Imagine you own a hotel in NYC. Operating costs and taxes are high and you exist on the margins. Along comes the military and the state. They want to commandeer your hotel for COVID-19 patients. You really don’t have much of a choice. This is a pandemic, after all, and we all must sacrifice, especially small business owners and their employees, the latter now unemployed due to a lockdown. The state and the military plan to modify your building to make it amenable to ICU care—nurse stations constructed in the hallways, airconditioning modified for negative pressure, and other structural changes.
Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite explains.
Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, Chief of the @USACEHQ, provides a 'simple' solution to the complicated problem of building temporary medical facilities to assist states with responding to #COVID19. This clip is from a press conference by Army senior leader on March 20, 2020. pic.twitter.com/HrASBfRSjz
Now imagine the pandemic has passed. Your hotel is no longer suitable for its original purpose short of modification. Few customers—mostly those who know it was used as a COVID-19 hospital—want to lodge there. This fear is irrational but human nature. Unless the state compensates you for the loss, you’re screwed. It’s the end of your business, maybe your life’s dream. Will the government buy the hotel so you can pay off your mortgage? In other words, will hapless taxpayers pickup the tab? The general says nothing about this.
I expect this to become a standard across the country in the coming days and weeks. The state is now in the process of throwing millions of workers out of their jobs, closing down business, and basically freezing—and ultimately killing—most business activity in the United States. By summer, or sooner, this will result in desperation and violence.
The military is being deployed to urban areas not so much to deter citizens from the freedom of association. Rather, the USG is preparing for the eventuality of outraged citizens protesting and rioting in reaction to mass unemployment, growing want and poverty, and the inefficiency of the federal government to meet their needs on the most basic level.
The state has a monopoly on coercion and violence.
The COVID-19 “pandemic” is primarily designed to empower the ruling elite and further its authoritarian reach. The primary tool is the innate human fear of death and this fear has been greatly magnified by the corporate propaganda media.
For those able to sidestep the trap of fear-mongering, it is obvious this disease is less of a threat to mortality than the seasonal flu and tuberculosis. COVID-19’s death rate thus far is minuscule by way of comparison, although the state and its media promise the number will rise precipitously and the only option is to “flatten the curve” by imposing authoritarian mandates, including the imposition of martial law, as is now the case in Italy.
The state has a monopoly on coercion and violence. It has demonstrated repeatedly throughout history that its first reflex during any crisis, real or invented, is to demand the obedience of the masses or they will suffer the consequences—arrest, fines, incarceration, possibly even death. We are witnessing this now in California, the liberal haven now on lockdown, soon to be transformed into martial law as many people refuse to believe COVID-19 is the boogieman the state claims. For the state, it is impermissible to go about our lives as normal. The same is now unfolding on the opposite coast in New York, another bastion of the liberal mindset.
In addition to furthering authoritarian rule, the state and its owners, banksters and transnational corporations are determined to take down an already sick economy, made so by decades of post-Keynesian economics and the neoliberal creed. In this way, they can reconfigure economies and finally establish a globalist plan for centralized world government, long sought after and admitted to the public at large (search “global governance”). This fascistic, top-down plan is sold as an effort to realize peace, security, justice, and global mediation systems. It is nothing of the sort.
Recall Henry Kissinger’s remarks following the LA riots. This war criminal and Rockefeller operative said under the circumstances of an appropriate crisis, the people will run to the state and beg to be protected. Increasingly, the people, like helpless children, expect and demand the state to not only protect them but also gift them with all manner of free goodies at the expense of others.
Comedian and actor Chris Rock, during the reign of Barack Obama, said the president is akin to a father demanding obedience from his children. This is how millions of people look at the government—as a beneficent daddy who will take care of all their needs and protect them during crises, either real or invented.
The COVID-19 “pandemic” will undoubtedly destroy an already debilitated economy and clear the way for a centralized, fascist, and authoritarian world government and an economic reconfiguration that will further enrich the ruling elite.
The philosophy of the neocon guru, Leo Strauss, is certainly applicable. Strauss believed the world needs an enlightened class of rulers modeled after Plato’s Republic.Shadia Drury, professor of political theory at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, wrote during the reign of the Bush neocons:
The ancient philosophers whom Strauss most cherished believed that the unwashed masses were not fit for either truth or liberty, and that giving them these sublime treasures would be like throwing pearls before swine. In contrast to modern political thinkers, the ancients denied that there is any natural right to liberty. Human beings are born neither free nor equal. The natural human condition, they held, is not one of freedom, but of subordination and in Strausss estimation they were right in thinking so.
This is the endgame of the COVID-19 “crisis”—subordination to the state and following authoritarian diktats handed down without question, complaint, or resistance.
This summer, the hosting service hosting this blog wants over three hundred dollars to renew. I don’t believe, considering the small traffic the blog attracts, this money is worth the investment. I am no longer willing to lose money on a site that has less than marginal influence and a very small readership.
I’m a senior citizen on a fixed income. I tried to put up a “begging cup” to allow readers to donate to the site. However, for some mysterious reason, the code on the page stopped working, so there is no way to make PayPal donations. In other words, this blog is a vortex sucking up money that could be used for other purposes.
I have a few followers at Patreon but that income is not enough to pay for the continuation and maintenance of the site.
The ADE blog is lucky if it gets two hundred readers a day, that is unless a larger, more trafficked site puts up a link or reposts a story.
I really am sorry to see this blog go but it is, in essence, a hobby and a vent for my opinions on a political situation that shows no sign of improving, only getting worse.
It’s time to move on. For those readers that have supported the site in the past, I am truly thankful and appreciative.
Teamed up with Hillary Clinton, a war in the Middle East and an authoritarian police state at home will be on track.
I figured as much. The moment Mike Bloomberg announced his intention to spend part of his billions—like Trump before him—to gain the presidency, I thought: this is the perfect opening for Hillary Clinton.
Clinton will be Bloomberg’s running mate, according to Drudge, citing sources within team Bloomberg.
Sources close to Bloomberg campaign tell DRUDGE REPORT that candidate is considering Hillary Clinton as running mate, after their polling found the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be formidable force… MORE
DRUDGE has learned that Bloomberg himself would go as far as to change his official residence from New York to homes he owns in Colorado or Florida, since the electoral college makes it hard for a POTUS and VPOTUS from the same state… Developing..
Sources close to Bloomberg campaign tell DRUDGE REPORT that candidate is considering Hillary as running mate, after their polling found the Bloomberg-Clinton combination would be a formidable force… https://t.co/XH3TJA9naspic.twitter.com/wBwRh1hVJH
This doesn’t, of course, make it necessarily so, even though it is manifestly obvious the psychopath, serial lawbreaker, and war criminal Clinton wants nothing more than to be president, or short of that VP.
Now that the democrat field is narrowing and Mike’s prepared to spend billions—this is how the exceptional nation elects presidents—there will be a shift away from Mayor CIA and the other identity pushing presidential wannabes in favor of a staunch establishment figure. Biden was left in the dust weeks ago.
Michael Bloomberg is by far the most dangerous political candidate—even more dangerous than the Orange Carnival Barker.
Just last month, Nanny Mike said he doesn’t “live in a regret world”—a red flag sociopathic trait—and does not regret supporting the mass murder of 1.5 million Iraqis.
“America wanted to go to war, but it turns out it was based on faulty intelligence, and it was a mistake,” he said, parroting the same old tired and discredited lies the establishment has used for years to justify the destruction of Iraq.
No, Mike, the American people didn’t want to go to war. They were lied to by Bush and the neocons. It wasn’t “faulty intelligence.” The neocons lied and not a single one was held responsible. Mike knows this. He also knows the mass murder campaign in Iraq was performed for Israel, not the American people, who had absolutely zero to fear from Saddam Hussein, a former CIA operative.
If elected, Bloomberg would be the first Jewish president. Over the span of his career, he has consistently and fervently supported Israel, including support for its illegal bombing of Gaza. Nanny Mike gave a thumbs up to the 2014 attack on Gaza, which killed 2,250 Gazans, 1,600 of them civilians.
“Israel’s failure to act with proportionality—and Michael Bloomberg’s endorsement of this failure—clashes with international law, which prohibits attacks that would cause ‘excessive’ civilian damage or loss of life in relation to the anticipated military advantage of the attack,” writes Kathryn Shihadah.
Not only does Nanny Mike want to dictate what you eat and drink, but he is also an enemy of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. He is a fierce opponent of BDS.
For example, in 2014, he referred to the nonviolent movement known as Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS)—modeled after the movement that brought the downfall of apartheid in South Africa—as “an outrage” that is “totally misplaced.”
“I strongly oppose the BDS movement,” he said. “And I vehemently disagree with everyone who fails to see why the Jewish people deserve a permanent Jewish state.”
Bloomberg said if elected he will waste no time going after Israel’s critics. Thanks to the ADL and the SPLC, among others (including the FBI), it is considered a “hate crime” to disparage Israel. “I will label hate crimes as ‘domestic terrorism’—and charge perpetrators accordingly,” he promised.
Mike would also work to prevent any member of Congress from taking Israel to task for its multiple crimes and egregious violations of international law. “We must never let Israel be a football that American politicians kick around in an effort to score points.”
Score points? I’m not sure what planet this ga-zillionaire Zionist lives on. It is a cardinal sin and a certain career destroyer for any member of Congress to criticize Israel. A recent crop of leftists in Congress—known colloquially as “The Squad”— have dared to call out Israel’s crimes. They will not be re-elected. The media is thrashing them as scurrilous antisemites.
Moreover, as lord of a huge corporate media propaganda organization, he demanded his stenographers prettify Israel’s ongoing ethnic cleansing, torture, and murder of Palestinians.
Mondoweiss managed to get access to a few Bloomberg memos sent to his workers. Thefollowing memo demonstrates Mike is an ardent and racist ethnic cleansing Zionist:
Avoid referring to Palestine, as in “Israel’s incursion into Palestine,” because there is no such country. Instead, describe the occupied areas by their names, as in the West Bank or Gaza Strip. Palestinian people or Palestine Authority is OK.
This is a standard Zionist talking point. There is no such place as Palestine nor a Palestinian people.
American Jews love this reactionary former Republican (not that party affiliation matters to these people). The Jewish Virtual Library notes:
Ron Kampeas notes that Bloomberg enjoyed significant Jewish support when he ran for mayor and has the liberal credentials that appeal to many Jewish voters. Unlike Bernie Sanders, who is Jewish but highly critical of Israel, Bloomberg has a record of supporting Israel with both his time and money. During the 2014 Gaza War, Bloomberg defied a Federal Aviation Authority ban on flying into Israel after rockets landed near Ben-Gurion Airport. “In my own little way, I wanted to show the world that Jews would never let fear of terrorism keep us out of Israel,” Bloomberg said later.
Arabs and Muslims in New York know all about Mike’s mistrust of folks who take issue with Israel and its brutality. As mayor of New York, he organized an Orwellian surveillance program aimed at Muslims with the help of the CIA in violation of its charter which is, of course, nothing if not a joke.
But let’s put aside his racism and the millions of “philanthropic” dollars he has showered on Israel. Bloomberg is a crony capitalist who enthusiastically defends the parasitical vultures and vampire squids on Wall Street.
For instance, he said Congress (supposedly the representatives of the American people) is responsible for the “subprime crisis,” not the banksters. This should be expected considering Bloomberg got his start at the securities brokerage Salomon Brothers and became a partner in 1973. He later established a company catering to Wall Street.
While Trump is certainly a disaster—the little rich boy who wanted to be president—Mike Bloomberg is ten times worse.
Teamed up with Hillary Clinton, the sadistic former Secretary of State who thought Gaddafi’s anal rape with a knife and murder was hilarious, a war in the Middle East (that Trump rightly fears) and an authoritarian police state at home will be a certainty.
Effort to shut down political opposition masquerading as noble effort to protect the children.
Boris Johnson, like Trump, is a phony populist. His political stepping stone to the position of PM was Brexit. He is a British blue blood raised au pair in the bucolic English countryside. Johnson identifies as a “conservative” but holds mandatory liberal social beliefs, including thesacred touchstone, LGBT “rights” (above and beyond the natural rights every human on the planet is born with).
Boris Johnson: "Today, we announce a new programme to purge online harms form the internet and to invest massively in youth clubs." #QueensSpeech
The political class in the United “Kingdom” is serious about fully eliminating natural rights. The British state plans to squash the right of the British people to speak their minds, an effort headed up by a woman who has not held a real job her entire life.
“Dame” Melanie Dawes is a career “civil servant” so valuable to the state she was awarded the “Honorable” Order of the Bath, a prize lorded over by the “Sovereign,” Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. She was recently appointed boss at the UK telecoms regulator Ofcom and will preside over the organization’s “Online Harms” legislation designed to strip not only Brits of the right to disagree with the state but billions of people abroad as the law will punish social media giants for allowing the politically and socially incorrect to post online.
The control freaks in Parliament are slavering in anticipation over the effort to make sure Brits—or anyone else on social media—tow the line.
This interim report on the Online Harms white paper is a good start but we need to get to the full response and the draft Bill yet. Government also promised pre-legislative scrutiny last year. Will this still happen? https://t.co/R9U4wDIVm6
Mark Zuckerberg and the other social media billionaires realize allowing free speech on their platforms will result in the state stealing their money—or even throwing them in prison—and they will shut down any and all accounts not following Ofcom’s new “rules.”
Oomph. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, et al social media bosses “will be held personally liable for online harms and could be prosecuted if they breach their duty of care” says 🇬🇧 https://t.co/LPARUeAjnp
Naturally, this effort to shut down political opposition is masquerading as a noble effort to protect the children.
The BBC, a long-standing propaganda conduit established by “Royal Charter,” reported on Wednesday:
Ofcom will have the power to make tech firms responsible for protecting people from harmful content such as violence, terrorism, cyber-bullying and child abuse—and platforms will need to ensure that content is removed quickly.
Once upon a time, it was the responsibility of parents to shield and protect their children from harmful content, now that responsibility has been taken up by the state and a legion of bureaucrats, “dames,” “sirs,” “baronesses,” “lords,” and associated “honorable” control freaks and sociopaths in the upper echelon of the British government. The connected effort to silence the plebs and commoners is marching under a banner calling for protecting the children (state sociopaths love this meme—only criminals oppose protecting the children).
Julian Knight, chair elect of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee which scrutinises social media companies, called for “a muscular approach” to regulation.
“That means more than a hefty fine—it means having the clout to disrupt the activities of businesses that fail to comply, and ultimately, the threat of a prison sentence for breaking the law,” he said.
In a statement, Facebook said it had “long called” for new regulation, and said it was “looking forward to carrying on the discussion” with the government and wider industry.
Ah, yes, the “muscular approach,” the same approach used to punish Julian Assange for the crime of exposing the murderous character of the USG. He is being tortured and systematically reprogrammed in the UK’s Belmarsh prison.
Other states are in the process of sanitizing the internet, making sure fact-checking the stream of lies and misinformation put out by various ministries of truth will no longer be tolerated.
Germany introduced the NetzDG Law in 2018, which states that social media platforms with more than two million registered German users have to review and remove illegal content within 24 hours of being posted or face fines of up to €50m (£42m).
Australia passed the Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material Act in April 2019, introducing criminal penalties for social media companies, possible jail sentences for tech executives for up to three years and financial penalties worth up to 10% of a company’s global turnover.
China blocks many western tech giants including Twitter, Google and Facebook, and the state monitors Chinese social apps for politically sensitive content.
Indeed, China—the largest and most successful authoritarian state in the world—is the model for not only the end of open and free internet but for the establishment of a police and surveillance state as well. David Rockefeller loved Mao’s approach to controlling the people.
Yesterday the Committee's Chair-elect @GregClarkMP welcomed the Government’s decision to appoint Ofcom to regulate social media companies on online harms – a measure the last Committee recommended as part of it's 2019 Report on the Impact of social media on young people’s health. pic.twitter.com/ltqXDMSDB6
There is no more serious risk to “young people’s health” than the state itself—its wars, its rigged financial and political structures, and myriad other serious social and environmental issues created and exacerbated by self-serving sociopaths who claim to be “civil servants” rather than self-seeking water carriers for a parasitical and violent state.
In the Bizarro World of Crony Capitalism, we are routinely presented with a number of ridiculous fantasies.
Lloyd Blankfein, one of a handful of banksters responsible for the “Greatest Recession,” is warning about the possibility of the multi-millionaire socialist Bernie Sanders taking the Democrat nomination.
If Dems go on to nominate Sanders, the Russians will have to reconsider who to work for to best screw up the US. Sanders is just as polarizing as Trump AND he’ll ruin our economy and doesn’t care about our military. If I’m Russian, I go with Sanders this time around.
The boss of Goldman Sachs—a vampire squid feeding on toxic derivatives and various financial Ponzi schemes blue checked by the state—is afraid Bernie might actually win and bring down the hammer on him and other crony capitalists fat on money swindled from the American people.
Blankfein should be thankful he’s not swinging from a lamp post on Wall Street. In previous times, cattle rustlers and thieves were hung high or at the least served jail time. Now corporate financial criminals are too big to jail and fine.
Of course, even if Bernie wins the presidency, which is unlikely, Congress will in no way “reform” Wall Street, punish the thieving banksters and their corporate-fascist partners in crime autocratically deciding policy in the swamp.
It is slightly amusing Blankfein mentioned the Russian hoax to make his point. He wants you to believe Putin-Hitler and the evil Russians are throwing in with Bernie the multi-millionaire socialist to undermine America, the supposed bountiful democracy that is nothing of the sort.
The establishment is freaking out over the fact the plebs want real change—not fake Obama change—and that they mistakenly voted for the shell game poseur and crony capitalist Trump and may vote for the angry socialist Sanders. Even if Bernie won the election, there would be little more than heated rhetoric because Congress is corporate-owned and lobbyist infested.
Following the “debate” (scripted Kabuki theater) in New Hampshire, the former DC cop turned corporate teleprompter reader, Chris Matthews, went over the deep-end:
Sorry, Chris, but this sort of fantasy bullshit no longer works. Castro wouldn’t have staged a revolution in Cuba if not for corporate support for the brutal military dictator Fulgencio Batista, who aligned himself not only with transnational corporations but the Italian and Jewish Mafia as well.
“At the beginning of 1959 United States companies owned about 40 percent of the Cuban sugar lands—almost all the cattle ranches—90 percent of the mines and mineral concessions—80 percent of the utilities—practically all the oil industry—and supplied two-thirds of Cuba’s imports,” writes Timothy Alexander Guzman.
The writer, historian, and special assistant to President Kennedy, Arthur M. Schlesinger, said prior to the Cuban revolution: “The corruption of the government, the brutality of the police, the regime’s indifference to the needs of the people for education, medical care, housing, for social justice and economic justice is an open invitation to revolution.”
But Chris won’t tell you about that. Instead, he speculates Bernie, a murderous Fidel Castro in waiting, will unjustly hang him and the rest of the corporate propaganda media in Central Park. This sort of nonsense might’ve worked during the artificially created “Cold War,” but it doesn’t fly now, as responses to this absurdity on social media demonstrate.
But enough of the hysterical rantings of an over-paid and privileged member of the CIA’s Mighty Wurlitzer club, a subversive conduit for the dissemination of lies and misinformation put in place when Chris was in grade school. The rare Blankfein tweet following the circus in New Hampshire reveals the fear and trepidation of the vampire squid parasites on Wall Street as the plebs begin reacting—ineffectively, I might add—to the gross criminality of the financial class.
In the Bizarro World of Crony Capitalism, we are routinely presented with a number of ridiculous fantasies, often accepted as gospel truth. First, that Bernie Sanders will put an end to crony capitalism, and second the Russians will undermine the election because—well, like George Bush’s terrorists (manufactured by the CIA and its cohorts), they hate us for our freedom.
Of course, real democracy is in short supply, so there is nothing for Putin-Hitler to destroy, even if he wanted to.
The overpaid slavering teleprompter reader Chris Matthews may enjoy a degree of “freedom” (permission to run his mouth) but those of us out here in deplorable-ridden flyover country who disagree with the crony capitalist parasitical state have been stripped of this freedom. Not only have we been deplatformed from social media and the web but are now in the FBI’s crosshairs because—well, because, they hate us for our freedom, or rather our natural right to speak truth to authoritarian power.
For the state, that is the definition of terrorism.
It should be obvious by now, even for the semi-attentive, that USG elections are fixed. This arrangement failed stupendously in 2016 and the establishment has spent the last three years trying to unseat an elected president they revile and want to be removed from office, even if the interloper must be assassinated. Now that the dysfunctional efforts by Democrats to remove Trump by way of impeachment have failed, the president may indeed have an unfortunate accident or be offed by a “lone wolf” patsy if it looks like he will be reelected.
The establishment desperately needs to insert one of its own into the White House. The Iowa Caucus, despite its hilarious malfunction blamed on a smartphone app, hoisted Mayor Pete Buttigieg to the top of the heap, although we know many ground-level Democrats prefer the socialist Bernie Sanders.
As The Grayzone documents, Mayor Pete appears to be a CIA asset. He worked with the agency in Afghanistan and the national security folks endorse his campaign.
The spook's choice: Coup plotters and CIA agents fill Mayor Pete's list of national security endorsers@Cancel_Sam looks at Buttigieg's new roster of endorsements from high-ranking spies, regime-change architects, and global financiershttps://t.co/RBQTnDKu7g
In addition to assisting the illegal occupation and murder of tens of thousands in Afghanistan, CIA Pete teamed up with the DEA, the federal agency responsible for untold misery and murder in its failed war on (some) drugs.
There DEA has not stopped the record flow of heroin produced from Afghan opium into the United States. During the bankster engineered “subprime crisis,” illegal drugs floated the banks. This was pointed out by none other than Antonio Maria Costa, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, more than a decade ago.
If you ever ever had the feeling Buttigieg was the CIA's candidate, your instincts were right on the money. Military who "work with" the CIA are often CIA in military clothing and when they're working on the drug side of things, you can bet 99.9% CIAhttps://t.co/IRkEOA67Ku
“In 2004,the proceeds of the Afghan heroin trade yielded an estimated global revenue of the order of 90 billion dollars. This estimate was based on retail sales corresponding to a total supply of the order of 340,000 kg of pure heroin (corresponding to Afghanistan’s 3400 tons of opium production).” Michel Chossudovsky wrote in 2005.
The Taliban—created whole fabric by Pakistani and USG intelligence—is routinely blamed by the propaganda media as the source of the world’s illicit heroin supply. Left out of this wild distortion of reality is the fact the Taliban worked with the United Nations to eradicate the cultivation of opium. The Bush neocon invasion reversed this trend.
The Afghan government’s drug eradication program was repealed.The 2001 war on Afghanistan served to restore as well as boost the multibillion dollar drug trade. It has also contributed to the surge in heroin addiction in the US.
Opium production had declined by more than 90 per cent in 2001 as a result of the Taliban government’s drug eradication program.
Immediately following the invasion (October 7, 2001) and the occupation of Afghanistan by US-NATO troops, the production of opium regained its historical levels.
Mayor CIA, if the following tweet can be believed, has an interest in Afghanistan’s wealth of natural resources, the sort of minerals the neoliberals are addicted to stealing, never mind the staggering cost in human life.
Pete Definitely-Not-A-CIA-Agent Buttigieg has in his living room a huge map of the natural resources and minerals in Afghanistan, a country he helped militarily occupy (which has trillions of dollars worth of minerals, by the way)
I have long argued the CIA is by far the most subversive force at work in the USG and around the world. It has performed as a hitman and violent regime change facilitator for the national security state beginning with the presidency of Harry Truman. It captured the major news media in the 1950s—the “Mighty Wurlitzer” of propaganda—and influences Hollywood media productions and video games, thus thoroughly brainwashing the public with lies and disinformation (nobody beats the CIA at “fake news”).
The CIA vets governors and other politicians. This was substantiated by the former governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura, who was visited by CIA spooks shortly after taking office. “On occasion CIA officers meet with senior state government officials, as they did in this case, to discuss issues of mutual interest,” admitted CIA Spokesman George Little in 2008.
More accurately, no doubt, such visits—in this case by nearly two dozen agents—are designed to scare the hell out popularly elected politicians not vetted by the elite.
Mayor Pete the former CIA operative is a near-perfect candidate (although I am betting the full weight of DNC will fall behind the control freak billionaire Michael Bloomberg or a late entry Hillary Clinton). Pete is said to be a homosexual. He fully endorses the identity politics agenda, and he has stated repeatedly he will steal the firearms of law-abiding Americans, although he cannot beat Bloomberg on this count (former Mayor Mike also wants to dictate what you can eat and drink).
The CIA, of course, is not liberal, or conservative for that matter. It covertly supports whatever political ideology it believes will effectively bamboozle politically naive Americans. Identity politics fits the ticket.
Philip II of Macedon and later Niccolò Machiavelli understood the most effective way to undercut the threat posed by political opposition is divide and rule (divide et impera). This is precisely what we are now enduring—a wholly artificial war between statist factions that is rending the political and social fabric of America and distracting it from real issues.
The national security state and its master of subversion, lies, and murder must recapture the White House and Congress—sweeping away the unacceptable on both the right and left—and although Mayor CIA probably will not be nominated, a similar person will be selected and appointed. Bernie Sanders will be cheated out of the nomination for a second time and Elizabeth Warren’s promise to address crony corporate influence in government will be paved over with the insipidity of identity politics that completely ignores the locus of our rapidly approaching serfdom–the financial elite.
Meanwhile, the wars, wholesale theft of natural resources, and mass murder will continue.
The Unz Review has posted an article by a guy who self-describes himself as a Trump Chump. He admits being fooled by the Stable Genius, a former Democrat now calling himself a “conservative,” whatever the hell that is (it was an election gimmick).
“I spent months making the case for Trump on this website,” he writes. “I will be the first to admit that I was wrong and that those who were skeptical of Trump in our community were right in 2016. In that election, I drank the koolaid and was one of Trump’s Chumps. Unlike AmNats, I have tried to learn something from that experience. I hate getting fooled by Republicans.”
I am continually amazed by this sort of hobbled retrospection.
It was obvious from the day Donald Trump announced his candidacy that he is completely and totally ill-suited for the job. He is a former reality TV personality with practically zero knowledge of geopolitics, geography, history, and the Constitution. How this sort of person—a naif in all matters political—became president is not a mystery.
The “conservatives” who elected Trump by and large share his ignorance. Most live in an alt-right fantasy world. Trump has, of course, being a narcissist, turned his back on the alt-right. He betrayed his loyal (and equally narcissistic and self-seeking) apostle Roger Stone, the man with Richard Nixon tattoo, the neurotic former president responsible for killing an unknown number of Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, etc. (this was known as “peace with honor”).
It should have been obvious this real estate tycoon living the high life on daddy’s money would not only fail his naive and desperate supporters but also stab them in the back. It’s what egomaniacal psychopaths do—betray all, even the most loyal, and use them as doormats in the endless pursuit of elevating their bilious and destructive personalities.
“Those who feared that the Trump administration would lull the conservative base into a false sense of complacency and put all the normies back to sleep were right.”
Trump isn’t a conservative. He is apolitical and the only member of the Stable Genius party. Trump shares a lot with Caligula. Recall that the insane Roman emperor wanted to remove the heads from various statues of gods located across Rome and replace them with his own. I can envision Trump doing likewise.
As for the “conservative base,” this is merely a gaggle of statistseager to force their will on “liberals” who share the same pathology of revenge and control. It seems appropriate to paraphrase the despicable dirty trickster Karl Rove here: the chosen (in this case, neocons) will go about their criminal business and as plebs sit by the wayside and watch them make history (or possibly the end of history).
“Those who feared that the Trump administration would suck all of the energy out of the Alt-Right were right.”
The alt-right is simply a gaggle of wannabe statists with a scary take on American exceptionalism. Breitbart—the website, not the dead man—is at the epicenter of this movement. It was founded in Israel and has consistently advocated Zionist talking points.
“Those who rationalized voting for Donald Trump on the basis of immigration and changing demographics were proven wrong about that too.”
The poor “AmNats” and alt-righters can’t see the forest for the trees. The “conservatives” know the influx of illegal immigrants is part of a plan to ensure Dem political dominance but this is only a small part of a larger picture. The ruling elite no longer has a use for hard-working and politically naive Americans. Generation after generation built the most advanced and prosperous nation in the history of the world. All of this wealth has been strip-mined over the last few decades by the financial elite.
For the financial elite, the “changing demographic” in America is a win-win. Can you remember the last time Mexican peasants—illiterate, superstitious, and completely and utterly powerless—overthrew the parasitical elite in that third-world hellhole?
Millions of Americans are completely clueless about this sort of dystopian engineering and continue to foolishly believe a wall—maybe like the one in Israel—will stop the influx of immigrants. It is quite normal for the desperately poor to run across a border if politicians on the other side are offering free stuff. This does not require rocket science.
“Those who voted for Donald Trump to ‘move the Overton Window’ succeeded in making homosexuality more acceptable on the Right.”
Did Trump make homosexuality more acceptable? I don’t think he really cares, so long as homosexuals and everybody else march to the polls later this year and vote for him.
The average “conservative” opposed to the sexual preference of a neighbor is an ogre trying to force his or her beliefs on other people—the very definition of authoritarianism. It’s none of their business what consenting adults do in private, so long as they are not violating the rights of others.
On the other hand, unethical and opportunistic “liberals” now routinely exploit homosexuality and proclaim it as a “right” that must be enforced by the state. Like illegal immigration, this is simply another political stratagem. The ruling elite are intent on forcibly reducing the number of plebs, for whom they have nothing but contempt for (the “climate change” hoax plays into this strategy as well and is also another way to steal even more money from witless citizens).
“What about Antifa and Big Tech censorship? Aren’t those good reasons to vote for Donald Trump in 2020? Neither of these issues were on our radar screen BEFORE Donald Trump won the 2016 election.”
Once again, ignorance reigns supreme. The author of this article needs to do a little historical research. The state ALWAYS attempts, in draconian fashion or more covertly, to stifle opposition and maintain its political dominance through violence. It is now doing this by proxy through its “big tech” crony capitalist partners. Facebook and Twitter (where I am de-platformed) are working with the government to shut down the opposition—and Trump, through incompetence and failure to understand complexities, is facilitating this process. He turned his back on his most ardent supporters. They are the vast majority of those being de-platformed. But then, for Trump, they only matter during elections.
It would be a simple matter to declare Antifa a terrorist organization, round up its violent members, and lock them up so they will not be able to hurt people. Antifa, however, is an asset for the state and its owners. Not only does Antifa jack up political polarity and tension in America—thus preventing the plebs from coming together—it also elicits retaliatory violence by people the state really considers a threat: the “AmNats,” alt-righters, and (laughably) the “dissident right.”
“Speaking of Trump’s donors, we wrote Trump a blank check in the 2016 election to deliver on the MAGA agenda that he had sold us.”
Trump’s main donor was Sheldon Adelson, a Zionist who would like nothing more than to nuke Iran and fully and finally ethnically cleanse the Palestinians. The Zionists in Israel and America love Trump because he’s controlled by Javanka. MAGA should be MIGA, Make Israel Great Again.
“In the last two elections, Donald Trump has pulled a bait-and-switch and Trump’s Chumps are gullible enough to fall for it a third time… Trump’s Chumps have demonstrated in the last two election cycles how easy they are to manipulate. They can be relied on to vote and shill for the GOP no matter what it does.”
Absolutely. Thank you for making my point.
Finally, if you vote for Trump in November—or any establishment politician in Congress—you have nobody to blame but yourself for the engineered destruction of America.
The Orange Narcissus will not save us. He will not defend his supporters. They are now considered “white nationalists” and terrorists by the FBI. It will be of little concern what happens to them after he is re-elected because for Trump they are little more than useful tools and idiots.
Thugs are not in the business of taking your money and then treating you to dinner.
If the state is addicted to stealing your money, at least it could spend it on the people. But that would be like asking for a unicorn at Christmas.
State spawned sociopaths are no different than common criminals who stick a gun in your face and demand your wallet. Thugs are not in the business of taking your money and then treating you to dinner.
Defense One reports the Iraq “war”—an illegal and immoral invasion and murder of a people weakened by a decade of severe economic terrorism politely known as sanctions—cost you and me around $2 trillion.
Even if the U.S. administration decided to leave—or was evicted from—Iraq immediately, the bill of war to the U.S. to date would be an estimated $1,922 billion in current dollars. This figure includes not only funding appropriated to the Pentagon explicitly for the war, but spending on Iraq by the State Department, the care of Iraq War veterans and interest on debt incurred to fund 16 years of U.S. military involvement in the country.
Note the final sentence—“debt incurred.” Banksters love war, mass murder, incalculable suffering and misery precisely for this reason—the inhumane practice of usury, compounded, no matter the consequences.
It’s interesting how the neoliberal regime change agenda is characterized by the propaganda media. Defense One is produced by Atlantic Media and is owned by the “centrist” David Bradley (he donated handsomely to the Obama and Clinton campaigns).
Add to this approximately $59 billion spent by the State Department and USAID on Iraq and Syria for democracy promotion, reconstruction, training, and removing unexploded bombs.
I had a good laugh at this one—“democracy promotion” by the State Department and USAID. Propaganda doesn’t get much more transparent than this.