United States is entering a period of uncertainty and instability - Autumn, 2017

A lot is going on around the world. I wanted to discuss a number of serious geopolitical topics but the political climate in the United States continues to be too captivating to ignore.  Therefore, going forward, I want to talk little about Russia, Armenia or Eurasian geopolitics and instead take a closer look at the United States. Make no mistake about it, we are witnessing the evolution of a new era in the United States. This era is a period of fundamental changes. This era can also be looked at as the period of the country's civilizational decline. Americans are therefore living through historic times.

Americans are beginning to question the legitimacy of their governmental institutions like never before. Government corruption is being exposed like never before. Confidence in the country's political system, its so-called democratic process, is at an all-time low. Voter confidence in American officials are now at an all-time low. Confidence in the country's mainstream news organizations is at an all-time low. The demographics of the country is rapidly changing. Third World immigration continues. The economy has slowed down significantly in recent years. The national debt, at a staggering 20 trillion today, continues to grow rapidly. Natural disasters and the terrible toll they take on lives and property are on the increase. Imperial ambitions, including the wars they spawn, continue taking their toll. Mass killings continue taking their toll. The drug epidemic continues taking its toll. The country continues to be gripped by a culture of violence. Racial tensions and political divisions are on the increase. The last two presidential administration have been very divisive. As a result of all this, the country is fast losing its luster and its hype. American society is becoming politically polarized and divided along ethnic/racial lines. Freedoms, long taken for granted, are systematically diminishing. The middle class, long considered the backbone of the county, continues to shrink.

The racial tensions, the demographic changes, the economic downturn, the foreign policy setbacks, the natural disasters and Donald Trump's remarkable rise to power in the country, and the political turmoil it has caused in Washington DC, are all symptoms of the historic changes currently taking place. What the United States is experiencing today is unprecedented in its history. What has been happening in the country in recent times simply boils down to this: We are in the midst of a historic struggle between an old America that is in decline and a new America that is on the rise. All in all, Americans are getting poorer, dumber, older, sicker and darker. How did the country get to where it is today?

As long as the economy of the United States was growing at a high rate and the country was a global power led by a White ruling elite, and America's White majority could realistically pursue the "American dream", all seemed well on Main Street. As long as White America was in control at home, all of the country's troubles seemed solvable. As long as White America was in control abroad, the country's troubles seemed far away. But the world has been changing rapidly in recent decades; so has the United States. Income inequality in the United States today is the highest it has ever been. Economic growth in the country has been the lowest it has ever been, with little hope of a quick recovery. The American Dream has been turned into an American nightmare for tens-of-millions in the country. And as last year's presidential elections clearly revealed, the United States has evolved into two very distinct nations.

In one of these nations resides the country's mostly Republican, White, Christian (predominantly Protestant), Conservative, Baby Boomer, rural and native-born citizenry. These Americans are anti abortion and pro Second Amendment (pro-gun ownership). This erstwhile all-powerful demographic in the United States, which mainly lives in the flyover states in the country's heartland, has been gradually losing its traditional dominance in the country. In fact, this demographic has been quite literally dying in recent years. It was this demographic that put Donald Trump in the White House, because he was seen as their last hope.

In the other America resides a citizenry that is mostly Democrat, Liberal, Black, Hispanic, Jewish, millennial, atheist, immigrant and urban. These Americans are the proponents of globalism, liberalism, socialism, feminism, homosexuality, open-borders, free health care, free education, abortion rights and tight gun control. This demographic, relatively new to the country, is growing in numbers and has been feeling emboldened in recent years. This should come as no surprise because American society has in recent decades become increasingly liberal, increasingly feminist, increasingly homosexual, increasingly immigrant, increasingly non-White and increasingly non-Christian. It was this demographic that helped Hillary Clinton actually win the popular vote by three million votes. But because of the Electoral College (as well as Wikileaks and Project Veritas and Barack Obama's and Hillary Clinton's extreme unpopularity) the country's White/Conservative demographic won the presidential election.

A word about the Electoral College: Because the bulk of the voting constituency in the United States has historically been concentrated in the nation's more populated coastal states (today's Liberal, Black, Hispanic, Jewish, homosexual, immigrant, multicultural America) the Electoral College was designed by the country's founding fathers to give the nation's vast but sparsely populated rural states (today's White, Christian, Conservative America) a significant degree of political voice in Washington DC. Although a majority of Americans did not seem to want a Trump presidency, the system worked as intended and Donald Trump was elected. I predict there will be a fight in the coming years to do away with the Electoral College altogether.

So, if Donald Trump's presidency does indeed try to achieve some of its stated goals, namely tightening the country's southern border with Mexico and limiting immigration into the country, it may indeed be the last chance America has to preserve its European heritage. Needless to say, both sides of the ideological divide recognizes this, although one side thinks it's a lost cause. Nevertheless, this is the reason why Trump is loved by one side, hated by the other. And this essentially lies at the root cause of the deep fissures that are beginning to show throughout American society.

In my opinion, the situation we find the United States in today began taking shape when globalists (Marxists/Bolsheviks of our times) at some point penetrated the centers of power in the United States, forcing the country's Anglo-American imperialists (the country's traditional ruling establishment and its military industrial complex) to share power with them.

Merger between Imperialists and Globalists is how the U.S. got to where it is today

There was some understanding of who the country's imperialists were through Marine Corps General Smedely Butler's short book titled War is a Racket; Vice President Henry Wallace's 1944 article, The Danger of American Facism; President Eisenhower now famous farewell speech in 1961; and the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963. But the general public knew very little about the globalists at the time. We have only recently come to a better understanding of Globalists and their agendas around the world through a number of their political and financial manifestations, international organizations like United Nations, Council on Foreign Relations, International Monetary Fund and Bilderberg Group. We have only recently come to understand that the western world is indeed ruled by a powerful oligarchy that is imperialistic, globalistic and Masonic in character, and which in many cases is also a hereditary one.

In any case, at some point in the 20th century, most probably sometime between the first and second world wars, reigns of government in the United States began getting administered by two powerful forces: Anglo-American imperialists and international globalists. It was essentially a merger between North America's Dulles types and Europe's Soros types; better yet a merger between North America's Rockefellers and Europe's Rothschilds. The aforementioned two forces became America's new ruling oligarchy. At the time of their merger, these were already well established centers of power and wealth that wielded great amount of influence around the world. Dynastic families like the Rothschilds in particular had already been in business of nation building and nation breaking for a long time.

What ultimately united the two elite groups in the western world was their burning desire to more effectively control humanity and better preserve their acquired wealth and power. Needless to say, arrogance of hereditary power and wealth, or imperial hubris, played and continues to play a major psychological role in this equation.

The reader may find the following radio interview somewhat helpful in better understanding this topic as it reveals some insights into the power dynamics at play in Washington DC between Anglo-American imperialists and international globalists -
Historian Webster G. Tarpley on "The Ford Presidency": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhLD1VFM7Xk
In any case, by the end of the Second World War, the United States was clearly being run by union of Anglo-American imperialists and international globalists. While the country's imperialists (in tandem with the country's powerful military industrial complex) were busy designing imperial wars around the world, globalists were instead devising a major war against an American society that was at the time racially segregated, conservative and very rooted in fundamentalist Christian beliefs.

Naturally, the war globalists were waging on American society was cultural and psychological, and one specifically designed to reshape American society. In other words, it was a major social engineering effort. Eventually, a cultural revolution of liberal ideals (with emphasis placed on personal freedoms) and a movement promoting racial integration gripped the country starting in the 1950s. Laws favoring the country's African-American population were passed. Schools throughout the country were integrated. And the country's all-powerful entertainment industry, cinema, theater, music and television in particular, began singing the praise of globalist tenets such as liberal democracy, feminism, homosexual rights, recreational sex, recreational drugs, interracialism, multiculturalism and open borders to third world immigration. These liberal concepts were promoted by the globalist social engineers as modernity and humanitarianism; the implication being that not adopting these new values would make one a backward bigot in a rapidly changing world. As such, the United States had become a target of a major social engineering agenda.

Simply put: A lot of money was allocated for all kinds of social agendas conjured up by a select group of influential people in secretive boardrooms across the western world, and put into effect by an arsenal of societal tools under their control.

Their agenda was pushed onto American society mainly by Hollywood films, theater productions, television and radio programming, masonic lodges, socialist organizations, news agencies, print media, popular music, professional sports, celebrities and of course the country's educational system. This is basically how they promoted and disseminated their globalist/neo-Marxist ideas on religion, sexuality, gender, governance, history, human rights, society, family relations, race relations, medicine, culture, immigration, food production, environment, consumerism, abortion, human origins, population control, public health, vaccinations, etc. A new reality and a new way of life was artificially being imposed on American society from above by forces that could not be seen.

Although it can be argued that the roots of globalism goes back to ancient Rome, globalism as we have it today had its genesis in the 19th century. Marxism after all was and continues to be a distinctly globalist/liberal ideology, and it was also used as a sociopolitical tool to destroy the Russian Empire. Forces behind globalism today are essentially the same as those that were behind the rise of Marxism over one hundred years ago. Although globalism existed as a concept in the West, the actual seeds of globalism was planted in western world itself only as a direct consequence of the two very destructive world wars the European continent suffered in the first half of the 20th century. A concerted effort to transform western society was made by globalists only after the world wars.

Being that wars are usually blamed on nationalism (which is an aggressive form of nation identity) and religious conviction (which is an aggressive form of cultural identity), both of which western society had in abundance, by imposing globalist/liberal values onto western society the globalist intent was essentially to prevent another calamity in their backyard, and also to more effectively control humanity and better protect their wealth and power.

It is also my opinion that the number of alpha males (aggressive, ambitious hunter types) a given society produces also has a significant bearing on the politics and social character of that nation. Historically, traditional/patriarchal Caucasian societies (as well as some Asian societies) have produced an abundance of alpha males. Therefore, besides the nationalism and religion noted above, male dominance, breeding (genetic mix) and folk culture (parental upbringing) are also seen as essential factors in determining the nature and character of a given society. Globalists therefore see traditional societies as societies that cannot be easily controlled and societies that are prone to war. Moreover, managing global population size is also a major determining factor in their calculations. There has been a global population explosion in recent decades. This, in their opinion, is putting great stress on global food production, energy production, waste management, disease control, public health and environmental preservation. Globalists see all this as serious long-term problems that need to be solved.

The desire to demasculinize ("soften") males (troublesome Caucasian males in particular), empower minorities in developed nations, transform traditional/patriarchal societies into liberal ones, dumb-down humanity, control society, manage the world's natural resources and lower the world's population may therefore be the motivation behind the globalist agenda to reshape the world through atheism, liberal democracies, genetic engineering, climate engineering, global warming paranoia, militarized police forces, dissemination of opioids, ecumenism, multiculturalism, encouragement of race mixing, gun control, abortion, contraception, open borders, feminism, homosexuality and gender ambiguity -
Cultural Marxism - The Corruption of America: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=gIdBuK7_g3M
Europe is finished. Nothing can save it now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA8fgaBSDUw
The Controlled Collapse of Europe – “Ordo Ab Chao”: https://redgreenalliance.com/2016/02/25/the-controlled-collapse-of-europe-ordo-ab-chao/
How the New World Order “Globalists” Are Dividing Americans: https://www.globalresearch.ca/how-the-new-world-order-globalists-are-dividing-americans/5483941
Long ago social engineers realized that an individual without God, family and country (to which we have to now also add gender identity) is just an easily controlled, instinct driven animal in constant search for self-gratification.

Long ago it was therefore known that the easiest way to control any given society was to devoid it of traditional concepts and values. Their wish was to therefore mix races and nations, erase borders, kill religions and blur the lines of gender identity - of course all under an Anglo-American-Jewish supervision. Their ultimate intent is to create an easily controllable hybrid human society that is racially mixed, nationless, borderless, genderless, Godless and drug addicted; and also one that communicates in English, works for western corporations, consumes western products and trades in western currency. Liberal concepts were therefore weaponized and deliberately exported around the world under the guise of modernity and westernization.

Globalists promoted this massive, far reaching and comprehensive social engineering program essentially because it was their vision and creation. Western imperialists for their part promoted it essentially because they had come to appreciate the weaponized forms of liberalism as a powerful tool with which they could penetrate societies around the world. All in all, it was ultimately an effort by the two forces in control to control nations around the world to their preserve wealth, power and influence. The agenda to liberalize and globalize human society in the post-war years became so ubiquitous and so pervasive in the United States itself that it eventually became accepted and/or tolerated by virtually all echelons of power within the country.

As such, there developed a strategic convergence of interests between Anglo-American imperialists and international globalists. It was this convergence of interests, or merger if you will, that got western nations to where they are today. The aforementioned two forces had joined hands and they were not only remodeling nations around the world, they were also remodeling their own societies. By the 1980s, the United States had become the bastion of liberal ideals - coupled with imperial militarism. It was therefore inevitable that political liberalism would became weaponized and exported around the world at the tip of a sharp bayonet. We see this clearly in the agenda pursued by Uncle Sam in recent decades -
Council on Foreign Relations: Democracy-Promotion and U.S. NGOs: https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/soft-power-democracy-promotion-and-us-ngos
US spent $585 million on ‘promoting democracy’ worldwide in past year: https://www.rt.com/news/367436-us-promoting-democracy-kerry/
The National Endowment for Democracy, NGOs and the Imperial Uses: https://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/176/31425.html
For the United States, however, being the purveyors of liberalism around the world resulted essentially in the further deepening of the country's liberalization itself. The transformation of the United States from a conservative society to a liberal one intensified with rise of Corporatocracy during the Reagan era, the Liberalism of the Clinton era, the Neoconservatism of the Bush era and the Globalism of the Obama era.

However, the effort to thoroughly remake American society was not totally successful. While large segments of American society was indeed converted to liberalism, a sizable portion still, predominantly those living in the country's heartland, were able to resist what they saw as the virus of liberalism, homosexuality, abortion, interracialism, multiculturalism and open-borders. By the new millennia, White Americans had begun waking up to realize that the United States had changed drastically while they slept comfortably and that they were now on the fast path to actually becoming a minority in a country their forefathers had founded some 250 years ago. By the dawn of the new millennia, a situation was created in the country in which White America began feeling it was in danger and under assault.

This political reawakening among White Americans particularly in the country's heartland significantly heightened after Barack Obama's election in 2008 as the country's first negro president. A sort of enclave mentality and an awareness to preserve White heritage emerged in pockets throughout the United States in recent years. And in 2016, White America suddenly saw its survival in a Trump presidency -
It Was Cultural Anxiety That Drove White, Working-Class Voters to Trump: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/white-working-class-trump-cultural-anxiety/525771/
How Trump Exposed America’s White Identity Crisis: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/08/trump-race-white-america-identity-crisis-214178
Pew Research Center: Behind Trump’s victory: Divisions by race, gender, education: http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/11/09/behind-trumps-victory-divisions-by-race-gender-education/
Does White America Fear Black Equality? The Economic Forces Behind Trump’s Win: http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/does-white-america-fear-black-equality-economic-forces-behind-trumps-win-2572611
How Trump Happened: Racism Against Barack Obama:  http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/03/how_donald_trump_happened_racism_against_barack_obama.html
Charlottesville And The Rise Of White Identity Politics:  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/charlottesville-and-the-rise-of-white-identity-politics/
Virgil: Trump’s Nationalist Vision vs. the Gospel of Globalism: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/12/virgil-trumps-nationalist-vision-vs-gospel-globalism/
After fifty-plus years of being subjected to a massive and persistent social engineering assault, American society is now finding itself at war with itself. The internal troubles the country faces today is unprecedented in its history. The American street has never been this divided. The country's political body has never been this divided. Yes, the United States did suffer a very bloody Civil War in the 1860s and serious societal unrest in the 1960s. But, American society today, from top to bottom, politically and racially, is much more divided than it ever was. The United States was never a liberal, multi-ethnic and multicultural society as it is today. While it had a number of problems in the past, the country was for the most part a racially homogeneous nation ruled by a single elite; the country's traditional White Anglo Saxon Protestant, disparagingly known as WASPs, which in my opinion also includes the country's Mormons. It is no longer so. Today, we essentially have two Americas: A White, Christian, Conservative and native born America - and those that are not. And unlike yesterday, both of them yield power today.

The social engineering of the past fifty-plus years and political processes that were started some two years ago when President Trump first announced his presidential candidacy has turned the country into an ideological, political, cultural and racial battlefield once again. On this modern battlefield, old America, those trying to keep the country's White, Conservative, Christian heritage in-tact, is trying to resist the new America, those trying to transform the country into a liberal, racially diverse and multicultural melting-pot. If in the past new comers to the Unites States were expected to assimilate into the country's traditional White-Anglo-American-Protestant civilization, today, it may be the exact reverse: old America itself is being expected to melt into the country's multiracial, multicultural, multi-denominational melting-pot.

White America's survival is being threatened for the first time in the country's history. In a few decades, Whites in the United States will become a minority in the country their forefathers founded. The following articles, a small sampling of related articles, lies at the very heart of the political problems we are witnessing in the United States today. And this, in my opinion, is what is historically unprecedented in what is going on in the country -
Trump Can't Reverse the Decline of White Christian America: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/robert-jones-white-christian-america/532587/
Missing the WASPs: https://spectator.org/34941_missing-wasps/
Revising US history through WASP-tinted glasses: http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/1/revising-us-historythroughwasptintedglasses.html
Why Wasps are an endangered species in the US: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/why-wasps-are-an-endangered-species-in-the-us-9028546.html
White Protestants, your monopoly is over: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/08/opinion/obeidallah-white-protestants/index.html
Multiracial in America Proud, Diverse and Growing in Numbers: http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/06/11/multiracial-in-america/
Latino, black and Asian populations grow while white families have less children: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3984874/
Why acknowledging white privilege is not surrendering to “white guilt”: http://www.salon.com/2014/08
Working class white Americans are now dying in middle age at faster rates than minority groups: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/brookings-now/2017/03/23/working-class-white-americans-are-now-dying-in-middle-age-at-faster-rates-than-minority-groups/
The year White people will become a minority in America has been declared: https://mic.com/articles/106252/the-year-white-people-will-become-a-minority-in-america-has-been-declared#.bxpl5hQ2z
White men must be stopped: The very future of mankind depends on it: http://www.salon.com/2015/12
Old America, White America, is in a steep decline today and it does not look like the current demographic, political and cultural flows and trends in the country can be reversed to its favor. Although social engineers are working hard to fuse the two Americas in question, the two Americas will never fully see eye-to-eye and they will never fully reconcile their differences. They are just too different and their hate towards each other is just too deep. I expect the division and hate in the country to grow deeper and more intense in the coming years. What's more, there seems to be interests in positions of power that are for one reason or another interested in sowing further division and unrest in the country. The United States is therefore in uncharted territory, and its future is therefore uncertain.

I'm not in any way a fan of the country's WASPs. However, for the sake of objectivity and in an attempt to be intellectually honest, I am going restrain my personal biases towards them and refrain from passing moral judgments. The fact is, the United States, a country looked up to by much of the world for a very long time, was founded by the country's WASP ruling class. The country, a relatively humble republic with enlightened ideals at first (albeit backed by French Masonry), become a global superpower and a civilizational epicenter essentially because of them. Everything humanity loved (and hated) about the United States was a result of the country's WASP pedigree. When one puts aside their many sins, a simple fact stands out: The nation WASPs created and fought to expand became the political and cultural epicenter of the world, as well as its financial and economic locomotive. In essence, WASPs created the new Rome people around the world either envied or wanted to live in. At the very least, they need to be given full credit for that.

The WASP ruling class began losing their power when they become too complacent as a result of their 200-plus years of successes. Over two centuries of almost uninterrupted economic growth, with no natural predators on any of its two borders and protected by two massive oceans on its flanks, Americans discovered an abundant and carefree lifestyle. But a carefree life brings about complacency and arrogance. And complacency, as well as imperial hubris, is a destroyer of empires. Simply put: The good life helped make White America an easy target of social engineers. Today, WASPs are no longer in control in Washington DC and the country's WASP demographic is in a steep decline. In this historic battle between the old and new America, the new America has a distinct advantage because, as noted above, there has already been drastic cultural and demographic changes in the United States during the past 50-plus years. 

In my opinion, a non-White America, which is as I pointed out is not too far away, will be a mere shadow of its former self. In my opinion, a non-White America will not be nearly as orderly, nearly as politically powerful, nearly as economically competitive or nearly as culturally vibrant or influential. The evolution of a new United States should be a concern for all of humanity because the United States today permeates all aspects of modern human society. How future cultural, political and economic changes in the United States will impact human civilization and global affairs will remain to be seen.

To sum it up: International globalists in tandem with Anglo-American imperialists have been attempting to create a hybrid human society where traditional family values is discarded, ethnocentrism/nationalism is rejected, borders are erased, and where men are more like women and women are more like men. In the process of this historic makeover, America got stolen. America got stolen while "White Americans" were too drunk, too high and too preoccupied with sex, television, shopping or baseball to notice it. And somewhere along the line, significant numbers of Whites in the United States became infected with a mental virus known as White Guilt. White guilt, which brings about self-hate, lies at the very core of why White Americans today are acting self-destructive. What else would make them vandalize their historic monuments in this manner?

Going forward, White America, as well as western Europe, will be paying a heavy price for its self-hate, atheism, liberalism, materialism, drug abuse, sexual perversions and political apathy. While on a personal level I would much prefer a White America over a non-White America, I cannot in all honest feel very bad for White America. After all, it was them, by their freewill that got themselves into the deadly quagmire they are in today. While social engineers of liberalism and globalism did indeed help pave the way of their demise, it was ultimately White Americans themselves that allowed it all to happen. They therefore have no one but themselves to blame. Increasing numbers of them are beginning to realize this, but it may be too late -
Why I Don't Want to Become a Minority: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPm0NKcBZcY
I want my fellow Armenians to finally wake-up and understand that the western world today is living off its past glory. I want my fellow Armenians to finally realize that long gone are the days of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, Dante, Voltaire, Niccolo Machiavelli, Victor Hugo, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, William Shakespeare, Baron de Montesquieu, Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Vasco de Gama, Eric the Red, Harald Hardrada, Charlemagne, Saint Louis the king of France, Richard the Lionheart, Claude Debussy, Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Gioachino  Rossini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Jaque Louis David, Antoni Gaudí, Claude Nicolas Ledoux, Louis Le Vau, Filippo Brunelleschi, Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Leonardo Da Vinci, Giotto di Bondone, Michelangelo Buonarroti,  Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Johannes Lepsius, Carl von Clausewitz, Otto von Bismark, Napoléon Bonaparte, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Charles de Gaulle, Joan of Arc, John Calvin, Martin Luther, Saint Hildegard of Bingen and Saint Francis of Assisi. I want my fellow Armenians to finally realize that long gone are the days of the Crusades, Renaissance, Reformation, Romanticism and Enlightenment. Classical western/European civilization is all but dead today. In 1790, world famous Irish philosopher and statesman Edmund Burke wrote in his "Reflections on the French Revolution" the following -
"The age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever"
Classical European civilization did indeed fall terminally ill as a result of the French Revolution. If I had to put an exact date of its demise, it would be 1815, the year Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte was defeated by a coalition of forces led by Britain. The French defeat at Waterloo essentially heralded the rise of the Anglo-American-Jewish era humanity is living in today. Consequently, today, Conchita Wurst and the Kardashians are perhaps the western world's most recognizable characters. In today's Europe, young Muslim immigrants are being taught how to have safe sex. In today's Europe, Muhammad is one of the most popular names given to male infants. In today's Europe, Pussy Riot is what women's freedom is all about. In today's Europe, mentally deranged individuals are celebrated as musicians. In today's Europe, being gay, lesbian and transgender is something to be publicly celebrated. In today's Europe, Christianity is dead. In today's Europe, the most powerful institutions are Anglo-American-Jewish owned banks and corporations. Today, western Europe and north America have become multi-ethnic theme parks who's glory days are in the past and who's future looks bleak.

I want Armenians to finally understand that the western world became wealthy and powerful, and the envy of people around the world, as a direct consequence of the western world's imperial pursuits (including major world wars, mass scale human exploitation and genocide); western society's marshal spirit; western people's devotion to the Christian church; western citizen's respect for the law; western society's artistic genius; and western world's scientific innovation. And now, the western world is dying because of its liberalism, atheism, multiculturalism, interracialism, social change, civil society, open borders, feminism, sex tourism, gay rights, etc.

I hope westernized Armenians will begin to realize what many eastern Europeans and a growing number of conservative Americans are beginning to understand, that the Russian nation is the only hope of salvation Christian and European civilization has today. More importantly, I hope Armenians of Armenia's "democracy" and "civic society" movements, many of whom are directly funded by George Soros, have been closely observing the utter corruption and criminality of those who have been encouraging them to foment revolution in their homeland.

I'd like to address another fundamentally important matter here: White America, or Europeans for that matter, still seems unable to fully understand who or what its main problem has been and continues being. White America's problem has never been Blacks or Hispanics (who are just as much a part of the American landscape as Whites) per se; it's not even Muslims, who are in fact the least of America's worries today. White America's main problem, it's main corrosive force, is organized Jewry or, as it is sometimes called, international Jewry. 

I am not talking about the individual Shlomo on the street, I'm essentially talking about collective Jewry. I am not talking about the individual cell, which can be good or bad as with any other cell, but the collection of cells, the entire organ, and the way it naturally functions. Similar to how Bolshevism was proliferated by organized Jewry in Germany and Russia a century ago, today's neo-Marxist movements - globalism and liberalism in the western world - are being led mostly by Jews. But that is not to say Jews don't also have great influence and control over conservative movements in the United States and Europe. More on organized Jewry later in this commentary.

I'd like to add here that historically European Whites have been genetically and culturally predisposed to blindly follow leaders, fully commit themselves to one ideological cause or another and love adventure. Genetically and culturally, European Whites in general are also innovative, orderly and they understand civic responsibility; but they are also somewhat violent, simpleminded and susceptible to sexual perversions and substance abuse. The manipulation and exploitation of these traits have helped the European elite in places like Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Britain, Sweden, Holland, Germany and Russia conquer the world during the past one thousand years. The United States itself became a global hegemon essentially because of its European (mostly Germanic) heritage. By altering and/or redirecting the traits, talents, convictions, ambitions, violence, aggression, attention and energy of White Americans through a very carefully designed societal indoctrination, what the country's ruling elite was essentially doing was using the very nature of White Americans against White America. 

Allow me to put it in another way: While in the past American Whites passionately, aggressively and often blindly pursued God, country and family - today large segments of the same demographic have been made to essentially pursue "sex, drugs and rock and roll". In other words, White Americans have been deliberately made to pursue things that are actually causing the decline of American (and western) civilization - and they are doing so just as passionately and just as aggressively as their grandfathers pursued values that led to America's rise as a global power. How else can one explain why Whites themselves today are vandalizing monuments to their forefathers? 

Healthy societies understand that tearing down monuments is an act of barbarism. In this case, however, the barbarism in question is self-inflicted. Americans are vandalizing themselves. Americans are tearing themselves apart. What has been happening to American society during the past fifty-plus years is a classic example of mass-scale social engineering - the manipulation and exploitation of a people's genetic and cultural traits towards long-term political purposes. But, as I noted above, their efforts to thoroughly assimilate White America has not been a total success. Large segments of American society continue to cling on to traditional values, and an increasing number are also beginning to wake up politically. But, overall, White America today remains divided and weak, and the country will be paying the price as a result.

Americans, on both sides of the political divide are getting politically active. American society is becoming increasingly polarized and Americans are becoming increasingly rigid and intolerant in their political convictions. The government, as well as the so-called Deep State, seem equally divided. At times it feels like this Deep State is at war with itself. At times it feels like the entire country is at war with itself. At times it feels like government insiders are pulling the stings. At times it feels like President Trump is a hostage in the White House. This is all unprecedented.

Nevertheless, President Trump's rise to power in the United States has forever changed the nature and character of American culture and political discourse. President Trump's detractors are right in the sense that he is a very divisive character. Division being sown in American society today by the President Trump's appearance on the political stage will bare bad fruit for a very long time to come; and may even one day be the underlying reason for the country's collapse. One thing however is certain, Uncle Sam's image has been dealt a mortal blow. Events of the past few years has forever shattered the American empire's much prized fable and mystique; its semblance of invincibility and exceptionalism. There is no going back. The United States today is just another overgrown and utterly corrupt empire with serious internal and external troubles. All in all, it has been an amazing period in the country's history. The next four-to-eight years will no doubt be decisive for its future, as it promises be a period of uncertainty, societal divisions, political instability and economic troubles. The foreseeable future may therefore be pivotal, historic, unpredictable and dangerous.

President Trump could not have expected things to be this bad, or did he?

I do not think the Trump camp expected things could be this bad. Every one of their initiatives has been under relentless and multi-directional assault from a number of fronts at home and abroad. They have obsessively gone after every single one of President Trump's policies. They have obsessively gone after every single one of President Trump's advisers. They are doing their best to ruin Russian-American relations. They are doing their best to raise racial tensions. They are doing their best to pressure President Trump into inaction. It has essentially been a struggle between old America and new America, as well as perhaps a struggle between globalists and nationalists. Through it all, the Trump administration's alleged ties to Russia has been at the forefront of the now historic political spectacle unraveling in the United States. The country's ruling elite have once again managed to convince the American street that Russia is their enemy. It's all being done to undermine the Trump presidency and preserve the status quo in Washington DC -
As predicted, the country's ruling elite, President Trump's opponents, will not tolerate any degree of rapprochement with Moscow for any reason whatsoever. To ensure the indefinite continuation of their anti-Trump and anti-Russian hysteria, they may have even silenced individuals in the United States that most probably were involved in the DNC email hacking -
The Mysterious Death of Seth Rich - One America News Network 26 Minute Documentary: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5o7rdb
There has been additional twists to the above narrative recently. A prominent Republican donor also said to have been involved in the email hacking scandal has also died under mysterious circumstances -
There have been other mysterious deaths as well. There have also been strange Russian deaths. A whole lot seems to be going behind the scenes. All in all, it's been a fascinating saga. No playwright, no novelist, no movie producer - from Hollywood to Bollywood - could have scripted a work this exciting, this entertaining, this captivating, this thrilling. The corruption, news media lies, bribery, insider deals, scandals, Islamic terrorism, the occult, pedophiles, fire bombing, shooting, abuse of power, vote rigging, internal conflict, voter fraud, illegal voting, hacked electronic voting machines, conspiracies, societal tension, hate, tribal politics, secessionism, mysterious deaths, politicization of sports, calls for authoritarianism, calls to curb democracy, riots, polarization, divisions, divisive politics, racial tensions, and insults witnessed in the "greatest democracy on earth" have sent shock-waves around the world. Many around the world must be left wondering, what happened to that "shinning city on the hill", that wonderful "leader of the free world", that ever bright "beacon of democracy", that most "exceptional" of nations ever known to humanity? 

It's as if the country's entire political system went into panic and shock with the election of a man claiming to want to advance conservative and nationalistic policies in Washington DC. They have gone after President Trump relentlessly and mercilessly. This has some political observers asking -
Michel Chossudovsky: Will the Trump Presidency Prevail?: http://gunsandbutter.org/blog/2017/01/25/will-the-trump-presidency-prevail
Former Trump adviser Steven Bannon answered the question posed above in a recent interview: "The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over". In other words, the Deep State is winning the struggle in the White House. However, if we are to also believe that the Deep State is divided within itself (which is something I personally do believe in) then we may conclude that it's merely the side opposing the Trump presidency that is currently winning. In which case, the internal battle within the Deep State may not yet be over. In any case, in the bigger picture, it does not matter if President Trump is serving certain elements within the Deep State or is being attacked by the entire Deep State. Ultimately, what matters is that the American president today is for the most part a hostage of the country's political and financial establishment. As predicted, President Donald Trump and his backers never had a chance to be independent and even if they truly wanted, they will never be able to drain the so-called swamp.

As I have mentioned on many previous occasions, the American empire is too large, too wealthy, too powerful, too global, too multicultural and too set in its imperial ways to willingly change direction to any significant degree. Despite President Trump's stated wishes and the country's external luster and boasts of excellence and exceptionalism, the country is actually seriously ill. The United States is in a civilizational decline. The sociopolitical unrest we see in the country is merely a symptom of all this. The country's aliment is thus internal and could therefore one day prove terminal. Instead of seeking true cures for the country's many ailments, imperial officials continue seeking confrontations around the world. Instead of genuinely seeking ways to stop the country's decline, the system is now vandalizing itself. Russia, China, Iran or North Korea are not America's enemies. In my opinion, America should fear itself -
Rather Than Russia, America Should Fear Itself: https://www.thenation.com/article/rather-russia-america-fear/
Special Ops general: The government is in 'unbelievable turmoil': http://www.businessinsider.com/socom-commander-government-unbelievable-turmoil-2017-2
Here’s A List Of All The Monuments Liberals Want To Tear Down So Far: https://thefederalist.com/2017/08/17/heres-list-monuments-liberals-want-tear-far/
Can American Democracy Survive Against Rising Political Corruption and Privatization?: http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/can-american-democracy-survive-against-rising-political-corruption-and
Divided States of America: 'US is multiple nations, good idea to break it up’: https://www.rt.com/op-edge/374936-trump-protests-divided-america/
Top Individual Contributors: All Federal Contributions: https://www.opensecrets.org/overview/topindivs.php
“We are in a revolutionary moment”: Chris Hedges explains why an uprising is coming: http://www.salon.com/2015/06
Paul Craig Roberts Asks "Can Americans Overthrow The Evil That Rules Them?": http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-31/paul-craig-roberts-asks-can-americans-overthrow-evil-rules-them?page=3
America's Civil War II: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/05/no_author/americas-civil-war-ii/
Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War?: http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/is-america-headed-for-a-new-kind-of-civil-war
The source of America's political polarization? It's us: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-campbell-political-polarization-20160627-snap-story.html
America’s opioid epidemic is worsening: https://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/03/daily-chart-3
Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Suffers From Mental Illness Each Year: http://www.newsweek.com/nearly-1-5-americans-suffer-mental-illness-each-year-230608
Are We Fiddling While Rome Burns?: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-22/are-we-fiddling-while-rome-burns
Powers that remain beyond our understanding seem to be the locomotive force behind recent events in the United States. After decades of subjecting nations around the world to sociopolitical unrest, the United States itself now seems to be at the center of attention and a victim of a major sociopolitical agenda. The agenda in question feels like it's designed to increase political instability, perhaps even incite large scale riots in the country. The agenda may be a deliberate attempt to sow conditions in the country that may one day lead to its fall. It may certainly be that President Trump and his backers are indeed trying to save the country from the said agenda. It may also be that President Trump, an enigmatic character in his own right, and perhaps the most divisive character in Washington DC since Abraham Lincoln, is serving a certain role in the agenda. The question in that case would be if he is doing so deliberately.

Nevertheless, one thing is for sure, the United States definitely seems to be the subject or victim of some major sociopolitical agenda.

After all, forces we do not see were behind other major world events such as the rise of the Anglo-American-Jewish world order, the fall of the Russian Empire, the rise and fall of Nazi Germany and the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. Such forces were also behind the economic rise of China; the creation of the European Union; the proliferation of liberalism in the western world; the advent of genetically modified foods; and the propagation of climate change awareness. Have these forces of global engineering fully turned their attention to the United States? Are there powerful special interests inside the United States trying to reshape the country? Is President Trump courageously fighting against these forces, or is he ultimately part of the agenda?

Predictions of chaos in the U.S. and the deliberate polarization of American society

Although there have been dire predictions like civil unrest and major financial collapse or even total societal collapse for the United States in recent years, no one could predict the kind of internal political strife we are seeing today. All of a sudden, the United States, the oldest, the most powerful and the wealthiest "democracy" on earth is actually beginning to look like a very troubled Banana Republic. The country has transformed into a nation of diametrically opposed forces. For the first time in America history tens-of-thousands of Americans have taken to the streets on inauguration day of all days to angrily proclaim that they don't recognize their duly elected president. The hate expressed for the president has taken on forms never seen before. The Trump presidency has been under ruthless attacks by the mainstream news media. Organized groups with opposing views are emerging all around the country. Another economic collapse may be brewing. Political tensions, racial tensions and anti-Americanism are even emerging in professional sports. More recently, a movement to vandalize monuments and rewrite American history has also begun. American society is in a historic flux.

What happened on President Trump's inauguration day early in the year and what happened more recently in Charlottesville, Virginia suggests one thing: A lot of the tensions we are seeing is being orchestrated from somewhere above, and top level law enforcement officials may even be involved. It is increasingly becoming obvious that somebody, somewhere wants to see instability in the United States. There seems to be special interests, on both sides of the political fissure, seeking to aggravate the situation at hand.

There hasn't been this much political tension and infighting inside Washington DC since the Civil War 150 years ago. American society has not looked this divided since the 1960s. White America is clearly in decline. Non-White America is clearly on the rise. The violent demonstrations we are seeing organized against President Trump are specifically designed to stifle free speech and stoke racial tensions. President Trump's opposition also includes members of his own political party. What happened in Washington DC on the president's inauguration day and in Berkley College soon thereafter, and what happened in Charlottesville more recently, is the first time in fifty years that mass-scale politically motivated violence has gone public in the United States, and seems to be encouraged from above. Some of what is going on in the country is actually unprecedented in its 250 year old history.

Regarding Charlottesville, where the two protesting sides came armed and ready for combat, I'd like to point out to the reader that such types of violent demonstrations do not happen due to official oversight or mere chance. Such types of violence are almost always pre-planned and they almost always have behind-the-scenes support. Sometimes it's special interests working behind closed doors to foment violence, sometimes it's officials themselves, sometimes it's a combination of the two.

Law enforcement agencies, be it the FBI or local police, knew very well what was about to happen in Charlottesville on August 12 because clashes between the two opposing groups of protesters had actually started on the night before. If they really want to stop the Nazi-wannabees or neo-Bolshevik thugs calling themselves Antifa from rioting they could have easily arrested the ringleaders the night before. Or, as we have seen them do on countless previous occasions, officials could have deployed large numbers of riot police to violently quell any form of unrest. We have seen just how violent police forces can be in the United States. But on August 11 and 12, protesters from both sides were allowed to gather, armed for combat nonetheless, and nothing was done by law enforcement to stop violence and vandalism that followed. I'd like to remind the reader once more that the United State is a highly militarized police state and security services permeates all aspects of American life these days. Moreover, every political group in existence in the country today has government informants and/or is under constant government surveillance. I therefore refuse to believe that law enforcement officials were caught off guard. It was exceedingly obvious that the opposing groups in Charlottesville were essentially encouraged to clash by those who were there to stop them from doing so. The protesters and counter-protesters were therefore being manipulated into violence. In my opinion, this was done for the sole purpose of putting pressure on President Trump and making his support base look like a bunch of Nazis -
Had law enforcement authorities in Virginia not wanted the clashes to happen, it would not have happened. It's that simple. Simply put: The police in Charlottesville stood down. Somebody wanted the clashes between the right wing and left wing activists present to happen. This was done to put pressure on President Trump and those around him. If the intent was to force President Trump's hand, it seems to have worked. The president succumbed to the internal pressure. Within days after the unrest, presidential advisor Steven Bannon was forced to abandon his duties, as others around the president also threatened to resign. Somebody, somewhere is trying to sow unrest in the country.

Prominent figures have made dire predictions about the country in recent years. These predictions of doom and gloom noticeably increased after Donald Trump won the presidency. And speaking of somebody, somewhere wanting unrest, the reader may recall that in 2012 George Soros predicted riots and turmoil for the United States. It should therefore not surprise anyone that the billionaire investor and social engineer in service of globalists is directly involved in the unrest taking place in the United States -
George Soros on the Coming U.S. Class War: http://www.newsweek.com/george-soros-coming-us-class-war-64271
Soros-fronted orgs among groups calling for anti-Trump protests: https://www.rt.com/usa/366579-soros-orgs-driving-trump-protests/
“Ordo Ab Chao” George Soros’s Plan For America Exposed: https://wearechange.org/wikileaks-ordo-ab-chao-george-soross-plan-america-exposed
Soros' Ideology Exposed: A Post-Modern, Post-Family, Post-Border New World Order: https://sputniknews.com/politics/201702201050878788-soros-ideology-explained/
Organizations Funded By George Soros And His Open Society Foundations: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1237
I ask the reader to think of the global elite as scientists, the world as research facility and humanity as laboratory animals. Whether we realize it or not, the lords of this world hold great sway over humanity and they are often the guiding hand behind world events. Major political developments are almost never random occurrences. What we the sheeple see in politics is merely the tip of the iceberg. What we the sheeple know about those who really rule over us is virtually zero. Therefore, I ask the reader to understand that when someone or some group has a lot of wealth, power and influence, predictions, especially in the realms of politics, finance and economy, can be made to come true.
 
A case in point: Unless the following is a by-product of people's intuition or wishful thinking, it may very well be a clue that there were informed people preparing for the 2016 election fiasco in the United States. The following websites have been announcing Vladimir Putin's presidential run in the United States since 2013 -
Individuals like George Soros must be supported or at the very least tolerated by the country's political/economic elite and the Deep State. How can such an individual use his financial potential to influence political discourse, and cause sociopolitical unrest in the process, and law enforcement officials in a country as powerful as the United States do nothing about it? Had it been a Russian, Chinese or Iranian individual or organization involved in similar types of activities, their homes and offices would have been raided by the FBI and Homeland Security a very long time ago. It is therefore obvious that the uptick in left wing violence in the United States is being supported by individuals like George Soros with a green light from somewhere up above. That said, it should be pointed out that other individuals and groups, like the Koch brothers, Breitbart and Project Veritas, some of whom aren't necessarily Trump supporters, are encouraging right wing activism in the country, similarly as it seems with behind-the-scenes support. Two diametrically opposed forces are therefore pulling American society from opposite ends, and the country's ruling elite and the Deep State, along with the country's powerful security services, seem to be allowing it. All this leads me to believe that people in high places, the lords of this world if you will, have a long-term agenda for the country and that agenda is not to make the country a bastion of peace and stability. Make no mistake about it, the empire is ill. Americans are polarized and divided. Old America  is at war with new America. For reasons yet unclear, influential people in positions of power seem to want violence and unrest in the United States. This is a drastic departure from previous times when maintaining stability was a golden rule in the country -
"A spirit of instability in government will cause [citizens] to lose confidence in public institutions. When citizens lose basic faith in their government, it leads to corrosive cynicism and the acceptance of conspiracy theories. Movements and individuals once considered fringe become mainstream, while previously responsible figures decamp to fever swamps. One result is that the informal and unwritten rules of political and human interaction, which are at the core of civilization, are undone. There is such a thing as democratic etiquette; when it is lost, the common assumptions that allow for compromise and progress erode. In short, chaotic leadership can inflict real trauma on political and civic culture". - Senior Fellow at Ethics and Public Policy center and served in three Republican administrations, Peter Wehner
The wisdom we read above was traditionally reserved, and jealously so, only for western nations. As the reader can see, westerners know all too well the crucial importance of political stability and the preservation of certain political and cultural myths for a nation's long-term health and progress. This is exactly why western powers have done their best to make sure such stability does not exist in nations that are not under their boot. They had until very recently successfully protected their political stability and the perception that all was well. Today, this is changing. Today, it is people in positions of power in the United States itself that are now deliberately trying to foment instability in the country. This is a drastic and unprecedented departure from the past, it is also a sign that a serious internal struggle is taking place. Amazingly, the chickens, as they say, are coming home to roost and Uncle Sam is finally getting a little taste of his own medicine.

After decades of subjecting nations around the world to sociopolitical unrest, the United States itself now seems to be the subject of a major sociopolitical makeover. All this is coming at a time of another serious economic/financial bubble. This makes the country specially vulnerable. With political and societal instability at an all-time high, the country may face a very serious ordeal when the economic/financial bubble inevitably bursts once again. All in all, the much touted system has finally lost its mystique and growing numbers of Americans are beginning to question their government and doubt themselves -
What the 1% Don't Want You to Know: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzQYA9Qjsi0
Americans are losing faith in democracy - and in each other: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/americans-are-losing-faith-in-democracy--and-in-each-other
Americans Don’t Trust Their Institutions Anymore: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/americans-dont-trust-their-institutions-anymore/
How hackers eroded Americans' trust in democratic process: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2016/1107/How-hackers-eroded-Americans-trust-in-democratic-process
From Trump to Brexit: Trust in Government Is Collapsing Around the World: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/07/trust-institutions-trump-brexit/489554/
The notion of American indivisibility and exceptionalism - which were the Anglo-American-Jewish political order's greatest weapon in the world - is now forever defaced as a result of the last presidential election cycle and events that have been developing ever since. As if overnight, the United States has become a very fragile society. Deep cracks are developing throughout the country and its economic/financial system still remains a virtual house-of-cards. And we may even begin hearing more secessionist rhetoric from certain parts of the country. Perhaps it's unsurprising, but California and Texas have become early voices contemplating independence from the United States. America's day under the sun seems to be gradually coming to a end.

Speaking of the sun and the United States, was the recent solar eclipse more than just a natural phenomenon?

Are natural occurrences, like the solar eclipse, earthquakes, wildfires and hurricanes the region has been inflicted with recently foreboding signs from above? Students of esoterism may say yes. According to esoteric school of thought, all things that are ordained in higher realms have to come to pass on lower realms. There are powers at play around us that we mere mortals are simply incapable of fully understanding. The sources of these powers may be earthly or heavenly, or some combination of both. An unseen hand nevertheless often guides the course of history. Major world events are often foretold. Prophets, oracles, psychics, clairvoyants and mediums - of course the very few genuine ones that exist or have existed - are essentially those who have the gift to tap into or established some degree of connection with the supernatural world. Think of the physical world as a solid reflection or a biological interpretation of the spiritual world. Therefore, what we see in the natural world has its parallel or reflection in the supernatural world. And there indeed are those among us that have the ability or the gift to tap into the other side.

Natural phenomenon have for ages been seen as harbingers of change. And indeed, great turning points in history have often been foreshadowed by prophetic predictions and/or  foreshadowed by rare celestial occurrences. Whether we realize it or not celestial signs do have meaning; they just need to be better understood. Such signs therefore can have bearing on our lives, whether we believe in them or not. Whether we believe it or not, we humans are often influenced or guided (or misguided for that matter) by forces and energies, both good and evil, we do not see or comprehend. This is especially true for major figures in history. Once every so often, usually during pivotal times, an individual as if suddenly comes out of obscurity and changes the entire course of world history in a short period of time. This does not happen by chance. In fact, nothing of importance in our universe or in the physical world we live in happens by mere chance.

If one hundred years ago a solar eclipse could have signaled the defeat of old world empires and the rise of the modern American era, could the same today be a sign of its downfall?

I asked the reader to therefore be open to spirituality and watch for signs, be they heavenly or earthy, as collapse is something all empire's suffer inevitably. History is a witness. History is in fact a graveyard for many once powerful civilizations. History and time are also circular. Therefore, if history seems to repeat itself, it's because it does. In other words, we have been here before, we have gone through all this before, albeit under different awarenesses and time periods. Make no mistake about it, the American empire, the reincarnation of ancient Rome, will fall one day. It's merely a matter of time. While we may still be very far from that day, we are currently traveling on a road that will eventually lead to that day.

There have been enormous tectonic shifts is global politics that have been seriously challenging the post-war's Anglo-American-Jewish world order. For over a decade now United States has been suffering setbacks both at home and abroad. There is cultural decay throughout the western world. From the very beginning, Donald Trump's appearance on the political stage in the United States had a feel of foreboding destiny. From day one, Donald Trump was an enigmatic character. Did higher powers (worldly or otherwise) facilitate his rise to power? Is there a greater task he is expected to full-fill? I do not and will never know the answers to such questions. But I do know for certain that major world events don't happen by chance. Therefore, in my opinion, the Trump presidency was meant to be, for better or for worst, and it may have been foreseen one hundred years ago.

A psychic or a clairvoyant can take the form of a peasant, a saint, a witch, a philosopher, a writer, an intellectual, an astrologer, etc. There have been many such examples throughout history. Of those, Saint John the Clairvoyant, Michel Nostradamus, George Orwell and Baba Vanga readily come to mind. I would like to point out that predictions made by such individuals may at times seem inaccurate or simply too fantastic. This is because in prophesy or in clairvoyance, messages or visions that come through can get altered or misinterpreted during the course of their transmission or translation. Therefore, more often than not, prophesy is realized more in the overall spirit of a foreseen event than in the actually letter or wording of the prediction itself. With that said, was a little known author in the late 19th century another example of what I am referring to? Did Ingersoll Lockwood predict the Trump presidency? Even the most cynical of minds may find the following eerily compelling -
Did an author from the 1800s predict the Trumps, Russia and America's downfall?: http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-predicted-ingersoll-lockwood-adventures-barron-melania-last-644284
‘Donald Trump will be the LAST president’ Prophecy claims eclipse marks COLLAPSE of the US: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/633505/Donald-Trump-Time-Travel-Barron-Ingersoll-Lockwood-John-Titor-Last-Eclipse-President-1900
The rise and fall of major civilizations, major world events or major historic figures are often foretold. Whether one is inclined to be open to spiritual possibilities or not, one must admit we are living in very unusual times, times that feel very surreal at times. We are indeed living in times of fundamental changes. As if suddenly, United States, the wealthiest and the most powerful empire ever known to mankind, has been turned into an ideological battlefield. While a collapse of the system may not be in sight, an eventual collapse does however indeed seem all but inevitable now. Future generations will make better sense of all this. In the meanwhile, the next four-to-eight years in the United States will be decisive for its future.

Regardless of whether we like him or not, we must admit that Donald Trump is an enigmatic character and one of the most divisive presidents in American political history. Some of what's been happening in the United States actually reminds me of the Soviet Union's last years. Which brings up an inevitable question: Is the Trump administration struggling against the globalist agenda for the United States, or is it part of the said agenda? In other words: Is Donald Trump America's version of Mikhail Gorbachev (i.e. tasked with downsizing or restructuring the American empire) or is he a selfless patriot independently (with help from elements within the Deep State) trying to save the United States from a similar fate that was met by the Soviet Union? Thus far, a case can be made for both arguments in my opinion, but time will ultimately answer this question.

It's final, Jews today are America's new ruling elite

No talk on western society or politics or economy or foreign policy would be complete without also addressing the near total control Jews have over the western world. Today, the western world has become a sociological test-tube for organized Jewry and the playground for the Jewish elite. Virtually all American politicians - both Democrat and Republican - eat from Jewish hands. Jewish money finances both sides of the political spectrum in the US. They do this to essentially have a firm footing in any given political discourse. Which is why I say: You may think you are on the left, you may think you are on the right, the reality of the matter however is that you are on 'their' side regardless of what side you think you are on. They have managed to infiltrate all layers of government in the United States and turn the country into their political vehicle and financial playground. The process was started individuals over one hundred years ago -
That said, claiming that a secret cabal of Jews are directing world Jewry from behind-the-scenes does not explain it all. Yes, organized Jewry does operate from behind-the-scenes and yes they do conspire. But that alone does not explain the profound level of their influence throughout the western world. I believe it is Jewish nature, in its collective form, that actually lies behind much of their success. This is basically what I'm saying: All the Amschell Rothschilds, Jacob Schiffs and Edgar Speyers of this world would not be able to get Jews, as a collective body, to be professionally driven, politically active, ideologically motivated or spearhead any kind of social or political movement were Jews not naturally or instinctually inclined or predisposed to do so. In other words, Jewish traits, both cultural and genetic, created the Rothschilds, the Shiffs and the Speyers and not the other way around, and it is these traits that keeps them at the forefront of western civilization. So, yes, they do seem to have "genes that were programmed, long ago and far away, for political action".

There is power in numbers. The Jewish community is not as small as they would like non-Jews to believe. Because large numbers of Jews populate and control many important fields, both public and private, their influence over society is inevitable and can come about quite naturally. Moreover, because of their breeding, religious beliefs, parental upbringing and the traumatic experiences they have had in their history, Jews by nature have an affinity towards tribalism, self-preservation, wealth preservation, political activism, liberalism, feminism, atheism, socialism, internationalism, cosmopolitanism and sexual perversions. Needless to say, they also tend to be anti-Christian, anti-Muslim, anti-German, anti-Russian, as well as financially driven, professionally ambitious and ideologically motivated. So, when large numbers of them end up in positions of power, they quite naturally end up transposing their inner feelings, tastes and personal outlooks into their fields of expertise. And their professional fields range from Satanism to pharmaceuticals to finance. This is the real reason behind their far-reaching influence.

This is why virtually everything Americans (and by extension the global community) are exposed to today - be it the country's ideas on sex, religion and race, educational system, financial system, political system, legal system, stock market, cinema, television, radio, theater, professional sports, celebrities, pornography, fashion, pop music, political pundits, think tanks, news agencies, atheism, literature, science, medicine, psychology, etc. - gets to them filtered through a Jewish prism -
Jews In The American Media: http://www.simpletoremember.com/articles/a/jews-in-the-media-hollywood/
Six Jewish Companies Own 96% of the World’s Media : http://www.truedemocracy.net/hj33/13.html
It is therefore natural that their personal likes, dislikes, tastes, fears, biases, hates, paranoia, sense of humor, religious beliefs, ideas on politics, ideas on family, ideas on gender, ideas on art, ideas on morality, ideas on sexuality passes on to their work. In short, their view of the world inevitably and at times deliberately leaches into their creations that we in the end consume and make part of our lives. As a result, they directly and/or indirectly influence most aspects of our lives. This is how modern western civilization and by extension cultures around the world is heavily influenced by Jewish sensibilities. This is why most things in modern western culture, both good and bad, can be traced to Jewish influence.

In any case, regardless of how its done or why its done, the fact is American society continues to be manipulated and indoctrinated by Jews. The following is a case in point. A sharp witted Jew (who claims to be a Christian) produces a documentary mocking religion, but Christians and Christianity in particular -
Bill Maher shows us how a witty, intelligent but spiritually dead and morally depraved person can easily ridicule and manipulate Christians, both White and non-White, in the United States, and do so publicly and make a lot of money off it. And with the following we see two other depraved characters doing in public what they have done in private for two thousand years -
Larry David Urinates on Painting of Jesus Christ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35ixBASYA9c
Sarah Silverman says "I would kill Christ again": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSrhJGGDqx0
These are the filthy vermin that have turned the United State into a cultural cesspool. These are the anti-Christs tens-of-millions of Evangelicals in the United States want to protect in the Middle East, with American lives and money nonetheless. Ultimately, it's American Christians themselves, both White and non-White, that enable this kind of barbarism. American Christians, both White and non-White, enable the vandalism of traditional cultural and spiritual values by considering the garbage produced by Jewish executives in Hollywood as entertainment and/or art. American Christians, both White and non-White, encourage this kind of abhorrent behavior by essentially funding it. Due to the apathy, ignorance, decadence and/or self-hate of Americans, much of western culture today comes to us through a Jewish filter. This is why Jews in my opinion are a parasitical force for change. They are indeed a "corrosive force". Not only do they admit it, they are also quite proud of it -
Douglas Rushkoff: the thing that makes judaism dangerous: ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGt7_0GEOvo&noredirect=1
Jews today are the main players in the political scene in the US. Let's also bare in mind that they own virtually all of the major news agencies in the US; they occupy most of the major academic positions; they makeup a majority of all the experts and analysts in major think tanks; and they exclusively run the entertainments industry. Therefore, everything we read, everything we watch and everything we listen to is more-or-less what they want us to read, watch and listen to. Moreover, they are at the forefront of abortion rights. They are at the forefront of atheism. They are at the forefront of homosexuality promotion. They are at the forefront of pornography. They are at the forefront of relentless attacks against apostolic Christianity and Islam. They are at the forefront of multiculturalism. They are at the forefront of liberal democracy. They are at the forefront of conservatism. They control both sides of the political fence in the US and they essentially own American politicians.

This ownership of well-dressed whores in Washington gives racist/genocidal Jewish leaders like Ariel Sharon and Bibi Netanyahu the audacity or better yet the "chutzpah" to publicly claim "Jews control America" and arrogantly wag the finger at the American president - while standing in front of a standing ovation in the U.S. Congress nonetheless!

Being that Hillary Clinton was backed by the Jewish left, Donald Trump's camp embraced the Jewish right simply to have a realistic shot at the presidency. It worked. It worked essentially because tens-of-millions of disgruntled White, Christian conservatives concentrated mainly in the country's heartland (also known as the Heartland or Middle America) were fed-up with Obama/Clinton camp's Jewish-led left wing, ultra-liberal and globalist policies. Middle America was either too dumb to realize that Donald Trump was aligned with right wing conservative Jews... or they simply thought that embracing Zionist Jews posing as right wing conservatives was the better option for Donald Trump's "America first" agenda.


This all affirms that Jews today are America's ruling elite. Therefore, regardless of what side you think you are on, you are on their side. In short, similar to how it was in pre-war Germany, the United States has become their cultural, financial and political epicenter. I don't think Jews have ever been as powerful or as influential as they are today. Their influence over western civilization (and thus the world) is so near complete that they have been quite candid about themselves in public -

IS AMERICA THE PROMISED LAND FOR JEWS?: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1987/03/08/is-america-the-promised-land-for-jews
USA: The Jewish promised land: http://gatherdc.org/2011/07/04/usa-the-jewish-promised-land/
Don’t Confuse America With the Promised Land: http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.616018
Promised Land, Golden Land: Why Jewish Survival Depends on Both Israel and America: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/153164/promised-land-golden-land
Douglas Rushkoff: "the thing that makes judaism dangerous": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGt7_0GEOvo
Ariel Sharon: We, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it”: http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/sharon_words__206.html
Bill Maher says Jews run the USA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X3N44jSn4A
Jews DO Control The Media: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31835.htm
An Empire of Their Own How the Jews Invented Hollywood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTaGBcHo9DI
Jewishpress: Neo Nazis Publish List of ‘Donald Trump’s Jewish Cabal’: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/neo-nazis-publish-list-of-donald-trumps-jewish-cabal/2016/11/09/
Trump is headed to the White House. Did we just elect our first Jewish president?: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/11/20/trump-is-headed-to-white-house-did-just-elect-our-first-jewish-president.html
Jerusalem Judge to Jews: Don't Spit On Christians: http://forward.com/schmooze/145816/jerusalem-judge-to-jews-dont-spit-on-christians/
Nathan Abrams on Jews in the American porn industry: http://www.jewishquarterly.org/issuearchive/articled325.html?articleid=38
Israel admits forcibly injecting Ethiopian Jews with Depo-Provera: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/israel-admits-forcibly-injecting-ethiopian-jews-with-depo-provera
Netanyahu aide says Boston bombing, 9/11 are good for Israel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOsIuVq0Wdc
The Wall Street Journal: "Today's Jews are Khazars, Not the Ancient Israelites": https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703746604574464023091024180#articleTabs%3Darticle
Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan reveals past as secret agent: http://www.timesofisrael.com/hollywood-producer-arnon-milchan-reveals-mossad-past/
Stain's Jews: We mustn't forget that some of greatest murderers of modern times were Jewish: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3342999,00.html
IDF Sniper Admits On Instagram To Murdering 13 Gaza Children: http://countercurrentnews.com/2014/07/idf-sniper-admits-on-instagram-to-murdering-13-gaza-children/
Israeli Professor: 'We Could Destroy All European Capitals': http://www.sweetliberty.org/issues/israel/destroycaps.html
NYT's Krugman Accuses Netanyahu of 'Wagging the Dog' Before Election: https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/clay-waters/2015/03/16/nyts-krugman-accuses-netanyahu-wagging-dog-election
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson: Trump likely to be 'best president for Israel ever': http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/24/politics/sheldon-adelson-donald-trump-israel/index.html
Sarah Silverman says "I would kill Christ again": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSrhJGGDqx0
Mocking Jesus on Israeli TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RY83mAr5uA
Larry David Urinates on Painting of Jesus Christ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35ixBASYA9c
Israeli Minister: "We always use the anti-Semitism trick or bring up the Holocaust": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WW5DcxTaX0
Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years: http://ifamericaknew.org/cur_sit/shahak.html
Ralph Schoenman: The Hidden History of Zionism: http://www.marxists.de/middleast/schoenman/
The Holocaust Industry - Interview with Norman Finkelstein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSwVz7JTRCA
The above should simply be looked at as them celebrating their historic success. These candid public expressions would have never occurred just a few decades ago. In the not too distant past organized Jewry plotted and conspired behind closed doors, and they kept their thoughts and feelings to themselves. This has changed in recent times. Jewish control over western society is so near complete today that they are getting somewhat careless and sloppy. In my opinion, the have gotten too comfortable, too arrogant, too confident and therefore they may actually be getting somewhat self-destructive. They have already begun building their golden calf once again, as debauchery is rife and mixed marriages are widespread throughout Jewish society in the United States. According to some research, a majority of Jews don't even think they have a divine right to Israel. Clearly, Jews have begun committing cultural and national suicide in the country many of them claim is actually their promised land. In a sense, Jews themselves have once more succumbed to their parasitical nature. They have once more infected their host with their toxins and they themselves are once again suffering from its side-effects.

Yes, just like their Anglo-American hosts, Jews,
despite their power today, are also in decline. Just like a parasite that kills its host, very often also kills itself. There is no doubt that eventually organized Jewry will lose its global influence. But, not anytime soon. Their Anglo-American host, the collective body they live in, remain, as of yet, very large, very wealthy and still very vulnerable to their manipulations. Unlike Russia in the late 19th century and Germany in the early 20th century, when Russians and Germans used nationalism and religion to rally resistance against organized Jewry, Anglo-Americans today are defenseless against organized Jewry. The western world has essentially been stripped of God, family and country; western society is too liberal and too diverse; levers of control in the western world remain firmly in Jewish hands. Therefore, the Anglo-American world will not be able to mount a resistance. Having already fallen ill, the Anglo-American host will eventually die. That may be the only way to kill or significantly weaken the organized Jewry. There will be a global backlash against Jews once more. Wiser ones among them are beginning to see the writing on the wall -
Israel's worst existential threat - and it is not a nuclear Iran: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/18516 
But, for now and for some time to come, Jews in the United States will remain the country's sole elite. Washington DC will remain the playing field on which left wing Jews (liberal globalists) and right wing Jews (conservative Zionists) fight to settle their ideological differences. And all American officials, including presidents, regardless of race and/or creed, will continue serving either the Jewish left or the Jewish right. If Hillary Clinton was going to serve the Jewish left and its liberalism and multiculturalism, Donald Trump will be serving the Jewish right and its Zionism. If President Bill Clinton was America's first Black president, Donald Trump will be America's first Jewish President. And with men like Michael Flynn, Reince Priebus, Sebastian Gorka, Paul Manafort and Stephen Bannon now out of the Trump administration, men like Gary Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner are arguably the most influential people around President Trump today. It will therefore be business as usual in the White House -
Throughout history, wherever Jews have usurped power there has been civilizational decline and eventual ruin. We saw this process vividly in pre-revolutionary Russia and pre-war Germany. It's Uncle Sam's turn now. We are seeing drastic changes taking place in the United States. The United States is in a civilizational decline because the country's WASP elite long ago relinquished their hold over the country. Consequently, American society has become a showcase for globalists and American politics has become a dual between left wing Jews (the George Soroses of the Jewish community) and right wing Jews (the Sheldon Adelsons of the Jewish community). And White Americans are now effectively relegated to the role of Shabbos Goy.

The U.S. has become a showcase for Jews on the left and Jews on the right

Much of what the world hates and/or fears about America today - be it its ultraliberalism or its neoconservatism - can be traced to American Judaism. It is organized Jewry in the United States, naturally with the full acquiescence of the country's WASP caste, that has created the modern American landscape.
Although Jews and their "Bible Belt" shabbos goyim known as "Christian Zionists" (Israel lovers who are actually hated by Jews) represent America's warmongering right, Jews, as a whole, are much more prolific in America's degenerate left. While Jewish support of the political right is confined primarily to collaborating with the country's WASPs, their support for the liberal left is massive in scope. A massive amount of Jewish money is spent on promoting globalist, liberal, leftist and socialist ideology, not just in the United States but all around the world. If you can think of an agenda that these modern day Marxists and Bolsheviks deem worthwhile, you will get funding for it. Jews have traditionally led and funded both sides of political divides. Today, both sides of the political and ethnic divide in the United States is led and funded for the most part by organized Jewry. -
As we can see, those leading and funding opposition to President Trump and those leading and funding support for President Trump are prominent Jews. From left wing/liberal pundits on CNN to right wing/conservative talk show hosts on radio, prominent Jews represent both sides of the ideological divide in the country today.
 

Many of the country's most beloved conservative icons today, like Michael Weiner aka Michael Savage, Matt Drudge and Ben Shapiro, and liberal icons, like Bernie Sanders, Bill Maher Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens and Amy Goodman are Jews. Well, so are many of the country's major political players, like Rahm Emanuel, Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Al Franken, Adam Schiff, Joe Liberman, Paul Wolfowitz, Dianne Feinstein, Michele Bachmann and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. So are many of the country's senior diplomats, like Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright and Victoria Nuland. So are many the country's Supreme Court Justices, like Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. So are many of the country's most sought after political philosophers, experts and commentators, like Thomas Friedman, Charles Krauthammer, Daniel Pipes, John Bolton, Paul Krugman, George Friedman, Alan Dershowitz, Ben Stein, Leo Strauss, Robert Kagan, Irving Kristol, William Kristol and Michael Boot. So are many of the country's major political donors, like Sheldon Adelson, Tom Steyer, Haim Saban, Jay Pritzker, Carl Icahn, Donald Sussman, Lewis Eisenberg and George Soros. So are many of the country's most powerful lobbying organizations, like AIPAC, Hadassah, AJC, B'nai B'rith and ADL. So are many of the country most influential news hosts, like Larry King, Ted Koppel, Geraldo Rivera and Wolf Blitzer. So are many of the country's media moguls, like Gerald Levin, Steve Ross, Michael Eisner, Leslie Moonves, Rupert Murdoch, Bob Iger, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Michael Bloomberg and Mortimer Zuckerman. So are many of the country's businessmen, philanthropists and real estate moguls, like Charles Kushner, Eli Broad, Donald Bren, Leonard Stern, Richard LeFrak, Larry Silverstein Abraham Feinberg and Sam Zell. So are many of the country's most powerful bankers, economists, investors and financiers, like Lloyd Blankfein, Ben Shalom Bernanke, Benjamin M Friedman, and Janet Yellen. So are many of the country's Hollywood moguls, Arnon Milchan, Jonathan Glickman, Ari Emanuel, and Harvey Weinstein. So are many of the country's most successful film directors, like Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen and Stanley Kubrick. S0 are many of the country's best liked comedians, like David Letterman, Paul Reubens and Jon Stewart. So are the country's best liked singers, like Bob Dylan, Billy Joel and Barbara Streisand. So are many of the country's most beloved smut-peddlers, like Hugh Hefner, Lary Flint, Howard Stern and Jerry Springer. So are some of the country's most powerful IT moguls, like Mark Zuckerberg. So are some of the country's top satanists, like Anton LaVey and Malcolm Jarry. So are some of the country's best known pedophiles, like Jeffrey Epstein and James Levine. So are some of the country's best known homosexuals, like Masha Gessen. most So are some of the country's most prolific abortionists, like Henry Morgentaler. So are some of the country's most powerful drug pushers, like Raymond Sackler. So are some of the country's best known Al-Qaeda terrorist, like Adam Gadahn. So are some of the country's top anti-Semites, like Benjamin H Friedman, Norman Finkelstein and Brother Nathanael Kapner. And so are some of the country's top "Armenologists", Peter Cowe and James Russel!

They are literally everywhere. It's virtually impossible to list all of them because there are simply too many of them in positions of power and influence and many of them do not publicly reveal their Jewish pedigree. Generally speaking, professional fields such as law, finance, government, medicine, psychiatry, social media, academia, political think tanks, marketing firms, news media and entertainment are run by Jews. It is essentially through such field and such individuals that Israel continues enjoying total impunity in the Middle East, and gets showered with billions of U.S. dollars annually with the full consent of Americans. Putting aside exceptions like Noam Chomsky and Stephen Cohen, whom I have great respect for, it is through these individuals that anti-Christian, anti-Muslim, anti-German and anti-Russian hysteria gets spread around the United States, as well as the rest of the world. It is through these individuals that many of the country's vital professional sectors have essentially become closed-circuit fields run exclusively by Jews. And non-Jews who find themselves in one of these Jewish-controlled fields of profession, psychologically attach themselves to all things Jewish to further their careers. In other words, individuals like Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rudolph Giuliani, Ralph Peters, "Madonna", Stephen Colbert, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino pander to the Jewish elite for fear of losing their fame and fortune. And those that don't are sure to suffer severe consequences. Some of the examples that have made it to the public's view are Marlon Brando, Mel Gibson, Helen Thomas, Valerie Plame, Kevin Myers and of course, the Vatican.

Jews today represent the American left (George Soros' neoliberal types), Jews represent the American right (Leon Strauss' neoconservative types). One side brings you imperial wars, along with "Judaeo-Christian" values, big business and American flags; the other side brings you imperial wars, along with abortions, feminism, multiculturalism, immigrants, welfare state and rainbow flags. The United States has become a showcase for Jews on the left and Jews on the right, and those in the middle getting screwed is the average American. So, regardless of what political side an American may choose to be on, he or she is actually choosing a side that is managed at the very top by American Jewry.

What we are witnessing lately is birth of a new political paradigm in the United States. Once upon a time "Anglos" exclusively and jealously ran the country. That is no longer the case today. America's elite WASP class has relinquished virtually all power to American-Jews and to an international elite (a network of powerful foreign entities in which Jews also play an influential role). American-Jews have achieved near total domination. A lot of the political tensions we are seeing in the United States today is to a great degree Jewish infighting.
We can clearly see this unique dynamic in modern American politics play out when they sometimes air their dirty laundry, not only in the United States but also in Israel. When disagreements are sometimes observed between the United States and Israel, you can bet it's internal Jewish quarrel as well. At a fundamental level, this Jewish infighting can be characterized as left wing Jews fighting right wing Jews - with America's goyim stuck in the middle and trying to choose a side. Even they admit it: Jews are divided over President Trump -
Liberal, conservative Jews in U.S. increasingly divided over Trump: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-american-jews-20170217-story.html 
Opposing Jewish Groups Face Off Over Donald Trump (video):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-IF_Gj39S4
Jewish influence in the United States today is so pervasive that when the "right" fights the "left", what we essentially see is Jewish infighting. So, as I said, regardless of what political side you may think you are on, you are actually on their side. Jews today are America's new ruling elite, as the following proves -
So, when the time came last year for AIPAC to organize a show-of-force, all the Shabbos goyim enthusiastically lined-up and one-by-one they got on their knees and begged for mercy. This of course including then presidential candidate Donald Trump. In front of many thousands of influential Jews, they took turns in paying their homage. As the Jewish elite watched in glee, the goyim fought hard to outdo each other in proving their unconditional allegiance to Jews and the Zionist state. Interestingly, the only candidate that was not present at the AIPAC gathering was the only ethnic Jew in the bunch. Bernie Sanders obviously did not feel the need to pander to his kind. But in Trump's case, a majority of Jews were not impressed nor were they forgiving -
This all affirms that Jews are America's ruling elite. Jews today are the western world's most holy of holies. Jews have once again managed to become their host nation's ruling class, a ruling class within which the ruled can only speak about in whispers. Yet, most dumbed-down and zombified westerners, Americans in particular (a direct consequence of post-war social engineering) are not aware of their country's hijacking by organized Jewry, and those few that are, won't dare openly speak ill of it - lest they be branded as haters, racists, anti-Semites and Nazis.

Looking at the American political landscape, I now feel that it's final: To be considered for high office in America today, you have to be either fully Jewish, partially Jewish or simply more Jewish than Jewish. And Donald Trump has been taught a dear lesson in Jewology. Donald Trump has no choice but to be the best president he can be, for Jews. No surprise here, since he was clearly preparing for this role.
 

Jews have not only captured the nation's centers of power, they have also captured the American people's hearts and minds. Through the proliferation of Holocaust propaganda in recent decades, Jews have succeeded in convincing the naive goyim that it is a great sin to criticize Jews. Through empowering America's Blacks and other minorities, they have weakened America's Whites. Through the Protestant church, they have managed to convince the naive goyim that not unconditionally supporting Israel is an affront to God. Subsequently, the naive goy today wouldn't think twice about killing Muslims, Russians, Chinese, Koreans, Iranians, Arabs, Europeans or even Christians... but God forbid anyone criticizes God's chosen, the Jews. They have been so thorough with their manipulation and exploitation of American Evangelicals, that "Christian Zionism" today is actually a very significant force in American politics, even though a vast majority of Jews hate Christian Zionists -
Through engineering tools like school curriculum, Hollywood movies, pop music, television and radio programming, theater, print media, mainstream news organizations - and in the case of America's Evangelicals the Old Testament - Jews have succeeded in thoroughly brainwashing the masses. That is actually how they have traditionally operated. They have always used cultural levers to brainwash, indoctrinate and/or distract the masses, they have then used financial levers to buy officials and subvert governments. That is how they ruined Russia; that is how they ruined Germany; that is how they ruined the Middle East; that is how they are currently ruining the United States. Organized Jewry plays a parasitical role in the human ecology. I say parasitical in the quite literal biological and ecological senses of the word, and not as an ethnic slur.

Simply put: Jews stole White America while White Americans were too drunk, too high and too preoccupied with sex, television, shopping or baseball to notice it. Now White America will be paying the price. While I am predisposed to support "White America", after all the country looked up to by the world for so long was created by them, I cannot in all honest feel sorry for them, for they got themselves into the mess they are in today.

Consequently, Jews today represent all that is modern America - in all its gore and glory. Consequently, much of what the world hates and/or fears about America today - be it its warmongering in the Middle East, political meddling in Russia, societal decadence, culture of violence, multiculturalism, ultraliberalism, materialism, neoliberalism, sexual exploitation of women, substance abuse or its neoconservatism - can be traced to American Judaism. It's this Jewish nature and character - with its inherent hatred of Christians, Muslims, Europeans, Russians, Arabs and Persians - that will eventually destroy the United States. The United States is already in decline because subservient officials in Washington DC have been pursuing policies both at home and abroad that are beneficial to Jews and Israel but ultimately detrimental to the United State.


The Zionist factor leading U.S. to war

Washington DC's concerns about Russia, China or even North Korea is understandable. In the case of Russia and China, they are major powers and their governments have geostrategic ambitions that run directly counter to western ones. Moscow and Beijing therefore do pose long-term challenges and dangers to western powers. Washington DC's concerns about Iran however does not make any sense. Iran has never and will never pose any kind of threat to the United States or to Europe. Moreover, Iran is not and has never been a sponsor of terrorism. Lebanon's Hezbollah and the Gaza Strip's Hamas are paramilitary resistance groups, they are not terrorists. They are categorized as terror groups by western powers today solely because of Jewish influence, the Zionist factor, in the western world. In fact, the biggest sponsors of terrorism around the world have been western powers themselves, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Turkey and Israel.

The fundamental problem Uncle Sam has with Iran is that Tehran, at least theoretically, poses a long-term threat to the military superiority of the Zionist state. In other words, with the Sunni Arab world either in ruin or in the pockets of Anglo-American-Jews, Iran is the only real challenge Israel has in the Middle East. All the nasty anti-Iranian rhetoric and all the fear-mongering we have been hearing about Iran in recent years is brought to us by Zionist interests in the western world. The problem the US has with Iran is therefore, simply put, a Jewish matter. And as we have learned in recent years, Jewish matters in Washington DC get priority because the United States has been turned into a catalyst, a vehicle driving Jewish interests around the world.

President Trump's most recent televised speech, in which he announced plans to escalate the 16 year old war in Afghanistan, should not be looked at as a departure from his non-interventionist agenda he campaigned on nor as a new front against Pakistan. Although he refrained from mentioning the name Iran even once and instead chose to lambast Pakistan, President Trump's speech about Afghanistan should be looked at as an inherent part of his administration's long-term anti-Iranian agenda. President Trump's main foreign challenge continues to be Iran. Unless the lords of this world have decided to have another world war by inciting a major war on the Korean peninsula, tensions between the United States and North Korean is for the most part brinkmanship and a diversion; perhaps an attempt to create circumstances that would justify an American missile base in the region, in which case Uncle Sam may need a convenient imminent threat. As I said, if the lords of this world have not decided to create a major international conflict by goading North Korea into a war, as they with with Japan some 75 years ago, I firmly believe that the main foreign policy goal of the Trump administration continues to be the desire to roll-back Iranian advances in the Middle East and put an end to Tehran's nuclear program.


Iran is emerging as a major player in its region. Tehran is part of an emerging three-way alliance with Russia and China. Tehran's political, economic and cultural influence now stretches from western Afghanistan to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. I have spoken at length about this expanding "Iranian/Shiite Arc of influence". While we knew the extent of Iran's influences in places like Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, we knew little about Iran's inroads in Afghanistan. Apparently, at least according to western sources, Tehran's influence in Afghanistan has reached critical levels. Three weeks before President Trump's speech about Afghanistan, the Sunday addition of the New York Times produced the following major article -

Washington DC needs to put itself firmly back into the equation to stop Iran from expanding its footprint in Afghanistan. western powers also know that they have to stop the budding alliance between Moscow, Beijing and Tehran from fully developing. It should therefore be emphasized here that the Jewish or Zionist factor in this equation is quite pronounced. With official Tehran now expanding its influence in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan, their fear now is that if left unchecked Iran will disturb what is termed by them as the "balance of power" in the region. This so-called balance of power is where western powers, the Zionist state and several US-backed Arab monarchies enjoy total supremacy and complete impunity. As a result, many in positions of power in Israel, the western world and Saudi Arabia have been quite vociferous in calling for war against Iran. The fear is that they will no longer have the impunity to do as they wish in the region or the ability to stop Tehran once Iran becomes a nuclear power. For added context, consider the following -

A Wall Street Journal commentary in 2013 had this to say about the topic -
"The risks of a jihadist victory in Damascus are real, at least in the short-term, but they are containable by Turkey and Israel. The far greater risk to Middle East stability and U.S. interests is a victorious arc of Iranian terror from the Gulf to the Mediterranean backed by nuclear weapons." - Wall Street Journal (May 6, 2013)
The following quote, also from 2013, made by a high ranking Israeli minister -
Israel’s main strategic threat is Iran. Not Syria, not Hamas. Therefore, strategically, Israel should examine things from the perspective of what harms Iran and what serves Israel’s agenda in confronting it. If Bashar remains in power, that would be a huge achievement for Iran. A weakened Assad [remaining in power] would be completely dependent on Iran. In my opinion that’s the worst thing that can happen to Israel... “Bashar Assad must not remain in power. Period. What will happen later? God only knows. The alternative, whereby [Assad falls and] Jihadists flock to Syria, is not good. We have no good options in Syria. But Assad remaining along with the Iranians is worse. His ouster would exert immense pressure on Iran.” - Sima Shine (June 23, 2013)
The following quote was made Director of the Center of Middle East Studies, Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma’s College of international Studies -
"The map of 1919 which the British and French drew was wrong. [The new map of a partitioned Syria and Iraq] is the map that reflects the realities of sectarianism and is possibly more stable... [The state that ISIS has created stretching] from the edges of Baghdad all the way to Aleppo today is a Sunni state and it's already emerged. And what America is doing by bombing it is trying to destroy this state that is there and it is going to be a very hard thing to do... Accept reality, accept that state but try to get better rulers for it, not ISIS" - Joshua Landis (November, 2014)
And this very recent commentary by one of the New York Times' best known columnist -
"This is a time for Trump to be Trump — utterly cynical and unpredictable. ISIS right now is the biggest threat to Iran, Hezbollah, Russia and pro-Shiite Iranian militias — because ISIS is a Sunni terrorist group that plays as dirty as Iran and Russia. Trump should want to defeat ISIS in Iraq. But in Syria? Not for free, not now. In Syria, Trump should let ISIS be Assad’s, Iran’s, Hezbollah’s and Russia’s headache — the same way we encouraged the mujahedeen fighters to bleed Russia in Afghanistan." - Thomas Friedman (April, 2017)
The above quotes explains things quite well: Syria's Assad's government has to be defeated no matter what. What's painfully obvious here is that jihadists in Syria are really not much of a concern for western or Israeli officials. As I have been telling my readers for a very long time now, jihadists have never been a serious problem for them. A few dead westerners and some damaged property in western nations from time-to-time is a very small price to pay for exploiting a tool as effective and as powerful as Islamic extremism. The reader should therefore see how Moscow's deepening relationship with a nuclear weapons capable Iran as well as Russia's expanding military presence in Syria is of great concern for Jews; because it restricts Israel's military capability in the region. Simply put: A nuclear armed Iran is looked upon as an existential threat by many Zionist Jews and their supporters in the western world. Because Tehran has not yet produced nuclear weapons, they may be feeling that they have a window of opportunity. They also fear the window is shrinking with each passing day. This is the urgency they are facing. I want the reader to understand that Israel's main concern in the Middle East today is not Turkey, not Egypt, not Saudi Arabia, not Jordan, not Lebanon, not Syria, not Hamas, not Hezbollah, not ISIS, not Al-Qaeda, not Al-Nusra... but Iran.

In the not too distent past Sunni Islamic terror groups were looked upon as assets in the fight against the Soviet Union and Russia. Today, Sunni Islamic terror groups are looked upon as strategic assets primerily in the fight against Iran. The last thing Zionists and their backers in the Anglo-American world want to see taking shape in Israel's neighborhood is an Iranian "Shiite Arc" stretching from western Afghanistan to southern Lebanon. In this geostrategic calculus, not only Kurds are looked upon as allies but also Sunni  Islamic terror groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda. This is not a theory of mine; they have actually been quite unambiguous about it -
Israel’s influence and the overall probability of a US war with Iran: https://www.mintpressnews.com/inevitable-war-iran-decline-us-hegemony/224644/
US opens 1st permanent military base in Israel as tensions with Iran rise: https://www.rt.com/usa/403747-us-israel-military-base-permanent/
‘Faced with Russians & Iranians 24/7’: Israel calls for US to be more active in Syria: https://www.rt.com/news/405540-israel-syria-us-russia-iran/
Why the Islamic State Isn’t in Any Rush to Attack Israel: http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/.premium-1.605097
ISIS fighters ‘attacked Israel Defense Forces unit, then apologised' claims former Israeli commander: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-israel-defence-force-apology-attack-unit-golan-heights-defense-minister-moshe-ya-alon-a7700616.html
More Jews Have Joined Islamic State, French Official Says:  https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/news/1.620751
The best way to help Israel deal with Iran's growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow Bashar Assad: https://wikileaks.org/clinton-emails/emailid/18328#efmADMAFf
If only to deal a blow to the ayatollahs, Assad must go, says Israeli head of the Iran desk: http://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-needs-a-year-and-a-half-to-produce-the-bomb/
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Says The U.S. Government Is Directly Funding ISIS And Al Qaeda!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qdf2WH4g9k
US watched ISIS rise in Syria and hoped to ‘manage’ it — Kerry on leaked tape: http://mondoweiss.net/2017/01/watched-manage-leaked/
US' Plan B? From Alleged Evacuation of Daesh to the Murder of Russian General: https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201709281057790173-us-syria-daesh-alnusra/
U.S. Agreement With ISIS Let Thousands of Fighters Flee Raqqa: Report: http://www.newsweek.com/secret-us-deal-isis-let-thousands-fighters-flee-raqqa-report-710301
ISIS carries out attacks from US-controlled ‘black-hole’ area near Al-Tanf base – Russian MoD:  https://www.rt.com/news/405844-isis-attacks-syria-tanf/
ISIS, like the matador’s red cape, distracts from the truly mortal danger—a nuclear Iran chanting ‘Death to America’: http://www.wsj.com/articles/by-all-means-take-mosul-but-1477263327
Netanyahu to meet Putin, says Iran seeks permanent foothold in Syria: https://verizon.yahoo.com/news/netanyahu-meet-putin-says-iran-seeks-permanent-foothold-115207162.html
Trump's policy has focused on eliminating Islamic State. But Netanyahu had a bigger concern: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-08-23/talks-reassure-israel-that-u-s-wants-iran-out-of-syria
Iran Is Existential Threat to Israel: U.S. General: http://www.theisraelproject.org/iran-is-existential-threat-to-israel-u-s-general/
Israel and Iran are heading for conflict over southern Syria: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-next-middle-east-war-1504826567
Obama’s Iran deal only delayed a showdown. America and its allies should be using the time to prepare: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-world-didnt-agree-to-a-nuclear-armed-iran-even-in-10-years-1494369691
US backed Arab alliance would share intelligence with Israel, with the goal of countering Iran’s influence: https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-middle-east-allies-explore-arab-military-coalition-1487154600
Trump should support an independent Kurdistan and stymie Iran’s march to the Mediterranean: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/08/27/trump-should-support-independent-kurdistan-and-stymie-iran-s-march-to-mediterranean.html
Creation Of Greater Kurdistan Will Contribute To Stability In Middle East – Former Deputy Chief of Israeli General Staff: https://southfront.org/israeli-general-pkk-not-terrorist-organization/
Israeli prime minister backs Kurdish independence in Iraq as a hedge against Iran: https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/israeli-prime-minister-backs-kurdish-independence-in-iraq-1.628057
As mentioned above, Islamic terrorism (essentially a product of Saudi Arabian and Pakistani intelligence services) has traditionally been used against enemies of the Anglo-American-Zionist world order (i.e. Soviet Union, Russia, Serbia, Armenia, China, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Shiites, Alawites, etc.). Not only do Sunni Islamic terror groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda fit neatly into Tel Aviv's regional strategic interests, such groups also have ties to Israeli and Western intelligence services. In fact, through the intelligence services of close allies like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Turkey, Western powers and Israel have had ties to Islamic terrorism going back to the early 198os.

In any case, a major war in the Middle East has been inevitable since 2006. It was the summer of 2006 when Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah fought the mightiest military in the Middle East to a stalemate. It can be argued that the Hezbollah actually defeated the Israeli military. Israel's military high command has ever since been seeking an opportunity to destroy Hezbollah, as well as its backers in Damascus and Tehran.

Their burning desire to eradicate Hezbollah and thus Iranian influence in the region was one of the fundamental reasons behind the war in Syria, naturally carried-out by Islamic terrorists. The Western-backed, Saudi-led war in Yemen is also intrinsically tied to their desire to roll back Iranian influence in the region. Similar to the scorched earth (or the "Ordo Ab Chao" agenda the Western alliance implements around the world to keep its competition embroiled in unrest) it is well known that keeping Middle Eastern nations embroiled in protracted wars and socioeconomic instability is a Zionist strategy of survival in the inhospitable region, if not a more sinister plan of expansion. The following is meant to provide some context to this discussion -
The Zionist Plan for the Middle East: http://www.globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815 
Why Israel needs to prepare America for the upcoming conflict in Syria: http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Why-Israel-needs-to-prepare-America-for-the-upcoming-conflict-in-Syria-504323 
The Third Lebanon War will be the Last Lebanon War: http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/abu-yehuda/the-third-lebanon-war-will-be-the-last-lebanon-war/2016/12/11/ 
Hezbollah: Israel’s Next War Will Be A Godawful Mess: http://www.thetower.org/article/the-new-hezbollah-israels-next-war-will-be-a-godawful-mess/ 
America’s Secret War in 134 Countries: https://www.thenation.com/article/americas-secret-war-134-countries/ 
Imperial America and War: https://www.globalpolicy.org/component/content/article/154/25612.html 
The U.S. military is the imperial hammer that sees every problem as a nail: http://www.salon.com/2016/01
Ukraine, Korea, Syria, Iran… Falsifying History is Uncle Sam’s Way to War: https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/04/22/ukraine-korea-syria-iran-falsifying-history-uncle-sam-way-war.html 
The ‘Inevitable’ War Against Iran and The Decline Of US Hegemony: https://www.mintpressnews.com/inevitable-war-iran-decline-us-hegemony/224644/
I would also like to point out that Jewish lobbyists in the United States have also been targeting Armenia with disinformation -
The Russian Alliance the Media Isn't Talking About - And Why Americans Should Be Concerned: http://ijr.com/opinion/2017/09/266637-russian-alliance-media-isnt-talking-americans-concerned/ 
How Armenia Has Become the Post-Soviet Region’s Model Dictatorship: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/samuel-ramani/democracy-derailed-how-ar_b_8838530.html
If You Love A Country, Set It Free: The Case For Cutting Aid To Armenia: http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/16/if-you-love-a-country-set-it-free-the-case-for-cutting-aid-to-armenia/
Keep Armenia isolated, George Friedman: http://news.az/articles/armenia/26918
Iran looks to Armenia to skirt bank sanctions: http://in.reuters.com/article/idINL2E8JL5E220120821
As soon as the Soviet Union stopped being a political factor in the region some twenty-five years ago, Anglo-American-Jews began sowing instability in former Soviet territory and the Middle East. With the Soviet Union out of the way, they embarked upon an ambitious plan to redo the map of not only former Soviet space but also the Middle East. The agenda in question has become increasingly violent in recent years. Consequently, nations like Libya, Iraq, Yemen and Syria are now destroyed and the rest of the region's Muslim majority nations, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon and Turkey are becoming increasingly vulnerable. Once Israel's staunchest opponents, Syria, Iraq and Libya will henceforth pose no serious challenge for Israel, at least not for a generation or two, if not more. Moreover, Saudi Arabia is too deeply connected with Western powers to pose any kind of threat to Israel, and Turkey is too intimately connected to Jews in general to turn against Israel. Therefore, the only Islamic nation in the region that Western powers have not been able to occupy, destroy or contain is a nuclear capable Iran. What's more, the war in Syria has helped elevate Iran's political stature throughout the Middle East and increase its military footprint all the way to the Mediterranean coast. Their fear has reached critical levels as a result of Russia's military successes in Syria. Thanks to Moscow, the war in Syria is all but over and the Syrian government has won. Russia and Iran are the undisputed power-brokers in Syria. As a result, Zionists are now panicking. This is essentially why Jews and their supporters in the western world, including the Trump administration, are doing their best to get on the good side of the Russian Bear. But, judging from Moscow's reaction, it doesn't seem to be working.
   
Western powers now fear that a fully developed Shiite Arc, especially one that possesses nuclear weapons and one that is backed by Russia and China, can forever disrupt the status quo in the region. Such a situation can significantly diminish Israel's long-standing military superiority in its backward neighborhood. Consider this: An Iranian zone of influence pressed tightly against Israel's borders, like in Lebanon and Syria for instance, will also diminish the Zionist state's nuclear deterrence. With a nuclear capable Iran pressed against its borders, Israel's nuclear stockpile is essentially worthless. Moreover, under such a scenario, Israeli military bases, airfields, naval ports, power stations, refineries, energy storage facilities, ammunition depots, as well as its Diamona nuclear reactor will come well within the range of a large number of combat aircraft, ballistic missiles and large caliber rockets in Iran's and Hezbollah's military arsenal. Iran's position therefore looks pretty good at this time -
Iranian Revolutionary Guards opposite Israeli troops on 1967 ceasefire line in Golan Heights as tensions mount: https://www.yahoo.com/news/iranian-revolutionary-guards-opposite-israeli-091100302.html

Iran’s Surprisingly Strong Geopolitical Hand: https://www.theglobalist.com/why-iran-has-the-longterm-regional-upper-hand-saudi-arabia-china/

Hezbollah Capture Crashed Spy Drone, Escalating Tensions In Region: http://www.ibtimes.com/israel-hezbollah-latest-news-lebanon-militants-capture-crashed-spy-drone-escalating-2476419

Hezbollah’s prominence at home and at Iran’s side in Syria could leave Lebanon open to U.S. sanctions: https://www.wsj.com/articles/lebanese-fear-being-caught-in-trumps-push-on-iran-1487845800

Hezbollah gaining strength from their involvement in Syria: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/hezbollah-gaining-strength-involvement-syria/

Iran Looks Dominant in Middle East’s Proxy War: http://www.themedialine.org/more-from-the-media-line/iran-looks-dominant-middle-easts-proxy-war/
To put it simply: The expansion of Iranian power and influence to the borders to Israel threatens Israel's military superiority. And since Israel today exists only thanks only to its military superiority over its backward neighbors, the rise of Iran in the Middle East threatens, at least theoretically, its very existence. This is essentially what's keeping Jews and their supporters in the western world awake at nights.

It should also be mentioned that the prospect of Iranian dominance in the Middle East also threatens some of the region's Sunni powers. Although Iran's and Turkey's relations are warm today, Ankara, an increasingly Sunni power that also has designs for the region in question, would ultimately prefer a contained Iran. But Ankara would not support a war against Iran. Therefore, the main problem Tehran faces in the Sunni world is not Turkey but the self-proclaimed leader of the Islamic world, Saudi Arabia. Riyadh has been and will continue being an integral part of the Anglo-American-Jewish alliance's effort to contain Iran. Which is why Saudi-backed terror organizations like ISIS and Al Nusra have never attacked Israel. When the so-called prince of Saudi Arabian recently announced that President Trump is a "true friend of Muslims" he was essentially saying, we've come to an agreement with the White House on how to solve the Iranian problem. Make no mistake about it: Saudi Arabia is actively preparing to "roll back Iran". It is already engaged in military operations against Iran through its regional proxies (i.e. Islamic extremists). Riyadh's fear of Iran is why Saudi Arabia is in the war in Yemen. And this is the reason why why Tel Aviv is establishing ties with "gulf monarchies". And this is why the western presstitues continue praising the filthy Islamic dictatorship responsible for spreading Islamic radicalism around the world -
Israel Is Strengthening Its Ties With The Gulf Monarchies: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/samuel-ramani/why-israel-is-strengthening_b_11946660.html
Member of Saudi royal family reportedly makes secret trip to Israel for high-level talks: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/2353
"Explosive" Leaked Secret Israeli Cable Confirms Israeli-Saudi Coordination To Provoke War: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-11-07/leaked-secret-israeli-cable-confirms-israeli-saudi-coordination-lebanon
Obama administration arms sales offers to Saudi top $115 billion: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-saudi-security-idUSKCN11D2J
For Arab Gulf States, Israel Is Emerging as an Ally: https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-arab-gulf-states-israel-is-emerging-as-an-ally-1494004246
Saudi Arabia Is Changing: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/saudi-arabia-is-changing_us_58b18da4e4b0e5fdf619727a
Due to the Zionist factor at play in power centers of the West, the entire post-war geostrategic formula with which the Middle East has been governed has been put in a flux and the region once again faces a major man-made calamity. Fundamental principals of nature however teach us that for every action there is an equal and opposition reaction. And there is of course also what's known as the law of unintended consequences. It should therefore have been expected that their ambitious agenda for the region would not fully fall in-line with their wishes. Due to serious political miscalculations and outright military blunders, and perhaps divine intervention, the Zionist factor in the West allowed Russia and Iran to significantly expand their presence throughout the Middle East. And this has in turn caused other reactions and unintended consequences. With that in mind, I would now like to briefly address the recent Kurdish referendum.

Anglo-American-Jews began placing the foundations of a Kurdistan soon after their invasion of Iraq in 2003. The speed and volume with which westerners and Israelis moved into northern Iraq to set up a Kurdish quasi-state suggested that the move was planned well in advance. In my opinion, this was done because Ankara back then had already began plotting a course away from the political West and Iran's influence in the region was already on the rise. In other words, an Anglo-American-Jewish backed Kurdistani region in northern Iraq was the West's response to Ankara's and Tehran's belligerence. However, an independence referendum was not allowed to take place at the time because circumstances were not right and Anglo-American-Jews had not yet fully given up hope on the increasingly hostile and independently-minded leadership in Ankara. The creation of a Kurdistan was therefore being held back in reserve and treated as a tool to be used only as a last resort.

Needless to say, the wars in Iraq and Syria changed a lot of the calculus at play. With Ankara continuing to drift further and further away from their grasp and with Russia and Iran rapidly making great advances on the ground in Syria and Iraq, they were finally faced with a major geostrategic dilemma. Under these circumstances, they evidently saw the formation of a Kurdistan as their only hope and last resort, which is why they made their move. The foundations of an Anglo-American-Jewish backed Kurdish state was laid on September 25 -
'Yes' to Kurdistan: 92 Percent of Iraq's Kurds Voted for Independence: https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iraq/1.814639

Israel Endorsed Kurdish Independence. Saladin Would Have Been Proud: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/world/middleeast/kurds-independence-israel.html
Kurdistan, the New Israel?: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/245328/kurdistan-the-new-israel
Creation Of Greater Kurdistan Will Contribute To Stability In Middle East – Former Deputy Chief of Israeli General Staff: https://southfront.org/israeli-general-pkk-not-terrorist-organization/
I'd like to remind the reader that  similar move was made in the Serbian province of Kosovo in early 2008 when the sovereign state of Serbia was essentially mutilated to create a Western-backed Albanian stronghold in the volatile Balkans. And now, with the creation of a Kurdistan they have officially secured another foothold in the volatile Middle East as well, and in doing so they have sown the seeds of future conflict one more time.

As already mentioned, the wars they started in Syria and Iraq have not gone fully according to their plan. Although the two secular Arab nations in question were essentially destroyed, which indeed was an essential part of their plan, what they ultimately failed in was allowing Russia and Iran to establish a powerful foothold in Syria and Iraq. Compounding their problems in the region has been Erdogan's Turkey. Their covert effort to incite a war between Turkey and Russia failed. Their covert effort to foment a revolution inside Turkey also failed. Ankara's keeps drifting further and further away from their grasp. With Kurdistan, they are therefore trying to create a strategic buffer against Turks, as well as Alawites, Arabs, Persians and Russians. From a Western/Israeli perspective, a Kurdistan will help keep Ankara contained and in unrest. And similar to what was envisioned with ISIS, a Kurdistan will also help keep the Iranian-backed Shiite Arc in check. In any case, regardless of players or reasons behind the creation of Kurdistan, its creation will most certainly cause serious long-term regional problems for Turkey (and to a lesser extent Iran) -
'Israeli flags won’t save you': Erdogan threatens Iraqi Kurds with famine over referendum: https://www.rt.com/news/404658-erdogan-threatens-kurdistan-hunger/
'Kurdish referendum US plot to incite Iran, Turkey Kurds': http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/09/26/536499/Iraq-Kurdistan-independence-referendum
Hezbollah leader: US and Israel back on course to carve-up the region after failure of ISIS project: https://www.rt.com/news/405185-hezbollah-kurdistan-region-partition/
Conflict in countries of interest is what the Anglo-American-Jewish political and financial systems thrives on. Since Ordo Ab Chao is the motto of the Anglo-American-Jewish world order, the Middle East will remain in turmoil for the foreseeable future. For us Armenians, a Kurdistan will add yet another layer of complexity and difficulty because Kurds are claiming Western Armenia as theirs. A Kurdistan may also increase the region's volatility, which is also matter of concern for Yerevan as well as Moscow. In the long run, however, I think an Anglo-American-Jewish backed Kurdistan may work in Armenia's favor for reasons that should be somewhat obvious to the reader.

The more Ankara tries to be independent from the political West, the more it he be forced to deal with Russia (and to a lesser extent Iran). The more Ankara opens up to Moscow (and to a lesser extent Tehran), the more will Russians (and to a lesser extent Iranians) try to pull Turkey eastward. The more Turkey gets pulled eastward, the more pressure will Anglo-American-Jews apply on it and try to pull it westward. In the process, there is a good chance Turkey will fall apart. And now with a Kurdistan thrown in the already volatile mix, Turkey may at the very least suffer a major war. We are actually seeing this dynamic playing out right now. Turkey is heading towards a major war. This is why I have been cheering closer Russian-Turkish relations and this is why I don't mind seeing some form of a Kurdistan in Iraq and/or Syria.

Side note: The group known as "Government of Western Armenia" and today's "ASALA" (both of which seems to be operating under the auspices of French intelligence) are an elemental part of the Western agenda for the region. "Government of Western Armenia" representatives and "ASALA" operatives have been actively collaborating with Iraqi and Syrian Kurds since at least 2011. During the early stages of the war in Syria, the aforementioned were trying to establish an Armenian-Kurdish state in north-western Syria. The plan at the time fell through. The geostrategic game being played in the region by a multitude of players however is far from over. The old Middle East is dying a slow and agonizing death. A new Middle East is being born in blood and destruction. It's final look may not fully come into form for many years to come.

Uncle Sam's defects finally laid bare for all to see

While Middle America lived well, the corruption in Washington DC did not concern them, essentially because it did not directly affect them. Throughout much of the 20th century the many flaws of American democracy lay hidden behind the perception that something much worst existed overseas. For Americans, the existence of totalitarian powers such as Nazi Germany, Communist China and the Soviet Union confirmed this belief. As long as dictatorial regimes and communist governments existed around the world, the American political system enjoyed a feeling of supremacy and impunity. As long as there were backward peoples and bountiful lands to manipulate and exploit, their capitalism would continue to work. As long as parts of the world burned, the Anglo-American world felt secure inside their blissful isolation. As long as the United States was the biggest bully on the block, Americans felt exceptional. As long as Joe on Main Street had a steady job, a constant flow of weekend sports to watch on his HD television set and a cold six-pack of beer at his quick disposal, the political charade in the United States could continue indefinitely. I remember well; expectations were very high at the turn of the new century, a century they clearly taught was going to be theirs for the taking -
"Rebuilding America's Defenses" – A Summary Blueprint of the PNAC Plan for U.S. Global Hegemony (2000): http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3249.htm 
The Globalization of Politics: American Foreign Policy for a New Century (2003): https://www.brookings.edu/articles/the-globalization-of-politics-american-foreign-policy-for-a-new-century/
All the flaws of the Anglo-American-Jewish world order was kept away from the public's eye. Not only that, they had actually created the perception that the Western world, the United States in particular, was the world's gold standard pertaining to matters concerning finance, economy and governance. This myth has now been shattered. Perhaps forever. Unfortunately for Uncle Sam and his lemmings, times have changed. Americans on both sides of the political divide are slowly awakening. Proliferation of social media and alternative news sources is facilitating this political renaissance not only in the United States but around the world as well. Needless to say, westerners today they are singing an entirely different tune -
The Liberal, Postwar ‘Order’ Is Dying—and That’s a Good Thing: https://www.thenation.com/article/the-liberal-postwar-order-is-dying-and-thats-a-good-thing/
Chaos and order in a changing world: https://capx.co/chaos-and-order-in-a-changing-world/
The United States has come a long way from when a group of enlightened men, albeit Freemasons supported by the king of France, led a nation of farmers to defeat the British monarchy and commence the American experiment. In recent times, the United States has come to resemble the powers it had defeated on its rise to global hegemony: Imperial Britain, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. In a sense, the United States had become the monsters is had fought and defeated. What we have in Washington DC today is a government that has been usurped by organized Jewry and big money (which includes international donors) and power-hungry individuals willing to blindly serve it. Corruption in American politics has reached profound depths.  Moreover, with the recent rise of Russia and China onto the world stage, Uncle Sam is beginning now to understand that it  no longer is the only biggest or the baddest bully on the world stage. As events in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria have revealed, the United States is in fact no longer a global hegemon. With falling wages and rising unemployment, Americans are now taking a close look at their country and what they are seeing is a nation that is rapidly changing for the worst. What they are seeing is a nation where they no longer feel they are a part of, a nation they feel is being sold to the highest bidder by their "elected" officials. For tens-of-millions of native Americans of European decent, the United States has become unrecognizable.

Nevertheless, with the American empire's dirty laundry now fully exposed for all the world to see, Russians have been more than happy to show to the world that the United States is just another overgrown and utterly corrupt bureaucracy. After many years of suffering political meddling by the United States, Moscow is enthusiastically welcoming all the troubles in Washington DC. For Russians, it's been a classic case of we told you so. For Americans, it's been a classic case of bad Karma coming back to haunt them. Needless to say, all this has gotten a lot of attention in Russia. Russians, including President Vladimir Putin, have made some stinging comments about the political instability in the United States -
"I have already spoken to three US presidents. They come and go but politics stay the same at all times. Do you know why? Because of the powerful bureaucracy. When a person is elected, they may have some ideas. Then people with briefcases arrive, well dressed, wearing dark suites, just like mine, except for the red tie, since they wear black or dark blue ones. These people start to explain how things are done. And instantly, everything changes. This is what happens in every administration." - Vladimir Putin
Thanks to Donald Trump the mask has finally come off and millions of Americans are coming out of the dark and beginning to publicly question their government. Here we see a popular television host on mainstream television actually attempting to criticize international globalists, Anglo-American imperialists and military industrial complex representatives -
We even see American politicians, the few not owned by special interests, publicly accusing the US government of arming Islamic terrorists. Although the mainstream news press in the United States has not given it much air time, an American congress women, who is also a Iraq war veteran, is publicly accusing the U.S. government of directly aiding and abetting terrorist groups tied to Al-Qaeda and ISIS. Many of us already knew about the secret ties Western intelligence (including Israeli) has with Sunni terror groups around the world, but American congress members publicly accusing the U.S. government of actively collaborating with such groups is unprecedented. As I said, the mask is off, the genie is out of the bottle and the ugly, criminal face of the American empire is being publicly exposed for all to see -
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Says The U.S. Government Is Directly Funding ISIS And Al Qaeda!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qdf2WH4g9k
If people are surprised, amazed or shocked at the current state of affairs in the United States, it's simply because they just didn't know American society and the American political system well enough. The only difference between now and the past is that in the past America's political problems - its internal dirty laundry so to speak - was well hidden below the country's expertly polished political facade. The nation's serious flaws was hidden underneath a cover of a hype and myth that was expertly crafted by the nation's political/financial elite via powerful propaganda tools like Hollywood. In the past, everything in the United States was tightly controlled. In the past, there was no such thing as internet, email hacking, twitter or social media. Now, suddenly, the dirty laundry of American society and politics is being showcased for all to see. For this we can only thank Donald Trump, Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Wikileaks, Project Veritas and to some extent America's favorite socialist, Bernie Sanders.

If the Trump presidency can be given credit for anything, it is for revealing the many ugly blemishes that existed just below the polished surface of the United States. Thanks to President Trump's appearance on the political stage Americans are finally beginning to realize that there is no such thing as free speech (especially for the country's White, Christian and Conservative demographic). Millions of Americans are only now beginning to realize that there is no true democracy in the nation that is essentially ruled by an elite, two party system in the service of financial institutions. Millions of Americans are now beginning to realize that the nation's mainstream news media agencies, both right and left, are fully in the service of corporate interests with deep government ties. Millions of American are now beginning to realize that the country's powerful Special Interests are interested in things that are fundamentally against the core interests of the United States. Millions of American are now beginning to wake up and realize that while they were busy playing and having a good time their country was stolen from them.
 
Recent events leads me to believe that we may finally be seeing the preliminary stages of the forecasted implosion and/or downsizing of the American empire by forces that remain way beyond our comprehension. The process to remake the United States is perhaps being carried-out intentionally, or perhaps it's simply an inevitable consequence all empire's have suffered historically, or perhaps it's a combination of both. The process in question may yet take years or even tens-of-years to complete. But I do nevertheless believe it has started in earnest. The American economy is very vulnerable to another major collapse. American society is divided. American politics is in turmoil. The facade of American invincibility and exceptionalism is now forever broken. American propaganda and hype, which was the empire's greatest psychological weapon, has now all but dissipated. 


Time will tell whether the problems in the United States this is being caused deliberately by powers beyond our comprehension. In other words, time will tell if the societal and political tensions we are witnessing in the United States is being orchestrated from above, or it had been once but has recently taken on a life of its own. It may simply be a condition which all empires have had to grapple with - destiny. It may simply be a more spiritual matter of karma. It may be a combination of all of the above; made-man and a by-product of unintended consequences, destiny and karma. Regardless, there clearly are interests in positions of power today that are trying to manipulate the political discourse in the United States and sow societal instability. The situation may yet get out of control. At which time, the country will risk facing a collapse. Time will tell. One thing however is certain, after over a century of living the high life, the United States has suddenly begun entering a period of uncertainty and instability. How long it will take and how will the country comes out in end of all this is anybody's guess at this time. The next four-to-eight years however promises to be very interesting to say the very least.
 

Arevordi
Autumn, 2017


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Coming Social Instability in America Predicted Years Ago, Researchers Say

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A period of social instability is coming to the United States, and it was predicted years ago according to a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology who specializes in Cliodynamics at the University of Connecticut. To those who see the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States as a sign of the apocalypse, the idea that America might be headed for a bit of social instability probably does not seem that insightful. However, if you warned people it was coming 10 years ago and even laid out the evidence explaining why, then you might deserve a little credit of the “I told you so” variety.

That is kind of what Professor Peter Turchin says in a recent article posted to Phys.org. But the article isn’t a hindsight account of current affairs based on what has come to pass in recent months. Instead, it is a review of the work Turchin has published in recent years that predicted many of the types of social change we are currently experiencing. For instance, Turchin opened a brief 2010 article published in the journal Nature with the line, “The next decade is likely to be a period of growing instability in the United States and western Europe.”

Granted, that is a rather vague prediction, but England’s “Brexit” vote and the election of Donald Trump and the rise of the alt-right/neo-Nazi movement in the United States have unquestionably caused a higher-than-usual degree of social instability and unrest. And while the conflict in the Ukraine could be described as an Eastern European affair, it and the subsequent NATO realignment in the region have definitely caused some social anxiety in Western Europe. That’s not to mention the political challenges caused by tensions over immigration and the ongoing threat of terrorism (not to link the two causally) in the United States and Western Europe.  Turchin did offer some specific indicators that lead him to believe we were headed for a period of social instability in his Nature article.

“In the United States, we have stagnating or declining real wages, a growing gap between rich and poor, overproduction of young graduates with advanced degrees, and exploding public debt,” Turchin wrote.
“These seemingly disparate social indicators are actually related to each other dynamically. They all experienced turning points during the 1970s. Historically, such developments have served as leading indicators of looming political instability.”
If we didn’t know better, we’d say the parts about declining real wages, the gap between rich and poor and the growing number of college graduates (with the implication that they cannot find adequate jobs) all sound like they were torn straight from Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign stump speeches, except Turchin published them years prior. Turchin employees the study of Cliodynamics, which he describes as “a new ‘transdisciplinary discipline’ that treats history as just another science,” to predict social shifts in the United States. He began applying this approach to his research on social and political trends in the United States ten years ago. What I discovered alarmed me,” he admits in the Phys.org article.

Turchin predicted that social instability would reach a peak in the 2020s in the United States, and he now says that the election of Donald Trump does nothing to change this trajectory and may even exacerbate it. What concerns him most is the threat of what is known as “elite overproduction.”

“[T]here is another important development that has been missed by most commentators: the key role of ‘elite overproduction’ in driving waves of political violence, both in historical societies and in our own,” Turchin says, referring to a previous article he wrote for Bloomberg titled “Blame Rich, Overeducated Elites as Our Society Frays.”

Turchin notes that between 1983 and 2010, the number of American households worth $10 million or more grew from 66,000 to 350,000. Because wealthy people tend to be more politically connected, this growing number of wealthy elites creates intensified competition among them for political and social dominance. “Elite overproduction generally leads to more intra-elite competition that gradually undermines the spirit of cooperation, which is followed by ideological polarization and fragmentation of the political class,” Turchin says.
“This happens because the more contenders there are, the more of them end up on the losing side. A large class of disgruntled elite-wannabes, often well-educated and highly capable, has been denied access to elite positions.”
In other words, it won’t just be the economically underprivileged, the working class and the middle class who will increasingly feel frustrated in the coming years. There will also be a growing number of the 1 and 2 percent competing with each other and pulling the social and political levers that they have greater access to. This, in turn, could lead to increased levels of social unrest. Here’s to hoping Turchin is wrong, but it definitely feels like we are entering a phase of social instability.


Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War?

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A day after the brawling and racist brutality and deaths in Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe asked, “How did we get to this place?” The more relevant question after Charlottesville—and other deadly episodes in Ferguson, Charleston, Dallas, St. Paul, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, and Alexandria—is where the United States is headed. How fragile is the Union, our republic, and a country that has long been considered the world’s most stable democracy? The dangers are now bigger than the collective episodes of violence. “The radical right was more successful in entering the political mainstream last year than in half a century,” the Southern Poverty Law Center reported in February. The organization documents more than nine hundred active (and growing) hate groups in the United States.

America’s stability is increasingly an undercurrent in political discourse. Earlier this year, I began a conversation with Keith Mines about America’s turmoil. Mines has spent his career—in the U.S. Army Special Forces, the United Nations, and now the State Department—navigating civil wars in other countries, including Afghanistan, Colombia, El Salvador, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan. He returned to Washington after sixteen years to find conditions that he had seen nurture conflict abroad now visible at home. It haunts him. In March, Mines was one of several national-security experts whom Foreign Policy asked to evaluate the risks of a second civil war—with percentages. Mines concluded that the United States faces a sixty-per-cent chance of civil war over the next ten to fifteen years. Other experts’ predictions ranged from five per cent to ninety-five per cent. The sobering consensus was thirty-five per cent. And that was five months before Charlottesville.

“We keep saying, ‘It can’t happen here,’ but then, holy smokes, it can,” Mines told me after we talked, on Sunday, about Charlottesville. The pattern of civil strife has evolved worldwide over the past sixty years. Today, few civil wars involve pitched battles from trenches along neat geographic front lines. Many are low-intensity conflicts with episodic violence in constantly moving locales. Mines’s definition of a civil war is large-scale violence that includes a rejection of traditional political authority and requires the National Guard to deal with it. On Saturday, McAuliffe put the National Guard on alert and declared a state of emergency.

Based on his experience in civil wars on three continents, Mines cited five conditions that support his prediction: entrenched national polarization, with no obvious meeting place for resolution; increasingly divisive press coverage and information flows; weakened institutions, notably Congress and the judiciary; a sellout or abandonment of responsibility by political leadership; and the legitimization of violence as the “in” way to either conduct discourse or solve disputes.

President Trump “modeled violence as a way to advance politically and validated bullying during and after the campaign,” Mines wrote in Foreign Policy. “Judging from recent events the left is now fully on board with this,” he continued, citing anarchists in anti-globalization riots as one of several flashpoints. “It is like 1859, everyone is mad about something and everyone has a gun.”

To test Mines’s conjecture, I reached out to five prominent Civil War historians this weekend. “When you look at the map of red and blue states and overlap on top of it the map of the Civil War—and who was allied with who in the Civil War—not much has changed,” Judith Giesberg, the editor of the Journal of the Civil War Era and a historian at Villanova University, told me. “We never agreed on the outcome of the Civil War and the direction the country should go in. The postwar amendments were highly contentious—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which provides equal protection under the law—and they still are today. What does it mean to deliver voting rights to people of color? We still don’t know.”

She added, “Does that make us vulnerable to a repeat of the past? I don’t see a repeat of those specific circumstances. But that doesn’t mean we are not entering something similar in the way of a culture war. We are vulnerable to racism, tribalism, and conflicting visions of the way forward for our nation.”

Anxiety over deepening schisms and new conflict has an outlet in popular culture: in April, Amazon selected the dystopian novel “American War”—which centers on a second U.S. civil war—as one of its best books of the month. In a review in the Washington Post, Ron Charles wrote, “Across these scarred pages rages the clash that many of us are anxiously speculating about in the Trump era: a nation riven by irreconcilable ideologies, alienated by entrenched suspicions . . . both poignant and horrifying.” The Times book reviewer noted, “It’s a work of fiction. For the time being, anyway.” The book’s author, Omar El Akkad, was born in Egypt and covered the war in Afghanistan, the Arab Spring, and the Ferguson protest as a journalist for Canada’s Globe and Mail.

Before Charlottesville, David Blight, a Yale historian, was already planning a conference in November on “American Disunion, Then and Now.” “Parallels and analogies are always risky, but we do have weakened institutions and not just polarized parties but parties that are risking disintegration, which is what happened in the eighteen-fifties,” he told me. “Slavery tore apart, over fifteen years, both major political parties. It destroyed the Whig Party, which was replaced by the Republican Party, and divided the Democratic Party into northern and southern parts.”

“So,” he said, “watch the parties” as an indicator of America’s health.

In the eighteen-fifties, Blight told me, Americans were not good at foreseeing or absorbing the “shock of events,” including the Fugitive Slave Act, the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision, the John Brown raid, and even the Mexican-American War. “No one predicted them. They forced people to reposition themselves,” Blight said. “We’re going through one of those repositionings now. Trump’s election is one of them, and we’re still trying to figure it out. But it’s not new. It dates to Obama’s election. We thought that would lead culture in the other direction, but it didn’t,” he said. “There was a tremendous resistance from the right, then these episodes of police violence, and all these things [from the past] exploded again. It’s not only a racial polarization but a seizure about identity.”

Generally, Blight added, “We know we are at risk of civil war, or something like it, when an election, an enactment, an event, an action by government or people in high places, becomes utterly unacceptable to a party, a large group, a significant constituency.” The nation witnessed tectonic shifts on the eve of the Civil War, and during the civil-rights era, the unrest of the late nineteen-sixties and the Vietnam War, he said. “It did not happen with Bush v. Gore, in 2000, but perhaps we were close. It is not inconceivable that it could happen now.”

In a reversal of public opinion from the nineteen-sixties, Blight said, the weakening of political institutions today has led Americans to shift their views on which institutions are credible. “Who do we put our faith in today? Maybe, ironically, the F.B.I.,” he said. “With all these military men in the Trump Administration, that’s where we’re putting our hope for the use of reason. It’s not the President. It’s not Congress, which is utterly dysfunctional and run by men who spent decades dividing us in order to keep control, and not even the Supreme Court, because it’s been so politicized.”

In the wake of Charlottesville, the chorus of condemnation from politicians across the political spectrum has been encouraging, but it is not necessarily reassuring or an indicator about the future, Gregory Downs, a historian at the University of California at Davis, told me. During the Civil War, even Southern politicians who denounced or were wary of secession for years—including Jefferson Davis—ended up as leaders of the Confederacy. “If the source of conflict is deeply embedded in cultural or social forces, then politicians are not inherently able to restrain them with calls for reason,” Downs said. He called the noxious white supremacists and neo-Nazis the “messengers,” rather than the “architects,” of the Republic’s potential collapse. But, he warned, “We take our stability for granted.”

He dug out for me a quote from the journalist Murat Halstead’s book “The War Claims of the South,” published in 1867. “The lesson of the war that should never depart from us,” Halstead wrote, “is that the American people have no exemption from the ordinary fate of humankind. If we sin, we must suffer for our sins, like the Empires that are tottering and the Nations that have perished.”

Eric Foner, the Columbia University historian, won the Pulitzer Prize, in 2011, for his book “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.” Like the other scholars I spoke to, Foner is skeptical that any future conflict will resemble America’s last civil war. “Obviously, we have some pretty deep divisions along multiple lines—racial, ideological, rural versus urban,” he told me. “Whether they will lead to civil war, I doubt. We have strong gravitational forces that counteract what we’re seeing today.” He pointed out that “the spark in Charlottesville—taking down a statue of Robert E. Lee—doesn’t have to do with civil war. People are not debating the Civil War. They’re debating American society and race today.”Charlottesville was not the first protest by the so-called alt-right, nor will it be the last. Nine more rallies are planned for next weekend and others in September.



George Soros 2012 Perdiction on the Coming U.S. Class War

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You know George Soros. He’s the investor’s investor—the man who still holds the record for making more money in a single day’s trading than anyone. He pocketed $1 billion betting against the British pound on “Black Wednesday” in 1992, when sterling lost 20 percent of its value in less than 24 hours and crashed out of the European exchange-rate mechanism. No wonder Brits call him, with a mix of awe and annoyance, “the man who broke the Bank of England.”

Soros doesn’t make small bets on anything. Beyond the markets, he has plowed billions of dollars of his own money into promoting political freedom in Eastern Europe and other causes. He bet against the Bush White House, becoming a hate magnet for the right that persists to this day. So, as Soros and the world’s movers once again converge on Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum this week, what is one of the world’s highest-stakes economic gamblers betting on now?

He’s not. For the first time in his 60-year career, Soros, now 81, admits he is not sure what to do. “It’s very hard to know how you can be right, given the damage that was done during the boom years,” Soros says. He won’t discuss his portfolio, lest anyone think he’s talking things down to make a buck. But people who know him well say he advocates making long-term stock picks with solid companies, avoiding gold—“the ultimate bubble”—and, mainly, holding cash.

He’s not even doing the one thing that you would expect from a man who knows a crippled currency when he sees one: shorting the euro, and perhaps even the U.S. dollar, to hell. Quite the reverse. He backs the beleaguered euro, publicly urging European leaders to do whatever it takes to ensure its survival. “The euro must survive because the alternative—a breakup—would cause a meltdown that Europe, the world, can’t afford.” He has bought about $2 billion in European bonds, mainly Italian, from MF Global Holdings Ltd., the securities firm run by former Goldman Sachs head Jon Corzine that filed for bankruptcy protection last October.

Has the great short seller gone soft? Well, yes. Sitting in his 33rd-floor corner office high above Seventh Avenue in New York, preparing for his trip to Davos, he is more concerned with surviving than staying rich. “At times like these, survival is the most important thing,” he says, peering through his owlish glasses and brushing wisps of gray hair off his forehead. He doesn’t just mean it’s time to protect your assets. He means it’s time to stave off disaster. As he sees it, the world faces one of the most dangerous periods of modern history—a period of “evil.” Europe is confronting a descent into chaos and conflict. In America he predicts riots on the streets that will lead to a brutal clampdown that will dramatically curtail civil liberties. The global economic system could even collapse altogether.

“I am not here to cheer you up. The situation is about as serious and difficult as I’ve experienced in my career,” Soros tells Newsweek. “We are facing an extremely difficult time, comparable in many ways to the 1930s, the Great Depression. We are facing now a general retrenchment in the developed world, which threatens to put us in a decade of more stagnation, or worse. The best-case scenario is a deflationary environment. The worst-case scenario is a collapse of the financial system.”

Soros’s warning is based as much on his own extraordinary personal history as on his gut instinct for market booms and busts. “I did survive a personally much more threatening situation, so it is emotional, as well as rational,” he acknowledges. Soros was just 13 when Nazi soldiers invaded and occupied his native Hungary in March 1944. In only eight weeks, almost half a million Hungarian Jews were deported, many to Auschwitz. He saw bodies of Jews, and the Christians who helped them, swinging from lampposts, their skulls crushed. He survived, thanks to his father, Tivadar, who managed to secure false identities for his family. Later, he watched as Russian forces ousted the Nazis and a new totalitarian ideology, communism, replaced fascism. As life got tougher during the postwar Soviet occupation, Soros managed to emigrate, first to London, then to New York.

Soros draws on his past to argue that the global economic crisis is as significant, and unpredictable, as the end of communism. “The collapse of the Soviet system was a pretty extraordinary event, and we are currently experiencing something similar in the developed world, without fully realizing what’s happening.” To Soros, the spectacular debunking of the credo of efficient markets—the notion that markets are rational and can regulate themselves to avert disaster—“is comparable to the collapse of Marxism as a political system. The prevailing interpretation has turned out to be very misleading. It assumes perfect knowledge, which is very far removed from reality. We need to move from the Age of Reason to the Age of Fallibility in order to have a proper understanding of the problems.”

Understanding, he says, is key. “Unrestrained competition can drive people into actions that they would otherwise regret. The tragedy of our current situation is the unintended consequence of imperfect understanding. A lot of the evil in the world is actually not intentional. A lot of people in the financial system did a lot of damage without intending to.” Still, Soros believes the West is struggling to cope with the consequences of evil in the financial world just as former Eastern bloc countries struggled with it politically. Is he really saying that the financial whizzes behind our economic meltdown were not just wrong, but evil? “That’s correct.” Take that, Lloyd Blankfein, the Goldman Sachs boss who told The Sunday Times of London at the height of the financial crisis that bankers “do God’s work.”

To many, the idea of Soros lecturing the world on “evil” is, well, rich. Here, after all, is an investor who proved—and profited hugely from—the now much-derided notion that the market, or in his case a single investor, is more powerful than sovereign governments. He broke the Bank of England, destroyed the Conservative Party’s reputation for economic competence, and reduced the value of the pound in British consumers’ pockets by one fifth in a single day. Soros the currency speculator has been condemned as “unnecessary

In the U.S., where the right still has not forgiven him for agitating against President George W. Bush and the “war on terror” after 9/11, which he described as “pernicious,” his prediction of riots on the streets—“it’s already started,” he says—will likely spark fresh criticism that Soros is a “far-left, radical bomb thrower,” as Bill O’Reilly once put it. Critics already allege he is stoking the fires by funding the Occupy movement through Adbusters, the Canadian provocateurs who sparked the movement. Not so, says Soros.

Soros’s fragrant personal life will also prompt many to pooh-pooh his moralizing. Last year, Adriana Ferreyr, his 28-year-old companion for many years, sued him in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleging he reneged on two separate promises to buy her an apartment, causing her extreme emotional distress. Ferreyr, a former soap-opera star in Brazil, said Soros had given the apartment he had promised her to another girlfriend. She also claimed he assaulted her. Soros has dismissed Ferreyr’s claims as “frivolous and entirely without merit” and “riddled with false charges and obviously an attempt to extract money.”

Despite his baggage, the man who now views himself as a statesman-philanthropist is undeterred. Having profited from unregulated markets, he now wants to deliver us from them. Take Europe. He’s now convinced that “if you have a disorderly collapse of the euro, you have the danger of a revival of the political conflicts that have torn Europe apart over the centuries—an extreme form of nationalism, which manifests itself in xenophobia, the exclusion of foreigners and ethnic groups. In Hitler’s time, that was focused on the Jews. Today, you have that with the Gypsies, the Roma, which is a small minority, and also, of course, Muslim immigrants.”

It is “now more likely than not” that Greece will formally default in 2012, Soros will tell leaders in Davos this week. He will castigate European leaders who seem to know only how to “do enough to calm the situation, not to solve the problem.” If Germany’s Angela Merkel or France’s Nicolas Sarkozy nurses any lingering hopes of finding their salvation outside the continent, they are mistaken. “I took a recent trip to China, and China won’t come to Europe’s rescue,” Soros says. Despite all its woes, he nevertheless thinks the euro will—just barely—survive.

While Soros, whose new book, Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States, will be published in early February, is currently focused on Europe, he’s quick to claim that economic and social divisions in the U.S. will deepen, too. He sympathizes with the Occupy movement, which articulates a widespread disillusionment with capitalism that he shares. People “have reason to be frustrated and angry” at the cost of rescuing the banking system, a cost largely borne by taxpayers rather than shareholders or bondholders.

Occupy Wall Street “is an inchoate, leaderless manifestation of protest,” but it will grow. It has “put on the agenda issues that the institutional left has failed to put on the agenda for a quarter of a century.” He reaches for analysis, produced by the political blog ThinkProgress.org, that shows how the Occupy movement has pushed issues of unemployment up the agenda of major news organizations, including MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News. It reveals that in one week in July of last year the word “debt” was mentioned more than 7,000 times on major U.S. TV news networks. By October, mentions of the word “debt” had dropped to 398 over the course of a week, while “occupy” was mentioned 1,278 times, “Wall Street” 2,378 times, and “jobs” 2,738 times. You can’t keep a financier away from his metrics.

As anger rises, riots on the streets of American cities are inevitable. “Yes, yes, yes,” he says, almost gleefully. The response to the unrest could be more damaging than the violence itself. “It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States.”

In spite of his warnings of political turmoil in the U.S., he has no plans to engage in politics directly. “I would prefer not to be involved in party politics. It’s only because I felt that the Bush administration was misleading the country that I became involved. I was very hopeful of a new beginning with Obama, and I’ve been somewhat disappointed. I remain a supporter of the Democratic Party, but I’m fully aware of their shortcomings.” Soros believes Obama still has a chance of winning this year’s election. “Obama might surprise the public. The main issue facing the electorate is whether the rich should be taxed more. It shouldn’t be a difficult argument for Obama to make.”

If there is a glimmer of hope for the world in 2012, Soros believes it lies in emerging markets. The democratic-reform movement that has spread across the Middle East, the rise of democracy and economic growth in Africa, even reform in Russia may yet drag the world out of the mire. “While the developed world is in a deep crisis, the future for the developing world is very positive. The aspiration of people for an open society is very inspiring. You have people in Africa lining up for many hours when they are given an opportunity to vote. Dictators have been overthrown. It is very encouraging for freedom and growth.”
 
Source: http://www.newsweek.com/george-soros-coming-us-class-war-64271

The Clintons and Soros launch America’s Purple Revolution

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Defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is not about to «go quietly into that good night». On the morning after her surprising and unanticipated defeat at the hands of Republican Party upstart Donald Trump, Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, entered the ball room of the art-deco New Yorker hotel in midtown Manhattan and were both adorned in purple attire. The press immediately noticed the color and asked what it represented. Clinton spokespeople claimed it was to represent the coming together of Democratic «Blue America» and Republican «Red America» into a united purple blend. This statement was a complete ruse as is known by citizens of countries targeted in the past by the vile political operations of international hedge fund tycoon George Soros. 

The Clintons, who both have received millions of dollars in campaign contributions and Clinton Foundation donations from Soros, were, in fact, helping to launch Soros’s «Purple Revolution» in America. The Purple Revolution will resist all efforts by the Trump administration to push back against the globalist policies of the Clintons and soon-to-be ex-President Barack Obama. The Purple Revolution will also seek to make the Trump administration a short one through Soros-style street protests and political disruption.

It is doubtful that President Trump’s aides will advise the new president to carry out a diversionary criminal investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s private email servers and other issues related to the activities of the Clinton Foundation, especially when the nation faces so many other pressing issues, including jobs, immigration, and health care. However, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said he will continue hearings in the Republican-controlled Congress on Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and Mrs. Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin. President Trump should not allow himself to be distracted by these efforts. Chaffetz was not one of Trump’s most loyal supporters.

America’s globalists and interventionists are already pushing the meme that because so many establishment and entrenched national security and military «experts» opposed Trump’s candidacy, Trump is «required» to call on them to join his administration because there are not enough such «experts» among Trump’s inner circle of advisers. Discredited neo-conservatives from George W. Bush’s White House, such as Iraq war co-conspirator Stephen Hadley, are being mentioned as someone Trump should have join his National Security Council and other senior positions. George H. W. Bush’s Secretary of State James Baker, a die-hard Bush loyalist, is also being proffered as a member of Trump’s White House team. There is absolutely no reason for Trump to seek the advice from old Republican fossils like Baker, Hadley, former Secretaries of State Rice and Powell, the lunatic former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, and others. There are plenty of Trump supporters who have a wealth of experience in foreign and national security matters, including those of African, Haitian, Hispanic, and Arab descent and who are not neocons, who can fill Trump’s senior- and middle-level positions.

Trump must distance himself from sudden well-wishing neocons, adventurists, militarists, and interventionists and not permit them to infest his administration. If Mrs. Clinton had won the presidency, an article on the incoming administration would have read as follows:

«Based on the militarism and foreign adventurism of her term as Secretary of State and her husband Bill Clinton’s two terms as president, the world is in store for major American military aggression on multiple fronts around the world. President-elect Hillary Clinton has made no secret of her desire to confront Russia militarily, diplomatically, and economically in the Middle East, on Russia’s very doorstep in eastern Europe, and even within the borders of the Russian Federation. Mrs. Clinton has dusted off the long-discredited ‘containment’ policy ushered into effect by Professor George F. Kennan in the aftermath of World War. Mrs. Clinton’s administration will likely promote the most strident neo-Cold Warriors of the Barack Obama administration, including Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, a personal favorite of Clinton».

President-elect Trump cannot afford to permit those who are in the same web as Nuland, Hadley, Bolton, and others to join his administration where they would metastasize like an aggressive form of cancer. These individuals would not carry out Trump’s policies but seek to continue to damage America’s relations with Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, and other nations.

Not only must Trump have to deal with Republican neocons trying to worm their way into his administration, but he must deal with the attempt by Soros to disrupt his presidency and the United States with a Purple Revolution

No sooner had Trump been declared the 45th president of the United States, Soros-funded political operations launched their activities to disrupt Trump during Obama’s lame-duck period and thereafter. The swiftness of the Purple Revolution is reminiscent of the speed at which protesters hit the streets of Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, in two Orange Revolutions sponsored by Soros, one in 2004 and the other, ten years later, in 2014.

As the Clintons were embracing purple in New York, street demonstrations, some violent, all coordinated by the Soros-funded Moveon.org and «Black Lives Matter», broke out in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Oakland, Nashville, Cleveland, Washington, Austin, Seattle, Philadelphia, Richmond, St. Paul, Kansas City, Omaha, San Francisco, and some 200 other cities across the United States.

The Soros-financed Russian singing group «Pussy Riot» released on YouTube an anti-Trump music video titled «Make America Great Again». The video went «viral» on the Internet. The video, which is profane and filled with violent acts, portrays a dystopian Trump presidency. Following the George Soros/Gene Sharp script to a tee, Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova called for anti-Trump Americans to turn their anger into art, particularly music and visual art. The use of political graffiti is a popular Sharp tactic. The street protests and anti-Trump music and art were the first phase of Soros’s Purple Revolution in America.

President-elect Trump is facing a two-pronged attack by his opponents. One, led by entrenched neo-con bureaucrats, including former Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency director Michael Hayden, former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, and Bush family loyalists are seeking to call the shots on who Trump appoints to senior national security, intelligence, foreign policy, and defense positions in his administration. These neo-Cold Warriors are trying to convince Trump that he must maintain the Obama aggressiveness and militancy toward Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and other countries. The second front arrayed against Trump is from Soros-funded political groups and media. This second line of attack is a propaganda war, utilizing hundreds of anti-Trump newspapers, web sites, and broadcasters, that will seek to undermine public confidence in the Trump administration from its outset.

One of Trump’s political advertisements, released just prior to Election Day, stated that George Soros, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, and Goldman Sachs chief executive officer Lloyd Blankfein, are all part of «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». Soros and his minions immediately and ridiculously attacked the ad as «anti-Semitic». President Trump should be on guard against those who his campaign called out in the ad and their colleagues. Soros’s son, Alexander Soros, called on Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and her husband Jared Kushner, to publicly disavow Trump. Soros’s tactics not only seek to split apart nations but also families. Trump must be on guard against the current and future machinations of George Soros, including his Purple Revolution.


Source:http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/11/11/clintons-and-soros-launch-america-purple-revolution.html


The Radical Left Funded By George Soros Planning More Racially-Fueled Attacks

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As we reported to you over the weekend, the radical Left terror groups Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA are funded by George Soros. In Virginia, they turned a white nationalist rally into a bloodbath by inciting violence and being the first to strike. 3 people died because of their actions, and now they want to take their show on the road. Here is a list-in-progress of places where you can expect ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter to slither up to next. The rabid Liberal Left like ANTIFA and BLM in America are very, very violent, and have been making death threats against President Trump for quite sometime now.

As we reported to you over the weekend, the radical Left terror groups Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA are funded by George Soros. The image at the top of this article is an official ANTIFA protest banner. Any questions? In Virginia, they turned a white nationalist rally into a bloodbath by inciting violence and being the first to strike. 3 people died because of their actions, and now they want to take their show on the road. 

HERE IS A LIST-IN-PROGRESS OF PLACES WHERE YOU CAN EXPECT ANTIFA AND BLACK LIVES MATTER TO SLITHER UP TO NEXT:

KENTUCKY: Lexington, Ky., Mayor Jim Gray doesn’t have to watch footage of the violent protests in Charlottesville over the weekend to know how divisive Confederate monuments can be. At family reunions and holiday dinners his whole life, he has heard about his great-uncles fighting each other in the Civil War’s Battle of Shiloh. Two were on the Union’s side. One fought for the Confederacy. Now, the 63-year-old mayor, who is white, is bracing for more controversy — and potentially worse, given the unrest in Charlottesville — after he announced plans on Saturday to move two Confederate monuments from prominent places near a Lexington courthouse. source

SEATTLE:
Police and protesters clashed during a right-wing rally and counter-demonstration in Seattle on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of serious injuries. The dueling events came one day after a woman was killed and 19 other people were injured in a white nationalist protest and counter-protest in Virginia. Seattle police said in a statement that three men were arrested on suspicion of obstruction and assault. Confiscated weapons included ax handles, 2-by-4s and balloons containing an “unknown liquid substance,” the statement said. source

BALTIMORE: Baltimore City Councilman Brandon Scott is formally calling for all four of Baltimore’s Confederate-era monuments to be torn down. In a resolution being introduced Monday, Scott calls for “the immediate destruction of all Confederate Monuments in Baltimore.” In the resolution, he cites the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville over the weekend that left three dead. source

VIRGINIA:
A Confederate heritage organization has asked the state for permission to gather Sept. 16 at Richmond’s Robert E. Lee monument. The rally would come roughly a month after Saturday’s white nationalist protest descended into violence in Charlottesville. The Department of General Services has received a request from Americans for Richmond Monument Preservation for a permit to hold an event at the Lee Monument on Monument Avenue, according to Dena Potter, an agency spokeswoman, who said the application is under review and has not been approved. source
 
NOT ONLY THAT, THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA IS TRYING DESPERATELY TO ATTACH PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NAME TO THE VIOLENCE.

The rabid Liberal Left in America is very, very violent, and have been making death threats against President Trump for quite sometime now. Please watch this video with caution, it is very graphic.

“We are in a revolutionary moment”: Chris Hedges explains why an uprising is coming - and soon

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In recent years, there’s been a small genre of left-of-center journalism that, following President Obama’s lead, endeavors to prove that things on Planet Earth are not just going well, but have, in fact, never been better. This is an inherently subjective claim, of course; it requires that one buy into the idea of human progress, for one thing. But no matter how it was framed, there’s at least one celebrated leftist activist, author and journalist who’d disagree: Chris Hedges.

In fact, in his latest book, “Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt,” Hedges argues that the world is currently at a crisis point the likes of which we’ve never really seen. There are similarities between our time and the era of the 1848 revolutions throughout Europe — or the French Revolutionary era that preceded them — he says. But in many ways, climate change least among them, the stakes this time are much higher. According to Hedges, a revolution is coming; we just don’t yet know when, where, how — or on whose behalf. Recently, Salon spoke over the phone with Hedges to discuss his book, why he thinks our world is in for some massive disruptions, and why we need revolutionaries now more than ever. A transcript of our conversation which has been edited for clarity and length can be found below.

Do you think we are in a revolutionary era now? Or is it more something on the horizon?

It’s with us already, but with this caveat: it is what Gramsci calls interregnum, this period where the ideas that buttress the old ruling elite no longer hold sway, but we haven’t articulated something to take its place. That’s what that essay I quote by Alexander Berkman, “The Invisible Revolution,” talks about. He likens it to a pot that’s beginning to boil. So it’s already taking place, although it’s subterranean. And the facade of power — both the physical facade of power and the ideological facade of power — appears to remain intact. But it has less and less credibility.

There are all sorts of neutral indicators that show that. Low voter turnout, the fact that Congress has an approval rating of 7 percent, that polls continually reflect a kind of pessimism about where we are going, that many of the major systems that have been set in place — especially in terms of internal security — have no popularity at all. All of these are indicators that something is seriously wrong, that the government is no longer responding to the most basic concerns, needs, and rights of the citizenry. That is [true for the] left and right. But what’s going to take it’s place, that has not been articulated. Yes, we are in a revolutionary moment; but maybe it’s a better way to describe it as a revolutionary process.

Is there a revolutionary consciousness building in America?

Well, it is definitely building. But until there is an ideological framework that large numbers of people embrace to challenge the old ideological framework, nothing is going to happen. Some things can happen; you can have sporadic uprisings as you had in Ferguson or you had in Baltimore. But until they are infused with that kind of political vision, they are reactive, in essence.

So you have, every 28 hours, a person of color, usually a poor person of color, being killed with lethal force — and, of course, in most of these cases they are unarmed. So people march in the streets and people protest; and yet the killings don’t stop. Even when they are captured on video. I mean we have videos of people being murdered by the police and the police walk away. This is symptomatic of a state that is ossified and can no longer respond rationally to what is happening to the citizenry, because it exclusively serves the interest of corporate power.

We have, to quote John Ralston Saul, “undergone a corporate coup d’état in slow motion” and it’s over. The normal mechanisms by which we carry out incremental and piecemeal reform through liberal institutions no longer function. They have been seized by corporate power — including the press. That sets the stage for inevitable blowback, because these corporations have no internal constraints, and now they have no external constraints. So they will exploit, because, as Marx understood, that’s their nature, until exhaustion or collapse.

What do you think is the most likely way that the people will respond to living in these conditions?

That is the big unknown. When it will come is unknown. What is it that will trigger it is unknown. You could go back and look at past uprisings, some of which I covered — I covered all the revolutions in Eastern Europe; I covered the two Palestinian uprisings; I covered the street demonstrations that eventually brought down Slobodan Milosevic — and it’s usually something banal.

As a reporter, you know that it’s there; but you never know what will ignite it. So you have Lenin, six weeks before the revolution, in exile in Switzerland, getting up and saying, We who are old will never live to see the revolution. Even the purported leaders of the opposition never know when it’s coming. Nor do they know what will trigger it.

What kind of person engages in revolutionary activity? Is there a specific type?

There are different types, but they have certain characteristics in common. That’s why I quote theologian Reinhold Niebuhr when he talks about “sublime madness.” I think that sublime madness — James Baldwin writes it’s not so much that [revolutionaries] have a vision, it’s that they are possessed by it. I think that’s right. They are often difficult, eccentric personalities by nature, because they are stepping out front to confront a system of power [in a way that is] almost a kind of a form of suicide. But in moments of extremity, these rebels are absolutely key; and that you can’t pull off seismic change without them.

You’ve said that we don’t know where the change will come from, and that it could just as easily take a right-wing, reactionary form as a leftist one. Is there anything lefties can do to influence the outcome? Or is it out of anyone’s control?

There’s so many events as societies disintegrate that you can’t predict. They play such a large part in shaping how a society goes that there is a lot of it that is not in your control. For example, if you compare the breakdown of Yugoslavia with the breakdown of Czechoslovakia — and I covered both of those stories — Yugoslavia was actually the Eastern European country best-equipped to integrate itself into Europe. But Yugoslavia went bad. When the economy broke down and Yugoslavia was hit with horrific hyperinflation, it vomited up these terrifying figures in the same way that Weimar vomited up the Nazi party. Yugoslavia tore itself to pieces.

If things unravel [in the U.S.], our backlash may very well be a rightwing backlash — a very frightening rightwing backlash. We who care about populist movements [on the left] are very weak, because in the name of anti-communism these movements have been destroyed; we are almost trying to rebuild them from scratch. We don’t even have the language to describe the class warfare that is being unleashed upon us by this tiny, rapacious, oligarchic elite. But we on the left are very disorganized, unfocused, and without resources. 

In terms of a left-wing populism having to build itself back up from scratch, do you see the broad coalition against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a hint of what that might look like? Or would you not go that far?

No, I would.

I think that if you look at what’s happened after Occupy, it’s either spawned or built alliances with a series of movements; whether it’s #BlackLivesMatter, whether it’s the Fight for $15 campaign, whether it’s challenging the TPP. I think they are all interconnected and, often times — at least when I’m with those activists — there is a political consciousness that I find quite mature.

Are you optimistic about the future?

I covered war for 20 years; we didn’t use terms like pessimist or optimist, because if you were overly optimistic, it could get you killed. You really tried to read the landscape as astutely as you could and then take calculated risks based on the reality around you, or at least on the reality insofar as you could interpret it. I kind of bring that mentality out of war zones.

If we are not brutal about diagnosing what we are up against, then all of our resistance is futile. If we think that voting for Hillary Clinton … is really going to make a difference, then I would argue we don’t understand corporate power and how it works. If you read the writings of anthropologists, there are studies about how civilizations break down; and we are certainly following that pattern. Unfortunately, there’s nothing within human nature to argue that we won’t go down the ways other civilizations have gone down. The difference is now, of course, that when we go down, the whole planet is going to go with us.

Yet you rebel not only for what you can achieve, but for who you become. In the end, those who rebel require faith — not a formal or necessarily Christian, Jewish or Muslim orthodoxy, but a faith that the good draws to it the good. That we are called to carry out the good insofar as we can determine what the good is; and then we let it go. The Buddhists call it karma, but faith is the belief that it goes somewhere. By standing up, you keep alive another narrative. It’s one of the ironic points of life. That, for me, is what provides hope; and if you are not there, there is no hope at all.


Paul Craig Roberts  - Can Americans Overthrow The Evil That Rules Them?


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Paul Wolfowitz and the lies that he told in the high government positions that he held are responsible for a massive number of deaths and massive destruction in seven countries. Wolfowitz has announced his vote for Hillary Clinton. Does this make you feel reassured? The real surprise would have been Wolfowitz’s announcement in favor of Donald Trump. So why was what was expected news?

Trump has said that he doesn’t see any future in the conflict Washington has initiated with Russia, and Trump questions the point of NATO’s continuing existence. These peaceful attitudes make Trump into a “national security risk” according to Wolfowitz. What Wolfowitz means is that a peace candidate is a threat to Wolfowitz’s doctrine of US world hegemony. In the crazed mind of Wolfowitz and the neoconservatives, America is not safe unless it rules the world.

Hillary is a warmonger, perhaps the ultimate and last one if she becomes president, as the combination of her hubris and incompetence is likely to result in World War 3. On July 3, 2015, Hillary declared: “I want the Iranians to know that if I’m president, we will attack Iran. . . . we would be able to totally obliterate them.” http://www.globalresearch.ca/hillary-clinton-if-im-president-we-will-attack-iran/5460484?print=1 The crazed Hillary went on from this to declare the President of Russia to be “the new Hitler.” Little doubt she thinks she can obliterate Russia also.

Hillary is the one who brought zionist neocon Victoria Nuland into the State Department to oversee the US coup in Ukraine in order to create more propaganda against Russia and force Washington’s European vassals to impose sanctions and place military bases on Russia’s borders, thus provoking a nuclear power and raising dangerous tensions. This fits in perfectly with Wolfowitz’s intention. As Wolfowitz is Hillary’s likely Secretary of Defense, the two together mean World War 3.

When the Soviet Union collapsed, Wolfowitz, then a high Pentagon official, penned the Wolfowitz doctrine. The doctrine states that the principal goal of US foreign policy is to prevent the rise of other countries that could serve as constraints on US unilateralism. This means Russia and China, The combination of Hillary with Wolfowitz should scare everyone in the entire world. The prospect of nuclear weapons being in such crazed hands as those of Hillary and Wolfowitz is the most alarming though imaginable.

The question is whether Hillary can be elected in the face of her violations of national security rules, for which she received a pass from corrupt Obama, and her heavily documented self-dealings that have produced a Clinton private fortune of $120 million and $1,600 million in their foundation. It is completely clear that the Clintons use public office for their private aggrandizement. Is this what Americans want? Two people who become even more rich as the world is led into nuclear war?

But with electronic voting machines, the question will not be decided by what Amerians want, but by how the electronic machines are programmed to report the vote. The US has already had elections in which the exit polls, always a reliable indicator of the winner prior to the appearance of electronic voting machines, indicated a different winner than the electronic voting machines produced. The secrecy of how the voting machines are programmed is protected by “proprietary software.” The machines have no paper trails, precluding vote recounts.

As both political establishments are fiercely opposed to Trump, how do you think the machines will be programmed? Indeed, the media is so opposed to Trump, the question is whether there will be exit polls and if there are, will they be misreported? Republican operatives, not Republican voters, are all in a huff over their allegations that Trump is costing the Republicans votes. How can this be when Republican voters chose Trump over other candidates? Aren’t the Republican operatives saying that they, instead of the voters, should choose the Republican candidate?

If so, they are just like the Democrats. Some years ago the Democrat establishment created “super delegates” who are not chosen by voters. Enough “super delegates” were created in order to give the Party establishment the ability to over-ride the voters choice of presidential candidate. That it was the Democrats—allegedly the party of the people—who first took the choice away from the people is astonishing. Much information indicates that Bernie Sanders actually won the Democratic presidential nomination but was denied it by vote fraud and “super delegates.”

This is politics in America—totally corrupt. Chris Hedges might be right: nothing can change without revolution. The demonization of Trump by the presstitutes is proof that Trump, despite his wealth, is regarded by the Oligarchs who comprise the One Percent as a threat to their agendas. The Oligarchs, not Trump, own or control the media. So the presstitute demonization of Trump is complete proof that he is the candidate to elect. The oligarchs who oppress us hate Trump, so the oppressed American people should support Trump.

The presstitute demonization of Trump did not work in the Republican primaries. Is it working in the presidential election? We don’t know, because the polls are reported by the presstitutes, not by Trump. If the demonization does not work, and the election has to be stolen from Trump by the electronic machines, the consequence will be to radicalize Americans, something long overdue. Perhaps the expectation of this development is the reason all federal agencies, even the post office and Social Security, have acquired arms and ammunition, and Cheney’s firm Halliburton was paid $385,000,000 to build detention centers in the US.

Those who control us are not going to give up their control without a world war. In the United States evil has seized power from the people, and evil will not give it back.

Source: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/08/29/can-americans-overthrow-the-evil-that-rules-them-paul-craig-roberts/


Trump, Globalism, and Nationalism

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Is President Donald Trump a nationalist or an internationalist? Is he the “America First” champion he campaigned as, or yet another White House globalist? Many of us had hoped that the incredible avalanche of attacks on him — by the globalists in both the Republican and Democratic parties, by the street radicals, by Wall Street, and by the establishment media — were a signal that he is the real deal, a flawed but genuine outsider who just might throw a few roadblocks onto the superhighway leading to the New World Order. However, there is the growing sickening feeling that Trump is generally steering us on the same globalist path, albeit with notable bumps, twists, and turns. Certainly we have acknowledged, in these pages and online, the many steps he has taken in the right direction on such critical issues as immigration, regulation, NAFTA, TPP, public lands, and the Paris accord. Give credit where credit is due.

The fact that President Trump is still being attacked by the organized one-worlders would seem to be a mark in his favor. One of the latest hit pieces on him comes in Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and is entitled “Nationalism Makes for Bad Foreign Policy: What Trump Gets Wrong.” The author, Professor Ronald R. Krebs, avers that Trump’s nationalist vision “pictures a world that was once the United States’ sandbox, whose contents America could, and did, mold and remold at its pleasure. And it dreams that an America restored to its rightful greatness will inspire such respect again. Such nostalgia is not only wrong, it is also deeply dangerous.”

Aside from the fact that the Krebs/CFR attack piece presents a caricature of nationalism as blind chauvinism, it also provides cover for the fact that Trump has appointed a whole bevy of CFR globalists to his administration. And these Pratt House regulars are transforming Trump administration policies — both foreign and domestic — to bring them more into conformity with the one-world vision. As we have noted previously, the initial appointment of denizens from Goldman Sachs and the CFR to high posts in the new administration was a bad sign. As we write, the annual Bilderberg Meeting is beginning (June 1-4). This year’s venue for the secret meeting of world insiders is Chantilly, Virginia. As usual, the controlled “prestige press” is treating concerns about the gathering as “conspiracy theory.”

What informed Americans will find troubling is that President Trump is continuing the tradition of past administrations of sending representatives to participate in this globalist cabal. According to the official Bilderberg website, Trump administration participants will include Wilbur Ross, secretary of commerce; H.R. McMaster (CFR), national security advisor; and Nadia Schadlow (CFR), deputy assistant to the president, national security council.

Source:https://www.thenewamerican.com/print-magazine/item/26181-trump-globalism-and-nationalism


Globalism vs. Nationalism: The Ideological Struggle of the 21st Century

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For much of the 20th century, ideological discussions and debates have centered on liberal versus conservative, left versus right. No longer. The ideological divide of the 21st century is emerging as globalism versus nationalism. Since the end of World War II, global integration and technological progress have fueled a new world order centered on free trade, open borders and interdependent economies. Goods, capital and people should be able to move freely across borders, which is actually the meaning of globalization. But Greg Ip of the Wall Street Journal argues that globalism is a “mindset that globalization is natural and good, that global governance should expand as national sovereignty contracts.” The new nationalist surge has startled and shocked the advocates of globalism. This new nationalism is the vital center of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump.

In a recent essay, Greg Ip offers several salient observations about this new ideological struggle between globalism and nationalism.  The new nationalists seek to reassert control over their own countries. Their targets are global structures such as the European Union, the World Trade Organization (WTO), NATO, the United Nations and the North American Free Trade Agreement. However, the new nationalists posit no credible plans for replacing the institutions of globalization they seek to tear down. The globalists have underestimated the collateral damage globalization has inflicted upon workers. They “placed too much weight on the strategic advantages of trade and dismissed too readily the value that many ordinary citizens still attach to national borders and cultural cohesion.”

Historically, Great Britain presided over the first era of globalization, from the mid-1800s through 1914. They advocated free trade and the gold standard. That era gave way to an extreme era of nationalism, which produced World War II. But after World War II, “the logic of globalism shifted beyond trade to grand strategy. By ceding modest amounts of sovereignty to international institutions, a country could make the world, and itself, far stronger by pursuing its own narrowly defined interests.” For these globalists, economic and geopolitical self-interest were inseparable. Hence, the 1957 Treaty of Rome led to the formation of the European Union of 28 nations. The assumption? Economic and political integration world make war unthinkable. For the next five decades, trade, industrialization and demographics produced a cycle of rising prosperity. By the 2000s, globalism appeared triumphant.

But, when Bill Clinton advocated for China joining the WTO, he predicted that this would “likely . . . have a profound impact on human rights and political liberty.” It did not! China met its WTO obligations but discriminated against foreign investors and products while maintaining an artificially cheap currency. “A wave of Chinese imports wiped out 2 million American jobs, with no equivalent boom in US jobs linked to exports to China.” Furthermore, China became even more repressive at home and antagonistic abroad. China was undermining the virtues of globalism.

As China and Germany amassed huge trade surpluses, cross border financing made financial regulation of global financial markets nearly impossible. In 2008, these global financial markets collapsed and produced the worst global financial crisis since the 1930s. This crisis rattled the globalists but did not curtail their passion for openness and trade. Hence, President Obama’s 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) aimed directly at challenging China’s dominance of Asia. However, with the election of Donald Trump the TPP is dead.

Ip correctly argues that the intense backlash against immigration (and globalism) is cultural, not fundamentally economic. The voters for Brexit and for Trump “were bothered less by competition from immigrants than by their perceived effect on the country’s linguistic, religious and cultural norms.” This is perhaps the most troubling aspect of this new nationalism—its penchant for xenophobia and for ethnic and religious exclusion. There are no good examples of this inclination from history. It can become ugly and lead to violence against minorities within a country. No sincere Christian should embrace radical xenophobia or exclusion. Indeed, the first era of globalization, which ended in 1914 with the outbreak of World War I, gave way to a long period of declining inequality and ruthless exclusion (witness Germany, Italy and Japan in the 1930s), in which “harmful countervailing forces played a bigger role than beneficial ones. History might repeat itself.”

In conclusion, those who have advocated for the ideology of globalism and worldwide economic integration seriously underestimated the risks and potential dangers that would result from large parts of society feeling as if they were left behind due to more open trade with open borders as the world’s economies integrated together. Those sentiments and real feelings explain why the Brexit vote was successful. Such developments also explain the emergence of Trump. Fundamentally, the ideology of nationalism is (temporarily?) providing a meaningful and energized alternative to the ideology of globalism. Will the alternative of nationalism survive? Will it thrive and permeate the other nations of Europe? There are four major elections being held in Europe during 2017. Each one of these elections could potentially result in victories by the nationalists in France, Italy, and the Netherlands, and even in Germany. If the nationalist forces all win in Europe, it could mean the death of the European Union. What exactly Donald Trump will do as he rides the wave of this intense new nationalism is anybody’s guess. But one thing is for certain right now: Globalism in the United States (and the world?) as a governing ideology is on hold. Is it dead? Only time will tell.

Source: https://graceuniversity.edu/iip/2017/01/globalism-vs-nationalism-the-ideological-struggle-of-the-21st-century/

America and Russia vs. the Globalists
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It's no secret that globalism versus nationalism is in our time the overarching and undergirding theme in contemporary global geopolitics. Following Brexit, the election of Donald J. Trump as president of these United States of America was solid "kick in the nuts" of the globalist multi-national corporatist establishment. Since the invasion of Ukraine, Russia has been a thorn in the side of the globalist monetary elitists. Russia doesn't want to join the globalist club. In this global game of geopolitical chess, Germany and China are now leading the cause of globalism. Bloomberg news, owned by globalist billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is clearly establishing the German/Chinese global leader narrative.

China and Germany have many similarities which may go unnoticed. Their partnership developed at the recent G-20 meeting appears to be strategic. They are both the economic anchors of their respective regions, Germany in the EU, China in Eastern Asia. Germany's penchant toward socialist justice championing statist programs is increasing. China shows off an outward appearance of flirting with capitalism and economic freedom, but is communist at its core. Both countries are swamps of collectivism: exactly what the globalists aspire to bring to all of humanity.

It makes sense that German Chancellor Angela Merkel advocates globalism as evidenced by her obsession with the ideal of multiculturalism in Germany. Although itself an ideology, multiculturalism doesn't make ideological distinctions. It is an attempt to render contradictory worldviews and borders obsolete. That's why Merkel has welcomed thousands of refugees to integrate into German society. She has been spearheading this agenda, along with the help of newly-elected Emmanuel Macron of France in the Franco-German alliance to save the European Union after it was backhanded by the forgotten and so-called "uneducated" rural men and women of Great Britain. In addition, if Germany became nationalist, it could bring a rebirth of national socialism (which precipitated two world wars of which Germany was on the losing end). Merkel does not want Germany to be perceived with any Nazi party affiliations.

China, on the other hand, is a little more complex. But if you understand Chinese history and interests, then it's obvious why China is in the globalist camp. By virtue of the Himalayas, China has historically been geographically separated from the world. Hence, Chinese civilization has governed itself for the majority of its history. China places its long-term interests above anything else and is perhaps the most nationalist country of all. Since globalism is in China's national interests, globalist integration for the Chinese economy is highest priority, disregarding any other interest. When China decided to include its currency in the global monetary system, they made it so their influence will be able to grow in global monetary affairs. The Yuan is now in the basket of currencies which makes up the IMF SDR one-world currency. However, China's highly leveraged ponzi system and perpetual social unrest forces it to move forward cautiously in integration. But globalism is the preferred course for President Xi Jinping and the communist Chinese.

Now that the globalist-in-chief, President Obama, is no longer in office, the two most powerful nationalists in the global stage are American President Donald J. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Accordingly, the most inconvenient scenario for the globalists is detente between America and Russia. Following the G-20 gathering in Hamburg, Germany, President Donald J. Trump said:
People said, ‘Oh they shouldn’t get along.’ Well, who are the people that are saying that? I think we get along very, very well. We are a tremendously powerful nuclear power, and so are they. It doesn’t make sense not to have some kind of a relationship.
If the White House has its way, Russian detente will be inevitable, thereby placing China as the odd man out. The globalists prefer a warmer relationship from the U.S. with China, not Russia. There is no denying that Putin has had his fair share of cold-blooded authoritarianism. But President Xi Jinping is the dictator of the world's foremost oppressive communist country, which also happens to have the world's largest population (1.4 billion).

Enter the domestic corporatist globalists, the establishment U.S. Congress. The Obama sanctions against Russia were a miserable failure. Russia continues to act autonomously in its nationalist interests. What has changed in Russia's action in Ukraine and Syria? Nothing. The U.S. Congress didn't get the memo: Economic sanctions don't work against Russia. European Union leaders are now coming to their senses and oppose the economic sanctions against Russia. President Donald J. Trump tweeted yesterday:
Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low. You can thank Congress, the same people that can't even give us HCare!
Russia's oil czar said on Russian television, "Sometimes, it seems to me that the biggest sanctions aren’t aimed at us, but at Trump." Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev echoed similar sentiments, "The issue of new sanctions came about, primarily, as another way to knock Trump down a peg. New steps are to come, and they will ultimately aim to remove him from power.”

The Russian sanctions have sparked a response from Moscow, which may become the worst outcome for the long-term livelihoods of everyday average Americans. But that is what the globalists prefer for a one-world government to be birthed. Which is the greater evil, autonomous Russia or a global one-world government with America losing sovereignty? President Donald J. Trump views an autonomous Russia as preferable over a one-world unelected elitist globalist government, which is against the best interests of the American people.


Special Ops general: The government is in 'unbelievable turmoil'

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The head of US Special Operations Command just gave a frank assessment of the state of the American government, and it wasn't pretty.  Speaking at a military conference in Maryland, Gen. Raymond Thomas told attendees: "Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil. I hope they sort it out soon because we're a nation at war."

Thomas didn't mention any specific issues with the government. But his remarks came less than a month into the Trump administration and less than a day after Michael Flynn abruptly resigned as national security adviser over the fallout of his having discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador to the US before Trump took office. A New York Times report published Tuesday evening also said Trump campaign officials spoke with Russian intelligence officials often before the election, and a Times investigation into Trump's National Security Council revealed a chaotic decision-making process. From The Times:
"Three weeks into the Trump administration, council staff members get up in the morning, read President Trump's Twitter posts and struggle to make policy to fit them. Most are kept in the dark about what Mr. Trump tells foreign leaders in his phone calls. Some staff members have turned to encrypted communications to talk with their colleagues, after hearing that Mr. Trump's top advisers are considering an 'insider threat' program that could result in monitoring cellphones and emails for leaks."
When asked later about his comments, Thomas told The Times: "As a commander, I'm concerned our government be as stable as possible." It's rather uncharacteristic for a top active-duty military officer to offer such public critiques, but it's not the first time. A military judge said earlier this week that Trump's campaign rhetoric about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on the campaign trail was "disturbing." Still, Thomas concluded that the Special Operations forces under his command — including Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces, and Marine Raiders — were "staying focused" despite the dysfunction in Washington.

Source:http://www.businessinsider.com/socom-commander-government-unbelievable-turmoil-2017-2

Is The Deep State At War... With Itself?

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This is a blatantly politicized "report" that is not supported by any evidence, nor is it supported by the other 16 intelligence agencies. The recent pronouncement by the C.I.A. that Russian hackers intervened in the U.S. presidential election doesn't pass the sniff test--on multiple levels. Let's consider the story on the most basic levels.

1. If the report is so "secret," why is it dominating the news flow?
2. Why was the "secret report" released now?
3. What actual forensic evidence is there of intervention? Were voting machines tampered with? Or is this "secret report" just another dose of fact-free "fake news" like The Washington Post's list of 200 "Russian propaganda" websites?
4. The report claims the entire U.S. intelligence community is in agreement on the "proof of Russian intervention on behalf of Trump" story, but then there's this:

"The C.I.A. presentation to senators about Russia’s intentions fell short of a formal U.S. assessment produced by all 17 intelligence agencies. A senior U.S. official said there were minor disagreements among intelligence officials about the agency’s assessment, in part because some questions remain unanswered."
Given that the N.S.A. (National Security Agency) was so secret that its existence was denied for decades, do you really think the NSA is going to go public if it disagrees with the C.I.A.? Given the structure of the Deep State and the intelligence community, "minor disagreements" could well mean complete, total disavowal of the C.I.A.'s report. That this is the reality is suggested by the F.B.I.'s denunciation of the report's evidence-free, sweeping conclusion: FBI Disputes CIA's "Fuzzy And Ambiguous" Claims That Russia Sought To Influence Presidential Election

5. The supposed interventions clearly fall under the purview of the NSA. So why is the C.I.A. going public in what is clearly a politicized report intended to influence the public via massive, sustained coverage in the mainstream media?

6. Notice the double standard: so when the U.S. attempts to influence public opinion in other nations, it's OK, but when other nations pursue the same goal, it's not OK?

7. What are we to make of the sustained campaign to elevate "Russian hackers and propaganda" from signal noise to the deciding factor in the U.S. election?

8. Russian hacking and attempts to influence American public opinion are not new. The intelligence agencies tasked with protecting American cyberspace have long identified state-sponsored hacking from Russia and China as major threats. So why, all of a sudden, are we being told the Russians successfully influenced a U.S. election? What changed? What new capabilities did they develop?

9. And most importantly, what evidence is there that Russian efforts affected the election? Were digital fingerprints found on voting machine records? Were payments to American media employees uncovered? Shouldn't statements purported to be "fact" or the "truth" be substantiated beyond "trust us, an agency with a long history of failed intelligence, misinformation and illegal over-reach"?

10. Doesn't it raise alarms that such a momentous accusation is totally devoid of evidence? If you're going public with the conclusion, you have to go public with at least some of the evidence. Here's the media blitz and some skeptical response:

Longtime readers know I have proposed a major divide in the Deep State--the elements of the federal government which don't change regardless of who is in elected office. This includes the intelligence community, the Pentagon, the diplomatic and trade infrastructure, Research and Revelopment, and America's own organs of media "framing" and "placement."

Is the Deep State Fracturing into Disunity? (March 14, 2014)

More recently, I wondered if the more progressive elements of the Deep State recognized the dangers to U.S. security posed by the neocons and their candidate, Hillary Clinton, and had decided to undermine her candidacy: Could the Deep State Be Sabotaging Hillary? (August 8, 2016)

In other words, it's not the Russians who sabotaged Hillary--it's America's own Deep State that undermined her coronation. It wasn't a matter of personalities; it was much more profound than that. It was about the risks posed by the neocon strategies and policies, and just as importantly, the politicization of the intelligence network. And this is precisely what we discern in the C.I.A.'s unprecedented and quite frankly, absurd "secret report:" a blatantly politicized "report" that is not supported by any evidence, nor is it supported by the other 16 intelligence agencies. (Silence doesn't mean approval in this sphere.)

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We can now discern the warring camps of the Deep State more clearly. On the one side is the C.I.A., the mainstream media, and the civilians who have feasted on wealth and power from their participation in the neocon's Global Project. On the other side is the Defense Department's own intelligence agencies (D.I.A. et al.), the N.S.A., the F.B.I. and at least a few well-placed civilians who recognize the neocon agenda as a clear and present danger to the security of the nation. From this perspective, the C.I.A.'s rash, evidence-free "report" is a rear-guard political action against the winning faction of the Deep State. The Deep State elements that profited from the neocon agenda were confident that Hillary's victory would guarantee another eight years of globalist intervention. Her loss means they are now on the defensive, and like a cornered, enraged beast, they are lashing out with whatever they have in hand. This goes a long way in explaining the C.I.A's release of a painfully threadbare and politicized "report."

Why Trump may already be playing the evil game of the US deep state, without even knowing it

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It may looks 'utterly bizarre' the fact that Donald Trump seeks good relations with Russia, but threatens China, as John Pilger mentioned, but it all makes sense finally when you see the whole picture. If your goal is to crush your two biggest rivals, you won't risk doing it simultaneously to both. Which means that, you have to keep some minimum balance. If you behave with an extremely provoking, hostile attitude against the one (China), you have to be very friendly with the other (Russia). And that's exactly what Trump does right now!

It is certain that the establishment mechanisms have studied deeply Trump's persona (they knew him already actually), so that the media can 'play' with him as they please. Therefore, at the time when media focus on Trump, giving him space to perform another 'anti-establishment' show, Obama, in his last days in presidency, proceeds in the most aggressive moves against Russia (troops in Poland and Norway). Putin is not risking to retaliate seriously because he knows that Obama is leaving and, obviously, hopes that Trump will cancel these hostile moves. Our guess is that it won't happen.

At the same time, Trump is extremely hostile to China, provoking the angry reactions of the Chinese officials. He uses the known narrative that 'China is stealing the US jobs' το justify his anti-Chinese behavior, but in reality, he worries mostly about the aggressive Chinese economic expansion which threatens the US big capital interests. The establishment is pushing so much Trump to declare obedience to the anti-Russian agenda that even Putin starts to defend him openly. And while he does that, he must be making the Chinese more angry and worried. So, here is a good start for the break up of the Sino-Russian alliance. Still, our guess is that neither Putin nor the Chinese leadership will bite the bait that easily.

But why the US deep state wants to start with China? Obviously because it's the major economic threat without having yet the military power of Russia. It seems that Taiwan and South China Sea are being used only as a pretext by the US to provoke China continuously. The US ultimate geopolitical interest resides in the Chinese mainland, close to the Russian borders. According to a scenario, the US starts a war that ends quickly, changes the regime in China, puts its puppet, and probably, break China (as they want to do with Russia), using disputed provinces as a pretext (e.g. Tibet, Xinjiang - No surprise that, recently, China responded instantly to Trump, saying that the 'one-China' policy is not negotiable).

The US-friendly regimes will repay the US dollars that they will receive for their 'color revolutions' by allowing US military bases in their territories. With China dissolved and on its knees, Russia will be fully encircled and left with no major allies. It will be the next target. The ultimate goal of the Western neoliberal establishment would be probably to dissolve the vast Russian territory and bring in power Western-friendly puppet regimes, in order not only to conquer the valuable resources, but also to impose permanently the neoliberal doctrine in "unexplored" regions and populations.

Yet, we've seen endless US failures lately. Obama completely failed to fulfill targets in Syria. Situation is still out of control in Syria/Iraq and Libya, not to mention the terrorist attacks and suicide bombings. It is probable that the evil plans of the US deep state for China and Russia will also fail, but this time things are much more serious because we are talking about two major nuclear powers.

From his first moments as US president, Trump should immediately proceed in two key moves, if he wants to prove that he is not the most easily manipulated puppet of the establishment. First, withdraw troops from Eastern Europe and Norway. Second, stop provoking China and start seeking ways of cooperation for the mutual benefit of the two countries. Otherwise, the lunatics who pull his strings, may burn the whole planet through a nuclear war.

As the deep state plays out its plans to use the phony allegations of conspiracy with Russia to oust President Trump — as we explain in our new book Rogue Spooks — there are increasing signs that the deep state is taking over the Trump Administration and controlling what the president does and says. Chastened and battered by the worst press any president has ever had, is Trump pulling in his horns to get a break and serve out his term in peace?

The New York Times reports that General John Kelly, Priebus’ successor as Chief of Staff, is controlling access to the president more tightly than any of his predecessors since H.R. Haldeman policed the gate to the Oval Office under Nixon. Nobody goes in or out without Kelly’s permission. Nobody can send Trump a memo or even news clippings unless they go through Kelly. Reportedly, Kelly has even sought to limit access to the president by members of his family — Jared and Ivanka.

Moreover, his presidency has been marked in the past few months by policy announcements and positions totally at variance with those on which he campaigned. Foremost among these was his decision on July 17th to certify that Iran was in full compliance with the nuclear deal — a step the president must take every ninety days or the agreement will lapse. Having called the treaty “the worst deal ever,” his supine acceptance of Iran’s outrageous conduct is quite odd. At the time of his certification, he was at great pains to stress that he had acted contrary to his instincts but was persuaded that he had not adequately consulted with our allies who also signed the agreement.

Three months earlier, on April 12th, another Trump campaign plank was reduced to sawdust when the president reversed his campaign position and refused to certify China as a currency manipulator. During the campaign, he had based his charges that Beijing was playing dirty in trade on its manipulation of the currency to reduce the value of the yuan so that its goods and services would be cheaper in the U.S.. Now, he said China had improved and hinted that he was trimmings sails to win Beijing’s co-operation in disciplining North Korea. That’s working out real well isn’t it?

And then their was his prime time address to the country explaining the commitment of thousands of new troops to Afghanistan, again flouting his campaign positions. In each case, it sure looks like Trump has had his arm twisted by the deep state to do its bidding. Is he so gun shy and battered that he fears the negative press that would aimed at him should he fail to change his positions? Has the deep state forced on Trump the services of H.L McMaster who is using his power as National Security Advisor to fire people whose sin was that they followed the president’s positions, not McMaster’s?

Will this change of heart spill over into domestic policy? Will he deal with the Democrats on Obamacare to adopt cosmetic changes to the program so he can claim victory even while preserving the program? Will he pass this charade through Congress by using a combination of Democrats and RINOs (Republicans In Name Only), leaving conservatives out in the cold? Similarly, will he make minor modifications in NAFTA and declare it fixed?  Will Trump stop being Trump so the deep state can declare a cease fire and spare his presidency?

Source: http://www.dickmorris.com/trump-becoming-deep-state-hostage/


Regime Change Comes Home: The CIA’s Overt Threats against Trump

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The norms of US capitalist democracy include the election of presidential candidates through competitive elections, unimpeded by force and violence by the permanent institutions of the state. Voter manipulation has occurred during the recent elections, as in the case of the John F. Kennedy victory in 1960 and the George W. Bush victory over ‘Al’ Gore in 2000. But despite the dubious electoral outcomes in these cases, the ‘defeated’ candidate conceded and sought via legislation, judicial rulings, lobbying and peaceful protests to register their opposition.

These norms are no longer operative. During the election process, and in the run-up to the inauguration of US President-Elect Donald Trump, fundamental electoral institutions were challenged and coercive institutions were activated to disqualify the elected president and desperate overt public pronouncements threatened the entire electoral order. We will proceed by outlining the process that is used to undermine the constitutional order, including the electoral process and the transition to the inauguration of the elected president.

Regime Change in America

In recent times, elected officials in the US and their state security organizations have often intervened against independent foreign governments, which challenged Washington’s quest for global domination. This was especially true during the eight years of President Barack Obama’s administration where the violent ousting of presidents and prime ministers through US-engineered coups were routine - under an unofficial doctrine of ‘regime change’.

The violation of constitutional order and electoral norms of other countries has become enshrined in US policy. All US political, administrative and security structures are involved in this process. The policymakers would insist that there was a clear distinction between operating within constitutional norms at home and pursuing violent, illegal regime change operations abroad. Today the distinction between overseas and domestic norms has been obliterated by the state and quasi-official mass media. The US security apparatus is now active in manipulating the domestic democratic process of electing leaders and transitioning administrations.

The decisive shift to ‘regime change’ at home has been a continual process organized, orchestrated and implemented by elected and appointed officials within the Obama regime and by a multiplicity of political action organizations, which cross traditional ideological boundaries. Regime change has several components leading to the final solution: First and foremost, the political parties seek to delegitimize the election process and undermine the President-elect. The mass media play a major role demonizing President-Elect Trump with personal gossip, decades-old sex scandals and fabricated interviews and incidents.

Alongside the media blitz, leftist and rightist politicians have come together to question the legitimacy of the November 2016 election results. Even after a recount confirmed Trump’s victory, a massive propaganda campaign was launched to impeach the president-elect even before he takes office - by claiming Trump was an ‘enemy agent’. The Democratic Party and the motley collection of right-left anti-Trump militants sought to blackmail members of the Electoral College to change their vote in violation of their own mandate as state electors. This was unsuccessful, but unprecedented.

Their overt attack on US electoral norms then turned into a bizarre and virulent anti-Russia campaign designed to paint the elected president (a billionaire New York real estate developer and US celebrity icon) as a ‘tool of Moscow.’ The mass media and powerful elements within the CIA, Congress and Obama Administration insisted that Trump’s overtures toward peaceful, diplomatic relations with Russia were acts of treason.

The outgoing President Obama mobilized the entire leadership of the security state to fabricate ‘dodgy dossiers’ linking Donald Trump to the Russian President Vladimir Putin, insisting that Trump was a stooge or ‘vulnerable to KGB blackmail’. The CIA’s phony documents (arriving via a former British intelligence operative-now free lance ’security’ contractor) were passed around among the major corporate media who declined to publish the leaked gossip. Months of attempts to get the US media to ‘take the bite’ on the ’smelly’ dossier were unsuccessful. The semi-senile US Senator John McCain (’war-hero’ and hysterical Trump opponent) then volunteered to plop the reeking gossip back onto the lap of the CIA Director Brennan and demand the government ‘act on these vital revelations’!

Under scrutiny by serious researchers, the ‘CIA dossier’ was proven to be a total fabrication by way of a former ‘British official - now - in - hiding…!’ Undaunted, despite being totally discredited, the CIA leadership continued to attack the President-Elect. Trump likened the CIA’s ‘dirty pictures hatchet job’ to the thuggish behavior of the Nazis and clearly understood how the CIA leadership was involved in a domestic coup d’état.

CIA Director John Brennan, architect of numerous ‘regime changes’ overseas had brought his skills home - against the President-elect. For the first time in US history, a CIA director openly charged a President or President-elect with betraying the country and threatened the incoming Chief Executive. He coldly warned Trump to ‘just make sure he understands that the implications and impacts (of Trump’s policies) on the United States could be profound…” Clearly CIA Director Brennan has not only turned the CIA into a sinister, unaccountable power dictating policy to an elected US president, by taking on the tone of a Mafia Capo, he threatens the physical security of the incoming leader.

From a Scratch to Gangrene

The worst catastrophe that could fall on the United States would be a conspiracy of leftist and rightist politicos, the corporate mass media and the ‘progressive’ websites and pundits providing ideological cover for a CIA-orchestrated ‘regime change’. Whatever the limitations of our electoral norms- and there are many - they are now being degraded and discarded in a march toward an elite coup, involving elements of the militarist empire and ‘in`telligence’ hierarchy.

Mass propaganda, a ‘red-brown alliance, salacious gossip and accusations of treason (’Trump, the Stooge of Moscow’) resemble the atmosphere leading to the rise of the Nazi state in Germany. A broad ‘coalition’ has joined hands with a most violent and murderous organization (the CIA) and imperial political leadership, which views overtures to peace to be high treason because it limits their drive for world power and a US dominated global political order.

Source:https://www.newsbud.com/2017/01/20/regime-change-comes-home-the-cias-overt-threats-against-trump/

The “Elite” Coup against President Trump?

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There is an “elite” coup attempt underway against the U.S. President-elect Trump. The coup is orchestrated by the camp of Hillary Clinton in association with the CIA and neoconservative powers in Congress. The plan is to use the CIA’s “Russia made Trump the winner” nonsense to swing the electoral college against him. The case would then be bumped up to Congress. Major neocon and warmonger parts of the Republicans could then move the presidency to Clinton or, if that fails, put Trump’s vice president-elect Mike Pence onto the throne. The regular bipartisan war business, which a Trump presidency threatens to interrupt, could continue. Should the coup succeed violent insurrections in the United States are likely to ensue with unpredictable consequences. The above theses are thus far only a general outlay. No general plan has been published. The scheme though is pretty obvious by now. However, the following contains some speculation. 

The priority aim is to deny Trump the presidency. He is too independent and a danger for several power centers within the ruling U.S. power circles. The selection of Tillerson as new Secretary of State only reinforces this (Prediction: Bolton will not get the Deputy position.) Tillerson is for profitable stability, not for regime change adventures. The institutional Trump enemies are:
The CIA which has become the Central Assassination Agency under the Bush and Obama administrations. Huge parts of its budgets depend on a continuation of the war on Syria and the drone assassination campaigns in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere. Trump’s more isolationist policies would likely end these campaigns and the related budget troughs. The weapons industry which could lose its enormous sales to its major customers in the Persian Gulf should a President Trump reduce U.S. interference in the Middle East and elsewhere. The neoconservatives and Likudniks who want the U.S. as Israel’s weapon to strong arm the Middle East to the Zionists’ benefit. The general war hawks, military and “humanitarian interventionists” to whom any reduction of the U.S. role as primary power in the world is anathema to their believes.
The current CIA director Brennan, a leading figure of the CIA torture program and Obama consigliere, is in the Clinton/anti-Trump camp. The former CIA heads Hayden and Panetta are public Clinton supporters as is torturer king and former CIA deputy director Michael Morell. It is thereby no wonder that the CIA is leading the anti-Russian campaign. Its task now is to implant the idea in the U.S. public that Russian intervention skewed the U.S. election towards Trump. The purpose is the delegitimization of the Trump victory in the eyes of the media and public but even more so in the eyes of the electors within the electoral college. The CIA is heavily supported by the same mainstream media that pushed for Clinton during the election. (These are, not by chance, also the same media that pushed the CIA’s earlier “Saddam’s Weapon of Mass Destruction” campaign.)

The Democratic partisan and Harvard law Professor Lawrence Lessig is pushing the electors and offersthem free personal legal support. He says the electoral college vote is now close.

Could 37 Republican electors, put there by voters in their states to vote for Trump, be convinced to move from electing Trump to abstain or vote for someone else, Trump would miss the needed 270 votes. The whole election of the president would then by kicked up to the House of Representatives. Should the electors vote for Trump there is still a possibility that members of the House and the Senate could officially question that vote and cause delays or Congressional probes and legal challenges. Here are the detailed general proceedings and specifics for the electoral college as explained by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Though neoconservatives have no genuine support within the U.S. electorate they have a strong hold on significant parts of Congress and the relevant MSM commentariat. Many leading neoconservatives and war hawks like Robert Kagan, Max Boot and the Washington Post editorial board came out for Clinton during the campaign. Clinton even ran campaign advertisements with Republican Congress luminaries like Lindsay Graham, Sasse and Flake. The House and the Senate majority may well be on the anti-Trump side if push comes to shove. But whatever the outcome there surely would be intense legal challenges and I expect the case to go up to the Supreme Court. As an alternative to legal shenanigans Trump’s inauguration could be delayed by Obama’s order to the intelligence community to create a formal review of Russian intervention in the election by January 20. That is not by chance the official inauguration date! The selling point:
By ordering a “full review” of allegations of Russian into the 2016 election process, President Barack Obama is essentially asking the IC to make an analytical judgment about the validity of the election that will place Trump in the Oval Office.
A “compromise” in Congress could be to wait for the Intelligence Community’s analysis and then discuss it before certifying Trump as president. That would end up with no result as National Intelligence Estimates are notoriously vague. Meanwhile the Vice President-elect would sit in as acting President:
If the President-elect fails to qualify before inauguration, Section 3 of the 20th Amendment states that the Vice President-elect will act as President until such a time as a President has qualified.
If the congressional or legal process around the Trump election gets delayed, that may be a state for a long time. The ruling Washington blob or borg could well live with an acting President Pence while Trump would have no official say in any government business. (Could Clinton then become acting VP or qualify as the new president?)

The media intervention on the anti-Trump side is heavy. But first keep in mind that there is no public evidence, ZERO, that Russia indeed had anything to do with the DNC or Podesta or other leaks and the publication of emails by various outlets like Wikileaks. Craig Murray assures us that he knows that these were not hacks but insider leaks and that he knows the leaker(s). Indeed he now tells us that the emails were handed over to him during a visits in Washington. Former intelligence officials including the technically very knowledgeable former NSA official William Binney concur that the hacking story is false. All we have heard or seen so far are hearsay rumors and allegations of evidence. To me as experienced IT professional the case is technically laughable just as Murray explains here. If the claimed hacks occurred at all the alleged methods were so common that anybody could have done these. There is not even one claimed fact yet that is technically halfway acceptable as evidence that “Russia did it”.

But still the NYT runs a big package of pieces telling us that “Russia did it” based on the non-factual CIA rumors and unprofessional IT assertions by Crowdstrike, the self-promoting IT security company the DNC hired and paid. Before that the Washington Post published major claims of Russian interference by anonymous officials. NBC News now tops that with “intelligence officials” saying Putin himself ran the hacking campaign. Authors of the story are the long time insider hacks Bill Arkin and Ken Dilanian known for clearing his stories with the CIA before publishing. The next story will tells us that Vladimir Valdimirovich himself was punching the keyboard. Many news outlets and editorials follow these “leads”. Part of the scheme the Clinton campaign has worked out was explained by a former opposition research consultant to the Democratic National Council, the Ukrainian-American Alexandra (aka Andrea) Chalupa, in this thread:
Andrea Chalupa ‏@AndreaChalupa Dec 111.) Electoral College meets Dec. 19. If Electors ignore #StateOfEmergency we’re in, & Trump gets elected, we can stop him Jan. 6 in Congress

2.) If any objections to Electoral College vote are made, they must be submitted in writing, signed by at least 1 House member & 1 Senator

3.) If objections are presented, House & Senate withdraw to their chambers to consider their merits under procedures set out in federal law.
Editorials and op-eds in the major papers are pushing the scheme along. Just for example from a long list A.J. Dionne in the Washington Post:
The CIA’s finding that Russia actively intervened in our election to make Trump president is an excellent reason for the electors to consider whether they should exercise their independent power. At the very least, they should be briefed on what the CIA knows, and in particular on whether there is any evidence that Trump or his lieutenants were engaged with Russia during the campaign.
The New York Times editorial laments about Trump ridiculing the CIA fairy tales it promotes. Many people who have voted for Trump would be disgusted and outraged if or when Trump will be denied his office. Many of them are armed and would protest. Violence is ensured should the coup succeed. Trump selected four former generals to joins his cabinet and staff. Should the troubles escalate we might be roughly in for a scenario as laid out in the 1992 military paper: The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012 (pdf) by Charles J. Dunlap.

Source:http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-elite-coup-of-2016-against-us-president-elect-trump/5562712

How the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State
  
 
A systemic crisis in the global Deep System has driven the violent radicalization of a Deep State faction

President Donald Trump is not fighting a war on the establishment: he’s fighting a war to protect the establishment from itself, and the rest of us. At first glance, this isn’t obvious. Among his first actions upon taking office, Trump vetoed the Trans Pacific Partnership, the controversial free trade agreement which critics rightly said would lead to US job losses while giving transnational corporations massive power over national state policies on health, education and other issues. Trump further plans to ditch the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US, which would have diluted key state regulations on the activities of transnational corporates on issues like food safety, the environment and banking; and to renegotiate NAFTA, potentially heightening tensions with Canada.

Trump appears to be in conflict with the bulk of the US intelligence community, and is actively seeking to restructure the government to minimize checks and balances, and thus consolidate his executive power. His White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has restructured the National Security Council, granting himself and Trump’s Chief of Staff Richard ‘Reince’ Priebus permanent seats on the NSC’s Principals’ Committee – opening the door to the White House politicization of the government’s highest national security body. Trump’s White House has purged almost the entire senior staff of the State Department, and tested the loyalty of the Department of Homeland Security with its new ‘Muslim ban’ order.

So what is going on? One approach to framing the Trump movement comes from Jordan Greenhall, who sees it as a conservative (“Red Religion”) Insurgency against the liberal (“Blue Church”) Globalist establishment (the “Deep State”). Greenhall suggests, essentially, that Trump is leading a nationalist coup against corporate neoliberal globalization using new tactics of “collective intelligence” by which to outsmart and outspeed his liberal establishment opponents. But at best this is an extremely partial picture. In reality, Trump has ushered in something far more dangerous:

The Trump regime is not operating outside the Deep State, but mobilizing elements within it to dominate and strengthen it for a new mission.

The Trump regime is not acting to overturn the establishment, but to consolidate it against a perceived crisis of a wider transnational Deep System. The Trump regime is not a conservative insurgency against the liberal establishment, but an act of ideologically constructing the current crisis as a conservative-liberal battleground, led by a particularly radicalized white nationalist faction of a global elite. The act is a direct product of a global systemic crisis, but is a short-sighted and ill-conceived reaction, pre-occupied with surface symptoms of that crisis. Unfortunately, those hoping to resist the Trump reaction also fail to understand the system dynamics of the crisis.

All this can only be understood when we look at the big picture. That means the following: we must look a little more closely at the individuals inside Trump’s administration, the wider social and institutional networks they represent, and what emerges from their being interlocked in government; we must contextualize this against two factors, the escalation of global systemic crisis, and the Trump regime’s ideological framing(s) of that crisis (both for themselves, and for public consumption); we must connect this with the impact on the transnational Deep System, and how that links up with the US Deep State; and we must then explore what this all means in terms of the scope of actions likely to be deployed by the Trump regime to pursue its discernable goals.


Ron Paul: Economic Collapse Imminent - Trump will Get the Blame Instead of the FED

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If former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is correct, an Economic Doomsday is here. The second financial bubble is going to soon burst, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. That’s because, as Paul stated, the Federal Reserve has set up the American economy for financial collapse for printing trillions of dollars back in 2008 and 2009.

“The Federal Reserve’s policies of printing trillions of dollars back in ’08-09 have locked into place a serious financial crisis at some point in our future,” Paul stated. Going so far as to intimate the financial collapse will occur at least some time in the next two years Paul wrote, “It’s unavoidable, and even Donald Trump can’t stop it.”

Paul said Trump will be the patsy for the supposed impending financial ruin. Just like everyone blamed Obama for the financial collapse in 2009, this time, “Trump will unfairly get the blame,” the former Texas representative wrote. Paul bases his comments on reports he says he’s read which concludes that within the next 18-24 months, the collapse will happen. The former congressman further explained he’s still holding out hope for Trump to make changes which can help to protect America’s future, but pointed out some of Trump’s staff has direct connections to Wall Street. He’s also concerned Trump’s war against radical Islam is a war Trump cannot win because it’s a war against an ideology, much like America’s failed attempt at defeating communism.

Paul believes Trump’s moving in the right direction to protect America’s interests by canceling America’s involvement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement with Asia. Paul also hopes Trump will pull American troops out of the at least 7 countries in which it is currently deployed and engaged in military conflict. “I say just come home,” Paul said when addressing having our military presence overseas. “Just get out of there and let the local people sort (the conflict) this out,” Paul said in response to how America should deal with hot spots like the Ukraine and Syria.

Paul believes the former administration’s posturing and threatening of China was misguided and stated we’d be better of trading goods with China, and all of Asia, rather than trading threats. However, as te Free Thought Project pointed out, Trump is already carrying on this dangerous posture — and China is responding. Paul warns there’s going to be an acceleration of black ops operations by the CIA and Special Forces missions such as the joint special operations command (JSOC) which, as The Free Thought Project has reported, answers directly to the President of the United States.

Paul, who has never supported Trump is concerned about Trump’s ego, wondering if he’s going to act on his impulses to go after the ideology of radical Islam. Paul reminded his viewers that the way to create more jihadists is to keep on provoking the moderate Muslims into becoming radicalized by reacting to U.S. military actions overseas — the exact same thing Trump is doing right now. Paul praised President Obama’s actions to normalize relations with Cuba and he hopes that with all of the policy decisions the Trump administration is making, that Trump will maintain the policy Obama implemented with Cuba and continue to keep the negotiations open with our closest Southern Caribbean neighbor.

Paul noted that he thinks U.S. policy has created a “failed system” in the country. “All empires end and we’re the empire. It’s going to end and it’s going to be for economic reasons…we’re going to fail because we’re working within a failed system…this is a monetary problem…a spending problem…it’s going to be financial,” Paul emphatically claimed, once again stating the collapse of America is imminent. “We have something arriving worse than 2008, 2009, much worse…It was the fault of the Federal Reserve,” Paul said, adding, the Keynesian economic model contributed greatly to the first bubble burst. Paul said the left will blame Trump for it like the right did to Obama, but he says it’s bigger than the office of the president, and blames the federal reserve and the previous 17 years of governmental spending. If you think Ron Paul’s comments hold no water, think again. As the Free Thought Project reported last year, even the former chairmen of the Federal Reserve is predicting this crisis.

We are in very early days of a crisis which has got a way to go,” asserted Alan Greenspan to Bloomberg last year. “This is the worst period, I recall since I’ve been in public service. There’s nothing like it, including the crisis — remember October 19th, 1987, when the Dow went down by a record amount 23 percent? That I thought was the bottom of all potential problems. This has a corrosive effect that will not go away. I’d love to find something positive to say…..I don’t know how it’s going to resolve, but there’s going to be a crisis.” When the man who used to run the very central bank Ron Paul says is responsible for the collapse, also says there’s going to be a collapse — it’s time to pay attention.
 
Source: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/ron-paul-economic-collapse-federal-reserve/

The Coming Financial Bubble: Why It May Be The Worst Of All


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In Part I, we discussed the anatomy of an asset bubble, explored the tech bubble, and learned what caused the housing bubble. An asset bubble, as we have seen, is one of the most destructive financial forces on the planet. However, if you understand the stages of a bubble, if you understand what to look for and how to respond, you have the potential to avoid losing a great deal of money and suffering grief. Bubbles occur when excess money flows into an asset or asset group causing its price to rise beyond a reasonable level. In addition, there are factors specific to each bubble as well as factors common to all. In this article, we’ll identify a bubble which appears to be forming now and discuss what you can do to protect yourself against its destruction.

The Next Bubble?

I believe a bubble is forming in U.S. stocks. Why? In an ideal world, stocks perform best when certain factors are present. For example, an expanding economy which boosts corporate profits, low interest rates, and especially, the lack of attractive investment alternatives. In the following paragraphs we’ll discuss the various options available to investors today and examine the relative appeal of each.

Cash Has Been Dethroned

There is an old saying, “Cash is king.” However, with interest rates near zero, I’d say cash’s reign is over, at least temporarily. Because of its paltry return, we can eliminate this as an attractive investment. Although safe from market fluctuations, cash is basically a temporary parking place for money waiting to be invested. Outside of the U.S., cash is paying next to nothing in most of the developed world, including the U.S., Europe, Japan, and others. In smaller, emerging countries, short-term savings rates are higher but have been falling. As short-term rates continue to decline in these countries, cash investments will become less appealing. This leaves bonds and stocks. We’ll examine bonds next.

Bonds Are For Getting Out of Jail

Bond returns are derived from two things: periodic coupon payments and the change in a bonds price. Bonds are also subject to interest rate fluctuations. In short, when interest rates rise, bond prices fall and vice versa. Because interest rates are already very low in the larger, developed countries, buying bonds in these nations has a poor risk profile. In other words, there is too much risk and too little potential reward. Why? Because when interest rates rise, bond prices will decline and investors will lose. The best time to buy bonds is when interest rates are high. If a bond is purchased when interest rates are high, because the investor’s periodic interest is tied to the bond’s annual coupon, the investor will receive a higher income stream. Today, with rates as low as they are, assuming the investor bought bonds after rates declined, bond holders are not receiving as much income as they did prior to 2008.

Interest rates are generally higher in smaller, emerging countries. This fact alone makes bonds from these locations more appealing. However, in these smaller countries, you have to be concerned about two things. The first issue is the credit rating of the country or issuer. This can be affected by the political climate in that country or region of the world. The second issue is the value of the U.S. dollar relative to the currency of the country where the issuer is domiciled. However, as previously mentioned, interest rates in these smaller, emerging economies are also trending lower. Once they reach a certain level, new bonds from these locations will have very little appeal. Thus far, we have ruled out cash. Bonds are a bit more attractive but that appeal may be fading fast. Now we’ll take a brief look at currencies.

The value of one currency is relative to the value of another. For example, if the U.S. dollar gains strength versus the Euro, it can be said that the dollar became stronger or the Euro weakened. Currency fluctuations can have a significant effect on investors. If a U.S. investor invests in a basket of European stocks and the stocks increase by 10% over the course of a year, if the Euro weakened by the same percentage, the U.S. investor would essentially break even. Not only do currency values impact investors, they are also an option for direct investing. Because this is slightly off the target of this article, we’ll dispense with a more detailed discussion. With that, let’s turn our attention to hard assets.

Hard Assets and Alternative Investments

Hard assets are tangible assets. This includes items such as real estate, commodities, and anything which can be touched. Let’s begin with real estate. U.S. home prices have been rising since hitting bottom in mid to late 2011. However, U.S. housing starts are lower, down to levels not seen since 1991. U.S. existing home sales are stronger than they were in mid 2010 (which was a bottom), but are still much lower than they were prior to the housing crisis. To be fair, the levels seen during the housing bubble were unsustainable. In Europe, the second largest economic block in the world, home prices have been trending sideways after peaking in early 2008. Next, we’ll look at commodities.

In general, commodity prices have been falling. After peaking in mid 2008, commodity prices fell sharply. They peaked again (albeit to a much lower level) in mid 2011. Since then, commodity prices have been trending lower which is a reflection of weak demand due to weak economic growth. There have been a few commodities that have had good performance for brief periods since then but, as a group, commodities have not been all that appealing. Now, let’s return to intangible investments, specifically, U.S. stocks and discuss why a bubble may be in the works.


Stocks: Best Investment by Default?

As mentioned, stocks tend to do well when two things are present. The first is a reasonably strong economy which boosts demand and increases corporate profits. The second is the absence of good alternatives. If there are very few good alternatives in which to invest, because money needs to be invested, more of it would flow into stocks which would tend to push their prices higher. Both of these conditions are present today. With fewer good options, stocks would be the recipient of excess capital and could become the preferred investment merely by default.

Quick Recap

With cash paying near zero and global interest rates trending lower (not so much in the U.S.) causing bonds to lose their appeal, the attractiveness of stocks has increased. Most of the larger, developed nations are in the throes of weak economic growth. Moreover, the smaller, emerging countries are not large enough to foster strong economic growth for an extended period on their own. That leaves the U.S., which is one of the few economic bright spots in the world today. To summarize, if the rest of the world’s economies continue to weaken and if global interest rates continue to fall and finally, if the U.S. economy continues to expand, U.S. stocks could continue to be the favored investment. This would result in excess inflows which would tend to push stock prices higher. These factors have the potential to create one of the greatest bubbles in modern times.



Falling apart:  U.S. secessionist movements gather attention

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On June 1, President Trump announced that the United States was withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. His action drew predictable condemnation from our allies in the developed world. Less predictable was the fierce criticism that came from cities and states in the United States, including California, New York, Washington, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Virginia, Oregon and Hawaii. These states have decided to sign onto the agreement despite the president’s decision. Within days of Mr. Trump’s announcement, Gov. Jerry Brown of California visited China to discuss cooperation on combating climate change. That a state would take this initiative is rare if not unprecedented, a prime example of states acting independently of the federal government.

Mr. Trump’s action regarding the Paris accord has breathed new life into Calexit, the California secession movement. But secession sentiment has been building in various states for some time now. In spring 2016, 22 local Republican conventions in Texas expressed their support for a statewide referendum on whether or not Texas should leave the union. The powers-that-be in the party struck the resolution from the convention agenda, but it was still an impressive showing, and perhaps a harbinger of things to come. After all, Texas seceded from Mexico in 1835 and formed an independent republic. It was poorly governed and had a struggling economy, and was annexed by the United States in 1845. But the precedent was set and secession sentiment in Texas seems to be alive and well nearly 175 years later.

And then, of course, there’s the small matter of the Civil War, which was started by the North after 11 pro-slavery Southern states seceded and formed the Confederate States of America. The North may have won the war, but its consequences continue to play out in our national politics, with the South being the most conservative region on the country, a hotbed of secessionist sentiment.

Indeed, threats to secede from the United States are woven into our country’s history. Partisans have long argued that secession should be a constitutional right. The courts have disagreed and in 1869, in Texas v. White, the Supreme Court ruled unilateral secession unconstitutional. But that hasn’t stopped anyone.

During the Obama presidency, secession movements thrived from New Hampshire to Alaska — hatred of the federal government being their prime driver. Many millions of Americans believed the lie that Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States and was therefore ineligible to serve as a president. Think about it: In spite of irrefutable evidence — including his birth certificate and a birth notice that ran in a Honolulu paper — these Americans refused to accept President Obama’s legitimacy. And there were many voices on the right who, at least tacitly, encouraged the lie. The sad truth is much of this rabid response was based on race. During the Obama years, there were literally thousands of dismaying social-media posts featuring the Obamas as apes. And Mr. Trump’s election has unleashed a similar — if not quite as stomach-turning as the racism directed at Mr. Obama — onslaught of venom from his opponents.

Not surprisingly, the secession fervor in the nation has moved from the right to the left. Cascadia, a wished-for nation made up of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, has many thousands of supporters. These are just the tip of the iceberg. Mr. Trump’s ongoing political and legal challenges regarding his campaign’s contacts with Russia are providing fuel for the fire. Our nation is dangerously divided these days. Each side sits in its own echo chamber, listening to its own views parroted back. We seem to have lost the ability to listen to each other, to understand that in politics, as indeed in most spheres of human endeavor, no one gets everything he or she wants. Compromise has become a dirty word — and that’s a very dangerous development.

It seems to me the desire to secede is the logical next step in a country as deeply at odds with itself as today’s America. What would happen if secessionist extremists (perhaps with Russia’s help — they seem awfully committed to destroying our democracy) took the next step and militarized their efforts? The premise is an intriguing, and perhaps not as far-fetched as it might seem. As red gets redder and blue bluer, are we headed toward the Divided States of America?


White men must be stopped: The very future of mankind depends on it

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The future of life on the planet depends on bringing the 500-year rampage of the white man to a halt. For five centuries his ever more destructive weaponry has become far too common. His widespread and better systems of exploiting other humans and nature dominate the globe. The time for replacing white supremacy with new values is now. And just as some whites played a part in ending slavery, colonialism, Jim Crow segregation, and South African apartheid, there is surely a role whites can play in restraining other whites in this era. Beneath the sound and fury generated by GOP presidential candidates, Fox News, website trolls, police unions and others, white people are becoming aware as never before of past and present racism.

Admittedly, this encouraging development is hardly the dominant view. To the contrary, given the possibility that Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson or one of their ilk might become president, white supremacist ideology seems to be digging in harder than ever. I don’t take this lightly. Once upon a time I foolishly thought that there was no way that Ronald Reagan could get elected president. Lesson learned. Now is the time to start contingency planning for intensified resistance to mass deportations of immigrants, atrocities against Muslims and extreme danger to African Americans.

That said, it would be a mistake to focus only on the negative. Recently theNew York Times ran Gordon Davis’ op-ed What Woodrow Wilson Cost My Grandfather. It is still generating debate. (Gordon Davis and I are both “alumni” of the Northern Student Movement, a 1960s civil rights group.) Davis was writing in the context of the student-led protest at Princeton University over the veneration of its former president, Woodrow Wilson. The controversy stems from Wilson’s viciously racist speech and behavior particularly when he was president of the United States.

A subsequent Truthout article by Harvey Wasserman, “Princeton Students Are Right, Woodrow Wilson Was Way Worse Than You Think,” complements the critique. Most of the 776 comments on theNY Times article (as well as 1,600 more on a followup Times editorial) were the predictably negative responses usually heard regarding white racism. Many said some version of, “that was a long time ago when values were different.” Others took the tack that “nobody is perfect and the good things Woodrow Wilson did outweigh the bad of his racism, so let it rest.” But there was also a substantial undercurrent voiced by those who were open-minded enough to learn. Following are NY Times comments on the article:
Jim K. New York, NY 2 days ago: As a former Princeton professor, I applaud the students for raising this issue. It’s not about erasing history, but confronting it honestly. This beautiful column makes clear how Wilson’s policies, based on his deeply racist and white-supremacist views, destroyed the lives of thousands of black families. Why should we publicly venerate this person? Why should elitist Northern universities get to insist that we overlook this man’s systematic, consequential racism, while every Southern municipality and retail store is expected to rid itself of monuments and souvenirs of their racist politicians and soldiers. Let’s indeed, every American community, take stock of the deeply embedded racism that has been a part of our history (North and South), recognizing that a thoroughgoing accounting will involve reconfiguring our public and institutional spaces in many ways. Because that has yet to be done, and the younger generation of Black militants will, rightly, not be content until it is.

JPBarnett Santa Barbara 1 day ago: It’s sad that after having been through 12 years of grade school in CA and graduating from a UC, I just learned this about Wilson. It’s silly that I’m surprised I didn’t learn of his racism I suppose, but I’m glad I do now. My opinion is forever changed.
Many commenters were startled to learn about a long known but rarely taught side of Woodrow Wilson. White people have a lot to be surprised about. The very nature of white supremacy requires sanitized teaching about slavery, the genocide of indigenous people, the reach of U.S. militarism and many other topics. Fortunately, gains from past struggles give African Americans increased opportunities to expose what was previously deliberately obscured. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the best known of a new generation of black, indigenous, Hispanic and white writers, scholars and activists revealing ugly realities hidden from most of us.

Even the New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks has acknowledged this development. “So much of the national conversation this year has concerned how to think about past racism and oppression, and the power of that past to shape present realities: the Confederate flag, Woodrow Wilson, the unmarked sights of the lynching grounds. Fortunately, many people have found the courage to tell the ugly truths about slavery, Jim Crow and current racism that were repressed by the wider culture. 

Admittedly, new information does not necessarily translate into social change. Cherished and deeply rooted beliefs are not easily surrendered. I often think of how long it took for the arguments of Copernicus and Galileo that the earth revolved around the sun, not the other way around, to be accepted. Ideas and habits are stubborn. Systems resist change. Powerful institutions have vested interests in preserving the status quo.

By way of example, a recurring concern of those responding to the Times’ Woodrow Wilson op-ed was, “Where will it all end? Will we have to destroy Mount Rushmore?” some asked. Maybe we should. Not just because it honors slave owners Jefferson and Washington, Mount Rushmore is also a powerful symbol of brutality and racism toward indigenous people.

As idigenous scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz points out in her book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, “The most prominent struggle has been the Lakota Sioux’s attempt to restore the Paha Sapa, or Black Hills, where the odious Mount Rushmore carvings have scarred the sacred site. Called the ‘Shrine of Democracy’ by the federal government, it is anything but that; rather it is a shrine of in-your-face illegal occupation and colonization.”

White racism distorts how we think about virtually everything, including history itself. No one will dismiss Bill O’Reilly’s goofy books about Jesus or Lincoln or Patton or Reagan as irrelevant because, “oh, that was a long time ago, it’s got nothing to do with me now.” As a general proposition people appreciate that we can discover in the present important things we didn’t previously know about the past. Not so when it comes to race in the USA. Not for some people anyway.

This matters a great deal. In many years of anti-racist work, I have discovered that whites who deny any connection to the racism of the past will also generally deny any connection to the racism of the present. “Please don’t tell me,” cry deniers of systemic white racism. One step removed is the view that we should “accept” the history but must take the good with the bad. This is sometimes known as the “warts and all” theory of history. A variation is the convenient idea that slavery was the “original sin.” Sin, of course, in the Western Christian point of view is inevitable and immutable.


This takes an especially pernicious twist when white racism deniers argue that there has always been slavery as though that itself somehow makes it justified. It’s not true that every society over all time has enslaved people. But even if it were true, the kind of slavery on which the U.S. was built is unlike any other that preceded it. It co-evolved with capitalism and it conflated slavery with “race”—plantation capitalism as the Rev. James Lawson calls it. CSU Fresno scholars Blain Roberts and Ethan J. Kytle put it this way recently in theNew York Times: “New research has gone further, exposing how American capitalism and democracy — once thought to be antithetical to slavery — emerged hand-in-hand with it.”

Hard as it may be for propaganda-conditioned whites to grasp, global race-based capitalism is not a system of the past with lingering effects. It is a living, breathing organism of the present. It is a unitary thing. It is therefore not a good thing with warts. It is one thing. The “good” things always comes packaged with the “bad” thing. The mechanics of how it often works has a name: grand bargains.

The mother of all grand bargains is the U.S. Constitution which accommodated slavery in several ways, including the notorious three-fifths clause. While the Constitution was by no means the first grand bargain, it solidified a pattern that continues to this day. The New Deal, as Ira Katznelson demonstrates in his book Fear Itself, was another grand bargain that combined “progressive’ achievements such as union rights and Social Security with reaffirming the power of Dixiecrats and the institutions of Jim Crow.

Katznelson is white. So am I. So are many others now writing and speaking honestly and openly about the enduring power of white racism. That is valuable because it strengthens the idea that whites can come to terms with reality, past and present, as opposed to the myths we are encouraged to believe. As we do so, another world does become possible. Of course white people can’t “save” the world. That mindset is the problem not the solution. But we can help. As Vietnam antiwar leader Rennie Davis points out, it is when we stop being invisible to each other that we start to become a movement.

America's Getting Less White, and That Will Save It

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This milestone signals the beginning of a transformation from the mostly white baby boom culture that dominated the nation during the last half of the twentieth century to the more globalized, multiracial country that the United States is becoming. Certainly in the past, the specter of a “minority white” nation instilled fear among some Americans, and to some extent it continues to do so today—fear of change, fear of losing privileged status, or fear of unwanted groups in their communities. These fears were especially evident during the decades following World War II, when immigration was low and phrases such as “invasion,” “blockbusting,” and “white flight” were commonly used in the context of black-white segregation.

Such fears are evident today in the public backlashes that sometimes occur against more permissive immigration and voter registration laws. Yet if demography is truly destiny, then these fears of a more racially diverse nation will almost certainly dissipate. In many communities, a broad spectrum of racial groups already is accepted by all, particularly among the highly diverse youth population.

Moreover, as my book Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics are Remaking America illustrates, a growing diverse, globally connected minority population will be absolutely necessary to infuse the aging American labor force with vitality and to sustain populations in many parts of the country that are facing population declines. Rather than being feared, America’s new diversity—poised to reinvigorate the country at a time when other developed nations are facing advanced aging and population loss—can be celebrated.

The sweep of diversity that has just begun to affect the nation is the theme of my book, which draws from my examination of the most recent U.S. census, census projections and related sources. As a demographer who has followed U.S. population trends for decades, even I was surprised by the sheer scope of racial change that came to light with the 2010 census. The story that the data tell is not just more of the same. I am convinced that the United States is in the midst of a pivotal period ushering in extraordinary shifts in the nation’s racial demographic makeup. If planned for properly, these demographic changes will allow the country to face the future with growth and vitality as it reinvents the classic American melting pot for a new era.

In my experiences speaking publicly and answering press inquiries, I have seen the intensity of Americans’ questions and thoughts about issues surrounding race. After having absorbed these startling census results and their implications, I wanted to interpret and expound on the dramatic shifts that they illustrate so that a general audience of readers can appreciate their force, promise, and challenges. Key among these changes are:

— the rapid growth of “new minorities”: Hispanics, Asians, and increasingly multiracial populations.

During the next 40 years, each of these groups is expected to more than double (see chart below). New minorities have already become the major contributors to U.S. population gains. These new minorities—the products of recent immigration waves as well as the growing U.S.–born generations—contributed to more than three-quarters of the nation’s population growth in the last decade. That trend will accelerate in the future.


— the sharply diminished growth and rapid aging of America’s white population.

Due to white low immigration, reduced fertility and aging, the white population grew a tepid 1.2 percent in 2000–10. In roughly 10 years, the white population will begin a decline that will continue into the future. This decline will be most prominent among the younger populations. At the same time, the existing white population will age rapidly, as the large baby boom generation advances into seniorhood.

— black economic advances and migration reversals.

Now, more than a half-century after the civil rights movement began, a recognizable segment of blacks has entered the middle class while simultaneously reversing historic population shifts. The long-standing Great Migration of blacks out of the South has now turned into a wholesale evacuation from the North—to largely prosperous southern locales.

Blacks are abandoning cities for the suburbs, and black neighborhood segregation continues to decline. Although many blacks still suffer the effects of inequality and segregation is far from gone, the economic and residential environments for blacks have improved well beyond the highly discriminatory, ghettoized life that most experienced for much of the twentieth century.

— the shift toward a nation in which no racial group is the majority.

The shift toward “no majority” communities is already taking place as the constellation of racial minorities expands. In 2010, 22 of the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas were minority white, up from just 14 in 2000 and 5 in 1990. Sometime after 2040, there will be no racial majority in the country. This is hardly the America that large numbers of today’s older and middle-aged adults grew up with in their neighborhoods, workplaces and civic lives. One implication of these shifts will be larger multiracial populations as multiracial marriages become far more commonplace.

The “diversity explosion” the country is now experiencing will bring significant changes in the attitudes of individuals, the practices of institutions and the nature of American politics. Racial change has never been easy, and more often than not it has been fraught with fear and conflict. Yet for most of the nation’s history, nonwhite racial groups have been a small minority. Partly because of that, blacks and other racial minorities were historically subjected to blatant discrimination, whether through Jim Crow laws, the Asian Exclusion Act, or any of the many other measures that denied racial minorities access to jobs, education, housing, financial resources, and basic rights of civic participation.

What will be different going forward is the sheer size of the minority population in the United States. It is arriving “just in time” as the aging white population begins to decline, bringing with it needed manpower and brain power and taking up residence in otherwise stagnating city and suburban housing markets. Although whites are still considered the mainstream in the United States, that perception should eventually shift as more minority members assume positions of responsibility, exert more political clout, exercise their strength as consumers, and demonstrate their value in the labor force. As they become integral to the nation’s success, their concerns will be taken seriously.

Source: http://www.newsweek.com/americas-getting-less-white-and-will-save-it-289862

How Anti-White Rhetoric Is Fueling White Nationalism
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I opened Twitter recently and saw 20+ notifications. Most of the time that means the new generation of white nationalist Twitter trolls are filling my feed with racist and anti-Semitic cartoons. It was the trolls, but this was different. They were celebrating my use of the word “anti-white” in a tweet. They saw it as a victory that a “mainstream conservative” was using this term that for so long has been their calling card.

They had a point. Until recently I would have been unlikely to use the term. Not because I didn’t believe some people harbored animosity towards whites, but because that was a fringe attitude removed from power, which represented little real threat. That is no longer the case. Progressive rhetoric on race has turned an ugly corner and the existence of “anti-white” attitudes can no longer be ignored. In the past year, all of the following headlines have appeared, in well-read publications:

The White Guy Problem
White Men Must be Stopped: The Very Future of Mankind Depends on It
I Don’t Know What To Do With Good White People
Ten Things White People Need To Stop Saying
Dear White People: Here’s a List of Things We’d Wish You’d Stop Doing

What is new is the direct indictment of white people as a race. This happened through a strange rhetorical transformation over the past few years. At first, “white men are our greatest threat” postings tended to be ironic, a way of putting the racist shoe on the other foot. They were meant to show that blaming an entire race for the harmful actions of a few individuals is senseless.

Then the tenor changed. What started as irony turned into an actual belief that white people, specifically white men, are more dangerous and immoral than any other people. Loosely backed up by historical inequities and disparities in mass shootings, this position has begun to take a serious foothold. Don’t Ask White People to Be More Tribal

Strikingly, this shift in rhetoric undermines what was once the core of anti-racist efforts. Treating people equally has given way to making all of us ambassadors for our race. This is a classic theme in critical race theory, that people of color carry a burden of representation that white people do not. But foisting the baggage of representation onto white people doesn’t solve that problem. It makes it worse. Treating people equally has given way to making all of us ambassadors for our race.

White people are being asked—or pushed—to take stock of their whiteness and identify with it more. This is a remarkably bad idea. The last thing our society needs is for white people to feel more tribal. The result of this tribalism will not be a catharsis of white identity, improving equality for non-whites. It will be resentment towards being the only tribe not given the special treatment bestowed by victimhood.

A big part of the reason white Americans have been willing to go along with policies that are prejudicial on their face, such as affirmative action, is that they do not view themselves as a tribe. Given the inequality of resources favoring whites in our society, it is a good thing that white people view themselves as the ones without an accent. Should that change, white privilege (whatever one views that to be) will not be eviscerated—it will be entrenched.

The Tipping Point of Whiteness

All of this comes at a time when the last immigrants from the great wave of white immigration from 1850-1920 have died off. In the past, most whites identified with their European ethnicity: Irish, Italian, German, etc. As white people gravitate away from such identities, many see themselves as a neutral, “non racial” population. The Left criticizes this refusal to see themselves as “white,” but it is far preferable to the alternative: an American white population that views itself as a special-interest group. The Left criticizes this refusal to see themselves as ‘white,’ but it is far preferable to the alternative.

The recurring, tired refrain that we should have a white history month if there is a black history month, or white student unions on campuses, is unintentionally being given new life by the Left. Celebrations or organizations of whiteness do not exist because we don’t need them. White people do not face the same kinds of systemic discrimination that people of color do. But progressives are doing a very good job of convincing white people that they do.

When parents of Virginia high school students complained about a white privilege video being shown to their kids, they rightfully noted that their kids were being singled out based on their race. The video featured a foot race in which people of color were burdened by impediments while the white people ran free. It was absolutely fair for them to interpret this as a message to their kids saying, “Your accomplishments are easier and less valuable than those of your peers of color.”

Many parents object to this method of teaching about race relations. While some white people, especially those in the academy and the arts, find the acceptance of privilege and its associated guilt liberating, many do not. Privilege theory is also not being offered as one of many ways to confront and consider racism; it is being offered as the central way. This was brilliantly explored in 2010 by the Midwestern Critical Whiteness Collective’s (MCWC’s) article in Harvard Education Review, “McIntosh as Synecdoche: How Teacher Education Focus on White Privilege Undermines Anti Racism.”

Privilege Theory Is the Wrong Track

The McIntosh in question is Peggy McIntosh, whose 1988 essay “Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack” formed the foundation of privilege theory. The essay is mostly a list of ways in which white people receive better treatment in society. The MCWC describes McIntosh’s theory as a synecdoche because it has come to define the totality of education’s anti-racism efforts. It is meant to be the magic pill that clarifies things and sets us on the right course once consumed. Many disadvantaged white students reject the notion of their grand privileges and resented the key confessional component of white privilege education.

They found that many disadvantaged white students reject the notion of their grand privileges and resented the key confessional component of white privilege education. One case study involved an education student named John, from a small, non-diverse town. In his final essay for the class John explained his reaction to McIntosh: “I got the feeling from it that it was more about trying to make white males feel guilty for things they most likely had no control over. Being a white male I got a little worked up about the whole list since I don’t feel like I have anything to apologize for.”

John rolled his eyes at privilege theory. However, his teacher reported that other ways of exploring racism and multiculturalism such as films on race relations and historical texts broadened John’s empathy towards non-white people. John was able to reject confession while still becoming a better anti-racist educator. This made John’s teacher wonder whether confessional white privilege is the universally beneficial educational tool it is made out to be. The collective found that it is not.

In its blunt conclusion, the collective writes: “McIntosh’s conception of white privilege has been at the center of anti-racist thought and action in teacher education. We argue, however, that McIntosh’s ideas simplify white racial identity in dangerous ways. We also demonstrate that white privilege pedagogy demands confession, but that confession is a dead end. Finally, we propose that white supremacy needs to replace white privilege as the central concern of our anti-racist efforts.”

Abetting White Supremacy

When privilege theory took root in the 1990s, society roundly condemned the outward expression of racist attitudes. This is why the focus shifted to the ways in which white people were racist without even knowing it. Importantly, all white people were guilty of this form of racism. The act of confessing privilege became the means through which white people discovered this hidden racism. The shift to the privilege model had an unintended consequence that is abetting white supremacy.

But, as the past year has shown us, good old-fashioned white supremacy was not gone; it was simply driven underground. Not only was white supremacy still extant, it was going more or less unaddressed. The shift to the privilege model had an unintended consequence that is abetting white supremacy.

One can teach against white supremacy by encouraging students to treat everyone as equal, or at least as individuals not defined in important ways by their race. Privilege theory does not allow for this approach. It demands that differences be front and center and that we always consider a person’s race in considering him. This focus on “valuing differences” over “the colorblind model” unlocked the door to the white supremacist revival that today’s anti-white rhetoric has kicked open.

White Grievance On the Rise

It surprises many people that an increasing number of white Americans over the past decade believe whites face more discrimination than blacks. Obviously this feeling is inconsistent with economic data. Many have argued that a white fear of losing the dominant economic place in society is behind this belief. But what if the discrimination that white people are feeling and expressing is not primarily economic in nature? He was upset at having to confess guilt for events he had no control over. Many whites feel this way.

This brings us back to John. What got him “worked up” about privilege theory was not that he’d have to compete for jobs with minorities. He was upset at having to confess guilt for events he had no control over. Many whites feel this way. Moreover, many resent the pedagogical transformations that their history and culture are undergoing. White historical figures once held in too high esteem have swung the other way into utter disrepute. Also, the histories of no other peoples are being held to these lofty standards.

Mohandas Gandhi’s racism, the Black Panthers’ vicious murders, and Santa Anna’s barbarism are understood within the context of their positive contributions. Increasingly, white Americans perceive that Columbus, Jefferson, Jackson, and many other core white historical figures are consistently brought down a peg in order to decentralize whiteness in history. This assault on their history has a deeper impact than many on the Left are aware of, or willing to admit.

Rise of the White Race Baiters

The combination of the confessional and universal aspects of white privilege and the reconstruction of white history has opened the door for white racial grievance-mongers. From 2014 to 2015, the number of active Klu Klux Klan chapters in the United States grew from 72 to 190, a massive increase for a group so closely associated with hatred. Along with these organized efforts, social media has given a dangerous new platform to white supremacists. One of the key components to the success of this racism is the almost-daily parade of silly micro-aggressions and triggers.

One of the key components to the success of this racism is the almost-daily parade of silly micro-aggressions and triggers, specifically on college campuses. Conservative media seize upon disputes over the cultural appropriation of taco night or banning hoopskirts as evidence that minority racial grievance has gotten unhinged.

In emerging white nationalist journals such as Radix, this constant drumbeat of attack against white insensitivity is viewed gravely. What results is a belief among a growing number of whites in the concepts of “white genocide” and “racial realism.”

Both “white genocide” and “racial realism” harken back to the worst elements of American racial history. The former reacts in horror to the races mixing sexually for fear of resulting offspring being impure. The latter pretends to take a cold, scientific look at demography to prove the superiority of the white race. Ideas of this ilk, until recently thought to be confined to a fringe dustbin, have taken on new life in our hyper-racialized society.

Young white men, reacting to social and educational constructs that paint them as the embodiment of historical evil, are fertile ground for white supremacists. They are very aware of the dichotomy between non-white culture, which must be valued at all times (even in the midst of terror attacks), and white culture, which must be criticized and devalued. They don’t like it.

Same Tactics, Different Sides

The result of these societal double standards is for many a desire to lash out against it. For every white college student who dutifully accepts his privilege, many more resent the idea and wish to fight it. The sharpest arrow in their quiver is to be offensive. In reducing all phenomena to a question of race, both the alt right and the progressive left ensure the dominance of racial resentment as the lynchpin of our society.

This desire to be offensive has given rise to the “alt right.” Supporters of this loosely assembled white nationalist movement understand a playful aspect to its use of slurs. But just as the Left shifted from using anti-white rhetoric as an ironic device to an actual indictment of white culture, so has the alt right come to believe much of its troubling rhetoric.

Do the alt right Twitter trolls really want Jews turned into lampshades, or believe blacks are apes? Many of their supporters say no, that such rhetoric is simply meant to shock the system. They feel oppressed by political correctness and they challenge it, in over-the-top, offensive ways.

If this seems familiar, it should. It is exactly the same approach taken by social justice warriors and purveyors of anti-white rhetoric. The shocking “White Men Are Bad” hot takes serve the same purpose. They are also meant to shock the system. Just as the alt right is willing to denigrate minorities to make plain what they view as racist speech codes, the Left is willing to denigrate straight, white men to make plain what they view as widespread systemic racism.

For both groups the central theme is identity. That theme quickly calcifies into attitudes too brittle to hold up serious discourse. In reducing all phenomena to a question of race, both the alt right and the progressive left ensure the dominance of racial resentment as the lynchpin of our society.

Let’s Find Another Way Forward

W.E.B. Du Bois was born just three years after the end of slavery, but was bullish on the prospects of equality, he writes in “The Souls of Black Folks.”

Work, culture, liberty,—all these we need, not singly but together, not successively but together, each growing and aiding each, and all striving toward that vaster ideal that swims before the Negro people, the ideal of human brotherhood, gained through the unifying ideal of Race; the ideal of fostering and developing the traits and talents of the Negro, not in opposition to or contempt for other races, but rather in large conformity to the greater ideals of the American Republic…

Modern progressives don’t talk about the “greater ideals of the American Republic.” Rather, those ideals have become suspect, empty words used to justify slavery and genocide. But for Du Bois, who was closer to slavery than any of us will ever be, this was not the case. The facile notion that some inherent evil of whiteness must be expunged is anathema to his entire vision of equality and reconciliation.

Put simply, our anti-racism efforts must be refocused away from guilt and confession and towards equality and eradicating irrational judgments based on race. Some on the Left will object, saying that racism is so systemic in society it must be purged before anyone can pretend to treat of others without taking race into account. Some on the Right will object, saying that everything from IQ tests to crime statistics prove something meaningful about the capabilities of individuals based on their race. Both of these perspectives must be rejected. In their place, we must return to the goal of treating people as individuals, not as representatives of their race.


The year White people will become a minority in Americah as been declared


2045. This is the year, the U.S. Census Bureau now projects, that whites will be in the minority. According to information released Wednesday, the non-Hispanic, native-born white population "will become less than 50% before 2040," Brookings Institution demographer William Frey told Al Jazeera America. "Overall, there is white decline and minority gain for most of the projection period. [...] The majority-minority tipping point date is 2044," meaning that by 2045 the white population will become the racial minority.

Two reasons these stats are not surprising: First, the U.S. birthrate has slowed significantly, with 3.5 million fewer people expected to be living in America by 2060 than originally projected. Meanwhile, immigration rates have risen. "From 2015 to 2060, the country will lose 23 million U.S.-born whites and gain 118 million racial and ethnic minorities and immigrants," Frey said. Second, as National Geographic detailed earlier this year, America is becoming more and more of a melting pot. While the Census Bureau is still figuring out how to accurately track race demographics in America, between 2000 and 2010 there was a 32% increase of people who check more than one race in the census survey.

The implications of this shift in demographics go far beyond skin tone, arguably contributing to the increased racial tensions across America, especially post-Ferguson. A 2014 study by Northwestern University psychologists showed that fear of becoming the minority actually made white people more socially conservative. As Mic has written previously, this fear and loathing — "fear at the prospect of having to actually consider one's race as not inhabiting the dominant position; loathing for having to realize that they live in a multiracial world, and that they have effectively become 'othered'" — helps support mistrust and perpetuate societal racial inequality. The Census Bureau's data is proof that we are becoming, in terms of demographics, more united and equal. What Americans do with that data remains to be seen.


Did an Author From the 1800s Predict the Trumps, Russia and America's Downfall?

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Ingersoll Lockwood, an American political writer, lawyer and novelist, combined a unique mixture of science fiction and fantasy into his novels from the late 1800s. Two of his most popular works of literature were illustrated children’s stories, focusing on a peculiar fictional character whose name rings a bell in 2017: Baron Trump. Trump, an aristocratically wealthy young man living in Castle Trump, is the protagonist of Lockwood's first two fictional novels, The Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and His Wonderful Dog Bulgar and Baron Trump’s Marvelous Underground Journey. The little boy, who has an unending imagination and "a very active brain," is bored of the luxurious lifestyle he has grown so accustomed to. In a twist of fate, Trump visits Russia to embark on an extraordinary adventure that will shape the rest of his life. Lockwood's final novel arrived in 1896, titled The Last President. 

There are some incredible connections to be made to the first family of the United States and Lockwood’s novels from the turn of the 19th century. For starters, the main character’s name is the same as President Donald Trump’s son, albeit spelt differently. Trump’s adventures begin in Russia, and are guided thanks to directions provided by "the master of all masters," a man named "Don." Before leaving for his voyage through the unknown, Trump is told of his family’s motto: "The pathway to glory is strewn with pitfalls and dangers." Illustrations from the novels depict Trump dressed in lavish, old-fashioned clothing and jewelry as he departs from Castle Trump and begins his voyage, heading to Russia to locate an entrance into alternate dimensions.

But by Lockwood’s third novel, The Last President, things become even more eerily linked to the present day. The story begins with a scene from a panicked New York City in early November, describing a "state of uproar" after the election of an enormously opposed outsider candidate. "The entire East Side is in a state of uproar," police officers shouted through the streets, warning city folk to stay indoors for the night. "Mobs of vast size are organizing under the lead of anarchists and socialists, and threaten to plunder and despoil the houses of the rich who have wronged and oppressed them for so many years." "The Fifth Avenue Hotel will be the first to feel the fury of the mob," the novel continues, citing an address in New York City where Trump Tower now stands. "Would the troops be in time to save it?"

Lockwood’s creations have resurfaced online in recent weeks on forums and Reddit, thanks to a number of 4chan users who shared images and conspiracy theories about the fantasy stories. Some claimed the Trump family possesses a time machine that has allowed them to remain powerful to this day. The Last President doesn’t follow the same fictional narrative of Lockwood’s previous novels, though the links to Trump are once again abundantly clear. The president’s hometown of New York City is fearing the collapse of the republic in this book, also titled 1900, immediately following the transition of presidential power. Some Americans begin forming a resistance, protesting what was seen as a corrupt and unethical election process.

A filmmaker and Trump supporter named Leigh Scott is now trying to crowdsource funding to create a fantasy feature film, saying he’s a "huge fan of trolling." "Even though I work in Hollywood, I actually support President Trump," Scott says in a promotional video for his project. "The book has tons of strange references to the modern day, but we can actually amp that up a bit and put in things that only we as Trump supporters and people who are on the internet all the time really understand and appreciate."


The Eclipse as Dark Omen: America’s skies are set to dim at a strange hour of its history

 

To experience transcendence during a solar eclipse is a privilege of modernity. I know a man who once sailed to a remote island in the South Pacific to see an eclipse, and having caught the bug on that trip, later flew to see another in Svalbard, where local law required him to keep a shotgun handy, lest he end up a warm meal for a polar bear. If I had to compress his field reports from these far-flung eclipse viewings into a single word, it would be wonder. In that, he’s no outlier. Wonder is the dominant theme of recent eclipse accounts, whose general spirit is captured by a 1925 article in The New York Times that described an eclipse as “the most magnificent free show nature presents to man.”

These breathless reports of “magnificence” represent a radical break with the historical literature on eclipses. For Shakespeare, an eclipse was a “stain on the sun that portended no good.” Milton compared the eerie light of the eclipsed sun to the tarnished glow of the fallen Lucifer. And these are relatively recent accounts. The eclipse myths of antiquity were more unsettling still.

It’s no surprise that eclipses used to trouble us. One behavior that distinguishes humans from animals is the considerable energy we devote to observing the sky. Some form of stargazing likely took hold among other species, especially the Neanderthals, who shared our upright-ape body plan, a natural advantage for looking at the sky. Several of our fellow creatures respond to the moon’s phases—and much else, I’m sure, given that our understanding of animal consciousness is so impoverished. But humans are a special case. We are obsessed with the sky, in part because we recognize its dangers.

Other creatures may fear thunder and lightning, but only a species with written records can remember the devastation that follows in an asteroid’s wake. And only humans feel philosophical dread when looking at the sky. Whether you’re gazing up at the blue, sunlit vault of noon, or peering through a telescope into a dark, galaxy-filled vista, the sky always conceals deeper recesses. It always confronts you with a vision of the unknown.You can imagine what it would suggest about your own fate, if you were to see the white-hot center of your sensory world vanish.

To ease this psychic pain, we have filled our skies with gods, including Sumer’s Anu, Greece’s Zeus, Rome’s Jupiter, and Hinduism’s Shiva. Even the God of the Hebrews behaved conspicuously like a sky god. In the Sinai desert, he assumed the Zeus-like form of clouds marbled by lightning. When he wanted to judge humanity, he emptied the sky onto the Earth, and when the cleansing deluge was complete, he stretched a rainbow from horizon to horizon, to signal a new covenant with the survivors. Sometimes, he even spoke from the sky, as when he thundered replies to Job “out of the storm.”

This is the first thing to understand about the prescientific experience of an eclipse: It happened against this unnerving backdrop, this existential realm where the gods displayed messages of great import, messages that could be read only by the highest and most learned priests. We get a clue as to how this singular message from the sky was received from our English word “eclipse,” a descendant of the Greek “ékleipsi,” which has, among its roots, a word meaning “abandonment,” that potent psychological state that animates the very worst of our childhood fears.

What could be more traumatic than the abandonment of the sun? This is the energy source that powers Earth’s photosynthetic food chains, the ball of fire that anchors and warms us as we twirl around in the cold cosmic void. The sun is the giver of life. It is also the giver of light, the ethereal stuff that illuminates the world, making it manifest to the mind. Philosophers have often likened sunlight to consciousness itself. In Plato’s cave, it is sunlight that awaits those who throw off their chains. And in Descartes’ dark forest of metaphysical confusion, enlightenment comes only when sunbeams break through the canopy.

You can imagine what it would suggest about your own fate, were you to see the white-hot center of your sensory world vanish, with no promise that it would return. The sun is the most robust of all physical phenomena. Even today, our scientific end-times tales involve its death. In deep antiquity, a few minutes without the sun would have felt like an eternity, or like a stepping out of time altogether. It would have felt as though some dark new chaos had dawned. The ancient Ojibwe peoples of the American Midwest felt this distress acutely: They tried to reignite the blacked-out sun by firing flaming arrows into it.

The sun is not the kind of thing you expect to need rekindling. The sun is fearsome. It can burn you, blind you, drive you to thirst or even madness. It can kill you and bleach your bones where they lie. The ancients warned against even approaching the sun, as Phaethon and Icarus did to their peril. Their sun gods weren’t cuddly. They were disapproving fathers, or birds of prey. They wielded symbols of strength and domination, like the beams of light hurled to Earth’s surface by the sun god Ra, which Egypt’s sculptors reconceived as obelisks, monuments to power that have lost little of their potency across 4,000 years. One still towers over the capital of the world’s most powerful country. It looks a lot like those that were hauled out of Ancient Egypt to stand in the piazzas of Imperial Rome. And then there is that other symbol of power, the crown, a golden ring made to look like a sunburst adorning the sovereign’s head.

This close identification with the sun might explain why kings have long feared eclipses. A surprising number of popes and monarchs have died in their wake. Louis XIV, the “sun king” who so loved decadent gold decor that he chose the solar sphere as his emblem, died just after an eclipse hung in the skies above Paris. Some ancient rulers, including Alexander the Great, executed a substitute king after an eclipse, as a kind of sacrificial hedge.

Of all the stories about earthly kings being laid low after an eclipse, my favorite comes from the psychedelic end-times text of Christianity, the Book of Revelation. In a dream, John of Patmos watches as the seals on the book of judgment rip open, each triggering a fresh calamity. After the sixth seal is torn, the sun darkens, as though in eclipse, and nature begins shedding its fundamental features. Stars drop to the Earth like fruit falling from the boughs of a tree. The planet’s crust shakes with unprecedented violence, displacing whole mountain ranges and islands. And all the world’s kings, princes, generals, and the rich slink away to hide among the rocks thrown off by the geological mayhem, or in caves, like Peter Thiel in his New Zealand bunker.This is what gives eclipses their Dionysian edge, this sense that a vanishing sun could unleash something primal and violent.

Kings are right to fear the blotting out of the sun. If you stake your political legitimacy on divine right—on the idea that your dominion was written, by god, into the very laws of nature—you have a big problem when the natural order begins to unwind, right before your subjects’ eyes, in the most dramatic way possible, such that it cannot be denied by royal proclamation—or by tweet. This is what gives eclipses their Dionysian edge, this sense, drawn from our collective cultural memory, that back in the mists of prehistory, a vanishing sun could unleash something primal and violent.

These lurid associations survive in the ancient stories that tell us the sun was eaten during an eclipse. Written by people for whom the experience of being stalked as prey was more immediate, these myths describe the sun being devoured by a dark and starry jaguar, or by a bear, snake, or dragon. In Ancient India, the demon Rahu ate the sun, or rather, it was his decapitated head, which was removed from his body as punishment after he posed as a god in order to steal a sip of the elixir of immortality. The torso-less Rahu had no stomach for the eaten sun to descend into, and so the fiery ball re-appeared shortly after he gulped it down.

It took time for eclipses to be demythologized. To the naked eye, it isn’t obvious that the sun is obscured by the moon, which by cosmic coincidence, is 400 times smaller than the sun and also 400 times nearer to Earth, so that they cleanly overlap. Our oldest surviving eclipse records date back to the Chaldeans of Babylon, who were pressing them into clay tablets in 626 BCE, if not earlier. But the first written account of an eclipse prediction, with all the understanding that entails, didn’t happen—if it happened at all—until decades later, when the Greek philosopher Thales warned that the sun would soon go dark.

The natural philosophers of ancient Greece took inspiration from Thales. They devised a sophisticated cosmology of rotating celestial spheres, and multi-geared machines that represented the movements of these spheres, including the movements that brought the moon directly in front of the sun. The ingenuity of these machines would not be surpassed until Medieval clocks appeared more than 1,000 years later. And the celestial spheres would reign, more or less untouched, until Copernicus and Galileo dislodged the Earth from the center of the universe, and in doing so ushered in the Enlightenment.

In their disdain for Caesars of every kind, America’s founders conceived of themselves, and their political experiment, as the full flowering of the Enlightenment. They traced their intellectual heritage back to the Greeks. They made their capital city an open-air tribute to Athens. Their republic is an idea borrowed from Plato. Now, the “Great American Eclipse” is scheduled to darken this country’s skies at a strange hour of its history, when the occupant of its highest office expresses admiration for strongman-like kings, and sometimes acts as though he, too, would like to be king. He should heed the signs. An eclipse sometimes bodes ill for a king.

Science hasn’t completely defanged the eclipse, after all. A solar eclipse still makes the stock market drop, and some are preparing for this one as though it will bring Armageddon. Even in our literary accounts of eclipses, one still finds the odd apocalyptic aside. Annie Dillard, who wrote the most beautiful such account, compared the experience of seeing totality to a mushroom cloud.

But despite the cultural detritus of previous millennia, the primary emotion most of us now feel upon glimpsing an eclipse is wonder. In just the last century, astronomers have watched light from distant stars bend as it moved through the distorted space surrounding the eclipsed sun, and in doing so learned that space warps wherever there is a large mass, just as Einstein said. They have since searched out larger such masses, whose surrounding pockets of distortion magnify the cosmos beyond them, like natural telescopes, through which astronomers have peered to the far end of the observable universe.

Our robots have watched Phobos, the Martian moon, eclipse the sun from the red planet’s dusty surface. Phobos is too small to blot out the whole solar disc, but observatories are now looking for “exomoons” that circle planets in other star systems. And given that nature has manufactured untold numbers of these planets, it’s a safe bet that someday we’ll find one with a moon that’s just the right size to block its sun. Maybe we’ll even find members of another intelligent species who have also watched, in astonishment, as their local star vanished at mid-morning.

A solar eclipse still exerts a pull on the dark side of the human imagination, but it weakens with every century. No one need fear bloody revolution on August 21. But nor should anyone forget that some of us harbor no nostalgia for the age of superstition. Or the age of kings.