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On the second day of hearing of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, it was reported that Senator Dianne Feinstein of California left early in the evening the Senate Chamber where Democratic House Managers were presenting the case for removal of the President.
Senator Feinstein is the Ranking Democratic Senator in the Judiciary Committee of the Senate, which is now chaired by the Republican Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina.
It was not reported that Senator Feinstein had taken ill given her age, she is 87 years old. It was only reported she simply walked out of the Chamber for a waiting car with chauffeur that then drove her away.
It is likely instead that Senator Feinstein was driven to fatigue listening to her House Democratic friends present their case full of sound and fury signifying nothing in it as impeachable “crime or misdemeanor”, which require the nullification of the votes of more than 63 million Americans in 2016 for Donald Trump and the removal of the 45th President from the White House.
While Senator Feinstein and her Senatorial colleagues have been sort of locked in as jury to hear the impeachment trial of the sitting President, he was an ocean and a continent away in Davos, Switzerland, to attend the annual World Economic Forum.
President Trump spoke to the gathered guests of politicians and business leaders, and celebrities from the academia, the arts, and the media about how in three years his administration has Made America Great Again. The economy is booming, stock markets are on record high, investments are once again driving the job market to full employment, new trade deals have been signed, trade deficits are shrinking, America has become a net exporter of oil and gas and, as Ronald Reagan would say, “it is morning in America.”
The annual January gathering in Davos is a jamboree for the Globalists.
It will not be a stretch to imagine that President Trump’s speech was a stake through the hearts of the assembled “who’s who” of the Globalists paying homage at one of the temples of Globalism.
There was present, of course, the secular saint of the fake religion of climate change, Greta Thurnberg, while President Trump informed the assembled audience,
“To protect our security and our economy, we are also boldly embracing American energy independence. The United States is now, by far, the number-one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world, by far. It’s not even close.”
“With U.S. companies and researchers leading the way, we are on the threshold of virtually unlimited reserves of energy, including from traditional fuels, LNG, clean coal, next-generation nuclear power, and gas hydrate technologies.”
And then he went on to say (and I can imagine with a twinkle in his eyes),
“At the same time, I’m proud to report the United States has among the cleanest air and drinking water on Earth — and we’re going to keep it that way. And we just came out with a report that, at this moment, it’s the cleanest it’s been in the last 40 years. We’re committed to conserving the majesty of God’s creation and the natural beauty of our world.”
The question obviously staring at us, Canadians, when we pay close attention ourselves to what President Trump and his administration is saying to Americans and the people around the world, instead of what the corporate mainstream media reports, is why Canadians are being impoverished and Canada degraded by the “establishment elite”?
And how do we get to elect such utter mediocrity, as Justin Trudeau and his coat-hangers, to rule over us?
The answer is also obvious, but many of us are fearful to say it publicly. Political correctness has become the noose around our necks.
We have to unconditionally repudiate Globalism and the Globalist agenda packaged through the UN, which all our political parties in the parliament (except for the PPC) have servilely bought into.
But we cannot do this unless we have our own version of make Canada great again, and restore pride in our history and culture.
And for this to occur, we need to revoke multiculturalism as both ideology and policy, and lower the scale of open immigration to a sustainable number that the PPC proposed during the 2019 election as a starter for public discussion.
We fail to do this and by the middle of this century Canada, as those who may recall how Canada used to be when the centenary year was celebrated, will be irrevocably lost.
Here is Conrad Black’s report on President Donald Trump at Davos earlier this week.
Davos is the epitome of everything Trump considers suspect in the world that is yet within the West and essentially a democratic and capitalist institution. It’s an international meeting in a nondescript and inconvenient little Swiss mountain city of unusually little aesthetic merit for the Alps.
It’s frequented in approximately equal numbers by social-climbing networker-hustlers, groupies, and some adroit dual-taskers who are both, and also by fervent internationalists who see all meetings involving even two people of different nationality as a step toward world government and the abolition of nations, religions, and anything that makes groups of people and ultimately individuals readily distinguishable from each other.
For the first group, Trump is the world’s greatest celebrity and foremost capitalist, and his presence among them lent some importance and enhancement of status to them and to any meeting so distinguishedly attended.
For the second group, the true believers in world homogenization, Trump’s presence could, with an Olympic-scale stretch of the imagination, be construed as Henry IV (Holy Roman emperor) coming to Canossa (1077) and standing (literally) in the snow to pay homage, if not do penance, before the supreme totem of internationalism, (in the original version, Pope Gregory VII).
To the first group, the presence of the world’s greatest officeholder was symbolically and emblematically pleasing, a cubit of enhanced status; to the second, it was galling and disquieting. Practically every public policy, every canon of international relations, every precept of international assistance and environmental enlightenment revered at Davos, was rubbed into their faces (verbally, of course) like a cigarette butt.
Trump was even more casual and underwhelmed by the surroundings than he usually is, other than when he is haranguing tens of thousands of MAGA hat-wearing followers cheering his every sentence anywhere in the United States between New York and Washington and Los Angeles and Seattle (except Chicago).
His remarks at Davos were agreeably reminiscent of his inaugural address almost exactly three years before, and must presage his approach to his electors later this year. He emphasized again and again what he had done for lower-income groups in America: the sharp decline in food stamp use and statistical poverty, the decrease of unemployment and increase in the workforce, and the swifter gains of the disadvantaged over the (still appreciable) gains of upper-income groups.
Though he didn’t present it in this light, he highlighted the only progress the democratic world has made in turning back the ever-steepening income gap. He went to some, and as always with him rather amusing, lengths to disparage the academic and journalistic “experts.” (This would include at least 75 percent of his live audience.)
He made it clear that he was no enemy of the rich, but that they would take good care of themselves. He was doing what, he said, had motivated him to enter public life in the first place: to end policies that victimized American working- and middle-class people and families, such as free-trade deals that effectively exported jobs to the world and imported unemployment into the United States.
Some of his statistics reminded his audience that the United States operates on a scale the world had never imagined to be possible and has done so for over a century, such as when he mentioned that U.S. stock exchanges had added $19 trillion of value in the three years of his presidency.
The decrease of unemployment and nearly 5 percent annual gains in income for the lower quarter of the U.S. income scale and a host of similar facts and statistics rolled over the blank faces of his audience as he reeled them off, fluently but with a complete absence of any attempt at theatrics.
The sub-text, and the balloon above him if it were presented in a cartoon, was: “I told you I would do this when I was here two years ago and I did.”
Debunked Climate Alarmism
They sat stone-faced and unresponsive. The only applause, apart from the beginning and the end, was when he said the United States was happy to join the 1 Trillion Tree initiative. His several amusing lines, apparently improvised as is his custom, elicited no response, such as when he referred mockingly to the absurd practice of negative-interest lending: he said that would have suited him perfectly—he was greeted by the oblivious expressionlessness of the German Swiss at almost all times.
For good measure, Trump debunked the climate theories of which Davos has been one of the great propagators. No one has been a more faithful echo chamber for the ecological militants than the business community of Western Europe. It was a cause they could embrace while laying most of the cost of it on the public sector, and it enabled them to march in unison with organized labor, the bourgeoisie, the academics, and the left.
This was social democracy, the social market, the ultimate compromise—welcome the lion of the ecological left into the tent, then it won’t devour us. Trump batted it away as the pusillanimous, deracinated, innumerate Euro-flim-flam that it is. “I love the environment,” he said ingenuously, but dismissed climate alarmists as charlatans, cowards, and poseurs (without using any of those words, but his gist was clear).
Trump spoke warmly of Chinese leader Xi Jinping, admiringly of the great European cultural heritage—citing especially the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris—and invoked God tastefully and in passing several times, to an audience that most of whom would like to transform the world’s houses of worship into workshops for the unjudgmental discussion of psychoses, anger management, and the art of submission to regulators.
Preview of Election Strategy
Trump’s Davos speech was what was called a century ago “a great state paper.” It updated his inaugural address (which George W. Bush whispered to Hillary Clinton was “some weird [expletive]”).
It also gave his opponents notice of his reelection strategy: I have saved the disadvantaged of America, reassured the great middle class of America, and have shown the limousine liberal wealthy how to share the wealth without losing any of it. He touched every electoral base with any votes on it, and he invited the Democratic impeachers—by his colossal indifference to their puling and squalling—to do unmentionable things with their endless, spurious, and pseudo-moralistic harassments of him.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are playing in sandboxes and the Trump-haters are milling nervously about reciting witless epithets, while Trump leads the rampaging army of his supporters over the walls and to the top of the commanding heights of U.S. government, like the Marines at Mount Suribachi 75 years ago.
The Davos-goers didn’t understand any of it, but Trump wasn’t addressing his message to them; they were straight-men—unpaid plants in the theater. The American people are the jury, and they will bring down their verdict in 285 days.
Conrad Black has been one of Canada’s most prominent financiers for 40 years, and was one of the leading newspaper publishers in the world. He is the author of authoritative biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Richard Nixon, and, most recently, “Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other.”
Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.