Supporters of President Donald Trump should be absolutely giddy about impeachment. After all, this is exactly what they signed up for when they put a powerful change agent in the White House. Yes, there is the very real damage that comes with a never-ending distraction deliberately intended to obstruct the president’s agenda, but this entire, wearying path is an inevitable part of the central and overriding goal of that agenda: the complex process of draining the swamp. Hold on to the safety bar at all times, folks, because real change was always going to be a bumpy ride.
Turning Over the Rock
For those with the ability to see, the cracks in the ossified walls of the entrenched establishment are widening by the day. The allegedly fictitious deep state has let the mask slip and is outing itself – an important development that portends its eventual downfall. Speaking at a forum at George Mason University on October 30, John McLaughlin, who served as acting CIA director during the George W. Bush administration, was asked about Trump’s “often-used term about a ‘deep state’ being there to take him out.” Haughtily, McLaughlin responded: “Well, you know, thank God for the ‘deep state.'”
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) November 1, 2019
Totally absent amid the on-stage chuckles and crowd applause at the cozy event, which also featured former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe and ex-CIA chief John Brennan, was any shred of self-awareness. Where there should have been at least a hint of discomfort, there was only smug arrogance – for this is not how the operation is meant to function. Stealth governance by definition only works when it is hidden from view. Walking out from behind the curtain is step one in ceding the reins of control. McLaughlin’s comments come as leading intelligence figures are making themselves the face of the effort to overthrow a presidency. It’s a vital occurrence and – thanks to Impeachment Circus, Ukrainian Edition – it is finally and irrevocably happening. The deep state is making the grave mistake of publicly overreaching itself.
When examining this deep state, it is crucial to observe its levers of control and how they work. Ultimately, they rely on the shakiest of foundations. Our unelected would-be rulers must depend on the continual pursuance of official policies that are fundamentally opposed to the best interests of the very people the government is meant to serve. Such a power structure cannot possibly endure for long. That it has lasted some 30 years is actually quite remarkable. At some point, though, it must lead to open tyranny or it must come to an end. If there’s one thing that should by now be obvious, it is that the pampered, overfed bureaucrats we see leading the impeachment charge hardly possess the stuff that makes for another Stalin.
Elite Weaklings Under Siege
The deep state is, at its heart, a parasite. It is committed to certain identifiable markers such as open borders, globalism, and endless war as vital components to retaining its mastery over the American citizenry. In economic terms, these are all top-heavy moneymakers. This defining dynamic is essential to running the deep state’s game.
It is hardly a secret any longer: We all know how the swamp works to keep the top-heavy money machine rolling. Our corporate wing donates to your campaign so that you get elected. You support legislation to shower us with taxpayer money to enact policies that enrich all aspects of our corporate-bureaucratic network. You come up for re-election. We donate even more cash to your campaign and you win. Congratulations: You’re an incumbent now, they’ll never get you out – and the cycle endlessly repeats.
All of these things are now under a fully committed, organic attack by an enraged citizenry that does not benefit one whit from any of this. These bureaucratic elites, who distance themselves from the American people with every act of graft and networked thievery, now find themselves facing a grassroots backlash with absolutely no support among the people they have so long exploited. They have no friends, only cronies. Ask the aristocrats of 18th Century France how that turns out. It is becoming clearer by the day that the deep state is in deep trouble.
Many parallels to late-stage Soviet communism apply. It is a fair and apt comparison. Soviet communism was always authoritarian, of course, but for decades it was able to operate under the illusion that it was born of genuine, revolutionary spirit. By the early 1980s all that was gone. No one in Eastern Europe was buying the idea that the ruling communist overlords had even the slightest connection to the proletariat. The thoroughly stale talking points of communism were lamely shuttled about to prop up a ruling elite that was sucking on fumes.
This is where the deep state finds itself today. All of its top-heavy moneymakers are collapsing in the face of an outside-the-Beltway uprising that can no longer be blunted by the usual distorting mechanisms in the media and popular culture. Yet astonishingly, Democrats are choosing this very hour – this Chernenko wobbles up the steps of the Kremlin moment in time – to throw in its lot with a wheezing, decaying, artificially imposed order.
Forty years ago, Ronald Reagan instinctively knew the USSR was ripe for a fall. In 2015, Donald Trump instinctively knew the same fate awaited the deep state – one does not otherwise boldly take on that kind of entrenched power: It would be political suicide. Trump knew, though, and it catapulted him all the way to the White House.
Democrats do not understand any of this because, like the deep state careerists they have chosen to collude with, they have spent the past several decades removing themselves from the lived experience of working-class Americans. Awash in bizarre social justice tropes that demonize what once were the cultural norms of this nation, Democrats are completely unable to recognize an authentic, rooted movement driven by ordinary citizens. This is why, in less than half a century, they are missing a second historical moment.
In every way, this remains the party that completely whiffed on the fall of the USSR. Go back and examine the era: Leading Democrats criticized Reagan every step of the way. Reckless cowboy, provocateur, ham-fisted amateur – all of the same criticisms now being used against Trump today as he dismantles the deep state’s levers of power.
We now know that the late Ted Kennedy – laughably known as “lion of the Senate” – reached out directly to the then-Soviet leader, Yuri Andropov, in a 1983 letter seeking to develop a working alliance to bring Reagan down. Forget the treasonous nature of this shocking act for a second and focus on the total lack of political foresight. Andropov was already a corpse. How could Kennedy have lacked even the first clue about that?
Quite simply, he couldn’t grasp the innate weakness of a Soviet structure cracking at every joint because he had long ago totally removed himself from the realm of real-world working people. All he saw were top-heavy levers of power. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) fully embody this shameful Kennedy legacy – and the various CIA, FBI and Atlantic Council stooges with whom they are working are the Yuri Andropovs of our day.
When the deep state’s unmourned remains are piled atop that famed ash heap of history, the dusty cinders of the bones of many a mediocre Democrat politician will be found mixed among them.