"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people."
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President, April 19, 1906
"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President, remarks in a letter written Nov. 21, 1933 to Colonel E. Mandell House
"Fifty men have run America and that's a high figure."
Joseph Kennedy, the father of president John F. Kennedy
World Affairs Brief, May 6, 2016 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
Copyright Joel Skousen. Partial quotations with attribution permitted. Cite source as Joel Skousen's World Affairs Brief (http://www.worldaffairsbrief.com).
(excerpts from long article)
TRUMP’S BIGGEST WEAKNESS
Donald Trump has a lot of weaknesses, but many of his leadership weaknesses can be surmounted if he were to surround himself with moral and competent people, and listen to their advice. Sadly, it looks like Trump has very bad judgment when it comes to judging people. He seems to be looking only for the appearance of success, rather than solid character and a loyalty to the constitution. The fact that he has said highly complementary things about Dick Cheney, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Nancy Pelosi—all deep enemies of liberty and deceivers—indicates a lack of discernment about people. His initial choice of Chris Christi, for example, to run his White House transition team is akin to what happened to Reagan when he was forced by the establishment to select globalist George H. W. Bush as his Vice President with power to select who would be brought into the Reagan administration.
The establishment is surely playing all the psychological tricks they can in order to get control of Trump. That includes having arch enemies like Dick Cheney and John McCain come out and endorse him. They were rewarded with lavish praise from Trump showing that flattery works. Even the highly disliked former Speaker of the House, John Boehner came out and endorsed Trump, but not his policies. "Anybody who doesn't think Donald Trump can win, just watch."
That last comment is interesting, coming from Boehner, a true insider. To me this indicates the establishment may well have enough confidence that they can control Trump to let him win. I suspect this is part of the reason why Gov. Chris Christie, with his loyalty to the establishment, was so quick to endorse Trump—shocking everyone in the mainstream press.
The establishment has scrambled to learn how to get to Trump, even while Trump thinks he is independent of influence. But they are slowly unraveling his weaknesses and taking advantage of them, and it seems Trump could become an unwitting dupe of the establishment. Above all, the Powers That Be (PTB) have quickly learned that Trump can be flattered and suckered in by false praise and loyalty—he is so eager for acceptance after all the criticism, he doesn’t seem to notice when he is being played. That’s not surprising given that he also deals out false praise with no pangs of conscience. No one can trust someone who regularly plays up to people.
Slowly we are seeing a pattern emerge of Trump compromising on many of his hardcore demands for change. While he has shown signs of softening his popular statements about temporarily banning Muslims, he is about to let Rudolph Giuliani take charge of this policy.
This is the same Giuliani that had foreknowledge of the government involvement in 9/11, engineering his own escape from his emergency headquarters in WTC-7 before it was imploded by explosive charges and blamed it on terrorism. He failed to warn NYC fire fighters in the other WTC towers and they have never forgiven him for that. Having Giuliani in charge of anything terrorism related is putting the fox in charge of the hen house! You can bet that Giuliani will convince Trump to accept some phony government procedure that will claim they can now successfully vet Muslims coming into the US.
Newt Gingrich for VP? Newsmax also had the latest inside scoop on Trump’s probable choice for Vice President, without even a hint of warning to its conservative readers about Gingrich’s sellout of conservative values when he ran his supposed “contract with America” campaign for Speaker of the House. As one commentator said, it should have been titled “Hit Contract on America” as in a Mafia hit contract.
And shame on Newsmax for not airing the story about Gingrich selling out conservatives on NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and GATT (General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs).
CLINTON HAS EVEN MORE PROBLEMS THAN TRUMP
You would never know it from the coverage she gets from the media and deferred prosecution from government, but many of the Sanders supporters know of Clinton’s insider connections and her millions garnered from insider corruption. A shocking poll came out of the West Virginia primaries that ought to send shivers down the Clinton campaign: 50% of Sanders supporters in that state would turn to Trump rather than Clinton if Hillary is the Democratic nominee. As Kit Daniels wrote for Prison Planet.
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