Haaretz Editorial–Why Does Donald Trump Hate America So Much?


The GOP presidential candidate derides allies, admires enemies, accuses the U.S. of heinous crimes and depicts it as a dark and dangerous place.

Chemi Shalev, Haaretz

Donald Trump is recruiting observers to oversee elections in Pennsylvania. The GOP candidate seems to think that the vote in the Keystone State and in the rest of America can and will be rigged to prevent him becoming President. In Trump’s eyes, apparently, American democracy and the integrity of its elections are more or less on par Ferdinand Marcos’ Philippines, Nicolai Ceausescu’s Romania or his good friend Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

In fact, Trump doesn’t seem to have a very high opinion of America at all, nor does he appear to like it very much. He consistently berates the United States and insults it, questions its abilities and doubts its motives, accuses it of heinous acts, up to and including war crimes. Trump’s diatribes often sound like they’ve been taken directly from the curriculum of the Fidel Castro/Tokyo Rose School of Anti-American propaganda, made all the more potent and credible because he’s no foreign combatant or enemy leader but the presidential candidate of a major U.S. party.

In Trump’s America, elections can be fixed by order from above. Judges – like “Mexican” Gonzalo Curiel, who is trying the Trump University case – disregard facts and render verdicts based on ethnic prejudices. War heroes, like John McCain, are nothing but hyped-up sissies. In Trump’s America, Mexicans are rapists, Muslims are suspects, Native Americans are “Pocahontas” and Jews prefer to buy presidential candidates wholesale.
Trump’s America is a dark and dangerous place, like the dystopian nightmare depicted for many years in old-style Soviet propaganda. Its military is “a disaster,” it’s police force dismembered, its fire marshals political hacks. Poverty is rampant, crime is uncontrollable and homicidal illegal immigrants roam the streets. It’s more dangerous in America today, Trump told the GOP Convention with a straight face, than at any time during his lifetime. In fact, the situation is so bad that the U.S. is no longer in a position to lecture anyone else in the world, including brutal dictatorships. “When the world sees how bad the United States is and we start talking about civil liberties, I don’t think we are a very good messenger,” Trump told the New York Times in July. 

For Trump, America’s allies are deadbeats who don’t pay their dues but its enemies are sources of inspiration. He admires Russia’s Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jung Un. He has praised Saddam Hussein for his efficiency in killing terrorists and Chinese Communists for their resoluteness in quelling protests at Tiananmen Square. He’s even reached out to the Russians to hack U.S. computers and get a hold of Clinton’s deleted emails, an act that would be tantamount to treason under other circumstances.

Trump actively assists the propaganda efforts of America’s enemies. He claimed Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton founded ISIS and supported al-Qaeda in Iraq, confirming what Iran, Hezbollah and other Shi’ite radicals have been asserting all along. Obama and Clinton set up Libya as a launching ground for terrorist assaults against Europe, he says. According to Trump, it is the American president and his previous Secretary of State who are responsible for the refugee crisis plaguing European countries. The blood of thousands of victims of jihadist terrorism in the Middle East and in Europe is on their hands, and thus, by extension, on America’s hands, the GOP candidate says. Perhaps he’ll volunteer one day to testify against America at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
But Trump doesn’t just dwell on the past: he also makes time to undermine America’s future relations with the world as well. He has threatened to leave NATO, to recognize the Russian occupation of Crimea, to abandon Baltic countries to their fate, to leave Japan and South Korea to fend for themselves. He has pledged to unilaterally breach trade agreements, start a trade war with China and pull out the World Trade Organization. He has instilled true terror in the heart of many foreign leaders by wondering time and time again why the U.S. should restrain itself from using nuclear weapons in Europe and the Middle East. 

If Trump were a liberal, if he would be saying any of these things as a Democratic presidential candidate – never mind the incredible accumulation of his invectives – the GOP and the right wing media would tear him part. He’d be castigated as a Communist sympathizer, a treasonous back-stabber, a self-hating American. Fox News would broadcast a special in which his leftist assault on the United States would be placed against the backdrop of Benedict Arnold, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Jane Fonda and Aldrich Aimes combined. His election, Sean Hannity would grimly opine, spells the end of America.

But Trump is a candidate of the Grand Old Party, the one that supposedly espouses patriotism and glorifies American exceptionalism, and as such, he can say the most god-awful things about the United States and remain immune. And while one might wonder how so many of his Republican colleagues are sitting quietly as their candidate describes America as a latter day Sodom and Gomorrah, let’s not forget that Trump’s rhetoric is but an extension of the feverish descriptions of a decrepit and immoral America that the GOP has been peddling from the day Obama was elected President. And that no matter what abuse, libel, slander or slur Trump comes up with next, for America, without a doubt, it is his own candidacy that is the greatest insult of all.

  1. #1 by bikpet on 08/14/2016 - 9:34

    Oy vey the goyim are developing pride in themselves! Better fly to Tel Aviv and tell the others!

  2. #2 by reenie217 on 08/14/2016 - 9:34

    Vote Donald Trump 2016

  3. #3 by PJ London on 08/14/2016 - 9:34

    And on top of everything else, he has a Jewish son-in-law!
    What is wrong with the guy?

  4. #4 by bikpet on 08/14/2016 - 9:34

    the goyim are developing pride in themselves! Better fly to Tel Aviv and tell the others!

  5. #5 by Frederick on 08/14/2016 - 9:34

    Jew NeoCon drivel. God, they hate the Truth! The Big Jews are showing their fear. If Trumps make the Jews fearful, then he’s the guy to vote for! Jew agents embedded in Washington for the Jew state have had their ride, now it’s time to shoot ’em outta the saddle! Mother Efferrs!

  6. #6 by Katherine Magdangal on 08/14/2016 - 9:34

    One more reason to like Trump…and I’m not even a ‘fan’

  7. #7 by tone on 08/14/2016 - 9:34

    Dante! where is Dante Ardentz? Missing his incredible and informative podcasts!

    ed note–unfortunately, ‘Dante’ (whose real name is David) suffers (by his own admission) from several diagnosed mental illnesses and for which he is treated, and a few months back, had an episode in the aftermath of an article being published here in which he claimed that ‘the Jews had taken over the website’. Despite my best efforts to calm him down and make him understand that he was misreading the piece, nevertheless he continued with his outburst, going so far as to say that yours truly was ‘envious of him’ because of his being ‘handsome’ and ‘muscular, and his being ‘6 foot tall’ and weighing in at ‘250 lbs’.

    We miss his insight as well, but unfortunately this is part of the occupational hazards involved with this ‘movement’ that does suffer from a disproportionate number of mentally/psychologically disturbed individuals.

  8. #8 by ladybat2 on 08/14/2016 - 9:34

    “We miss his insight as well, but unfortunately this is part of the occupational hazards involved with this ‘movement’ that does suffer from a disproportionate number of mentally/psychologically disturbed individuals.”


  9. #9 by NLG on 08/14/2016 - 9:34

    Yes, Donald Trump “hates America so much” and Netanyahu “cares more about Palestinians than Palestinians.” They are of their father the Devil, who was a liar and a murderer, from the beginning.

  10. #10 by Sarah Perry on 08/14/2016 - 9:34

    What if the Jewish media are using reverse psychology? Trump is surrounded by Jews and campaigned for Netanyahu’s last election. Trump is really their man! But, of course, so is Hillary.

  11. #11 by Isaac on 08/14/2016 - 9:34

    I have been told that BS many times. “Why do you hate America”?. I answer: I love America and the people, the way of life. What I hate is the JEWS who control the American government and every thing else for their own selfish, greedy and diabolical agenda.

  12. #12 by trevorlabonte on 08/14/2016 - 9:34

    Reblogged this on HumanityAwakened.

  13. #13 by Tapp on 08/14/2016 - 9:34

    Ooh you better make Alliyah quickly then. You are a Jew Zionist liar.

  14. #14 by ml on 08/15/2016 - 9:34

    I always thought Dante Ardenz was drooling over the married Mrs. Melania Trump, but was afraid to be vocal about it, I never like his shows and stopped listening to him and stopped reading.
    I did wonder though what had happened to him. He suddenly vanished into thin air.

  15. #15 by pacman925 on 08/15/2016 - 9:34

    So glad that Sarah Perry knows the truth !
    Trillions of stolen dollars go a very far way with media & mind control = the Marks of the Beast”

    I don’t know where Dante Ardenz at this time, but I do know that he is NOT of any mental case, of course, the Hasbara troll’s will smear, blackmail, or at the last efforts of murder !

    Trump’s Got Plans For America

    Who Towers Behind Trump?

    Ed note–indeed, Dante–by his own admission–does suffer from several diagnosed mental conditions and is treated for them by a doctor, and no, this is not hasbara.

  16. #16 by pacman925 on 08/15/2016 - 9:34

    Globalism: a psychological GPS system
    (To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)
    Globalism: a psychological GPS system for the masses

    By Jon Rappoport

    Globalism presents a conception of space, in which billions of people fit into their “best slots.” That’s the theme.

    That’s the construct.

    Of course, its proponents and bosses sell it as if the world couldn’t exist in any other form.

    All isms operate in this fashion. Once the definition is laid down, the fictional field is laid out, and people are urged to navigate to their places.

    “If you don’t, dire things will happen.”

    People aren’t generally aware of fictional spaces and their psychological impact. Therefore, they go along.

    This is why a museum can be so instructive. A thousand paintings, each with its own area. I’m not talking about a place on a wall, I’m talking about interior space, which the artist invents and shapes on the canvas.

    With Globalism, the space is all about establishing control and distribution points for goods and services. It’s about erasing borders and nations. It’s about co-opting the notion of a unified planet, in order to broadcast fake cheesy messages of universal “share and care.” It’s about every individual “having his place.”

    When I began painting in 1962, one of the first things I noticed was the abundance of space—on each canvas. Waiting to be shaped. The psychological carry-over was enormous. The notion of “fitting into a position in life” disintegrated. It made no sense and had no impact.

    Globalism is a hustle in a long, long line of planetary hustles. It erects a space and claims it is the future for all. It’s a minor, minor painting by a group of minor artists, hardly worthy of a spot on the wall of a second-rate museum.

    If we were living in a reasonably aware society, many people would be asking themselves: “What space do I want to invent, and for what purpose?”

    Which of course takes things back to the individual and his inner resources. And away from overarching ideologies with their perverse themes.

    If you were a painter, what would you paint? That question is a lot like asking: if you could invent your future and all the space that comes with it, what would you do?

    To come up with an answer, you don’t need any of the GPS reference points of Globalism. They would only be a hindrance.

    They would be delusions, masking your power.

    “Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure-one world, if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” David Rockefeller, Memoirs, 2003

    The man who wrote those words represents a family that has dominated banking, oil, modern medicine, behind-the-scenes politics, and powerhouses of Globalism (e.g., the Council on Foreign Relations) for a century.

    Globalism asserts that no nation can be independent from “the family” of other nations, as if it were a matter of fact beyond dispute. A nation claiming its sovereignty thus becomes a lunatic traitor to the natural order of things.

    What really binds nations to one another is propaganda, and treaties which are based on the same propaganda, resulting in engorged super-profits for mega-corporations.

    Globalism is a secular piece of messianic hype. A Disneyesque altruism is the prow of the ship. Spend 10 minutes educating any street hustler on Globalist principles, and he would recognize it as a standard con.

    Obama’s warning to the Brits, that their withdrawing from the Globalist European Union would put them at the back of the line in negotiating a separate trade treaty with the United States, was sheer fiction.

    Britain, or any nation, that has goods to sell and a desire to buy will find trade partners. An agreement could be scratched out on a napkin over dinner.

    Impending trade deals like the TPP and TTIP are thousands of pages and take so long to negotiate, because the heavy hitters at the table are looking for new ingenious ways to cut and paste the world into larger profits for themselves.

    Globalism, hiding behind thousands of academic analyses, picks up jobs from one nation, where wages are reasonable and working conditions are tolerable, and dumps them in hell holes where wages are nearly invisible and conditions are poisonous. It’s that simple, and any moron could see how the job-exporting nations would suffer…if by nations we meant people.

    Instead of criminal corporations and criminal investors.

    But all this is layered over with “share and care” sop.

    The United States government could repeal the NAFTA, CAFTA, and GATT trade treaties tomorrow, and throw current TPP and TTIP negotiating documents out the window…and all would be well. Better.

    Much better.

    For instance, without NAFTA, US producers wouldn’t have been able to flood Mexico with cheap corn, throwing 1.5 million Mexican corn farmers into bankruptcy, leading many of them to cross the border and come to the US to find work.

    No US President since Nixon has disturbed the march of Globalist “free trade.” All Presidents since then have been on board with the Rockefeller plan. And the US economy—which is to say, jobs—has thus faltered. The 2008 financial crash was only one factor in the decline. The promise of cheap imports for sale in the US—the justification for free trade—doesn’t work when people here have no jobs and no purchasing power.

    Major media, fronting for free-trade, have panicked over Donald Trump’s claim that he’ll reject Globalism. They would have panicked over Bernie Sander’s similar promise, if they thought he had any chance of defeating Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. The media have their orders from on high—the deck is stacked, the cards were dealt long ago.

    Hillary Clinton mouths pathetic and empty generalities about creating jobs. Small tax breaks for small businesses that “share profits with employees,” the “removal of government red tape,” “funding breakthroughs in scientific and medical research,” “expanding job training opportunities”—the truth is, her basic method for stimulating the economy has always been: find a war, any war, and fight it.

    —Now, let us consider The Individual. Is he just a tiny force pitted against a colossus?

    No. Unless he sees himself that way.

    But what can he do?

    First: find the thing within himself that defies the odds, supersedes the “normal response,” casts aside all ordinary formulations of what he is.

    That thing, that power is imagination.

    Imagination has the ability to come up with solutions and strategies—on both a personal and planetary level—that have never been considered before. Imagination is the wild card.

    Imagination belongs to The Individual.

    —The individual is not the group.

    “Exercises and techniques for accessing and deploying imagination…these would be essential. Exercises that allow the individual to reinstate his basic creative position in life. Exercises that allow the individual to use his imagination in many different ways. Ramping up power.” (Preliminary notes for Exit From the Matrix, Jon Rappoport)

    What does the individual have to offer? He has everything he is capable of doing, when he liberates himself from petty ideas and limitations about what he is. That journey of liberation is his own. It isn’t anybody else’s.

    It is, as I’ve pointed out many times, a journey of imagination.

    Imagination lets a person know what could exist but doesn’t now exist. Imagination lets a person know what he could invent. Imagination lets a person know that, despite claims to the contrary, the future is open and unwritten.

    Imagination lets a person know that he can think thoughts that have never been thought before.

    The journey of individual liberation is, therefore, much more than discovering what already exists in one’s own mind.

    The world as it is, things as they are, Globalism as it is, collectivism, the group-this is the sensation of depleted imagination.

    Of course, imagination never diminishes, it just waits. For you.

    The deployment of imagination unlocks hidden energies. A power, sought after and never found in other endeavors, appears.

    Imagination is larger than any universe. It needs no sanction from the world. It is not some secret form of physics. It is not religion. It is not cosmology. It is not any one picture of anything. It’s what you invent.

    The Collective does not have imagination. It poaches on individuals with imagination.

    The Collective is a graveyard where imagination has been downgraded and forgotten.

    Imagination soars. It is the individual at the edge of his own exploration.

    Imagination was the source for the building of modern civilization. But then civilization became dedicated to itself AS THE GROUP.

    The individual never goes away, and neither does his imagination.

    Imagination can light up a room, a house, a city, a nation, a planet, a galaxy, a universe.

    —So what will the individual do about Globalism?

    The challenge isn’t going to be resolved by taking mere traditional approaches. It isn’t going to be solved by thinking along traditional lines.

    People tend to ask for answers—but what if the ordinary answers don’t work? What if something else has to happen?

    What if many individuals have to wake up to the range and scope and power of their own imaginations…and come up with new answers?

    What if that’s the case?

    What if that’s the exit from the situation in which we find ourselves?

    It IS the exit.

    Use this link to order Jon’s Matrix Collections.

    Jon Rappoport

    The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.

  17. #17 by persnipoles on 08/15/2016 - 9:34

    Seeing themes early in the article which always ‘amaze’ me: ~’your pessimism about “us” offends us … you even “admire” those we’ve already told you are to be “our” pop witches.’

    …and coming to McCain’s rescue is rich… If he’s a hero, why’d he leave the Forrestal?

  18. #18 by Junis (or Yunis) on 09/04/2016 - 9:34

    Ladies and gentlemen: Donald trump is a zionist. Therefore it follows he’s part of the establishment and not against it. He likes Netanyahu and he himself is supported sheldon adelson. Any person who supports Trump has either succumbed to wishful thinking or is a traitor. There is no two ways about it. Donald Trump has threatened to bar Muslims from coming to America and he’s surrounded by more Jews than a Rabbi would be.

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