I
t is a conceit of democracy that opposing parties, after months of trying to convince the public the other would be a disaster for the country, should after the election cooperate for the good of the whole.

O
ne of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises was to clean up the judiciary, ie, one of the 3 main branch pools of fetid water known as the governmental “swamp” that he intends to “drain.”

Smoking is ok if the Pope does it” --Pius XIII in “The Young Pope” “If the President does it, it is not illegal” --President Nixon during his impeachment

I
t is practically impossible to watch the latest rage on cable TV, the serial ten episode narration of a future Pope, Pius XIII, and not be struck by the uncanny parallels between it and the ancient political situation under emperor Caligula of the Roman Empire, as well as the present political landscape in the Atlantic Alliance under President Trump.

The Fourth Turning: What Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny by William Strauss and Neil Howe.

T
he theoretical slogan “Make America Great Again,” followed in practice with a ban on travel to the US from seven Moslem countries, is ultimately rooted in a sinister theory of history.

L
et’s start from the most recent happening. Bill O’Reilly interviews Trump for Fox news. He asks him ‘Do you respect Putin’? Trump replies ‘Yes, I do!!!’ The interview rolls on. After a few moments, Bill O’Reilly tells him ‘Putin’s a killer (meaning – How can you even think of having good relations with a killer?).’

J
acksonian school of thought is winning today in U.S. The starkest indicator of that is that the President of the U.S. is Donald Trump. As opposed to other three major schools (Wilsonian, Hamiltonian and Jeffersonian) Jacksonians are in the vanguard of American populism and promote isolationism in the global affairs of the U.S. The problem with that lies in the fact that after more than seven decades of U.S. foreign policy shaped by the Wilsonian and Hamiltonian schools of thought, sudden withdrawal to isolationism may bring the undesired result to Jacksonians -- war.

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n January 27th, 2017 which ironically happens to be Holocaust Remembrance Day, US President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order entitled ‘Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States’. The effect of the Executive order, inter alia, was to prevent the entry into the United States, irrespective of visa status, citizens of seven Muslim majority nations.

S
uch a flurry of activity in the first week as executive orders poured out of the Oval Office at a fast and furious pace. To what end ...Yes, a wall is going to be built ... except it might be a fence and might not cover the whole stretch. The chief of the border patrol has resigned/fired over disagreement. Yes, the Mexicans are going to pay for it ... except they are not. The Mexican President cancelled his visit to the U.S. over the threats and squabble.

N
ow that President Donald Trump is, in a lightening fast, almost blitzkrieg manner, using his first weeks to pass monumentally powerful Executive Orders, in order to demolish and devastate the existing United States Deep State Neo-Conservative/Neo-Liberal Establishment, he must also simultaneously watch his back and be cognizant of the tens of millions of government micro-infiltrators, still taking their marching orders from the proverbial “head of the snake.”

I
t is only with difficulty that Obama's friends and foes alike can dispute his leadership abilities. Charismatic, humane, inspirational, well-read, composed- name it, he has it. And yet, going back to examine his foreign policy-making, whether one calls it 'entrenchment' or 'offshore balancing',  fact remains that America today finds itself in retreat.

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