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Dennis Speed of LaRouche Pac met Lyndon LaRouche 50 years ago and has worked with the LaRouche Organization over much of that time. Today he joins Truth Jihad Radio to discuss an interesting six-minute passage from Trump’s recent speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Dennis views the speech as a slap in the face of the ecofascist global elite. He thinks Trump still could conceivably “make America great again” by issuing public currency to build infrastructure. Obviously I disagree; I think Trump is a fool who lacks the courage, vision, and intelligence to take on the bankster elite. Worse, I think Trump is a tool of the “New City of London”: the Russian-Israeli mob. So to me this speech is just more hot air from the Gasbag-in-Chief. But let’s give Dennis a chance to explain his position.
Transcript of Key Parts of Trump Speech

Trump- “This is not a time for pessimism. This is a time for optimism. Fear and doubt is not a good thought process, because this is a time for tremendous hope, and joy, and optimism and action. But to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow, we must reject the perennial prophets of doom, and their predictions of the apocalypse. They are the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortunetellers, and I have them, and you have them, and we all have them, and they want to see us do badly, but we don’t let that happen.

“They predicted an overpopulation crisis in the 1960s, mass starvation in the 70s, and an end of oil in the 1990s. These alarmists always demand the same thing:absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives. We will never let radical socialists destroy our economy, wreck our country, or eradicate our liberty. America will always be the proud, strong, and unyielding bastion of freedom. In America, we understand what the pessimists refuse to see—that a growing and vibrant market economy, focused on the future, lifts the human spirit and excites creativity, strong enough to overcome any challenge, any challenge by far.

“The great scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century, from penicillin, to high-yield wheat, to modern transportation and breakthrough vaccines, have lifted living standards and saved billions of lives around the world, and we’re continuing to work on things that you’ll be hearing about in the near future, that even today, sitting here right now, you wouldn’t believe it’s possible that we have found the answers: you’ll be hearing about it.

But we have found answers to things that people said would not be possible—certainly not in a very short period of time. But the wonders of the last century will pale in comparison to what today’s young innovators will achieve, because they are doing things that nobody thought even feasible to begin! We continue to embrace technology, not to shun it. When people are free to innovate, millions will live longer, happier, healthier lives For three years now, America has shown the world that the path to a prosperous future begins with putting workers first: choosing growth, and freeing entrepreneurs to bring their dreams to life.

“For anyone who doubts what is possible in the future we need only look at the towering achievements of the past. Only a few hundred miles from here are some of the great cities of Europe—teeming centers of commerce and culture. Each of them is full of reminders of what human drive and imagination can achieve.

“Centuries ago, at the time of the Renaissance, skilled craftsmen and laborers looked upwards and built the structures that still touch the human heart. To this day some of the greatest structures in the world have been built hundreds of years ago. In Italy the citizens once started construction on what would be a 140-year project, the Duomo of Florence, incredible, incredible place. While the technology did not yet exist to complete their design, city fathers forged ahead anyway, certain that they would figure it out someday. These citizens of Florence did not except limits to their high aspirations, and so the great dome was finally built….”

Watch the Full Speech Here :

(Republished from Truth Jihad by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Rational says:

    TRUMP IS HAMSTRUNG BY THE JUDAISTS.

    If Trump were truly allowed to do the things he wants to do, such as slash immigration, and get us out of foreign wars, he could—but the Judaists won’t let him. They control the media and the Deep State. They framed him with a phoney impeachment scandal, from Russiagate to Bidengate. So his hands are tied.

    The Judaists have a rope around his neck, and for him to still talk freely, is a sign of courage. At least he talks the talk, which other Presidents did not dare.

    • Replies: @Hossein
  2. Sean says:

    They predicted an overpopulation crisis in the 1960s, mass starvation in the 70s, and an end of oil in the 1990s. These alarmists always demand the same thing: absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives.

    The putative problems that he is speaking of are are ones in which humans are going to heedlessly continue down a deleterious path, and produce a runaway result that their technology will not be able to correct. Yet a runaway result has not happened because the technology prevented an acceleration of problems.

    In the observable Universe there is no sign of life apart from ourselves given that the aliens not here, and their electromagnetic communications are also absent. So either we happen to be living in the empty quarter, are a fluke. or the aliens that did not exterminate themselves at the level of technological sophistication which humanity is now at. have all gone deep ecology.

    That has always worked because the technological advances come; there is a profit in producing them. I think the most recent prophets of doom are arguing that technology will advance and produce the problem though the creation of a machine that will completely out-think us, which is a difference from previous Jeremiahs’ scenarios. Bostrom argues that a computer with near human-level general intellectual ability could initiate an intelligence explosion on a digital time scale with the resultant rapid creation of something so powerful that it could not be prevented from destroying humankind. Most scientist and engineers see Bostom as exaggerating but it is “possible in principle” to create “strong AI” with human-like comprehension and agency.

    HG Wells said the hour of our ascendancy would be the the eve of our entire overthrow. If AIpocalypse is a correct explanation for the Fermi paradox then biological life forms with an analysis moving along evolved “diminishing returns” lines that confer a basic aversion to risk* are necessarily ill-equipped to perceive what an artificial intelligence with its relatively unlimited means will ineluctably do. What super AI would get up to after taking humanity out is even is nore speculative, but as the character in the movie Skyline says to the question of what the alien robots want with humans: “I’m not looking to find out”. Can human beings alter their behaviour so as to prevent the creation of a superintelligence. If along with Trump they think that more and more amazing technological advances are the answer: no.

    • Replies: @mikesmith
  3. Thomasina says:

    From Paul Craig Roberts:

    “According to a former Mossad agent, the covert attack took the form of a planned assassination of President Bush. Victor Ostrovsky in his book, By Way of Deception (pp. 281-282), writes that on Oct. 1, 1992, he received a nervous call from Ephraim, a Mossad officer of his acquaintance, who opposed the assassination: “They’re out to kill Bush… I mean really kill, as in ‘assassinate.’… during the Madrid peace talks.” Ephraim asked Ostrovsky to leak the plot in hopes the American government would act to prevent it. Ostrovsky did so in an Oct. 1, 1992, speech in Ottawa. From there, the leak made its way to former California congressman Pete McCloskey, the Secret Service, the State Department, the CIA, the U.S. embassy in Ottawa, and finally the press. The assassination was called off.”

    https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2020/01/22/who-rules-america-2/

    I’m sure Trump has been made very aware that if he doesn’t go along and do what he’s told, he’ll be Kennedy’d too, or a member of his family will meet an unfortunate accident.

    A virus has taken over the body.

  4. It’s possible that the world’s various economic, political & environmental problems will have technical answers soon — but it’s a ridiculous gamble to just sit on our arses, fingers crossed, waiting for the tech’ miracles to appear.

    • Replies: @mikesmith
  5. Hossein says:
    @Rational

    Trump is a mercenay of judaists. His entire power structure depends on their wealth and influence.

    The nonsense about Trump being a “nationalist” and America firster is bunch of horse shit created to fool the white working class and other clueless Americans.

    To Trump and his minions it is Israel that is first and not America or else he would not have a jack ass like his pasty son in law to run America’s policies in the middle east.

    The orangetard is a Goy and used and abused like one. Stop glorifying him.

  6. “So his hands are tied.”

    Strongly disagree. If his hands are tied, he has made a lot of choices that allowed them to be. However, I don’t buy it. In fact, his election was the cutting of a lot of cords. Cords he can still choose.

    Bus as the author noted he has to have the faith that the people who elected him are the basis for accomplishing what he was elected to accomplish. I am hard pressed to take lessons about positive thinking who had such an overwhelming mandate and has wasted so much of it on twitter.

    I don’t buy the three dimensional chess argument. In nearly every play his opponents both democrats and republicans have him doing exactly what they want.

    The resounding mandate at immigration reform — even building a wall — and it was squandered away with excuses

    simple task

    • Replies: @Ozymandias
  7. RJJCDA says:

    Have you considered the possibility, just the possibility that Trump functions cognitively at a higher level than your powers of understanding?

    • Replies: @mikesmith
  8. JimDandy says:

    What is the ‘“New City of London”: the Russian-Israeli mob’, and what is their relationship with the Neocons/Putin-is-the-new-Hitler cabal? Any links to good articles on this?

    • Replies: @Kevin Barrett
  9. sarz says:

    It was a virtue of Larouche to be considered an antisemite by those who play that game. This follower lacks that capacity.

    Trump is like his father, a Jew for the benefit of Jews pretending to be a Christian. Trump’s original campaign showed a mastery of dog-whistles. He was going to bring back “Merry Christmas”, audit the Fed, pay back the debt, release all the secret documents about 9/11, and more. All obvious anti-Jew stuff. There are two factions of big Jews, those who love Israel first and those who love big money. Trump loves Israel first, but he also services big Jew money. That’s all he’s been servicing, and now he reads this excellent speech with seeming conviction and understanding. He’s done it all for the working man. It’s all bullshit. The figures are all cooked. (Take a look at shadowstats.com.) It’s as real as the much-promised wall. I’m sorry this Larouchean is such an easy mark.

    Trump is in election mode. It’s time to remember who he he really is. Just now he prominently participated in the March for Life. This is the same man whom Katie Johnson’s deposition describes as having, with his friend Jeffrey Epstein, raped her as a tied-down thirteen-year-old, and then when she tearfully asked what if he got her pregnant, threw some dollars at her and told her to get an abortion.

  10. @JimDandy

    The best book on the Russian-Israeli mob is Friedman’s Red Mafiya: https://www.amazon.com/Red-Mafiya-Russian-Invaded-America/dp/0316294748

    Veterans Today has published lots of material on the R-I mob and its connections to Trump since 2016. Check out Ian Greenhalgh’s archives: https://www.veteranstoday.com/author/iangreenhalgh/

  11. mikesmith says:
    @Sean

    “HG Wells said the hour of our ascendancy would be the the eve of our entire overthrow.” — That was the scenario for the extinction of the “Krell” in the scifi classic _Forbidden Planet_ . However, I think the “hour of our ascendancy” is now, not in the future. I think AI will prove to be greatly exaggerated, and at any rate the things that really matter are energy (most of our technology is just new ways of applying energy to increase per capita production, so depletion of our fossil fuels and U235 will be the end of our material golden age) and general intelligence, which is not accurately measured by the most common types of IQ tests, but which has been rapidly falling since the 19th century, and continues to fall. Female education is the primary reason for this intelligence decline. A third major problem is low infant mortality. As a result of low infant mortality, mutational load is rising rapidly and if this continues the results will be disastrous in two or three centuries. Needless to say, these last two problems are not on the radar of the left at all. These are the really big issues, not AI or robotics, but physics (“energy is the ability to do work”) and biology. Once we loose our Btu slaves, our general intelligence, and our physical and mental health and sexual normality, we will be in very deep doo doo, and the process is well underway. Since we renounced eugenics in the 1940’s, our best hope now is for civilization to collapse completely, or at least to fall so low that we forget about the germ theory of disease and our childhood mortality soars, and the sooner the better. Otherwise, our descendants might get replaced one day by an expanding population of dim but healthy Pygmies, Hadza, and Bushmen. Optimism is always popular with the voting masses, but the tragic reality is that we are all living in a fool’s paradise. We are living off of our energy capital in the form of finite underground energy resources, and off of our decaying genetic capital. It is no different than rich family that devours its savings on high living, or a farm family that eats all its seeds during the winter. But if you explained this to the voters, few would understand it, and fewer still would believe it, and the politicians, who are mostly scientifically illiterate lawyers, are little better.

  12. mikesmith says:
    @RJJCDA

    “possibility that Trump functions cognitively at a higher level than your powers of understanding?”
    I wish it were true, I really do, but Trump is just not that smart. Not even close. He is not what we wish he was, although the other choices in 2016 were even worse, except maybe for Cruz. A president who was truly hell bent on reform would probably be assassinated.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  13. mikesmith says:
    @animalogic

    ” it’s a ridiculous gamble to just sit on our arses, fingers crossed, waiting for the tech’ miracles to appear.” — Indeed, the “Church of Technology” strikingly reminds me of the cargo cults of Melanesia. Miraculous technology will fall from the sky, or otherwise appear, just in the nick of time, so fear not! What most adherents of the Western version of the cargo cult ignore is that even most of the technology we already have will be useless without vast quanities of cheap energy. Technology is a tool that consumes energy, not a substitute for energy. We may never fall all the way back to the technological level of 1820 (I hope not!), but once our “Plutonian” (god of the underworld) treasures have been consumed, we have no equally cheap and abundant resources that will maintain us at today’s living standards. And, yes, I have read about all the miraculous new energy technologies that will save our goose from being cooked, but none of them actually exist in an economically viable form (or in any form for some of them), and probably never will, and most of them also have other limitations that are ignored by their advocates. People don’t want to hear that overcoming all the obstacles to conjuring these magical technologies is difficult and slow, and perhaps impossible. We can imagine a technology to solve every problem, including death, but just because we can imagine it does not mean we can achieve it. I guess this is what happens when a few generations grow up on Flash Gordon and Star Trek.

  14. @mikesmith

    ” But Trump is not that smart”

    Okay so just how the fuck do you know how smart he is or not is? Are you a mind-reader, have you engaged in conversation with him so as to arrive at your conclusion?

    Look myself I have been Mensa qualifed since 1973, tested at well over 150, and I would easily place him at the same niveau as myself regarding intelligence.

    AJM

    • Replies: @Kevin Barrett
  15. @EliteCommInc.

    “In nearly every play his opponents both democrats and republicans have him doing exactly what they want.”

    That’s why they’re desperately impeaching him – he’s doing exactly what they want. Makes perfect sense, in a paranoid delusional lunatic sort of way.

  16. @Authenticjazzman

    If Trump is really a genius pretending to be an idiot, he is not just an intellectual giant, but also the greatest method actor in the history of stage and screen.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  17. @Kevin Barrett

    ” Pretending to be an idiot”

    Okay please explain to myself precisely how his “idiot” side is expressing itself, and no BS about his “uncivilized” lingo.

    You leftist nitwits are simply grasping for straws.

    AJM

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