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Clyde Lewis | January 19, 2021
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So lately I have found myself in a Facebook argument with total strangers about what happened om January 6th.  I made the mistake of actually replying to a post that said:

“(I can’t believe I have to say this) The mob that stormed the Capitol were NOT protesters, they were waging a coup.” The reason I say it was a mistake is because immediately I was attacked by others who obviously get their civics lesson from CNN. They were outraged that I even suggested that what happened was not a coup but something else entirely.

But of course, it appears to be the duty of every Trump hater to remind us that they have cornered the knowledge on what is truly happening and that everything else is a conspiracy theory.

I think that can safely say that most people in this country have no idea what happened and that most if not all of what is being reported by the mainstream media is being done in order to prepare the country for the heavy-handed policies that will be handed down to prevent whatever happened form happening again.

Calling what happened a coup was a little harsh – and so in order to ease up on the knee jerk reporting, the press, Democrats, and even some Republicans have settled on one preferred term: “Attempted coup.” They are all either lying or in hysterics. The crowd that streamed through the Capitol on January 6th had no plan and no goal, save chaos. It was a riot inside a government building, and nothing more.

You need to ask yourself how many attempted coups include selfies and pressers inside a government building with a guy wearing horns and speaking like a surfer from Malibu?

I am confident that a riot with thousands of people raised concerns about public safety – and I am sure it overwhelmed a lot of people – but to have it trigger a police state action seems like overkill.

The media has been reporting that this is the only time in history where the country has had to deal with what they are calling a coup – and of course those who don’t know any better parrot the media– but history tells us another story.

In the early 20th century, one of the Marine Corps most highly decorated generals, Smedley Darlington Butler, helped pacify Mexico for American oil Interests. He also commanded American occupations in Haiti and Cuba for National City bank, in Nicaragua for the Brown Brothers Brokerage, in the Dominican republic for sugar Interests and in China for Standard Oil.

In the 1930’s, General Butler’s services were sought for another mission.

A group of wealthy industrialists had been plotting to overthrow the government of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a military coup. He was asked to head up an Army of 500,000 men to do the job. He refused. It was a Nazi plot where Wall Street interest threatened to overthrow the government. They were a front called the American liberty League and those who supported it were several major companies including Heinz, Maxwell House Coffee, Colgate, U.S. Steel, and General Motors. The Chief Organizer was Prescott Bush.

For many years after there was a concern that the country could fall into the hands of corporate despots wishing to form a new order along with the Nazis. Even after World War II there was concern that Nazis would try to organize against the nation.

Many of them were brought to this country through Operation Paper Clip.  These Nazis were used for their scientific prowess and their intelligence. Many of them were recruited for intelligence operations and the national security state.

They were brought on board by none other than Allen Dulles the CIA chief that was eventually fired by John F. Kennedy. It is theorized that Dulles and others plotted a real coup against President Kennedy.

Lyndon Johnson and Allen Dulles were abetted by powerful interests in government, business, and the military.

Kennedy was moving America toward a permanent peace state, threatening the national security/military establishment whose existence is dependent on a permanent war state.

It has been argued that since the death of President Kennedy and the Resignation of Richard Nixon that the security state has been running the country appointing various figure heads from Gerald Ford to Barack Obama.

Donald J. Trump we are told did not cooperate with the National Security state – vowing like Kennedy that he would destroy it in what he called, Draining the Swamp. Unlike Kennedy, Trump was able to survive but now he has forced out of office two weeks early in disgrace.

Ponder that for a moment – he was removed from office and impeached just weeks before the inauguration of a new President. In that time the question has been who was responsible for unseating a sitting President – not the mob that attacked Washington, but the security apparatus of this country,

They have successfully without question removed a President from office. They are now in charge—would it be at all out of the question that this military action is a “by the book” coup?

Real coups are not clumsy mob attacks adjacent to lawmakers. Real coups, above all, are about control: Control of communications, control of bureaucracy, and above all, control of military power. And in the past few days, it is President Trump’s enemies who have seized control of all these things.

While we are told that the vote was cast for Joe Biden to be our next president – and we are told that the election was not fraudulent –why all the theatrics to unseat, impeach and humiliate a president in his last two weeks in office?

After social media platforms hobbled the President’s ability to speak out about what was happening.

A cascade of bans rained down on his loyal supporters, including Rush Limbaugh, Steve Bannon, Ben Garrison, and more. Real coups are almost always about decapitation. They seek to neutralize anyone who could be a focal point of opposition to the unfolding seizure of power. This wave of bans sought to destroy the ability of people to fully understand what was happening until it was too late to respond.

As the mayhem unfolded in the Capitol, Pentagon leaders all but announced that they were no longer taking orders from the president.

The secretary of defense made this statement:

“Chairman Milley and I just spoke separately with the Vice President and with Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Senator Schumer and Representative Hoyer about the situation at the U.S. Capitol. We have fully activated the D.C. National Guard to assist federal and local law enforcement as they work to peacefully address the situation. We are prepared to provide additional support as necessary and appropriate as requested by local authorities. Our people are sworn to defend the constitution and our democratic form of government and they will act accordingly.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi then publicly announced that she had directly contacted military leaders to strip President Trump of his military authority:

Amid mounting pressure to remove President Trump from office, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday spoke to the nation’s top military leader about taking precautions to ensure against Trump rashly initiating a military action or nuclear strike in the chaotic waning days of his presidency.

“This morning, I spoke to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike.”

This was a move to strip the President of his constitutional powers in other words this is what happens in a real coup.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff issued a remarkable memorandum to all members of the Armed Forces, the JCS have declared that Joe Biden will be the new president of the United States. The memo may have been not only one to military personnel but also to President Trump: “No matter how convinced you are that the election was stolen from you, don’t even think about remaining in power because we will ensure your forcible exit from the White House.”

Unfortunately, relatively few people, including libertarians, comprehend that the Pentagon, along with the CIA and the NSA and, to a certain extent, the FBI, are the part of the federal government in which ultimate power is being wielded. They are the ones who are ruling the roost in America. That’s why that memo is so important. It’s declaring how things will be.

It actually shows us who is in charge and who always has been in charge.

This overwhelming power is usually exercised behind the scenes in order to make Americans feel comfortable that their government is different from other national-security governments. While the national-security branch of the government is driving the overall direction America will take, especially with respect to foreign affairs, it permits the other three branches to maintain the appearance of power. The idea is to convince Americans that the federal government operates the same as a national-security state as it did when it was a limited-government republic.

But it’s a lie, a very dangerous lie, one that unfortunately is lived by all too many Americans, especially those within the mainstream press.

Real coup d’états always revolve around getting the military’s backing. Donald Trump’s command of the military was usurped by a committee of top generals, members of Congress, and his own Vice President.

He then was no longer the real commander-in-chief. And if Donald Trump was  no longer the commander-in-chief, then he  was  no longer the President of the United States.

Ordinary Americans believe that the President’s powers rest with the office. But they do not.

With thousands of troops being called in to Washington DC for the inaugural, most Americans believe it is just for safety precautions — what they do not realize is this is an indication that for the time being this country is in a de-facto police state operated by national security.

Be prepared to return to the way that the country has been run before President Trump—a state of continuous war, crisis, death and subjugation.

Any national-security state necessarily depends of fear, crises, chaos, and emergencies — or “threats” of such things to sustain its existence, its power, and its money. They will always find something for people to be afraid ofeven if they have to instigate it. Communism, terrorism, drug dealers, illegal immigrants, Muslims, Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, ISIS, al-Qaeda, Iran, Syria, insurrectionists, revolutionaries, invaders, or whatever. Without such fearful things, people are apt to ask why they need a national-security state instead of a limited-government republic, which was the type of governmental structure on which America was founded.

What is the distinguishing characteristic of a national-security state, as compared to a limited-government republic? Power — raw, unadulterated power. With its vast military and arsenal of weaponry, along with extreme powers of assassination and surveillance, a national-security establishment has the means of imposing its will on government and on society. No one wields the countervailing power to resist.

This why precisely why our American ancestors opposed the creation of a national-security state or what they called “standing armies.” They understood that once such a governmental apparatus comes into existence, there is no practical way for the citizenry, even a well-armed citizenry, to oppose it. In fact, if the Constitutional Convention had proposed a Constitution that called into existence a federal government that was a national-security state, rather than a limited-government republic, there is no way that Americans would have approved the Constitution.

Practically from the beginning of the conversion to a national-security state, the other three branches have deferred to the overwhelming power of the Pentagon and its vast military-industrial complex, the CIA, and the NSA. All three of those branches have understood the nature of power.

Most Americans do not understand this –all they see and hear is what the media tells them and now most media reporters are placed in their positions by the Pentagon.

Congress is filled with people who could be self-designated assets of the national-security establishment. This especially includes the military and CIA veterans. They are almost certain to go along with whatever the national-security establishment wants. For those who strenuously object, they encounter the threat of having military bases or projects in their districts canceled, in which case the mainstream media in their districts will go after them with a vengeance. And there is always the possibility of being threatened by those in the mainstream press that reveal compromising secrets about one’s personal life.


And woe to any president who takes on the national-security establishment. They all know this. That’s why there hasn’t been a president since John F. Kennedy willing to challenge them.

Trump tried – but he was forced out – and who knows what he was threatened with.

It is time for Americans to do some serious soul-searching– put away their biases and their identity politics and see what is happening—it is time to get over your hatred for Trump and understand what a new president who is a darling of the security state can do or what he will do.

Both Democrats and Republicans think America is disintegrating. But the newspeak narrative says that Trump and his supporters must be cleansed from the nation before it can heal. This totalitarian mindset could be the US’ undoing.

These are terrifying ideas – and echo the rounding up of citizens who question the motives of their leaders.

We cannot allow our rights to be supplanted with things you shouldn’t do.

Don’t say what we don’t want to hear. Don’t gather where we don’t allow, especially if you are a ‘deplorable’. Don’t bother petitioning for grievances, because we don’t care. Don’t own weapons and don’t defend yourself when you or your property are attacked, even as the police are defunded.

Don’t tell us about your right to privacy because our right to surveil you supersedes it. Don’t tell us you have the right to confront the witnesses aligned against you, or see the evidence alleged against you, or to present evidence and witnesses in your own defense.

That’s your white privilege speaking, and we will not tolerate hate speech. Don’t expect us to be bound by due process or the rule of law. Feelings and desired outcomes trump facts and rules, both of which are tools of oppression, relics of the fascist patriarchy. Don’t object, or we will cancel you entirely demand a show trial and make you an unperson.

And first and foremost, do not dare have the temerity to question election results that have handed us uncontested power.

Only authoritarians sanction this type of activity. The harm they will do, as they neglect and inflict further pain on the Republic, will be immeasurable. The nation is failing, not merely because it is divided, but because a contingent has rejected its foundational principles. That contingent is now in control.




Written by Clyde Lewis

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