The Biden Justice Department’s legal strategy behind the multiple indictments of former President Donald Trump has multiple aspects to it, according to a political analyst, and none of them are good for the future of the country.

According to author and commentator James Lindsay, in an interview with EpochTV, one aspect is to put huge burdens on Trump in the public’s eye and make the situation “messy” enough that voters will lose hope in him as a viable candidate while also seeking to “provoke the American public into giving up the rule of law.”

“There’s a very deliberate operation going on,” Lindsay said on an episode of American Thought Leaders: Now with Jan Jekielek last week.

He said that people in the know refer to what’s going on against Trump as “fifth generational warfare.”

Lindsay broke down the various strategies being employed against Trump, ranging from psychological tactics akin to those used by narcissistic abusers to the Marxist doctrines laid out by Saul Alinsky in his work “Rules for Radicals.”

He noted further that the “us versus them” in the case of Trump is not about left or right, but “normal people who believe in the American experiment, whether left, right center, Democrat, Republican, white, black doesn’t matter. Everybody who believes in America and the Western civilizational project is who is the ‘us’ in this us–them dynamic.”

“The people who want to destroy and break that and are using us to do it are the ‘them,’” he added. “And we can formulate countermeasures once we understand how their tactics work.”

The term DARVO, which stands for “deny, attack, reverse victim and offender,” has been introduced to characterize a psychological strategy frequently employed by manipulative abusers.

“Every time that something comes out, they deny that it happened, they attack the person making the accusation, and then they try to reverse the roles of victim and offender so that they’re the poor victim, but somebody else is the offender,” Lindsay explained, noting that this plays out often in the media cycles.

“Every time there’s a scandal that comes out around the Biden family, they turn around, and they deny that it happened, attack Trump, and try to make it out that Trump is some kind of actual criminal offender, and they, of course, are not,” he continued. “This is a classic technique.

“There is a purpose for what they’re doing,” he noted: “Operation Make Trump Messy.”

“They want to make people not want to vote for Trump because he’s just too burdened with messy stuff—’there’s too much legal trouble, it’s going to be a circus again, I don’t want to deal with it, I’m just not going to vote for him.’ So, chase people away from supporting him while cornering him into the nomination,” he told EpochTV, adding that it’s possible, at some point, the far left will simply declare Trump “ineligible” to hold office, which some groups are already attempting to claim.


“Make [Trump] ineligible to be the candidate and eligible to run for president, make it so that the secretaries of states in states that have Democratic ones can take him off the ballot should he run for president because he’s too criminal or messy or violated a law, or whatever it happens to be,” he said.

“This, of course, is also legal trouble for Trump; it wears him down emotionally, mentally, maybe physically, it costs him a lot of money, it weakens him as a candidate by draining his war chest for legal issues.”

The Epoch Times adds:

The 1960s “Rules for Radicals” have been updated, and Mr. Lindsay says the playbook can be found online at

One of these core principles is “middle-level violence,” which puts your opponent in a “damned if they do, damned if they don’t” decision dilemma.

“You don’t hit them too hard, you don’t hit them too soft, so you’re clearly not the aggressor … and then you make use of their reaction,” Lindsay explained, which leads to a second tactic of taking advantage of the provoked response.

“It’s enough of a provocation to necessitate a response but not enough of a provocation to justify the response that you get. That’s middle-level violence,” he said.

He went on to say he believes the goal is to have Americans come to the conclusion that “the rule of law is off the table” and then try and take matters into their own hands, after which those actions will be used against them “just like they did in January 6.”

“The second we start to see through this, we take away at least 90 percent of their power and effectiveness,” he said.

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