My congratulations to Vladimir Putin and James Comey for organizing the first-ever intelligence agency coup in American history. Let us just pray it is a bloodless one. But I doubt it will be, because the long knives generally come out after a coup as the winners of the coup exterminate anybody who they fear may overturn their coup. I expect that we will continue to see a “President” chosen by the intelligence agencies for the near future, however long that may be. It was ten years between Yuri Andropov’s coup in the Soviet Union and the final collapse of the Soviet Union (and note that Gorbachev’s career was fostered by the KGB though he was not himself in the KGB), and the KGB is arguably still in charge of the rump Russian state that remained behind. The chances of the intelligence agency coup voluntarily relinquishing power anytime soon are slim, they will continue their program of disenfranchising voters who disagree with their agenda (which won the state of North Carolina for them, and probably Florida), and they will appoint a Supreme Court who will rubber stamp any actions they undertake.
I may be silent for a while. Time to reassess things. This blog is pseudononymous, it is not anonymous by any means, it is quite easy to connect this blog to the actual person behind it. That may be actually physically dangerous in Reichsmarschall Trump’s regime, in a way I didn’t fear during President Bush’s regime. President Bush was many things, but he was not a hatemonger, and he did not encourage his followers to commit acts of violence. The same is not true of Reichsmarschall Trump.
– Badtux the Reassessing Penguin