Announcing the end of the party is a bit of a soft-shoe routine on reality. What that title means is The Republic is Dead. It was murdered by ugly reality and now everyone wants to point fingers. It may take a while to bury the corpse, and perhaps it will be propped up here and there, with lots of trick lighting to make it seem as though our “democratic process” is still breathing. Decades from now forensic historians will be guesstimating when the life went out. We’ll all be gone by then.
The Baron and I don’t talk politics anymore; it’s too discouraging to watch the predictably interminable pile-on, much less having to discuss it. When I read the other day that come September Trump’s youngest son will be attending an Episcopal day school in the Washington area my first thought was: when will the antifas show up at the school, making an ugly Fellini circus of the boy’s childhood? It’s not his fault his father is president.
I don’t have much hope for Trump’s presidency anymore. There are too many well-connected, rapacious enemies determined to bring him down. Their pyrrhic victory will bring satisfaction to no one but a few fatuous talking heads.
So why this post? Well, during that odious election just past, I was in the habit of reading Scott Adams’ blog, the one place I could be sure to see some realistic overviews of events. Meta-analyses focus on process rather than content; in any discussion, there is more to be learned from the former than the latter. And Adams’ even, reasonable discussions gave me a modicum of hope. Once Trump was elected, I didn’t need any further explanations so I stopped reading Adams’ website. My bad.
Today, for some reason, I recalled Scott Adams’ way of looking at things. I began to wonder what he’d have to say about these shameful attacks on Trump. Ever since the Donald was elected, one could more accurately term “News About The President” as “Gaseous Green Billows Emanating from the MSM Killing Machine (and its deep state sources). It grows ever more depressingly obvious the cabal is out to get Trump, to replace him with what they perceive to be our more pliable vice president (and a pence for any non- American who knows the vice-president’s name). I can’t bear to read those slanted, small-minded outpourings anymore; there’s not even any pretense now about their intentions.
So that’s why you haven’t seen much about American politics here. Unless it concerns the advance of the Ummah, we skip American journalism. However, today was different. I suddenly recalled my favorite meta-analyst during the 2016 presidential election campaign. I hadn’t read Scott Adams in months, so I turned to him for a change, hoping he’d have some insights into this continual beat-down of Trump, our duly elected president.
He didn’t disappoint. In a post entitled “The Slow Motion Assassination of President Trump”, Scott Dilbert was his cogent, contrarian self. I realized how much I’d missed his point of view when he opened with:
I saw this quote on CNN.com today: “The episode is the latest woe for Trump, whose administration is engulfed in a series of scandals linked to Russia.”
A “series of scandals linked to Russia”? Would it be equally accurate to characterize it as a series of stories manufactured by the media, none of which have been confirmed to be a big deal?
Do you see what I mean? None of the MSM is saying this, but it’s true — we’ve had dozens of “media-manufactured” stories since Trump took office. They’ve been ceaseless Cassandras.
Adams’ analysis is short. He says:
Today’s headline news is that an alleged Comey memo indicates President Trump tried to obstruct justice in the Flynn investigation by saying to Comey in a private meeting, “I hope you can let this go.”
Key word = hope
How did the New York Times characterize Trump’s expression of hope?
As Adams points out with a screen cap, the old Grey Goose claimed that what he was asking was that Comey shut down his investigation, when all he actually did was express his own best outcome for the situation. No orders to Comey in that at all, but the MSM inferred itself to death.
Adams does not think this will end well. Sadly, I agree, though I think the same fate would have awaited any Republican who beat Hillary in 2016. The Democrats were this close to a complete takeover and Trump beat them. For that he will be harried into a forced fail.
Here is Adams’ take on that eventuality and its aftermath [my emphases are in italics — D]:
Do you see Trump asking Comey to end the Flynn investigation in the quote “I hope you can let this go”?
All I see in that sentence is “duh.” Obviously Trump HOPED his friend and advisor Flynn would be okay. Did it need to be said? Was there some confusion on this point with Comey? Did Comey enter the meeting thinking maybe President Trump wanted to see his friend and advisor Flynn get eaten by the system?
I’m no lawyer, but I can’t see any judge or jury in the United States prosecuting someone for expressing a hope that the future turns out well for his friend.
Watch the headlines and pundits today transmogrify “hope” into “asked to end the Flynn investigation.” [That did happen -D]
That isn’t news.
That is an assassination.
I also think we are seeing with the recent leaks the first phase of Mutually Assured Destruction of our government. The leaks will destroy Trump if they continue. But if that happens, no Democrat and no anti-Trump Republican will ever be able to govern in the future. Payback is guaranteed. The next President to sit in the White House will be leaked to the point of ineffectiveness. And that’s how the Republic dies.
That isn’t necessarily bad news. The Republic form of government doesn’t make sense in the modern world anyway. We already evolved into a form of direct democracy via social media and polling. Our politicians can’t risk going against a big majority – even for noble reasons – because social media will organize to drive that person out of office over the issue. In effect, we are already a direct democracy. The Republic is already history, except in a technical sense.
If you can sit passively while watching the Opposition Media turn “hope” into “asked Comey to end the investigation,” you are part of the slow assassination of President Trump. And you are also part of the slow assassination of the next president, and the next. If Trump goes down from leaks, Mutually Assured Destruction kicks in automatically.
On the plus side, the public has the power and the moral authority to strip the Opposition Media of its power and take control of the government via the weight of public opinion. But that probably won’t happen because of our old friend confirmation bias. Confirmation bias makes the innocent word “hope” look like “Asked him to end the investigation.” Trump’s critics will see it that way. And if they do, your next president might be Elizabeth Warren.
She should last about two years.
For some interesting takes on his point of view, see the comments here. Ignore the Trump-bashers; hung up as they are on content, they’ve nothing to contribute to an understanding of the process.
So many of our institutions, including the basic ones like marriage or gender, have been penetrated and destroyed by the lytic processes created in the gruesome labs of the Frankfort School. “Critical theory” has resulted in a massive dislocation of our most basic cultural ideas. This makes the dissolution of our political processes and even our cultural “glue” more obvious as time goes on.
Donald Trump’s enemies may well rue the day they made him play Samson. The temple they’re so determined to bring down around him is their playground, too. Let us hope — that loaded word again — that these players realize the self-destructive side to their machinations.