During the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency I spent 62 days in Europe on business. My schedule sent me to Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein, Northern Italy and to Zurich, Switzerland, which was the hub of the trip. I interfaced daily almost all day with business people from various countries who, obviously, each had varying views of the US. Almost to a person, they all wanted to know about Donald Trump. They too had received their entire impressions of Mr. Trump from the media.
What surprised me the most was that most of them summarily rejected the “person” their media portrayed as Donald Trump. Sound familiar? Just as did the US mainstream media here, the European media chose to minimize his leadership and governing abilities. Even after his win, they painted him as a bumbling American “cowboy” who did little more than create problems for the “real” politicians in America.
During and after all those conversations with business leaders, the consensus was “The American people need to open their eyes and see the man currently in the White House knows how to run the business of your nation. He ran his own businesses pretty well.” Almost to a person I was told that American politicians have apparently abandoned the “process” of governing to concentrate on the “benefits” of governing instead of just governing the American people. Do you know why they felt that way? They had watched THEIR governments become that in Europe over generations!
It was eye-opening to compare our nation to others in every way: socially, economically, interacting with others, culturally, and, of course, politically. They share many of the same challenges as do Americans. Many of OUR challenges were identical to theirs’. But there was one stark similarity: politicians there just as here are caught-up in the concentration on government forcing its will on citizens with less and less concentration on the citizens’ will of government.
Those Europeans were miffed at Americans allowing our government to force its control on us. After all, the US is a representative democracy in which the people are supposed to be in charge. They are shocked Americans don’t act aggressively to protect that Constitutional structure.
Maybe that “grass is greener on the other side” isn’t true after all!
That was a few years ago. Today we find ourselves living in a quagmire created by the politicization of anything and everything one can even imagine might be used to create mass chaos for political gain. Why do we have such racial unrest, anarchy, division on every front, demonstrations and protests that turn violent, and our such hatred for those holding opposite political ideology? I see why they look at us and shake their heads.
“Americans have had it really good for a long time and just don’t know what they are about to lose.” That comes from a lawyer with whom I worked with while there — a Swiss native and one of just a handful of Swiss government Certified Financial attorneys whose grandfather was a Swiss government leaders.
Considering all of these European experiences, I find it odd that someone who I would never suspect of being pro-American a few days ago took to the internet to chide us all, voicing the same things many of those Europeans voiced to me while I was there. Who would think that a relative of Osama bin Ladin would write and publish an admonition to Americans to rethink where it seems we are taking our nation. But bin Ladin’s niece did just that.
I can’t think of a better way to share her thoughts than to “just share her thoughts.” Here is her letter to you and me.
Two-hundred-and-forty-four years ago, the resolve, courage, and wisdom of your Founding Fathers forever changed the course of history. For the first time, with the ratification of your Declaration of Independence, mankind was offered an unmatched societal ideal. Human beings were recognized for what we truly are by nature: all created free and equal, endowed with unalienable rights derive from our Creator. With your Constitution, your Founders sealed these God given rights, and protected them by instituting a limited form of self-government along with a robust justice system.
This, America, is what makes your nation exceptional. It is why you have stood as a beacon of democracy and hope for all subjugated peoples over the past two centuries. During some of our darkest hours, we remember how you fought for those who couldn’t defend themselves from tyranny, at the cost of your own brave men. The world is forever in debt to your sacrifice, and we are grateful for the refuge you provide those who can flee persecution.
This, America, is your heritage and the reason we still look to you as our champion of liberty. Those currently fighting for their freedoms across the world value your brave Founding Fathers. From the peaceful Hong Kong protesters who proudly brandish the American flag in the streets, to the Iranian students who refused to walk over the painted star-and-stripes on the ground of a Tehran university, people who live under oppressive regimes know first hand that being free has no price. And they know that America is the ultimate shelter for the downtrodden.
Watching the gratuitous violence, streets burn, buildings and statues being defaced in America over these past months, I am heartbroken to see how an entire generation was successfully brainwashed into hating the very nation that has yielded the most freedom, justice and equality anywhere in the world.
I am also highly distressed by the blatant erosion at various levels of your most basic individual rights and freedoms as guaranteed by your Bill of Rights, from arbitrary censorship of speech to unlawful, politically motivated abuses of justice.
America, this is why I feel compelled to address you. Though I am an unlikely messenger at first glance — rest assured that the name that I carry is antithetical to the values I hold — my heart is in the right place: with you. The level of urgency coupled with the platform afforded to me by my circumstance compel me to speak up and warn you before it is too late.
The question is, how did we get to this point? The truth is that the undoing of America has been decades in the making. The globalists, Deep State, the swamp, whichever name you call them, have been hard at work to weaken America’s sovereignty and standing as world leader. Intent on erecting a new system of world governance where they would be in total control, they are seeking to undermine the fundamental principle of your country, ‘a government for the people by the people’, replacing it instead with a world order of international institutions ultimately puppeteered by a caste of technocrats, oligarchs and international bankers.
Though your Constitution stands firmly in their way, it never deterred them. They infiltrated governmental and intelligence agencies, and all realms of society — education, media, entertainment, culture. At their disposal, tools of mass population influence: propaganda, fake news and censorship. They set out to destroy your fundamental values and divide you. They negated God, dissolved the family unit and dissevered us from moral objectivity, effectively leaving a vacuum of degeneracy, cognitive dissonance and absurdity. This social engineering operation took place as we were lulled into a sense of comfort and complacency due to modernity’s technological progress and liberalism’s appeal. In reality we were being driven further down a path of enslavement while they solidified their plans for a covert power grab.
However, they didn’t count on a great awakening of people tired of being crushed by their self-serving economic policies. Nor did they foresee that COVID-19 would highlight their system’s gross failings, from an over dependence on a global supply chain to corruption in major institutions such as the World Health Organization. They didn’t anticipate that we would all rally online to share information and real news, bypassing their controlled mainstream media outlets. Above all, they never thought Hillary Clinton would lose.
Since President Trump’s victory, these nefarious forces have done everything in their power to stop him from reversing past administrations’ destructive policies. They have failed, hoax after hoax. Despite their relentless attacks on all fronts, President Trump has demonstrated he is the only leader who can save us from a bleak future. As evidenced by his first term, results of his America First policy speak for themselves.
Domestically, he removed handicapping regulations to American economic growth; rebuilt a depleted military; brought back manufacturing and revamped dying industries by renegotiating trade deals and cutting taxes; achieved energy independence; curbed immigration — all of which contributed to setting record unemployment rates. He also saved your tax payer dollars by withdrawing from corrupt international organizations and agreements. Remarkably, he tackled neglected issues such as human trafficking and unjust incarceration; defunded Planned Parenthood; took care of your disregarded veterans; lowered prescription drug prices. All these undertakings prove just how much he values the lives and wellbeing of ALL Americans.
By strengthening America from within, President Trump bolstered his plans when it comes to foreign policy, and thanks to his vision and tactical use of diplomatic avenues, has made the world a much safer place since taking office. To name a few achievements: he stood up to China, kept us out of new wars, made Europe comply with their Nato requirements, solidified ties with Israel, overturned the disastrous Iran deal, obliterated Isis, took down other key terrorists, and facilitated a historic peace deal between Israel and the UAE. His administration has also made Christian persecution worldwide a top priority with the State Department instituting the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the first of its kind.
With President Trump at her helm, America has a chance to restore her principles, pride, independence and true place in the world as beacon of liberty and hope for all. This to me, is what ‘Make America Great Again’ means. Looking back at your country’s foundation, and preserving what makes it truly great. But also knowing that the best is yet to come.
All the above achievements will be torpedoed with a Biden/Harris presidency, and the dream of America’s enemies to see her weak and on her knees would be fulfilled. Make no mistake America, you are under attack. Supported by the fake news propaganda machine and violent marxists groups such as antifa with their Isis-type tactics, they have pushed their agenda through fearmongering, hypocrisy, lies and destruction onto you, the American people, and for one motive only: power. The escalation of the past four years is your preview of what to expect should we lose: an abject repudiation of our Judeo-Christian values and utter disregard for your individual rights. This insurrection, if successful, would cause the unravelling of law and order and the end of your Republic as we know it. Tyranny would inevitably ensue.
America, you are at the very edge of the precipice. Please wake up! Take hold! Fight for your country, and be proud of your roots! Uphold your values. Stand for your flag and your anthem. Defend your history. Don’t relent in the face of those who seek to rewrite it to serve their narrative and justify the destruction of your nation. You have much to cherish and protect for your sake, and ours.
We need you to stay the course, America. You are our last safeguard from an imminent civilizational collapse and if you lose, all humanity loses.
Be assured, we are with you in this decisive hour in your history. All of us freedom-seeking and loving people across the globe pray for you to succeed.
Your fellow patriot,
Noor bin Ladin