Editor’s Monthly Column
According to Gallup polls, the U.S. public’s trust in mass media has dropped to 32%, the lowest point ever since polls began in 1972. The fact that Trump supporters were unmoved in the 2016 presidential elections, despite the pro-Clinton press reporting the advantages of voting for Clinton, proves this point.
What do the American people want from Trump? Not only did the Republicans win the presidential elections, they also won majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The people indirectly passed judgment on the Democratic Obama administration.
Saying NO to the Socialist Trend
The Obama administration has been a big government administration, taxing the wealthy to distribute funds to the poor.
Obamacare obliged all people to sign up for medical insurance and subsidized people on low incomes. The government expenditure associated with Obamacare will amount to US$1.1 trillion over 10 years. The election results are immutable proof that the people have said “NO” to this socialist drift in government.
Trump’s financial policy is the exact opposite: he plans to lower the corporation tax rate from 35% to 15%, and also lower individual income tax.
The U.S. is a country that gained independence in the 18th century when the people became weary of heavy taxes imposed by Britain and chose to protect their own prosperity. In a sense, Trump’s dream to “make America great again” is an intention to bring about a revolution that reflects the spirit of the American Revolution.
The greatest task for Trump during his 4 or 8 years in office is to ensure that China doesn’t win over the power that America now holds.
The Communist Party of China, being the embodiment of materialism, prohibits freedom of religion and opinion within their borders. If China becomes the dominant power, this oppression will spread throughout the world.
Trump’s “America First” ideology is a sore spot for some, and often criticized as isolationism. But Trump’s aim to make America great again points to the fact that he wants to rebuild America so its can become the world’s policeman once again.
This is also reflected in Trump’s daring financial policy: he plans to create employment for 25 million people in the next 10 years, starting with US$1 trillion of infrastructure investment in maglevs, airports and railways.
In addition, Trump will bring back factories of U.S. companies now located in China and overseas, to revive the manufacturing industry within the country. Corporate and income taxes will be lowered, and inheritance taxes will be abolished.
The markets are beginning to understand how the impact of Trump’s financial policy will surpass the impact of 1980s Reaganomics, and stock prices are now rising.
Will America Become Great Again?
The vital step in going from “America First” to becoming a “great America” is the military.
Trump announced his plan to increase the central naval body from 270 ships to 350 ships. It closely resembles Reagan’s naval expansion initiated in reaction to the USSR during the Cold War.
Having seen Trump’s battles in the elections it may be hard to imagine, but he truly has the potential to make America greater than it was even during Reagan’s time.
Heaven Grants A Herald of Revolution
In the lecture “To A World We can Believe In” given in December 2015 by Master Ryuho Okawa, founder of Happy Science,Okawa said that 2016 will be the year of revolution.
According to classical Chinese divination, 2016 is a year of great reform and it prophecies the Heavens granting us a herald of revolution.
2016 also saw a switch in the leaders of Asian countries: in May, Tsai Ing-wen became the president of Taiwan; and in June, Rodrigo Duterte became the president of the Philippines.
In her inauguration speech, Tsai Ing-wen emphasized Taiwan’s democratic values. “Today, tomorrow and everyday henceforward, we will protect our democracy, our freedom, and the people of Taiwan,” she said.
Despite pressures from China with their plans to annex Taiwan in the next few years, Tsai made a strong declaration to protect Taiwan’s democracy against dictatorial China.
President Rodrigo Duterte is a bold man who once told U.S. President Barack Obama to “go to hell.” In the Filipino world of politics, it is said that their history will be divided into two time periods: Before Duterte (BD) and After Duterte (AD). There is clearly an expectation that Duterte will overcome the 500-year history of suffering under Euro-American colonization. The new president may become a revolutionary leader.
Having heard him say that the Emperor of Japan is like a god, it is obvious that Duterte is genuinely pro-Japan.
Trump, Tsai, Duterte . . . if Russian President Vladimir Putin joins this circle, we will see aChina up against an encirclement network of democratic countries.
Encirclement Through Faith
These world leaders actually have a curious thing in common: they all greatly value religion and faith in god.
Trump says he believes in a higher power, and that this belief gives him strength to overcome difficulties. “I think religion is a wonderful thing” he said in 2012.
Tsai has inherited the Christian spirit of former-president Lee Teng-hui, and has emphasized the importance of loving people like oneself.
Duterte is passionately devoted to the Emperor of Japan, believing him to be like a god.
In Russia, the Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church attends important political events. Putin succeeded in turning a materialistic country into a religious state.
The developing encirclement network against China places a high value on the importance of god and religious belief. The heralds of revolution sent to earth from Heaven are here to rescue us from the destruction of materialist China.
Bearing Fruits in 2017
All that is left is for a revolution in Japan. Since the end of WWII, Japan has been too dependent on the U.S. for national defense. Trump is trying to become the first ever U.S. President since the war, to push for Japan’s independence. The only thing missing now is for the Japanese people to stand up and decide to protect their own country themselves.
A revolution to regain dignity in religion is imperative in reforming the materialistic trend of the post-war situation.
In his lectures, Master Okawa gave the following definition of ‘revolution’:
“The revolution we aim for is not the violent sort that often emerged throughout history, but a revolution of happiness. We can only truly reshape the world when many people attain happiness. Only then can we say we have changed the world.”
In 2017 we are aiming for a year of bearing the fruits of this heaven-inspired revolution.
What to look for in 2017:
- The reemergence of a Great America and a plan to counter China’s dominance
- The formation of an encirclement network of democratic countries: the U.S., Taiwan and the Philippines
- The awe of god and religious faith to become the basis of the encirclement network