In honor of our election, the Merriam-Webster site changed the word of the day to Gotterdammerung.
I’d very much like to think they were joking.
I woke up feeling queasy. No matter who wins we lose. Even when I held my nose in previous times, I could think “my guy winning is so much better.” In this case, all I can tell you that if Trump wins, we MIGHT have a chance. I give it less than 25% chance that we actually do. If Hillary wins, we have no chance. We’re going to go down for the long count, and we can only hope that we teach our children well, because we might not see the revival of the republic even to the level it is today.
If Trump wins, we are buying that slim chance at the cost of having effective opposition to the left, and of enshrining a lot of national-socialist attitudes antithetical to our Constitution.
In any case, and whoever wins, we’re going to have a jolly good oldfashioned world war. Possibly faster under Hillary, because she’ll have to distract us. But the war thing is not solely in our hands. I hear people say things like “Putin has nothing to win by going to war with us” and I hit my head on my desk.
Other nations aren’t the US. They don’t go to war for philanthropic or clear self interest reasons. They go for war for reasons of culture and of “face” as much as anything else. (This is something that even Heinlein didn’t seem to understand. I think you need to be born and raised in another country to get it.) Russia needs a war. It needs its empire back. There are many people raised with the USSR as their only religion who are ready to fight to restore it.
China– do I need to go there?
There will be war. I’ll be very shocked if it doesn’t come in the next four years, and I have military age sons, third son by adoption, and adopted grandson is a boy, should our jolly war last that long or have a sequel. Not that granddaughter by adoption is safe either, in these days. (Consuming your child-bearing age girls in war is lunacy. Possibly unsurvivable. Israel sends them to war because they HAVE to. We don’t have to.)
There will also be an economic crash either way. Wall Street seems convinced that they get Bill Clinton back, and think Bill Clinton is a financial genius, because of what the republicans forced them to do. So they’ve come out against Trump, because they think Hillary is all that.
Only Hillary is not all that, but just another old, doddering socialist, and her vp is a communist. Their solutions will make us Venezuela.
This, btw, is another of those “A generation that doesn’t know history has no past and no future.” Heinlein was right.
These poor guys were taught falsified history. And it might destroy us all.
In the meantime, if Trump wins, we crash harder and faster, because the media will do their best to drive us off the cliff.
Of course the chances of Trump winning were minimal, always. In the primaries, he was the one GOP candidate (He’s not a republican) who tested worst against Hillary. In fact we know now, from the emails, what we tried to tell Trump supporters before: he was the only one that Hillary wanted to run against.
BUT the press didn’t report/obfuscated that, and his supporters were convinced he was the only one who COULD win.
In the same vein, I watched the media turn the first time that GOP candidates talked back, spear-headed by Cruz into “only Trump fights.” And I watched people buy it.
Which brings us to where we are today.
And speaking of the media: yesterday, on an fb friend’s page I found out that Newsweek has already sent out copies of its “Madame President” commemorative issue (I hope they sell so few it sends them out of business for good.) BTW snopes at the same time admits they only printed one version — Hillary’s — and already shipped it, but rates this as false, because “they made a mock up of Trump’s too, and if he wins, the Hillary ones will be trashed and Trump’s rushed to press.” Guys, let’s take a deep breath. This magazine is running close to the bone (they all are) and if they have to RECALL AND THRASH an entire edition, they’re done. But they’re so sure of this that they rushed to press, despite the business risk. Yes, yes, this means the fix is in. As we now know from Podestas emails (along with a lot of things we’d rather NOT know, things that make Imperial Rome seem tame) the press is fully an arm of the democrat power elite, and they know when the fix is in.
At any rate anyone who’s been awake since 2000 knows that. The fury at George Bush is because he beat the margin of fraud installed and put in place by Clinton’s Motor Voter bill.
They were fortunate that Ol’ George was soft on the left (being a Christian socialist, himself) and therefore didn’t want to fully investigate them. Or perhaps he was trying for national unity. And then there was the war. The reason they need to be in power is that they’ve committed acts that would see them dangling from lampposts while the populace spit on their dead bodies. Insert here Biblical rant about “in the days of judgement there will be more mercy for Sodom and Gomorrah.” They are fully that despicable from stealing from Hatians to pay for the Clinton’s princess’ lavish wedding, to child sex involvement, to rigging the elections and the press coverage, to things that sane minds would surely recoil from.
They are not going to give us a chance to surprise them. Yesterday, while at the voting place, taking our ballots in, we met the two people whose votes cancelled ours. They claimed they tried to sign up to vote, but it didn’t work. Their licenses were still from California, but they had mail, addressed to them. And they were allowed to register and vote the same day.
Guys, I’m not even a good techy, but I could print mail with my address on my printer today. Or with anyone’s address, really. Now, it’s possible these idiots were plants, and it’s possible they were just dopey (possibly literally, one of the downsides of legalizing ahead of California.) But if the hole is there, it WILL be exploited. To believe otherwise is to believe that humans are more honest in the matter of elections than in any other matter in their lives. Dishonest humans exist, therefore fraud will happen. Our elites have a desperate need to cover up their egregious misdeeds, therefore fraud will be organized on an epic scale.
Which is why I voted for Trump who, while he’s one of them, is also a little crazy. There comes that 25% or less chance he’ll turn on them. But I also know it’s a quixotic act, because the fix is in.
Bringing us back to my friend’s post. IMMEDIATELY one of his female — of course — friends said, well, it was a little presumptuous, but of course we all know Hillary is going to win and she’ll be a great first woman president, because all women will hold her to it.
These same women, apparently are unaware that she first caused, then lied about Benghazi, set fire to the Middle East, wasted the opportunity of rebellion in Iran, kept a private server for her classified emails, so as to avoid answering FOIA requests, lied to the commission investigating the server, seems to have run a pay-per-play system at the state department, sold our uranium to Russia, enriched herself at the expense of Hatian orphans, and other stuff I’m sure I’m forgetting.
What about the godmother of pedophiles and patron saint of traitors says she’ll be a “good president” and who do these women think will show up to take the oath of office.
Ah — the media again. All these bunnies know is what they heard on the view. And this passes for voting age adults, ladies and gentlemen.
Well, some of us took an oath too. It goes like this:
“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”
And some of us don’t know how to not fulfill our promises. We’re broken that way.
There’s a very good chance we’re going down for the long count, but America is not territory. America is not blood. America is a belief in the causes of Life, liberty and individual pursuit of happiness. America is a faith in a nation of laws, in which everyone is equal before the law. A nation now in abeyance but alive in all of our hearts.
Today we mourn. I’m treating myself as though I were bereaved. Favorite foods, some alcohol and being rather gentle with myself and mine, as if we were a family at a Wake, waiting for the funeral.
Tomorrow we fight. We fight with words now, we fight for hearts and minds. There might come a time when we fight other ways, but the time is not yet, and if we don’t win hearts and minds in the meantime, we’ll lose that fight even if we win.
Teach, build, create.
Even if we fail, we’ll win because our struggle will pass on the ideas to generations yet unborn. Maybe at sixth or seventh remove, but it will happen.
We’re Americans and America is alive and well in our hearts.