administrative state, but it appears the administrative state is more than capable of fighting back and seizing additional power through leaks, obstinacy, and partisan rancor — ensuring its survival and propelling what can only be described as a coup d’etat.

There's more at the link.

That article is pretty damning.  Evidence for its claims is abundant.  For example, when it comes to what's behind the very visible media partisanship, consider this.

Shareblue’s online “army” of paid shills is not a jarring new discovery. They’ve made themselves publically known for months now, attempting to “fight back” against the massive grassroots wave of patriotic Trump supporters on Twitter and other social platforms.

What is a new development for Shareblue is their leaked “Strategic Plan for Action” that plans to fight “fake news” and “develop technologies to serve as an early warning system” against it.

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This playbook seems to line up directly with the recent move towards online censorship by Silicon Valley. It could not be more clear that Silicon Valley is in the back pocket of the Democratic party. Their actions align perfectly with that of this Democracy Matters coalition, which should come as no surprise being that they openly admit to working with them.

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This unified attack on liberty and free expression online can only mean one thing: the global elite and far-left are in all out panic mode over the rise of populism. It’s incredible to think that in the ten years since social media’s rise, not once before the rise of populism has “fake news” been an issue. Silicon Valley and the global media elite have realized that The People are rising up and using their own tools against them to expose the truth and to fight for freedom, sovereignty, and national identity among other things.

Below is an overview of the Democracy Matters “Strategic Plan for Action” as well as some examples of this plan unfolding specifically on Reddit.

Again, more at the link.

Scott Adams sees the present situation as 'the slow assassination of President Trump'.

I saw this quote on CNN.com today: “The episode is the latest woe for Trump, whose administration is engulfed in a series of scandals linked to Russia.”

A “series of scandals linked to Russia”? Would it be equally accurate to characterize it as a series of stories manufactured by the media, none of which have been confirmed to be a big deal?

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I also think we are seeing with the recent leaks the first phase of Mutually Assured Destruction of our government. The leaks will destroy Trump if they continue. But if that happens, no Democrat and no anti-Trump Republican will ever be able to govern in the future. Payback is guaranteed. The next President to sit in the White House will be leaked to the point of ineffectiveness. And that’s how the Republic dies.

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If you can sit passively while watching the Opposition Media turn “hope” into “asked Comey to end the investigation,” you are part of the slow assassination of President Trump. And you are also part of the slow assassination of the next president, and the next. If Trump goes down from leaks, Mutually Assured Destruction kicks in automatically.

On the plus side, the public has the power and the moral authority to strip the Opposition Media of its power and take control of the government via the weight of public opinion. But that probably won’t happen because of our old friend confirmation bias. Confirmation bias makes the innocent word “hope” look like “Asked him to end the investigation.” Trump’s critics will see it that way. And if they do, your next president might be Elizabeth Warren.

She should last about two years.

More at the link.

The frightening thing in all this is that the Trump administration seems unable to find a way to effectively respond to, and to fight back against, the tidal wave of criticism and opposition that's pouring over it.  President Trump isn't helping matters with his off-the-cuff, unplanned remarks that merely add fuel to the fire.  There isn't a coherent, consistent message from this administration - and how are its members and supporters supposed to 'stay on message' when there isn't one?

I don't know how this will work out, but it can't possibly be good for the USA in the future.  If we, the people, allow the will of the people - expressed through a constitutionally valid election - to be thwarted by the 'deep state' and political forces operating outside the constitution, then the rule of law will have ceased to exist in this country.  Perhaps that's what some forces actually want . . . but, as Ace of Spades points out, that's a two-edged sword.

The "Elites" of #TheResistance are winning in their bid for a coup, and Trump hasn't been able to thwart them. I realize this is something that causes a lot of controversy to say, but it's true.

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I don't believe they've planned out the aftermath of a coup.

It will be... messy.

Once you've formally announced to the public that their decisions simply do not matter, and that a niche subculture of the country gets to exercise an extra-constitutional veto on any decision they don't approve of -- once you've made it plain that America is a government with a nation, not a nation with a government -- what exactly is it that binds the people to a government that cannot in any way be described as "their" government?

The old bromide was that we have to respect the will of the people when we lose, if for no other reason that we count on others respecting the will of the people when they lose.

But now that that social contract has been entirely disavowed by a large minority of the country -- now that they've made it plain that they will have no government except one they control at the expense of their enemies -- what possible reason could they suggest to citizens why they must respect the next president, or the one after that?

#Resistance is a two-way street, fellers.

More at the link.

If this continues for much longer, this nation will bleed itself to death.  What will replace our constitutional republic?  Will we remain a single political entity?  Will the USA become balkanized, as some have predicted?  Who knows?

Whatever happens, I suspect it's going to be no fun at all . . .

Peter

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

"First kill all the lawyers" The problem is that this WILL NOT STOP short of genocide. We have a "deep state" that WANTS civil war in order to end the veneer of "democratic government" that they hate so much. The believe that will control it. They know they will win. They want a global imperium , or the death of humankind, and nothing, not voting, not religion, no political movement, can, OR WILL, stop them. This will not stop until billions are dead by the minds and will of madmen. Only the utter extermination of the globalist/communist can end this , and rivers of innocent blood will flow before then. They remember that they were once god kings and they are more than willing to kill any number to get that back. America will soon see its first Stalin or Mao or Hitler with all the fanatic insanity that go's with them. May history and our children (IF they survive to wright it) forgive us for not slaughtering the governmental madmen while we still could.---Ray

Miguel GFZ said...

These events are a frightful duplicate of what happened in Venezuela in the early 90s. The same avalanche of bad press was used against the President Carlos Andres Perez and "coincidentally" Hugo Chavez attempted his coup.

The press got even worse after the failed coup that Congress came up with some fake charges and impeached the President. Since Venezuela has no succession line, a temporary joker was assigned till new elections brought is Rafael Caldera, a former president and Christian Socialist who pardoned Chavez for his transgressions. Next election Chavez was the winner and Venezuela plunged into the chaos is living today.

The only "shinny" aspect of this story is that the first victims of the Chavez regime was the Media.

A Texan said...

Come'on leftist. Some of us are ready to give you helicopter rides out to the ocean Augusto Pinochet style.

I voted for Trump with some trepidation like most Trump voters, but by now Hitlery would have already shutdown bloggers and rounded up die hard 2nd Amendment supporters.

Trump needs to rearrange his cabinet and get rid of people like his son in law and Priebus. Trump also needs to learn and maybe he has realized this now that the federal government is not his real estate business where he can autocratic things happen in a short time.

Anonymous said...

As mentioned briefly, Trump is his own worst enemy. He needs to disable his Twitter feed. He needs to get his family out of his cabinet. He needs a few careerists there. And old fashioned as it may be, he needs an active First Lady. If Melania is unwilling or unable to do it, then another social "hostess" needs to step in. In short, we need a large dose of dignity.

Antibubba

Harry Flashman said...

That's a good post, and it's good to read someone who understands what's going on. I've been getting a little disheartened because it seems a lot of my acquaintances on line are drinking the koolaid recently.

Some people don't seem to be able to adjust to the idea that President Trump is not a career hack politician, and isn't going to act like one. When he doesn't, they can't understand the difference.

It's amazing to me how many are just regurgitating the crap the main stream media puts out.

Good post.

Mark Matis said...

As far as I'm concerned, as soon as President Trump is removed from office, regardless of whether that is by assassination, or impeachment, or coup, pig hunting season is officially open.

THEY are the damnable swill who are enabling this sedition and treason by the Democrats, the Rove Republicans, the Media, and the Deep State. Damn them to hell for what they have done to this country.

Will said...

Antibubba:

Your call for Trump to start to act like every other politician that has occupied that chair will NOT fix anything. Making you feel comfortable should not be his focus.
Yes, he needs to do better with his personnel choices.

The fact that the left is so frantic would indicate that he is accomplishing some of our aims. It's a bit disappointing to not see huge changes in .gov at this point, though. I want to see whole depts GONE!

Frankly, he needs to stop paying attention to the MSM, as no one on his side pays attention to it anyway. Fake news is just lies in a pretty dress.

LindaG said...

I don't know why someone can't convince Trump to stay off Twitter. His son-in-law and daughter are liberals, aren't they? I suppose they wouldn't want Trump to fail, but it wouldn't be the first time a leader was brought down by family.

Sad times ahead, when I had hoped it would be better.

Larry said...

If Jared Kushner really is "a person of interest" in current probes, better and better. He and Ivanka are both very "Progressive" liberals in the very regressive way that true Progressives really are (even when they intend the opposite effect, as Ivanka might). The sooner Trump's family are out as official advisors, the better. Family members have always been unofficial advisors, especially First Ladies, but this is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

There is something I suspect the Elites - and I use that term because I use to consider them "Lefties", which is still probably true, but anti-Americanism is rampant among those who consider themselves "non-Lefites" - have not considered.

Scott Adams hints at it (the public has the power and the moral authority to strip the Opposition Media of its power and take control of the government via the weight of public opinion) , Ace states it more clearly: Once you've formally announced to the public that their decisions simply do not matter, and that a niche subculture of the country gets to exercise an extra-constitutional veto on any decision they don't approve of..., and "Mark Matis" (I'm assuming that's a pen name) comes right out with it: ...as soon as President Trump is removed from office, regardless of whether that is by assassination, or impeachment, or coup, pig hunting season is officially open.

There is little doubt the destruction of the Republic - which is what the Elites will accomplish if they continue, whwther or not that is what they intend to do - will lead to what some term "Balkanization," manifested by regional realignment.

Political and socially, perhaps even with some sort of legal recognition, eventual separation of everything west of Interstate 5 on the west coast will move central California, eastern Oregon and Washington into a regional alignment with Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and the Dakotas into a group, coastal CA, OR and WA in another.

The same can happen east of I-95 on the other coast; I can easily see GA, SC, NC (despite its reputation asn the "California of the South"), TN, KY, VA, WV and AL as another regional block. TX, AZ, NM, MA, AR, OK could comprise another.

Blue states will be left to either convert or whither because in their current configuration and status they're not survivable.

The real hazard here is that this realignment will - probably - have to be accomplished kinetically if Washington attempts to resist it, and should that start, as "Mark Matis" points out, there will be no good reason to stop until the process is fully completed. That will not be enjoyable to anyone, especially to the Elites, and those within proximity to them, who seem to think they're immune from suffering any consequence to what they're doing.

Quartermaster said...

The country has less than 4 years remaining to it. It's been obvious for nearly 20 years where things were headed.

Richard Douglas said...

I have a glimmer of hope involving all of the silliness that the mainstream media is pumping out...the vast majority of non-blue aligned voters in this country ignored what was said about Trump before he was elected, and they see no reason to change that opinion now. It may seem like there is a landslide of opposition, but once again, it is shouting in an echo chamber. I believe the phrase is "It is a tempest in a teacup."

Trump is rapidly losing support from his electors not because of the media's clownsuited ham-handed performance, but because Trump promised only two things, a wall, and no more Obama-care. He won't fall because of what the gibbering monkeys on TV say, but will if he doesn't do what he said he would.