Stop hat­ing Trump and bring back Glass-Stea­gall

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

Do you hate Don­ald Trump? Are you con­vinced that Rus­sian hack­ers stole the 2016 elec­tion to get Don­ald Trump elected and that, fur­ther, the Trump cam­paign col­luded with the Rus­sians to bring about that re­sult? If your answer is any­thing other than an ab­so­lute “no” to th­ese ques­tions, than you have been the vic­tim of a gi­gan­tic fraud.

In a July 24 memo pub­lished on the Con­sor­tium News web­site, Vet­er­ans In­tel­li­gence Pro­fes­sion­als for San­ity re­viewed the foren­sic ev­i­dence that in­di­cated the servers of the Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee were not hacked, but rather were dumped and then leaked by some­one who had phys­i­cal ac­cess to the servers. That per­son, or those per­sons, down­loaded the huge trove of email data that was later leaked onto a de­vice, like a thumb drive, and then left be­hind mal­ware that was in­tended to make it look like a Rus­sian hack.

This fraud is the ba­sis for the ex­treme McCarthyite, Rus­so­pho­bic at­tacks on Pres­i­dent Trump, which our rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Steny Hoyer (D-Md., 5th), and our two sen­a­tors, Ben Cardin (D) and Chris Van Hollen (D), have un­for­tu­nately not had the courage to fight against, as shown by their in­stru­men­tal roles in pas­sage of the Iran-Rus­sia sanc­tions bill — a bill which, if fully im­ple­mented, would more likely lead to a de­struc­tive war than any pro­mo­tion of U.S. in­ter­ests.

And the claim that Rus­sia in­ter­fered in the 2016 elec­tion is par­tic­u­larly hyp­o­crit­i­cal, given the U.S. record of in­ter­fer­ing in the in­ter­nal af­fairs of other na­tions, to in­clude un­pro­voked wars to over­throw in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized gov­ern­ments, a shame­ful his­tory that stretches back to the 1940s.

The con­se­quence of the in­san­ity reign­ing in Wash­ing­ton is that the real en­e­mies of the United States, the Wall Street/City of Lon­don fi­nancier in­ter­ests whose decades of spec­u­la­tive fi­nan­cial loot­ing have laid low the U.S. econ­omy, are left un­mo­lested. Dur­ing the fi­nal weeks of the pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, then-can­di­date Trump called for the re­turn of Glass-Stea­gall bank­ing sep­a­ra­tion, the prin­ci­ple that kept spec­u­la­tive in­vest­ment bank­ing sep­a­rate from FDIC-in­sured com­mer­cial bank­ing from 1933 un­til 1999. The re­turn of Glass-Stea­gall is what the spec­u­la­tors fear the most and they’re will­ing to do any­thing to pre­vent it, in­clud­ing de­stroy­ing the U.S. pres­i­dency.

The U.S. Congress has shame­fully joined them in that cam­paign. By do­ing so, our con­gres­sional rep­re­sen­ta­tives are not ad­dress­ing the real de­cay of the United States, the signs of which in­clude the grow­ing opi­oid epi­demic and the col­lapse of our vi­tal eco­nomic in­fra­struc­ture, among other things. Re­vers­ing this col­lapse re­quires, be­yond the re­turn of Glass-Stea­gall, the next three steps out­lined by Amer­i­can po­lit­i­cal econ­o­mist Lyn­don LaRouche in 2014: the re­turn to na­tional bank­ing as de­signed by Alexan­der Hamil­ton in 1791; a sys­tem of fed­er­ally gen­er­ated credit di­rected to­ward high pro­duc­tiv­ity forms of em­ploy­ment that will in­crease the stan­dards of liv­ing for all house­holds of the United States; and the adop­tion of a fu­sion science driver crash pro­gram, which would drive for­ward the process of new sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies much the same way that Pres­i­dent Kennedy’s Apollo pro­gram did in the 1960s.

Th­ese four steps in to­tal would pro­vide an econ­omy fit for hu­man be­ings. Our rep­re­sen­ta­tives in Congress have cho­sen, in­stead, to put us on the path to nu­clear war. Which fu­ture would you pre­fer for your chil­dren and grand­chil­dren? That is the ques­tion.

Carl Os­good, Lusby

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