This is a follow up to our previous post
, which I won't recount here.
All last night, the question has nagged at me: Who was Wayne Madsen's source for that story about Ted Cruz's father? My understanding is that Madsen does not make things up -- he naively repeats things that other
people make up.
While napping just now, one name popped into my head: Roger Stone, Trump's human switchblade.
Stone has been gunning for Cruz, and Stone knows the details of the JFK assassination well. He would have an awareness of the conundrum involving Oswald's Mystery Helper in front of the International Trade Mart.
After awakening, I moderated the comments, and found that one of my readers had also fingered Stone as a likely suspect. (Stone may not have spoken to Madsen directly; an intermediary may have played a role.)
It's hard to escape the suspicion that Stone (or his buddy Robert Morrow) is also responsible for some of Madsen's previous "scoops" -- like the one about Marco Rubio being a "gay homosexual." That
sounds like something the pansexually-obsessive Morrow would say.
Ultimate responsibility for these deceptions belongs to Donald Trump.
Stone has become notorious for his threat to publicize the locations of the Republican delegates. Stone may insist that he does not condone violence, but everyone with any intelligence knows the real score. The guy is sending a GO signal to a pack of maniacs.
The Miami CBS affiliate calls Roger Stone the most dangerous man in politics
Stone said he has no official or even unofficial role with the Trump campaign. He is doing this on his own.Riiiiiight.
Stone is toiling on behalf of a billionaire simply because he likes Donald Trump's sartorial choices. No other reason.
In his new Wall Street Journal article
, Trump asks:
Let me ask America a question: How has the “system” been working out for you and your family?
I, for one, am not interested in defending a system that for decades has served the interest of political parties at the expense of the people.
Trump is here talking about the Republican primary rules, which (I agree) "schlonged" him in Colorado. But Trump has little right to complain about a rigged system at the same time his buddy Stone is making it easy for a horde of rage-junkies to intimidate the delegates.
Note that Trump never complains when the rigging goes in his favor. Trump's percentage of the delegates substantially exceeds his percentage of the vote. Harry Enten of FiveThirtyEight
has looked into the issue: Trump has received only 36% of the primary votes, but has been gifted with more than 47% of the delegates.
Yet only now
does Trump complain about the unfairness of the rules. By what right?
Trump does not truly care about the rule of law. He cares only about winning. Why else would he partner up with a conscience-free fop like Roger Stone?
Look again at Trump's wording in the above quotation. He's not just assailing the primary in one state: He's attacking the very concept of rule of law. Trump says that the American system
is so corrupt that we need to replace it with...
With his own ego. That man has never had anything else to offer.
Trump is leading the American equivalent of an Eijanaika riot
-- an inchoate, inarticulate expression of mass rage against the current order, with no clear idea as to what should come next. I can understand the disaffection and alienation felt by so many. But those who long to watch the world burn will hate themselves when they stand amid the ashes. Many who now claim to despise our current system will appreciate its virtues once we taste the alternative.