By Chris Rossini
To paraphrase a very old saying: "the bankers rule the world." Those who have followed Ron Paul over the years know that the saying holds up quite well. Presidential administrations may come and go, but the Deep State remains, of which The Federal Reserve and big banks play a major role. The Fed, after all, is the financier of all things authoritarian.
But Donald Trump promised us something different. He railed against the crony banksters while campaigning just a few short months ago.
Here are a few of Trump's tweets:
Even Edward Snowden believed the campaign slogans:
But, lo and behold, the election is now over and the Deep State is ensuring continuity. Maybe it's a slightly different flavor than a Hillary Administration, but continuity nevertheless.
Donald Trump now has three Goldman Men in his stable. First was his new Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Next came Trump's nominee for Treasury, Steve Mnutchen. And today, we find out that Trump has chosen Goldman Sachs president & COO Gary Cohn to be National Economic Council Director.
These aren't Mickey Mouse positions. We're talking real power and influence here.
So, we learn just one month after the election that no matter who the winner turned out to be, Goldman Sachs and Wall Street were going to come out smelling like roses.
Playing both sides of a fight is nothing new. In fact, you can look at the mess in Syria as a good example of how the U.S. government plays different sides.
The Ron Paul Institute reported earlier this year:
"one set of rebels supported by the Central Intelligence Agency is at war with another set of rebels supported by the Pentagon!"
That's right. Go ahead and read that one again. Let it sink in.
Goldman Sachs had both sides of this election.
What a pity.