There are Trillions at Stake…

There’s a lot of news this week reflecting a great deal of oppositional alignment against the presidency of Donald Trump. CTH can get down in the weeds of each specific issue to discuss the motives and intents (we will, and do), but the big picture MUST remain at the forefront of understanding. If we lose track of the big picture, the weeds are overwhelming.

…“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones.”

~ Niccolò Machiavelli

♦POTUS Trump is disrupting the global order of things in order to protect and preserve the shrinking interests of the U.S. middle-class.  He is fighting, almost single-handed, at the threshold of the abyss. Our interests, our position, is zero-sum; if POTUS Trump fails, there will never be another available route to confront the Big Club.

President Trump’s aggregate opposition seeks to repel and retain the status-quo. They were on the cusp of full economic control over the U.S. just before candidate Trump snatched away their victory.  There are trillions at stake. They won’t make that mistake again.

Summary of Action: President Trump has structured a plan to break down the multinational trade interests, and their “controlled markets.”  Step-by-step President Trump is executing this plan; while his opposition, including Mitch McConnell, tries to stop him.

President Trump is disrupting decades of multinational financial interests who use the U.S. as a host for their ideological endeavors. President Trump is confronting multinational corporations and the global constructs of economic systems that were put in place to the detriment of the host; the American Middle-Class. There are trillions at stake; it is all about the economics; all else is chaff and countermeasures.

Familiar faces, perhaps faces you previously thought were decent, are now revealing their alignment with larger entities that are our abusers. In an effort to awaken the victim to the cycle of self-destructive codependent behavior, allow me to cue a visual example from U.S. Senator John Thune. WATCH:

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What South Dakota Senator John Thune is showcasing here is his full alignment with big multinational corporate agriculture (BIG AG).

Big AG is not supporting local farmers. Big AG does not support “free and fair markets.” Big AG supports the interests of multinational corporations and multinational financial interests.

For the multinational interests the U.S. is the host; from an economic nationalism perspective they are the parasite.

It is critical to think of BIG AG in the same way we already are familiar with multinational manufacturing of durable goods.

We are already familiar how China, Mexico and ASEAN nations export our raw materials (ore, coking coal, rare earth minerals etc.). The raw materials are used to manufacture goods overseas, the cheap durable goods are then shipped back into the U.S. for purchase.

It is within this decades-long process where we lost the manufacturing base, and the multinational economic planners (World Trade Organization) put us on a path to being a “service driven” economy.

The road to a “service-driven economy” is paved with a great disparity between financial classes. The wealth gap is directly related to the inability of the middle-class to thrive.

Elite financial interests, including those within Washington DC, gain wealth and power, the U.S. workforce is reduced to servitude, “service”, of their affluent needs.

The destruction of the U.S. industrial and manufacturing base is EXACTLY WHY the wealth gap has exploded in the past 30 years.

With that familiarity, did you think the multinationals would stop with only “DURABLE GOODS”?

They don’t.

They didn’t.

The exact same exfiltration and exploitation has been happening, with increased speed, over the past 15-20 years with “CONSUMABLE GOODS“, ie food.

Raw material foodstuff is exported to China, ASEAN nations and Mexico, processed and shipped back into the U.S. as a finished product.  [Recent example: Salmonella Ritz Bits (whey); Nabisco shuts New Jersey manufacturing plant, moves food production to Mexico… the result: Salmonella crackers.]  This is the same design-flow with food as previously exploited by other economic sectors, including auto manufacturing.

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Monsanto, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Bunge, Potash Corp, Cargill or Wilmar, all stay out of the public eye by design. Most megafood conglomerates have roots going back a century or more, but ever-increasing consolidation means that their current corporate owners may have been established only a few years ago. Welcome to the complex world of Big Ag:

Start with the so-called Big Six [PDF]. Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, Bayer, and BASF produce roughly three-quarters of the pesticides used in the world. The first five also sell more than half the name-brand seeds that farmers plant, including varieties modified for resistance to the very pesticides they also sell. Meanwhile, if farmers want fertilizer, a list of 10 other companies, starting with PotashCorp, account for about two-thirds of the world market.

Once the plowing, planting, nurturing, and harvesting are done, around 80 percent of major crops pass through the hands of four traders: ADM, Bunge, Cargill, and Louis Dreyfus. These companies aren’t just financiers, of course—Cargill, for example, produces animal feed and many other products, and it supplies more than a fifth of all meat sold in the United States.

And if you ever had any ideas about going vegetarian to avoid the conglomerates, forget about it: ADM processes about a third of all soybeans in the United States and a sixth of those grown around the globe. It also brews more than 5.6 billion liters of ethanol for gasoline and pours more than 2 million metric tons of high-fructose corn syrup every year. And it produces a sixth of the world’s chocolate. {Continue – and go Deep}

Multinational corporations, BIG AG, are now invested in controlling the outputs of U.S. agricultural industry and farmers. This process is why food prices have risen exponentially in the past decade.

The free market is not determining price; there is no “supply and demand” influence within this modern agricultural dynamic. Food commodities are now a controlled market just like durable goods. The raw material (harvests writ large) are exploited by the financial interests of massive multinational corporations. This is “contract farming”.

Again, if President Trump can successfully pull us out of NAFTA your food bill will drop 25% (or more) within the first year.  Further, if U.S. supply and demand were to become part of the domestic market price for food, we would see the prices of aggregate food products drop by half.   Some perishable food products would predictably drop so dramatically in price it is unfathomable how far the prices would fall.

Behind this dynamic we find the international corporate and financial interests who are inherently at risk from President Trump’s “America-First” economic and trade platform. Believe it or not, President Trump is up against an entire world economic establishment.

When we understand how trade works in the modern era we understand why the agents within the system are so adamantly opposed to U.S. President Trump.

♦The biggest lie in modern economics, willingly spread and maintained by corporate media, is that a system of global markets still exists.

It doesn’t.

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205 Responses to There are Trillions at Stake…

  1. uptothere says:

    Great information. I only wish so many of pur public servants weren’t in servitude to these large conglomerates. Getting rid of them is harder than ridding lice brought home in your child’s hair!

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  2. jeans2nd says:

    We are able to recognize those on the outside who are not our friends.
    But there are others, perhaps even more dangerous, than those we readily see.

    These are those who claim to be “one of us” – the David Brookes, the Bill Krystals, the Ben Shapiros, etc. These kind value human life no more than those on the outside. They despise us, yet claim to be “one of us,” only better.
    They do not have our good in mind, no more so than the multi-nationals, the conglomerates, the corruptocrats, the lobbyists, the leftists, the communists, etc.
    They will be ever the so much happier when we the Deplorables are dispatched to our destiny as they see it, the sooner the better.

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    • The three you have mentioned are obvious enemies no matter that once & awhile they parrot vaguely conservative rhetoric. I agree with you that there are many others who are hiding in the darkness with a knife ready for the proper time & place. Hopefully POTUS has them identified & marked.

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  3. nobaddog says:

    We should all go to DC and camp out at the President’s house. Give him moral support and let him know were behind him. Let “them” know not to mess with our president. Millions of people there should get the message across. I am ready to go when the call goes out.

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    • subro52 says:

      More effective than camping out to support President Trump is to WRITE MITCH MCCONNELL and any other swamp dwellers who continue to undermine the President’s efforts (thinking of the pathetic bill to build the wall the RINO’S just negotiated) and call them out. We need to repeat some of the information we learn here from Sundance such as their loyalty to Tom J Donohue, CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce, for their own personal gain $$$.

      Imagine if every Treeper not only wrote to these Congressional Swamp Dwellers but encouraged their friends and family who support this President to write and KEEP WRITING…I’m tired of feeling helpless. I started writing individual representatives in Washington during the Kavanaugh Hearings and encouraged my friends and family to do the same and I’m NOT stopping.

      It’s easy to just look up their individual website and use the contact link. Let’s shock them with the number of us who see exactly who they are and what they’re up to!!!

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    • Micheal Jones says:

      Surrounding the Capital bldg. with thousands of pissed off Trumper’s would get their attention, fast.

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  4. TMonroe says:

    ADM is pumping $$$ into the Eastern European breadbasket, getting them to grow corn. Even though the EU has staved off much of the GMO crop push, how long will that last with the multinationals cornering the market and propping up the farmers all while sending $$ tomall,sides of the political aisles?

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  5. Pyrthroes says:

    Accepting this double-dealing globalist perspective as prima facie evident, the question arises: Since late 1989, how came this unprecedented slide to global commodity and goods manipulation? Of course info-tech enabled various backdoor intertwinglings, admixed with rootless “old boy” Enarque cohorts infesting courts and legislatures, but still… how came post-Soviet milieus to foster globalists’ relentlessly anti-competitive, predatory price-fixing, self-destructive dirigiste cabals?

    Indeed, economics is invariably political; politics is invariable economic. But from the mid-1920s on, shoals of free-market academics and classic libertarian thinkers (Hayek, von Mises et al. allied with Karl Popper, Orwell, David Riesman, Eric Hoffer, Solzhenitsyn & etc.) foresaw this collectivist/Statist tropism in grotesque detail.

    Hobbes, Milton, Locke, Adam Smith and J.S. Mill… amidst weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth, despite Viareggio’s celebration of him as “War Hammer” Trump as a magnificent rebel stands institutionally alone. As Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov put it, “What is to be done?”

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  6. Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

    If only we could feed the lofo voters a continuous loop of LOU , while they sleep.
    Although I’m not sure the “America First” redpill could penetrate the liberal blood-brain barrier.
    P.S. Our NeuroScientist VSGPDJT is not going to discontinue this critical R+D.
    May God Bless him and protect him.

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  7. itsy_bitsy says:

    I am a capitalist. I don’t believe you should be penalized for being successful, however I do believe that we all owe something to this country, and the fact that Amazon makes 15 billion per year and pays no US tax is beyond me. I understand how corporations work, I was once part of a Subchapter S corporation, however there should be some limit beyond which a corporation is not allowed to go. I understand that Bezos pays personal (or certainly should) income taxes, even so I also know that he is sheltering billions in order to not have to pay US income tax. At some point before 15 billion some amount of tax should be due this country. Are other countries so lenient?

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    • They are legally using the tax avoidance provisions enacted by Congress.
      I don’t see Congress biting the hands that donate.
      President Trump in simplifying tax law is starting to limit the loopholes that can be utilized by the super rich.
      On the other hand money is power and those people can incorporate offshore very easily and take even more tax $ from America. Right now money, manufacturing jobs, and investment is flowing back into America. Tax revenue has increased. If it is less costly to pay tax than move overseas companies will chose that course.
      While we are not capturing tax revenue from Amazon the US makes money from Amazon through salaries even if AZN gets local tax rebates and has structured the company not to generate taxable surplus. The whole picture is what matters not the optics of “Amazon pays no tax”.
      AOC made the same assumptions. Long Island was “giving Amazon millions in tax relief that could be better used fixing local problems”. OOPS no Amazon no millions for local problems plus revenue and thousands of jobs which would generate revenue & decrease welfare.

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      • RJ Campbell says:

        the argument that Amazon pays no taxes is merely one for the Socialists to incite the ranks of the stupid.. MOST large corporations pay little taxes.. they write everything off.. but the write-off is where money flows, taxes get paid and revenue to the government (ooch!) happens..

        write-off equals salaries, vendor purchases, capital investments, manufacturing expenses, service contracts, research and development, etc.. the money gets turned over hundreds of times in the marketplace..

        Don’t get me wrong.. I don’t like Bezos.. he is a self-centered lying wonk of a Democrat.. BUT, Amazon is a different deal.. it is truly a money making machine.. without it, millions of jobs, billions in revenue and yes billions is taxes would not exist..

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  8. raymond martin says:

    this is nonsense. i have been in the soybean industry since 1978. soybean prices are determined by world supply and demand. technology has allowed crop yields to multiply dramatically in our lifetimes, while reducing inputs (including fertilizer and pesticides). i was at a farm in indiana 7-8 years ago, the farmer was fertilizing an irregularly-shaped field whereby GPS and a new technology sprayer system helped him reduce inputs by 30% or so. talking about prices – you can buy chicken breast meat for 3.99 a pound, sometimes cheaper when it is on sale. that is so cheap it is practically a miracle (and the reason why you can get 10 chicken nuggets for a buck). margins in the grain and soybean industry tend to be cyclical; right now they are very narrow as there is plenty of competition (lots of supply and plenty of available capacity to handle open demand). but even when margins are GOOD, as a percent of total price they absolutely PALE in comparison to consumer goods (for example, i am having a bath remodeled and the contractor works on costs +10%. i have NEVER seen a trade in my industry come anywhere CLOSE to netting a 10% margin). this article should never have been written, and certainly not published because it is just so far removed from reality.

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    • tdserene says:

      Please reply Sundance

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    • CountryDoc says:

      The posted article at the top? I have always wondered about the statement that SD makes “there is no global market”. I think what he means is the the market is so manipulated against the working main street/farming American, that it isn’t a true market. But I am not sure I see it yet. Perhaps to demonstrate what a real global market would look like. I think what is happening is the bankers and Big Guys are skimming the profits off the top and letting the U.S. market purchase at just a low enough tolerability to keep from squawking when the rest of the world gets the same products for pennies (which is all they can tolerate), but all profit margin goes to the market puppeteers for no work at all.

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