“…a nation divided against itself …”


"For more than two years, the United States and the world have had two competing narratives: that an elected president of the United States was a Russian agent whom the Kremlin helped elect; and its rival narrative that senior officials of the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, and other national intelligence organizations had repeatedly lied under oath, misinformed federal officials, and meddled in partisan political matters illegally and unconstitutionally and had effectively tried to influence the outcome of a presidential election, and then undo its result by falsely propagating the first narrative. It is now obvious and indisputable that the second narrative is the correct one.

The authors, accomplices, and dupes of this attempted overthrow of constitutional government are now well along in reciting their misconduct without embarrassment or remorse because—in fired FBI Director James Comey's formulation—a "higher duty" than the oath they swore to uphold the Constitution compelled them. Or—in fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's words—"the threat" was too great. Nevermind that the nature of "the threat" was that the people might elect someone he and Comey disapproved of as president, and that that person might actually serve his term, as elected."  Black


Baron Black of Crossharbour, is an interesting fellow.   In this piece he (or someone) makes the case for the reality of the "soft coup" that the Borg (foreign policy establishment) and the Deep State mandarins (SES ers) scattered across the Executive Branch undertook and for which they only now are being driven back into their dens.  Black reminds me of Lord Beaverbrook, another Canadian who was a member of the War Cabinet in WW2?

The caste of US general and admirals are not I think part of the coup plot.  They have their own game as a group and it is not a neocon game except for a few outliers like Jack Keane, a priest of the neocon cult.

Nevertheless, IMO Black is wrong when he thinks that the present situation is the worst constitutional crisis since the outbreak of the WBS.   No, IMO, this is far worse than that.  It is the worst ever.  In 1860 the seceding states did not seek to overthrow Lincoln, the legally elected president of the US, even though he had been elected by a plurality in the popular vote and not a single electoral vote from the South.  They simply wished to depart what they saw as a voluntary union of the states.

In this case the forces arrayed against Trump wish to overthrow the constitutional order.  That is much worse.  pl



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