Evan Welling Thomas III is a journalist and author of nine
books, including two New York Times bestsellers. He is the grandson of Norman Thomas, the six-time Presidential
candidate for the Socialist Party of America who boldly predicted that America would one day become a socialist
(in the Marxist sense) country. With that background, it's not surprising that Thomas would defend the "elite" of the U.S. foreign
policy Establishment -- a clique of Ivy League geeks that Trump seems to want nothing to do with.
Let's dissect and debunk a few excerpts from this
idiotic op-ed inked by the yellow-journalist grandson of Norman Thomas. Evan my boy, better get your protective head gear
and smelling salts -- because Sugar and I are about to hurt you.
running as an openly socialist 3rd Party candidate, Grandpa Norman Thomas made socialists FDR, Truman and Eisenhower all seem
Very Best Men" --- "The Wise Men"
Just the titles of two of Thomas' bestsellers reveal his dangerous elitism.
Evan Thomas: NO one, not even , vilified
the Eastern elite more than . He particularly railed against Harvard. “None
of them in the cabinet, do you understand? None of those Harvard bastards!” he bellowed at his chief of staff
H. R. Haldeman.
Rebuttal: In light of that funny quote, it's no small wonder that Nixon was set up for removal by the "Eastern
elite". (Nixon was impeached and forced to resign over a relatively minor event -- "Watergate")
Yet when it came time to pick a national security adviser, he chose , a Harvard
professor who today embodies the East Coast foreign policy establishment.
Rebuttal: A better way of saying
it would be "he was forced to choose Henry Kissinger" -- a man that Nixon resented and never fully trusted.
It is possible that a President Trump might also be forced to bring in some of these characters in exchange for support from
key Republicans. We shall see.
Nixon had to work closely with his Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger (cough cough) -- a man who, in the grand scheme of
things, actually outranked the President.
2- The "Nixon tapes" would later reveal that Nixon and his Chief-of-Staff
Haldeman resented Kissinger and "the Jewish press".
3- It was Katerine Meyer-Graham's (cough cough) Washington Compost which eventually
brought down Nixon.
Mr. Trump’s foreign-policy stance operates on two levels: America First isolationism in content, slotted within an
ardent anti-establishment, anti-expert frame.
Rebuttal: The word "isolationism" TM
is a weaponized term of Globalist propaganda intended to silence those who advocate peace and good relations with other countries.
The word is used much like "racism" TM or "anti-Semitism" TM. Grow up, Evan.
Evan Thomas: ... in Mr. Trump’s world, the foreign policy elite
in both parties have forced us into expensive alliances and wars. Get rid of them, and America will be great again.
Evan, are you saying that NATO, the maintenance of a zillion military bases, the Iraq War, and "the Asian pivot"
were not expensive?
Evan Thomas: In fact, he has that backward. As much as his neo-isolationism...
Rebuttal: There goes that scary word again. "Neo-isolationism" -- a
21st Century variant of just plain old, "isolationism"
Evan Thomas: ... frightens our allies
Rebuttal: "Frightens our allies" is code language for
"reduces U.S. influence over our European puppets."
Evan Thomas: .. it is Mr. Trump’s anti-establishment stance that
most threatens international security.
Rebuttal: Say what?! Dude! Trump is the only candidate
who wants to kiss and make-up with nuclear-armed Russia. Tell me Evan, how does having good relations with Russia "threaten international security?" Methinks that it is you
who "has that backward."
Evan Thomas: ... since its emergence as a global power in the late 19th century,
America has relied on a highly trained corps of diplomats, worldly financiers and academics to steer it straight.
How is that reliance upon "diplomats, worldly
financiers (cough cough) and academics" workin' out for ya?
By the way; are these the same
"diplomats, worldly financiers (cough cough) and academics" that
brought us the Spanish-American War, the Philippines War, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, the permanent Israeli-Palestinian
conflict, the Korean War, the Iranian coup, the Vietnam War, the Cambodian genocide, the Vietnamese boat refugees, the Beirut
Marine disaster, the murder-bombing of Panama, Gulf War I, the War in Kosovo, the NAFTA disaster, the Somalia disaster, the
African genocides, Gulf War II, the Libya disaster, the Syria disaster, the Sudan disaster, the "migrant" disaster
and the looming showdown with Russia and China? --- Yeah. That's them. Real geniuses, eh Evan? What would we do without them?
American boys -- World War I -- World War II -- Iraq War. Thanks "best & brightest!"
American boys -- Lebanon -- Korea -- Somalia. Thanks "best & brightest!"
The "very best men" of the eastern Establishment require endless sums of tax-money and public debt to pay
for all the good they bring to the world. Don't the stupid "isolationists" realize this?
Evan Thomas: Get rid of them, as Mr. Trump seems
intent on doing, and chaos will follow.
Rebuttal: No Evan. Get rid of them and peace will follow!
Speaking of "chaos" -- How are those Ivy League projects in formerly stable Iraq, Syria and Libya makin' out lately?
--- Evan? (sound of crickets)
Evan Thomas: Mr. Trump’s anti-elite chatter is nothing new. On
the stump in 1952, Nixon, then ’s running mate, delighted in referring
to the Democratic presidential nominee, Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, a Princeton graduate, as an “egghead”
— an effeminate intellectual.
Rebuttal: I like to refer to "the very best men" as
erudite eggheads -- smooth talking know-nothings who, partly by design and partly by accident, destroy everything they touch.
Their historical record speaks for itself.
Evan Thomas: But it was obvious, even then, that this was campaign bluster. Eisenhower
played the genial, folksy man of the people, but his secretaries of state, John Foster Dulles and Christian Herter, were
prominent members of the Council on Foreign Relations.
you -- thank you -- thank you for confirming for us that U.S. foreign policy is indeed run out of the New York-based CFR.
Keep that up, Evan, and soon they'll be calling you a "conspiracy theorist" TM.
Thomas: Of course,
the “best and the brightest” of the 1960s administrations — academics like Walt Rostow and Mr. Kissinger,
corporate titans like Robert S. McNamara — were far from perfect, to put it kindly. They bear the blame for Vietnam
and the 58,000 American soldiers who died there, not to mention the millions of Vietnamese. But they
also strengthened a world order balanced precariously on the edge of nuclear war. They expanded trade, deepened alliances
and underwrote billions in foreign aid.
Rebuttal: This is a classic "yeah but" trick. You see, Evans
cannot avoid the harsh reality of the unnecessary deaths of 58,000 young American men, the 300,000 wounded, the millions of
Vietnamese civilians killed, and the destabilization of American society that these "far from perfect" geniuses
engineered. So, he mentions it only in passing, followed by a "but", and then continues on writing about how great
and the brightest” were in spite of the Vietnam War disaster. Disgusting!
Thomas confirms for us that "elite" CFR scum like Robert McNamara were behind the Vietnam War. Killary Clinton is
a member of the CFR -- Trump is not.
Evan Thomas: None of this was cheap, but they understood — as Mr. Trump
seems not to — that the global stability bought with such efforts is worth far more.
platitude. What "global stability" did the eggheads buy (with our bloody tax-money!) Evan? The
world hasn't been "stable" in at least 100 years!
Evan Thomas: And contrast the mistakes of the 1960s to times when
Washington allowed foreign policy to be set by public consensus. In the 1930s, Congress closed off free trade to protect
American industry and listened to voters who wanted a smaller, less costly military with no entangling alliances. The results?
The Smoot-Hawley tariff contributed to ...
Rebuttal: In the grand
scheme of things, Evan, the Smoot-Hawley tariff was not a contributing factor of the Great Depression (here). As even two of the "best and the brightest" of the financial world, former Fed Chairmen Alan Greenspan
and Ben Bernanke have admitted, the Fed's destructive manipulation of the money supply was the true cause of
the 1929 Crash and the ensuing Great Depression (here). FDR's regulations and socialist schemes then exacerbated the crisis. But you, being the grandson of big government
commie-pinko Norman Thomas, would rather talk about the mythical negative effect of Smoot-Hawley "protectionism" TM.
Evan Thomas: ... and the failure
of the League of Nations allowed the rise of fascism and global war.
Rebuttal: (face-palm-deep sigh) No Evan.
It was the rise of Churchill and Roosevelt that allowed the rise of Globalism, Zionism and global war. Please read: The Bad War: The Story of World War II That Is Never Taught, by yours truly.
Globalists like Evans always blame "protectionism" TM
for the Great Depression -- but Fed Chairmen Greenspan and Bernanke
(both CFR men) have rightly blamed the Fed.
2- The Bad War DESTROYS the big lie of "American-isolationism TM -caused-World-War-II"
once and for all.
Evan Thomas: Even then, some
members of the East Coast elite knew better. A small group of mostly Ivy Leaguers met at the Century Club in New York to
work up a semi-secret plan to push America toward greater involvement with Britain in its stand against Hitler.
Thank you -- thank you -- thank you for confirming for us that
the "East Coast elite" (cough cough) was "working up a semi-secret plan" to drag America into the war all along.
Keep that up, Evan, and soon they'll be calling you an "anti-Semite" TM in
addition to a "conspiracy theorist" TM.
Evan Thomas: President listened and chose Henry Stimson, a Republican Wall Street lawyer from Yale and Harvard Law School,
as his Secretary of War...
Rebuttal: Good Lord! Henry Stimson was a dirty, rotten, traitorous
son-of-a-bitch who helped FDR instigate the justified Japanese attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor -- a deadly tragedy,
known to Stimson and FDR in advance, which would claim the lives of 2,000 unprepared U.S. sailors.
Thomas: If America had heeded Stimson and his ilk from the beginning and worked harder to build up European alliances
before Nazi Germany became unstoppable, American soldiers might not have needed to fight their way onto the Continent.
Why exactly did American soldiers "need to fight their way onto the Continent," eh Evan? Answer: To crush
peaceful nationalism (aka Nazism TM) and set up the framework for the eventual
European Union of neutered Whites, Africans and Asians. Have a look at Europe today and take a bow, Evan. You and your filthy
ilk have done your dirty work very well.
Pearl Harbor came as no "surprise"
to instigator Stimson -- a hero of Evan Thomas.
face the delicate question of the diplomatic fencing to be done so as to be sure Japan is put into
the wrong and makes the first bad move. … The question was how we should maneuver them into the position
of firing the first shot."
"When the news
first came that Japan had attacked us my first feeling was of relief that
… a crisis had come in a way which would unite all our people. This continued to be my dominant
feeling in spite of the news of catastrophes which quickly developed."
- From the diary of Henry Stimson
Evan Thomas: Fortunately,
dalliances with anti-establishment, populist isolationism tend to be short-lived. Over the years, voters wisely turned away
from naive beckoning to create “Fortress America,” as Senator Robert Taft advertised in the early 1950s, or to
“Come Home, America,” George McGovern’s presidential campaign slogan in 1972.
the Globalists, by use of their vicious Piranha Press, have always been able to beat down the nationalists and the peacemakers.
That is the only reason why the voters "wisely turn away" from non-interventionists.
Evan Thomas: And while “elite” has an obvious anti-democratic meaning,
today the foreign policy establishment looks more like the America it guides. The Eastern establishment was exceedingly
insular in Eisenhower’s day: white, male, Protestant, preppy. .... Today’s foreign policy establishment is heavily
populated by graduates of elite schools, but many of them are minorities and the children and grandchildren of immigrants.
Wonderful. Instead of elite Anglo-Saxon Harvard-Yale-Princeton-Oxford scumbags exclusively sticking a red,white & blue
bayonet up our posteriors; we can now experience the pleasure of elite "minority" Harvard-Yale-Princeton-Oxford scumbags
joining in on the fun as well -- and using a rainbow-decorated bayonet instead. Is that supposed to make the families of the Black & Hispanic & female vets who were killed
in Iraq and Afghanistan somehow feel better about their senseless loss?
Don't kid yourself, Evan. The usual
suspects (cough cough) still sit at the very pinnacle of the New World Order pyramid. And neither
they nor you give a rat's behind about the lives and limbs of millions of innocent human beings, both foreign and American.
Dangerous "elite" filth like you need to be straight-jacketed and institutionalized -- better yet, injected with
the very same bye-bye juice that "the best and the brightest" are quietly, by way of semi-secret government incentives
and mandates, administering to hospitalized seniors in order to free up money for running and expanding the Global empire
--- but I digress.
Evan Thomas: No doubt, the modern foreign policy establishment can be criticized for stale or
lazy thinking, or parochial self-interest.
Rebuttal: This smells like
another fake and obligatory
watered-down criticism. A "yeah-but" is in the making...
Evan Thomas: But
it still includes many men and women with a sophisticated knowledge of the world.
Rebuttal: There it is! Manipulative
"yeahbut-ism" in all its rhetorical splendor!
Evan, if the oh-so-sophisticated "foreign policy establishment" knows so much
about the world; then why is the modern world such a bloody mess? (migrant crisis, Syria, Sudan, Libya, South China Sea,
Ukraine, global debt, false-flag terror, systemic corruption, proxy wars, rumors of World War III etc.)
To ignore them and their counsel is foolish.
Rebuttal: Quite the contrary, tough guy. To heed the "best and brightest"
and their crazy counsel is what would be "foolish!"
Keep your damn Ivy League eggheads. No more of their hunger sanctions
on innocent peoples; no more "smart bombing" of children; no more Predator drone strikes of weddings and funerals;
no more wars for Globalism & Zionism; no more mercenary CIA proxy wars; no more NGO color revolutions & coups; no
more job-killing trade deals; no more sovereignty-busting international treaties; no more assassinations.
Thank you, but no. We'll take our
chances with Trump and Putin.