The Decline and Fall of Globalism. With the success of Donald Trump in America, Nigel Farage in Britain and the rise of Marine Le Pen in France, the historic swing towards enlightened economic nationalism appears well underway in the West. We review the hopeful prospects for Western Civilization with Tom Tancredo and listen to Henry Kissinger describe Trump as the "most unique" president-elect of his lifetime with "no baggage" nor "obligation to any particular group." Plus, we consider the famous discourse on Propaganda by Edward Bernays, who held that an "invisible government" which manipulates the opinions of the masses "is the true ruling power of our country." Could today's rioters and protesters be seen as unwitting victims of the sophisticated emotional manipulation techniques of our mainstream media? The cast of Hamilton included? Also, we ponder the elite "Therapy Dog" phenomenon and amusing Starbucks Cup counter-protests. With Listener Calls and Music via Patricia Kaas, St. Etienne, Elton John, George Harrison and Jason Isbell.
November 20, 2016