I am truly delighted to have a president who, so far, operates openly, tweets brashly, changes his mind daily, and shares his frustration and his thinking without filters. I suspect this mini-era of having a real person in the White House will soon end. We are told the presidency is so very, very precious. The Oval Office is the seat of all power, and the great ruler who occupies it must retain a mysticism suited to the godhead of the greatest empire the world has ever suffered. Trump is a poor fit for this mandatory mythology, and I’m sure that the dark wizards of the deep state have wondered if a chemical lobotomy, or suggestible fugue state, may be administered, and how soon. Thank you, Mr. Trump, for surrounding yourself with family who loves you.
This is the word that comes to mind when I read the speech given by Trump while in Saudi Arabia, the land with one of the most heinous human rights records on the planet. Forgive the length of the cites; I know you know this generally – take the time to read it specifically:
The American President has no policies. There are policies drawn by the American institutions which control the American regime which are the intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, the big arms and oil companies, and financial institutions, in addition to some other lobbies which influence American decision-making. The American President merely implements these policies, and the evidence is that when Trump tried to move on a different track, during and after his election campaign, he couldn’t. He came under a ferocious attack. As we have seen in the past few week, he changed his rhetoric completely and subjected himself to the terms of the deep American state, or the deep American regime. That’s why it is unrealistic and a complete waste of time to make an assessment of the American President’s foreign policy, for he might say something; but he ultimately does what these institutions dictate to him. This is not new. This has been ongoing American policy for decades.