Trump Presidency: RIP
February 16, 2017 "Information
- Has Donald Trump overestimated his
presidential power? The answer is yes.
Steve Bannon, Trump’s main advisor, politically
inexperienced? The answer is yes.
conclude from the answers to these two questions
that Trump is in over his head and will pay a
large will the price be?
York Times reports that US “intelligence
agencies…sought to learn whether the Trump
campaign was colluding with the Russians on the
hacking or other efforts to influence the
Former National Security Agency (NSA) spy
Schindler tweeted on Twitter
that a senior intelligence community colleague
sent him an email stating that the deep state
had declared nuclear war on Trump and that “He
will die in jail.”
possible that this will be the case.
end of World War II, the military/security
complex decided that the flow of profits and
power from war and threats of war were too great
to be relinquished to an era of peace. This
complex manipulated a weak and inexperienced
President Truman into a gratuitous Cold War with
the Soviet Union. The lie was created, and
accepted by the gullible American people, that
International Communism intended world conquest.
This lie was transparant, because Stalin had
purged and murdered Leon Trotsky and all
communists who believed in world revolution.
“Socialism in one country,” declared Stalin.
Academic experts, knowing where their bread was
buttered, went along with and contributed to the
deceit. By 1961 the overarching power of the
military/security complex was apparent to
President Eisenhower, a five star general in
charge of the US invasion of German occupied
Western Europe during the Second World War. The
private power that the military/security complex
(Eisenhower called it the military-industrial
complex) exercised disturbed Ike so much that in
his last address to the American people he said
we must guard against its subversion of
the latest of our world conflicts, the United
States had no armaments industry. American
makers of plowshares could, with time and as
required, make swords as well. But now we can no
longer risk emergency improvisation of national
defense; we have been compelled to create a
permanent armaments industry of vast
proportions. Added to this, three and a half
million men and women are directly engaged in
the defense establishment. We annually spend on
military security more than the net income of
all United States corporations.
conjunction of an immense military establishment
and a large arms industry is new in the American
experience. The total influence — economic,
political, even spiritual — is felt in every
city, every State house, every office of the
Federal government. We recognize the imperative
need for this development. Yet we must not fail
to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil,
resources and livelihood are all involved; so is
the very structure of our society.
councils of government, we must guard against
the acquisition of unwarranted influence,
whether sought or unsought, by the
military-industrial complex. The potential for
the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists
and will persist.
must never let the weight of this combination
endanger our liberties or democratic processes.
We should take nothing for granted. Only an
alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the
proper meshing of the huge industrial and
military machinery of defense with our peaceful
methods and goals, so that security and liberty
may prosper together.”
Eisenhower’s warning was to the point. However,
it relied on “an alert and knowledgeable
citizenry,” which the US does not have. The
American population is largely insoucient, and
is heading, across the ideological spectrum from
left to right, to self-destruction.
print and TV media, which serve as propagandists
for the ruling military/security complex and
Wall Street elites, make certain that Americans
have nothing but bogus orchestrated information.
Every household and person who turns on TV or
reads a newspaper is programed to live in a
false orchestrated reality that serves the tiny
few who comprise the ruling Establishment.
challenged this Establishment without realizing
that it is more powerful than a mere President
of the United States.
what has happened: During Obama’s second term,
Russia and its president were demonized by the
military/security complex and the
neoconservatives using the presstitute media.
The demonization has facilitated the ability of
the controlled presstitute media, such as the
New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and
the rest, to associate contact with Russia and
articles questioning the orchestrated tensions
between the US and Russia with suspicious
activity, possibly even treason. Trump and his
advisors were too inexperienced to realize that
the consequence of Flynn’s dismissal was to
validate this orchestrated association of the
Trump presidency with Russian intelligence.
have the media whores and the political whores
asking the question used to blacken President
Nixon and to force his resignation: “What did
the President know and when did he know it?” Did
Trump know that Gen. Flynn spoke to the Russian
ambassador weeks before Trump said he did? Did
Flynn do the unspeakable—speak to a
Russian—because Trump told him to do so?
purveyors of fake news—the New York Times,
Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the
despicable liars are using irresponsible
innuendo to entangle President Trump in a web of
treason. Here is the New York Times headline:
“Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With
Russian Intelligence.” What we are witnessing is
a campaign by the deep state using their media
whores to set up Trump for impeachment.
at work overturning the 2016 presidential
election are so confident of their success that
they publicly declare their preference for coup
over democracy. The zionist neoconservative
Kristol has expressed his preference for a deep
democratically elected President Trump.
liberal/progressive/left has aligned with the
One Percent against the “racist, misogynist,
homophobic” working class—the “Trump deplorables”—who
elected Trump. Even the uninformed muscian,
Moby, felt compelled to post ignorant nonsense
“1-the russian dossier on trump is real. 100%
real. he’s being blackmailed by the russian
government, not just for being peed on by
russian hookers, but for much more nefarious
2-the trump administration is in
with the russian government,
and has been since day one.”
that Trump has been tainted with “associations
with Russian intelligence,” the idiot
Republicans, according to Bloomberg, have
calls by Democrats for a deeper look at contacts
between President Donald Trump’s team and
Russian intelligence agents Wednesday
[Feb. 15], indicating a growing sense of
political peril within the party as new reports
surfaced of extensive contacts between the two.”
Of course, there is no evidence of such
contacts, but facts are not part of the campaign
to depose Trump.
sacking of Flynn is being used as vindication by
his opponents of their false charges that the
President of the United States is compromised by
Russian intelligence. Realizing the mistake, the
White House has tried to counter its blunder by
saying that Flynn was dismissed because Trump
lost confidence in him, not because he did
anything illegal or had connections to Russian
intelligence. But none of Trump’s opponents are
listening. And the CIA keeps feeding fake news
to the presstitutes.
the very beginning I warned that Trump lacked
the experience and the knowledge to pick a
government that would stand by him and serve his
agenda. Trump has now fired the one person on
whom he could have counted. The most obvious
conclusion is that Trump is dead meat.
effort of the American people to bring
government back under their control via Trump
has been defeated by the deep state.
Hedges argument that revolution is the only way
that Americans can reclaim their country
continues to gain credibility.
that doomed Trump when he declared war before he
had his army assembled:
is nothing the political establishment will not
do, and no lie they will not tell, to hold on to
their prestige and power at your expense. The
Washington establishment, and the financial and
media corporations that fund it, exists for only
one reason: to protect and enrich itself. This
is a crossroads in the history of our
civilization that will determine whether or not
We The People reclaim control over our
government. The political establishment that is
trying everything to stop us, is the same group
responsible for our disastrous trade deals,
massive illegal immigration, and economic and
foreign policies that have bled this country
political establishment has brought about the
destruction of our factories and our jobs, as
they flee to Mexico, China and other countries
throughout the world. 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.”
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
Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic
Dissolution of the West,
America Was Lost,
Neoconservative Threat to World Order.