NEO – Jacksonian Trump and the Root of Global Evil

"The Union Must and Shall Be Preserved"

– First published June 6, 2018

The Trump phenomenon, to paraphrase Lincoln, who may not have said this at all, “you can fool some of the people all of the time,” deeply parallels the elections of 1824 and 1828. This is when consummate “outsider,” a tough-as-nails backwoods “westerner” and war hero, Andrew Jackson, spouting conspiracy theories about corruption and “elites” rose to the presidency.

Trump advisor Steve Bannon actually studied Jackson and his rise to prominence, followed by a checkered presidency of broken treaties and violent retribution against his personal enemies.

Both Trump and Jackson brought first ladies to the White House with “deeply singed” reputations.

This is where the comparison ends. Jackson typically settled his personal grudges with a pistol or sword, not his mouth or lawyers. He warred on the Rothschilds’ agents and their national bank set up by Federalist Alexander Hamilton.

Above all, Jackson was the “real deal,” opposing elites who were then as they are today, utterly corrupt. Trump is certainly not the “real deal,” not with a cabinet of the “worst of the worst” of corrupt elites and policies and appointments intended to stifle democratic institutions.

The Central Banks

The Fed

Trump’s court appointments, rushed through congress, most unvetted and unqualified, dark histories of personal bias and corruption, many young enough to serve for decades, are intended to protect and serve the corrupt elites from public scrutiny and any legal process.

At the root of it all, in America as with America’s NATO allies, are the central banks that date back centuries.

Jackson, in 1833, shut down the bank run by Nicholas Biddle and backed by powerful “bought and paid for” Senator Henry Clay. Jackson did so defending the constitution which clearly prohibited a central bank which the founding fathers recognized as the root cause of Europe’s continual wars.

A year later, in 1834, congress censured Jackson for abusing presidential power. His congress was “owned” by Biddle and his European masters.

Today, we have a “dime store” Jackson, someone with the swagger and none of the real muscle. Perhaps Trump saw another example of an American who stood against the central bank, that being John Kennedy and his fate and that of his brother Robert.

Were one to follow this vein, as to who owns and controls the central banks, and how the restoration of the central bank in 1913 re-empowered America’s European masters under the Federal Reserve Act, a fuller backdrop for understanding America’s crippled political scene would entail. Our focus is elsewhere, and America’s own debt slavery is an important component for certain.

American Terrorism

How does the world see the US?

Increasingly, the world is terrified of America. A single nation drowning in 21 trillion dollars of bankruptcy is blackmailing the world.

America clearly can’t manage its own affairs at home, a nation with a third of its citizens living in or near absolute poverty, a nation ruled by functional illiterates or faithless warmongers, yet America continues its military crusade for what it calls “justice and freedom” that its own citizens seldom see.

Sanctions, trade wars and military bullying focused on rebuilding world divides, restoring world tensions and finding adversaries where partners or friends may well have been, is the watchword of American policy. Why?

America is breaking the rules. There was always “wiggle room” in the hodge-podge of international law, room for “justified war” and a door opened for the “victor’s justice” we saw at the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals after World War II.

Even that is gone today, and America’s domestic political meltdown is largely responsible.

Were one to look to the roots, even before Machiavelli, one might turn to Sun Tzu. In his Art of War, Sun Tzu advised a combatant to always build a golden bridge for a retreating enemy. In the world of nuclear brinksmanship, this might be more aptly be expressed as a lesson most learned as children on the school playing fields.

Never humiliate a potential adversary.


Unrest in US

At one time, Americans themselves were politically astute, at least an activist core, including up to 40 million union members when they held sway over politics.

At one time, the primary concern of Americans was economics, the day to day issues of job security, rising prices and economic survival for the family.

Demagogues would drum beat about the dangers of communism or the threat of drugs. Hollywood would depict, almost continually, a Soviet occupation of America, films like Red Dawn or even, jokingly, The Russians are Coming, The Russians Are Coming. No sane person took it seriously

However, as most recognize, sanity isn’t now nor may ever have been the strong suit for many Americans.

Why Things Are Different

Depiction of Andrew Jackson at Battle of New Orleans

America was always strife with racial, religious and class differences. What few recognize is the regionalism that was initially expressed in the political aspirations of Andrew Jackson, America’s first populist “outsider.”

From the Atlantic, November 2016:

“Newt Gingrich has compared Trump to Jackson for some time. Rudolph Giuliani declared on election night that it was ‘like Andrew Jackson’s victory. This is the people beating the establishment.’ That may seem a comforting comparison, since it locates Donald Trump in the American experience and makes his election seem less of a departure.

Is Trump’s victory really like Jackson’s? On the surface, yes: In 1828, an ‘outsider’ candidate appealed directly to the people against elites he called corrupt. A deeper look at Jackson’s victory complicates the comparison, but still says much about America then and now.

Jackson’s road to victory began with a defeat. He was a Tennessee politician and plantation owner turned soldier, a man who, unlike Trump, had deep experience in government. As a general, he became the greatest hero of the War of 1812, and capitalized on his fame by running for president in 1824. But the electoral votes were split between four candidates. The presidency was decided by the House of Representatives, which chose John Quincy Adams, the highly qualified secretary of state.

1833 Democratic cartoon shows Jackson destroying the “Devil’s Bank” (Photo credit, Wikipedia)

Jackson politely congratulated the winner but was seething. He soon declared the system was rigged. The Jacksonians’ phrase was ‘bargain and corruption’—they said the House speaker, Henry Clay, had thrown the vote in exchange for being named secretary of state.

This conspiracy theory added an element of rage to Jackson’s basic argument that he was simply owed the presidency. Although the House had voted in accordance with the Constitution, Jackson insisted that he should have automatically won because ‘the majority’ of the people supported him. (He’d actually won a plurality of the popular vote, 40 percent, which was politically significant but had no legal bearing.)

With an eye to the next election, he set out to upend the political system, which had been running predictably for a generation. A party founded by Thomas Jefferson had installed four consecutive presidents. Most elections were not even close. Relatively few people voted, and many lacked voting rights. But the franchise was expanding to include all white men, and boisterous new political forces were sweeping the growing nation.

Jackson and his allies spent four years building a popular movement in favor of majority rule. They worked to delegitimize President Adams, promoting the “corrupt bargain” conspiracy theory and blocking his programs in Congress. In their 1828 rematch, Jackson defeated Adams in a landslide. His 1829 inauguration was recorded as a triumph of the people, who mobbed the White House in such numbers that they trashed it. It’s this moment to which Giuliani referred on election night 2016.”

Defining the Problem

War is a racket and a habit. (Four Horsemen of Apocalypse, by Viktor Vasnetsov, 1887)

In using “Jacksonesque” methods without Jackson, the man, with his own experiences and moral center as a balance, Bannon and Trump, now Trump with Bolton and Giuliani, personify not just corruption. The world is seeing a darkness unleashed, an America wielded as a sword for globalist forces.

What is different today is that forces that reined in the “globalist cabal,” for lack of another term acceptable for publication, no longer exist.

The formula used to take America to war time and time again, 1898 with Spain or the two wars with Germany, jingoism, black propaganda, false flag terrorism, seen again on 9/11, has its limitations. When the US went to full scale war in Vietnam, justified by the Tonkin Gulf incident, reputedly a false flag attack on the US Navy by imaginary North Vietnamese patrol boats, the public eventually rose in relative “unison,” to stop the war.

Most of these real men are now lost to the ages, prematurely dead from war toxin spray. How we miss their race.

Eventually, under the Clinton presidency, America had not only largely demilitarized, but had also entered into a series of treaties limiting strategic nuclear capabilities. The end result was a pay down on the national debt and an impeachment attempt against Clinton.

The false flag event that drove the fragile, drugged American psyche over the cliff

This was followed by the rigged election of 2000, then 9/11, then abrogated treaties, ten trillion in new debt, police state legislation, near total military rule and a permanent war footing.

What was different, what separated America of 1965-1970 and America of 2000?

The unions were gone and with them the political leaders who answered to the working class that fought the wars and paid the bills.

Campaign finance legislation was erased by a biased Supreme Court under Citizens United v. US in 2005.

Corporate control of media was complete.

Ragtag extremist billionaires, the Koch’s, Adelson, Scaife, DeVos, Coors and a series of offshore “oligarchs” bought congress, as had been done during the Jackson presidency nearly two centuries before.

Then there is the internet. Where Jackson’s electoral environment included limited suffrage, men only, property owners only, voting only by the few, the larger electorate of the 21st century were subject to advanced manipulation and thought control, real not imaginary, through social media.

In fact, two realities had been created, perhaps even more, separate worlds for each recognized and identified “type,” based on psychological triggers. Think tanks and major military and intelligence contracting firms received and continue to receive billions to study and tune capabilities, not just altering opinions but further, altering the ability to perceive and judge.

Thus, when Jackson stood against congress, he had the support of the people, the frontiersmen, the farmers, the working classes, people now “chasing their own tails” at the behest of “fake everything.”


What we are left with is an America capable of targeting any nation, capable of capriciousness unimagined by those who see it, who suffer it, those who assume rationality exists though not evidenced.

It was Baudelaire (1864, Le Joueur Genereaux):

“la plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu’il n’existe pas!” (the most beautiful trick of the devil is to persuade you that he does not exist!)

Again we return to the issue of the unasked question of “why?” We know who, we know what, but as the question of “why” is never asked, then we are then faced with another question, more basic, more telling. Why are we afraid to ask a question? Why do we choose to turn away from what we know to be the presence of pervasive evil itself as a prime motivator?

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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  1. Oh dear god do you have things wrong. You sound pretty racist too, so I won’t bother trying to explain to you just how wrong you are.

  2. Anything to the late Dave McGowan’s contention that Hunter S. Thompson may have been involved in making pedophile snuff films?

  3. Interesting points.

    There are some historians who have the view that Hamilton, Carey and the like were good guys promoting the American system of political economy. Webster Tarpley and others support that position. In opposition, to Hamilton and others were the City of London free traders. Tarpley et al. view the central bank as a good thing for developing the country. They view Andrew Jackson as an idiot who was duped by the British to get rid of the central bank and they blame the economic problems of the 1830’s on Jackson’s close minded policies. But good luck trying to find out who the actual shareholders were in the First and Second Bank of the United States were in the 1790s early 1800s (I understand that the identities of the shareholders of the Federal Reserve are still not publicly known). If anyone knows please share.

    Mr. Duff’s alternate views in his article are clearly opposite this Hamilton and the like’s American system of political economy narrative (Mr. Duff may well be correct). Mr. Duff if you could share any books or other sources on the historical arguments you raise I am sure your readers would greatly appreciate it. It is scary and demoralizing (but for some it is liberating) for many to learn that what we know to be true is almost totally or totally false in multi-faceted ways.

  4. Trump and Jackson have a similar hobby. Final eviction notices. The Trail of Tears, blots out anything respectable in Jacksons legacy,..and the return to kris chin Domination and eviction of Natives, was evident in trumps first month,.. that which he could not hardly wait to do.. exploitation of resources and territorial acquisition is the kris chin agenda, and this has never changed. always looking for new be leavers.

    • Well christianity is vanishing, and what is replacing it ? Being blood thirsty conquerers, cannot be excused by saying , well if we didn’t do it, someone else of equal blood thirst would have. Why don’t you make the same argument for Israel. Or anyone else for that matter. If nothing matters, and there is nothing we can do, then what is your point ? See. I think it does matter, and I think stopping be leavers from killing by god preference is possible. The proof is in front of us. Evangelicals get in and the war drums start beating. And please don’t say they aren’t real christians, that’s what they all say.

    • Khalid, the 3 faces of god according to religion is a dude on a stick, tortured to death, a black cube, and an apartheid tyranny. I’m just an observer, so I don’t need to listen, just watch what they do. Lot’s of belief and not much wisdom. Lot’s of death and oppression.
      Once and for all Ok Khalid ? You should study your fellow man more, and you will find where the cross and the cube come from. Hint, it ain’t god. You might want to try lsd. It’s not a good first option, but certainly something every team should have on their bench.

    • btw, “If we didn’t do it someone else would have” ,.. is straight out of the Catholic apologist handbook for the criminally insane. The cover for Doctrine of Discovery.

  5. This is an excellent article. As a nation, our greatest enemy has always been “the money power,” because ‘the hand that gives is above the hand that receives.” This is the same power behind all of history’s major wars and revolutions. It uses false flags and propaganda to manipulate the unthinking masses into endless wars. IMO, Trump is totally in its power; the idea that he is an “outsider” was created by the same political and economic forces to get him elected. It absolutely amazes me to see how the man can still have supporters and apologists. I guess some people can’t live without their pipe dreams.

  6. The most intelligent act the government could have done would have been to simply legalize and regulate drugs like they did with alcohol in 1933 when prohibition caused anarchy on our streets for about 15 years. Now we know the reason drugs were not legalized: Because this would have instantly dropped the market prices so the corrupt CIA couldn’t make any good easy money selling them. This is why we are in Afghanistan today to steal their drugs and minerals from the ground. Patrick Little was a U.S. Marine there before he decided to blow the whistle on the Jewish scam on America and run for the Senate in California against Feinstein who will be 91 if she completes another term! America is a shameful disgrace.

  7. Christian and warrior as one here put it?

    The Bible thumpers that support Trump is why we are here!

    Christian and butcherer is more like it if one were to review history!

    No? Ask the native Americans!

    Camps for bible thumpers?



    Here is Patrick Little’s description of himself: Quote:
    “My name is Patrick Little, and I am running for US Senate in California.
    I’m a Mainer by birth, a husband by choice, an experienced IT engineer, and a USMC veteran of Afghanistan.
    I am fighting for US Citizens in California, and my campaign platform will be re-posted on this site.
    I have been censored off from social media after trying to start a discussion about the jewish supremacist control of many critical institutions of the United States and her government.
    I am the only America First Candidate in California.America First is a slogan coined by Charles Lindbergh.Lindbergh, and his millions-strong America First Committee, attempted to prevent our entanglement in the European War of Liberation from the lying jewish press and the zionist bankers.
    It embodies the original intent of the foreign policy of the Founding Fathers:
    To keep our country from being caught up in foreign entanglements.
    No more wars for Israel. No more of Feinstein’s jewish supremacist wars for Israel.”

  9. This is a very well written article by Gordon. Also today Kevin Barrett posted an interview with a new politician on the scene in California. Watch this guy, who was just booted out of the Republican Party, stomp and spit on the Israeli flag. Is this the beginning of the end of the world monster or his imminent demise? If I were still living there I would vote his way:
    Could he be a modern day Andrew Jackson?

    • Quote:
      The anti-Semite running for Senate in California opens up to a Jewish newspaper
      By Rob GlosterMay 11, 2018 12:37pm
      “SAN FRANCISCO (J. the Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — Patrick Little is more than an hour into an anti-Jewish tirade that doubles as the centerpiece of his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein when he issues a blunt warning.
      “The longer the Jews try to hold onto power in a country where the public’s waking up to them … the harsher the reprisal is,” the Albany, California resident and former U.S. Marine told J. the Jewish News of Northern California this week. “It’s Jewish behavior that gets people angry at Jews. What you call anti-Semitism is caused by Jewish behavior.”
      Little, 33, calls himself a white nationalist. He rejects the labels of white supremacist and neo-Nazi, saying the latter would just play right into the hands of the Jewish media. During the interview, he rattles off some familiar anti-Semitic tropes: that the Holocaust is a hoax, that Israel played a major role in the 9/11 terrorist bombings, that Jews controlled the African slave trade before the Civil War, that “Jews kill Christians — they do it a lot historically.”
      He adds a few more contemporary charges, such as that President Donald Trump is being held hostage by Jews and that media organizations including Fox News are mouthpieces for Israel. He says..”

    • “He adds a few more contemporary charges, such as that President Donald Trump is being held hostage by Jews and that media organizations including Fox News are mouthpieces for Israel. He says one of his major goals as a senator from California would be to re-route all U.S. aid now going to Israel to Hezbollah, and make it a crime — punishable by the death penalty — if any politician ever suggests aid be restored to Israel.
      “The Jews have controlled this country for a very long time,” he said loudly during the 75-minute interview May 9 at a Berkeley restaurant. “We’re an occupied government. This is a Zionist-occupied government, we do whatever the hell Israel wants.”
      Little certainly is not the first person to spew such virulent anti-Semitism.”

    • Quote from The Bohemian:
      “The FEC has assigned a candidate ID to him, says Martin, which it may do if a candidate “is qualified for the ballot in a state but has not filed a Statement of Candidacy with the FEC.”

      Little has said that he’s told his supporters to not contribute any money to his campaign, given that those contributions, and who made them, could be subject to public scrutiny.

      The Maine native’s blatant anti-Semitism is fully on display on his campaign platform. Among other promises, the former U.S. Marine says he’ll “introduce a bill to the U.S. Senate making it illegal to raise funds for any foundation related to the perpetuating of propaganda related to a ‘holocaust’, formally making US’s stance on the holocaust to be that it is a Jewish war atrocity propaganda hoax that never happened.””

    • The only issue I have is with the phrase “The Jews”. Note how these two statements are very different.

      1. Jews run Hollywood.
      2. The Jews run Hollywood.

      Statement 1 appears to be true by the evidence, while Statement 2 implies that all Jews act as a collective, which is certainly not true.

  10. “We know who…” – GD

    But dire consequences for publishing names at the top of the pyramid?

    And what to make of the claims that the top of the pyramid is not even human?

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