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Perhaps it has occurred to you as it has to me that the United States is no longer capable of producing political leadership. In the current issue of Trends Journal, Gerald Celente describes the eight candidates (at the time he went to press) for the US presidential nomination as “Liars, cowards, freaks & fools.”

Celente put it well. If you look at the sorry collection that aspires to be the CEO of what continues to be described as the “exceptional, indispensable, most important country with the largest economy and military, the world’s only Superpower, the Uni-power,” you see a collection of nobodies. America is like the last days of Rome when contenting factions fought to put their puppet on the throne.

There is no known politician in America who measures up to Vladimir Putin’s ankle, or to the knee of China’s leaders, or to the waist of Ecuador’s, Bolivia’s, Venezuela’s, Argentina’s, Brazil’s, or to the chests of India’s and South Africa’s.

In Europe, the UK, Australia, and Canada, the natural leaders are also frozen out of the corrupt system.

In the US, “leadership” positions depend on financial support from the ruling economic interests. American presidents and politicians represent about six powerful private interest groups and no one else.

After Celente went to press, Donald Trump announced to much mirth. A “con man” they say, but what else is the President of the United States? Do you think you weren’t conned by Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama? What universe do you live in?

In actual fact, Trump might be our best candidate to date. By all accounts, he is very rich. Thus, he doesn’t need the office in order to become rich by selling out America to interest groups.

By all accounts, Trump has a healthy ego. Thus, he could be capable of standing up to the powerful interest groups that generally determine the governance of the American serfs.

Trump’s ego might even be strong enough for him to stand up to the Israel Lobby, something my former colleague, Admiral Thomas Moorer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said publicly that no American President was capable of doing.

As Celente makes clear in the current Trends Journal, all politicians are con men or con women. We are going to have them regardless, so why not try a rich one who might decide to break with tradition and serve the interests of the citizenry. This would be a unique accomplishment, affording Trump the elevation in history books that would satisfy his ego. When a person reaches Trump’s state, does he need another couple of billion dollars or is historical recognition as the savior, however temporary, more valuable?

ORDER IT NOW

This is not my endorsement of Trump for President. It is merely my speculations on how we might think of how large egos might be brought into our service. When we put the Clintons in office, they decided to make money so that they could outdo Hollywood and show their arrival with the $3 million they spent on their daughter’s wedding.

For Trump, $3 million is pocket change.

The rich are everywhere demonized, but no action follows. So, let’s consider voting for Trump. Some of the better Roman emperors were rich. Their riches allowed them to maintain the stability of the state and to think about its long-run survival. They could outbid the private interests that wished to overthrow them for their own purposes of immediate and highly selective gain.

It would take a lot of money to outbid Trump, although if he neglects the Secret Service and the CIA, he could go the way of John F. and Bobby Kennedy. He would have to make certain he was well protected if he cuts the budget of the military/security complex.

Money, lots of it, has one great virtue. Money in sufficient amounts conveys INDEPENDENCE. Trump, if press reports are correct, has money. This means, if correct, that Trump, unlike every other candidate, has independence from the ruling handful of private interest groups.

If Trump can assemble independent thinkers as his advisers, thus keeping himself out of the hands of the usual interest groups, should he be able to get elected, his administration could succeed in taking America in a more promising direction.

An important question is: can a really rich person find and be comfortable with peers who are not themselves really rich? If not, then Trump is not our man. But if Trump wants to save our country, he has the money and the ego, and he can find enough people to help him.

This opportunity doesn’t mean that it will be seized or that it would pan out. If Trump is our best choice, imagine how deplorable our situation is.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. It would take a lot of money to outbid Trump, although if he neglects the Secret Service and the CIA, he could go the way of John F. and Bobby Kennedy. He would have to make certain he was well protected if he cuts the budget of the military/security complex

    He’d never get past this hurdle PCR. It was George H.W. Bush’s people put together a very convincing (faked) pornographic photo montage of Ross Perot’s daughter, to convince him to pull out. And as you note, the neocons (military-industrial corporate boards, i.e. CIA) who rule from behind the curtain are willing to go considerably farther.

    http://ronaldthomaswest.com/2015/06/20/litmus-test/

    ^ The underhandedness knows no limits in a world, example given, where ‘our’ CIA (Raytheon, Chevron, Diebold, DuPont et al, in actuality) launder Salafist militia through our so-called ‘allies’ to pursue independent agenda under the control of no POTUS

  2. Tom_R says:

    TRUMP IS OUR BEST CHOICE.
    THIS 3RD MOST POPULOUS NATION ON EARTH NEEDS TO BAN THE CANCER OF IMMIGRATION.

    Thanks for the great article, Sir. Trump is the best choice so far. All the others are buffoons, bought and paid for by the Oligarchs (aka Lobby).

    I like the fact that Trump openly spoke up against our cancer–immigration.

    The US is already the 3rd most populous nation on earth, after China and India. Yet, it continues to give 6 million visas per year, out of which 1 million are green cards, permanent residencies, more than any other nation. These aliens are then able to sponsor even more relatives. In addition, we have a high number of illegal aliens, ALL of whom are criminals (since entering this country is illegally a criminal offense), besides being rapists and murderers. All this produces a flood of labor, leading to falling wages, etc. Our population used to be 250 million just a couple of decades ago and now it is over 300 million, thanks almost entirely to the 3rd world alien invasion and the flood of immigration unleashed by the Democratic party.

    The US allows more immigration into the US than the rest of the world combined. This immigration bomb is turning USA into a 3rd world country.

    It is true that the media, owned and operated by the same Oligarchs/Lobby, might true to make up some phoney scandals against Trump. But if the public is smart, they can tune out the lies of the media.

  3. J Yan says:

    The interesting thing about Trump is that with a name recognition on par with Bush’s and Clinton’s, he could make a run as an independent after losing the Repug nomination.

  4. hbm says:

    It’s a good indicator of how far we’ve fallen when “President Trump” doesn’t sound like an entirely bad idea.

  5. Anon • Disclaimer says:

    How about Forrest Trump or Donald Gump?

  6. “There is no known politician in America who measures up to…the chests of India’s and South Africa’s.”

    PCR: From whence cometh your esteem for South African politicians? Are you “contenting” [sic] that they are superior to all “known” American politicians (as distinct from all the unknown ones, I guess)?

  7. @Eustace Tilley (not)

    Indeed Ms not, South Africa’s ‘kleptocracy’ is esteemed as second to none

  8. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Eustace Tilley (not)

    ther is no one that is going to out negosiate trump period

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