(Dr. Michael Salla) In his inauguration speech challenging the vested interests that control political life in Washington D.C., President Donald Trump spoke of a future where humanity has full access to the kind of advanced technologies allegedly used in secret space programs. Trump appeared to be hinting at the benefits official disclosure of these programs would bring to the U.S and the world, and that he was going to challenge the vested interests hiding these.
by Dr. Michael Salla, January 21st, 2017
Back in December 2016, he had told presidential historian Douglas Brinkley that he planned to write a short speech himself. Later, Trump tweeted a picture of himself working on his speech alone, thereby indicating that its content would be his own creation.
It is highly likely that Trump’s speech writers would have polished his words, and added a few rhetorical flourishes to accentuate whatever points he wanted to make in the various drafts leading to the final product. Nevertheless the contents of his Inauguration Speech reveal much of what Trump really thinks about the future and hopes to achieve during his presidency.
Early in his speech, Trump was clear that Washington politics only benefited a small wealthy elite rather than the entire population:
For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
Trump affirmed his campaign pledge to revitalize American manufacturing industry and bringing high paying jobs back. He stated his opposition to Free Trade deals which have led to many U.S. corporations taking their manufacturing plants out of the U.S., and shipping their cheaply made foreign products back at a huge profit for a small group benefited by powerful Washington DC., lobbyists:
One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind. The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world.
Towards the end of his speech, Trump uttered one sentence that contained his most developed vision of the future for America and its citizenry. He said:
We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.
Trump’s use of the phrase “unlock the mysteries of space” may be just a rhetorical flourish to show his determination to rejuvenate the NASA space program and to assist the growing commercial space industry. Alternatively, it is a hint that he is aware that there is much more happening in space than the public have been informed about.
His use of the word “unlock” suggests that these mysteries are kept hidden in highly classified programs, and he now holds the keys to them. In that sense, he is sending the message that as the President and Commander in Chief, he holds all the keys and intends to use them to further his vision of the future. Once again, he was signaling his intent of confronting the “small group” hidden in Washington that benefit from keeping secrets from the public.
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