Because the true essence of liberal democracy is oligarchy, national elections in America generally function the same way as the Super Bowl: a form of corporate-sponsored mass spectacle. As a rule, choosing between Democrats and Republicans is analogous to determining one’s preference for Coke or Pepsi, both laced with arsenic.
Unlike previous US presidential campaigns, little more than glorified puppet theatre brought to you by Goldman Sachs and the rest of the banking octopus, the 2016 race for the White House is proving to actually matter for America’s future and that of the world. Both party establishments, Democrats and Republicans, remain loyal servants of a financial international insatiable in its lust to destroy nations and construct the technocratic World State, Huxley and Wells’ dystopia made manifest. Georgetown University professor and court historian to the plutocracy Carroll Quigley puts it quite plainly:
[T]he powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations.
And the party candidates have all bowed in fealty to the oligarchs and promised to carry on their malevolent policies, save one exception. Billionaire real estate developer Donald J. Trump has seen no reason to pay obeisance to the Masters of the Universe; he doesn’t need their funding and has paid no heed to intimidation or media hysteria. In an utterly surreal turn of events, Trump, the brash, high-flying reality television host who enjoys the company of beautiful women and playing a star role in professional wrestling matches, is the only man to offer sensible policy alternatives diametrically opposed to the elites’ current course to ruin.
Whatever one’s opinion of his personality, Trump is a populist and a nationalist – for decades he has made the case for American sovereignty, both in matters of trade and the control of immigration flows, the plutocrats’ favored weapons of economic displacement and demographic alchemy. Though not a dove on foreign policy, Trump is an old-fashioned realist with a traditional formulation of state interests. Not only that, he has issued statements previously unthinkable in US strategic discourse, calling for improved relations with Russia:
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get along with Russia, we could get along with foreign countries?
That Trump even broached the notion of a normal, healthy US-Russian partnership sends chills down the collective spine of Atlanticist elites. According to their long-running plans, Russia must be subverted, raped and dismembered, its resources seized by multinationals and its people enslaved under “democracy.” All Eurasia is to be subjected to full-spectrum dominance by the arbiters of history, the light-bearers of the liberal order’s new millennium. For Trump to object to a new Cold War and potential conventional or even nuclear conflict is unforgivable apostasy to an entrenched military-industrial complex that profits off death and human misery. Yet the businessman’s positive remarks on Russia, coupled with strong non-interventionist leanings, show a viable policy alternative to the mad drive toward universal hegemony.
In Trump’s rather intuitive vision, both America and Russia would act as sovereign nations according to their own vital interests; as in the earlier US-Russian relationship throughout the 19th century, these interests need not conflict. Just as the Bolshevik Soviet Union disappeared and Russia no longer seeks to impose godless communism across the world, so too could America “come home” and renounce the oligarchy’s predatory wars for global capitalism, Mammon’s Magical Kingdom. The same deadly fever-dream that captivated Napoleon and Hitler – the quest to conquer the Eurasian Heartland – should be buried in their ashes, so that Americans, Russians, Europeans and all other peoples may survive well into the future. For a chance at success, a whole host of issues must be addressed: the anachronism turned postmodern monstrosity that is NATO, an end to regime change and support of jihadist proxies in the Middle East, and a level-headed bargain on nuclear forces and missile defense.
Like any politician, Donald Trump is far from perfect, and it remains to be seen whether some of his bolder proclamations are more than just rhetoric. Even still, his rhetoric is without precedent – public intentions to audit the Federal Reserve, declassify 28 pages on Saudi involvement in the Twin Towers attacks from the 9/11 Commission report, and re-engage Russia in a friendly manner run directly counter to the establishment program.
If Trump means what he says, the peril he faces is of the same magnitude as what led to John F. Kennedy’s execution in Dealey Plaza in November of 1963. Since “the Donald” and Russian President Vladimir Putin have exchanged favorable opinions of each other, perhaps Trump could look further into Putin’s experience bringing rapacious, nation-wrecking oligarchs to heel, or he could draw inspiration closer to home from Andrew Jackson’s war against the Money Power of his day. The more success Trump enjoys at the ballot box, the greater the threat to his position and very life will increase. Should he gain the opportunity to enact new policies from the White House, the dangers would then multiply as a new phase of risk commenced. In an age of treachery, we can only wish Trump well if he truly stands against the bankster international. Now must good men arise to weather the storm and prevail.