There’s all manner of chatter on /pol/ and Twatter about a large number of sealed indictments in federal courts across the country. Perhaps this is business as usual, perhaps not.
If it is Trump’s “calm before the storm,” here’s my take on how it may be unfolding.
It is axiomatic that since the US went off the golf standard in the early 1970s, fiat dollars can only ultimately be spent in the US; the dollar has no inherent value. It is fiat currency only, although it is de facto tied to petroleum because OPEC transactions are in dollars.
As the US spent fiat dollars purchasing Arab oil (and, later, Chinese-made consumer goods), those dollars necessarily flowed back to the US. However, not in a way we might have hoped.
For decades, Arabs (i.e. Muslims) and Chinese have been using fiat US dollars to lobby for legislation favorable to their nations. That they would do so is also axiomatic; it’s how laws are made in this country. Americans are extremely naive in that the US is only 241 years old while Arab countries and China are thousands of years old. Until 2016, it did not appear to concern many Americans that this has been the case.
It is my conjecture that, during his trip to Saudi Arabia, President Trump made a deal with King Salman to cut off the flow of such money to US lobbyists and politicians.
It is my further conjecture that during his current trip to Asia, President Trump has made a deal with President Xi to cut off the flow of Chinese money to US lobbyists and politicians. Chinese money has very quietly bought up the most valuable real estate on the entire west coast of North America. It has pushed house prices beyond the reach of the middle class. That is political instability per se.
It also appears as if Chinese money has bought politicians, particularly west coast Democrats, which are enacting legislation at the state and municipal level that directly attack property rights using “the environment” as a pretext. For example, in western Washington State it is impossible to get a well-drilling permit without first proving that one’s proposed well will not have a negative impact on someone with more senior water rights elsewhere. Aside from the logical impossibility of proving a negative, the premise itself is absurd; there is not now, nor has there ever been, a shortage of water anywhere in western Washington. So building single family homes (i.e. the American dream) is increasingly difficult and expensive. Yet Chinese- and Japanese-owned development companies are building high rise, Agenda 21 compliant, multi-family residential living facilities without a peep in the (foreign owned) media about “muh water.”
Fortunately, transferring wealth out of China is looked upon with great disfavor by the Chinese government. Doing so is a crime, and astonishing levels of wealth that has moved out of China and into the US is, from the Chinese perspective, political corruption per se.
The coming storm may very well be the prosecution for corruption of US politicians and law firms for serving as agents of foreign powers, and other crimes of corruption. If this is the case, expect to see indictments of high level politicians in both political parties.
As far as I’m concerned, this can’t happen fast enough. Let the chips fall where they may: every politician in both parties that have sold out the American national interest should go to prison.
“If that fucking bastard wins, we all hang from nooses!”– Hillary Clinton, speaking on behalf of swamp creatures.
Bring on the storm.