In military operations, the enemy’s “center of gravity” is defined in JP 1-02 as “the source of power that provides moral or physical strength, freedom of action, or will to act.” It can also be a source of weakness and provide a point of attack.
Obama is the center of gravity for a corrupt political system. His center of gravity is transparency or, in this case, the lack thereof.
Paraphrasing “Counterinsurgency” (FM 3-24), the ability to generate and sustain popular support, or at least acquiescence and tolerance, has been the sine qua non of Obama’s political survival. Support or tolerance is often generated using intimidation and coercion of the populace. In these cases, even if people do not favor Obama, they are forced to tolerate him or provide support.
The liberal media, which have adopted the Obama agenda as its own, have artificially generated and sustained his popular support through censorship and manipulation of the news to prevent the American people from knowing who Obama is and the true nature of his political agenda.
Like Joseph Stalin, Obama recognizes that “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”
It is the fear of criticism from the liberal media that has intimidated Republicans and conservative commentators from exposing Obama and, consequently, allowed him to use government agencies to coerce any potential opponents.
Undermining the near universal and unconditional support given to Obama by the liberal media will produce a frenzy of disclosures about the unconstitutional and illegal activities conducted by him and his facilitators, including members of the Republican Party. Revealing the endemic corruption in Washington, D.C. is the first, essential step toward restoring the Constitution and the rule of law.
Money is the lever. The targets of the intimidation used by the liberal media establishment are not the Republicans and conservative commentators directly, but their financial donors and sponsors. Likewise, the liberal media are vulnerable to decreased viewership and sponsorship, especially at local levels, which can ultimately reverberate nationally.
Without the collective and unqualified protection provided by the liberal media, Obama and the corrupt political status quo cannot survive.
There is a Cold Civil War underway in the United States between those who want to adhere to the Constitution and the rule of law and those who wish to continue the practices of political expediency and crony capitalism.
It is a choice between a government of the people, by the people and for the people as envisioned by the Founding Fathers and eloquently stated by President Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address or a country governed by executive over-reach, legislative complicity, judicial partisanship and journalistic decadence.
The Obama regime, the complicit politicians and the liberal media establishment are willing to risk the survival of the country rather than risk the truth.
They are the enemies of honest government. You cannot collaborate or compromise with the enemy.
Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of “Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution “. He receives email at firstname.lastname@example.org.