Trump Proves to be a
Puppet of the Power Elite
and Pawn of the Neocon Zionists
“Trump cannot win a second term and
will likely withdraw from the race.
He’s damaged goods! So much wrong
with him. He’s so broken and he gets
more like Humpty Dumpty by the day”
— Longtime Political Analyst
TRUMP WILL NOT WIN 2020: Constant Betrayals and Broken Promises Ensure His Defeat
[Editor’s note: While I have largely supported Trump and could never have voted for Hillary, his Zionist (Middle East) foreign policy, including proclaiming Jerusalem the Capital of Israel, the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, and defunding the UN agency that provides support for Palestinian refugees has shaken my confidence in him, where his encouragement of Israel banning to Moslem members of Congress was beyond the pale and, in my opinion, threatens his reelection. He is motto appears to be, “Make Israel Great Again”, not “Make America Great Again”. Here are additional arguments worth considering in assessing him as President and as candidate for reelection.]
Every day the USA approaches the 2020 election will prove to be a disaster for President Trump. His hidden masters have put him in an untenable position and he knows it.
During the lead-up to the 2016 election, Trump had no political history. Now he has a LOT of political baggage, and most of it runs contrary to his campaign promises.
Given his current trajectory, this pattern of stealthily breaking campaign promises will be his undoing. Hence, the best thing he can do is exit the POTUS race. He no longer has the trust of a critical mass of voters required to win.
In point of fact, President Trump is now damaged goods beyond repair such that he will soon be unelectable. The political calculus clearly points to an electoral disaster for him. As follows:
- The Left hates Trump with a passion. There’s not a Democrat anywhere who will cast a vote for him. In fact, their hatred is so strong that it will galvanize a vote against him just as much as Hillary haters turned out in force to guarantee her well-deserved defeat.
- The political center knows that Trump broke all of his most important campaign promises. The Independents voted for Trump because of each of those very meaningful promises, and yet he casually broke them all. These folks will not vote for Trump under any circumstances, even if it means an insane Democrat winning; that’s how betrayed most of them now feel.
- As for the Right, that’s a little more complicated but still quite clear-cut at this advanced stage of voting development and poll results (high-integrity polls, that is). The pro-2nd Amendment, anti-war, anti-Obamacare, anti-illegal immigration, pro-border wall crowd feels terribly betrayed by President Trump. They have jumped off the Trump train forever. Their current posture toward this highly deceitful president is: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”
As for the hardcore Trumpsters who hang on every word of the fake QAnon oracle, they will never get off the Trump train … not even after it takes them over the cliff. No matter how many promises Trump breaks or how profound his betrayals, they will never abandon their ‘God Emperor’. That such a moniker was even attached to such a narcissistic and self-serving individual points directly to the highly sophisticated psyop that propelled him to his first victory.
New York City Con Man
Really, what good could ever come out of the cut-throat New York City real estate development arena? More importantly, what type of candidate would the System ever produce and promote to become POTUS? Especially one who would give voice (i.e. talked a good game) to the Patriot Movement that emerged predominantly in the South and Midwest.
It’s not like Trump had the picture-perfect profile to entice those desperate Right-leaning voters. He didn’t have that at all; in fact, he was quite the opposite. His personal life was that of a New York City liberal no matter what he said. His primary businesses were gambling casinos, flashy high rises for the rich and famous, beauty pageants, modeling agencies, golf courses for the wealthy, etc. Having 3 wives and a whole host of illicit affairs certainly did not contribute to the “right” political or personal profile to appeal to the Christian right or traditional conservatives or reform-minded Tea Partiers.
So how did he really do it?! How did a crass, crude, coarse New Yorker corral so many common folks into the pen of Trumpism? Wow! Just WOW ! ! !
So, how did he do it?
Basically, Donald Trump was groomed to be the greatest Con Man in US presidential history. In light of his first term, the evidence now exists that proves, indisputably, that he was created as a super CON MAN by his Neocon Zionist creators from the very beginning of his career for just this top-secret presidential mission. For further discussion of this critical point, the following exposé lays it all out.
Truly, there is so much wrong with Donald Trump and his warmongering administration that’s it’s an inexplicable wonder he ever got this far … particularly in view of the awesome damage left in his wake.
Which again begs the question: How did he really do it?
He didn’t do it.
Israel did it for him.
His entire game is about one thing, and one thing ONLY: Making Israel Great Again.
Donald Trump was quite stealthily installed into the Oval Office to MIGA, not MAGA.
This self-evident truth is now irrefutable based on so much of Trump’s official conduct, as well as by his personal behavior. His extraordinarily close and highly inappropriate relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a dead giveaway.
However, it’s the wily workings of his son-in-law Jared and daughter Ivanka that should give rise to the most concern about Trump’s hidden agenda. Clearly, his Neocon Zionist masters have given him a set of marching orders that are being surreptitiously carried out by Team Javanka. Just look at what Ivanka is doing in the realm of gun control today!
It’s crucial for the reader to understand that gun control in the USA only benefits those who are planning on overthrowing the American Republic. The primary force behind this treasonous plot are the same traitors who perpetrated the false flag terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. See INDISPUTABLE EVIDENCE CONFIRMS: 9/11 was both an “Inside Job” and “Mossad Job”
It’s even more critical for the Right to be aware of the Noahide laws that Trump has been supporting ever since he took office. The ultimate purpose of these Israeli-written laws is to effectively transfer total control of the United States of America to the apartheid state of Israel. See: Trump & the End of the Christian West (Video)
For the uninitiated, the video posted below offers an excellent overview of these Noahide laws that are being furtively put into place in transparent violation of the U.S. Constitution.
There is perhaps no better example of a POTUS totally out of control than the output of Trump’s world-famous Twitter account.
Each successive year has seen his tweets become more provocative, disrespectful and misrepresentative of reality. This destructive pattern of tweeting at 3:00 in the morning has caused so much chaos and conflict that his presidency has been more about damage control than governing.
Former White House Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci said it best when he stated that:
“Trump will turn on everyone ‘eventually,’ then the ‘entire country’.”
The most concerning part of the above quote asserts that Trump will turn on the “entire country” (and using Twitter to do it). By the looks of his bellicose foreign policy, it appears that he already has turned. By turning the entire world against US, where does that leave Americans doing business overseas, traveling abroad, buying property in foreign countries, etc.?
Trump has done irreparable damage to the USA’s reputation mostly by validating previous criticisms of American exceptionalism. Who has not seen or heard or felt the wrath of the American global bully by now? Pax Americana under Trump has morphed into the law of the jungle where “might makes right”. The United States is now considered to be the 8oo-pound gorilla that sits anywhere it wants to, whenever it wants to.
This destruction of reputation, of course, started decades ago but the warmongers in Washington, D.C. have put their financial terrorism and economic sabotage on steroids under Trump. Conversely, the Neocon Zionists have ratcheted up naked militarism wherever they seek to steal land and/or resources. The C.I.A. and State Department have become the Fric and Frac of Trump’s unspoken objective to start World War III.
Trump has shown himself to be the worst POTUS in history because of a catastrophic foreign policy dictated essentially by Israel. The primary expenditure of American blood and treasure is consistently made for the benefit of Israel, something is very wrong with the Trump administration.
It has even been asserted multiple times by various political commentators that Trump has morphed into a full-blown war criminal. See: TRUMP Reality Check by Q²: Everyone needs to read this! Others say that he has let his presidency be hijacked because “Trump is being blackmailed!”. Regardless of the true cause, Trump himself appointed his war cabinet that becomes more warmongering by the day. Here’s a list of the most influential Neocon warmongers as of today.
Mike Pence — Vice President
John Bolton — National Security Advisor (United States)
Mike Pompeo — Secretary of State
Gina Haspel — Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Fred Fleitz — Director of National Intelligence Nominee
Steven Mnuchin — Secretary of the Treasury
Jared Kushner — Senior Advisor to the President
Elliot Abrams — United States Special Representative for Venezuela
Elan Carr — Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
His administration’s recent foray into Hong Kong has shown him to be a street thug willing to do just about anything to get his way. This is exactly how he ran his businesses in New York City, Atlantic City and Palm Beach. (The SOTN editor had a very personal experience of Donald Trump’s outrageous and unprofessional behavior in the commercial real estate development arena in West Palm.)
Most of Trump’s 2016 supporters demanded an end to the endless warmongering. Why, then, is the US military still in Syria, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Somalia? Why, pray tell, is the Trump administration supporting illegal wars in Yemen, in Libya, in Ukraine? Why are they carrying out regime changes in Venezuela, Nicaragua, in Hong Kong, and 10 plus other nations so covertly the evidence is still too thin to accuse them outright?
Trump’s foreign disasters and debacles go way beyond Hong Kong and the Greater Israelproject. A close reading of the following analysis from an outsider reveals an exceedingly destructive force in the Oval Office. Trump’s Foreign Policy Reality Check: Every single patriot needs to read this analysis!
Mentor Roy Cohn
The stark reality of an irreparably broken presidency can be explained as it is well documented by Trump’s long-term relationship with notorious lawyer Roy Cohn. That Cohn was actually his mentor in the New York City development arena reflects just how perilous a predicament the White House is in at this very moment.
After exposés like the preceding one, it’s quite incredible Trump made it this far and is still in for a second term. It’s more likely that his primary reason for seeking another term is to stay out of prison because that’s where the Democrats will send him if they ever have their way. (SOTN in no way supports the Democrat Party; they are a communist organization dedicated to the overthrow of the Republic.) Given the still unseen and highly incriminating Special Counsel evidence mostly accumulated by the Southern District of New York, there’s absolutely no doubt they have the goods on him.
Nonetheless, if Trump does somehow manage to win the Republican nomination, and Israel ensures that he wins the general election, he will be Nixoned shortly after Inauguration Day. Surely he knows that.
Why Trump ever appointed Alex Acosta to Secretary of Labor can only be understood as a direct order from his Mossad handlers in Tel Aviv.
Because of that disastrous appointment, Trump will forever be associated with that US Attorney who cut an illegal deal with Jeffrey Epstein, which then enabled him to continue his underage girl sex crime spree for many more years.
Now known as ACOSTAgate, Trump has some serious explaining to do. Why did he put a fox in charge of the hen-house at Labor? Obviously, Trump has shown that he lacks any conscience whatsoever by the laudatory speech he gave about Acosta after he was effectively fired for his pivotal role in EPSTEINgate.
Trump’s secret history
Perhaps the biggest problem that Trump has between now and November 3, 2020 is keeping the lid on his own sordid but very secret past.
When the crackerjack investigative journalist, Wayne Madsen, who is a former NSA employee, publishes a report such as the following, you know Trump has HUGE problems. Yes, who doesn’t know that Trump is hiding major wrongdoings by withholding his tax returns, but who would have ever imagined the following list of admitted child sex crimes.
That Jeffrey Epstein & Associates actually used Trump’s Mar-a-Lago to procure underage girls for Epstein’s personal pleasure and professional use is an established fact that will NOT go away.
There is every indication that Trump himself was fully aware of this arrangement but then staged a falling out with Epstein after the scurrilous crime wave washed over Palm Beach and became too well known.
This single video of Trump and Epstein says it all. And, it appears that Trump is the one leading the charge. New Tape Shows Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein discussing women at Mar-A-Lago party In 1992 (Video)
Let’s be clear about Trump’s MAGA strategy: Every one of those false promises was made to con the Right. Trump was told exactly what to say and he said it with all the salesmanship necessary to get the votes.
Just like he did with The Apprentice, he read his lines and then performed them to generate a loyal following. A very naive following; but, nevertheless, a steadfast audience willing to follow him over the fiscal cliff that he’s creating by the day.
There should be no question that Trump is anything but a fiscal conservative. The historical record now shows that both the deficit and federal debt are growing faster and larger than ever. Trump does not have a thrifty bone in his body as evidenced by the extremely extravagant spending on his casinos and towers. Likewise, the lavishness of his personal residences and Mar-a-Lago reflect a profligate man with extremely opulent tastes that costs LOTs of money.
The essential point here is that MAGA was a fraudulent campaign platform from the get-go and everyone ought to have seen it coming. There’s not a single pillar of that platform that Trump has fulfilled. And he continues this absurd deception with his new slogan — KAG — for 2020. How will he “Keep America Great” when he’s just about wrecked and ruined everything he touches.
One last vital point in this regard is that Trump really is the Trojan horse of the power elite, cunningly installed in the White House to trigger a US dollar collapse and market crash. And every move he’s made this far demonstrates this hidden agenda.
The grim reality is that Trump is their point-man who was carefully selected and mentored to implement the clandestine plan delineated in this article: Trump Was Chosen To Implement The Nuclear Option—To Declare A US, Inc. Bankruptcy
Global Gambling Casino aka the Stock Market
The preceding link makes clear how the POTUS is in reality the CEO/President of the bankrupt US CORPORATION. Therefore, Trump’s primary task is to ensure the economic health and financial well-being of the Corporate America, not the U.S. citizenry.
Even in this regard, Trump has failed the American people miserably. Witness the family farms going under across the country and how only the richest corporate farms receive the desperately needed financial aid in the wake of the trade wars with China.
We saw the same thing here in Florida after the catastrophic Hurricane Michael hit the Republican Panhandle with devastating effect. Not only was no aid forthcoming, the Trump administration rated the strongest hurricane to ever hit CONUS as a Cat 4 instead of Cat 5, which had the effect of denying emergency aid while folks were dying and whole communities were destroyed.
Back to the stock market. Trump’s primary metric for determining his success is how high the stock market goes. That’s it! As a prolific casino developer and owner, all of which have gone bust in Atlantic City, he knows that the stock market is nothing but a global gambling casino where the 1% always wins at the expense of the working man. Regardless of what the true health of the economy is, or what the financial indicators reflect, Trump really believes the market is all that matters.
That’s because Trump was educated by those who own and operate the global gambling casino—-the Khazarian Mafia. In other words, he furtively works for the kleptocratic oligarchy that has stolen America blind since the stock markets were first established. Which makes him nothing but a carnival barker who screams every time his fake stock market plunges because of genuine bad economic news or major financial losses. This makes Trump quite vulnerable to the transparent manipulations of the stock market by the 1% that perpetrates prodigious amounts of insider trading all day long. Essentially, he’s their flashy frontman and dependable enabler putting on a great show distracting the masses from the institutionalized theft going on 24/7.
Yes, the Federal Reserve is nothing but a front for the International Banking Cartel where the banksters have legitimized their multi-decade grand theft. But instead of exposing the FED, Trump coerces it to do his bidding while playing an extremely dangerous game that WILL NOT END WELL FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE by purposeful design. See THEIR FINAL SOLUTION: Market Crash, Dollar Collapse & World War 3
Very few understand, but the communist side of Deep State will do everything in its power to prevent a second Trump presidency.
The Democrats and Progressives. Liberals and Leftists, Socialists and Communists, Bolsheviks and Cultural Marxists will work triple time to ensure a Trump defeat.
The C.I.A., FBI, NSA, DoJ and other institutional organs of the U.S. Intelligence Community will coordinate closely to avoid a second term of Trump.
Of course, the Mainstream Media will throw everything at him second time around to seal his fate.
That’s not to say this Alt Media website supports Deep State in any way; only that these formidable institutions will do everything in their power to scuttle the USS ship of state as long as Trump is at the helm.
In light of these obvious obstacles the Right needs to exit the Trump train post haste … before it’s too late. There’s a growing suspicion is that Trump will cut himself loose after the next series of scandals to plague his administration. What will the Right do then just months, or maybe weeks, before Election Day? Trump has no loyalty to anyone. Just look at how he turned on Julian Assange.
What’s the larger point?
Even if New World Order globalist cabal needs to crash the stock market and trigger a serious recession between now and November 3rd, they will do it to torpedo Trump’s candidacy. Look at how easy it was for the globalists to shoehorn Obama into high office after they engineered the stock market crash of 2008 less than 2 months prior to Election Day.
Only with this compelling perspective is it apparent that Trump’s candidacy is a foreordained loss. TPTB simply won’t let him win again. Where his first victory was in the stars, a second term doesn’t make any sense. The nation cannot weather the storms that are surely coming with a second Trump term. Moreover, he’s now such a loose cannon he’s already done more damage to the social fabric of American society than can fixed.
KEY POINT: Trump will be 75 in 2021. He can no longer withstand the rigors of political life. Sitting in such a hot seat for 4 more years will see him age tremendously and less able to face the numerous and enormous challenges. Many of the problems are of his own making and, therefore, incapable of being fixed by him. Those systemic problems that have existed for over a century were not of his making, but he has shown himself to be completely ineffective and powerless to resolve them.
Open Border & Illegal Immigration
To this day, Trump has been woefully impotent in closing the southwest border to the Deep State-engineered invasions by illegal aliens. He’s the President! His primary responsibility is to defend the nation’s borders. Instead, the waves of illegal immigrant caravans just keep on coming. All the stats indicate that there are more illegal aliens than ever unlawfully crossing the porous border since Trump took office.
This specific broken campaign promise exposes Trump as a consummate CON MAN. As if he ever had any power to make Mexico pay for an American border wall. Only a seasoned flim-flam artist would ever make such ludicrous pledge. And, yet, here we are approaching the end of his term and still there’s no wall in sight.
It’s of paramount importance to understand that this is why Trump was put into office. His Zionist masters knew that his very presence would guarantee that nothing positive would ever get done. For example, the U.S. Armed Forces relies heavily on conscripts coming from the illegal alien population. They are offered an accelerated path to U.S. citizenship for fighting America’s unprovoked wars of naked aggression. Does anyone think Trump would shut down that indispensable source of cannon fodder?!
Then there is Trump’s overwhelming deference to the Military-Industrial Complex. Again, the illegals provide a steady source of slave labor for Corporate America. Given that the stock market is Trump’s number one metric gauging his success, there’s no way he’ll ever close the border and jeopardize that cheap source of labor so many unethical corporations have become dependent on.
However, these outright betrayals of the American people are not nearly the worst of it. In fact, there’s a treasonous plot afoot that George Soros & Company have been advancing for many years against the USA. Europe has already fallen victim to this destructive and deadly conspiracy; now it’s the United State’s turn. And President Trump is doing nothing to stop it. Many on the Right now feel that his calculated inaction is actually a stealthy ploy to permit the devastation of the American Republic. See: OPEN BORDERS & ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION: A Highly Organized Communist Plot to Destroy the USA
Make no mistake about it, Trump was installed by his Khazarian Mafia overlords to foist gun control on America.
So as not to alienate the Right, his handlers know that he must implement this gun-stripping scheme in the most covert and crafty way.
Notice how Trump has never once questioned the authenticity of so many false flag mass shootings conducted on his watch. He just goes along with each ruse as though they were perfectly real and without all sorts of fakery. Not only that, but he also subtly bends to the will of those on the Left instead of those on the Right in the aftermath.
Now that it’s almost certain he’s a one term president, his masters will use him to gut the Second Amendment anyway they can. Because of his direct involvement in EPSEINgate, Trump will feel he has no alternative but to grab the guns, otherwise he is toast in more ways than he can ever imagine.
In addition to zealously promoting the extremely dangerous military deployment of 5G, Trump’s main mission is to deny the American people the human (and constitutional) right to bear arms. You can see it in his posture after each and every mass shooting. Little does his base know that he has been programmed to take away our firearms by those dark forces who completely control him!
For example, in the wake of the last 4 mass shootings this summer, he immediately called for the death penalty knowing that these staged events were blamed on innocent patsies who have been seriously mind-controlled using powerful psychotropic drugs. See: Is this how the real perps behind the mass shootings will take out the mind-controlled patsies?
Really, can there be a bigger betrayal than effectively repealing the 2nd Amendment by supporting so many new laws that kill it “by a thousand cuts”? This is exactly how Trump is operating under the radar, incrementally eviscerating the right to bear arms after each fake mass shooting. He knows that Zionist-controlled Gladio is behind all of these terrorist operations just as he knows the same perps did 9/11.
OPERATION GLADIO: El Paso and Dayton Targeted with False Flag Mass Shootings to Further Terrorize the American People into Giving Up Their Guns
Now here’s the real crux and most radioactive piece of the Trump back story. The longer version can be read here: KHAZARIAN MAFIA RULES: While it’s true that Israel installed Trump in the White House, it was the Jewish Mafia that made sure he was elected.
Trump is the front man for the Khazarian Mafia (KM). All of his success in New York City was guaranteed by those Ashkenazi banksters and bagmen. Which is why he was bankrupted 7 times, not 4 times as often reported. He not only owes them for life; he owes them his life!
Really, is there any other way that Trump would have received so much free advertising from the Khazarian-controlled Mainstream Media during the 2016 campaign season except by purposeful design? Did Ron Paul ever receive such coverage? No, he was totally disappeared from the media whenever he ran for POTUS. What the perps did was give Trump massive amounts of negative coverage knowing it would turn him into a hero of the Right, which it did. The Right bought it hook, line, and sinker just as they planned.
Obviously, EPSTEINgate is another Khazarian-directed psyop that is having the double effect of putting both sides of the Uniparty counterfeit coin on notice. This is the Khazarian Mafia’s way of keeping both parties on the reservation during what promises to be the most unpredictable and explosive election cycle in U.S. history.
Not only is EPSTEINgate providing the perfect distraction that can be amplified at any time by the KM, it’s also keeping Trump on a very short leash during this inordinately volatile period. What follows is perhaps the most important explanation for EPSTEINgate being blown up, especially at this particular time.
For these and many other reasons, it ought to be crystal clear that Trump cannot win 2020 and will likely withdraw from the race. He was able to scam the Patriot Movement in 2016, but the Truth Movement has caught up with him and his circus show in 2019. And, his dog and pony show only gets more ridiculous by the week!
The Left has so much damning evidence on him which was acquired during the Special Counsel investigation that he must know he’s toast…or soon to be toast if he does not withdraw sooner than later.
The electoral analysis above clearly indicates that a vast swath of voters who voted for him in 2016 will either not vote in 2020 or they will vote against him. Many of them only voted to reject Clinton, and she’s gone. Others saw in him someone who would drain the swamp when in reality he filled it up with some of the worst swamp creatures inside the Beltway.
Trump’s fealty to the Military-Industrial Complex has also made him a particularly dangerous POTUS. His zealous backing of some of the most tyrannical regimes on the planet such as Saudi Arabia and Israel make his warmongering administration even more dangerous, especially when they kill and destroy using these US-armed proxies.
Enough of Trump! He’s toast in so many ways it hurts to look at him now.
And, please, someone take away his Twitter account. Early-onset dementia, extremely bad diet, coupled with highly toxic psychoactive medications have turned this guy into a full-time freak show. Someone, please get him off the stage by yelling: You’re fired!
Bottom Line: The only way to explain Trump’s reaction to his real problems can be found in the following exposé. The key element of his desperate scheme to keep himself out of trouble was making a deal with the devil. See Bush Funeral “Envelope Affair” Solved: The Mexican Standoff Inside the Beltway
The hard truth here is that The Donald was fastidiously trained over the course of his lifetime for this highly duplicitous presidential act. His entire family reflects that he has been targeted by agents of the Khazarian Mafia since the very beginning. Trump was chosen to do serious development in Manhattan and making so many big moves in the real estate business there made him easy prey for the countless KM operatives who completely dominate that avaricious realm. Hence, his children all went the same way by marrying into Jewish Zionist families that are more loyal to Israel than to the United States. This is exactly how the “court Jews” have taken over nations and kingdoms from time immemorial. See This is how the ‘Court Jews’ have been strategically placed into power families over millennia.
Now it should be self-evident how “Trump Proves to be a Puppet of the Power Elite and Pawn of the Neocon Zionists”.
State of the Nation
August 14, 2019
Some still wonder how the disclosure of the Trump deception “will bring down the whole system”. Trump is the first obvious plant by the Khazarian Mafia in the Oval Office. Yes, there have been several presidential “Pawns of the Zionists” and “Puppets of the Power Elite”, but Trump is joined at the hip with them like none other. His unusually close relationship with the Khazarian Mafia goes back to his days at Brighton Beach and especially with the likes of Felix Sater. His dealings with the Jewish Mafia in the Ukraine is what got his campaign manager — Paul Manforte — in big trouble. The real back story there is so censored it will never see the light of day, except when the whole system comes crashing down. But the crucial point is that when Trump’s intimate association (think casino magnate Sheldon Adelson) with the Khazarian Mafia goes mainstream, the American people will lose all confidence in the whole bloody system known as the U.S. Federal Government. Why? It’s been taken over by Neocon Zionists warmongers who work directly for the Khazarian Mafia, that’s why!