The New York Times op-ed written by a covert 'Resistance' cell operative in the Trump administrations' upper echelons has accelerated the 'Soft Coup' to oust the Sun King from the presidency. In March, Alt-Black.com projected that the Fountainhead (America's ruling class) had reached a consensus that regime change was necessary. The article also stated that contingency planning had been set into motion. While events have moved inexorably in that direction in the intervening six months, the "Resistance" op-ed is the first public declaration that full-spectrum active measures are in play to execute regime change.
Fabricated to create broader public support for the Sun King's eventual ouster, the "Resistance"' op-ed (ROP)primarily targets Republicans, conservatives, and wavering independents still supporting Trump. This is a critical issue, because irrespective of the method used to neutralize the Sun King, it's preferable that the enterprise has a bi-partisan veneer.
Coups and regime change, like revolutions are both a science and an art form. What replaces the fallen regime is as important as the removal itself. That being said, ROP was crafted to create a more accepting atmosphere for a range of options to 'deep six' the Sun King. For example, it references invoking Article 25 allowing the cabinet or congress to remove the Sun King from the presidency for his inability 'to discharge the powers and duties' of his office. In Trump's case, incapacity due to mental defect. This scenario avoids impeachment and doesn't require that Trump be convicted of high crimes or misdemeanors
Weaponized, ROP reads like a military or intelligence PSYOP. It plays directly to the contours of the Sun King's psychological profile. Its design pushes buttons that agitate Trump's fragile mental equilibrium, while exacerbating the internal conflicts roiling in an increasingly fractious administration.
By conducting an internal witch-hunt for the "Resistance" ghost writer, and extracting denials from White House personnel including Vice-President Pence and his own son-in-law Jared Kushner, Trump is further undermining his ability to lead what's left of a beleaguered administration. Calling for Attorney General Jeff Session's to hunt down the "traitor," and asking the New York Times to reveal the writer's identity for national security reasons plays directly into the narrative that he is a raving lunatic, loosed and isolated in a highly dysfunctional White House.
Critical to the success of coups are the collaborators in the existing regime. The "Resistance" op-ed opened by declaring that a shadow government exist of 'like-minded colleagues' that have 'vowed to thwart parts of his [Trump's] agenda and his worst inclinations.' What could be more damning to an egomaniacal autocrat like the Sun King, than being publicly humiliated by his subordinates, calling themselves "the steady state," and insisting they're the power behind the throne.
In the "steady state, "military generals ignore his commands to assassinate foreign leaders. White House staff remove policy signing documents from his desk. Trump's closet confidents routinely engage in strategic leaking to the press to "frustrate" his policies.
The insurgent Resistance cabal has been heralded by the corporate media as a patriotic sleeper cell in the Sun King's imperial court. Putting their jobs at risk, they are fighting for truth, justice and democracy. In truth, they are despicable parasites feeding at the government trough.
The anonymous writer brags about Republicans bilking the nation with the billionaire tax cut. The anonymous author gloats that Republicans have defanged regulation, allowing Global North to stampede the environment and workers safety issues. Furthermore, our clandestine sect assures us that they have the revanchist Russian bear under control. They are punishing Putin, the grey eminence, with sanctions, even though Moscow's cyberattacks are targeting state elections databases in the United States as we speak.
Now that Republicans and Wall Street have systematically pillaged the nation coffers, using the Sun King as their useful idiot, its time to discard him like scrap metal to the heap. Their role is to confine Trump in protective custody until the Fountainhead settles on the best option to process Trump’s exit from office. Specifically, they must wall him off from three no-go areas that risk a strategic setback for American Empire; 1) taking America to the brink of war 2) initiating a reckless action that provokes a economic downturn, and 3) pushing the nation’s political system to a full blown “constitutional crisis.”
Avoidance of a full blown "constitutional crisis," is top priority. For example, Trump firing Deputy FBI Director Rod Rosenstein or Special Counsel Robert Mueller could catapult the system into chaos. The Fountainhead is throwing everything they have at Trump, but they don't want to push him over the edge. Mueller's probe, recorded phone calls, flipped witnesses with immunity, tell all books, call girls pressing civil law suits, White House leaks, and NY Times op-ed publicly declaring a mutiny is afoot are buffeting the Sun King. The optimal outcome is to force Trump to voluntarily resign from office.
The Fountainhead's dilemma is that Trump is an ignorant madman, who will go 'to the mattresses' before resigning. With the Sun King and Congress having some of lowest approval ratings in history (Congress 15% - Trump 35% Gallop Poll-February 2018) risking a full blown "constitutional crisis" is a dangerous proposition. The country is as sharply divided along partisan and racial lines as its ever been. Even the Supreme Court is ripped by partisan warfare over Kavanagh's nomination.
The Resistance op-ed acknowledges this danger, when it states "The president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic. That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions." Yes, we know. It sounds corny. Preserving institutions is not sexy stuff in politics. But, the most tell tale sign that a country is spiraling into decline and inviting an existential crisis, is when its institutions become ineffective, decay, and lack legitimacy among the masses.
Donald Trump came to Washington to blow up the establishment and its institutions. The more Trump is cornered, the more he's going to attack the Justice Department, the FBI, the Special Counsel and the intelligence community to delegitimize the investigation. Worse still, the Sun King is threatening violence and chaos if the Democrats win the November mid-term elections.
On August 27, the Sun King hosted a dinner for evangelical Christian leaders at the White House--evoking images of the last supper. He told the gathering of religious leaders that there would be "violence" if Republicans lost their majority in Congress as a result of November's midterm elections. "You’re one election away from losing everything that you’ve got,” “They will overturn everything that we’ve done and they’ll do it quickly and violently, and violently. There’s violence. When you look at Antifa and you look at some of these groups — these are violent people,” the president said. From a golf course in Scotland, the Sun King's court jester, Rudy Giuliani, said the "American people would revolt" if the president were impeached.
Trump's threat to unleash his white nationalist legions to visit violence and chaos on the nation's streets is a last ditch effort to turn out the vote for the mid-terms. So too are his rants that the stock market will crash, the economy will collapse, and Antifa will hunt down evangelicals and Christians in the streets.
Over the next two months in the run up to the 2018 midterm elections, we are going to witness more dramatic twist and turns as the Fountainhead attempts to evict Trump from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Success is not a given. What we are observing now is a case study in crisis management by the Cathedral's (America's) ruling class. What we are witnessing is America spiraling further and faster toward an existential crisis.