I apologize in advance if the title sounds like I’ll be presenting a long essay. This post will be a few snapshots, just to remind readers of the big picture. Right. As if you didn’t know already. Nevertheless, in the current context the big picture is supremely important.
To the conservatives who urge us to move on from Trump I say, "ABSENT A TRULY COMPELLING ALTERNATIVE CANDIDATE-"
Mark, I would respectfully ask you to reflect on the above. Trump has literally, physically, metaphysically. . . put everything on the line for what? So that someone else might step into his shoes, who has never endured what Trump has, never exposed what Trump has exposed, never proven what Trump has proven(actually lived thru).
No, it is far too late in the game to throw Trump under the bus, and I don't think for a second that was your intention. Just came across that way to me.
As for myself, at this stage, anyone running against him, in light of what is being pitted against him, is not on our side and is in it for themselves. Trump is way out there on a limb, and anyone opposing him is sawing that light off the tree.
In my world, that's not acceptable.
Great article! Has to be Trump, sui generis. Desantis blew it by running. People in FL are not happy with him. The Rino’s screwed him over royally. He is either a deep plant or a dope.
Superb post! Thank you, Mark.
You don't see a compelling alternative ? Open your eyes and meet Gov. Desantis.
It is important to remember that the Power Elite cares nothing about the well-being of Americans or the USA. In fact, the decline of the US has been a goal for decades. Their theory is that the weaker the US is, the easier it is for them to rule the world.
They thought Russia was a useful "enemy" to abuse and China was onboard the globalist project. All they needed was Hillary elected and a Short Victorious War over Russia and they could split Russia into smaller counties. The war also would con patriots into supporting their project and have them cheer the suppression of rights.
Trump destroyed that plan, gave Russia time to prepare for sanctions and war, pushed the sovereignty agenda instead of the globalist one, and, best of all, opened millions of eyes. And the best of all, he showed the Power Elite to be frauds, and they can't handle the truth about themselves.
I'm reminded from reading "Art of the Deal" the idea that Donald Trump relished courtroom battles.
Looks like the mother of all courtroom battles is in the offing.
Damn. After reading Trump's piece in Newsweek, I just may have to vote for him.
I’m still struggling a bit to understand why the extreme hatred, and sabotage of Trump by many so called Conservatives. And the hubris of the Resistance.
Indicting Trump "for repeatedly expressing his opinion that the last election was stolen, rigged, and unfair" puts the 2020 election and J6 front and center. I think the administration would have been better advised to leave Trump out of this. Now belatedly they are giving him a platform to make his case on election fraud, and even what actually happened on J6, or on the contrary restricting his right to defend himself which might prove even more damaging.
Eli Lake should be declared brain dead. Toast. It is terribly clear that Zhou loves money more than his son, whom he has used shamelessly as a personal bag man. That’s love? Excellent piece from Trump. Heartening.
Great content, per usual high standards. Having done a bit of a deep dive on the JFK Assassination recently, it seems clear the Deep State was in full bloom by the early 60's, having been fueled from the CIA origins post WW2 and the McCarthy era lunacy. Similar to today's neocon anthem of Russia, Russia, Russia their mantra was Commie, Commie, Commie.
Eisenhower tried to warn in his farewell address as he left office:
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. “We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted.”
Truman who created the CIA in 1947, wrote (much too late) on Dec 22,1963 in a very carefully worded article in the Washington Post about the danger of the CIA taking over the government:
“I think it has become necessary to take another look at the purpose and operations of our Central Intelligence Agency—CIA . . . “For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the Government. This has led to trouble and may have compounded our difficulties in several explosive areas. We have grown up as a nation, respected for our free institutions and for our ability to maintain a free and open society. There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning that is casting a shadow over our historic position and I feel that we need to correct it.”
Basic research into the JFK murder is pregnant with details of a complex executive action operation. Trying to work on peace with the USSR, which he spoke clearly about in the Peace Speech delivered at American University on June 10, 1963 signed his death warrant five months later. (https://youtu.be/0fkKnfk4k40)
Trump disrupting the Hillary power parade was his sin, along with sniffing too close to the Ukraine golden goose, which clearly struck a big nerve.
The operation on Trump was equally complex running from Russia, Russia, Russia during and after the campaign into the Mueller farce. Sniffing in the general direction of Ukraine led to Impeachment 1 and the Covid rearrangement of election process and Jan 6th (Impeachment 2). Like the fruitless Mueller process, we now have a full frontal assault by DOJ and the ongoing promotion of Jan 6th as a critical event in our history.
Hopefully the trial will provide the opportunity for a fun root canal of the actions and inactions of the DOJ, state level election fraud, gov't directed social media censorship and the FBI election meddling of the Hunter laptop which was in their possession for the year prior. They knew it was a bombshell and worked actively to avoid it's detonation until post election.
Hopefully a new administration will revisit the Eisenhower and Truman warnings, along with the documented actions behind the removal of JFK and Trump, with an understanding that too much time has been lost and time is of the essence for saving our great land.
Very nice summary of the facts as they currently stand, Mark. I can add only one thing, which is that the extraordinary jihad against Trump also owes itself to his remarkable and unparalleled tenacity. I don't think the Ruling Class ever thought that he would keep getting up off the mat like he has.
We've never seen political courage and stamina like this, probably not since Lincoln. We should all be astounded by what we're watching. In a sense, he's forcing our self-appointed betters to become ever more transparently Banana-republic-ish. I'm sure they had every expectation of taking him out under the cover of a compliant press, but he keeps forcing them to show their cards, making them a laughing stock to anyone with half a brain.
One more thing. I think it's important to articulate something that I don't often see mentioned, which is the fact that the visceral dislike that Trump inspires in many is a function of class more than anything else. Just ask a never-Trumper what they don't like about him. The peace? The prosperity? The pro-Americanism? No. It's the way he talks. The fact that he doesn't act like an intellectual, doesn't talk with the smarmy, hushed, erudite tones that always tell you that you've landed on an NPR channel on your car radio. In point of fact, most or all of these people agree with Obama's bigoted, arrogant disdain for the average American. They really do see everyone who is not in their cult as gun-toting (hostile and aggressive), Bible clutching (superstitious), fearful (cowards) rabble who need to be controlled by those who know better.
Agreed, very powerful statement by the Donald. And it also gives me hope that there's at least someone in his orbit who gets the bigger picture.
Going back a bit farther, I have regarded Trump from the beginning as Tea Party 2.0. When the Tea Party began, the Democrats tried to dismiss it, tried to copy it with their fake "Coffee Party," and even used the IRS to hamper its few organizations. The Republicans varied--a few accepted it, quite a few tried to get their money, and some went along with the Dems. So they stalled the Tea Party, and then they got Trump. And my view ever since 2016 has been that if the Establishment of both parties succeeded in stopping Trump, they will find out that Tea Party 3.0 will be even worse. I don't know who will lead it--DeSantis, Ramaswamy, or someone we haven't even heard of yet. (It won't be Pence, Hutchinson, or Christie.)
But for background on how stuff like this goes, read some American history of the period from 1763-1775. One good source is Barbara Tuchman's "The March of Folly." One section of the book covers the actions of the British government that triggered the American Revolution. Most of our current politicians are no smarter than George III and his ministers.
good point "...when Eli Lake speaks you know Neocons are listening." Wauck exposes Eli Lake as a hack.
But Lake presents the core denial:
All this potential foreign influence stuff with Hunter Biden is exactly what the Kremlin wants you to think. If you're looking for a story here, it's this: Joe Biden loves his troubled son. Everything else is disinformation that should be banned on social media.
10:26 AM · Aug 1, 2023
There it is in one short tweet. If you believe in “potential foreign influence stuff” you’re a Kremlin puppet
Said one President "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Thank you for your superb summary, but it leaves me wondering if there is a solution. Surfing the internet I find a whole gamut of strongly held opinions, and there seems to be no possibility of ever coming together. Are we finished as a Country, capable of coming together for a common cause?