Trump's Declaration Of War: 12 Things He Must Do For America To Be Great Again

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President Trump’s brief inaugural speech was a declaration of war against the entirety of the American Ruling Establishment. All of it.

As Paul Craig Roberts details, Trump made it abundantly clear that Americans’ enemies are right here at home: globalists, neoliberal economists, neoconservatives and other unilateralists accustomed to imposing the US on the world and involving us in endless and expensive wars, politicians who serve the Ruling Establishment rather than the American people, indeed, the entire canopy of private interests that have run America into the ground while getting rich in the process.

If truth can be said, President Trump has declared a war far more dangerous to himself than if he had declared war against Russia or China.

The interest groups designated by Trump as The Enemy are well entrenched and accustomed to being in charge. Their powerful networks are still in place. Although there are Republican majorities in the House and Senate, most of those in Congress are answerable to the ruling interest groups that provide their campaign funds and not to the American people or to the President. The military/security complex, offshoring corporations, Wall Street and the banks are not going to roll over for Trump. And neither is the presstitute media, which is owned by the interest groups whose power Trump challenges.

Trump made it clear that he stands for every American, black, brown, and white. Little doubt his declaration of inclusiveness will be ignored by the haters on the left who will continue to call him a racist just as the $50 per hour paid protesters are doing as I write.

Indeed, black leadership, for example, is enculturated into the victimization role from which it would be hard for them to escape. How do you pull together people who all their lives have been taught that whites are racists and that they are the victims of racists?

Can it be done? I was just on a program briefly with Press TV in which we were supposed to provide analysis of Trump’s inaugural speech. The other commentator was a black American in Washington, DC. Trump’s inclusiveness speech made no impression on him, and the show host was only interested in showing the hired protesters as a way of discrediting America. So many people have an economic interest in speaking in behalf of victims that inclusiveness puts them out of jobs and causes.

So along with the globalists, the CIA, the offshoring corporations, the armaments industries, the NATO establishment in Europe, and foreign politicians accustomed to being well paid for supporting Washington’s interventionist foreign policy, Trump will have arrayed against him the leaders of the victimized peoples, the blacks, the hispanics, the feminists, the illegals, the homosexuals and transgendered. This long list, of course, includes the white liberals as well, as they are convinced that flyover America is the habitat of white racists, misogynists, homophobes, and gun nuts. As far as they are concerned, this 84% of geographical US should be quarantined or interred.

In other words, does enough good will remain in the population to enable a President to unite the 16% America haters with the 84% America lovers?

Consider the forces that Trump has against him:

  • Black and hispanic leaders need victimization, because it is what elevates them to power and income. They will turn a jaundiced eye toward Trump’s inclusiveness. Inclusiveness is good for blacks and hispanics, but not for their leaders.
  • The executives and shareholders of global corporations are enriched by the offshored jobs that Trump says he will bring home. If the jobs come home, their profits, performance bonuses, and capital gains will go away. But the economic security of the American population will return.
  • The military/security complex has a 1,000 billion annual budget dependent on “the Russian threat” that Trump says he is going to replace with normalized relations. Trump’s assassination cannot be ruled out.
  • Many Europeans owe their prestige, power, and incomes to the NATO that Trump has called into question.
  • The financial sector’s profits almost entirely flow from putting Americans into debt bondage and from looting their private and public pensions. The financial sector with their agent, the Federal Reserve, can overwhelm Trump with financial crisis. The New York Federal Reserve Bank has a complete trading desk. It can send any market into turmoil. Or support any market, because there is no limit on its ability to create US dollars.
  • The entire political ediface in the US has insulated itself from the will, desires, and needs of the people. Now Trump says the politicians will be accountable to the people. This, of course, would mean a big drop in their security in office and in their income and wealth.
  • There are a large number of groups, funded by we-know-not-who. For example, RootsAction has responded today to Trump’s forceful commitment to stand for all of the people against the Ruling Establishment with a request to “ask Congress to direct the House Judiciary Committee to open an impeachment investigation” and to send money for Trump’s impeachment.
  • Another hate group, human rights first, attacks Trump’s defense of our borders as closing “a refuge of hope for those fleeing persecution.” Think about this for a minute. According to the liberal-progressive-left and the racial interest group organizations, the US is a racist society and President Trump is a racist. Yet, people subject to American racism are fleeing from persecution to America where they will be racially persecuted? It doesn’t make sense. The illegals come here for work. Ask the construction companies. Ask the chicken and animal slaughter houses. Ask the vacation area cleaning services.

This list of those on whom Trump has declared war is long enough, although there are more that can be added.

We should ask ourselves why a 70 year old billionaire with flourishing businesses, a beautiful wife, and intelligent children is willing to give his final years to the extraordinary stress of being President with the stressful agenda of putting the government back in the hands of the American people. There is no doubt that Trump has made himself a target of assassination. The CIA is not going to give up and go away. Why would a person take on the grand restoration of America that Trump has declared when he could instead spend his remaining years enjoying himself immensely?

Whatever the reason, we should be grateful for it, and if he is sincere we must support him. If he is assassinated, we need to take up our weapons, burn Langley to the ground and kill every one of them.

If he succeeds, he deserves the designation: Trump the Great!

Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, and any other country on the CIA’s hit list should undersand that Trump’s rise is insufficient protection. The CIA is a worldwide organization. Its profitable businesses provide income independent of the US budget. The organization is capable of undertaking operations independently of the President or even of its own Director.

The CIA has had about 70 years to entrench itself. It has not gone away.

But, as Jeremiah Johnson explains (via, it will take a complete sea change to rectify the course this country has been heading in the past eight years.  These are some of the problems that Trump will need to reverse when he becomes President Trump, many of which he promised to either change or end completely:

  1. The (Un)Affordable Health Care Act, now law, termed “Obamacare” that is the most heinous piece of legislation…a law that mandates a requirement for a citizen to have health care coverage as dictated by government requirements.

  2. “Differentially permeable” borders: where foreigners, such as Mexicans and Canadians can come and go as they please, and illegal aliens have free access…but Americans are confined until a full cavity search is conducted.

  3. An economy based not on true GNP, but on consumer spending (almost 80%); convincing one company not to pick up and relocate overseas is an illustration of the concept, and not the implementation…not yet.

  4. A reversal of the true unemployment rate, that hovers between 15 and 20%, depending on what paid “parrot” (such as Labor and Statistics) announces the phony figure.

  5. A reversal of the Entitlement Nation: the EBT and Food Stamp users, the unemployment collectors, the Social Security Disability recipients whose corpulence from overeating is termed a “disability,” the illegal aliens on the dole for all of the above, plus free healthcare, the almost 100 million no longer “in the work force.”

  6. Knocking the knees off lobbyists, NGO’s, and NPO’s who have been holding administrations hostage (the 1st), or acting as if they were a government agency (the 2nd), or with executives profiting immensely while running on slave labor using socially misfortunate people and writing it all off (the 3rd).

  7. Revitalizing a military whose Air Force is forced to scavenge parts from “the Boneyard,” and where levels of service members in terms of numbers and readiness have fallen to their lowest point since before WWII.

  8. Resetting an abysmal foreign policy where (for the past eight years) we have instituted coup d’états, undermined relations that worked throughout the world, placed ourselves in position to start a new Cold War, and turned the Middle East and Eastern Europe completely upside down.

  9. Revitalizing a crumbling infrastructure of roads, bridges, and buildings very dangerously in disrepair…where maintenance charges and fees continue to rise with very little return on taxpayer dollars and nothing changing on our highways, ports, and bridges.

  10. Permitting (yes, permitting) and encouraging American businesses to be able to start up, operate, and produce in the United States without Soviet-style restrictions, regulations, and an army of bureaucratic “flying monkeys” inserting themselves into the business’s “fourth point of contact,” preventing U.S. businesses (especially the small proprietorships and Mom-and-Pop concerns) from either starting, or succeeding.

  11. The Supreme Court: just look at them…and nothing else really needs to be said: Except that a branch of the U.S. government meant to be a “check and balance” does not need to circumvent the Constitution and be the sole arbiter and (in essence) a lawmaker to institute policy for a presidential administration.

  12. Bring about a change in the hearts of the American people.

Perhaps the most important item in that list is the last one.

When Reagan took office, we (and he) faced double-digit unemployment, double digit inflation, and enormous taxation and loss of liberties.  We faced a crumbling infrastructure, a military that was in shambles (Desert One to free the Iranian hostages, conducted with helicopters in a sandstorm as Carter approached the midnight hour to lose the election should never be forgotten).  The Soviets were strong, and we were not…having recently ended the war in Vietnam.  We weren’t doing too well, in the world and in our own minds and hearts.

Then Reagan came, and he turned it around.  He was not perfect, but he made up for his imperfections by surrounding himself with an excellent staff.  He had a heart for the United States, and the fortitude to stand up for it.  His leadership staved off the fall of the U.S., and turned things around for us.  Do you remember that Lake Placid victory of the amateur U.S. hockey team in the semifinals against the professionals of the Soviet hockey team?  Remember the moment…a small thing, perhaps, and many may discount it as being “completely unimportant” or “unrelated to problems we now face.”

But that victory was neither one of those disparaging remarks.  It was something that we all could focus upon, to form some kind of cohesive unity and think of ourselves together as Americans…to take pride in accomplishment in something…for once, after four years of Carter.  There was a sea change made.  Did it last?  Perhaps it didn’t, and yet, if the memory of those years is still alive in even one person with the hopes of a repeat…then maybe others can feel the same.

This is still the best country in the world.  Trump’s campaign slogan was “Make America Great Again.”  Cliché, perhaps, but we must start somewhere.  Last time I checked, the preamble to the Constitution starts out with “We the people.”  Yes, we the people need to do the best we can with what we have, to be vigilant in our undertakings to prevent another eight years akin to the ones we are just emerging from, and to move forward and improve our lives.  Many will say that it doesn’t matter, and that there are forces that are out of our control that will prevent us as a nation from overcoming obstacles.

Such may be for a while, as it was under Obama.  Those times cannot last forever, and eventually the change has to occur.  We have perhaps a bigger job than those 12 items I listed for Trump to accomplish.

Number 12 is not all on him: it’s also on us.

In order for the country to succeed, the people have to return to core values of family, hard work, respect (for self and others), and faith, with one another and in God.  Trump can do a great deal, but in the end, it is we the people who will enable him to turn it around or not.  Change can’t be forced upon you by some jerk with a perfect smile who tells you that change is a movement “we can believe in,” and then assumes the role of a dictator and forces it on you.  Change is something that comes from within, precipitated by a feeling that is in one’s heart.  We have our chance to change it all, and let us wish success for this man who will become the president of the United States in a couple of days.  Let us hope that he has that feeling inside of himself and holds onto it…to unite the United States of America again.


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boattrash's picture

In other news...Obama's government jet, SAM 28000 (Special Air Mission) circled Palm Springs International airport for more than 40 minutes and it's believed the pilot made three attempts to land.

They are staying at home of his Spanish ambassador James Costos and his husband, interior designer Michael Smith

Well, between two husbands and the Wookie, do you think he'll get enough cock to ease his suffering mind?


jeff montanye's picture

not if they are chaste, remember the husbands are married to each other.  as for mrs. obama, your guess is as good as mine.

the consistent weakness of pcr's analysis above is acting like this critique of the obama administration, basically true, hasn't got its roots in the bush administration preceding it (and the clinton one, etc.).  that and referring to the forces against trump and their foreign policy blunders without mentioning israel, aipac and friends.  like talking about the black plague and not mentioning fleas.

Stainless Steel Rat's picture
Stainless Steel Rat (not verified) bamawatson Jan 21, 2017 9:20 AM

And that night, ZeroHedge slept the sleep of the dead.  (Betcha even weekend tylers have a Deploraball hangover.)

xythras's picture

Now that the Manchurian Candidate is out of DC , ISIS gets pounded both by Russians and US. 

For REAL this time

Future Jim's picture

PCR should have mentioned Israel, AIPAC, etc.

Trump's speech seems very encouraging, but it is also exactly what the globalist elite need at this moment in order to make their ongoing takedown of the American people look natural. Hillary would have been way too obvious. They are justifiably afraid that we will think of them as the cause for what is coming. Thus far, they have succeeded in preventing sufficient numbers from seeing them as the cause of what they have already done.

11b40's picture

.....and the same answer.  Everytime, throughout the ages, the same story.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Paul Craig Roberts doesn’t get it.

The USA is now run as a debt economy, not the energy surplus economy it was until 1970. But the USA consumes 18Mbd, but produces only 10Mbd, so that debt is kept viable only by hydrocarbon input from elsewhere; it is a debt gap maintained by borrowing, and that debt has been growing since 1970, and it sustains the fragile ‘standard of living’ of US citizens. The EU is the same.

Trump’s fiscal policies, such as they are, are entirely predicated on infinite growth. He is dismissive of energy depletion, insisting that there’s 400 years worth of coal, oil is infinite and promises growth of 4%. And millions believe him. Trump is wrong of course, and when that becomes obvious to even the dimmest of his supporters the result will be economic breakdown and social collapse. It happens whenever debt finally overwhelms income.—Norman Pagett.


nmewn's picture

You know whats cool?

Being Obama-Less...Day #1.

lil dirtball's picture

Yeah, at least we're not in the pan anymore. *whew!*

lil dirtball's picture

>Trump is wrong of course ...

Trump isn't just wrong - he's fulla shit. He has been handed a script and a position that he has been trained and groomed for for decades. To give credit where credit is due, he is playing his well-managed role to perfection. The befuddled and addled masses don't have a clue.

The transition of American culture and society to reality show - that we have been groomed for for decades - is complete. Now, everybody is a star in the Greatest Show On Earth (oh, the irony -

Mr T's picture

Ill turdball is wrong of course.  

In fact ill turdball is actually a used colostomy bag.

Keep to your script turdball it is quite believable

lil dirtball's picture

'Turdball'. 'Colostomy bag'.

Very clever. Did you think of this all by yourself - or did you have to use Google?

GeorgeHayduke's picture

Actually, he can't beat you with logic, reason or reality, so he has to come up with sophomoric locker room humor in an effort to show the other Zeroes that he won. See, he used the words turd and colostomy bag. He's funny. He won, right Beavis?

Escrava Isaura's picture

lil dirtball He has been handed a script and a position that he has been trained and groomed for for decades. To give credit.

Sorry, I don’t agree with that. However, few posts below, GeorgeHayduke: Yeah, but Trump and his followers have an ideology. I find myself agreeing 100%.

As I said before,  conservatives are married to old traditions, ideologies, and old bigotries and these are falling. The liberals are trying to introduce new traditions and reshape the current ideologies and bigotries,  thus the conservatives traditions became the losers under this setup. And they are angry, socially speaking. Trump saw an opportunity, the vacuum left by both parties and he capitalized on it. Trump created the script.

However, what humanity will be facing ahead are not problems, but predicaments. And predicaments don’t have solution.

I can’t blame Trump because he is sailing a sinking ship. The question is: Will Trump tell the crew —Americans?

The answer for this question is very basic: If Trump is an ideologue, he won’t tell.

To give credit to Trump, if he doesn’t tell, the liberals wouldn’t tell the American people either, because Carter tried to send the first warnings in the 70’s and he was crucified.

“Donald Trump is winning because white America is dying.” — Noam Chomsky


lew1024's picture

Wonderful, Million Dollar has a rival.

Citizen_x's picture


Most ZH-er understand the logic of your posting.  The key point being " since 1970 " and debt growth.  With your beltways friends, por favor ! , keep us at ZH informed of and how it's changing... saude..

GeorgeHayduke's picture

Yeah, but Trump and his followers have an ideology. They aren't going to let pesky things like facts, reality or physical limitations stand in the way of their ideology.

Thus far when I have mentioned these kinds of concepts to Trump supporters out here in the real they just kind of stand there like a deer in headlights. You can just seebtheir brain smoking as furiously rejects anything that doesn't fit with the story in their head.

Thus far the whiny left and Hillary supporters have been quite embarrassing through this whole Trump becoming president period. However, My guess is their whining will pale by several degrees to the massive whining of the Trump true believers as reality slowly sets in that their ideology is not possible in the real world. Of course, that guess assumes that being able to think outside their ideology is possible for these people. That may not be the case.

11b40's picture

Wow!  Sounds like you, and several others, have a severe case of butt hurt this morning.  I guess it must be caused by "these people", or as Hillary says, the Deplorables.

How many times have we discussed here that we had a bianry choice - Clinton or Trump, Trump or Clinton.  Which did you choose?

Your negativism comes from your inability to imagine beyond your own personal limitations.  Most here recognize that we are on a collision course with disaster.....and you can't even imagine changing the status quo.  Don't try to hang your weakness and moral bankruptcy on Trump and those who voted against Clinton and the cesspool that is Washington and Wall St.

Giant Meteor's picture

I have called this phenomenon the "reverse obama," although in truth that is far too simplistic. There is no doubt that the don's rise, as with brexit, is a populist and nationalist rejection (backlash) of globalism and all it's identifying features, the raping of the commons, and the common man. A rejection of the neoliberal and neocon policies, with its beginnings rooted in the 1970's. Government and corporate (big bidness) ascendancy in response to the financial crisis (shocks) of that time.

No surprise as a result of those "shocks," wages were increasingly beaten down, substituted instead with massive "debt and "asset inflation," which by any objective measurement had reached absurd heights. The debt system and fascist enforcement of that system is from where all evil flows.

The Trump phenomenon, (as brexit) when viewed in the lens of history, was inevitable. It can be discussed at length whether this development is "good or bad" or whether it will contain the right prescription. Being a natural pessimist towards the affairs of men, my educated guess is not likely, for a wide range of reasons, not the least of which is DJT himself. I am not an adherent to Carlyle's "great man theory" although that is not to say Trump will not rise to the occasion.

There will be no magic "cure" nor remedy for fixing what is now broken, which is essentially everything of any great importance. An extremely tall order.DJT has indeed expressed in his rhetoric, a rejection of "globalism," and has certainly rubbed these neocon, neoliberal, status quo, technocrat globalists noses in their own excrement, however it remains to be seen how this fits with the ending (or not) of neoliberalism and neoconism in general, as well as the notion of perpetual and endless growth.

Remember, delusion in the minds of men is feature of failed empires, not a bug. Although I do believe DJT is, by the nature of inevitability, the right man for the right time as response to righteous anger, I am not so deluded to not understand that this development too, will open all sorts of "unintended consequences" and is merely a beginning of many things to come.



Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

ASSANGE got all sorts of coverage.. but when he recently said Israel is a bigger danger to the US than is Russia... media silence.

how odd, huh?


Handful of Dust's picture



Stunningly beautiful!!

tilon's picture

Very racist editorial ,laced with trump propaganda .


Dormouse's picture

Which Fight Club rule states: No snowflakes allowed?
I know it's not #1 or #2

WorkingPoor's picture

"The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club.

The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!

Third rule of Fight Club: someone yells "stop!", goes limp, taps out, the fight is over.

Fourth rule: only two guys to a fight.

Fifth rule: one fight at a time, fellas.

Sixth rule: No shirts, no shoes.

Seventh rule: fights will go on as long as they have to.

Eighth and final rule: if this is your first time at Fight Club, you have to fight."

DJT is presently subject to #8, definitely.



rahrog's picture

this AINT his first time

Cheka_Mate's picture

DJT has been king of the ring for a long time.

Just watch the video of him body slamming Vince McMahon then shaving his head.

divingengineer's picture

What is your objective here FreezeThese?
You seem like an agitator, I don't believe you even have an ideological bias to represent.
You are just noise.

webmatex's picture

Agreed DE.

I have held my peace here on ZH since Nov8 reading with irritation posts of those who condemn the plumber before he arrives.

Most belong to that small, insignificant, almost extinct minority of sensless agitators, trolls and paid thugs.

Their opinions, salary and ideological bias are provided by the likes of G. Whorus and Co.

The Lone Ranger is not alone - and the posse is heading thru Trolls Gulch on the way to Clinton Canyon and Fed's Bluff for the final shoot out.

Tonto loves a good posse (had to).



Rogue Trooper's picture

If you keep it up we will.... Cultural Marxism is about to be purged. First time posting that I have been positive since I joined this sorry ass site. No offence to the Tylers, last 8 years have been utta SHIT.

#MAGA Nationalism .... !

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Nice to see you back. I was hoping to see a few old faces come out again.


11b40's picture

Hope life is treating you well, Mrs Miffed.

Stroke's picture

Freeze This...member 37 weeks 1 day....Troll

Wulfkind's picture

Day 1 of the Reign of Trump


1:  The Federal Reserve still exists.

2:  The Swamp is not drained.

3:  The NSA still exists.

4:  Hillary is not in jail.

5:  The Goldmanite / DOD cabal still rule the Government

6:  And as of 9:00 pm tonight we are $19,962,068,470,094 in debt


And America is NOT great again.

malek's picture

WAAH! Everything would've been better with Hitlary as POTUS!!1!

Wulfkind's picture

No.....just highlighting all you sycophantic Trumptards juicing your panties just like the Libtards did 8 years ago over the Magic Negro.

And all for nothing.

rejected's picture

Strange,,, Sure don't recall you posting these type of things after the Obama elections.

Oh,,, you weren't here then. Gee why grace us with your idiocy now?

Wulfkind's picture

It only looks like I wasn't there then.  That's because one of the Tylers got pissed off at me for using the " SINCE LEHMAN" meme in a lot of my posts because for a while there you couldn't piss without a story coming up on Zerohedge about some chart showing something that hadn't been this bad "SINCE LEHMAN !"

I was I am Wulfkind.

And yes....I WAS posting stuff like that about Obama......the whole time.  But I AM NOT going to put up with the same woman like emotional behavior from so called Constitutionalists as I saw from Obamanites.

Trump is a man.....not a King.  And one man can not make America great again.  The days of America being great again are gone....never to return.  That's not Trump's nor Obama's fault.  It's the fault of the American people.  And they prove it every time they vote 95% of their Congress critters back into power and believe that one man called the President can change that.

Plus.....the American People have done nothing....not even armed revolt.....over the Federal Reserve and the Central Banksters.  Until might as as well jack off every 4 years.  You'd get a lot more out of it.

Taffy Lewis's picture

I'm sure you've done a lot as an American citizen, stupid fuck.

Wulfkind's picture

Started working at 12.  Attended 3 universities and hold two degrees.  Raised a family.  Homeschooled my kids teaching them to bow to no man including a President.  Taught them all how to shoot a gun and shoot a bow and arrow.   And all my possessions are paid off and have zero debt.

What about you, asshole ??

Taffy Lewis's picture

About the same as you except I don't hate the world.

Wulfkind's picture

I don't hate the world.  Only cowards and Constitutional posers whose only actions against what THEY hate about America is to bitch and moan about some individual to radio talk show hosts or site such as ZeroHedge.

In other words.....what the hell do you think all your bitching and voting has gotten you ?    I saw and heard your kind during Nixon and Reagan and W.   And what has it gotten you?  Absolutely nothing.

I'm just holding a mirror up to your vainglorious attempt to hide from the truth.  And you claim that it's my "negativity".   Funny that.


malek's picture

You forgot to tell us why you don't need a mirror yourself, ever.