Or … Thank G-D Donald Trump Won
I don’t like Donald Trump and I think he’s bad for America.
But, there are caveats galore attached to that pronouncement.
- First, compared to what Hillary Clinton, the DNC and the Democrats and Democrat Party represents today, Donald Trump is a godsend for the American people, and I believe the world-at-large too.
- Next, Donald Trump isn’t the enemy or even the issue … it’s the arrogance that the global elites treated him, his campaign and his supporters with, starting with monied interests represented by the mainstream media.
- Finally, Donald Trump was an inevitability given what we’ve seen happening on the world stage, centered right here in the heartland of America … the massive division between those who have and those who have not, and the smug, highbrow patrician attitude of the intellectual and monied elite from Wall Street to Hyde Park and Hollywood.
Donald Trump didn’t win the election …
Hillary Clinton lost it!
Now of course Hillary Clinton and the Democrats would like to blame everyone from James Comey to Barack Obama for her troubles, but that’s just more of the same arrogance that cost her and her party the election.
She began losing the election when she started believing she was about the law, or at least above the rules and regulations that apply to everyone else. Then her confidants and cronies allowed her to believe the false narrative they spun around her with misinformation like the fact that former Secretary of State, Colin Powell did just what she did in setting up and using a private email server. Yet the reality was that the times and the context were radically different for Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton, beginning with the fact that Colin Powell’s actions were known to and monitored by the State Department, while Hillary Clinton’s were directly against the advice and protocols of the State Department. Yet the lies were disseminated to the faithful who worshipped at the alter of the Clintons and the DNC and the chosen choose to believe despite the evidence to the contrary.
Then of course when the lies came to haunt Secretary Clinton we were fed the line that it really didn’t matter at all, that defying the State Department protocols for handling classified information were of no consequence and that there was nothing for us to see or notice there where the investigation was happening. Even when the FBI identified that classified information was mishandled, and it was likely that the server Secretary Clinton was using was penetrable to foreign powers we were again told it wasn’t really a big enough deal to prosecute or punish anyone over. But the problem for the Clinton campaign is that a substantial portion of the population just didn’t like it or believe it … including Senator Bernie Sanders, her Democrat rival for the nomination as the party candidate for president.
It was not a good report for Secretary Clinton. That is something that the American people, Democrats and delegates are going to have to take a hard look at,” he told CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “I mean, everybody in America is keeping it in mind, and certainly the superdelegates are.”
The comments are something of a reversal for the Vermont senator, who has all but ignored the email scandal throughout the entire Democratic presidential primary. His refusal to attack the former secretary of state over her emails was a political risk; the issue plays heavily into voters’ doubts about Mrs. Clinton, who is widely seen as dishonest and untrustworthy.
Bernie Sanders seizes on Hillary Clinton’s email scandal in bid to sway superdelegates
Ben Wolfgang – The Washington Times – May 30, 2016
Then of course there was all the noise about the Clinton Foundation and Hillary’s potential “pay for play” schemes with wealthy individuals, companies and even countries. None of it was founded in hard evidence, but the general feeling amongst just about everyone except die hard Hillary Clinton sycophants was that it was an awful lot of smoke without a fire.
Recently, the Foundation and the emails have become considerably more interconnected in a kind of toxic smoothie. Yet, when it comes to the Foundation, there appear to be two main points to evaluate when all the evidence is in.
If nothing else, both are worthy of some raised eyebrows. But they are quite different in scope and import. One is the alleged influence peddling that suggests that the Clinton Foundation may have been a well-worn avenue for some donors to travel to get access to the Secretary of State. The facts are still coming out, and there are many differing views on just how much of this occurred or should be allowed. But the appearance does seem striking. For example, it is hard to explain the report that the Foundation gathered $100 million from Gulf sheikhs and billionaires, and for what promises.
The second main issue with the Foundation is pure tax issue, that of private inurement or private benefit. This one may be considerably less serious for a political candidate, but might look somehow even more unseemly. Charities are supposed to be operated exclusively for charitable purposes. In fact, the law is very clear that charitable organizations with public charity tax exemptions must benefit thepublic interest. The law requires the charity to operate exclusively for charitable purposes, and normally the IRS really means exclusively.
Clinton Foundation’s Alleged Pay To Play Or Its Private Benefits: Which Hurts Hillary More?
Robert W. Wood , Contributor – Forbes – August 23, 2016
Then we can top much of that off with the DNCs role in favoring the Hillary Clinton campaign over that of Senator Bernie Sanders, despite the huge groundswell of popular support for the Senator from Vermont and his truly progressive views on politics in Washington, D.C.
Many people feel that the DNC stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders and rigged it for Hillary Clinton to win despite the will of the people.
Top officials at the Democratic National Committee criticized and mocked Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont during the primary campaign, even though the organization publicly insisted that it was neutral in the race, according to committee emails made public on Friday by WikiLeaks.
Among the emails released on Friday were several embarrassing messages that suggest the committee’s chairwoman, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, and other officials favored Hillary Clintonover Mr. Sanders — a claim the senator made repeatedly during the primaries.
Released Emails Suggest the D.N.C. Derided the Sanders Campaign
Michael D. Shear and Matthew Rosenberg – The New York Times – July 22, 2016
This all showed how Hillary Clinton simply displayed an utter contempt for playing by the rules or being limited in her actions in a way that seemed to suggest she believed herself to be above the law that governs the rest of America and her ordinary citizens.
Then of course there was the whole “basket of deplorables” comment …
Memo to candidates: Stop generalizing and psychoanalyzing your opponents’ supporters. It never works out well for you.
The latest to fall into that trap is Hillary Clinton. The Democratic nominee, at a New York fundraiser Friday night with liberal donors and Barbra Streisand, said “half” of Trump supporters fit into a “basket of deplorables,” while the other half are people who feel the government has let them down and need understanding and empathy.
Hillary Clinton’s ‘Basket Of Deplorables,’ In Full Context Of This Ugly Campaign
Domenico Montanaro – NPR – September 10, 2016
Yet the Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the DNC, many of the Democrats, dozens of media personalities, and scores of folks on the Internet and in social media sites want to blame what happened on someone else other than resting the result on the shoulders of the would be coronated queen of American politics, Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump was the solution to Hillary Clinton
What many good intentioned people who saw and see Donald Trump as the personification of white elitism, that speaks to the worst in us … the people who voted for Donald Trump saw someone who was speaking to them and not at them.
Donald Trump spoke to the unbelievable profound distrust and despair that the middle class in America felt with a country they love in the form of her political institutions centered in and around Washington.
They saw what they hoped would be a President of the people sell them out to the bankers and the war hawks.
They saw the rich getting richer, while they struggled to hang onto their jobs and their homes.
They watched the President and his family on holiday excursions costing the American taxpayers millions of dollars, or reading about how many days the President took off golfing, when they themselves couldn’t afford to take a week off just to stay at home and recover from hard year of working themselves ragged in two or three jobs to make ends meet.
They watched as family and friends lost good paying jobs and went without work for months that turned into years, and Congress voted in packages that increased their salaries and benefits, while they stripped Social Security to pay off the debts they incurred at the expense of the American people that generations to come will still be paying off as they built their personal fortunes.
Middle class, blue collar, working Americans were sick and tired of being spoken to from the raised platform that politicians like Hillary Clinton spoke from with her millions in the bank, her multi-millionaire husband, daughter and son-in-law standing behind her, and her haughty expression and commentary about how she’s always been there for the common man, woman and child.
The simple truth is the middle America was just plain sick and tired … and they began to recognize that the symptoms were all pointing to the same disease … systemic rot in Washington.
Then they saw Donald Trump as someone outside of that system … someone who promised to “drain the swamp” … and that was enormously appealing to them.
Now they are waiting to see what this “outsider” will do … and whether or not he’s just going to be more of the same or if he’ll deliver on some of the promises he made to “make America great again” … rolling back the clocks to the post-war glory years of the 1950s with it booming economy, jobs in every town, a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.
They have forgotten the despair of those left out of that dream, or the uprisings of the 1960s that followed those golden years when those left out in the cold demanded some of the heat they were part of creating.
And, the ones who gained some ground in the decades that followed forgot the real fight was with the folks who held the reins of power and not their next door neighbors.
This is just exactly how it was planned and implemented since Bill Clinton first took office though … keep the people fighting in the streets and they’ll leave the folks in the halls of the Capitol to do their dirty deeds and create the greatest divide between the have and have-nots since Charles Dickens was writing about the best of times and the worst of times.
However … some good may still come of all this …
After decades of doing transformational change work with people from all walks of life on five continents around the world I’ve learned a significant lesson:
”People don’t change except in response to crisis.”
And, believe me this is a crisis.
I don’t think it’s the crisis that many folks think it is though. I don’t think we’re headed towards the precipice of social oblivion … or that the country will become the next historical footnote of how once great nations fall in the tyranny of fascism … or even how hate crimes, racism and misogyny will overtake civility and public decorum in the streets of America.
No, I think the crisis that’s been long coming is the crisis in faith that Americans have long held that their institutions and those that lead them were fundamentally honest and good intentioned.
The tide has changed and there are more and more people who see the government and the leaders positioned within it as the enemy of the people.
This is the basis for all great revolutions in the history of the world … especially the non-violent kind that erupt when the people demand that those who have become the corruption step down or are removed from power.
Donald Trump is the great white hope that has forced a compliant America, and much of the world to take notice of who sits on the throne of power in the Western world … and of course people are concerned.
We have been going along to get along without demanding that our representatives act as servant leaders of the people and not mouthpieces for the oligarchy that rules America.
The US is dominated by a rich and powerful elite.
So concludes a recent study by Princeton University Prof Martin Gilens and Northwestern University Prof Benjamin I Page.
This is not news, you say.
Perhaps, but the two professors have conducted exhaustive research to try to present data-driven support for this conclusion. Here’s how they explain it:
Multivariate analysis indicates that economic elites and organised groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on US government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence.
Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy
Echo Chambers – BBC – April 17, 2014
Now finally we have an oligarch in the seat of power in the White House and maybe, just maybe, enough Americans will wake up and start paying attention to how the system actually works.
Maybe, just maybe, people will begin to think about who they are voting for and what these people represent.
Clearly Hillary Clinton represented the oligarchy and NOT the people.
This was and remains the main and fundamental issue this election cycle has demonstrated if nothing else.
And, until enough people who have been willing to deny what they know to be true, keeping their heads firmly below the sand, while their buttocks remain exposed and ready to receive, wake up and demand to be counted and not used and abused by those in power the raping of America will continue.
Now I know this is NOT a message many of my fellow Americans want to or are ready to hear … at least not yet, but the time is always now.
We don’t have the luxury of time to wait for when it’s comfortable and we’ve adjusted to the new reality to start acting on our own behalf, on behalf of those who have less of an opportunity to be heard, and on behalf of the planet and her people at large … NOW IS THE TIME!
Our most cherished beliefs and values are in peril … AND IT’S NOT FROM DONALD TRUMP OR HIS CREW … it’s from the entrenched military/industrial/banking complex that is the cabal that runs American and much of the world … including almost every seated politician in Washington today on both sides of the aisle.
Fortunately, I believe it’s not too late … if this election has shaken you to the core, because your candidate lost, or because your candidate won … or even if your candidate never made it to the race … if you remain awake we can take back what Abraham Lincoln so forcefully reminded us that the Constitution guarantees us … a country of the people, by the people and for the people …
“We have met the enemy and he is us.” – Pogo
Joseph Riggio, Ph.D.
Architect & Designer of the MythoSelf Process and SomaSemantics
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