A couple of weeks back I drew attention to a chilling tweet by ex-CIA director John Brennan in which he described Trump as “a temporary aberration”. And yesterday, unsurprisingly, Trump revoked Brennan’s security clearance. This brought another tweet from Brennan:
In fact it seems to be the friends of Trump who are having their freedom of speech suppressed. Over the past two weeks, Alex Jones’ Infowars has been banned from Facebook, YouTube, and other platforms. It’s not just Infowars. It seems that all conservative websites are getting squeezed. For example WND:
In the meantime, let me remind you that sites like WND are operating on borrowed time. Google and Facebook and the rest of the cartel are having their way with us. They’re killing us – softly but not slowly. Without direct financial support from people who recognize the unique service we provide in the ALT-NEWS category, we would be goners.
In the continuing power struggle that’s going on in the USA, Trump may have the Presidency, but the friends of John Brennan have got the mainstream media and the hi-tech companies in Silicon Valley. Who’s going to win?
In fact it’s more of a global power struggle than simply a US internal power struggle. The same sort of power struggles are going on inside the UK, and inside Europe, and most likely everywhere else as well.
And it’s a power struggle between Globalists and Populists. The Globalists are the world’s political elites, who meet up in at Bilderberg conferences and the UN and the EU, and make global plans for everyone. Worldwide smoking bans are a part of a comprehensive globalist project. And the abolition of national borders and the induction of large numbers of immigrants are another part of the top-down globalist project. These globalists are engaged in a revolutionary project to entirely remake the whole world.
The globalists seem to have been in complete control until recently. But, largely as a consequence of their clumsy measures, they’ve triggered a worldwide populist revolt. It’s a revolt that has seen the Brexit vote to leave the EU, and Americans vote to elect Donald Trump, and is likely to produce more shocks yet. Meanwhile the Globalists are trying to regain control, cancel Brexit, and remove Trump from office. Who’s going to win?
I see the whole thing from the perspective of an English smoker who was exiled to the outdoors over 10 years ago by one of the many globalist-driven smoking bans which have been enacted all over the world. I think these bans have been an example of overreach by the globalist political elites. I think they were a politically crass measure which guaranteed that angry smokers like me would become sworn enemies of the globalists. They’re treating ordinary people everywhere rather like, well,… the way George III treated his American Colonies: inconsiderately and high-handedly. Or the way Louis XVI treated the French people. There seems to regularly come a point where the ruling political aristocracy loses touch with the common people, and they become opposed to each other. And that’s what’s happening again today.
And my guess is that the global populist revolt against globalism in Europe and the USA is only going to strengthen. Too many people have been trampled upon in too many ways. I expect to see more and more populist governments being elected (as recently happened in Italy) by the increasingly angry peoples of Europe, who have no wish to see their nations and cultures dismantled. I can see a time coming when most of the nations of Europe will have elected populist governments, and their former globalist political aristocracies will have been ousted.
And because I see smoking bans as part of a globalist project, it seems to me that the collapse of the globalist project is likely to see the repeal of smoking bans in the newly populist-controlled nations. And the smoking bans which rolled in a tidal wave all around the world will start being revoked one by one, first in one country, then in another. Which will be the first EU member state to repeal its smoking ban? Italy? France? Once the tidal wave of smoking bans starts to roll back, one country after another will be falling over each other to revoke them, just like they fell over themselves to impose them in the first place.
The only real puzzle for me is that smoking bans, which are perhaps the prime example of high-handed, top-down control by a globalist political elite, are never identified – even by populists – as one of the innumerable things they’re all revolting against. Donald Trump doesn’t mention them. Nigel Farage doesn’t mention them. Marine Le Pen doesn’t mention them. Alex Jones doesn’t mention them. Michael Savage doesn’t mention them. And Jordan Peterson doesn’t mention them. They’ll talk at great length about borders and language and culture, and more or less anything else. But never smoking. Yet as far as I’m concerned, it’s the elephant in the room: for me it’s the only thing that matters. It’s very strange, this silence of theirs.
Perhaps it will change. People tend to all talk about the same thing at the same time. And they can suddenly start talking about something else. So maybe one day I’ll wake up and find that everyone’s talking about smoking bans just like they all started talking about global warming or transgender bathrooms or Islam, which were all things they never talked about before.
Anyway, for now, they’re talking about other things. And everything is shaking and shuddering as a global power struggle takes place, with no clear winner yet to emerge.