Nomi Prins, author of  All The Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances That Drive America Power (an excellent companion volume to Murray N. Rothbard’s definitive primer on power elite analysis, Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy), takes on Donald Trump in this incisive and illuminating essay. H. L. Mencken observed that “Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.” Prins dissects The Donald and his questionable legacy in the arena of deal making.

But while the electorate awaits the shuffling of candidates and the dealing of hands in the upcoming presidential poker primaries of winners and losers, there is an aspect of this wild card Trump not yet revealed.

What is missing is a determined quantitative focus upon Trump’s plausible relationship with the pivotal elements of the covert, unaccountable, untransparent Deep State. So far I have not seen any serious analyst or investigative researcher delve into that nebulous quadrant. What are the old boys at the Harold Pratt House, the Pentagon, and out in Langley musing about his insurgent candidacy? Do they see him as a proto-American Mussolini such as TR in his third party run in 1912, preaching a phony “progressive” message to the gaping masses while under the thrall of the House of Morgan? Or as Huey Long in 1936, John Kennedy in 1964, Robert Kennedy in 1968, George Wallace in 1972, Jimmy Carter in 1980, Gary Hart in 1988, Ross Perot in 1992, or Howard Dean in 2004 as someone potentially dangerous who needs to be neutralized? Since WWII the intelligence community has developed elaborate political profiles and psychological assessments on political leaders in order to predict behavior and evaluate character traits and decision making. What is in the cards for the Joker Trump? Has he passed their Machiavellian Rorschach test? What do they have on him? Will he get to play out his hand or is the deck already stacked against him?


5:55 pm on October 4, 2015