Victor Davis Hanson: In any advanced civilization throughout the annals of human history, there has always been a ‘deep state.’ This revelation isn’t necessarily a bad thing and any student of history knows there will always be ‘palace intrigue.’ What is happening now however, is that there are two factions of the American deep state and we are witnessing a civil war between the two – the Patriots vs the Traitors/Globalists. The traitors by the way, have been winning for over two generations.
True patriots put America first, and resist an autocrat who is running amok. Regardless of what the cult of the autocrat might believe to the contrary, the autocrat is not above being investigated, and not above being impeached. This is after all, a constitutional republic with checks and balances.
We the 63 million People who voted against the ‘other side’, believe President Trump was recruited by those Patriots to be the tip of the spear in this battle. As a result, President Trump is governing like a traditional, center-right conservative Republican, arguably, the most conservative – and successful – Republican since the days of the great Ronald Reagan.
Many times during one of his British Parliamentary debates never to be missed, Winston Churchill would refer to the unelected British bureaucracy as analogous to barnacles on the hull of a ship. Here in the United States, We the People still have lingering evidence of that very thing but what everyman’s president Trump has brought to the fore, is the extent to which those people will go to defend their agencies at the expense of We the People.
Ask Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch for instance, how they will slow walk FOIA requests for no other reason than to defend their agencies. Even worse their engagement in seditious activity putting a pox on the constitutional process. If this isn’t brought to a halt, our nation is in deep doo-doo.
The time has now come for choosing – not a time to micro-manage or criticize president Trump and his style over pithy style points (e.g. – Twitter). You’re either with us or against us.
Victor Davis Hanson has a wonderful piece in PJMedia – ‘The Deep State Coup is not a Conspiracy Theory’…
For most of the last three years, Donald Trump’s critics have scoffed at supposed “conspiracy theories” that claimed a “deep state” of bureaucrats were aborting the Trump presidency. We have been told the word “coup” is hyperbole that reveals the paranoid minds of Trump supporters.
Yet oddly, many people brag that they are proud members of a deep state and occasionally boast about the idea of a coup.
Recently, former acting CIA chief John McLaughlin proclaimed in a public forum, “Thank God for the deep state.” Former CIA director John Brennan agreed and praised the “deep state people” for their opposition to Trump.
Far from denying the danger of an unelected careerist bureaucracy that seeks to overturn presidential policies, New York Times columnists have praised its efforts to nullify the Trump agenda.
On the first day of the impeachment inquiry, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff called his initial two witnesses, career State Department diplomats William Taylor, Jr. and George Kent.
Far from providing damning evidence of criminal presidential behavior, Taylor and Kent mostly confined themselves to three topics: their own sterling resumes, their lack of any firsthand knowledge of incriminating Trump action, and their poorly hidden disgust with the manner and substance of Trump’s foreign policy.
Oddly, both had little clue that their demeanor and thinly disguised self-importance were a perfect example of why Trump got elected — to come up with new ideas antithetical to the conventional wisdom of unelected career bureaucrats.
Taylor and Kent announced that they are simply high-minded civil servants who serve the presidential administrations of both parties without bias.
Full Victor Davis Hanson link down below…
You have only two choices – choose wisely.
The other very telling point in the Victor Davis Hanson piece was this:
But by nature, the huge federal bureaucracy counts on bigger government and more taxes to feed it. So naturally, the bureaucracy is usually more sympathetic to big-government progressives than to small-government conservatives.
Taylor and Kent cited their anguish with Trump’s foreign policy toward Ukraine — namely that it did not go through official channels and was too unsympathetic to Ukraine and too friendly to Russia. If so, one might have thought the anguished bureaucrats would have similarly gone public during the Obama administration.
Yes, this an attempted coup. Trump is an outsider, and cannot be trusted by the vast, corrupt, entrenched and self-serving federal bureaucrats who are used to having what is best for them, and screw the taxpayers who are paying for it.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”. ~ Ronald Reagan
And on that note, time for today’s MAGA Pill – President Donald J. Trump – MAGA! KAG!
See complete Victor Davis Hanson: Coup Concerns Suddenly don’t seem too far fetched