All Confusion and Contradictions in Trump’s
By Andre Vltchek
July 18, 2020 "Information
Clearing House" - Americans are angry.
I suspected they would be, but it got confirmations of
it in Miami, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Minneapolis,
New York, and Boston. Basically, everywhere I went while
“taking pulse and temperature” of this country where I
used to live, cumulatively, for much more than a decade.
“What is your job?” Shouted an African-American lady,
right in the middle of the Union Station in the nation’s
capital. Obviously, it was a rhetorical question, as she
almost immediately answered her own query: “There are no
Mr. Floyd got murdered by perverse, sadistic police
officers. The economy is collapsing, at least for the
poor and the middle class. The COVID-19 pandemic is like
a rollercoaster, up and down, up and down, with no end
People are confused, while the government is
increasingly aggressive. Much of the so-called
“progressive media” is suddenly not behaving
progressively at all. Racism is sometimes fought against
with brand new types of racism. Anti-racist movements
get periodically infiltrated by the extreme right-wing
groups, as I witnessed in Minneapolis.
The US government is basically attacking countries like
China, Venezuela, and Iran. Not just verbally, but
militarily. And the reason why our world is not in the
middle of WWIII, yet, is because of tremendous restrain
and wisdom of the US adversaries.
At home, no jobs, no coherent policy on how to fight
against the COVID-19, and no national unity in the
moment of disaster.
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What I have been witnessing so far were some jerky,
inconsistent moves on the part of the governments (the
federal and the state ones), as well as the ensuing
confusion, half-hearted, and patchy solutions. Quite the
opposite of what I experienced in Asia, be it in
socialist China and Vietnam, but also in the far from
the socialist nations such as Thailand, South Korea, the
Just a quick reality check, and it becomes clear that
the US system already failed, squarely and patently: 30
million people out of jobs since the pandemic began.
Three million infected, and probably, by now, much more.
Over 130.000 US citizens lost their lives. Of course, it
all depends on how the total number of victims is
calculated. Still, no matter how it is done, even if the
lowest numbers are correct, the United States is the
most affected country on Earth, which is an absolute
shame, considering that it is still one of the richest.
The Trump Administration is, of course, aware of all
this, and just a few months before the Presidential
elections, it is desperately searching for someone else
to blame for this enormous national disaster. The
President and his men are frantically pointing fingers
in all directions: from China (P.R.C.) to the World
Health Organization (WHO). From the Communist Party of
China, from President Maduro to the US state governors
and those very few “disobedient” members of the mass
media who still dare, at least occasionally, to
challenge the official narrative.
Conspiracy theories are abundant. Demonstrations and
protests are taking place all over the nation. In New
York City, the murder rate is up. Sirens are howling.
People are uttering clichés: “Follow the money,” I hear
Who to blame? Inept regime? Monstrous outdated
capitalism? Corporatism? Shitty education system? People
don’t now. While ‘false prophets’ are thriving.
Government, mass media, as well as a great majority of
the so-called ‘progressive’ media (do not confuse it
with left-wing media, which hardly exists in the United
States), are blaming socialist China, and they are
blaming Russia, Iran, and other independent-minded
This is clearly a political fight. The pandemic is
there, of course, but for the White House, it is nothing
else other than background noise. The US regime is
fighting for its survival. Trump is clashing with
various foreign countries, those which have a real,
Much is at stake. The entire survival of the system is
now in question. If this terrible scheme collapsed, the
whole world would rejoice; it would benefit. But the
majority of North Americans would lose. Even those who
like to paint themselves as ‘progressives’ or ‘different
‘or “also victims.” And so, there are thousands of
conspiracies aimed at discrediting the rage which
followed the killing of Mr. Floyd. There are countless
theories about the origins of the pandemic, as well as
its management, or, more precisely, mismanagement.
For both the Trump and his Democratic Party opponents,
it is absolutely essential to discredit morally and
socially much more successful countries like China,
Russia, even Cuba.
Monstrous propaganda tsunami has been unleashed in the
United States, but also the UK It is unprecedented and
overwhelming. Alternative voices are silenced.
Censorship, even amongst the so-called ‘alternative’
Western publications, is becoming bulletproof. And it
all happened literally overnight. While my essays used
to be reprinted just 2-3 months ago by at least 20 major
outlets in the United States and Canada, now it is at
most five who dare. My internationalist, left-wing angle
did not change at all. But their true colors got
exposed. But my work has been gaining great support in
non-Western countries. This says a lot about the
But back to Trump. He is attacking foreign countries,
horrified that people could notice how optimistic and
compassionate some other nations are. But he is also
antagonizing those who are now bringing down statues,
symbols, of Western bigots, genocidal cadres, slave
owners, and conquerors. Not to mention the health
officials, who dare to paint bleak (read: realistic)
picture, and urging him to put people’s interests above
those of the economy, particularly the private sector.
On July 8, 2020, CNN reported:
“Five months into a
still-raging pandemic that has killed more than
130,000 Americans, the long-simmering tensions
between President Donald Trump and the health
experts who staff his government have escalated from
private griping to shrugging disagreement to now
result, people at those agencies say, is a new sense
of demoralization as they continue their attempts to
fight a once-in-a-generation health crisis while
simultaneously navigating the whims of a President
who has shown little interest or understanding of
That Trump does not trust nor follow the advice of
experts such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top
infectious disease specialist, is hardly new. The
President has not attended a meeting of his
coronavirus task force in months, and recently its
sessions have been held outside the White House,
including on Wednesday at the headquarters of the
Department of Education. Fauci was told to
participate in the meeting remotely by
videoconference, preventing him from participating
in a midday task force press briefing…”
Precisely, nothing new. Except that even CNN, one of the
mouthpieces of the regime, is finally noticing! It is
all about spreading nihilism, on both domestic and
China is getting attacked in the most extreme,
unreasonable, and even bizarre fashion by both President
Trump and his team, but also by their adversaries. After
winning the fight against the COVID-19, the P.R.C. has
been blamed for virtually everything, from withholding
data, negatively influencing the WHO, and even for the
manufacturing of the virus in one of its laboratories
based in Wuhan, and then spreading it everywhere,
afterward. “Chinese Virus,” the White House has been
calling it, while no one knows yet for certain, where it
actually really originated. Naturally, Beijing and
entire China have been indignant.
None of the US government accusations have been proven.
Allegations after allegations have been ridiculed by the
US medical, scientific community, and often by the
academia. But the administration already went too far,
and it is clearly unable to stop its own attacks
anymore. It ignores ridicule, hoping that its macho,
vulgar and provincial rhetoric would appeal to certain
group of uneducated, extremist part of the population,
and win him the second term.
Analyzing the uprising which followed the murder of Mr.
George Floyd (who happened to be COVID-19 positive), I
spoke to dozens of Americans of all races and social
standings. The majority of them have been outraged by
the government’s handling of the epidemy and the unrest.
Not one person that I spoke to actually blamed China or
any other foreign country, directly, for the dire
situation in the United States.
Anti-Chinese rhetoric is clearly a political football
played by both Republicans and Democrats. The same goes
for the anti-Russian sentiments, including belittlement
of the Russian foreign aid sent to the United States, at
the very beginning of the pandemic.
The strategy of the US government is simple; some would
say primitive: “Whatever terrible is happening inside
the country, just counterattack and blame everything on
the political opponents, and if you can’t, attack the
foreign countries; China, Russia, even Iran or
Venezuela. Or the United Nations agencies, like WHO.
Send insults to all corners of the world, but also the
There is much that is going wrong in the US, very, very
wrong. Tents with homeless people could now be spotted
all around the downtown Washington D.C. The White House
has been converted into a fortress. And while millions
of American people are marching, protesting against the
endemic racism and discrimination, the KKK and its
affiliates like Proud Boys, are burning cities and
infiltrating legitimate anti-racist demonstrations
(something that I will soon be addressing in my essays).
Images are apocalyptic. The situation is explosive.
This is one of the most dangerous moments in world
history. But, shockingly, not much is being written
about the urgency and threat which our planet is facing!
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