Sep 27, 2018

Trump Speaks in the U.N. General Assembly – a Human Among Diplomats and Dictators – and Every Normal Human Understands Him

On September 25, 2018, the president of the U.S. spoke to the General Assembly of the U.N. Without pretending modesty, Trump noted the fact that in less than two years, his administration accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of the country. His opponents in the audience, probably European, demonstratively laughed, but Trump dispassionately smiled and noted that he “did not expect that reaction, but that’s okay”, which aroused applause. The fact is that
the stock market is now at an all-time high, while the minorities unemployment is at an all-time low; the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history have been effected; border security has been strengthened; record funding for US military has been secured. In Trump’s words: “The United States is stronger, safer, and a richer country than it was when I assumed office less than two years ago. We are standing up for America and for the American people. And we are also standing up for the world.” Everybody must wish a strong America, who remembers that the U.S. have saved the world three times during the last 100 years – at WW1, WW2, and the Cold War.   

“We believe that when nations respect the rights of their neighbors, and defend the interests of their people, they can better work together. Each of us here today is the emissary of a distinct culture, a rich history, and a people bound together by ties of memory, tradition, and the values that make our homelands like nowhere else on Earth. That is why America will always choose independence and cooperation over global governance, control, and domination. I honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue its own customs, beliefs, and traditions… We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return.” Trump is right that various cultures will be saved from disappearance rather by peaceful cohabitation than by forced culture mixing promoted by multiculturalism activists.

Regarding North Korea, Trump wished to encourage chairman Kim Jong Un by thanking him “for his courage and for the steps he has taken”, even though “much work remains to be done… and the sanctions will stay in place until denuclearization occurs”; he also gave credit to South Korea, Japan, and China for the progress. Regarding the Middle East, Trump mentioned new US approach, and praised the US allies for enforcing new sanctions against terrorists, and assured he would respond sharply to any use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime. Trump attacked the Iran’s leaders as sowing chaos, death, and destruction, and promised re-imposing sanctions that had been lifted under the Iran deal. He said that the US cannot allow a regime that chants “Death to America”, and that threatens Israel with annihilation, to possess the means to deliver a nuclear warhead to any city on Earth.

Trump mentioned moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem as a significant step forward in the Middle East. Every sovereign state should have right to determine its own capital, according to Trump, and the aim of peace should not be harmed by acknowledging the obvious facts. “America’s policy of principled realism means we will not be held hostage to old dogmas, discredited ideologies, and so-called experts who have been proven wrong over the years, time and time again.”

According to Trump, wrong ideas affected also trade, which stopped to be fair and reciprocal. The United States allowed foreign goods from all over the world to flow freely across the borders, but other countries did not grant access to their markets. “Some countries even abused the U.S. openness to dump their products, subsidize their goods, and manipulate their currencies to gain unfair advantage, resulting in the trade deficit of nearly $800 billion a year. The United States lost over 3 million manufacturing jobs, nearly a quarter of all steel jobs, and 60,000 factories after China joined the WTO.” Trump said that he had great respect and affection for his friend President Xi, but he would not allow the U.S. companies to be cheated.

Trump said that the U.N. Human Rights Council had shielded human rights abusers while bashing America and its friends, and since no reform had been taken, the United States withdrew from the Human Rights Council; for similar reasons, the United States would not recognize the International Criminal Court, which has no jurisdiction, no legitimacy, and no authority. “We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy…America is governed by Americans. We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism. Around the world, responsible nations must defend against threats to sovereignty not just from global governance, but also from other, new forms of coercion and domination.”

Trump mentioned also energy security and emphasized that U.S. had become the largest energy producer, standing ready to export oil, coal, and gas, whereas “OPEC and OPEC nations, are, as usual, ripping off the rest of the world… We defend many of these nations for nothing, and then they take advantage of us by giving us high oil prices… we want them to start lowering prices, and they must contribute substantially to military protection…“ This was a sharp critics aimed at many countries, but the following passage targets even the U.S. European allies: “Reliance on a single foreign supplier can leave a nation vulnerable to extortion and intimidation. That is why we congratulate European states, such as Poland, for leading the construction of a Baltic pipeline so that nations are not dependent on Russia to meet their energy needs. Germany will become totally dependent on Russian energy if it does not immediately change course.”

Importantly, Trump mentioned the uncontrolled migration as threats to sovereignty. “Tolerance for human smuggling and trafficking is not humane… Illegal immigration funds criminal networks, ruthless gangs, and the flow of deadly drugs. Illegal immigration exploits vulnerable populations, hurts hardworking citizens, and has produced a vicious cycle of crime, violence, and poverty. Only by upholding national borders, destroying criminal gangs, can we break this cycle and establish a real foundation for prosperity.” Reacting to the effort of the European Union to distribute the illegal migrants among the countries, Trump said: “We recognize the right of every nation in this room to set its own immigration policy in accordance with its national interests, just as we ask other countries to respect our own right to do the same – which we are doing. That is one reason the United States will not participate in the new Global Compact on Migration. Migration should not be governed by an international body unaccountable to our own citizens.” Trump also said that the most compassionate policy is to place refugees as close to their homes as possible to ease their eventual return to be part of the rebuilding process; this approach also increases the impact of every dollar spent. The only long-term solution to the migration crisis is, according to Trump, helping people build more hopeful futures in their home countries – and “make their countries great again”. Relating to two million refugees from Venezuela, Trump denoted socialism as greatly contributing, beside Islam terror, to poverty and suffering: “Virtually everywhere socialism or communism has been tried, it has produced suffering, corruption, and decay.”

Regarding previous mechanical gifts distribution, Trump said: “The United States is the world’s largest giver of foreign aid. But few give anything to us…We are only going to give foreign aid to those who respect us. And we expect other countries to pay their fair share for the cost of their defense.” The mention of defense again relates to Europe, who is so critical and non-loyal to the U.S. but expects gifts and protection.

Trump positively mentioned the world diversity: “The dreams that fill this hall today are as diverse as the people who have stood at this podium…”, and as examples he specified large India democracy, little fighting Israel, Poland defiant to the (non-mentioned Russian) danger, and Saudi Arabia for being a U.S. ally. “The whole world is richer, humanity is better, because of this beautiful constellation of nations, each very special, each very unique, and each shining brightly in its part of the world.”

The U.S. credo was summarized in the Trump’s conclusion: “In America, we believe in the majesty of freedom and the dignity of the individual. We believe in self-government and the rule of law. And we prize the culture that sustains our liberty – a culture built on strong families, deep faith, and fierce independence. We celebrate our heroes, we treasure our traditions, and above all, we love our country.” Unfortunately, this credo contradicts everything that is represented by politically correct Western elites of today. Trump believes that patriotism in the hearts of peoples should not be erased but embraced, because it helps to make their nations greater, their regions safer, and the world better. Trump emphasizes freedom and concludes: “And so we must protect our sovereignty and our cherished independence above all… Let us choose peace and freedom over domination and defeat. And let us come here to this place to stand for our nations, forever strong, forever sovereign, forever just, and forever thankful for the grace and the goodness and the glory of God.”

Not much comments is needed. A normal human can only agree.

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