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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Trump speech - the bits you won't read in the papers or hear on the BBC

The text of Trump's speech reads as though written by two separate people. There's the Steve Bannon bits, all bull and braggadocio, pumped with adolescent hormones, in which the Donald claims that his conker is a sixer and will take on all-comers. Then there are the Trump administration's strategic drivers, delineating clearly an intellectual vision of America's place in the world. The quotes below are from the latter passages. 

UNITED NATIONS, 25th September 

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.

I honor the right of every nation in this room to pursue its own customs, beliefs, and traditions. The United States will not tell you how to live or work or worship. We only ask that you honor our sovereignty in return.

Many nations in this hall will agree that the world trading system is in dire need of change. For example, countries were admitted to the World Trade Organization that violate every single principle on which the organization is based. While the United States and many other nations play by the rules, these countries use government-run industrial planning and state-owned enterprises to rig the system in their favor. They engage in relentless product dumping, forced technology transfer, and the theft of intellectual property.

But those days are over. We will no longer tolerate such abuse. We will not allow our workers to be victimized, our companies to be cheated, and our wealth to be plundered and transferred. America will never apologize for protecting its citizens.

I spoke before this body last year and warned that the U.N. Human Rights Council had become a grave embarrassment to this institution, shielding egregious human rights abusers while bashing America and its many friends.

Our Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, laid out a clear agenda for reform, but despite reported and repeated warnings, no action at all was taken.

So the United States took the only responsible course: We withdrew from the Human Rights Council, and we will not return until real reform is enacted.

For similar reasons, the United States will provide no support in recognition to the International Criminal Court. As far as America is concerned, the ICC has no jurisdiction, no legitimacy, and no authority. The ICC claims near-universal jurisdiction over the citizens of every country, violating all principles of justice, fairness, and due process. 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.

It has been the formal policy of our country since President Monroe that we reject the interference of foreign nations in this hemisphere and in our own affairs. The United States has recently strengthened our laws to better screen foreign investments in our country for national security threats, and we welcome cooperation with countries in this region and around the world that wish to do the same. You need to do it for your own protection.

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. 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.

The United States is committed to making the United Nations more effective and accountable. As part of our reform effort, I have told our negotiators that the United States will not pay more than 25 percent of the U.N. peacekeeping budget.

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.

Sovereign and independent nations are the only vehicle where freedom has ever survived, democracy has ever endured, or peace has ever prospered. And so we must protect our sovereignty and our cherished independence above all.

When we do, we will find new avenues for cooperation unfolding before us. We will find new passion for peacemaking rising within us. We will find new purpose, new resolve, and new spirit flourishing all around us, and making this a more beautiful world in which to live.

So together, let us choose a future of patriotism, prosperity, and pride. Let us choose peace and freedom over domination and defeat. And let us come here to this place to stand for our people and their nations, forever strong, forever sovereign, forever just, and forever thankful for the grace and the goodness and the glory of God.


rapscallion said...

Can you imagine the Maybot saying something like that? nah, me neither

DeeDee99 said...

The blood pressure of the anti-democratic globalists around the world must have gone through the roof.

dustybloke said...

Blimey, you can see why the Democrats think he's a fascist dictator!

It's taken a long time for me to realise that every entity, even in the USA, that refers to democracy does so because it is always evident from their actions that they have no intention of allowing it.

It was always evident that the German Democratic Republic despised democracy, but it never occurred to me that the Democrats in the USA were as bad till I read them cheering on the disgusting Micheal Mann boasting that he was going to use the billions of dollars at his command to remove the President.

Dave_G said...

You can also see why the Globalist-controlled media have failed to report on that speech. These are aspects of Trump that repeatedly get swept under the carpet and I hope those at the UN that laughed at his stated achievements have the honesty to blush at their ignorance.
But, somehow, I guess they all just believe in their own agenda and have zero conscience.

Charles said...

Oh dear what a shame we have no one on this side of the pond to carry the torch. That speech could and should be read by a British PM to our friends in Brussels, it pretty much sums up why I voted for Brexit.

Peter MacFarlane said...

Apart from the God bits, all I can say is "what he said".

Oh that we had someone fighting our corner with such principles and such courage in stating them.

Look at our lot, and weep.

rapscallion said...


The Daily Mail reported on it this morning (in the usual negative way) Natch.

The comments are very revealing

Gordon the Fence Post Tortoise said...

the filtering of stuff from the present US administration is simply EPIC

jack ketch said...

All i gathered from the passing MSM reports last night was that Trump had made their worships at the UN laugh with his tales of 'having achieved more than any other administration' (which I assume is the 'Bannon' stuff Raed mentions).

I'm surprised by the rest of the speech, its rather good, thanks for that Raed. With any luck he will turn his ire on World Health soon....

Dr Evil said...

An excellent speech sticking it straight to the communist Chinese too. I think Mrs may should use the sovereign nation bit when talking to the EU. Does the BBC still have it's lying war quote from President trump in its website when the word used was more regarding Iran?

Mr Ecks said...

Rapscallion--The mail comments have likely been fiddled by the new Remainiac puke they have as editor. (Hence their newfound liking for the scummy Chequers sellout). It reads more like a collection of fucking Guardian pukes than the Daily Mail.

As for those marx-sucking, thieving , murdering scum laughing--let the fucks laugh. Hopefully it will be on the other side of their evil faces soon enough.

Cascadian said...

I find little to disagree with, President Trump did not preface his speech with someting like-"In the last year we have dismantled the onerous and frankly ridiculous policies of the disastrous Obama administration whose aquiescence to one world solutions preached here brought our country to the edge of disaster and hopelessness". He spared his hopeless predecessor and the assembled wafflers much embarassment.

Instead he laid out a list of remarkable accomplishments, much as any chairman reporting to an annual meeting might. The assembled herd are unused to such managerial reports, they believe platitudes and excuses (eg Paris Climate strangling economic output) are the "way forward".

Were I to criticize the speech, it would be the omission of a plan to decrease US funding for the UN.

Anonymous said...

The battle for the soul and the survival of the West as a Western entity is coming to a head today in Washington DC. The issue is whether Justice Kavanaugh can be appointed to SCOTUS against the smear campaign from the Democrats.

If Pres Trump and the Republicans can get Kavanaugh on SCOTUS, the Supreme Court , will have a conservative majority.

How does this affect America, and the rest of the world? Consider Hillary had won the presidency. Then all the 50 million+ illegal immigrants in the USA would be legalised. This would ensure the Democrats as the party of government, and the Republicans as a minor opposition party. Over a decade or so, America would no longer be a Western country. T Blair tried something similar. The EU has been doing this for ages. Therefore Brexit is essential for the survival of the UK.

If Hillary had won, the EU would be emboldened, and with the Democrats in power forever, Visigrad nations would be brought to heel. Europe too would fall to Islam and Africa. Socialism would have achieved its first step in global governance - No Borders , and Climate Change legislation all over the West. Obama is fighting for Climate Change regulations right now in Norway.

If Kavanaugh is appointed, Pres Trump will be able to implement immigration laws on merit points based system, rather then the "anchor baby" system. He has already shown hostility to islam. If SCOTUS is conservative, then immigraton laws will become even more restrictive.

This is the issue. The Democrats are fighting to become the governing party forever, and to change America in the vision of Obama - a socialist nation. The Democrats have made it clear that they will ban ICE, the immigration enforcement arm of government.

Pres Trump is fighting for the survival of America as we know it, and the West. Pray for Pres Trump and the Republicans.