"The System Itself Is Beyond Repair"

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Authored by Antonius Aquinas,

The Cost Of A Trump Presidency

Last Thursday’s wanton attack on a Syrian air field by the US and its bellicose actions toward North Korea have brought to the forefront the real cost of candidate Trump’s landslide victory last November.

Unlike most laymen, accountants, and financial analysts, economists look at cost differently.  For economists, cost or more specifically, “opportunity cost,” means “a benefit that a person could have received, but gave up, to take another course of action.  Stated differently, opportunity cost represents an alternative given up when a decision is made.”

Such thinking can be roughly applied to the political realm.  In the case of last fall’s US Presidential election, the cost of Donald Trump’s unexpected victory was not the money spent on the campaign, but the diffusion (hopefully, only temporary) of the growing anti-Establishment groundswell that was percolating not only in America, but across the globe.

The Trump phenomenon, Brexit, Texas secession talk, anti-immigration gatherings, central bank scrutiny, the exposure and decline of the lying, dominant mass media, and other populist movements and causes were symptoms of the masses dissatisfaction with their exploitation by the ruling elites. Trump’s triumph has squashed and defused many of these populist uprisings since a number of his campaign themes empathized with these trends.

A similar situation occurred after Ronald Reagan’s victory in the 1980 election as the great anti-government wave, which swept him into power, dried up almost immediately since Ronnie was perceived as “one of us.”  Of course, Reagan was a disaster and fulfilled none of his anti-government campaign rhetoric, but instead went on to become, for a time, the biggest Presidential spender in US history.

A Clinton victory, although certainly tyrannical in the short run, would have, no doubt, furthered the anti-Establishment fires and inspired more.  For example, Texas may be now on the road to independence from the Federal Leviathan.

The ills that plague the US and, for that matter, the Western world, will not be solved through a Trump Presidency in “making America great again,” but will only come about through political decentralization and the abolition of central banking with a return to sound money.  Concomitant with political decentralization and secession is military contraction, as smaller political jurisdictions will have lesser pools of wealth to tap from while the absence of an inflationary central bank will make military adventurism extremely difficult to conduct.

Yet, before such a transformation can take place, an ideological foundation must first be established.  A Hillary Clinton Administration would have provided fertile ground for such change.

Since the groundwork for a depoliticized world has not been laid, a Trump Presidency made sense as long as he kept as close as possible to his campaign agenda, the most important of which was foreign policy.  His condemnation of the neocons’ policies which have bankrupted the nation, murdered thousands of innocents abroad, and heighten tensions everywhere was crucial in his shocking victory last November.  It is apparent that he did not understand how important this support was or he would have never undertaken such an utterly stupid decision.

With the strike on Syria and seemingly more military action in the offering, Trump’s Presidency is now the worst of all possible worlds, at least in the short run, for those opposed to the New World Order.  Most serious observers, however, understood, especially after the appointment of so many Goldman Sachs cretins, Israeli Firsters, and nutty warmongers to his administration, that Trump would eventually succumb to the pressure.  More importantly, Trump was never fully grounded in an America First mindset, probably not knowing where that term originated or its gallant founders.

All, however, is not lost.

Trump’s capitulation makes it abundantly clear that the system itself is beyond repair.  Getting the right individual to salvage the American welfare/warfare state cannot be done.  Trump had many advantages that no future candidate will likely possess which means that anybody that follows will be an “insider.”  Much of his base, therefore, will no longer support a future Republican candidate or will give him only lukewarm support .  With no independent personality to rally around, the millions of disappointed Trumpians will seek new governing paradigms which hopefully will lead to the growth of secession movements.

Ultimately, however, a permanent American foreign policy of non intervention, peace, and free trade will only come about when there is a change in the prevailing ideology of society where all contenders for political office espouse such a notion and today’s warmongers are seen for what they are: enemies of humanity and its Creator.

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XqWretch's picture

Yep, this administration is a fucking garbge fire... so sad

Peterman333's picture

Garbage fires can be put out, tire fires can't..easily, this would more aptly be described as a tire fire.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Talking about NK on Fox News, Trump sounded like a babbling idiot.

Maria: "What are we doing right now in terms of North Korea?"

Trump: "You never know do you? You never know."

Maria: "That's all (inaudible)

Trump: You know I don't think about the military.

Scary. To air at 6 AM tomorrow on Fox Business Network.


Donald Trump's picture
Donald Trump (not verified) Whoa Dammit Apr 11, 2017 9:40 PM

When public is too stupid to remember things which happend only years ago, no wonder they will fail to see the big picture and maintain the SAME failed status quo.

Syria and chemical weapons is a carbon copy of Iraq and WMD .. but Joe Stupid doesn't know shit, even though from time to time MSM shoots itself in the foot.

MSM Admits ISIS Used Chemical Weapons in Syria



- Prepare for war peasants !

Art Van Delay's picture

It must be in the water and cheap food.

The fluoride and who knows what that keeps Joe Nobody as stupid as the Deep State wants him to.


Unknown User's picture

Anti-government lunacy. Small government means that other big governments, like China, will gobble us up.

Billy the Poet's picture

The US used to have a significantly smaller government both in comparison to other powers of the day and to its size today. But nobody gobbled us up.

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OpTwoMistic's picture

When system is beyond repair, you crash it and start over.  5 4 3 2 1.....

brianshell's picture

political decentralization and the abolition of central banking with a return to sound money.


Every time you make a chokepoint, psychopaths come in like sharks to blood in the water.

Decentralization is the reduction of chokepoints. Sound Money means the revocation of the debt based federal reserve charter and reissuance of United States Notes. That removes the most damaging chokepoint on Earth. One idea is to only allow each state to issue money according to their population. Return the power to the states who are not allowed to borrow and must stay within a budget.

meditate_vigorously's picture

TeeVee conditions the mind against seeing patterns.

Lorca's Novena's picture

Exactly! Why people still do that to themselves is beyond me...All of my family members excluding One are complete braindead idiots. 

teevee is a WMD and nobody gets it.

Mango327's picture

Trump makes sure to sound like an idiot every time he goes on TV so Americans will understand him. As for his ultimate foreign policy objective and whether he has truly been co-opted (or planted in the first place) by Neocons, that remains to be seen. With China's newfound squirming over North Korea, who knows, Trump may turn out to be more Genius than Fool after all. In a perfect world, no one aggresses upon any other. We don't live in a perfect world, we live in Hell.


TheEndIsNear's picture

He should have simply said that it is classified information and that he cannot discuss it.

steve2241's picture

Trump is Chauncey Gardiner in the movie "Being There".  "As long as the roots are not severed, all will be well in the garden."  Yes, indeed.


keep the bastards honest's picture

the link is horrific.  sounds drunk.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Gorbachev didn't manage to save USSR from economic and social collapse, Trump will not manage to save USSA from the same fate.

You can't maintain forever a central planned economy meant to offer welfare to components of society actually meant to drive healthy, freely

the economy either that been state or private enterprise. When private corporations become the  recepients of the state welfare actually they

become state corporations and so Communism/aka Left-Fascism finds another way to infiltrate and take over the society. 

Dormouse's picture

This fucking pop-up commercial for a Mexican "real hombre" gangster western show kept invading my screen as I read this article. How bullshit you have fallen.

mdr attitude's picture

Pop a cap in his beaner ass.

Bill of Rights's picture

Stop whining ...Hillary would have been many times worse.

greenskeeper carl's picture

Agreed. Much worse. I'm sick of hearing people defend this action. What he did was wrong. Earning the trust of millions of his supporters again may prove a bridge too far in 2020.

sinbad2's picture

Escobar always writes insightful stories.

thisandthat's picture

Insightful? Whenever someone claims "insider's" connections, you know they're either bulshitting you or being bulshitted - or both. He couldn't even spot the then historical nonsense:

Russia [...] is exempt from any tough trade talk[...]. The Masters want jobs back from Mexico and Asia including Japan, Taiwan, etc.

Yeah, since it only took them a decade to get into the WTO...

And "the masters" don't really know what they want, apparently; first they decide on an ideologically driven, cataclysmal scale wealth transfer from the 1st to the 3rd world; then, halfway-through, back again...

What has happened since goes to show how much of an "insight", his "insider" had...

HRClinton's picture

Trump's surprising victory did not change anything. He merely delayed things.

He sold hopium to libertarian dopium. If you're a dope, all you got is hope.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

"The System Itself Is Beyond Repair"

This is rhe result of 8 years of OBAMA administration corruption and immorality.

Professing to be wise, they became fools. 

ElTerco's picture

The Republicans now own the Executive branch, the Legislative branch, and soon, the Judicial branch. In theory, they can literally legislate anything they want. You have to own up to the fact that this shit hole is a failure of governance by the elite (they own Congress, bought and paid for), not of any single political party.

california chrome's picture

More fake news by the new Tyler family.

This site has become garbage.

veeger's picture

been beyond repair for 20 years............95 %of the  " system " should be executed for crimes against humanity...

Chupacabra-322's picture

At the current moment we're completely Tyrannically Lawless.

We have been for quite some time. In the past, their Criminality was "Hidden in plain view."

Now it's out in the open, in your face Criminality & Lawlessness. Complete debachary.

The bar & precedent has been set so high among these Criminals I doubt we will ever see another person arrested in our lifetime

Bill of Rights's picture

At the moment lmao where have some of you people been the last eight years?

HowdyDoody's picture

Last 8 years? Since 2001 if not earlier. The Constitution? It's just a piece of paper.

CR Bill's picture

saw that too, WTF do imaginary ghosts have to with anything ?

Omega_Man's picture

gold can fix the world

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

T-54 tanks filled with gold bars can save my world.

Deep Snorkeler's picture

I don't want to say anything, but I hear things

1. This long series of military fiascoes is not good for anyone.

2. Medical insurance, home and car insurance, seem like scams.

3. The stock market doesn't function like a fair system.

4. Our political process is based on hysteria.

5. Our quality of life peaked long ago.

TBT or not TBT's picture

Hey now, don't be ragging on car insurance.

TalkToLind's picture

Drain the swamp, my ass.  He's filling it up.

Bay of Pigs's picture

With big hungry alligators.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Remember, when sinking into a swamp: first pull your legs out with your arms, then pull your arms out with your face. You'll be good in no time!

Chupacabra-322's picture

Here's a good analysis revealing the real catalyst for Trump Armageddon:

"The true motive behind the wars in the Middle East is to maintain the US dollar as Reserve Currency and the Petrodollar as the unit of value for a barrel of oil. thus financing the US economy and its Military enforcement machine.

Russia and China have been dumping their US Treasury Bonds slowly and now trade between themselves in Gold, Yuan and rubles.

They have formed a new Financial system with the AIIB (Asian investment and Infrastructure Bank). They have formed a new Bank Clearing System, separate from SWIFT. They have their own credit card systems.

China is building the NEW SILK ROADS and sea arteries to connect the countries of ASIA to Europe. Trade along these routes will be in local currencies, bypassing the dollar.

The Silk Roads by-pass the US Navy’s control of the sea route choke points and make their carrier fleets largely redundant as enforcement tools..

For the Washington war machine, Syria is but a stop along the road to Iran, then up into Central Asia to cut and control the Silk Road and impose the US dollar toll charge.

The New Silk Roads spell the end of the US dollar as the dominant currency and the end of the US military and Financial hegemon.

Thus Syria is a major pivot point in World History and will be a war to the end. Empires die slowly and usually decay from within, but this may not be the case with the neocon psychopaths reluctant to concede power.

There are other US allies with interests in subduing Syria; Saudi and Qatar to build their gas pipeline to the Meditterean and onto the European Market, this undermines Russian near monopoly of supply and will undermine their already fragile economy.

Turkey with its grab for the corridor to the oilfields of Mosul and subjugation of its rebellious Kurds.

Israel and its Oded Yinon plan to break-up Syria and grab land, also to cut the Shia Crescent connecting Iran to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

European countries who are reliant on Russian gas energy supplies and wish to have another supply source from the Gulf States.

So there are many countries ready to feed on the carcass of Syria, if it is defeated."

sinbad2's picture

Yes I'm sure Europe would like to have Russian Iranian and Qatari(USA) gas supplies, but the US says they can only have Qatar.