The Trump presidency is going to be one for the ages. He challenged the establishment media again in his last press conference, essentially calling the people at CNN a bunch of liars and propagators of fake news.
As I write this, there is less than one week to go until Trump is set to take the presidency. We’ll see if he can make it there.
Rosie O’Donnell stated earlier in the week that she supports delaying Trump’s presidency by imposing martial law. I don’t think even Obama will try to get away with this though.
The scarier aspect is just how many enemies Trump has accumulated inside the establishment. The worst of the worst characters are all against him. He should realize that he shouldn’t even trust everyone who has supposedly supported him. If I were Trump, I would not be trusting of the war hawks from the Bush era such as John Bolton.
It is good that Trump is realizing who is enemies are and just how dangerous they are. He should fear the Bush family, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham just as much as the media and the Democratic establishment.
Trump’s biggest challenge is perhaps the spy/ intelligence agencies. They are putting out these lies about Trump. At least Trump is understanding that they are his enemies.
Trump is going to be the first president since Kennedy to boldly take on the CIA. Of course, we all know how Kennedy’s presidency ended. I know that Trump is keeping some of his personal security, but I really hope he knows how dangerous the situation is for him.
If the establishment insiders do try to assassinate Trump, it is possible it could ultimately work against them. Think about when Obi Wan Kenobi allowed Darth Vader to strike him down. He allows this only when he sees that Luke is watching.
Well, in this situation, the entire country is watching. If they try to strike down Trump, only the most naive will believe a lone-nut theory. You would really have to have your head in the sand to not understand that it was the establishment (the powers-that-be, the deep state, whatever you want to call it) responsible for it.
Trump is not a libertarian. There are many positions he takes that are anti-libertarian. Still, sometimes certain things have a way of taking shape.
Just the fact that Trump took on the establishment and won the presidency is a great accomplishment. It means that the American people do have a say. It means that we are not fully controlled by the establishment.
I think Trump serves a purpose of gaining long-term liberty for us. He is throwing a wrench into the whole system. His ideas on how to fix the problems aren’t as relevant as the fact that he is exposing the awful system. While the insiders try to delegitimize Trump, he is helping to delegitimize them.
I’d like to make something of an analogy here. Perhaps we can see certain similarities with Mikhail Gorbachev. He was the head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. He became the head of state of the Soviet Union in 1988. He also oversaw the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Gorbachev had a lot of bad ideas. He was a communist. But in the end, he was a decent enough human being to not use violence in opposing the tearing down of the Berlin Wall and the breakup of the Soviet Union. Maybe he just saw the writing on the wall, but it is easy to imagine many dictators not letting things go so easily without a violent fight.
Gorbachev was about the best we could have hoped for at that time in the Soviet Union. There wasn’t going to be a libertarian head of state there, or anything close to that. Gorbachev was just good enough that it allowed the state to collapse and for some liberty to find light.
Perhaps it is the same with Trump. We all know he has his shortcomings. But maybe he has just enough honesty and is principled enough to keep standing up against the evil establishment. Maybe he will serve the simple purpose of exposing just how evil the establishment and all of the cronies are.
Trump has put himself in great danger. For this, he has done a service to the American people, whether they know it or not. He is exposing the media for the liars that they are. He is exposing just how rotten the entire system is.
I don’t know if Trump will personally win his fight with the CIA, but either way the American people are the beneficiaries of this fight. It is removing the legitimacy of this agency and the entire bureaucratic structure. For this, we can thank Trump for his service so far, even before he has become president.