Republicans Pray Trump Will ‘Evolve’ on Foreign Policy … Donald Trump may eventually find some common ground with Congress on economics, but there’s less hope for unity between the Republicans and their presumptive presidential nominee when it comes to foreign policy. Some senior party figures hope Trump’s views will “evolve” to the point where the party can feel comfortable defending his competence to be commander in chief. There are no signs of evolution. -Bloomberg
GOP politicians continue to writhe over Donald Trump’s foreign policy views, as we can see above.
Trump has enunciated policies that would remove or reduce the role that the US plays in NATO and would demand payment from countries that host US troops and other sorts of military resources.
What Trump is doing here is taking Congressional rhetoric at face value.
First the US was protecting countries from communism. Today, the US is protecting countries from terrorism.
These are likely artificial threats that provide justification for funding the US’s titanic military industrial complex.
In fact, there is ample evidence that the US and Wall Street bankers actually created the Soviet Union by funding the “Reds” at the beginning of the 20th century and tipping the balance of power to communism in the Russian civil war.
You can read the entire narrative in G Edward Griffin’s famous book, The Creature from Jekyll Island. Western powers even sent Vladimir Lenin back to Russia on a sealed train like a “bacillus” to take charge.
Follow the logic and you have to conclude that elements of the Cold War itself were phony, along, perhaps, with nuclear tensions and certain nuclear incidents.
When it comes to terrorism, there is ample evidence that the US and its allies created first Al Qaeda and then ISIS.
This is not surprising. One of the main preoccupations of Western governments in the past several hundred years has been the cultivation of enemies and the creation of armies.
Pervasive military tension gives those at the top of society a reason to militarize citizens and create authoritarian social structures.
In other words, the creation of military antagonism leads to the kind of Western social structures we have today.
These structures are basically run by intelligence agencies and are more focused on domestic “enemies” than overseas ones.
They have enormous powers and can spy on virtually anyone, supposedly, these days, because they must provide protection from terrorism.
But if overseas threats are minimized via a political process, then the entire domestic power structure collapses.
This is why libertarian congressman Ron Paul was such a threat when he ran for president. A determined libertarian, he had the momentum and possibly the votes to win the GOP nomination.
The GOP bureaucracy did everything it could to undermine him.
Now the Republican establishment is concerned about Donald Trump, who doesn’t seem committed to playing his part in perpetuating the threat of worldwide terrorism.
More from the Bloomberg article:
On Tuesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman said that he had been working with members of the Trump campaign to help them get up to speed on foreign policy and national security.
Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, has had a series of phone calls with Paul Manafort, whom Corker referred to as Trump’s campaign manager, and Corker’s office is supplying information to the campaign.
Corker told reporters that the Trump campaign is entering a new phase, focusing more on policy, and that he thought it only right that he help when asked.
He played down Trump’s often controversial statements on national security and called on his Republican colleagues to give Trump some time to study up.
Let’s translate this. Corker is determined to explain to “The Donald” that he has to present the right message when it comes to foreign policy.
This is the big issue, the crux one regarding Trump. He has not yet endorsed the “war on terror” and the entire multi-trillion dollar Pentagon campaign that supports it.
If there is no terrorist threat, there is no need for the Pentagon. No need for the CIA and other intelligence agencies. No need for hyper-protected borders and a hundred other invasive programs aimed at “terrorists” but, in fact, affecting only Americans and other non-terrorist civilians.
Trump has also suggested very violent ways of prosecuting the War on Terror. He wants to use torture and he wants to threaten the families of terrorists.
Trump has been called uncivilized – bestial – for suggesting these remedies. But the war on terror is almost certainly phony, and that’s one reason Trump’s suggestions have caused so much consternation on Capital Hill.
He wants to prosecute the War on Terror as if it is a life or death struggle.
He’s got the entire narrative backwards.
He’s in a leadership position. That means he is supposed to pay lip service to the War on Terror, not take it seriously. This is the real reason for the GOP’s consternation regarding Trump.
There are other issues as well, such as his anti-immigration stance, his anti “free-trade” agreement positions and his intention to use tariffs to bring back jobs and corporations to the US.
Trump has some libertarian tendencies but the reason he’s winning votes is because he is clearly attacking the lies that both major parties tell to maintain power and expand globalism.
The main lie involves manufacturing enemies worldwide. Secondary lies involve nonsensical free-trade agreements that have eviscerated US industry and immigration policies that diluting US culture in destructive ways.
Trump’s positions, when analyzed, are in many sense anti-globalist. But the GOP could probably live with some of his other views, if he agrees to accept the necessary mythology regarding foreign policy.
It is foreign policy that justifies the primacy of the Pentagon and intelligence agencies.
And these power centers at the top do not report to the US government but to shadowy banking interests at home and abroad.
The goal is to create ever-more aggressive globalism and by not giving credence to the current political mythology, Trump is threatening the entire hierarchy of control.
Is Trump naive, or is he aware of what he’s doing? Well … what we do know is that for Trump to take formal power without endorsing modern political mythology would probably be to sign his death warrant.
Conclusion: If you want to understand the current US presidential election and Trump’s place in it, watch carefully to see how much of the modern mythology he eventually accepts and promotes. That will provide a better explanation of Trump’s role as well as his staying power.
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