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TWSP/UFAA Morning Briefing for Sunday, August 14, 2016

PSYCHOTIC TRUMP NOW SAYS HIS CLAIM OBAMA FOUNDED ISIS WAS MERELY “SARCASTIC”; REAL FOUNDERS OF ISIS WERE BUSH, CHENEY, AND GEN. PETRAEUS THROUGH SURGE AND “ANBAR AWAKENING”; TRUMP GREAT ADMIRER OF DISGRACED NEOCON PETRAEUS; SECRET SERVICE DIRECTOR JOSEPH CLANCY MUST ENFORCE LAW ON VIOLENT THREATS AGAINST TRUMP OR FACE OUSTER; TAX WALL STREET PARTY CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION OF CONGRESS TO FUND FIGHT AGAINST ZIKA REPORTED ON NPR; SEVENTY GOP OPERATIVES DEMAND THAT PRIEBUS IMPLEMENT PLAN TO DUMP TRUMP, USE FUNDS TO SAVE CONGRESS; 22 CURRENT AND FORMER REPUBLICANS FROM SENATE AND HOUSE REJECT FASCIST BILLIONAIRE; GREEN PARTY IDEOLOGIST CHRIS HEDGES PROJECTS CALVINIST “ABSOLUTE DEPRAVITY” ON AMERICAN PEOPLE, DENIES POSSIBILITY FOR HUMAN PROGRESS; SOCIAL MEDIA NEEDED TO EXPOSE AUGUST 17 CNN GREEN TOWN HALL; BILL MAHER RIGHT THAT THERE IS NO PLACE FOR BOUTIQUE ISSUES IN AN ARMAGEDDON ELECTION

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THE FIRST BROADCAST OF THE AMERICAN SYSTEM WILL BE AVAILABLE 9PM ET MONDAY AUGUST 15. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL INBOX ON MONDAY EVENING FOR A SPECIAL INVITATION TO SUBSCRIBE. THIS INFORMATION WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON TARPLEY.NET, TWSP.US AND ALL OF OUR CORRESPONDING SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS.

Starting on Monday, August 15, 2016 this Morning Briefing, which has appeared in print form since early March 2015, will be making the transition to a one hour daily internet radio broadcast. This shift comes in response to widespread requests from our readers, many of whom find audio more accessible and convenient. This program will be called THE AMERICAN SYSTEM. Launching this program is our reply to the acute crisis of leadership and ideas in the United States especially, and also around the world.

Our new name harkens back to Alexander Hamilton and Henry Clay, with clear implications of pro-development dirigism and protectionism. We intend to show the way to an economic recovery, full employment, a rising standard of living, and the full array of modern cultural, scientific, technical, and industrial progress. Our initial target is the creation of 40 million jobs at union wages. On the basis of shared economic prosperity, we propose to build a permanent international peace order.

We are optimistic that our new daily audio broadcast format will increase our audience and the impact of our ideas.

With thanks for your continuing support,

Webster G. Tarpley Ph.D. and the Tax Wall Street Party/United Front Against Austerity

HILLARY OR TRUMP? ADVICE FOR THE UNDECIDED

By Jeffrey Jackson, Legal Advisor to the Tax Wall Street Party

This presidential election cycle pits the two most unpopular candidates in American history against each other. Hillary Clinton is a notorious warmonger and conniver, and Donald Trump, a relative newcomer to the political scene this election cycle, has exposed himself as a vehement and psychotic Nazi-fascist. Since Hillary and the fascist Trump were nominated in July, many independent voters have faced a dilemma:  do I support the devil I don't know (Trump), or the devil I do know (Hillary)?  The answer is obviously to do everything to see that the fascist Trump is defeated, using whatever political tools are at hand. When faced with a choice between a fascist and a non-fascist, the answer must be to smash fascism every time.

Domestically, Hillary is a proven servant of the money center Wall Street banks and hedge funds. She has collected hundreds of thousands in speaking fees and tens of millions in campaign contributions from Wall Street.  It has also recently become apparent that Hillary probably engaged in graft involving conflicts with her role at the Clinton Foundation and her duties as Secretary of State. Force her to adopt the Wall Street Sales Tax which Bernie campaigned for as a means of separating her from Wall Street. Make her pledge to nationalize the Federal Reserve to create $6.5 trillion in 0% Long-term federal credit for 30 million infrastructure jobs and removing the student loan debt burden.  The Bernie Sanders campaign has made considerable progress on these issues, and only a fool would throw all this work away to follow a lying demagogue like Trump. In some ways this should be a time of optimism for the Left’s recent progress and definitely NOT the time to duck and run and become a defector for Trump. The newly energized Left mass movement should begin organizing to defeat Trump and box in Hillary.

In foreign policy, Hillary is a notorious warmonger and hawk.  Bernie Sanders would have been well advised to use his political capital and support base to extract a pledge from Hillary to get a congressional declaration of war before opening any new fighting fronts. In fact, Bernie should do this right now. He should also bash Trump by challenging him to make this same commitment, which he does not want to do.  The Tax Wall Street Party was sometimes reticent about Bernie specifically because of the issue of war and peace and his faulty foreign policy. http://twsp.us/search/node/bernie%20sanders%20saudi%20arabia

TWSP alluded to these and many of Hillary’s other negative qualities in the May 5, 2016 Morning Briefing wherein Chairwoman Daniela Walls made the case for Bernie Sanders over Hillary.  But despite all that is upsetting about Hillary, is she a fascist? The answer is objectively ‘no,’ Hillary is not a fascist.  Of the two candidates for President, Donald Trump is the fascist. It is important during this election for every voter to become educated about what fascism is and what it is not. The definition is not subjective. A basic Wikipedia search is a fine place to start https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism

While studying we must conscientiously ask ourselves, how much of this resembles Trump?

Fascism is a mass movement of irrationality around a single charismatic and demagogic leader who is often considered infallible. Trump has proven to be as irrational as one can imagine.  Trump’s followers throw all reason out the window to support his outrageous proclamations.  One need only look to Trump’s litany of campaign promises that have no basis in reality and the implementation of which rely solely on the magnetism of Trump’s will.  A few examples that will suffice include Trump’s promise to make Mexico build a border wall, Trump’s statement that he will unilaterally withdraw the U.S. from NATO, Trump’s blanket assertion that he will re-write all of our trade deals so we can be ‘winners’ again, and Trump’s threat to default on the national debt.  There are countless more examples of Trump’s psychotic irrationality and magical thinking in his campaign.  If darkness descends and Trump is elected, the only winner will be Trump as he privatizes our public services and national landmarks. Who let Trump have the Washington DC post office? How did Trump get Mar-a-Lago which was willed to the US Government by Marjorie Merriweather Post to serve as a Southern White House? Who will let Trump get his hands on our American assets? What else will he confiscate in office for himself and his billionaire friends?

Hillary’s campaign on the other hand, does not meet the fascist minimum and she is not technically a psychotic.  Say what you will about her lack of a soul, but she does not make campaign promises that have absolutely no basis in logic or fact.  Hillary does not make promises that she claims she can deliver on by the sheer force of her will alone. Hillary resembles and possesses most of the negative qualities of a late-imperial, corrupt bourgeois politician. Her irrationality resides in her belief that she must always be the biggest war hawk in the room to avoid disparagement as a weak woman, but that does not make her psychotic. No matter how much you hate Hillary, fascist and psychotic have definitions that must be scrutinized immediately by every voter. 

The only reasonable bet is to defeat Trump and then box Hillary in between Congress and an aroused citizenry not willing to tolerate any more suicidal wars. If Hillary starts new conflicts, she will soon be swept away. Better a revived anti-war movement against Hillary than Trump’s jackboots at YOUR door, every hard-won economic right stripped, laws changed to suit Trump’s ego, the further deregulation of Wall Street and so on. When these things are taken away it doesn’t necessarily take generations for them to be won back; many times, they never come back.

Fascism creates a cult of violence.  When Trump was campaigning in the primary, people were shocked that, at event after event, he would incite violence against protesters.  He even offered to pay the legal bills of those who may face charges for beating up anti-Trump protesters.  Trump’s latest incitement to violence occurred when he implied “2nd Amendment people” could assassinate Hillary and the Supreme Court Justices she may later appoint if she wins the election.  Trump has also expressed a fascination with using nuclear weapons, which has raised the specter of Trump’s obsession with violence to civilization-ending levels. There has been dangerous myth perpetuated in this election that Trump is a non-interventionist. Trump is more menacing, wild and hawkish than Hillary when it comes to war and we should not want to wait and find out how true this statement is.

Hillary is warmonger – but she is a conventional warmonger – Hillary and Bill ran the White House for eight years, and there was no thermonuclear exchange. with Trump, war could break out any time he gets up on the wrong side of bed. Obsession with nuclear weapons and his bellicose rhetoric make him utterly disqualified from possessing the nuclear launch codes. Trump heads a violent fascist mass movement including neo-Nazis, the KKK, and his new voter intimidation squads. Hillary has no mass movement, as she found out during the primaries. Just because Trump is politically incorrect does not make him the antidote to the existing corruption of the ruling political class to which Hillary belongs.  Such an analysis is painfully lacking in depth and wisdom. Political correctness is bad, but fascism a la Trump is far worse.

Fascism is infested with racism and scapegoating.  Trump has produced countless examples of his racist mindset, the most-cited being when he said Mexican immigrants are rapists and murderers, when he called the Indiana-born federal judge overseeing the Trump University lawsuit unfit due to his Mexican heritage, and when he called for blanket ban on all Muslims entering the U.S.  Trump diverts attention from the misdeeds coming from the real centers of power on Wall Street by scapegoating immigrants and foreign countries for our internal economic and social problems.  This has always been a classic fascist technique and was utilized heavily by Hitler in particular during his rise to power in the early 1930s.

Hillary, on the other hand, does not offer scapegoats based on arbitrary characteristics like race and religion.  Not scapegoating based on race and religion is not a scourge of political correctness; rather it is a sign of common decency in a civilized society.  Trump’s rhetoric about race and religion (which his mostly uneducated followers seize upon with angry fervor) can only deepen societal rifts in our diverse nation. Trump preaches racism both overtly and covertly and divisiveness on a scale never seen before in a Presidential election.

In conclusion, as an active participant in this democracy, the onus cannot be placed wholly on Webster Tarpley and the TWSP/UFAA to prove to YOU that Trump is a fascist and Hillary is not, YOU must start doing your own due diligence.