by William Skink
When I talk about half-blind partisanship my criticism has largely been directed toward Democrats, but Trump supporters who think their orange-faced demigod is some anointed anti-globalist indicates more than half-blindness is going on; I sense a deeper delusion at play.
Brandon Smith has been one of the few consistent critics of Trump from the right, and his latest piece continues pointing out the fact that Trump cannot be anti-globalist while working with global elites. From the link:
In 2016 Trump offered positions in the White House to a vast array of global elitists, some of them from the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank whose stated goals include the erasure of borders and the end of national sovereignty. These members include:
Elaine Chao, United States Secretary of Transportation
Jamie Dimon, Member of Strategic and Policy Forum
Jim Donovan, Deputy Treasury Secretary
Larry Fink, Member of Strategic and Policy Forum
Neil M. Gorsuch, Supreme Court Justice
Vice Admiral Robert S. Harward, National Security Advisor (declined appointment)
Trump then went on to bring in long time elites with ties to the globalist establishment and the Federal Reserve such as John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Robert Lighthizer, Larry Kudlow, and Steve Mnuchin, etc. The list goes on and on…
During the campaign, Trump consistently (and rightly) criticized Hillary Clinton’s many ties to the banking cabal, including her close relationship with internationalist banks like Goldman Sachs. He also made multiple criticisms against globalism. Then, he argued that the economic recovery under Obama was actually a massive financial bubble – the markets were artificially propped up by the Federal Reserve’s stimulus and low interest rates, and indicators like unemployment stats were rigged. Again, this was all true.
Yet, after his election Trump proceeded to saturate his cabinet with the same banking elites he once attacked, and then he took FULL CREDIT for the markets and the fake employment and GDP numbers only months later.
Once in office, Trump suddenly abandoned his promise to indict the Clintons, and any pursuit of fighting the globalists fell by the wayside. Instead, Trump turned all his attention on China, opening the door to an economic war as a useful distraction for the globalists while they continued to pull the plug on financial life support. If Trump was going to do battle with the globalist establishment, why would he surround himself with so many elites and why would he hold up China as a primary threat instead of global banking institutions?
There is an assumption that only Democrats are susceptible to TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome), but unfortunately it appears TDS is an equal-opportunity mindset that makes objective analysis from either side of the political spectrum nearly impossible.