In my most recent book I open with a Preface that discusses the quintessential difference between how the contemporary political administrations reacted to the election of Presidents Obama and Trump. This discussion is intended to raise the question of why in President Obama’s case the peaceful transfer of power occurred but for President Trump we have (and continue to) experienced resistance that appears to sometimes rise to the level of sedition. This resistance is not limited to the rank and file citizenry but rather runs to the very top of the Democrat Party’s elected officials and Obama appointed leadership of our federal Justice, Intelligence, Revenue and State Department. It also includes virtually all of our “mainstream media,” and academic institutions, among others.
In this book (and this blog) I have pointed out that, observing their behavior, one could reasonably posit that they are motivated by a Marxist ideological foundation. While I do include some information beyond behavioral observations, this idea is presented as theoretical.
It turns out that a serious investigative reporter and author has dug deep into the available information concerning the ideological influences and beliefs of this clique of elite Progressive leaders. What Diana West found is truly stunning. In her new book, The Red Thread she reports on:
The first investigation into why a ring of senior Washington officials went rogue to derail the election and the presidency of Donald Trump. There was nothing normal about the 2016 presidential election, not when senior U.S. officials were turning the surveillance powers of the federal government—designed to stop terrorist attacks—against the Republican presidential team. These were the ruthless tactics of a Soviet-style police state, not a democratic republic. The Red Thread asks the simple question: Why? What is it that motivated these anti-Trump conspirators from inside and around the Obama administration and Clinton networks to depart so drastically from “politics as usual” to participate in a seditious effort to overturn an election?
The Amazon book summary then goes on to identify this question’s answer.
Finding clues in an array of sources, Diana West uses her trademark investigative skills, honed in her dazzling work, American Betrayal, to construct a fascinating series of ideological profiles of well-known but little understood anti-Trump actors, from James Comey to Christopher Steele to Nellie Ohr, and the rest of the Fusion GPS team; from John Brennan to the numerous Clintonistas still patrolling the Washington Swamp after all these years, and more. Once, we knew these officials by august titles and reputation; after The Red Thread, readers will recognize their multi-generational and inter-connecting communist and socialist pedigrees, and see them for what they really are: foot-soldiers of the Left, deployed to take down America’s first “America First” and most anti-Communist president. If we just give it a pull, the “red thread” is very long and very deep.
A very good hour-long interview of West about this book can be found at this link.
Obviously one book doesn’t necessarily confirm my Lenenthink theory. However, the fact that serious people are discovering compelling supporting evidence, and other serious people are taking this hypothesis seriously is a confirmation worth noting.
This development also provides confirmation of my position that our current crisis is existential for our Constitutional Republic as opposed to just another run of the mill political controversy.