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Trump’s Declaration of War



by Paul Craig Roberts

Editor’s note: This first appeared on Paul Craig Roberts’ website

President Trump’s brief inaugural speech was a declaration of war against the entirety of the American Ruling Establishment. All of it.

Trump made it abundantly clear that Americans’ enemies are right here at home: globalists, neoliberal economists, neoconservatives and other unilateralists accustomed to imposing the US on the world and involving us in endless and expensive wars, politicians who serve the Ruling Establishment rather than the American people, indeed, the entire canopy of private interests that have run America into the ground while getting rich in the process.

If truth can be said, President Trump has declared a war far more dangerous to himself than if he had declared war against Russia or China.

The interest groups designated by Trump as The Enemy are well entrenched and accustomed to being in charge. Their powerful networks are still in place. Although there are Republican majorities in the House and Senate, most of those in Congress are answerable to the ruling interest groups that provide their campaign funds and not to the American people or to the President. The military/security complex, offshoring corporations, Wall Street and the banks are not going to roll over for Trump. And neither is the presstitute media, which is owned by the interest groups whose power Trump challenges.

Trump made it clear that he stands for every American, black, brown, and white. Little doubt his declaration of inclusiveness will be ignored by the haters on the left who will continue to call him a racist just as the $50 per hour paid protesters are doing as I write.

Indeed, black leadership, for example, is enculturated into the victimization role from which it would be hard for them to escape. How do you pull together people who all their lives have been taught that whites are racists and that they are the victims of racists?

Can it be done? I was just on a program briefly with Press TV in which we were supposed to provide analysis of Trump’s inaugural speech. The other commentator was a black American in Washington, DC. Trump’s inclusiveness speech made no impression on him, and the show host was only interested in showing the hired protesters as a way of discrediting America. So many people have an economic interest in speaking in behalf of victims that inclusiveness puts them out of jobs and causes.

So along with the globalists, the CIA, the offshoring corporations, the armaments industries, the NATO establishment in Europe, and foreign politicians accustomed to being well paid for supporting Washington’s interventionist foreign policy, Trump will have arrayed against him the leaders of the victimized peoples, the blacks, the hispanics, the feminists, the illegals, the homosexuals and transgendered. This long list, of course, includes the white liberals as well, as they are convinced that flyover America is the habitat of white racists, misogynists, homophobes, and gun nuts. As far as they are concerned, this 84% of geographical US should be quarantined or interred.

In other words, does enough good will remain in the population to enable a President to unite the 16% America haters with the 84% America lovers?

trumpThe photograph of Mr. Trump’s inauguration that was displayed during Mr. Spicer’s briefing

Consider the forces that Trump has against him:

Black and hispanic leaders need victimization, because it is what elevates them to power and income. They will turn a jaundiced eye toward Trump’s inclusiveness. Inclusiveness is good for blacks and hispanics, but not for their leaders.

The executives and shareholders of global corporations are enriched by the offshored jobs that Trump says he will bring home. If the jobs come home, their profits, performance bonuses, and capital gains will go away. But the economic security of the American population will return.

The military/security complex has a 1,000 billion annual budget dependent on “the Russian threat” that Trump says he is going to replace with normalized relations. Trump’s assassination cannot be ruled out.

Many Europeans owe their prestige, power, and incomes to the NATO that Trump has called into question.

The financial sector’s profits almost entirely flow from putting Americans into debt bondage and from looting their private and public pensions. The financial sector with their agent, the Federal Reserve, can overwhelm Trump with financial crisis. The New York Federal Reserve Bank has a complete trading desk. It can send any market into turmoil. Or support any market, because there is no limit on its ability to create US dollars.


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    • Trump still did the requisite grovel to AIPAC, but it appears they still aren’t happy. They don’t want support for their Old Testament theme park from a candidate, they demand full ownership of them. Nothing less will do. They are a de-facto American Occupation authority and must be seething right now.

  1. Good summary – thank you for sharing Paul’s article, Dee.

    Speaking of the media, these are just a few of the headlines that have appeared over the past 24 hours in the Australian press – all with unbelievably negative and inflammatory subtext and content:
    • Trump’s warning to Australia
    • Trump’s ‘painful’ first dance
    • Work begins to impeach Trump (** below)
    • Donald Trump’s dark promise

    The latter starts: “President Trump began his dark and forceful inaugural speech … “

    Then we have the twitter account reporting, deliberately falsely, that the bust of Martin Luther King had been removed from the Oval Office (but Obama DID remove the bust of Winston Churchill I recall ! ). It’s SO refreshing to have a new voice in the US State Department by the way – White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

    Speaking of maps, the ‘Clinton Arhipelago’ was very enlightening.

    As President Putin stated (re the manufactured fake reports that Russia had compromising material on Donald Trump): “But people who order this kind of falsified information – the kind that is being propagated against the [now] President of the United States – those that fabricate it and use if for political means – they are MUCH WORSE THAN PROSTITUTES. THEY HAVE NO MORAL LIMITATIONS AT ALL.”

    I suggest that there are several more levels of evil way below that – the legacy propaganda wing of the military/security complex simply has to be broken.

    ** Clearly, ‘impeachment’ will be their Plan C (Plan A and B involved H.R. Clinton and the possibility of martial law under Obama himself). I hope we don’t have to talk about Plan D …!!

    • Confidential David Brock Memo: Defeat Trump Through Impeachment

    Meanwhile – the panic sets in
    • Trump Fires Up Europe’s Anti-Establishment Movement
    • “This year will be the year of the people.”

    And guess who is chipping in on behalf of the panic merchants – no surprise here …
    • Pope warns against Hitler-like leaders coming to power on wave of populism

    • i won’t be hard on David Brock. Many years ago, after he had squelched Anita Hill (for saying at the confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas that he had sexually harrassed her –something about a can of 7-up), he — Brock — then corrected the record and confessed to lying. As far as I know he had no supporters. It was admirable.

      As for impeachment it is a good thing and should be used as often as is needed. Not only on presidents but judges, military officers, you name it. (Not elected persons, of course).

      Brockie-pie has no chance of it with Trump as far as I can gauge.

      Postscript on Anita Hill. She, now a professor at Brandeis, said that the FBI persecuted HER PARENTS for years, apparently (I’m guessing) so that she would be worn down and unable to speak out. Every appointed officer of the FBI is impeachable.


  2. Recently came across this article ;
    Podesta was also a former Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton. (Here is the actual email, the names on what appear to be comprehensive lists of eligible Muslims available for Administration jobs are not yet disclosed.)
    “From: Bansal, Preeta Democrat (NYC) Sent: Monday, September 29, 2008 11:01 PM To:Froman, Michael B Cc: ‘Onek, Matthew’
    “Subject: Asian American Candidates, Muslim American Candidates Here are the compiled lists of Asian American and Muslim American candidates for top Administration jobs, sub-cabinet jobs, and outside boards/agencies/policy committees. A couple things to note about the list of Muslim American candidates:
    1) In the candidates for top jobs, I excluded those with some Arab American background but who are not Muslim (e.g., George Mitchell). Many Lebanese Americans, for example, are Christian. In the last list (of outside boards/commissions), most who are listed appear to be Muslim American, except that a handful (where noted) may be Arab American but of uncertain religion (esp. Christian).
    “2) There is only one candidate I thought was a viable one for a Secretary-level job among the Muslim Americans. That said, on both lists, there are some very senior people listed in the last category (for outside boards/commissions) who conceivably could be considered for top jobs. The very senior people I put on the last list tended not to be terribly involved in politics or policy, or in the case of some Asian Americans, had already served in the Clinton and even Carter Administrations and so I thought we should seek new talent.
    “But there’s no magic to some of the placements. I think the lists are fairly exhaustive, but some of the people may be moved to other categories.
    3) High-profile Muslim Americans tend to be the subject of a fair amount of blogger criticism, and so the individuals on this list would need to be ESPECIALLY carefully vetted. I suspect some of the people I list would not survive such a vet — but I do personally know, at least in part, virtually all of the candidates in the 1st two categories (but I know very few of those listed for outside boards/commissions).
    4) I listed the elected Muslim American democratic officials at the end of the second category, but for various reasons, I didn’t think any of them would necessarily be suitable for an Administration appointment. Nevertheless, I wanted to flag them for you in case you wanted to evaluate them further. DOJ list will be coming in the next two days. Judges and US Attorneys will still take about 10 days. Let me know if the latter are needed sooner.”
    This is clear evidence that Obama was deliberately including Muslims and excluding Christians from senior Administration positions.
    Obama’s Islamisation of his Administration and the White House was evident from day one. It’s worth noting that although the Democrats deny Julian Assange’s credibility, they have never denied the veracity of any released email.
    An interesting caller to the New York radio station “Ground Zero”, who refused to be identified, said this on September 18, 2014: “All 19 9/11 hijackers? Where did they get their visas stamped before they came to this country to launch 9/11? They got their visas stamped at the CIA station in Jeda. And the second in command said, ‘No way, absolutely we are not going to stamp those visas.’ And the fellow who was in charge at the time, his name was John Brennan, he was the person who overrode that instruction and ordered the visas be stamped right there in Jeda.” …The rest is history
    Brennan is the highest-ranking U.S. official ever to have visited the Islamic holy city of Mecca during the Haaj, a privilege reserved only for serious Muslim pilgrims or special guests of the Saudi King.
    A few weeks before the Senate voted to confirm Brennan as CIA director in 2013, former FBI agent John Guandolo revealed that Brennan had indeed converted to Wahhabist Islam while he was CIA Station Chief in Riyadh.
    Brennan has shuttled frequently between his home in Virginia to Jerusalem, and Riyadh to coordinate the arms transfers and other logistical support to ISIS and the rebels in Syria and Iraq. Witnesses in Syria, claim to have seen CIA and Israeli Mossad commandos transferring weapons to ISIS and affiliated forces at US request/direction.
    Full article can be found here ; http://pickeringpost.com/story/a-trump-victory-may-have-been-more-important-than-we-first-thought/6817
    How many of us knew this complete change over happening in the Whitehouse right before our very eyes ?????????? Has anyone really considered the implications of this, on all of us ?
    Could this be the reason for the vilification of Trump, who intends to stop the rot, and possibly, reverse things ?

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