Editorial: Trump’s Dangerous Speech

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If you have not read Donald Trump’s speech from yesterday, you should. It’s the kind of speech that made the grandparents of us American Jews keep packed suitcases in the closet. It turns out the reason Mr. Trump is on the verge of an historic defeat is the international financiers and media elite who meet in secret with their candidate, Hillary Clinton, to plot the destruction of American sovereignty so they can bleed the country dry. I’m going to reprint a long excerpt, but you really should read the whole thing:

Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt — now, when I say “corrupt,” I’m talking about totally corrupt — political establishment, with a new government controlled by you, the American people.

There is nothing the political establishment will not do — no lie that they won’t tell, to hold their prestige and power at your expense. And that’s what’s been happening.

The Washington establishment and the financial and media corporations that fund it exist for only one reason: to protect and enrich itself.

The establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election. As an example, just one single trade deal they’d like to pass involves trillions of dollars, controlled by many countries, corporations and lobbyists.

For those who control the levers of power in Washington, and for the global special interests, they partner with these people that don’t have your good in mind. Our campaign represents a true existential threat like they haven’t seen before.

This is not simply another four-year election. This is a crossroads in the history of our civilization that will determine whether or not we the people reclaim control over our government.

The political establishment that is trying to stop us is the same group responsible for our disastrous trade deals, massive illegal immigration and economic and foreign policies that have bled our country dry.

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Let’s be clear on one thing, the corporate media in our country is no longer involved in journalism. They’re a political special interest no different than any lobbyist or other financial entity with a total political agenda, and the agenda is not for you, it’s for themselves.

And their agenda is to elect crooked Hillary Clinton at any cost, at any price, no matter how many lives they destroy.

For them it’s a war, and for them nothing at all is out of bounds. This is a struggle for the survival of our nation, believe me. And this will be our last chance to save it on Nov. 8, remember that.

This election will determine whether we are a free nation or whether we have only the illusion of democracy, but are in fact controlled by a small handful of global special interests rigging the system, and our system is rigged. This is reality, you know it, they know it, I know it, and pretty much the whole world knows it. The establishment and their media enablers will control over this nation through means that are very well known. Anyone who challenges their control is deemed a sexist, a racist, a xenophobe, and morally deformed.

This is a pretty obvious dog-whistle for Mr. Trump’s alt-right and white nationalist supporters, and it needs to be called out for what it is: a rehashing of anti-Semitic tropes to try to motivate his base. This is America! We didn’t defeat the Nazis so someone like Mr. Trump could talk this way on the national stage.

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. Folkman also serves as an arbitrator and is a member of the Commercial and Consumer Panels of the American Arbitration Association. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2d ed. 2016), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and of the chapter on service of process in the ABA's treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation (J. Berger, ed. 2017), and he is the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012 and 2014 - 2016.

5 thoughts on “Editorial: Trump’s Dangerous Speech

  1. Just to prove my point, here is the text of a response I received from a reader (I’ve removed his name for obvious reasons). It’s one of many I received.

    “If any average person notices that many people in positions of power (bank, law, media, etc.) are Jewish, that their actions, such as the degradation of culture via Hollywood, line up with the prescriptions in the Protocols, that the Torah has been replaced by the Babylonian Talmud, is it wrong to speak up against it?

    “There was once a time when the term ‘anti-Semitic’ could be used like a magic wand. Just say the word, and your opponents run scared. Those days are over. The mind-control of the media is over.”

  2. When political leaders preach racial hatred it seems to legitimise it for all those who secretly harbour such opinions, and they start to emerge from the woodwork. We have seen similar behaviour in post Brexit UK, for which the leave campaign unfortunately chose to focus on immigration.

    1. I think that’s right, Peter. Many people hold bad views, but when a political leader says what others think out loud, he or she gives them permission to say them out loud, too.

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