Trump: You Can’t Handle The Truth

There is a big difference between what Trump says and what actually happens. Many of the orders he signs makes it look to his supporters that he is jumping on things and moving mountains that before were tied up in Red Tape. However a read of those orders show that they mean very little and unless many of them are acted on by Congress nothing will ever become of them.

For instance the Border Wall. His signing of an order to have it built means nothing. Congress must vote to authorize the billions of dollars it will take to do this and it’s not likely that authorization is coming any time soon.

He makes these grand gestures with the press watching and his supporters get all pumped up and his opponents get all worked up but in reality little to nothing has changed except Trump. In all of this he perhaps has come to the realization that running a country especially one the size of the United States is not like running a business into the ground.

He has found that he can’t just say make an order and everybody has to follow it or their fired. He has found that the checks and balances in the American Government do work and people are more than willing to stand up and challenge him.

All of this must be getting dreadfully dull for him after only three weeks; meetings every day, security briefs the occasional firing of one of your highly touted White House Advisers, shaking the hands of  a few world leaders, to the point of embarrassment.  The former host of The Apprentice must be like, “If this is all there is to the Presidency, why anybody could do it so why am I here. I am better than this and Arnold is crashing the ratings on the Apprentice.”

It’s hard to imagine this man willing to stick around long in a job that is quickly becoming mundane and boring for a man whose view of his own talents and stature are prolific!  I suspect if he were to tell Americans the truth he would ask for a do over and let somebody else take over.

Is it possible he could resign? If the National Security Advisers resignation leads to calls for Congressional Hearing and being called to testify come around I suspect he would resign rather quickly. He is not a man that can stand to be questioned or feels that he should be and certainly not in the capacity as President. He could very well answer as Jack Nicholson did in “A Few Good Men” when a lawyer told him he wants the truth. Nicholson answers, “You can’t handle the truth! Son we live in in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You?

Well we all know what happened to Nicholson after that! Therefore I think Americans should not be surprised if this man offers up his resignation before his impeachment begins.

Destructing Bannon’s Administrative State

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Fair But Unbalanced-Steve Bannon the man that would be President states, he is going to destruct the Administrative State. The Administrative State (AS), too many people might mean the Swamp they have been hearing so much about. However, the (AS) to Bannon and his pack of ultra-conservatives, is much more than that.

The (AS) is the one the conservatives have been talking about bringing down since it started. The programs and policies started by Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression are what Bannon is referring to and in his mind makes up the Administrative State. The (AS) is often referred to by conservatives as the Welfare State.

There will be many who will support Bannon in his endeavors; people who have been primed for many years by those who control the information. It’s the same old story line. The people that are really hurting America and putting us in debt are those who reap benefits from the hard working American Taxpayer but do not want to work.

These people believe that the social programs started under FDR, have multiplied and can no longer be, nor should they be supported by the American Taxpayer. They are led to believe that if these programs were eliminated that their tax burden would be lifted, the dead wood would be forced to find work and all would be Great Again in America. That’s the big lie and it has been told over and over and over again so that now it’s accepted as the Gospel Truth.

Bannon’s plan will be good for only one group of people and those are the people who control the information, the banks, the politicians, the corporations and the military industrial complex. The problem is not the Administrative State that Bannon and Company are trying to convince the American people of, it’s the Crony Capitalism State that he and all those I just mentioned enrich themselves from.

Many of these major companies refer to their welfare as Subsidies. This has a nicer ring to it than does welfare; welfare being reserved for those who do not have the power to fight back or to respond to. These are the men that are destroying the economic and moral leadership of the United States and they are doing it for the same age old reason, profits. If you want the real answer you follow the money. This never changes.

These men, these banks, these corporations have come a long way since the Great Depression. Today it’s so much easier to hide profits in off-shore accounts-phantom businesses and ponzi schemes then it was then and the profits are much higher. Those profits, the money they are making often on the backs of third world laborers v American workers are not being taxed and the American worker is being made to subsidize these people.

But even then because these people control the information they get the very people they are stealing from to support them, to stand up for them and to vote for them. It is perhaps the Greatest Ponzi Scheme ever to be pulled on the American people. I have to applaud them for their due diligence in pulling it off.

Steve Bannon talks about Economic Nationalism and putting Tariffs on goods coming in from other countries and his supporters scream their support. Why? They do so because they look at their country and see it as losing its standing in the world not only economically and militarily but also as a moral leader. This makes them angry and afraid and so they believe the United States should strike back and show people just how important the U.S. really is.  All of this is based on fear and when actions are taken based on fear they have a way of making things worse.

The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of 1933 was an action taken based on the very same reasons. The country had been hit by the Wall Street Crash, people were losing jobs. By 1933 almost 15 million people were out of work and almost half the banks in the U.S. had failed, fear was rampant, ushering in the Smoot-Hawley Tariffs Act.

However it had the opposite effect of what was intended. Other countries started to put tariffs on their own goods leading to fewer exports from the U.S. in turn leading to more people losing their jobs. In today’s globalized economy it’s possible that another tariff act could be even worse. Many economic historians believe that the Smoot-Hawley Act only deepened and prolonged the Great Depression.

None of this will matter to the people who control the information, the banks, the politicians, the corporations and the military industrial complex, for even when really bad times come, they continue to make profits. Americans are often blinded by their own patriotism and they believe that all these people I have mentioned share that same patriotism. Donald Trump told them, I too am a Patriot and so they believe him.

To these people Patriot and Patriotism are just words and it has been said that Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. For them it’s surely that and they are using it to fleece the American people of their last shreds of dignity and when they are done, will leave them with little to begin again.