|It Is Up To
By Paul Craig
- Did Donald Trump win the election because he is a
racist and misogynist and so are the American people?
No. That’s BS
from the Oligarchs’ well-paid whores in the media,
“liberal progressive” activist groups, think tanks and
Did Trump win
because he stole the election?
More BS. The
Oligarchs controlled the voting machines. They failed to
steal the election, because the people outsmarted them
and told the pollsters that they were voting for
Hillary. This led to the presstitutes’ propaganda that
Hillary was the certain winner, and the Oligarchs
believed their own propaganda and didn’t believe it
necessary to make certain of their victory.
Trump won the
presidency because he spoke directly and truthfully to
the American people, telling them what what they knew to
be true and had never before heard from any politician:
is about replacing a failed and corrupt political
establishment with a new government controlled by you,
the American people. The establishment has trillions of
dollars at stake in this election. Those who control the
levers of power in Washington and the global special
interests they partner with, don’t have your good in
mind. The political establishment that is trying to stop
us is the same group responsible for our disastrous
trade deals, massive illegal immigration and economic
and foreign policies that have bled our country dry.
“It’s a global
power structure that is responsible for the economic
decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped
our country of its wealth and put that money into the
pockets of a handful of large corporations and political
entities. The only thing that can stop this corrupt
machine is you. The only force strong enough to save our
country is us. The only people brave enough to vote out
this corrupt establishment is you, the American people.”
Trump did not
promise voters a bunch of handouts. He didn’t say he
would fix this and that. He said that only the American
people could fix our broken country and identified
himself as an agent of the people.
The people won
the election, but the Oligarchy is still there, as
powerful as ever. They have already launched their
attack using their whores in the media and liberal
progressive groups in attempts to delegitimize Trump
with protests, petitions, and endlessly false news
reports. George Soros, using the money he made by his
attack on the British currency, will pay thousands of
protesters to attempt to disrupt the inauguration.
Trump’s government? As Trump discovered, finding
appointees who are not part of the Oligarchy’s economic
and foreign policy establishment is very difficult.
Washington is not a home for critics and dissidents.
Consider Pat Buchanan, for example. As a White House
official in two administrations and a two-time
presidential candidate, he is experienced, but
Washington has marginalized him.
if there were a stable of outsiders, they would be eaten
alive by the insiders. Trump will have to take insiders.
But he has to pick insiders who are to some extent their
own person. General Michael Flynn as National Security
Adviser is not a bad pick. Flynn is the former head of
the Defense Intelligence Agency who advised the Obama
regime against employing ISIS against Syria. Flynn has
publicly stated on television that the appearance of
ISIS in Syria was a “willful decision” of the Obama
regime. In other words, ISIS is Washington’s agent,
which is why the Obama regime has protected ISIS.
of staff (Priebus) and chief strategist (Bannon) are
Sessions (Attorney General) and Pompeo (CIA) are
disturbing appointments based on their media-created
reputations. But in the US where there is no honest
media, we don’t know the truth of the reputations.
Nevertheless, if Sessions does support torture, he is
disqualified as attorney general, because the
Constitution prohibits torture. The US cannot afford yet
another attorney general who does not support the US
actually is so poorly informed that he opposed the Iran
settlement, he is not fit to be CIA director. The CIA
itself said that Iran had no nuclear weapons program,
and with Russia’s help the matter was resolved. Does
Trump want a CIA director who neoconservatives could use
to restart the conflict?
The views of
Sessions and Pompeo could be products of the time and
not visceral. Regardless, Trump is a strong and willful
person. If Trump wants peace with the Russians and
Chinese, appointees who get in the way will be fired. So
let’s see what a Trump government does before we damn
reports of extreme neoconservative John Bolton and
former US attorney and NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani being
candidates for Secretary of State do not seem credible.
If Trump intends to get along with Putin, how can he do
that if his Secretary of State wants war with Russia?
Trump should find an experienced diplomat who negotiated
with the Soviets. Richard Burt, who had a major role in
the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, is the sort of
person it would make sense to consider. Another sensible
candidate would be Jack Matlock, Reagan’s Ambassador to
the Soviet Union.
If Trump wants
peace with Russia, the Secretary of State is the
If Trump wants to stop the Oligarchy’s rip off of the
American people, the Secretary of the Treasury is the
Under the last
three presidents, treasury secretaries have been agents
for the banks-too-big-to-fail and for Wall Street. It is
now a tradition for the financial gangsters to own the
Treasury. It remains to be seen if the tradition is too
strong for Trump to break.
is trying to discredit the Trump Presidency before it
exists. This effort is discrediting liberal and
progressive groups by identifying them with
nonenforcement of the immigration laws and with
homosexual and transgender rights, issues not on the
agenda of an electorate whose economic fortunes have
been declining and who are tired of 15 years of war that
serves only the hegemony agenda of the neoconservatives
and the profits and power of the military/security
The Saker, Putin has begun removing the Atlanticist
Integrationists, Russia’s Fifth Column, from influence.
Let’s see if Trump can remove our fifth
columnists—neoconservatives and neoliberal
economists—who have sold out the American people and
If Trump fails,
the only solution is for the American people to become
Dr. Paul Craig
Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall
Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week,
Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He
has had many university appointments. His internet
columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts'
latest books are
The Failure of
Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the
How America Was
Neoconservative Threat to World Order.