The GOP Has Staged a Coup to Overthrow Democracy
We have less than a year to save our democracy.
Democracy in crisis.
American democracy is in crisis. The GOP’s new Coup D’état control over the Federal Government feels like a state of emergency made normal. This new GOP Coup D’état has threatened their political enemies and has made clear they do not believe in the political norms and traditions of American democracy. Over the last decade Americans have moved towards intellectual isolationism in a world where no kind of isolationism is possible. The fact that the American democracy can fail and fall victim to a domestic political Coup D’état is a concept most Americans seem unable to even think about let alone accept as a reality. There is nothing which puts America’s democracy in a different category than other democracies that have historically failed. History should have taught Americans about the rise of authoritarianism and fascism and how these movements can cause the collapse of democracies such as America’s.
Exposing the threat.
This article is intended to explore, among other things, how Americans can fight back against the GOP’s newly established incipient authoritarian regime. Are there ways that Americans can fight back on a daily basis and in their own personal lives against the political and cultural forces that have given rise to a new GOP Coup D’état? How long does the American democracy have before it succumbs completely to the GOP Coup D’état and the Republican Party’s authoritarian regime?
Dictators, Authoritarians and Rulers.
With the GOP Americans see for the first time in history a new variant of a domestic political party bent on taking over America and has only been empowered to do by the current climate of massive inequality that exists in America today. The public discourse can be heard calling the GOP “dictators,” “authoritarians,” or “rulers.” Americans do not want to think that there exists an evil political GOP led Coup D’état that has already seized control of their country. Publicly acknowledging this possibility results in many Americans responding by saying “No way – Not in the USA,” because Americans lack the constitutional insight and knowledge that would allow them to think outside of the normal constitutional realm that they are no longer in.
Betting on a takeover.
The historically conventional way for a political party to gain control of the country is to – be popular – be legitimate will popular policies, – to grow their popularity ratings and to win elections. At the moment neither the White House nor Congress have any policies which the majority of Americans will accept. The GOP is now betting Americans can be seduced by the notion of getting into a new rhythm of politics, one that does not depend upon popular policies and electoral cycles – A Coup D’état. Whether such a Coup can be made to work or not will depend upon whether the GOP can make something terrible happen to the country. Events that will make Americans question whether or not the main significance of these events will make Americans more or less free citizens in the future. The GOP and their Coup D’état will attempt these events unsuccessfully simply because Americans will have had time to prepare for them and that there are enough people and enough agencies of the federal government who have also thought about these events, and would not necessarily go along without resistance.
What can Americans do? What should America’s call to action be?
The thing that matters the most is to realize that in moments like this Americans actions really do matter. It is ironic but in this Coup D’état situation, Americans matter more than their democracy. In a Coup D’état situation, at the beginning, the people have a special kind of power because the Coup D’état depends on a certain kind of consent. This means that if Americans are conscious of the moment that they are in, they can find ways not to express their consent and they can also find the little ways to be a barrier to the Coup’s progress. If enough Americans do that it really can make a difference, but again only at the beginning.
What difficult and challenging actions should Americans start preparing to undertake now?
Be as courageous as you can. Do you actually care enough about freedom that you would fight for it if given no other constitutional option? Do Americans actually care about freedom? Think that through. We are still at a stage where protest is not illegal. We’re still at a stage where protest is not lethal. Those are the two big thresholds. Once Americans get into a world where protest is illegal, then things like corporeal politics, getting out on the streets with arms — they have to happen but they are much riskier.
Just how much time do Americans have to save their democracy?
Americans have to also accept that there is a GOP takeover time frame. Nobody can be sure how long this particular takeover by the GOP will take, but there is a clock, and the clock really is ticking. It’s three years on the outside, but in more likelihood something like less than a year. This time-frame for a takeover is going to depend more on the people than on the GOP Coup D’état. Once Americans get past a certain threshold it starts to depend more on the Coup than on the people, and by then things are much, much worse. Americans must fully understand that the Coup D’état forces have the momentum because, again, we the American people are up against the clock. Every day the people don’t do something, makes it less likely that Americans will ever do something. So Americans have to get started right away. This article is a suggestion of things that everyone can do. There are plenty of other great ideas from people coming from other traditions, but the basic thing is Americans have to change their constitution protocols for changing their federal government now.
Acting outside the constitutional safety zone.
In the end Americans must not obey the Coup in advance, because Americans have to start orienting themselves against the general drift of things. If Americans can manage that, then the other issues — such as supporting existing patriotic political and social institutions, supporting the truth and so on — those things will then come relatively easily if Americans can follow the first one, which is to get out of the drift. To recognize that this is the time where all Americans have to not behave constitutionally as they have in the past. Americans have to set their future constitutional habits now. This article is a call to arms to every true American in the social media realm to change the current public discourse from “ringing ones hands” about “what to do” to publishing and implementing the strategies put forward by this article. In the end the question asked by most Americans will be – How do we get our country back? Unfortunately the GOP Coup D’état has left the American people with but one final constitutional option. An option many Americans are very reluctant to accept: – WAR – A people’s civil war.
America must now fight or give in.
A Possible Five Point Strategy back to democracy:
1. Americans must call for and support the establishment of an “Independent People’s Committee” consisting of members made up of all living Ex-Presidents.
2. Americans must call for and support the establishment of temporary military control over the Federal Government by the military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff under the direct supervision of the “Independent People’s Committee”.
3. Americans must call upon and mandate the “Independent People’s Committee” to nullify the results of the 2016 Presidential and Congressional Mid-Term elections and call new elections held under the supervision of the military and the “Independent People’s Committee”.
4. Americans must call upon and mandate the “Independent People’s Committee” to conduct nationwide investigations, trials, and prosecutions of all individuals and corporations identified as being involved in the Coup D’état takeover of the US held under the supervision of the military and the “Independent People’s Committee”.
5. Americans must call upon and mandate the “Independent People’s Committee” to repeal any and all Legislation, Laws, Regulations, and Executive Orders deemed to be unconstitutional which were implemented during the reign of the unlawful Coup D’état under the supervision of the new duly elected Federal Government.
We are now headed towards America’s first Culture War and possibly it’s Second Civil War.
While some readers may view this article as just political prognostication, at some point, we all must put country ahead of political party and all agree that our constitution means something beyond parchment. With the daily waterfall of chaos cascading upon our national populace, the American people need to consider their own GOP Coup D’état exit strategy.
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