Another thought about our current reality. We are currently in the midst of a coup. More accurately, were are in the midst of competing coup attempts. If coup is the attempt to overthrow government, then, the current administration’s attempts to interfere with the work of duly constituted government entities such as the DOJ, the FBI, the EPA, constitute a coup, not just attempts to change policy, but to upset and/or destroy those agencies, the way in which their agents do their work, what becomes of the work they do, and how that work is translated into action.
At the same time, those trying to preserve government as an instrument of the will of a democratic people residing in a democratic society, in order to preserve democracy are involved in staging a coup against an administration that is involved in the dismantling, defiling, and denigration of government of the sort that work, should work, to serve democracy and the needs of a democratic people.