How Deep Will Trump’s Truths Go?

How Deep Will Trump’s Truths Go?

Donald Trump will often be mocked in the coming months as the anti-elitist, anti-establishment disruptor of politics who wants to lower taxes on the elite and who is not above hiring establishment figures such as Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus for his team. The mockery will mostly be misplaced simply because the terms “elite” and “establishment” are understood too broadly: Trump’s movement was only against certain forms of establishment elitism which have nothing to do with wealth, membership in a party hierarchy or even political experience.  -Bloomberg

In this editorial we learn that Trump voters were against America’s intelligentsia. These are the people who occupy the bureaucratic rungs in Washington and the tenured chairs in top universities.

These are the people as well that cluster in New York, Los Angeles and Washington. They move back and forth between corporations and “public service.”

These are the folks that set the tone for the cultural attacks that are ruining the United States. These people, as well, constitute the ranks of globalists.  Much of what they want for America is intended to destroy it.


When Trump supporters think about the “elite” or the “establishment” what they really mean is America’s intelligentsia.

… Collectively, they — we — were seen as an entrenched, closed, arrogant group that sees fit to tell people what to say and think.

… This is the same understanding of “elite” and “establishment” that informed Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”: The Trumpists share Rand’s exasperation with teachers, writers and bureaucrats and their fake recipes for social justice, as well as her admiration for the rough but creative doers, the titans of business.

Of course this is nonsense, and in fact these perceptions are exactly what’s wrong with Rand.

She saw the world as a place where “doers” were hemmed in and pulled down by their inferiors.

But today’s world is not like that. In fact, one can make a case that the industrial revolution – filled with doers – eradicated an independent peasantry whose lives were a good deal freer than ours today.

The problem with the modern world is simple. It is in the grip of a great conspiracy, the likes of which have probably never occurred on this scale in human history.

The conspiracy is apparently run by a few people who have inherited control central banking around the world and thus are worth trillions.

With this money they have created an almost seamless web of propaganda intended to frighten people and drive them into the arms of international government.

The goal is a single world order with one justice system, one central bank, one currency, one civil police force, etc.

This Bloomberg article is focused not on the top people in this conspiracy but on the “little people” who do the bidding of higher ups and have learned  how to survive in an internationalist environment and profit from it.

But in our view, these are probably NOT the people that Trump’s voters really voted against. Many of Trump’s voters, like Trump himself, understand that the problems go far beyond academics, bureaucrats and corrupt tycoons.

In fact, this Bloomberg article is a perfect example of a kind of elite propaganda. It is trying to convince us that we need to “listen” to the anger of Trump voters and then, we are instructed, the intelligentsia needs to react.

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