Guest Post: The Ugly Truth Donald Trump Has Exposed

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Karl Denninger via The Market Ticker blog,

The fear in both the GOP and Democratic party is visible at the surface when it comes to Trump, and it's not that he's any of what they've accused him of.  No, it's really much simpler than that, and both Republican and Democrat parties, along with the mainstream media, are utterly terrified that you, the average American, is going to figure out what underlies all of these institutions in America.

No, it's not that they're evil.

It's worse, for evil frequently is recognized and fought back yet for decades America has not awakened to what has been going on in the political and media establishment.  It was evident during the Vietnam war and has only gotten worse since.

For those who don't recall the Tet Offensive was an attack launched by the NVA and VietCong by some 70,000 troops in a coordinated series of attacks across more than 100 targets.  It was an attempt to foment rebellion among the South's population.

Tet failed in its military objective, in that there were too few troops spread too thinly, and once the US and South Vietnamese figured out what was going on they literally slaughtered a huge number of the attackers.  To put perspective on this at the Battle of Hue roughly 500 US Marines and South Vietnamese were killed but over 5,000 NVA and VietCong died in that one battle alone.

The story was repeated through the country; while the North managed to attack they lost virtually the entire attacking force, while not managing to take one mile of territory.  They also failed to incite rebellion, which was the primary goal of the offensive in the first place.

Our media, however, reported that we lost.  They were present and they lied, including Walter Cronkite. Cronkite reported in February of 1968 that the war "was a stalemate and probably unwinnable" despite knowing that the NVA had virtually been rendered soldierless in the Tet offensive as their casualty rate ran ten times the South's.

Tet was a desperation move; the North was in serious trouble.  They were failing to take territory and losing men and material at an ridiculous rate compared to the Americans and South.  Simply put we were the better fighting force and it wasn't a close call.  In the first few days of their "offensive" they lost ten thousand men against about 750 on the other side and it just got worse from there with total losses on their side being close to 50,000, or virtually all of their remaining fighting-age force.

Cronkite didn't care about the truth.  He wasn't evil, he was indifferent.  He didn't give a damn about the fact that a totalitarian government was being handed a victory over millions of citizens, he simply wanted to make a further name for himself and push his political agenda.

Likewise there are those who claim that Obama and similar are evil in their view of Muslims and terrorism and of course they wish to draw a distinction between left and right sides of the aisle.  Wrong.  They're all indifferent.

The political goal is more power for them and their friends, mostly economic power.  More ability to extract from you by force and threaten you with jail or worse if you try to resist.  More power over your daily life.  More power to tell you that you must bake a cake for gays (because your religious convictions don't matter) but if your religious convictions are Muslim then they do matter and must be protected because that's where one of the big reservoirs of oil and undeveloped people that can be exploited in the future reside.

They literally don't care if you get blown up or shot and it doesn't matter if they're Democrat or Republican.  They don't care if you live under a freeway overpass because your health "insurance" that you are forced to buy covers so little that you have to spend $6,000 before one dime is covered, and you don't have $6,000.  They don't care that a Christmas Party was shot up by a couple of Islamic Nutjobs who they could have identified if they did care and in fact they shut down an investigation on "civil rights" grounds that probably would have identified the shooters years before.

Jeb Bush has never apologized for giving Driver Licenses to the majority of the 9/11 hijackers in Florida because he doesn't care.  What he cared about was making sure that illegal immigrants could roof houses during the housing bubble so his buddies could make money.  That 3,000 Americans died as a plausibly direct consequence doesn't matter to him.

Marco Rubio supports allowing the illegal invaders to remain here because he doesn't care if it screws you out of a job.  Like Bush, what he cares about is his corporate patrons that want cheap labor.  He cites all these Fortune 500 companies that were started by immigrants but I'll bet that not one of them was an illegal invader.  Ditto for his Nobel Prize winner claims.  Oh sure, they've been immigrants -- the legal variety.  The illegal ones are the roofers working under the table or the gang members.  That there is immense criminal and economic collateral damage doesn't matter to him; he's not evil, he's indifferent.

Ben Carson refuses, despite being a surgeon, to speak against the medical monopolies.  He knows exactly what's wrong in that regard both in the hospital and drug field.  He's not evil, he's indifferent to the damage that his own profession has done to you over the last 30 years.

Hillary Clinton knows damn well that during the Benghazi attacks there were military resources available to interdict them.  But she has famously said "what difference does it make" and, in her view, she's right.  She's not evil, she's indifferent -- to the lives lost there and to any other collateral damage including the arming of what has turned into Daesh!  Her goal is globalism, socialism and statism, all for her own personal aggrandizement.  That you are harmed or even killed doesn't matter to her.

Folks, this is where Trump is really freaking the establishment out.  See, Trump already has anything material that he wants, and if something pops up he wants and doesn't have he can simply stroke a check.  He has no need to play the indifference game; there is no amount of money he can gain or lose in his lifetime that will change his lifestyle.  He has his own security and doesn't need yours, he has his own money and also doesn't need yours.

The visceral reaction you're seeing in the media isn't about Trump's policies.  It's fear that's motivating them.

They fear that you might come to realize that you can't demonize the "other side" for being evil; rather, they are both equally guilty almost to a single man and woman at being simply indifferent as to how much you get screwed and by whom, up to and including your death and the death of your childrenso long as their desire for more power and control, either for them or their friends, is realized.

If that happens -- if you quit the left/right, republican/democrat, liberal/conservative game and instead demand the indictment of all of them for their treasonous and outrageously unlawful behavior along with their removal from office and are willing to back that up with action up to and including a general strike until they are all gone and in chains then they are all screwed.

That is what is driving the animus toward Trump.

Wake up America.

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Cremation of 'Care' isn't just symbolic. It's a lifestyle.

TeamDepends's picture

Love the apoplectic spasms The Don is handing out across the spectrum.

El Oregonian's picture

The "Don-ning" of a new age? Hmmm...

RAT005's picture

I hope something better comes from all of this.  Hard to imagine how horrible it will be if this much new influence doesn't amount to anything. 

greenskeeper carl's picture

Sorry, but I don't think anything good is coming out of any of this. It is mathematically impossible for this to end well, no matter which stooge is in the whitehouse.

TeamDepends's picture

You are probably right, as Moe is already in the White House.

Manthong's picture

If things do not change for the better soon, there will come a day when you will have to make a decision… continue feeding the beast, starve the beast or shoot the beast.

manofthenorth's picture

"demand the indictment of all of them for their treasonous and outrageously unlawful behavior"

"nuff said

The9thDoctor's picture

Walter Cronkite "Well join me, I'm glad to sit here at the right hand of satan"

Miles Ahead's picture

You guys REALLY rated this drivel as a 4.6???

9/11 was carried out by Arab nutjobs?  The Xmas party was shot up by the husband wife pair?  And the Tet Offensive was a complete failure in all objectives?  That goodness for the lone x-factor - Walter Cronkike!  He won the war with a Bic ball point pen and paper.

And oh, I forgot: protecting the convictions of Muslims because of Oil.  Yeah, they're sure protecting them in Afghanistan.  Surely protected them in Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen too.  Sweet oil in Libya... you can use it for cooking almost.  They're the first one's we should have protected eh?  Tripe.

Garbage article.  Re-do your votes please.  Have some self-respect.

JRobby's picture

Eisenhower: "Beware of the Military Industrial Complex"

mvsjcl's picture

Indifference when the swirl of events demand action IS evil. Doing nothing when the conscience of righteousness screams for intervention IS evil.

Paveway IV's picture

"...If things do not change for the better soon, there will come a day when you will have to make a decision… continue feeding the beast, starve the beast or shoot the beast..."

I disagree, Manthong. You're missing the primary (but quite useless) automatic protective reflex most normal humans have against aggressive psychopaths: Ignore the beast even exists. This allows the soothing moral justification to do absolutely nothing, content that things might magically get better someday. Ignorance is bliss.

Look at the last six thousand years of human history. People can tolerate an amazing fuckload of abuse, oppression and inhumanity and still avoid recognizing the beast. When things degenerate to the 'beyond fucked up' stage, a lot of them start becoming the beast and start feeding off of weaker individuals. Others just move away to somewhere better.

The epiphany you describe - a realization that you MUST make a decision - usually comes at a point when your world is infested from top to bottom with all manner of beasts, and damn near all social structures and organizations perpetuate them. You'll never have enough power to starve all of them and you won't have enough bullets to shoot all of them. If you did, then all their organizations will have to be destroyed as well because they are infected, too. 

What happens when you try to get rid of powerful psychpaths and their organizations through attrittion? The lesser psychopaths simply move up and replace them. How deep is your lustration going to go? 15% of the population?  40% of the population?  

Psychopaths NEED to control you now, and control you even more tomorrow. Starving or attacking a psychopath are both direct threats to their ability to control you and everyone else. They WILL target you and retaliate - that's what they live for and that's what they do. And they spend their entire lives making sure they have the muscle to back them up - governments, cops, soldiers, judges, employers, thugs, assassins and all other manner of people and organizations that can make your life a living hell. Do you take them out, too? How are you, personally, going to starve soldiers, judges and employers? Or would you have to shoot all of them, too? Life would be so much easier if you just had to take out a few of the leaders and society would magically heal itself. I would have been a sniper if I had any shread of belief that that would work. It never does - you just get replacement psychopaths.

The only way mankind has ever pulled it's ass out of the frying pan is when a few good people inspire a few more good people to kick the beast's ass along with his minion's asses and then burn their infected lairs to the fucking ground. There are no people like that anymore.

Manthong's picture

“There are no people like that anymore.”

I think we both hope that you are wrong.

I cannot argue with your sentiment but I submit that we are in an inexorable r/K gene distribution predicament, as have been all civilizations that have reached abundance to the point that the K’s get inured to an illusory state of acceptance until the little nugget in the brain lights up to the threat.. or not, in which case the culture and civilization fails.

We are in the lighting up phase now.. I hope.  

Check this out if you have not already…

BTW.. my conception of starve the beast is a general strike by ~10% or more that just stops paying or doing ANYTHING and defies the PTB to try to take them away.

120 million worker bees… if 12 million say FU all the PTB Banker sheets go upside down.

It can happen without nary a shot or even stepping out to the street.

The sheets will invert even before the first lawyer is authorized to send a letter.

Self-toxify the collateral.


Paveway IV's picture

There are just under one million personal bankruptcies per year in the U.S.. Someone did the maths and said if that number just doubled, it would be game over for the banks - they are not prepared to handle those kind of losses. So we're talking a million more filings a year.

Now bankruptcy won't help student loan holders because that debt is not dischargeable, but there are 10 million or so IN DEFAULT today out of the 40 million or so in repayment, and that number is growning. Think those 10M people are going to worry about their credit score if they decide to unload whatever discargeable debt they do have with a Chap. 7? Think those 100M not participating in the labor force give a damn about THEIR credit? Think retirees will care about their credit score when their 401Ks and pensions implode and they're eating dog food? How about someone with decent credit that gets laid off or get's screwed for high-deductable or uncovered medical expenses and starts getting harassed by third-party bill collectors? They eventualy just figure, "Fuck it - I'm tired of this shit. Hello, Chaper 7".

The moral aversion to declaring bankruptcy no longer exists for millions of Americans. After you get screwed so bad for so long and watch corps and the rich do it all the time, you figure "Why the hell not? I'll never borrow money again anyways and I don't need to (or never will be able to) buy a house - I don't care about my fucking credit rating one bit." Fork over the one or two grand to one of the bankruptcy mills and all the pain goes away (or at least the constant calls from bill collectors). The BLS says that there are over 400,000 people that work as bill collectors (think about that for a moment) and it's one of the fastest growing occupations.

Bankruptcy = general strike against the banksters. My point is you need far less than 12 million to starve the beast. You could probably find a million or two pissed off Americans that would be delighted just to do a grudge Chapter 7 to stick it to the banks. No recruiting necessary though - business is picking up nicely for the bankruptcy mill law offices. I think next year is going to be the tipping point. Once people start bragging about how easy it is on Facebook, the bankers are toast. I would love to join the party, but I'm too stupid to have any debt. I'm with them in spirit, though.

Maybe I'll get a Capital One card and buy a boat and monster box of gold eagles. No, wait... then I would be one of them. <sigh> 

HenryHall's picture

Yes, bankruptcy does not cure impossible student debt.

But emigration does. Check it out.

JRobby's picture

Fantastic Things That Can't Possibly Happen (Vol XXVIII) Beginning June 30, 2016, anyone with more than $20,000 in student loan debt will not be issued a passport.



jimbos world's picture

BK (what we professional "debtors" call Bankruptcy) is taking the decision of who/what to pay (if anyone or anything) out of your hands and putting it into a Judge's hands.  Just don't pay.  Educate yourself on the laws in your State.  Let them sue you.  If you don't have a job or any assets, you are judgement proof.  Depending on the type and amount of debt, the chances are you will prevail just by responding to a lawsuit pro se.  They don't don't expect you to even respond much less defend yourself in civil court.  I'm referring more to unsecured lines of credit, but the legal system is designed to walk right over you if you are lying down - stand up and you might be amazed at what people accomplish themselves everyday - without a lawyer, without anything really other than Internet access.  

I am the only person that I know of that had a post delted from this forum: for "political speech" but it is an invaluable resource that relies on donations from people who get help there.  I walked away from over 70K worth of credit card debt in 2008.  I defended myself pro se twice in civil court (discharged 23K) and once in small claims with representation.  Of course I lost the one where I had representation!  LOL!  They got a 7K judgement.  But no "job", no "assets", no "income" = judgement proof.  

Some of these accounts have just went away by themselves after a simple Dunning letter.  My credit score is of course shot to shit and the only reason I would ever get a credit card again is for large cash advances to buy certain metals...  you know, leverage and all that.

If you want to learn more about the actual laws visit the website I linked to or hit the google with "FDCPA" and "FCRA" - a common method is to let 3rd party junk debt buyers go nuts on you and rack up violations of Federal law - now they owe you!  Or the junk debt buyers nemesis: Arbitration.  Every credit card agreement has an arb clause.  

PaperTaperFakerCaper's picture

Uh... it's a lot simpler to achieve.  Just have 'em all transfer personal saving/checking accts out of the commercial banks & into credit unions.  Mission accomplished.  But that's too logical and the sheep are too stupid.  Ergo, they must be slaughtered, sad to say.  Oh well, that's the human for ya. 

JRobby's picture

Starve it until it is weakened, then shoot it

They have the same planned for us


Money_for_Nothing's picture

Scott Adams (Dilbert) things Government by public opinion is coming. I'm not doing him justice by phrasing it this way. I just don't have Adams' ability with words. Interesting idea.

Dane Bramage's picture

"Trump already has anything material that he wants, and if something pops up he wants and doesn't have he can simply stroke a check."


I wouldn't be so cavalier Karl.  The Oracle: What do all men with power want? More power.

buyingsterling's picture

I think he'll settle for Mr. Rushmore and the Trump Wall.

NidStyles's picture

I'll help him build that wall, and then guard it for him if that is what it takes to make it happen. 

PaperTaperFakerCaper's picture

Demo-cat bumper sticker in 2016:   Bump (off) Da Trump.  

toady's picture

Exactly. I won't be trusting trump, or any person attempting to be president, to do what is right.

NidStyles's picture

Trump has people to do his bidding. He doesn't have to write a check, he simply has to point at it. That is what a Billionaire does these days. 

TruthHunter's picture

Concerning Institutions: "No, it's not that they're evil."

OK, name one that isn't.

Money Counterfeiter's picture
Money Counterfeiter (not verified) TeamDepends Dec 13, 2015 8:52 PM

Rand Paul is the only human running for office of president.

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Chris Dakota (not verified) Money Counterfeiter Dec 13, 2015 8:57 PM

One thing you won't see are Trump bumper stickers because the violent left will hurt your car!

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Oh you'll see those all right.


Manthong's picture

Unfortunately, carry laws do not allow you to shoot a scumbag that threatens your property, only ones that threaten your or other's lives.

So you might want to put an un-liked relative or associate in the bait car with a big "TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT" painted on the doors and then park it in the barrio.

Some drugs might be required.

Just kidding, as usual, but you do not have to have a Doctorate in Psychiatry to envision what would happen in the land of the 1st Amendment if you were to park a car as described above.



Normalcy Bias's picture

Give a wide berth to the vehicles with 'Hillary 2016' stickers - it just may save you from being in an accident (this holds true for the Obama stickers as well).

The stickers pretty much tell you that there's an imbecile and/or grifter behind the wheel...

underman's picture

Obamacare bumper stickers make me really look out for something about to crack.  Get home, lock the doors, pull the blinds.

db51's picture

I had 300 printed at a local decal shop.....have them plastered on all of my vehicles, tractors, combines, semi-tractor trailers.....Pussies don't scare me.   The other one is a raghead backdooring a goat and says Fuck Mohammed on it....My wife wouldn't let me leave it on her Suburban.

drendebe10's picture

The progressive liberal fukn democraps are some of the most intolerant, nastiest & disrespectful people that America has ever had. Fukem. Fukem all of they can't take a joke. And for that matter Fuk da elected republicant turds .

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Takeaction2 (not verified) Chris Dakota Dec 13, 2015 10:08 PM

I have a big one on my car here in Oregon.  3 incidents a day with dindos flipping me off.  Right under the Trump sticker is a nice Oregunian sticker.  Bring it bitch ass Democrats.  Note...I drive a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder...Not a 71 pick up.  Just sayin

drendebe10's picture

I'm buying a VW TDI, painting a Confederate flag on the roof and moving to Portland. Fuk the progressive liberal fukn democraps always  jammin their bullsht fukn agendas down our throats.

BarkingCat's picture

I have never put a political bumper sticker on my car but might do it for Trump. I dare any of these fuckwodds to touch my car. Little foggots don't frighten me; they annoy me.

PaperTaperFakerCaper's picture

Demo-cat bumper sticker in 2016:   Bump (off) Da Trump.  

acetinker's picture

Nah, he sold out his own daddy for a place at Magic Underwear Mitt's elbow.  I've got no use for the boy.

20834A's picture

I agree. How does it escape ZHer's attention that Trump is the very same oligarch they decry? And as narcissistic as Obama or Clinton? And as full of loud-mouthed braggadocio as Cruz? And as intellectual bankrupt as Jeb Bush? Just goes to show there is no hope for the US.

GooseShtepping Moron's picture

Trump is not an oligarch. He is more like a Julius Caesar.

Caesar was, of course, by wealth and family and personal status, a member of the Roman 0.1%, but he ended up being a traitor to his own class and siding with the ordinary Roman citizens, as well as standing up for the spirit and virtue that had characterized Rome centuries before his time. Caesar's murderers, Brutus and Cassius, were the oligarchs. They, the Optimates, represented the Big Money interests.

Caesar recognized the emptiness and spiritual bankruptcy of the Roman Republic and saw that it needed a strong leader precisely to protect it from the ravages of the oligarchs. Through his personal charisma and tactical skill, he amassed a great deal of troops and money with the intention being "to make Rome great again." When he crossed the Rubicon with his army, it was then that the money interests realized that he was no longer one of them, that he was serious about restoring law and order, and that in him they were contending with something on an entirely different plane. They only cared about making money even if it meant selling out the historic Roman nation and they believed that Caesar was no different from them; but Caesar actually cared about Rome--that was the difference. They glimpsed in him the beginning of the end of their power, and that's why they killed him.

The parallels with Trump are almost exact. I only pray that God spares Donald Trump a fate like Caesar's, and that he actually succeeds in making America great again. But either way, what Donald Trump started will not be silenced. The death of Caesar could not kill Caesarism, and after some initial chaos Rome benefitted from several centuries of Emperors who were generally good and strong. In Donald Trump, the spirit of the West has awakened.

God bless Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

rbg81's picture

After the Revolutionary war, the only people who could vote were free male property owners.  In other words, people with skin in the game.  That only lasted a few decades, but I think they had it right.  We've foolishly given anyone who can fog a mirror the right to vote.  And then we're suprised at what a Third-world, socialist shithole our country is slowly becoming.  Maybe back in the 1940s, people were patriotic enough to vote for the interests of the country over their own greed.  Not anymore.

In this day and age, the only people who should be voting are actual citizen taxpayers.  If you take more $$ out of the till then you put in, no voting franchise for you.   I'd even go further and bar women from voting as they really DO often vote for the best looking guy (when their guard is down, many women will outright admit this).   But I think that one would never fly.

After the inevitable crash and ensuing Revolution, things will look a lot more retro than most can possibly imagine.

Ace Ventura's picture

Kudos for correctly identifying one major element in the downfall of western society. Giving women the right to vote ensured the metastasizing hyper-growth of the nanny state. And as you also pointed out, when in doubt....they will vote along the lines of 'best looking, best sounding'. That's assuming they don't vote in large numbers for the candidate which sports a vajeen. You better believe a sizeable contingent of women in this country are going to pull the lever FOR Hitlery.....even those who see themselves as 'team red'. Just like 90% of blacks voted TWICE for Barry Hussein.....because he's "black", and that meant EVERYTHING.



rbg81's picture

I'm not so sure about that.  Women do no like other women as much as many men imagine.  When two women really don't like each other, it can resemble a psychological cat-fight.  I've also heard a surprising number of women bad mouth the capabilities of their gender as a whole.  Again, they do this when their guard is down and they don't expect you to bring it up again--but you remember.  I think most women are acutely aware of their shortcomings (& suffer from a lot of anxiety about it) even though they'll deny it in public.  On the flip side, many men have zero awareness of their shortcomings or they try to cover it with false bravado.  So, I'll bet a lot of women (of the non-SJW variety) won't vote for Hillary specifically because she is a woman.