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Liberals, progressives, and the left-wing (to the extent that one still exists) are aligning with the corrupt oligarchy against president-elect Trump and the American people.

They are busy at work trying to generate hysteria over Trump’s “authoritarian personality and followers.” In other words, the message is: here come the fascists.

Liberals and progressives wailed and whined about “an all white male cabinet,” only to be made fools by Trump’s appointment of a black male and two women, one a minority and one a Trump critic.

The oligarchs are organizing their liberal progressive front groups to disrupt Trump’s inauguration in an effort to continue the attempt to delegitimize Trump the way the paid Maidan protesters were used in Kiev to delegitimize the elected Ukrainian government.

To the extent any of the Trump protesters are sincere and not merely paid tools of oligarchs, such as George Soros, military and financial interests, and global capitalists, they should consider that false claims and unjustified criticism can cause Trump and his supporters to close their ears to all criticism and make it easier for neoconservatives to influence Trump by offering support.

At this point we don’t know what a Trump government is going to do. If he sells out the people, he won’t be reelected. If he is defeated by the oligarchy, the people will become more radical.

We do not know how Washington insiders appointed to the government will behave inside a Trump presidency. Unless they are ideologues like the neoconservatives or agents of powerful interests, insiders survive by going along with the current. If the current changes under Trump, so will the insiders.

Trump got elected because flyover America has had all it can take from the self-dealing oligarchy. The vast bullk of America has seen its economic prospects and that of children and grandchildren decline for a quarter century. The states Hillary carried are limited to the liberal enclaves and oligarchy’s stomping grounds on the NE and West coasts and in Colorado and New Mexico, where effete wealthy liberals have located because of the scenary. If you look at the red/blue electoral map, geographically speaking Hillary’s support is very limited.

We know that Hillary is an agent for the One Percent. The Clintons $120 million personal wealth and $1.6 billion personal foundation are proof that the Clintons are bought-and-paid-for. We know that Hillary is responsible for the destruction of Libya and of much of Syria and for the overthrow of the democratically elected government in Ukraine. We know that the Clinton regime’s sanctions on Iraq resulted in the deaths of 500,000 children. These are war crimes and crimes against humanity. We know Hillary used government office for private gain. We know she violated national security laws without being held accountable. What we don’t know is why groups that allegedly are liberal-progressive-leftwing are such fervent supporters of Hillary.

One possible answer is that these groups are mere fronts for vested interests and are devoid of any sincere motives.

Another possible answer is that these groups believe that the important issues are not jobs for Americans and avoiding war with nuclear powers, but transgender, homosexual and illegal alien rights.

Another possible answer is that these groups are uninformed and stupid.

What these protesters see as a threat in Trump’s strong and willful personality is actually a virtue. A cipher like Obama has no more ability to stand up to the oligarchy than a disengaged George W. Bush so easily stage-managed by Dick Cheney. Nothing less than an authoritarian style and personality is a match for the well-entrenched ruling oligarchy and willful neoconservatives. If Trump were a shrinking violet, the electorate would have ignored him.

Trump did not purchase his presidency with the offer of handouts to blacks, the poor generally, teachers unions, farmers, abortion rights for women, etc. Trump was elected because he said: “Those who control the levers of power in Washington and the global special interests they partner with, don’t have your good in mind. It’s a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities. The only thing that can stop this corrupt machine is you.”

It has been a long time since the electorate heard this kind of talk from someone seeking public office. Trump’s words are what Americans were waiting to hear.

As willful as Trump is, he is only one person. The oligarchy are many.

As impressive as Trump’s billion dollars is, the oligarchs have trillions.

Congress being in Republican hands will spare Trump partisan obstruction, but Congress remains in the hands of interest groups.

As powerful as the office of the president can be, without unity in government changes from the top don’t occur, especially if the president is at odds with the military with regard to the alleged threat posed by Russia and China. Trump says he wants peace with the nuclear powers. The military/security complex needs an enemy for its budget.

It is absolutely necessary that a lid be put on tensions between nuclear powers and that economic opportunity reappears for the American people. Trump is not positioned to benefit from war and jobs offshoring. The only sensible strategy is to support him on these issues and to hold his feet to the fire.

As for the immigration issue, the Obama Justice (sic) Department has just worsened the picture with its ruling that American police departments cannot discriminate against non-citizens by only hiring citizens as officers. Now that US citizens face arrest in their own country by non-citizens, the resentment of immigrants will increase. Clearly it is nonsensical to devalue American citizenship in this way. Clearly it is sensible to put a lid on immigration until the US economy is again able to create jobs capable of sustaining an independent existence.

ORDER IT NOW

If Trump can defeat the oligarchy and save America, he can go down in history as Trump the Great. I think that this prospect appeals to Trump more than more wealth. Instead of trying to tear him down in advance, he should be supported. With Trump’s determination and the people’s support, change from the top down is possible. Otherwise, change has to come from the bottom up, and that means an awful lot of blood in the streets.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Yes. Very good analysis.

    I’ll probably link to it.

  2. Rurik says:

    What we don’t know is why groups that allegedly are liberal-progressive-leftwing are such fervent supporters of Hillary.

    liberal ideology is like religions fervence- completely devoid of reason or consequence

    I’ve seen it often. They’re not stupid per se, they’re just eternally servile to their indoctrination. They piously see the world through the prism of those grainy images of the Holocaust they were carefully and deliberately shown as impressionable children, and the ubiquitous Hollywood movies of the evils of slavery and Jim Crow and the relentless characterizations of Southern white men as congenital, reprobate racists obsessed with the size of their carbon emitting, gun-rack exposing, pickup trucks. Their slant on life is concretized and hardwired by their childhood programming, just like the religious zealots they mock with such cruelty. Yet they’re no less hypnotized by their own ‘feel-good’ mantras, that make them ‘better’ than other people because of their abject fealty to their own gods of petty hatreds and sanctimonious ‘moral superiority’.

    That is why they prefer the war hag to Trump. Not because they like her, (hardly- indeed, that’s impossible) but because they viscerally hate the meme of the Southern white man with his confederate flag who doesn’t want his daughter to date Negros or his son to be gay. It isn’t a pro-Hillary stance that motivates them, but an anti-white, straight, Christian, especially Southern racist, slave owning, heterosexual, titty loving, Nascar watching, gun owning, unapologetic, unreconstructed, Ted Nugent-like racist ogre from their childhood indoctrinations.

    They weren’t voting for Hillary, they were voting against Ted.

    If Trump can defeat the oligarchy and save America, he can go down in history as Trump the Great.

    ‘Trump the Great’

    it has a nice ring to it

    here’s to your optimism PCR

    cheers

    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  3. Parbes says:

    Great commonsense analysis by Roberts. Hope that as time passes, more people can start to wake up from their brainwashed zombie comas and see these basic truths of our time.

  4. Avery says:

    {Clearly it is nonsensical to devalue American citizenship in this way.}

    It is not ‘nonsensical’: it is very devious and very deliberate.
    This sort of thing has been going on for decades.
    The long range plan is to de-Americanize America.
    Destroy or devalue all its founding principles and its founding identity.
    Make it an unrecognizable shapeless blob.
    A melange of no discernible identity.
    So its wealth can be looted and its people further enslaved by the Globalists with no fear of resistance from the exploited former ‘Americans’.

    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  5. Slightly off-topic:

    It would be good to raise the morale and prestige of the US Border Patrol to at least the level of the US Marines and Navy SEALS, in the hope of enlisting in its ranks the most capable, courageous, and patriotic young Americans.

    To that end, let President Trump remove, by Executive Order No. 1 , dated 20 January 2017, the bronze plaque of 1903 bearing the text of The New Colossus from the base of the Statue of Liberty. Following the example of the British Government, which casts each Victoria Cross from Russian cannon captured during the Crimean War, let this offensive excrescence be finally put to good use: as the bronze to be used in a new decoration, equal in rank to the Congressional Medal of Honor, issued solely to members of the US Border Patrol who display “conspicuous gallantry in the defense of America’s borders and citizens from the danger of foreign invasion”.

    Let it be called the Trump Cross.

  6. jacob says:

    Avery:

    In other words, the globalists’ aim is fashion out of the US another Canada.

    That’s where I was born and, trust me, you americans don’t want to do that.
    The place is now little better than an itinerant way station for ethnic communities to raise and educate their children.

  7. Realist says:

    We will see how many of his promises he keeps, before pronouncing him great.

    • Replies: @Avery
  8. I’ve disagreed with you over the years, but this is an excellent piece. You have noticed how Trump is trying to get as wide a spectrum of the Republican Party into Government posts as is feasible. This will limit opposition from these quarters. There will still be a small hard core bunch of NeverTrumpers up to mischief though.
    If Trump had been rigid, then he would have alienated most of the Congressional party from the start and very little would be implemented. I am not expecting a huge amount from Trump’s term of office, but by being pragmatic he will achieve more.
    Trump is merely the start.

  9. Avery says:
    @Realist

    {We will see how many of his promises he keeps, before pronouncing him great.}

    True, but he deserves some kind of medal for crushing the Clinton and Bush Crime Dynasties. What do you imagine we’d be facing next for years if The Hildabeast became POTUS? Or another hapless Bush. Jeb The Loser just wrote a WSJ article advising (lecturing) Trump. The Loser is too stupid to realize that nobody cares what he thinks: he spent $130 million and got all of 3 delegates.

    Yes, we don’t know what The Donald presidency will turn out to be, but we can be near 100% certain what The Hildabeast presidency would be.
    More useless wars, totally open borders, continued undermining and destruction of America’s American foundation, etc, etc.

    If Trump does nothing, we’ll still be ahead 4 years from now, compared to Clinton.

    • Replies: @Realist
  10. @Rurik

    “and hardwired by their childhood programming”

    More like they were hard-wired to certain tribal survival behaviors that were solidified by childhood programming. They are products of our ancestral past who are mucking up our decidedly not ancestral present.

    They have the animal world behaviors of my property and our property but are quite lacking in the human world concept of your property.

  11. @Avery

    “Destroy or devalue all its founding principles and its founding identity.”

    Freedom and liberty, both destroyed by the left and right working together.

    Both are for ever bigger government and each side correctly thinks the other side is the problem.

  12. Realist says:
    @Avery

    I am not so sanguine as you. I much prefer Trump over Clinton, but there are directions taken that are of concern to me. One is the consideration of Romney as Secretary of State. Setting aside the fact that Romney was over the top in denouncing Trump. He has no qualifications for the job. His involvement in the 2002 Olympics does in no way prepare him for Sec of State.

  13. Trumpus Magnus … Magnus Trumpus …. not sure how this is going to work.

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