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Michael Anton: Paul Revere of the Trump Administration

Laurence Jarvik

Posted on September 27, 2020 18:57

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As in the 1860s, America cannot continue half-slave and half-free. Either we must become fully enslaved under Chinese-style Communism, or preserved as a free society under the U.S. Constitution ...

On September 4th, The American Mind published former Trump Administration National Security official Michael Anton's "The Coming Coup: Democrats are laying the groundwork for revolution right in front of our eyes."  It claimed the Democratic Party is attempting the type of regime change known as a "Color Revolution" for America's 2020 election.

Although it read like the plot of John Frankenheimer's 1964 film Seven Days in May, Anton's article wasn't meant to be fiction — rather a warning about "The Transition Integrity Project." He named Joe Biden, John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, and Al Gore as plotters, as well as right-wing bogeyman George Soros.

Anton's warning was picked up Raheem Kassam of The National Pulse, who charged further connections to Bill Gates, and through the Berggruen Institute, to the Chinese Communist Party. Breitbart.com reported that organization co-founder Rosa Brooks suggested a military coup to remove President Trump. Subsequently, another co-founder, Nils Gilman, called for Anton to be shot like French WWII collaborator Robert Brassillac.

Obviously, stakes in the 2020 Election must be high for tempers to run so hot, which is why Anton's new book, THE STAKES: America at the Point of No Return is must-reading for anyone who wants to understand what's going on in our country today.

Quite simply, it explains what motivates President Trump's re-election campaign.

Anton's thesis is simple — America is de facto facing a Communist Revolution: "Either the left achieves the final victory it has long sought ... Or the Republican Party ... leads a realignment along nationalist-populist lines that forces the left to moderate and accept the legitimacy of red state/flyover/'deplorable' concerns."

In other words, to accept the two-party system that has worked since George Washington's term of office.

A native Californian, Anton says what happened to his home state should be a lesson to the country. One-party rule destroyed the Golden State in his lifetime, substituting a relatively egalitarian democracy with excellent public services, schools, universities, and solid middle-class lifestyles for a neo-feudal oligarchy featuring collapsing public services, private schools, and gated communities. Blade Runner instead of The Brady Bunch.

Anton blames this sad situation on disrespect for traditional American principles by a ruling class who have become drunk on wealth and power dependent upon slave labor in China used to manufacture almost everything from Apple computers to Nike sneakers.

Like slave-holding plutocrats of the Old South, they have become enslaved by the system that made their fortunes possible — now more dependent on Communist China than the American people.

As in the 1860s, America cannot continue half-slave and half-free. Either we must end up fully enslaved under Communism or restored as a free society under the U.S. Constitution.

Those are the stakes, according to Anton. 

Could President Trump resolve this, short of civil war?

Anton appears agnostic, presenting a menu of different scenarios, none of them totally satisfactory.

However, he neglects one historically decisive factor for America: Divine Providence.

Let us pray ...

Laurence Jarvik

Posted on September 27, 2020 18:57

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