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#1 The revolution happened when Trump was elected - this is counterrevolution.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-10-14 14:19||
#2 I agree Grom. This is the establishment using the useful idiots to try to overthrow the system.
May all the gods help us if it works.
Posted by DarthVader 2020-10-14 14:46||
#3 It's a strange revolution, the opposite of traditional uprisings of the masses - a "revolution from above."
It refers to sweeping institutional changes, in the political and social structure, pushed through by a relatively small group of determined elites ranging from dictators like Stalin, to modernizing aristocrats like Bismarck in Germany or the Meiji in Japan, to visionary champions of liberty like the Franers of the American Cobstitution.
In any case this is NOT the result of a popular movement and does not in any way represent a shift in majority opinion. Most American colonists were either opposed or indifferent to the American Revolution.
That's true in today's America. Despite the constant talk of "polarization" and even a "second civil war," most Americans are not divided along political lines. Majorities of Americans oppose political correctness and the trashing of our heritage and also are dead-set against riots and "defunding the police." Americans of all races oppose illegal immigration and also want us to distance ourselves from China. Most Americans want to bring troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and to retrench internationally.
In other words, regardless of what people think of his manner, Trump is essentially a mainstream political leader whose views are squarely within the national consensus.
There is no "revolution" led by Trump. There is only a revolution FROM ABOVE - our version of the Meiji Restoration, led by
.. the Uniparty political class,
.. legacy media execs,
.. the high-tech and finance oligarchs,
.. and the administrative state including the political ranks of the military i.e. the four-stars and other Pentagon brass.
These elites are determined to preserve their power, perquisites and of course their enormous wealth gained from the astonishing advance of China- and finance-centered globalism, of monopoly concentration of the American economy, and the extraordinary growth in the size and influence over American life of the American administrative state.
Covering all of this power grab is a "narrative" that is overwhelmingly focused on bogus cultural issues regarding race and gender.
This constant diversion - away from the core issues of power regarding China, the administrative state, our military adventures and endless overseas wars, the monopoly power of the oligarchs and the vast fortunes piled up by our corrupt political class - the constant stirring up of race & gender culture wars is the primary vector by which these elites aim to pull off their revolution from above.
Trump's actual policies cannot be allowed to succeed BECAUSE OF their wide popularity . Hence the 24/7 race-gender narrative of Trump the Evil Racist.
Posted by Elmeagum Slearong4259 2020-10-14 15:24||
#4 I think a strong case could be made that this is where we would be two years ago had Clinton won except not as restrained; that a bulk of the operation was put together tested and put in motion during the Obama administration.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-14 16:41||
#5 Unfortunately, history shows that an organized, determined minority almost always triumphs over a diffuse, wavering majority. (How many Americans wanted men in dresses using the ladies' room?)
Unless that majority is itself organized and energized by an opposing cadre effectively pushing in a different direction.
The Right, as presently constituted, doesn't have those cadres.
And if we did, the "That is not who we are!" types on the "troo conservative right" can be counted on to stab them in the back.
Before we can be truly effective against the left, we'll have to go some way to purging our own ranks.
That's not hyperbole.
Just look at history and you'll see that before every major confrontation/crisis, the organization/regime that was facing it prepared for it by ridding themselves of as many waverers, traitors and incompetents as possible.
Sometimes it was done in a sinister way like the Nacht der langen Messer or Stalin's chistka.
Sometimes in a relatively benign way, like the cashiering of a slew of superannuated officers in the US military before WWII.
But it has to be done, or we're just going in circles.
Trump failed to conduct a purge when he came in and look what's happening to him. .
Posted by charger 2020-10-14 19:06||