The US Empire: rise, fall, and now what?

The US was the dominant world power, but has been failing, compounded by desperate plans for hegemony and appalling errors and lies over a long period. Will President Trump overpower the Deep State and restore the US in a unipolar world, perhaps in conjunction with President Putin and Chairman Xi?

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“No One Trusts the US Government, Not Even the American People”

“No One Trusts the US Government, Not Even the American People”  Paul Craig Roberts, 24 February 2019

Atlantic Bridge, a German front organization set up by Washington to propagandize Germans to serve Washington, has failed in the job.  The latest survey conducted by the front group shows that 85% of Germans are alienated from the US.  The front group’s chairman acknowledged “the great lost of trust in the United States.”  By a margin of two to one, Germans see China as a more reliable partner for Germany than the US.  https://www.translatetheweb.com/?from=de&to=en&refd=www.microsofttranslator.com&rr=UC&a=https://www.atlantik-bruecke.org/vertrauen-in-der-krise/

Americans have come to the same conclusion about the US government as have Germans.  The latest Gallup Poll reveals that Americans regard America’s top problem to be the US government.  Twice as many respondents regard the US government to be the top problem than regard immigration, and Americans see Washington to be six times the problem that health care is.  https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2019/02/23/americans-call-their-government-americas-top-problem.html

As many have concluded, the United States is not a democracy. It is an oligarchy ruled by monied private interest groups.  http://rinf.com/alt-news/editorials/america-is-one-dollar-one-vote-not-really-one-person-one-vote/

There has clearly been a revolution in America.  An aristocracy has overthrown the people. Democracy is dead.  We live in the Oligarchy United Against the People.


Russia’s v. America’s Records on Democracy and on Whistleblowers’ Safety

By Eric Zuesse, 7 May 2018

There are multiple quantitative measures for a given nation’s degree of democracy, in comparison with that of other nations, but perhaps the best is the job-approval that the nation’s citizens give of the head-of-state. On that measure, Russia is far more of a democracy than is the U.S., and is second only to China worldwide. On 6 March 2016, the Washington Post bannered, “How to understand Putin’s jaw-droppingly high approval ratings”, and opened, “Russian President Vladimir Putin has an 83 percent approval rating.” It found a way to blame Russian culture for this, because they couldn’t find a way to deny that Putin is extremely favorably viewed by the Russian people, and the WP is rabidly against Russia’s Government; so, blaming Russia’s culture (essentially, blaming Russians) for the findings was the best they were able to do. Could Russia be a more democratic nation than America is? Could China be the world’s most democratic nation? An ordinary American with a closed mind would simply ignore these data, not even be puzzled by these persistent findings; but the answer is clearly yes — those countries mightbe more democratic than is America. A person who isn’t willing to consider that possibility would be merely time-wasting to read any further here.

Another reasonable way to measure democracy is by how low a percentage of the nation’s citizens are in prison. The nation with the world’s highest percentage of its population in prison is the United States. Only tiny Seychelles, whose total population is under 100,000 and which holds other countries’ convicts in its prisons, is technically the worst. U.S. has 693 prisoners per 100,000 population, whereas Seychelles has 799 per 100,000. Second-highest after U.S. was St. Kitts & Nevis, at 607. Third-highest is Turkmenistan, at 583. Fourth-highest, U.S. Virgin Islands, at 542. Fifth-highest, El Salvador, at 541. Sixth-highest, Cuba, 510. Seventh-highest, Guam, 469. Eighth-highest, Russia, 450. None of these countries would, on this measure, be a “democracy,” but (other than Seychelles) the U.S. would be the most dictatorial — a police-state, on this measure, it’s the very worst nation except perhaps Seychelles.

Another reasonable way of measuring whether a nation is a democracy is the degree of trust that its citizens have in their government. The 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer showed that 44% of Russians trust their government, and 33% of Americans trust ours. The highest was the 84% of Chinese who trust theirs. 28 nations were ranked: China was #1, Russia #13, U.S. #21. But could China be the world’s most democratic nation? Of course, it could — not by the same means as some of ‘the democratic’ nations use, but more authentically democratic than they — that’s certainly possible. And, as we now see, important data indicate that it is also true.

Another reasonable way to measure democracy is by the population’s happiness (and another common phrase for the population’s happiness is “the general welfare” of the people). In Gallup’s World Happiness Report 2018, the U.S. ranked #18, Russia #59, and China #86, out of the 156 countries surveyed. The top 5 nations in order were: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, and Switzerland. On the happiness measure, those five, at least, certainly are democracies. Are those five the world’s most democratic nations? And, even if they might not be, the residents in those countries still could be the most fortunateon the planet, because happiness is a goal everywhere. By contrast, democracy is usually viewed as being mainly instrumental toward achieving the public’s happiness. As the sovereignty clause — the opening, the Preamble — in America’s Constitution, says: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” It — the statement of the Constitution’s goals — says nothing about “democracy,” but does mention, as a goal, to “promote the general Welfare,” and that’s just another way of saying, to promote happiness. The sovereignty clause also mentions “Liberty,” “the common defence,” and other things, but nowhere does it even so much as mention “democracy.” But what the sovereignty clause does say that’s the most important thing of all, is its opening seven words, which name what is the sovereign in this country; and, unlike in just about every other legal system, which identifies some god, or some king, as the sovereign, this Constitution was the world’s first which identifies, instead, “We the People of the United States” —- the residents here — as being the sovereign here. And, in line with that sovereignty, the only happiness that it is at all concerned about is “the general Welfare” and “our Posterity.” Repudiation of any aristocracy is thus implicit even in our Constitution’s opening. Perhaps America’s Founders equated disempowerment of the aristocracy as constituting what we today commonly think of as being “democracy.” But if that is what they thought, then this is no longer their country, and this Constitution is no longer America’s Constitution, and that’s just an empirical fact.

Some people would say that a democracy is a nation that trusts its news-media. Trust in Media

is the highest, #1, in China, 71%; and is 42% in #15 U.S.; and is 35% in #20 Russia. (A July 2017 Marist poll however found that only 30% of Americans trust the media. That’s a stunning 12% lower than the Edelman survey found.) In other words: Chinese people experience that what they encounter in their news-media becomes borne-out in retrospect as having been true, but only half of that percentage of Russians experience this; and U.S. scores nearer to Russia than to China on this matter. Simply based on the facts, Americans shouldn’t trust the nation’s media at all; the trust-level is unrealistically high in America, but the ’news’ media deceive the public to believe otherwise (that Americans trust the media too little, instead of too much). (And, then, to top it off, the major media, which had deceived Americans into invading Iraq in 2003, and invading Libya in 2011, etc., allege that the only media which pump fake ‘news’ are small or ‘alternative’ ones, and that the major ‘news’ media — which clearly did it, when it counted the most and so produced those evil horrendous invasions — don’t do it, at all. That’s the biggest lie, of all, incredibly counter-factual: the lie that the major media aren’t the real and most viciously dangerous problem of fake ‘news’ in America.)

A recent poll of Americans showed that “74% think America is a dictatorship; only 21% think it’s not.” Perhaps Americans are more realistic about the government than about the ‘news’ media.

Although one can reasonably debate the degree to which any nation is a democracy, the United States certainly stands rather low on that factor, and stands well below China, and perhaps is lower than Russia, but none of these countries is among the world’s worst — except, perhaps, the U.S., for its having the highest percentage of its people in prison. The percentage of the residents who are in prison is probably the best single commonly available measure of the extent to which a given nation isn’t a democracy. How could it even conceivably be ‘the land of the free’ if it’s got the world’s highest percentage of its people behind bars? The very idea that America is a democracy is, thus, simply ludicrous — on the basis of the data. And, the U.S. is, furthermore, the only country in the entire world where the hypothesis that the nation is a democracy was scientifically investigated and analyzed — and it was found definitely to be false here.

Consequently, whenever the U.S. Government condemns some other country for its ‘dictatorship’ or for its mistreatment of journalists, a pot is calling a kettle black, the statement is pure propaganda, unless the U.S. Government simultaneously admits that it’s a dictatorship — which the U.S. Government certainly is (the only nation that has been scientifically proven to be a dictatorship).

Some people say that Russia cannot possibly be more democratic than is the U.S., because in Russia, investigative journalists and whistle-blowers are suppressed if not killed.

Gary Webb was a great American investigative journalist who was shot dead and the ‘news’ media slammed and basically smeared him. He had exposed a CIA drug-running operation. His murderer was never identified. The ‘news’ media do not honour him.

Phillip Marshal was a great American investigative journalist whose entire family (including himself) was shot dead, and this killing stopped his ongoing deep investigation into the people behind the 9/11 attacks. His murderer(s) was/were never identified. The ‘news ’media do not honour him.

The greatest whistle-blowers and investigative journalists are treated by the U.S. Government as mega-criminals: prominent examples of this are Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Chelsea Manning. The U.S. Government has now caused Assange to be not only in solitary confinement but held entirely incommunicado, blocked from being able to communicate with the public in any way; his Wikileaks is now incapacitated except as its pre-existing online archive. If that’s not a regime which aspires to spread its dictatorship throughout all countries, then what is? How appropriate, then, is it, that this same Government places the world’s highest percentage of its own citizens into prison? And how appropriate is it that this Government furthermore proclaims itself to be the world’s model of ‘democracy’?

JFK (John Fitzgerald Kennedy) was a U.S. President who started turning against the military-industrial complex and was shot dead in a conspiracy in which Lee Harvey Oswald — someone who might have been a trigger-man in the assassination — got framed for the entire operation, as a ‘lone gunman’.

MLK (Martin Luther King) was America’s greatest orator and ethical leader, and was hated by the bigoted FBI Director, so got shot dead, and the FBI said that a lone gunman James Earl Ray did it, but MLK’s family and supporters believed that the FBI itself did it, perhaps with other government enforcers being involved.

Of course, there have been similar mysteries in Russia. Anna Politkovskaya was a great investigative journalist in Russia, who got murdered, but after many trials, no one has been convicted for it. And there are other instances (just as there are in America).

Unlike in America, no Russian head-of-state has been assassinated since Tzar Nicholas in 1917, when the communists took over Russia. And unlike JFK, who had the legitimacy of being elected to his post, the Tzar did not. Today’s Russian heads-of-state do have to explain themselves to the public and compete in elections, and none has yet been murdered, such as in the United States.

No scientific study has ever been published regarding whether or not Russia is authentically a democracy, nor of whether China is, but there has been one — and only one — scientific study of whether the U.S. is a democracy; and it established that, definitely, the U.S. is not a democracy. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter once even had the courage and honesty to say as much, but the myth goes on because the ‘news’ and ‘history’ about the matter continue to lie, so as to spread the myth — instead of to spread the news and the history — regarding this question, about the American Government, and about its stenographic ‘news’ media. For the U.S. Government to pontificate to the world about ‘democracy’ is an atrocity, because the U.S. itself definitely isn’t one. Americans have simply been deceived. And wherever the public have been deceived, democracy is impossible; only ‘democracy’ can result.

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Almost Everything Americans Hear About Venezuela Is A Lie

Almost Everything Americans Hear About Venezuela Is A Lie  By Andrew Dobbs, American Herald Tribune, 17 February 2019

Tune into virtually any mainstream news source in the US, Canada, or Europe and you will see a striking unanimity among the “free and independent” press when it comes to Venezuela. Corporate-aligned media all claim that Venezuela’s government is corrupt and autocratic, led by a “strongman” who could only win illegitimate elections and whose socialist policies have plunged the country into chaos, a mess which the United States now has some sort of obligation to clean up.

In this narrow context, they have a very limited debate: should the US launch a military invasion or intervention into the country in order to install the constitutionally “legitimate” government of Juan Gaido, or should we use diplomacy to negotiate for new elections that can bring them into office? The idea that the United States should mind its own business butts in occasionally, mostly from isolationists on the right, but not only are these voices marginal, they still assume the rest of the context everyone else does–Venezuela has been ruined by a corrupt socialist dictatorship.

But none of that is true at all. Venezuela’s government is not a dictatorship, but a democracy–certainly more democratic than the United States government. Their recent elections were free and fair, and the only elements that undermined their legitimacy were the very opposition now demanding regime change. Socialism didn’t cause Venezuela’s problems, capitalism did, and the United States can’t solve their problems, they are guaranteed to make them worse.

As the United States begins to consider war of one sort or another in Venezuela knowing these facts is crucial to push back on the imperialist propaganda lying us into yet another disaster.

Democracy in Venezuela

Not only has Venezuela had more elections than most countries–with regular national elections for president, their National Assembly, municipal offices, and multiple constitutional elections over the last 20 years–the Carter Center said they had one of the best systems in the world. Observers during the most recent election in 2018 said the system was “fraud proof,” and another team of church leaders, trade union activists, and NGOs from Canada found it to be free and fair. Note that there were not more observers because the US-backed opposition actually asked observers NOT to come.

In light of US voting officials closing polling placeskicking people off the voter rolls, and overseeing their own close and controversial elections it seems absurd to be criticizing Venezuela.

And for a “dictatorship” Venezuela’s ruling party–the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, or PSUV–sure does have a funny habit of losing elections sometimes. That’s how the National Assembly came to be in the hands of the opposition so they could put up Guaido in the first place–they won a sweeping victory in 2015. In 2004 the opposition even secured enough popular support to force a recall election of Chavez, which ended up being a relatively close vote (58%) nonetheless reaffirming Chavez’s popular support.

In an actual autocracy–like Saudi Arabia, a country the United States has curiously never singled out for “regime change”–even suggesting a recall would result in swift and serious consequences. The fact of the matter is that Venezuela’s ruling class doesn’t like the outcomes of elections there because the poor have strong political organization and leadership. The rich and powerful get their colleagues in the imperialist countries to attack the results, and with no real dissent allowed in US media this is all we hear.

They especially hate when Venezuela takes up profoundly democratic processes like the Constituent Assembly called last year. This process engages every community in the country in deliberations over how to design a constitution that will empower the decentralized network of communes giving working people a chance at direct government. This was universally reported as a “power grab” by Maduro, despite the fact that any party could participate and the constitutional process was open-ended.

This was not the only democratic process in which the opposition has refused to participate either. They alienated much of Venezuelan society by leading violent protests in 2014 and 2017, lynching poor Venezuelans, murdering police officers, and terrorizing whole cities. The US press presented these as “peaceful demonstrations” viciously attacked by the evil socialist government. Venezuelans know the truth, however, and facing embarrassing losses the opposition decided to boycott elections altogether.

Their allies in the imperialist US media then slandered the elections as “rigged” because the opposition wasn’t in them… of their own accord. The press here has said the opposition was “barred” from the presidential election, when in reality they were simply expected to re-register their parties, having failed to garner any votes in the previous national elections for municipal leadership because they boycotted that process as well. A number of opposition parties did manage to register–fairly easily–but they were threatened with sanctions by the US government for daring to participate in the elections. This begs the question: who was trying to keep parties out of the democratic process, Maduro or Trump?

Maduro won re-election by a substantial margin, and while turnout was historically low, it was higher than what midterm elections typically get in the United States. Oh, and unlike the US presidential election, the candidate with the most votes actually won–and yet we lecture them on democracy!

The Corporate War on Venezuela’s Economy

Turnout was especially low because there is a great deal of discontent in Venezuela, particularly over the extraordinary economic hardship the country has faced in recent years. These hardships have been terrible, but still exaggerated by the US press to include “starvation,” which has not been a threat. Shortages have curiously only affected products produced or imported by oligopolies, not fruits and vegetables and other products with decentralized production domestic to Venezuela. The shortages have also been predominantly among certain staple items and never for luxuries enjoyed by Venezuela’s wealthy.

All of this is indicative of a concerted effort to manufacture shortages, and police discoveries of large hoards of “unavailable” products as well as illegal smuggling into neighbouring Colombia prove that the shortages are manufactured by the ruling class. Even when independent measures show imports and production going up the shortages persist, getting worse around election time. Of course, now that Venezuela is subject to strict sanctions explicitly designed to starve its people a humanitarian crisis really is developing. But again, this is not Maduro’s doing, but that of the United States.

These sanctions are just the latest form of international financial warfare on Venezuela. Prior to this the world’s largest banks had already begun boycotting Venezuelan transactions, shutting down the accounts their government used for bond payments and for obtaining US dollars for international account settling. This forced Venezuela to undertake complicated transactions through Russia and China in particular, but once the formal sanctions came down these were impossible too. Venezuela cannot trade its currency for dollars which means it can’t pay its dollar denominated debts, which means they default and their credit, their money is worthless.

They could get dollars from their oil sales, but Saudi-led price manipulation struck a major blow to their revenues, and now the US has seized the money generated by their sales in the US–by far their largest customer. Put all of this together and you get hyperinflation and a deep financial crisis. When the government has tried to reset its currency right-wing forces associated with an attempted coup in 2002 have set up alternative currency exchange rates published most notably on a conspiracy-mongering news site. The same oligopolies driving the shortage crisis then only trade at these rates, wrecking any pegging scheme set up by the government or central bank.

Note that if it really was mismanagement that prompted US intervention, why did they not do the same to Turkish strongman Recep Erdogan or right wing Argentinian leader Mauricio Macri when their currencies went through crises last year? And if it were true that Maduro was hopelessly corrupt, diverting all the country’s wealth for himself, a former bus driver–and it isn’t true–then why did the US consider Zaire’s dictator Mobutu Sese Seko such a close ally despite stealing as much as $15 billion from the world’s poorest country?

The fact is that these lies aren’t the reason for US intervention, the independence of the Venezuelan people is.

Guaido’s Corrupt Plans

And as for Juan Guaido, he’s a total unknown to the Venezuelan people. He’s never run for president and was only recently made the leader of his party and of the National Assembly. When he appointed himself president about 81% of Venezuelans had never even heard of him. Since then he’s clearly spent more time wooing the Western media than he has his own people. His agenda is explicitly driven towards liquidating the benefits working people have received under the Bolivarian regime and turning Venezuela’s natural resources over to the imperialist powers again.

His appointment is entirely outside of the legal process, based on the idea that Maduro “abandoned” the presidency. Maduro obviously did not, and was sworn in under atypical, but still constitutional circumstances forced by the Assembly’s contempt of the nation’s courts. Even if he had there’s a Vice President in the country too, but the US-backed opposition ignored the constitutional process altogether to put Guaido into power.

There is a word for leaders like Gauido who come to power through illegal means: tyrants. And knowing what his right-wing “reform” agenda will do to the poor of Venezuela–millions of whom saw their lives improved under Chavez and Maduro–he fits that term perfectly. Unfortunately for the US and its imperialist and right-wing allies the Venezuelan people have a rich history of resistance to tyranny, stretching back to the great Liberator of South America, Simon Bolivar, and even before to Native resistance to Spanish colonizers. Chavez and Maduro have armed hundreds of thousands of working people in Venezuela, and any attempt to invade or occupy will likely be a long, bloody defeat for those who try and do it.

This should be the absolute bottom line for everyone in the United States. Even if you can’t bother yourself to care about the sovereignty of another country, about the wickedness of billionaires lying to our faces so they can starve another nation into submission, even if you turn a blind eye to abject tyranny, we must remember the costs of such ignorance and arrogance. We were told the Vietnamese needed to be saved, we were told the Iraqis would greet us as liberators, we were told we were freeing the Afghan people from terror.

Maybe this time we should stop listening to the liars in the imperialist media and worry about resisting our own corrupt and oppressive regime before we spill blood for years on end somewhere else. That would be a newsworthy change for sure.

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The border wall fiasco is just another symptom of US elites control

The border wall fiasco is just another symptom of the US elite controlBy Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution, 9 February 2019

 ‘I Voted Numerous Times To Build A Barrier To Prevent Illegal Immigrants Coming In’ – Hillary Clinton

IN BRIEF

  • The Facts:

Everything Donald Trump is saying about building a wall and having a system to keep illegal immigrants out and providing a process for others to come in legally has also been said by Hillary Clinton, Bush, Obama and Bill Clinton.

  • Reflect On:

Is this really about the wall and about immigration issues? Or are these just political games where these elite people don’t actually care about issues, but instead ‘winning’ the ‘love’ of the people so they can amass more power?

Politics has truly become one big joke. The fact that millions of people still participate in the process is somewhat disturbing, as it really does nothing but take power out of the hands of the citizenry and give it to the global elite. It’s a mediocrity because, if the government and the elite really wanted to, this small clique could pool their resources and completely change the world in a couple of weeks. That being said, the global elite has a stranglehold on various countries like the ones that make up the western military alliance.  This is the true “menace of our Republic” (John F. Hylan), something many today and many presidents and politicians in the past have referred to as the secret or “invisible government.” This secret government “runs the United States,” as Hylan said, “for their own selfish purposes. They practically own both parties and control the majority of the newspapers and magazines. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the biding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government.” (source)(source)

In the statement above, Hylan goes on to explain how this entity has seized executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, media, and “every agency created for the public protection.” This is clear today given all of the corruption that plagues our federal regulatory agencies. I provide multiple examples of this inside this article I recently published.

One of my favourite quotes comes from Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States.

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day. (source)

Why is this so important today? Because for the first time in a long time, Donald Trump represents a politician who has and is willing to take on this ‘Deep State.’ This does not mean that he is still not ‘checkmated’ by the Deep State in various ways and that they do not have influence on him and his decisions, but he is clearly not a part of what Bush, Obama and the Clinton’s have been a part of for so long, puppets of the Deep State, clear speakers for the American Empire. This became evident when Trump spoke out about a number of issues including: the controlled demolition on 9/11, vaccine safety, and ending the fabricated ‘war on terror’ by pulling troops out of Syria. He is currently having trouble pulling them out but has made clear his intention to do so. This could be one example of the battle between the Deep State and Trump. That being said, he has made a lot of shady moves that is also clearly representative of the Deep State and the American empire, so it’s confusing to say the least.

This is exactly why Donald Trump has been completely vilified by establishment media. The truth is he is a disruptor that falls against the two key pillars of the American empire: neoliberalism and neoconservatism.

 “It absolutely drives them crazy… because he’s an outsider, he’s not them he’s not part of the club, he’s uncontrollable… He hasn’t been through the initiation rites, he didn’t belong to the secret society.” – Newt Gingrich, American Politician and Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Trump is not a supporter of transnational globalization, something that this global elite thrives upon. It’s a key part of their plan toward their new world order, one that manufactures problems like 9/11 in order to propose a ‘solution,’ which usually includes installing governments in foreign countries to best suit their own interests. Neoconservatism has nothing to do with the U.S. dominated global empire project. But if we look at what recently happening in Venezuela, it has American empire puppet written all over it, in my opinion. This is why, again, things are confusing.

“They work together, two inhuman, anti-human processes that ensure a tiny minority of people control and own all the water, minerals, drugs, GM foods, and everything else worth owning in this world. Hillary Clinton, as the ultimate representative of such an agenda, received unwavering support from all segments of that establishment, certainly from the media. Trump, on the other hand, was vilified.” – Richard Dolan, American Historian

We’re witnessing a monumental shift right now. As transparency increases, we’re able to see the real ongoing battle within the US political system, which seems to be comprised of governments within governments. The hatred that’s been attached to Donald Trump comes from mainstream media brainwashing, their connection to corporations and intelligence agencies, as well as  their ability to control the perception of the masses. That being said, his character and some of the things Trump has said has made it much easier for them to vilify him, no doubt.

The Wall Issue

The wall issue is one of multiple examples where anything Trump does is used against him. The wall issue has been capitalized on by corrupt forces within western politics and has been used to further demonize and vilify Trump. The funny thing about politicians is that they never do what they promise to do during their campaign run. Why is this so? Well, it’s because of the Deep State’s influence on presidents, as I mentioned above. Vladimir Putin is another politician who has been outspoken about this and why presidents constantly fail to carry through on their campaign promises. He said that “men in dark suits” come in and basically tell the president what they can and can’t do.

As far as the wall, its construction began in 1994 and was almost completed. The wall was not Trump’s idea, and never was. The border, much of which is already a wall, was built as a result of heightened border security throughout American politics. Trump is not talking about barring all immigrants. He wants to stop sex trafficking, drug smuggling, and other dangerous activities that may be connected to Deep State operations. He wants a process that allows immigrants to enter the country in a lawful manner.

The point is, what the democrats are accusing Trump of now, is the exact same rhetoric that they’ve shared in the past. Below is a great video of Hillary, Bill and Obama preaching exactly what Trump is preaching now. How come they were not vilified and ridiculed? What is going on here?

This further illustrates how politics is simply a game, and that mainstream media capitalizes from demonizing others in hopes of gaining the support of the masses. It’s all a power struggle, and we’ve seen politicians like Hillary and Obama (along with many others) preach the exact opposite of what they once did. Trump’s desire for a wall has been used to vilify him, but in reality, the wall isn’t the issue here. No matter what Trump does and what decisions he makes, they will always be jumped on and used by the opposing side to vilify him. These are all political games, and the actual issues that exist are not addressed.

Take a look at the video below by CE founder Joe Martino. It has some great clips in it that will show you what I’m referring to, and really highlights the fact that politics has nothing to do with these issues at all. It’s more so about gaining the popular vote and doing what needs to be done in order to brainwash the masses.

I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in (Hillary Clinton, from video below)

The Takeaway

When we step out of the political charade and choose not to identify with one side, things become much more clear. At the end of the day, this system is broken, and we have to take a step back so we can see this ‘power’ that’s controlled most of global politics if we want it to be dismantled. I am not a ‘Trump supporter,’ and regardless of what you think of him, he represents something completely different than what we’ve seen for decades. In my opinion, it’s better to sit and observe politics for what it really is: a game that doesn’t take into consideration the interests of the people, but rather the interests of the powerful elite.

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About Peter Senior

I'm a very experienced and pragmatic management consultant. I've reviewed and led the restructuring of many organisations - large and small corporations and Government Departments, much of the time as President of the New Zealand Institute of Management Consultants. Before that I was General Manager of a major NZ newspaper; earlier, an analyst for IBM UK. I gained an honours degree in engineering at London University, and studied management at Cambridge University. This wide range of experience has left me frustrated: I continue to see too many examples of really bad management. Sometimes small easily fixed issues; sometimes fundamental faults; and sometimes really tricky problems. Mostly these issues can be fixed using a mixture of common sense, 'management 101' and applying lessons from years of management experience. Unfortunately, all too often, politics, bureaucracy and daft government regulations get in the way; internal factors such as poor culture and out-of-date strategies are often evident. So what's gone wrong, and why, and most importantly, how to fix 'it'? I hope there are like-minded people 'out there' who will share their thoughts enabling 'us' to improve some significant management failures that affect the general public. If you just accept bad management, you don't have the right to complain! If you'd like to share thoughts on any aspects of management, send me an email to petersenior42@gmail.com . My latest project has the interim title 'You’ve been conned. Much of what you were taught and read is largely irrelevant, misleading or plain wrong – this is the REAL story of life: past, present and our possible future.' The working paper so far comprises 105 pages, many listing references and interim conclusions. The main problem is finding sufficient credible evidence, and realising the more Iearn, the more I realise I don't know!
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