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Voting Trump? Check your social index first!

Written By | Nov 7, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, November 6, 2016 – It’s just two and a half days until America selects its next president. There are stark differences between the two candidates, their policies aside.

Hillary Clinton represents herself as the caring one, the one with the right experience, and the woman who will clear the ultimate glass ceiling to become America’s first woman president. She is the establishment’s darling, lauded by the banks, foreign leaders, and America’s so-called intelligentsia, college campuses and the Mainstream Media, MSM.

Donald Trump represents himself as one who has had it up to here with his country’s stumbles, stupidity and poor results. He is Middle America’s man, supported by evangelicals, police, the military rank and file, and, apparently, Wikileaks and Russia.

A recent interview with Julian Assange, head of the Wikileaks effort, from his hideout in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London centers on the hub-bub surrounding Wikileaks’ dispatch of so many Clinton emails, many showing derogatory or possibly criminal contents. Assange puts to rest the notion his source is Russia, and confirms many of the recent leaks come from inside American law enforcement itself.

Steve Pieczenic, a former top government official, in an explosive YouTube presentation has confirmed Assange’s leaks as coming from inside the Washington law enforcement community. He boldly announces the leaks from inside represent a virtual ‘coup-by-internet.’ He says, “We wish no one to be killed or harmed. We merely want people to know the truth of what has been going on in our government.” He ominously sounds the alarm of a globalist takeover of America, most recently represented by candidate Hillary Clinton.

According to Pieczenic, insiders from the FBI, CIA and others privy to Clinton’s private correspondence, are disturbed by the double standard that has essentially let her off the hook for her high crimes and misdemeanors.

Assange, when asked if he were a Trump supporter, or what he thinks of the Trump candidacy, answers with uncommon veracity. He reminds us that the entire international establishment has lined up against Trump’s candidacy. He posits that The establishment has labelled those who support Trump as ‘rubes,’ or, more to the point, ‘White Trash.’ His supporters, therefore, also are called out for being white, ‘cracker,’ poor, uneducated, and crude.

Item: A Hungarian man whose mother was incarcerated in Auschwitz, released, and subsequently fled the Communists from her native Hungary. His education includes degrees in philosophy, math and computer science. A Jew, this man has an abiding fear of the establishment. He has met them time and again. His America is one of law and order, not of a woman prancing her way to the White House instead of federal indictment.

Item: A Polish man who is an acclaimed international filmmaker. His work has been in American television and documentaries filmed around the world. His family connections extend as far afield as Japan. He, also, fears The Establishment. He has seen their movie before and he doesn’t like the ending.

Item: Harvard-trained psychiatrist, Pieczenic holds a doctorate in international relations from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance and James Baker.

Born in Cuba of Jewish parents from Russia and Poland, he was raised in France. His father, a doctor, fled Poland before World War II. His mother, a Russian Jew, fled Europe after many of her family members were killed.

These three gentlemen, devout Trump supporters all, are highly educated and are clearly intelligent. Are they also to be regarded as ‘White Trash’ for their support of the so-called ‘vulgarian,’ Donald Trump?

Consider Wikipedia’s definition of ‘white trash’: White trash is a derogatory American English racial slur to poor white people, especially in the rural southern United States. The label signifies lower social class and degraded standards of living. The term has been adopted for people living on the fringes of social order, who are viewed as dangerous because they may be criminal, unpredictable, and with-out respect for authority whether it be political, legal, or moral.

Next, let us examine Wikipedia’s definition of ‘The Establishment’: The term generally denotes a dominate group or elite that holds power or authority in a nation or organization. The Establishment may be a closed social group which selects its own members or specific entrenched elite structures, either in government or in specific institutions.

Ask yourselves whether any of the foregoing gentlemen deserve Hillary Clinton’s designation as being among her ‘basket of deplorables’? When she famously said, “When they go low, we go high,” did she intend to include these gentlemen and others like them as uninformed and crude?

Let’s have a look at the original ‘deplorable,’ Donald J. Trump. A brief biography reveals his social standing pre-campaign, was well intact. One can say he once was a card-carrying member of the establishment before he chewed through his box and got away. The establishment does not tolerate easily those who choose to emigrate from their exclusive and powerful club.

Consider the social standing that candidate Trump gave up in order to run for president.

His early years consisted of:

(1) Born and raised in New York City, he attended the New York Military Academy from the age of 13.
(2) He attended Fordham University as an undergraduate.
(3) He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
(4) He was given control of his father, Fred Trump’s, real estate and construction firm.
(5) He co-hosted and co-produced The Apprentice, a reality television series from 2004 to 2015.
(6) He was listed by Forbes in 2016 as the 324th wealthiest person in the world, and 156th in the United States.
(7) From 2011 to 2015, Trump donated $630,150 to Republicans, and $8,500 to Democrats.
(8) Trump, whose wedding guest list included Bill and Hillary Clinton, explained the unlikely invitation by saying, “I’m a businessman, I contribute to everybody. That’s part of the problem with the system.”

Trump’s solid past of rubbing shoulders with the rich and powerful, with politicians of both political parties, as well as of being in the cat-bird seat of a popular television show, gave him undisputed membership in the establishment’s elite club. He was arguably a power broker for many years, and his success and wealth gave him automatic entry into the top tier of American society.

However, as the government became more and more fragmented and as administration after administration eschewed the U.S. Constitution choosing instead to curry favor with the globalists, Donald J. Trump’s reaction was gradually to desert those who would sell our country for his continued membership in the establishment.

The Clinton’s and the establishment’s labeling of Trump as a racist, xenophobe, homophobe, and white, ill-educated ‘deplorable,’ is true only if one erases Trump’s entire past spent well inside the establishment. Those in power have proven they will say or do anything, even label Trump a ‘vulgarian’ in order to hold a firm grasp on their power.

As Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Baronet and an English Catholic historian, politicians and writer once remarked, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Who better to understand that fact than someone like Trump who has spent a lifetime inside the system responsible for corrupting American law and order?

The establishment has been extraordinarily clever in their sales campaign to retain control over ‘We, the people’. They have represented themselves as the smartest people who are best equipped to rule over the rest of American society. And they have made sure to suggest that anyone, no matter who, will have automatic entry into their club if only they are careful to repeat their slogans and otherwise toe the line as they order.

Donald J. Trump has proven himself to be of a more decidedly independent nature. His belief in the sanctity of America, as founded, and in the need to clean house in Washington, or as he has so bluntly promised to “Drain the swamp,” has gotten the establishment all up in arms. As his running mate, Mike Pence, has pithily said of the establishment’s media, “I need to turn the television on in the morning using a stick.”

The establishment have their cannons loaded, and will do and say anything to elect a member of their own to the highest seat in America, if not the world, someone who will cooperate and graduate based on holding tight to the club’s circle of power and social standing.

May God help the challenger – in this case, Donald J. Trump. At a minimum, he’s been forever banished from the club called ‘The Establishment’ by his maverick candidacy.

Karen Hagestad Cacy

Karen Hagestad Cacy, of Colorado Springs, is a former Washington speechwriter and transportation lobbyist. Raised in Portland, Oregon, she holds a BA degree in Russian and Middle East Studies from Portland State University (and American University in Cairo.) Her four novels are available on She is also the author of two plays.