Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Trump, Globalism, and Nationalism

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Is President Donald Trump a nationalist or an internationalist? Is he the “America First” champion he campaigned as, or yet another White House globalist? Many of us had hoped that the incredible avalanche of attacks on him — by the globalists in both the Republican and Democratic parties, by the street radicals, by Wall Street, and by the establishment media — were a signal that he is the real deal, a flawed but genuine outsider who just might throw a few roadblocks onto the superhighway leading to the New World Order. However, there is the growing sickening feeling that Trump is generally steering us on the same globalist path, albeit with notable bumps, twists, and turns. Certainly we have acknowledged, in these pages and online, the many steps he has taken in the right direction on such critical issues as immigration, regulation, NAFTA, TPP, public lands, and the Paris accord. Give credit where credit is due.

The fact that President Trump is still being attacked by the organized one-worlders would seem to be a mark in his favor. One of the latest hit pieces on him comes in Foreign Affairs, the journal of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), and is entitled “Nationalism Makes for Bad Foreign Policy: What Trump Gets Wrong.” The author, Professor Ronald R. Krebs, avers that Trump’s nationalist vision “pictures a world that was once the United States’ sandbox, whose contents America could, and did, mold and remold at its pleasure. And it dreams that an America restored to its rightful greatness will inspire such respect again. Such nostalgia is not only wrong, it is also deeply dangerous.”

Aside from the fact that the Krebs/CFR attack piece presents a caricature of nationalism as blind chauvinism, it also provides cover for the fact that Trump has appointed a whole bevy of CFR globalists to his administration. And these Pratt House regulars are transforming Trump administration policies — both foreign and domestic — to bring them more into conformity with the one-world vision. As we have noted previously, the initial appointment of denizens from Goldman Sachs and the CFR to high posts in the new administration was a bad sign. As we write, the annual Bilderberg Meeting is beginning (June 1-4). This year’s venue for the secret meeting of world insiders is Chantilly, Virginia. As usual, the controlled “prestige press” is treating concerns about the gathering as “conspiracy theory.”

What informed Americans will find troubling is that President Trump is continuing the tradition of past administrations of sending representatives to participate in this globalist cabal. According to the official Bilderberg website, Trump administration participants will include Wilbur Ross, secretary of commerce; H.R. McMaster (CFR), national security advisor; and Nadia Schadlow (CFR), deputy assistant to the president, national security council.

 

This article appears in the June 19, 2017, issue of The New American. To download the issue and continue reading this story, or to subscribe, click here.

The Bilderberg gathering occurs on the heels of President Trump’s maiden voyage abroad as head of state. Although he was roundly criticized by the globalist set for a multitude of things he said and did in Europe and the Middle East, he has, unfortunately, put his ratifying touch on much of the globalist agenda. While making critical statements about NATO, for instance, he has assured European leaders that the United States will continue to be a faithful NATO partner. And while in Saudi Arabia, he even launched an enhanced partnership with Arab states that is being hailed as an “Arab NATO.” This is putting us further into bed with Muslim regimes that are not only funding the spread of Islamic extremism throughout the world, but funding ISIS and al-Qaeda as well. It also puts us directly in support of Sunni Islam in the violent, centuries-old Sunni vs. Shia conflict. And of course, this comes only two months after President Trump launched a war in Syria — without a declaration of war from Congress, as required in that pesky old manuscript called the U.S. Constitution (which he did, after all, take a solemn oath to uphold). That action won him the praise of some of his erstwhile harshest critics. Senator Lindsey Graham, the perpetual war hawk, said he was “encouraged” by the attack on Syria. CNN host Fareed Zakaria (CFR), who had been relentlessly slamming Trump for months, expressed sudden admiration, declaring that “Trump became president” by reversing himself and launching war against Syria. Zakaria praised Trump for “following global norms” and talking about “international rules, about America’s role in enforcing justice in the world.” Zakaria, Graham, and other inveterate internationalists have expressed approval that Trump is “growing” in office, which means that, from their perspective, he is moving in the globalist direction.

Of particular concern is Trump’s offer to “renegotiate” NAFTA and TPP, with globalist Robert Lighthizer (CFR) as his trade representative. He has likewise proposed a renegotiated UN climate accord.  If President Trump is really serious about fighting the globalist agenda, he will get behind the American Sovereignty Restoration Act, H.R. 193, to cut off our funding to the UN and get the UN out of the United States.

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