November 11, 2016

So close, so close

It was closer than you think.

Clinton: 47.7 per cent of the vote

Trump: 47.5 per cent of the vote.


  1. Anonymous4:29 PM

    The Election That Had No Winner

    "Regular readers understand that this party Establishment is, itself, nothing but the political tool of a crime syndicate known as the One Bank. Similarly, the Establishment of the Democrat Party are lackeys of the same crime syndicate. This is another way of saying that the U.S. has a Two-Party Dictatorship. The two parties feud in public, but then conspire behind closed doors."

    "The argument of two parties should represent opposed ideas and policies, one perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinate and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. The policies that are vital and necessary for America are no longer subjects of significant disagreement, but are disputable only in details of procedure, priority, or method.”

    Carroll Quigely – “Tragedy and Hope” pp. 1247-1248

    Trump Will Be President - How Alt-Market Predicted The Outcome Five Months In Advance

    "Trump may or may not be aware that he and his conservative followers have been positioned into a a trap. We will have to wait and see how he behaves in office (and he WILL be in office, despite the claims of some that the elites will try to "stop him" before January). My primary point is THAT IT DOES NOT MATTER, at least not at this stage. The elites will initiate a final collapse of the global economy under Trump's watch (this will probably escalate over the course of the next six months), and they WILL blame him and conservatives in general. This IS going to happen. The elites play the long game, and so must we.

    While millions of Americans are celebrating Trump's win today, I will remain even more vigilant. The party is just getting started, folks. Don't get too comfortable."


  2. He has 50 things on his to do list, I would have been worried enough if he had five.

    One is to cut all company tax for the low 35 per cent to 15 per cent.

    And so the game will begin, and the rust belt and white voters will wonder where the hell their reward is for voting Trump.

    Sucker punch.

    The problem is, their anger and stupidity will affect the world, not just their own rust belt (if only!).

  3. Anonymous8:13 AM

    Yep, methinks the Duck played Obama's game: tell the plebs what they want to hear, get elected then shrug. It worked for BO and it's worked for the Duck.

    It's going to cost a fortune to finance his promises, like building a great big fucking wall, at a time when treasurers are being sold off all over the show. The Fed will have to monetize even more debt, while tax receipts will drop.

    But what the plebs also want (big time) is change (just like BO promised), they want to get rid of the corruption that Obama and Mrs Clinton protected and exacerbated, they want Trump to "drain the swamp", but will Trump do that?

    The big test will be who he appoints to his cabinet and so far it does not look good - methinks rather than draining the swamp he will dive in and swim with the crocodiles, just like BO.

    The finance head of Trump's campaign was ex Goldman Sachs guy, Steven Mnuchin, it's rumoured that Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani will be on his team, and yesterday I read that he wanted one of Wall Streets biggest criminals, Jamie Dimon (CEO JPM), as Treasurer. All these guys are fucking crocodiles.

    Anyway time will tell whether the Duck is a (narcissistic) fake or an honest broker, don't hold your breath.


  4. Justin - I had to keep rereading your last line. You actually think there's a risk that Duck has been misunderstood for the last five decades, that there's some probability that he's 'an honest broker'?

    BO in pockets? Pull the other one. A man of integrity. But don't worry, every single thing he managed to get over the line for the poor and the middle class, everything little thing that he tried to do to address inequality in the US is going to be wiped off the face of the American map. That's the first thing the GOP will do, before they steadfastly set about wrecking the economy and international trade.

    Clinton corrupt? What do you think our pollies have to say when they're talking to bankers? Do you really think our pollies are not in pockets or beholden, or don't say whatever their audience want to hear? It's called politics.

    Dimon is a long time Dem, and will not be part of it. Yes, a number of half rate and no rate names will get a gig, even Palin is on the list of possibles. Looks like all of his family members will have a job, possibly his son in law to be chief of staff (will Ivanka be State Secretary? :-D). As POTUS, he gets to personally fill 400 jobs. He doesn't have many friends, so he will be in need of a lot people will to work for him.

    Then he will have to contend with his tiny new accommodation, the less lavish Air Force 1, not being allowed out to play, and those grueling 14 hour or more working days, of which, at the age of 70, he's never needed to exert before now (auctioning off your name for buildings and golf courses is not time or labour intensive, after all). All of his pending legal cases, and taking revenge on all of the Republicans who didn't support or vote for him. Gosh, a full plate, and it's not January yet!

    I'm trying to get my head around the shrill voices insisting that protests in the US are somehow unacceptable in a first world democracy. Apparently totalitarianism has already arrived, and Trump not yet sworn in. Perhaps that will be his first act, make protests and free speech illegal. The share price for private prison companies in the US went north when Trump was elected, the markets foresee more people in federal prisons under a Trump reign.

  5. Anonymous4:42 PM

    "Do you really think our pollies are not in pockets or beholden, or don't say whatever their audience want to hear? It's called politics."

    And that's why Trump got elected - the plebs were fed up with the politics and the "advantages" of the ruling class and their political puppets, no rule of law for the "privileged" and so on - so Trump told them what they wanted to hear - just as BO did eight years ago.

    You are right CAZ, Trump is not an honest broker and already he is doing exactly what BO did: say one thing to get elected and do another after. That's politics.

    But it's too late now, the USA's problems are insolvable; the product of many decades of corruption and self interest - it's just a matter of time before bad shit happens big time.


  6. Thiel just bought himself a place at the table with his $60M donation to the Trump campaign.

    Trump is not in anyone's pocket, Trump is not beholden? How about exhibit A!!

    He IS the fucking ruling class, but he's worse: he doesn't produce anything. Mr Rent A Name could not be more elite.

    I'm trying to imagine how life as POTUS will play out for him. He never meets with more than three people a day. Used to a light workload! Gotta laugh. Not only will they be downsizing their housing, but Trump will have to do actual work, and lots of it, and seven days a week or in the middle of the night. There are definitely, I believe, a few laughs ahead, however bitter and twisted they might be.

    Did YOU think Trump was telling the 'truth' in his campaign promises? You know, all the outrageous promises, with not a single policy revealed? What did you think that was about, if not simply to get elected?

    Well, some promises he will keep, like abolishing affordable health insurance, and cutting tax to the rich to almost nothing. There you go, two promises he will not only keep, but this will be done very quickly.

    1. Anonymous7:49 AM

      Agree CAZ - Trump is the Elite, and like all the others Trump told lies (what the audience wanted to hear) to get what he wanted: to get elected, the dopey plebs once again got sucked in - that's politics and that's what the plebs are fed up with. Already Trump is backtracking on his promises. He already wants to keep some of Obamacare - or the unAffordable Health Act - and once again most of the plebs got shafted with that one. BO promised the plebs they could keep their existing policies, he lied, he promised the premiums would be cheaper - he lied, but he lied convincingly.

      Mrs Clinton was disadvantaged because she represented the status quo, could not be trusted etc. and many democrats felt she robbed Sanders of the nomination (probably the better candidate for he represented change, whether he was going to deliver is now moot), and much has been revealed to support that thanks to Wikileaks - which also brought to light a lot of other DNC manipulations, dishonesty and possibly criminal behaviour - like what you'd expect from the GOP.

      Personally I find Trump repulsive, always have, but he played the game and won simply because he told the people what they wanted to hear - he told lies like all politicians and now the plebs will have face up to the fact that nothing and no one is going to save them.

      Trump's promises will cost a fortune - how will he raise the cash to fund them? Will US debt double under Trump as it did under BO, and who is going to lend the US cash when they can't repay what they owe now?

      The GFC was a massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the Elite - the numbers tell the story. Most plebs know that it was a crime but don't understand how it was carried out. The plebs were furious and along came Obama promising "change you can believe in" - but he protected the Wall Street criminals, drove the getaway car in fact and did little for the "forgotten people". BO's owners got even richer, those he claimed to champion got poorer.

      In general the plebs couldn't give a shit about political lies and corruption so long as they enjoy a comfortable life style - they don't care about unnecessary wars and the death and destruction same causes, so long as they have a comfortable life style.

      In 2004 the FBI warned Alan Greenspan there was endemic fraud in the mortgage market, no one gave a shit because everyone was doing good - those who warned of a crash were scoffed at and ridiculed so the "control" fraud continued until it all fell apart.

      And many plebs got hurt, hurt bad and then they started caring about the crime and corruption because now it was personal, it was their blood on the streets.

      And along came the dude who promised change you can believe in, but not much changed - so now we get the dude who will make America great again.

      And not much will change, the very rich will get even richer and everybody else can argue amongst themselves - and that's what the powers that be want - divide and conquer while they quietly harvest the wealth of the plebs using their central banks, wars and media corporations (that distract and misinform).

      While the kiddies argue, insult, throw stones and allow themselves to be so easily and predictably distracted life quietly goes on for the greedy bastards...

  7. Anonymous7:49 AM

    "... powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching goal, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole ..." That system was "to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements. ... The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations. ... It must not be felt that the heads of the world's chief central banks were themselves substantive powers in world finance. They were not. Rather they were the technicians and agents of the dominant investment bankers of their own countries, who had raised them up, and who were perfectly capable of throwing them down. The substantive financial powers of the world were in the hands of these investment bankers who remained largely behind the scenes in their own unincorporated private banks. These formed a system of international cooperation and national dominance which was more private, more powerful, and more secret than that of their agents in the central banks." Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope.