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Trump Looks To Nationalize 5G

Trump Looks To Nationalize 5G

Authored by Michael Kern via Safehaven.com:


Trump apparently wants to control 5G in a ‘state-run’ socialist twist to American capitalism – and now there are indications that it could become part of the 2020 election campaign.

Over the weekend, President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign team renewed its controversial pitch on nationalizing the country’s 5G network. In other words, the government would have control of 5G airwaves and lease access to private wireless providers.

Kayleigh McEnany, a Trump 2020 campaign spokeswoman, told Politico that a wholesale 5G market would drive down costs and provide access to millions of Americans who are currently underserved.

“This is in line with President Trump’s agenda to benefit all Americans, regardless of geography,” McEnany said. Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, has been also pushing for a plan that would involve a nationwide 5G network.

Last month, President Trump himself wrote on social media about 5G, saying that “American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind.”

“I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard,” he tweeted. (We’ll let the fact that there is no such thing as 6G technology slide for the sake of election campaigning).

Not everyone’s on board the nationalization train, though. There are some in the White House who would prefer the industry lead this game. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, for one, believes wireless companies should manage the build-out of 5G. Feeling the heat over this talk of nationalization, even McEnany and Parscale later walked back their calls for government control of 5G, saying they were expressing their own personal opinions—not Trump’s.

The idea of a wholesale network is being pushed by little known wireless company Rivada Networks. However, it should be noted that Peter Thiel and Karl Rove, who both have close ties to the Republican party and are strong President Trump supporters, have invested in Rivada.

While this new campaign is ostensibly aimed at reducing costs and providing rural residents with fast internet, motives aren’t always what they appear to be.

We heard about this plan last year, too, when the administration thought it would test the waters and gauge public sentiment. It’s wasn’t very successful, taking a lot of heat from critics in the industry and from the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). It also got crushed by lawmakers on both sides of the gaping political divide. It was quickly shoved under the rug.

But China keeps coming back around.

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A memo from a National Security Council official, obtained by Axios, insisted that a strong, government-controlled 5G network is necessary as a bulwark against Chinese threats to America’s economy and cyber security.

“China has achieved a dominant position in the manufacture and operation of network infrastructure…China is the dominant malicious actor in the Information Domain,” the memo read.

In the meantime, U.S. mobile providers such as  AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, for example, are investing heavily in this area and have promised to make 5G a reality later this year.

However, they are still lagging behind Chinese companies, Huawei primarily, one of the biggest phone makers and telecommunications kit providers in the world and the company that has been the target of U.S. lobbying over national security and economy concerns.

The US administration has recently announced it is considered barringAmerican companies from using equipment from Chinese companies and called on its allies to do the same.

So, the elephant in the 5G room is China—not “underserved” American farmers—however, nice that might sound for the 2020 campaign. Much of China’s power comes from the fact that the government controls everything. But the suggestion is that if America wants to beat China, it has to become China, and nationalization is the first step.

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Trump intends to steal 5G on behalf of; a tiny cabal of private interests. This is not “Nationalization.” This is also, not “Socialism” as the ill informed author is suggesting. I know that the Conservative “TheDuran”, has no truck with promoting Socialism or saying anything good about it; but get the facts right mate.

JPH
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JPH

Crony capitalism or outright corruption.

Platon
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Platon

Time to start stealing Intellectual property… from the Chinese .

mikhas
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mikhas

Why aren’t you guys inviting mark sleboda to the YouTube live sessions or bullhorns anymore? Trouble in paradise?

JPH
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US free market ideology facilitated oligopolies have resulted in fees at least twice as high as in Europe. Unregulated capitalism tends to invariably result in oligopolies. Once a few companies enjoy economics of scale and prevail in market power that will drive the rest out of the market. Monomaniacal profit driven are efficient and effective but their main goal still remains profit and not service to society. For achieving the latter and maintaining a competitive market a society needs oversight and regulation.

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Jaime

THIS IS THE MUCH BIGGER ISSUE: The dangers from wireless radiation have already been proven to be hazardous to one’s health & biological makeup. And that’s from years of study just from 2G & 3G. 5G is magnitudes times worse. The U.S. National Toxicology Program issued a report on Nov. 1, 2018 stating that mobile phone radiation is a Group 1 level type of carcinogen for heart cancer & a Group 2 type for brain & adrenal gland cancers. This is worse than the tobacco re adverse health effects & the wireless industry is using the tobacco industry playbook to… Read more »

Dan Kuhn
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Well there you have it. Out of Trumps mouth, Capitalism can`t compete with Communism. A government controlled economy runs rings around private enterprise. keep up with articles like this and in the end Americans will get the message.

George Hartwell
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Trump, NSA, and the Q team must control 5G because otherwise it could be used by the deep state as an assasination weapon.

edding
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edding

Lost in this hijacking of 5G are the serious health risks associated with this new technology. See for example, https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/Scientist-5G-appeal-2017.pdf

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