Thursday, February 16

Re: Flynn ouster

It's beginning to look as though there's a "shadow government," composed of entrenched Democrat government employees, members of the CIA and other intel agencies.  Some pundits are calling it Deep State, based on how deeply it's entrenched in the agencies.

The shadow government hates Trump, and thinks "populism" is a dangerous revolt by poorly-educated, unenlightened peasants against Better People Who Know Better.

Back in the 1800's a smart man said "There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."  Because these Deep State bureaucrats hate Trump and his supporters, they're determined to remove him from power --whether by impeachment or merely blocking him at every turn.

The fact that this will destroy democracy in the U.S. bothers them not at all.  They're determined to save us from a Fascist Authoritarian, by any means. 

The whole Flynn episode seems to be evidence of the precipitous and ongoing collapse of America's democratic institutions.  Flynn's ouster was a soft coup (or political assassination) executed by anonymous members of the intelligence community. They don't seem to have accused him of anything more serious than talking to the Russ ambassador before he was appointed by Trump.  With no official post, hard to see the problem.

Intel analysts are supposed to work for the president, not the other way around. Far too many Trump critics appear not to care that these intelligence agents leaked highly sensitive information to the press -- mostly because Trump critics are pleased with the result.

[N]o matter what Flynn did, it is simply not the role of the deep state to target a man working in one of the political branches of the government by dishing to reporters about information it has gathered clandestinely.  This was a hit job, pure and simple.

Sitting back and letting shadowy, unaccountable agents of espionage do the job for us simply isn't an acceptable alternative.

Down that path lies the end of democracy in America.


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