the Women of Chiapas and Donald Trump’s Potential

downloadIs Donald Trump the man to lead a peasant revolution, oops, I mean middle class revolution that honors God, Fair and Just Economics with the People’s Participation in Policy Making, an Ethical Foreign Policy that doesn’t make the host population vulnerable to blowback  such as 9/11, Benghazi, and San  Bernandino, a Foreign Policy that is  also subjected to the American People’s active participation and approval?

If we hire Donald Trump, who will supervise him?  Will we make the mistake of not paying attention again until we are in a critical position once again? .And furthermore, once he’s in…it won’t be over…He will need our help to make the changes his presidency, which will be a mandate, will demand.  We need to be awake and alert and willing to do more than watch and critique…we need to make our voices heard in support of him….because if the ‘establishment’ thinks for one minute we are not paying attention…this campaign of Donald Trump will be a complete waste of time….and a tragedy.

So the Chiapas women comes to the United States to fight against North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), because it will, they tell us, adversely affect the thriving economies of the peasant class peoples of Mexico, namely the small farm owner and craft-artisan.  The reason why I am making an analogy of the peasant revolution of Chiapas with that of the middle class revolution which is symbolised by Donald Trump currently,  is to highlight the fact that,  historically and traditionally, peasants were and are an economically diverse group and their makeup is analogous to the middle class and lower class citizens’ economic position here in the United States.  In other words, we don’t say peasants anymore, we say middle class or working class or lower class: but the middle class (or working class or lower class) is just another word, in my opinion for the peasant class.  And in my opinion, the middle class as we understand it now is an euphemism for the third estate: which included craftsmen, skilled labor, professionals and bureaucrats who were not nobles or members of the aristocracy, who were also known as the second estate, the ruling or warrior class in medieval culture.

Some peasants were landowners, tavern owners, and manufacturing owners and created jobs for other folks in their villages.The Protagonist Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, is representative of a factory owning class in early post-revolutionary France.

Currently, both of these classes, the job makers and the job-takers (i mean this in a good way) are being affected by the Global economic new regulatory parameters which were ushered in during the 1948 Bretton Woods Conference which created the IMF, World Bank and the Central Banking System; and  the Petro-Dollar decision of President Richard Nixon. Based on the results of the NAFTA, will also be negatively affected by the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP); Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Trade Promotion Authority(TPA) which is a type of executive order concerning trade treaties. What we should be asking our congressional representatives however is why is there a need for a piece of legislation called the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)Bill, which was defeated this pass June, 2015 and which was created to deal with the lost jobs that would occur to United States citizens when the aforementioned Trade Treaties will became law via Congressional ratification.  Oh…the lost jobs….

Just leading up to ratification of NAFTA, in i think it was 1995, the women of Chiapas came to the United States touring colleges campuses to make their case against NAFTA, which President Bill Clinton was pushing through Congress.  Chase Manhattan was also behind this legislation.  The women of Chiapas  were the opposition to the richly suited young Mexican politicians and business representatives who were also making their cases for NAFTA at college campuses.   The suited men said that NAFTA would help the region’s economy by making trade easier and more fair and the women were saying it would destroy their nascent local economies which was based on agriculture.  I didn’t understand it fully then…but I remember being shocked when the memo was leaked implicating President Bill Clinton in a plot to kill Subcommandante Marcos.  It was something folks in my circle at Evergreen State College spoke about..in disbelief….After all we voted for President Clinton. And I remember arguing fervently with my Native American friends why President Clinton had to become the next President of the United States….and I have to say…I remember how disappointed we all became with him….notwithstanding the short-lived rebirth of the economy.   Well, my Native American friends, understood this NAFTA, much better than I did, and their fears about it came true and the women of Chiapas, and the men, are still fighting for economic equity in Mexico.  Even if Ford is building factories in Mexico as Mr. Trump informs us.  I must admit…I don’t understand it fully, but I am a witness to the boarded up houses, the buildings that once housed industries, empty and worn down by neglect here in the United States and so are the ‘middle class’ peoples of this countrya witness.

It seems now that not only the women of Chiapas,  their families have been negatively affected by such treaties, but so have the American Middle Class.  And with even more such Treaties about to be leveled upon the “third estate” in the interest of “facilitating trade” we need to become more aware of what these treaties are about, how will they affect us, and what multi-national corporations will gain when the treaties become law.  We need to deal with them before they become law. We need to have a voice in the policy that these treaties will enable toward working class and middle class peoples.  If they are already talking about a Trade Adjustment Assistance Act to enable our government to help workers and middle class peoples who will be displaced by policies implemented when these treaties become law we should  demand that there are town meetings and time to read these treaties and to assess  their potential effect on citizens and on the sovereignty of our country, and on our ability to be, as a country,  good neighbours in the global economy. Ethically, it is better to trade with your neighbour than to trade with your enemy.

And this will be a task for Donald Trump and the people he chooses for the cabinet. And this will be a task for us, the citizens of the United States, to educate ourselves about so that we can be participants in making economic policy that makes sense to us and our families. We can’t let this movement that Mr. Trump has become a symbol forto go to waste…If he becomes President of the United States, it may be our only chance to be able to sit at the table and make our voices proactively heard and help create the policy that make sense for our families and our country.Donald Trump_People

Non Governmental Organizations a Tool of Destabilization in Egypt and Ukraine

Flags of the opposition wave  during a pre-election rally of Yushchenko supporters at Independence square in Kiev 06 November, 2004. (AFP Photo / Sergey Supinsky)

AFP/photo Sergey Supinsky :  Kiev:  anti-government protest at Independence Square, 2004, Ukraine.

 

Egypt may not be the first to express concern with the Non-Governmental Organizations  (NGOs) of  the West, and in particular the United States support of NGOs roles in their internal affairs;  however, with the simultaneous popular overthrow of former President Mohammed Morsi and the raid on NGO’s offices in 2012 , one may have been confused as to the connection between Morsi and the NGOs.  Considering Morsi’s support of Syrian invasion by jihadist forces condoned by the West and Middle Eastern entities, such as Qatar, one begins to note a possible parallel.

On Russia Today(RT.com), it was reported that the Commonwealth of Independent States Anti-Terrorism Committee  released a statement saying that the  E.U.  trains NGO agents for intrastate conflicts. The NGOs are usually affiliated with private military organizations and security agencies, and train a “wide range of saboteurs”.

79 delegates from 55 states were convened and heard the report from the CIS Anti-Terrorism Committee Chief Andrei Novikov, in Sochi, this past week in which it was revealed that 2000 schools across Europe are training refugees to participate in subversively political and military operations in their country of origin often under the moniker of religious education.

In Egypt, according to the website TakePart.com, Alan McDonell  reported two years ago (2012)  on the activities of the National Democratic Institute (NDI)  headed by former secretary Madeleine Albright, the International Republican Institute (IRI) headed by Senator John McCain, and Freedom House (FH) headed by William H. Taft IV  in Egypt during the anti-Morsi uprising there.

How can the NGO-Morsi  connection be possibly assessed?  The probability of access is given by the fact that Mohammad Morsi once worked for NASA as an metals precision engineer, helping to develop Space Shuttle engines.  He lectured at California State University, Northridge as an Assistant Professor. He has a natural born son of the United States. He left United States in 1985 to teach at Zagagag University and to more fully engage in Egyptian politics, running his first electoral candidancy in 2000 as an independent because at the time the Muslim Brotherhood were an outlawed political organization. Morsi as an Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate was a very attractive proposition to U.S. ideologues who wanted to overthrow the Assad Regime because the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has tried to assassinate Assad’s father and enforce Islamic rule in Syria, almost 50 years ago. The MB consequently were outlawed in Syria many years ago.

Actions in Morsi’s Presidency which offended Egypt.

A longterm and fervent Muslim Brotherhood activist, during his presidency  he granted  himself universal executive powers, and removed his office from judicial review. After making his first official foreign visit to Saudi Arabia, who with the Unites States supports the jihadist in Syria, Morsi went to  an Islamist rally attended by Salafi clerics who declared holy war against Bashar al-Assad’s regime.  He also expelled the Syrian embassy and closed the country’s embassy in Cairo. Recently exact actions have been undertaken in the United States,wherein Syrian ambassadors have been expelled, and the U.S. Syrian embassy closed.

The Armed Forces of Egypt did not back Morsi in his intention or his actions, and the Egyptian  people erupted in a popular uprising, whereby the U.S.  also saw the raid on the three NGO’s, the NDI, the IRI, and Freedom House, all of which receive funding from the State Department of the United States. Morsi is currently on trial for inciting unrest and violence, and is accused of engaging in espionage activities.  The charge of espionage activities may be related to relationships discovered between Morsi, the MB and the United States NGOs.

With this raid, the NGOs”  professed benevolent cover was discredited worldwide.  Developing countries are  in the uncomfortable position of having to be wary of the very democratic agencies they want to align with in order  to support the creating of internal democratic infrastructures in their own nation-states.

This is the concern of the CIS, and of  their investigative committees which reported on activities leading up to  the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004-05, and the Tulip Revolution in Krygystan.   In the article reporting on the CIS Anti-Terrorism Committee findings, The RT.com website posted that:

“[the Committee] noted the activity of NGOs ahead of well-known events in Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine,” Interfax reported Novikov as saying. Novikov referred to the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004 and the “Tulip Revolution” which ousted Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev in 2005.” ” 

Reported by RT.com, Novikov said that these activities present a threat  to constitutional order and that destabilizing states through political and military means are becoming the standard of operations (SOP) of implementing   foreign policy objectives.

According to the Anti-Terrorist Committee, NGOs Standard of Operation Proceedure to effect regime change or policy interference seems to be  !. stage a political event such as a protest, and 2. then have a military component to intensify the protest to 3. facilitate that decisions will be made under extreme duress whereby 4. events could be directed by diplomatic types such as Assistant Secretary of State of European and Eurasian affairs Victoria Nuland and Jeffrey Pyatt, ambassador to Ukraine, and Anne Patterson ambassador to Egypt.

Reminds me of that movie mob scene in the ThreePenny Opera, written by Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weil.

Three Penny Opera Poster

Three Penny Opera Poster

 

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