In times of universal deceit, telling
the truth is a revolutionary act.
         - George Orwell

Napoleon once observed that "history" is a set of lies agreed upon. In an era of ubiquitous fake news and information warfare, this has never been more true. The very concept of objective truth in history is fading out of our world. Pure propaganda and outright lies are passing into our history textbooks as unquestioned truth, condemning future generations to false views about historical reality. But the task of sifting through the lies and propaganda is overwhelming, limited by the ambition and time constraints of most observors. Only those who have dedicated their lives to sorting reality from falsehood are qualified to rewrite "consensus" history as a duty to humanity. The contributors to this site endeavor to do just that.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Drain the Swamp? The Swamp Is Winning

    Just prior to the US presidential election in November, 2016, an old slogan re-entered political parlance:  drain the swamp.  Ronald Reagan had employed the metaphor back in 1983, calling for "drain[ing] the swamp" of bureaucracy in the federal government.  Decades earlier, a similar but harsher deployment of the metaphor was used by both Winfield R. Gaylord and Victor L. Berger, each of whom voiced the socialist desire to "drain" the "capitalist swamp".
     Trump's redeployment of the colourful imagery was carefully crafted to appeal to his base, who were fed up with the waste, crime and corruption emanating from Washington.  Trump promised that if elected, he would "drain the swamp" of Washington DC and restore the federal government to one OF, BY and FOR the people.  His inauguration speech on January 20th reiterated this core message.

Fast forward just 90 days, and it is abundantly clear the swamp is winning.  Worn down by the insidious attacks of the Deep State - the corrupt and criminal cancer thoroughly infesting all major institutions in Washington - Trump has caved in to their demands in order to avoid impeachment.

Gone is Michael Flynn, Trump's first choice to lead the National Security Council, who would have been a moderating voice against the war-mongers in both parties and in the Pentagon.  Also gone from the NSC is Steve Bannon, another anti-war voice in Trump's cabinet, after a demotion that elicited several on-going conspiracy theories. []

Filling the void and tightening their grip on the mind of the president has been more zionists, neocons, blue-bloods and bankers.  First among them is General H.R. McMaster, who now heads the NSC.  Herbert Raymond  McMaster (born July 24, 1962) was formerly the Director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, and Deputy Commanding General, Futures of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

McMaster's prior assignments include Commanding General, Ft. Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence, and Director of the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-Shafafiyat at the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is known for his roles in the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. McMaster authored the book Dereliction of Duty in 1997, which criticized the actions of high-ranking U.S. military leadership during the Vietnam War.  Now, he is one of the principal architects of World War III in the Trump administration.

   Then we have Trump's daughter, Ivanka. Starting in March 2017, she began serving in her father's administration as an assistant to the president, despite multiple ethics concerns being raised about her access to sensitive material and classified information.  Many have speculated that it was due to her strong urging that President Trump bombed Syria on April 6th, as she was deeply "moved" by the images of "dead babies" following the alleged gas attack two days earlier.  Her emotional reaction to this atrocity is said to have been informed by YouTube videos, rather than an intelligence briefing, even though in either case, we can imagine that she bought the "official narrative" of Assad's culpability hook-line-and-sinker.  Hence a blue-blood know-nothing acting on emotional impulses is now influencing US foreign policy, adding a whole new dimension to the "swamp".

We can begin to seriously doubt that the promise to "drain the swamp" will proceed after learning that Ivanka Trump is close friends with Chelsea Clinton - daughter of Hillary and Bill. We can imagine that this friendship is at least part of the reason Trump declined to prosecute Hillary Clinton for corruption and treason after becoming President.

Perhaps most damning of all has been the inclusion on the Trump team of Jared Kushner, Ivanka's husband.  Although young and naive in the area of politics, he has been made a "Special Adviser" to the president.  As a vocal zionist Jew with an Israeli passport, many allege that he is a Mossad agent. It is widely known that Kushner received a $250 million loan from arch-conspirator and Democratic supporter George Soros, reportedly for "real estate deals." Their cozy relationship instill further doubt that Trump will go after the Deep State and its criminal agents like Soros, instead inviting them into the White House.

     Last but not least, we have Stephen Feinberg, CEO of DynCorp, and shadowy member of the Trump team. In February 2017, the New York Times reported that Feinberg was assigned a role in the White House leading a review of the US intelligence agencies - a case of the fox guarding the henhouse if there ever was one.  DynCorp has surfaced in countless enquiries by truth-seeking journalists as the most corrupt and sinister US corporation of all, being intimately involved in large-scale global drug trafficking, child and sex trafficking, covert arms sales, assassinations, and organ harvesting.  With this guy lurking in the back halls of the White House, all hopes of "draining the swamp" are illusory.  Feinberg is a Swamp Monster par excellence.

Feinberg is also the billionaire CEO of Cerberus Capital in New York, a secretive private equity firm that lets a small clique of fellow billionaires profit handsomely from the kinds of nefarious activities just mentioned. The New York Times reported in 2007 that Feinberg told Cerberus shareholders, "If anyone at Cerberus has his picture in the paper and a picture of his apartment, we will do more than fire that person. We will kill him. The jail sentence will be worth it."  This guy is supposed to be "reviewing" the intelligence agencies?!?  We can only surmise WHY...

The rest of the Trump team represents the same old swamp monsters we're used to, primarily Goldman Sachs bankers.  Goldman alumni Gary Cohn was selected to run the National Economic Council, while Goldman stalwart Steve Mnuchin now runs the Treasury Department.  In another case of a fox guarding the henhouse, we now find Goldman banker Jay Clayton now heads the Securities and Exchange Commission which is supposed to police Wall Street. Like the Obama administration before him, Trump's Goldman Sachs-laden White House team will invariably continue the power and wealth transfer of the nation to the top 1% of 1% while no one gets prosecuted for systemic fraud and malfeasance.  Same old swamp, same old swamp monsters.

     If you've fallen for the bait that President Trump was sincere when he said he would go to Washington and "drain the swamp", you're delusional.  You've fallen for the propaganda.  You're living in the Matrix - a carefully crafted story to get you to maintain hope that the new president is on "your side."  Meanwhile, behind the curtain, a team of billionaires continues to rig the system in their favour and against humanity.  If you're asleep to all this, you need to wake up.  Take the Red Pill and face reality for what it really is, and begin to garner the strength to rise up against it.  The future of humanity depends on it.

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