I still have this feeling that Donald John Trump will become America’s 45th President. It’s just a feeling, I must admit. I base it on two ideas. Trump likes winning and, by the numbers, he still has a narrow opportunity. Rumor grows, and is well-reasoned, that Trump is really a Clinton plant trying to throw the election to his old friend. That seems quite likely too. If that’s true, then a large percentage of the people are being cruelly played. That is nothing new in politics (the norm really).
The people form the basis of the other half of my Trump victory rationale. One would think that after so many recent decades of crime and deceit from Washington, the voters would welcome any outsider with open arms. Trump may be a narcissistic megalomania, a connected corporatist insider, a New York City liberal, and a long-time friend of the Clintons, but at least he is not a Clinton himself. There is, not as of now, any suspicion of Donald having murdered anyone, let alone half a cemetery. This would be the lesser of two evils factor.
Then again, it is never safe to overestimate the American public with its goldfish-like memory and gullibility of a three-year-old. They have made clear they are not interested in any third-party disruption of the Democrat-Republican alliance for the greater good of the bankers of the world. Thus, I need waste no energy on Gary Johnson or any one else. It is also useless to speculate of the resistance Hillary may face from a nominally Republican Congress. Any such will be slight and fleeting.
This is a story about Clinton who does, my feelings aside, stand a very good chance of becoming your next president. I say “your” not “our” because I will have nothing to do with it, either way. Having separated from politics and much of popular culture, I am now planning a full divorce. I’ll still be around, offering a real alternative, but this is your pointless fight.
Speaking of pointless, Hillary has already begun to assemble her transition team and is laying out her first term goals. It largely consists of three phases: 1) more government; 2) more government, and; 3) …more government. If you’re “with her”, then you must agree that the past 240 years of constant expansion just hasn’t been enough.
While the tone of the agenda is tax and spend, there must be a healthy yet undisclosed dose of debt expansion. Assuming she has two terms, I conservatively estimate she will leave you with between $40 and $55 Trillion in on-books debt, circa 2024. If all goes well by her plans, the total unfunded liabilities will lurch towards $300 Trillion.
If all does not go well (and when does it?), then the Treasury and/or the Fed (and you by proxy) may have to assume some of the fictitious losses from the bursting of the derivatives bubble. In that case, multiply those already rosy numbers above by a factor of two to five.
Under a worst case scenario Hillary might spend much of her second term attempting to reorder the currency itself – a revaluation of high magnitude designed to offset the effects of inflation, hyper or otherwise. To borrow some of Jesse Jackson’s lingo, this revaluation will be devaluation, leading to evisceration. Also, look for the confiscation of your passports – you vote for this and you’ll have to stay and live with it.
Some of her agenda deals with:
America’s roads and bridges do need an overhaul. This would be best accomplished through privatization and user fees. Instead, look for new wasteful government programs complete with generous graft. These are to be paid for with new taxes on “the rich”. They will involve taxing a dollar to spend a quarter; the bargain will, as always, be passed on to you. Congratulations, you’re rich.
All illegal immigrants will be sanctioned and their extended families and friends welcomed to come in as well. More emphasis will be placed on expediting an increased flow of terror-prone muslims from the Middle East and elsewhere.
Promises will be made that this is an end measure, not to be repeated again. Those will be lies which the people will accept even if they know better. The goal is to have America majority non-white, non-European BEFORE 2050. The plan will work well, the results less so.
One of Hillary’s official unofficial aims is to diminish the Second Amendment. An outright repeal will be virtually impossible though completely unnecessary. A parade of “common sense” reforms should do the trick.
One of the first measure to come shall be the universal abolition of immunity for firearms manufacturers. When Mohammed bin Mohammed el Mohammed, freshly immigrated as a “refugee”, shoots and kills 50 people in the name of Allah, look for a class-action lawsuit against Sig Sauer. Bankrupting gun makers is as good as eliminating the Second Amendment.
This and more will be facilitated by Hillary’s Supreme Court. I imagine her whole aim in the appointment process will be to ram through one or more anti-gun candidates. Look for the same in the lower federal courts.
Beset with similar problems as the U.S., Germany stands to see an increase in gun ownership. As their defensive capability rises, so Hillary will have yours fall.
This one will be especially popular. As the economy declines further and fewer people have the ability to find work, more will desire to waste four to ten years in various do-nothing college programs. And as universal healthcare worked out so well, so it may be with higher “education” (no actual education, no learning, is expected).
This may be approached in a variety of ways but will necessarily involve more public debt. More of the burden of existing private education debt may (will) be shifted to the taxpayers as well. This will account for $1 – $5 Trillion of the new (recorded) debt.
All Other Existing Entitlements
These will be safe and sound and expanded as time allows. More debt will flow.
Hillary has no stated claims of belligerence against any particular foes. At least none that I am aware of. Yet, as the above policies fail miserably there will be a need to divert the public attention. Look for near-perpetual war in the future – most of it in the Middle East. That will: allow the constant flow of terrorists into the U.S.; provide huge profits for the MIC and the banks, and; keep Americans preoccupied.
Do not look for any victories in the traditional sense. If the wars end up involving Russia or China, actual military defeat may be possible. Winning and losing are immaterial; it’s the spending that counts.
Debt and Money
As I’ve explained, the debt will continue to grow apace. The already worthless dollar may come to be itself something worse – an actual nuisance. Hillary will do whatever it takes to protect the cabal and ensure their increased power.
Much of this agenda, most maybe, will come to pass if Trump wins. After the election in November I plan to publish a set of predictions of what will follow in the next one to eight years and beyond. That will allow me a string of “see, I told you so” articles.
The America you knew is over. The Republic is a thing of the past and will not be revived any time soon, if ever. Better days will follow but much pain will be experienced to get to them. And they will be different from those of the past. Hopefully they will bring the people a little enlightenment. That may be too much to ask.