I’ve been in China all week on business but even there, I couldn’t escape the US presidential campaign…
Hot button issues gave rise to Donald Trump, right? His loud and brash mannerisms when addressing these issues are the reasons people are flocking to him, many of whom seem to have lost their ever-lovin’ minds just like the Obamazombies in 2008 and 2012. Obama was the ebony, community organizing “lightworkwer”, Trump is the flipside of the coin, the ivory, WASPy, business guy savior of the Republic.
I’m not buying it.
There is something deeper in the rotting American soul driving it. It isn’t racism, nativism, or any other “ism”. It isn’t because we whiteys hate the first black president or we don’t want to bake a gay cake (well it may be a little about the latter when you consider being forced to bake the damn cake) but the answer is pretty obvious, as long as you are following the Hillary Clinton email scandal, the answer is right in front of you.
Today, it was revealed that several of the emails kept on Hillary’s totally unsecure, off the books email server are too sensitive to be released – even to the people investigating this issue and yet, nobody in the press or the deep state seems too interested. Contrast this attitude with the wall-to-wall coverage and the aggressive prosecution of General David Petraeus and Scooter Libby. Libby did time, Petraeus had to cut a deal to stay out of jail (even now Obama is still trying to cut him down) and yet, Hillary Clinton is still running for president like there was no crime in what she and her maidservant, Huma the Weinerette did.
What is happening is unfair and unjust and people know it. It can’t be ignored or talked away. It is in your face preferential treatment of a politically connected, self-appointed elitist who is likely to skate on any charges, possibly get elected to the Oval Office and if she does, will certainly pardon herself.
I don’t doubt the surveys on both sides of the aisle that indicate a significant number of people feel the system is rigged and there is little fairness in society (more than just Bernie Sanders fans think this – hell, I think it). People have turned to politicians to restore “fairness” – every political speech has some equivalent of “I’ll fight for you” embedded in it – but expecting a politician to create fairness is like expecting to douse a fire with a can of gasoline.
Politicians thrive on creating inequality, unfairness – if they didn’t, they would have no reason to exist. In order to keep the con game going, politicians have to carefully balance the fairness and unfairness but that is really difficult to do when you create the problem and control the solution. They tend to go overboard and when they have to protect themselves from the monster of their own creation, like Hillary’s arrogant email issue, the scam becomes obvious.
When basic fairness is lost in any group or system, it divides itself into two opposing camps. These camps choose a champion who they hope will open up a can of medieval whup-ass in a Battle Royale, a trial by combat – the winner take all prize being the righteousness of the cause of the victor.
This is where we are today and by Crom, it is the reason for the rise of Donald the Barbarian, the Conservoprogressivitarian Warrior King from the fabulously yuge realm of Trumpmania (with all due apologies to Conan and his creator, Robert E, Howard). We are not choosing a candidate for president, we are looking for that ancient Cimmerian champion to wield his broadsword and battle axe to mow down the opposition and win the battle of righteous indignation for us.
We on the right wish to crush our enemies and hear the lamentations of their women. That is what is best in life – so we elect a warrior king to bash the left until they elect their warrior king. Fairness is then defined as a cycle of win/lose/win/lose played out over successive presidential terms.
There is a way to stop this lather, rinse, repeat cycle. It’s something that neither current leading candidate from either side is talking about – it’s called the Constitution.