Trump’s Mein Kampf
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Though not a dictator like Hitler, neocons running his geopolitical agenda are ruthless.
Co-opted by dark forces straightaway in office, he’s complicit with their diabolical agenda by going along, acting as their front man.
On Monday, he discussed his administration’s National Security Strategy (NSS).
It’s in part a modern-day version of Hitler’s Mein Kampf, a blueprint for America’s destructive imperial agenda, its megalomaniacal quest for global dominance, its assurance of endless wars of aggression at home and abroad.
Like Hitler, Trump named America’s enemies. Russia, China, and by inference, other sovereign independent nations (called “revisionist” and “rival” states) replaced Mein Kampf’s Jews and Bolsheviks.
US lebensraum’s aim is control over planet earth, its resources and populations, endless wars its favored strategy.
The American holocaust far exceeds Hitler’s extermination agenda, lasting a few short years. The US one has been ongoing since the republic’s inception – the toll amounting to countless millions of lives lost worldwide, aided by today’s super-weapons and permanent war agenda.
Trump’s Monday address to the nation combined bombast, disinformation, and a call to arms for endless wars.
Trump: “Americans have fought and sacrificed on the battlefields all over the world. We have liberated captive nations, transformed former enemies into the best of friends, and lifted entire regions of the planet from poverty to prosperity.”
Fact: US-style liberation is subjugation. America’s only enemies are invented ones. Washington’s bipartisan economic agenda is transferring wealth from ordinary people to corporate predators and super-rich elites.
Trump: “…America has been among the greatest forces for peace and justice in the history of the world.”
Fact: Throughout its history, America waged endless wars – against its native people and disadvantaged ones at home, along with raping and destroying one nation after another threatening no one.
Fact: No nation has done more harm to more people over a longer duration than America. None matches its ruthlessness, its contempt to peace, equity and justice.
Trump blasted a nonexistent North Korean threat, an important nuclear deal with Iran he called “incomprehensibly bad” – failing to explain the made in the USA threat posed by ISIS and other terrorists.
He raged against immigrants he called “illegal.” No human being is “illegal.” Immigrants include refugees from countries ravaged by US aggression, along with Latin and Central American ones, seeking jobs abroad to replace ones lost to destructive trade deals like NAFTA.
“American greatness” is in its own mind. Its self-proclaimed exceptionalism is humanity’s scourge.
The Trump administration’s National Security Strategy includes “four pillars:”
“I. Protect the homeland, the American people, and American way of life;
II. Promote American prosperity;
III. Preserve peace through strength;
IV. Advance American influence.
Fact: America faced no threats since WW II ended – none now from any other nation.
Fact: American prosperity is reserved for its privileged class alone – at the expense of most others.
Fact: War is peace defines longstanding US policy, continued by Trump.
Fact: America advances its influence through conquests for dominance.
Trump’s NSS “revisionist powers” notion refers to nations wanting their sovereign independence respected – free from US dominance.
“Regional dictators” like the Saudis and the Israeli apartheid state are among Washington’s closest allies.
“Jihadist terrorists” were created by America to be used as imperial foot soldiers.
Trump’s “concept of principled realism” expects all other nations to bow to America’s will. It has nothing to do with “spread(ing) peace and prosperity around the globe” – what Washington wants for its privileged class exclusively.
Trump’s border and immigration agenda has nothing to do with “protect(ing) the homeland and restor(ing) our sovereignty” – everything to do with maintaining longstanding antipathy toward unwanted people.
America has no “transnational threats,” just invented ones to wage perpetual wars of aggression.
US “peace through strength” is demagogic doublespeak, concealing its aim to eliminate all sovereign independent governments, wanting pro-Western puppet regimes replacing them.
“Advancing American influence” is wanting dominion over planet earth – no matter the human cost.
Trump’s NSS is old wine in new bottles. It assures no possibility of world peace, stability and governance serving everyone equitably under his administration.
It guarantees more of the same of what’s gone on in his first year in office – maybe worse ahead, perhaps unthinkable nuclear war against one or more nations, endangering humanity’s survival.
My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”