Sunday, May 14, 2017

Robert Parry — The ‘Soft Coup’ of Russia-gate


Dilma Rousseff redux in the US?
I realize that many Democrats, liberals and progressives hate Donald Trump so much that they believe that any pretext is justified in taking him down, even if that plays into the hands of the neoconservatives and other warmongers. Many people who detest Trump view Russia-gate as the most likely path to achieve Trump’s impeachment, so this desirable end justifies whatever means.
Some people have told me that they even believe that it is the responsibility of the major news media, the law enforcement and intelligence communities, and members of Congress to engage in a “soft coup” against Trump – also known as a “constitutional coup” or “deep state coup” – for the “good of the country.”
The argument is that it sometimes falls to these Establishment institutions to “correct” a mistake made by the American voters, in this case, the election of a largely unqualified individual as U.S. president. It is even viewed by some anti-Trump activists as a responsibility of “responsible” journalists, government officials and others to play this “guardian” role, to not simply “resist” Trump but to remove him.
Consortium News
The ‘Soft Coup’ of Russia-gate

7 comments:

MRW said...

Hence, the thrust of the Gaius Publius article here the other day.

Kaivey said...

'I realize that many Democrats, liberals and progressives hate Donald Trump so much that they believe that any pretext is justified in taking him down, even if that plays into the hands of the neoconservatives and other warmongers.'

The ruling war mongering elite have got the liberties on their side. This is most disturbing. I used to call myself a liberal, but now I hate the Guardian and the liberals, especially after New Labour. I'm still a liberal, of course, but but not like them. The liberals have been taken over by the neoconservatives and hyped up to go to war with anything less liberal than themselves. And yet the neoconservatives get the head chopping, jihad, militant to fight their wars for them. The liberals have been hoodwinked.

Bob said...

I'd rather 4 years of Pence, but maybe that's just me.

MRW said...

Then we'd have neoconservatives + Christian fundies. The people in Arizona and South Carolina need to wake up and get rid of McCain and Lindsey. For starters.

Matt Franko said...

"neoconservatives + Christian fundies."

Both big OT fanboys....

Salsabob said...
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Salsabob said...

The unspoken presumption of the article and here is that Trump will be less offensive in foreign intervention than your average NeoCon.

Silly you.