The Trump-Russia hysteria is symptomatic of a much larger issue: who runs the country, the people or a self-annointed elite? From Tom Luongo at tomluongo.me:
The First U.S. Civil War is here. The real Civil War.
The one between We the People and the Government itself.
The U.S. Civil War fought by Lincoln is badly mis-named. Rightly considered it was a war to prevent independence of the South from the united States (not a mistake in capitalization). The South seceded.
Just like the Donbass today fights to fend off a Ukrainian army from eradication of ethnic Russians. Just like the colonists did against King George III.
Argue the legality of secession all you want, ultimately people have the sovereign right to determine the course of their own destiny. Ultimately, they can simply just say, “No.”
That they choose to abide by some of the legal fictions created around them by their oppressors is irrelevant.
When push comes to that proverbial shove you always have the right to tell some bully to shove it.
A true civil war is one where two factions fight for control of the existing government. It inherently assumes the current geographical arrangement is acceptable.
The two factions disagree about the leadership. And this disagreement in the U.S. is worth trillions to both sides.
Since Donald Trump held his press conference in Helsinki next to Russian President Vladimir Putin the cries of “treason” have been escalating. With each article written and each cable news segment aired, the position of our leaders in government became clear.
“We decide what the function of this government is, not you.”
All Statist arguments boil down to the State saves the savage rabble from themselves. Thus forms the ideological core of this conflict between The People and The Government, but really this is about power.
And The People want theirs back.
The intelligence agencies condemn Trump’s performance at Helsinki because they know this was his moment to strike back. He’d absorbed or deflected most of their outrageous slings and arrows and Helsinki was him pressing his advantage to work for peace with Russia after his initial success with North Korea.
In response the Intelligence Agencies officially declared open war against us and our agent, Donald Trump.
To continue reading: In U.S., Sometimes CIA Eat You