"If Trump Is Real..."

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

As my readers at home and around the world know, I supported giving Trump a chance as Trump, and only Trump, addressed the two most important issues of our time for both all of humanity and for Americans:

(1) avoiding nuclear Armageddon by normalizing relations with Russia, and

(2) restoring the American middle class, on whose success political stability in the United States depends, by stopping the offshoring of US jobs and bringing those offshored home.

Inattentive people have mistakenly characterized Trump as the ruling Oligarchy’s candidate from day one. They dismiss the idea that he was sincere about either goal. There are many large problems with their dismissing of Trump’s sincerity. One is that if he were the Oligarch’s candidate, why did all their money go to Hillary? The other is that if Trump was insincere about normalizing relations with Russia, why did the military/security complex, specifically the CIA and FBI, invent Russiagate and why is Russiagate being used in an effort to impeach Trump or to drive him from office if Trump is the Oligarch’s candidate? The presstitute media is owned by the Oligarchs. If Trump is the Oligarchs’ candidate, why is the presstitute media trying to drive Trump from office?

These most obvious of all questions do not get asked or answered. I have asked them now for more than a year. Instead of answering me, I, like Trump and Stephen Cohen, get branded a “Putin stooge.”

Stephen Cohen knows more about Russia and Putin than everyone in the Trump, Obama, George W. Bush, and Clinton regimes added together and multiplied by one million. Yet, it is the most knowledgeable person who is branded a stooge. The fact of the matter is that Washington and its presstitutes know that neither Trump nor I nor Stephen Cohen are Putin’s stooges. What they also know is that they do not want any truth introduced into their portrayal of their false picture of “the Russian threat” and its American collaborators.

What they are doing is protecting the $1,000 billion annual budget, and associated power, of the military/security complex and the West Coast and northeastern coast’s control over the White House. This small geographical area has a disportionate amount of population and electoral votes and rejects interference with its rule by scarcely populated “flyover America.”

Truth and all respect for truth has disappeared from American political discourse. Truth is no longer even respected in academia or courts of law. The entire purpose of the US system and its subsystems is to achieve selfish aims that are at the expense of truth, justice, and other peoples.

Trump has created himself as the Twitter President.


He believes, as many before him have, that he can combat powerful ruling vested interests with words, as I attempt to do. However, a President of the United States has powers in addition to words, and Trump does not use them. Indeed, Trump has assembled a government that prevents him from using the powers of the presidency to achieve his two goals. This reduces him to a captive who hyperventilates on Twitter while he is forced to abandon his goals to those of private interest groups more powerful than the US president.

My opinion is this: President Trump might have some chance of delivering on the two promises that got him elected — (1) normalize relations with Russia, and (2) stop the offshoring of US jobs and bring those offshored back home — if he would appoint to his government people who share his goals instead of people opposed to them.

Moreover, Trump’s constant, off-the-wall threats against Iran and North Korea undermine people’s belief that he ever intended to normalize relations with Russia. President Trump presents himself as a warmonger in league with the Neoconservatives, and his obvious service to Israel is humiliating for proud Americans.

President Trump is also undermining his support by permitting corporate polluters to further despoil the environment and the diminishing wildlife of America.

The presstitute media is deplorable, but Trump cannot make a success of himself by beating up on the media, which is controlled by Trump’s own military/security complex.

Why beat up on a corrupt media when you can terminate the government corruption that the media serves? And when you can use the Sherman Anti-trust Act to break up the concentrated media?

If Trump is real, he will arrest Mueller, Comey, Brennan, Hillary, Obama, the DNC, and break the presstitute media monopolies into a thousand pieces. He might also arrest senators and representatives who are engaged in a campaign to overthrow the elected government of the United States. Abe Lincoln provided the precedent by exiling a US Representative and arresting 300 northern newspaper editors.

If President Trump fails to defeat the agenda of those driving the world to nuclear war with Russia (and China), he will be the US President who failed humanity and snuffed out life on earth.



Ghost of PartysOver King of Ruperts Land Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:38 Permalink

Yep, Trump could have moved the war with Russia from the Nuclear Silo's to the Corporate Board Rooms.  Opportunity missed and may be gone for a very long time.  Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Demtards will do anything they can for the illegals and criminals all in the name of Votes. 

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caconhma Ghost of PartysOver Sat, 01/20/2018 - 18:56 Permalink

It is the high time to handle the truth as it is. The truth is that Trump is a fake President like imbecile GWB was before him.

Forget what Trump says but rather pay attention to who he is and what he does:

- Trump is the swamp agent since they have him by the balls since he owns them money he cannot pay back. His cabinet is entirely staffed and controlled by GS and other oligarchs. 

- Trump does not control his own cabinet. They have a complete control of Trump. All that he does is signing paper/documents they put on his desk for signature even without reading them.-Trump is an incendiary neocon lackey promoting wars all over the World. Just look at the Middle East, Afghanistan, Africa, N. Korea, Europe, and Asia (did I miss any)?

- Does Trump do anything for the middle class? The answer is NOTHING!

- Does Trump do anything to restore the Law of the Land? No, he signs Laws promoting a police/totalitarian state in the USA.  Police, CIA, FBI, NSA, etc., got limitless power to spy on American people and kill American people at will without any accountability or the due process.

- Most of his time Trump spends Tweeting BS and watching TV. Trump is too busy creating a thick smokescreen and diverting the public attention away from what America and it people need and want. 

Let be honest: Trump does not give a shit about America and its national interests. Trump is a lackey of Zio-Banking Mafia. Trump is a Fake President who is leading America to a nuclear Holocaust.

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bshirley1968 atlasRocked Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:42 Permalink

Fuck you and your "liberal" name calling.  Fact are facts.  Just because someone sees what you are unwilling to see, doesn't mean you can use your elementary, juvenile vocabulary to label them....and that makes it so.

Maybe people that think or see different than you are just "smart".  Think about it.

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Pandelis NoDebt Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:00 Permalink


it does not matter if trump is real or not... he will do what they want from him and that is what matters. he might camouflage it with a few tough twitter postings, but bottom line he will walk the walk ... bomb north korea start wars etc. and most importantly deliver in syria and lebanon (yes, that is coming too and by the way there are NO PIPELINES going through lebanon).


    here is smt to remember: it is easier to control rich people. they are afraid of losing their billions and have no problem killing hunderds (or millions for that matter) of children to protect what they have.


    the big battle it seems will be damascus ... armageddon ...

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    All Risk No Reward Pandelis Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:10 Permalink

    Trump isn't real - don't be a rube.

    Trump said he loved the debt-money, societal enslavement banks in his debate with Hillary. Do you have ears?

    Trump was given $2 billion in free airtime by Banskter Cartel Mega-Corps. Do you have common sense?

    Trump benefited from a phony "October Surprise" orchestrated by the Bankster controlled Democrats... even though there is a memo from the June time frame protecting Hellary from prosecution, THEY PRETENDED TO INVESTIGATE HER FOR HER OBVIOUS CRIME AND ANNOUNCED THIS PRETEND INVESTIGATION IN OCTOBER - ALL TO HELP BANKSTER PROMOTED DONALD TRUMP GET INTO OFFICE.

    Trump's early actions were to test whether he could continue the Bankster international war crime against Syria... the backlash made the Bankster MIC turn the fear on towards North Korea. Funny how North Korea became an imminent threat the moment the Syria operation had to be taken down a notch (and who knows what they are still doing covertly), eh?

    "The best way to control the opposition is to lad it."
    ~Vladimir Lenin

    Trump "made a deal" alright, and it wasn't with the American Muppetry.

    Trump-bots and Obama-bots are birds of a feather... Bankster False Political Galactic Chumps.

    The Banksters must be dying laughing at how stupid we all are.

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    SeaMonkeys BokkeDavola Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:19 Permalink

    The irony is that Krugman and the rest of the Democratic establishment economists are doing the heavy lifting for the Republican establishment. Notice how there have been no influential Republican economists since 2008? 

    Eugene Fama? Robert Barro?

    The supply side/demand side paradigm is dead. The real elephant in the room is monopoly creation of the money supply by commercial bank lending. 

    The only way to end the ponzi scheme is to create sovereign money, which is not debt. Our current money supply is made up by debt which represents speculation by commercial banks. 

    The U.S. is nothing more than a vehicle for speculation. A total waste.



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    DrewJackson All Risk No Reward Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:39 Permalink

    Even if all of this is true, is it still not better then what Hillary would have had in store for us, or what we have had the previous 8 years.

    Trump was "given" 2 billion in airtime because it made the cable news $10 Billion.  

    This is why Trump himself mocks the media because he knows they need HIM to be reelected to keep their numbers up.   There is big money in selling to the TDS citizens.



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    All Risk No Reward DrewJackson Sat, 01/20/2018 - 16:45 Permalink

    No.  Hillary would have faced a hellstorm for presiding over the gutting the Second Amendment's destruction.  Trump is in AND NOBODY CARES ENOUGH TO MENTION IT, THAT IS, IF THEY EVEN KNOW IT HAPPENED!

    Today the Supreme Court let stand the Fourth Circuit’s holding in Kolbe v. Hogan that semi-automatic rifles are not constitutionally protected “arms,”

    Supreme Court Guts Second Amendment By Refusing To Hear Semi-Auto Ban Case

    Today the Supreme Court let stand the Fourth Circuit’s holding in Kolbe v. Hogan that semi-automatic rifles are not constitutionally protected “arms,”

    Actually, I think it is likely worse than they tell...  I think "military weapons" are NOT Constitutionally protected...  "military weapons," to my knowledge, IS, AS OF YET, UNDEFINED. 


    Bankster financed Trump ($2 billion in free advertizing) hasn't said a word.  He's too busy dissing the very Fake News that got him elected (after being Bankster selected).

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    Hank Stinkhammer All Risk No Reward Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:05 Permalink

    There is no possibility for recourse from within this current corrupt asscarnival sideshow of a system. It's far too late to salvage it.

    The only solution is to starve it on the vine and burn it's roots to the bedrock, but they've ensured that most are either directly or indirectly dependent on the system. The solution will involve personal sacrifice and pain..  and the will and the tolerance for such things have been programmed out of most Americans a generation ago. 

    They laugh at you as you keep voting for their selected clownshoe fucktards, keep paying taxes that support the idiocy and keep your attentions glued the idiot reality tv soap opera plots and tweets and "Q" games - while passively clinging to your useless guns that you will never use and useless gold that you will never be allowed to legally spend - all the while worthlessly and harmlessly hoping and wishing that someone or something outside of yourself is going to save you. The asscarnival is not going to 'fix' itself from within itself - no politician will save you, no systemic criminals will ever go to prison and no sky daddy is coming to whisk you away from this theater for suffering fools.

    Meanwhile, behind all the idiot theatrics , the cashless 5G slave network advances unabated - and once it's fully deployed, the game is over until the next natural cataclysmic cleansing. 





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    Endgame Napoleon All Risk No Reward Sat, 01/20/2018 - 15:08 Permalink

    Many of us voted for Trump mostly for the two reasons:

    1. an end to the welfare-aided illegal immigration that lowers wages for citizens, leaving intact a reduced and reasonable amount of merit-based legal immigration and 
    2. a bigly reduction in global offshoring of jobs. 

    Normalization of relations with Russia is fine with most who voted for Trump. We do not see them as even close to the worst dictatorship on Earth and see a double standard in play, when the US applies different human rights standards to countries other than Russia. 

    I do not share the writer’s idea about Trump and Israel. I see Israel as an ally. 

    I think he is totally right about how Trump could prove he is real, starting with serving the interests of the Deplorable citizens who put him in office on the issue of immigration and then moving on to trade and things like Russia. Like the writer says, he could do that by working with people who share the main ideas he campaigned on, not the peripheral ideas he threw in. It appears that Sen. Tim Cotton is on the same page, although most Swampians are intentionally opaque on the top-priority issues for Deplorable voters: immigration (as it affects job access and wages for citizens). 

    That is because legislators, like the bought-and-paid-for MSM, serve their corporate feeders.

    Even though the MSM is a mostly a yellow-journalism show horse, I do not agree with jailing them or silencing them. Let them show the people what they are, with their 24/7 gossip clipboard. Bring the National Enquirer into the White House press corp to ask the same questions the allegedly reputable MSM ask. Give awards on Twitter to National Enquirer staff and to the Establishment political media for their overlapping sex-gossip stories. No Harvard degree necessary to obtain these awards.


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    All Risk No Reward Endgame Napoleon Sat, 01/20/2018 - 16:51 Permalink

    Question 1: When was the last time a (Bankster financed and promoted) politician told the truth during a campaign?

    Question 2: Based on your answer to Question 1, on what basis did you decide to implicitly trust Trump during his campaign?

    I get it, Hillary was so bad she'd destroy the 2nd Amendment and you had to protect it, right?

    Well, the Banksters simply destroyed it under Trump and nobody seems to care...



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    new game All Risk No Reward Sat, 01/20/2018 - 17:40 Permalink

    the banksters got both sides covered. bank robbers rob banks cause that's where the money is(lol). politicians suck banksters cock to get donations to keep elected. hellary flapped her jaw for nice sized donations. never ever stop believing what was said by all risk no reward. these fuks would shoot there kin for money,-simple shit maynard. they are psychopaths...

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    JRobby Number 9 Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:23 Permalink

    Earth is the realm of Satan. The runaway lawlessness we are so astounded by is the most obvious reflection of this.

    Scams are everywhere in all aspects of every day life and commerce. More and more people "captured" by the 24/7 transmissions of mind fuck "the rich and famous", "get yours or be left behind" etc. is all part of a Satanic control mechanism.

    If you want to know what it will take to defeat it, you need to look into yourself and see what it is that motivates you.

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    fbazzrea JRobby Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:58 Permalink

    If you want to know what it will take to defeat it, you need to look into yourself and see what it is that motivates you.

    too painful for most to stare down but you're absolutely correct. so many begin an "us vs. them" finger-pointing at partisan politics or MIC bad boys while we relieve our own conscience of culpability by marking an "X" in a box once every 2-4 years most-often based upon these same partisan politics. 

    i'm ashamed of my generation, the Boomers. an entire generational movement against warmongering and corruption sputtered into a nothing burger of give-me-cheese, please and i'll shut-up, go on my way and leave it for another day, another generation to pay for my neglectful acquiescence.

    and hmmmmpf... greatest generation, my ass. the Bob Doles, John McCains, George H.W. Bushs of the world have been pumped as patriots. instead they should have been jailed for crimes against humanity.

    it's been left to the Millennials to clean up this mess. i hope they burn it down and start from scratch. hasn't been an honest bunch of politicians, govt bureaucrats and industry leaders in this country in almost 200 years. we deserve everything we get in the upcoming financial melee and subsequent societal meltdown for wasting decades, even lifetimes, with self-serving, willful incompetence in the political affairs of our nation.

    if Trump pulls up his big boy pants, grows some big ones and retakes control of our military and foreign affairs, loyal, patriotic Americans--the few left--better take to the streets to back him and take down the criminal cabal or this boat's going down.

    probably too late anyway... 

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