The Fall Of The Deep State 1989’s And Communism

The collapse of the figurative and literal wall between East and West Germany was chief among the upheavals in those final weeks of 1989.  Not even a year out of office and Reagan was magnificently proven correct in his understanding of basic humanity: people want to be free.  Apart from one major exception, the oppressed behind the Iron Curtain that autumn overcame their regimes without bloodshed and violence.

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I was in high school during the fall of communism across Eastern Europe.  I could not then imagine that precisely thirty years later a caricature of upheaval would be transpiring in my own country.

“Resist!” is screamed by media personalities and celebrities and politicians who in a sane world would never win a race for city lieutenant sanitation commissioner.  They betray ignorance of what real dictatorship is, as they dare ascribe the gravitas of 1989’s righteous rebellions upon their own crusade.

When I consider Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, and Jerry Nadler maneuvering for impeachment of President Donald Trump, it is with some dark bewilderment.  They have no idea what disaster they are courting for themselves and their allies.  It will not end well for them.

It is a disaster already.  Television ratings for the House’s impeachment inquiry have cratered.  I have heard absolutely nobody in the real world gushing breathlessly over Trump’s pending downfall.  The pundits are lamenting that the American people are not taking this revolution seriously.

Those same pundits neglect to accept that the revolution already happened.  It came in 2016, when the long-ignored hinterlands turned against their “betters” in Washington.

So, let’s clarify something: the present effort to impeach Donald Trump is not a revolution.  It is a counter-revolution.

Since the summer of 2015 the hardliners of the Deep State have gazed at Trump with derision, then desperation, and now total destruction in mind.  To them the American people simply aren’t meant for a loosening of control and regaining oversight of their own government.  Trump’s message resonated with those same American people as had nothing in recent memory.  Democracy came to Eastern Europe by ballots and not bullets.  So too did American citizenry in flyover country begin to revolt against their elitist masters.

It wasn’t part of “the plan” and perhaps for the first time ever, the Deep State shuddered in fear.  The revolution was not only televised, it was splayed across Facebook and Twitter.  But if not Trump himself, someone else would have inevitably threatened the entrenched political and media complex.  The peril would come.  It was only a matter of when.

The Deep State will not tolerate rebellion.  And now an example must be made to force the unwashed masses back into submission.

Trump’s domestic and foreign efforts share some kinship with glasnost and perestroika.  Mikhail Gorbachev’s policies encouraged greater transparency of the Soviet government and loosening of control over the Russian people.  But Gorbachev’s reforms were too great for Soviet upper crust to accept.  Their frustrations with Gorbachev came to a head in August of 1991, when the USSR’s own hardliners staged their coup and tried to depose the Russian president.

The coup failed, and Gorbachev was restored to office.  His policies against entrenched Soviet politics had succeeded beyond any expectation.  So too are many of Trump’s own policies, particularly economic, already bearing great fruit.  “Make America Great Again” may sound ruffian compared to the beautiful enunciation of perestroika, but it has shaken the power structure of our own establishment all the same.

The likelihood of success for the coup in our midst is comparatively less.  Doubtful the methodology will mirror that of the Soviet hardliners.  However, the motive remains the same: hold on to power over the people.

Happily, counterrevolutions rarely succeed without overwhelming firepower.  And so far as counterrevolutions go, this one is pretty lousy.  It’s also the acme of fantasy to expect the same people you have condemned as “deplorable” to rally to your cause.

And even should Trump be impeached and removed: what then?  The “Color Revolutions” of the autumn of 1989 were, well… colorful.  The playwright Vaclav Havel.  Boris Yeltsin, eyes gleaming with brewing mischief.  And that feisty electrician of the Gdansk shipyard, Lech Walesa.  All three and many other reputable characters across Eastern Europe would soon ascend to lead their respective nations in transitions to democratic government.

Who among the faces of this “glorious revolution” will win the White House in 2020?  It may be the most lackluster field of candidates in modern history.  Which alone indicates to me that Trump would be too smart than to level unethical sabotage against any political opponent: Joseph Biden will never be as formidable as even George McGovern.  And Adam Schiff as the one who will go down in legend as the man who toppled the President?  Oh please….

The German band Scorpions released “Wind of Change” in the weeks following the fall of the Berlin Wall.  It immediately became the anthem of that sudden zeitgeist.  The gales of autumn 1989 were a hurricane of triumph.  Fully three decades later and a weak zephyr blows across the Beltway.  1989’s was the aroma of freedom.  2019’s “revolution” reeks of crude behavior after a dinner of bad beans.

We watched with rapt attention as one communist regime fell after another.  But in 2019 the attempt to impeach and remove Donald Trump from the Oval Office is not captivating by any measure.  Bill Clinton was impeached over a stained blue dress.  Today the House leadership is trying to remove Donald Trump over the matter of a phone call.  A phone call, incidentally, that in the normal everyday routine of business might be referred to human resources before crumpling the complaint into the circular file.

The American people are daring to openly acknowledge what is already known: that the House leadership and its allies have made the re-acquisition of political power its only priority.  It is hellbent on crushing the true revolution against encroaching government.  Hence, counterrevolution.  This one is already a certain failure.  But counterrevolutions also often demand a heavy price.

As noted, there was one significant deviation from the pattern of the pro-democracy movements in the autumn of ’89.  For a quarter century communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu wielded absolute power over the Romanian people.  As one Soviet satellite after another fell, he staged a bloody countercoup against Romania’s own invigorated malcontents.  It didn’t work.

Out of desperation Ceausescu promised higher salaries and student aid.  But Ceausescu had woefully mis-gauged the frustrations of the people amassed before him in Bucharest.  The moment his decades of control evaporated was chronicled on worldwide television.  Nicolai and Elena Ceausescu promptly fled the palace by helicopter and were soon captured.

December 25, 1989 was not a Merry Christmas for the Ceausescus. Found guilty by a drumhead trial of crimes against the Romanian people, Nicolai and Elena were immediately thrown against the wall – literally – and shot dead.  Images of their shattered bodies were broadcast around the globe.

So far as analogies go, the comforts and careers of the petty tyrants in Washington may soon be just as crumbled.  Our own would-be overlords would do well to be mindful of that.

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Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Reportedly Pressured Ronan Farrow To Kill Damning Harvey Weinstein Exposé — And Gets Caught In a Big Lie

The campaign of former secretary of state and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reportedly pressured Ronan Farrow into dropping a story that would ultimately uncover the long list of sexual assault accusations against embattled film producer Harvey Weinstein

Journalist Ronan Farrow’s forthcoming book, “Catch and Kill,” sheds light on the allegations and the former Democratic presidential nominee’s alleged role in attempting to cover up the bombshell story.

According to the book, which is set for an Oct. 15 release, Weinstein reportedly tried to use Clinton — a family friend — to kill the 2017 exposé that ended Weinstein’s career.

Prior to putting the story to bed, Clinton’s campaign publicist Nick Merrill reportedly reached out to Farrow admitting that the “big story” was a “concern” for the Clinton campaign. Weinstein, a big donor to both Clinton’s Senate and presidential campaigns, reportedly had reached out to Clinton in an effort to quash the story.

Nearly an entire week passed after Farrow’s New York Times investigative report went viral before Clinton issued a statement condemning her friend’s alleged behaviors. In her statement, Clinton appeared to deny all knowledge of the allegations against Weinstein despite her publicist calling the report into question with Farrow months prior.

Her statement read, “I was shocked and appalled by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein. The behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated. Their courage and the support of others is critical in helping to stop this kind of behavior.”

She also insisted that she would donate Weinstein’s campaign contributions to charity.

Farrow would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize for his work in the Times.

Farrow also insisted that Clinton’s campaign withheld access to her when he was attempting to interview the presidential hopeful for a foreign policy book he was writing at the time.

What else?

This isn’t the first time the public has been told that Clinton and her campaign were aware of the forthcoming allegations against Weinstein.

Actress and producer Lena Dunham revealed that she told Clinton’s campaign that trouble with Weinstein was brewing.

“I just want you to let you know that Harvey’s a rapist and this is going to come out at some point,” Dunham allegedly told Kristina Schake, the Clinton campaign’s deputy communications director at the time.

“I think it’s a really bad idea for him to host fundraisers and be involved because it’s an open secret in Hollywood that he has a problem with sexual assault,” the actress claimed to have added.

Merrill would later dissociate the campaign from Dunham’s remarks, insisting that the campaign had never been made aware of such rumblings — and then turn the blame to Dunham herself for not outwardly reporting the allegations against Weinstein.

“Only she can answer why she would tell them instead of those who could stop him,” Merrill said in a statement.

Hillary Clinton Calls President Trump A ‘Corrupt Human Tornado,’ Insists ‘He’s Obsessed With Me’ ‘I Believe He Knows He’s An Illegitimate President’

Obama’s Illegitimate Presidency 1.  Barack Obama, knowing in advance the Constitutional requirements for the office of the President, ran for and won the election for President.
2.  His eligibility for that office has never been established by any Constitutionally assigned authority (which doesn’t even exist), nor by the Supreme Court, nor by Congress.  The State of Hawaii declined to certify that Obama was Constitutionally qualified to be President.

Appearing on CBS Sunday Morning this weekend to promote her new book, “The Book of Gutsy Women,” failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton went on yet another Trump-stole-my-thunder tirade, called President Donald Trump a “corrupt human tornado” and an “illegitimate president,” then topped it all off by declaring, “of course, he’s obsessed with me.”

Monday on the radio program, Glenn Beck played a clip from the CBS interview and discussed the possibility that Hillary might be contemplating a 2020 comeback — or was she just joining in the Democrat’s never-ending impeachment delirium?