Trump Challenges Americans to Live Up to Ideals of American Revolution

As the partisan polarization of the U.S. presidential election has become increasingly ugly, with some Democrats going so far as to accuse Donald Trump of treason over the fake news that he did not respond to the allegations of the payment of "Russian bounties" to the Taliban to kill Americans in Afghanistan, the President stood in the shadow of the famous sculptures of Presidents at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, and issued an appeal to all Americans, to look to the history of the nation for inspiration to address the crises confronting the world today.  His speech, delivered to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, was a passionate defense of the hard-fought victory over the imperial forces of Great Britain, and comes as radical mobs shaped by Jacobin ideology deployed from, and sponsored by, today's imperial enforcers, are engaged in what he called a "left-wing cultural revolution...to overthrow the American Revolution."  In the face of this "new far left fascism," as gangs of provocateurs are rampaging through cities, tearing down statues and defacing monuments, Trump declared that now is the "time to speak up loudly and strongly and powerfully and defend the integrity of our country."

This speech was a call to mobilize, not just for a partisan election victory, but to expunge the deepening rot which is eroding the foundations of the American republic.  While he described in some detail the attack on the nation, he took the occasion to demonstrate what America truly means to him.  His commitment to the ideals of the American Revolution, forged in an anti-colonial battle against the British Empire, is what makes him such a threat to those running a coup against him, a coup initiated by today's adherents to the modern-day colonialism centered in the City of London.  The man who has been called a racist by his political opponents spoke movingly of the "divine truth that moved the world forever" when the Declaration of Independence proclaimed, "All men are created equal."  He said that Americans "believe in equal opportunity, equal justice, and equal treatment for citizens of every race, background, religion, and creed," as all are "made in the holy image of God."  He contrasted the nihilism of the violent protesters—whose goal, he said, "is not a better America, their goal is the end of America"—with the legacy of Martin Luther King.  He stated that Dr. King said the Founders signed a "promissory note" to every future generation.  King saw "that the mission of justice required us to fully embrace our founding ideals....He called on his fellow citizens not to rip down their heritage, but to live up to their heritage." 

Trump spoke of the sacrifices made by leaders such as George Washington, who returned to his farm after leading the Continental Army to victory against "the most powerful military on Earth", and again, after serving as our first President.  He spoke of those who gave their lives to win the Civil War, under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, who was Commander-in-Chief "during our bloodiest war, the struggle that saved our union and extinguished the evil of slavery....He issued the Emancipation Proclamation; he led the passage of the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery for all time—and ultimately, his determination to preserve our nation and our Union cost him his life."

In addition to those heroes, Washington and Lincoln, whose likenesses have been carved "into the face of Mount Rushmore" to honor their contributions to building America, he spoke of the accomplishments of the men and women who put up the Hoover Dam, built great cities, split the atom, won two world wars, and landed American astronauts on the Moon.  "For the sake of our children...we must protect and preserve our history, our heritage, and our great heroes."

Asserting that soon, "we will plant our flag on Mars," he concluded: "From this night and from this magnificent place, let us go forward united in our purpose and re-dedicated in our resolve.  We will raise the next generation of American patriots.  We will write the next thrilling chapter of the American adventure.  And we will teach our children to know that they live in a land of legends, that nothing can stop them, and that no one can hold them down.  They will know that in America, you can do anything, you can be anything, and together, we can achieve anything."

THE ENEMY IS STILL THE BRITISH EMPIRE

The media response was to accuse Trump of increasing the polarization, by his charge that those engaged in violence are not fighting for social justice, but are "attacking our country" with a "radical ideology [which] advances under the banner of social justice."  Trump's views on this have likely been sharpened by his personal battle, which began before his election, against those who fabricated the Russiagate story to contain or abort his presidency.  He has launched a countercoup, which has been producing evidence which conclusively proves that top officials of the Obama administration—including Obama and Biden—have been engaged in a plot against him, working through the permanent bureaucracy in the intelligence community, the diplomatic corps, both political parties and the media.

LaRouchePAC has produced dossiers which go further, identifying the British role in this, as Russiagate was initiated by dubious reports of Russian cyber interference from London's GCHQ, which were backed up by a phony dossier compiled by a top "former" MI6 operative, Christopher Steele.  At the same time, assets shared by British and U.S. intelligence, such as Josef Mifsud and Stephan Halper, connived with the FBI and CIA to run "sting" operations against Trump campaign operatives, to plant the story of Russian support for Trump.

More importantly, LaRouchePAC has identified the motive for this operation: the fear that Trump, as President, would fulfill his campaign pledge to "end the endless wars", tear up the globalist "free trade" policies which deindustrialized the U.S., and reject anti-growth Green policies.  Central to the hysteria against him is the recognition that Trump, if given the opportunity, would form cooperative relationships with Russian President Putin and China's President Xi, as the basis for building a new global strategic architecture, in a decisive break with the geopolitical era of confrontation, regime change and proxy wars, which has characterized Trans-Atlantic policy since the end of the Cold War.

While many mistakenly refer to this as the "Washington consensus," the era of geopolitics was made in London, using corrupted elements in the U.S. as the enforcement arm of a global empire.  That Trump returned to an anti-colonial theme at Mt. Rushmore shows that, in spite of the legal offensive against him, the smears and slanders, he still maintains the desire to break with the anti-American policy of the collapsing imperial global system.  And his embrace of Washington and Lincoln sends an important signal, as both identified the enemy of America as imperial forces centered in London.

TRUMP AND AMLO ON SOVEREIGNTY

The July 8 meeting between Trump and Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) in Washington demonstrated concretely that Trump intends to conduct foreign policy in the tradition of anti-colonial U.S. Presidents.  Given the seemingly anti-Mexican rhetoric of his campaign, the last thing most suspected is that there would be a friendship between the "leftist" nationalist AMLO, who was elected in 2018, and the "America First" Trump.  U.S. policy toward Mexico in recent decades has been shaped by the demands of the international bankers, with full backing by U.S. officials, that Mexico must not only pay all its debts first, before any investment is allowed in its physical economy, but must also serve as a source of cheap labor, both in its factories and in the poor immigrants who come for employment in the U.S.  This relationship was codified with the rotten "free trade" agreement, NAFTA.

But Trump and AMLO overthrew the profiles, along with the NAFTA agreement, and found common ground as defenders of "national sovereignty."  Trump said at the joint press conference that no one expected they would forge a close relationship.  AMLO responded, "They forecast that our relationship would fail," but "we are not fighting, and we are friends."  As they signed a new agreement, Trump described the U.S. and Mexico as "two sovereign nations, thriving, growing, and excelling side by side, working together." 

This was reinforced by AMLO, who added that what he appreciates "is that you [Trump] have never sought to impose anything on us violating our sovereignty...you have followed, in our case, the wise advice of the lustrous and prudent George Washington who said, 'Nations should not take advantage of the unfortunate conditions of  other peoples.'  You have not tried to treat us as a colony; on the contrary, you have honored our condition as an independent nation."

He concluded: "That's why I'm here to express to the people of the United States that their President behaved with us with kindness and respect.  You have treated us just as what we are: a country and a dignified people: a free democratic, and sovereign people. Long live the friendship of our two nations."

Of significance, in addition to AMLO's reference to George Washington, there were two other examples presented of a shared anti-colonial history: both praised the relationship between Lincoln and Mexican President Benito Juarez, during the American civil war and Mexico's independence battle to oust the imperial debt collectors sent by the Hapsburgs; and AMLO spoke warmly of the alliance between Franklin Roosevelt and Lazaro Cardenas in 1938, when Mexico seized its oil fields back from the Rockefellers and their allies, including British oil companies.

To insure that this alliance can break away from the crushing effects of the present global financial collapse, there is one other U.S.-Mexico legacy which must be revived, that forged by the June 1982 meeting between President Jose Lopez Portillo and Lyndon LaRouche.  As Mexican sovereignty then was being challenged by the rapacious demands of international bankers imposed by the International Monetary Fund, Lyndon LaRouche drafted a plan, Operation Juarez, which called for debt moratoria or forgiveness for the nations of Ibero-America, and a new credit system, to fund the real economy of those subjected to anti-growth predatory measures by the global bankers.  LaRouche's proposal was based on a return to the respect for sovereignty of others, in pursuit of common aims, in the anti-colonial tradition of the American Revolution. 

As such, the adoption of the principles elaborated in Operation Juarez would provide not only the best approach for advancing U.S.-Mexico relations today, along the lines discussed by Trump and AMLO, but to serve as the basis for establishing a New Bretton Woods financial system worldwide, to replace today's bankrupt, casino economy.

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  • rex willard
    commented 2020-07-15 15:35:13 -0400
    excellent piece. once again you continue to educate me at may levels . thank you and keep up the great work . when will we see you on x22report again?
  • Harley Schlanger
    published this page in Articles & Interviews 2020-07-15 07:52:39 -0400