At a state dinner for ministers at the White House in late August, President Donald Trump warned of “losing everything you’ve got” and even violence in the streets if Republicans don’t retain control of Congress in the midterm elections.
“They will overturn everything that we’ve done, and they’ll do it quickly and violently,” Trump told the crowd. “There’s violence. When you look at Antifa and you look at some of these groups, these are violent people.”
Afterward, Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview that he took Trump’s remarks to mean that the Democrats would attempt to undo everything Trump has accomplished. “But the president’s point as I took it, from where I was seated, was that the Democrat party in Congress is absolutely committed to reversing everything that we’ve been able to do for the American people,” Pence said.
Political experts agree that a great deal is at stake in the midterm elections in November, and they’re warning conservatives against complacency.
If Democrats win the House, or the House and the Senate, New York Times best-selling author Dinesh D’Souza told The New American, Americans can expect an “all-out war politically for the next two years” to impeach and weaken President Donald Trump politically before the 2020 presidential election.
“You would basically have a series of efforts to criminalize policy differences, impeach Trump, multiple investigations, and interminable hearings,” D’Souza said. “Of course, Trump would remain in charge of foreign policy and he would retain his bully pulpit — his ability to speak out to the American people. You’d have this kind of trench warfare that would be going on. I think it would be a miserable political season.”
“Would the Democrats succeed in ousting Trump? I doubt it because you’d need to have decisive majorities in the House and the Senate to pull that off, and I don’t think the Democrats would succeed in doing it, but they could impeach Trump in the House. It would then go to the Senate, and all of that acrimony would have to be resolved in the 2020 election in which potentially it could be put before the American people.”
Further complicating the situation is the fact that not all big-government, globalist politicos are in the Democratic Party. They comprise the establishment wing of the Republican Party as well, and in Congress they outnumber the constitutionalist-minded Republicans. Not only that, but many officials in the executive branch are neocons who not only oppose the agenda Trump ran on during his campaign, but are also battling against the America Firsters within the administration itself.
Former National Security Council Director for Strategic Planning Rich Higgins, who worked in the Trump administration battling anti-Trumpers and anti-America Firsters and ended up being fired for writing a memo that exposed them, told The New American that Democrats are working in conjunction with the Deep State, which is engaged in a concerted “takedown of our culture and civilization.”
Higgins, who penned the 2017 memo entitled “POTUS & Political Warfare” alleging that “Deep State actors, globalists, bankers, Islamists, and establishment Republicans” are working to subvert the Trump administration, says these entities are involved in a “civilization-level attack against what you and I may defend as the American ideology as espoused in the Declaration [of Independence].”
“It’s about managing world populations, global migrations of people, but standing in the way of this global governing order … is the United States as the beacon of American nationalism,” Higgins says. “This is why the rhetoric against American nationalists is so vitriolic where they are literally calling us terrorists. They are literally comparing us to Nazis and communists. It’s terrifying.”
“The debasement of the words, the debasement of the language, the debasement of individuals that represent the [anti-globalist] movement, is a precursor to violence. It always is. And so, when you see the rhetoric coming out against President Trump where you literally have him being executed in music videos, you have images of him being beheaded like ISIS, and we’re collectively numb to these images now — that is the intentional outcome where you are setting up the pretense for violence and claiming a morality to support that violence. That’s why it’s so dangerous.”
Democrats’ Chances of Winning
Currently, Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to take the House and two to win the Senate. Political analysts say both goals are attainable, but most experts say it’s unlikely the Democrats will take the Senate and may only make gains in the House.
In the Senate, far more Democrats are up for reelection than Republicans, and many Democrats are running in states that Trump won decisively in 2016. So while a Democratic takeover of the Senate is not inconceivable, it’s unlikely.
The polling firm FiveThirtyEight has put the odds of Democrats winning the House at 81 percent.
In fact, history would suggest that the Democrats will make gains in the House because the ruling party, in this case Republicans, typically loses seats in midterm elections. During the presidency of Barack Obama, Democrats in the House lost seats in both the 2010 and 2012 elections.
“Now, I’m not confident [Democrats will take the House], in part, because the Democrats are a little out of control,” said D’Souza, whose new film, Death of a Nation: Can We Save America a Second Time?, exposes the Democratic Party’s “big lie” that Trump, Republicans, and conservatives are racists and fascists. “There is a lot of craziness going on with the Democratic side. The economy is strong, and I think Trump has not proven to be the wild man that the Democrats predicted he would be.”
“Literally two years ago, the Democrats were claiming that Trump was like Hitler. A reasonable person reading their comments would have expected that by now Trump would be rounding people up and putting them in concentration camps, if not sending them off to the gas chambers. All of this has proven wildly overblown and preposterous and so anyone paying even moderate attention to progressives can see that these people don’t have credibility. So, for these reasons, I think that Trump actually does have a deeper vein of underground support than people are letting on to the pollsters and that the media can discern.”
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This article appears in the October 22, 2018, issue of The New American. To download the issue and continue reading this story, or to subscribe, click here.
This was certainly true in the 2016 presidential election. While Democrats and most pollsters were convinced that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would win the presidency, Trump stunned the world when he became commander-in-chief.
While a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found Democrats hold a 12-point lead in congressional preference among voters, it also found that Republican enthusiasm for the midterm elections is increasing, drawing nearly even with Democrats, and that nearly 70 percent of voters are satisfied with the economy.
“The other side is mobilized, and some say they’re motivated as never before,” Pence said at the Family Research Council’s Voter Values Summit in late September. “But I say we must match — in fact, I say we must surpass — the energy of the American left and their enthusiasm and passion. [The midterm elections are a] choice between a party that celebrates America and one that often demeans millions of our neighbors and friends. Let’s keep faith that He who has ever watched over this nation still governs in the affairs of men.”
America Is a “One-Party Country Masquerading as Bipartisan”
Regardless of whether Republicans retain control of the House and Senate in the midterm elections, political analysts say that the United States has been a “one-party country masquerading as bipartisan” for most of the last century.
“The dominant faction in our homegrown ‘court party’ has long been the Democratic Party, whose business it has been to be the primary mover and shaker on behalf of bigger, more powerful, and more centralized government, with the Republican Party establishment playing the role of the reluctant resistor and cowed compromiser,” wrote Charles Scaliger in an online article for The New American, “Establishment Conservatives Now Hoping for Democratic Takeover in November.”
For decades, a war has been raging within the Republican Party between constitutionalist-minded Republicans and the establishment (neocon) wing of the party. For many years, the Republican Party has appealed to a conservative constituency and the Democratic Party has appealed to a liberal constituency.
The Republican Party is viewed as the limited-government party, while the Democrats are perceived as the big-government, high-tax party. However, the difference in terms of actual policies is not as big as the perceived difference. That’s why at election time the “rascals” can be thrown out of office without a major change in direction of policies — a phenomenon that Americans are coming to realize.
The late Georgetown University Professor Carroll Quigley, a mentor to President Bill Clinton and for many years a person close to the core of the Deep State, made this point in his 1966 book, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time. In the book, Quigley referred to the Deep State as an “international Anglophile network.” He ridiculed the idea of using elections to change course in government. “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers,” Quigley wrote. “Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”
The Republican Party may appear conservative by comparison to the Democrats, but under the establishment wing of the Republican Party, it keeps moving to the left. But no matter how far it moves to the left, the Democrats move even further.
Analysts say that the problem is not limited just to Democrats. For instance, former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, in his online article for The New American entitled “Republicans’ Responsibility for Socialism’s Comeback,” noted that “socialists” are now in both parties, “including those who call themselves conservative.”
Therefore, it’s important for voters to elect constitutionalists to Congress and other elected offices, says Art Thompson, the chief executive officer of The John Birch Society. Thompson says there are many reasons why it’s important to get more constitutionalists elected. Currently, as revealed by The New American’s “The Freedom Index: A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution,” only a small percentage — about 2-10 percent — of Republicans are constitutionalists, Thompson says.
“We have seen in Congress people deviate from the Constitution more and more in the past decades and they need to get back to what the Constitution says, which everybody can understand,” Thompson says. “The Constitution was not written for a bar association; it was written for the people, so the people can understand it. What [constitutionalists] are trying to do is form legislation to protect people’s rights under the Constitution, the God-given rights as delineated, plus others, in the Declaration of Independence.”
Inside the Shadows of the Deep State
In recent decades, Americans have experienced an erosion of their rights — the right to own property, the right to life, the right to free speech, the right to freedom of religion, and many other rights — at the hands of those who don’t believe in the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
“Something that people have to understand, and this is something that is very difficult for many people, is that we’re dealing with a conspiracy,” Thompson says. “Down through the ages some very wise men have said that if you don’t understand that this is conspiratorial in nature, you’re going to lose, and that was one of the things [JBS founder] Robert Welch tried to instill within The John Birch Society.”
Referring to the tug of war between the neocons and constitutionalists, Thompson says this “is a battle that has been going on in the Republican Party for quite some time.”
The reality is that the Deep State — the shadow government and powerful globalist forces behind the visible government that are unaccountable to the American people — wields great power over the American political system and “transcends party lines,” Thompson says.
“I just a completed a book [In the Shadows of the Deep State: A Century of Council on Foreign Relations Scheming for World Government] that demonstrates that the Deep State has always had feet on both sides of the political aisle,” Thompson says. “One of the things is that this Deep State is represented by an organization called the Council on Foreign Relations. Now it’s not the epicenter of what we’re talking about here, but it’s a very important aspect of it and its influence is quite wide.”
Members of the Council on Foreign Relations have occupied the chairs of the major administrative agencies of every presidential administration since Harry S. Truman and key positions such as secretary of defense and secretary of treasury since before World War II, and many have been members of Congress and other parts of the federal government, Thompson says.
“Essentially, the Deep State is an internationalist organization, not simply something that is trying to produce more government in the United States to the detriment of individual liberty, but it is linked internationally to other organizations where these people get together at Bilderberg meetings and the Club of Rome,” Thompson says.
“They network. Whether it’s the Council on Foreign Relations, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Trilateral Commission, the Atlantic Council, those types of organizations, these individuals are part of that international coterie. They are called the Deep State, but really what they are is the deep internationalist state, and they have been moving this country not only toward socialism, but toward a one-world government, which they call the New World Order.”
A Deep Perversion of the American System
For decades, many Americans have been skeptical about the existence of powerful behind-the-scenes forces seeking the creation of a global government, often regarding such claims as “conspiracy theories.”
But in recent years, and especially since Trump ran for office and began to expose the plans of the globalist elite, a global awakening has occurred as to the reality of the power these forces have over the international and American political systems.
Surprisingly, a recent Monmouth University poll found nearly 75 percent of Americans believe a group of unelected government and military officials secretly manipulates national policy. Of 803 adults polled, 27 percent believe the Deep State exists, and another 47 percent said it probably exists.
“Anxiety about a possible ‘Deep State’ is prevalent in both parties, but each has key constituent groups who express even greater concerns about the potential for government overreach,” Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a statement.
This poll reveals that the percentage of Americans who believe or at least suspect that clandestine wealthy and influential individuals and organizations wield enormous influence over the American political system has grown tremendously in recent decades.
“I can tell you the results of a study made by the University of Virginia some years ago that said approximately 30 percent of the American electorate felt that there was a conspiracy trying to undermine the government,” Thompson says. “I think the percentage has increased. One of the reasons why they are trying to shut down the Internet from certain conservative prognosticators is that a lot of this stuff has been disseminated over the Internet, not all of it, but some, and some of it is sensationalism not based on fact, but a lot of good stuff nonetheless.”
The fact that the Deep State has gained such power over the federal government is a “deep perversion of our system,” D’Souza said.
“This is not how it was meant to operate,” D’Souza said. “This is not how the Constitution was set up, and it’s very obvious to me that if Trump hadn’t won the [2016 presidential election] that the Deep State would be merrily carrying on. So if the Democrats gain control of Congress [in the upcoming midterm elections] then Congress would join the [mainstream] media as a protector of the Deep State.”
“That doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll be under no scrutiny because Trump will still be in his position to obtain all kinds of information, declassifying things, and potentially take control of the Justice Department, but Congress, which is actually in a position to uncover the Deep State, would actually become the Deep State co-conspirator.”
James O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas, recently released a series of undercover videos entitled Unmasking the Deep State revealing that an “unelected cabal of federal government employees — the Deep Staters — are getting away with subverting the will of the people…. They are in all branches of government and they are hiding among two million other federal employees.”
The first video featured a State Department employee “engaged in radical socialist political activity on the taxpayer’s dime, while advocating for resistance to official government policies,” according to a statement from Project Veritas. The second video featured a Department of Justice paralegal “reportedly using government-owned software and computers to push a socialist agenda.” A third video quoted a U.S. Government Accountability officer saying: “No one knows I spent six hours yesterday doing social media for DSA [Democratic Socialists of America].”
O’Keefe told The New American that these videos “probably just touched the tip of the iceberg.”
“The danger is that this subverts the will of the people,” O’Keefe said. “We’re a nation of laws and you can’t subvert a duly-elected administration in that way. If you do that we’re no longer a nation of laws. This is not a conservative concern. This should be a concern to progressives because when you depart from the principles that make us equal under the law then you become a nation of fascists or something worse. That’s the danger of the Deep State.”
In his memo “POTUS & Political Warfare,” Higgins wrote that the Trump administration is “suffering under withering information campaigns designed to first undermine, then delegitimize and ultimately remove the President.”
“Recognizing in candidate Trump an existential threat to cultural Marxist memes that dominate the prevailing cultural narrative, those that benefit recognize the threat he poses and seek his destruction,” Higgins wrote. “For this cabal, Trump must be destroyed. Far from politics as usual, this is a political warfare effort that seeks the destruction of a sitting president.… Through the [presidential] campaign, Trump tapped into a deep vein of concern among many citizens that America is at risk and is slipping away. Globalists and Islamists recognize that for their visions to succeed, America, both as an ideal and as a national and political entity, must be destroyed.”
However, despite the threat the Deep State poses to America and the free world, Higgins is confident that Americans, many of whom are now awakened to the danger posed to their nation, will rise to the occasion as they have done historically in the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War II, and at many other critical points in history.
“In the short term, the threat [posed by Democrats winning the midterm elections] to the Trump administration’s agenda is substantial insofar as the wheels will bog down on any legislative action on the things that Trump ran on,” Higgins says. “In the longer term, it’s not as big of a threat insofar as I think the American public is very much awake to what’s happened and the role that the Deep State plays is becoming more and more visible to people who in the past maybe weren’t able to see it.”
“The existence of the Deep State, the existence of the government within the government, depends on a level of plausible deniability and now that plausible deniability is gone. Trump has broken that. He has shattered that false reality that we all lived in. He has exposed the entrenched interests that are opposed to him.”
Over time, come what may in the midterm elections, Higgins believes that Trump and the “MAGA (Make America Great Again) phenomenon” will win.
“It’s a question of time,” he says. “If, for example, Republicans are voted out who aren’t necessarily in line with the MAGA movement in general, which is an ‘America First’ movement, good riddance, but at the same time it’s short-term pain for long-term gain. I think it’s important for people to come out to vote, but I think the movement is bigger than one midterm.”
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Troy Anderson is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, best-selling FaithWords/Hachette author of The Babylon Code and Trumpocalypse, former executive editor of Charisma magazine and Charisma Media, and a Los Angeles Daily News reporter.