Skip to comments.We're in a permanent coup
Posted on 10/11/2019 8:24:13 PM PDT by OddLane
Ive lived through a few coups. Theyre insane, random, and terrifying, like watching sports, except your political future depends on the score.
The kickoff begins when a key official decides to buck the executive. From that moment, government becomes a high-speed head-counting exercise. Whos got the power plant, the airport, the police in the capital? How many department chiefs are answering their phones? Whos writing tonights newscast?
When the KGB in 1991 tried to reassume control of the crumbling Soviet Union by placing Mikhail Gorbachev under arrest and attempting to seize Moscow, logistics ruled. Boris Yeltsins crew drove to the Russian White House in ordinary cars, beating KGB coup plotters who were trying to reach the seat of Russian government in armored vehicles. A key moment came when one of Yeltsins men, Alexander Rutskoi who two years later would himself lead a coup against Yeltsin prevailed upon a Major in a tank unit to defy KGB orders and turn on the criminals.
We have long been spared this madness in America. Our head-counting ceremony was Election Day. We did it once every four years...
(Excerpt) Read more at taibbi.substack.com ...
Interesting article. My take is he seems to be with the coup plotters. Is that correct?
You don’t get more left than Matt Taibbi but even he can see what’s happening.
He’s not with the plotters.
He dislikes Trump but thinks the plotters are worse and dangerous.
That was my takeaway on it too.
Interesting read. We are definitely at a crossroads in our republic.
Except your very life may depend on it, as I think is the case right now in America. If the Left wins, it'll be curtains for lots of us.
His two concluding paragraphs are very frightening. I doubt that Trump would act like the dictator they all accuse him of being, but, if you and your family are facing prison at the end of your term(s) or sooner, then who knows what might happen? The communists are igniting a horrible civil war in the U.S.
I dont believe most Americans have thought through what a successful campaign to oust Donald Trump would look like. Most casual news consumers can only think of it in terms of Mike Pence becoming president. The real problem would be the precedent of a de facto intelligence community veto over elections, using the lunatic spookworld brand of politics that has dominated the last three years of anti-Trump agitation.
CIA/FBI-backed impeachment could also be a self-fulfilling prophecy. If Donald Trump thinks hes going to be jailed upon leaving office, hell sooner or later figure out that his only real move is to start acting like the dictator MSNBC and CNN keep insisting he is. Why give up the White House and wait to be arrested, when he still has theoretical authority to send Special Forces troops rappelling through the windows of every last Russiagate/Ukrainegate leaker? That would be the endgame in a third world country, and its where were headed, unless someone calls off this craziness. Welcome to the Permanent Power Struggle.
And while Donald Trump conducting foreign policy based on what he sees on Fox and Friends is troubling, its not in the same ballpark as CNN, MSNBC, the Washington Post and the New York Times engaging in de facto coverage partnerships with the FBI and CIA to push highly politicized, phony narratives like Russiagate.
The author won't quite call that a coup but that's what it is. The country has lived through Presidents at all points in the competence continuum. It has never lived through anything like this. The Left, who are the beneficiaries of the moment, have closed ranks to protect this new ruling class, thinking that it's going to advance their own power. Theirs is the old Marxist doctrine of permanent revolution, but if this coup does turn permanent they've a very nasty surprise coming.
He gets it and doesn’t like it.
No, he is not with the coup plotters.
Scary, Matt Taibbi thinks his buddy Leftists will provoke an America ending exchange of violence between factions of the American Military, CIA and FBI.
Matt Taibbi lived in Russia for several years, and his keen interest in this story has been based on his outrage over the way Democrats have jeopardized our relationship with Russia as an excuse for engaging in this Deep State coup.
Exactly-the rare, honest liberal. Quite a courageous admission on Taibbi’s part. No more DC cocktail parties for him. He’s about to become a pariah.
“Except your very life may depend on it, as I think is the case right now in America. If the Left wins, it’ll be curtains for lots of us”.
You are absolutely right. Too many on our side do not grasp how serious this is. They’d better wake up.
And, for instance, they would selectively ruin many peoples finances.
He’s an anti-Trump douchebag who has nevertheless managed to grasp what 99% of freepers have known for at least 2 years now.
The takeaway is that these dumbunnies are capable of learning, albeit slowly.
President Trump needs to assume full plenary power, Suspend Congress, ban & outlaw the Democrat Party and stand up a multi-million person Civilian Volunteer Militia, with Federal posse powers, to back up the military and regular law enforcement. The CVM should be authorized to bring their own artillery....
Matt is late to the party, but he’s finally figured it out.
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