This week the issue is not Trump. It is ourselves.

The real battle against against the globalist cabal of power elites, those that have for generations been seeking to centralize their power and authority over America and the world, is now moving into the next critical stage. This is the one window for America to regain the vision of its founders that was perverted and bent by the first progressive fascist regime, the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson and totally decimated by FDR and those that followed him. Although, the seeds of our national self destruction were substantially sown when this nation made the fateful step to define itself as an expanding empire in 1898, Wilson, and his internationalist minder Colonel House, ruled with a total disregard for the Constitution in order to imprint America with the progressive visions of a coddled intellectual elitist Princeton Professor. The Wilson Presidency, totally under the control of the globalist financiers on Wall and Lombard Streets,  set the stage for the absurdity that is Obama.

However, the real start of the slow erosion in the rights of the American people ( with the glaring exception of slavery) began under the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln with the evisceration of the founders essential balance of power role of States Rights to counteract their clear and pronounced fear of the tendency of all governments to accumulate power. What Trump must do is restore the rights of the American States as one of the more potent ways to devolve the centralizing power grab of the Federal government over the past 100 years.  

All bureaucracies expand until they can’t, both public and private. All seek to increase their powers and control, which if unchecked strangles to death the entities that host them; death comes slowly for some, but it is inevitable. Trump is on the right path, at least in these embryonic days, towards corralling the runaway American Administrative State. It will take years and many skirmishes to succeed at dismantling the powers of both the visible and the massive hidden state. The catharsis ahead may be more painful for American than expected, but without such America will never be great again.

This week the issue is not Trump. It is ourselves.

by John Pilger

On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. “In order for us to heal and move forward…”,

There is something both venal and profoundly stupid about famous writers as they venture outside their cosseted world and embrace an “issue”. Across the Review section of the Guardian on 10 December was a dreamy picture of Barack Obama looking up to the heavens and the words, “Amazing Grace” and “Farewell the Chief”.

The sycophancy ran like a polluted babbling brook through page after page. “He was a vulnerable figure in many ways…But the grace. The all-encompassing grace: in manner and form, in argument and intellect, with humour and cool…[He] is a blazing tribute to what has been, and what can be again…He seems ready to keep fighting, and remains a formidable champion to have on our side…The grace…the almost surreal levels of grace…”

I have conflated these quotes. There are others even more hagiographic and bereft of mitigation. The Guardian’s chief apologist for Obama, Gary Younge, has always been careful to mitigate, to say that his hero “could have done more”: oh, but there were the “calm, measured and consensual solutions…”

None of them, however, could surpass the American writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates, the recipient of a “genius” grant worth $625,000 from a liberal foundation. In an interminable essay for The Atlantic entitled, “My President Was Black”, Coates brought new meaning to prostration. The final “chapter”, entitled “When You Left, You Took All of Me With You”, a line from a Marvin Gaye song, describes seeing the Obamas “rising out of the limo, rising up from fear, smiling, waving, defying despair, defying history, defying gravity”. The Ascension, no less.

This week the issue is not Trump It is ourselves

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Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball » The End of the Beginning

In these hyper-partisan times, one is grateful for any hint of civility. Under difficult circumstances, both Obama and Trump have listened to the better angels of their nature. It may be too much to hope that this initial precedent will apply to the many battles on the horizon, but to the extent it can, we’ll all be better off.

As Obama and Trump complete the final act of the transition at noon tomorrow, they would do well to recall the Latin phrase, “Sic transit gloria mundi,” best translated as “worldly glories are fleeting.”

The End of the Beginning

Source: Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball » The End of the Beginning