On Trump’s Victory



By Gilad Atzmon

It occurred to me in recent years that the act of being Progressive is not a political position but rather a mental state.

The incapacity of the entire American progressive and Left establishment to foresee Trump’s landslide victory suggests that we are dealing with people who areinstitutionally detached

Just three days ahead of the presidential elections, the Huffington Post pathetically criticised star pollster Nate Silver of “Unskewing Polls in Trump’s direction,” for suggesting that Trump victory was realistic.  Ryan Grim wrote: “HuffPost Pollster is giving Clinton a 98 percent chance of winning, and The New York Times’ model at The Upshot puts her chances at 85 percent.”

There is one outlier, however, that is causing waves of panic among Democrats around the country and injecting Trump backers with the hope that their guy might pull this thing off after all. Nate Silver’s 538 model gives Donald Trump a heart-stopping 35% chance of winning as of this weekend.”


The Huffington Post goes as far as accusing Silver of“making a mockery of the very forecasting industry that he popularized.”

In perspectives, Nate Silver and his 538 were obviously spot on. The Huffington Post and The New York Times were totally off the mark. Is it a coincidence?

How is it possible that the Democratic Party, the mainstream media and Wall Street have managed to totally miss the level of anger that unites the American masses. These questions go far beyond polling strategy or the science of statistics.  We are dealing with a state of being aloof on the verge of total detachment.

Left and progressive thinking is shaped like a dream. It tells us what the world ought to be. Progressives often seem to forget what the world really is and what its people are really like.  Hillary Clinton and her campaign, just like the New York Times and The Huffington Post, were in a state of denial. Boasting in righteous hubris, they failed to read the map.

But this shouldn’t take us by a complete surprise. Detachment wasn’t invented by Clinton and her team. Detachment and alienation are ingrained in progressive thought. To be a progressive is to believe that some of the ‘other’ people are simply a bunch ofunaware ‘reactionaries.’ Progressive thought is the secular manifestation of ‘chosenness’. It is inherently Jewish, a fact that explains why Hillary Clinton’s top five donors were Jewish billionaires.

Since being progressive is a form of supremacy. I would go as far as suggesting that progressives’ antagonism towards ‘white supremacy’, is at large, a form of projection. the progressive attributes to ‘Whiteness’ his own exceptionalist inclinations.

Americans vs. Identitarians

On election day, we learned that the Democratic Party was hanging on a thread, hoping to be saved by Florida’s ‘Hispanic vote.’ Clinton’s political future depended upon the hope that Trump had managed to upset enough Latinos. This peculiar development in which a national party is dependent on group politics shouldn’t take us by surprise anymore

The 2016 American presidential election divided America into two camps: The Americans on one side and the Identitarians on the other. The Americans are those who see themselves primarily as American patriots. They are driven by rootedness and heritage. For them, the promise to make ‘America great again’ confirms that utopia is nostalgia and that the progressive reality is nothing short of dystopia.  The Identitarians, on the other hand, are those who subscribe to progressive sectarian politics. They see themselves primarily as LGBTQ, Latino, Black, Jews, Women, and so on. Their bond with the American national or patriotic ethos is secondary and often non-existent.  The future of the Democratic party, in its current form, depends upon the hope that American subscriptions to sectarian ideologies will gradually increase and, as a result, will eventually strengthen the context of identity or group politics.  The progressive agenda banks on the divestiture of the national and patriotic ethos. Needless to mention that half of America voted for Clinton. Hence, this political agenda is far from being farfetched or delusional.

But the Identitarian agenda backfired. It was only a question of time before the so-called ‘whites’ or ‘rednecks’ grasped that their backs have been pressed to the wall.  They also started to act and think as an identitarian political sector.  Hillary Clinton calling Trump’s voters a “basket of deplorables” was a clear sign for white poor Americans that Hillary wasn’t exactly their ally. However, Hillary was far from being alone. Almost every Jewish writer within the American press didn’t miss the opportunity to attribute the “White Supremacist” label to Trump’s voters.  For Cheryl Greenberg, Trump’s popularity was “the final gasping of white supremacy.”  For Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall,  Trump’s closing ad was packed with “anti-Semitic dog whistles, anti-Semitic tropes, and anti-Semitic vocabulary.”  For Marshall and Goldberg, half of the American people were dogs obeying their master’s whistle.

It shouldn’t take us by surprise that half of the American people would eventually react. They became weary of Jewish progressives like Marshall and Goldberg seeing them as dogs and white supremacists. The time was ripe for a revolution.

So is the revolution here? I’m not holding my breath. The people who crowned Trump are certainly exhausted. They are ready for a change. Can Trump introduce such a change? No one knows. He is certainly going to keep us entertained.

Author Details
Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, novelist, political activist and writer.

Atzmon’s album Exile was BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. Playing over 100 dates a year,[4] he has been called “surely the hardest-gigging man in British jazz.” His albums, of which he has recorded nine to date, often explore the music of the Middle East and political themes. He has described himself as a “devoted political artist.” He supports the Palestinian right of return and the one-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

His criticisms of Zionism, Jewish identity, and Judaism, as well as his controversial views on The Holocaust and Jewish history, have led to allegations of antisemitism from both Zionists and anti-Zionists. A profile in The Guardian in 2009 which described Atzmon as “one of London’s finest saxophonists” stated: “It is Atzmon’s blunt anti-Zionism rather than the music that has given him an international profile, particularly in the Arab world, where his essays are widely read.”

His new book The Wandering Who? is now available at Amazon.com
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  1. Might we suppose that there were Zionists behind both candidates? Possibly all three if you include Bernie. That way they would get someone they could control regardless of how the election went. The outcome, after all, was not that easy to predict.

    Most “news communities” (or whatever we want to call this) have not even defined, identified, or chosen a clear way out of this situation. So “their” mind control tactics are still working, in spite of our supposed awareness of them. I can assure you that if you knew how real mind control is done, we would not be having conversations at this current level, and that seem to go nowhere but in circles.

    Real reforms have been developed, proposed, and taught. A very few on Earth are taking advantage of them. But the majority of us “free thinking” people are not even aware they exist, or have been totally convinced (and by rather specious logic at that) that it is not even worth looking in that direction. So, I suggest we start by taking a look at “the man in the mirror,” and begin to really work this thing out.

  2. The exposure of the Newsweek magazine that extolled Hillary Clinton making history as first woman president THREE days before the election had a HUGE impact on getting massive Trump voters out on the big day. Those 250,000 magazines have been recalled from the field but not a peep about Trump’s victory. THAT’S how sure the media was of a Clinton rigged victory.

  3. Gilad: Your analysis is good, but your primary fact is wrong. Trump did NOT win a “landslide” victory.

    Hillary won the popular vote by more than 333,000 votes. However, Trump did (appear to) win states with a majority of votes needed to win in the Electoral College. Numbers can be deceiving.

    Similar to what happened in 2000 & 2004, the election was RIGGED. 10,000,000+ votes are missing; 5,000,000 more were suppressed. As per Gordon Duff’s very credible article, Russians & Israelis did it.

    See “The New 9/11: Israel Rigs an Election” by Gordon Duff at http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/11/10/the-new-911-information-in-israel-rigs-an-election (“Sources are now coming forward; the deal cut will reshape the world”). If or since true, this is bigger than 9/11. Many in Alt. Media duped — even some at VT.

    • Dr.,
      We had the 2 most unpopular candidates in history.
      CBS News poll stating over 80% of the people were repulsed not excited about the election.
      Not hard to believe people didn’t come out to vote.
      I think we will need more than conjecture from Gordon proving the election was rigged against his choice. But who knows?
      Maybe we will need that alien intervention after all.

    • The deal that was cut that will reshape the world is about Peace: The post-war plans of FDR and Stalin (and of Lincoln, Tsar Alexander, Garfield, McKinley, Franz-Ferdinand, Kennedy, et al) for what Lyndon LaRouche calls a “worldwide land bridge” based upon national credit, mutual development, and the efficient use of labor/energy. Compare the plans Putin and Xi are touting to LaRouches and see for yourself.

      That’s right. Lyndon LaRouche told his followers a couple of weeks ago that he would have a lot of input into the future of the USA–after the Wall Street people paid him a visit. He is the guy who put it all together with Putin and Xi and Warren Buffet and Ayatollah Rouhani. He calls it “The American System,” as opposed to the current British System represented by Hillary, Obama, and the Bushes.

      Know why Reagan was really shot? Because he was talking to LaRouche! The Bushes have always been pawns of the Federal Reserve owners. Bill Clinton went over to them after TWA-800, when he got extorted into releasing LaRouche from prison and repealing Glass-Steagall. Obama was a British System pawn as well, even though he thought he could doublecross them.

      This plan has been over thirty years in the plotting. The Franklin Scandal coverup, Bill Clinton not

    • As we know popular vote means little in the USA and for a reason.. In terms of electoral it is a huge victory,, we cannot take it from him..

      Rigged or not,, I leave it to Gordon ,,,

  4. Love your writing Gilad. The Democrats we’re ready for a revolution also, but it was stolen from them by the DNC Chair and Donna Russell. Bernie, the only senator to vote against the Patriot act, was cheated and his supporters knew it. It was even proved in the wiki emails. These are the 10 million voters who didn’t show up to vote Jim Dean is asking about. They were angry and either voted 3rd party or raised their middle finger flag and stayed home, and who could blame them?
    John Pilger has a nice article on RT about how the liberals (progressives) created the Trump win.
    Thank you Gilad.

    • WRONG. Russ Feingold was the only senator to vote against the Patriot Act. http://educate-yourself.org/cn/patriotact20012006senatevote.shtml

      Sanders was a DNC sheepherder like Kucinich before him. He sold us out on single payer when he made a Faustian bargain with Obama for health care clinics in Vermont in exchange for his vote. JUDAS!

      But this being the United States of Amnesia, the suckers (even here at VT) forgot his treachery and went along with their Judas goat to the convention slaughterhouse. Now with the help of Wikileaks they can see what suckers they really are and perhaps not make the same mistake next time.

      Unlikely in any event as Obama, repudiated beyond imagining, has left the Democratic party in complete disarray. He fell in love with his own P.R. bullshit and didn’t have the belly to take on the banksters and really deliver on his much-ballyhooed “Hope” and “Change”. His Obamacare legislation is archetypal in this respect; a completely hollow and useless legislation to give the appearance of change, but just a reshuffling of the same corrupt deck of D.C. marked cards.

      Obama, a shallow poseur, didn’t give a shit about the American people, all he cared about was his “legacy”. Arrogant as all narcissists are, he thought it was “in the bag,” especially with his old enemy Hillary awaiting coronation. How delicious that she turned out to be a quisling who destroyed his precious legacy!

  5. For being an expatriate Sabra living in London, Atzmon does a great job of understanding “Bubba” (but then he usually does hit the nail on the head).

    While I am not Bubba, I am descended from white trash sharecroppers, and have worked in factories with Bubba, and can tell you that Bubba will never support any type of affirmative action that does not take class/economic status into account. While we do not suffer from racial discrimination, us “whites” from poor backgrounds do not have any of the advantages that Political Correctness™ ascribes to whites. Seeing all the high wage, easy work public sector jobs put out of our reach, or for those of us that make it to college seeing minorities driving around in Bimmers their parents bought them get more financial aid than we do due to race while we take the bus anywhere beyond walking distance leads to justifiable anger.

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