Originally published at Akamai Tree blogspot on 9/20/16
A recurrence throughout American presidential history has been the promotion of bogus ‘political/Washington outsiders’ by hidden powers whose purpose is to restore confidence in the American federal government among a certain large sector of the population, do certain things (be they executive or legislative) that an already established, stigmatized politician would have trouble convincing the public to agree to do, and/or to manipulate presidential elections. Donald Trump is without a doubt an example of this. Other examples from recent history include Ross Perot, Barry Goldwater, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Ronald Reagan, among others (all in some way highly connected to the CIA/intelligence community, Eastern Establishment, etc.).
Anyone even vaguely familiar with Donald Trump’s unwashed background and past (if they’re honest) knows that he is about as far from a political outsider as anyone could get. Trump was raised at the knee by two of the most powerful and politically-connected people in New York – his father, Fred Trump, and Roy Cohn. Fred Trump (himself the son of whorehouse and opium den operator, Friedrich Trump) was a Brooklyn-Queens construction and real estate magnate specializing in lower and middle class housing who was at the nexus of political power in Brooklyn. Fred was a member of the infamous Democratic political machine Tammany Hall (along with his friend and prominent Zionist Bunny Lindenbaum), the Madison Democratic Club, and the elitist New York informal organization Knights of the Round Table. His connections extended beyond Brooklyn, reaching clear up to the mayor of New York Abe Beame, Roy Cohn, Bunny Lindenbaum, legendary publicist Howard Rubenstein, assembly speaker Stanley Steingut, well-connected bureaucrat Mike Bailkin, various New York-area mafias, among others. Fred utilized these extensive connections to procure preferable government treatment (mostly from the Federal Housing Authority) for himself and later Donald in the form of subsidies and lucrative no-bid contracts (not to mention bailing Donald out several times).
Roy Cohn was among the most powerful (and diabolical) people in all of New York – he spent the latter half of his life a heavyweight lawyer and political fixer whose clients included Donald Trump, the mafia and Catholic church after having built himself into high-level politics and various right-wing circles (most notably the John Birch Society) while assisting Joe McCarthy in his crusade against supposed communist cells (Cohn was in fact recommended to McCarthy by J. Edgar Hoover, since Cohn had proven himself valuable in obtaining espionage convictions earlier in his career). Cohn was directly involved with the CIA and military intelligence throughout his entire life – he ran pedophilic blackmail rings and did other favors for people in high places with the assistance of his former CIA aid David Schine and close former-intelligence friend Craig Spence. Additionally, Cohn was pictured in Spain with Schine and a number of other international spies and was a board member of CIA front company, Permindex. Cohn mentored Donald Trump while he was attempting to make inroads into Manhattan’s social scene and gradually brought Donald to a higher political understanding (even introducing him fellow homosexual right-wing operative Roger Stone) and used his position to aid Donald’s construction business. Cohn was likely the one who clued Donald in to the sweet deal that could be made on what is now the Trump Building in Lower Manhattan while it was a frozen asset of CIA-connected western puppet Ferdinand Marcos. Donald’s connections to the political stratosphere likely also awarded him his sweet deals with Harrah’s at Trump Plaza, Resorts International (both mafia-CIA connected) and, later, the Trump Tower in Chicago (which was bankrolled in large part by George Soros, whose investment consortium later effectively forgave Trump hundreds of millions in debts he owed on the construction loan).
Clearly, given Donald’s intimate association with the two people discussed above as well as his later association with people such as the Clintons, Rudy Giuliani, Jack Abramoff, Rupert Murdoch, Carl Icahn, Roger Ailes, Adnan Khashoggi, George Soros, etc., his admitted role as a political paymaster, business ties with intelligence/CIA/Israel/mafia (Resorts Int’l, Trump Building, Harris Trump Plaza, etc.) and generally favorable treatment from government (nearly a billion in subsidies, the unprecedented “recommendation” of a casino license for Trump), he is not in any way a political outsider. The various people behind his campaign are further proof of this: the Trump campaign is composed of a legion of national security spooks and sophisticated right-wing operatives (John Birch Society, Council for National Policy, American Security Council, Nixon-Reagan-Bush proteges), the most prominent of which being James Woolsey, Joseph Schmitz, Michael Glassner, Roger Ailes, Stephen Bannon (a former Naval spook connected to money laundering and drug trafficking), Roger Stone, Edwin Meese, Felix Sater, and Paul Manafort. Peter Thiel, the vocal Trump supporter, spook venture capitalist co-founder of CIA-backed data mining company Palantir, Bilderberg Steering Committee member, and bank-roller of the Hulk Hogan-Gawker lawsuit is another member of this cast, although apparently less directly involved. Of course, this could be explained away as the establishment co-opting Trump, but given his background and history I find this highly unlikely. In addition to this there are numerous informal advisors not officially part of Trump’s team, one of which is likely CFR president, Richard Haass, who Trump held a secret meeting with Trump in August of 2015 when his campaign was just getting off the ground. Many other formal and informal advisors (such as Edwin Meese) are coming from the powerful Council for National Policy, which threw its weight behind Trump in May of 2016 (at least making it official – all evidence suggests they were in on Trump from the beginning) after holding a secretive meeting between themselves and all major GOP presidential contenders at the time.
So, given the fact that Donald Trump is not a political outsider, that brings us to the question of why he’s been labeled by almost the entire media a political outsider. And that, in turn takes us to the political outsider deception, which the media is the key to. In fact, it is nearly impossible to overstate the media’s role in bolstering Trump and the Trump deception.
It’s quite obvious that on a broad, chief editorial and executive level, the media has been bolstering and promoting Trump from the very beginning of his campaign, contrary to what the vast majority of people have been led to believe by the media itself. Simply put, the very media which Trump has deep connections with has curiously enough given Trump billions in free advertising through massively oversized coverage and has given Trump a pass on his most damning scandals and the most revealing parts of his past. There is a very strong positive correlation between the amount of coverage a candidate receives in the media (regardless of whether it’s positive, negative, or “biased”) and their polling numbers. This obviously doesn’t prove a causal relationship, but in the case of Trump and most other phony political outsiders, a causal relationship and direction can both be determined by looking at the timing of the beginning of Trump’s meteoric rise in coverage in the media compared to his rise in the polls. Trump’s rapid rise in the polling numbers occurred subsequent to his explosion into the public limelight wherein his name was mentioned hundreds upon hundreds of times a day (which is highly peculiar even for an already wildly popular politician) and received in the primary season up to 20 times more coverage than all other GOP candidates combined in the mainstream media, strongly suggesting that his increased coverage in the media caused his rise in the poll numbers despite the fact that his coverage was largely negative (in reality, barring scandal, both good and bad PR have largely the same effect of increasing a given candidate’s popularity).
Not only has the media gifted Trump unprecedented amounts of free advertising and control of the news cycle (the opposite of what the media does when they’re attempting to cut someone down), they’ve behaved deceptively in their characterizing of Trump as a political outsider, something which they’ve achieved by literally constantly explicitly stating as such (not even Trump himself explicitly states that he’s an outsider) and omitting stories about Trump and his past which would tend to discredit the outsider notion .The mainstream media of the masses, i.e. cable news, largely blows off detailed exposes of Trump’s high-level political corruption and manipulation (e.g., Trump Foundation, mafia & drug connections) and refutations of Trump’s assertions that he is self-made (e.g., Politico’s “Artifice of the Deal”), whereas with Clinton, the media (which, according to the alternative media gets its talking points from Hillary Clinton and the DNC) obsesses and frets over her various scandals such as Emailgate, Benghazi, and the Clinton Foundation (of course, Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as Sec. of State was discovered a full 4 years ago and was only emphasized in the media right as election season ramped up).
Forget both the overwrought and oversimplified analyses of coverage of the election by the alternative media attempting to find comprehensive media bias in favor of Clinton/against Trump by pointing out relatively small biases at the production level (such as taking quotes out of context and accusations of racism) and instead focus on more general patterns and overall narrative the media pushes in regards to the election – it is here where evidence of the media’s subtle bolstering of Trump and gradual denigration of Clinton appears. Of course, this isn’t to say that most in the media (mostly at the lower levels) aren’t anti-Trump – they are (and this shows itself in the numerous small instances of bias against Trump in many stories lasting only maybe 1/2-1 full news cycle), but at the executive news level there is clearly an agenda to drum the notion of Trump as a political outsider and disruptor who will route the establishment into peoples’ heads (just as they did with Obama, Bill Clinton, Ross Perot, Reagan. etc.) and a separate but related agenda to, as the media’s historically done, portray Clinton as a hopelessly corrupt Beltway creature, which of course is largely accurate (I’ll get more into detail on Clinton later). Some specific proofs of this are CNN staffer’s frequent complaints of Jeff Zucker’s insistence that Trump be covered virtually all the time (the media’s effort to promote Trump is compartmentalized) , the fact that almost all interviews with Trump on mainstream cable news feature softball questions entirely, media bending of stories to lend credibility to Trumpian rhetoric (the best example being the San Francisco pier shooting), and several unprecedented instances of certain shows’ hosts and producers allowing Trump to tell them what they can and cannot ask him (Morning Joe, Dr. Oz, literally every Fox program, etc.).
Another interesting component of the ever-evolving Trump media complex has been Julian Assange and his organization Wikileaks, which, I will establish in a later post is most likely an intelligence community-backed honeypot. That is a tad off-topic and meandering for the purposes of this article, though.
As for Hillary Clinton, there is a tendency to view Hillary and Bill as one in the same and an assumption that Hillary is the presumed favorite of the powers-that-be. However, this is simply not true, as Hillary Clinton is a different animal than Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, or Barack Obama. Whereas Trump, Bill, and Obama are all merely concerned with fame and vanity and are willing to serve as figureheads while the executive is being run secretly by low-profile clandestine operatives (advisors, White House counselors, the NSC, deputy secretaries, etc.), Hillary clearly displays a lust for power and a disdain for the spotlight, which makes sense given the fact that Hillary has been a handler of Bill’s for decades and is not okay with taking orders, lying down when need be, being leaned on, or being manipulated.
Bill Clinton often remarked that all he wanted was ‘to be elected governor of Arkansas’, not actually run it. Donald Trump Jr. implied his father was largely the same when he told vice presidential interviewees that they would be in charge of policy and most decision making while Donald would be in charge of “making American great again,” i.e. a figurehead celebrity-president. And this gets to the core of the issue – those willing to be complete and utter puppets are most likely to be promoted by the powers that be. Of course, there have been presidents who have not been puppets in recent history such as Bush I. However, all of them have been quite different from Hillary in that they all without fail have come from good-ol’-boy networks within the deep state and can be trusted by the deep state. Hillary merely latched onto someone she knew had an inside track in politics (Bill). Of course, the only reason Bill had an inside track into politics at all was that he had proven himself a reliable errand boy and low-level informant for the CIA at Oxford and after being further vetted by established powers as someone who would reliably do his handlers’ bidding made Attorney General and then governor of Arkansas with the financial and political backing of several power brokers, the most prominent of which being billionaire Stephens Inc.-owner Jackson Stephens, who was intimately involved in facilitating more than a few black CIA and NSA operations through his various businesses (another major backer of Clinton’s was Don Tyson). Hillary, unlike Bill, was not handpicked and groomed to achieve a high office, and therefore has not received the same media protection and promotion Bill received when he first ran for president.
There are many potential reasons for why a Donald Trump is being promoted by the established powers besides being a manipulable figurehead. Trump, being a Republican, would likely have success in rallying support behind further wars in the Middle East and expanding the scope of the police and surveillance state. Notice that there’s been a recent uptick in Islamic fear-mongering corresponding with the rise of western-backed ISIS and several high-profile Islamic terrorist attacks (all of which have had government black operations components). In addition to this, the manufactured Trump phenomenon is fundamentally restructuring the GOP and making it a viable party again as part of an effort to shore up the two-party system. Trump has brought the vast formerly politically apathetic white working class into the GOP’s fold. However, this is unfalsifiable and highly speculative.