Fighting Chaos with Chaos?
Trump as “Chaos-Master” Faces Down Forces of Doom
From its start, the Trump administration has been plagued by charges of “chaos.” From the revolving door of senior staffers — including two secretaries of state, three national security advisers and two chiefs of staff — to the president’s brash and sometimes boorish personal style, to his politically incorrect taunt-tweeting, Donald Trump has refused to conform to his political opponents’ conventional notions of what constitutes an effective White House operation.
And yet, the economy is humming, hosts of regulations have been rolled back, the unemployment rate is down, job openings are soaring, taxes have been cut and black joblessness is at an all-time low. Prototypes for the wall along the Mexican border are being tested, raids by ICE are rounding up dangerous illegal aliens and the “travel ban” against several Muslim nations was argued last month before the Supreme Court, where the president’s authority over immigration will be upheld.
In foreign affairs, the two Koreas are talking to each other, with a summit between Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un slated for June in Singapore, the ISIS “caliphate” has been effectively destroyed and just last week Trump yanked the carpets out from under the Iranian mullahs and canceled the nuclear deal negotiated — but never submitted to the Senate for ratification — by the Obama administration.
In short, this has been the most effective administration since FDR’s first term. __ https://nypost.com/2018/05/12/trumps-chaotic-style-is-starting-to-make-sense/
Risk of “EMP Doomsday” Pushed Back
If Trump had been content to follow Obama’s playbook on nuclear rogues North Korea and Iran, these dire threats from EMP would be growing more and more immediate:
“President Trump’s withdrawal from the bogus Iran nuclear deal, and his determination to denuclearize North Korea, are all the more important because even a single nuclear weapon possessed by these rogue states would pose an existential threat to North America by EMP attack,”
Social Order: Looting requires dusk to dawn curfew. People become refugees as they flee powerless homes. Work force becomes differently employed at scavenging for basics, including water, food, and shelter.
Communications: No TV, radio, or phone service.
Transportation: Gas pumps inoperable. Failure of signal lights and street lights impedes traffic, stops traffic after dark. No mass transit metro service. Airlines stopped.
Water and Food: No running water. Stoves and refrigerators inoperable. People melt snow, boil water, and cook over open fires. Local food supplies exhausted. Most stores close due to blackout.
Energy: Oil and natural gas flows stop.
Emergency Medical: Hospitals operate in dark. Patients on dialysis and other life support threatened. Medications administered and babies born by flashlight.
US President Trump is not being helped by “the deep state” in his efforts to stem doomsday threats. Quite the opposite, in fact:
The Obama administration’s “do nothing” policy on EMP continues at the Department of Energy where the Office of Electric Reliability plans to spend millions endlessly studying EMP in collaboration with the national labs and the electric power industry. Yet these studies are unnecessary. DOD has all the data needed to protect the national grid now, but has ignored the EMP Commission’s recommendation to share EMP data.
• Obama-holdovers in DOD slow-rolled and sabotaged the EMP Commission, hoodwinking Congress into terminating the EMP Commission in September 2017. That same month North Korea successfully tested an H-Bomb they describe as capable of “super-powerful EMP attack” and released a report accurately describing a Super-EMP nuclear weapon. __ http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/21577
Obama/Clinton Policies Would Leave US as Helpless Hostage
The entire thrust of the Obama/Clinton foreign policy appears directed toward making the enemies of the US stronger, while weakening the US on almost every front. As long as Obama/Clinton holdovers remain active in US government bureaucracies, this malignant force of active and intentional decline will continue.
It is wrong to expect too much from Trump’s first few years, in the face of decades of inbred government-instigated decay and virtual self-sabotage. But given the challenge, Trump’s scorecard of accomplishments so far is impressive.
A President Like No Other
… Trump became president because he outworked and outhustled his competitors, because he saw that most seasoned politicians were split-the-difference 51 percent hedgers—and that the country by 2016 desperately wanted some sort of Samson to tear down the pillars of a complacent if not corrupt establishment, even if they and their deliverer might sometimes be injured in the rubble.
… The country was looking for a third alternative to both free-market economics and neo-socialism, and yet again to both political correctness and the Republican often groveling surrender to it. Or as Black puts it, “Trump’s rise was an expression of sub-revolutionary anger by a wide swath of dissatisfied and mainly not overly prosperous or influential people.” … Trump assumed that even in the age of high techies and billionaire financiers, one can still not build a tower without the muscular labor of welders, cement layers, and glass installers. __ VD Hanson reviews “A President Like No Other”
The deep state is pulling out all stops in an effort to reverse the election of Donald Trump — “by any means necessary.”
To reiterate Trump’s achievements after 16 months in office:
… the economy is humming, hosts of regulations have been rolled back, the unemployment rate is down, job openings are soaring, taxes have been cut and black joblessness is at an all-time low. Prototypes for the wall along the Mexican border are being tested, raids by ICE are rounding up dangerous illegal aliens and the “travel ban” against several Muslim nations was argued last month before the Supreme Court, where the president’s authority over immigration will be upheld.
In foreign affairs, the two Koreas are talking to each other, with a summit between Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un slated for June in Singapore, the ISIS “caliphate” has been effectively destroyed and just last week Trump yanked the carpets out from under the Iranian mullahs and canceled the nuclear deal negotiated — but never submitted to the Senate for ratification — by the Obama administration. __ Trumps Chaotic Effectiveness to Date
And that is just a small sample of what can be seen on the surface of things.
Trump Playing Deeper Game Than Media Capable of Comprehending
There is a lot at risk in this high-stakes poker game of national and international one-upmanship. Much more is happening behind the scenes than most members of the public will ever know — much less understand even if they were made more aware.
Why is Trump still standing after being the target of so much fury, hatred, and fear at home and around the world? Perhaps one of the reasons is his having been brought up into a bruising world of business and finance, without having been pampered.
As a boy, Donald Trump thrived at the New York Military Academy as both a star athlete and a student leader. Over summer breaks, Donald worked at his father’s construction sites where he gained a first-hand knowledge of how the building trades operated.
After graduating from the Wharton School of Finance with a degree in economics, Trump set his sites on bigger development projects than his father had ever been involved with — and went on from there.
Trump learned to deal with financial institutions, political entities, and was forced to work around bent personalities in government, labour unions, organised crime, the newspapers, and much more.
Perhaps just as importantly, Trump learned to manage large amounts of debt in an industry that is built on debt. That experience can only serve him well when trying to face down the monstrous debt of the US government — and in understanding the challenges being faced by other national leaders around the world in terms of their economic stressors.
It’s a Chaotic World Out There
The world is full of traps, bogs, and potential dooms. Serious nations need to be led by serious people who have confronted many such traps prior to assuming leadership. Unicorn-boys like Clinton, Bush Jr., and Obama have no business pretending to lead the only global superpower. They have only f’d it up — although to be fair to Obama, he did it intentionally.
Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst. It is never too late for a Dangerous Childhood © .