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Donald Trump, judging by polls as of December 21, 2015, is the most likely candidate to be the next president of the US.

Trump is popular not so much for his stance on issues as for the fact that he is not another Washington politican, and he is respected for not backing down and apologizing when he makes strong statements for which he is criticized. What people see in Trump is strength and leadership. This is what is unusual about a political candidate, and it is this strength to which voters are responding.

The corrupt American political establishment has issued a “get Trump” command to its presstitute media. Media whore George Stephanopoulos, a loyal follower of orders, went after Trump on national television. But Trump made mincemeat of the whore.

Stephanopoulos tried to go after Trump because the world’s favorite leader, President Putin of Russia, said complimentary things about Trump, and Trump replied in kind.

According to Stephanopoulos, “Putin has murdered journalists,” and Trump should be ashamed of praising a murderer of journalists. Trump asked Stephanopoulos for evidence, and Stephanopoulos didn’t have any. In other words, Stephanopoulos confirmed Trump’s statement that American politicians just make things up and rely on the presstitutes to support invented “facts” as if they are true. Trump made reference to Washington’s many murders.

Stephanopoulos wanted to know what journalists Washington had murdered. Trump responded with Washington’s murders and dislocation of millions of peoples who are now overrunning Europe as refugees from Washington’s wars. But Trumps advisors were not sufficiently competent to have armed him with the story of Washington’s murder of Al Jazerra’s reporters.

Here is a report from Al Jazeera, a far more trustworthy news organization than the US print and TV media:

“On April 8, 2003, during the US-led invasion of Iraq, Al Jazeera correspondent Tareq Ayoub was killed when a US warplane bombed Al Jazeera’s headquarters in Baghdad.

“The invasion and subsequent nine-year occupation of Iraq claimed the lives of a record number of journalists. It was undisputedly the deadliest war for journalists in recorded history.

“Disturbingly, more journalists were murdered in targeted killings in Iraq than died in combat-related circumstances, according to the group Committee to Protect Journalists.

“CPJ research shows that “at least 150 journalists and 54 media support workers were killed in Iraq from the US-led invasion in March 2003 to the declared end of the war in December 2011.”

“’The media were not welcome by the US military,’” Soazig Dollet, who runs the Middle East and North Africa desk of Reporters Without Borders told Al Jazeera. ‘That is really obvious.’”

A political candidate with a competent staff would have immediately fired back at Stephanopoulos with the facts of Washington’s murder of journalists and compared these facts with the purely propagandistic accusations against Putin which have no basis whatsoever in fact.


The problem with Trump is the issues on which the public is not carefully judging him. I don’t
blame the public. It is refreshing to have a billionaire who can’t be bought expose the insubstantialality of all the Democratic and Repulican candidates for president. A collection of total zeros.

Unlike Washington, Putin supports the sovereignty of countries. He does not believe that the US
or any country has the right to overthrow governments and install a puppet or vassal.

Recently Putin said: “I hope no person is insane enough on planet earth who would dare to use nuclear weapons.”

Unfortunately for Putin and for Trump, if news reports can be believed, Trump recently said that
he would use nuclear weapons against ISIS. This is a disqulifying statement. There is no reason to need nukes to defeat a force as small as ISIS. More importantly, as the US is the only country to use nuclear weapons against the population of another country, for the US to do so again would confirm for the Russian and Chinese governments that the US government is insane, untrustworthy, and in need of extermination before Russia and China are attacked. You cannot use nuclear weapons without consequence.

As I have said in a number of interviews, Trump’s problem is that he has no movement behind him, no advisors that he can trust, and he does not understand the issues. Trump has learned
that forceful statements are appreciated by voters. Therefore, he doesn’t differentiate intelligent forceful statements from insane statements. As long as his statements are forceful, Trump thinks that they work.

Recently I watched a video of a woman described as a “Trump advisor” who repeaded neocon nazi William Kristol’s statement: “What’s the use of nuclear weapons if you can’t use them?”

How did a William Kristol neocon nazi get on Trump’s staff? What more proof do we need that even if Trump is elected, the establishment will prevail despite Trump.

Trump cannot be a dissident politician without a dissident staff. He doesn’t know the people who would comprise a dissident staff. Trump knows how to make deals, and the Establishment will staff up a Trump presidency with deals. The minute Trump takes office, he would be already captured.

In France Marine Le Pen’s National Front Party could bring political change. In the UK Nigel Farage’s UK Independence Party or Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party could bring political change. But in the US there is no prospect of change from elections. Change can only come from collapse or from bloody revolution. The American Establishment will not accept change.

And most likely, the American Establishment would assassinate Le Pen and Farage and Corbyn before accepting change in France and the UK.

These are the facts on the ground. How Russia and China deal with them remains to be seen.

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  1. Eustace Tilley (not) [AKA "Schiller/Nietzsche"] says:

    Off Topic: The Las Vegas murderess’s legal name (agreed to by an Oregon judge in October) is Paris Paradise Morton.

    Q.1: Is it odd that the attack by Paris occurred on the sidewalk just outside the Paris Hotel & Casino, five weeks after the well-publicized Paris attacks of 13 November?
    Q.2: Why are the media (as of 12/22/15) repeatedly giving her previous name of Lakeisha Holloway instead of her current legal one?
    Q.3: The Steve Harvey “mistake” in which he supposedly misread “Miss Philippines” as “Miss Colombia” occurred well after the mayhem outside on the sidewalks. Was Harvey upset by the carnage or was there another, more sinister, agenda at work, such as distraction? Why didn’t Miss Colombia show a greater degree of emotion? Did she know in advance?
    Q.4: Why was the main item on many news outlets on Monday morning (Dec. 21st) the Steve Harvey “mistake” rather than the automobile attack?
    Q.5: Medical personnel reported that Paris was “stoic”, showing no emotion, and was on “stimulant” drugs. Which ones? If she was homeless, where did she get them and how did she pay for them?

  2. Tom_R says:


    Thanks for the interesting article, Sir. You are so right. For once, Trump is showing what a candidate is supposed to do in a democracy if he/she is truly INDEPENDENT in thought and action—say things what he feels like, attack opponents aggressively, even personally, and speakout without fear, unlike most other candidates, who sound totally controlled by the Jewish oligarchs.

    This Stephapoulos is a Demogangstesr, which is a criminal gang owned and operated by the Judaists.

    In fact, Jew-S-A and Jew-rope arrest more speakers than Russia/other countries. For eg.:

    A radio talk shows host (Hal Lindsay or Hal Turner?) was framed that he “threatened” Judges when he simply spoke out against them and was imprisoned.
    La Pen is being framed for campaigning.
    Jewish Puppet Merkel has her bogus “constitutional court” ban parties for campaigning against immigration and many reporters of the alternative right are imprisoned.
    Arthur Topham is being imprisoned in Canada for speaking out against Jewish barbarians.
    In UK, many many people have been imprisoned for speaking out against the Judaists.
    BNP members have been imprisoned for campaigning on the issues.
    Many reporters have been imprisoned on Jew-rope for debating the holohoax, eg. Zundel.

    If you cannot campaign, or get banned for campaigning, how can you have an election? If you cannot have an election, how can you have a democracy? The Judaists have imposed 3rd world tyranny or police state on 1st world nations.

  3. attonn says:

    Have to give it to Donald…the guy has real cojones. Doesn’t yield an inch to phonies like Stephanopoulos.

  4. Whatever one thinks of Trump, a Trump presidency would end up dead in the water. Why? Well, because Washington, District of Corruption is irretrievably corrupt, irretrievably bought-and-paid-for. It’s owned by Israel, the military-industrial complex, Wall Street financial interests, every lobbyist with a checkbook, blah blah blah.

    “Money talks and bullshit walks.” Of course, in the District of Corruption, there’s plenty of both.

    • Replies: @Realist
  5. I like Trump but I wonder how he would go about staffing and otherwise organizing and managing his Administration. The usual Republican cadres would probably be unavilable, and if available, might do as much to undermine as to further the goals of his administration. He would face a career bureaucracy in borderline open revolt. They might arrange social security, Medicare and EBT card transfers to fail. The Fed would probably do all it could (500% interest rate hikes) to undermine the economy and remove him from office. Even a Republican Congress might not be inclined to support his proposals and the courts would seek to block him at every turn. Other than that, it would all go swimmingly!

    I see two alternatives in the (I still think unlikely) event of a Trump presidency. Either it’s an epic and complete one-term failure, or Trump simply disregards the Constitution, declares large sections of the country in rebellion, assumes emergency powers, imposes some variant of martial law and rules as a dictator through executive orders, and suspends elections indefinitely. Either eventuality might provoke a civil war–who gets control of the nuclear weapons?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  6. @Diversity Heretic

    … Even a Republican Congress might not be inclined to support his proposals

    You’d expect an electorate that would elect Trump would also elect a Congress with backbone, and I mean backbone in his favor, or beyond that even. More Brats, fewer Cantors.


    Brat– one who refuses to mind
    Cantor— one who sings from the text

  7. Realist says:
    @Orville H. Larson

    You hit the nail on the head.
    Our political system is bought and paid for.

  8. this is a fair evaluation of Trump by PCR. Basically an egotist who’s pushing White populist buttons, but without any real depth or commitment. Looks to me like the Republiscam donors, beltway chatterboxes, Zionist warmongers, and open borders Cucks are going to coalesce behind Cruz, and he will be the nominee. And as between Cruz (married to GoldmanSachs, long ago bought by a Kabbalah of Wall St. Zionist billionaires, and mentored at Harvard Law by Alan Dershowitz) and Mrs. Clinton, “what difference does it make?”. Answer: none at all

  9. alexander says:

    Dear Mr Roberts,

    The “Establishment” ,exerting a near complete monopoly on both the Democratic and Republican parties, has” failed” the United States, its people and its future.

    The vast majority of Americans are aware, in varying degrees, this is the case.

    People are drawn to Mr Trump because he sees this too….and in his own way is not afraid to say it.

    You may well be right, that if elected Mr Trump will do little more than function as a “factotum” for the “powers that be” , and continue their merciless assault on our solvency , our rights, and our future.

    But his ability to articulate, quite accurately, the problems that ail us….make the majority who will vote for him, hope that is not the case.

    Americans will line up behind Mr Trump because he “sees” whats wrong.

    For many, this is half the battle in trying to make it right.

    What else, Mr Roberts, can “the people” do ?

  10. I would vote for Trump solely on the basis of his clinical castration of Georgie boy on national television. Watching Staphylococcus the Clinton operative stare blankly into the camera after Trump cut his nuts off is one of those rare joys in politics that must be embraced and cherished like a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle.

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