We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Is the Empire's Deep State merely using the attack on Syria to further prepare for Trump's removal? (fully edited version)
The other day I was astonished while viewing Fox New's Tucker Carlson rationally arguing against the official narrative regarding a chemical attack on Syrian's by President Assad of Syria.
My immediate reaction was that he was going to be fired. Then doubts set in. Why didn't Fox News immediately cut his microphone off with some phony excuse? What if Fox News ordered him to do this? Carlson doesn't look at all strained by opposing the official line. This sort of departure from scripted broadcasts by "talking heads" in corporate media is unprecedented in recent decades.
This morning, after digesting the latest attack on Syria by forces of the US Empire, I viewed this astonishing video by Jeffrey Sachs who I regard as likely a member of the Deep State:
I began to think that a move is on by the Deep State to terrify Americans and to prepare for the removal of Trump as head of state.
Then I read this article entitled "Airstrikes and Slime Balls" from a dissident British website about a book review by the former FBI head James Comey entitled A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership. Now I am rather convinced that the Deep State planned this scam on the American people by pressuring Trump to execute this latest missile attack on Syria as another step in their planned removal of Trump from office. In other words, the Deep State (top financiers, corporate executives, and their ideologue followers who control every institution of our society) used a false-flag attack on Syria in which the real target was Trump. It was not a serious attack on Syria, nor was it designed to harm Russians because the attack was well coordinated with the Russian government. Preliminary indications are that the missile attack inflicted minimal damage.
The Deep State's underlying thought process was something like this: Americans are always prepared to "throw the rascals out" of office when they are offended by the existing administration by electing members of the other party in the next election. So the Deep State is using this event to increase the widespread disapproval of Trump by pressuring him into a missile attack which would likely bring the US Empire in military conflict with Russia. Indeed, there has been widespread fear among all Americans (both ordinary and more informed) of an attack that could provoke a war with the Russians.
The catch is that the other party, the Democratic Party or the "good cop", is the favored party to pursue policies by the Empire's Deep State. (Trump's election was a mistake caused by the Deep State's underestimation of the widespread disapproval of aggressive policies supported by Hillary Clinton.) My thinking is that the Deep State is preparing for the removal of Trump from office at least by the next election or even sooner via an impeachment process.