by Al Benson Jr.
Watching the Washington situation, at this point it seems to be up for grabs as to whether Donald Trump will reaffirm his dedication to “America first” or whether he will totally slip the traces and, for whatever reason, embrace the Neo-Con’s “Empire first” agenda. He seems like a ship caught between two icebergs.
Watching all that is going on (and that’s no fun) leaves one with mixed emotions. There is a certain sense of betrayal many of us have felt, and yet there is something else going on there–difficult to define at the moment.
Trump is being squeezed by his adversaries, and, reportedly being pressured by some in his own family to do exactly what his enemies want him to do. They’ll heap praise on him until he has done it, and once he has done it, his enemies will spit in his eye and gleefully toss him on the ash heap of history–where they belong! The Donald Trump you see today is not the same Donald Trump you saw three weeks ago. Something is happening and it ain’t pretty, even for Trump.
There was an article on http://dickbishirjian.com for November 9, 2016 that, in retrospect, gave a little history of Ronald Reagan. It noted that, in the Reagan administration that …”liberals willing to serve were given that opportunity over the best efforts of conservatives…What happened? In a word, Ronald Reagan, the most conservative Republican to be elected President of the United States, had been co-opted’.” I know lots of folks don’t want to hear that, but the author was right. The minute I saw Ronald Reagan choose “New World Order” Bush for his running mate, I realized the ball game was already over–and I voted Libertarian that year. Reagan was “our man” with the rhetoric but the liberals got lots of the action. How many CFR members were in the Reagan administration, or Trilateral Commission members? And the article continues: “Now comes Donald Trump. Will he be co-opted’?” That process is strongly underway as I write this. Whether it will be completed or not will take someone smarter (or with more inside information) than me to accurately answer. But keep your eyes open and your powder dry!
Then there was also an article on http://www.lewrockwell.com which had the headline: Trump’s Bombing: Empire First, America Last. The author, Michael S. Rozeff, wrote, on April 10th that”Trump has filled high offices of his administration with men and women who strongly believe in the neo-con version of U.S. world dominance. They want to remake governments and reshape countries.” He notes one of them in particular that might be of some interest to many of us in the South–Nikki Haley. Seems like this lady is in a big hurry to reshape Syria–just like she helped to reshape culture in her own state of South Carolina when she made a big fuss over Confederate flags there after the shooting in Charleston. Her shots there became the opening volley in a slithery, low-down campaign, pushed by the Establishment and the Left,to practice cultural genocide on the South, its people, and culture. Is she playing the same game in Syria? Will the sun rise in the east tomorrow???
An article on http://www.teaparty.org for April 10th observes that: “President Donald Trump has picked an economic adviser who believes in growing the nation’s economy by importing workers and consumers and by expanding free trade outsourcing, despite Trump’s ‘buy American’ campaign promises. Kevin Hassett is slated to become chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers if he is approved by the Senate’s banking committee. If Hassett is confirmed that will be a win for the corporatist, business-first faction in Trump’s White House, which fights for influence in the Oval Office against the populist, America-first faction that helped Trump win the election in November.” So why is a man like this, who opposes Trump’s “America first” campaign even being considered for this post? It seems we have at least two factions in the White House jockeying for control. Dare I paraphrase this quote from Scripture–A White House divided against itself cannot stand! Maybe that’s the idea. And the article closes with this; “…Immigration makes the government more powerful, so the selection of pro-immigrant Hassett is being cheered by the D.C. advocates, including his predecessor, Jason Furman, who chaired the CEA under former President Barack Obama.”
Although Trump claims to want to defeat globalism (a worthy goal) it also seems that in some way, he seeks the approbation of the globalists. If this is so, he is kidding himself. Once you oppose those people publicly you are never forgiven. You are on their black list for life–and Mr. Trump had better grasp that fact.
This will have to be continued in another article. There is just too much material here and the article, should I attempt it in one sitting, would be so long no one would read it in this non-literary, texting era.
For those praying for the President, I would say–keep on praying. Pray that he will gain the wisdom to understand the intrigue swirling around him, and that there are some people in this world that you can do nothing with except to resist them. Pray he will seek the Lord’s guidance as to the direction he needs to go in and be willing to do that.