“Our democracy,” is the official government term for conditions following the 2020 election. Angelo Codevilla argues that it’s not a democracy but an oligarchy. Since that means rule by a group, “junta” would also appropriate, and historical examples are instructive.
Portugal had its junta de salvação nacional in the 1970s, and after the toppling of Allende in a coup, the Junta Militar de Gobierno ruled that nation. After the fall of Somoza, Nicaragua fell under the Junta de Gobierno de Reconstrucción Nacional, the Junta of National Reconstruction. In the United States, what Democrats call “our democracy” is effectively the Government Junta of National Destruction (GJND) of the nation as it has been known to exist, with emphasis on the period from 2016-2020.
Joe Biden is the Junta’s figurehead, more properly the bobblehead. As Mark Bowden noted in 2010, Biden is a plagiarist and underachiever but “not an intellectual.” Party bosses confined the gaffe machine to a basement during the campaign, tipping off the ensuing election fraud, as it were, with a flare gun.
As head of the Junta, Biden does what he’s told. Trump achievements such as energy independence, a thriving economy, full employment, peace in the Middle East, a border wall and so forth must be stopped, whatever their benefits for the American people. The Junta represents the government, and Nancy Pelosi is the Junta’s La Pasionaria.
Pelosi, 81, is a big fan of Communist and Soviet agent Harry Bridges, to the point that in 2001 she marked the centenary of his birth in the Congressional Register. Pelosi believes the proper role of government, even during a pandemic, is to fund abortion. So she has no basis for objection to the taking of adult lives if the Junta deems them unwanted. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley makes it a military junta.
Back in 2013, Gen. Milley predicted that conditions were set for victory in Afghanistan. They weren’t and the Princeton political science grad now finds the home front a target-rich environment. As the general contends, Donald Trump was like Hitler and his supporters are Nazis, something one would expect from Derek Lutz, (Robert Downey Jr.) in Back to School, babbling about football as a “crypto fascist metaphor.” Like Gen. Jack Ripper in Dr. Strangelove, Milley is straight out of central casting, but the key figure in the Junta is Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Biden’s chief medical advisor contends that to criticize him is to attack science itself, in effect, “La science c’est moi,” in the style of Louis XIV. Fauci earned a medical degree in 1966 and in 1968 took a cushy “yellow beret” job with the National Institutes of Health to avoid treating American soldiers in U.S. military hospitals. Fauci’s bio shows no advanced degrees in molecular biology or biochemistry.
Back in the 1990s, Kary Mullis, PhD in biochemistry from UC Berkeley and winner of the Nobel prize for the polymerase chain reaction, contended that Fauci “doesn’t understand electron microscopy and he doesn’t understand medicine. He should not be in a position like he’s in.” Fauci was wrong about AIDS but remained as the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
More recently, Fauci funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) for dangerous gain-of-function research with a cargo of deadly viruses the WIV received from a lab in Canada. If Communist China and the World Health Organization every did anything with which Fauci disagreed, it’s hard to know what it might be. In January of 2020, Fauci opposed President Trump’s ban on travel from China, with no explanation of the “science” or how opposing the ban promoted public health.
This certified megalomaniac, a physician who first does harm, is the Junta’s Lysenko figure. Dr. Fauci is responsible for shutting down the nation, wrecking a thriving economy, causing untold misery, and menacing the people’s constitutional rights. A serial prevaricator who never once had to face the voters, Dr. Fauci is the embodiment of white coat supremacy (WCS), an ideal ethos for the Junta of National Destruction that calls itself “our democracy.”
Juntas in Portugal, Argentina and Chile have given way to a vote of the people but with the aging GJND the American people have to wonder. The Junta appears to have its own Brezhnev doctrine, a claim of permanent one-party power, upheld by an imported electorate, institutionalized voter fraud, and intimidation from the Junta’s BLM-Antifa axis. On the other hand, the Junta’s draconian rule is not proving popular, and democratic institutions remain in place.
The midterms are just around the corner but the race to watch is the September 14 recall for scandal-ridden California governor Gavin Newsom, the Jerry Brown protégé and former Nancy Pelosi nephew Democrats have been grooming for president. In January, California Democrat Party boss Rusty Hicks proclaimed, “this recall effort, which really ought to be called ‘the California coup,’ is being led by right-wing conspiracy theorists, white nationalists, anti-vaxxers and groups who encourage violence on our democratic institutions.”
As Ben Christopher of CalMatters explained, “a recall campaign is a democratic mechanism written into the California constitution that allows voters to remove an elected official by popular vote.” Democrat secretary of state Shirley Weber tried to keep black conservative Larry Elder off the ballot, but Elder sued and won.
As the California Globe reports, “New Poll Finds Larry Elder In Commanding Lead of Recall Candidates, Newsom Approval Slipping Once Again.” The Junta is all-in for Newsom, whose autocratic style and colossal incompetence would be a good fit. As Trump likes to say, we’ll have to see what happens.