Donald J. Trump formally announced his candidacy for president of the United States on 16 June 2015.
After a dramatic entrance down the escalator of Trump Tower he stood before the press corps in a dark suit with a red tie. His wife was clad in a nicely tailored white dress. His announcement made me cringe a bit. It was like the futile effort of herding cats. Feral political thoughts were running in all directions. The message had merit but the cadence was off. Yet there was little doubt regarding one thing. We were being formally introduced to a man with the prowess of a lion.
The war within the state was not immediately perceptible. Media pundits hooted with glee and they practically burped with satisfaction. Nobody really took the man that seriously on the day he announced his intentions. As for me, I began to listen to every word that came out of his mouth and analyze every gesture. What was it that made this man both fascinating and formidable?
By the time we entered the season for presidential debates a careful conclusion was already formulated regarding Trump’s ability to both roll with the punches and also deliver a counterpunch. In la terre des ogres Mr. Trump was more than willing to be ogre de jour. Perhaps his finest moment was the rabbit punch delivered against Senator Marco Rubio after he used an analogy to insult Trump’s manhood. Lifting up his hands for all to see candidate Trump proclaimed, “Look at those hands? Are they small? …I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee.”
By this time Team Hillary had a big problem with their own hired hands. To the Fourth Estate was added a Fifth Column. The column was composed of paid agitation propagandists who subverted freedom of expression from the spirit in which the gift was offered. The dynamic devolved into something which the vast majority of decent Americans rejected. We have been practicing this craft for too long to let it function in occult manner. Fourth estate and publicity warlocks continued their little skirmishes. But then an amazing thing happened. Donald J Trump became the 45th President of the United States. When he took the stage in the early morning hours to offer a victory speech he wore a dark suit with a red tie. Melania Trump was in a white dress. Coincidence or vindication?
We the People thought we were in control. Oh beautiful, for spacious skies!
Two weeks. It was only two weeks after the inauguration when Rep. Maxine Waters (D-California) tweeted about impeachment of the President. Three days later she gave an interview with CNN and discussed the impeachment of Donald J. Trump. “We have investigations that are already started.” Perhaps the pertinent investigation should really be how a Barack Obama presidency managed to decimate and practically annihilate the Democratic party and their support base.
Flank after flank of Congressional leadership have moved against the seated President of the United States. Not given the courtesy of a pause in the criticism for the first one hundred days of his first term; neither afforded a day where the visage of Russia and treachery against the state are not reported in hyperventilating manner by media enemies; nor given the common decency which should be offered to the President of the United States. Barack Obama became our leader and the media behaved like conciliatory zombies. Donald Trump is now our leader and the White House might as well be on the set for “Night of the Living Dead”.
Civil war is not the most dangerous political breed. War within the state poses the most potent threat. When state leadership and organs of state are more concerned with concentration of power than stewardship of the same there is a war within the state. When lawful delegates of authority horde power as opposed to engaging in power-sharing arrangements we have war within the state. If deep state players have been involved in appropriation of intelligence assets for a political smear campaign we have a war within the state. If indeed, the Trump campaign suffered under an assaultive professionally conducted surveillance, we have war within the state. If it can be proven that our prior POTUS sought to use the power of the FISA Court to spy on a presidential candidate the state of our union is in great peril. Democracy cannot survive with anti-democracy dispensations.
The date is February 28th 2017. It is Tuesday evening. President Donald J. Trump is expected to address a joint session of Congress for the first time since taking his oath of office. Americans await this moment in history with anticipation. What becomes a magnificent display of leadership, a speech which is called “Kennedyesque” by Daily Mail (London) also exposes the war within the state.
“I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart… I am asking for members of Congress to join me in dreaming big and bold and daring things for our country.”
He is here for us. He wants unity and strength. Deep conviction confronts members of Congress. He asks the legislative body to join him in doing great things for the American people. Some refuse to stand. They do not honor the Commander-in-Chief. They do not even stand when confronted with the undeniable grief of the widow of Navy Seal (Chief Petty Officer) William Ryan Owens.
What kind of craven souls are we dealing with here? This would be the same individuals who continue to soil themselves repeatedly with their remarks and do not even have the common sense to clean up before repeating the process. This would be the individuals who prefer a war within the state to a healthy state.
We the People are watching. Our leadership should be the guardians of our greater good. Now we stand as sentinels watching them.