Published on Jan 21, 2019
During his opening monologue today Tucker Carlson brilliantly outlined the madness that took over media surrounding a completely manufactured falsehood.
It was not a ‘rush-to-judgement’ decision by the media; it was not a mistake by media; it was an intentional and purposeful decision by the media to isolate, ridicule and marginalize their opposition.
The mainstream media are the enemy of We The People.
There is a generation of people new to the nuance of politics. There is also a generation of people familiar to things political, but new to the severe constructs within the industry.
All major events, even those that seem oddly organic (George Stephanopoulos asking Romney about constitutionality of birth control ’12), are highly scripted – while various elements within allied media await the triggering moments.
Like a political iceberg, two-thirds of the activity is below the surface; only one-third is visible. If we focus on the surface events, and not on the constructs under the surface, its easy to get caught up in the latest shiny thing.
Professional leftists plan everything.
This is all they do; this is all they know to do. From birth to maturity, within the machine, every moment of the day is spent planning optimum utilization. Every event is sequential.
This is not to say there are no grassroots elements within leftist designs. However, grassroots leftists (former Bernie Sanders supporters) are so blindly connected to the indoctrination that creates them, they cannot see the machinery.
Some people became completely awakened; others were just shocked.
Everyone watched as the republican machinery was exposed by Donald Trump playing the role of Toto.
However, on the leftist side of the UniParty, that awakening has not happened.
This is a key point to remember.
Despite candidate Bernie Sanders having the opportunity to reveal the left-side of the machine…. he didn’t.
Sanders acquiesced, took measure of benefit, ran the financial calculations and backed down. The smart Sanders supporters saw it all, jaw agape, and became a wandering tribe. The media will never admit it, but many awakened Democrats supported Donald Trump.
Remember, RULE #1: Everything the institutional left does is by design.
The DNC nominee [there could be two (think Rubio/Jeb)] for 2020 has been fully briefed; and that person knows not to step into the political thunderdome until after Nancy Pelosi executes the triggering event.
Any Democrat candidate who announces a run for the presidency prior to Adam Schiff, Elijah Cummings and Jerry Nadler’s plan, begins after April 15, 2019, is merely cannon-fodder. [Encouraged to run, but not part of the machine.]
Big money donors control the DNC machinery. The DNC planned candidate will announce their run after Jerry Nadler begins executing the ‘impeachment’ strategy. Any Democrat who announces prior to April 15th, is not going to be supported by the machine.
This UniParty approach is identical. The RNC (2015) and the DNC (2019), are two versions of the same Big Club instruction book.
A farce in sequence:
This was manufactured.
The manufacturing was/is also specifically purposeful.
Why the focus on religion with Second Lady, Karen Pence?
Why the focus on “Catholic” disparagement in the Covington fiasco?
1. “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.
2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.” It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.
3. “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Look for ways to increase insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty.
4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.
6. “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones.
7. “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news.
8. “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Keep trying new things to keep the opposition off balance. As the opposition masters one approach, hit them from the flank with something new.
9. “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.
10. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” It is this unceasing pressure that results in the reactions from the opposition that are essential for the success of the campaign.
11. “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.
12. “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Never let the enemy score points because you’re caught without a solution to the problem.
13. “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.
Earlier today President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visit the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington DC on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader.
[Proclamation] One hundred years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, the great Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., took to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and shared his vision of an America lifted from the “quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.”
His extraordinary message that momentous day in August of 1963 stirred to action Americans of every race and creed, and it continues to reverberate in the hearts and minds of patriotic citizens across our great land. Today, as we pause to mark the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we recommit ourselves to the advancement of equality and justice for all Americans, and to the full realization of his worthy dream.
In the United States of America, every citizen should have the opportunity to build a better and brighter future, and, as President, I am committed to expanding opportunity for all Americans. We have added more than 5 million new jobs to the economy over the past 2 years and unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and Americans without a high school degree have reached record lows.
Importantly, we have also worked tirelessly to reform our Nation’s criminal justice system, so that those who have been incarcerated and paid their debt to society are given a second chance at life. Last year, I was proud to sign into law the First Step Act, which will prepare inmates to successfully rejoin society and effect commonsense reforms to make our justice system fairer for all Americans. Through recidivism reduction programs that provide vocational training, education, and mental healthcare, non-violent offenders can have a chance at redemption and an opportunity to fulfill a better destiny.
We have also made great strides as a Nation, but we acknowledge that more work must be done for, in the words of Dr. King, “justice to roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.” United as one American family, we will not rest — and we will never be satisfied — until the promise of this great Nation is accessible to each American in each new generation. More than half a century after Dr. King’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, our Nation is mindful of its past, and we look forward to the future with unwavering optimism, inspired by the legacy of Dr. King and informed by his wisdom and vision. May the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the efforts we have made to fully effectuate his dream, remind us that faith and love unite us together as one great American family.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 21, 2019, as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday. On this day, I encourage all Americans to recommit themselves to Dr. King’s dream by engaging in acts of service to others, to their community, and to our Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third.
The baseline when reviewing economic data from China is to remember the entire economy is controlled by the communist central government. If they say the economy is “less strong” than previously expected, generally we can anticipate the truth is much worse.
The second aspect to remember is that many U.S. manufacturers made anticipatory advanced purchases, building up inventory ahead of possible tariffs, in the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2018. Those advance purchases can amplify any manufacturing slow down.
BEIJING (Reuters) – China is expected to report on Monday that economic growth cooled to its slowest in 28 years in 2018 amid weakening domestic demand and bruising U.S. tariffs, adding pressure on Beijing to roll out more support measures to avert a sharper slowdown.
Growing signs of weakness in China — which has generated nearly a third of global growth in the past decade — are stoking worries about risks to the world economy and are weighing on profits for firms ranging from Apple to big carmakers.
Chinese policymakers have pledged more support for the economy this year to reduce the risk of massive job losses, but they have ruled out a “flood” of stimulus like that which Beijing has unleashed in the past, which quickly juiced growth rates but left a mountain of debt. (read more)
China’s economy is deep (manufacturing), but it is also very narrow. There is not enough internal domestic consumer activity to sustain their production. As a direct result any manufacturing slowdown has a much more severe impact on their economy; as compared to a more balanced economy.
If other nations slow down their purchases of Chinese products, the Chinese export driven economy starts to contract. If multiple nations simultaneously begin purchasing less from China, the current status, the Bejing economy shrinks much faster than all others. A manufacturing dependency is the Chinese weakness. Millions of Chinese workers can be put out of work very quickly.
Some factories in Guangdong – China’s export hub – have shut earlier than usual ahead of the long Lunar New Year holiday as the tariff war with the United States curtails orders. Others are suspending production lines and cutting back on workers’ hours.
If the trade war drags on, some migrant workers may not have jobs to return to.
Trade negotiators are facing an early March deadline and Washington has threatened to sharply hike tariffs if there are no substantial signs of progress. (more)
March 1st is the deadline imposed by President Trump, Secretary Ross and Ambassador Robert Lighthizer. If the U.S. and China are not close to concrete terms for a deal, the U.S. will execute a comprehensive round of tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer wants actionable written trade contracts, with structured and detailed immediate Chinese purchase agreements. At the direction of President Trump, Lighthizer will not settle for promises or outlines to further delay tariff execution.
NOTE: This timeline is likely why President Trump agreed to the meeting with North Korea Chairman Kim Jong-un at the end of February. The media are oblivious to this aspect of the negotiations.
By agreeing to another meeting between President Trump and Chairman Kim (DPRK), the U.S. team has frozen the hidden and cunning Chinese/N.Korea leverage tactic in place for a month-and-a-half….. Meanwhile the U.S. and Chinese negotiators continue to discuss open trade terms unimpeded by the geopolitics.
I would not necessarily commit to thinking a Trump-Kim Summit 2.0 will take place. However, the potential for the summit gives Team USA expanded elbow room. The timing of the summit, when contrast with the March 1st Beijing deadline, means we could see a postponement of the Trump/Kim summit happening immediately before President Trump lets the massive tariff hammer drop.
Keep an eye on the pre-talk surrounding the summit; we may discover indicators as to how Trump is playing this out. However, remember, the Red Dragon will also be looking for those signals… so it is likely POTUS Trump will closely guard his intent.
Chairman Xi is using Chairman Kim… and President Trump knows Xi is using Kim…. and Xi knows, Trump knows, Xi is using Kim…. and Trump knows that Xi knows that Kim knows he is being used.
And so the dance continues…
President Donald Trump will be making a widely anticipated announcement on the government shutdown and border crisis from the White House today. The speech will likely outline a proposal to end the partial government shutdown.
The president is anticipated to outline a proposal for $5.7 billion for physical border security in exchange for “The Bridge Act” which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. Anticipated start time 4:00pm EST.
UPDATE: Video Added
Earlier today President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Dover Air Force Base to participate in a solemn tribute to fallen Americans. President Trump saluted the casket carrying civilian contractor Scott A. Wirtz of St. Louis, Missouri, as his body was carried from a C-17 military aircraft into a waiting van.
Scott Wirtz and three other Americans were killed in a suicide bombing Wednesday in the northern Syrian town of Manbij. He was assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency as an operations support specialist.
The bombing in Syria was the deadliest attack on U.S. troops since American forces moved into the country in 2015. President Trump also met with the families of three additional Americans who were killed in the attack including: Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida, (based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky); Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, 35, of Pine Plains, New York, (based at Fort Meade, Maryland); and an unknown civilian contractor. The transfer services for those heroes were held in private with the President observing.
Last week, late Wednesday night, President Trump reinforced his Syrian withdrawal decision during a meeting with about a half-dozen GOP senators at the White House.
Senator Rand Paul (KY) told reporters on a conference call the president remained “steadfast” in his decision not to stay in Syria, or Afghanistan, “forever.” The senator did not disclose the latest thinking on the withdrawal timeline. Senator Paul said President Trump told the group: “we’re not going to continue the way we’ve done it.”…