The failed coup d’etat in America.

I used the word coup in the title of this article because though I might have hitherto thought that’s exactly what’s been happening for the last two years in America, it’s a word I avoided using simply because it seems overly dramatic, and is habitually used by hysterical bloggers describing something as simple as one politician metaphorically stepping on another’s toes. However, since President Trump implicitly endorsed the usage of that word last Monday and also appended “treason” to it, the unthinkable is now thinkable and the word will now I think enter common political discourse in discussing the events of the last two years in America.

When you hear about a coup in another country, it usually happens in a small country in the Caribbean or South America or buried away in the Balkans somewhere. The TV rolls the almost stock footage of old WWII tanks rolling towards the presidential palace and the state-run television or radio stations being taken over by a few platoons of armed soldiers. The single nationwide newspaper will get the same treatment. That’s the usual way of doing it, but for both reasons of culture and sheer scale, it simply wasn’t a viable way to seize control of the American government.

This was a slow coup, initiated by political opponents of Trump and executed by usually faceless individuals who’d nearly all been appointed by the outgoing administration to top positions within both the executive and judicial branches of government. To name a few departments, FBI, DoJ, State, odds and sods of the Fort Meade Maryland and Langley Virgina feral children and no doubt a few people in the judiciary to rubber stamp the coup’s legality. Add in the fake news machine cranked up to full volume, and they were all involved in some way or another.

Americans waking up in the early morning to the sight of tanks rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House and crashing through the railings to arrest Trump would eventually have an armed response, courtesy of the Second Amendment, by one of the most heavily armed populaces in the world. As for seizing and silencing all the TV, radio, newspaper and internet news sources nowadays, there aren’t enough troops.

The modified approach to doing the coup was derived from the method used to try and subvert the presidential election of 2016. A campaign of falsification, smear and misinformation was to be run by feeding the media in all its forms, a steady stream of manufactured negative items about Trump. The shakers and movers at the top of the media information cartels were to be active players in the conspiracy. With media coverage running at an estimated 90% of negative articles against him since he declared his candidacy, the thinking was he’d never get elected.

As we all know, he was elected anyway, and nobody was more surprised than the plotters who were so sure they’d manipulated the country to vote for their preferred candidate Hillary Clinton, who was one half of the most corrupt couple in American political history. In the immediate aftermath, complete panic ensued in the executive and judicial branches of government for the simple reason that they all had crimes and misdemeanors to hide.

The Obama administrations had totally politicised and corrupted them, and because of their confident expectation of installing a similarly corrupt person as president, nobody had bothered very hard in covering up the graft and corruption endemic to Washington that Trump quite rightly named the Swamp, also known as the deep state. They hated and feared Trump in equal parts because he wasn’t one of them, wasn’t like the compliant narcissist Obama they’d previously installed or the corruption-plagued harridan they had lots of dirt on they’d tried to put into office.

Having failed to prevent his election, the plotting behind the scenes moved into cooking up a full-blooded coup, though one that couldn’t involve tanks in the streets of Washington. The hope was that by bombarding the American public with unprecedented volumes of fake news, they could slowly build up in the citizens a pathological hatred of him and his administration equivalent to theirs that would allow a soft coup using some dusty wrinkle in the constitution as a fig leaf. Any excuse would do, just as long as they’d poisoned the country against him enough.

The spectacle of the leaders of the FBI, DoJ, the State Department and elements of the Intelligence community holding grubby secret conclaves to discuss things like wearing a wire to their meetings with the President or drumming up support to get him dismissed using the Twenty-fifth Amendment which mandates removal of a sitting President if he’s unfit in mind or body. If that fantasy had come true, I wonder what plot they had to get rid of VP Pence?

Men of honour and integrity, which these curs weren’t, would have thought long and hard about invoking the twenty-fifth because of the track record of men it might have denied them. Lincoln, plagued by perhaps justified bouts of deepest melancholia, FDR, crippled by pain and polio, JFK who’d twice received the last rights as a child and who could only function as a president under a massive drugs regime to control the pain from a spine that was disintegrating so badly under the twin effects of a degenerative condition and a war injury, he was forced to wear a corset.

Mens sana in corpore sano is a rarer thing in leadership circles than you’d think. It kills them off early or can be the making of them.

There wasn’t a moral compass in sight or any depths they wouldn’t sink to. Anything, just as long as it got rid of the cursed Trump. Things like circulating a so-called pastiche dossier on Trump listing details of his Russian contacts, business and lurid encounters with Russian prostitutes pissing on him were circulated around the Swamp by various traitors like Comey, McCabe, McCain, Clinton, Ohr and other aides to Obama like Abedin and Mills who were prudently granted immediate immunity from prosecution as his last act before scurrying out of the White House.

Since I mentioned Obama, he was alluded to indirectly by the FBI adulterers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page in a text saying the investigation of Trump was coming directly from the White House. More explicitly, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asserted in a TV interview last week that it was Obama who initiated and ordered the investigation of Trump and those around him.

That investigation orchestrated by deep state Mueller has now been running for over two years, cost millions of dollars and apart from a few procedural misdemeanors on the part of a handful of people, is commonly thought to have produced no proof of collusion, but that won’t stop the fake news running any findings through the propaganda mill.

The arse fell out of a plot that was never really going to work. Believe it or not swamp dwellers, Americans are not that weak-minded, gullible or pliant. Because it was being simultaneously mauled by Trump and ignored by people, fake news became that worst of weapons – one that’s used so often, people learn how to deal with it.

In response, it became ever more extreme, until eventually nobody gave it any credibility at all and since the message was being ignored, the culls in the media began. They weren’t the only one to suffer a near-death credibility experience. All the pundits who’d confidently assured the public he’d never get through the primaries, then never beat Clinton and finally he’d never be a good president, are all now sitting on the sidelines eating shit burgers and being roundly ignored by everyone except those inside the same little Washington bubble.

To everyone else outside the bubble, he’s proven to be a great president, most especially to those who actually matter – the ordinary man in the street. He’s reinvigourated the economy, unemployment is dropping like a stone and in a short time he’s reversed disastrous foreign policies and made America once again a respected global leader among nations. They keep on running the character assassination campaigns to smaller and smaller effect and sneering at the good he’s done for the minorities they’re supposed to be speaking for with their pretense of identity politics.

I thought I was having one of my turns when I read of yet another gay group condemning him for something or another and then on looking into it, realised it was for him calling for the decriminalisation of homosexuality around the world. You can’t hope to please everyone, but colour me confused pink on that one.

Trump, who has a devilish mastery of getting the media to totally lose their rag, once taunted them that he could walk out onto Main Street in NY, shoot a total stranger dead in broad daylight in front of a hundred witnesses, and still get elected. You ain’t never seen triggering like what that caused, but like all great insults, at its core there’s an element of truth.

Ordinary people really like him, and would be quite prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt in such circumstances and believe it was a boyish prank, a bit of high spirits or a case of totally justified self-defense. Deal with it. There’s a lot more of them deplorables out there than there are scandalised elitists pursing their lips and pulling on their pearl necklaces in shock and disapproval at Trump.

When a manual or semi-skilled worker irrespective of his circumstances or colour is used to being told by the likes of Obama for years that their jobs are gone and never coming back, and then under Trump’s stewardship those jobs magically reappear, they’re more than smart enough to put that two and two together even without a college education. They balance off what they can actually see happening around them with what the fake news is blaring at them, and they reach for the off button.

The whole thing has backfired badly. The long history of every failed attack on him just makes him more popular than ever, especially as he never misses an opportunity to give big media the finger. Journalism in America has been ruined beyond repair, so-called top men in Washington are being fired, resigning or seeing the leaders of the various plots having their reputations trashed, are distancing themselves.

The only person to come out of this, the most sorry episode in American political history, is Donald John Trump, the 45th President of the United States. Don’t do the usual thing of underestimating him, he knew from the get go that the deep state was determined to regain power by any means possible, and the reality of that was going to be a thinly disguised coup d’etat against an elected President.

They’ve tried to topple him from office using the full arsenal of weapons from the rancid cesspit they live in to lofty feigned indignation of defending the constitution from him, and he’s beaten them at every level and every time. Why he comes out of it smelling good is he fought and beat them on each one of those levels and never once used his powers as an incumbent in such a way as to demean the office of President. Back of his head, he knows that office has to be passed on intact to his successors without the stain of a palace coup on it, or a scar from a momentary dip into dictatorship to be rid of the plotters

He defended the Office from the siege of lesser, corrupt and venal creatures whose success, if he allowed it to succeed, would be the first step onto the road of twenty successive puppet presidents in twenty years who did as they were damn well told by the rich and powerful, or they’d be quickly replaced.

I sense something has happened in the last two or three weeks in Washington, which I can’t ferret out, but there’s a widespread sense of a putsch having failed and lowlives scattering. Suddenly, it’s every shit-sucking scumbag in DC for himself. The watching to see which way it’ll break is over.

Whatever the reason, I don’t think it’s necessary. There may be lots of criminal charges which could be easily laid against prior occupants of such offices of state as Attorney General and assistant AG, Director of the FBI and ditto assistant, but Trump won’t pursue criminal charges because he’s protecting those offices of state.

The old Army consolation about inferior superior ranks implies – you salute the uniform and the higher rank badges on it; not the sometimes venial scumbag inside it.

I know you read classics Mr. President, especially the Romans, and we both know what had to be done when a plot against Caesar was uncovered and foiled. Step one was beating them, which you’ve done, and step two was punishment, which you appear to be declining to do.

A kid, eight or nine years old, wrote you a letter out of the blue offering to mow the White House lawn. I really do keep that close eye on you. After some dickering, a price was agreed, he turned up on the day and duly striped the lawn with you, twice his height and a giant in that massive Crombie coat you favour walking alongside him up and down, all the while the two of you chatting away like two of the gentry pacing their way around St. Stephen’s Green. The White House PR crew never got nearer than 500 yards – I’ve no doubt at your command – as old age and youth at ease in each other’s company went back and forth discussing the world and things. It bespeaks of an unusually kind heart.

If you want to protect the offices, Mr President, cruel examples will have to be made in this unique instance to ensure anything similar will never be contemplated again. People will have to start appearing in courts of law, in public, to answer for their crimes committed against the constitution and the people of America.


26 Responses to “The failed coup d’etat in America.”
  1. Margaret Smith says:

    Superb essay. If you are right, things are beginning to look up. Thank you.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Behind Enemy Lines says:

    This is just the latest in a long series of egregious and illegitimate attempts to deny office to Republicans, or otherwise make it impossible for them to govern after winning an election. We can’t say the coup has failed until we see many, many of those ‘cruel examples’ you spoke of. Otherwise, this will turn out to be like the EU referenda: they’ll keep trying over and over, until they get the result they want.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Graeme No.3 says:

      Look for a number of his opponents to suddenly depart for Canada as they said they would do when he was elected.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Winston Smith says:

      Unfortunately, cleaning out the Augean Stables means getting rid of the shit within. The Institutions that Trump wants to see passed on with their reputations intact, have already been despoiled. The stumps of these once great American institutions, after the amputations of the gangrenous parts, must be cauterised. How much is cauterised depends on the efforts of the healthy parts to limit the damage.

      Liked by 2 people

      • gallopingcamel says:

        What healthy parts? The top leadership of the FBI has been corrupt since J. Edgar Hoover. The FBI is beyond reform. We would be better off without it so let’s close it down.


      • Winston Smith says:

        Camel, There are a lot of people in the Alphabet Agencies who are really angry at the corruption at the top from the Obama administration.


  3. truthceeker says:

    Great article! I am glad we have bloggers such as you to leave a true story of what occurred for the future generations. Blessings 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Blackswan says:


    There’s a reason Ancient Romans threw their traitors and criminals off the Tarpeian Rock; a reason that people were crucified, heads impaled on spikes in town squares, hangings and guillotine head-loppings were public affairs … Justice must be SEEN to be done. It isn’t just a matter of retribution for the wrong-doer – it must serve as a warning to all others that such crimes have dire consequences, and the Law prevails.

    It’s been obvious since the Nixon era that it was paramount to protect the Office of POTUS by allowing him to resign, but history seems to be telling us that such oil poured on troubled waters only served to embolden the Deep State. No matter what the crime, attaining high office would always protect the criminal subversives and their minions.

    “Only the small secrets need to be protected. The big ones are kept secret by public incredulity.” — Marshall McLuhan

    That’s the only explanation for how the world’s greatest Democratic Republic could have ever allowed itself to sink into the mire of the Swamp.

    But how can they now ’lose face’ by admitting that thugs and criminals were running the joint? And that the American People were witless and unquestioning enough, not only to vote them into office again and again, but to champion a foreign interloper sitting in the Oval Office bowing and scraping to his Islamic masters as he siphoned mountains of cash straight out of the Treasury into their blood-stained hands. It beggared belief.

    It’s not enough for Trump’s people to convene secret Grand Juries (what’s ‘grand’ about proceedings behind closed doors?), initiating 70,000+ sealed indictments of Administration law-breakers, or to have secret Military Tribunals delivering secret verdicts and secret penalties.

    That only serves to protect the guilty … and to tell the World at Large that the USA indeed has two faces … and that’s no basis for trust and leadership.

    Cicero said – “Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.”

    Trump will go down in history as a man with the bravest of hearts – no one person has ever been so maligned and under mortal threat as he – but it remains to be seen whether the American People are brave enough to acknowledge the failings of their past leadership, to willingly ‘lose face’ in the short-term only to gain trust and admiration for their courage in bringing their miscreants to Justice.

    Yes … “there’s a widespread sense of a putsch having failed and lowlives scattering” … and watching the Manic Media implode (especially in the Smollet case and the obvious DNC involvement) is rather entertaining, but you’re right again Pointy. The world needs America to be restored to being “the land of the free and the home of the brave” once again.

    Until Trump starts tossing bodies off the Tarpeian Rock, America as the last bastion of freedom and courage remains a moot point.

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    • Ed Minchau says:

      “no one person has ever been so maligned and under mortal threat as he”

      I can think of a few from just the last century: Churchill. Reagan. Thatcher. John Paul II.

      Hmm… what else did they have in common…?

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      • Blackswan says:

        True, all those leaders had their detractors and took risks, but none was in the cross-hairs so squarely as Ronald Reagan. And the next sitting duck, all lined up, was Donald Trump. The point is, the people who had him in their sights were the same ones who almost took out Reagan.

        It’s not as though Trump wasn’t warned …

        Less than 3 weeks before he took the oath of office as POTUS, that PoS Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer said; “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday of getting back at you … so even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.”

        Schumer would know, wouldn’t he?

        Reagan wasn’t shot by a ‘deranged lone gunman’ as portrayed by the MSM. Hinckley’s father was a Texas oil millionaire, well-known to George HW “Poppy” Bush (one-time Director of the CIA) and a major donor to Bush’s failed bid against Reagan as POTUS. Even the Bush/Hinckley sons had dealings with one another.

        When Schumer, well familiar with the Clintons’ track record and the Bush Dynasty’s background, warned Trump about “six ways from Sunday” nobody – least of all Trump – took it as a piss-and-wind idle threat.

        That’s why Trump has the “bravest of hearts” and a giant set of cojones to match!!!

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      • Pointman says:

        I’ve read more than once that the only President who’s gotten anywhere near the amount of libel, slander and innuendo heaped upon them was Abraham Lincoln. Even those now revered words in the Gettysburg Address were reported on the next day with derision or barely mentioned.


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  5. Charlotte Willson says:

    The rule of law must be followed and the people who engaged in the coup needs to be prosecuted! I hope the President sees this truth and follows through or what is to stop the next soft coup?

    Liked by 2 people

  6. j says:

    Powerful stuff.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. gallopingcamel says:

    “Step one was beating them, which you’ve done, and step two was punishment, which you appear to be declining to do.”

    You may be onto something here. Trump may be our Nelson Mandela. When Mandela came to power who would have blamed him for punishing the previous power elite who richly deserved it? Instead he let bygones be bygones and under his leadership South Africa prospered.

    If I was in Donald Trump’s shoes I would “Lock Her Up” along with the hundreds of Deep Staters who have betrayed this nation. Trump may be like Nelson Mandela or Mahatma Gandhi with a “Greatness of Soul” that rejects such pettiness.

    Before you get too emotional take a look at South Africa today. They could not find another Mandela so the country is sliding into chaos. That should be a lesson for us given that there is no obvious successor for Trump when he completes his second term in 2024. The clock is ticking.

    We are only one election away from the kind of Socialism that will put us on to an economic and political path converging with Venezuela.


  8. Blackswan says:

    By the way, did anyone realise that Reagan’s would-be assassin, John Hinckley Jnr, had been freed from prison in 2016?

    Must have been one of Hussein’s last ‘screw you’ moves on the nation.

    He had been found ‘not guilty’ by reason of insanity, in accordance with his defence lawyers’ assertion, but was never sent to a prison psychiatric facility. He lived in a newly-built ultra modern Washington hospital for over 30 years – no dank dark padded cells for him.

    Who decided that the dangerously deranged Hinckley had miraculously recovered his wits?

    Perhaps 30+ years of hospital food was considered to be sufficient ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ for anyone.


  9. Patrick healy says:

    Great article as usual, you Celtic rogue. Come on – we must be told, did you do that painting of my old college days/nights haunt of Dublin on the green?


    • Pointman says:

      I used to paint, but it’s not one of my efforts.

      Getting a willing lassie, yourself and two bottles of stout you’d bought from the barman at chucking out time over those bloody spiked railings was definitely a test. We’d hide from the light and watch the ducks afterwards.



  10. RobInPA says:

    THIS, this is what MAGA is about. . .

    . . .and MAY GOD (continue to) BLESS AND PROTECT PDJT!!!!!


  11. Pointman says:

    All the Progressive Plotters

    “Is it now permissible in 2020 for Trump’s FBI director to insert an informant into the campaign of the Democratic presidential nominee? If Joe Biden is the 2020 nominee, will the Trump Justice Department seek FISA warrants to monitor the communications of Biden’s campaign team—in worries that Biden son’s business practices in the Ukraine had earlier compromised Biden who had intervened on his behalf by threatening to cut off aid to Ukraine? Will they investigate Biden’s propensity to hug and kiss under-aged girls? Will Trump’s CIA director contact foreign nationals to aid in spying on Biden’s aides? Will National Security Advisor John Bolton request that the names of surveilled Biden campaign officials become unmasked as a way of having them leaked to the media? Will Trump hire a British ex-spy to gather together rumors and gossip about Biden’s previous overseas trips and foreign contacts, especially in the Ukraine, and then see them seeded among the Trump CIA, FBI, Justice Department, and State Department? Is that the sort of country we have now?”



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