In this article, I’m not going to trace and list all the Obama and Trump appointees who have ties to Goldman Sachs. The sources are easily available. The Hillary Clinton connections are clear as well.
The point is, Goldman and its allies can exert enormous influence on the direction of the trillion-dollar casino called the stock market.
And the stock market is the universally perceived indicator of the health or illness of the US economy.
The economy is Trump’s trump card. If the stock market plummets and stays down, his credibility as president takes a hit of far more serious proportions than anything we’ve seen so far.
Keep in mind, as well, that giant pension funds all over the US and giant insurance companies (and other entities) invest in the stock market—and these organizations’ stability, as endangered as it is right now, would fracture in far more serious ways, if the stock market collapsed.
Super-banks like Goldman Sachs therefore hold the political fate of a president, any president, in their hands.
“Play ball with us. Otherwise, we can take down the market.”
What does Goldman Sachs want, aside from a free hand to wheel and deal inside and outside the law re investing and trading?
The basic survival of Globalist “free trade” (no tariffs)—the cornerstone of mega-corporate control of the world economy.
Through US military threats and interventions and attacks, the prosperity of the military industrial complex.
The continued prosperity of the pharmaceutical cartel—despite its avaricious market practices and outpouring of destructive medical drugs.
These are a few of Goldman’s top priorities.
But of course, Goldman has a Plan B, if they decide Trump’s presidency is too shaky. And now that several corporate CEOs and financiers have left Trump’s corporate council over the recent Charlottesville violence and Trump’s response to it, causing the president to disband that council, Goldman is obviously mulling Plan B.
What would that be?
Another 2008 financial debacle and yet another round of massive federal bailouts?
Or a war? Wars float all financial boats that count in the eyes of elites.
Perhaps the now-departed Steve Bannon, who used to work for Goldman, would have a few interesting points to make on these issues.
During the presidential campaign, Trump issued a number of statements attacking Goldman Sachs and claiming he was immune from their influence. That was false. Trump obviously knew the score, as did Obama, as did Hillary Clinton.
Now he is hoping Goldman will hold the stock market together for him.
At the outset of his presidency, I wrote that I supported Trump on two major counts. He was mercilessly attacking major media news, and he had stopped Hillary Clinton in her tracks. I said everything else was up for grabs.
A lot of that grabbing is being done by Goldman Sachs.
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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. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.