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SHARMINI PERIES, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, TRNN: It’s the Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore.

On Friday, just after the Republican National Congress wrapped up with its presidential candidate, Donald Trump, Paul Krugman of the New York Times penned an article titled “Donald Trump: The Siberian Candidate.” He said in it, if elected, would Donald Trump be Vladimir Putin’s man in the White House? Krugman himself is worried as ludicrous and outrageous as the question sounds, the Trump campaign’s recent behavior has quite a few foreign policy experts wondering, he says, just what kind of hold Mr. Putin has over the Republican nominee, and whether that influence will continue if he wins.

Well, let’s unravel that statement with Michael Hudson. He’s joining us from New York. Michael is a distinguished research professor of economics at the University of Missouri Kansas City. His latest book is Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroyed the Global Economy. Thank you so much for joining us, Michael.

MICHAEL HUDSON: It’s good to be here, Sharmini. It’s been an exciting week.

PERIES: So let’s take a look at this article by Paul Krugman. Where is he going with this analysis about the Siberian candidate?

HUDSON: Well, Krugman has joined the ranks of the neocons, as well as the neoliberals, and they’re terrified that they’re losing control of the Republican Party. For the last half-century the Republican Party has been pro-Cold War, corporatist. And Trump has actually, is reversing that. Reversing the whole traditional platform. And that really worries the neocons.

Until his speech, the whole Republican Convention, every speaker had avoided dealing with economic policy issues. No one referred to the party platform, which isn’t very good. And it was mostly an attack on Hillary. Chants of “lock her up.” And Trump children, aimed to try to humanize him and make him look like a loving man.

But finally came Trump’s speech, and this was for the first time, policy was there. And he’s making a left run around Hillary. He appealed twice to Bernie Sanders supporters, and the two major policies that he outlined in the speech broke radically from the Republican traditional right-wing stance. And that is called destroying the party by the right wing, and Trump said he’s not destroying the party, he’s building it up and appealing to labor, and appealing to the rational interest that otherwise had been backing Bernie Sanders.

So in terms of national security, he wanted to roll back NATO spending. And he made it clear, roll back military spending. We can spend it on infrastructure, we can spend it on employing American labor. And in the speech, he said, look, we don’t need foreign military bases and foreign spending to defend our allies. We can defend them from the United States, because in today’s world, the only kind of war we’re going to have is atomic war. Nobody’s going to invade another country. We’re not going to send American troops to invade Russia, if it were to attack. So nobody’s even talking about that. So let’s be realistic.

Well, being realistic has driven other people crazy. Not only did Krugman say that Trump would, quote, actually follow a pro-Putin foreign policy at the expense of America’s allies, and he’s referring to the Ukraine, basically, and it’s at–he’s become a lobbyist for the military-industrial complex. But also, at the Washington Post you had Anne Applebaum call him explicitly the Manchurian candidate, referring to the 1962 movie, and rejecting the neocon craziness. This has just driven them nutty because they’re worried of losing the Republican Party under Trump.

In economic policy, Trump also opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the TTIP trade and corporate power grab [inaud.] with Europe to block public regulation. And this was also a major plank of Bernie Sanders’ campaign against Hillary, which Trump knows. The corporatist wings of both the Republican and the Democratic Parties fear that Trump’s opposition to NAFTA and TPP will lead the Republicans not to push through in the lame duck session after November. The whole plan has been that once the election’s over, Obama will then get all the Republicans together and will pass the Republican platform that he’s been pushing for the last eight years. The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement with Europe, and the other neoliberal policies.

And now that Trump is trying to rebuild the Republican Party, all of that is threatened. And so on the Republican side of the New York Times page you had David Brooks writing “The death of the Republican Party.” So what Trump calls the rebirth of the Republican Party, it means the death of the reactionary, conservative, corporatist, anti-labor Republican Party.

And when he wrote this, quote, Trump is decimating the things Republicans stood for: NATO, entitlement reform, in other words winding back Social Security, and support of the corporatist Trans-Pacific Partnership. So it’s almost hilarious to see what happens. And Trump also has reversed the traditional Republican fiscal responsibility austerity policy, that not a word about balanced budgets anymore. And he said he was going to run at policy to employ American labor and put it back to work on infrastructure. Again, he’s made a left runaround Hillary. He says he wants to reinstate Glass-Steagall, whereas the Clintons were the people that got rid of it.


And this may be for show, simply to brand Hillary as Wall Street’s candidate. But it also seems to actually be an attack on Wall Street. And Trump’s genius was to turn around all the attacks on him as being a shady businessman. He said, look, nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it. Now, what that means, basically, as a businessman, he knows the fine print by which they’ve been screwing the people. So only someone like him knows how to fight against Wall Street. After all, he’s been screwing the Wall Street banks for years [inaud.]. And he can now fight for the population fighting against Wall Street, just as he’s been able to stiff the banks.

So it’s sort of hilarious. On the one hand, leading up to him you had Republicans saying throw Hillary in jail. And Hillary saying throw Trump in the [inaud.]. And so you have the whole election coming up with—.

PERIES: Maybe we should take the lead and lock them all up. Michael, what is becoming very clear is that there’s a great deal of inconsistencies on the part of the Republican Party. Various people are talking different things, like if you hear Mike Pence, the vice presidential candidate, speak, and then you heard Donald Trump, and then you heard Ivanka Trump speak yesterday, they’re all saying different things. It’s like different strokes for different folks. And I guess in marketing and marketeering, which Trump is the master of, that makes perfect sense. Just tap on everybody’s shoulder so they feel like they’re the ones being represented as spoken about, and they’re going to have their issues addressed in some way.

When it comes–he also in that sense appealed to, as you said, the Bernie Sanders people when he talked about the trade deals. You know, he’s been talking about NAFTA, TTIP, TTP, and these are areas that really is traditionally been the left of the left issues. And now there’s this, that he’s anti-these trade deals, and he’s going to bring jobs home. What does that mean?

HUDSON: Well, you’re right when you say there’s a policy confusion within the Republican Party. And I guess if this were marketing, it’s the idea that everybody hears what they want to hear. And if they can hear right-wing gay bashing from the Indiana governor, and they can hear Trump talking about hte LGBTQ, everybody will sort of be on the side.

But I listened to what Governor Pence said about defending Trump’s views on NATO. And he’s so smooth. So slick, that he translated what Trump said in a way that no Republican conservative could really disagree with it. I think he was a very good pick for vice president, because he can, obviously he’s agreed to follow what Trump’s saying, and he’s so smooth, being a lawyer, that he can make it all appear much more reasonable than it would.

I think that the most, the biggest contradiction, was you can look at how the convention began with Governor Christie. Accusing Hillary of being pro-Russian when she’s actually threatening war, and criticizing her for not helping the Ukrainians when it was she who brought Victorian Nuland in to push the coup d’etat with the neo-nazis, and gave them \$5 billion. And Trump reversed the whole thing and said no, no, no. I’m not anti-Russian, I’m pro-Russian. I’m not going to defend Ukrainians. Just the opposite.

And it’s obvious that the Republicans have fallen into line behind them. And no wonder the Democrats want them to lose. All of that–you’ve had the Koch brothers say we’re not going to give money to Trump, the Republicans, now. We’re backing Hillary. You’ve got the Chamber of Commerce saying because Trump isn’t for the corporate takeover of foreign trade, we’re now supporting the Democrats, not the Reepublicans.

So this is really the class war. And it’s the class war of Wall Street and the corporate sector of the Democratic side against Trump on the populist side. And who knows whether he really means what he says when he says he’s for the workers and he wants to rebuild the cities, put labor back to work. And when he says he’s for the blacks and Hispanics have to get jobs just like white people, maybe he’s telling the truth, because that certainly is the way that the country can be rebuilt in a positive way.

And the interesting thing is that all he gets from the Democrats is denunciations. So I can’t wait to see how Bernie Sanders is going to handle all this at the Democratic Convention next week.

PERIES: All right, Michael. A lot to continue discussing there. I thank you so much for joining us today and look forward to a report next week.

HUDSON: Yes, good to be here at this exciting time.

PERIES: And thank you for joining us on the Real News Network.

(Republished from TRNN by permission of author or representative)
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  1. “He said in it, if elected, would Donald Trump be Vladimir Putin’s man in the White House?”

    One can only hope.

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
  2. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    Well, with all the China-bashing from the Don, at least he won’t be a Manchurian Candidate.

    Btw, what would happen if some mainstream journo called Hillary a Zion Candidate?

    Cry of ‘antisemitism’ and end of career.

    Of course, Krugman is really upset that the Don is about America First than Globalia First. Globalia is controlled by his tribe.

    Krugman is just projecting. He accuses the Don of serving another government, but he really wants all white gentiles to serve Globalia, or Jewish Supremacism.

  3. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    NATO needs to go.

    NATO keeps European nations weak. They can just rely on US and play whore for ‘protection’. But that does that mean? It means being occupied by US military filled with Negroes who hump white European women. It means being occupied by US military that is controlled by Zionist Supremacists who are risking confrontation with Russia purely for Jewish Supremacists interests.

    NATO needs to go, and each European nation needs to build its own military.

    Of course, Germany has to play a key role in this, but other European nations still don’t trust Germany, and Germans don’t trust themselves.

    Also, the idea that Russia poses any kind of threat is the worse than any kind of Cold War paranoia.

    It is ironic that Jews who mocked ‘anti-communist hysteria’ even when Stalin ruled USSR and Jewish spies were feeding him with atomic secrets are now pushing this utterly ludicrous propaganda about the Russian threat.

    No, it is not the Russian THREAT that Jews fear. There is no threat. It is the Russia Thaw that aggravates Jews. Jews fear the Russian model of national independence and sovereignty for all European nations.
    And what Jews fear most about Putin is not he’s crazy. He isn’t. They fear his rational and intelligent and reasonable and sensible approach to foreign policy.
    If Putin were really like Hitler or Stalin, it would be easy to vilify him.
    But Jews are frustrated because Putin isn’t like that at all. Sure, he’s a master of gangster politics, the only way to survive in Russia. But he’s a man of peace on the global stage. And his message is each nation should be sovereign and nationalist. Each nation should preserve its own culture and values against homomania funded and pushed by Jewish globalists.

    Jews are doing their darndest to make Putin out to be Hitler/Stalin. But the evidence just isn’t there.
    Jews even used Jay Leno that pan-faced turd. When Russia said NO THANKS to homo victory marches, Leno invited Jew-stooge Obama to compare Putin to Hitler.
    Is US a serious country?

    We now live in a nation where kids are told that ‘anti-communist hysteria’ in the 50s was uncalled for(at a time when Stalin ruled over all of Eastern Europe) but that we need a new cold war because Putin is Hitler because… uh… no homo parades in Russia.

    Are we living in a joke wrapped in a farce in a bamboozle?

    • Agree: Bill Jones
  4. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    Didn’t Krugman present himself as champion of Main Street and the American worker?

    Wasn’t he the harsh critic of Wall Street?

    But he eventually came around to praising the bailouts for the Big Wall Street oligarchic firms.

    And now, he tries to bat away Trump’s pro-worker message by distracting us with bogus conspiracy theory about Trump as the Siberian Candidate?

    They Saved Stalin’s Brains!!

    • Replies: @Former Darfur
  5. Good God, people actually read and quote Krugman?!!!

    I quit reading his brain dead slop decades ago and wonder why anyone would pay any attention to that huge non-entity. Same goes for the NYT as well.

    Ignore it and hope it and its ilk take a hike already! Excuse me, I need to throw up.

    • Replies: @Olorin
  6. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The neocons are unhinged with Trump. Anne Applebaum, Jennifer Rubin, Michael Weiss, Jeffrey Goldberg, et al.’m

    • Replies: @Art
  7. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Please, for the love of God, stop using the term “corporatist” the way you are using it. That’s not what it means. It’s extremely irritating. Corporatism means class collaboration and integrism, not rule by corporations.

  8. g2k says:

    This is all very well and good, but if the guy loses (as is unfortunately likely) the neocons will take that as vindication and all of this will likely be undone. Even if he wins, congress will be dominated by them and their ideology totally permeates in the state department and other bureaucracies. Would need Erdogan style purges of them to truely remove their influence which aren’t going to happen.

    Suppose the best that can be hoped for is that Hilary is exceptionally disliked as president and neolibral/cons are discredited by association amongst a wider section of the public.

  9. “Nobody’s going to invade another country”


    “Well, being realistic has driven other people crazy”


    Yep. Invading other countries is not something that’s happening at all, never in recent memory, that’s for sure. Folks have been on holidays in, say, Afghanistan or Iraq or Syria.


    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  10. It seems like the harpy is the real gop-war monger-fascist in the running. Unless the propaganda firestorm can continue obscuring these facts, she’ll have a hard time getting the enthusiastic support she’ll need, particularly if Trump goes after her based on the real record of Libya, not just the fact the blowback killed the agent shifting yankee arms to Syrian el qaeda thugs. With the new Saudi info from the 9/11 report, it will also be harder for Clinton to demand no-fly zones to protect el qaeda assets in Syria. Trump should also go after the fact that US backed el qaeda assets in Libya committed a mass murder of sub-Saharan Africans Khaddafi had settled there.

  11. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    Iran had lost several thousand young men fighting and destroying ISIS….

    Hillary Clinton wants to torture Iran with economic sanctions….then bomb Iran.

    Donald Trump wants to torture Iran with economic sanctions….then bomb Iran to protect Saudia Arabia….he said this on Bill O’Rielly’s show.

    Saudia Arabia funds ISIS….

    Israel funds ISIS…..

    Donald Trump is committed to Israel’s security

    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  12. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Mountain"] says:

    Donald Trump wants to provoke a war with China over a couple of shitty sand bars in the South China Sea…

    Donald Trump wants to flood America with thousands of Chinese Legal Immigrant Scab Workers=Hillary Clinton Democratic Party Voters=”MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!!”

  13. Stan says:

    Why not spell out the truth? Trump will weaken the Zionist grip on America.

  14. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    During the Cold War when Stalin swallowed all of Eastern Europe and when US spies were sending him atomic secrets, Jewish-Americans said there was ‘anti-communist hysteria’ and ‘anti-communist paranoia’. They mocked the whole thing.

    These days, Russia minds its own business and wants to trade with the world, but Jews give us this wild hysteria and paranoia about Putin as Hitler and Russia trying to invade all of EU because… Russia doesn’t allow homo parades?

    It goes to show that it’s all ethnic-conscious.

    Since many Jews were on the radical left during the Cold War, Jewish-Americans spun a narrative of anti-communists as the hysterical paranoids.

    Today, since Jews totally control the US and see Russia as a nation of gentile nationalism, they get all hysterical and try to scaremonger us with lurid tales of imminent invasion of EU from Russia.

  15. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    China and EU are no different.

    Tech giants cooperate with Chinese government to censor dissent.

    Tech giants cooperate with EU to censor dissent(called ‘hate speech’).

    China is controlled by the CCP.
    EU is controlled by the GLOB.

    Tech giants work with CCP and the GLOB to suppress dissent.

    But while China is called ‘authoritarian’, EU is called a ‘democracy’.

    More like demockery.

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
  16. @Priss Factor

    just shows you how powerful and effective the democracy facade is.

    the spin employed by our govts in the west is god level.

  17. DaveE says:

    I heard that speech. I smelled it, too. It was the smell of burning yarmulkes.

    He doesn’t seem to be willing to go pro-911-truth just yet, bet he’s been signalling that he won’t stand in the way.

    Claims he’s going to “stand by Israel 100 percent” but yet, doing so would would pretty well require him to become Hillary and do a 180 degree turnaround on all his other policy platforms. It’s like “standing by the banks 100 percent” while you crank up the presses issuing United States Notes (not Federal Reserve Notes) ala JFK, in direct competition with the people you claim to “support 100 percent”.

    I think he’s smiling while he’s kickin’ ’em.

    Trump has given us the most amazing (and fun!) election season in my 55 years and getting better all the time.

  18. Rehmat says:

    Even though Donald Trump had licked Israeli boots more than Hillary Clinton, he made a big Boo, Boo, when he said AMERICA FIRST instead of other candidates, ISRAEL FIRST. No how can one expect the Zionconservatives who pushed America into wars against Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Libya can trust Trump.

    On July 21, 2016, Zionist-Jew Daniel Pipes, the Jewish Lobby expert on Islam and Middle East, in an Op-Post at Philly Com owned by Jewish millionaire Edward Malcolm Snider, announced that he is saying good-bye to his 44-year GOP membership over party’s choice of Donald Trump as its presidential candidate to run against Israel favorite Sen. Hillary Clinton.

    “Trump’s boorish, selfish, puerile, and repulsive character, combined with his prideful ignorance, his off-the-cuff policy making, and his neo-fascistic tendencies make him the most divisive and scary of any serious presidential candidate in American history. He is precisely the man the founders feared,” Pipes said.

  19. Olorin says:
    @Jacques Sheete

    This came up at our dinner table this week/weekend, Jacues. Now-fence-sitting SJWs throwing up their hands and keening, “My goodness, what happened to Paul Krugman!?”

    They were reacting to his NYT piece on how everything is hunky dory in his elite bubble neighborhood on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, therefore god’s in his heaven and all’s right in the world, and Trump’s wrong wrong wrong about everything he says and his voters too, by golly.

    We’re sitting there gob-smacked before replying, “Nothing has happened to Paul Krugman. He has always been like this.”

    “Oh no, he has always been a LIBERAL!”

    Back when I used to cross paths with NYC policy heavyweights, I figured that Krugman was a sort of Manchurian Candidate for the liberal drag of the UniParty. He had runty stature, was obsequious in person, and passed his neocon-job stuff off as liberal. I never understood why people bought it. Somewhere out to the way left, the anarcho-totalitarian types could see through it, but they had other problems.

    Amazing to watch the mental categories melting down…and more fun than I’ve seen in politics in my lifetime. Dinner parties are once again a gas as here and there some of the most PC among us are starting to suspect They’ve Been Had for some decades now. It’s possible to have conversations again, rather than preachy Baby Boomer chautauquas. Donald Trump has been giving, for free, an Ivy League bachelor’s degree in mass media institutional analysis to anyone who wants one.

  20. annamaria says:

    “Donald Trump has been giving, for free, an Ivy League bachelor’s degree in mass media institutional analysis to anyone who wants one.” True.

    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
  21. @Berta Arnason

    I assume that you are pointing out that the US is that world’s no.1 aggressor and those invasions were all because of the US.

    Meaning that the US has been a very very bad role model and it’s time to mind our own business.

    • Replies: @Berta Arnason
  22. Barzini says:

    Sorry to rain on everyone’s parade here, but this guy is 100% kosher – there’s no way anyone gets even close to being a US presidential candidate without being so

    • Agree: Jacques Sheete
  23. @War for Blair Mountain

    Trump cannot simultaneously bomb Iran and make nice to Russia.

    I would think that the Iran thing is boob bait.

  24. @annamaria

    Is that like a diploma mill?

    If so, I’ll take one.

  25. @Olorin

    Dinner parties are once again a gas as here and there some of the most PC among us are starting to suspect They’ve Been Had for some decades now. It’s possible to have conversations again, rather than preachy Baby Boomer chautauquas.

    I am sooooo jealous! Really though, I’m happy fer ya. Out here in corn country the people are still as dumbass as ever.

    If I hear, one more time, that we need a woman president, I think I’ll just crap. The clowns out here ( I’m talking mostly “professionals”) can’t figure out they’ve been had even when it’s pointed out to them. You folks actually have conversations? Where the (bleep) are ya??

    I’m being fit for a strait jacket and a padded cell as I write.

    PS: I don’t trust Trump, though I do appreciate his entertainment value. Those morons promise anything and once elected, do what they’re told. I’ll never forget the Shrub’s promises of “compassionate conservatism” and a “humble foreign policy.”

  26. DaveE says:

    “I never understood why people bought it.”

    Well, we never did and not just Krugman either. In general we kept our mouths shut and went about our business. Most didn’t even bother to read Krugman, Krauthammer, Friedman, Applebaum et al. but when we did it was like, “Those Jews sure are great comedians.”

    The problem (for Jews) is that we Gentiles used to think that Jews were crazy, but harmless. Then 9/11 came along, and Gentiles realized that we were very, very wrong about the “harmless” part. It also became “personal” at that point.

    I’m sorry it’s all coming apart so quickly, but, well, that’s the nature of karma and awakening.

  27. Art says:

    The neocons are unhinged with Trump. Anne Applebaum, Jennifer Rubin, Michael Weiss, Jeffrey Goldberg, et al.

    All those Jew names – Jew Wall Street money – Jew MSM – Jew owned politicians — is it not clear – that it is Jews against America.

    p.s. Hmm –how many days will it be before Trump is call a Nazi Commie fascist by the Jews. Will it be Tuesday or Wednesday?

  28. @WorkingClass

    One can only hope.

    Stupidest thing I ever heard. Russia is an enemy.

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
    , @animalogic
  29. edNels [AKA "geoshmoe"] says:

    Well thay’re all lyers, Politics 101. But I thought some of Donalds points were at least good in the sense that it rallies support in a direction. Anti TPP/ NAFTA, for example, put a stop on the outta control immagration, (No Brainer, nes pa?)

    He’s a white man’s white man which is ok, unless you thought the redneck self idnentified screwball from Texas via New England was any kind of a serrogate for that, no I don’t.

    Well and then what’s the alternative? another constitution busting third term for the Clintons!

  30. utu says:

    “egan with Governor Christie. Accusing Hillary of being pro-Russian when she’s actually threatening war, and criticizing her for not helping the Ukrainians when it was she who brought Victorian Nuland in to push the coup d’etat with the neo-nazis, and gave them \$5 billion.”

    I did not know that Christie was such an idiot. Or was it on purpose to make the cucks happy.

  31. @RaceRealist88

    Russia is certainly not an enemy of America, if you consider America to be the homeland of Americans. The Russian people don’t consider themselves enemies of the American people and only Americans marinated in lies and propaganda could rationally consider Russians as the enemy.

    If you consider America to be Wall St, the Pentagon and Langley then yes, you are correct.

    • Replies: @alexander
  32. alexander says:

    The biggest enemies of the American people are “war fraud”, “terror fraud” and the debt they have created.

    The easiest way to get the Neocons to stop braying for war is to make them pay for it, all of it, starting today and going all the way back to 2002 .

    If Americans were “lied into war” (which we were) why should the American taxpayer foot the bill ?

    Having every Neocon and every oligarch who stood behind them, cough up ALL the dough for ALL the wars they deceived us into fighting , would go a very long way to quieting their incessant cries for perpetual war.

    As a matter of fact, it would become so quite on the middle eastern front , you could hear a pin drop.

  33. Priss Factor [AKA "Anonymny"] says: • Website

    Jews are very smart when it comes to politics and morality.

    Politics is important, but even more so is the possessing the moral high ground, especially in the modern West.

    Politics is about power, but raw power isn’t enough. Power has to be justified.

    Since the beginning of history, those with raw power(military class) made an alliance with the clerical class. Thus, the power of might became associated with moral/spiritual righteousness.
    Without such ‘blessing’, power would only be about brutish might, about fear and intimidation.
    Such power could last only as long as one had the arms and loyal soldiers. Such power would not be based on real respect, admiration, and etc.
    This is why the dynastic power of the First Emperor of China was short-lived. He was all about fearsome power. He killed the Confucian scholars. His domain ruled by might and intimidation. And fright. Same can be said for Assyrians. They just ruled by terror and might. They were ruthless buggers, just like the later Huns. Huns rampaged and struck fear into the hearts of everyone. But there was no respect among those they conquered.

    In contrast, moral power means you don’t have to have the power of arms and might. Just the power of the word. And the power of word is especially effective in the Modern World where one is protected by Rule of Law and especially if one controls the Academia and Media(news and entertainment). The Rule of Law means that the military cannot suddenly move against you if you insult them and make aggressive moral claims. And control of media means that your righteous narrative comes to prevail over all.

    So, without firing a shot, Jews took over America. In the Russian Revolution, Jews had to take power through power of arms since there wasn’t much in the way of Rule of Law in autocratic or weak-parliamentary Russia, especially during Wartime. In the US, as Jews were protected by Anglo-American Rule of Law, they could make aggressive moral claims against Wasps and still be protected by law. And the military couldn’t move against them. Also, as Jews took over media and academia, their vision of history and morality and justice gain dominance.


    While white southern conservatives joined the military, Jews joined the academia, media, courts, and etc. And with their power of finance and economics, they were poised to take over the elite institutions. In the US, due to Rule of Law, the military must take orders from those with control over the word. Word orders the Sword.
    Jews mastered the Word while white southerners were mastering the sword.

    In a barbarian world or Leviathan world, the Sword has rule over the Word.
    Under Rule of Law, Word has rule over the Sword.

    But even Rule of Law wasn’t enough for Jewish dominance. After all, Law is supposed to be ‘blind’. It is not supposed to play favorites. It is supposed to be equal for all individuals. So, even as Rule of Law protected Jewish freedom and rights, it didn’t necessarily favor the Jews. After all, Rule of Law even protects the rights of KKK and Nation of Islam.

    For Jews to gain favoritism in the American system, they had to become sacralized while making their rivals demonized.
    Jews had to be promoted as a holy people while white gentiles were to be demoted as a wicked people… not least because they had done wrong to the holy Jews. So, the ONLY way whites could gain any redemption was by being servile to the holy Jews and making amends for… ever and ever and ever and ever.

    So, Jewish success and power depend not only money and might. Such are great assets but don’t justify the power. For the power to be justified and blessed, it has to be morally and spiritually sanctified while the power of the rivals must be demonized and cursed.
    Consider. The reason why Americans can freely badmouth Saudi power, Chinese power, Iranian power, and Russian power is because they are not sacralized in the Western Narrative. If a rich and powerful man was only seen as rich and powerful, he might be an object of admiration and/or envy, but he wouldn’t necessarily be seen as good and righteous.

    Because Jews are the most powerful and richest people, they are the natural targets of envy, resentment, suspicion, hostility, distrust, and righteous anger(as the rich and powerful have more means to harm the world). 1% vs the 99%.

    So, to protect themselves from criticism and competition, Jews have been dogged in their use of the art of sacralization and vilification. While Rule of Law protects Jewish freedom, rights, and property, it doesn’t protect Jews from criticism, rivalry, accusation, and moral condemnation. After all, Rule of Law guarantees freedom of speech for all, even for ‘anti-semites’ like David Duke.
    In order for Jews to silence critics and rivals, they must pervert the ‘blind’ Rule of Law as in the EU & Canada and effectively criminalize anti-Jewish speech(while allowing Jews to criticize, berate, and condemn native white gentiles).
    As freedom of speech is still protected by law in the US, Jews rely on the sacralization of their own identity & narrative and on the demonization of their perceived rivals and enemies to maximize their own power.

    With such taboos, it has been nearly impossible for anyone in mainstream channels to criticize or challenge Jewish power. In America, Jewishness = holiness. Badmouthing Jewishness is like sacrilege against God.
    Such being the case, it has been easy for Jews to destroy anyone just by pointing finger and saying ‘anti-semite’ and ‘racist’. Of course, Jews have morally paralyzed whites not only by sacralizing the Holocaust but even black slavery. Also, the Narrative says ALL WHITES must carry the burden of ‘white guilt’ for both Holocaust and Slavery. So, even Swedes and Greeks are responsible for the Holocaust and even recent Polish immigrants in the US are guilty of black slavery.
    But then, it is great for Jewish power. If Jews only targeted Germans with the Holocaust and only targeted southern whites for slavery, it was be less effective as tool against all white gentiles. It is no wonder that Jews erect Holocaust Memorials even in nations that bear NO HISTORICAL GUILT for it whatsoever.

    The Power of Word is most effective when one side sacralized while the other side(s) is demonized. After all, if Jews and White Christians are equally sacralized, both would feel equally righteous and morally proud. For Jews to have the advantage, they must own sacralization while the other side is smeared with demonization. (Jews now say that the ONLY WAY Christians can be half-way redeemed is by turning over their churches to homomania. So, Christians must adopt cultural decadence to be holy. It is like telling Alcoholics Anonymous that it must serve beer to be good.)
    Because Jews are sacralized as the holy people historically victimized by white Christians and the Holocaust, they are to be revered, respected, and worshiped. Because white gentiles have been tagged with ‘antisemitism’, ‘racism’, imperialism(never mind Jewish money funded much of Western imperialism), slave trade(never minds Jews played a role in this too), and etc. they are to be reviled, condemned, and dragged through the mud.
    Jews invoke historical justice to promote their Narrative, but it’s really about political control over their rivals. After all, Jews are always far more sensitive of the injustice of their enemies and rivals than their allies. We don’t see Jews get too tough on Saudi Arabia since it is a defacto ally of Israel. It really comes down to Moral Machiaveillianism.

    One of the things Jews FEAR MOST is the loss of moral righteousness. It is that Moral Card that allows Jews to get away with so much without facing criticism. As long as Jews are the holy people and white gentiles are the cursed people, the latter must serve the Jews just like sinful flock is supposed to serve God.

    I would argue that the MAIN REASON for Jewish hysteria about McCarthyism was not that things were really so bad at the time. They weren’t. Sure, some people got blacklisted but same happened to many during WWII when a whole bunch of suspected Nazi sympathizers were blacklisted or worse. Furthermore, there was the mass-‘internment’ of the Japanese, something Jewish Liberals were quiet about.

    The reason why Jews got so alarmed about McCarthyism and anti-communism is that they knew very well that, despite McCarthyite excesses, there were lots of evidence that a whole bunch of radical and fellow-traveling Jews had aided and abetted Stalin’s Empire. These agents went so far as to give Stalin, the killer of millions and occupier of Eastern Europe, the secrets to the atomic bomb. That means Jews = involvement in Communism… and that opens up a whole new cans of worms about Jewish communist role in the mass killings and destruction in the USSR. In other words, before Nazis did horrible things, European Jews had aided Stalin in doing horrible things that were comparable to Nazi crimes.

    Jews would have us believe that McCarthyism was terrifying cuz… uh… some folk singers and Hollywood writers were blacklisted for a few yrs. (These same Jews were silent about people actually being tortured and shot in Stalin’s empire.)
    In truth, Jews were terrified of McCarthyism because anti-communism had the power(if used intelligently) to take away Moral Sanctimony from the then-developing Jewish Narrative of Jewish Holiness. Anti-communism could connect Jews with communism. As WWII was over and The Cold War pitted US vs USSR, this was bad position for Jews to be in. So, Jews really shat when anti-communism became a huge issue. (If McCarthy had been smarter, he wouldn’t have gone after the US military, thereby making Eisenhower turn on him. Going after the military was like Hitler going into Russia. McCarthy got over-ambitious and met his waterloo.)

    Because the anti-communist narrative put Jews on the moral defensive(as participants and agents of murderous tyrannical communism), Jews got extremely hysterical in using all their academic, media, and institutional firepower to revere the dynamics and force the anti-communists on the moral defensive as ‘hysterics’, ‘paranoids’, ‘fanatics’, ‘rabid and virulent’, ‘anti-civil liberties’, and etc.

    This is funny since Jewish communists had no use for civil liberties. After all, they were aiding Stalin. And they would eventually cook up PC to silence people with all sorts of accusations. And American Jews fully support EU Laws that silence ‘hate speech’ that is decided by powers-that-be which is the GLOB.

    Ironically, the Jewish Liberal Narrative made anti-communists out to be ‘anti-American’ while making the Jewish communists and fellow-travelers as ‘all-American’ for having stood their ground in the name of US constitution protecting free speech and right of association. So, the commies were the ‘patriots’ while anti-communists were the ‘traitors’. (Using this logic, KKK members who invoke the Constitution to protect their own free speech should be hailed as the greatest patriots.)

    Negative association of Jewish Power with Communist Tyranny could have neutralized or at least balanced out the positive association of Jewish Power with the Holocaust. The former would have demonized Jews as the latter would have sacralized Jews. So, Jews would be objects of sympathy but also objects of suspicion. Sure, Jews suffered horribly in WWII, but when they had the power in the USSR they did horrible things too.
    That way, Americans could have sympathized with Jews where such was deserving but also could have been judgmental where Jews did wrong. But because there was only sacralization of Jews while demonization was totally suppressed(by making ‘anti-communists’ out to be the bad guys while making Jewish radicals and fellow-agents out to be ‘patriotic’ Americans), there never developed any effective challenge or counterweight to Jewish power that grew and grew.

    If there had been the balance of demonization and vilification, we might today look upon Jews the way we look upon Chinese or Russians. We know Chinese suffered horribly under Japanese invasion, and we can sympathize with that. But sacralization of Chinese victimhood during WWII doesn’t negate our vilification of them during the Mao era when Chinese acted totally nuts.
    Likewise, we can sympathize with Russian suffering and sacrifices during WWII. By some accts, 25 million Russians(or Soviets) died. But such sacralization doesn’t preclude our demonization of Russian craziness under Stalinism. So, we can see the noble side and the wicked side of Russians.
    But because Jews have only pushed sacralization of Jews while suppressing any demonization of Jews, we can never accuse or challenge Jewish power.

    When we see a Russian oligarch or Chinese oligarch, we can say ‘Look at that rich Russian a**hole’ or ‘Look at that rich Chinese a**hole’. But when we see a Jewish oligarch, we aren’t allowed to think in terms of ‘Look at that rich Jewish a**hole.’ We must defer to him as a holy Holocaust person. So, all the Jewish money, influence, and connections(and all their bad corrupt deeds) become sanctified and protected. It has a shield around it like the transparent shield in PHANTOM MENACE.

    Anyway, the Lesson of Power is that the Power of Money and Sword isn’t enough. Power of money is just greed and cleverness, of wit and cleverness. It may be impressive but doesn’t win reverence.
    Power of Sword is thug power or barbarian power. It can be badass or awesome, but it isn’t different from the power of a cage fighter, a bull, a lion, a bear, or Big Boss Man. It is power of brawn.
    Combine wit and brawn, and you get gangsterism. Gangsters may have some glamour, but their power is not righteous. It isn’t holy. The Corleones are fun to watch, but they have no moral justification.

    In contrast, Moral Power means the power to accuse, condemn, and judge others. It means the king-of-the-hill to preach your sermon on the mount. It is the power of MLK myth, the Mandela cult, the Elie Wiesel show.
    Granted, the power of word without money and sword doesn’t go very far. Dalai Lama is respected as a Man of Word, but China has the guns and money.
    But when a people have control of Money, Sword, and the Word, that is real power.

    So, given the nature of Jewish power, the thing for counter-semites to do is demonize Jewish history the way Jews have demonized white gentile history. Dig up all the bad things Jews have done. Of course, Jews have rigged the game so that when a Jew digs up bad stuff about white history, that is just research and scholarship, but when a white gentile digs up bad stuff about Jewish history, that is ‘antisemitism’.

    But white gentiles must push at this until the demonization of Jews balances out the sacralization of Jews.
    Now, neither demonization nor sacralization should be eternalist or permanentist. In order words, if Jews did some bad shit in some time in history, it mustn’t reflect on all Jews at all times. But by the same token, if Jews suffered tragically in some time in history, it shouldn’t reflect on all Jews at all times. So, Jews shouldn’t be condemned for communism forever wherever there are Jews. But neither should Jews invoke Holocaust to protect themselves as holy victims from criticism forever. But this must apply to white gentiles too.
    All peoples have their demon-histories and holy-histories. Sometimes, both are tied together. Much of what Japan did in WWII made it a demon nation. But the nuking of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had a ‘sacral’ effect at least on the innocents who died there.

  34. bunga says:

    ” And Hillary Clinton distanced herself from all these emails and the DNC, saying, “These people didn’t work for me.” And yet immediately upon the forced resignation of Deborah Wasserman Schultz, she said she’s a good friend, and immediately hired her.”

    Krugman and Hillary are cut out of same cloth or made of same fabric. Stupidity and more stupidities are marketed from the vantage point of being a noble prize winner and being a presidential candidate. Now who is going to even worry about the putrid Petri dish brimming with cholera bacilli

  35. “Jews are very smart when it comes to politics and morality…..”

    Sure they are. Within a generation of gaining power, Jews have largely destroyed the nation, become disliked and distrusted by many, largely lived up to all of the old canards, worn out any sympathy left over from the holocaust, etc… Yeah, that was all brilliant! Most Americans would not have cared one bit if Jews attained powerful positions or became wealthy as a group, as long as they served the national interest, but they couldn’t even do that!

    Jews got lucky! They were viewed as being on the right side after WWII, and then exploited the good will of America at a time when the U.S. was both complacent and at the top of the heap. I can’t imagine smart will describe them in the end.

    I didn’t read the rest of the post. My guess is that it was about black physical and sexual prowess.

  36. @Priss Factor

    I couldn’t agree with you more. NATO must go, period; it’s an anachronism that only makes its European members weak, not strong; it makes them more and more dependent on the US to come to their defense in case of attack.
    Russia – now an Orthodox Christian nation – poses NO threat to anyone. Its President, Vladimir Putin, has stated on numerous occasions that every nation deserves to be sovereign and have its own culture. This is totally opposite of Bolshevik leaders in the former USSR, who rammed atheism down people’s throats and destroyed Christian Cathedrals and Churches around the country.
    Donald Trump’s right. What the US sorely needs to do is to cut back on military spending, close a significant majority of US military bases overseas, and use the money saved to rebuild this nation’s crumbling infrastructure with US labor, and to seal fair trade deals with all nations.

  37. @RaceRealist88

    Sure. For US elites the world is divided into submissive dogs and enemies.

  38. @Drapetomaniac

    Your assumption serves your delusions and nothing more.

  39. @Priss Factor

    Is US a serious country?


    NATO needs to go, and each European nation needs to build its own military.


  40. @Priss Factor

    Krugman is a pile of canine excrement on the sidewalk, pure and simple.

    I refuse to pay money for that useless birdcage liner, and he is a substantial part of the reason.

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