An Ocean Apart: The Great Schism Between the US and the EU

It’s either fund NATO, or fend for yourselves, and the President’s insistence forced Merkel to publicly declare her position. Germany’s Chancellor chose not to play ball.

I was somewhat disappointed, but not really surprised, to witness the ouster of certain pro-Trump voices in the mainstream media. I was not shocked to learn that various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube had begun to blatantly censor independent voices and nonconforming opinions using flimsy copyright violation claims, ambiguously drafted terms of service agreements and equally questionable personal conduct policies written by far-left political advocacy groups. The demonetization of YouTube sapped the will of many anti-Globalists on the platform, which is the primary reason why this blog is not monetized.

I also thought I could change the style of this blog to less frequent but lengthier, more detailed essays with more of an emphasis on the bigger picture, but with fake media reverting back to their old habits of Russian conspiracy theories, anonymous sources which may or may not exist, and some straight up fake news, I see there is still plenty of work to be done and fewer people to do it. The only good news is that the Globalists themselves are forever toiling away at their false narratives and distortions, and that every minute, every waking second of their day is devoted to maintaining the “big lie” that is pushed onto the American people. Those of us who are informed and willing must correct the record, so to speak.

But today, we will not be focusing on Globalist narratives as there are much bigger geopolitical realignments taking place that the fake media are not talking about at all. On his first foreign tour, President Trump had three goals: 1) be the peace through strength candidate, which he pulled off quite well 2) establish economic cooperation with US allies to fund his policy initiatives, which he did with the Saudis, and 3) secure funding for NATO.

The issue of NATO, and Angela Merkel’s refusal to pay Germany’s fair share, clearly defines the growing schism between the US and the EU. The Germans have been spearheading the push for an EU army which would free Europe from dependence on American military might, make NATO obsolete, and ultimately allow Germany and most of Europe to slip out from under the thumb of American global hegemony. It’s either fund NATO, or fend for yourselves, and the President’s insistence forced Merkel to publicly declare her position. Germany’s Chancellor chose not to play ball.

This was ultimately a poor choice, but Merkel and the EU Globalists are very much in dire straits, anyway. The European banking system is failing. Deutsche Bank has been locked into covert economic warfare with the US, and Italy’s oldest bank is on the verge of insolvency. The EU paradigm of debt-based finance, austerity programs, and the Euro have proven to be a failure. Apparently, the socialists in Europe have learned nothing from the Soviets and their inability to adapt to changes at the local level in a top-down style of governance.

And at a time when they needed help the most from their fellow Globalists across the pond, Donald Trump takes power. Had the French election gone to Nationalist and Euroskeptic Marine Le Pen rather than Rothschild banker Macron, the EU’s fate would have been sealed. But the French people have supposedly spoken, and the EU’s wretched existence will continue.

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Eastern Europe, on the other hand, has decided to move on. China and Russia’s New Silk Road (AKA One Belt One Road, or OBOR) multi-trillion dollar infrastructure project has been completed. Rather than depending on sea lanes to conduct trade across Asia, goods can be transported via continent-spanning roads and railways, and Eastern European nations are eager to join in.

Notably, leaders of the EU countries most strongly objecting to Brussels policies in key areas of the economy and refugees, such as Hungary’s Viktor Orban, strongly embraced participation in China’s vast $22 trillion infrastructure project…

In remarks in Beijing summarizing his talks there, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban spoke bluntly of an emerging global tectonic fault line. Orban declared that the old globalisation model is obsolete, noting that “a large part of the world has had enough of a world where “a few developed countries have been continuously lecturing most of the world on human rights, democracy, development and the market economy,” a direct slap in the face to the US-led “democracy and human rights” NGOs of George Soros and the CIA-tied USAID which have ferociously tried to topple the very popular Orban.

Orban added that the world today has, “arrived at a cusp between historical eras: the old model for globalisation – built on the assumption that money, profit and technological know-how are in the West, flowing ‘from there to less developed, eastern countries.’ That model, Orban stressed, has “lost its impetus.” The Hungarian leader emphasized the crucial point that Washington and the stagnating governments of much of the EU are in denial. “Over the past ten years, the global economy’s engine room is no longer in the West, but in the East. More precisely, the East has caught up with the West.”

Eastern Europe Tilts to OBOR and Eurasia By F. William Engdahl

Facing US global hegemony from the west and Chinese/Russian economic encroachment from the east, the Nazis-turned-Globalists in Germany are, yet again, dealing with a two-front war.

Leaks, Liars, and the New Political Weapon of Choice

The election of 2016 was won and lost in cyberspace, in the world of intelligence agencies, hacking, and leaks, and the war between the Globalists and their factional enemies continue there.

It always amuses me when terms and concepts once relegated to the realm of conspiracy theory and crackpots suddenly start popping up in the mainstream lexicon, words like “deep state,” “shadow government,” and “globalism” are suddenly appearing in headlines and being tossed around by those empty, talking heads on TV. The exposure of the global hidden hierarchy and power structure, and the family feud between Globalist hardliners like the Clintons and detentists like Kissinger, has shown us that the deep state hierarchy isn’t just vertically striated, but horizontally divided as well. This is, and has always been, a conflict between factions.

Which should mean that the dubious effort to prove that there is a vast, monolithic conspiracy should be coming to an end, as well as the hopeless search for that grand unified theory that can explain every event, every actor, every relationship, and all of history in one neat little package (IE “It’s the Freemasons!” or “It’s the Jews!”). Hopefully, alternative research will become a bit more nuanced with this turn of events, and the public conscious can get beyond the “conspiracy theory” marginalization term.

Because of these changes, this blog will change too. If the media has decided to inch closer to what I know to be the truth, then I will move further in that direction as well. This blog has briefly touched upon some very deep geopolitical topics like tectonic weaponry, the bearer bonds scandals, and the pedophilia rings currently being rounded up by the Trump administration, but those are just the tip of the iceberg. It is time to shed light on the deepest secrets of the Globalists, secrets like the Black Eagle Trust, the events going on in Antarctica, and what Joseph Farrel calls the “archaeology wars” between the US and German Globalists. Examining these oddities will demystify many of the seemingly nonsensical, arbitrary decisions of the Globalists, such as the Middle Eastern mission of widespread regime change.

But the subject of this post will be the fake media, and the official death of their influence as a manipulative PR tool. Their collective failure to manufacture the consent needed for a Hillary Clinton presidency showed that the age of mass media collusion and perception management has come to an end. The election of 2016 was won and lost in cyberspace, in the world of intelligence agencies, hacking, and leaks, and the war between the Globalists and their factional enemies continue there.

Perhaps the most readily apparent example of this new paradigm is the Rachel Maddow fiasco. Maddow’s “expose” of the President’s 2005 tax returns was a spectacular failure, and the current theory is that Trump himself furnished the returns as they were fairly benign. If true, she fell for what intelligence operatives call “chumming the waters” using black propaganda. But the question weighing on my mind is how she could have fallen for such a ruse. Maddow is intelligent, she is a graduate of Stanford, an Oxford Rhodes Scholar, and a Globalist propagandist on par with Ivy Lee and Joseph Goebbels. I am inclined to believe she chose suicide by Trump rather than trying to maintain the untenable position of a Globalist shill.

Without a Globalist administration to support them, the fake media have lost nearly all of their inside sources and have been relegated to the role of the outsider, and relying on leaks. Even worse, President Trump’s ability to circumvent the fake media has severely crippled their ability to control the narrative, which has sent the press into a frenzy. The Globalists know this as well, so the media has been tasked with pushing the Russian hacking conspiracy theory in an effort to distract Democrat voters from the disaster of 2016, and the continued rule of corporatist cronies like Schumer, Pelosi, and Perez. With their credibility in tatters, and public trust levels in single digit numbers, their job is to peddle wishful thinking to their dwindling, disillusioned audience in an effort to reunite the shattered left.

EU Globalists like Merkel in Germany have quickly recognized this new paradigm of weaponized leaks, and a particularly damaging leak of emails targeting Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak exposed efforts to manipulate the Turkish press and social media as well as ties to ISIS oil smuggling via a firm called Powertrans. Albayrak happens to be the son-in-law of Turkish President/Dictator Recep Erdogan, and the leak has worsened the totalitarian, authoritative image of Turkey’s government. When a journalist from the German newspaper Die Welt began to report on it, he was arrested for disseminating terrorist propaganda.

As the spat between Ankara and Berlin becomes increasingly angry, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Deniz Yucel, a Die Welt reporter with dual nationality, a “German agent” and a member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Erdogan says Yucel was a PKK plant with German support

Dictators have a habit of seeing spies around every corner, and the allegation may have just been a convenient excuse to silence dissent, but Erdogan would be right to anticipate a German/Globalist offensive in the theater of cyberspace. Relations between the two countries have finally hit rock bottom after the chain reaction of Brexit, and the rejection of unlimited, uncontrolled immigration meant that Syrian refugee flows would end in Turkey, placing an immense burden on the Turkish state. From there, relations between Turkey and the EU soured quickly.

Contrary to expectations, Turkey actually gained the upper hand by threatening to unleash migrants into a EU that no longer had the political will to accept them. And on more than one occasion, Erdogan threatened to unleash those migrants unless Turkey received some concession from Merkel and the Globalists. Ultimately, Turkey left the EU and the West altogether to join Russia and China in their BRICS system of finance and trade. The Chinese offered to build rail and highway infrastructure and promoted economic development. Pipeline deals between Russia and Turkey were finalized, and proposals were made to introduce Turkish agriculture to the rest of the Asian continent. In short, Russia and China had everything to offer Turkey while Merkel, the EU, and the Obama Administration had nothing.

And because Merkel has nothing to appeal to Erdogan, she has nothing to lose from attacking him, and burning down that already smoldering bridge. On the other hand, Merkel has everything to gain politically by distancing herself from a dictator who is very unpopular in Europe. Erdogan’s response was simply to arrest the journalist and accuse him of sedition, which is itself an interesting observation. Now we are presented with the question of what is to become of Globalist soft power strategy? Prior to President Trump, the fake media and NGO’s did most of the heavy lifting on behalf of the West, but now the press have discredited themselves and some very revealing leaks have some European leaders contemplating a ban of George Soros’ Open Societies NGO’s. As we have seen with Merkel and Erdogan, targeted leaking is only marginally successful in totalitarian states, so how will Globalists effect political change without starting a hot war?

And then there’s the Vault 7 leak, which was incredibly damaging to the CIA in that it revealed sources and methods. Add that to the damage that President Trump has already caused, and the Soft Power capabilities of the Globalists are almost nil.

So what do all of the talking heads have to say about this? Well, they are calling it a “new” type of warfare called Hybrid Warfare, which incorporates everything from economic inducement to full-blown military operations and the theater of cyberspace. In other words, its the old Soft Power Full Spectrum Dominance strategy but with more emphasis on cyberwarfare.

And if you are familiar with history, there is really nothing new about this multifaceted geopolitical strategy. The ancient Christian crusading orders of the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller operated their own intelligence networks, ran their own independent financial systems, and were considered sovereign orders that worked for the Papacy and the Holy See to secure Palestine, but were not governed by them. The Knights Templar became so powerful, they were purged by Pope Clement V. Royally chartered mercantile companies such as the East India Company and in particular the Dutch East India Company also had their own intelligence networks and were essentially the technocrats of their day with an expertise in maritime navigation, ship building, and control over Asian trade. Thus began the strategies of large-scale economic inducement and cultural infiltration that continues to this day.

So perhaps it’s true what they say- there really is nothing new under the sun. Granted, cyberwarfare is relatively new, but the war of ideas stays the same no matter the technology or the medium. The invention of the printing press allowed the mass dissemination of ideas during the Protestant Reformation as well as the American Revolution, and it seems with the fall of the fake media and the rise of the internet, another new revolution has begun with the victory of President Trump. A global counterrevolution is taking place in Britain, France, Italy, and the Netherlands, and the Globalists are far, far behind the curve.

Open War in DC as the Blackmail Networks are Being Unraveled

Right now, the fake media’s job is to focus attention on the President and the Russia conspiracy theory in order to distract from something that is actually real and much, much more damaging.

Although we are less than a month into the Trump administration, the Trump effect has taken hold of Washington. Pundits like Tom Brokaw characterized his victory as “pulling the pin on a hand grenade and rolling it across the country,” and Michael Moore labeled Trump himself a “human Molotov cocktail.” Well the Trump bomb exploded last week, and now we are watching the casualties slowly being evacuated out of DC and the white house.

As a result of Democratic and Globalist obstruction, the white house is still chock full of Globalist stalwarts and holdovers from the Obama administration, and is only partially functioning. Trump’s first act was to pass the immigration order halting refugee flows into the country, but the manner in which the order was executed piqued my interest. Granted, securing the border should be a priority for the administration, particularly if they are planning to destroy ISIS, but the sloppy nature of the roll out was all too predictable given the current state of the white house.

This leads us to the question of why? Why the rushed roll out and all of the compartmentalization that was rumored to be going on? Simply put, Trump is running a diagnostic on his bureaucracy, checking for leaks, and flushing out moles. The immigration order ultimately failed, but the diagnostic was a success. Acting AG and Globalist mole Sally Yates outted herself when she opposed the immigration order and was removed from her position.

The State Department also identified itself as a bastion of Globalism.

This week a State Department “dissent channel” memo surfaced, objecting to President Trump’s Executive Order issued Jan. 27, temporarily suspending travel for 90 days from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. By Friday over 1,000 State Department employees had put their signatures to the resistance statement.

State Dept. Revolts Against Trump For Securing Border

For those who know the history of the Globalists, this is not at all surprising. The 1952 House Select Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations (AKA the Reece Committee) lead by Chief Investigator Norman Dodd found that tax-exempt organizations such as the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and the Carnegie Endowment were having some very peculiar discussions on topics such as the future (or lack thereof) of the American education system and pushing the US into a war by gaining control of the State Department. 20 years after these meetings were held, Skull and Bones member Henry L. Stimson became Secretary of State under the Hoover administration.

But there are leaks, and potential usurpers, in the system much close to Trump. There are now rumors that the raid in Yemen which killed one Navy SEAL and dozens of civilians may have been compromised by a leak. Apparently, the enemy was notified of the raid before hand, and were prepared to fight the SEALS when they arrived. It’s also rumored that this particular base in Yemen had been targeted for a raid previously, but the Obama administration rejected the plan more than once.

The Trump administration also suffered another loss when National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn was forced to resign after he lied to Vice President Pence about a conversation he had with a Russian Ambassador. There is no proof of any sort of criminality or violation of the Logan Act (that would be Bilderberg), and Flynn was telling the Russians not to overreact to the Obama administration’s sanctions in order to preserve the possibility of a Russian reset and a detente policy. But thanks to the Nazi-collaborators who were heading the CIA at the time, the conversation was leaked, Vice President Pence looked foolish for defending Flynn, and Trump ended up losing an important ally. The President should immediately order an investigation as a government agency illegally wiretapped a (then) private citizen and leaked that conversation to the press in violation of federal laws and civil rights.

It’s also become apparent that the Globalist operatives among the Republicans are now trying to usurp and transform President Trump’s victory into another era of Big Government Republicanism. Powerful members of the GOP establishment are attempting to cut Trump off from the bureaucratic machinery of DC to instill their own corrupt, Globalist agenda of outsourcing, debt-financing, and China first. These operatives in the Republican party are well-known, and records from 2016 show that hedge funds under the control of Nazi-collaborator George Soros had donated to Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John McCain, John Kasich, and Lindsey Graham. Notice that these were the most outspoken opponents of Trump during the election season, and some continue to be.

One establishment Republican in particular, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, is rumored to be on the chopping block for overstepping his bounds and leaking information. With a conflict brewing between the Trump faction and the GOP establishment, the political class who are divided in their usual left-right paradigm, are now fighting against the populists within their own parties. Right now, there is total war in Washington.

Meanwhile, the media mouthpieces are painting this as everything from “palace intrigue” to “chaos” to the beginning of a “meltdown” in their personal speculations. But in all reality, this conflict should have been expected. For a man who doesn’t like to telegraph his intentions, President Trump did just that when he talked about fifth columnists in his comments about the “old architecture” of DC’s buildings having “too many columns” not long after his inauguration. Perhaps the fake news media ignored this, or maybe it went right over their heads.

Right now, the fake media’s job is to focus attention on the President and the Russia conspiracy theory in order to distract from something that is actually real and much, much more damaging. If you’ve been following the controversy around the Pizzagate incident and the allegations of organized pedophilia rings tied to the Washington political establishment, you may have noticed a series of mass arrests being conducted across the globe to round up not just individuals, but whole networks. It started in Norway right after Trump’s victory, but has picked up markedly around the confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Massive paedophile ring uncovered by police in Norway after arrest of 51 men

474 Arrested, 28 Sexually Exploited Children Rescued During Statewide Human Trafficking Operation: LASD

Jerry Sandusky’s Son Jeffrey Arrested On Child Sex Abuse Charges

It’s this latest arrest, that of Jeffrey Sandusky, that is probably alarming the Globalists the most as the whole Sandusky scandal has ties to the Franklin Scandal via former Penn State President Graham Spanier, who was Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the coverup of the pedophila and child porn scandal. The Franklin Scandal was held up as just one part of an international network of human trafficking and child sex slavery using institutions like orphanages and children’s charities. Hiding behind legitimate organizations is only possible through the coordination, and possible funding, of a network.

For this reason, and because of the previous coverups instigated in Nebraska, it is absolutely vital that President Trump use his Department of Justice to finally rip out and destroy this system that has defeated so many private researchers, former police detectives, and even a retired FBI chief. This problem is so deeply rooted and widespread, only action at the federal level will stop this organized rape of children.

If this horrendous, nightmarish aspect of the Washington establishment were to be dragged out into the light of day in court, and the full extent of these blackmail networks could be ascertained, the game is over folks. It’s rumored that these groups are international in scope and include public figures not just in politics, but in the media and entertainment world as well. This is Mr. Global’s Achilles heel, and it’s so important several researchers have been killed to keep the secret. When the networks go, a huge part of the deep state power structure will go, too.

The Immigration Order and Shutting Down the ISIS Ratline

The Saudi and Qatari agents and other Globalist assets working in these jihadist organizations, and probably a proportion of the jihadis themselves, will try to escape the Middle East via these refugee flows, or face death.

In keeping with his campaign promise of “extreme vetting,” the President issued an executive order Friday putting a 90 day halt on refugee resettlement to facilitate the development of a more adequate vetting system. President Trump also negotiated with Saudi Arabia to help establish safe zones in Syria and Yemen.

But of course, the knee-jerk reaction of the Democratic establishment is fueled purely by emotion and rhetoric as a simple review of the facts must be avoided at all costs. Ignore what the dishonest media are calling a “global[ist] backlash” to the “muslim ban” because we’ve known, for nearly a year now, that ISIS agents have been using refugee flows to infiltrate Western countries.

Terrorism Suspects Are Posing as Refugees, Germany Says

A few months later, we learned exactly how ISIS runs this operation.

Tracing the path of four terrorists sent to Europe by the Islamic State

And we now know that jihadis posing as refugees participated in the Paris terror attacks in 2015 and the Berlin truck attack this past Christmas.

So what would be the natural consequence when President Trump proceeds to “knock the hell out of ISIS?” The Saudi and Qatari agents and other Globalist assets working in these jihadist organizations, and probably a proportion of the jihadis themselves, will try to escape the Middle East via these refugee flows, or face death. And the dupes in the Democratic establishment, the dishonest media and their discredited pundits welcome this opportunity for the jihadis. This form of bleeding-heart myopia being encouraged among Progressives is simply an instance of the Dunning-Kruger effect. These bubble dwellers and low-information voters are attracted to the personality-driven politics of clueless pundits, and the vast majority don’t actually take the time to read between the headlines and narratives, flesh out the factions and alliances, and figure out the nuts and bolts of reality.

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But it is imperative that one examine this situation quite closely, as the historical parallels are even more chilling. During the aftermath of World War II, ratlines and arrangements like Operation Paperclip and Gehlen Org, were used by Nazi war criminals to escape the trials at Nuremberg. Rather than sitting in a Bavarian jail cell, Nazi leaders were placed in influential positions in sensitive government agencies such as NASA and the CIA while others, disguised as “Catholic immigrants and refugees,” escaped to countries like Argentina, Spain, Paraguay, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, and Egypt.

Following the death of Nazism as an ideology, the German industrial conglomerates and the shadowy secret societies responsible for the rise of fascism in Germany, namely the Thule Society, the Teutonic Knights, and all the other weirdo occultists who followed Karl Maria Wiligut, decided to regroup with their newfound friends in the American deep state. It was at that moment, the current Globalist framework of the centralization paradigm, i.e. corporate-lead tyranny, pay-to-play politics, the military-industrial complex, the abrogation of rights for the sake of national security, media control, Racialism as a sociopolitical tool, a hefty dose of perception management AKA Weltanschauungskrieg, and most prominently, the perpetual war against boogeymen such as the Global War on Terror, was formulated. The tactics are almost exactly the same, the fascists have simply rebranded themselves as the Globalists.

It is from these Globalists and their billionaire friends at the banks that we get the so-called “Third Way” politicians such as the Neoliberal Clinton machine and the Neoconservative Bush dynasty, along with their European counterparts at the head of the EU and Germany, who are dealing with their own refugee crisis at this very moment.

And as it just so happens, it was the Nazis who, for decades prior to and during World War II, saw value in fomenting a jihad to eject the British and French out of the Middle East. Hitler’s Arab toady, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husseini, relished in Hitler’s extermination of the Jews, and in January of 1941, an agreement was made to transfer to the Mufti’s Islamic Volunteers all of the necessary technology and technical knowledge to establish concentration camps in the Middle East.

But the Grand Mufti wanted more. According to Barry Rubin and Wolfgang G. Schwanitz in their excellent book Nazis, Islamists, And The Making Of The Modern Middle East:

But al-Husaini’s ambitions went further. He wanted German backing not only to wipe out the Jews in the Middle East but also to make him ruler over all Arabs. In exchange for Berlin’s backing, he pledged to bring the Muslims and Arabs into an alliance with Germany; spread Nazi ideology; promote German trade; and “wage terror,” in his own words, against the British and French.

The Nazis were eager for this partnership. They established special relationships with the Muslim Brotherhood [emphasis added], the Ba’ath Party, the Young Egypt movement, and radical factions in Syria, Iraq, and Palestine. Berlin also hoped to build links with the kings of Egypt and Saudi Arabia.(Rubin and Schwanitz, 2014, pg. 4)

This specific link to the Muslim Brotherhood is crucial as it represents the fine, golden thread that connects the Fascists’ plans in the Middle East decades ago with today’s debate surrounding Syrian refugee flows. We must remember that it was the Globalist, open borders candidate Hillary Clinton, who had as her closest personal aide Huma Abedin. Abedin’s connections to the Muslim Brotherhood are well known. Her mother, Saleha Abedin, occupies a senior position at the International Islamic Council for Da’wa and Relief, serving with its chairman, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.

After seven decades, the names and the faces might change, but the geopolitical strategy and the overarching goals do not. Terrorism, jihad, and Racialism are still being used by the fascists to bully and shame the people of a country into welcoming the enemy into their homes again, but this time, the rats are jihadis instead of Nazis. With this immigration order, the President is absolutely correct in shutting down another ratline operation being run by the very same post-war Nazis and American Deep State agents that ran the previous one.

President Trump Goes to Work, China Goes to Davos, and George Soros Goes Underground

The first week of the Trump administration looks like a victory for the everyday, working class people, but Corporate Democrats like Cory Booker, the dishonest media, the out of touch, irrelevant celebrities, and the bubble-dwelling intelligentsia are still protesting the scourge of this evil Donald Trump.

Not long after the peaceful transfer of power was made official, President Trump quickly set to work fulfilling many of his campaign promises to the American people. His first act ordered the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, the crumbling health care program designed in large part as a bailout of the health insurance industry.

President Trump also shut down the Globalist TPP free trade agreement, announcing the US’s withdrawal from the treaty and sealing its fate. He repeated his intention to renegotiate NAFTA in a manner that would put American workers first, and announced intentions to cut business regulations, notably environmental regulations, by up to 75%. The President hopes that these policies, along with slashing corporate tax rates, will attract industrial capitalist and jobs back to the US.

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Meetings were also held with the heads of Ford, GM, and Fiat/Chrysler as well as Dell, Whirlpool, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Arconic, Dow Chemical, US Steel, Tesla, Under Armour, International Paper, and Corning to discuss the repatriation of manufacturing jobs. This was the first of a series of quarterly meetings designed to provide President Trump with constructive feedback on restoring America’s manufacturing base.

The first week of the Trump administration looks like a victory for the everyday, working class people, but Corporate Democrats like Cory Booker, the dishonest media, the out of touch, irrelevant celebrities, and the bubble-dwelling intelligentsia are still protesting the scourge of this evil Donald Trump. Despite the successes, there have been a few difficulties as well. Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto cancelled his meeting after flatly refusing to pay for the proposed southern border wall. The administration remains adamant about building the wall, and will use tariffs on Mexico to reimburse the taxpayer for footing the bill. Alex Jones also hinted at the possibility of taxing money transfers going from the US to Mexico to recoup payment for the wall.

As for the Supreme Court, the President announced he will be picking his nominee this Wednesday. He also attacked Democrats who have been delaying his cabinet nominations, labeling them, as I have labeled them, obstructionists.

On the matter of the popular vote results and allegations of massive voter fraud, President Trump announced plans to open a full investigation via the Department of Justice. I have suspected that the Corporate wing of the Democrat Party, along with their Globalist friends, may have artificially inflated Hillary Clinton’s vote tally through polling sites in deeply blue states like California. After losing literally every house of government, the Globalists began taking measures to save face. Denying President Trump the popular vote and astroturfing an anti-Trump movement is the start of another soft-power, cultural offensive and more social conditioning. You know, the usual skullduggery.

Who Was Behind the Women’s March? George Soros-Backed Groups

In the fallout of 2016, it’s become clear to all that the old paradigm of centralization, bureaucracy, social justice and political correctness is being thoroughly rejected by the people of Western culture. This shift in attitudes was evidenced at the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, where job-killing technologies like autonomous vehicles were on display, and stuffy eggheads further engrossed themselves in their concept of the welfare state by debating Universal Basic Income.

“The essence of the story is that the elites now want to address some of the shortcomings that have led to a rise in populism. I’m sure their desires are sincere.

“But the truth is that such discussions and calls to action may be too little, too late. Rightly or wrongly, the image of the Davos meeting is etched in the global consciousness as a symbol of elitism — as a go-to meeting for billionaires and top policy makers.

“If two years ago it was cool to want to be part of the elite, and it probably was, then now it has become a throwback to a bygone age as distant as top hats, and horse-drawn carriages.”

Davos Just Jumped The Shark

The rise of populism and the reality of the Trump presidency means that America is now off the Globalist track, and not interested in what’s going at Davos.

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Filling this vacuum left by America is China, with Xi Jinping being the first Chinese president to attend the forum. This is not at all surprising as the Chinese have always had the most to gain from that old paradigm of debt-financing, free trade and outsourcing.

“As a latecomer to modern industrialisation and its resurgence as an economic superpower, China has certainly benefited from the process of globalisation, particularly following its accession to the World Trade Organisation. China’s recent emergence as a leading global investor suggests that it is ready to help other countries [in] harnessing globalisation and free trade for their economic and social development.

“However, the current global economic climate is full of anxiety and stress, as most countries struggle to find their way out of slow growth or recession.”

China pays serious attention to Davos for a more stable world order

Taking over on the Globalization project will add yet another huge geopolitical task onto China’s already massive global agenda. The Chinese are currently financing giant infrastructure plans in Africa and along the New Silk Road, attempting a take over of the South China Sea and its trade routes, and are planning to construct an international electrical grid covering the entire Pacific Rim. I’m not at all surprised that Putin and the Russians are getting a little nervous over the PRC’s ambitions and hedging their bets appropriately.

But it is the Globalists such as the Clintons, Jean-Claude Juncker, and Angela Merkel who have the worst possible outlook in 2017. There has been a palpable and international groundswell of resistance specifically to billionaire arch-Progressive George Soros and his Open Society NGO’s coming from Europe.

‘Stop Operation Soros’ movement begins in Macedonia

Without corrupt politicians in position to do his bidding, Soros is forced underground and NGO’s become his primary tools for affecting political and social action (usually through mass media). If this anti-Soros sentiment spreads throughout Europe, the Globalists will have lost a big financier and partner in their fight to maintain control over Europe.

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To be honest, I wonder how long Soros has left until he’s cast out of the cabal and put on the menu. Soros succeeded in the liberalization of Russia and the plundering of assets under Yeltsin, but his victories seemed to have ended there. He missed Putin’s invasion of South Ossetia in 2008, and Russia’s breakout from the Globalist hegemony. It was Soros’ Euromaidan faction that provoked Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine, and Soros’ recommendation of economic sanctions that failed to remove Russian troops. One could make a very convincing argument that George Soros was one of the primary actors at the center of the Globalist defeat in 2016.

Antifas Groups, Performance Art, and the Stink Bomb Putsch

The purpose of these types of activist coalitions is to serve as a catchall for disillusioned Liberal voters leaving the Democratic Party, often times for being too moderate or corrupt.

No sooner had I commented on Donald Trump’s cryptic pinhole camera warning in my last post, Project Veritas released another set of undercover videos exposing #disruptj20 activists discussing various plans to obstruct Trump’s inauguration and cause chaos.

Part I: Undercover investigation exposes groups plotting criminal activity at Trump inauguration

Part II: NEW Investigation Uncovers Plot to Chain the Trains & Shut Down DC During Inauguration

The #disruptj20 group appears to be a motley collection of far-left, socialist, anti-racist, and anarchist activists who have formed the “DC Anti-Fascist Coalition.” But instead of attacking the Globalist fascists, such as the unabashed Nazi-collaborator George Soros, running the Washington establishment and the EU, they have decided to rail against the Globalists’ greatest foe.

And they decided to do it by unleashing an acid active in stink bombs into the National Press Club. They had also planned to pull fire alarms and activate the building’s sprinkler system to send wet occupants outside into winter temperatures.

“Another activist, identified as Luke Kuhn, said during a sit-down at the Comet Ping Pong pizza parlor in Northwest Washington: ‘If you had a pint of butyric acid, I don’t care how big the building is, it is closing.’ Mr. Green responded: ‘And this stuff is very efficient, it’s very, very smelly, and it lasts a long time.’

“Butyric acid is an ingredient commonly used in stink bombs. As a backup plan, activists said in the video they would look to set off the sprinkler system.”

Video shows anti-Trump activists plotting to set off stink bombs, sprinklers at inaugural fetes

This, along with plans to immobilize DC Metro trains with heavy chains, are part of a broader plan to obstruct “major bridges and highway access points” on inauguration day. The FBI is reviewing the entirety of the undercover footage, and those attending the celebrations at the National Press Building have filed for restraining orders and civil action.

Apparently, some of these Antifas activists have been paranoid of infiltration since their first public meeting.

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Keep “security culture” in mind? Why use government jargon to talk to your fellow activists?

“Today, security culture is being used to describe the kind of behaviors organizations would like to see in their employees, in areas like cybersecurity, physical security and personnel security. The term is used by government institutions within defense, police and intelligence agencies to explain the focus on security, security training and the need to change an individuals behavior into a behavior that is coherent to the security behaviors determined by the organization.”

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When news of the hidden camera footage broke, #disruptj20 responded by claiming that they knew they were being recorded and were trolling Project Veritas in a counter-sting. Wow, what wonderful performance artists! But there are now reports that #disruptj20 activists are backing off their plans to impede traffic to the capitol.

“An activist coalition has dramatically scaled back plans to block the flow of traffic into the nation’s capital on Friday, a key organizer says following the release of undercover videos produced by a conservative group.

“Legba Carrefour, an organizer of the activist network DisruptJ20 shown discussing bridge and train blockades in footage recorded by Project Veritas on Tuesday, says ‘the amount of chaos is being intentionally overstated’ by his group.

“By virtue of us making those claims, it whips people up into the kind of panic that accidentally ends up causing the chaos we want. You can say ‘all of Metro is being blockaded’ and people will stay home,’ the local anarchist says.”

Anti-Trump DisruptJ20 Activists Scale Back Inauguration Blockade Plans

According to Carrefour, exposing these Antifas plots actually has the effect of advancing their agenda. Yes, they meant to do it! In fact, the strength of Carrefour’s performance art is so powerful, #disruptj20 can just skip carrying out their operations and start thanking Carrefour and Kuhn for their incredible performances.

If there is to be an AstroTurfed anti-Trump resistance in the coming years, expect these Antifas movements to near the center of it. In British politics, anti-fascist groups like this popped up after the upheaval of Thatcherism in the late 70’s and throughout the 80’s. After being expelled from the Socialist Workers Party for engaging in street violence with far-right organizations, the militant Red Action group formed in 1981.

Red Action would be the primary supporter of Anti-Fascist Action, a coalition put together from other disenfranchised radical leftists, Trotskyites, class-struggle anarchists and anti-racists- essentially the same ideological composition as the DC Anti-Fascist Coalition. The purpose of these types of activist coalitions is to serve as a catchall for disillusioned Liberal voters leaving the Democratic Party, often times for being too moderate or corrupt. Antifas groups act to corral these voters back into the influence of Globalist ideology and policy after an appalling political failure.

Just as the victory of Margaret Thatcher threw into question the then status-quo of Keynesianism and nationalized industries, Trump’s victory is upsetting Mr. Global’s apple cart today. But Mr. Global still hasn’t updated his tired, old playbook, and now, after more than 30 years, he still has no new answers.

Fake News, the Paradigm Shift, and Luttwak’s Voice of Authority

By taking the mainstream media’s new favorite term to marginalize and discredit and turning it back on CNN, Trump is using his bully pulpit to flip the paradigm.

As President-elect Trump’s inauguration inches closer every day, the geopolitical earthquake of his victory has driven the Washington political establishment into a frenzy. The response has been, among many other things, a smear campaign in the mainstream media, and the war of words came to a head last Wednesday when Trump held his first press conference since winning the election.

After Buzzfeed and CNN reported on a set of documents purported to be an intelligence report outlining a Russian control file on Trump, a report that was unverified and unverifiable, Trump shot back at the media outlets, calling Buzzfeed a “failing pile of garbage” and CNN “fake news.”

On Sunday, it was reported that the Trump administration and incoming Press Secretary Sean Spicer were considering holding future White House press briefings outside of the West Wing in order to facilitate more reporters from a variety of media. This is a direct assault on the corrupt culture of DC and the cozy relationship between the press corp and the White House. By deliberately expanding the membership of the White House press corp, and taking them out of the West Wing, the prestige and luster of being a White House correspondent is severely lessened. Reporters who may have been more amenable and non-confrontational during press briefings for fear of losing their membership to this exclusive club would have no reason to continue pulling their punches. And don’t expect to see any more White House Correspondents Dinners with Seth Meyers in the future.

But Trump’s attack on CNN, christening them fake news and winning applause from the crowd, represents something very subtle but significant. By taking the mainstream media’s new favorite term to marginalize and discredit and turning it back on CNN, Trump is using his bully pulpit to flip the paradigm.

The Globalists know that as they lose power in national governments, they will also lose influence and legitimacy. As Globalist career politicians like President Obama, David Cameron, and Matteo Renzi step down, the influence and weight of their positions may fall to bolder, more nationalistic candidates like Trump.

Edward Luttwak, in his book Coup d’État: A Practical Handbook, describes this specific type of institutional influence as the “voice of authority.” According to Luttwak, a crucial component to every coup is occupying that voice of authority. In your typical dictatorial regime change scenario, that would mean gaining control over the state-run media networks and whatever palace or capitol building the dictator occupies. The coup planners will then have the ability to control the narrative and shape the perception of their rebellion in order to gain legitimacy while degrading their opponents.

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A similar situation is happening right now in the US, but in a much more peaceful and nuanced manner. Due to the separation of powers, there is no sole position or organ in our federal republic that has this voice of authority. Instead, it is spread among key parts of the three branches of government. With Trump and the Republicans taking powerful positions at the top of two branches of government- the Presidency with its bully pulpit and the Supreme Court- the ability of the Globalists to control the narrative and frame the ideological debate is diminished substantially. Stuck with their increasingly obsolete mainstream media mouthpieces, the Globalists’ Nazi-style program of Weltanschauungskrieg (worldview warfare) is crumbling before their eyes.

So their response is to imitate Trump. There is now a very clear reversal of attitudes between Trump and Globalist operatives with the Globalists now making outlandish allegations, questioning the integrity of the election and the legitimacy of the next President, riling up and radicalizing their hardliners, and staging large rallies in the form of protests. The new Globalist strategy is to feign populism, something that became apparent to me in a previous post I wrote about French Presidential candidate Francois Fillon.

The depth of this deception was made clear about a week ago when the formerly Eurosceptic Italian 5 Star Party headed by comedian Beppe Grillo were outed as a Globalist front funded by George Soros.

“Soros, working from behind the scenes in New York and London, engineered a coup over this past weekend.

“Grillo was convinced to abandon his alliance with UKIP and offer to join the European Parliament’s extremely pro-EU bloc — the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE).”

“There was one major glitch for Five Star and Grillo.

“ALDE refused to permit Five Star to join its parliamentary bloc.

“However, the damage was done. The anti-EU Five Star, which has wrested control of the mayors’ offices of Rome and Turin, had been exposed as a Soros front.”

Soros Cementing Control Over Europe’s Left

Almost immediately after this revelation, a Hungarian party leader called for all of Soros’ NGOs to be “swept out” of the country. Such is the price of clandestine political operations as Soros and his organizations have already been banned from Russia. Don’t be surprised if other nations start expelling Globalist fronts for interfering in their political systems.

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All of this geopolitical and populist upheaval proves the Globalists’ strategies are no longer working. The coining of the term “fake news” to replace “conspiracy theory” is a perfect example of how the Globalists have had to change their tactics to deal with exigencies. By granting only the mainstream media the ability to report the “real news,” the Globalists have come to rely entirely on the reputation of the media to maintain their narratives. After the confrontation with the President-elect and the proposal to remove the press corp from the White House, Trump is putting pressure on the media to abandon the Globalist narrative.

The media would do well to do so. As I have stated previously, the Globalist narrative pertaining to Russia is designed to head off any prospect of a Russian reset and the implementation of detente politics. But in an effort to defame Trump, the Globalists have extended themselves past the point of credibility when most news outlets passed on the “docier.”

The fact that Trump compared the leaking of the alleged report to Nazi tactics is quite ironic. After the defeat of the Nazis, the part of Hitler’s intelligence apparatus responsible for spying on the Soviets was incorporated into the CIA. The organization was called Gehlen Org after its head, Nazi Major General Reinhard Gehlen, and for the beginning of the Cold War, the CIA relied entirely on Gehlen Org for their intelligence on the USSR. This organization, and the CIA by extension, had been heavily infiltrated by East German Communist spies almost from its inception. One notorious double agent, Kim Philby, spoiled Gehlen Org’s plan to keep Communism out of Poland via the clandestine WiN Operation. The truth is Russia has always had a formidable and competent intelligence program to keep up with the West

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Keeping this in mind, the Globalist narrative regarding Russia starts to become even more inane. According to these intelligence sources, not only have they caught Russia interfering with a democratic election, but they have also obtained the Russians’ control file on Trump. If true, and that’s a big if, this would be a stunning loss for Russian intelligence. Not only would they have been caught with their hand in a very big cookie jar, one that Putin knows would cause severe blowback, but precious blackmail material saved to be used during political expedient times has been leaked to the public, making it far less useful. The more I read into this cartoonish narrative, the more it sounds like wishful thinking.

Accepting that Russia did hack the DNC, the question now becomes “who leaked it?” Julian Assange himself has hinted that DNC staffer Seth Rich was the perpetrator, not the Russians.

“[Assange] hinted darkly that the slain man had been a source in his organization’s recent publication of 30,000 internal DNC emails. The fallout from that embarrassment had led to the firing of several top Democratic Party officials.”

“‘What are you suggesting?’ a startled interviewer from Dutch television asked him.

“‘I am suggesting,’ Assange said, ‘that our sources, ah, take risks, and they, they become concerned to see things occurring like that.’ His organization later ‘clarified’ on Twitter that ‘this should not be taken to imply that Seth Rich was a source for WikiLeaks or to imply that his murder is connected to our publications.’”

Seth Rich: Inside the Killing of the DNC Staffer

But all of this argument and debate ignores a key point. The media continues to frame the “Trump vs. CIA” debate as something legitimate. The reality is that Trump will be the President, Commander-in-Chief, and head of the Executive Department. That means he will have control over the CIA, and if his prerogative is to remove Globalist stalwarts from their positions and send the “CIA Cowboys” riding off into the sunset, he has every right to do so.

And last but not least, Trump had some very interesting comments on blackmail and pinhole cameras. He warned those present that it is common practice for foreign intelligence services to hide recording devices in hotel rooms, but I wonder if this may have been more of a warning to Trump’s political opponents than to those who travel internationally. Recalling the Project Veritas tapes that caught Democratic party operatives inciting violence at Trump’s rallies and busing voters from poll to poll, I wonder if Trump has even more politically incriminating footage that he could use against his enemies.

We may find out after the 20th.

The Beginning of Geopolitical Upheaval and a New Economic Order in 2017

In order to win back trillions of dollars in repatriation, Trump, through his appointees, has called for the establishment of a new economic order.

After talking about the geopolitically obstructionist nature of the Russian hacking theory in my last post, one might wonder exactly what the Globalists in the DC establishment are obstructing. We already know what the obstructionists want: open borders, the outsourcing of jobs in the “pivot to the Asia,” coziness with the Saudis, endless foreign wars and conflicts, and so on. But what does Trump, and most tellingly, one of his appointees tell us about his geopolitical goals over the next four or eight years in office?

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Many are wondering how Trump plans to fund an infrastructure repair bill while cutting taxes. The money has to come from somewhere, and repatriation of trillions of dollars from offshore accounts, foreign investment from allies like Japan, and lots of deregulation are keys for the Trump administration. Repatriation of funds is paramount, or else the administration will fall into the standard establishment protocol of Big Government Republicanism and running up the national debt.

In order to win back trillions of dollars in repatriation, Trump, through his appointees, has called for the establishment of a new economic order. For the position of Secretary of the Treasury, Trump has nominated Steven Mnuchin. Although many immediately took notice of Mnuchin’s membership in Skull and Bones and Goldman Sachs, few know the interesting details of his background.

According to Catherine Austin-Fitts, former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and founder of The Solari Report, Steven Mnuchin is the son of Robert Mnuchin, the man who ran the equity trading desk at Goldman Sachs.

“When I worked there in the summer of 1977, I used to take some of the courses in the equity sales intern program and knew all those guys, which is how I met his dad. If you wanted to understand everything about equity on the planet, all you had to do was sit on that trading floor. Bob Mnuchin ran the arbitrage desk on that trading floor. You’re talking about somebody with unbelievably deep ties for generations in the equity world.”

In other words, the Mnuchins are Goldman Sachs royalty, identifying at least one group of the deep state who have splintered from the Globalists and aligned with Trump. Catherine also notes how Steven Mnuchin was working closely with the architects of the housing market collapse, siphoning trillions of dollars out of the US economy and taking it elsewhere.

“So the idea of taking the people who engineered the financial coup d’état and using them to bring the money back is certainly interesting. If you’re talking about a machine that has real power, the question is: Can you get it to have a positive return to the taxpayer?”

That is indeed the question at hand. When the old Soviet Bloc countries transitioned to capitalism, debt/equity swaps and equity trading gave insolvent governments a way to restructure their debts by selling off state-owned assets. In Russia, this was done under the Yeltsin regime to benefit pro-Western factions within the Russian deep state, factions that still do not see eye-to-eye with Vladimir Putin.

The lure of privatization could be very effective at repatriating money to the US. For example, the privatization of space required a huge amount of fixed capital, technological development, and innovation, but the lucrative prospects of asteroid mining and space tourism drew in investors and entrepreneurs from around the world. Of course, the financial predators wait in the wings, licking their teeth at the prospect of the classic “pump and dump” to line their own pockets at the expense of society.

Trump’s call for a new economic order is a shift away from debt based finance, centralization and Globalization and a move towards innovation, privatization, and deregulation.

The Middle East

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Israeli officials said they felt betrayed last week when the Obama administration decided not to veto a UN resolution condemning Israel’s territorial expansion. Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to condemn the resolution and demand its repeal.

“The 342-to-80 vote reflected the bipartisan nature of Congress’s support for Israel. Almost all of the votes against the resolution came from Democrats, and a handful of Democrats also voted ‘present.'”

House votes to condemn U.N. security council resolution on Israeli settlements

This is yet another attempt by Globalist stalwarts to sabotage and obstruct any return to a detente policy and to force the next administration back into the status quo. Israel has recently accepted Russian investments and cooperation exploiting the Leviathan gas field, a venture that Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson would be very familiar with.

In Turkey, we have what would appear to be even more obstructionism and sabotage with the assassination of a Russian ambassador at an art exhibition. The assassin claimed revenge for Russia’s actions in Syria, but the only effect this has had has been to embolden and inflame political hardliners backing both Putin and Erdogan, putting pressure on them to act against the West, and sabotaging any possibility of rapprochement between the US and Russia.

With the US becoming energy independent, and the silent, unremarked upon death of “peak oil,” don’t expect the Trump administration to be anywhere nearly as cozy with the Saudis as a Hillary Clinton administration would have been. The Saudis have been trying to sell off ownership of their state-run oil industry in an attempt to diversify their economy- dealing mostly with defense technology and arms manufacturing. Globalist carbon policies dictated this process, but the unexpected victory of Trump, who doesn’t believe in Climate Change, have caused the Saudis to prepare for a future that hasn’t arrived yet, and may not arrive for a while longer.

Asia

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After President Obama spoke at a memorial in Hiroshima, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to Pearl Harbor to commemorate those killed in action. There has been a sincere desire by both sides (and maybe all of the US factions) to reaffirm our alliance with Japan. With Russia somewhat uneasy over the Chinese takeover of the South China Sea, Putin has welcomed Japanese investment in Siberian gas ventures and worked to resolve the Kuril Islands territorial dispute.With all of this recent fence mending, it would appear that Japan is establishing a position of detente. Given the location of the country, and the conflict between the US and China to control trade around the Pacific Rim, it’s not a bad idea. Expect Japan to play a vital part of any rapprochement between the US and Russia.

On Christmas day, a Russian plane carrying the Alexandrov Ensemble, formerly the Red Army Choir, to a Russian military base in Syria crashed into the Black Sea minutes after take off. The day after, Vladimir Putin declared a day of mourning, and investigations have concluded that it was an accident. But with the recent assassination of a Russian ambassador in Turkey and the flimsy Russian hacking theory being aired on most news networks in the US, I would not be surprised to discover Globalist involvement to – you guessed it – obstruct Trump.

Similar to the assassination in Turkey, the death of the Alexandrov Ensemble, and suspicions of foul play, have been whipping up the Russian hardliners backing Putin to act against the US and pro-Western factions in Russia.

Europe

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In Europe, and the EU, the struggle between centralization and sovereignty continues. While the British establishment are still trying to hold back the triggering of Article 50, many European Parliament politicians have become concerned over the formation of an EU military. They have pointed out that such an army would be redundant to NATO, except even more bloated and bureaucratic. Any proposed EU army would also suffer from the same complications in coordination and logistics that NATO suffers from- i.e. language barriers and the need for mass standardization. On top of that, the US and the UK, two of the largest military powers in the world, will not be members of the EU, excluding their military might from an EU army.

In other troubling news, Yves Chandelon, the NATO Auditor General and the man in charge of investigating the international funding of terrorism, was found dead from a gunshot wound in Brussels. The official cause of death has been ruled a suicide, but Chandelon’s family disagrees. Could this be an effort by the Globalists to cover for their friends Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar? It is these three nations who have been implicated in the funding and nurturing of ISIS. Or perhaps this is a measure by the Globalists to rid themselves of further oversight, so they can continue their clandestine operations to manipulate world affairs well after President Obama leaves office.

Should the Mainstream Media be Considered a Part of the Political Class?

“You are now on a par with the political class. How ’bout that? It’s not a great place to be, is it?” -Nigel Farage

I’ve gotta say folks, it’s getting harder and harder to read and understand the news these days. It’s not so much the tribalistic biases, distortions, and lying by omission that we’re all used to, it’s about honesty, ethics and accountability. There’s a reason why Brian Williams was fired from his show for lying about his experiences during the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. If people are forced to take William’s statements with a grain of salt, that kind of undermines the whole purpose of news and being a journalist, right? So how does the MSM still get it so wrong? You had one job…

Although it would seem that lying for your own benefit as a journalist is punished, lying on behalf of the political class is accepted. The fourth estate has been subject to a form of regulatory capture. There’s a revolving door and members of the news media are often considered for propagandist positions in administrations such as Press Secretary and Director of Communications. In order to be considered for the job, administrations will be looking for loyalty, and a body of work that they or their candidate approve of.

This means that unethical hack reporters and pundits who view journalism as a stepping stone to their own personal power will collude and slant their coverage to curry favor with powerful politicians. Those who wish to become White House propagandists will produce propaganda on their own to show that they are capable of it. When you have a field of such competitors vying for a limited amount of administration positions, you can have your own propaganda machine quietly working for you in the news industry.

If you’ll remember, Wikileaks published a list of journalists who agreed to have dinner with John Podesta. It should be noted that this was a private dinner, none of the participants have come forth to explain what was discussed, and we probably would have never known about this if it weren’t for Wikileaks and Julian Assange. It should also be noted that ABC’s George Stephanoplous was RSVP’d, and that he was Bill Clinton’s Communications Director in 1993.

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Wikileaks email 21063- “RE: Press Dinners – Full Info”

And then there is, of course, Donna Brazile’s dismissal from CNN for passing town hall questions to the Clinton campaign, the various brown-nosing emails from people like Glenn Thrush and John Harwood, fraternizing at the White House Correspondence Dinners, and so on and so forth.

When somebody like Trump points out this collusion and tries to hold the media accountable, they claim victimhood and persecution of a free press. These delicate geniuses are anything but. You can’t be that delicate when you have the power of the pen, and there was absolutely nothing genius about the MSM’s 2016 election coverage. And yes, it is important to have a free and independent media in this country, but that last part – independent- isn’t mentioned.

Then I heard the UKIP’s Nigel Farage speak at a convention for journalists in Copenhagen, and I was struck by his statement that many are viewing the MSM in the same light as politicians.

“2016 has been the year of political revolution, it has been the year of the outsiders. But remember, what made Brexit happen, and what got Trump elected, were a lot of little people who don’t normally vote at all, but have simply had enough and want to vote for change. They feel they’ve been talked down to, they feel they’ve been sneered at, and I think what this conference needs to face up to is it’s not just the political class that increasingly is treated with contempt by the broader public across the West. Actually, the national broadcasters – and the rest of the media, too – are being, I’m afraid, viewed in the same way. You are now on a par with the political class. How ’bout that? It’s not a great place to be, is it?”

Nigel Farage at the News Xchange annual conference [Video]

With all of the whitewashing, distortions, omissions of context, and appeals to emotions, media pundits and commentators are beginning to talk more and more like politicians. Looking at the 2016 election coverage and the Podesta Wikileaks, it would seem that news networks like CNN, ABC, MSNBC, and the New York Times were little more than political advocacy groups. So if the mainstream media pundits are willing to advocate on behalf of politicians, attend private dinners with campaign managers, and even help them cheat at town halls, should they be considered a part of the political class? Should the public have to take their words with a grain of salt the way they do with politicians? I find myself doing just that.

So what can we do? I think if Trump wants to drain the swamp in DC, he could drain the swamp in midtown Manhattan as well. I suggest that print and especially broadcast journalists working for the 6 major media conglomerates (CBS, Time Warner, Viacom, Disney, News Corp, and GE) be required to resign from their positions for a period of 4 years before accepting a job in the federal government. This will prevent the kind of media collusion and manipulation of public opinion we saw in the 2016 election. With such a steep requirement to transition into the public sector, the incentive to appease politicians disappears, and the revolving door is locked shut.

The French Establishment’s Answer to Their Trumpian Candidate and a Possible Frexit

Le Pen may be the most dangerous opponent to the EU bureaucrats due to her pedigree, her success in reforming her party’s image, and her push to pass a referendum allowing French citizens to vote to leave the EU.

With the stunning results of the Brexit referendum and the historical upset of a Donald Trump victory, a world-wide movement to reject Globalism and open borders has made their message clear in Europe and have taken the Presidency in America. The next battleground appears to be the French 2017 Presidential elections, with voting set to begin April 23rd.

Although it could be argued that Putin was the first modern leader to stop playing by the Globalist’s rules when he invaded South Ossetia in 2008, Putin has never been a good role model for politicians in the West due to his autocratic nature. On the other hand, Silvio Berlusconi had just won a third term as Prime Minister of Italy in 2008, and many European commentators have been pointing out the similarities between him and Trump since the latter announced his run for President.

“‘The most powerful way to oppose [Berlsuconi], but it was never really done seriously, was to try and understand what his voters want and try to address the need of his voters. No jokes, stop shouting, stop crying, stop saying: ‘It is a horror and disaster’; try and seriously understand what his voters want, and the left was never really successful in doing that,’ [Giovanni] Orsina said.”

If Berlusconi is like Trump, what can America learn from Italy

Berlusconi may have been the prototype for Trump in terms of persona and spectacle, but more importantly, his populist leanings and later Euroscepticism very closely parallel the nationalist tendencies of Trump and the UKIP. It was these populist policies that addressed the needs of the Italian voters and outshone all of his personal flaws.

Over in France, Marine Le Pen leads the National Front party, and supports policies that are openly nationalist and protectionist. Le Pen is not a lippy, spray tanned billionaire like Trump and Berlusconi, her father led the National Front for 40 years and she has been active in politics since 1998. Le Pen may be the most dangerous opponent to the EU bureaucrats due to her pedigree, her success in reforming her party’s image, and her push to pass a referendum allowing French citizens to vote to leave the EU. Yes, she wants a Frexit, just like Britain’s Brexit.

In response to a growing global movement against their policies, and the further potential of a breakup of the EU, the French political Establishment have chosen Francois Fillon to be the Presidential candidate for the Republican party. Fillon served as Prime Minister under Nicolas Sarkozy, an EU Globalist who almost went rogue when sanctions on Russia began to seriously degrade the French economy. Both Sarkozy and Fillon are your typical big government conservatives espousing oligarch-friendly tax cuts while implementing tax-subsidized government welfare and stimulus programs to run up deficits and debts just like George W. Bush.

In an attempt to woo voters away from Le Pen, the Republican party and Fillon has ceded many positions on their platform to populist sentiment. He’s taken a strong stance against Islamic terrorists, favors a reset with Russian relations, and is somewhat socially conservative. But the one area where the bureaucrats in Brussels won’t release their grip is the economy, and Fillon toes the line in this respect. Fillon’s crusade against budget deficits and debt can only mean one thing for an EU country – austerity measures. He has also rejected the protectionist measures of the National Front, insisting instead that French workers embrace job retraining and the offers of employment given to them afterwards.

If that last part about job retraining sounds familiar, it’s because it was a major issue that popped up during the American election. Many inhabitants of the Rust Belt, the region of the country that may have handed Trump the election, suffered under deindustrializing trade deals like NAFTA, and did not want retraining. They wanted to keep their jobs.

“To counter Trump’s populist appeal, [Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David] Betras urged Clinton to go vigorously after blue-collar workers by promising to bring back jobs. The key, Betras argued, was to have this message delivered not by politicians but by local blue-collar families in radio and television ads across the region. ‘The messages can’t be about job retraining,’ he wrote. ‘These folks have heard it a million times and, frankly, they think it’s complete and total bullshit.'”

These Rust Belt Democrats Saw the Trump Wave Coming

So why do the Globalists insist on making the same mistake in France? It’s because the EU common market, and the combined economic cooperation of France and Germany, is the only thing keeping the EU and the Euro afloat. Any advice from political pundits and commentators to address the needs of the voters directly will be ignored because it can’t be followed due to geopolitical circumstances and bureaucratic inertia. The current economic paradigm of the “pivot to the East” entails the outsourcing of heavy industry and manufacturing to countries like China, Vietnam, and India in order to build more robust international trade ties and one large, interconnected world economy. Le Pen, and the threat of a Frexit, could undo all of that.

In pursuit of such a system, the EU has rejected national sovereignty, borders, and job security for their people. Anybody with half a brain can see that the Free Trade position is untenable, but the EU bureaucrat bankers and career politicians in Washington, London, and Berlin have been so dependent on public relations, focus grouping, consensus building, sugarcoating their failed policies and painting the leaves green that they have forgotten what is real.