When Trump moved last Friday to deny entry into the USA to people from a half dozen Middle Eastern and African countries, it promptly got called a “Muslim ban” by the left wing US mainstream media. That’s a distortion, but they’re saying it anyway. I get the impression that whatever Trump does, it’s going to be described as something it isn’t. He appointed a new Supreme Court Justice last night, and I’ve not read much about it, but I expect to soon be hearing that the man worked as an SS officer in the Treblinka death camp, or worse.
Hillary Clinton sent a message of support to protesters against the ‘Muslim ban’. As did Barack Obama. So the high echelons of the Democratic party haven’t been distancing themselves from the protests and violence at all.
It seems that Democrats still can’t accept that they lost the election. Are they going to carry on protesting indefinitely?
Yesterday I read:
TRUMP DECLARES GLOBALIST SOROS AS “NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT”…USING OBAMA’S 2014 EXECUTIVE ORDER
George Soros has been repeatedly accused of using his considerable wealth to pay anti-Trump protesters to march and demonstrate, and thereby keep the pot boiling. Is Trump now moving to have him arrested?
I’ve only read one report that this might happen. So it might be a bit of the ‘fake’ news we’re all being told about.
But whether it’s true or not, Trump might well consider taking such action. And if he did that, he might also think of moving against Clinton and Obama. After all, there are lots of people with “Hillary For Prison” T-shirts, and the questions about Obama’s legitimacy as president never quite went away. And Trump has maintained FBI chief James Comey in place, with his ongoing investigation into Clinton’s emails. If the disturbances continue, might we see Hillary Clinton indicted, and an investigation of Obama’s parentage opened?
If Trump doesn’t think much of Soros, Soros doesn’t think much of Trump. BBC:
“An imposter, a [political] conman and a would-be dictator,” is the verdict of billionaire investor George Soros on Donald Trump.
Speaking to a packed audience at his annual dinner at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr Soros said he was confident Mr Trump’s powers would be limited by Congress.
“He won’t be able to get away [with being a dictator],” he added.
Ultimately, Mr Soros said he expected Mr Trump to fail.
I’m beginning to wonder if the idea is to turn Trump into the sort of dictator that I’m sure he doesn’t want to be, simply by creating and maintaining enough civil disturbance to eventually force him to act.
The underlying political conflict here seems to be between on one hand the hitherto ascendant Globalists (Soros, Obama, Clinton, and many more) and on the other hand a resurgent popular Nationalism (Trump et al). The Globalists are champions of a global world order, run by supranational organisations like the UN, EU, etc, in which there is free movement of labour, and in which sovereign states have largely ceased to exist. And resurgent Nationalism is a growing powerful reaction against this dissolution of national identities. The political class, more or less everywhere, seems to have bought into the globalist programme. But ordinary people, more or less everywhere, seem to be increasingly rejecting it. So it’s the people versus the political class, with the likes of Trump (with his ‘Muslim ban’) firmly on the people’s side. And Trump is quite likely to soon be joined by a number of other populist leaders.
I suppose the problem for world leaders (e.g. Theresa May, Angela Merkel, and others) is to guess which way things are likely to go. Is Trump going to be a short-lived political phenomenon? Or is he the herald of much more to come?
Soros himself seems to be wondering what’s going on:
The billionaire now says “the only explanation I can find (for the electorate’s rejection of globalization/liberalism) is that elected leaders failed to meet voters’ legitimate expectations and aspirations and that this failure led electorates to become disenchanted with the prevailing versions of democracy and capitalism. Quite simply, many people felt that the elites had stolen their democracy.”
That seems about right to me.
But I could be much more specific than that. This particular Brexit voter had what he felt was a “legitimate expectation and aspiration” to be able to sit in a pub, and drink a beer, and smoke a cigarette. He became deeply “disenchanted with the prevailing version of democracy” in the UK when it imposed a smoking ban upon him, and prevented him from doing this. Quite simply, he felt that not only that “the elites had stolen his democracy,” but they had also stolen his pub. “Democracy” is a rather abstract sort of notion. But a pub is a very real thing – often almost a home away from home -, and its theft is experienced as a profound and personal loss.
But, in the world of global politics, in which the eyes of all concerned are fixed upon high matters of ‘democracy’, ‘nationhood’ and so on, nobody pays any attention whatsoever to such inconsequential and unimportant things as pubs.
PETITION PARLIAMENT: Donald Trump should make a State Visit to the UK.