As in a Marvel movie, an “anonymous” hero, masked by The New York Times itself, has released an existing conspiracy among several officials in the White House against the U.S. president Donald Trump.
The title of the article speaks by itself “I am part of the Resistance inside the Trump Administration” reminds us those post-apocalyptical movies where rebels of the “Resistance”, usually hidden underground, fought against the Evil Empire. The difference is that these Rebels (most of them are high-ranked officials within the government and work diligently from the inside to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst “inclinations”) are not hidden in the catacombs of the system, but behind the scene of the Oval Office.
The “Rebels,” who remain anonymous so far, do all their best to preserve all the democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.” The root of the problem is the President’s amorality, which, despite being elected as Republican, he has shown little tendency to follow the ideals adopted by Conservative members: free minds, free market, and free people.
Luckily, the unpredictable behavior of Trump, confirmed by this vigilante, would be even worse “if it weren’t for unsung heroes in and around the White House. Some of his aides have been cast as villains by the media. But in private, they have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.”
The op-ed article released by The New York Times also recalls those movies from the Cold War era where an agent from the “silent resistance” manages to infiltrate as mole in the enemy ranks to fight against the “the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.” But luckily, the American people should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.
But one Hollywood movie that comes to my mind after these anonymous words is All the President’s Men. The vigilante voice-over in the The New York Times sounds too similar to Deep Throat, the man who revealed from a garage in Washington to journalists Carl Berstein and Bob Woodward everything related to the Watergate case.
The “information” provided by Deep Throat, as we know, resulted in the greatest myth in the so-called free press. Apparently, two journalists from a U.S. newspaper could denounce the President and promote his resignation with their leaks. When revealed the real name of the mole, Mark Felt —deputy director of the FBI—, it was proved that behind such “free” journalism of The Washington Post, there were also hidden interests from other powerful segments of society.
It remains to be seen, as the “hero” says in the NYT, if this new plot against Trump “is not part of the so-called Deep State” —a conspiracy theory that confirms that existing institutions inside the government that remain in power permanently.”
We will have to know it for sure. The anonymous article released by the NYT is just the beginning of series we could perfectly entitle: “All the Men against the President.”
Translated by Sergio A. Paneque Diaz / CubaSi Translation Staff