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The Coup Against America.

October 11, 2018

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During the past decade or so in America, we may have witnessed an extremely rare event in history. Not since the hay-day of JP Morgan and his cronies has such a small group of oligarchs managed to stage a, more or less, bloodless coup over a major democracy. What makes it so unusual is that this time they have captured control of two of the significant instruments of ideology in the society — the media and religion — while silencing perhaps the most potent voices in opposition, the scientific and intellectual community. In doing so, and with the assistance of the Supreme Court, they have arranged to assume almost absolute control over one of the two major political parties in the country such that all policies of that party must now meet the needs of that select group.

In order to achieve this coup, it was essential that growth of certain groups underpinning the middle class be halted — such as those in the intellectual trades (teachers, researchers, artists and the like), the technocrats (engineers, scientists and technicians) and very small business owners (shops etc.) and replaced with a smaller middle class primarily made up of clerks, financial analysts, and accountants, in other words those servicing the financial and service industries. As a result, the middle class not only has collapsed but what remains lacks the vibrancy to even be considered a politically significant class. The poor and the working class and in between what used to be called the lumpenproletariat, as they always have been, are usually servants of the dominant ideology that is now firmly in control of this small group of oligarchs.

This was not a “lighting coup” with troops suddenly appearing on the street of the nation’s Capital taking over the government, but one that has taken many years to build and in 2016 with the timely assistance of our major foreign enemy, Russia, succeeded in electing a morally deficient member of their class to the highest office in the land. As with most successful coups, a counterinsurgency against it usually fails since the destruction of its potential enemies is usually one of the first objects of the leaders of the coup’s attention.

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