There was just about a consensus among election experts that Clinton’s lead in the presidential race was beyond Trump’s reach, until Comey, the Republican FBI Chief dropped the bombshell to reopen the Clinton investigation for possible national security violations.
From the moment of this breath taking torpedoing of the Clinton boat just 11 days before the election day, the Clinton boat was fatally damaged and was taking in water ever more rapidly, with the momentum of the sinking, accelerating to a maximum right on the very election day.
The reason why most of the analysts missed the fatal electoral consequences of this sabotage was precisely because the exponential damage reached its decisive climax only in the very last moment — on the election day. The political intervention by the Republican FBI Chief could not have been timed more perfectly to guarantee the bringing down of Clinton. This happened in two ways.
One was, in turning away potential Clinton supporters from bothering to vote. Second, in shifting the balance of the swinging voters, dramatically away from Clinton.
Until the FBI coup, Clinton managed to maintain, however tenuously, the image of greater integrity than Trump amongst the vast majority of the voters. But the ominous reopening of the investigation even against the Justice Department’s advice to the FBI Chief, right when the voting process has already begun, destroyed Clinton to the swinging voters as a person who staked her claim to the Presidency by walking the moral High Road, as distinct from Trump’s gutter tactics.
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By the time Comey exonerated Clinton, the damage was already lethal.
Although it is true, that the FBI has been implicated in the attempted and actual overthrow of many foreign governments, this is the first time when a Republican FBI Chief publicly staged a domestic coup d’état against a near certain Democratic win of the Presidency of the USA and has actually succeeded!
I do not usually burry my head in my palms as I watch TV news and cry out:
‘Oh, no! This is surely a nightmare. This can’t be happening!’– as I watched Trump declared the winner for the Presidency. The image that flashed to my mind was Hitler in the packed stadium urging his delirious supporters to heil and follow him to the ‘glorious’ end in 1939. He was going to make Germany great again. And like Trump, he would be the saviour of the disempowered working class; hence National Socialism. Yes, like Stalin further East, he was to create Paradise for the Proletariat.
The German Workers and the Russian Proletariat could subsequently sing the Internationale together in their nameless graves, after they killed each other in the millions during World War II, as their Fuhrers’ way of delivering them to Paradise; or was it actually to the nastiest of hells?
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The election of Trump to Presidency established the greatest number of world records in breaking the most fundamental rules of Western democracy. The hijacking of the election by the non-elected secret police was just for a starter.
Perhaps the most stunning one was the breaking of the record for the greatest number of lies any democratic leader in the world uttered during an election, which were actually publicly proved to be lies by instantaneous fact auditing. But the most stunning world record here is that although Trump averaged a 70 per cent porky rate during the three election debates, his lies actually helped him to win the election.
This destroyed the hitherto golden rule of democratic elections, namely that if a politician was caught red-handed in lying publicly, his legitimacy would be in tatters and he would be voted down.
It also beggars belief that even though Trump was revealed as a sexual abuse perpetrator against women through his own taped admission, the majority of white female voters still cast their votes for him, rather than for the first woman candidate in the United States’ history and one, who campaigned against misogyny. Trump was able to say with a straight face to them, after the revelation bombshell of his misogyny, that no one respected women more than he did. Even Mat Maloney, the CEO of GrubHub, a huge American Corporation, condemned Trump.
In an email sent on Wednesday after the Trump victory, Maloney told employees at the food-delivery platform that:
“While demeaning, insulting and ridiculing minorities, immigrants and the physically/mentally disabled worked for Mr. Trump, I want to be clear that this behaviour — and these views, have no place at GrubHub. Had he worked here, many of his comments would have resulted in his immediate termination.”
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Had George Orwell been alive, he would have had a field day with Trump’s ‘newspeak’. Orwell invented this term to describe the systematic inversion of truth by cynical power usurping tyrannical bullies. They systematically name black as white and if you did not believe them, it was your grievous fault. See for example, Trump declaring himself as the ‘enemy of the corrupt establishment’, whereas he, himself represents the worst of such establishment. He has gone bankrupt four times thereby repeatedly ripping off his creditors through not repaying his debts. On the top of this, he failed to pay any tax for 15 whopping years and refused to table his tax returns for the first time in the history of candidates running for the presidential office.
The ultimate irony is that Trump insisted through his campaign that the election would be rigged. He was right: Courtesy the FBI it got rigged in his favour.
I used to agree with Winston Churchill’s witticism that democracy was the worst form of government, except for all the others. But given the ‘Trumpgate’, I wonder.
Is Abraham Lincoln’s claim true, that democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people? Or is it more like, the government of the one percent, by the 1 per cent, for the 1 per cent?
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