15 Feb 20
CTH weighs-in with granular detail on the gravity that institutional preservation will have on the balance of the geopolitical landscape; the full article is an outstanding and informative read
I’ve been writing about institutional preservation for a long while and for a long while, folks have continued to holler about it but it matters not. That hollering normally manifests as the reader pushing-back against my sourced pragmatism from their position perhaps resembling rhetorical hope. I left some similar comments as a reply to Neon Revolt and a couple of others earlier tonight. Those thoughts were at the forefront of my mind when I read CTH’s article sourced below.
Before we even get into it, I’m back at this very point in the article to edit-in some clarity on the matter and it’s rooted in a fundamental misunderstanding that some people have about the difference between the institutions and government. Consider:
1. The INSTITUTIONS and GOVERNMENT are two separate things and this is likely a fundamental misunderstanding by a lot of people.
2. The INSTITUTIONS are the established Constitutional practices that we all see as the underpinnings, foundation and basis for traditional American jurisprudence.
3. The GOVERNMENT (the federal apparatus) is comprised of temporary elected representatives and unelected bureaucrats who have a duty to uphold these same INSTITUTIONS.
4. The GOVERNMENT can fail and in myriad ways they fail us every day.
5. The INSTITUTIONS can NEVER fail because if they do, the America you know (the one we all know) will vaporize forever.
That last point is the crux of it all and it has NOTHING to do with government. It’s critically important to understand these differences as outlined above in order to have a full and accurate understanding.
For a better understanding of the backdrop here, see THIS article from a while back.
For any folks not wanting to acknowledge the very real gravity that institutional preservation will have on the balance of the geopolitical landscape, which is deeply entangled with self-preservation and for the reason that many of the likely defendants to be exposed to severe legal jeopardy are members of said institutions, they are fooling themselves.
Yes, there is a window open for something akin to a revolutionary draining of the swamp to happen but the bulk of the evidence simply does not YET support that in tangible ways: indictments, arrests and prosecutions. All that we’ve really seen is one impeachment and a swath of investigations serving to vacuum up evidence and shield it away from sunlight. It all makes for a very small window and one that will slam shut by the 2020 election. In that light, I continue to revisit the the only scoreboard of importance to me: impeachment: 1, anything else that really matters: 0.
As I continue to anecdotally say, AG Barr is holding the judicial rope right in the middle and he’s being yanked in opposite directions by opposite forces – institutional preservation and self-preservation.
Consider these excerpts from THIS article Sundance at CTH,
I’m not going to repeat all the issues, you can re-read them HERE; however, the baseline is that Wolfe could not be prosecuted without running the risk of collapsing key institutions of the U.S. government. The consequences of a Wolfe prosecution were beyond the capacity of Rod Rosenstein, or the DOJ to handle. There would have been massive constitutional crises created and the literal definition of ‘sedition‘ was at the center of it.
DAG Rosenstein could not prosecute James Wolfe without exposing ‘seditious‘ activity within the U.S. government itself. Not pretend sedition or theoretical sedition, but an actual pre-planned subversive operation with forethought and malice.
Likewise AG Bill Barr cannot prosecute Andrew McCabe without exposing the same ‘seditious‘ activity; which also encompasses the activity of Rod Rosenstein. Whether Barr wants to protect Rosenstein is moot; if Barr wants to protect the institutions from sunlight on two years of actual seditious activity, he has to protect Rosenstein.
It’s the underlying activity that cannot be allowed to surface; the institutions of government are not strong enough, nor are they set-up to handle, prosecutions that overlap all three branches of government. [ex. read former questions].
Rod Rosenstein essentially protected James Wolfe because he saw no way the institutions of the U.S. government could survive the potential evidence in a trial. Setting aside opinion on Rosenstein’s enabling of the sedition; enabling underpinning seditious activity; the decision makes sense. [Consequences too big to jail]
Bill Barr is essentially protecting Andrew McCabe, and as a consequence Rod Rosenstein, out of a similar necessity. From AG Barr’s perspective, there’s no way the institutions of government could survive the potential evidence at a McCabe trial; and McCabe would call Rosenstein as a defense witness. [Consequences too big to jail]
At the heart of the matter, in the real activity that took place, there was a multi-branch seditious effort to remove President Donald J Trump. From the perspective of those charged with the actual administration of justice – there is no way to put this in front of the American public and have the institutions survive. What we are witnessing is a dance between increasingly narrowing rails and the DOJ trying to find an exit.SUNDANCE/CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE
This is called political reality. More importantly, it’s actual reality.
That said, I would think that everyone should maintain hope and a vision for a better America moving forward. That we should embrace our traditional American individual ruggedness and stand resolute. But as we do those things, I also encourage everyone to view all things politics and Q through a lens of equal parts pragmatism, logic and reality.
Feel the gravity of this real force of institutional preservation – it will steer you closer to the truth.