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Berlin. So the global capitalist ruling classes’ neutralization of the Trumpian uprising seems to be off to a pretty good start. It’s barely been a month since his inauguration, and the corporate media, liberal celebrities, and their millions of faithful fans and followers are already shrieking for his summary impeachment, or his removal by … well, whatever means necessary, including some sort of “deep state” coup. Words like “treason” are being bandied about, treason being ground for impeachment (not to mention being punishable by death), which appears to be where we’re headed at this point.

In any event, the nation is now officially in a state of “crisis.” The editors of The New York Times are demanding congressional investigations to root out the Russian infiltrators who have assumed control of the executive branch. According to prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, “a foreign dictator intervened on behalf of a US presidential candidate” … “we are being governed by people who take their cues from Moscow,” or some such nonsense. The Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, The Guardian, The New Yorker, Politico, Mother Jones, et al. (in other words virtually every organ of the Western neoliberal media) are robotically repeating this propaganda like the Project Mayhem cultists in Fight Club.

The fact that there is not one shred of actual evidence to support these claims makes absolutely no difference whatsoever. As I wrote about in these pages previously, such official propaganda is not designed to be credible; it is designed to bludgeon people into submission through sheer relentless repetition and fear of social ostracization … which, once again, is working perfectly. Like the “Iraq has WMDs” narrative before it, the “Putin Hacked the Election” narrative has now become official “reality,” an unchallengeable axiomatic “fact” that can be cited as background to pretend to bolster additional ridiculous propaganda.

This “Russia Hacked the Election” narrative, let’s remember, was generated by a series of stories that it turned out were either completely fabricated or based on “anonymous intelligence sources” that could provide no evidence “for reasons of security.” Who could forget The Washington Post‘s “Russian Propagandist Blacklist” story (which was based on the claims of some anonymous’ blog and a third rate neo-McCarthyite think tank), or their “Russians Hacked the Vermont Power Grid” story (which, it turned out later, was totally made up), or CNN’s “Golden Showers Dossier” story (which was the work of some ex-MI6 spook-for-hire the Never Trump folks had on their payroll), or Slate‘s “Trump’s Russian Server” story (a half-assed smear piece by Franklin Foer, who is now pretending to have been vindicated by the hysteria over the Flynn resignation), or (and this is my personal favorite) The Washington Post‘s “Clinton Poisoned by Putin” story? Who could possibly forget these examples of courageous journalists speaking truth to power?

Well, OK, a lot of people, apparently, because there’s been a new twist in the official narrative. It seems the capitalist ruling classes now need us to defend the corporate media from the tyrannical criticism of Donald Trump, or else, well, you know, end of democracy. Which millions of people are actually doing. Seriously, absurd as it obviously is, millions of Americans are now rushing to defend the most fearsome propaganda machine in the history of fearsome propaganda machines from one inarticulate, populist boogeyman who can’t maintain his train of thought for more than fifteen or twenty seconds.

All joking aside, the prevailing mindset of the ruling classes, and those aspiring thereto, is more frightening than at any time I can remember. “The Resistance” is exhibiting precisely the type of mindlessly fascistic, herd-like behavior it purports to be trying to save us from. Yes, the mood in Resistance quarters has turned quite openly authoritarian. William Kristol captured it succinctly: “Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, [I] prefer the deep state to the Trump state.” Neoliberal Rob Reiner put it this way: “The incompetent lying narcissistic fool is going down. Intelligence community will not let DT destroy democracy.” Subcommandante Micheal Moore went to the caps lock to drive the point home: “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what was going on: TRUMP COLLUDING WITH THE RUSSIANS TO THROW THE ELECTION TO HIM,” and demanded that Trump be immediately detained and renditioned to a secure facility: “Let’s be VERY clear: Flynn DID NOT make that Russian call on his own. He was INSTRUCTED to do so. He was TOLD to reassure them. Arrest Trump.”

These a just a few of the more sickening examples. The point is, millions of American citizens (as well as citizens of other countries) are prepared to support a deep state coup to remove the elected president from office … and it doesn’t get much more fascistic than that.

Now I want to be clear about this “deep state” thing, as the mainstream media is already labeling anyone who uses the term a hopelessly paranoid conspiracy theorist. The deep state, of course, is not a conspiracy. It is simply the interdependent network of structures where actual power resides (i.e., the military-industrial complex, multinational corporations, Wall Street, the corporate media, and so on). Its purpose is to maintain the stability of the system regardless of which party controls the government. These are the folks, when a president takes office, who show up and brief him on what is and isn’t “possible” given economic and political “realities.” Despite what Alex Jones may tell you, it is not George Soros and roomful of Jews. It is a collection of military and intelligence officers, CEOs, corporate lobbyists, lawyers, bankers, politicians, power brokers, aides, advisers, and assorted other permanent members of the government and the corporate and financial classes. Just as presidents come and go, so do the individuals comprising the deep state, albeit on a longer rotation schedule. And, thus, it is not a monolithic entity. Like any other decentralized network, it contains contradictions, conflicts of interest. However, what remains a constant is the deep state’s commitment to preserving the system … which, in our case, that system is global Capitalism.

I’m going to repeat and italicize that to hopefully avoid any misunderstanding. The system the deep state primarily serves is not the United States of America, i.e., the country most Americans believe they live in; the system it serves is globalized Capitalism. The United States, the nation state itself, while obviously a crucial element of the system, is not the deep state’s primary concern. If it were, Americans would all have healthcare, affordable education, and a right to basic housing, like more or less every other developed nation.

And this is the essence of the present conflict. The Trump regime (whether they’re sincere or not) has capitalized on people’s discontent with globalized neoliberal Capitalism, which is doing away with outmoded concepts like the nation state and national sovereignty and restructuring the world into one big marketplace where “Chinese” investors own “American” companies that manufacture goods for “European” markets by paying “Thai” workers three dollars a day to enrich “American” hedge fund crooks whose “British” bankers stash their loot in numbered accounts in the Cayman Islands while “American” workers pay their taxes so that the “United States” can give billions of dollars to “Israelis” and assorted terrorist outfits that are destabilizing the Middle East to open up markets for the capitalist ruling classes, who have no allegiance to any country, and who couldn’t possibly care any less about the common people who have to live there. Trump supporters, rubes that they are, don’t quite follow the logic of all that, or see how it benefits them or their families.

But whatever … they’re all just fascists, right? And we’re in a state of crisis, aren’t we? This is not the time to sit around and analyze political and historical dynamics. No, this is a time for all loyal Americans to set aside their critical thinking and support democracy, the corporate media, and the NSA, and CIA, and the rest of the deep state (which doesn’t exist) as they take whatever measures are necessary to defend us from Putin’s diabolical plot to Nazify the United States and reenact the Holocaust for no discernible reason. The way things are going, it’s just a matter of time until they either impeach his puppet, Trump, or, you know, remove him by other means. I imagine, once we get to that point, Official State Satirist Stephen Colbert will cover the proceedings live on the “Late Show,” whipping his studio audience up into a frenzy of mindless patriotic merriment, as he did in the wake of the Flynn fiasco (accusing the ruling classes’ enemies of treason being the essence of satire, of course). After he’s convicted and dying in jail, triumphant Americans will pour out onto the lawn of Lafayette Square again, waving huge flags and hooting vuvuzelas, like they did when Obama killed Osama bin Laden. I hope you’ll forgive me if I don’t attend. Flying home may be a little complicated, as according to The Washington Post, I’m some kind of Russian propagandist now. And, also, I have this problem with authority, which I don’t imagine will go over very well with whatever provisional government is installed to oversee the Restoration of Normality, and Love, of course, throughout the nation.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (US). He can reached at his website, cjhopkins.com, or at consentfactory.org.

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  1. The system the deep state primarily serves is not the United States of America, i.e., the country most Americans believe they live in; the system it serves is globalized Capitalism.

    Primarily? Totally. The only role left for the US of A in the establishment-maintained world order is that of a global enforcer. I don’t see how this could benefit ordinary citizens.

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  2. Good piece, C. J. ” . . . [S]uch official propaganda is not designed to be credible; it is designed to bludgeon people into submission through sheer relentless repetition and fear of social ostracization . . . “. Yep. Many folks who’ve tried to shepherd an idea into public consciousness, I think, know the stomach-churning feeling that a public beat-down will likely put them out of business, unless they have strong institutional and family support.

    I preferred Trump to Hillary, although I was nowhere close to being a true believer. The pushback of the permanent government to Trump’s first few weeks is awe-inspiring (in a negative sense) and awful. The man is having the oxygen sucked out of him. I liked Trump’s brashness, his unbought rhetoric, all that, but he does seem to be now in a very bad spot.

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  3. Hey, nice job. Satire and ridicule are the best antidote. Well, maybe disunion would be the best, but until then, satire will have to do.

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  4. Gene Sharp and his techniques of ‘nonviolent’ ‘resistance’ are, in fact, a weaponized form of anarchy and should be treated as such.
    Treason.

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    • Replies: @Karl
    4 nickels > Gene Sharp and his techniques of ‘nonviolent’ ‘resistance’ are, in fact, a weaponized form of anarchy and should be treated as such



    naah, they're powerful strategies and should be flip-flopped onto the enemy.

    Just like "waiting periods" to buy a gun became "waiting periods" to get an abortion.

    And, this is actually quietly happening. Texas and now Utah are quietly setting up the foundations stones to allow people to "vote with their feet" and to "immigrate" into a specie-based finance regime.

    The only thing you need to read, is the US Constitution

    If you will it, it is no dream.....
  5. And please do not forget the contributions of the university “intellectuals” to the “deep state” initiative, with some having already prepared a book length analysis of Trump as “an American Nightmare and a clear and present danger to US democracy and global peace and stability.”

    American Nightmare: Donald Trump, Media Spectacle, and Authoritarian Populism

    http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-94-6300-788-7

    Douglas Kellner
    Philosophy of Education Chair, Division of Social Sciences & Comparative Education, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA

    Chapters Include
    * Donald Trump and the Politics of the Spectacle
    * Trump, Capitalism, and the Art of Branding
    * Donald Trump and Authoritarian Populism
    * Donald Trump as Authoritarian Populist
    * The Resurrection of Richard Nixon and American Neo-Fascism
    * The Republican National Convention and the Faces of Authoritarian Populism

    PROVISIONAL CONCLUSION (Page 95)

    “Trump has a gloomy pessimistic view of the world encapsulated in the philosophical vision that: “Man is the most vicious of all animals, and life is a series of battles ending in victory or defeat. You just can’t let people make a sucker out of you.” Winning is all for one-dimensional Trump, the only purpose of life, the only thing worth pursuing, and the organizing principle of the Donald’s existence. To win, Trump will do anything, raising the specter of what would a losing Trump do with nuclear weapons under his control, and what destruction might his unrestrained Ego and uncontrollable Id unleash upon the world if Trump is threatened in any sort of way. It is also worrisome to contemplate that Trump has developed a large following through his demagoguery and that authoritarian populism constitutes an American Nightmare, and a clear and present danger to US democracy and global peace and stability.”

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    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
    " Philosophy of education chair" " Divisions of social sciences"

    Translation : Head honcho of the BS Artist's division.
    These edumacational con-artists have been grifting, have been ripping-off the good-willed working stiff Americans for eons and the time has come to end their reign of madness and robbery.
    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" society member since 1973, and pro jazz artist.
  6. It seems the capitalist ruling classes now need us to defend the corporate media from the tyrannical criticism of Donald Trump, or else, well, you know, end of democracy.

    Americans must fight for the right to be lied to.

    Subcommandante Micheal Moore went to the caps lock to drive the point home: “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what was going on: TRUMP COLLUDING WITH THE RUSSIANS TO THROW THE ELECTION TO HIM,” and demanded that Trump be immediately detained and renditioned to a secure facility: “Let’s be VERY clear: Flynn DID NOT make that Russian call on his own. He was INSTRUCTED to do so. He was TOLD to reassure them. Arrest Trump.”

    Good grief! Michael Moore always was a contemptible buffoon, but the sight of a supposed liberal lefty collaborating with lurking state security apparatchiks to overthrow a newly elected president really does take the biscuit!

    “Arrest him”? For what? For supposedly authorising someone to say something (we don’t know exactly what) to the Russians to try to defuse a diplomatic spat deliberately introduced into the handover period by Obama (an “IED”, as Daniel McAdams accurately termed it) in order to sabotage the incoming elected president’s foreign policy?

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    • Replies: @RobinG

    “Arrest him”? For what? For supposedly authorising someone to say something (we don’t know exactly what) to the Russians to try to defuse a diplomatic spat deliberately introduced into the handover period by Obama (an “IED”, as Daniel McAdams accurately termed it) in order to sabotage the incoming elected president’s foreign policy?
     
    Ahhh... Deliciously written, Randal. :)
  7. …triumphant Americans will pour out onto the lawn of Lafayette Square again, waving huge flags and hooting vuvuzelas…

    We now have a new instrument, the vulvazela, and it doesn’t hoot; it queefs.

    We’re screwed, and dat ain’t no fake newz.

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    The vulvazela just goes to show how Trump demeans women.
  8. Given the tremendous enthusiasm shown President Trump at CPAC and as well Bannon, Preibus, if there truly exists a plot to replace him, I have absolutely no doubt a civil war will ensue (I plan to be part of it if it comes to that) and the entire global capitalism project will end. Anyway you look at it, the project is doomed and those who support it know it (at least on some gut level, if not intellectually) and it is the reason why they behave collectively like an injured, cornered wild animal.

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  9. “…which, once again, is working perfectly. Like the “Iraq has WMDs” narrative before it, the “Putin Hacked the Election” narrative has now become official “reality…”

    I like that. The conflation of these premises should contribute to a general asploding head syndrome (ASS).

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  10. Mr. Hopkins, very good and amusing article but……relax. Trump isn’t going anywhere. He is no Nixon and the vermin in the streets, the boardrooms and the dank, government-issue bureaucratic offices will be the ones in front of firing squads if they push too far. The core of America – the salt of the earth people – are 100 percent behind the president. These fools will find out very quickly how cruel and nasty ordinary Americans can become if they make any serious move against Trump. The welfare parasites, lobbyists, “Prog”, Marxists and all the rest are just pissing in the wind and it is being sprayed right back at them.

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  11. You folks elected the male equivalent of Sarah Palin – a male Bimbo, a dumb fake gold plated total cunt, you are the laughing stock of the world, yes build your walls and also a roof over it and just fuck off from the world, we have had enough of you, dumb cunts.

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    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
    " You are the laughing stock of the world"

    Nope you and your leftist buddies are now the laughing stock of the "sane" world as your monopoly on power, opinion, and wealth has expired and the ordinary working folks are waking up to your lies and manipulations, and now the piper must be paid.

    So just get out your coloring book and go to your safe space and don't think about the loss of your status too much and maybe you will feel better.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" society member of forty-plus years and pro jazz artist.
    , @paraglider
    look up..... cognitive dissonance

    you're suffering from it. your rational ego driven mind can not accept the fact you got it so wrong in the just past election where hillary won just 54 counties out of 3000 plus plus.

    your ego can not accept the fact that the world you see out the window is nothing like tens of millions of other see. somethings got to be wrong with either your view of the world or all those other millions.

    thus you have constructed in your head an illusion which corroborates with your ego. since your life and income are not effected by this delusion you can continue with your life as before.

    somewhere down the road you will discover that trump is in fact not adolf hitler or lenin (john or vlad?) but a very smart man who understands how to persuade using hyperbole as one of his tools..

    his supporters take him seriously while you and your supporters take him literally.
    , @Daniel Chieh
    Cool story bro
    , @Ace
    That's like turning over a rock.
    , @n230099

    "... we have had enough of you, dumb cunts."
     
    Maybe, but there's more and you will stay tuned for it and take it sitting down and quietly.
    , @Richard Steele
    Hopefully, there will come a time when we can banish c_ts like you, or, better yet, hang you by your greasy necks. Please f_ck off back to NPR.
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    Quote of C. J. Hopkins

    I feel it necessary to reiterate here my previously expressed contempt for Mr Trump, whom I consider a disgusting, self-aggrandizing charlatan, not to mention a racist, misogynist pig. I do not support him or any of his activities. I wish him, and all those like him, ill.

    It illustrates how social needs can force people to make statements contrary their inner beliefs.
    Mr. Hopkins, I know having the friends you have you need to make statements like that: no problem.
    Just: can you, the next one you need to secure social acceptance in your circle of friends, be a bit less verbally virulent?

    And, one more thing: we all need to be many, or wear many personae, for societal reasons. Make sure you are always one in your within, though.

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  13. COMMADANTE UNZ

    More Counterpunch!!!…it provides us with entertainment…more Aviva Chomsky….get some Jeffrey Sinclair in here also…..with his buddy Joshua Franks!!!

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    It’s a wonder to step back and behold the awesome full-spectrum propaganda machine that has gone into high gear recently, spinning things quicker and quicker. It was always there but was lower key, guiding and molding the public’s perceptions in more subtle and measured ways without being too obvious. Now, however, it’s an emergency and things have gotten shrill. It’s interesting to see how the propaganda machine has been able to galvanize so many disparate people into acting against their own interests in the false belief that their own liberation threatens them. That’s the beauty of American democracy, getting people to vote for getting shafted, the manufacturing of consent. There’s trillions of dollars at stake here, who gets what allocated to them, trade deals that the 1%ers of each country have with each other that benefits them primarily, how the wealth of the world gets divided up. There’s plenty of money to put into this campaign, hire organizers and publicize the utterances of the various talking heads and show-biz celebrities. The mass of deluded dopes follow along not knowing on whose behalf their strings are being pulled. The overwhelming majority of people have gone through the American educational system which is geared to cranking out cookie-cutter minds. It’s to be expected that most people are easily bamboozled; it’s set up that way. It’s interesting to observe how so many who only yesterday preached noble sermons about ‘spreading democracy’ are now revealed as being extremely anti-democratic.

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  15. Jan 10, 2017 What I Learned From the Intelligence Report on “Russian Hacking”

    The propaganda surrounding the “Russia hacked the election” meme is, quite frankly, beneath the intelligence of The Corbett Report community. But this hodgepodge of evidence-free assertions is still driving the 24/7 fake news cycle, so today James rolls up his sleeve and shows the latest propaganda for what it is.

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  16. I wish Trump were fascist. I’d have zero problem with lining up all the prog Left pushers of identity politics and opening fire. I don’t care if we have to put millions into mass graves. I’m done with them and their atomic level bullshit. At the end of the road they’re directing us down is an eternal dark age.

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  17. the deep state and their handmaidens in the media long unbeaten and all powerful have devolved into farce as they attempt to overthrow the election results by other means.

    make no mistake, the deep state has never been weaker than they are right now.

    be reminded because this fact has not changed in hundreds of years. david hume writing in the mid 18th century ‘of the first principles of government’ wrote:

    ………NOTHING appears more surprizing to those, who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few; and the implicit submission, with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers. When we enquire by what means this wonder is effected, we shall find, that, as FORCE is always on the side of the governed, the governors have nothing to support them but opinion. It is therefore, on opinion only that government is founded; and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the most free and most popular…………..

    in a nut shell just above… here it is.

    this is why you can see and smell fear, panic and desperation in the deep state and media as they try to overthrow the election. the control of opinion which IS the foundation of government has slipped from their grasp for the first time in living memory and they will not go quietly into the night.

    pass the popcorn because the show is just getting started.

    what americans need to appreciate is this is a worldwide phenomenon. elites and establishments are being viewed badly throughout the west as neoliberal economic policies have destroyed the future for all but the few. the historical trend line has turned and it is the elites now on the wrong side of the rivers flow.

    trump endures, the democrats veer even more to the left further marginalizing themselves in all but the 54 counties hillary won.

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  18. Remember when “fascist” meant someone who was anti-equality and anti-democracy and not just someone who frightens delusional white liberals

    Hell most of the black and Latino guys I’ve spoken with, even if they despise Trump, do not think he’s an actual fascist. Minorities have a better feel for these things because we have a frame of reference for oppression, the white liberals just believe whatever their professors tell them.

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  19. Two months before Vermont Power Grid news

    US government hackers ‘penetrate’ Russian electric grid and communication lines to be ‘ready’ in case of election day interference”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-government-military-hackers-dnc-homeland-security-nsa-clinton-election-day-a7398881.html

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  20. “The system the deep state primarily serves is not the United States of America, i.e., the country most Americans believe they live in; the system it serves is globalized Capitalism. “

    I sometimes wonder when the US of A became the vehicle for globalized Capitalism. Is it possibly that it was a part of “the genetic code” of US of A from the very beginning? After all there are good arguments that the creation of the US of A was a masonic project. As the project unfolded those who mistakenly thought the US of A was just a country serving its citizens had been successfully sidelined. This includes opponents if immigration (Know Nothing), opponents of Spanish-American War, opponents of federal private banking, opponents of participation in WW I and in WW II, opponents of Vietnam War, opponents of unconditional support for Israel,… (The secession of the Southern states might have been the greatest threat to America being the vehicle for globalized Capitalism? This may explain why fighting against it was worth 600,000 lives.)

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  21. @CCZ
    And please do not forget the contributions of the university “intellectuals” to the “deep state” initiative, with some having already prepared a book length analysis of Trump as “an American Nightmare and a clear and present danger to US democracy and global peace and stability.”

    American Nightmare: Donald Trump, Media Spectacle, and Authoritarian Populism
    http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-94-6300-788-7

    Douglas Kellner
    Philosophy of Education Chair, Division of Social Sciences & Comparative Education, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA

    Chapters Include
    * Donald Trump and the Politics of the Spectacle
    * Trump, Capitalism, and the Art of Branding
    * Donald Trump and Authoritarian Populism
    * Donald Trump as Authoritarian Populist
    * The Resurrection of Richard Nixon and American Neo-Fascism
    * The Republican National Convention and the Faces of Authoritarian Populism

    PROVISIONAL CONCLUSION (Page 95)

    "Trump has a gloomy pessimistic view of the world encapsulated in the philosophical vision that: “Man is the most vicious of all animals, and life is a series of battles ending in victory or defeat. You just can’t let people make a sucker out of you.” Winning is all for one-dimensional Trump, the only purpose of life, the only thing worth pursuing, and the organizing principle of the Donald’s existence. To win, Trump will do anything, raising the specter of what would a losing Trump do with nuclear weapons under his control, and what destruction might his unrestrained Ego and uncontrollable Id unleash upon the world if Trump is threatened in any sort of way. It is also worrisome to contemplate that Trump has developed a large following through his demagoguery and that authoritarian populism constitutes an American Nightmare, and a clear and present danger to US democracy and global peace and stability."
     

    ” Philosophy of education chair” ” Divisions of social sciences”

    Translation : Head honcho of the BS Artist’s division.
    These edumacational con-artists have been grifting, have been ripping-off the good-willed working stiff Americans for eons and the time has come to end their reign of madness and robbery.
    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” society member since 1973, and pro jazz artist.

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  22. @Grahamsno(G64)
    You folks elected the male equivalent of Sarah Palin - a male Bimbo, a dumb fake gold plated total cunt, you are the laughing stock of the world, yes build your walls and also a roof over it and just fuck off from the world, we have had enough of you, dumb cunts.

    ” You are the laughing stock of the world”

    Nope you and your leftist buddies are now the laughing stock of the “sane” world as your monopoly on power, opinion, and wealth has expired and the ordinary working folks are waking up to your lies and manipulations, and now the piper must be paid.

    So just get out your coloring book and go to your safe space and don’t think about the loss of your status too much and maybe you will feel better.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” society member of forty-plus years and pro jazz artist.

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  23. @Grahamsno(G64)
    You folks elected the male equivalent of Sarah Palin - a male Bimbo, a dumb fake gold plated total cunt, you are the laughing stock of the world, yes build your walls and also a roof over it and just fuck off from the world, we have had enough of you, dumb cunts.

    look up….. cognitive dissonance

    you’re suffering from it. your rational ego driven mind can not accept the fact you got it so wrong in the just past election where hillary won just 54 counties out of 3000 plus plus.

    your ego can not accept the fact that the world you see out the window is nothing like tens of millions of other see. somethings got to be wrong with either your view of the world or all those other millions.

    thus you have constructed in your head an illusion which corroborates with your ego. since your life and income are not effected by this delusion you can continue with your life as before.

    somewhere down the road you will discover that trump is in fact not adolf hitler or lenin (john or vlad?) but a very smart man who understands how to persuade using hyperbole as one of his tools..

    his supporters take him seriously while you and your supporters take him literally.

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    • Replies: @Midwesterner
    Yes, the USA has more than 3100 counties.
    Hillary Clinton won 487 counties - approximately 15%.
    Donald Trump won 2626 counties - approximately 85%.

    That 54 county story is simply false. I've seen that story too, but its false.
    In Illinois, where I live, 11 counties voted for Clinton, that's just one state.

    On this map you can plainly see that Clinton won more than 54 counties:

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Election-2016-Results-By-County-Closeup.jpg
  24. @Grahamsno(G64)
    You folks elected the male equivalent of Sarah Palin - a male Bimbo, a dumb fake gold plated total cunt, you are the laughing stock of the world, yes build your walls and also a roof over it and just fuck off from the world, we have had enough of you, dumb cunts.

    Cool story bro

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  25. @Randal

    It seems the capitalist ruling classes now need us to defend the corporate media from the tyrannical criticism of Donald Trump, or else, well, you know, end of democracy.
     
    Americans must fight for the right to be lied to.

    Subcommandante Micheal Moore went to the caps lock to drive the point home: “It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what was going on: TRUMP COLLUDING WITH THE RUSSIANS TO THROW THE ELECTION TO HIM,” and demanded that Trump be immediately detained and renditioned to a secure facility: “Let’s be VERY clear: Flynn DID NOT make that Russian call on his own. He was INSTRUCTED to do so. He was TOLD to reassure them. Arrest Trump.”
     
    Good grief! Michael Moore always was a contemptible buffoon, but the sight of a supposed liberal lefty collaborating with lurking state security apparatchiks to overthrow a newly elected president really does take the biscuit!

    "Arrest him"? For what? For supposedly authorising someone to say something (we don't know exactly what) to the Russians to try to defuse a diplomatic spat deliberately introduced into the handover period by Obama (an "IED", as Daniel McAdams accurately termed it) in order to sabotage the incoming elected president's foreign policy?

    “Arrest him”? For what? For supposedly authorising someone to say something (we don’t know exactly what) to the Russians to try to defuse a diplomatic spat deliberately introduced into the handover period by Obama (an “IED”, as Daniel McAdams accurately termed it) in order to sabotage the incoming elected president’s foreign policy?

    Ahhh… Deliciously written, Randal. :)

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  26. “… that system is global Capitalism.”

    Nah, that system is global oligarchy. One can only hope Trump has the opportunity to learn from Putin the proper way to rein in and properly direct the energies of the oligarchs.

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  27. With Flynn there would be conceivably be some danger of the army staying on the sidelines (the army is the only force that counts in the context) but the army is very happy with the appointment of MacMaster. Smart move by Trump.

    It is a collection of military and intelligence officers, CEOs, corporate lobbyists, lawyers, bankers, politicians, power brokers, aides, advisers, and assorted other permanent members of the government and the corporate and financial classes. Just as presidents come and go, so do the individuals comprising the deep state, albeit on a longer rotation schedule. And, thus, it is not a monolithic entity. Like any other decentralized network, it contains contradictions, conflicts of interest. However, what remains a constant is the deep state’s commitment to preserving the system … which, in our case, that system is global Capitalism.

    No. The state as such has emergent properties (otherwise it would be just be its pieces). The state does not serve any economic system, but rather does whatever it takes to survive as a state. The US deep state moved away from capitalism, in the Thirties with what Hoover called a Fascist solution (the New Deal program of forced cartelisation).

    Another generation of globalised hypercapitalism would have relegated the US to second rank superpower, and it it got through to the country. The deep state’s reason for existence is to keep the US as top dog, and Trump likes being President top dog, Their agendas converge.

    The pundits can’t get change of a dime from the deep state. The only danger from Kristol and his company of increasingly humiliated voices in the wilderness, is that Trump takes them seriously (eg orders surveillance). I think such foolhardy action by the President or his advisers is what they are trying to achieve.

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  28. To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.

    The so called ‘holocaust’ is the embodiment of what the article is referring to.

    The ridiculous storyline is simply impossible. Most of what is used against gentile whites is based upon the fraudulent 6M Jews, 5M other, & gas chambers’.

    [MORE]

    Any discussion with the unhinged left ends up in the holocau$t religion’s temple, Auschwitz, and you know it.

    ‘Trump is Hitler’, Bannon is a Nazi’, etc., etc. as if the tall tales about the ‘the Nazis’ were factual, they are not, they cannot possibly be so.

    As is often said:
    ‘There were the ‘Nazis’ with the mythological ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ and there were the ‘Nazis’ without the mythological ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’.

    The ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ are scientifically impossible frauds.
    see the ‘holocaust’ scam debunked here:

    http://codoh.com

    No name calling, level playing field debate here:

    http://forum.codoh.com

    Why have supremacist Jews have been marketing the ’6,000,000′ lie since at least 1869?

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  29. @jacques sheete

    ...triumphant Americans will pour out onto the lawn of Lafayette Square again, waving huge flags and hooting vuvuzelas...
     
    We now have a new instrument, the vulvazela, and it doesn't hoot; it queefs.

    We're screwed, and dat ain't no fake newz.

    The vulvazela just goes to show how Trump demeans women.

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  30. @Grahamsno(G64)
    You folks elected the male equivalent of Sarah Palin - a male Bimbo, a dumb fake gold plated total cunt, you are the laughing stock of the world, yes build your walls and also a roof over it and just fuck off from the world, we have had enough of you, dumb cunts.

    That’s like turning over a rock.

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  31. ** third rate neo-McCarthyite think tank **

    In other words, a reliable think tank but one unable to maintain the standards of McCarthy?

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  32. Well, the ball is clearly in Donald Trump’s court and it is his to either play however he wants or NOT play if he chooses always keeping in mind he still retains the ONE resource NONE of the other forces being brought to bear against him possess: the LOVE and Support of the American people which in the formal election made it’s will and desires PAINFULLY clear to the establishment (and from which they have still not recovered), and which STILL exist in a real, palpable yet silent sense (at the present).

    It is in Trump’s power to dismantal the organs of the Deep State and he must be bold in this undertaking. The CIA must be destroyed without a trace as well as the continued marginalization of the mainstream media! And Trump must make good on his promises regarding the Federal Reserve such that only our Treasury department prints money and the international bankster vipers can exit at the nearest port!!

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  33. If William Krystol would prefer the ‘Deep State’ to the Democratically elected Trump state then I much prefer the real or imagined Russia imposed ‘Holocaust State’ to Krystol’s ‘Deep State’. Perhaps that is exactly what is needed to ‘drain the swamp’ of the superrich globalists and their international banksters (like the ever-present ever-involved Rothschilds).

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    @Wally
    "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize."

    The so called 'holocaust' is the embodiment of what the article is referring to.

    The ridiculous storyline is simply impossible. Most of what is used against gentile whites is based upon the fraudulent 6M Jews, 5M other, & gas chambers'.

    Any discussion with the unhinged left ends up in the holocau$t religion's temple, Auschwitz, and you know it.

    'Trump is Hitler', Bannon is a Nazi', etc., etc. as if the tall tales about the 'the Nazis' were factual, they are not, they cannot possibly be so.

    As is often said:
    'There were the ‘Nazis’ with the mythological '6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers' and there were the ‘Nazis’ without the mythological ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’.

    The '6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers' are scientifically impossible frauds.
    see the 'holocaust' scam debunked here:
    http://codoh.com
    No name calling, level playing field debate here:
    http://forum.codoh.com

    Why have supremacist Jews have been marketing the '6,000,000' lie since at least 1869?
    http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k598/WhiteWolf722/TheSixMillionMyth.jpg

    Square peg. Round hole.

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    • Replies: @Wally
    The movement grows!

    Deal with it.

    https://holocaustdeprogrammingcourse.com/
  35. @paraglider
    look up..... cognitive dissonance

    you're suffering from it. your rational ego driven mind can not accept the fact you got it so wrong in the just past election where hillary won just 54 counties out of 3000 plus plus.

    your ego can not accept the fact that the world you see out the window is nothing like tens of millions of other see. somethings got to be wrong with either your view of the world or all those other millions.

    thus you have constructed in your head an illusion which corroborates with your ego. since your life and income are not effected by this delusion you can continue with your life as before.

    somewhere down the road you will discover that trump is in fact not adolf hitler or lenin (john or vlad?) but a very smart man who understands how to persuade using hyperbole as one of his tools..

    his supporters take him seriously while you and your supporters take him literally.

    Yes, the USA has more than 3100 counties.
    Hillary Clinton won 487 counties – approximately 15%.
    Donald Trump won 2626 counties – approximately 85%.

    That 54 county story is simply false. I’ve seen that story too, but its false.
    In Illinois, where I live, 11 counties voted for Clinton, that’s just one state.

    On this map you can plainly see that Clinton won more than 54 counties:

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Election-2016-Results-By-County-Closeup.jpg

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    • Replies: @Midwesterner
    Hillary Clinton won 20 States plus DC, for 232 electoral votes
    Donald Trump won 30 States, for 306 electoral votes.

    Think about it this way....
    It is impossible for Hillary Clinton to have won 20 states, while only winning 54 out of 3100+ counties.

  36. @Midwesterner
    Yes, the USA has more than 3100 counties.
    Hillary Clinton won 487 counties - approximately 15%.
    Donald Trump won 2626 counties - approximately 85%.

    That 54 county story is simply false. I've seen that story too, but its false.
    In Illinois, where I live, 11 counties voted for Clinton, that's just one state.

    On this map you can plainly see that Clinton won more than 54 counties:

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Election-2016-Results-By-County-Closeup.jpg

    Hillary Clinton won 20 States plus DC, for 232 electoral votes
    Donald Trump won 30 States, for 306 electoral votes.

    Think about it this way….
    It is impossible for Hillary Clinton to have won 20 states, while only winning 54 out of 3100+ counties.

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    • Replies: @paraglider
    indeed, you are quite right. my error.

    she won somewhere close to 600 counties out of 3143 counties
  37. @nickels
    Gene Sharp and his techniques of 'nonviolent' 'resistance' are, in fact, a weaponized form of anarchy and should be treated as such.
    Treason.

    4 nickels > Gene Sharp and his techniques of ‘nonviolent’ ‘resistance’ are, in fact, a weaponized form of anarchy and should be treated as such

    naah, they’re powerful strategies and should be flip-flopped onto the enemy.

    Just like “waiting periods” to buy a gun became “waiting periods” to get an abortion.

    And, this is actually quietly happening. Texas and now Utah are quietly setting up the foundations stones to allow people to “vote with their feet” and to “immigrate” into a specie-based finance regime.

    The only thing you need to read, is the US Constitution

    If you will it, it is no dream…..

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  38. “…The system the deep state primarily serves is not the United States of America, i.e., the country most Americans believe they live in; the system it serves is globalized Capitalism…”

    No it’s the Jews. The Jews own the media. They own most of the corporations, remember the takeovers in the 80′s and 90′s and the bank bail out. They bought the country. The Jews are at the root of the problem. Their pedo blackmail scheme is coming unraveled and their 911 stupid false flag is coming unraveled. (Building #7, a few fires on three or four floors and the whole thing drops like a rock in air for roughly 108 feet…please). If they try to impeach Trump he could just ignore them and arrest all the pedo congressmen. Think he doesn’t have access to the tapes? He does. No vote is legal if it’s cast by blackmail. There was a case that fits this. The governor of Alabama gave a written pardon to a guy that was holding a bunch of children hostage in a school. Of course the pardon was ruled illegal as it was under distress.

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  39. @RobinG

    “Arrest him”? For what? For supposedly authorising someone to say something (we don’t know exactly what) to the Russians to try to defuse a diplomatic spat deliberately introduced into the handover period by Obama (an “IED”, as Daniel McAdams accurately termed it) in order to sabotage the incoming elected president’s foreign policy?
     
    Ahhh... Deliciously written, Randal. :)

    Cheers, Robin :-)

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  40. @Midwesterner
    Hillary Clinton won 20 States plus DC, for 232 electoral votes
    Donald Trump won 30 States, for 306 electoral votes.

    Think about it this way....
    It is impossible for Hillary Clinton to have won 20 states, while only winning 54 out of 3100+ counties.

    indeed, you are quite right. my error.

    she won somewhere close to 600 counties out of 3143 counties

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  41. @Grahamsno(G64)
    You folks elected the male equivalent of Sarah Palin - a male Bimbo, a dumb fake gold plated total cunt, you are the laughing stock of the world, yes build your walls and also a roof over it and just fuck off from the world, we have had enough of you, dumb cunts.

    “… we have had enough of you, dumb cunts.”

    Maybe, but there’s more and you will stay tuned for it and take it sitting down and quietly.

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  42. Best explanation of what the deep state is that I have yet seen. Best explanation of what they support, i.e. themselves, and what they do not support, i.e. the people of the U.S. also. And the best examples supporting these assertions, i.e. the lack of access to affordable quality healthcare and education and infrastructure for the people of the U.S., as taxpayer dollars have instead been spent on the policies of death and destruction associated with the conquest of the middle east. Complements to the author. Well done and satirical to the bone.

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  43. @Grahamsno(G64)
    You folks elected the male equivalent of Sarah Palin - a male Bimbo, a dumb fake gold plated total cunt, you are the laughing stock of the world, yes build your walls and also a roof over it and just fuck off from the world, we have had enough of you, dumb cunts.

    Hopefully, there will come a time when we can banish c_ts like you, or, better yet, hang you by your greasy necks. Please f_ck off back to NPR.

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    • Replies: @Inque Yutani
    Won't their greasy necks make them slip the noose?

    Good rope has higher purposes, and bullets are cheap. Hell, rocks are free.

  44. @Richard Steele
    Hopefully, there will come a time when we can banish c_ts like you, or, better yet, hang you by your greasy necks. Please f_ck off back to NPR.

    Won’t their greasy necks make them slip the noose?

    Good rope has higher purposes, and bullets are cheap. Hell, rocks are free.

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