Is Trump Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem? Or Simply Irrelevant?

I read a disturbing article by Brandon Smith at

Here is the reality of our predicament; the US system is going to move into the next phase of collapse under Trump’s watch. Period. The math is undeniable. Every economic indicator except stocks is in severe decline, the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates to deliberately ignite greater instability and time is running out. I believe that this phase will begin before the end of 2017. When the next downturn arrives on the doorstep and in the pocketbooks of the average American, the leftists and most of the world will blame Trump as an “incompetent buffoon” or a “vitriolic fascist”.

Just as the elites need to make Trump and conservatives the best possible scapegoat for the left; they also need a perfect scapegoat for the political right. The narrative will be turned against the leftists and conservatives will exclaim that Trump was not able to reverse economic damages “created by the Obama administration” because leftists used the fake Russian conspiracy as a means to undermine him at every opportunity. Leftists will be labeled economic and political saboteurs, and this accusation will work to a point, because it is partly true.

Finally, as America’s decline accelerates, Eastern nations will without a doubt decouple completely from the US dollar as the world reserve currency and begin using the IMF Special Drawing Rights basket structure as a replacement. Russia will most likely lead this charge along with China. Americans will blame Russia in part for the demise of the dollar’s buying power around the world. And, the rest of the world will blame the U.S. for the dollar’s demise due to U.S. “imperialism” and overt sanctions against Russia. They will say we had it coming.

Perhaps you have noticed a particular pattern here? Every piece of the narrative I have outlined has already been initiated, if perhaps only in early-to-mid stages of development. This is an open dialogue common in the mainstream. And in every case, the offered culprit behind the downfall of America is always someone other than the banking elites. Anyone other than the banking elites.

Leftists and socialists around the globe will blame Trump and conservative principles. Conservatives will blame the left and their obstructions of Trump. The West will blame the East. Globalists will blame “populists” and nationalists, and nationalists will be scrambling to protect their ground by any means necessary, including unconstitutional measures, which will only help the globalists in the long run.

A core catalyst for this geopolitical blame game is the Trump presidency and the use of the Russian conspiracy to ensure that the left remains crazy, inspiring the right towards extreme measures. Again, this is not about removing Trump, it is about manipulating the left; it is about using the Left’s cultural Marxism to trigger an iron-fisted reaction from the political right.

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25 Responses to Is Trump Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem? Or Simply Irrelevant?

  1. Croatian Capitalist says:

    He is no savior, he will probably do some good things for the average American, but I doubt very much that the overall long-term direction of the USA will change.

    As for a economic collapse happening on his watch, I don’t think that will happen (not in his first term anyway…).

    • fafc says:

      Things happen very slowly… until they don’t.

      • Croatian Capitalist says:

        Yes, but the USA is in a unique position to pull financial shenanigans that defy the laws of economics and get away with it.

        • fafc says:

          And that is what makes it so dangerous. These financial shenanigans are just stop-gap measures that put off the final crisis. But the financial costs just keep piling up. When those shenanigans stop working, for whatever reason, there is going to be a financial collapse that will make the 1929 and 2008 crises look like childplay.

          • Croatian Capitalist says:

            Yes, when/if the ponzi scheme eventually collapses, it will be the most spectacular economic collapse in history.

  2. Croatian Capitalist says:

    China also has major debt problems:

    With an important difference being that the Chinese use a large percentage of the loaned money to build something useful (infrastructure), while most of the money the USA owes is wasted (on the gigantic bureaucracy, on welfare payments, etc.).

    • fafc says:

      Since this website is nothing other than a forum for you and me, I would prefer to carry on these discussions here:

      It is not like we are accomplishing anything here.

      • Croatian Capitalist says:

        I don’t know, I prefer this format.

        Besides, since it appears that the US public is rapidly becoming more and divided, it will probably lead to a surge in people seriously thinking about leaving the country, so this website might get some more traction then.

        • fafc says:

          I doubt it. No one is interested. the SLACK group would be better. More private. more flexible. Try it. If you don’t like it then quit.

        • fafc says:

          Also, if I bother to keep this website at all, it will be a very reduced website with nothing other than the index page, the about section (perhaps all combined) and the blog. Everything else is going to be deleted, and the SLACK is going to be the only option for chatting and sharing. Even then I think I am wasting my time. But it is my time…

  3. Croatian Capitalist says:

    Well, I have copied what I wanted to from the forum, so feel free to delete that.

  4. Croatian Capitalist says:

    Anyway, to get back to the topic: and

    Even though it has only been around 8 months, he has already caved on the wall, on amnesty, still hasn’t passed tax reform, Obamacare hasn’t and in all likelihood won’t get repealed, etc., so it looks like his term will be a bad one for America, but then again, expecting real pro-americanism from somebody who had this ( to say about a convicted communist terrorist is in the realm of science fiction.

    • fafc says:

      Failure implies that there was some initial effort. Other than promises, Trump has done nothing.

      • Croatian Capitalist says:

        Yes, even the withdrawal from the Paris Accords is not official yet as far as I know.

        • fafc says:

          Trump has betrayed all his campaign promises. Quite amazing really. You would think he might accidentally do the right thing. And his reward for appeasing violent dangerous Leftist criminals: greater violence.

          • Croatian Capitalist says:

            Yes, I really don’t know why he decided to run for the presidency if he doesn’t plan to change anything, does he want to be remembered as the worst president ever? A modern day Herostratus?

          • fafc says:

            I still think Obama will have that honor. But what if he all he wanted was to say, “I was President!”?

  5. Croatian Capitalist says:

    Maybe, but at least Hussein Obama kept some of the promises (as bad as they were) he made to his voters, while Trump’s presidency has been a waste of time so far no matter how you look at it.

    Then it just shows that the Republican party is full of people who aren’t that bright, if they picked somebody like that as their candidate and later handed him the presidency.

  6. Croatian Capitalist says:

    It took him only ten and a half months or so, but it looks like Trump has finally actually done something he promised to do before he got elected:

  7. Croatian Capitalist says:

    It looks like a second promise will be kept as well.

    • fafc says:

      Hard not to like this. Some of the items are rather trivial and questionable, but the biggies are very big indeed. Killing Obamacare and lowering the corporate income tax is huge.

      • Croatian Capitalist says:

        Yes, I am pleasantly surprised so far, I honestly didn’t expect him to do much good except annoy “liberals”, but he has done more in 1 year than I expected him to in all 4 years of his term.

        As for FATCA and FBAR, since the Republicans didn’t do anything about it now in the tax reform bill, I doubt that they will do anything in the next three years.

        What would worry me if I lived in America or was an American citizen is the fact that even if Trump does more positive things than even his fans expect him to, what exactly would stop the next leftist president and congress from throwing all or most of that progress down the drain in 2021 or 2025? The demographic trends in the USA and leftist domination of the universities and media outlets almost assure that somebody even remotely exposing traditional American values won’t have even a remotely realistic chance of becoming president of the USA in a few decades time

    • fafc says:

      What I was disappointed in was a failure to address the abuses in FATCA and FBAR. They don’t even need to be eliminated just modified slightly to everyone’s benefit.

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