Something of a mega earthquake happened when Donald Trump selected Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate over my predicted long-term Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member, and former distinguished Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. I was wrong and delightfully so. Pence has no known establishment connections and has praiseworthy constitutionally centered credentials.
I have studied special interest groups all my adult life and for at least 70 years either the president or his vice president has been a member of this globalist organization. In fact I have said that one cannot be president without their permission. Membership also belonged to his secretary of state, a third of his cabinet, and his ambassador to Russia and China, whether Democrat or Republican. The Trump presidency, as now constituted, is the only exception, making his election the most “establishment free” and historic in modern U.S. history, thus the earthquake. The Trump revolution is more profound than realized.
Had Trump selected Gingrich I would have seen this election in the same light as that of Ronald Reagan when we last had the best chance of throwing the globalists (the establishment) out of power. I would have joined the “Never Trump” movement. Reagan, like Trump today, had/has no globalist connections.
At the Republican National Convention in 1980 Reagan promised a small group of delegates led by Dr. W. Cleon Skousen, that he would not, “under any circumstance, have that man,” George Bush, as his running mate. The next day Reagan announced Bush as his vice presidential selection. The small group confronted Reagan with the contradictions to which Reagan responded before walking away, “Had one Hell of a night with David and Henry.”
I reasoned that the establishment found it necessary to work with Reagan because of unplanned popular support and could drop their intense opposition to him if he would accept their man, a former CFR director, as his vice president. The CFR could still govern indirectly through Vice President George Bush on the things that mattered most to them.
Both David Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger, now old men 101 and 92 respectively, were known then as leading architects of world government and were managing the CFR. They created the Trilateral Commission (TC) in 1973 to work a similar influence on the world level. This organization worked to influence three geographical regions, Japan, North American and Western Europe and divided its then 270 members of preselected industrialists, bankers and politicians among these regions. The view was that if consensus could be obtained between these powerful regions those involved essentially economically managed the world. The Jimmy Carter Administration had the largest number of TC members 16, and fewer numbers have served in every presidential administration since.
Trump left me feeling as though I was watching the Reagan movie again when he made two announcements. Pressed for a list of advisors on March 3rd he offered three names, two of which were CFR members. First on the list was Richard Haass, the same advisor as Hillary Clinton, who is presently serving his 13th year as president of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a member of the Bilderbergers and the Trilateral Commission, two other globalist organizations. The second announcement, made May 18, revealed that Trump met with Henry Kissinger after disclosing that they had had several prior phone conversations.
The people have clearly rejected the “establishment,” whether they fully understood what it was or its impact over previous administrations, they knew something was wrong when those sent to change Washington DC became Washington DC. Nobody in America is more globalist and establishment than Haass and Kissinger. There should be nothing that Donald Trump should wish to emulate from either man, so why the meetings with a Secretary of State seven presidents ago? Nothing more was made public.
That Trump would select Mike Pence, far to the right of what he himself has been in the past, suggests sincerity to better govern. Pence even endorsed for president political rival Ted Cruz, so he is not being rewarded for loyalty.
The presidency of Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885), the most corrupt candidate for the office of vice president in the 1800’s, comes to mind. The assassination of James A. Garfield elevated him to the presidency. Sobered by the importance of the office he implemented Civil Service Reform, which he had previously opposed, and became a very honest and respectable president.
If Trump fails to do the same I am here to write columns exposing the practices of any president outside the Constitution. For now I am giving Trump a grateful node.
By rejecting Gingrich there is no doubt that Trump has upset the CFR, who see the White House as their personal property. Before, they were the president or were one heartbeat from, should he be too independent. I do expect Trump to attempt to placate CFR people in his government, perhaps Gingrich as Secretary of State and Chris Christy, or Rudy Giuliani as Attorney General. I object, but cleaning house immediately of globalists may not be possible, but he has kept the CFR out of the Executive Branch of Government for the first time in at least 70 years.
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