How the US government would be talking about itself if it were a foreign country
PARIS — It looks like democracy has finally arrived, and the regime’s days are numbered. It was a single spark in a tinderbox of totalitarian exasperation that ignited a firestorm of freedom. An innocent civilian, George Floyd, member of a minority racial class, died at the hands of regime authorities.
Video of the incident leaked online and quickly shot around the world, igniting protests against the interventionist regime in cities such as Paris, Amsterdam and Dublin. The footage showed a member of the domestic paramilitary kneeling on the victim’s neck for several minutes. The regime cited underlying health conditions as a cause of death and refused to acknowledge any premeditation.
For the past several days, the American people’s attempt to overthrow the regime by spilling into the streets in protest has been led by average people from all walks of life. Call it the Free American Army. The regime is trying to discredit the FAA by tying it to antifa, which the regime plans to declare a terrorist group. This dishonest attempt to associate the plight of average American citizens with the actions of a violent group known worldwide for rapidly organizing to exploit domestic strife in various countries has one objective: to undermine the uprising and keep the regime in power.
This fight for freedom comes after more than two months of intense crackdowns across the country. Citizens were told to “shelter in place” and were denied the basic human freedoms of movement, assembly and work under the pretext that a virus was lurking outside. Various members of the regime, including medical apparatchik Dr. Anthony Fauci and New York Gov. Anthony Cuomo, whose father also served in the regime, appeared regularly in white face-burkas on state television to bombard Americans with death statistics, inciting fear of going outside or getting too close to others. As the regime plunged the middle class into poverty, it legislated a redistribution of wealth to the country’s elites.
“I want to protect myself and protect others, and also because I want to make it be a symbol for people to see that that’s the kind of thing you should be doing,” Fauci said as he encouraged Americans to wear face-burkas in public.
The battle between freedom-loving Americans and the authoritarian regime had already begun when citizens started gathering en masse and flooding the country’s beaches without face-burkas.
The last hope for pro-democracy reformers was President Donald Trump, an outsider who had vowed to reform the country’s institutions. Unfortunately, Trump has struggled to enact meaningful structural reforms, leading his supporters to conclude that perhaps the system is simply unreformable.
Trump is only tolerated by regime elites when he falls into line and distracts citizens from domestic problems by shaking his fist at other countries. The regime has even offered a $15 million reward for information leading to the arrest of a foreign leader, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, while its military has continued to infiltrate, invade and destabilize countries all over the world.
The regime is now trying to depict peaceful protestors as radical, sending its army into the streets to crack down on the movement with tear gas and rubber bullets. Videos have emerged showing state violence against unarmed civilians. The regime has vowed to maximize the presence of its forces in the streets. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Trump associate and noted proponent of foreign meddling, has appeared on Fox News state propaganda TV, explaining that when he was the strongman of New York City, he had hundreds of people arrested during protests.
Trump has echoed that sentiment. In a leaked recording of a conference call, Trump and Attorney General William Barr indicated that they want local elites to use the regime’s army to “dominate” the protesters. He also said that he thinks the whole world is laughing at the regime’s weakness. Trump should sit down with the protesters — bring all factions involved to the table and negotiate their inclusion in a new democratic government.
In the meantime, our NATO allies can set up a no-fly zone over major U.S. cities to protect the Free American Army and civilian democracy activists. Next week, there should be a congressional vote on sanctioning regime elites, including travel bans and asset freezes. Their wealth comes at the expense of the suffering American people. Our coalition will also draft a new constitution for America that ensures the inclusion and equal representation of all protest groups.
Free people will always prevail against oppression and tyranny, and America will always be on the side of those fighting in the streets. Elsewhere.
(Rachel Marsden is a columnist, political strategist and host of an independently produced French-language program that airs on Sputnik France. Her website can be found at http://www.rachelmarsden.com.)