Princess Ivanka is "Heartbroken". America Goes To War – Peter Diekmeyer

April 29, 2017

America’s stunning attack on Syria just days after the Trump
Administration signaled tolerance for the Assad regime has left global-macro
analysts scrambling to grasp the President’s decision making processes.

Reports that Ivanka Trump’s “heartbroken” reaction to a
possible chemical weapons attack influenced the impulsive decision suggest a
President guided more by emotion than law or rigorous policy analysis.

The extent of the President’s daughter’s role in inspiring
an act of war, without a formal investigating of the incident, Congressional approval
or United Nation’s sanction calls for a total reappraisal of how the
Administration is analyzed.

Because if the Trump children’s influence overrules
traditional checks and balances related to war, then it will also be felt in
economic, social, and political matters.

America’s drift towards monarchy

Ironically, the best historical model to use when analyzing the
Trump Administration may be a monarchical court, in which the relative powers
of princes, princesses, and “hired help” (such as senior advisor Steven Bannon)
are often opaque.

This may sound like heresy. But there are numerous signs
suggest that the United States has been drifting towards de facto monarchy for
decades.

This can be seen in strong voter support for both the Bush
and Clinton families, pressures on Michelle Obama to run for public office,
coupled with a plunge in intergenerational economic mobility and the
entrenching establishments of various power elites.

Donald Trump looks to be positioning his family to continue
that trend.

The US President has given key policy posts to both Ivanka
and his son-in-law Jared Kushner and has positioned US initiatives to funnel
cash and free advertising to family holdings (Mar-a-Lago and Trump Tower), run
by his sons Eric and Donald Junior.

America isn’t alone in its drift towards monarchy, which for
most of recorded human history has been the planet’s natural system of
governance.

Canada’s Justin Trudeau is the son of a former head of state,
as are Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Korea’s Kim Jong-Un, and slews of
third world leaders.

Prince “Jared the Debtor”: key to U.S. monetary policy

If you think of the Trump children and relatives as
traditional “princes” and “princesses”, then their interests and possible
courses of action become clearer.

The best example relates to Trump’s son-in-law Jared
Kushner, whom, for ease of understanding, we may refer to as “Prince Jared the
Debtor” in this article.

Prince Jared comes from the Kushner real estate family,
which like most investors in the sector, including King Donald himself, are
heavy users of debt financing.

Analysts who take this into consideration, as
we did in our Megatrends 2020 article
, can easily chart the course for
interest rates: the Trump Administration Federal Reserve appointments will
consist entirely of easy money advocates.

The President himself recently confirmed this by uttering
favorable comments about Janet Yellen, following harsh condemnation of her
policies during the election campaign.

Similar clarity about possible Trump Administration moves
can be gained by analyzing the relative positions of the remaining Trump
children, Eric, Donald and Tiffany, as well as other family members.

King Donald the Tyrant

On a more sobering note, analyzing the Trump Administration
as a monarchy, with Donald Trump as “King”, provides an excellent framework for
understanding how foreign powers will react.

James Madison, writing in the Federalist Papers (under the
pseudonym Helvetius 1), described a government that initiated acts of war without
Congressional approval (as the Trump Administration just did) as a “tyranny.”

Americans will not initially pay attention to this analysis
or depiction. But foreign powers will.

The era of hyperpower politics ended last week.

As these words are being typed, any foreign leader with
interests that are antithetical to those of King Donald the Tyrant, that has a
modicum of common sense, will be seeking a way to get under either the Russian
or Chinese nuclear umbrella.

A huge opportunity for the Alt-Fin media

Analyzing the power and influence of the Trump children as
well as the President’s brothers, sisters and friends provides stunning
opportunities for the Alt-Fin media.

Zero Hedge, USA Watchdog, RealVision, newsletter writers and
the like, many of which have been operating “out of the box” for years, are far
better prepared to adapt the new environment than legacy analysts.

That’s particularly true of the older Alt-Fin media hacks
who followed the Soviet Union during the Cold War, who refined creative
techniques for assessing power structures by, for example analyzing the
positioning of Politburo members during May Day parades.

Conversely mainstream media, think tanks and private sector
forecasters – which assess power structures and economic trends based on
title, function and flows – are unlikely to have the flexibility to adjust
their perspectives outside their silos.

That said, the following is a useful tool:

Pick the Trump kid, friend, or relative whose motives and
actions you want to understand.

Now pronounce their name with their appropriate title next
to it.

“Princess Ivanka the Heartbroken.” “Prince Jared the Debtor.”
“Princess Tiffany the Wild.” “King Donald the Tyrant.”

Now you get it.


Peter Diekmeyer is a business writer/editor with Sprott Money News,
the National Post and Canadian Defence Review. He has studied in MBA,
CA and Law programs and filed reports from more than two dozen
countries.


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