The Trump Doctrine: Economic Security is National Security…

President Trump has been executing a foreign policy, a clear doctrine of sorts, where national security is achieved by leveraging U.S. economic power. It is a fundamental shift in approaching both allies and adversaries; summarized within the oft repeated phrase: “economic security is national security.”

Initially, given the nature of multiple military entanglements, a traditional military approach could not easily be reversed or dispatched.  Defense Secretary James Mattis was the bridge to a path forward. President Trump removed military constraints, allowed rules of engagement that were much stronger, and let Mattis work on confronting and stamping out terror threats. In essence, an aggressive “let’s get this over with” approach.

However, that strong-arm military approach cannot continue indefinitely because it will never end. James Mattis was/is one voice who doesn’t want it to end. Hammers are useless without nails. War and intervention have a long history of unnecessarily expanding if not constrained. The war machine turns into a military business.

Candidate Trump, now President Trump, campaigned on a desire to bring U.S. troops  home from all the “stupid wars”, in part because they are also “expensive wars.”  And as a direct consequence the time for Defense Secretary Mattis was sure to come to an end.

The Trump Doctrine of using economics to achieve national security objectives is a fundamental paradigm shift; modern U.S. history provides no easy reference.

Demanding the restructuring of NATO or removing troops from Syria and Afghanistan will run counter to the favored policies of those who advocate for military deployments; many are also benefactors on the business side of the military industrial complex.  However, with the rising global influence of China via their “one-belt, one-road” objectives, the economic confrontation is the modern battlefield.

Yes, it’s time for a shift.

Peace is the prize” ~ President Donald Trump

The nature of the Trump foreign policy doctrine, as it has become visible, is to hold manipulative influence agents accountable for regional impact(s); and simultaneously work to stop any corrupted influence from oppressing free expression of national values held by the subservient, dis-empowered, people within the nation being influenced.

There have been clear examples of this doctrine at work. When President Trump first visited the Middle-East he confronted the international audience with a message about dealing with extremist influence agents. President Trump simply said: “drive them out.”

Toward that end, as Qatar was identified as a financier of extremist ideology, President Trump placed the goal of confrontation upon the Gulf Cooperation Council, not the U.S.

The U.S. role was clearly outlined as supporting the confrontation. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates needed to confront the toxic regional influence; the U.S. would support their objective. That’s what happened.

Another example: To confront the extremism creating the turmoil in Afghanistan, President Trump placed the burden of bringing the Taliban to the table of governance upon primary influence agent Pakistan. Here again, with U.S. support. Pakistan is the leading influence agent over the Taliban in Afghanistan; the Trump administration correctly established the responsibility and gives clear expectations for U.S. support.

If Pakistan doesn’t change their influence objective toward a more constructive alignment with a nationally representative Afghanistan government, it is Pakistan who will be held accountable. Again, the correct and effective appropriation of responsibility upon the influence agent who can initiate the solution, Pakistan.

The process of accurate regional assignment of influence comes with disconcerting sunlight. Often these influences are not discussed openly. However, for President Trump the lack of honesty is only a crutch to continue enabling poor actors. This is a consistent theme throughout all of President Trump’s foreign policy engagements.

The European Union is a collective co-dependent enabler to the corrupt influences of Iran. Therefore the assignment of responsibility to change the status is placed upon the EU.

The U.S. will fully support the EU effort, but as seen in the withdrawal from the Iran Deal, the U.S. will not enable growth of toxic behavior. The U.S. stands with the people of Iran, but the U.S. will not support the enabling of Iranian oppression, terrorism and/or dangerous military expansion that will ultimately destabilize the region. Trump holds the EU accountable for influencing change. Again, we see the Trump Doctrine at work.

Perhaps the most obvious application of the Trump Doctrine is found in how the U.S. administration approached the challenging behavior of North Korea. Rather than continuing a decades-long policy of ignoring the influence of China, President Trump directly assigned primary responsibility for a reset to Beijing.

China held, and holds, all influence upon North Korea and has long-treated the DPRK as a proxy province to do the bidding of Beijing’s communist old guard. By directly confronting the influence agent, and admitting openly for the world to see (albeit with jaw-dropping tactical sanction diplomacy) President Trump positioned the U.S. to support a peace objective on the entire Korean peninsula and simultaneously forced China to openly display their closely-guarded influence.

While the Red Dragon -vs- Panda influence dynamic is still ongoing, the benefit of this new and strategic approach has brought the possibility of peace closer than ever in recent history.

No longer is it outlandish to think of North Korea joining with the rest of the world in achieving a better quality of life for its people.

Not only is President Trump openly sharing a willingness to engage in a new and dynamic future for North Korea, but his approach is removing the toxic influences that have held down the possibility for generations. By leveraging China (through economics) to stop manipulating North Korea, President Trump is opening up a door of possibilities for the North Korean people. This is what I mean when I say Trump is providing North Korea with an opportunity to create an authentic version of itself.

What ultimately comes from the opportunity President Trump has constructed is entirely unknown. However, the opportunity itself is stunning progress creating a reasonable pathway to prosperity for the North Korean people. Chairman Kim Jong-un has the opportunity to be the most trans-formative leader within Asia in generations; but it is still only an ‘opportunity’.

Whether Kim Jong-un can embrace openness, free markets and prosperity is yet to be seen. Freedom is a precariously scary endeavor because there’s always a danger loosening the grip on control can lead to fear, which can lead to even tighter more authoritarian, control.

♦The commonality in these foreign policy engagements is the strategic placement of responsibility upon the primary influence agent; and a clear understanding upon those nation(s) of influence, that all forward efforts must ultimately provide positive results for people impacted who lack the ability to create positive influence themselves.

One of the reasons President Trump is able to take this approach is specifically because he is beholden to no outside influence himself. It is only from the position of complete independence that accurate assignments based on the underlying truth can be made; and that takes us to the ultimate confrontations – the trillion dollar confrontations.

A U.S. foreign policy that provides the opportunity for fully-realized national authenticity is a paradigm shift amid a world that has grown accustomed to corrupt globalists, bankers and financial elites who have established a business model by dictating terms to national leaders they control and influence.  We have our own frame of reference with K-Street lobbyists in Washington DC.  Much of President Trump’s global trade reset is based on confronting these multinational influence agents.

When you take the influence of corporate/financial brokers out of foreign policy, all of a sudden those global influence peddlers are worthless. Absent of their ability to provide any benefit, nations no longer purchase these brokered services.

As soon as influence brokers are dispatched, national politicians become accountable to the voices of their citizens. When representing the voices of citizens becomes the primary political driver of national policy, the authentic image of the nation is allowed to surface.

In western, or what we would call ‘more democratized systems of government‘, the consequence of removing multinational corporate and financial influence peddlers presents two options for the governing authority occupying political office:

♦One option is to refuse to allow the authentic voice of a nationalist citizenry to rise. Essentially to commit to a retention of the status quo; an elitist view; a globalist perspective. This requires shifting to a more openly authoritarian system of government within both the economic and social spheres. Those who control the reigns of power refuse to acquiesce to a changed landscape.

♦The second option is to allow the authentic and organic rise of nationalism. To accept the voices of the middle-class majority; to structure the economic and social landscape in a manner that allows the underlying identity to surface naturally.

Fortunately we are living in a time of great history, and we have multiple examples surfacing around the world.  National elections in Poland, Hungary, Italy, Brazil and right here in the U.S. via Donald Trump highlight responses to dysfunctional multiculturalism and financial influences from corrupt elites within the institutions of globalist advocacy: The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Two specific reference points are playing-out in real time. •One is the U.K. and voices of the British people who voted to Brexit the European Union. •The second is Mexico, and the July 1st, 2018, election of Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador (aka AMLO), a nationalist.

In the U.K. we see the government turning more authoritarian and distancing itself from the voices of the majority who chose to rebuke the collective association of the EU. In recent decisions the government has taken a more harsh approach toward suppressing opposition, and as a consequence oppressing free speech and civil liberties. [Insert the example of Tommy Robinson here – there are many others.]

This doesn’t come as a surprise to those who have followed the arc of history when the collective global elite are challenged or rejected. Globalism can only thrive amid a class structure where the elites, though few in number, have more controlling power over the direction of government. It is not accidental the EU has appointed officials and unelected bureaucrats in Brussels as the primary decision-making authority.

By its very nature the EU collective requires a central planning authority who can act independent of the underlying national voices.

As the Trump Doctrine clashes with the European global elite, the withdrawal of the U.S. financial underwriting creates a natural problem. Subsidies are needed to retain multiculturalism.

If a national citizenry has to pay for the indulgent decisions of the influence class, a crisis becomes only a matter of time.

Wealth distribution requires a host.

Since the end of World War II the U.S. has been a bottomless treasury for EU subsidy. The payments have been direct and indirect. The indirect have been via U.S. military bases providing security, the NATO alliance, and also by U.S. trade policy permitting one-way tariff systems. Both forms of indirect payment are now being reversed as part of the modern Trump Doctrine.

Similarly, in Mexico the Trump Doctrine also extends toward changed trade policies; this time via NAFTA. The restructuring of NAFTA into the USMCA disfavors multinational corporations and financial holdings who have exploited structural loopholes that were designed into the original agreement.

With President Trump confronting the NAFTA fatal flaw, and absent of the ability of corporations to influence the direction of the administration, the trade deal ultimately presents the same outcome for Mexico as it does the EU – LESS DOLLARS.

However, in Mexico, the larger systems of government are not as strongly structured to withstand the withdrawal of billions of U.S. dollars. The government of Mexico is not in the same position as the EU and cannot double-down on more oppressive controls. Therefore the authentic voice of the Mexican people is likely to rise.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), is a nationalist but he is not a free-market capitalist. AMLO is more akin to soft-socialist approach with a view that when the central governing authority is constrained, and operates in the best interests of its citizens, equity can be achieved.

The fabric of socialism runs naturally through the DNA strain of Mexico, and indeed much of South America. This is one of the reasons why previous Mexican governments were so corrupt. Multinational corporations always find it easier to exploit socialist minded government officials.

When bribery and graft are the natural way of business engagement, the multinationals will exploit every opportunity to maximize profit. Withdraw the benefit (loophole exploitation) to the financial systems, and the bribery and graft dries up quickly. A bottom-up nationalist like AMLO, is the ultimate beneficiary.

The authentic-sense of the Mexican people, rises in the persona of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador – who actually does personify the underlying nature of the classic Mexican class-struggle.

Thus we see two similar yet distinct outcomes of the Trump Doctrine. Within a highly structured U.K. parliamentary government the leadership becomes more authoritarian and rebukes the electorate; and in Mexico a less structured government becomes more nationalist, more prideful, and embraces the underlying nature of the electorate.

It is not accidental the historic nature of the U.K. is a monarchy (top down), and the historic nature of Mexico is populist (bottom up). Revolution not withstanding, both countries are now returning to their roots.

We are indeed living in historic times.

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100 Responses to The Trump Doctrine: Economic Security is National Security…

  1. Publius2016 says:

    Mexico has so many riches but many live in poverty due to mental laziness! Venezuela is one of the richest countries in the world with some of the most beautiful beach/coasts! Peace and private property leads to prosperity everywhere its been enacted…War comes from outside always either through direct invasion or bribery!

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    • Ready Steady Go says:

      Tic Toc???

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    • Akindole says:

      Mexico has so many riches but many live in poverty due to mental laziness! …

      Get used to it because they have already arrived in a neighborhood near you. Don’t believe me–Talk to any decent non-progressive 1st – 5th grade teacher in the United States (approximately 10% of them)(that pass state certification on the 5th try)(maybe).

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    • John Smith says:

      Read the book “the way the world works” and you will understand what is going on in Mexico and other countries. Most of their problems come from all the “smart” people from the north east. Mexicans are very hard working but they were mislead by a few.

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      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        The Europeans have meddled, meddled, meddled too much in Mexico.

        “Maximilian I (Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph Maria; 6 July 1832 – 19 June 1867) was the only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire. He was a younger brother of the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph I. After a distinguished career in the Austrian Navy as its commander, he accepted an offer by Napoleon III of France to rule Mexico…”

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maximilian_I_of_Mexico

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    • G. Combs says:

      “…but many live in poverty due to mental laziness….”

      Excuse me but that is total BS!

      Mexicans are hardworking but very poor and the transnationals (NAFTA) was set up to keep them that way. WORSE NAFTA drove ~75% of Mexico’s family farmers off their land. Enter the Communists spilling poison in their ears (You are OWED a living by the nasty Gringos) and you end up with the mess we now have.

      Small Farmers and NAFTA:
      https://www.countercurrents.org/mohanty230608.htm

      La Raza/MEChA is straight from a NAZI paid by Hitler called Jose Vasconcelos who died in 1982 He is the Nazi Propagandist behind La Raza Aztlan nationalism. Like Soros, Jose was on the Nazi German payroll during WWII. La Raza Cosmica is the Mexican equivalent of Hitlers Mein Kemp written during the same time period.

      La Raza, receives federal funds of 30 million in California alone.

      “Chicano is our identity; it defines who we are as people. It rejects the notion that we…should assimilate into the Anglo-American melting pot…Aztlan was the legendary homeland of the Aztecas … It became synonymous with the vast territories of the Southwest, brutally stolen from a Mexican people marginalized and betrayed by the hostile custodians of the Manifest Destiny.” (Statement on University of Oregon MEChA Website, Jan. 3, 2006)

      The official “MEChA Philosophy”
      http://www.mayorno.com/WhoIsMecha.html

      La RAZA
      http://humanevents.com/2006/04/07/emexclusive-emthe-truth-about-la-raza/

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      • Carrie2 says:

        G. Combs, much of what you say is true, but the rich run the country and switch between communism and socialism. At least now most Mexicans can actually get an education whereas before no if no father around to sign them up and many because no money they are forced to wear uniforms. Things have improved. I worked in two different Mexican countries, and the workers worked hard and I know I did too. I lived with a Mexican family for a time and everyone but the littlest children were a lawyer, a doctor or trained to run businesses, and the maid was treated as a member of the family and was thrilled on my last visit to tell me her son was in college, which is still a big thing there. Out of the cities they work hard on agriculture n order to have something, if not much to eat. With France in control after Spain, many came from America, Ireland, Germany, etc. to help the peasants fight. Still no SS for all citizens and the police earn so little that they force bribing on stopping drivers for this or that. It is hoped the new president will be the best ever and seems to be working with Trump to better his country and its citizens. I pray that this be so.

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    • Voltaire says:

      I’m riding the top post.
      This is the only thread in the top 4 that mentions N. Korea.
      Here goes:
      Latest news on Google, N. Korean people are turning on Kim. First thing I thought was Chinese-inspired uprising to throw out Kim.

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  2. lotbusyexec says:

    “No PDJT, No Peace” – Lotbusyexec Sharpton Jackson 😉💪🇺🇸

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    • Gary-David says:

      TRUMP SAVED OUR ENTIRE NATION AND ANYONE WHO WOULD ARGUE, speaks from pure ignorance. That’s a fact. I’m willing to talk facts with anyone! LMAO yes Sharpton & Jackson? We know them well. Two of the craftiest race pimps to ever successfully use nearly an entire race, to line their pockets.

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  3. Publius2016 says:

    like 45 says…Im a counterpuncher…like Melania says: he hits back 1000x harder!

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  4. Publius2016 says:

    ISIS father and mother: Crooked and Obama!

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  5. Elric VIII says:

    Just like “only Nixon could go to China,” only President Trump can improve our military capabilities while simultaneously winning battles without using them. Paradigm shift, indeed.

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  6. Publius2016 says:

    Middle East Peace Plan will be unveiled at the State of the Union! leaving Syria is a show of good faith that 45 will broker a Win Win Deal!

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  7. Publius2016 says:

    yes! “China via their “one-belt, one-road” objectives, the economic confrontation is the modern battlefield.” China papers the world in Yuan in order to bring fixed rates of return while communist aglobalist currency chokes private business!

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  8. DanO64 says:

    Back. Just say N.

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  9. Jane Smith says:

    We aren’t the World Police.

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    • Mr. T. says:

      That’s right, and President Trump made that quite clear while he was running for office. My goodness, we’ve been in Afghanistan for the past 17 years. If the elitists had their way, we would be there forever, just like they want us to do in Syria. It’s so easy for warmongers like Lindsey Graham, and even that late worthless POS, John McCain, to continue to feed their war machine equipment making buddies, but maybe they should do it at the expense of losing their family members and not everyone else’s.

      Bush 43 made a huge mistake sending our troops into Iraq. It created a huge nightmare in southwest Asia, made even bigger by Obumbles and Crooked. The USA gained NOTHING by invading that country. Many falsely claimed we were only there for the oil, and that’s been proven time and time again to be totally false. Jimmy Carte made a HUGE mistake by not honoring our treaty with the Shah of Iran, when he requested military aid to help stabilize Iran. We all know the disastrous results of that Peanut Brain’s bad decision. We’re still paying for the mistake today.

      Nope, no more sending our troops for the purpose of nation building. Time to use the resources to better the United States of America. We can lead the world by setting a good example of making this a better country, instead of pumping billions of our hard earned tax dollars into other nations, especially those who spit on us while having their hands out, grabbing the money we have been throwing at them.

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      • marty lopez says:

        We should use our troops to kill people and destroy things and whenever they threaten our interests.

        Sent from Outlook

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        • Carrie2 says:

          marty, since the French and English caused most of the problems n the ME, let them fight the battle and no more the USA. We have lost so many young military men and women or have them come home with missing limbs and PTSD, why should be do the dirty jobs. We need our military here to help us fight the DNC communists and those against our Republic and our legal President. We are the Government and by darn we will keep it no matter who thinks they can overtake our country.

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          • marty lopez says:

            Oh I agree, but the globalists had to create chaos to break into the middle east. They couldn’t and so they had to create the mass immigration out of war chaos. They want consumers.

            Sent from Outlook

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      • Paco Loco says:

        We still have “The Rods from God” so there’s that too.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Actually, the argument could be made, that the US intervening to install the shah, at the behest of big oil, was the first mistake.

        Proping up that POS, would have been closing the barn door, after the cows were someones prime rib dinner; way too little, too late.ö

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        • Mr. T. says:

          Sorry, Dutchman, but you’re way off base. The Shah was an ally, who used a lot of the oil revenues to modernize his country. Women could not only drive, go out in public on their own, but they could work a job as well and many had good careers. Thanks to the Shah, Iran had many modern and well equipped hospitals and a great university system.

          While the Shah did imprison many Islamic militants, it’s not hard to understand why he did that. Today, those Islamic militants have ruined what was once a beautiful and prosperous nation. Its citizens are struggling to survive, women are treated as subservient, and most of the nation’s oil revenues are wasted on military hardware and giving aid to terrorists in other nations.

          President Caret got it wrong. As President Nixon stated back then, if Carter didn’t provide the requested military aid to the Shah of Iran, the government there would fall, and the country would become unstable affecting much of the middle east, and future generations of Americans would pay for that mistake. Well, we’re still paying, and so are two younger generations of my family who weren’t around back then. Bush 43 didn’t learn a damn thing from the mistakes that Carter made. Carter should have provided the aid, while Bush 43 should have kept his nose out of Iraq.

          Obama didn’t learn either. When Israel wanted to send in their military planes to take out Iran’s nuclear capabilities, Obama warned that if they did, he would order our nation’s naval fleet in the area to shoot down the Israeli planes.

          LBJ could have forced North Vietnam to surrender in 1964 or 1965, had he used our superior air power to take out NV’s railroads, shipping, fuel depots and power plants, long before the country had the chance to heavily arm themselves with surface to air missiles and other military hardware provided by Russia and China.

          Dutchman, I say all this as someone who served, from three generations who served during Korea, Vietnam and my son who served in Iraq. I’m tired of watching our military members being sent into harm’s way, as though they are expendable, all because some loser in the White House wants to invade a foreign country and then micro manage the war. At least President Trump had the good sense to take the gloves off of our military leaders hands over in Syria and parts of Iraq, to let them call the shots and do what was needed to eradicate ISIS. There is nothing glamorous about war. As General Patton once said, the trick is not to be the son of a bitch who dies for your country, but make the other son of a bitch die for his.

          Yes, President Trump has it right. We as a country, should not be in the nation building business. We have failed miserably at attempting to do so in the past. We have paid a heavy price for that, including the loss of our military men and women who were killed in action, those injured with many maimed for life, as well as the excessive monetary costs to our nation. If military intervention is necessary, then we must be in it to win it or not in it at all. Doesn’t make sense at all, that we’ve got billions to spend in countries who don’t like us, but yet we can’t spend the money to even secure our borders or to properly take care of our nation’s Vets.

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          • Jan says:

            Well said. One correction: “Bush 43 didn’t learn a damn thing from the mistakes that Carter made. Carter should have provided the aid, while Bush 43 should have kept his nose out of Iraq AND Afghanistan.” Simple (or complicated) special ops in Afghanistan could have found Osama Bin Laden, even if it took a while. Invading Afghanistan was OBVIOUSLY the stupidest thing the U.S. ever did or we wouldn’t be there 17 yrs. later

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          • marty lopez says:

            The Shah was back by Great Britain with CIA help. It was cold war. The mistake was Carter’s withdrawal of support.

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      • swimeasy says:

        Graham is on a learning curve as we all are with the Trump doctrine (Thank you SD!). He publically changed course on Syria after lunch with POTUS, so it appears unlike some others, he has the interest and ability to listen for understanding.

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    • andyocoregon says:

      It seems as though we are in many areas. But, we shouldn’t be the World Police, for sure.

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  10. Publius2016 says:

    45 added a New Frontier for War Party: Space Force! lets make it to Mars and let the Afghanis pustuns and others quarrel over peanuts while we discover the universe!

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  11. marty lopez says:

    America’s security is economic security and that’s exactly why the President has to fire Jerome Powell, audit the Federal Reserve, possibly reform it, end its dual mandate and make stable and predictable currency the cure for Wall Street’s four big banks thief of our life savings through inflation. OBTW such systemic reform puts America first and grows the president’s base, which needs become job one.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Try reading Gary North’s Mises on Money.
      https://www.garynorth.com/public/9689.cfm

      Remember that ‘inflation’ is just a fancy name for theft.

      “The Return to Sound Money,”
      The first step must be a radical and unconditional abandonment of any further inflation. The total amount of dollar bills, whatever their name or legal characteristic may be, must not be increased by further issuance. No bank must be permitted to expand the total amount of its deposits subject to check or the balance of such deposits of any individual customer, be he a private citizen or the U.S. Treasury, otherwise than by receiving cash deposits in legal-tender banknotes from the public or by receiving a check payable by another domestic bank subject to the same limitations. This means a rigid 100 percent reserve for all future deposits; that is, all deposits not already in existence on the first day of the reform (p. 448).

      “In Human Action, Mises said that the government’s task is to enforce contracts. Among these contracts are contracts for redeeming money-certificates for money metals on demand. He defined a money-certificate a receipt for a money metal that has 100% of the promised metal in reserve. He said that banks should not be favored by the government. They should not be allowed the right to break contracts, which is what a refusal to redeem money-certificates on demand is. “What is needed to prevent any further credit expansion is to place the banking business under the general rules of commercial and civil laws compelling every individual to fulfill all obligations in full compliance with the terms of the contract”….”

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    • marty lopez says:

      Unfortunately Brietbart deleted 2/3rds of my post. Although they did a damn good job of editing it, which I freely admit.

      Mr. President,

      Jerome Powell must be fired. It is unclear you have that authority. No. It is unclear you don’t, therefore proceed and let the remedy pursue you. Powell justified increases with economic data points, but every data pointed and continues to point in the opposite direction. Therefore he is inconsistent and incompetent at best and, suspect at worst.

      Powell isn’t discharged for raising rates. He is discharged in favor of fixing a dysfunctional Federal Reserve, the American economy and the people’s best interests. Rand Paul’s father Ron’s call for an audit of the Fed is hearkened. Now you are growing your base.

      Steve Forbs’s admonition for a stable predictable currency as a path to prosperity is employed as the end to inflation, which is nothing, but the thief of the working man’s life savings in favor of Wall Street’s big banks.

      The President fires Powell to fix the economy, to fix the Federal Reserve and as a popular hero of the working men and women of America while growing his base. The beauty of it all is that it is all true.

      The dual mandate of full employment must be lifted. The Fed simply provides sound and stable money. Congress and the President will take care of employment. End inflation by ending the corruption of Wall Street and its four big banks and talk about it.

      You must show your enemies you can and will hurt them, or they will never let you live. Why won’t you listen Mr. President? You must attack now at your weakest. You will win, or die. The enemy has so many options and interests. Their power makes them weak, one against the other. The people are with Caesar and you cannot lose. Timing and execution are best left to the successful executive. You need no help being Caesar. You are fated to be such. Be successful. Stay alive. Carpe Diem Giaus Julius Caesar.

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    • Mr. T. says:

      Marty Lopez, the economy collapsed in 2008, and as a result, the head of the federal reserve did not raise interests rates for 9 straight years. This was done to try and inflate a bad economy into a good one, which as we all know, it didn’t work like they said it would. It was like throwing water on a pile of wood and expecting to light it with a match, hoping it will start a fire. Anyway, so as to avoid inflation, the Trump Administration, or more precisely, the head of the federal reserve, the guy you want fired, has raised interest rates and even more important, has ended Quantative Easing. That was where Obama’s administration was buying 70 percent of the U.S. Treasury issued, in addition to a vast amount of mortgages that we all know couldn’t be sold without causing disaster to the system. Remember Congressman Barney Frank? Remember the disasters of Fannie and Freddie?

      For the record, I got that information from a professional who trades interest rate derivatives for a living and knows what he is talking about.

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      • marty lopez says:

        OK lets stop the bullschit. 08 happened and Bush bailed out the banks and Goldman Sacks at Hank’s knee. Zero interest rates put the price of the bailout on the American middle class. Zero interest rates stole income from savers and retired people and propped up the stock market because there was no where else to go. Today’s evaluations are phony and only exist because the Fed prints money, which is what the fancy term QE really means. Your argument is full of schit. You do speak French don’t you?

        And yeah it didn’t work, but the wise guys got out of town on your dime. And the real recovery a good flush would have facilitated didn’t happen. We don’t have any free markets, any, period, so who are you trying to kid? Fiat currency back by absolutely nothing runs the economy like a tail wagging a dog for the Wall Street investment crowd interests. All those profits were the middle class being bled white.

        Jerome Powell isn’t any savior although I don’t necessarily have a quarrel with rising interest rates. That isn’t what this is all about, not raising interest rates, or Powell. It’s about four big Wall Street banks controlling the money supply to create investment markets separate and opposed to main street, free markets that are tethered to reality, an objective market reality that reflects actual value and doesn’t require diminishing America’s wealth.

        Powell himself isn’t a pimple on the President’s azz. He the driver of the car that the bank robbers happen to be in. the Federal Reserve is corrupt, an instrument of the investment class. It needs an audit and a reformation. Stable currency based on real value ought to be it’s only mandate. The President needs to break their backs. The fed uses inflation to steal every generation’s entire life savings and it’s bullschit.

        Don’t bother to lecture me based on simplistic bullschit that doesn’t really explain, or circumscribe either the real, systemic problems, or the basic solutions.

        😊MAGA I just wish I had the opportunity to speak to the President as I have just spoken to you.

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    • Jan says:

      Maybe that’s why Pres. Trump chose Mulvaney to be his new COS. Who better, in combination with Sec. Mnuchin, to take on the Fed.

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      • marty lopez says:

        I think you’re on it now. He has his sea legs now and I’m betting he will be moving soon. He is the master of timing and marketing and I’ll bet he is waiting for the Democrats to overplay their hand.
        😊MAGA

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  12. Concernedcitizen says:

    The world is a safer place with President Trump in it. I truly believe that.

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  13. Carthoris says:

    When a sane man, Trump, meets an insane man, Mattis, there is bound to be a breaking point.

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    • Petrel says:

      Carthoris — So true !

      Russia stalemated the first Chechen War and won the second. How did they turn matters around? They used Chechen Special Forces, Sunni all, to talk with the Jihadis and discovered most were recruited in Pakistan, Morocco, Indonesia etc — by Saudi-trained, Wahhabi clerics, supposedly to defend Islam, and had discovered the Russians were not persecuting anyone. So began a Russian program of airmailing these poor guys home.

      Same, same in Syria — only that Syrian situation report will never have reached our esteemed Secretary of Defense.

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  14. wyntre says:

    Meanwhile. turncoat Roberts is at it again.

    Joins Libs to strike down POTUS attempt at asylum regulation.

    POS. Barry still owns him.

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Friday denied the Trump administration’s request that it be allowed to immediately enforce a new policy of denying asylum to those who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, a change that lower courts declared possibly illegal.

    Four justices – Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh – would have granted the administration’s request to let the order go into effect.

    http://www.philly.com/news/nation-world/supreme-court-denies-trump-administration-request-immediately-enforce-new-asylum-rules-20181221.html

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    • andyocoregon says:

      RBG can’t croak soon enough, IMO.

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    • Ready Steady Go says:

      How is RBG voting on stuff if she is always sick, having surgery, or in the hospital????
      What is going on??? SCOTUS cant let justices vote by proxy!!! They have been doing a Weekend At Bernies for years with this old bag.

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      • Carrie2 says:

        Ready Steady Go, I hate to say this but when you remove a lob on the left side of the chest and say can’t see more cancer problems, it is a lie and Ruthie may soon have a long talk with God as she is everything this country doesn’t need with her hate of Trump, America, our Constitution, has no problem with sexual activity at 12 yrs of age, no problem with homos, or whatever, in all she hates everything that is good! Won’t feel too sorry when she passes away and will pray for her soul, but then we get another republican person in the SC. Would like to see Roberts removed as he tends to vote against our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Is he owned? Perhaps but should be a man who knows he is doing wrong!

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    • woohoowee says:

      Robert’s problem is he’s a Bush crony and Pappy Bush was the original NWO president.

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    • Newton Love says:

      Sundance said in his posting guidelines to not post off-topic. And yet here you ar posting off-topic.

      This is a PDJT economics makes peace thread set.

      When people look for postings on the SCOTUS, they will look in a Sundance article on that topic, and won’t see your off-topic post in this thread.

      Please stop posting OFF-TOPIC! It is a drag to have to skip all of the non-relevant material.

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  15. Carthoris says:

    “However, that strong-arm military approach cannot continue indefinitely because it will never end. James Mattis was/is one voice who doesn’t want it to end. “

    So with Mattis, it was, and remains, all about Mattis, and everyone and everything else be damned. He’s definitely more of a Democrat alright.

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    • Jan says:

      TGP ran an article yesterday, I think, indicating Gen. Mattis is thinking about running for President in 2020 as a Republican and if not 2020, out of respect for the President, then 2024. It could be a leftist plant story, but it does give one pause in considering why this break at this time. Or the “break-up” could be part of the leftist game. In any event, Sundance is correct. Pres. Trump has a plan that he weaves through time, always going towards the point he was originally aimed at. Out of Syria: campaign promise made; promise kept. Thank you Sundance for your usual brilliance. Thank you Pres. Trump for your absolute fortitude. You both rock!!

      P.S. This has been a tough week. Have had to avoid most news broadcasts. I find my comforts here at CTH & the LastRefuge2 tweets (even though I’m not on Twitter). Thank you Treepers & CTH. Merry Christmas and safe holidays for all!!

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      • marty lopez says:

        😊MAGA Mattis is from a different age, a different paradigm. Military brass are politicians first and foremost, just about anything over the rank of Colonel and everyone knows it. Mattis is part of the establishment and as such he is part of the problem. That old dog won’t learn any new tricks. He’s the reason China is now challenging us in a meaningful way and Russia has strategic nuke bombers in Venezuela. Mattis and his buddies are the problem, not the solution.

        Merry Christmas to you and your family

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  16. 300 says:

    And as always Sundance brings the rain. Everytime I get discouraged he drops something like this and I’m renewed. Thanks SD you’re the best.

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    • marty lopez says:

      And that’s why Jerome Powell must be fired, the Fed audited as per Ron Paul and stable predictable currency made the only policy. End the fill employment mandate. That’s the Presidents and Congress’ job.

      That would kill inflation forever and make Wall Street’s four big banks cry a river. It would also grow the President’s base. Recruit Steve Forbes and Ron Paul and grow your base. America first.

      Wall Street, theWSJ, Murdock et all want to kill you. Crack them a good one instead, Mr. President. Are you listening, sir?

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      • Carrie2 says:

        Mary Lopez, Frankly, never could understand why an outsider bank is called our Fed Reserve when they make big bucks from us. Remember Pres. Jackson put down banks back then and apparently the so-called Fed Reserve and other super large banks need to be brought back under control.

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        • marty lopez says:

          Because the Congress doesn’t want to do their job. They are afraid. They know just how corrupt they are and are afraid to be in charge of the money supply. The banks now it too. It sounds sophomoric, but it’s true.

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        • Dutchman says:

          And POTUS has paintings of Andrew Jackson prominently dispayed in the,W.H.
          Hmmmm,…

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          • marty lopez says:

            😊Yeah buddy. Our Prez is next to Washington and Jackson and maybe even Lincoln if we come to it.

            About the Federal Reserve. It became apparent we needed a Federal bank to control and print currency. Frequent busts and recessions became prohibitive, too much uncertainty and it began to hamper the national economy. But Congress didn’t want the responsibility. They knew and so did everyone else, to have congress printing money was a doomsday machine gone rogue, corruption run wild. This hybrid was the result. Now it needs to be audited, rethought and reformed. The dual mandate is a straw horse to allow banks to print money at will.

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  17. 300 says:

    Oh ps I have Humble Pie live at the Fillmore playing on the headphones. Get some!!!

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  18. chojun says:

    Another way I would characterize Trump doctrine is “Peace Incentive” vs “War Incentive”.

    In past times, we’ve gone overseas and beaten our enemies (or the enemies of our fiends) over the head and then left. Typically there was an economic reason for capitulation (Japanese, German, South Koreans, Vietnamese, Soviet Union, etc) which brought an end to the wars. In all the wars except the cold war with the USSR, the end result for the enemy was near-total economic destruction.

    Beginning in 2001/2003 with George W. Bush, we began another war but this time with an enemy that is resistant to being destroyed because this kind of enemy has nothing to lose. We’ve been entrenched in a 17 year regional conflict with no end in sight. The military has one purpose – to kill people and break things. Eventually the enemy runs out of things to be broken and gives up. But not this enemy.

    Trump’s “Peace incentive” doctrine creates the groundwork for peace by actually incentivizing it where it’s impossible to bludgeon an enemy into accepting peace on your terms. The US is the principle world economy and thus owns a great deal of economic leverage that gives us ways of creating the need and desire for peace where none previously existed.

    No-one who is paying attention should have any doubt as to why terrorism in the Middle east has been so difficult to defeat. Our military has been killing people and breaking their things for 17 years. The inability to defeat this kind of enemy suggests that maybe we were killing the wrong people and breaking the wrong things. Enter Trump in 2017, and Trump sets his eyes on Iran.

    It turns out the JCPOA (Iran deal) set the conditions and created the war incentive with Iran to continue funding terrorism in the region in order to advance their regional interests. Trump reversed this, and has created a peace incentive with Iran. No amount of bombing or presence in Syria will be able to convince Iran to change their ways. But what if their economy were to take a hit?

    The United States (under Obama) is responsible for the conditions in Syria by arming Al Qaeda for the purpose of removing Assad. Assad ran to Russia for help. Trump has made the RIGHT decision to get out of Syria and instead let the banks turn the screws on Iran’s economy. We’ll see how well the Mullahs can deal with civil unrest.

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  19. smurfette says:

    The military “industrial” complex is a commerical enterprise tangoing with multinational corporations and overseas foreign elitists as well as domesticated agents like Soros, which means the military to date never represented American interests. It has always been fomented by the CIA as Hoover said to create unrest and feed the CIA with money even if it meant gun running (Fast * Furious) and drug smuggling (MexiCo border). The CIA creates the problem and then they present themselves or the military as the warring solution.

    There will never be peace, there will always be unrest and sacrefice of young marines and military lives. Their families suffer too as long as the Fed Reserve and CIA covert operations are allowed to run unchecked.

    Putin is smiling smugly after the Cold War which I found unnerving. Now I know why. He is long aware through similar technology that the so-called MIC, more accurately known as the MICC (military industrial congressional complex) is successfully destroying the US all by itself. He doesn’t have to lift a finger. Shock and Awe in the Iraq War was merely a descriptor. Every nation has access to high tech and the satellite programs need to be terminated for good unless it can be put to good use and I don’t mean simolu getting driving directions. When did Google get the rights to rule space with their intrusive satellite technology? Sats have been around since the 1940’s.

    By the way, I was going to bookmark an old movie this season called Spies Like Us starting Chevy Chase and Steve Forest for shedanfraud laughs, and then I realized it’s too real. It’s about a hapless pair of CIA wannabees who fail their admissions test and are surprised they get selected for Special Ops in Siberia. Turns out they were picked out to be expendable decoys in place of the real CIA ops personnel.

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  20. KittyKat says:

    Kim won’t move forward unless President Trump has iron control of his government because Kim saw what the Democrats did to Gaddafi. They got rid of him even though he had given up his nukes. Liberating North Korea into a being more benign and wealthier nation is probably not a goal shared by Democrats, although I don’t understand why not.

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  21. G. Combs says:

    The ELITE HATE the Trump Doctrine because it disrupts their very lucrative wars. Therefore expect lots of kicking and screaming and gnashing of teeth, because THIS is where the REAL FIGHT IS!

    BACKGROUND

    Congressional Record, February 9, 1917

    Mr. CALLAWAY:
    “In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, ship building and powder interests and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily press in the United States.
    … an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers.
    “This contract is in existence at the present time, and it accounts for the news columns of the daily press of the country being filled with all sorts of preparedness arguments and misrepresentations as to the present condition of the United States Army and Navy, and the possibility and probability of the United States being attacked by foreign foes.
    “This policy also included the suppression of everything in opposition to the wishes of the interests served. The effectiveness of this scheme has been conclusively demonstrated by the character of the stuff carried in the daily press throughout the country since March, 1915. They have resorted to anything necessary to commercialize public sentiment and sandbag the National Congress into making extravagant and wasteful appropriations for the Army and Navy under false pretense that it was necessary. Their stock argument is that it is ‘patriotism.’ They are playing on every prejudice and passion of the American people…..”

    The Creature from Jekyll Island, The Federal Reserve, talk by Edward Griffin

    “[…]The Federal Reserve System. Created in 1910, codified by Congress in 1913 (along with the personal income tax), this “system” facilitated the US government’s ability to inflame the nation’s citizens for the purpose of supporting the European war of 1914-1918 (World War I). Warfare provides a source of immense borrowing and provides banking corporations with huge profits in the form of interest income. Several of these same Wall Street banks financed Adolph Hitler two decades later….

    From the Bank of England forward all the governments of Europe had central banks for a very good reason. The kings and princes of Europe had learned from hard experience that they could raise the taxes of their subjects only so high and then they had a revolt on their hands and they tended to lose their jobs (and heads). It appears that that natural level was about 40-43%; people will tolerate taxes up to about 40-43% and then they start digging in their heels and they just won’t allow it to go any further. But with the central bank mechanism in place the lid was off. Now these governments could tax their people 50%, 60%, 70% and in some cases 80% of everything they produced and they did not have a revolt on their hands. They did not have resentment because the people didn’t know that they were paying a tax.

    It was a nifty arrangement for these governments. It was at that point in history that governments’ wars began to heat up. They always had wars but they were relatively small things because wars are expensive and the people won’t pay more than 40% for everything including wars. But now that they had a way to tax higher than that, they could engage in very expensive wars. It’s at that point in history that Europe plunged headlong into continuous war and big, very, very expensive wars. The people paid for them uncomplainingly through the process of inflation….”

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  22. Sandra-VA says:

    Isn’t is sad that the majority of Americans will never understand this doctrine… because they don’t even know about it!

    All they hear is coming from the echo chamber of the globalists.

    That trip to Saudi Arabia set the ball in motion, and soon we will see the fruits.

    Peace in our time!

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  23. smurfette says:

    Bravo! President Trump is amazing. He understands that the war is on economic freedoms of each individual – as the world financiers seek to produce money for their interest revenue which by virtue of putting more $ out erodes the value of each $ you worked hard to earn.

    On Jan. 17, 1961, in his final address to the nation, “President Dwight Eisenhower gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex, a formidable union of defense contractors and the armed forces.

    Eisenhower was a retired five-star Army general.

    “As NPR’s Tom Bowman tells Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne, Eisenhower used the speech to warn about “the immense military establishment” that had joined with “a large arms industry.”

    Here’s an excerpt:

    “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.”

    https://www.npr.org/2011/01/17/132942244/ikes-warning-of-military-expansion-50-years-later

    Young Trump was listening. 👨‍💼

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  24. Marharbal says:

    Highly illustrative and thought provoking policy on economic power exerted with the Trump Doctrine. Exit of General Mattis becomes crystal clear.
    Syria and Afghanistan: what is the objective? More of our troops being shot in the back by uniformed Afghan soldiers?
    Marharbal

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  25. rogerdat says:

    he won’t be around to see the fruits of his economic policy mature………..too bad, we should have used economic leverage instead of bullets all along.

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  26. Uncle Al says:

    Sundance, you wrote:

    Demanding the restructuring of NATO or removing troops from Syria and Afghanistan will run counter to the favored policies of those who advocate for military deployments; many are also benefactors on the business side of the military industrial complex.

    Instead of “benefactors” I believe you mean “beneficiaries”.

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  27. Rose says:

    So many demorats donors’ rely on the war machine to keep themselves in the manor they’ve become accustomed. The left scream we are not the global police, and then Trump stops the war machine they start screaming they want to be the global police.

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  28. DT2020 says:

    Pass this around

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    • GB Bari says:

      Excellent read, took me about 20 minutes.

      West brings up many “America First” ideas and concepts that have indeed been successfully squelched and derided when mentioned, but are truly a major part of our current President’s consciousness and policy-making foundation.

      A good quick historical review of how we got from Ameriuca First to Globalism/NWO and now are trying to return there despite tremendous howls and political onstructions being raised by so many institutions.

      I recommend that everyone try to read this to refresh your memory or learn some factual history to which you may have never been exposed.

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    • marty lopez says:

      More, he’son the move, cutting dead wood impediments

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  29. Carthoris says:

    “President Trump’s brilliant decision to leave Syria reset the national security clock. Mattis was always ‘entrenched management’ determined to fight change and extend the Bush-Obama policies that President Trump promised to end. Mattis’s exit means the President can finally break with the past and build a new national security team in DOD and the WH staffed with new people whose loyalty and judgment the president can trust.”
    – Now retired Col. Douglas Macgregor, author of ” Breaking the Phalanx”

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  30. nimrodman says:

    I’ll guaran-damn-tee ya that Frau Merkel and Frau May in that photo would much, much rather be talking to Frau Hillary at that table than getting side-eye from our MAGA President.

    Life comes at you fast …

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  31. mugzey302 says:

    I watched a YouTube interview of Wayne Jett on SGT Report, discussing a book he’s written about the evil plan to take out the middle class. Even making deliberate decisions to cause/worsen the Depression to benefit the cabal so they could buy assets for pennies on the dollar with no regard for the suffering and deaths of American citizens. This has been ongoing, the plan to eliminate the middle class so there is only the elite class and the slave class. It boggles the mind that people are that evil. But, maybe not.

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  32. KnowSERENoFear says:

    IMHO

    War should be reserved to directly defending the homeland or aggressively gaining more resources. I think we have plenty of resourses within our vast borders and we can trade for what we lack.

    So this leaves defending our homeland. Our mistake has been defending our homeland with the blood of our military and then giving back the aggressors their country. Japan had the audacity to attack us…as a consequence we should have taken their country and made it the USA. Same with Germany (WWI).

    Forgive my ignorance of history, but I don’t believe we’ve fought a war since the MexicanAmerican war under President Polk, where we as the victor, took our earned spoils of war. This spilling of American blood, sweat, and resources…and then REBUILDING our enemy complete with preferred trade status is BS. Expending trillions in military R&D and then handing it over to China is BS.

    I believe it’s very sound policy to have a very robust military..both in technology, machinery, and personnel. Military service is a good path for our youth…builds character and promotes love of country…hell of a lot better than the college indoctrination centers. A robust military in concert with armed citizenry should quell any desire for an adversary to seriously consider aggressive acts upon our homeland.

    The globalist world can screw themselves. We have enough resources to thrive without them. Personally, I wouldn’t mind if all of North and South America formed a union…with borders of course. I’d rather put efforts towards our neighbors than a pack of entitled Europeans that will NEVER accept that they aren’t our rulers.

    Oh…and by the way…Rods from God have changed everything….just saying. 😉

    IMHO

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  33. Newton Love says:

    A principle of business is to be nice to customers. A business would certainly not kill their customers. Suppliers are important, too.

    I’ve believed in “peace through business trade” since I got my Econometrics (Math / Econ) degree from UCLA in 1988.

    If we can get other countries to realize that they need us and we need them to be trading partners and customers, then the money elites in the countries that we trade with will not allow their politicians or military to wage war on us.

    Look at how badly China is doing by not having the American market to sell into. There is a lot of talk in the MSM about China fighting a war with the US over the south china sea and Taiwan issues. No way! The Chinese economy is on the rocks because they aren’t making money selling into the American market. They need us as customers!

    Sundance has done a marvelous job explaining PDJT’s doctrine of “Economic Security is National Security.” There is no precedent doctrine in American history. Our genius President thought it up.

    Looking forward to the KAG results.

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  34. zooamerica says:

    The war in Afghanistan is over.

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  35. Pyrthroes says:

    In form and substance, Trump is sui generis. Avoiding Pres. Washington’s “foreign entanglements” is not isolationism; indeed, all nation-states defend the realm, aspiring to self-sufficient peace-and-prosperity on a mutually advantageous basis wherein unity-in-diversity subsumes inevitable caste and class divisions.

    When those of goodwill ask, “Why is this so difficult to comprehend?” we answer, “Not because it’s difficult, but because complex dynamic systems (those comprising three or more interacting variables) are inherently most subtle, subject to unforeseeable, destabilizing, chaotic/fractal shocks, most frequently ones of their own making.” (Think Lorenz’s “butterfly effect” reflecting Gould and Eldridge’s “punctuated equilibrium”.)

    Trump is a man of acts and deeds, not words. To him, the “thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to” present creative challenges and opportunities that make life interesting. In historical perspective, Election 2016 looms similar to 1781 and 1865, defining America’s 161-year colonial and 151-year post-bellum eras. On this basis, however characterized, America’s next 160-year epoch should carry to our Quadricentennial in 2176.

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  36. THE MAD RUSSIAN says:

    …Economic Security is National Security…
    if that’s true – then Trump needs to step in immediately and stop the Fed…

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    • marty lopez says:

      Fire Jerome Powell. Not because he raised interest rates, but because he contradicted himself. He claimed the rate raise was data driven and yet the data contradicts him and on every single point. That means he’s either a liar, an incompetent, or suspect. Have the new President of the Fed immediately call for an audit and a commission to study the results and the reform of Federal Reserve.

      The President fires Powell to reform the Fed and for the sake of the American economy and to stop the thief of the American worker’s life savings through inflation for the benefit of the four major banks of Wall Street. Stop the dual mandate. Stable currency is the purpose of the Fed, but let the commission determine all that.

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  37. Fools Gold says:

    Trump will never get USMCA approved with dim controlled congress. He will have to do tariffs instead. Right now the stock market favors dims/globalist pigs. They’re hope is that stocks remain low while fed ruins the economy to help regain control of “you didn’t build this”..

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  38. Daily Reader says:

    Thank you for the insightful summative article, Sundance. I forward these on to my teen and young adult kids so they will be educated and know how to respond to their peers who spout the anti-Trump rhetoric they hear on CNN. Talk to kids and friends alike about the incredible good President Trump is doing. Thank you Sundance and thank you P Trump.

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