Like him or loathe him, Donald trump is going to be the 45th POTUS. Funny thing is, I reckon that less than one in five of those who voted for him did so because they supported him with the remainder voting against the ‘establishment.
In a nutshell, the election for US president wasn’t about who would be president but rather it was a vote for, or against, the establishment, for or against the status quo, for unbridled capitalism or for capitalism that serves the majority of regular voters.
This is exactly why the ‘experts’ got it totally wrong on Brexit. Most people hadn’t a clue what Brexit meant but they knew that it would mean that the present totally rigged system, would be forced to change if they gave two fingers to the patronising wealthy rulers. And to the majority, that was enough.
The greedy self serving sociopaths in power all around the world are slowly, country by country, being forced to acknowledge that they have been doing a shit job of taking care of the people who elected them. For years, they have paid themselves too much and surrounded themselves with incompetent insiders who have also been riding the proverbial ‘gravy train’, while you and your family pick up the bill and go without in the process.
Enda Kenny and Micheal Martin would be well advised to pay heed. Yes, ‘things are better’ but compared to what? Compared to when you could actually live on a normal salary? Compared to when you could pay your mortgage or rent with less than a quarter of your take home pay? Compared to when free education actually meant free education? Compared to when you could expect to be attended to in A&E, on the same day you arrived? Or when you had a reasonable chance of getting a job even if you were forty five years of age or older?
The fact is that the financial system is just that, a system. A systematic method of taking the wealth generated by the non asset owning classes (eg ‘normal’ workers) and giving it to those who have more than they could ever need. The system is designed to make the majority poor and the tiny majority obnoxiously wealthy. Kenny & Martin simply cannot see it because they are convinced that their ‘insiders’ know what is best. They are neither intelligent or educated enough to have an opinion that differs from their ‘masters’ in Europe.
This has to change, and those who voted for Trump believe that it is more likely to change under his presidency than would have under Clinton. And, I for one, agree (although, I think real change will take another decade).
The following article by Trent Lapinski sums it up perfectly.
Did you read Wikileaks?
Well, you should have. The “conspiracies” were true, and the mainstream media lied to you to about everything.
Wikileaks was not Russian propaganda, it was the news.
Wikileaks has a 10-year record of never releasing a single falsified document, and is not connected to Russia. Everything they released were the actual e-mails of Hillary Clinton and her campaign staff. You had the opportunity to look through a window into the Hillary Clinton campaign, but you didn’t.
By ignoring the leaks, you ignored reality.
By not listening to your fellow Americans, and accusing them of being “conspiracy theorists” and trusting the corporate media, you ignored reality. By only following other liberals on social media, and only reading liberal or corporate news, once again ignoring reality. When Hillary Clinton was caught rigging the primary against Bernie Sanders, and Democrats nominated her anyway they ignored reality.
Everyone was simply insulating themselves within their own echo chamber ignoring anything outside their bubble.
The Media Lied To Us About EVERYTHING
If you’ve been following my Twitter or Facebook account during this 2016 election you probably would have thought I was a Trump supporter. However, I am a former registered Democrat, a Bernie supporter, and consider myself a progressive libertarian. This was the first election I ended up voting 3rd party, but my second choice was Trump. I simply could not vote for Hillary Clinton because of her mishandling of classified information, and stealing the nomination from the people’s choice Bernie Sanders.
Hillary never should have been nominated in the first place. The first clue was when she was under FBI investigation, and the second clue was when she rigged the primary elections.
In an attempt to inform my friends, family, and followers I posted dozens if not hundreds of Wikileaks e-mails, and tweeted alt-right news just as much as I did liberal news. I did this because most of my followers are liberals, and I realized they were all living in an echo chamber on social media where they were not being exposed to differing opinions or news. I was mostly rejected by liberals for doing this, they didn’t understand why I was sharing things that made them uncomfortable, but now they know why. Ironically, I got far more support from Trump supporters for trying to tell Democrats the truth. I wasn’t expecting that.
I took it upon myself to understand Trump, and his supporters. What I found was millions of great Americans who had been disenfranchised, normal people like you and I, who did not recover from the Great Recession. They’re pissed off about Obama Care, endless wars, trade deals that have killed jobs, higher taxes, a rigged economy–and, they are not wrong.
Had Democrats taken the concerns of average American seriously, especially the concerns of Millennials, they would have quickly realized Hillary Clinton was not the right nominee for the Democratic party in 2016.
Bernie Sanders Would Have Beat Trump
I 100% believe Bernie Sanders could have created a political revolution to beat Trump, but instead we’re getting Trump’s revolution.
The reason Hillary Clinton did not win this election is because she never should have been nominated in the first place. There was a better choice.
Democrats let Hillary hijack the DNC, and use her corporate money to push everyone around. Meanwhile, she used Correct The Record to poison the minds of people online into isolating themselves with paid Hillary trolls. Had Democrats paid attention to the leaks they would have seen the mountain of evidence that told the world that Hillary rigged the primaries against Bernie Sanders, and was illegally coordinating with Super PACs like CTR. She should have been disqualified. The evidence is on Wikileaks.org.
Meanwhile, the media, and social media kept everyone ignorant and isolated from differing opinions. They lied to us, manipulated us, and made us think the rest of the country agreed with us, when they didn’t. They used their position of authority to mislead us into believing in a false reality—in propaganda.
This is the problem with America today, the technology that was supposed to bring us together actually isolated us into echo chambers and drove us further apart.
Getting the news from just your friends is a logical fallacy, you need to know your enemies, and realize they’re not much different from yourself.
There Is Good News
While you weren’t paying attention, Trump is actually a former Democrat. If you study his actual values he has far more in common with traditional moderate or liberal values than he does a traditional conservative. In fact, Trump may even be more liberal than Hillary Clinton on several issues.
The media prevented any kind of discussion on values, and instead focused on rhetoric and propaganda. So most Americans who immediately defaulted to what the media and Clinton campaign told them never took the time to actually get to know Donald Trump. They just watched the jokes on SNL, and corporate media blindly without considering other sources. While I’m still unsure about Trump myself, we at least know politically he’s actually a New York Democrat in Republican clothing (this is why the Republican establishment rejected him).
You also need to consider Donald Trump just overthrew a group of political elites who have been ruling this country for decades. He just beat the political establishment singlehandedly. No matter what you think about him personally, he just accomplished something historic to become our President.
At the end of the day, this is an opportunity to learn and grow and consider another world view. This is a wakeup call to get out of safe spaces, politically correct thinking, shatter echo chambers, and challenge yourself to consider the other side of the fence. This is an opportunity to reach out and truly learn to understand each other.
We all have to come together to solve any real problems with our country in the next 4-years. This election was a lesson to consider all ideas equally, regardless of established authority.
We need to come together and move forward together.
Article by: Trent Lapinski
Well said Eamonnn, one thing I would slightly disagree with, Kenny and Martin are indeed educated and intelligent enough, the truth of it is harder to countenance -they just don’t care….