Published just days before the attempted massacre of Congressional Republicans at a baseball practice, in “Are We Nearing Civil War” Pat Buchanan shares some insights into the dangerous terriotory Amerca has entered:
President Trump may be chief of state, head of government and commander in chief, but his administration is shot through with disloyalists plotting to bring him down.
We are approaching something of a civil war where the capital city seeks the overthrow of the sovereign and its own restoration….
Another example. According to Daily Kos, Trump planned a swift lifting of sanctions on Russia after inauguration and a summit meeting with Vladimir Putin to prevent a second Cold War.
The State Department was tasked with working out the details.
Instead, says Daniel Fried, the coordinator for sanctions policy, he received “panicky” calls of “Please, my God, can you stop this?”
Operatives at State, disloyal to the president and hostile to the Russia policy on which he had been elected, collaborated with elements in Congress to sabotage any detente. They succeeded.
“It would have been a win-win for Moscow,” said Tom Malinowski of State, who boasted last week of his role in blocking a rapprochement with Russia. State employees sabotaged one of the principal policies for which Americans had voted, and they substituted their own.
Not in memory have there been so many leaks to injure a president from within his own government, and not just political leaks, but leaks of confidential, classified and secret documents. The leaks are coming out of the supposedly secure investigative and intelligence agencies of the U.S. government.
The media, the beneficiaries of these leaks, are giving cover to those breaking the law. The real criminal “collusion” in Washington is between Big Media and the deep state, colluding to destroy a president they detest and to sink the policies they oppose….
Trump has had many accomplishments since his election. Yet his enemies in the media and their deep state allies have often made a purgatory of his presidency.
What he and his White House need to understand is that this is not going to end, that this is a fight to the finish, that his enemies will not relent until they see him impeached or resigning in disgrace….
He should campaign against the real enemies of America First by promising to purge the deep state and flog its media collaborators.
In listening to Laura Ingraham’s great interview of Victor Davis Hanson, I learned that Josef Joffe, a newspaper editor and visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, proposed “murder in the White House” as a possible way for President Trump to be removed from office shortly after the inauguration. I am not aware of any reprimand that he received, but he certainly didn’t lose his fellowship.
While a full-scale civil war is not desirable, a lot of tumultuous change needs to happen to shake apart the rotten aspects of political and popular culture. Once great institutions from newspapers to think tanks are culpable in the precarious situation that we find ourselves in. Don’t patronize them with your subscriptions, clicks or donations.