NEO – Duff – America, Erased from the World Stage

by Gordon Duff, VT Sr. Editor   … with Press TV, Tehran

During July 2017, President Trump made two very odd public addresses. One was to the Boys Scout Jamboree in West Virginia and the other to a police audience on Long Island, New York. One thing was made clear during both addresses. President Trump is, at best, emotionally immature, highly insecure and just not very bright.

The media jumped on these speeches, pulling dozens of childish quotes, so many things, bitter angry statements, sophomoric whining, even a call for police to engage in extra-legal vigilante justice.

Trump has forgotten that the 100 million military assault rifles owned by those that voted for him were purchased out of fear of “out of control” police rather than terrorists or minority gangs. Anyone who doesn’t know this, knows nothing about America and its history.

The underlying problem is that Trump is exactly what he appears to be, a childish and unstable individual devoid of talent, be it physical or intellectual, an accident of nature, a victim of a “perfect storm” as it were, now the most powerful man on earth. It was going to happen eventually, perhaps we were all due.

Summers in Washington are miserable, hot and muggy. The city should never have been built, certainly not as the capitol of a would-be major nation. Though those who believe they rule the world from Washington believe they are surrounded by majesty and are the awe of the world, the Washington DC of Andrew Jackson’s time is still alive and well, mosquitoes, the smell of garbage and the armies of sycophants and petty hucksters drawn to the public trough to feed on public revenue.

This is the Washington occasionally visited by President Trump between golf outings, one he understands little of and one that understands even less of him. You see, both are broken, perhaps equally so.

The Trump presidency came at a time when America had reached a constitutional impasse. In 2000, the Supreme Court had chosen a president, something expressly prohibited through both separation of powers and equal protections provisions of the American constitution.

Then in 2005, the court, in a decision in the case of Citizens United v. U.S., overturned all campaign finance limitations and, in one fell swoop, made corporations full citizens with all inherent rights but with one glaring exception. Corporations don’t die and they can’t go to jail.

The same court had already allowed race based redistricting of congress guaranteeing the Republican party permanent control no matter how few votes they got.

Thus, with a controlled Supreme Court willing to overrule the constitution at will and a rigged congress guaranteeing that no president could change the makeup of the court, as we saw with Obama, an oligarchical system was permanently enthroned in Washington, renting out government to special interests.

When the Obama presidency is examined, its caretaker nature, it must be taken into account that congress and the Supreme Court, both now above the electoral process permanently, could nullify any presidential initiative.

When we look at the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” as it is often termed, the flawed compromise that mandates insurance for most Americans and also simultaneously enriches the powerful insurance companies we have to admit it was only enacted because it enriches the powerful insurance company lobby. This is why republicans supported it and why it still survives. President Trump failed to note that his plans to scrap the Act in actuality placed him in direct opposition to some of his largest backers, the powerful insurance lobby.

The other issue that needs addressing is election rigging. When examining any conspiratorial event, and in today’s world “conspiracies” are everywhere, real or imagined, we always first look at who benefits most. In the 2016 election, Russia stands accused of helping rig the election for Trump, though the source of the evidence used to support this supposition is not so clear.

In fact, a closer examination tends to point the finger at others, the military industrial complex, the major financial institutions or even the powerful Israelo-Saudi lobby in Washington. Russia’s gains under Trump are minimal at best and the risks to Russia’s security with an uncertain and weak leader who has turned his defense policy over to the hawkish Pentagon, are very high.

In fact, there is much to be examined in the degree Washington has overlooked Trump’s extreme ineptitude. Might it well be that while Trump “tweets” and buffoons his days away, the looting of America is hitting high gear?

The “special interest” disease in Washington is more than climate denialism and minority bashing. Public lands are being given to powerful interests at a record rate, protections against poisoned food, water, air and drugs are dissolving as well as are protections from the financial scamsters that crashed the economy in 2007.

While Russia is supposedly benefiting, new sanctions have hit that nation and America’s military is threatening war with Russia’s key allies, China and Iran. If the Trump presidency was a boon to Russia, the payoff is a scanty one at best.

Let us juxtapose Obama and Trump for a second. If Obama was a “caretaker” what can we call Trump? Is America in freefall? Is it a ship adrift as many have inferred, with no one at the helm?

To this we might add a short note on reality and perception. If reality is defined by perception and all perception is controlled through media, then those who control media control reality. This means, of course, that with a “reality TV” star in the White House, the media darling of America’s intellectual underclass, the concept of reality itself fails.

This accounts for the Fox News “Seth Rich” scam, a fabricated story of murder and mayhem invented to confound and confuse and the endless stream of “alternative facts” emanating from the White House, an open challenge to the long-biased media.

Let’s take a second here. If the media is controlled by the same powerful corporations that enrich themselves from Washington corruption, now rampant under Trump “de-regulation,” then why is the media at war with Trump? Is the media really at war or is the media war on Trump a “place-holder” struggle or “sitzkrieg?”

The more the media focuses on Trumps buffoonery, the more buffoonish he becomes. What isn’t reported is how what is going on behind the scenes is eroding the lives of everyday Americans. Nothing is reported of newly allowed power plant emissions or loosened meat inspection guidelines.

These areas are where the billions are made when an incompetent president shares power with a “bought and paid for” congress. And the media circus is very much a part of it all, playing side against side, easing off when told, heating one thing up when another needs to be watched. Those assuming otherwise are fools.

Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”
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18 Responses to "NEO – Duff – America, Erased from the World Stage"

  1. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  August 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    Lobo: Thank you oh so VERY much for your link to “Daily Stormer: Summer of Hate Edition.”

    Wow, the stories & headlines are ‘great’ too (e.g., “Daily Stormer Endorses Rebranding Swastika as Love Symbol – Jews Do Not” and “Nordic Youth Wrecks Fag Parade in Stockholm and Leaves No Survivors.”

    Did Steve Bannon write those headlines? Or was it Stephen Miller? 😉

    Seriously, comment & link should be marked as spam — or deleted.

  2. joetv  August 6, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    As Putin acknowledged it doesn’t matter who the president is. Our country has been in trouble since Vietnam. The republic is dead. Ask anyone to describe what a democracy is and the begin to stutter. I quote George Carlin. “It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it”. Either am I. VT’s comment section allows us to blow steam off while thinkng our ideas are enlightning, and we’re relevent. Not.

  3. Edward Dodge  August 6, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Here’s a couple of speech quotes the media didn’t jump on: “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”, ” if you like your pan you can keep your plan”. Speeches mean nothing!

    • Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  August 6, 2017 at 5:26 pm

      ED: Are you seriously trying to compare the quantity & significance of Trump’s BS to Obama’s BS? On healthcare alone, Trump’s lies & broken promises would cause Trump’s nose to stretch around the world. ;-). Only +/-15% of Americans believe Trump & Republithugs on Trumpcare — only 15% of Americans favor Trumpcare. Most Americans want to keep Obamacare — modified as (much) needed.

      In Farsi, Persians have a word for what Trump does, which means a “Lie-Promise” — a promise that a person knows is false & will never keep when he or she makes it. Trump is King of the Lie and King of the Lie-Promise. At least, he’s good at something…

      Pew Research surveys in 37 major countries show that, in only 6 months, Trump erased U.S. standing as a world super-power. Obama, Bush & Clinton didn’t do that. Trump did. Trump should be ashamed, but he’s not. Grounds for Trump’s impeachment & removal are: Criminal Incompetence (and incontinence).

  4. JohnZ  August 6, 2017 at 6:46 am

    There are many problems besides the buffoon in the White House that need to be addressed.
    The worst being is the loss of a free and unfettered press. With 95% owned by just 6 corporations who are in turn controlled by powerful zionists or in some cases a military contractor, is it any wonder Americans know anything at all. Most don’t. The press as it is now is nothing more than a propaganda organ and celebrity gossip with a little weather and lots of sports thrown in. Lots of sports.
    Give them bread and circuses.
    The American people, by and large, are dumbed down idiots. They are responsible for voting for and returning to congress, election after election 90% of incumbents. Which is exactly what they did last fall.
    Everyone blames the other guy but hardly anyone will take the time to examine their own congress critter. It’s always the other guy’s fault.

    • JohnZ  August 6, 2017 at 6:56 am

      Therein lies another problem of career politicians. They occupy not just Washington but state houses as well. They are bought and sold like commodities to the highest bidder who happen to be corporat powers, bankers and billionaires with their own large coffers and their own ideas of what society should be.
      America is being ripped apart even more so than ever before. Trump is clueless. A true politician who managed to remain afloat with the help of people whom you would not trust, who has now made his way into the highest office and is using it as a Twitter base. The chaos and infighting within this administration is the worst I have ever witnessed. Even the Nixon administration was not this bad. Trump’s foreign policies are being decided by religious extremists inside the Pentagram and by the zionist stink tanks that infest Washington.
      Trump is absolutely without a clue.
      The world sits on pins and needles.
      Will we make it to the next election cycle?

  5. Abbass  August 6, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Hey think of this. Of all the world’s people Americans are most easily terrified, They have had decades of horrific movies to raise their expectations and isn’t there are race of lizards who have a taste for “terror meat”? So given their fatness and readiness for exactly such a repast maybe they’re going to cull the fat sheep for the butcher’s block on the way to the NWO to feed the overlords. I’ve gone vegan and am losing weight myself anyway. Just in case.

    • Harry Haller  August 6, 2017 at 5:17 am

      Abbass; no doubt, you will make a proper feast, just a healthier one at that.

    • Abbass  August 7, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Well at least I will be able to feel properly aggrieved. 🙁

  6. Abbass  August 6, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Clinton would have done the same things he has, she even promised as such. Pence will continue to do it too if/when he takes over the reigns as it seems increasingly likely he will be. I think he is already being openly groomed. It doesn’t matter and the Russians and any other major players always knew as much and did not, would not bother to do anything to rig the dog’s breakfast known as US Elections. The USA is ending, there’s no way the ineptitude of leadership and general state of un-readiness of an overreaching Empire are accidental. Every action the “Deep State” has the US take is counterproductive in regards US very survival and is begging for a debilitating response sooner or later. The USA needs to be brought down for the New World Order to go as planned I guess. It was never going to be a US led NWO anyway. Easy to predict. Americans are fat, lazy and unproductive. Who wants to continue to support and pamper such a large number of people in the new giant farm which is planned?

    • Khalid Talaat  August 6, 2017 at 5:20 am

      I am going to take up for Americans here. “Fat, lazy and unproductive?”, this is true of appearance, but the underlying reasons are eazily missed. 1973 minimum wage equals $15 in todays calculus. Most Americans who work manufacturing or warehousing stand 10-12 hours a day 5-6 days a week being paid $$11-12 an hour. To stay on their feet they drink corn syrup with soda water. They have no time to cook, so they eat junk food. The courts have destroyed the family with no fault divorce and kids have become latch key kids. No supervision and instead of doing homework they o.d. on games and mindless TV. I can go on and on. As Gordon mentioned and alluded to, in America, the money was never made off the rich, there isn’t enough of them,, it is always made from the poor. Think of, pay day loan at 36%, car loans, insuranc, school tax on every bill, a prison system to best sweat shops, a school system that betrays kids, a university system interested in basketball and football revenue and debt enslaving than educating students, a health care system where, as Gordon said: would rather give a cain and pain killers than a knee replacement surgery and on and on. Do you get my point? If you didn it all goes back to the Bank, taxes and usury. America needs to look no farther than the prosperity of Iceland to realize the truth. Its the bank stupido. Put the bankesters in prison. Little Iceland did and it is free at last.

    • Eduardo  August 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Abbass & Khalid you are both right. Though there are still choices to be made. If one stands in front of a rock wall and hits his head against the rocks repeatedly he should not complain that it hurts. In a mental asylum this behaviour will be stopped through sedation. In USA and the rest of the Zionist world it is encouraged, honoured, cheered and applauded.
      The choice which still exists is to stop this behaviour once and for all. If ALL underpaid and underprivileged Americans would walk away from the system – united and for a limited time – the financial controlled illusive card house would come down in no time but before that happens there are many wars to fight first, starting with the neighbours, the blacks, the whites, Asians, Latinos, republicans & democrats and the rest of the world.
      I have dropped out of government ruled society since more then 10 years and do my best to pay as little taxes as I can. Cancelled all insurance policies, do not use Pharma products, create my own power collect rain water and try to eat own grown food. It is a very simple life and very hard at times but not as painful as standing at the rock wall for many years trying to make ends meet.

    • Abbass  August 7, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Khalid I wasn’t criticising Americans for being fat, lazy and unproductive. This isn’t the forum. I was describing them as seen from the point of view of the ‘farmers’ as such. There’s not even much wealth to be milked from the cow. Time for a less demanding and ‘thinner’ animal in the top pen. All those things you describe are true, it isn’t as if the mechanisms aren’t understood, or even the players as such along the way. That is because the USA was never intended to be the leader of the “New World Order” just the means to usher it is. In my opinion anyway.

  7. Eduardo  August 5, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Thanks Gordon. Great stuff as usual.
    America’s base is so divided that I fear these 100 million military assault rifles one day will be used to shoot each other while the ones who deserve to be hit sit amused in front of their TV’s and frolicking that all is going as planned.

    • Abbass  August 6, 2017 at 1:11 am

      Bingo. I don’t expect the private arms in US hands to lead to a US freedom revolution, but to feed the chaos and destruction which is planned.

  8. Mr. Jang  August 5, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    For me, the developing “loosened meat inspection guidelines” situation would concern me most of all that’s been put forward, above. Given the kinds of creatures who seem to be in charge, these days, one’s imagination could run wild unless it’s held in check. Glad I switched – permanently – to locally sourced meat only a decade or so ago. Scary stuff.

    • Khalid Talaat  August 6, 2017 at 4:48 am

      Meat inspection might just turn out to be a problem for well off Americans. Most Americans can not afford meat @ $5-8 an lb.

  9. wjabbe  August 5, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Congress just left town for vacation. Have they addressed any of the endless problems like national healthcare, where the arrogant Republicans refused to cooperate at all with the Democrats, or the enormous debt which is likely two or three times the reported number, or the expensive problem of endless military bases all over the planet and endless meaningless wars as well not to mention many other problems. I wish Congress would resign and stay home and allow us to vote in a new one to see if they can do any better. Health care is not a party problem but a problem for every American citizen. Congress must face reality here and admit we must move to a national health care system for all, period. We must stop borrowing and printing money and we must stop catering to a foreign nation in all major decisions. Let’s get back to basics again when we did not spend money we did not tax from citizens. But Congress just left for Vacation. Trump did too; can you blame him?

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