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Deep State Desperation

Deep State Desperation

My interview on the loss of institutions

I appeared recently on The Dangerous Thinkers Podcast with Teri O’Brien.

We covered a number of topics, but the launching point was my October 12, 2017, 9th Anniversary post, Legal Insurrection is 9 years old, and filled with dread:

Last year I noted that while it was a difficult year personally, I was optimistic. That’s been one of my roles over the years, keeping hope alive. But there’s no pep talk this year. Just dread….

I don’t know if there are any uncorrupted institutions left that matter….

So I’m thinking through what it will mean to live without institutions.

Sorry to be a downer on our blog birthday. I’ve always tried to be honest with you, and honestly, this blog birthday I’m filled with dread, not good cheer.

That post, focusing on the loss of institutions, had an effect on many people, including Teri, who commented near the beginning of the show:

…. I have to tell you guys in the audience, it’s very much of a bring down, because it starts out, here’s how you start out professor, and it’s a miracle I kept reading because I like wanted to stick a fork in my face at that point ….

Why did she want to stick a fork in her face, and did she?

Well, you’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out! [Don’t try that at home, please.]

We then talk about the efforts to unseat and freeze Trump in the context of the Michael Flynn plea, the Special Counsel, the attempt to undermine the Electoral College, Obama’s history of questionable political behavior before and in office, the unprecedented political activism of current journalists, the threat to free speech on campuses (including my Vassar appearance), “radicalized” social justice warriors, and the one glimmer of hope, taking back the judiciary.

So we covered a lot of topics.

Here are Teri’s Show Notes (not a transcript):

The behavior of Donald Trump’s opponents, and the lengths to which they will go, including personally attacking the electors by publishing their phone numbers and addresses to try to intimidate them, is unprecedented.

Are we headed to an America in which all the institutions that served the preservation of our country (the media, academia) have been effectively destroyed? What then?

While not quite a dictator, Barack Obama did usher in an era of lawlessness, which shouldn’t be a surprise, since he is a cut throat politician who rose to power through ruthless tactics to take out any opposition.

We are facing a time when nearly every institution in our society has been destroyed: the media, academia, and the culture. Yet there may be one institution that we can still recapture.

In sheer numbers, what opportunity does President Trump have to undo the damage that Barack Obama did to the federal courts?

Radical leftists are terrorizing students on college campuses. Even though these “social justice warriors” comprise only about 10-15% of the student body, they are able to silence and terrify anyone who asserts a contrary opinion, such as supporting freedom of speech.
What needs to happen for Teri and Prof. Jacobson to have the on-line champagne party that they discussed during the show?

Here is the podcast, the discussion starts at about the 2:15 mark (click here if player doesn’t load):

Listen to “Deep State Desperation to Undermine President Trump: Prof. William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection” on Spreaker.


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Well, take a break Prof and remember the season. Read this Christmas story with your wife. I’ll start you out with the first tiny bit, or you can click on the link.

by O. Henry

One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied.

DouglasJBender | December 16, 2017 at 8:53 pm

Jesus is the reason for the season. And truly each person’s only real hope.

rejoice and be glad Professor…

it looks like 2018 just might be, despite the swamp creatures in the State Department, the year that the phrase will be, G*d willing, “This year in Jerusalem!”

Happy Hanukkah to you and yours, and my thanks for this wonderful & thoughtful blog. (certain commenters notwithstanding)

G*b bless America & President Donald J Trump! MAGA!

There is nothing to feel bad about, quite the opposite.

Historically government institutioins have always been political animals. The FBI under J. Edgar Hoover was one of the most political organizations in the entire country. Everything that the agency did was for one single purpose, to make the Bureau look good and to increase the power of J. Edgar Hoover. It conducted illegal surveillance, played fast and loose with federal laws and generally did whatever the leadership of that agency felt needed to be done to protect the Bureau. Deep Throat, of Watergate Fame, was a senior FBI official [though his motivation was thought to be revenge for not getting the promotion he felt that he deserved.

The CIA was illegally running drugs, and got caught at it. Then there have been numerous foreign assassinations, and possibly some domestic ones as well. The IRS was finally caught being used against “enemies” of the administration. And, the list goes on. Most of the lower echelon workers in these agencies are there to simply do their jobs, in accordance with the rules. But, when the top is as rotten as it has become, there is no one to go to who will change things. Remove the rotten top of the apple and the lower part is still good.

Now, though, this type of activity is coming out into the light. When the smoke clears, the level of corruption in the federal government will be greatly reduced. And that will be a good thing.

We would all like our government to be objective, ethical and have our best interests at heart. But, it is composed of human beings. And human beings are born amoral opportunists and some of them never grow out of that stage. So, we have to constantly guard against those who would enrich themselves at the expense of the rest of us. Oh, and remember that there is no such thing as a “free lunch”. If a deal looks to good to be true, then it probably isn’t.

Whether the leftist destroy this great nation or not is still an open question. I am a pessimist. I’m trying to manage some things so my family will to survive intact. I am not optimistic. What comes next will be ‘interesting’ in the full Chinese curse meaning. I pray that Trump survives and manages to turn things around until I don’t have to worry about them anymore. The Millennials need to wake up and look toward liberty or they will have none. God Bless America and Trump.

For the Christmas season this year, be happy, greet your fellow man (or woman, or other gender as determined by whoever) openly and with good cheer, and enjoy yourself.

It will (censor) off the liberals to no end.


Although I’m an optimist and plan to win… and listen to the shrieking commies as they get their “collective” buts kicked.

There is now a general belief that Sessions is so comfortable as to be asleep or is being blackmailed. He recently opined that Peter Strzok (if that really is a name), may have an innocent reason for communicating that he had provided McCabe and the DOJ with an “insurance policy” against Trump.
Sorry. That is not the way it works. That is not the way any of it works.

A note. I have people in my office that are given to angry outbursts the way culture and country are being destroyed. Some were hard left as recently as a few years ago. But the surrender of the left to lawlessness, thugs, muslims, cartel and latin gangs have left them bewildered. And scared for their kids and grandchildren.
I remind each of them that you cannot die angry. Because nothing destroys the soul like anger about politics. Just do what you do. The anger is in you.
A calm attitude and a helpful approach on a micro level is all that is expected of you.

Don’t fret.

Comfort yourself with that classic Christmas tale about the GOPe sleep-over party, where Santa came in the middle of the night, woke-up all the GOPe senators and congressmen and beat them within an inch of their lives. When he took off in his sleigh, it caused the roof to collapse, and all the rinos froze, winding up in hell before first light. On line next to them were hillary klinton, james comey, eric holder, obama and Herr mueller.

If that’s not a Frank Capra movie, nothing is.

    Forgot the closing credits: to be funny, as he poked the passing rats in the ass with his pitchfork, the Devil kept yelling, “Make America Great Again!”

      Lastly, comfort yourself with “Papa Panov’s Special Christmas by Barack Tolstoy,” a story of compassion and kindness.

      In the story, an elderly American liberal welcomes a foreign stranger into this home – a stranger who had entered the country under Schumer’s visa lottery. The stranger beats him unconscious, rapes his wife, take his money, and burns down his house. The foreign stranger runs away, goes to New York, gets on welfare, and ultimately drives a truck into a crowd, killing twenty people. In a touching scene of love and forgiveness, the American liberal visits the foreign stranger in prison, saying he forgives him. The two embrace, and the foreign stranger retrieves a shiv he has keestered in his rectum, and stabs the American liberal in the head, sending him into a permanent coma. Then the stranger then kills himself with the knife, screaming “death to America!”

      The comatose American liberal is sent off to be warehoused somewhere, and NY mayor bill de blasio gives the euology at the foreign stranger’s funeral. Schumer and pelosi are in attendance. After the funeral, sleazeball attorneys gloria allred and lisa bloom offer to pay anyone who will testify the comatose American liberal sexually harassed them. They recycle the lying psycho in the Judge Moore case, but it’s discovered the lying psycho was not born at the time she claims she was harassed by the American liberal. Nonetheless, the ny times headlines a story that the American liberal paid the foreign stranger to have sex with his wife, then tried to join in, and the foreign stranger was forced to defend himself against the American liberal’s sexual advances.

      The foreign stranger is freed from prison, and hired to teach a course at harvard. The foreign stranger marries transvestite traitor bradley manning, believing manning is a woman. On their wedding night, in a fit of rage, the betrayed foreign traitor slaugheters manning.

      Jane Fonda testified in the defense of the foreign stranger at his trial, and the foreign traitor is let off with time-served.

      The foreign stranger is offered a room next to valerie jarrett’s in obama’s D.C. house. The foreign stranger is sexually harassed by closet transvestite barry obama, but the secret service prevents the foreign stranger from slaughtering obama.

      The foreign stranger is offered a trip to hollywood, where Rob Reiner states his interest in making a movie of the foreign stranger’s life.

      Some years later, the elderly American liberal miraculously comes out of his coma. The first thing he watches on tv is a re-run of the Rob Reiner movie about the foreign stranger. The American liberal has a heart attack and dies.

      The foreign stranger lives happily ever after.


        Correction in that story: insert: the foreign stranger TRIES to kill himself, but does not succeed.

          And an aging, addled hillary klinton, having nothing better to do in prison, writes another book, titled “What Happened, Part XXVIII.” in the manuscript, she accuses the Russians of killing and raping the American liberal’s wife. No publisher prints it (it is later used as toilet paper in the prison’s disciplinary segregation unit, which michelle obama discovers, getting a rash after wiping herself too vigorously with pages 15 through 20.

Hanukkah is the memorial of a miracle when the flame of hope was kept alive. Keep yours burning, Prof.

As much as I might have disliked Obama I don’t recall people in positions of power/authority talking about “taking it to the streets” to resist his destruction of our nation.
I have decided that some liberals are mentally off the rails and need to be endured and mocked as much as possible.
Hopefully we all will draw joy from Christmas/Hanukkah as appropriate.

    Just to be really accurate: yes, while they’re off the rails, many of them are corrupted, and don’t want their free ride to end. But many others truly believe the the fake news of CNN, NBC, etc. – because that’s all they know to watch. In addition to having no spiritual beliefs anymore, they’re desperate to believe in SOMETHING, so they get harangued into believing in ‘global (fill in the blank)’.

    Our job is to bring the fight for accurate and non-distorted information of current events and accurate and balanced versions of our nation’s history to the forefront. We won a TITANITC victory with the election of Donald Trump and the marginalization of Jeb! Bush and hillary klinton.

    Now it’s time to marginalize The Wizard of Hitler, george soros. (Hungary and Poland are doing a good job of that.)

    It’s also time to DESTROY the GOPe – something we completely have the power to do, considering we’re the only people would ever vote for the rats. The reason why so many of us keep doing it, is the same reason so many democrats believe the lies spread on their news shows and in the likes of the ny times and the Washington-Amazon Post.

The election of Trump has overturned almost every rock, and the number of cockroaches, worms, snakes, and other vermin is more than we had ever imagined.

But the corruption has been going on for a long time. The reason we have not seen it is that we were given an illusion to believe, and it was strong enough to override those abuses we did see. We could write off previous egregious acts of our government as “exceptions” and regard the individual actors as “bad apples.”

But all bets are off now. The corruption is systemic, not merely a result of individual criminals who can be ejected from the system.

So what can be done?

Professor, I have two suggestions:

1. Pick a place to begin to push back. Pick small events or a specific cause with which to do it. Tiny victories may not seem like much, but they create momentum. It is not enough to document: one needs to act. This is a long, long battle ahead. Decades at least. A single president or administration cannot change much, even without a Mueller waiting to pounce.

2. Pray.

Even if you’re not the believing type.

Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.

Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.