Article - Christopher George
Illustration - Jan Mojto
The ill-fated and highly criticised US campaign from Hillary Clinton had the whole planet watching via social media. My social feeds have generally been taken up by ‘critical thinking’ regarding Hillary and Bill’s ZOMBIE marriage, and 40 years of dodgy dealing, at the same time, dry humping corporations. Much more so than any Trump dogma that filtered through, which consisted of general racist banter and female groping, what a creep!
Whether the stories of the Clintons are true or not, it doesn’t seem to matter now. They have been signed over to the history books, and will forever be tarred with scandal. However, imagine if you can be bothered, behind closed doors right now at the Clintons. Hillary shaking like a shitting dog and blaming even one else for her downfall. Well that would make for great reality TV!
The new fun now is beginning with the blame game, and first in line is the mainstream media, for spewing out fluffy puns and tails of utopia from the Clinton camp. These ‘journalists’ force fed Hillary Clinton so hard upon us, and didn’t care about the consequences. They had no interest in her wrong doings, and didn’t take any of that into consideration. Journalism seems to have finally reached a point of non-existence. It’s now simply just a bunch of old boys and girls, private school favour exchanging.
However, the real blame is being directed, and directed loudly towards the Democratic party its self, with Debbie Wasserman Schultz taking the lions chunk at this moment for helping to ‘game the system’ (rigging could be another expression). It is widely felt this is the main reason we now have Trump as President-elect. Wasserman Schultz knew she would get a position in the Clinton administration for gaming the show, so that’s just what she did in full view, regardless of the media coverage at the time. It will be interesting what position she now receives on the world stage, along with all the DNC (Democratic National Committee) employees, now Trump, who was the most unpopular candidate in US history, whipped Hillary Clinton to the floor.
It was eight years ago that Hillary placed herself as the candidate for President, only to be widely rejected by the public for a little known, young and reasonably inexperienced Barrack Obama. The Clintons had this ludicrous idea of taking the Bush legacy- from father to son as President. Now the Clintons were looking to transfer the power from husband to wife. With a failed attempt nearly a decade earlier, they should have realised it was not what the public wanted… Ever!
Nevertheless, in 2016, she was back. With the full backing of the DNC and Democratic Party, but not the public, which was soon obvious. Did this sway any decisions on her candidacy with the DNC? No, they were just, let’s not give anybody else a chance. Let’s game the system. Let’s confuse the people. Let’s ignore her vast list of problems and legal challenges in order to put up this person that the voters already rejected. It was ‘Her Time’ – and we came to be aware, from the narcissistic behaviour and entitlement Clinton felt along with her camp.
So where does this leave us now? Donald Trump is President-elect of the USA. In my very personal opinion, neither of these two would have had my vote. But if I were to be highly critical, then a vote for Clinton would have been a vote for a political class on steroids. So comfortable in their own seats, with their own connections now feeling total supremacy, and probably able to do whatever they wanted, without fear of reprisals.
They would have had all sides neatly tied up. Wall St, Banks, Corporations, Power Companies all working alongside each other and getting very cosy. That wouldn’t have been a government; it would have been a monopoly, with Hillary Clinton at the helm, wide-eyed and screeching with no hope of intervention. This would not have been progressive, and is a pretty scary thought. It was an extremely sick system that had become corrupted beyond repair.
This by no means is allowing Trump the green light of acceptance. We have some worrying times ahead when he doesn’t seem to have that much of an idea, and was just as surprised as the rest of the world that he actually got the vote.
Trump winning has made it clear that America has some serious problems. It is now very apparent the USA is a lot more racist, misogynistic, xenophobic than we actually believed. With the red states, where they think everyone is against them, and everyone is out to get them. America has shown its self to be a lot more backwards than we believed it to be. But not everyone who voted for Trump is a racist or a sexist pig. A lot of people voted for Trump because Hillary offered very little, except protecting corporate interests and courting celebrity validation to be frank.
Trump however is the clean slate needed to start again. Unfortunately, in the meantime, he hasn’t got a Democrat controlled Congress to keep his loony ideas in check. On top of this, he seems to be assembling a motley crew for his cabinet that looks pretty daunting.
In four year’s time, the Democratic Party will have been purged of the rot, as they have bugger all else to do. Or a new progressive movement will have to be ready to offer a real alternative for change.
Until then, rest assured Hillary is no more, and Trump isn’t quite in, yet. And in America; anything can happen.
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