Armareong Economics Blog/Economics Re-Posted Aug 22, 2022 by Martin Armstrong
QUESTION: The general view is that Trump has turned the Republican Party into his Party – Trumpism. You seem to support Trump. Would would respectfully explain why?
ANSWER: This is a very clever tactic by the Democrats to try to turn Republicans against the Republican Party and to vote for the Democrats while never explaining why they have become so WOKE, dividing the country and setting it up for its destruction. Adolf Hitler used the same tactic of demonizing any opposition as fascists or communists. The German False flag used by Hitler was known as the Reichstag Fire. Hitler had a problem. He won less than 35% of the vote. The Reichstag Fire was an arson attack on the German parliament in Berlin on February 27th, 1933 to polarize the nation. To this very day, the Ukrainian Nazis hate Russians because of that very propaganda that they were all evil communists. The Roman Emperor Nero blamed the Christians for the Great Fire of Rome and began the Christian persecutions. That is why they had often called Nero the anti-Christ.
Vilification of political opponents has become standard practice yet it degrades the public discourse and undermines any hope of democracy. There will be people who have just been brainwashed and refuse to open their minds to the fact that both sides engage in propaganda. The most important factor here is seeking the truth for the demonization of Trump, a single man, which is then used to justify the hatred of all Republicans that is the necessary step to win an election or even support a cry to unleash the dogs of war.
Leaders who think they must now paint the opposition as evil to get people to vote or even die on a battlefield believing it is for some just cause. In Islam, they call it a Jihad or holy war in the name of God to move the people to sacrifice their lives for the interpretation of a leader. Politicians are polarized between Marxism and freedom and this Wokeness has divided the people far worse ensuring that as long as the people argue among themselves, then they need to government to stand guard.
We must be mindful of how leaders create war in politics or in the physical world by the vilification of someone like Trump or even Putin that is then used to hate all Republicans or Russians for example. This is a basic strategy in leadership 101. Politicians have known this for centuries. I know of nobody in the geopolitical or domestic political arena who does not know this strategy is a winning one near term, but they do not look at the cost long-term and how it divides a nation ensuring its fall. That does not say very much for the mental capacity of the common human race. But this has been a strategy since ancient times.
The strategy of vilifying the enemy has always led to hatred unleashing a vicious cycle of violence throughout history. The vilification or demonization of the enemy renders all diplomatic solutions impossible – you cannot sit down with a devil to negotiate. It historically becomes a battle to the death and the total destruction of the political state. Just look at Ukraine. Zelensky is even releasing criminals to fight for territory that has historically been part of the Russian Empire long before the USSR that is why there are Russians there in the Donbas. This is all about hatred and Zelensky has been using it well.
There can be no hope for peace now and it becomes a bitter war consumed by hatred. There are no peacemakers only warmongers so peace cannot now be negotiated only because the hatred will never vanish. True peace now necessitates total annihilation. This is the end result of depicting the enemy as particularly evil that inspires feelings of deep hatred and in the case of the United States, it has now ENSURED the division precisely as we see in Ukraine – a civil war of hatred that fills the air.
The portrayal of one’s enemy as demonic has typically been to attack the leader and then paint the entire population as evil. What unfolded in the aftermath of defeating Hitler was the theory that the German people were somehow different and could kill Jews without a feeling of remorse. That led to the experiments of Stanley Milgram to see if Germans were somehow different. His studies showed that people off the streets anywhere, even in NYC, would torture a fellow human being when told that this was necessary by a higher authority. Stanley then wrote his book – Obedience to Authority. This is what develops as the result of the vilification of an opponent. The very process reduces an opponent’s more complex motives to the simple promotion of pure evil. Calling anyone a “Trump supporter” is invoking that very process.
Even if we look at the Chinese revolutionary theorist Mao Zedong who was very smart and understood strategy historically, we find the same understanding. Mao delivered his comments on this vilification or demonization of an enemy. He always painted his opponent as “[o]ur enemies are all those in league with imperialism” which was invoking the hatred of the British. Yet speaking about this very tactic, he commented that it was a very good thing to drive an enemy to such insanity to demonize you. He explained:
I hold that it is bad as far as we are concerned if a person, a political party, an army or a school is not attacked by the enemy, for in that case it would definitely mean that we have sunk to the level of the enemy. It is good if we are attacked by the enemy, since it proves that we have drawn a clear line of demarcation between the enemy and ourselves. It is still better if the enemy attacks us wildly and paints us as utterly black and without a single virtue; it demonstrates that we have not only drawn a clear line of demarcation between the enemy and ourselves but achieved a great deal in our work.
To Be Attacked by the Enemy Is Not a Bad Thing but a Good Thing (May 26, 1939)
I have explained, that when Trump was elected, there were many career Republican politicians who hated him – McConnel was one. Why? Trump was naive in saying he would drain the swamp to cheers because Trump channeled the fury of average Americans against Washington. But the swamp was on both sides. CNN gave him so much press and actually made Trump president because they thought he would lose so they gave all the news to Trump against the 17 Republican opponents assuming Hillary would win.
All the truth has surfaced about how Hillary created RussiaGate all on fake news to win. Had Hillary won, things would have been far worse than anyone would have imagined! She was conspiring with the Oligarchs to take control of Russia back in 2000. All the bankers were only donating to Hillary. Goldman Sachs order their staff to vote for Hillary.
Bidenomics will now take hold with the Inflation Reduction Act that goes beyond 87,000 armed IRS agents who will now harass small business. They will especially attack every small business that is operating as an LLC. They will storm their homes and offices, if they are still open after COVID. They will hone in on every expense and attribute business expenses to really personal and seize bank accounts and impose property liens. That will be just the beginning.
The Government will get much bigger now but it will ONLY benefit Big Business supporters of the Democrats. The benefits for the environment and consumers are far fiction. Anyone who believed that the Inflation Reduction Act’s massive swelling of ‘investment’ in climate action will actually succeed as advertised is a total fool. We have pension funds asking if we could design a “green” portfolio that does not lose money. Bidenomics has completely ignored the long record of nothing but the failure of government subsidies of green energy. CALPERS, the California pension system for state employees, was directed to invest in “green” projects for political reasons and lost. They have been trying to cover-up their politically correct investment decisions.
The big Democratic supporters will get a windfall of money and they will fill their pockets at the expense of the economy and the people. The lobbyists held champaign parties in Washington to celebrate Bidenomics. This has been nothing more than a payoff masquerading as an energy and climate bill. Trust me, all the investment companies are already falling all over themselves to figure out who will be the biggest windfall from the spend and grab.
Bidenomics no include subsidies for rich people to buy new electric cars and the auto manufacturers are raising prices to compensate for the tex credits. Meanwhile, the lower classes can’t afford electric cars and a friend who had a Prius in St Petersburg could not even drive to our conference in Orlando. I laughed and said if there was a major hurricane coming, you could not get out of its way.
Bidenomics offers $1.5 billion to oil and gas companies for meeting its goals of cleaning up their acts. The significant beneficiaries of the climate-related provisions of this massive tax and spending bill will be those who will contribute nothing to GDP but accelerate its decline. The very subsidies in this bill are a Santa Claus wish-list of power-industry companies who will be rolling in dollars at the expense of our living standards. All the renewable project developers like NextEra Energy and AES and the wind turbine manufacturers, such as TP Composites, and the parts suppliers like Borg Warner and Aptiv for electric cars will get their windfalls. Indeed, Borg Warner had hired the lobbying firm that was that of former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. That’s why they take these positions only so they can feed at the trough.
Even the Mining companies for lithium and nickel will be looking to expand now big time because there is actually not enough battery power to create all the cars Bidenomics thinks will be there. There is ZERO consideration that all an adversary needs to do is target the power grid and they can defeat a country. In Switzerland, the only voice of reason, Fredy Fassler, the head of the Security and Justice Department in the canton of St. Gallen, told the daily Blick that a blackout would have “far-reaching consequences.”
“Imagine, you can no longer withdraw money at the ATM, you can no longer pay with the card in the store or refuel your tank at the gas station. Heating stops working. It’s cold. Streets go dark. It is conceivable that the population would rebel or that there would be looting,” he said, adding that the country’s authorities should take measures to prepare for such extreme scenarios.
Trump had to be removed to get this agenda through. They needed to demonize him and then they turned to Putin and they are turn on Xi Jinping. This is all about creating a one-world government which is the dream of George Soros and Klaus Schwab.
The need this strategy to get people to hate Trump, which in turn polarizes the nation and will ensure we end up in civil war. My support for Trump was not about him, it was because I knew the agendas and the goals. The very filmmaker who did the Forecaster on me also did the Forum on Schwab. I am not making up stuff out of the blue. I do not engage in conspiracy theories. If I cannot verify something I remain silent. Schwab will fail and we will see civil wars because these elitists are unrealistic. There are all climate zealots who want to destroy the entire world because they think the warming from the bottom of the Mini-Ice Age during the 1600s was cause by the Industrial Revolution and fossil fuels. There is no talking to them because this is their religion.
They will indict Trump. The Democrats have brought numerous actions against him and the documents seized from his residence were predominantly on RussiaGate according to sources. It was pulled off by the very same FBI agents who were in charge of RussiaGate and were under investigation by Durma. The Florida office of the FBI had nothing to do with it. This is all about (1) demonizing all republicans for the November election to try to get the Democrats to vote for them and not overturn the Hill which would stop their agenda so they need you to hate everyone who is a Republican. (2) They are desperate to prevent Trump from running in 2024. They need to get him in prison and there are a lot of Republicans who do not want him to run.
This is how the United States will end. They have created such hatred between left and right, there is no coming back. Once the Democrats took this path, they sealed the fate of the nation. Sorry. It is over! Those who are in Blue states that disagree with the politics had beet move to a Red state. The nation will divide along the same lines historically where there were tensions. We should expect it to be the South against the North and those mid-West states that are Red will be joining the South and the Pacific state will separate into their own little fiefdom. For example, those who are Republicans in California will be hunted down like the Jews in Germany – they will be painted with the same brush as they have used on Trump.
The demonization of Trump, the attack on Mar-a-Largo, and his coming indictment will only backfire. It may secure the Democrats and fuel their hatred of republicans even more, but Trump channeled the fury of average Americans against Washington back in 2016 and that will become the battle cry. I am getting emails from overseas and they view the raid on Trump as politically motivated and as such, the respect of the United States has begun to crash and burn. This is how the West will collapse and, like it or not, our computer is not political. It shows that Russia and China will win.