William Roper: So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!
Sir Thomas More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
William Roper: Yes, I’d cut down every law in England to do that!
Sir Thomas More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!
– Sir Thomas More from “A Man for All Seasons”
By Catherine Austin Fitts
For my entire life, I have watched our political and financial systems operate with an institutionalized multiple personality disorder. We say one thing and do another. We have an overt economy and a covert economy. We say we believe in freedom, then we rule with dirty tricks and force. During last night’s debate, Donald Trump attempted to instill accountability into the political process.
Hillary Clinton is an excellent representative of a psychopathic system. She is presentable and polished. She ticks off details. However, the facts are that she and her husband have engaged in significant criminality for many decades, have gotten rich from it, much of it at the expense of the people being genocided (Haiti, Libya, gentification in African American communities, etc.) and the American people. The Clintons are lawless – they believe they are effective at “the way things are.”
I listen to many people complain about the financial coup d’etat but support the people who made it happen (housing bubble, bailouts, Madoff), and who Goldman Sachs continues to richly reward. If saying nice fluffy things about women and children is what gets your vote irregardless of how many women and children a politician kills and harvests – or their client and husband rapes – well, it is time you grapple with the multiple personality disorder in your spirit. Many of us have had to do it – it’s all part of the change that we are moving through.
For the last two weeks, Donald Trump has done a remarkable job of handling the ongoing attacks by the ultimate bully machine, while countless Republican politician have whimpered as the Orwellian PC machine threatens lives and careers. They lick the hands that feed them.
Trumps refusal to be bullied under the white heat of the media shriek-o-meter says to me for the first time that he does have what it takes to be our President in a world full of bullies – whether friends or foes. Republican VP candidate Mike Pence also did a remarkable job of not being bullied by Tim Kaine’s 70 interruptions and numerous double binds.
Our choice politically is coming down to human vs. inhuman. Clinton talked a great game on Sunday night. However, for anyone who knows the actual record of the Clintons and the financial interests they represent, her slick presentation fronts for a syndicate which is inhumane. Her hubris speaks to the risk this group represents.
Without the law, we have no country and we have no financial system. I did not donate to or vote for Trump in the Republican primary. However, now that he is the Republican candidate, I am donating and voting for him in the general election. He just stood up for the law in one of the most remarkable displays of personal and political courage I have ever seen on the national stage.
Some say it was staged. Maybe. Maybe not. Either way, Richmond Valentine is having a good time.
And on this we agree. Our goal – every last one of us – should be to make “America Great Again.” Great includes “human.”
With that in mind, make sure to pay attention to your state and local candidates. That is where a great deal of the real action will be over the next four years.