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The American System

Jul 2020

July 13, 2020

July 14, 2020

The Onrushing August Crisis Takes Shape: Pandemic Conditions Worsen in Most States, With Dramatic Deterioration in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California; Trump’s Re-Opening Bandwagon Goes Into Reverse In Numerous Places, with Even Republican Governors Forced to Relent; After Debacle by Secretary DeVos on Sunday Shows, Rejection Front Emerges Against Coercing Children Back to School While Virus is Spreading; Economic Breakdown Looms as Barriers to Foreclosures, Evictions, and Utility Cutoffs Will Shortly Be Lifted, and Emergency Aid in CARES Act Runs Out; GOP Still Blocking Police Reform, While Agitation to Defund Police Departments Goes On; China’s Role in Incidents From San Diego to Taiwan to Ladakh in the Himalayas Raises Strategic Tensions; Amidst All This Chaos, Presidency and Senate Are Crippled by Breakup of GOP; Energized by the Collapse of Institutions, Lunatic Fringe is on the March;

Cloud of Suspicion Darkens over Fire on USS Bonhomme Richard, So Similar to the Fate of the Troop Ship Normandie in New York Harbor Just After Pearl Harbor;

The Coup d’État in American History: A Key Phase Centers on the Defeatist General George McClellan, a Pro-Slavery New Jersey Democrat Who Wanted to Negotiate with Southern Elites; When Lincoln Signed the Emancipation Proclamation, He Risked a Coup d’État by McClellan and His Camarilla of Army Officers; At Least One Staff Officer Was Cashiered for Discussing Putsch Scenarios; Later, Gen. Hooker Also Talked of Military Rule!