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August 24, 2023

The Morning Report — 8/24/23


Good morning, kids. If you watched the debate debasement last night thinking that you were going to see democracy in action, and thereby get a clearer picture of who you might vote for to lead the country come 2024, you're an idiot. That said, considering the readers and commenters here in the main are among the most informed and clear-headed about the state of affairs as they really are, last night's spectacle was most illuminating, albeit for other reasons.

The one thing that I for sure came away with was having even more respect for Vivek Ramaswamy as perhaps a future leader and for sure in the main a voice of sanity and reason on a number of issues and fronts. If for no other reason than the confirmed globalist/Deep State flunkies and traitors occupying the rest of the stage focused all their attacks directly on him. Flak + proximity to target. QED. Supposedly he's a flip-flopper (see the kerfuffle about his position on foreign aid to Israel), but from what I have seen, he explains his positions well when given the chance, and not just the usual "splunge" response that we know so well. I would have liked to have heard from Larry Elder, or to have him slice and dice his opponents, but of course, that could not be tolerated.

The other thing that last night's sturm und drang underscored was not only the utter uselessness of the format, but more to the point the utter uselessness of being elected President if your mission is to go against those who are really running the country, and for all intents and purposes have been running it since at least the end of World War 2: the unelected and unaccountable Bureaucracy. Even the two presidents that tried with varying degrees of success to reverse course, Reagan and Trump, perhaps only slowed things down.

Even if they weren't buffoons, liars, poseurs and scumbags (Vivek and DeSantis excluded) and instead you had a group of actual intellects and accomplished leaders engaged in thoughtful, spirited, real debate, it would still be meaningless in terms of where we are as a nation and society.

Love him, hate him, indifferent about him, Donald Trump is going to present himself to this Fani Willis cancer and allow himself to be booked, handcuffed and get a mugshot taken for the crime of exercising his First Amendment rights. Period. Now put that in context to last night's idiocy. You'd have been better entertained and enlightened by watching reruns of The Gong Show, my observations about Vivek Ramaswamy notwithstanding.

And speaking of Trump, he sat out the debate and instead sat down with Tucker Carlson for an extended interview. Did it help him or hurt him to not be on that stage last night? The interview reportedly garnered 90 million views in three hours. Surely, not all of those views were Trump supporters and by the time I post this column it will be even more than that.

Of course, there's the substance of what he said as well as the questions that were posed by TuCa. You'll have to judge both of those for yourselves. While the interview, IMHO, was for sure more informative than the Milwaukee shit-show on Fox, we're still dealing with a flawed man and a flawed candidate who nevertheless racked up more real positive accomplishments in just three years as POTUS than arguably any predecessor in 50-100 years. So, you have to balance all of that out and see what side of the scale it comes out on, and in comparison to his chief rival, DeSantis (as of this writing) as to who is deserving of your support – as the candidate.

Yet that flies in the face of my assertion of who runs the country and the credibility of elections going forward from what happened in 2020 and possibly to a lesser extent in some of the races in the '22 midterms. In that light, Trump's words and actions are a puzzler as he too seems to be playing the "politics as usual" game despite the fact of what he faces in Atlanta later today.

Erudite commenter Yudhishthira's Dice posted this comment last Friday, responding to another commenter who stated "The Left is deeply afraid of President Trump."

This is ridiculous, and reveals a near total misapprehension of this entire situation by whoever says that kind of thing.

The left has no fear of him, nor should they. from the moment he beat Hill Dawg, he was just a pig in the Party's poke. They easily contained him. The GOP faction stymied his entire agenda in Congress, while the Dem faction hamstrung him with nonstop investigations. He was isolated and sidelined with alacrity, before they deposed him in a coup.

If he, or any outsider, overcomes the staggering odds and somehow wins another 'election,' this will be repeated. Or they'll just quit wasting time, and shoot the guy. Who's going to question it, at this point?

None of this was ever about fear of a bombastic billionaire dilettante. It was about fear of *us.* The Party thought they had this country completely sewn up. When he chewed up and spit out all their candidates from Jeb to Hillary, they realized they'd overestimated the degree of control they held.

Everything since then has been about putting us in our places and demonstrating their absolute power to the restive masses.


A coup d’etat is when a small group of people suddenly try to take power and subjugate a nation by force.

A coup du publique is when a small group of people already in power try to further subjugate an entire population by methodically taking away whatever rights they may have left.

That global sense of unease, that nearly audible universal skincrawl taking place across the planet, that unquestionable deprivation of the right to ask questions, that which is happening right now: that is the coup du publique in action.

In a run-of-the-mill coup d’etat, it is axiomatic that the people staging the coup seize the radio station, usually even before they track down and meat hook the unfortunate Great Leader of the People and Terror of the Nation’s Enemies and President For Life and replace him with some other Grand High Dirtbag. . .

. . . In a sense, a coup is the opposite of a revolution in that it thrives not on the active involvement of the citizenry, but its passive isolation, unlike in popular uprisings and protests.

For example, besides the fact that it was over in time for dinner, that Jan. 6 participants called the next day asking if they could stop by to pick up jackets they left behind, that a significant percentage of the participants were being paid by certain government agencies to be there, that participants stood around taking pictures of statues, and that the police on scene may have allowed a large proportion of the protestors in is why the tragic stupidity of January 6 was not a coup or an insurrection or anything more than a stupid thoughtless gift to the Democrats and their deep state allies.

But what if you flip that script just a tiny bit and make sure that – before any other planning, ally recruiting, etc., is even started – you made sure to quietly, incrementally take control of the information infrastructure first?  A few years ago, that meant radio and television stations and phone company HQ – today that means the internet as it is all three in one.

And if instead of overthrowing a government, you did this to ensure a government’s survival and expansion – the public be damned.  Then you would not have a coup d’etat but a coup du publique.

And that is what is happening in real time around the world right now.  But this coup is not replacing the government – it is replacing the people. . .

. . . This coup is not one of bullets but of butter, brains, and banishment.  It does not promise an escape from the tyranny of the past but brazenly proclaims a new tyranny, under which people will be forcibly cared for from cradle to grave.

The American Revolution revolved around individuals asserting their rights to create a new system of governance:

We the People.

The coup du publique carries a diametrically different core belief and will result in a final soul-crushing status for all humans:

You Were the People.

Not to worry though. Crisco Christie will save the day!

NOTE: The opinions expressed in the links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

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