JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A SENIOR RETIRED AMERICAN GENERAL SUGGESTS A COUP AGAINST TRUMP, TRIGGERING THOUGHTS ABOUT THE GRIM STATE OF AFFAIRS AT THE CENTER OF AMERICAN EMPIRE – KENNEDY DEFINITELY FEARED A MILITARY COUP BUT THE CIA GOT TO HIM FIRST – NOT A LOT NEW IN THE PLOTTING AGAINST TRUMP NOR IN THE CLOSE-TO-ABSOLUTE CORRUPTION THAT REIGNS IN WASHINGTON – ET APRES NOUS, LE DELUGE   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY PETER VAN BUREN IN CHECKPOINT ASIA

 

“So, Admiral McRaven Just Called for a Military Coup, Kinda

“Laying the groundwork to normalize the idea of one”

 

https://www.checkpointasia.net/so-admiral-mcraven-just-called-for-a-military-coup-kinda/

 

One comment here refers to hate and fear in America.

I am afraid that is the real problem with the country, but not as the person making the comment seems to think.

I see hate and fear on all sides, and it’s a pretty sickening. It really has to do with the almost complete corruption of the country’s major institutions and its leadership on all sides, with neither establishment party standing for anything.

There is the fear that the whole edifice is going to come tumbling down. And it is a justified fear. It is going to come tumbling down. The world economy is fragile, and America does nothing but attack what stability it does have, in all major regions of the world.

And it does so with the incredible arrogance of someone who fanatically believes he is right and will listen to no one else. Tariffs everywhere. Sanctions everywhere. Attacking important international organizations everywhere. Assaulting allies and those opposed to you. Creating enemies you don’t even need to have.

It insists on treating the world’s economy as a zero-sum game from which it demands a greater share than it has been getting. The limits of that should be apparent to high-schoolers, never mind thousands in Washington with exalted titles and salaries.

And it attacks every organization and institution intended to help ameliorate the world’s problems and to bring orderly ways of doing things.

Trump is in fact a terrible, utterly incompetent president. He hasn’t a single real achievement of any substance even judged on his own unbelievably narrow terms.

There are no arguments in his favor. Even when he takes an appropriate action, he does it badly, hurting others, without giving it a thought. He stands for absolutely no principle of any description, except the importance of his being re-elected.  Even his patriotism is a hollow show, just advertising slogans for himself.

But what else do we see in Washington? An utterly corrupt Congress unable to stand up for any principle beyond protecting the interests of the lobbyists offering the highest donations and ancillary benefits like good publicity in the corporate press.  Any single voice that arises, critical of even a portion of what’s going on, is shouted down, called insulting names, and crowded out from access.

It’s literally a standard of government from the Third World. The only grace and polish are those applied to window dress and pose as something else.

A Congress whose focus is running a world empire and gigantic military establishment serving plutocrats who keep it in campaigns funds and privileges and benefits. Where do you see anything for “we, the people,” except in empty windbag speeches?

And then we have those monstrous sick creations, the Pentagon and CIA. An army of monsters who do nothing for this world but bomb people and overturn governments and oppose all independence of thought in the world.

Now, we even have threats of military coup in the air. Of course, as perhaps some will not know, that has appeared before. President Kennedy was acutely aware of the possibility in the tensions of his day. The film “Seven Days in May” was made with his encouragement as a way to raise the issue in public.

Of course, in the end, it wasn’t the Pentagon that revolted, it was the CIA, and half of Kennedy’s head was blown onto the streets of Dallas, which makes the insider attacks on Trump’s legitimacy actually seem rather tame.

America effectively subsidizes the high psychopathic portion of its population, dressing them up in shiny uniforms and big suits.

The level of thinking is primitive: it tells the entire world, you are either with us or against us. Some liberty of thought. Some democratic ideal. Some great principle to spend a trillion dollars a year on.

We could add the NSA too now, a monstrous bureaucracy of super computers spying on literally everyone, both abroad and at home. The idea of privacy and indeed independence crushed, in the name of the security of the state.

America simply unbelievably insists on telling everyone else in the world what they should be doing, and it cannot even run its own affairs competently.

It does not take care of its own citizens in need, it allows urban and rural rot everywhere, it cannot repair its infrastructure, it cannot even begin to balance its own budgets, it borrows at a frightening rate, but it spends hundreds and hundreds of billions on telling other people what to do and on destroying their various ways of life.

It really should be clear that this gigantic circus is not going to continue for very much longer. It has become a parody of what it seemed to be in, say, 1946, and it is very sick in fundamental ways not visible day-to-day in movements of the stock market and approval ratings for politicians.

 

AFTERNOTE: A COMMENT TO ANOTHER RELATED ARTICLE

 

“Trump Hails “Resettling New Areas With Kurds” as up to 130,000 Flee Turkish Offensive

“Senile or pro-expulsions?”

 

Does anyone understand fully what this maniac is doing in Syria?

Perhaps, that’s not possible since I doubt the maniac himself fully understands.

Now, we even have talk of special forces to be left in the country? In response of course to another lunatic, the one running Israel, the single most influential person in Trump’s political universe.

And stuff about “securing Syria’s oil fields”? They are to be deprived of their own resources?

Posted October 21, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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