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More 'Dictatorship Than a Democracy': Trump Purge at Pentagon Increases Fears of Coup-in-Motion

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/11/more-dictatorship-democracy-trump-purge-pentagon-increases-fears-coup-motion

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I think it is Trump that needs to worry, he has been voted out of office. The damage is considerable but we knew that. Now he has to plan for his future and without the level of protection his former office provides. He has been a very bad boy.

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If Trump wants this to get bloody, he had better put his “big boy” pants on and be willing to be at the front.

The Reality TV president had better start preparing to be written out of the next season.

Hell is on it’s way for him.

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  1. Trump Takes over the Pentagon.
  2. False Flag Event Takes Place.
  3. US Military Gets Involved in a significant event.
  4. Martial Law Imposed…another lockdown situation.
  5. Republican Congress and Supreme Court Supports Action; Democratic Party goes along to get along…again.
  6. Trump continues for another 12 years.
  7. Joe Biden is powerless to respond.
  8. Plan executed perfectly.
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Trump doesn’t scare me. This does:

“Twitter restricted Ollie’s account and applied the label of “unusual activity” after he published video of Bolivians greeting Evo’s return with joyous celebration. The most vital independent journalism is being suppressed before our eyes.”

~https://twitter.com/MaxBlumenthal/status/1326410289600978947

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As has been said before, Trump isn’t going to go before he takes all of us down with him. The man is the number one enemy of America and American democracy. He must be removed from the white house immediately by force if necessary if danger of an imminent civil war is to be averted. I suggest we all arm ourselves like Trump supporter Nazis just in case they cause any trouble.

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How about in the basement of the white house

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Yeah, the great anti-imperialist Trump is just getting rid of the imperialist deep state withing the Pentagon. Trump of course, is a good friend of fellow anti-imperialist, anti-deep-state-cabal, Morales.

BTW, there was no “censorship” the reader can simply click “yes, view profile” and read the posts. Algorithims make mistakes. There are plenty of other people posting videos of Morales on Twitter without any problem.

The once-respectable Max Blumenthal has really gone down the rabbit-hole of the tin-foil-hat-left.
The reaction to his post by a person named Jordan Allen: “Echo chambers are hard to ditch, and American leftists are some or the most isolated leftists on the planet. And it shows.” says it all.

It IS a coup in motion . It has always been a coup in motion from day one. the only difference is the varying speeds . In the moment it is in the left lane of the Autobahn in a ferrari .

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We can assert our civic responsibility without aggression, what we can’t do is be passive or resort to the ethics of this criminal element. He should be advised to transition peacefully, or be removed.

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Even if the GOP fails to pull this off in 2020, the shit they’re pulling right now is a test run of a plan they will use in the future to try to steal a presidential election and end whatever’s left of American democracy

Yep. Pretty much…but, hey: an eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind, so let em do whatever they’re gonna do and leave it to the judicial system to sort it out, amirite??? 🤦

And the next time, it may work.
It’s gonna work this time, with such soft opposition…

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Over the years, with full cooperation from the Judiciary and Legislative branches in the USA, the theory of the “Unitary executive” has taken complete hold of the Government in the USA. Both Democrats and Republicans were behind this and the office of the President has gained ever more power.

Fascism and Authoritarianism has at its heart the theory of the “Strongman” as a Political leader. It does not matter if this persons name changes every 4 years or every 8 or not at all. What matters is the amount of Political power s/he wields inside a given Government.

The US system INVITES Authoritarianism. Everything Trump does is deemed legal and there no meaningful checks on him if he crosses the border of legality. There a whole lot that is wrong with the US Constitution and the reality is the thing in dire need of a people driven rewrite.

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Note: The people with the most wealth, power, and privilege are quite happy to be back to ‘business as usual’ with Biden as President. Note too that Biden’s biggest margin in ‘continental U.S.A.’ will most likely be (when the count is finished) in the ‘richest’ state - California.

Also, the last thing that they would want would be an actual historical Fascist regime introducing ‘corporatist’ ideology to enable significant state control over commerce and the national economy.
See: ‘Corporatism and the Ghost of the Third Way’
+ttps://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.693.939&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Meanwhile, ‘neoliberalism’ essentially still holds sway while some still chase ‘Fascism’ down ‘rabbit-holes’. See: ’ Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems’
+ttps://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/15/neoliberalism-ideology-problem-george-monbiot

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Good points… Tails- I win Heads-You lose.

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I don’t really see how this is either alarming or surprising given that both parties in the US employ these tactics all the time overseas. People should long ago have been alarmed that the US supports authoritarian regimes overseas. Some Americans are getting a small taste of what that feels like to live under. Look at the coups in Honduras and Bolivia to name just a couple. Why do Americans think, that they are somehow immune to all that within their own borders?

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This is just the latest in a very long list of algorithm “mistakes” that block access to actual left ideas, or make them harder to find, which is censorship.

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Paranoia strikes deep, into our lives it will creep…In Biden’s first weeks in office all those rabid fascists will be replaced. This is not yet a third world nation where such things as that can and do occur.
Even that arch villain Mitch McConnell has spoken about an orderly transition taking place.

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Time will tell. You may be right. Things can quickly turn. Anything may happen.

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Germany drives on the right. But anyway, here’s a couple of reasonable articles on where we’re at that share your sense of urgency, one liberal, one neocon.

~https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/by-declaring-victory-donald-trump-is-attempting-an-autocratic-breakthrough?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=onsite-share&utm_brand=the-new-yorker&utm_social-type=earned

~https://thebulwark.com/be-alarmed/

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Yeah, neoliberalism is a symptom, it is not necessarily the source.

"So pervasive has neoliberalism become that we seldom even recognise it as an ideology. We appear to accept the proposition that this utopian, millenarian faith describes a neutral force; a kind of biological law, like Darwin’s theory of evolution. But the philosophy arose as a conscious attempt to reshape human life and shift the locus of power.

Neoliberalism sees competition as the defining characteristic of human relations. It redefines citizens as consumers, whose democratic choices are best exercised by buying and selling, a process that rewards merit and punishes inefficiency. It maintains that “the market” delivers benefits that could never be achieved by planning."

~https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/15/neoliberalism-ideology-problem-george-monbiot

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