#1 Trump vs. the Establishment by algernonpj 23.08.2016 17:26


William Jasper compares the establishment response to Trump with that to Goldwater.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Trump vs. the Establishment
Written by William F. Jasper

Hedge fund billionaires, Wall Street mega-bankers, Hollywood movie moguls, RINOs (Republicans In Name Only), ultra-Left “Progressive” Democrats, and Big Media journalistas have all ganged up on one man. Together with an AstroTurf army of neocon pundits, radical academics, student activists, and street agitators funded by the Big Foundations and Big Government, they have united to stop that one man: Donald J. Trump.

George Soros, David Rockefeller, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg, Steven Spielberg, Jeff Bezos, and a bevy of other uber-rich titans have teamed up with National Review, the Weekly Standard, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, et al., to ensure that “The Donald” never makes it into the White House. Some of these plutocrats — Soros, Buffett, and Spielberg — have taken the full “I’m With Her” Hillary Rodham Clinton loyalty pledge. Many of the anti-Trump “Republican” and “conservative” poseurs, on the other hand, have not formally taken the Hillary plunge, but their implacable “Never Trump” stance amounts to the same thing.

Not since 1964 has the political and financial establishment gone into such full-tilt mode against a presidential candidate. In fact, the establishment elites are shamelessly recycling the same vicious propaganda tactics against Donald Trump that they employed against Republican U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater, then the rising star of the conservative/anti-communist movement.

Piling On the Propaganda

Goldwater, the establishment media choir relentlessly chimed, was an “extremist” and a “racist,” and was responsible for the “climate of hate” that was somehow responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the race riots that were then rocking many American cities. Sound familiar? Moreover, voters were repeatedly told, the Arizona solon did not have the “temperament” to be the man with his finger on the nuclear trigger: His “extremism” and “warmongering” could lead to atomic war and global incineration. The anti-Goldwater character assassination campaign culminated with the infamous “daisy ad,” the television commercial in which a winsome young girl counting daisy petals disappears in a mushroom cloud.

A remake of the “daisy ad” aimed at Trump is rumored to be in the offing. Back in May, Politico interviewed the admen who created “Daisy” and other notorious hit pieces for President Johnson’s venomous 1964 TV campaign that revolutionized political commercials.

In the Politico interview (“LBJ’s Ad Men: Here’s How Clinton Can Beat Trump”), two of the still-living members of Johnson’s ad team explained how the successful formula they used to smear Goldwater could be used to undermine Trump. Sid Myers, former art director at Doyle Dane Bernbach, the LBJ campaign’s advertising firm, and Lloyd Wright, the Democratic National Committee’s media coordinator at the time, detailed how some of their dirty tricks that were so effective in 1964 could also work well today.

Actually, some of those tricks were already under way against Trump before the Politico article appeared. One of the 1964 slime attacks employed the favorite libel of liberals, that conservatives and Republicans are racist KKKers. (The inconvenient reality is that, historically, it has been the Democratic Party and Democratic politicians that have been most closely associated with the Ku Klux Klan.) Myers and Wright led the team that filmed LBJ’s commercial featuring a KKK cross-burning with voice-over endorsements of Goldwater. Over the past several months, Big Media reporters and commentators have been churning and rechurning a contrived non-story: that Donald Trump received a KKK endorsement that he did not “immediately” disavow. Why is that a contrived non-story? Well, for several reasons. First of all, there’s good reason to believe that this is a “political stunt,” which is to say that it is very likely that the whole “endorsement” was a set-up by Trump’s opposition to create precisely that slime effect it is having — or that they hope it is having.

The Myers-Wright LBJ hitmen parlayed the KKK smear into another infamous ad known as “Confessions of a Republican,” a four-minute monologue in which actor William Bogert, posing as a lifelong Republican coming from a long family history of Republicans, worriedly explained that Goldwater “scares me.” “When the head of the Ku Klux Klan, when all these weird groups, come out in favor of the candidate of my party — either they’re not Republicans, or I’m not,” Bogert said.

Truth be told, Bogert was/is a Republican In Name Only (a RINO), as his most recent performances confirm. The 80-year-old actor has been trotted out by Team Hillary and her media allies over the past several months to reprise his anti-Goldwater “Confessions” against the current Republican presidential nominee. As the Republican National Convention was getting under way in Cleveland this past July, the Clinton campaign released a new ad featuring Bogert replaying his 1964 role and explaining why Trump “scares me.” However, before the Clinton/Bogert spot was actually run as a commercial, Bogert was featured in friendly interviews with CNN’s Don Lemon and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, and in articles for Time, U.S. News & World Report, and other similar organs, where he has invariably been presented as a “moderate” Republican, the same as in 1964.

But how “moderate” is a Republican who can support left-wing “Progressive” Democrat Lyndon Johnson in 1964 and left-wing “Progressive” Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016? Rather, Bogert, like other (real or alleged) Republicans jumping on the anti-Trump/pro-Clinton bandwagon, may be best described as a “Rockefeller Republican.” That was a much-used and well-understood political term in the 1960s and 1970s, and still is a very relevant label today describing the pro-Big Government, liberal-left, globalist, one-world GOP operatives that masquerade as “moderates.” Specifically, it referred to the elitist wing of the GOP led by Nelson Rockefeller (governor of New York, 1959-1973, and vice president, 1974-1977). Nelson, the scion of the ultra-rich Rockefeller banking dynasty and a perennial presidential wannabe, was ignominiously defeated by Goldwater in the 1964 primaries. But for those in the know, “Rockefeller Republican” more accurately described (and still describes) the GOP leaders and agents associated with the “Eastern Establishment” presided over by Nelson’s brother David, then chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank, as well as chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the “brain trust” of the Eastern Establishment.

The Rockefeller Republicans of the Eastern Establishment represented the moneyed Wall Street interests that were allied to the Big Government, internationalist agenda of the New Deal/New Frontier Democrats. Like the Democrats, they favored more government spending, more federal regulation and intervention, foreign aid, the United Nations, entangling treaties, judicial activism, abortion, etc. The Rockefeller Republicans were/are a mere echo of the Democrats, thus Goldwater’s pledge to offer “a choice, not an echo” to the American people.

But the idea of offering a real choice of political leaders to the American people is actually anathema to the establishment that has captured both the Democrat and Republican parties, and held them under tight control for decades. The reality of American politics was described this way in 1966 by the late Professor Carroll Quigley in his famous book Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time: “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”

Quigley’s description above is important not because it represents his own views (although that may also be the case), but because, according to him, it represents the views and operational plans of the ruling elite, the Eastern Establishment, that, de facto, has usurped control over America’s financial and political system. Even more importantly, the results of one election cycle after another, over the past 50-60 years, have clearly demonstrated that the change of party does not bring “any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”

Dominant Political Desires

Dr. Quigley, a professor of history at Princeton, Harvard, and Georgetown Universities, and a mentor of Bill Clinton, was one of the rare academics who was privileged to study the “secret records” of the Council on Foreign Relations and the “network of power” of which it is a key component.

“There does exist,” wrote Quigley, “and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical Right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so.” The chief Round Table Groups to which he refers are the CFR (in the United States) and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA, also known as Chatham House, in Britain). “I know of the operations of this network,” Quigley explained, “because I have studied it for twenty years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960’s, to examine its papers and secret records.” “I have no aversion to it or to most of its aims and have, for much of my life, been close to it and to many of its instruments,” he continued. “I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies … but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known.”

Indeed, now more than ever, the role of this secretive power network “is significant enough to be known.” But, unfortunately, far too few are courageous enough to truly “speak truth to power” and expose the increasing stranglehold it exercises over our entire nation, and much of the planet.


Trying to Tame Trump

It was Goldwater’s “America First” philosophy that caused the CFR establishment to unleash the hellish hordes of Mordor against him, and it is Trump’s “America First” comments that have, likewise, sent the orchestrated waves of revulsion crashing upon him from the globalist chorus.



#2 RE: Trump vs. the Establishment by katzenjammer 23.08.2016 18:38


Quigley, hmmm.... will have to look him up! lol

#3 RE: Trump vs. the Establishment by algernonpj 23.08.2016 19:14


Quote: katzenjammer wrote in post #2
Quigley, hmmm.... will have to look him up! lol

Yup ... Quigley:

#4 RE: Trump vs. the Establishment by algernonpj 23.08.2016 19:21


Seriously. If anyone wants to read a copy of 'Tragedy and Hope'

You can buy a copy [reprint] of the original here:

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Or get either pdf or text format here:

#5 RE: Trump vs. the Establishment by katzenjammer 23.08.2016 19:38


I was fortunate to find a First Edition, First Printing of the original 1966 version of Tragedy and Hope at a really good price online a number of years ago. Less than $100 at the time, the only thing "wrong" with it is that it didn't have the dust cover.

#6 RE: Trump vs. the Establishment by algernonpj 24.08.2016 17:27


Quote: katzenjammer wrote in post #5
I was fortunate to find a First Edition, First Printing of the original 1966 version of Tragedy and Hope at a really good price online a number of years ago. Less than $100 at the time, the only thing "wrong" with it is that it didn't have the dust cover.


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