Sunday, October 30, 2016

The Richstag is burning: Trump's Coup d'etat

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Richstag burning in Berlin on 27 February 1933
Of course the Reichstag was the German equivalent of the capital building. It was burned and Hitler used the opportunity to claim emergency powers and that set him up to rule with absolute power. [1]

I do know something about how to conduct a coup and over throw a government, what do I know? In 1989 I was an activist for The Committee in Solidarity With the People of El Salvador (CISPES) we worked on all central America issues. We brought in a speaker named Philip Clay Roettinger, he was in charge of over throwing the democratically electided Arbinz government of Guatemala imn 1954. He told me all about how he did it (he was working for CIA at the time).[2] I helped set up his tour in Dallas and  drove him around, my brother and I.They struck on multiple fronts. They took control of the media ad put out their propaganda as news, they created concussion and strife in many sectors and made the afraid for fear of violence,

If we open our eyes and look at this years  election we can see this very strategy Beijing applied now by the Trump political machine, When Trump first started encouraging his stooges to observe voting and make sure there is no fraud I observed that this is a dog whistle it really means intimidate the other side and suppress the vote, We now have main stream media reports of voter intimidation squads brassily going ab out Hispanic neighborhoods in Dallas asking elderly Hispanics how they are voting![3]  Hispanic community  organizers report elderly are telling them they are afraid to vote,[4]

Hispanic leaders in Tarrant County have filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department, alleging that senior citizens are being intimidated into not voting.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the complaint from the United Hispanic Council of Tarrant County says a voter fraud investigation has "left a trail of confused and upset seniors who are now afraid of voting," either in person or by absentee ballot.
Concerns have arisen over mail-in ballots, which some people think can lead to "vote harvesting" — the illegal process of filling out and returning the ballots of valid voters without their consent....This is voter suppression," Fort Worth Councilman Sal Espino told the Star-Telegram. "When these people go talk to seniors, they are accusing them of doing something wrong, making it seem as though they shouldn't have voted by mail."[5]
These guys are actually going door to door in older Hispanic neighborhoods pretending to be :"vote inspectors" and trying to convey the impression that the people did something wrong to vote absentee, [6] Presumably the word gets around don't vote or these inspectors will come. Star Telegram. Dallas Morning News, fox4, WBAP these are some of the most respected news media in Dallas and have been all my life, They are Republican slanted most of eh time, This is not a Democratic trick this is hard news.

Trump has carefully laid the ground work for this. He does not have to tell anyone to go door to door, it's just the kind of thing his stooges come up with on their own but egged on by Trump's constant insistence for months that the election will be rigged, Of course he never says how he knows this but gives the impression that he has inside information. This is what "they" do all the time, We are dealing with the devil herself so we have to be extra careful. He has been spewing this hogwash for months (since August) [7] 

On a completely different level there is the email propaganda. Wiklileaks has been releasing it every day since august in a calculated effort to control our election. The link between Wikileaks and Putin is well known no mystery there, .He's clearly seeking to aid Trump[8] Trump publicly asked the Russians to interfere in our election.[9] Trump supporters talk like Hillary's use of private server is the treasonous act like it's  highly illegal bit it's not illegal at all.,When I point out that every other secretary of state has done it and that Bush and Cheney did it and they destroyed thousands of emails [10] they switch to abortion. She is or abortion so they can't vote for her, That's not illegal.

Then yesterday they tried springing the October surprise. The FBI has reported the email investigation there are thousands of more emails that prove he;s guilty, Suddenly the election springs back the other way .Trump has won! it's over president ;Trump is ready to take office,. according to local republican media.

(1) it's not re opened but finding new emails had to be reported to the committee

(2) they are not Hillary's emails they her functionaries

(3) They don't know what is on them they could just as easily be unimportant

(4) The FBI director violated policy because they usually don't want to influence elections, they could easily have waited a week.

(5) now he admits he did it to help Trump

The truth is much less explosive. There is no indication the emails in question were withheld by Clinton during the investigation, the law enforcement official told Newsweek, nor does the discovery suggest she did anything illegal. Also, none of the emails were to or from Clinton, the official said. Moreover, despite the widespread claims in the media that this development had prompted the FBI to “reopen” the case, it did not; such investigations are never actually closed, and it is common for law enforcement to discover new information that needs to be examined.[11]

According to CBS Reid accusses FBI head Comey of  sitting on the proof taht Trump works for Putin and violated the Hatch act

In his last few months in the Senate, Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, isn’t pulling any punches -- especially after the recent revelations by FBI Director James Comey that more emails were found that could be related to the Clinton email probe. 
The pugilistic Reid, who plans to retire after finishing out this term in Congress, penned a blistering letter to Comey Sunday, accusing the FBI chief of holding back “explosive” information about Donald Trump’s close Russian ties while possibly violating the Hatch Act by reviving the Clinton email investigation. 
“Your actions in recent months have demonstrated a disturbing double standard for the treatment of sensitive information, with what appears to be a clear intent to aid one political party over another,” Reid wrote, adding that through Comey’s “partisan actions, you may have broken the law.”[12]

It's just another part of the coup attempt. It's just one of the multiple  levels of confusion destabilization requires, These are the same kinds of things we did to destroy the Nicaragua democracy or the Guatemalan democracy of 54, and Putin did to destroy Ukraine democracy. It is obvious to me (I know I am no expert but I some things) that this is a classic case just on a boarder scale.  If we need a stronger commendation to foreign power, the Putin government has paid big money to Trump;'s people. [13]

Several have said if Trump loses they already to fight with guns blazing and one said Hilary needs to be assassinated, Trump is not going to stop just because he loses. This is only the beginning of Putin's revenge on democracy for winning the cold war.[14]

The Boston Globe reports that Trump supporters are starting to believe what the GOP presidential nominee has repeatedly told them — that the election will be "rigged" as part of a massive conspiracy to defeat him at the hands of "crooked Hillary." And the impact of Trump's incendiary statements could be felt far beyond Election Day, undermining Americans' faith in democracy and making it difficult to govern — or worse. “If she’s in office, I hope we can start a coup. She should be in prison or shot. That’s how I feel about it,” Dan Bowman, a 50-year-old contractor, said of Clinton at recent rally in Cincinnati. “We’re going to have a revolution and take them out of office if that’s what it takes. There’s going to be a lot of bloodshed. But that’s what it’s going to take. . . . I would do whatever I can for my country.”At a rally in North Carolina on Friday, Trump declared: “It’s one big fix. This whole election is being rigged.’’At the same rally, a Trump supporter attacked a protester, shoving him and putting him in a headlock, as the crowd erupted in chants of "USA, USA!": [15]


[1] Wikiv article

The Reichstag fire (German: ReichstagsbrandAbout this sound listen ) was an arson attack on the Reichstag building in Berlin on 27 February 1933. Marinus van der Lubbe, a young Dutch council communist, was caught at the scene of the fire and arrested for the crime. Van der Lubbe was an unemployed bricklayer who had recently arrived in Germany. He declared that he had started the fire and was tried and sentenced to death. The fire was used as evidence by the Nazi Party that communists were plotting against the German government. The event is seen as pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany."
[2] Wikipedia articleon Roettinger (accessed 10/30/16)
[3] Tom Steele, "Tarrant county group claims sioemers are beimg intimidated into not voting," Dallas News, Dallas Mornking News, online news URL (accessed 10/30/16)
I also saw the report on air yesterday on Fox 4 local news in Dallas.
[4] Ibid.
[5] Ibid.
[6] WBAP 820 radio,"Rights Group Claims Ft Worth Hispanics Face Voter Intimidation." Posted on
this is the most respected radio news source in North Texas and has been since 1960s
[7] Jamelle Bouie,"Donald Trump is Settimga Timeb omb for Racial Violence"Dallas News powered by Dallas Morning News, commemtary, oct 11. 16 online URL

Jamelle Bouie is chief political correspondent for Slate, which first published this column.
[8] Max Chafkinand and Vernon Silver, "How Julian Assange Turned WikiLeaks Into Trump’s Best Friend,"Bloom 
From  (accessed 10/30/16)

[9] Philip Rucker, et al, "Trump invites Russia To meddle In US Presidential Race" The Washington Post, July 27, 2016
(accessed 10/30/16)

[10] Nina Burleigh, "The Bush Whitehoue lost 22 Million Emails," Newsweek, Sept 12, 2016

[11] Kurt Eichenwold, "HlaryClinton's Emails" NewsWeek 10,l28.16


Kristen said...

Yes, this to me is much more frightening than the spectre of Trump in office, which I never really believed in. But if the country is going to fall apart because people can't handle a woman President, I can't think of a more competent woman than Clinton to handle it.

Here's an interesting Huff Post article that articulates what I've been feeling: at the very bottom, this is really about gender.

Fact-Checking Is Largely Irrelevant Because Deceit Is Not What’s Causing Moral Outrage, Clinton’s Gender Is

Joseph Hinman (Metacrock) said...

I agree. I think there are other factors but a large part of it.Also not just that a woman is no good but old grandfather white guy with money is symbol of God and authority to a to of people. Then the country is deeply fascistic to its core. The BS about freedom and libertarian crap it's just talk.,they really want an authority figure to keep them in line,and to make them powerful.I still a lot of them think if they serve the rich they will be made rich.

Kristen said...

I would say that most people want both-- safety and freedom-- and the issue is always how to balance the two. Currently people are frightened, they're scared of all the rapid changes taking place in the world, and they're freaked out by the terrorist threats. So they're placing a premium on safety over freedom, and they want someone to take care of them. But they also feel a strong need to protect themselves, and the Second Amendment is only part of that. White people feel especially threatened by the loss of their privileged place in society, and they want to protect that place. Most also don't want to admit, even to themselves, that this is really what it's about.

Fascism springs out of of fear. People who feel more secure, place more value on liberty.