It’s Time for Americans to Admit That We’ve Had a Coup d’etat

(Paul Craig Roberts, Alternet, July 15, 2013)
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The American people have suffered a coup d’etat, but they are hesitant to acknowledge it. The regime ruling in Washington today lacks constitutional and legal legitimacy. Americans are ruled by usurpers who claim that the executive branch is above the law and that the US Constitution is a mere “scrap of paper.” . . . Like serfs in the dark ages, American citizens can be picked up on the authority of some unknown person in the executive branch and thrown in a dungeon, subject to torture, without any evidence ever being presented to a court or any information to the person’s relatives of his/her whereabouts. Or they can be placed on a list without explanation that curtails their right to travel by air. Every communication of every American, except face-to-face conversation in non-bugged environments, is intercepted and recorded by the National Stasi Agency from which phrases can be strung together to produce a “domestic extremist.” . . . If throwing an American citizen in a dungeon is too much trouble, the citizen can simply be blown up with a hellfire missile launched from a drone. No explanation is necessary. For the Obama tyrant, the exterminated human being was just a name on a list. . . . The president of the United States has declared that he possesses these constitutionally forbidden rights, and his regime has used them to oppress and murder US citizens. The president’s claim that his will is higher than law and the Constitution is public knowledge. Yet, there is no demand for the usurper’s impeachment. Congress is supine. The serfs are obedient.  . . . The executive branch coup against America has succeeded. The question is: will it stand? Today, the executive branch consists of liars, criminals, and traitors. The evil on earth seems concentrated in Washington. . . . Washington’s response to Edward Snowden’s evidence that Washington, in total contravention of law both domestic and international, is spying on the entire world has demonstrated to every country that Washington places the pleasure of revenge above law and human rights. . . . The Obama Regime, like the Bush/Cheney Regime, has no legitimacy. Americans are oppressed by an illegitimate government ruling, not by law and the Constitution, but by lies and naked force. . . . Under the Obama tyranny, it is not merely Snowden who is targeted for extermination, but every truth-telling American in the country. . . Homeland Security had shifted its focus from Muslim terrorists to “domestic extremists,” an elastic and undefined term that easily includes truth-tellers like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden who embarrass the government by revealing its crimes. The criminals who have seized illegitimate power in Washington cannot survive unless truth can be suppressed or redefined as treason. . . . If Americans acquiesce to the coup d’etat, they will have placed themselves firmly in the grip of tyranny.


  1. Rain Said,

    July 29, 2013 @ 5:09 am

    Hi Lorenzo and team,

    I would like to share a book with you.

    It is the core book of Falun Dafa entitled ‘Zhuan Falun’. It talks about spiritual things from a scientific perspective. It talks about other dimensions, the soul, the cosmos in the microcosm and the macrocosm, supernatural abilities, the True History of Mankind, Transcending the 5 elements and leaving the 3 realms and many many other fascinating things.

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    Kind Regards,


  2. John S Said,

    August 5, 2013 @ 1:26 am

    Hi Lorenzo,
    I didn’t know where to ask this so I’ve put it here.

    My question: In the face of the rapid attempt to shut down global free speech, open communication between us as human beings, and the felling of the “One Tree” described so beautifully in “Avatar”, what do YOU Lorenzo dream about, long for in the time you have left? We’re both roughly the same age and the phrase “plan like there’s no tomorrow” takes on a new meaning.

    Feel free to be ruthlessly honest.

    Love and appreciation to you and yours,


    [COMMENT by Lorenzo: I try to keep the focus of my attention in the present and only become emotionally involved in issues that are small enough where I can actually make a difference.]

  3. Odhinn Said,

    September 8, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    The US government has been run by scumbags and usurpers for a very long time. It has been run since
    Eisenhower when he made mention that the industrial military complex would destroy the US. constitution

  4. keyma Said,

    November 24, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    This is a outrage how can this be possible ? How do we as the people stand for this ! As human beings we have rights ,

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