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Introduction

The norms of US capitalist democracy include the election of presidential candidates through competitive elections, unimpeded by force and violence by the permanent institutions of the state. Voter manipulation has occurred during the recent elections, as in the case of the John F. Kennedy victory in 1960 and the George W. Bush victory over ‘Al’ Gore in 2000. But despite the dubious electoral outcomes in these cases, the ‘defeated’ candidate conceded and sought via legislation, judicial rulings, lobbying and peaceful protests to register their opposition.

These norms are no longer operative. During the election process, and in the run-up to the inauguration of US President-Elect Donald Trump, fundamental electoral institutions were challenged and coercive institutions were activated to disqualify the elected president and desperate overt public pronouncements threatened the entire electoral order.

We will proceed by outlining the process that is used to undermine the constitutional order, including the electoral process and the transition to the inauguration of the elected president.

Regime Change in America

In recent times, elected officials in the US and their state security organizations have often intervened against independent foreign governments, which challenged Washington’s quest for global domination. This was especially true during the eight years of President Barack Obama’s administration where the violent ousting of presidents and prime ministers through US-engineered coups were routine – under an unofficial doctrine of ‘regime change’.

The violation of constitutional order and electoral norms of other countries has become enshrined in US policy. All US political, administrative and security structures are involved in this process. The policymakers would insist that there was a clear distinction between operating within constitutional norms at home and pursuing violent, illegal regime change operations abroad.

Today the distinction between overseas and domestic norms has been obliterated by the state and quasi-official mass media. The US security apparatus is now active in manipulating the domestic democratic process of electing leaders and transitioning administrations.

The decisive shift to ‘regime change’ at home has been a continual process organized, orchestrated and implemented by elected and appointed officials within the Obama regime and by a multiplicity of political action organizations, which cross traditional ideological boundaries.

Regime change has several components leading to the final solution: First and foremost, the political parties seek to delegitimize the election process and undermine the President-elect. The mass media play a major role demonizing President-Elect Trump with personal gossip, decades-old sex scandals and fabricated interviews and incidents.

Alongside the media blitz, leftist and rightist politicians have come together to question the legitimacy of the November 2016 election results. Even after a recount confirmed Trump’s victory, a massive propaganda campaign was launched to impeach the president-elect even before he takes office – by claiming Trump was an ‘enemy agent’.

The Democratic Party and the motley collection of right-left anti-Trump militants sought to blackmail members of the Electoral College to change their vote in violation of their own mandate as state electors. This was unsuccessful, but unprecedented.

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Their overt attack on US electoral norms then turned into a bizarre and virulent anti-Russia campaign designed to paint the elected president (a billionaire New York real estate developer and US celebrity icon) as a ‘tool of Moscow.’ The mass media and powerful elements within the CIA, Congress and Obama Administration insisted that Trump’s overtures toward peaceful, diplomatic relations with Russia were acts of treason.

The outgoing President Obama mobilized the entire leadership of the security state to fabricate ‘dodgy dossiers’ linking Donald Trump to the Russian President Vladimir Putin, insisting that Trump was a stooge or ‘vulnerable to KGB blackmail’. The CIA’s phony documents (arriving via a former British intelligence operative-now free lance ‘security’ contractor) were passed around among the major corporate media who declined to publish the leaked gossip. Months of attempts to get the US media to ‘take the bite’ on the ‘smelly’ dossier were unsuccessful. The semi-senile US Senator John McCain (‘war-hero’ and hysterical Trump opponent) then volunteered to plop the reeking gossip back onto the lap of the CIA Director Brennan and demand the government ‘act on these vital revelations’!

Under scrutiny by serious researchers, the ‘CIA dossier’ was proven to be a total fabrication by way of a former ‘British official – now – in – hiding…!’ Undaunted, despite being totally discredited, the CIA leadership continued to attack the President-Elect. Trump likened the CIA’s ‘dirty pictures hatchet job’ to the thuggish behavior of the Nazis and clearly understood how the CIA leadership was involved in a domestic coup d’état.

CIA Director John Brennan, architect of numerous ‘regime changes’ overseas had brought his skills home – against the President-elect. For the first time in US history, a CIA director openly charged a President or President-elect with betraying the country and threatened the incoming Chief Executive. He coldly warned Trump to ‘just make sure he understands that the implications and impacts (of Trump’s policies) on the United States could be profound…”

Clearly CIA Director Brennan has not only turned the CIA into a sinister, unaccountable power dictating policy to an elected US president, by taking on the tone of a Mafia Capo, he threatens the physical security of the incoming leader.

From a Scratch to Gangrene

The worst catastrophe that could fall on the United States would be a conspiracy of leftist and rightist politicos, the corporate mass media and the ‘progressive’ websites and pundits providing ideological cover for a CIA-orchestrated ‘regime change’.

Whatever the limitations of our electoral norms- and there are many – they are now being degraded and discarded in a march toward an elite coup, involving elements of the militarist empire and ‘intelligence’ hierarchy.

Mass propaganda, a ‘red-brown alliance, salacious gossip and accusations of treason (‘Trump, the Stooge of Moscow’) resemble the atmosphere leading to the rise of the Nazi state in Germany. A broad ‘coalition’ has joined hands with a most violent and murderous organization (the CIA) and imperial political leadership, which views overtures to peace to be high treason because it limits their drive for world power and a US dominated global political order.

(Republished from The James Petras Website by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. alexander says:

    Fine synopsis, Mr Petras.

    ” An….Imperial political leadership, which views overtures to peace to be high treason because it limits their their drive to world power……”

    How far, exactly, do they think can “drive” on an empty gas tank ?

    The USA is nearly belly up, broke.

    Where is the next “15 trillion” in “world domination” supposed to come from ?

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  2. Toppling governments is Imperial Washington’s forte. The government of President Elect Donald Trump is now in the cross hairs. Trumps enemies, above and aside from their army of useful idiots, are literal psycho-killers possessed by the mad desire to rule the world by force of arms. This is not a dime novel. This is political reality in the U.S. today.

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  3. nsa says:

    How fitting that Tokyo Rose McCain start the orgy of backstabbing……let’s hope Der Trumpster has a long memory.

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  4. Kiza says:

    Even during the election, there were indications that US was becoming Ukrainized. After the election, this has become blatantly obvious. I say Ukrainized only because this was the last big regime change that the US Deep State played on the World stage, otherwise the regime change package has been extremely well worked out in many other countries and it is close to being standardised. Any foreign country which opens up its media under US and/or EU pressure to make them “free” gets the same treatment as the US citizens got from “their own” media – a diet of unadulterated lies and BS. When anyone on TEEVEE opens his or her mouth to draw a breath before talking, he/she has already lied.

    The three key components of the regime change package: lots of dirty money, media prostitutes and paramilitary organisation of the paid “believers”, some of who will be killed by own forces to escalate conflict (Maidan snipers).

    Would it have been fair for the nations of the World to be exposed to the CIA regime change procedures dished out to the foreigners, without US citizens ever even getting a whiff of them? Well, now US citizens have a better feel for what has been going on in their name overseas.

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  5. eD says:

    The regime change procedures that Kiza mentioned were used in Brazil and maybe in Argentina. This was a Latin American version that was first tried in Honduras.

    Brazil happened after Ukraine, so its the last time so far that these tactics worked. They were attempted in Turkey, about the same time, and failed.

    And I agree that the best counter is a “hermit kingdom” strategy of reducing the connections between your country and the outside world. This is temperamentally difficult for people on the left to do, so right-wing nationalist regimes are better at resisting this stuff.

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    Yes, I agree that after Ukraine, Brazil and Argentina were regime-changed, but to my knowledge those two were not as violent as the "non-violent" change in Ukraine, where several hundred people have died directly (from Soros' snipers) and thousands later killed in Eastern Ukraine by the new post-coup regime. This is why I consider the US supported coup in Ukraine and much better example of US non-violent revolutionary techniques.

    It would be lucky for the US nation if its Deep State does the Brazilian version instead of the Ukrainian one.
  6. MEexpert says:

    While I agree with most of the contents of the article, I do take exception to this sentence.

    Voter manipulation has occurred during the recent elections, as in the case of the John F. Kennedy victory in 1960 and the George W. Bush victory over ‘Al’ Gore in 2000.

    The election campaign by its nature is voter manipulation, so that happens all the time. In John F. Kennedy’s case it was more vote manipulation than the voter manipulation. Ballot boxes were stuffed with votes for JFK in Chicago by Mayor Richard Dailey. Similar things happened in other areas as well.

    George W. Bush’s case is different. The vote counting problem was not George Bush’s doing. The Supreme Court intervened to stop the counting but the recount demanded by NY Times, The Wall Street Journal and other News outlets showed Bush still winning Florida. The so called “chad” controversy was created by the MSM media and the democrats (or do I repeat myself).

    This is what happens when you give too much power to the “intelligence” agencies. They get drunk with power and any one challending their position will be dealt severely. This is what is happening in the US now. The chickens are coming home to roost.

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  7. Realist says:

    ” The semi-senile US Senator John McCain (‘war-hero’ and hysterical Trump opponent) then volunteered to plop the reeking gossip back onto the lap of the CIA Director Brennan and demand the government ‘act on these vital revelations’!”

    There is nothing semi about this asshole’s senility….it started at birth.

    The first wall Trump needs to build is a wall where traitors will receive justice. There are many.

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  8. Kiza says:
    @eD
    The regime change procedures that Kiza mentioned were used in Brazil and maybe in Argentina. This was a Latin American version that was first tried in Honduras.

    Brazil happened after Ukraine, so its the last time so far that these tactics worked. They were attempted in Turkey, about the same time, and failed.

    And I agree that the best counter is a "hermit kingdom" strategy of reducing the connections between your country and the outside world. This is temperamentally difficult for people on the left to do, so right-wing nationalist regimes are better at resisting this stuff.

    Yes, I agree that after Ukraine, Brazil and Argentina were regime-changed, but to my knowledge those two were not as violent as the “non-violent” change in Ukraine, where several hundred people have died directly (from Soros’ snipers) and thousands later killed in Eastern Ukraine by the new post-coup regime. This is why I consider the US supported coup in Ukraine and much better example of US non-violent revolutionary techniques.

    It would be lucky for the US nation if its Deep State does the Brazilian version instead of the Ukrainian one.

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  9. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Mass propaganda, a ‘red-brown alliance, salacious gossip and accusations of treason (‘Trump, the Stooge of Moscow’) resemble the atmosphere leading to the rise of the Nazi state in Germany.

    Pleez pleez pleeeez stop with the Nazi references; it only serves to reinforce the zionist narrative which cements them in power — over us.

    If you’re gonna exploit Nazism, get it right

    USA today is NOT even close to “the atmosphere leading to the rise of the Nazis.”

    Germany was in chaos, had been for nearly 20 years one thing and another. In Germany, “salacious gossip” was not necessary: open depravity and riots in the streets between Bolsheviks, anti-Communists, and everyday Germans, were regular occurrences.

    If you really want to break the zionist-neocon-AIPACish influence — the one that insists on US interventionism (for the sake of the chosenites), then tell the truth about Germany and Nazis: it was a movement that rose up to remove a revolutionary element from its midst with means as nonviolent as possible, and to stabilize German political and economic life.

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  10. […] Introduction: The norms of US capitalist democracy include the election of presidential candidates through competitive elections, unimpeded by force and violence by the permanent institutions of the state. Voter manipulation has occurred during the recent elections, as in the case of the John F. Kennedy victory in 1960 and the George W. Bush victory over ‘Al’ Gore in 2000. But despite the dubious electoral outcomes in these cases, the ‘defeated’ candidate conceded and sought via legislation, judicial rulings, lobbying and peaceful protests to register their opposition. These norms are no longer operative. During the election process, and in the run-up to the inauguration of US President-Elect Donald Trump, fundamental electoral institutions were challenged and coercive institutions were activated to disqualify the elected president and desperate overt public pronouncements threatened the entire electoral order. . . . . Regime Change in America . . . . Today the distinction between overseas and domestic norms has been obliterated by the state and quasi-official mass media. The US security apparatus is now active in manipulating the domestic democratic process of electing leaders and transitioning administrations. The decisive shift to ‘regime change’ at home has been a continual process organized, orchestrated and implemented by elected and appointed officials within the Obama regime and by a multiplicity of political action organizations, which cross traditional ideological boundaries. . . . . The outgoing President Obama mobilized the entire leadership of the security state to fabricate ‘dodgy dossiers’ linking Donald Trump to the Russian President Vladimir Putin, insisting that Trump was a stooge or ‘vulnerable to KGB blackmail’. The CIA’s phony documents (arriving via a former British intelligence operative-now free lance ‘security’ contractor) were passed around among the major corporate media who declined to publish the leaked gossip. Months of attempts to get the US media to ‘take the bite’ on the ‘smelly’ dossier were unsuccessful. The semi-senile US Senator John McCain (‘war-hero’ and hysterical Trump opponent) then volunteered to plop the reeking gossip back onto the lap of the CIA Director Brennan and demand the government ‘act on these vital revelations’! . . . . CIA Director John Brennan, architect of numerous ‘regime changes’ overseas had brought his skills home – against the President-elect. For the first time in US history, a CIA director openly charged a President or President-elect with betraying the country and threatened the incoming Chief Executive. He coldly warned Trump to ‘just make sure he understands that the implications and impacts (of Trump’s policies) on the United States could be profound…” Clearly CIA Director Brennan has not only turned the CIA into a sinister, unaccountable power dictating policy to an elected US president, by taking on the tone of a Mafia Capo, he threatens the physical security of the incoming leader.. . . . . Mass propaganda, a ‘red-brown alliance, salacious gossip and accusations of treason (‘Trump, the Stooge of Moscow’) resemble the atmosphere leading to the rise of the Nazi state in Germany. A broad ‘coalition’ has joined hands with a most violent and murderous organization (the CIA) and imperial political leadership, which views overtures to peace to be high treason because it limits their drive for world power and a US dominated global political order. http://www.unz.com/jpetras/regime-change-comes-home/ […]

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