Condensed from Brandon Smith
Complete article is here:http://www.alt-market.com/articles/3095-trump-is-exactly-where-the-elites-want-him
Cognitive dissonance makes otherwise-very-intelligent people blind to certain realities that they should normally see right in front of their noses. . . A key piece of logic, or a key fact (is not) taken into account simply because they have a singular idea of how the world works and cannot allow that idea to ever come into question. . . This is why most mainstream AND alternative analysts completely discounted a successful Brexit referendum. And, it is why the vast majority of pundits could not even conceive of a Trump victory in 2016. . . Because they were clinging to assumptions rather than evidence.
Unfortunately, the liberty movement is also sometimes vulnerable to such assumptions. The most dangerous of which revolve around the rise of President-elect Donald Trump. . .
How did Trump win within a system we know has been rigged for decades? : . . Trump won the election because he serves the interests of the establishment. . .
This is not an idea that many liberty activists want to entertain. . .
Without Clinton as the counter-party, Trump would not have garnered the political following he did. Any other Democratic candidate would not have galvanized conservatives so fervently. As I continued in my pre-primaries article:
“Donald Trump appears to be the perfect antithesis to Hillary Clinton. . . The real question is, is Trump . . . a clever ruse by the establishment to co-opt and placate the conservative population before we rebel?”
. . . In later articles. . . I stated that I had little doubt that . . . conservative movements would be set up as scapegoats for a crash the globalists had created. . . Today, I no longer hold this view.
The first and worst sign that Trump is not anywhere near “anti-establishment” has been his complete reversal of his original “drain the swamp” rhetoric. Trump is . . . adding the same elitists he used to slam along with the Washington establishment. . .
It is interesting to note that over a quarter of the gains in the Dow Jones spike after Trump’s election was tied to a rise in Goldman Sachs stock value. Imagine that…
Trump is also now “advised” on economic matters by the likes of JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon. Are we starting to get the picture here?
. . . Anyone in the Liberty Movement that is not at least generally suspicious of Trump at this point is probably kidding themselves. Trump has already LIED to his political base. He has surrounded himself with globalists and financial gatekeepers. . . There is no way for us to know if he is calling the shots, or if his handlers are making decisions for him. . .
Didn’t the powers-that-be do everything in their power to try and stop him from winning the election?
Well, not really. The media firestorm surrounding Trump, though highly negative in tone, only boosted Trump’s exposure throughout the election. . . This was the exact opposite tactic that the elitist controlled media used against true liberty candidate Ron Paul in 2012.
. . . The elites also did not take very stringent measures to disrupt Trump’s candidacy early in the race. . . The party elites have numerous tools at their disposal to kill a candidate’s chances before he or she ever makes it on the national stage, yet, we are supposed to believe that Trump just slipped through the cracks, or beat them at their own game? I think not.
The election itself was riddled with email leaks and data dumps showcasing the corruption of the Clinton campaign, and yes, this did help to ensure a Trump win. The accusation of “Russian hacking” is clearly a sideshow, but the question remains, who did feed that information to Wikileaks? . . . I think that most of the leaks were part of the election theater from the very beginning. In light of Trump’s clear goal to entrench banking vampires within his administration, I think that the elites always intended for him to “win” the election. . ..
NO ONE gets into the White House without being vetted by the elites, even Trump.
Working in alternative media means not caring if people like you or dislike you. I’ve been able to make numerous correct predictions because I do not concern myself with the pressures of conforming to group-think. My only hope is that many in the movement realize sooner rather than later that their faith in Trump has been ill invested. The great danger is that the liberty movement, the best last chance for saving this nation, will sit on its collective hands idle, centralizing all their hopes and eggs into the Trump basket, waiting for him to gallop in on his white horse and save us all from oblivion. And when that time comes, I suspect that he will do nothing, and the movement will be neutralized by its own desperate desire for a hero and an idol.
Hmmm. The author certainly has my antennae on alert! I must admit that the number of CFR, Wall Street, and banking insiders that Trump has named to his Cabinet, etc. has given me pause. Are they all really patriots intent on transforming the corruption in Washington? Or are they merely the next set of grifters installed to pick what flesh is left off of the body politic?
I don’t know! I was never a “true believer” in Trump, I was a Walker/Cruz or Pence/Cruz guy, though I definitely saw Trump as better than Hillary. But I was never quite comfortable that he wasn’t just a carnival barker putting on a show on behest of the puppeteers pulling his strings.
So now we get to find out. Barring him starting wars, in either trade or militarily, we’ll likely be better off.
And certainly better entertained! But is that now the role of the POTUS??
Stay tuned for Season One of “The Trump Show”!