By Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution
We recently conducted an interview with historian Richard Dolan, mainly on the topic of UFOs, but that’s not his only area of expertise. Prior to his interest in UFOs, Richard completed his graduate work at the University of Rochester, where he studied U.S. Cold War strategy, European history, and international diplomacy. Before that, he studied at Alfred University and Oxford University, and was a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship.
He’s a critical thinker, and we were thankful for the opportunity to pick his brain and gain some insight into some subjects that can be confusing and difficult to navigate.
Prior to the election, and more so during the election campaign, Donald Trump was an outsider to the political sphere. This became most evident when he attempted to dismantle the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, a deal that would give several multinational corporations even more power than they already have.
We don’t really live in a democracy, we live in a corporatocracy, and Donald Trump, prior to his win, was very outspoken about the power of corporate America. Not only did he denounce the TPP, but he also called out elite level pedophilia within the U.S. government and how the U.S. government has been creating and funding terrorist organizations like ISIS.
This type of rhetoric from Trump was unheard of, and made it clear that he is (or at least wasn’t then) part of the “Deep State,” an elite group that, as New York City mayor John F. Hylan once said, “like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation.” This “little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties … [and] control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country.“
Shortly after Trump’s victory, Dolan wrote on his website that he was “surprised as anyone,” and that “like many other independent analysts, including most recently Julian Assange, I had been certain that the establishment would not allow a Trump presidency to happen.”
He goes on:
For sure, the power elite closed ranks and did everything possible to ensure a victory for Clinton. This included not only the Democratic party (which previously played dirty pool against Bernie Sanders), but the entire mainstream media machine, the financial community, the EU, and even the Republican party itself. If nothing else, I had concluded that the media alone had done a sufficient job of demonizing Trump – multiple negative headlines daily for more than a year – to make him unelectable to the American people.
For more than a year, we have been told that Trump is a racist, sexist, xenophobe, liar, cheat, and narcissist. The attack bears all the marks of a coordinated effort among the major news outlets: CNN, NYT, WaPo, HuffPo, USA Today, and the rest. It reminded me very much of the concerted media attack against Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff which culminated earlier in 2016 in her impeachment and removal from power. In the case of Rousseff, we see what has been alternately described as a soft coup or aWall Street coup, rather along the lines of the “color revolutions” of a few years earlier (which are now largely understood as CIA-NGO orchestrated). In both cases, pretexts were created and hammered home by an insistent media that whipped up public opinion. In Brazil, it worked. It seemed like it would work in the U.S.
It is important to understand why Trump was demonized. To be sure, his character makes it easy. There is no shortage of narcissistic, sexist, or otherwise offensive statements in his repertoire from which to draw. But I have never and will never believe this is why he was demonized. Ultimately, Trump is a disruptor, and his disruption falls squarely against the two key pillars of the American ruling elite’s ideology: neoliberalism and neoconservatism.
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The fact that Trump was an outsider looking in, unlike Hillary, who is and has clearly been a puppet for the global financial elite, was extremely obvious from his comments regarding various issues.
But Things May Have Changed Since the Election, Dolan Explains…
As with almost every other president, promises and statements are made, yet they never follow through, and that’s because there exists a a secret government, which many presidents and politicians have discussed in the past.
The most recent reference came from Vladimir Putin in a live interview, where he explained the situation as follows: “So a person is elected, he comes with his ideas. Then people with briefcases come to visit him, well dressed, in dark suits kind of like mine. Except instead of a red tie it’s black or navy. And then they explain what to do, and the whole rhetoric changes, you see? This happens from one administration to the next.”
As you can see, presidents don’t really call the shots, and this is exactly what they find out when they get into office. It seems their hands are tied, and they are forced to make moves for others and then claim the decisions as their own.
This is why their rhetoric and promises drastically change once they get into office. Perhaps Trump underestimated the strength of the deep state and thought he could do more? Perhaps he still has some sort of plan? only time will tell.
Below is a clip from an hour-long interview we conducted with Dolan.
After asking him about Trump and UFOs, Dolan first explains that “he comes in as an outsider to the entire system, and is vastly more disruptive than Hillary Clinton could ever possibly have been. Whether or not he’s actually going to be a disrupter anymore is looking less and less likely. . . . I see Donald Trump as being checkmated already by the national security community.”
Dolan then goes on to explain why he believes this to be true, stating that Trump has now pretty much followed through on everything that Hillary Clinton would have been doing, and provides a few examples to prove his point.
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