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Slow Motion Coup?

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
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by AMAC, Robert B. Charles
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Two misdemeanors, one for false records, and the other for campaign finance, both with expired statutes of limitation, combined to create a fictional felony, multiplied 34 times, handed to a biased jury with faulty instructions. Egregiously unlawful, horrifying. We either care or will wish we had.

If we were not Americans, instinctively assuming the best of our justice system, believing ourselves above a corrupted judiciary committing election interference, we would call this – in some other country – an attempted coup, a slow-motion coup. Would we not?

Too strong? We now see local, state, and federal actors sworn to be devoid of politics, prosecutors, and judges, revealing they are fatally infected by the disease, no longer offering pretense to objectivity, impartial administration, equal application of laws, even to fairness.

The jarring reality: Trump’s conviction forces on us the real meaning of what is afoot in the country. It is a shocking turn in American legal, constitutional, and political history, not so much about Trump as about us, and about the government – state and federal – we call our Republic.

Like a Shakespearean comedy, we are seeing what the corruption of a judicial system looks like, the folly and horror of it. We are seeing the extent of cowardice in national leadership, political actors benefiting in silence, complicit in the takedown of our fair and impartial judicial system.

Truth is, this is not a Shakespearean comedy. This is not even a Shakespearean or Senecan tragedy, where the reversal of fortunes results from some noble’s tragic flaw. That is all subterfuge, the raw narrative we are supposed to think of and accept – but that is not the real tragedy.

Not only are Trump’s flaws a forced fit for Shakespeare, his candidacy being smothered by a coercive state, but the real tragedy is the one we are all being encouraged not to see.

We are living the tragedy, in real time. We idealistic Americans are the object of it.  In just a few short years, we have been infected with the disease of progressive Marxism, or call it mid-century Maoism, or the slow creep of what used to be “Communism” but is now sold as “Democratic Socialism,” the way fascism was sold in the 1930s as “National Socialism.” 

In short, the real tragedy is this: Unless corrected, we are witnessing the fall of an epic Republic, a nation that changed humanity by conceiving checks and balances, putting in place methods for assuring accountable, decentralized, self-rule from one generation to the next.

The real question, as we watch this tragedy unfold, is whether we will rescue the Republic. Will we together, in a chorus of condemnation, show the courage to call this what it is, a slow-motion coup, coercive forces among us knowingly subverting checks and balances, or will we let it go?

The significance of the Trump conviction goes beyond one man, one candidate, one court, one state, or even one federal administration. It relates instead to us – to who we are, who we choose to be. This is a tipping point for this Republic, a time of great decision – for each of us personally.

We can watch America continue to fall into despair, captured by one-party rule, progressive oppression of the individual, rights and personal significance at the state and federal levels, witness the devolving of a nation, turning us into a failed, relatively short-lived experiment in freedom, fairness, and self-rule – or we can reassert the validity of our Constitution.

To be disturbingly blunt: This is a warning bell, the first heart attack, scan you did not want to see. The mind drifts to another time when 400 years ago John Donne was Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, a prescient, controversial, prophetic poet. England’s Civil War was 20 years off when he wrote: “Ask not for whom the bell tolls… it tolls for thee.” We either care, or we will wish that we had.

Robert Charles is a former Assistant Secretary of State under Colin Powell, former Reagan and Bush 41 White House staffer, attorney, and naval intelligence officer (USNR). He wrote “Narcotics and Terrorism” (2003), “Eagles and Evergreens” (2018), and is National Spokesman for AMAC.

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lawrence greenberg
lawrence greenberg
15 days ago

Since the assuming of power by this illegitimate administration, which has turned out to be the most corrupt, criminal, treasonous, and incompetent administration in our nation’s history, I have been asking the following question, without receiving any good answers: Where do we go, to whom do we turn, for enforcement of the law and the administration of justice, when those whose duty and responsibility it is to enforce the law and administer justice, the DOJ and the AG, not only are not interested in doing their jobs, but are themselves actively engaged in violating the law and violating the rights of our citizens? What do we do?

Lhett
Lhett
15 days ago

Well written. Now it is our time to be active in supporting the best candidates for the primary elections. We also should review the voting records of our supposed representatives in the House and Senate to press them to do what they promised when campaigning for the office they hold.

Max
Max
15 days ago

RBC, great article and to the point as several of commentors of this site have been saying the same thing for a while. The judicial system is broken and getting worse as judges are definitely not following the law but making their own rules as they are following the Left’s agenda. The Republic is definitely in trouble and unless the people wake up, the next thing they will see a SOCIALIST TRYANNY. Your last two paragraphs should be on everyone’s mind.

Pat R
Pat R
15 days ago

I believe most US citizens who choose to be aware do indeed care. The question is, “What do we do to stop the tearing down of our republic and Make America Great Again?”
You have our support; what are we to do and how?

Dawn
Dawn
15 days ago

Yeah we got it! It’s ALL up to us, each individual! I hate the f–k what’s going on! But I’m sick to death of hearing this droning on and on and on and on when no one comes up with an actual plan as to WHAT TO DO! What are we, or I supposed to actually DO!

Pam
Pam
15 days ago

The problem is a large number of Americans believe the NY court and jury were fair. People are still caught up in their bubbles and many continue to believe ‘orange-man bad’.

FedUp
FedUp
15 days ago

This is actually the 3rd coup. #1: Hillary’s fake Russian Collusion was the first attempt to take down a sitting president. #2: OMG, Trump had a phone call was the second attempted coup.
Unfortunately, until the Republicans start realizing we’re dealing with a far left, communist regime and start fighting back, we’re sunk. The Dems won’t stop until some of them are arrested, sentenced, and start paying the consequences.

John
John
15 days ago

Excellent article, as usual. If only we could get the moderate (if there are any left) Democrats to see the other side of the propaganda they are fed by the national media. I continue to pray that there are some liberals with integrity left.

anna hubert
anna hubert
15 days ago

We now have so many invaders on our soil who don’t care about America that soon it will be impossible to rescue the country Democrats sure are working toward that

Robin Walter Boyd
Robin Walter Boyd
15 days ago

There is no doubt the century old coup to turn the U.S. Socialist/Communist is hitting its peak. Every American citizen, regardless of any social or political differences, should be very afraid right now. If Progressive Democrats and D.C. Swamp dwelling Republicans can do what is being done to Trump, there is not one of US who is safe from being persecuted unfairly and unlawfully by the current fascist regime.

Bernard. Giroux
Bernard. Giroux
15 days ago

Think about it: the DEI crowd are the former political police. The climate change freaks are the Politburo. The “elite” are the party leaders. The teachers unions and the MSM keep the “useful idiots” in line. The Democrats walk and speak in lockstep. The Executive branches of government execute the policy. The rest of us are on The Road to Serfdom.

Jim Johnson
Jim Johnson
15 days ago

The so-called Democrats have been trying to destroy the United States since 1861. 70+ million dead, at least. Now a foreign invasion fully supported by them. Wake up! This is not new!!

johnh
johnh
13 days ago

Old Arab Proverb: LET THE CAMEL GET HIS NOSE IN THE TENT, THE REST OF HIS BODY WILL SOON FOLLOW.

johnh
johnh
15 days ago

Early in trial, it was very disturbing to me that one of Trump’s lawyers said: ” IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO INFLUENCE ELECTIONS, THAT IS DEMOCRACY “. How many other Americans agree with this statement?

spitfire
spitfire
15 days ago

So, do we have 5th columnists now manning the AMAC discussion/comment center.i have had several posts vanish lately while having to endure posts written by ten year olds,or so it would appear by their content.

Rabi
Rabi
15 days ago

Pray that we can save America, Trump 2024

spitfire
spitfire
15 days ago

As long as we have gutless bastards like McConnell and the rest of the RINO swine dancing to the tune of OBAMA the chief communist and his paymaster Soros nothing will change.I believe Obama wants a civil war so that he can fulfill his dream of totaly disarming the law abiding via marshal law.

Fay Tibbs
Fay Tibbs
15 days ago

HEAVEN help us!

Jimmy Page
Jimmy Page
15 days ago

SLOW IS CORRECT! … clip on the youtube clip of KGB defector from 1984 !!! This will blow your mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOmXiapfCs8

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
15 days ago

Been planning since 2016+

Brenda G
Brenda G
12 days ago

Interesting story/opinion. I agree with all points.My problem is what does the average resident or citizen do to help correct, change the problems we are seeing? Without going into detail, I’ve tried to register to help, volunteer or get some direction in my area. I live in a “Red” state, I’m a registered Republican and all I get are requests for monetary donations. My way of helping would be a time, physically helping in some way. I never have any response to my queries. It’s frustrating to me, because I want to help.

Jean Baker
Jean Baker
12 days ago

I’ve heard Biden is going to drop out of the race and Gavin Newsom will take his place.

Michael
Michael
12 days ago

The real problem is not Trump, our founding fathers saw ALL this coming and made provisions, they knew the true heart of men….so unless a large enough portion of this country is willing to make the same pledge as those that signed our declaration of independence we are cooked….get out of the blue states they’ll fall first

uncleferd
uncleferd
15 days ago

Something needs to stop the free-fall of this Republic. “President” Biden is analogous to a 5-year-old in the Captain’s seat of a crowded 1747.

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