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Defeating the Counterrevolution – Antiwar.com Original

Posted by M. C. on April 1, 2019

We can and must defeat them by disempowering the instruments of control – the FBI, the CIA, and the entire national security bureaucracy – and making an example in this most egregious case. John Brennan must be charged and prosecuted. The FBI cabal that turned a federal law enforcement agency into an arm of an incipient police state must be held accountable in a court of law.

https://original.antiwar.com/justin/2019/03/31/defeating-the-counterrevolution/

It was a close call. We barely escaped losing our old republic and succumbing to rule by an unelected bureaucracy of intelligence officials. A “special counsel” – a creature with not a lick of constitutional legitimacy – was given de facto unlimited power and allowed to run rampant through official Washington, settling old scores, and creating some new ones. Lives were destroyed – innocent lives, of which there are few and far between in that vicinity – and dragged through the muck and mire. Demagogues, armed with one of the least plausible conspiracy theories of all time, drew up new rules whereby one measured truth or falsehood. These were the Bizarro World rules, which operate on the general principle of the least evidence there is for a proposition the more likely it is to be true.

It was and is a conspiracy theory built largely around the conceit of the perpetrators. After all, how could their candidate – smooth, (over-prepared), backed by over a billion bucks, leading in every poll, and so obviously destined to take the prize – wind up defeated?

This is the question torturing the liberal mind, and coming up with answers none of which explain the flaw in their supposedly flawless strategy. After all, they had a computer program named “Ada” named after the first woman in cybernetics that told them every move to make. Yes, identity politics dominated the Clintonian strategy to that extent…

The 2016 election revealed the real class lines in this country: not rich versus poor, white versus black, or north versus south – although these factors count to some extent – but the alienated versus the well-adjusted.

Are you adjusted to the idea that the community you once knew is gone and irrecoverable forever? Does it bother you that you can’t get through the day without ten milligrams of oxycodone? Is your monthly visit to the Veterans Administration hospital a ritual of enforced humiliation and minor but painful torture?

Wouldn’t you like to wipe that smug self-satisfied smirk off Jeff Bezos’s face?

These and many more often subtle but unmistakable signs are the insignia of alienation. And when they become so acute that even such worthies as legislators, journalists, and even cloistered academics must acknowledge them, what you have is a revolution on your hands…

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George H.W. Bush was Trump before we had Trump

Posted by M. C. on December 7, 2018

Walsh denounced the pardons as part of a cover-up and said that they undermined his investigation of possible criminal conduct by Bush himself. Walsh also reported that the president’s pardons prevented Bush from having to testify in court and face “searching questions” on his own conduct.

Just another Foggy Bottom swamp rat. I was reminded George H.W. was a regular at David Rockefellers’s Tri-Lateral Commission meetings.

Presidential eulogies, the original fake news.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/12/04/george-h-w-bush-trump-before-we-had-trump-column/2184857002/

James Bovard

Those who laud President Bush forget he limited trade, escalated our drug war, and obstructed a special counsel.

…But for all the differences of style between Donald Trump and the first president Bush, the two men have more in common than we’d like to remember.

Bush was the most protectionist president since Herbert Hoover. Like Trump, he spoke of the need for level playing fields and fair trade. But Bush-style fairness gave federal bureaucrats practically endless vetoes over Americans’ freedom to choose foreign goods. Bush’s Commerce Department ravaged importers with one bureaucratic scam after another, using the dumping law to convict 97 percent of imports investigated, claiming that their prices were unfairly low to American producers (not consumers).

Bush also ordered the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate after ice cream imports threatened to exceed one percent of the U.S. market. And he perpetuated import quotas on steel and machine tools.

Bush implemented restrictive trade quotas

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