March 1, 2017
In 2015, I speculated that big data had predicted mass civil unrest in the U.S. and that the government thus implemented preventative countermeasures to stifle it. Specifically, what caught my attention was increased militarization of police forces, Pentagon funding of studies on how to handle mass civil unrest, increased domestic surveillance, and the legalization of propaganda. I felt the U.S. government was moving toward a Chinese-styled form of government, in which it uses big data and domestic surveillance to stifle descent.
The U.S. was accepting globalism at its own expense for the benefit of select nations and groups and slowly transforming into an authoritarian state based on big data and domestic surveillance. The only question was whether or not an internal group would retaliate against it. Of course, it was crazy to believe such a thing at the time but that appears to be what has happened.
Steve Pieczenik, a former U.S. Department of State official who has served under the presidential administrations of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush, said this was going to happen. He predicted it in 2016, stating “Quite frankly, this is a second American Revolution”. He has also stated that the opposition we‘re seeing now is the “gurgling of a dying institution”, and that a silent and peaceful second American Revolution has occurred.
Of course, that opposition is underway, with media groups such as Vice in discussing a coup in America and Rolling Stones claiming mass disruption works, while a former official under Barack Obama is calling for a military coup against Donald Trump and Trump himself is blaming Obama for the leaks and protests against him. Some are already saying that Obama should be held accountable for the soft coup against Trump. This war in Washington extends to the deep state as well.
Julian Assange said that an “Amazing battle for dominance is playing out between the elected US govt & the IC who consider themselves to be the ‘permanent government’. Glenn Greenwald commented on the matter, saying that while he feels Trump’s administration is dangerous, supporting the deep state is worse and that people shouldn’t support the deep state in opposing Trump. Assange agreed, saying that Greenwald had “put it exactly right”.
In a recent Ron Paul Liberty Report, a former CIA intelligence officer stated that a lot of the anonymous source based media reports are false and that it is the politicized upper echelon of the intelligence community and not the base of it that’s working against Trump and causing the leaks. Another former CIA officer said there are spies plotting against Trump and that these people are treasonous.
It would appear that a silent coup and a counter-coup did occur as Pieczenik stated but it’s not over, apparently. In fact, it might have only just begun.
First and foremost, if their plan is to create a military insurrection or violent coup through riots to remove Trump, I don’t think it will work. It’s important to understand that violence isn’t as effective for political change as people use to believe. There’s a good article from a political scientist who reveals that the data shows peaceful movements are more effective than violent movements.
I believe, for now, the opposition against Trump has largely drained their resources and funding. Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign cost 1.2 billion, George Soros lost nearly 1 billion after Trump won, David Brock wasted millions fighting Trump and is already preparing to flush $40 million down the drain, and donations to the Clinton Foundation are drying up. The real question is whether or not Barack Obama’s Organizing For Action will have enough funding to counter Trump, which it’s attempting to do.
If anything transpires, it will probably be down the road since it would take a lot of regrouping and funding to effectively oppose or impeach Trump. However, it isn’t out of the question for the opposition of Trump to go all in and if they’re going to do that, then they will very soon. Even if that happens, the fight to stop the rise of populism or ‘Trumpism’ is mute. With the recent Global Trends: Paradox of Progress report from the National Intelligence Council projecting the continued rise of populism and Generation Z being projected as the most conservative generation since World War II, the future is bleak for those wishing to oppose Trumpism and this rise of the so-called alternative right.
I don’t personally believe Trump will be impeached, as one professor predicts, but I do believe there will be a lot of disruption and chaos if those opposing Trump are able to effectively organize and fund their opposition if they haven’t already. This seems increasingly unlikely, as more and more people are waking up to this, with more and more people coming around to Trump and more light being shined on it. However, only time will tell.