USA: domestic politics
To the outside world, the United States pretends to be a model of democracy. But that is not the case. Fiercely opposed to the notion of "popular sovereignty", the Founding Fathers contrived an ingenious system whereby the people are regularly consulted only to legitimize institutions that deposit power with the oligarchy. Domestically, this system thrives thanks to a series of legal barriers that preclude the emergence of other alternatives and, if need be, through fraud including the use of unverifiable electronic voting machines. Externally, propaganda has served to obscure the incongruity of the institutions. The latter, for instance, prescribe that the president should be elected by a college appointed by State Governors (and not by national popular count, as illustrated by the Supreme Court in 2000 when it overruled the Florida people vote). Nor are we dealing with a republican system of government since it discards the concept of "general interest" as being totalitarian, favouring instead the preponderance of the lobby coalition. A philosophy that has led to the institutionalization of pressure groups, going so far as to legalize and systematize corruption practices in Congress.
Outside the limits of the twin Democratic and Republican parties, a protest movement has been brewing for some time. It picked up considerable momentum during the two presidencies of George W. Bush, whose swaggering style brought to the fore the police control over the population and the rising social injustices. While such opposition had formerly been labeled as "un-american", it acquired legitimacy by highlighting the violations of U.S. ideals at the hands of the U.S. Government itself, ranging from its colonial adventures to its torture policies. As a result of President Obama’s charm offensive, internal opposition was again relegated to the sidelines, despite not having obtained a response to any of their major challenges. In the midst of the economic crisis, deep social fissures dating back to the Secession War have started to reappear. They take the form of a tax revolt, a populist anti-Wall Street movement, or emerge under the guise of separatist tendencies and, last but not least, ethnic hostility. The potential of the United States to either reform or dislocate hinges on these contradictory movements and the balance of power they will generate.
The witch hunt started in the United States as the most ideological measures adopted by the neo-Puritans within the Biden administration are rejected by public opinion.
Only 45% of US citizens approve of halting wall construction along the Mexican border. While only 42% are in favour of receiving immigrants from those Muslim countries where US embassies do not have an appropriate vetting process .
International Olympic Committee members are baffled over President Biden’s decision to (...)
An FBI memo points to plans for armed protests expected to take place in each of the 50 US states on the day of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, as reported by Fox News .
Let us recall that the conflict is not between Republicans and Democrats, but Jacksonians pitted against the two major political parties. It should therefore not unfold in Washington D.C., but in the federated states.
Joe Biden’s inauguration theme on 20 January 2021 will be "America United." Security for the (...)
The seizure of the Capitol by supporters of President Trump is presented as an attempted coup, while he is still in the White House. On closer inspection, it could be the other way around. Freedom of speech has been confiscated by an illegitimate power in favour of Joe Biden.
As former secretaries of defense, we hold a common view of the solemn obligations of the U.S. armed forces and the Defense Department. Each of us swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. We did not swear it to an individual or a party.
American elections and the peaceful transfers of power that result are hallmarks of our democracy. With one singular and tragic exception that cost the lives of more Americans than all of our (...)
The problem is no longer who was legitimately elected President of the United States, but how long can the civil war be postponed? Far from being a fight between a narcissistic TV presenter and a senile old man, the country is being torn apart over a fundamental cultural issue that has been smouldering since its inception.
General Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, is believed to be the mastermind behind the 1 December 2020 full page ad in the Washington Times.
It consists of a petition by an Ohio-based group, We the People Convention, urging President Donald Trump to act as his most illustrious predecessor, Abraham Lincoln.
During the American Civil War, the latter suspended the U.S. Constitution, proclaimed martial law, shut down opposition newspapers, ordered the (...)
Joe Biden, who considers himself the President-elect of the United States, has released the list of his transition team members. Once the election results are officially announced in Biden’s favour, the team will be responsible for contacting the Trump administration and looking over the files.
This mission is not provided for in the Constitution, but has existed for every change of White House tenant since World War II.
At least a third of Joe Biden’s appointees come from the (...)
The result of the U.S. presidential election marks the triumph, not of the Democrats and a senile senator, but of the Puritan current over the Jacksonians. It does not reflect the political views of American citizens and masks the crisis of civilization in which their country is sinking.
The US mainstream media, which ever since Donald Trump’s surprise election, and even before he took office, have relentlessly derided, insulted him and even called for his assassination, are now trying to stifle his voice.
Thus, the three major national television stations - ABC, CBS, NBC - cut off his post-election press conference the minute he began to question the transparency of the ballot-counting process.
According to these media organisations, the current president was spewing a (...)
The Republican Party has lodged a complaint against Twitter and Facebook with the Federal Election Commission.
Indeed, these two companies implemented technical measures to prevent the dissemination of the New York Post articles unveiling the criminal offenses committed by Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine.
Thousands of accounts have been closed by Twitter and Facebook in order to quash this information.
The New Yok Post raised the curtain on FBI documents proving that the Ukrainian (...)
In a letter he sent on 29 September 2020 to the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lindsey Graham, the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe claimed that his services learned at the end of July 2016 of a plot concocted by Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump.
Based on his own handwritten notes, then CIA Director John Brennan even submitted to President Barack Obama a memo titled: ”Alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016 of a proposal from one of her foreign (...)
According to a poll scrutinized by the Washington Examiner , 61% of Americans anticipate a Second Civil War. 52% are already stocking up on food supplies; while some stores, such as Sam’s Club and Costco, have started rationing the distribution of basic products.
Among the many wires likely to trigger a civil war, voters ticked off public reaction to the anti-Covid 19 measures imposed by certain governors even more than the subversion of the presidential election (...)
In this article, the author seeks to draw our attention to a fact that is difficult for Westerners to conceive of: the American people are experiencing a crisis of civilization. They are so deeply divided that the presidential election is not just about electing a leader, but about determining what the country (empire or nation?) should be. Neither side is capable of accepting to lose, so much so that each could resort to violence to impose its point of view.
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