Academy, 1% and Trump

Posted: 04/02/2018 by zandtao in War
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I have no idea whether Trump supporters still believe that he is fighting the 1%, but BAR has written an article recognising academic verification that Trump swung into office not on a charger of his own money but of the usual suspects – finance and hedge funds [1%]. Although Robert Mercer wasn’t specifically mentioned in the BAR article, this confirms academically what Real News Network had been saying about Trump finances. Trump is rich, backed by 1%, and has done 1% bidding as described in this BAR article.

I don’t like Hillary but have never seen her as any more than a typical power-hungry corrupt politician – Trump is far worse, but Glen Ford is far more condemning; however Hillary’s cackling over the death of Gaddafi is chilling.

Adam Curtis blog with Russell Brand “Under the Skin” spoke of finance wanting stability, but under Trump that has clearly changed. It is interesting to note that the 1% are not uniform (one identity). Robert Mercer and the hedge-fund backers brought Trump in yet initially the 1% were cagey; now he has proved his worth to them. “Or, some would argue that he has been bludgeoned into that posture. Certainly, the bulk of the ruling class and their attendants, interpreters and enforcers were horrified that the Orange Menace might destabilize the two-capitalist-party system, undermine the free global flow of capital and jobs, and allow the momentum of the military offensive begun by Barack Obama in 2011 to falter. That threat to the imperial order has passed. Trump’s savage assault on the very concept of regulation; his willingness to renegotiate NAFTA and the Trans Pacific Partnership; and the rise of the generals as both day-to-day and overall policy managers in his White House, are “normalizing” Trump. The Republican tax cut — a looting spree – although not engineered by Trump, redounds to his benefit in 1% circles. As their unearned gains accrue, the Lords of Capital appreciate the uses of The Donald. Orange is the new normal – a measure of how insane late stage capitalism has become.” It was actually a fall-back of mine (along with brinkmanship) that finance required stability. It is very worrying that they can embrace such overt war-mongering as Trump and profit from him, it was almost a “comfort” that the wars were secretive – almost covert, and that maybe they were ashamed to profit from them. But to embrace Trump is frightening. I hope they come to their senses.

The article finishes with “The main objective is to make endless war palatable, as imperialism attempts to bomb, blockade, occupy and bluster its way out of a cascade of crises. Unable to compete with the Chinese command economy, its “soft” power exhausted, the U.S. empire plays the only strong card it has left: its massive military, now centered on a special operations force roughly as large as the entire French Army. War becomes both the means of imperial survival and justification for its continued existence: the how and the why of empire.

Liberals read this “That’s why there is no such thing as a “resistance” that is not loudly and consistently anti-war.

Ndeh Ntumazah and Omwony-Ojwok taught me my world view (taken from my YJ days), this is why I seek the clarity that sound black people have. Thank you BAR.

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