On several occasions over the last few months, I have asserted that while those who voted for Donald Trump in November of 2016 did so due to disgust over the political status quo and in some cases due to adversity they experienced that was directly brought about by the policies of the previous administration, most of these voters remain ignorant of the broader dynamic at hand. As such, part of my mission has become to aid in revealing aspects of this dynamic to the electorate, because it is essential that voters understand these in order to effectively support our president as he addresses same.
As anyone who was around during the Cold War can attest, in the former Soviet Union, the political class was essentially comprised of gangsters, the most ruthless of which ascended to the highest echelons of government. The increasing similarity of our political system to this one won't be wasted on those who remember. The "Trump Revolution" has resulted in a vigorous mobilization of leftist factions in America largely because it represents an existential threat to their decades-long pernicious agenda. Trump himself, as the consummate capitalist, represents a symbolic as well as an existential threat to the elite-run oligarchical collectivist model the political establishment is attempting to install in America.
The central message is that over the last several decades, the United States has been infiltrated by elements of the political left in a manner and on a scale that would have horrified the average citizen during the Cold War. The insinuation of leftist operatives (progressives, socialists and a smattering of communists) includes Democrats and Republicans at all levels of government, the press, activists and political donors, and has given rise to a culture of abject lawlessness within our government and amongst politicos at large.
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The depth and breadth of this corruption must be communicated to the electorate as effectively as possible if we are to extricate the Deep State and entrenched socialist menace.
It has been well-established that the political establishment (in the past, I would have referred to those on the political left) operates in a decidedly amoral fashion as a matter of course, having determined that the ends justify the means. Nowhere has this fact been more clearly demonstrated than in the blitz of fake news and contrived scandals orchestrated by the political left in the cause of discrediting, demonizing and slandering President Donald Trump. This of course began as soon as Trump declared his candidacy for the office of president and included unreliable and shadowy intelligence, as well as desperate, baseless claims of Trump being a racist, a misogynist, a homophobe, an Islamophobe ... the list goes on ad infinitum.
Among the most widespread animadversions cast in Donald Trump's direction has been the claim that he is a misogynist and/or a sexual predator of some sort. Although this backfired during the 2016 campaign when Trump's political enemies proved incapable of finding any women able to corroborate these charges out of the thousands with whom Trump has worked and employed over decades, they obviously have not given up.
One of the prominent stories in the current news cycle has become that of Trump's political enemies having conspired during the campaign to financially compensate prospective Trump accusers for their testimony against him. As reported in the New York Times last week, celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom, who was working with a number of prospective Trump accusers, received at least $500,000 from donors supporting Hillary Clinton during the campaign to this end. Among them was Susie Tompkins Buell, founder of Esprit Clothing and a long-time Clinton donor. According to the Times, Bloom reportedly solicited donors by saying that she was working with women who might "find the courage to speak out" against Trump if the donors would provide funds for them.
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Bloom, daughter of the equally odious celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, was largely responsible for employing similarly unethical methods to oust Fox News' Bill O'Reilly last spring.
This is not only illustrative of the lack of scruples evidenced by people like Lisa Bloom, but it is also illegal. Such action-conspiring with individuals to proffer false testimony against another in a legal proceeding falls well within the purview of anti-conspiracy statutes and should be prosecuted accordingly, as is the case when members of organized crime do likewise. More importantly, it is essential to recognize that any rationalization or justification for going after Trump in this manner represents the culture of abject lawlessness described earlier.
As I pointed out last November, once again, we have liars, cheats and thieves with law degrees abetted by other liars, cheats and thieves with law degrees, all of whom are well-acquainted with the most effective ways to skirt – or break – the law. The government-media complex, which repeatedly overlooked dozens of crimes committed by the previous administration and its surrogates, nevertheless holds out the vain hope that an undoctored photo of Trump handing Russian President Vladimir Putin a fat check or raping someone on the Capitol steps at High Noon will eventually materialize.
Barring that, it's become evident that they intend to simply make something up.
Still more important is the realization that the willingness of the political establishment to engage in these tactics illustrates how none of this is about Trump at all. We are indeed in the midst of a carefully crafted, protracted political coup of the foulest order, orchestrated by individuals no less vile and acrimonious than the old Soviet apparatchiks who enslaved generations of people during the last century.