Armstrong Ecomics Blog/Opinion Re-Posted Feb 11, 2021 by Martin Armstrong
QUESTION: Ok, so do you think Trump should run again if he is not convicted?
ANSWER: They have attacked Trump from every possible angle. They have gone after his tax returns. If someone commits murder, do you treat the lawyer as a murderer? In politics, they attack Trump, the messenger, and never address the anti-establishment movement nor the swamp. They are trying to stop the trial for murder by attacking the lawyer.
Unfortunately, this is how politics works. They could care less about the people who voted for Trump or why. They just need to take Trump down and from their perspective, they have silenced the movement. That is precisely anti-democracy – kill the messenger and avoid the message.
If we have someone else to stand up they would have to then attack them personally. People have often asked why I declined to take the Chief Economic Adviser position in the White House. They would have torn my background apart and asked how could I advise foreign automakers against America turning that into some treasonous activity. They will always attack the person, not the qualifications or the issue at hand. Just look at the last Supreme Court nomination. You had Diane Feinstein rejecting her because she was Catholic and assumed she would vote against abortion.
Washington is always about to kill the messenger. I have no hope in politics as it has become just so dishonest. Unfortunately, like the Roman Republic, the corruption is just so pervasive, there is no saving it.
That was Gauis Julius Caesar’s mistake. He granted clemency to his opponents trying to rebuild the Republic but they assassinated him the first chance they got. We are at the same point. Trump crossed the Rubicon. This is his political assassination. That leaves someone else to rally the troops.
Now we await someone to say:Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;I come to bury Trump, not to praise him.The evil that men do lives after them;The good is oft interred with their bones;So let it be with Trump. The noble Pelosi, Schumer, and McConnellHath told you Trump was ambitious:If it were so, it was a grievous fault,And grievously hath Trump answer’d it.Here, under leave of Pelosi and the rest–For Pelosi an honourable speaker;So are they all, all honourable?–Come I to speak in Trump’s funeral.He was my friend, faithful and just to me:But Pelosi says he was ambitious;And Pelosi is an honourable speaker.She hath brought many illegal aliens home to AmericaDid this in Trump seem ambitious?When that the poor have cried, Trump hath wept:Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:Yet Pelosi says he was ambitious;And Pelosi is an honourable speaker.You all seen he received more votes than any incumbentand no court would ever simply rule on any evidence,Yet Trump objected and they called this treason and ambition?Yet Pelosi says he was ambitious;And, sure, she is an honourable speaker.I speak not to disprove what Pelosi spoke,But here I am to speak what I do know.You all did love him once, not without cause:What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?O judgment! thou art fled to brutish beasts,And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;My heart is in the coffin there with Trump,And I must pause till it come back to me.