Why the Mid-Term Elections are so Important

For nearly two years, since November 8, 2016, when Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, there has been an ongoing, unprecedented, intelligence war underway to destroy his presidency, and reverse the decision of American voters.  This has affected every aspect of his tenure in office.  This has been especially true since the May 17, 2017 appointment of the legal hitman, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, as special counsel.  Mueller was chosen by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, purportedly to investigate the charge that Trump's election victory resulted from illegal Russian meddling, and his collusion with the Russians.

The President often refers to this investigation as a "witch hunt" which, while true, greatly understates the destruction it has unleashed on the American republic, and the strategic danger to the world which results from destabilizing the U.S.   This is nothing less than a regime change coup, of the sort of "color revolution" often run by U.S. intelligence agencies, in which democratically-elected governments are overthrown, replaced by regimes which are amenable to the brutal demands of the City of London/Wall Street forces which direct the intel agencies.  

Though Mueller's investigators have not been able to turn up a shred of evidence of Russian meddling/Trump collusion, there has been voluminous documentation produced showing that this is indeed a coup, evidence which implicates leaders of the intelligence agencies under President Obama, and corrupt officials of the Department of Justice (DOJ), who are working under the direction of leading elements of British intelligence.  The order given by President Trump on September 17, 2018 to declassify documents related to the coup, provoked a panic among these networks, with the British and their Australian subordinates openly appealing to Rosenstein to intervene, to prevent the documents from being released to the public.  

British intelligence networks have never been this exposed, despite their two centuries-plus of geopolitical operations and manipulations to reverse the results of the successful revolt of the American colonies against their imperial rule.  The whole Russiagate story is a fabrication concocted in London, and laundered through British-directed networks in Obama's U.S. intelligence agencies.  The first open call for revolt came from The Spectator magazine of London, with a feature story in its January 21, 2017 edition—the day after Trump's inauguration—headlined, "Will Donald Trump be assassinated, ousted in a coup or just impeached?"

As the Russiagate narrative unfolded, discussion of impeachment among Democratic Party elected officials and Clinton-Obama operatives was being bandied about, as they were awaiting a smoking gun to be found by Mueller's attack dogs.  The problem for this scenario, from the beginning, is that impeachment requires a majority vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, which was highly unlikely, given the solid Republican majority there.  Even if Democrats could gain enough votes from anti-Trump Republicans in the House, a conviction and removal of a President requires 67 votes in the Senate.  Given the 51-49 majority of Republicans in the Senate, short of a confession from Trump that he was working for Russian President Putin, there was no chance that enough Republicans would turn against him for this strategy to succeed.


Attention of the putschists therefore turned to the mid-term elections, on November 6, 2018, as the opportunity for Democrats to win enough seats to succeed in impeaching and convicting Trump.  The most serious impediment they face has been their failure -- or unwillingness—to grasp why Trump won in 2016.  The policies of the Bush Republicans and the Obama-Clinton Democrats, which Hillary Clinton promised to faithfully continue, and which Trump excoriated during the campaign, are not acceptable to the American people.  Trump vigorously attacked the neo-conservative, neo-liberal policies of his two predecessors.  Most prominently, he promised to put an end to regime change wars, to American interference in other nations, which cost American lives and trillions of tax dollars in endless wars, with no American interests at stake.  He pledged to reverse the disastrous attacks on American manufacturing, from globalist-corporatist "free trade" schemes which were shutting down physical production, and to counter the anti-science diatribes of those pushing the fraudulent "man-made climate change" mantras of the anti-growth elitists.  Further, he attacked the failed immigration policies of the past, and the Wall Street-friendly Too Big to Fail bank bailout policies, which provided trillions of dollars of virtually free money to swindlers trading worthless financial instruments, while withholding credit from the productive sector of the real economy.  

As part of this latter polemic, he campaigned for restoring Glass Steagall banking regulation, to protect the savings and deposits of Americans from the risky, speculative activities of investment bankers; and for major expenditures to rebuild crumbling American infrastructure.  Clinton, as Obama before her, opposed all these initiatives of Trump, threatening to expand the wars, protect Wall Street, and accelerate the decimation of American industry and science.

By aggressively hitting these wide-open flanks, he brought forward the antipathy voters had toward being spoken down to, by being treated as if they are, in Hillary's words, "deplorables."  The Clinton campaign was so certain that Hillary would win, they did not campaign seriously in traditionally Democratic states, such as Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, betraying an arrogance which was palpable to voters.  Despite the steady pounding against Trump since the election, meted out by the mainstream media, especially related to Russiagate, polls show that most of those who voted for him, and against Hillary, in 2016, continue to support him.  Polls also show that his desire for cooperation with Russia is supported by more than 50% of the electorate, and concern about the "Russian threat", which has been hyped to a war-like fervor, is a major concern for less than 3% of voters.  There is also broad support for his handling of the situation with North Korea, in which his diplomatic coordination with China, Russia, Japan and South Korea has achieved promising results, where Bush and Obama had only succeeded in provoking the Kim government to accelerate its nuclear weapons production.   

Thus, with Mueller's investigation failing to produce a smoking gun, and with attacks on his foreign policy appealing only to those who were already mobilizing to remove him, the anti-Trumpers had to manufacture another "issue", if they intend to win back the Congress.   Toward this end, they escalated their use of "identity" politics, appealing to voters based on narrow identities, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, etc., while rejecting the idea that voters could identify with any higher, more strategic national purpose.  During the 2016 campaign, the Clinton campaign tried to portray Trump as anti-woman, an anti-black racist, hostile to Hispanics, etc.  A more muscular use of identity politics was launched in the recent hearings into Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme, as a string of unsubstantiated charges of sexual assault by Kavanaugh were highlighted by Trump opponents, and covered by hostile media twenty-four hours a day.  Behind this was the hope that women voters would be turned against Trump, through repetition of the theme that Trump and his nominee, Kavanaugh, are sexual predators, and are therefore unconcerned about sexual assaults against women, and hostile to "women's issues.".  

In doing this, the Democrats may have overplayed their hand.  To make the case against Kavanaugh, they argued that, even in the absence of any corroborating evidence, women must be believed.  Further, that the presumption of innocence, which is a sacred principle of the U.S. Constitution, can be tossed aside, if the female accuser seems "sincere."  After the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh, calls went out, from Democratic elected officials, such as Rep. Maxine Waters, and an unhinged Hillary Clinton, that the Republicans who voted for Kavanaugh must be confronted, that demonstrators should "yell in the faces."  Clinton called for uncivil behavior until Trump is ousted, demonstrating that she is still suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome.    

Senator Rand Paul has appropriately warned that this kind of incitement to violence could escalate to assassination.


The Democrats have adopted a campaign strategy centered on a pathetic "we're not Trump, he should be impeached" polemic, while deploying George Soros rent-a-mob gangs to polarize and terrorize the country, as they still have no positive program to offer.  They have embraced the neocon Russophobia, mimicking the anti-Russian line of Brennan and Clapper, attacking Trump for his preference of diplomacy to war.   As most Republicans are stuck in the post-Cold War geopolitical geometry of the last two administrations, it has fallen to LaRouchePAC (LPAC), the political action committee founded by American statesman Lyndon LaRouche,  to provide leadership, to defend the nation against the coup, while offering positive policy solutions to replace the failed neo-liberalism of both parties.  

LPAC is campaigning for a three-point action plan, to prevent a Democratic Party victory in November.  These three points are: 1.) Defeat the Russiagate coup; 2.) Support for LaRouche's Four Economic Laws (which call for restoring Glass Steagall, re-establishing a National Bank to provide credit to the real physical economy, extend federal credit for infrastructure, and prioritize science-driver programs, especially nuclear fusion and space exploration; 3.) Join with Russia, China and India, to forge a "Four Power" agreement to create a New Bretton Woods financial system, long espoused by LaRouche, to replace the collapsing London-Wall Street-centered financial system.

Were Republican Congressional candidates to campaign on this platform, there is no doubt the "resist" movement would be defeated.    However, the vast majority of Republican Congressmen are not in accord with this platform, as they march in lock step to the free trade, market-uber-alles dogma of the neo-liberal "think tanks", such as those funded by the notorious Koch brothers.  Instead of backing Trump on restoring Glass Steagall and creating a Hamiltonian National Bank for funding a new, scientifically advanced platform of infrastructure, they

have been working in parallel with Democratic Senate Minority leader Schumer and House Minority leader Pelosi to sabotage Trump's campaign platform.  This neo-liberal agenda of both Democrats and Republicans has left Trump weakened, as neither his tax reduction bill, his tariff policies, nor his cheerleading of the stock market boom—which could turn downward at any point, as it is based purely on speculative flows of cheap cash from the Federal Reserve—address the underlying axioms which led to the 2008 crash, and point to an even bigger blowout when the present hyper-inflated debt bubble pops, as it will.

The LPAC intervention into the mid-terms is based on the understanding that Trump's victory was part of an ongoing global insurgency against the neo-con/neo-lib establishment, which began with Brexit, was given further impetus with Trump's victory, and continued in elections in Austria, Italy, and Mexico, in which the established parties were crushed.  For American voters to fully appreciate the importance of their actions in the mid-terms, they must see that this election is not about parties, local issues or even national policies.  Just as Russiagate can only be truly defeated by identifying it as a British intervention against the true sovereign national interests of the U.S., the economic policy needed to revive the U.S. economy depends on ending the control of credit by private interests, including unregulated, non-transparent flows of funds from the shadow banking system, and returning it to sovereign institutions, such as a National Bank, which acts on behalf of the nation, and not private speculators.

Leading the LPAC national campaign drive are the Independent candidacies of Kesha Rogers, in the 9th Congressional District of Texas, and Ron Wieczorek in South Dakota.  In commenting on the significance of these campaigns, the Schiller Institute's Helga Zepp LaRouche said that they are the only candidates "who are explicitly running on the basis that they are in the race to defeat the coup against Trump."  As a result, "Kesha's campaign is quickly becoming a nationwide recognized campaign", as her opponent, Rep. Al Green, is the "self-announced spearhead for the impeachment campaign against Trump."   Green's district, in Houston, is one of the poorest in the country.  Instead of addressing the issues afflicting voters, of drugs and crime, of hopelessness and unemployment, of unaffordable health care, Green has made his priority impeaching Trump, acknowledging he intends to push for this outcome, even in the absence of an impeachable offense!

An indication that the LPAC campaigns are making headway are endorsements this week of Rogers by prominent Republicans.  Legendary political consultant and long-time friend of Donald Trump, Roger Stone, and Virginia State Senator Richard Black, announced their support for Rogers.  Stone, who had encouraged Trump to run for President beginning in 1988, and helped shape his successful strategy in 2016, made clear that he understands the coming elections cannot be treated as "business-as-usual."  In his statement endorsing Rogers, he said, "Make no mistake, these mid-term elections are about more than which 'party' wins.  It is a matter of whether the American people choose war or peace, a downward economic spiral, or economic development, through growing the real economy.  Kesha understands this."  He concluded his endorsement by saying, "She has demonstrated the courage to stand up against both the Bush and Obama machines in Texas, and to stand above the parties.  She is 'unbought' and 'unbossed', the kind of independent who voters should be proud to cast their ballots for.  I urge you to show that independent spirit that Texas is famous for, and send Kesha to Congress."

In his endorsement, Sen. Black praised Rogers for challenging Green's unconstitutional efforts to impeach President Trump.  Rogers, he said, "in addition to putting forward economic policies designed to rebuild her district and our nation, has made this unconstitutional pronouncement of Green's a leading campaign and national issue."

If the coup can be defeated, freeing Trump from the threat of impeachment, and giving him the freedom to break decisively with the "swamp" of the British-directed "Military Industrial Complex", which is sometimes referred to as the "Deep State", the road would be cleared for the U.S. to become a full participant in the bold New Paradigm, centered around the world land-bridge program adopted by China's Xi Jinping.  The Russiagate fraud was concocted to prevent that from occurring, even though defending the Old Paradigm means bringing mankind to the possibility of thermonuclear war. 

Thus, the most effective approach to the mid-term elections is to treat them as a means to insure the success of the New Paradigm, on the basis of "win-win" relations between nations.  Reaching this goal is now within our grasp.


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  • Liam Mullins
    commented 2018-10-24 14:04:47 -0400
    Great commentary Harley. As usual, your analysis is spot on. It looks like the Blue Wave will be overwhelmed by a Red Tsunami as Trump is rocking the crowds as before during the election in 2016. Fingers crossed!!