There is a novel written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, titled “Chronicle of a Death Foretold,” that narrates the story of a man who is killed, even though the entire town had foreknowledge of his assassination. I have borrowed part of the title of this novel to convey a very simple message: the impeachment campaign against President Donald Trump was foretold by the actions in Latin America, specifically in Guatemala.
Almost every single action taken against President Trump was previously used against President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala, from the beginning of his presidency in 2016. The smears included false accusations questioning his moral character to bogus conspiracies about collusion with world powers and/or organized crime. The entire strategy being used against the institution of the President of the U.S. was tested and has been used against the office of the President of Guatemala. Nevertheless, solid institutions, a strong and unbreakable commitment to sovereignty, the support of a silent majority, and having the personal commitment of doing and having done the right things for the benefit of the country allowed for President Morales to withstand the attacks of a weaponized judiciary system and arrive at the end of his term having faithfully fulfilled his duties as the democratically elected president of the country.
Without a doubt, government institutions in several countries have been coopted by elitist groups of liberal/leftist ideologues, unelected bureaucrats that believe that they have the supreme, albeit self-given, right to conduct the affairs of a nation, in spite of dully elected authorities. Long standing and respected government institutions, led now from the shadows of a self-protecting “Deep State” by militant zealots, have been weaponized to undo the democratic will of the citizens, by prevaricating and deceitfully manipulating laws and regulations of the countries, against the dully and democratically elected presidents. Coincidentally, many of the U.S. political actors plotting and leading the political attacks against President Trump a few years ago illegally interfered in Guatemala’s sovereign decisions and pushed for the appointment of leftist liberal bureaucrats to the Court and Judicial systems of Guatemala. Bureaucrats that throughout the Presidency of Morales have ardently worked to strip President Morales of his Constitutional rights and duties, and have participated in hundreds of impeachment attempts against him. Just like all those U.S. bureaucrats plotting, leaking, lying, and prevaricating to undo Trump’s presidency.
Yet, these leftist zealots, creatures of the political swamps of the U.S. and Guatemala, would not be so apparently successful in their use of lawfare against the presidents and other figures they deem threats to their plans without the assistance and participation of the ideologically driven press. In spreading their lies and providing them with the appearance of legitimacy, by presenting the opinion of equally biased leftist political commentators, analysts, and “experts,” this partisan press tries to manipulate public opinion against conservatives at all levels. It is almost as if they took notes from Lenin’s strategy to weaponize the press against democracy by making it “not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.” Ultimately, this is how the biased press has sided with the elitist, parasitic, and power-hungry left to destroy liberty and undo the will of conservative majorities.
These structured, systematic, and multi-pronged attacks against President Trump and President Morales have been made possible by the strategic placement of leftist political operatives, under the cover of bureaucracy, in all the institutions and agencies needed to manufacture pseudo-legal cases against them. Investigation and law enforcement agencies, foreign affairs structures, and the judiciary have been weaponized in the U.S. and in Guatemala to conduct what amounts to “legalized” coup d’etats. These are abhorrent crimes against freedom, democracy, and the will of the citizens.
The stark parallels and similarities between the political attacks on both Morales and Trump are undeniable, and even though they have a very loudmouthed leftist elite, and a pervasively hostile media structure against them, they will be successful at defeating this unprecedented war against democracy. Unfortunately, it seems like this legalized coup d’etat strategy is becoming the left’s primary weapon to unseat conservative leaders throughout the world. After the humiliating defeat of the European globalist left in the UK, it would not be surprising if a similar political attack is mounted against Boris Johnson in the coming weeks or months.
For the sake of freedom and democracy, conservatives will have to participate more aggressively in politics and in exercising social auditing of our representatives and of those bureaucrats our taxes sustain. A vast, silent, conservative majority will only be respected and heard by the bravery of each individual voice.
Mario Duarte is the youngest and longest serving Secretary of Strategic Intelligence to hold office in Guatemala, as well as one of the youngest intelligence chiefs in the world. His professional credentials include more than 17 years of experience in the fields of intelligence, national security, consulting and strategy development in several countries. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Houston, MBA from Rice University, postgraduate degree from Ortega Gasset Institute-Spain, and completed his PhD studies in National Security at San Carlos University Guatemala.
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