March 11, 2016
- March 11, 2016 "Information
- Over the long weekend before the Mississippi and
Michigan primaries, the sky above Sea Island was
black with corporate jets.
Cook, Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt,
Napster’s Sean Parker, Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk, and
other members of the super-rich were jetting in to
the exclusive Georgia resort, ostensibly to
participate in the annual World Forum of the
American Enterprise Institute.
advertised topics of discussion: "Millennials: How
Much Do They Matter and What Do They Want?"
the cover story.
by the Huffington Post, Sea Island last weekend was
host to a secret conclave at the Cloisters where
oligarchs colluded with Beltway elites to reverse
the democratic decisions of millions of voters and
abort the candidacy of Donald Trump.
journalists at Sea Island were Rich Lowry of
National Review, which just devoted an entire
issue to the topic: "Against Trump," and Arthur
Sulzberger, publisher of the Trumphobic New York
Karl Rove of FOX News was on hand, as were Speaker
Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen.
Lindsey Graham, dispatched by Trump in New Hampshire
and a berserker on the subject of the Donald.
was William Kristol, editor of the rabidly
anti-Trump Weekly Standard, who reported back
to comrades: "The key task now, to … paraphrase Karl
Marx, is less to understand Trump than to stop him."
earlier tweeted that the Sea Island conclave is "off
the record, so please do consider my tweets from
there off the record."
itself for relegating Trump to its entertainment
pages, the Huffington Post did the nation a service
in lifting the rug on "something rotten in the
What we see
at Sea Island is that, despite all their babble
about bringing the blessings of "democracy" to the
world’s benighted, AEI, Neocon Central, believes
less in democracy than in perpetual control of the
American nation by the ruling Beltway elites.
outsider like Trump imperils that control, democracy
be damned. The elites will come together to bring
him down, because, behind party ties, they are soul
brothers in the pursuit of power.
else was revealed by the Huffington Post – a
deeply embedded corruption that permeates this
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy
Research is a 501(c)(3) under IRS rules, an
organization exempt from U.S. taxation.
Million-dollar corporate contributions to AEI are
special privilege, this freedom from taxation, is
accorded to organizations established for purposes
such as "religious, educational, charitable,
scientific, literary … or the prevention of cruelty
to children or animals."
co-conspirators of Sea Island were up at the
Cloisters was about as religious as what the
Bolsheviks at that girls school known as the Smolny
Institute were up to in Petrograd in 1917.
has been reported, it would not be extreme to say
this was a conspiracy of oligarchs, War Party
neocons, and face-card Republicans to reverse the
results of the primaries and impose upon the party,
against its expressed will, a nominee responsive to
the elites’ agenda.
taxpayer-subsidized "Dump Trump" camarilla raises
even larger issues.
is not Russia or Egypt or China.
those countries are now moving purposefully to
expose U.S. ties to nongovernmental organizations
set up and operating in their capital cities.
those NGOs have had funds funneled to them from U.S.
agencies such as the National Endowment for
Democracy, which has backed "color-coded
revolutions" credited with dumping over regimes in
Serbia, Ukraine and Georgia.
early 1950s, in Iran and Guatemala, the CIA of the
Dulles brothers did this work.
ones thinks of Vladimir Putin, can anyone blame him
for not wanting U.S. agencies backing NGOs in
Moscow, whose unstated goal is to see him and his
whatever one thinks of NED and its subsidiaries, it
is time Americans took a hard look at the tax-exempt
foundations, think tanks and public policy
institutes operating in our capital city.
are like AEI, scheming to predetermine the outcome
of presidential elections while enjoying tax
exemptions and posturing as benign assemblages of
disinterested scholars and seekers of truth?
How many of
these tax-exempt think tanks are fronts and
propaganda organs of transnational corporations that
are sustained with tax-deductible dollars, until
their "resident scholars" can move into government
offices and do the work for which they have been
paid handsomely in advance?
How many of
these think tanks take foreign money to advance the
interests of foreign regimes in America’s capital?
about the "deep state" in Turkey and Egypt, the
unseen regimes that exist beneath the public regime
and rule the nation no matter the president or prime
the "deep state" that rules us, of which we caught a
glimpse at Sea Island?
legislature of a democratic republic would have long
since dragged America’s deep state out into the
J. Buchanan is the author of Churchill, Hitler, and
“The Unnecessary War”: How Britain Lost Its Empire
and the West Lost the World. To find out more about
Patrick Buchanan and read features by other Creators
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