Until Trump goes after Russia, he will not find a formula that will pacify his enemies.
I wrote these words just a couple of days ago. I have been thinking much about this. I have decided I was wrong. Way wrong.
Trump = Russia; Russia = Trump. Trump and Putin are members of a two-person mutual admiration society. Who talked to a Russian before January 20? Flynn? Out. Sessions? On the way. Kushner? He will be required to divorce Trump’s daughter…I guess.
The neocons want war; they want to ensure the trillion dollars or more per year keep flowing. They need to keep Russia as the enemy. Everyone is piling on – republicans and democrats.
Has Trump committed to shrinking the military? Not at all. Reduce military spending? Nope. Stop fighting wars? No way – Iran, China, North Korea, and ISIS all loom large on his radar; enough work to keep a thousand generals and a few dozen major merchants-of-death busy for a long time.
So what is the worry? Who needs Russia as an enemy? So Trump doesn’t go after Russia – he wants to go after somebody – a lot of somebodies. This is worth at least a trillion dollars per year.
What those who oppose Trump have found is the diversion – the angle they need to remove Trump from power or ensure he is unable to accomplish anything of his platform. Peace with Russia isn’t the issue, it is the diversion. Russia isn’t the ends, it is the means. A diversion that runs a deadly risk (which suggests the price they are willing to pay), but a diversion nonetheless.
Make America Great Again. Trump stands against – and seems rather serious about dismantling (how much he achieves is a different subject) – several pillars of the western-culture-economy-classical-liberal-destroying globalist agenda.
From the White House web site:
For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry. President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule.
Rolling back environmental regulation. Blecch.
Defeating ISIS and other radical Islamic terror groups will be our highest priority.
Given that ISIS is a US creation, you can imagine the pushback on this one.
…the President has proposed a moratorium on new federal regulations and is ordering the heads of federal agencies and departments to identify job-killing regulations that should be repealed.
Job killing regulations keep bureaucrats and big business in…business.
Our job is not to make life more comfortable for the rioter, the looter, or the violent disrupter.
This one upsets every social justice warrior – more so, it upsets the arm-chair social justice warrior puppet masters.
Supporting law enforcement means supporting our citizens’ ability to protect themselves. We will uphold Americans’ Second Amendment rights at every level of our judicial system.
Does this require comment?
President Trump is committed to building a border wall to stop illegal immigration…
A physical wall will not work toward the stated ends, but it is what the wall represents that upsets the leftist-elite so.
Supporting law enforcement also means deporting illegal aliens with violent criminal records who have remained within our borders.
See the comment immediately above.
For too long, Americans have been forced to accept trade deals that put the interests of insiders and the Washington elite over the hard-working men and women of this country.
Insiders and the Washington elite hate being called out like this.
This strategy starts by withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership…. President Trump is committed to renegotiating NAFTA. If our partners refuse a renegotiation that gives American workers a fair deal, then the President will give notice of the United States’ intent to withdraw from NAFTA.
Mind-numbing, big business, crony-capital trade deals work for the insiders; they are also building blocks for one-world government institutions.
There is more that is questioned, not on the White House web site (that I could find easily, at least). Quickly, off of the top of my head, Trump calls out:
· Man-made global warming
· The safety of childhood vaccines
· The media is the enemy; the media is dishonest
· Obamacare (although maybe not some other version of the same)
· Washington prospers while the people lose
To sum it all up: America First
Virtually every initiative of the globalist, elite agenda is being questioned. The deplorables are awake.
Russia is a diversion; it is useful as a means to an end. It isn’t the end. The end is the salvation of the many pillars of the progressive agenda; the end is the final destruction of western, classical liberal, civilization.
I will suggest that eight years ago Ron Paul let the genie out of the bottle. This year Trump found the genie and was very effective in putting him to work – a revolt against one-hundred years and more of progressivism.
It doesn’t matter that Trump gets much of this done – he won’t, because the machine is too big. It doesn’t even matter if Trump wants to get all of this done, although he seems sincere in much of it. What matters is that he says it, thus giving millions of people a voice; he says it, so it becomes OK to talk about in public.
It matters because the longer that Trump keeps the conversation alive, the more the momentum will build. It will come not just from those who voted for or otherwise supported Trump; it will come from other people of goodwill who slowly come to see the lengths that the establishment is going to in order to crush the people.
And if the people don’t get what they want this time, they will only grow more forceful and belligerent next time.