The 2016 Presidential Election in the United States of America was a historical event on many fronts. For the first time in about 30 years, the Elite lost control of the direction this country is headed. They didn’t know why, and they didn’t know how to stop it.
We saw it at the beginning of the election cycle. Out of left field, the two “anti-establishment” candidates gained massive popular support. Of course, the Elite didn’t mind. They had their candidates: Bush, Romney, Clinton, Rubio… all puppets of the establishment. One of them would win one of the nominations, and then they would win the election.
But then Donald Trump won the republican nomination, and Bernie Sanders looked poised to take the democrat nomination. But the establishment still wasn’t worried. They lied, and cheated and gave Clinton the nomination.
There was no way she would loose to Trump they thought. After all, the establishment controls the media, and through that they control the opinion of the masses.
What the Elite failed to realize is that the people had figured out that the mainstream media was nothing more then propaganda. The people figured out how to find news from other sources.
The Power of the Internet
The establishment has always short changed the power of the internet. The internet has truly given everyone a globally accessible voice. To explain this in better detail, I am going to go over what happened to one establishment industry: Hollywood. Back in the 1930’s and 40’s, the big Hollywood studios had set up a sort of monopoly. If you were a film maker, you had to work within the studio system, or your films would never be seen because the studios controlled the distribution, and exhibition of motion pictures. And although anyone with the money could make a motion picture, if you couldn’t get it distributed you couldn’t get it exhibited, and if you couldn’t get it exhibited, no one would see it.
This gave the media companies to much control over public opinion. So in the 1950’s, the government stepped in to stop this. (or more likely, they stepped in to partner with the media companies for that control). In the 1940’s anti-trust litigation was brought against the 5 major Hollywood studios forcing them to give up the “exhibition” part of their business model. Soon after, television came along and further diminished Hollywoods power to control exhibition of media.
However, over the next 50 years, through mergers and back room deals, Hollywood once again acquired a stranglehold on the distribution and exhibition of media. (for example, Disney owns ABC, ESPN, The History Channel, Lifetime, A&E, and many others. Comcast owns Universal Studios, NBC, Telemundo, E!, The Weather Channel, Syfy, Bravo, Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes, and many others. Time Warner owns Time Magazine, Warner Brothers, HBO, CNN TruTV, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network, The CW, and many more). But this time, through government programs like “Operation Mockingbird”, the government was in on the plan.
Then along came the internet. The internet gave exhibition and distribution to anyone with access to a computer (or tablet, or smartphone). The establishment has had a hard time dealing with the internet. They have been supportive of it when it suits them, and dismissive of it when it doesn’t. When something on the internet starts to take to much of their viewers (ie money), they first try to absorb it (see Rotten Tomatoes, Shit My Dad Says, etc), and if they can’t assimilate it, they try to destroy it (Hulu was created by the Media Elite to combat Netflix).
The interesting thing is, the establishment is always a step behind when it comes to combating the free distribution of information on the internet. They seem to not know it exists until it costs them.
And this brings us back to the 2016 presidential election. The Global elite seemed to be completely oblivious to the fact that millions of people were getting their news from alternative news sources on the internet. News sources that they didn’t control, news sources that were not regurgitating the same “approved” message. News sources that were telling the truth.
I will admit that many of these alternative news sources online use attention grabbing headlines that may not be an exceptional representation of the content of the story they are attached to, but mainstream media does the same thing. (One needs look no further then the recent terrorist attack at Ohio State University to see this. Mainstream Media quickly dropped headlines that an “Active Shooter” was on campus even though the attacker used his car, and a knife. The only gun on that scene was used by the law enforcement officers that stopped the attack) *The three headlines in the photo to the right are screenshots taken from my feedly news feed. They are from the local ABC, CBS, and NBC stations. I removed the names of the stations to protect my location.
Many online “alternative media” sites are just like the site you are reading right now. We don’t have huge budgets to send out investigative journalists. Instead, we research online. When possible, we link to our sources. Some of our writing tends to be opinionated, but you get that with mainstream media as well. Other news sites (like Breitbart, or Drudge Report) are just as well funded as the mainstream media channels. They have many journalists that are out beating the street just like any other “mainstream” media outlet. (Or maybe not like the mainstream media outlets. It seems like most of their “journalists” were being fed stories at elitist dinner parties. Click here and here for more info on the reporters that met with the Hillary Campaign at secret dinners.
So the Establishment thought they had it all tied up. They thought the majority of people would buy their propaganda, and think the way they are told to think. They ignored the popularity of the “Alternative Media”. But why? Could it be that they had already come up with a plan? There was an idea circulating hundreds of years ago, that in order to control a government, you needed to not only control the media source that would be your biggest supporter, you also needed to control your biggest dissenter. That way, you could control the negative conversation as well as the positive. It seems the elite failed to do this in regards to alternative media. The Establishment seems to have thought that controlling both the left, and right wing mainstream media outlets was enough to control the narrative. However, that stopped working when people stopped trusting either side of the mainstream media.
So now the elite have lost the election. And while I am sure they are in the middle of the power dealing in both Washington and Trump Tower right now trying desperately to insert themselves into the new administration and retain as much of their power as possible, They are also trying to figure out how to retain their power over your opinions.
The first wave of this attempt to neutralize “Alternative media” is to try to make them irrelevant. That term “Fake News” is being thrown around a lot in the mainstream media to describe “Alternative Media”. However, these “Fake News” sites have been just as accurate in their reporting (if not more so) then the mainstream media. The “Fake News” label is a way for the establishment to dismiss the real news in favor of propaganda by telling you that the real news is just “some crazy conspiracy theory”. This is a crazy plan that the establishment has been trying for years, and most of us already know it is just propaganda. So when the mainstream media says the Clinton emails were from the Russians, we know it is just as untrue as when we were told chemtrails are fake and there are no black helicopters.
So what is next? I am sure that as the attempt at censorship of dissenting views by use of the label “fake news” fails, we will then see the elite trying to assimilate the major alternative media sites. Soon, we will see sites being bought up by the major media conglomerates. then they will start peddling their own official left or right views.
However, what the establishment will never fully understand is that for every “alternative site” they assimilate or remove, 10 more will appear. People will always hunt for the truth, and the internet will always have it… if you dig deep enough.
There has been a lot of talk over the past few days of California, and other western bastions of liberalism, wanting to secede from the union and create their own country. But is this possible?
The south tried to secede from the union, and the Civil War ensued. But can it be done in modern times? we often hear threats from Texas claiming they want to secede. From what I have been led to believe, since Texas didn’t officially join the union until after they Civil War, they put safe guards in place to ensure their right to secede. However, the truth is it is not legal for any state to secede from the union.
If a state did vote to secede from the union, that state would immediately be placed under martial law, and their state governments would be officially dissolved. The rights of the citizens of that state would be temporally revoked, and they would be reduced to an occupied territory. A state like Texas would then rise up in armed rebellion. However, states like California have already effectively disarmed the majority of their citizens…
California does have a State run National Guard that could be called to defend the state against the federal forces, but the Ca National guard only consists of about 18,000 troops and an air force of just under 5,000. These troops would be forced to choose sides, and many would defect to the Union leaving well under 20,000 troops against the full force of the US Military. California would quickly become nothing more then an occupied territory whose citizens no longer have any rights under the US Constitution.
California technology and entertainment industries would also fall into upheaval. With most of the the income these companies rely on being protected under US Copyrights and patents, those would no longer be enforceable in the remaining United States unless those companies abandoned California and remained loyal to the Union. Travel for Californian “rebels” would be severely restricted as countries at war usually do not grant travel visa’s.
My guess would be that many of California’s top business leaders and entrepreneurs would figure this out and flee California before the state voted to secede, and many more would become “refugees” as soon as hostilities erupted. This would decimate the productivity, and with it the economy, of California.
Since California’s liberal policies have already done grave damage to the states agricultural industries, That state can not sustain itself with massive importation of food.Since this importation of food would be subject to massive taxes and tariffs, hyperinflation, in a state that already has out of control costs of living, would leave many Californians homeless and starving.
Let’s face it, “Cascadia” could not survive without the aid of the country it wants so desperately to rid itself of. Seceding from the union would be one of the greatest mistakes in history.
But thankfully we know that the very idea is nothing more then hyperbole from a whiny populous who is throwing a tantrum because they didn’t get their way.
When an entire group of people has been raised receiving “participation trophies” and being told that “no one is a loser” the stark reality of loosing can be to much to bear. Let’s all hope that the liberal west coast can quickly come to grips with reality, pull up their big kid pants and get down to the task at hand. Let’s all Make America Great Again.
Last night, much of the world was shocked when Donald Trump won the presidential election in the USA.What lessons can be learned from this election?
I will admit that I didn’t think Donald Trump would win. I thought he had enough support from the American people, but I thought the system was so corrupt that the political elite would never let an outsider like Trump become president. So the question is: is the election system in America really fair, or does the elite have an ulterior motive in allowing a Trump presidency? Only time will tell.
In many ways, even though Trump ran as a Republican, I feel like Trump is actually a third party candidate. He fractured the Republican party, and showed that the general population did not want another Republican “Insider”. For many months, I planned to vote for Gary Johnson. I changed my vote to Donald Trump when I saw how many of the Republican Elite were against him.
This election was a clear sign that the American public was tired of the political ruling class that has held the power reigns for far to long. Since 1988, the country has been in a downward spiral for most Americans. We saw it start with Bush Sr, went through the Clintons, Bush Jr, and even Obama. The policies of our government haven’t changed between the 4 previous presidents, despite the different party affiliations. Hillary Clinton was a presidential candidate that said “If you want more of what you have had for the past 28 years, then vote for me. If you want something different, vote for Trump”.
The Mainstream Media failed the American public this election. Media outlets everywhere showed their elitism, and racism. They thought that Hillary’s fundraising, and spending guaranteed her victory. They thought that several minority groups would just “fall in line” and vote democrat. They assumed Hispanic Americans would all vote for Hillary. The didn’t take into account the Cuban population that is disgusted by the Democrats for appeasing the Cuban government that took everything from them. They didn’t take into account the multitude of hard working, legal Hispanic citizens that are against illegal immigration. They didn’t take into account the Black voters of Caribbean heritage that blame the Clintons for the disaster they made of the Haitian relief effort. They didn’t take into account the millions of Black voters that remember Hillary Clinton calling them “Super Predators”.
Both the media, and the Democratic party assumed minorities would vote for Hillary without understanding that that is the simple definition of racism. You can’t think an entire group is just going to do something simply because they are a part of that group… that is exactly what racism is.
The truth is that American public voted exactly the same as they did in 2008. They voted for CHANGE. Maybe this time, they will get it.
A lot has been said about the 2016 US Presidential election. Some have called it low brow and vicious, yet they don’t remember the 1800 election when Thomas Jefferson called John Adams a hermaphrodite, and Adams called Jefferson “the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father.”.
Why yes, negative campaigning is a mainstay in American politics.
If you ask a democrat what they don’t like about the republican platform, 2 things tend to come up more then anything.
First, democrats like to call republicans war mongers. After all, George W Bush started the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. According to the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), the US had troops deployed in 60 countries when Bush left office. That sure sounds like those republicans are war mongers, doesn’t it?
Well the truth is, 8 years after Bush left office, we still have troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. And according to SOCOM, we now have troops deployed in 135 countries (that is nearly 70% of all the countries on the planet). The democrats don’t seem to be any less of war mongers.
The second policy issue most democrats raise against the republicans is abortion. The republicans want to ban abortion.
So realistically, all republicans will ever do with regards to abortion is limit public funds going toward it. And if that happens, liberal charities will fill in the missing funds. Nothing will change.
Of course, republicans have their gripes about democrats. You can’t talk to a republican without them telling you how the democrats want to raise taxes. Although there is some merit to this (depending on your income), the truth is, congress will always fight over taxes, and sometimes some peoples taxes will go up and others down, and other times other peoples taxes will go up and other peoples will go down. The president has less to do with this then the other branches of government.
The second thing any republican will bring up is gun control. This is a hot button political issue for a few reasons. The first reason is location. most urban areas are more liberal. They also have larger police forces, faster police response times, high crime and less wild life. These tend to make liberal people see guns as something only criminals have.
Rural areas tend to have more conservative people. They also have less police presence, slower police response times, less crime, and more wild life. These tend to make the conservative people living there want to be armed.
But will democrats try to “take our guns”? It is true that democrats want to push gun restrictions, but they will never ban firearms. The 2 main reasons why they can not are the power of pro weapon groups, and the needs of the government. Pro weapon groups, like the NRA, are extremely well funded by the millions of Americans who own weapons (I, as well as almost everyone I know, am an NRA member).
The governments needs tend to be an often overlooked player in the gun control issue. Many people do not know that television was first created as a way to offset the cost of cathode ray tubes used in the militaries radar. Also, petroleum based plastics were first used in nuclear weapons. To bring manufacturing costs down for these items, the government needed a way to increase production drastically. They did this by creating ways for everyday Americans to need those products. If you think the popularity of todays AR-15 rifles has nothing to do with the governments need to lower prices by mass producing those parts, you are fooling yourselves. At most, the government will only allow restrictions on some components. A democrat in office will never ban AR-15’s but may ban 30 round magazines for AR-15’s. However, this is a useless gesture. Advances in 3d printing make banning a plastic high capacity magazine unenforceable.
However, maybe this time, someone who isn’t part of that political elite, that government machine that tries to fool us with partisan politics, has the nomination of one of our 2 parties. Maybe this time someone can be elected that can take the country back for the rest of us.
I have often said that our current education system in the United States is designed not to educate, but to make subservient workers. It now seems that this ideology goes much deeper then the education system. In a recently leaked email from Bill Ivey to John Podesta (Chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign), Ivey states “we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly.”
It seems like it is far more entrenched then just the policy of the education system to make an American public that is just smart enough to do their jobs, and just ignorant enough to accept the “facts” the mainstream media feeds them. The political elite have been pushing a new age serfdom through a combination of the education system, news media and entertainment conglomerates. This alone should be enough to incite a revolution.
But the internet is supposed to help us all become more educated, right? I mean, we have access to the sum of all human knowledge at our fingertips. We have fact checker websites.
For a long time, the term “Shadow Government” has been firmly seated in the world of conspiracy theories. But another recently released document from the FBI seems to verify the existence of said Shadow Government. (the page in question can be found here on page 56, or a copy is on the right) The document discusses a group that it calls “The 7th Floor Group, or The Shadow Government” that has been reviewing all FOIA requests regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of a private email server.
Some have already begun to speculate that the “7th Floor Group” may be a reference to George Soros owned Open Society Foundation located in London on the 7th floor of Milbank Tower.
*Also of note, on page 26 of the same document, the FBI mentions that Undersecretary of State, Patrick Kennedy, “pressured them to change some of the emails on Hillary’s private server from classified to unclassified in exchange for allowing the FBI to place agents in countries where they are presently forbidden. This seems illegal to me.
Recently, 2 undercover videos were released by projectveritasaction.com. These videos show Democratic activists claiming to be working for the Hillary Clinton Campaign, and the DNC. The also discuss how to incite Trump supporters on camera to make them look bad, and how to commit voter fraud. Whether these people are actually taking their marching orders from the DNC or Clinton campaign is unknown, but the mere fact that they are claiming to do what they are claiming to do… that should be enough to make each of us take a second look at the current election cycle.
For the past 20 years, I have been trying to explain to everyone I can that America has an elitist problem.
I understand why people don’t get it. It is easier to blame things on racism. That way it isn’t “my problem”. With racism, we can sit back happily and say “it is horrible what those people are doing to those other people”, but with elitism, it becomes “what those people are doing to us”. We sleep better at night when we think someone else is the victim, someone else is being taken advantage of, someone else is being screwed.
And sometimes, blaming racism when the culprit is elitism, turns us into elitists as well. We all like to feel superior to someone else. We like to feel like we are better then those ignorant racists that are taking advantage of those poor minorities… You see, elitism let’s us feel superior to both groups. It’s like racism on steroids.
A few weeks ago when Hillary Clinton said that all white people were racist, I thought that this was proof that she was an elitist. You see, an elitist can’t accept their own character flaws. So instead, they project them on to everybody. “If I am racist, that is only because I can’t help it because everybody is racist… It’s not my fault”.
Of course, all the people who have fallen into the elitism rhetoric thinks she means everybody else.
I find that the amazing part of the elitist mentality. You have so many average Americans who have fallen for the rhetoric. They think they are better then everyday Americans. They are better then minorities. They are better then religious people. They are better then less educated people. Elitists find all sorts of ways to think that they are better then you.
So when emails were leaked that show Hillary’s campaign manager saying “I know she has begun to hate everyday Americans,” Is it a surprise that her supporters don’t care? Of course not. They think she was talking about someone else. Hillary’s supporters believe that “everyday Americans” are those people at the Trump rally, or those black folk on the poor side of town, or the immigrant that cleans my house. “I am better then average Americans” thinks Hillary supporters. But they are not.
When Hillary said, in a speech to the National Multifamily Housing Council “if everybody’s watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.”, She is saying that it is necessary to lie (even to her supporters) about what her intentions are, because people are to stupid to understand.
Hillary Clinton thinks that all Americans are stupid, and just need to do what she thinks is right.
Of course this isn’t just a “democrat” problem. Both sides of the aisle have been infiltrated by this elitist ruling class. Whether it is the Clinton’s, the Bush’s or some other puppet like the Obama’s. Our country has been ruled by a political elite for almost 30 years. They lie to us about policy, and have their propaganda wing (the mainstream media) push the agenda. Average American’s get screwed, and blame the other party.
That is why, this year, I am voting for the guy that neither part likes. Donald Trump may be an asshole. He may not be a great president. But he isn’t another one of the same political elite that have been screwing us for the last 30 years. And hell, we lived through 8 years of Bush, and 8 years of Obama… we can make it through 4 years of Trump.
Since publishing this article a couple days ago, I saw an email exchange in the wikileaks dump between Hillary campaign manager Podesta and former head of the National Endowment for the Arts Bill Ivey. In the email (that you can see on the right), Ivey says: “we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly.”. This makes me sick. These people are admitting that they have been conspiring to make you and I mindless fools that follow orders. I have been claiming this for years, but most people think I am a “conspiracy nut”. Yet here it is.
Hillary has called half of Trump supporters “deplorable”, she has called Bernie supporters “basement dwellers”, and she has called the majority of the left a “bucket of losers”. I think it is clear that Hillary is an elitist who hates everyday Americans. I do not know how anyone could think that she is fit to represent us if she hates us… But then again, they seem to have done a good job keeping most Americans “unaware”…
Last week, our nation was glued to the 24 hour news cycle of Hurricane Matthew coverage. If you live in America’s South East (like I do), the dangers that storm presented were all to real. Much of South Florida was spared the devastation of the storm, but places like Jacksonville Florida saw some catastrophic damage. However, the loss of life in America was minimal.
The same can not be said for Haiti. The poorest country in the America’s, Haiti lost over 1,000 people in the hurricane. The lack of “hurricane proof” buildings, and the destitute living conditions of many of Haiti’s 10 million population were major factors in the devastation the island nation suffered. But why?
6 years ago, in 2010, Southern Haiti was struck by a massive 7.0 earthquake. Death tolls from the quake range from 100,000 to 316,000 (depending on who you ask). An estimated 3 million people were effected by the quake with 250,000 residences and 30,000 commercial buildings collapsing in the quake. In 2015, an estimated 64,680 Haitian people were still displaced.
An investigation in 2015 into the Haitian aid showed that of 130,000 homes claimed to have been built in the “reconstruction” on 6 had actually been built. $500 million dollars that was donated to aid Haiti had simply disappeared.
You can say the Clintons made mistakes in the Haiti re-contruction efforts. You can say the Clintons took advantage of the situation. You can say the Clintons fleeced the Haitian people. What you can’t say it it isn’t their fault. 1,000 Haitians are dead today because the world trusted the Clinton’s to manage the rebuilding of that nation, and they failed.
The poorest nation in the western hemisphere was fleeced by the Clinton family. They used the disaster to launder money, and enrich their friends.
I grew up in a rather liberal family. I was baptized Lutheran when I was an infant. I went to Baptist pre-school, and I spent a couple years in a Catholic elementary school. I became a Pagan in High School, and I studied all the religions I could find after that. I soon became an “atheist”, but not just any old non-believer, I believed in science.
My biggest gripe with religion was the way it seemed to want to force it’s beliefs on others. The whole idea of “I’m right, and You are wrong.” never set well with me. It seems oppressive. You see, “I’m right, and You’re wrong” is almost always followed by “You need to do what I say because I am right”. Now, I realize that I am not always right, so forcing someone else to do what I think is right can potentially lead us both to what is wrong.
“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.” ? Werner Heisenberg (theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics.)
As I delved deeper into science, my “faith” in scientific atheism began to waiver. Science explains a lot of things. But the explanations are alway in the “how” and not the “why”.
Simple math declares that nothing multiplied by anything is still nothing, so we must conclude that something was required in order for anything to exist.
the Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy shows that matter and energy can neither be created or destroyed, only changed. That means that every atom in you, every atom around you, has been here since the beginning of time.
There is a philosophical theory called “Efficient Cause” that roughly states: There is an efficient cause for everything; nothing can be the efficient cause of itself. It is not possible to regress to infinity in efficient causes. To take away the cause is to take away the effect.
Truly, God is at the bottom of the Glass.
Science based Atheism has yet to reach the bottom of the glass. Yet with all the server of religion, it wants to force you to follow it’s unfinished beliefs. And let us leave no room for doubt, Science based Atheism is a belief.
Many people have heard the phrase “I think, therefore I am”. Yet most people are unaware of the origins of this saying. This saying is the answer to the question “Prove anything exists”. The answer is that the only thing that you can prove exists is your own consciousness. I think, therefore I am. Everything else is just a belief.
You believe that you are reading this on a device of some sort (computer, smartphone, tablet, whatever). But how do you read? Light bounces off of an object into your eyes. receptors in your eyes translate that information into electrical impulses that are sent through your nervous system to your brain. Your brain then interprets those signals to create an image in your mind that you believe is what is in front of your eyes. But it might not be.
This is how all of your senses work. When you touch something, nerves in your skin sends signals to your brain that it then interprets. When you smell something, when you hear something, it is all an interpretation your brain has made from electrical signals being fed to it.
You could be a brain in a lab being fed electrical signals made to simulate actual nerve signals. You have no way of knowing for sure.
Everything is a belief.
Many scientists and mathematicians have stated that it is not only possible, but probable that we are living in a computer simulation. They say that it is statistically unlikely that we are the one real universe that is about to become technologically advanced enough to create a simulation of the universe as opposed to one of the millions of simulated universes that anyone with that technology would have made.
If we are a simulation, then wouldn’t the creatures in charge of the simulation be “God”?
The simple truth is that we don’t know. We do not know with 100% accuracy that anything is real. As a result, everything we think we know is just a belief. Science based Atheism is a belief no different then Christianity, Islam, Judaism, or any other religion. It is a system of thought that someone believes to be true.
Yet more and more, these science based atheists want to force their beliefs on the rest of society. They want to create laws to promote their beliefs, they want to force their beliefs to be the only ones taught at schools. They want to do everything they blame religions for doing.
By it’s very nature, science is “the best possible guess using the information available”. New information can change the conclusion (this is how science works). Before the 1900’s scientists believed that traveling over 60 miles per hour would collapse your lungs and you would die. They changed their mind when it was proven false. Before 1950, scientists believed the speed of sound was an impenetrable barrier that was physically impossible to go faster then. They were wrong again. Up until just recently, scientists believed that the speed of light was a constant. Now we have seen light traveling at different speeds.
If science is so fluid, it is insane to say that science must be accepted as fact. It is the very disbelief of science “facts” that push science forward.
Science based Atheists don’t see that they are just another religion trying to forcefully convert the population. They are oppressors, and zealots who believe that anyone with a different idea is wrong. They are what they hate.
There is no such thing as Republican or Democrat. It is an illusion to make us little people think we have some control. But behind the scenes, both parties are run by the same people. You can call them whatever you want, Globalists, Elites, Illuminati, it doesn’t make much difference. The truth is they are in control, and we are not.
Every 4 years, they pick 2 people that will both do their agenda, and they let us decide between them. There is never really a difference. If you think there is, you are fooling yourself. Just look at our past few presidents. George Bush was supposed to be a conservative, or a Republican. They stand for small government, yet he made it bigger. They stand for less government spending, yet he spent more. They stand for less government involvement in foreign wars, yet he started a few. Then came Barack Obama. He is supposed to be a Liberal, aka a Democrat. He told us he would stop former president Bush’s wars, yet he started more. He told us he would roll back Bushes “surveillance state” yet he expanded it. He doubled Bush’s spending, and he divided the country.
So is it Abortion and Gun Control? Those are really the two biggest red herrings in politics. No Republican will ever be able to ban abortions, and no Democrat will ever be able to ban guns. They don’t even try. When the so called “abortion pill” (RU-486) was approved by the FDA, someone asked (then) president Bush if he would try to overturn the ruling. His reply was “I don’t think a president can do that”.
President Obama’s “attempts” at gun control have done nothing but increase gun sales. His most recent attempt was to make people on the “no fly list” ineligible to buy a gun. This wasn’t an attempt at gun control as much as it was an attempt to eliminate the “no fly list”. Obama had already tried to eliminate the “no fly list” early in his presidency by claiming it had no due process and was therefore unconstitutional. The courts said that use of a private service (commercial aircraft travel) was not a right, and therefore no rights were being taken away by the “no fly list”. To use the “no fly list” as a way to take away a persons right to bear arms would therefore make the “no fly list” unconstitutional and force it to be eliminated.
So as you can see,
Democrats like to say that Republicans want to eliminate government regulation and let big business run amok. Yet it was (former) President Bill Clinton who repealed Glass-Steagall and let big business run amok and destroy the economy.
There is a saying that the left wing, and the right wing belong to the same bird. This is the truth most people don’t want to acknowledge. This is also why the 2016 election is becoming so interesting.
The 2016 presidential election started like many others. The people in charge put up their choices, and we were supposed to choose between them. On the Republican side, they had Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Marco Rubio, and Mike Huckabee. You also had people outside the inner circle that had enough money or support to throw their hats in the ring like Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson and Donald Trump.
The Democrats didn’t really give anyone much of a choice. They had Hillary Clinton, and Martin O’Malley. They also had the outsider candidate Bernie Sanders.
Of course, the plan for both parties was to eliminate the outsiders, and let us “choose” between which of their candidates we wanted. The Republicans quickly eliminated Rand Paul portraying him as a nut job like his father. Ben Carson was comically portrayed as an idiot even though he is a successful brain surgeon with multiple Phd’s. Carly Fiorina was likely bought out by being given an opportunity to be vice president under a Ted Cruz campaign.
But Donald Trump surged. It seemed the conservatives were growing weary of the candidates they people in charge kept feeding them. No matter what the mainstream media, or the people in charge did, Donald Trump continued to surge.
On the Democrat side, things were much the same. O’mallet was just there to give the voters the illusion of choice. Or maybe he was there as a back up plan in case Hillary actually got indicted. Either way, it was clear that the people in charge viewed Bernie Sanders as a weirdo fringe candidate. He was the left’s version of Rand Paul. He shouldn’t be an issue.
But he was. Much like on the Republican side, the Democrats were also tired of having their candidate picked for them. They knew Hillary Clinton was no different then Bill Clinton, Barack Obama or even George Bush. They all worked for the same people.
Americans wanted to put someone new in charge. And picking a different party didn’t change who was really in charge. The people needed to choose candidates that weren’t chosen for them.
The Republican voters nominated Donald Trump. This blindsided the people in charge. However, it wasn’t that big of a deal, because they still had Hillary Clinton. They just needed to make sure she was the nominee for the Democrats. After all, the people in power need at least one of the candidates (the one that wins) to be theirs if they hope to remain in power. So the people in charge did everything they could to eliminate Bernie Sanders. They paid people to protest Trump rallies to make it look like Sanders supporters were violent thugs. They paid people to infiltrate Sanders relies and cause problems to make Sanders supporters look like undisciplined kids. They portrayed Sanders supporters as lazy people looking for a free ride. And when all of that didn’t work, they resorted to flat out election fraud and just stole the nomination.
So now we have the candidate that the people in charge want, and we have the candidate that is against them.
Of course the people in charge want to make it look like we have a stable politician, and a crazy “outsider” running. And they are already looking for a back up plan. There has been rumors of other “establishment” (ie people in charge) conservative candidates making an independent run for the white house. This seems like it will do little for the person running and only serve to divide the conservative vote between the people who are really fed up with the “establishment” and the people who believe all the propaganda the mainstream media is pushing. Of course, that will tilt the election in favor of the establishment candidate, Hillary Clinton.
I find it interesting to note that most “liberal” people that I know have always complained about the Republican party being involved in “Crony Capitalism”, the “Military Industrial Complex” , and siding with “Wall St” and the “Big Banks” over the people. These are all things that Hillary Clinton is well known for doing. Donald Trump, however, has a history of being against all of them. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have always had the exact same stance on Gay Marriage (until Hillary Clinton started running for president, then she changed her tune). Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump have both been vocally Pro-Choice. Trump has been skirting the question during this election to play to the Pro-Life voters, but he has always said that he doesn’t like abortion, but still believes in choice. in 1999, Trump said in an interview “I’m very pro-choice, I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject. But you still — I just believe in choice.”
Of course, Hillary Clinton takes her support for abortion to another level stating that an unborn child has no rights up until the moment it is born, and therefore abortion should be legal up until the child is actually born. I think even the most stern Pro-Choice support would say that this is an extremist view.
Many people find fault in Donald Trumps plan to build a wall on the southern boarder with Mexico. The media wrongly states that Trump is against immigration, when in reality, Trump has stated that it is illegal immigration that he is against. Hillary Clinton is also against illegal immigration and has actually voted in support of building a wall on the southern boarder with Mexico. The difference is Clinton wants the taxpayers (us) to pay for it, Trump wants Mexico to pay for it.
So the reality of the 2016 US Presidential election is that it is currently the “establishment” vs the people. The “establishment” will do everything they can to secure their win. Hillary Clinton will most likely be elected president, and if not a third (as yet un named) choice will be. The only they will let Trump win, is if they get him to agree to their terms.
If, for some strange reason, the “establishment” fails to stop Trumps election, it will truly be a 2nd American Revolution. If Hillary Clinton is elected, it will show most of us that we are truly being controlled by the elite. Either way, the future has a dark cloud above it.
It may seem unlikely to the regular political pundits that supporters of a far left wing candidate would choose a right wing candidate when their candidate is no longer running, but that seems to be what is happening in many instances.
What the regular political pundits don’t seem to realize, is that this election isn’t about Democrat and Republican, it is about establishment and the regular folks.
The Primary Coup
Most presidential primaries go the same way. Each party puts up their choices, and throughs in some outsider that doesn’t stand a chance to make things look fair. This primary season, however, the outsiders gained the support of the people.
The people, on both sides of the aisle, have become sick of the same old establishment politics. There doesn’t seem to be much difference between the usual Republican candidates and Democrat candidates. Barack Obama was elected on a platform of change. He promised to end the wars, yet started more. He promised to end the invasion of citizens privacy, but expanded it. He promised to reign in Bush’s spending, but doubled the national debt. His election brought with it the promise to unify the nation, yet he divided it.
This isn’t just Obama’s problem, or the Democrats. The Republicans are just as guilty. Bush promised to lower spending, yet he increased it. He promised to shrink government, but he expanded it. He promised us more personal freedom, and left us with less.
The two parties are corrupt. The people wanted the outsider, the anti-establishment candidate.
So in this primary cycle, both parties turned to that person. On the Democrat side, it was Bernie Sanders. On the Republican side, it was Donald Trump.
The Republicans tried to get rid of Trump with slander, and bad press, but it didn’t work. Trump won the nomination. This scared the hell out of the establishment. Seeing the same thing going on in the Democrat primaries, they vowed not to let this election cycle come without an establishment candidate on a major party ticket. So the Democrats used ever trick on the book from voter manipulation, to flat out voter fraud to get the establishment candidate on the ticket, and to get rid of Bernie.
The Election Season
So now, the election season is turned upside down. There is a liberal running as a Republican, and a conservative running as a Democrat. Or, more accurately, the establishment running as a democrat, and the anti-establishment running as a Republican.
How is Trump more liberal then Hillary you may ask? Well, let’s look at both of their histories.
Trump is a champion of women’s rights. Many news reports during the campaign have tried to call Trump sexist, or a misogynist, but his history speaks otherwise. In Trumps 1987 book “The Art of the Deal”, he wrote that he hired “a lot of women for top jobs, and they’re among my best people.”Today, according to Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, there are more women than men holding executive positions in the Trump Organization, heading such departments as human resources, golf and hotel management, and global licensing, even though women make up just 43 percent of the overall workforce. Women who are in similar positions as men, Cohen said, “are compensated at equal and in many cases higher pay rates.”
And what about Hillary? Obviously a woman would be better for women, right? If we take a look back to the 1990’s, and Bill Clintons string of sex scandals, we see that the Clinton administration aggressively discredited women who accused Bill of sexual assault and even rape. Meanwhile, according to the New York Times, “Mrs. Clinton had supported the effort to push back against the women’s stories.”
Even though now, while campaigning, Hillary Clinton states that every woman who accuses someone of sexual misconduct has “the right to be believed”, back when the accusers where accusing her husband, the Washington Times reports “Mrs. Clinton’s intent to “destroy” the story of one accuser, while former adviser Dick Morris said Mrs. Clinton engaged in “blackmail” to try to force women to recant their stories.”
What about business? We all know that the democrats are the champions of the working class and they fight against Wall Street, the big banks, and corporate greed. And Donald Trump, well he is a billionaire businessman. He must be a part of the problem right?
Donald Trump has always been an outsider in big business. He has a track record of fighting the banks, and supporting entrepreneurs. In 1933, after the great depression, the US passed the Glass-Steagall Act that effectively prohibited big banks taking part in both commercial banking and investment banking. This was done to stop banks from failing due to loosing investments backed by regular peoples money. Without Glass-Steagall, banks could basically gamble with your money. Bill Clinton passed the so called “Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999” which effectively repealed Glass-Steagell. Less then 10 years later, in 2008, the banking crises destroyed our economy due to the very activities that Glass-Steagall had been preventing.
The reinstatement of Glass-Steagall has been a part of the platform for many left leaning political groups in the years since the 2008 recession including groups like “Occupy Wall Street”. Although both Clinton and Trump have stated that they would like to reinstate Glass-Steagall, Trump has a history of fighting banks, and Clinton has a history of supporting them… so who do you believe.
But what about Trump’s Wall? Many news reports have stated that Trump wants to build a wall to keep out immigrants. These news stories are promoting an agenda. Trump does want to build a wall, but it is to keep out illegal immigrants. There is a big difference that the establishment doesn’t want you to understand. America is a country built by immigration, and immigrants are a good, and necessary part of our country. As long as they follow the rules, and come here legally.
But what about LGBT rights? Donald Trump has to be against gay rights… right? Looking at it historically, Trump and Clinton seem to share the same views. Although some may argue that Trump is a better candidate for the LGBT community then Clinton. The New York Times says that Trump “has nurtured long friendships with gay people, employed gay workers in prominent positions, and moved with ease in industries where gays have long exerted influence”. When Trump’s longtime friend Elton John married his partner David Furnish in 2005, Trump took to his blog to say “I know both of them and they get along wonderfully. It’s a marriage that’s going to work.”
So what makes someone “liberal” or “conservative”? Is it gun control and abortion? For here, the candidates are clearly following party lines, aren’t they?
Donald Trump has said that he is against public funding of Planned Parenthood. But does that make him pro-life? In an interview in 1999, Trump said “I’m very pro-choice, I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject. But you still — I just believe in choice.” I agree wholeheartedly. I am against abortion. I will never have one. But I believe that I only have the right to make that decision for myself. I do not agree with government funding of abortion however. If you want it, that is your choice… but you can pay for it.
So the reality on abortion is that both candidates are pro choice. They only differ on who should pay for.
And then there is gun control. Hillary Clinton is a supporter of gun control, and does not believe in the people’s right to bear arms. Donald Trump supports the right to bear arms, and currently is a NRA member. However, in his 2000 book, The America we Deserve, Trump wrote “I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun,”
So what does this mean for gun control? Not much really. Both gun control and abortion are issues that get people riled up. But in truth, no Republican will overturn Roe v Wade, and no Democrat will overturn the 2nd amendment. George W Bush was a strong pro life supporter, yet he did nothing to stop abortion. Barack Obama is a strong gun control advocate, and his policies have only increased gun sales.
Abortion and gun control are red herrings. They are issues that are meant to get you riled up and scared, but no one will ever really do anything about them.
If we stop listening to what lies politicians say when they are trying to get elected, and instead focus on what those same people actually did during their lives, we can see that Donald Trump is clearly more liberal then Hillary Clinton. More then that, we can see that Donald Trump is clearly the anti establishment candidate.
Hillary Clinton will continue the policies of the establishment that have failed our country for decades. She is controlled by the same people that control Obama, and Bush before him. Many Bernie supporters see that, and see that Trump is the anti establishment choice. Unfortunately, so many people are stuck to party lines, that they will vote Republican even when the Democrat running is more conservative, or they will vote Democrat, even when the Republican running is more liberal. That’s the funny thing about this country. To many people are sheep.