We have entered the Age of Real courtesy of President Donald J. Trump. The Age of Real is not particularly pretty. The Age of Real is about reality, not illusions. The Age of Real is about the authentic. The Age of Real is about reality, not what we wish reality to be.
The President Trump Age of Real will rapidly edge out the previous Obama Age of Fake. The MAGAnificent year 2017 was the confrontation point when battle lines were drawn and the epochal armies engaged each other in combat. In the MAGAnificent year of 2018 the final battles will take place and the Barack Obama Age of Fake and “managed decline” will expire like a flat tire run out of air.
This final battle, as two epochs collide, was vividly on display in the waning days of 2017 and the early days of 2018. As we described back in January 2009, the AGE Of FAKE was at very best a delusion, at worst, which is what we believe, a vast deception designed to plunge America into a bottomless “managed decline” from which it would never recover. The Age of Fake consumed everyone that came into contact with Barack Obama and exposed Hillary Clinton as a clown who ran for president in a change election as the status quo Obama third term.
Big Media with its concocted narratives and fake news contrivances is aghast and against the Age of Real ushered in by the entry of Donald J. Trump into the political sphere. Since his announcement he was running for President of the United States, Big Media has been horrified that Donald J. Trump speaks his mind and communicates in a most authentic way. Big Media much more preferred the silly illusions and flim-flam HOPE and CHANGE lies spewed by Barack Obama.
Yes, since his announcement in 2016 Donald J. Trump has been acknowledged to be “authentic” while Hillary Clinton was viewed with good reason as a phony. Trump’s ability to communicate with those who had given up on the possibility of a Great America Once Again is why he was elected. Hillary Clinton with vast armies of well-paid consultants lacked the very authenticity that Donald J. Trump wore like a working class Tuxedo.
In the MAGAnificent year of 2018 we have already seen the weltanschauung of both competing ages. The decrepit Age of Fake and the triumph of the Age of Real.
Big Media and all the losers still living in the Age of Fake could not believe it. The fat little “Rocket Man” of North Korea made threats against America when he declared he had a button on his desk ready to set off nuclear weapons. President Donald J. Trump responded with the vulgarity required that he too had a button and it is a much bigger nuclear button.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
Big Media and the other enemies of America howled that it was “unpresidential” to respond in such a manner. Big Media, the Obama Dimocrats, the leftists and their running dogs, all responded that such undiplomatic language was offensive and threatened world peace – even signaled a potential nuclear exchange. Big Media and the Obama Dimocrats and all their running dogs, demanded a return to Age of Fake diplomatic squawks and dignity, dignity, dignity – never mind that posture had led a backwards country to become a nuclear power that threatens the world.
At the end of the nuclear exchange of Tweets, President Trump was firmly on top of little Rocket Man.
Little Rocket Man was the one who broke down and restarted communications with South Korea and it was Little Rocket Man who asked for diplomatic talks and the usual Age of Fake rubbish.
President Donald J. Trump read the situation correctly, authentically. President Donald J. Trump did not cause to have issued some silly diplomatic communication from some deputy press officer at the State Department while top staff vacationed. President Donald J. Trump communicated authentically with a punch to the nose against the Little Rocket Man.
President Trump likewise communicated in very clear Age of Real punchlines, not Age of Fake courtesies to the decades long lies from Pakistan and the so-called Palestinian leadership:
The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2018
It's not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
…peace treaty with Israel. We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more. But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2018
Take that reality punch losers!
Of course, it is on Iran that the contrast between the Trump Age of Real and the Obama Age of Fake are most evident.
For a long while we have argued that the North Korea situation is the harder nut to crack because North Korea is so poor that in essence they have very little to lose. We’ve argued that the Persian Empire of Terror while richer and more powerful in a wider sphere of influence will be easier to take down because its population is better educated, has more communications outlets such as the Internet, and is a more or less modern society. Our argument however was more centered on a military confrontation.
At the end of last year and the beginning of the MAGAnificent 2018 we saw just how a well educated modernish society can be thrown into tumult rapidly. Throughout Iran protests erupted.
The protests appear to have been caused by economic factors. The government of Iran received billions of dollars and a “deal” from Barack Obama which was so generous as to be seen as a big win by Iranians. But the Iranian public did not receive the benefit from the Obama billions. That money went instead to the Persian Empire of Terror clients.
President Trump immediately began to Tweet support for the Iranian protests which targeted not only the Iranian government but the entire theocratic establishment.
#IranProtests: Hundreds of thousands across #Iran chant "We don't want Islamic Republic!" & "Clerics shame on you, let go of our country!" Woman in video took off her #Hijab to protest Islamic dress code imposed on Iranian women since 1979. #IStandWithHer pic.twitter.com/CHNwrTsWPA
— Mark Vallen (@mark_vallen) December 29, 2017
#Update7 :protesters attacked the governor office of #Hamedan, chanting: “ Death to the Islamic Republic”, “We don’t want Islamic Republic”.#Qom chanting “Death to the Islamic Republic “, “Death to Hezbollah”, we don’t want an Islamic Republic”#Iranprotests #RegimeChange pic.twitter.com/GlsovMmygg
— Raman Ghavami (@Raman_Ghavami) December 29, 2017
President Trump’s support for the Iranian protests was straight out of the Age of Real. Immediately, the Obama Age of Fake haters of America fought back:
During the 2009 Green Movement uprising, when Iranians fought for their liberty against the despotic regime in Tehran, President Obama remained conspicuously silent for days. By and large, he abandoned the Iranian people in their time of need.
We now know that while protests were ongoing, Obama officials were creating conditions that would result in an agreement that ensured Iran could develop a nuclear bomb within the next decade. That agreement led to a cash-flush Iran that continues to pursue an expansionist foreign policy. Thanks to the Iran deal, in addition to Obama’s foreign policy promoting “daylight” with loyal allies, Iran now asserts control over much of the region, and dominates the internal affairs of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen1.
You’d think that this foreign policy failure would be enough for high-ranking Obama administration officials to revisit their views on Iran. But this turns out to not be the case. [snip]
It’s all too predictable that the same Obama officials who gave us the Iran nuclear deal are now weighing in with extremely shoddy analysis, with many of them providing talking points that would secure the terrorist regime’s grip on power while also securing their Iran deal.
Former top Obama administration officials Ben Rhodes, John Kerry, and Susan Rice tell us — in what bears the hallmarks of a coordinated messaging campaign — that it’s really just a domestic issue, and Americans have no role in any efforts to support the good guys.
President Donald J. Trump fought for freedom and the rights of women and men. Barack Obama’s Age of Fake ministers and harlots demanded silence from President Trump.
How Can Trump Help Iran’s Protesters? Be Quiet. https://t.co/w0MNlWMkxG
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) December 31, 2017
If we assume, which we don’t, that Barack Obama and his hate America gangsters wanted to do what was right for America and the people of Iran when they remained silent in 2009 and advise further silence now, we could attribute the calls for silence on Iran as mere stupidity. But boobery and blockheadedness do now explain the treachery. Barack Obama and his gangster government hated America and wanted to aid the Iranian theocracy. That is the only logical explanation for their actions which support the Iranian Mullahs of Terror.
That is why only very late in 2017, with President Trump leading the nation and the free world, that we heard about the monumental criminality by Barack Hussein Obama when he helped Hezbollah deal drugs here in America:
The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook
An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah’s billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House’s desire for a nuclear deal with Iran.
A global threat emerges
How Hezbollah turned to trafficking cocaine and laundering money through used cars to finance its expansion.
In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.
The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.
There really is no other way to explain Obama’s policies other than hatred for America and Israel:
According to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, three years ago the Obama Administration warned the Iranian government that Israel was about to assassinate Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force, the overseas arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, in Damascus.
Al-Jarida asserts that the incident “sparked a sharp disagreement between the Israeli and American security and intelligence apparatuses regarding the issue.”
The Quds force has provided military assistance to Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza; Soleimani was designated as a supporter of terrorism by the State Department in 2007 for his connections to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which was outspoken about wanting to proliferate ballistic missiles capable of carrying WMDs.
If it was un-American, Barack Hussein Obama was for it. Always the Age of Fake lies, excuses, narratives, deceptions, treacheries:
The man who would become Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser and then CIA director, John Brennan, went further. He recommended in a policy paper that “the next president has the opportunity to set a new course for relations between the two countries” through not only a direct dialogue, but “greater assimilation of Hezbollah into Lebanon’s political system.”
By May 2010, Brennan, then assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, confirmed in a speech that the administration was looking for ways to build up “moderate elements” within Hezbollah.
“Hezbollah is a very interesting organization,” Brennan told a Washington conference, saying it had evolved from “purely a terrorist organization” to a militia and, ultimately, a political party with representatives in the Lebanese Parliament and Cabinet, according to a Reuters report.
“There is certainly the elements of Hezbollah that are truly a concern to us what they’re doing,” Brennan said. “And what we need to do is to find ways to diminish their influence within the organization and to try to build up the more moderate elements.”
In practice, the administration’s willingness to envision a new role for Hezbollah in the Middle East, combined with its desire for a negotiated settlement to Iran’s nuclear program, translated into a reluctance to move aggressively against the top Hezbollah operatives, according to Project Cassandra members and others.
That John Brennan. The Director of the C.I.A. for Barack Obama. The “assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism” who functioned more as the scourge of homeland security and the terrorism facilitator. The John Brennan that has tried to use every lever of the Deep State to destroy President Donald J. Trump and stop the dawn of the Age of Real.
But Brennan, the Deep State, Big Media, Obama, Obama Dimocrats, North Korea, Pakistan, America Haters, the most brutish academics from Academia, the entire leftist establishment and its running dogs could not stop the Age of Real from dawning. The herald of the Age of Real, the cause of the Age of Real, the results of the Age of Real, Donald J. Trump:
IF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC IS FALLING, IT’S BECAUSE OF TRUMP
When one strong individual stands up, others follow.
In 2009, Iran was swept by demonstrations, just as it is now. But at that time, the protesters were shouting “Allahu akbar,” and there was no indication that they wanted anything but reform of the Islamic regime, not the end of the regime itself. This time, however, the protesters have been chanting: “We don’t want an Islamic Republic!” “Clerics shame on you, let go of our country!” Some have even chanted: “Reza Shah, bless your soul!”
What has changed? Donald Trump. [snip]
Because he has been singular among the leaders of the world, and the Presidents of the United States since 1989, in demonstrating his readiness to stand up to violent intimidation. President Trump has already made it clear in so many ways, most notably by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Clinton, Bush, and Obama all spoke about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, but backed off from recognizing the fact as official U.S. policy, for fear that Muslims would riot and kill innocent people, and that such a recognition would jeopardize the chimerical and fruitless “peace process.”
So should terrorists decide where our embassy should be? Trump was not willing to concede this point. And when one man shows that bullies can be confronted and stood down by people with courage, others are inspired to make the same kind of stand. This new Iranian uprising came just weeks after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement, after the threatened rage and riots of Muslims worldwide in response to that announcement proved to be largely a fizzle. [snip]
Confronted with those 2009 demonstrations that did not go as far or demand as much, Barack Obama betrayed the demonstrators to every grisly fate that the mullahs could devise for them in their torture chambers. Bent on concluding the disastrous nuclear deal that lined their oppressors’ pockets with billions and set the world on a path to a catastrophic nuclear attack, Obama ensured that the U.S. government didn’t lift a finger or offer a word of support for the protesters, even as they were being gunned down in the streets.
But now the man who is setting the tone is a different man. Trump has come out strongly in favor of the protesters, tweeting: “Many reports of peaceful protests by Iranian citizens fed up with regime’s corruption & its squandering of the nation’s wealth to fund terrorism abroad. Iranian govt should respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching!”
One Gideon, one Churchill, one Trump can change the age. Watching all the lovely New Year’s Day programming from Austria reminded us of the new Trumpian leader of Austria who is 31 years old, Sebastian Kurz. Those lovely programs filled with the music of the West made many waltz about in happiness. Happiness though is the fact that now there is a real chance to save the West. The 31 year old leader of Austria in the Age of Real continues to challenge the Age of Fake illusions and lies which so plague the Europe that did not experience Soviet occupation. Make Austria Great Again. This new European leader aligned with other European leaders that endured Soviet totalitarianism are ready to fight Islamic invasion:
Austria Launches New Migrant Policy: Benefits Cut, Phones, Cash Seized [snip]
“Phones will be seized upon entry, allowing border officials to analyse mobile data to determine migrants’ identities,” the Express newspaper reports. “Money will also be taken from migrants and put towards the cost of caring for people arriving in the country. And benefits will be stopped for some migrants who have not yet ‘paid into’ the country.”
The move comes as European Union Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos writes that “Europe’s Migrants Are Here to Stay.”
“It’s time to face the truth. We cannot and will never be able to stop migration,” Avramopoulos wrote in Politico.
“Human mobility will increasingly define the 21st century,” he wrote, adding that mass migration is an issue Brussels has committed Europe to “for the long haul.” “Migration is deeply intertwined with our policies on economics, trade, education and employment — to name just a few.”
“They have found safety in Europe, but we also need to make sure they find a home,” he writes of refugees, going on to insist that programming Europeans to welcome mass migration is “not only a moral imperative,” but “also an economic and social imperative for our aging continent — and one of the biggest challenges for the near future.”
Meanwhile, mayors from seven major French cities that have been overwhelmed by the flow of refugees have written a joint letter to Paris published in LeMonde last week, begging the government to step in and help.
REAL hope, REAL change. From America to the rest of the free world and even into the pits of theocracy and dictatorship whether in Iran or North Korea. That’s the promise of MAGAnificent 2018. Oddly, Axios has the real on realness:
Next year will bring “full Trump,” said one person who recently talked to the president. [snip]
In private meetings:
Trump keeps asking for tariffs — on steel and aluminum, in particular. He wants a trade war, and has for many years. His economic and diplomatic advisers persuaded him to delay trade actions in 2017.
Those advisers recognize that the day of reckoning will come in 2018, regardless of whether economic adviser Gary Cohn and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson — who advocated restraint — stay or go.
Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin successfully persuaded Trump not to do anything rash while tax reform was being negotiated.
Trump also saw the advantage of trying to use that as leverage with China to get help on North Korea. He said yesterday in an interview with the N.Y Times: “China’s hurting us very badly on trade, but I have been soft on China because the only thing more important to me than trade is war. O.K.?”
And he tweeted yesterday, in response to Chinese ships secretly delivering oil to North Korea: “Caught RED HANDED – very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea. There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen!”
NEW: Look for Trump to take action on trade in the next month. It probably won’t be next week, so as not to disrupt the afterglow of the tax cut. But nothing is final.
Trump still wants his wall, and tighter restrictions on legal immigration. He’s a true believer on this stuff, and knows intuitively that it keeps his base stoked.
Trump seems most interested in discussing military options on North Korea in these meetings. He is surrounded by advisers who share his concern about the rogue state, but not his fixation on a military strike.
And some top officials have told us Trump’s belligerent rhetoric on the subject makes them nervous.
There is a reason the harshest assessments of Trump usually leak after North Korea meetings.
That’s not just an agenda for one year. That is several decades worth of work for someone not named Trump. But there is so much more.
Next Monday, the war on Big Media continues. It is part and parcel of the Age of Real as President Trump devours the cultural landscape once again and reshapes the culture and our politics. President Trump will rival the Oscars with his “Corrupt Media Awards of the Year” next Monday at 5:00. What better way to focus on the lies of Fake News Big Media than to give awards to the miscreants?
I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
As well there will be the counterattack against Mueller, Big Media, and the Obama Dimocrats that tried to destroy him with Russia nonsense in a final desperate attempt to halt the advance of the Age of Real. But the Age of Real is here and can no more be turned back than a lit matchstick can melt a glacier or a roach move a tectonic plate.
The Age of Real is here. Finally.