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AN UPDATE ON THE SLOW COUP 17 Sep. 2017 PDF  | Print |  E-mail

AN UPDATE ON THE SLOW COUP

 

17 Sep. 2017

 

Dear Friends and Patriots,

 

          We are entering a momentous period.  I hope you’re all up for it.  My prediction is this will be a very bumpy ride.  Let’s hope “bumpy” is as bad as it gets.

          You’ll note there’s an uptick in violence and violence-oriented rhetoric of late.  It’s not your imagination, it’s part of the plan.  It’s a critical element of the slow coup.

          I want to discuss three things with you today.  First is the Alabama Senate race.  Second is the radical left’s plan for 4 November and beyond.  The third pertains to how to get your mind right if you decide to join me and confront the coming troubles in person.

          THE SENATE RACEAlabama is “the big show” in politics this fall.  It’s the only Senate contest in the country.  Two are in a run-off race for the Republican Party nomination to face the Democratic Party candidate, who won his primary quite handily.  This is a truly big deal to the futures of both parties.

          On the Republican side the incumbent, Senator Luther Strange, is facing an opponent who has outpointed him in opinion polls from the day he  announced.  Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore may lack legislative experience, but he has great name recognition, a reputation for standing up for the principles of his beliefs, and the backing of most conservatives and the so-called religious right.  

One would think all those plusses of Judge Moore’s would pale in comparison to those of any incumbent Senator, but Luther Strange isn’t just any old Senator.  He has some rather odd baggage, owing mostly to his affiliation with the disgraced former governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, and the peculiarly extra-legal way he gained his office.  It’s also true that the financial support lent to Senator Strange by the Senate Leadership Fund is buying the Senator a ton more advertising than Judge Moore can afford, but has gained him little as far as traction.  Nor has the endorsement of the Senator by President Donald Trump.

What should one make of the Republican run-off?  It’s not my place to advise anyone of how to vote, so the most I’ll do is share my thoughts on how I’ll make my own decision.  Here are my metrics and objectives in deciding on this contest:


          I want the most independent minded of the two.

I want the most fearless of the two.

I want the one who has most consistently demonstrated not only an understanding of, but the

 willingness to act according to principles I personally value.

          I want the one who understands and fights for our Constitution.

          I want the one least likely to commit the taxpayers to unnecessary expenditures.

I want the one least likely to follow dictates of the Republican  establishment.

 

John McCain prides himself on his self-assigned nickname of “Maverick.”  Most of us understand McCain is sort of strange in the things he says and positions he advocates, but he’s no Maverick.  He’s just unreliable on almost any issue that doesn’t involve getting people killed.  What I want for Alabama is a true Maverick.  I want a Senator who will be consistent in acting according to principles.  Maybe I’m biased on this point, but isn’t this what we should all want?

Vote your conscience.  Vote your principles.  Just make sure you vote.  The Republican runoff is 26 Sept.  Mark your calendars.

Now, let’s consider the Democratic Party Candidate, Doug Jones.  Mr. Jones has a long resume of public service in unelected capacities, linked to former Alabama Senator Howell Heflin and later as a US Attorney.   In a normal year in a redder-than-red state like Alabama Mr. Jones wouldn’t have much of a chance.  But, Mr. Jones has very credible links to several historic Civil Rights crime prosecutions that make him a worth adversary for whoever prevails in the Republican run-off. 

This week, during an NPR broadcast that profiled the Alabama Senate race there was a discussion of polling.  According to the report Judge Moore bests Senator Strange by 15 points.   The report went on to state polling indicates a statistical tie in the final matchup of the race regardless of who wins the run-off.  The Moore-Jones matchup is a 43-39 point matchup, where the Strange-Jones contest is 41-39.  The inference is – the Democrats don’t care who wins.  They believe they have a great shot at the Senate seat either way.

Here’s where the patriots among you need to pay very close attention.  Because this political race is such a natural media magnet, plan on getting undue attention from the leftist activist community.  Yes, I’m talking about Antifa, BLM, RCP, BAMN, Refuse Fascism, and more other groups than I can catalog.  Expect to see them on our streets.  If all goes well they won’t have enough numbers to cause real problems.  But, if they do show up in force, we have to be ready to react.  Your next question should be, “How do we do that?”  The last part of this post will tell you my thoughts in answer.

 

THE 4 NOVEMBER PLAN – Evidently far too few people are watching what’s going on with the radical left’s advanced planning.  Far too few of you know of the significance of 4 November 2017.  Below are discussions of a few organizations involved.  It might be better to just include web page links here, but many of you wouldn’t click on them, so you’d remain in the dark.  Excuse me for my lack of absolute trust, but I believe this time it’s necessary to smack each of you with the literal truth.  Please read these excerpts closely.  They reveal the breadth and depth of efforts in support of what I refer to as The Slow Coup.

          First, I believe it’s important to tell you who these radicals are.  They’re a very odd and disparate combination of activists who show up all over the world to protest pretty much anything and everything.  They’re the anti-nuclear, anti-capitalist, anarchist, anti-religious, anti-private property, anti-American groups we see protesting at the G-8, G-20, and many other international economic and finance forums.  They show up at our military bases to protest nuclear weapons.  They’re the people of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the various Color Revolutions.  Together they appear united in their dislike of fascism and Nazism, even though they employ precisely the same strategies and tactics the fascists and Nazis did.  They are mostly communists of one variety or another (pick your flavor – they’re all represented).  Below you can meet a few of them; some by their own words:

 

Refuse Fascism (www.refusefascism.org) .  This is their founding statement, which should tell you all you need to know about them:

NO!  In the Name of Humanity,

We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America!

Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime!

The Trump/Pence Regime is a Fascist Regime. Not insult or exaggeration, this is what it isFor the future of humanity and the planet, we, the people, must drive this regime out.  

Donald Trump and Mike Pence have assembled a vicious cabal that has put forth positions and begun initiatives which demonstrate that they fully intend to shred political and social norms with catastrophic consequence.  Because Trump has his finger on the nuclear trigger, the Trump/Pence regime is more dangerous to the world than even Hitler.

Fascism has direction and momentum. Dissent is piece by piece criminalized. The truth is bludgeoned.   Group after group is demonized and targeted along a trajectory that leads to real horrors.  All of this has already begun under the Trump Regime. History has shown that fascism must be stopped before it becomes too late.

Millions of people, outraged by this regime, took to the streets delivering a stinging rebuke to Trump the day after the inauguration. Protest and resistance continues against the many attacks on the people by the Trump/Pence administration.  This must grow broader, deeper, and more determined. This resistance is righteous and necessary, but it is not sufficient. We must recognize that the character of fascism is that it can absorb separate acts of resistance while continually throwing the opposition off balance by rapidly moving its agenda forward. The Trump/Pence regime will repeatedly launch new highly repressive measures, eventually clamping down on all resistance and remaking the law… IF THEY ARE NOT DRIVEN FROM POWER.

In the first weeks of the Trump/Pence regime they have begun subverting the separation of powers, the separation of Church and State, called for a new nuclear arms race, demonized the press, dismissed the very concept of truth substituting their own fabricated “alternative facts.”  It can already be said of Trump/Pence that “first they came for” the Muslims, then the Mexicans, then all refugees, then women, then Black and Latino people, LGBTQ persons, the environment, and anyone who doesn’t conform or submit to their vision and plan for a nation cohered around white supremacy and a political form of Christian fundamentalism, that should rightly be called Christian Fascism.

Fascism is not just a gross combination of horrific reactionary policies. It is a qualitative change in how society is governed.  Fascism foments and relies on xenophobic nationalism, racism, misogyny, and the aggressive re-institution of oppressive “traditional values.”  In Trump’s election campaign he encouraged and fed on the threat and use of violence to build a movement and come to power. In his inaugural address he pledged allegiance only to this movement. What is crucial to understand is that once in power fascism essentially eliminates traditional democratic rights.

Even as the Trump/Pence Regime is moving fast, they have not yet fully consolidated their regime, or, as yet, been able to implement their full program.  But, this is their objective and it is very possible. It might only take a single serious crisis – international or domestic — for this regime to drop the hammer. We do not have much time.

Don’t Normalize…Don’t Accommodate…Don’t Conciliate…Don’t Collaborate…

There is method to Trump’s madness that echoes Hitler.  Fascism advances in stages through outrage, shock and intimidation, followed by brief periods of normalization where people accommodate to the new situation the regime has imposed.

After the election, Obama said of Trump: “We are now all rooting for his success.” NO! If Trump succeeds, humanity loses. Bernie Sanders has said that he will work with Trump on jobs or where they agree.  NO! If you work with fascists you normalize the road to horror.

This is not just a pendulum swing Democrat to Republican, but a regime that is moving to establish a fascist order under the signboard of “America First.” Acting as if the election in 2018 or 2020 is the way to deal with this regime is folly, betraying a lack of understanding of just how fast, furious, and profoundly this regime will change the rules, cement its rule, destroy lives and crush spirits.

You cannot try to “wait things out.” Those who lived through Nazi Germany and sat on the sidelines, looking on as Hitler demonized, criminalized, and eventually rounded up one group after another, became shameful collaborators with monstrous crimes.

All of this is what renders the Trump/Pence Regime illegitimate and a grave threat to people all over the world. Therefore, we resolve:

[1] Our single unifying mission must be to Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime.

[2] We must manifest the power of NO! everywhere: on signs, billboards, walls, social media and the news. NO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE To Accept a Fascist America must resound.

[3] Every outrage committed by this regime must be met with greater and greater resistance.

[4] We must ORGANIZE:  working with all our creativity and determination toward the time when millions of people can be moved to fill the streets of cities and towns day after day and night after night, declaring this whole regime illegitimate – Demanding, and Not Stopping, Until the Trump/Pence Regime Is Driven from Power.

If this happens, then the whole political landscape would be dramatically transformed, every faction within the established power structure would be forced to respond—and all this could lead to a situation in which this fascist regime is driven from office.

Let it not be said that we did not move heaven and earth to drive out this regime.  This must be a moment in history when millions stand together with conviction and courage, overcoming fear and uncertainty, to resist and say NO! Not just for ourselves, but in the name of humanity.

Drive Out the Trump/Pence Regime!

 

 

The Revolutionary Communist Party, in statements released to the public lay out their rationale for participation in the 4 November events:

 “The Democrats, along with the New York Times and the Washington Post, etc., are seeking to resolve the crisis with the Trump presidency on the terms of this system, and in the interests of the ruling class of this system, which they represent. We, the masses of people, must go all out, and mobilize ourselves in the millions, to resolve this in our interests, in the interests of humanity, which are fundamentally different from and opposed to those of the ruling class.

 This, of course, does not mean that the struggle among the powers-that-be is irrelevant or unimportant; rather, the way to understand and approach this (and this is a point that must also be repeatedly driven home to people, including through necessary struggle, waged well) is in terms of how it relates to, and what openings it can provide for, “the struggle from below”—for the mobilization of masses of people around the demand that the whole regime must gobecause of its fascist nature and actions and what the stakes are for humanity.”

And:

ON NOVEMBER 4, 2017:   We will gather in the streets and public squares of cities and towns across this country, at first many thousands declaring that this whole regime is illegitimate and that we will not stop until our single demand is met: This Nightmare Must End: the Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

Our protest must grow day after day and night after night—thousands becoming hundreds of thousands, and then millions—determined to act to put a stop to the grave danger that the Trump/Pence Regime poses to the world by demanding that this whole regime be removed from power.

 

ANTIFA – a decentralized, though highly coordinated underground network of organizations with international ties to European radical groups.  Antifa is very militant and does not shirk from the use of weapons, burning, looting, rioting, and vandalism to add emphasis to their pronouncements.   Antifa isn’t  “an” organization,  but many who are closely linked and generally dress and execute their protest plans in similar ways.  Antifa organizations are dominated by radical anarchists and communists (anarcho-communists), who have adopted violent means to promote their points of view.

The Internet is alive with articles declaring 4 November to be a day of rioting and chaos.  Almost all of them cite Antifa as the principle participant.  It’s worth it to understand that because of the methods Antifa groups use to mask their activities it is extremely difficult to identify their leadership, or even which activist groups are actually integrated into their midst.  There are groups with “Antifa” in their names, but many others are identified in other ways.  Most of their sites display photos and some discussion of actions they’ve participated in, but none seem to have anything regarding future plans.  To me, that indicates there are planning sites on the Internet disguised to prevent prying eyes from seeing their plans and objectives. 

         
          By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) – officially named The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary, BAMN is best described as a Marxist-Maoist cult.   It’s one of the few organizations that posts a fully-described member pledge and organization principles. They’re easy to find on the Internet.  I recommend looking at them, because we may see a few of their members in the next few months.   Just as general information, they were behind most of the recent so-called anti-fascist demonstrations and violence in Berkeley, CA.

          If you cruise the Internet you’ll find dozens of these left-wing groups.  It seems unlikely that any of them has many members, but they work in combination and coordinate all their activities weeks, and sometimes months, in advance.  It’s interesting to note that the Democratic National Committee, GreenPeace, and MoveOn.org don’t have any posts that indicate participation in the 4 November planning.  Regardless, it’s safe to assume the people they paid and trained to demonstrate throughout their Summer of Resistance will be ready and willing to help out.

 

HOW TO GET YOUR MIND RIGHT – Recently I was asked how any of us can reasonably expect to do anything to counter the events planned for our city streets.  There’s only one way I know.  We have to meet violence with complete, absolute and resolute non-violence.  We have to train ourselves to face physical and psychological torment so that if we take to the streets in opposition we’ll automatically react in the right way.

The objective of the left is to gain attention.  They no longer care if the attention they get is positive.   They no longer care if average people are behind them, despite any propaganda to the contrary.  They want to feed off their own self-generated sense of moral superiority and enjoy their reputations within their own sorry communities.  Their way of winning is to provoke outrage in the communities where they show up and citizen demands for changes that will accomplish their goals.  In the November plans the goal is to foster anti-Trump sentiment so strong the people will demand the administration be thrown out.  They will say they’re fighting for our freedom, even as they promote completely unconstitutional means to do so.   To defeat them we need to understand their viewpoints, goals, and tactics, then confront them with our truths.  They represent the opposite of what we American patriots are and what we want.

The mainstream media is completely owned by the left, but they have a very hard time justifying violence and mayhem.  They will have an equally hard time justifying substantial criticism of any group of people who resist the chaos in a passive manner.  The real battle isn’t the violence in the street that may come.  The real battle is 100% psychological.  It’s about propaganda.  Their side is all about their moral superiority, even as their tactics betray the fallacy of that notion.   To win the propaganda fight all our side has to do is show up.  We don’t have to do anything other than interpose ourselves between those who would vandalize our community and their objectives.   We only need to assemble in credible numbers, announce our purpose, then ensure to position ourselves between the activists and their targets.  It sounds simple, and it is.   But, it takes enormous discipline to keep from being tomorrow’s news story.  Being passive when confronted by chaos is not an easy thing to do.  It can be done, though.

If we are unfortunate we’ll be visited on 4 November.  We’ll witness an attempt to organize chaos in our streets.  If it appears to be successful in getting off the ground we’ll have little time to organize and react.  There’s only one question to be answered – WILL WE?

 

Maga, Baby!

 

In Liberty,

Steve