This article was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.
In the summer of 2016 during the election campaign, I examined the Trump phenomenon and how it relates to the globalist narrative. I concluded that Trump would be president based on the fact that having a (supposedly) hardcore nationalist and populist conservative in the White House over the next four years would, in fact, be highly beneficial to the elites.
At the time the Federal Reserve was getting ready to tighten liquidity, which would inevitably lead to market volatility and a crash in fundamentals. By the end of Trump’s first term, or perhaps at the beginning of his second term, the recessionary crisis would become obvious to the general public. Trump and all conservatives would be blamed for the resulting disaster that the banking elites engineered.
During the election, it was unclear to me if Donald Trump was a puppet of the elites. He could have simply been a convenient scapegoat for the coming crash. Today, it is obvious that he is indeed controlled opposition.
As I’ve noted in numerous articles, Trump’s associations with the globalists go way back. He was saved by the Rothschild banking family from crippling debts in multiple property developments in Atlantic City during the 1990s. The Rothschild agent that handled Trump’s bailout was none other than Wilber Ross, the senior managing director of Rothschild New York. Ross is now Trump’s Commerce Secretary, which indicates that his relationship to the Rothschilds continues to this day.
In 2016 Trump offered positions in the White House to a vast array of global elitists, some of them from the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank whose stated goals include the erasure of borders and the end of national sovereignty. These members include:
Elaine Chao, United States Secretary of Transportation
Jamie Dimon, Member of Strategic and Policy Forum
Jim Donovan, Deputy Treasury Secretary
Larry Fink, Member of Strategic and Policy Forum
Neil M. Gorsuch, Supreme Court Justice
Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward, National Security Advisor (declined appointment)
Trump then went on to bring in long time elites with ties to the globalist establishment and the Federal Reserve such as John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Robert Lighthizer, Larry Kudlow, and Steve Mnuchin, etc. The list goes on and on…
During the campaign, Trump consistently (and rightly) criticized Hillary Clinton’s many ties to the banking cabal, including her close relationship with internationalist banks like Goldman Sachs. He also made multiple criticisms against globalism. Then, he argued that the economic recovery under Obama was actually a massive financial bubble – the markets were artificially propped up by the Federal Reserve’s stimulus and low interest rates, and indicators like unemployment stats were rigged. Again, this was all true.
Yet, after his election, Trump proceeded to saturate his cabinet with the same banking elites he once attacked, and then he took FULL CREDIT for the markets and the fake employment and GDP numbers only months later.
Once in office, Trump suddenly abandoned his promise to indict the Clintons, and any pursuit of fighting the globalists fell by the wayside. Instead, Trump turned all his attention on China, opening the door to an economic war as a useful distraction for the globalists while they continued to pull the plug on financial life support. If Trump was going to do battle with the globalist establishment, why would he surround himself with so many elites and why would he hold up China as a primary threat instead of global banking institutions?
We still hear Trump talk about how the Federal Reserve is run by ignorant people, and how the “future belongs to patriots, not globalists”, but Trump’s hyperfocus on the markets and the trade war with China do nothing to combat the globalist agenda. In fact, these actions help the globalists immensely.
Trump is sticking to the pattern of criticizing the Fed’s higher interest rates as the cause of the economic downturn while AT THE SAME TIME continuing to take full credit for the same fraudulent economic data and the market bubble he once admonished. What does this accomplish? Well, Trump’s job is to undermine conservatives and the liberty movement by pretending to be one of us. His attacks on the Fed, while legitimate (in part), are meaningless if he maintains that he is the sole reason why the economy and the markets move.
In essence, the globalists are using Trump to delegitimize anti-Fed arguments by attaching him to those arguments AND the failing economy simultaneously. As he falls from fiscal grace, the intent is that all anti-fed and anti-globalist arguments will die with him. Who would want to take the same ideological stance as the man who brought the global economy to ruin? Currently, the mainstream media is focusing on Trump’s hypocrisy in demanding a weaker dollar after calling for a STRONGER dollar during his campaign. They are also insinuating that Trump is trying to deflect blame onto the Fed while his trade war is the “real cause” of the recession. I’ve been warning about this outcome for quite some time, and now it’s happening.
Trump’s bizarre behavior vindicates my deepest suspicions during the election – Trump is not just an unwitting scapegoat, he is a participant in the game, playing a theatrical role, a bumbling villain. In the script, he is the anti-globalist who trips over his own hubris and causes the downfall of the American empire. He is playing the pig-headed conservative that proves once and for all why conservative philosophy is “evil” and why the leftists were right all along. Part of his job is to co-opt the liberty movement, redirect its energies into pointless pursuits, and to make us look ridiculous or dangerous by the end of his presidency.
However, there is a bit of a conundrum forming for the elites…
Trump’s true nature is slowly being revealed as we cross the point of no return on the economy and the “global economic reset”. When Trump openly supports Red Flag gun laws designed to usurp gun rights through back door confiscation, or when he commits to a military buildup by sending troops to Saudi Arabia in an obvious first step towards war with Iran, this causes many conservatives in the liberty movement to question Trump’s loyalties (as they should). The elites have to find a way to keep conservatives and liberty activists blindly riding the Trump train for as long as possible, for if we begin to question the narrative too soon, it becomes harder for them to draw us into supporting actions which will be blamed for the burgeoning economic and geopolitical crisis.
To be sure, some people in the liberty movement have attached themselves to Trump so completely that there is no escape. They will now be tempted to double down on their defense of his actions and his associations, forever claiming that Trump is “playing 4D chess” and that he is “keeping his enemies close”, no matter how insane these assertions are. Some have even argued that conservatives should “go to war” if Trump is impeached. This is foolish. Most of us are NOT interested in fighting a civil war over Trump. If we fight a civil war, it will certainly not be over a puppet of the banking establishment.
Some of these activists are well-meaning, but they are playing right into the hands of globalists. Others are so desperate to maintain relevancy that they will say anything to get attention.
It is vital that liberty activists understand that the Trump presidency is a psyop aimed first and foremost AT THEM. As the leftist media outlet Bloomberg once happily predicted in an editorial titled ‘The Tea Party Meets Its Maker’, Trump could absorb conservative movements (those they called the “Tea Party”) and destroy them once and for all.
Recent events and Trump’s rhetoric are carefully staged to make him appear anti-globalist, but the aggressive nature of this propaganda was predictable. The elites have to draw conservatives back into the fold somehow, and so they are throwing as many crumbs as they can from Trump’s table without him actually accomplishing anything in our favor.
Getting rid of John Bolton was the beginning of the latest psyop campaign, as Bolton represents a hated element among many liberty activists and the establishment had no choice but to finally reduce his footprint in the White House. However, this was too little too late, as many conservatives are already well aware of the many other elites permeating Trump’s cabinet. He would have to get rid of ALL of them in order to impress us. And so, the elites moved on to phase two…
The latest Ukrainian scandal and the potential impeachment of Trump is a perfect example of globalist reverse psychology. Like Russiagate, the impeachment inquiry will likely go nowhere, and it’s not meant to go anywhere. The elites have no intention of removing Trump from office and they never did. The purpose of the Ukraine scandal is actually twofold: First, it will indeed pull many conservatives back onto the Trump train as they assume the establishment is “out to get him” even though he is working directly with them.
Second, the Ukraine scandal will blowback on Joe Biden, removing him from the Democratic running for president, leaving the door open for either Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. The elites do not appear to want Biden in 2020 and are constructing a narrative in which he bows out of the race or loses extensive ground in the primaries. I continue to predict, as I did in July, that Elizabeth Warren will be the Democratic candidate in 2020 (some people laughed when I suggested this in July…I don’t see too many of them laughing now as Warren pulls into a virtual tie with Biden in the polls). Whether or not this will translate to a second term for Trump, or the end of the line, it is too early to tell.
I would note, however, that Warren was the first Democratic candidate to suggest that an economic crash was on the horizon, and I believe this is setting the stage for her to become an “I told you so” candidate in 2020. If this is the case, then Trump is probably slated to lose the election.
Another crumb thrown to conservatives is the sudden reopening of discussion on the Clinton emails. This will lead some liberty activists to assume that MAYBE, this time, Trump is going to follow through on his claim that he would investigate and prosecute the Clintons. I say this, though I think many reading this already know: Trump is not going to touch the Clintons. But he will pretend he is looking into the matter if it helps lure conservatives back into the false narrative, but that is all.
Trump’s UN speech in which he criticized globalism was the latest and perhaps the most blatant attempt to sucker conservatives into thinking maybe Trump is indeed “playing 4D chess”. He’s not. Rather, Trump is playing the role he has always played, just as he played his role on WWE Wrestling or his role in The Apprentice; it is Trump’s JOB to attack the globalists, and it is their job to PRETEND to attack him. All the while the real targets of attack are conservatives, sovereignty activists and freedom advocates.
What is the purpose of this facade, this fake wrestling match between Trump and the elites? To get conservatives invested in a false paradigm, to co-opt our movement and our momentum, and ultimately to chain us to Trump’s reputation and then drown us when he goes down. While activists wait around for Trump to take action against the globalists, they sit idle accomplishing very little. While activists put all their hopes in Trump as a solution to the globalist problem, they remain unprepared for the fallout when it’s revealed that he was a complete waste of time. The masterstroke of the elites using Trump as a weapon is that ONE MAN might be able to nullify the activism of millions.
The solution? To remain continually vigilant of Trump’s rhetoric and policies and to call him out when he does anything that violates constitutional principles or anything that aids the globalists in their efforts to trigger an economic reset. I have to laugh, because the globalists may have made a fatal error in relying on Trump as a means to bring down conservatives and the liberty movement. By placing all their eggs in one basket (or all their strings on one puppet), they have left themselves open to influence by liberty activists. The more we call out Trump on his strange behaviors, his connections to the establishment and his flip-flopping, the less useful he is to them. They will have to continually adapt their tactics to us (they already have been), or perhaps even postpone efforts to crash the markets or implement draconian Red Flag laws. By our investigative efforts, we can buy time for the movement to grow, and this bodes ill for the elites in the long run.
I consider you a genius with this stuff. There are some that have a different theory, one that fits both sides of the argument for and against your writings above. I follow several sites that continually outline these theories. But, nothing you said was incorrect. Some of your assumed motives may be incorrect. Could it be that he’s doing what he’s doing to actually fool the enemy? I don’t think we’ll know until its all over. I pray your are wrong. But, like I said, I consider you a genius with this stuff. You certainly have all the positions cataloged and their apparent cost/benefit values. Not knowing anything else, I’d say you’re correct. It looks to me like Trump is the master negotiator and to get this “deal” right, he may have to fool you too, you know what I mean?
Remember the Syrian gas attacks that he “punished” Assad for? It was the first time in over a year that the press had anything good to say about him, however, 53 of those 58 cruise missiles hit ISIS positions, not Assad. It was a massive head fake. Nobody caught on. Even when the info was published, nobody said a word about it. I remember saying, “Well, if The Kenyan can say he’s bombing ISIS when he’s actually bombing Syrian civilian’s infrastructure, then Trump can say he’s bombing Assad but instead, bomb ISIS.” The 5 that hit Assad’s airport, one hit the end of a runway. One hit a storage shed, one hit a plane. The other two hit in areas that created no damage at all. It was almost like he called Assad and said, “Hey! Assad, I’ve gotta do something to appease these globalist bastards. Can you move a plane out where we can blow it up and maybe tell us about something else we could hit that would make these guys thrilled that we’re punishing you?” No, seriously, it was that fakey. Yet, nobody picked it up but me and a few other guys.
Maybe he hasn’t sold us out. Maybe he’s sold THEM out and he’s gathering data so power a hammer drop? Don’t get stuck on your theory. Its a good one. Lots of evidence. What about my theory? Any possibility that I could be on to something? Could this be more like a Syrian Gas Attack Retaliation than an actual sell out? Just asking you to think about it. Mull it over. If I’m full of shit, don’t mince words.
Trump is a pragmatist and a master manipulator. The question is who is he manipulating? You’re correct that Syria was grand theatrics and no substance. MIC gets a huge budget yet the “Establishment” doesn’t get their war with either North Korea or Iran. In the end there is an unrelenting attack on that is obviously emanating from the “Establishment” as CIA collusion is all through it. That tends to add credence that he is playing them and they know it.
In the end we had a choice Trump or Hillary. If Hillary won on every front “We The People” would have lost. I shutter at the thought of a no fly zone over Syria telling Russia directly that we will engage your aircraft in combat if you dare fly over an allied nation which you have by all international law a right to do so.
I’m thinking it’s more of a Friends close and Enemies closer play myself. I could be wrong have been before. Still voting for him though.
NetRanger, good to hear from you. I used to be Braveheart. Whatever happened to your website?
Interesting ideas. Though it’s hard to believe that Tump’s ego would allow him to be a puppet for anyone. That was a big flaw in the “Russian collusion” nonsense they were pushing. That’’s the only reason why I can’t 100% agree with your article. 100% agree we need to call him out if he steps out of line on constitutional issues(especially on 2A)
Brandon Smith is a talking head. Makes his living running his mouth. Same as Jim Cramer or Michael Snyder. He’s certainly no more intelligent although some shallow juveniles consider him a genius.
BTW Genius…Brandon don’t read this site but he asked me to pass this along. You are full of shit.
I guess ole’ Brandon didn’t bother to listen to Trump’s UN speech. God I don’t know why Salvo prints his or Snyder’s drivel.
So frikking shallow.
You must not have read the article. Smith mentioned the UN speech and how it was all talk on Trump’s part since he’s still surrounded by the same globalists he’s supposedly against. Not sure why that fact is so hard for the Trump cult to wrap their heads around. Seems like they’ve invested their egos in Trump and the truth hurts too much…
There seems to be a form of Tourette’s, where you can’t quit making gang signs.
Actually, what I mean to say is, at least, he is not a member of any clubs, or something…
Merry Christmas, and drugs are bad.
In every job you have to work with SHIT. Trump is no different.
Finally! People starting to realize just wtf is actually going down.
One coin, two sides.
One bird, two wings.
Once in office, Trump suddenly abandoned his promise to indict the Clintons, and any pursuit of fighting the globalists fell by the wayside. Instead, Trump turned all his attention on China, opening the door to an economic war as a useful distraction for the globalists while they continued to pull the plug on financial life support.
Like I said “Donald do nothing Trump”
Unless you count lip service.
It was ALWAYS OBVIOUS who he served. Even this dumb ole redneck called it in the summer of 2015.
Stop the error of considering Trump is “playing them”. He isn’t. He is doing exactly what they want and it is OBVIOUS.
What I find obvious is the influx of never seen before posters that appear to all have the same political position.
I learned to drive stick, on a tractor, but the farmer was a liar.
He would leave one step out of his instruction, so it could not be used, without him.
I watched what he did, not what he said.
Then, successfully put the thing into gear, several times in a row, without failing, once.
Selective hearing and willful ignorance can be enlightening.
BeulahMan, how’ve you been? What happened to your site?
Brandon Smith is a rare critical thinker/analyst. He thinks outside the box. His well-articulated arguments threaten folks who quickly reject anything that contradicts their deeply entrenched norms, beliefs, or paradigms. Call it cognitive dissonance, belief perseverance, Semmelweis reflex etc. Rarely do the naysayers articulate their own argument proving their points.
This is nothing new. Hugo Salinas Price cited an example that occurred in the mid 1800’s. Conceited men and women thought “they owned the Truth” brought untold suffering to humanity.
b said, “Most of us are NOT interested in fighting a civil war over Trump.”
When I protected my gentle breed dog, on a nice leash, from a Mexican neighborhood dog, I was supposedly in favor of Trump.
The violent and destructive, unionist neighbor with a Bernie sign, thought that my garden was for Trump.
The skater with the Rastafarian board and Nathan Phillips shirt had already assumed that I was Trump supporter, without me speaking one word of my politics.
etc, etc, etc…
As a show of gratitude for my teacher’s pet status, the system of the last 50ish yrs is going to say that it’s mutual combat, or I am the primary aggressor, if I lift a finger.
It matters whether you identify with me, but all I see is moral equivalence.
These people predicting civil war if Trump is defeated in 2020 are capable of false flag. They are definitely representatives of Soros, the bankers Rothschilds who make big bucks backing both sides in every conflict.
The Rothschilds were behind the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The bankers backed both sides during the Civil War. Civil War 2 would be like World War 2; an exercise in futility, which would leave Germany demolished and the English Empire dissolved. Nobody wins but the bankers and war industries. Millions lose their lives for nothing.
Civil war? No.
Hangings? Probably not.