By Nathan Barton
The more I hear the rhetoric of the Democratic candidates for Massa (POTUS), the Congressional Democrats, and the mainstream media, the more convinced I am that they are indeed pushing for a coup.
Yes, The Donald is a disaster as POTUS. He is immoral, mercurial, and a loose cannon. He terrifies people. Including a good many foreigners.
…how is that different from Reagan, Bush I, or Bush II? Or Carter, Clinton, or Obummer? Well, he isn’t a politician, really. Not a “professional” one, at least. He isn’t either a “conservative” or a “liberal.” He wasn’t part of the deep state. He had no public service experience and no military experience. But the only real difference is in degree, not kind in how he runs the country and treats the world around us.
But the degree of hatred and fear is far greater than exhibited against any of the past half-dozen POTUS. Perhaps even greater than that which Lincoln enjoyed.
And the direct (and indirect) action against him is staggering. It began when he went from being a clownish wannabe candidate and guaranteed ticket to the White House for Hillary, to a winner. Well before he took office. Since then, we’ve witnessed attempt after attempt to tear him down.
This latest is just more of the same. And with far less substance for the accusations levied against him. Worse, if these supposed actions (some of which do not seem to have actually been taken by Trump) are impeachable offenses, every president since Teddy Roosevelt should have been impeached. And convicted by the Senate. American presidents, for the entire 20th Century and the last twenty years, have made it a routine matter to intimidate foreign leaders. To say nothing of every leader of one of the Fifty States, and Congress as a whole and individually.
The insane nature of these accusations is staggering. And I see no potential for the situation to get any better. Indeed, I think we can expect more insane accusations being made on nearly a daily basis.
So what is next? They are already accusing Trump of promoting violence in internal (FedGov) politics and threatening a civil war. Just as he has been accused of being a racist, a sexist, an evil nationalist, and a fascist.
There are people on both the left and right corners of the political diamond (see Advocates for Self Government) who are willing and able to commit violence for political ends. (Individual and informal group violence, not the organized violence of the state.) Trumpistas and never-Trumpers have both been reported for attacking their political foes physically. They have attacked, slapped, beaten, even maimed and killed.
But it seems to me that the so-called left: the regressives, the Tranzis, the socialists, Antifa, so-called anarchists, do a lot more of the violence, and the threatening. But there is another group, as well: the deep state, which survives and gains and keeps power, by violent means. At virtually all levels: from kidnapping (arrest and imprisonment) to indiscriminate rains of missiles, shells, and bombs. Killing and taking the innocent along with those (supposedly) guilty of doing what the deep state doesn’t want done.
And I expect violence to increase rapidly. Not just of the “left” but by the right as well. Still, I think the “left” will lead the way.
So what can happen? The most obvious is an assassination, or at least attempts to do so. The only question might be if it is to be out in the open or disguised as something else: a traffic accident, a plane crash, or some convenient illness or ailment.
For an open (traditional) political assassination, who would do the deed? A disgruntled officeseeker? A foreign dupe? An insane, drug-drenched youth? A PTSD-ridden vet? A radicalized immigrant? This would obviously be critical, as who is blamed (or framed) for the killing (even the attempt) will frame (pun intended) the aftermath.
But there are more ways. Assuming that impeachment will hit a brick wall in the Senate, why even try in the House? (I am not convinced that the impeachment movement is totally unable to suborn, persuade, or blackmail the 20 GOP Senators needed, however.) Clearly to build more support, more extreme passions in their followers and win over the undecided. To motivate their base to even greater efforts. (Which could, in turn, lead to assassination attempts.)
Or to set the stage for more. Although the Constitution requires a supermajority of Senators to convict, what if he is NOT convicted, but the vote is 52-48 or 54-46? A majority, but not the mandated supermajority? “Democracy” demands he be punished anyway, and pressured to resign. After all, is that not the same argument that Hillary Clinton just used to say that she beat Trump in 2016?
So perhaps that would just set the stage for something very outrageous by American standards, if not unknown around the world and through history. What if Congress (or at least the House) went on strike? Adjourned from doing the “People’s Business” in supposed cahoots with a tyrant (Trump). What if the Democratic Party decised to boycott the 2020 elections? Or what about a purge of the House – or for that matter, the Senate? It has been done in other countries. And with the aid of deep state puppetmasters and a few GOP types, it could happen here.
Especially if the sacred tenets of “democracy” are invoked? The idea that legality and morality and everything else is decided by a vote of 50.00000001 to 49.99999999? Of whatever percentage of people (or representatives) actually vote out of the population or membership?
Would that succeed? I strongly doubt it. But what it could easily lead to is actual civil war. A war – violent, to-the-death combat – for control of the FedGov (and incidentally for many of the states.
Is that what the regressives (and the neo-cons) and the deep state and the media want?
I dunno. What do you think?