Pretty obviously I'm not the only person who's been considering the meaning of the Dem and Deep State determination--or so they want us to believe--to launch a euphemistic Domestic War On "Terror". I say euphemistic because what they term "terror" is nothing but a bad joke and attempt to gaslight the American public. The continuing military occupation of the Imperial City on the Potomac, the open threats to unleash the Deep State FBI and DoJ against political dissent, the persecution of those who would dare reveal the corruption behind the entire Zhou regime, and much more--it's all intended to intimidate.
That is likely a sign of weakness. Yesterday we reviewed some of the polling that reveals the basic weakness of the Zhou regime, and the rapid decline in support or tolerance for it. Today there are two articles that expand a bit on the meaning of the DWOT, and are very worthwhile as a follow-on to yesterday's reflections.
First we have Greg Hunter's Election Panic Coming in 2022 – Martin Armstrong. To say that Martin Armstrong has had a checkered past is probably an understatement. You can, and should, read about it here. However, for my purposes I simply want to present some of what he's saying as a plausible narrative in the current situation, working from Hunter's summary.
Hunter begins by citing a Rasmussen Reports poll from 4/13/21--so very recent. The results present a shocking picture of a regime--the Zhou regime--that appears to lack basic legitimacy:
Most voters say it’s more important to prevent cheating in elections than to make it easier to vote and, by more than a two-to-one margin, they reject claims that voter ID laws are discriminatory.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just 29% of Likely U.S. Voters say laws requiring photo identification at the polls discriminate against some voters. Sixty-two percent (62%) say voter ID laws don’t discriminate. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
A majority (51%) of voters believe it is likely that cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, including 35% who say it’s Very Likely cheating affected the election.
Seventy-four percent (74%) of Republicans believe it is likely last year’s presidential election was affected by cheating, a view shared by 30% of Democrats and 51% of voters not affiliated with either major party.
In other words, the last three months have done nothing to induce the American public to accept a fraudulent election. So what has been the Dem response to this loss of legitimacy? HR-1, a clear attempt to institutionalize fraud through a federal takeover of what the Constitution lays out as a basic state function. There has been election fraud in the past, but I doubt that the public awareness--and outrage--has ever been so widespread. I presume that is the case because the issues facing the American people are at an existential level now.
Here is Hunter quoting Armstrong. Again, allow for hyperbole. Armstrong has no idea of what the true polling numbers are, but it's also true that many people are reluctant to speak openly about such hot button issues--especially with what we now know about our National Security state's capabilities and intentions. Armstrong:
Despite whatever they want to say, there is a large proportion of the population that do not believe the election. Polls are saying it’s at 51%, but it’s probably close to 60% or 70%. You are also seeing that 60% of Americans want a third party, and you are talking about Democrats and Republicans. ... I think because we have such a high number of people who do not trust the election results, I don’t think they are going to be able to get away with rigging the elections again. It’s going to turn into violence.
Obviously, this is speculation. The problem is, it's not implausible. It fits in with the narrative that Chris Wray is putting out about White Supremacy and "terrorism"--it's a clear attempt to keep a lid on the massive public disaffection that Rasmussen is tracking. But I see in this a deeper level of panic--nothing has worked. The coup failed in this important sense--the public wasn't fooled, despite the concerted gaslighting efforts of MSM, social media, and Big Tech. That level of panic is also apparent in the efforts to discredit or prevent the AZ audit. There will be more revelations, and Election 2022 looms.
One parting observation from Armstrong, which illustrates the thinking behind Dem panic:
On Trump, Armstrong says, “I don’t see him returning to office before 2024.” But, if massive ballot fraud is proven with the Arizona audit going on right now, Armstrong predicts, “The state legislature can recall a Senator” who won by election rigging.
Now, on to the second article, which focuses entirely on the basic existential level--the potential for violence:
The ruling elite appear comfortable delivering the command “Submit” to traditional America, and are not concerned with the consequences that will follow.
The author, Max Morton, describes himself:
Max Morton is a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, former CIA paramilitary operations officer, and a veteran of multiple armed conflicts, revolutions, and contingency operations.
Like the rest of us, Morton recognizes the current Dem and Deep State rhetoric for what it is: gaslighting, and a likely attempt to intimidate:
As America prepares to ... shift its focus onto the domestic political opposition, there has been much dishonest talk equating the ideology of conservative Americans with foreign terror groups, .... Such talk is opportunistic fear-mongering from the worst of Washington’s nomenklatura. Conservative and independent thought in America is not an extremist terrorist ideology, and to even hint at it is a bold lie and a sign of nefarious intent on the part of the ruling elites and their backers in the national security apparatus.
Morton sees lessons in our foreign GWOT ventures that should give the Elite pause to reconsider the wind that they're sowing. He argues that the whirlwind they will reap will be directed at them by people whom they have backed into a corner. He's talking about normal Americans:
... conflict has a way of leading to unsound decisions that end up making enemies where once none existed and, in the process, creates dilemmas that we cannot overcome. It is the crux of both counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations that the strategy and tactics employed should not create more insurgency or terrorism than existed prior to their initiation. It is the basis for the concept of winning via hearts and minds, versus hammers and anvils.
What Morton is referring to, of course, is the rising level of threats being leveled by the regime against all dissent--the demand that all must submit. He argues, based on his experience, that when people are cornered with no hope of an acceptable outcome or even a fair trial, "they fight hard." This is situation that our rulers are presenting the American people with.
Morton explains Sun Tzu's concept of a "Golden Bridge," an escape path for the enemy, to prevent a debilitating fight to the finish, as well as the German concept of a "cauldron" in which an enemy faces extinction. He concludes:
If we examine what is happening in America now, it is possible to make out the initial shape of the ruling elite’s strategy vis-à-vis their political opposition—and it looks like a cauldron. Through legislative actions such as the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, H.R. 1 federalized voting law, gun control, Supreme Court-packing, and D.C. and Puerto Rico state initiatives, one can see the kettle forming. If you don’t see a Golden Bridge, it is because there isn’t one.
We see this in the rhetoric of the Dems, in so many different areas of life. Normal American people in the broadest sense are the enemy, and no quarter is to be given.
If we listen to the words of the politicians and their bureaucrat handlers in Washington, we can hear the language of the imperative, “Submit,” with no post-capture options. And, if we look at the current zero-sum game of political warfare, cancel culture, and the weaponization of the Justice Department, federal law enforcement, and intelligence agencies, we can see deliberate preparations to answer traditional Americans’ “or what?” response.
The ruling elite appears comfortable delivering the command “Submit” to traditional America, and are not concerned with the consequences that will follow. But they are not fighters, and as such, they plan to use their weaponized federal agencies and useful-idiot brown shirts to do the dirty work. In their ignorance and arrogance, they believe employing violence-by-proxy is a safe strategy. They do not see the reaper that is staring directly at them.
Left to their own devices, the inevitable result of their mistake will be chaos and some version of armed conflict, and most likely the end of our republic as we knew it. For traditional Americans, it is worth considering now whether this is an acceptable future.
Will the useful idiot brown shirts prove reliable? I doubt it. Most of those "useful idiots" are drawn from the ranks of normal Americans, and will balk at turning upon their own. Word is that the "stand down" in the military has not gone well, and in the National Guard I'd expect it to go even worse. Will local police turn on their neighbors? When push comes to shove, I don't buy that. The same goes for the FBI--which, in any case, lacks the necessary muscle for such a job.
Morton doesn't buy it, either:
The elites have a plan. They believe they will be fine, because they’re counting on your submission. If anything remotely unanticipated happens, they can safely escape to their Martha’s Vineyard estates, their compounds in Montana, or their razor wire fortress in Washington, D.C. while things get sorted out by the loyal apparatchiks.
Much as Karl Rove did during the George W. Bush Administration, the elites suffer from the substantial hubris of believing they can create their own reality. They are undeservedly impressed with their status and legend, having brought a once strong nation to the brink of disaster through malevolent and corrupt leadership. As such, they remain oblivious to the lessons from 20 years of fruitless war and the folly of trying to impose one’s will on another.
In reality, they are not strong enough—or smart enough—to wield the command “Submit.” So, having picked up the sword, they will watch it be taken from their hands and then used against them by their very enemy—traditional Americans, who understand there will be no tomorrow, and in whose eyes there is a fierceness, a fury, that is beyond their world. It will be a fatal miscalculation that will bring about the downfall of a cursed and failed American ruling elite. And perhaps, if we can recapture the founding principles of our republic, the beginning of a new and better governance by and for the people; one truly dedicated to liberty and justice for all.
Morton has a lot more to say. Great read.