Sam Francis coined the term "Anarcho-tyranny" to describe the state the U.S. and Europe have descended into. In short, it is where the state works to protect its own and those that control it while bringing the full weight of it down on those that are supposed to be served by it. Anarchy for those … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Strzok, Rosenstein and the Rise of Anarcho-Tyranny
Sometimes math is a real bitch. Donald Trump is a smart guy. I know he knows math. Too bad he's ignoring it. Here's the gig. The title says it all. Government spending is rising rapidly. More actual money is flowing into the US economy. Where is that spending going? To buy cell phones, computers, cars, … Continue reading Record Deficits, Stronger Dollar Equals Record China Trade Deficit
NATO is obsolete. Donald Trump made this argument back on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in his typically hyperbolic manner, he dressed down the organization for its hypocrisy over its mandate, which is to counter any aggression from Russia. But, the potential threat of a Russian invasion of Europe is nil. And, literally, everyone involved in … Continue reading Mr. Trump Tear Down This Alliance
All of the little announcements coming from around the world, especially from Syria, leads me to the overwhelming conclusion that President Trump has finally won some major battles within his White House to begin reshaping U.S. foreign policy. This will take on even greater significance over the next ten days as the NATO Summit and … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live – Trump and Putin Building the Grand Bargain in the Middle East?
If you've followed my work for the past year you know that my default position has been there is a potential Grand Bargain for Peace in the Middle East. From the moment President Trump first berated the Arabs in Riyidh last year on his first foreign trip for supporting terrorism, I've felt that the final outcome … Continue reading Grand Bargain Taking Shape? U.S. to Pull Out of al-Tanf
Populism is popular. Andrés Manuel López Obrador won yesterday's election in Mexico with enough of the vote to have a clear legislative majority in the lower house. Most of the commentary on this is fatuous. The right wants to harp on Obrador's past statements about the corruption in Mexico is so bad that Mexicans should seek … Continue reading Obrador’s Win in Mexico is an Opportunity for Trump To End Drug War
When watching the day-to-day ups and downs of politics it's important to keep all time frames in mind. Today the world is obsessed with Trump's regime change in Iran policy. But, will it matter in the end? No. The reason for this is that while in the short run the U.S. may get what it … Continue reading Gold Goats ‘n Guns Live -India, Turkey Iran and How the U.S. is Losing its Grip
Both India and Turkey have said they will defy President Trump's call for them to stop buying Iranian oil once the U.S. reapplies sanctions in November. That isn't really news. Both of them defied the Obama administration in 2012, albeit in different way. Turkey changed its banking rules to monetize gold and used its gold … Continue reading Turkey and India Have Leverage in Trump’s Iran Sanction War