Trump said this long before he won the presidency: “The people who rigged the system are supporting Hillary Clinton because they know as long as she is in charge nothing will ever change. The inner cities will remain poor. The factories will remain closed. The borders will remain open. The special interests will remain firmly in control……..The Clinton machine is at the center of this power structure. We’ve seen this firsthand in the WikiLeaks documents, in which Hillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends and her donors.”
Trump was referring to the global elite, those individuals who run companies like Google, Cisco, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, IBM who disagree with most of Trump’s policy initiatives – his rejection of the Paris Accord, insistence on legal immigration, secure borders, even the decency legislation imposed in Texas which compels transgender students to use restrooms dictated by the gender on their birth certificates. Technology CEOs from at least 12 powerful companies repudiated the proposed law in a letter of opposition describing it as ‘discriminatory legislation’ that violates their beliefs in diversity and inclusivity. These companies wield power and when they posit their opposition we can ask if it’s a veiled threat that could affect the economic success of any state that dares to promote a law that runs counter to their views. We might also ask what right these CEOs have to interfere in laws the people choose to support within their state governments?
Money begets power but the global elite also promote an ideology that serves their interests while denigrating Democracy!
Make no mistake, these are real threats. Christopher Caldwell tells us this: “One of the alarming innovations of the Obama years was the way the president’s aides enlisted corporations of various kinds—from Wal-Mart to the NCAA—to discipline recalcitrant American states in the same way. Indiana was going to have gay marriage and North Carolina was going to let conflicted males use ladies’ restrooms, or the administration would rally corporate friends to destroy their economies.”
Who exactly are the global elite? They are the leaders of the global tech industry who command enormous global power and have decided their worldview is what needs to matter in our lives. They are not supporters of free speech, religion or the family; they support the environmental movement, open borders….essentially all those things that compliment their idea of an authoritarian “no gods but science” view. They don’t care about people or migrant implosions like we see now in Germany and the EU. They cunningly promote a non-Democratic agenda and they are not our friends.
We also see how global elite power can impact congress and leaders like Angela Merkel and the mainstream media whose hate for Trump has been described by Michael Goodwin this way: “The behavior of much of the media, but especially the New York Times (and Washington Post) was a disgrace. I don’t believe it ever will recover the public trust it squandered. Last year’s election gave us the gobsmacking revelation……….that most of what you read, watch and listen to is distorted by intentional bias and hostility. I have never seen anything like it.”
Is this why politics embody contempt? One side promotes western civilization’s destruction. We observe Angela Merkel’s despotic migrant policy allowing Germany and the EU to be inundated by 1,000,000 Middle Eastern people (65% male)) who live off easily acquired handouts while predatorily plundering their host countries with flagrant disregard. It unfairly places the burden on regular people. Merkel is not impacted personally. None of the rich are affected but the average people are no longer protected by their leaders. Women are raped. European Jews persecuted again while the afflicted countries impose a politically-correct gag-order on anything anti-Islam.
In this context, things that are unexplainable begin to make some sense. It seems those who prosper most from globalization are the same people who oppose democracy. Their singular goal is to achieve their objectives about any way possible. Their power precludes checks and balances which leaves us vulnerable to their whims.
“Globalization is not about nations anymore. It is not about products. And the most recent elections showed that it has not been about people for a long time. No, it is about tasks.” It has largely benefitted just six countries: China, Korea, India, Poland, Indonesia, and Thailand. “It enriches industrializing poor countries, impoverishes the semi-affluent majority in rich countries, and greatly adds to the incomes of the top 1 percent on both sides who are managing the arbitrage.”
Obvious frustration arises because the people who now find themselves on the bottom are arbitrarily divorced from jobs and opportunity depending on where they live, what they know and what they do. Decisions are not coming from the people or their elected officials. It’s coming from this force and leads to violence and disempowerment.
The U.S. congress, corrupt politicians who have been mostly bought and paid for, are influenced by deep pocketed power that exacts a price on their future and career prospects. Their perverse reluctance to work with the president tells us that. If the people and party mattered, wouldn’t the Republican congress come together with conviction to legislate on their behalf?
The DC establishment is fundamentally unjust and rigged. Their focus is to enrich themselves. Both political parties are fraught with misconduct. We can identify the guilty by their behavior. They’re knee deep in malfeasance.
Trump may not be hated for who he is but for what he represents. He cares about the forsaken people. He was the only candidate with that message. And he knows what he is up against. The media-hate machine is fully operational because Trump threatens their corrupt system. Trump told his supporters that they are part of a worldwide uprising against the globalist elite. “We’ve seen it in the United Kingdom, (Brexit) where they voted to liberate themselves from global government, global trade deals, and global immigration deals that have destroyed their sovereignty and have destroyed many of those nations………the central base of world political power is right here in America, and it is our corrupt political establishment that is the greatest power behind the efforts at radical globalization and the disenfranchisement of working people. This is our moment of reckoning as a society and as a civilization itself.”
We should be immensely relieved Hillary is not president. During her May 16, 2013, pricey $225,000 speech to South American bankers, Hillary made clear her dream was to welcome open trade and open borders throughout the Western hemisphere.
Imagine the fortitude it takes for a man like Trump to stand tall against the media hate machine, the Russian-collusion-delusion and all those who have sold out our country. Imagine too how disturbed it is to impugn a president who asserts our sovereignty by suggesting we build a border wall to keep America secure. Trump is attacked for that which reflects how far we’ve fallen from the values that Russell Kirk referred to in his book, The Conservative Mind (1953), as “permanent things” like courage, duty, courtesy, ethics, justice, and charity – values that never grow old but now feel remote. They reinvigorate societies in turmoil and they inspire those seeking clarity in disordered times.
But I leave you with this: According to LifeHack.org, Albert Einstein once said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Corrupt politicians created these problems. They’ve stepped way over the line. We must exact control over politicians who manipulate and tell us how it is going to be. They are supposed to represent the people. They don’t anymore.