Donald Trump says the reason his presidential bid is collapsing around him is the result of “a global power structure” that is out to get him. He didn’t name names — no self-respecting secret international conspiracy would be sloppy enough to let names slip out — but he knows what they do for a living.
Corporate interests, the media … oh yeah, the media is in it big time …. and dark forces allied to the Clintons are all part of the web, which spans the globe (other than perhaps Russia, where, you know, Vladimir Putin is doing a pretty good job and, according to Trump, could be a real pal for the U.S. in fighting terrorists if he were president.)
“For those who control the levers of power in Washington, and for the global special interests, they partner with these people that don’t have your good in mind. Our campaign represents a true existential threat like they haven’t seen before,” Trump warned a rally in West Palm Beach, Florida on the weekend.
“They knew they would throw every lie they could at me and my family and my loved ones,” Trump said. “They knew they would stop at nothing to try to stop me. But I never knew, as bad as it would be, I never knew it would be this vile, that it would be this bad, that it would be this vicious.”
Obviously, given his knowledge of the secret game plan, Trump must have an informer within the conspiracy, feeding him the inside dope. And you have to admire him for making his allegation right in the heart of Dark Forces territory. Palm Beach is one of the wealthiest communities in the U.S., with an average per capita income of US$125,000. Mansions line the oceanfront, including Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s own vast 20-acre estate. You can’t have a decent international conspiracy without the funds to finance it, and you have to figure some of Trump’s own neighbours must be among the shadowy donors intent on making his life miserable. You want proof? Trump once erected an 80-foot flagpole on his front lawn, with a massive U.S. flap flapping at the top, and was told to take it down because it was too big. How anti-American is that?
As with all global conspiracies, it’s hard to put a finger on the full details of this one, but here are a few possibilities:
The vast right-wing conspiracy: In 1998 Hillary Clinton claimed “a vast right-wing conspiracy” was behind the persistent scandals dogging her and husband Bill, who was then in the midst of claiming he’d never had sex with Monica Lewinsky, except when he did. Although he wouldn’t call it sex. More, just, fooling around, you know? When you’re a star they’ll let you do anything.
It would be sort of weird for the conspiracy that tried to bring down the Clintons to now try to bring down Trump, in alliance with the Clintons of all people, but that’s what makes international evil geniuses so successful, their ability to switch sides at the drop of a hat and confuse the population.
Stephen Harper (Former Prime Minister of Canada): After he quit being prime minister, reports surfaced that Harper attended a super-secret meeting of like-minded males at Bohemian Grove, which is described as “a hyper-exclusive, men-only luxury campground in a remote section of California.” No one could figure out why he was there, since the Grovers mostly do silly stuff like putting on skits and drinking too much, which is not really Harper’s sort of thing. But now we know: He was there plotting with other Republican worthies to bring down Trump and seize control of the agenda for …. Hillary Clinton? Wait a minute, does that make sense? Probably not, but wily evil-doers are known for their malevolent ingenuity.
SPECTRE: Go on, admit it: you thought SPECTRE was just make-believe, a fictional organization invented by Ian Fleming so James Bond would have someone to battle against over the fate of the free world. Right? So how does it feel to be wrong, dummy? Only an organization so clever, so bold, so confident in its malicious intentions could be brash enough to hide in plain sight, turning fact into fiction to hide the fact of its own existence? Fortunately, Donald Trump is up to their tricks. As he revealed in Palm Beach: “There’s a whole deal going on — we’re going to figure it out. I always figure things out. But there’s a whole sinister deal going on.”
The Pope, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group: It wouldn’t be a conspiracy without these three, which, as we all know, are secretly run by the international banking cabal controlled by the Rothschild family. Who are, you know, not Catholics. If you get my drift.
The Media: Well of course. Everyone knows the media is a cesspool of hopeless left-wingers. The New York Times, the Washington Post, the CBC, the BBC, all the U.S. networks, Anderson Cooper … we’re all in it together. In fact, I’ll admit it: as a member of the international media conspiracy, I personally get to pull the strings that make world leaders jump on command. Oh, it’s fun. You should see the look on their faces when I yank them this way or that. Pure delight.
Is there a media plot against Trump? Of course there is. And the sheer genius of it is evident in the fact that until a few months ago the media was under fire for enabling Trump’s spectacular rise and his shock triumph over a dozen other Republicans seeking the nomination, by according him vast amounts of free publicity, opening airwaves to his every utterance, failing to do its homework and dig up the dirt that is now burying him and his hopes of victory.
See? It was all part of the plot. Build him up so we could tear him down and make Hillary the president, even though Hillary hates the press, won’t give press conferences and blames the media for 25 years of Clinton scandals. Excuse me a moment while I cackle.
National Post (Canadian), author Kelly McParland | October 17, 2016 12:45 PM ET