Never in my lifetime have I heard a Presidential Inauguration message so directly address the American people and challenge the political status quo as when Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. In his address (link here), he didn’t spout the same tired old platitudes that we’ve been hearing for decades now…fables about the glories of globalism, the equality of cultures, or a Utopian American vision as seen through the eyes of big banking, big business, big government, and the military-industrial complex. Rather, what we heard was a message of hope for the average guy, the dispossessed “deplorables” who have been long forgotten by the establishment: “American labor and workers…the middle class…the forgotten men and women of our country”, as well as “Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities.”
It is to those people that Trump addressed his populist message, a message long overdue, and he laid the blame for their demise squarely where it belongs: at the feet of those nearest to him inside Washington’s Beltway, for the carnage wreaked on America would not have been possible without the complicity and outright treason of the rulers and oligarchs who have usurped our republic. It was bold. It was audacious. And it was brave, because there are a whole lot of people who’ve challenged the entrenched politicos who are no longer alive to tell about it. Let us hope that Trump will not become one of them, as CNN so obviously hopes.
He tells America that he is “transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to…the people” because “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have born the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs and, while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.”
This message is not only true, it is a direct slap in the face, not just to Obama’s legacy, but to the entire collective cesspool of lobbyists, politicians, CEO’s, bankers, and media elites who have thumbed their noses at us all for the last four decades while they wallowed in stolen lucre at the expense of the average Joe. It is a hugely populist theme, the likes of which haven’t rung out in DC since William Jennings Bryan delivered his “Cross of gold” speech in 1896.
Trump advocates that “Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families” and that his administration will follow two simple rules: “buy American and hire American”. This is great news for anyone who has lost a job to foreign industry, a home to foreclosure, or a loved one to an illegal murderer that came across our porous border, and bad news for globalists, Banksters, money changers, and other filth.
Yet it is in our foreign policy that Trump most markedly diverges from the current (((Neocon cabal))) that has had a stranglehold on our nation’s capital since the Reagan administration. This incestuous group of warmongers has encouraged the slaughter of people all over the globe in the name of “American interests” and “democracy” and other such nonsense. At what point was it in my interest to invade Iraq based on the lies of our own CIA and spend over a trillion dollars trying to bomb Stone Age peoples into believing in democracy? Was it in the interest of the 4,000+ dead Americans that gave up their lives for nothing? I’ll get no answer from the halls of Mordor for those questions.
Trump sees through such blatant disinformation and supports an America more alined with George Washington than with talking heads like Wolfowitz, Perle, and Kagan, et al. “We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example.” What a novel concept! You mean, maybe it’s better to “avoid foreign entanglements” than enter into treaties with alien cultures on the other side of the planet? That we might win more friends by setting a good example than by bombing wedding parties and imposing trade barriers? Good Lord, soon we’ll have to acknowledge that we aren’t as “exceptional” as we thought we were!
In his speech, Trump constantly repeats the theme of America first: American jobs, American products, American industry, American infrastructure. He doesn’t speak of handouts to ease the pain of poverty, or government programs to support sweetheart deals for corporations, or the next place in the world that we need to invade. Rather, he offers a vision in which people can hope to rise up from poverty and prosper through the sweat of their own brow because the government isn’t actively working against them. It is a vision that places the hope for America’s future where it belongs-not in the hands of bureaucrats in the Deep State, but in the individual, by giving him the tools to make his own way with dignity in life. That’s a message we should all be able to get behind.
Yet the media, academia, and political establishment are all horrified at the thought that this simple dream might actually come to fruition, and that, to me, speaks volumes about who the friends of the American people really are, because the choice is clear: On the one hand, we have George Soros, the Banksters, the media, the CEO’s, the UN, the Neocons, the globalists, the race baiters, and the NGOs -the same people who have driven down wages for Americans, fomented war across the globe, and opened or own borders to invasion for the last half century-and on the other hand, you have Donald J Trump and “Joe Schmo”, the everyday guy with a message of “America First”. Seems easy enough for me to choose. How about you?