Donald Trump, Emerging Between Rigged and Rigged as a Tsunami for those Primed by the MSM
By Peter Koenig – The elections may have been rigged, probably by both sides, as the elusive elite, or what’s also called the ’Deep State’, may be divided. It looks like the better ‘rigger’ emerged as the winner. The final popular vote count indicates a slight advantage of Hillary over Trump. Never mind, the system was purposefully designed un-democratically in the 18th Century by American Forefathers, who never really had the intention to create a truly democratic United States of America of equal rights for all. The current electoral system favors vote manipulation especially in Swing States, where popular votes can relatively easily be suppressed or switched by an electronic ‘glitch’.
Such voter frauds, we now know, have happened in 2000, when George Bush ‘won’ in Florida over Al Gore – eventually through a Supreme Court decision – and the same in 2004 (Ohio), when again George Bush won over John Kerry, through electronic fraud and predominantly black voter suppression. After 8 years of Bush – enough was enough. The deep state needed a new candidate – one that will have the trust of the American people, one who was smart and colored and had charisma – but no backbone. Never mind the latter point. People didn’t know until it was too late. Obama’s mandate was enhanced by the award of the Nobel Peace Prize, before he even knew how many additional wars were already planned for him to carry out, aside from Afghanistan and Iraq. Today he literally boasts to be involved in seven wars around the globe and sold more weapons than any previous president to so-called allies and proxy fighters. More wars and conflicts are in the cooker, for sure. But will Trump abide by those plans?
The mainstream media are doing a terrific job in manipulating peoples’ minds with lies after lies after lies. The wars Washington is involved in are all ‘good’ for ‘national security’; they are diverting a threat to the US of A and defending American interests, whatever these are. Nobody asks. But if Washington, the NYT and the WashPost says so, it must be true.
The 2016 elections were rigged in favor of Donald Trump, as well illustrated by Greg Palast, investigative reporter for Rolling Stone and BBC (http://www.gregpalast.com/rolling-stone-expose-gops-secret-plan-steal-vote/). On the other hand, election fraud took place by Clinton against Sanders in the Democratic Primaries, to the point where the DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had to resign. Without that vote-swindle, Mr. Sanders would have been the Democratic candidate confronting Donald Trump. Among many assertions that the elections were rigged in favor of Hillary is a Stanford University study http://www.globalresearch.ca/stanford-university-confirms-democratic-2016-election-fraud-in-favor-of-hillary-clinton/5555392. But never mind election fraud, it has become a common game in our shamelessly corrupt western ‘system’, and it will stay that way, until ‘somebody’ will change it. Since the system works in favor of the establishment, and more important in favor of Deep State – there is little chance something significant will change, to make the USA a true democracy in the foreseeable future.
It is not only election fraud that has made Trump the winner. It is the people, who again are sick and tired of being lied to, of broken promises, of declining purchasing power of their paychecks, of unemployment which in reality is hovering around 22% – 25%, when official government’s statistics talk about 5%, of outsourcing American jobs, of spending their tax money on foreign wars instead of fixing the decaying US infrastructure, of bailing out big banks that have speculated themselves into bankruptcy thanks to Bill Clinton’s (Hillary’s husband) banking deregulation of the 1990s, of a fake health insurance, named Obama-Care after its creator that is unaffordable for about 40 million people and serves only the pharma and medical industry, and of ever-mounting unpaid student debt. In addition they, the 99.99%, of which an ever growing majority of disenfranchised workers – are being told by the MSM that China and India are stealing their jobs, when in fact, US corporations are shamelessly increasing their profit margins by outsourcing American jobs to China and India – and many more places around the globe; that Russia and Venezuela are national security threats, therefore US involvement aiming at ‘regime change’ is necessary; that a costly build-up of NATO forces in Europe is necessary to confront the Russian menace – and-so-on.
Yes, security has a cost and you, the American people have to know this. NATO bases have doubled since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, despite US contrary promises to Russia in 1991, from 14 to 28 – and counting. Nobody talks about the unnecessity of NATO in Europe since the Cold War ended, also in 1991 – only your new President, Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump not only questioned US funding for NATO, but questioned the sense of NATO all together. Mr. Trump wants partners not enemies which Washington ‘has to’ fight for security reasons. Peace is the best security – and peace is also the best approach for international trade.
The President-elect talked about renegotiating or even ripping apart NAFTA, the nefarious US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement that was imposed by Bill Clinton in 1994 and made hundreds of thousands of Mexican farmers jobless, closing tens of thousands of small farms in Mexico, since they could no longer compete with highly subsidized corn, wheat and other agricultural crops from the US. But that’s not the reason why Trump wants to scrap the agreement. He has seen that Mexico adapted its economy around NAFTA with cheap manufacturing labor, presumably taking American jobs away. The new President also vouched to step back from the trans-Atlantic (TTIP, TiSA), trans-Pacific (TPP) trade agreements. What a relief that would be for the hundreds of millions if not billions of people in the world, freeing themselves (for now) from the fangs of the globalized corporate and banking NWO octopus.
Of course, not for the unelected elite-vassal-dictators in Brussels. But who cares about them. This system will have to fall anyway, sooner or later. BREXIT maybe the trigger – and others may follow in the coming year, with elections in 2017 in France and Germany expected to bring radical changes; if they are not stolen by the new method of choice, a parliamentary coup, like the recent one in Spain (http://www.globalresearch.ca/spain-the-dice-are-cast-another-parliamentary-coup-instigated-from-outside/5553699), and earlier this year in Brazil.
Sovereignty of equal partners is prosperous for everybody, not just an elite. The new President wants to bring jobs back to America, putting the brakes on globalization. He wants to rebuild American infrastructure and create 25 million jobs in 10 years, and levy taxes on manufactured goods imported from abroad, when they could be produced internally.
Mr. Trump is also highly controversial when he talks about building a border wall between Mexico and the US to keep out ‘criminal illegal Hispanic immigrants’, when he projects transferring the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, or when he says he wants to keep Moslems out of the country. Many of his racist declarations put a spanner in his otherwise progressive wheels.
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Nevertheless, Trump’s bold and fearless accusations of the deep state (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYozWHBIf8g) attract the average disillusioned citizen to vote for the changes he proclaims. – Is it perhaps possible that this strong language against a well-enshrined establishment was part of a ruse of the establishment, to trick people into believing ‘change is coming’?
“I pledge that I will be President for all Americans”, was Trump’s opening statement at his acceptance speech. How hollow does it sound, when you remember that Obama said exactly the same thing in 2008. That’s not all of the campaign emptiness. Do you still remember the tens of millions of people crying for joy and hope for a better life and a better world (after the Bush disaster), when Obama was inaugurated on January 20, 2009 and proclaimed time and again, his campaign slogan, “Yes, We Can”? Today, it’s the same game. Yes, We Can, has become Trump’s “We will Make America Great Again”.
Both slogans are suggesting great but unspecified ‘changes’; the illusion that things may turn for the better. Is it imaginable that the same Masters of the Universe came up with a new slogan, also meaning unspecified change – and new illusions that things may change for the better, for all those people who are at the verge of giving up every tiny bit of hope? Is it conceivable that the same Deep State invented both slogans, so to renew the forgetful people’s faith in a better world, in a more responsive government, at least for the first two years or so, until reality kicks in again? Yes, it is entirely in the realm of the possible, actually, it is very probable. And thus, the oligarchs have gained some more time towards reaching Full Spectrum Dominance of the world, as is so clearly pointed out in the highly active and current PNAC (Plan for a New American Century), which used to be called Pax Americana, named after Pax Romana, of which we know in retrospect that it spanned the 300 to 400 most bloody war years of the Roman Empire, before it collapsed from within.
The universal string-pullers, the Deep State, are just spreading new hope, new illusions for continuous fooling the people into believing what is not, while in parallel the fear-mongering by false flags and by the paid presstitute MSM continues. In reality, they, the ever-poorer common people, the growing number of victims of a neo-fascist economy, have to be kept dancing on their toes, between hope and despair. Was Hillary used as a public pulse-taker, as a mere make-believe puppet; make-believe that we are living in the greatest democracy money cannot buy?
Wait and see would normally be a safe omen. Give him, Mr. Trump, the benefit of the doubt, but stay alert. For now, let’s just have a look at what happened since the elections – concessions from Trump (keep part of Obamacare), as well as a long list of potential high level cabinet appointees and staff that may accompany his Presidency. It doesn’t look promising. His top choices for Treasurer are Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan, or Steve Mnuchin, his finance chairman and former Goldman Sachs exec. They don’t bode well for moving away from the banking oligarchy, as Mr. Trump promised during his campaign.
Others of his top cabinet choices include ultra-neocon reactionaries, such as, for Secretary of State, Newt Gingrich, the neocon ex-House speaker who was even in Trump’s top choice as running mate; and John Bolton, Zionist and former United States ambassador to the United Nations under George W. Bush. The former New York City mayor, Rudy Giuliani, may be slanted for attorney general. Here is the full list of Trump’s top position candidates, as published today by the NYT – http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/us/politics/donald-trump-administration.html?action=click&contentCollection=Politics&module=RelatedCoverage®ion=Marginalia&pgtype=article. Trump doesn’t seem to wanting to move away from neoliberals and Zionists, as he made people believe during his campaign.
Then comes the perceived bombshell, the earthquake, some even call it the Tsunami of Trumps election, against all expectations. The western intellectuals, or rather wannabe intellectuals – can’t get around to it, that ‘democracy’ may have won, against their deepest expectations, of course, bought MSM instilled expectations. It played them a trick. How naughty. Did the left and the right ‘well-educated’, those living in their sanctuaries and soft cocoons, those that make it to the statistics and polls, really have no clue, how average Mr. and Mrs. Smith feel? How they make ends meet every day, every month? – There is no left or right anymore; the same as there is no real difference between republicans and democrats. They are all embedded under the umbrella of a globalized fascist economy.
Are the ‘surprised people’ so detached or naïve that they can’t see an increasingly non-silent majority, suffering year-in, year-out from the oligarchic supremacy, getting angry at the ‘system’ that keeps abusing them, for the best part of four decades now? – It’s the same people and media pundits, who appeared to having been surprised at BREXIT. For those who are still surprised about BREXIT, I highly recommend Ken Loach’s outstanding movie, I Daniel Blake (trailer: https://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2016/jun/15/i-daniel-blake-trailer-ken-loach-palme-dor-winner-video), awarded with Canne’s ‘Palme d’Or’ 2016. It’s never too late to wake up and get engaged. Actually, that’s all that counts for people to step out of their comfort zone and fight alongside the 99.99%. We just might grow into a critical mass that can actually bring about a sea change for society and Mother Earth, with or without Mr. Trump.
Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a former World Bank staff and worked extensively around the world in the fields of environment and water resources. He writes regularly for Global Research, ICH, RT, Sputnik, PressTV, The 4th Media, TeleSUR, TruePublica, The Vineyard of The Saker Blog, and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.