Trump Should Kill the National Security State, by Michael S. Rozeff

Yes, President Trump should definitely put the national security state out of our misery. From Michael S. Rozeff at

The national security state is the enemy of America and Americans, not their protector, and that is why Trump should systematically kill it. Trump should attack the NSA, the FBI, and the CIA with the executive powers of running the government that he possesses. He should attack their supporters in Congress, Republican and Democrat, and attack their media allies. Trump should put the Pentagon and the military on notice that he, as Commander-in-Chief, will not prosecute permanent war across the globe for such vain excuses as anti-terrorism and democracy.

Trump’s presidency is being attacked in force by the national security state. His responses have been scattered, weak, unprincipled and inconsistent. The national security state is politically savvy, experienced, coordinated, and entrenched. It aims to control Trump and/or displace him, so that its programs and policies continue to dominate America.

Trump has only partially and spasmodically recognized the enemy, which is not only America’s enemy but also his own and that of his presidency. He adulated the military unconditionally, rather than taking command of it with his own purposes in mind. He mistakenly thought that a friendly speech at the CIA headquarters would ease his path. He appointed many military people and gave them a free hand.

Lacking a clear vision of what is wrong with the U.S. government, which at this historical juncture includes its takeover by the national security state, Trump has not formulated a plan to lay siege to it and destroy its power. He has actually given the national security state his support in many ways. His sniping around the edges accomplishes almost nothing toward the goal of killing the national security state. That’s a goal he does not yet recognize, has not yet articulated and has done nothing yet to implement.

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One response to “Trump Should Kill the National Security State, by Michael S. Rozeff

  1. Reblogged this on The way I see things … and commented:
    The lifeblood of the national security state is the prevalent idea, iterated continually, that it’s needed to provide Americans with security against enemies. Trump himself has reinforced this idea. This idea is false, and that is a major point of vulnerability of the national security state. The fact of the matter is that the national security state undermines the security of Americans. This has been very easy to see ever since 9/11. The latter tragedy itself would not have occurred had it not been for the activities of the national security state.


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