As of today (Sunday 7/31/16), there are 99 days left until the November 8th, 2016 presidential election. (You can read other Election 2016 coverage here.) Today was a lovely sunny day in Chicago and I spent most of it in a favorite park enjoying some sun, thinking about assumptions we can make about this race. Here are some of my thoughts (please add yours as well) on what we can assume to be true:
Assumption #1: This election is a choice between Globalism (Hillary) and Americanism (Trump). Whether people realize this or not (and I think Trump would be smart to make people realize it), the 2016 race has evolved into a real choice for the future of our country. We are at a fork in a road…where if we take the wrong path it’s pretty much also stick a fork in us, we’re done. Will Americans choose to continue to exist (by voting Trump) or will Americans choose to be erased culturally, numerically, demographically, and logistically by the Globalism that both the Democrats and the Republican Cocktail Party Establishment have been pushing for years? Trump is the only politician who has ever raised the issue of Americanism vs. Globalism. Can he articulate this well enough so that native born Americans can see that the election is the choice between the continued existence of the United States or the replacement of the American people and American way of life by Globalist forces? Democrats had plenty of people shouting in Spanish at their convention in Philadelphia that Democrats are the party most concerned about foreigners, bringing more foreigners into this country, and giving foreigners whatever they want (while making native born Americans pay for it all). Are we at the point where Americans’ hospitality is exhausted and people are ready to say: enough with the foreigners already!
Assumption #2: Hillary Clinton wants to be president because she wants to be president, and wants to be the first female president. The Media has been telling us that Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton would be our first female president since at least 1995. She will say and do whatever it takes to win because she believes this is her destiny and the Establishment has promised that this is her destiny (and that this election is just a formality). She will tell lies, she will sign off on dirty tricks, and the entire Establishment (including the Republican Establishment) is behind her because she has guaranteed that she will maintain the status quo as it exists now and continue the lurch of Globalism. Trump has said he will shake up the status quo and burn the Establishment to the ground in the name of Americanism. Can we assume he is telling the truth and, if elected, will he really do that? I believe that he will. I do not think he is lying or playing games. The hostility that the Establishment shows Trump every day confirms to me that the Establishment hates him…and by way of logic anyone who opposes the Establishment and wants to see it collapse should support Trump. He’s the only hope to bring the Establishment down. Who else in our lifetime has gone up against the Establishment like this? Trump would literally fire every Cocktail Party Republican AND every far-Left Democrat in Washington once he’s sworn in. I really believe he will do that.
Assumption #3: If Trump would lose, then in 2020 the Republicans would run Jeb Bush or someone else very Establishment. if they skip over Jeb, they’d want Little Marco to be their guy. Either way, Little Marco is at least the VP pick. If Little Marco is the next “it’s his turn” candidate, then Nikki Haley will be his VP. And they would be setup to lose to Hillary for her second term. See how they plan all this so far in advance, regardless of what the public would want? There would never be another anti-Establishment GOP candidate like Trump. The Cocktail Party is committed to defeating Trump in 2016 because they would then use his loss as the excuse for ensuring the only Republican candidates they ever run would be those like McCain and Romney and Bush (whichever Bush it is that is running that year from the inexhaustible supply of Bushes out there). They would say, “You had your chance to be anti-Establishment and it did not work, so we run things again forever.” They would also continue to lose to Democrats, the way the Washington Generals always lose to the Harlem Globetrotters. That would be the future forever, for the rest of our lives. We would be a country of one party rule, much like Mexico, where Democrats would keep the White House and the Republicans would be at most a regional or state party…but the Establishment would enjoy this because it would be consistent and comfortable. All of the Cocktail Party consultants would have their cushy jobs for life. Elections would be like pageants held every two or four years, with the results all predetermined. There are a lot of people in Washington who would enjoy the permanence of all this. It would take the angst, worry, and uncertainty out of things. People who are chosen to become Senators would be Senators for life. Those entering Congress would serve for as long as they continued to toe the party lines. People would know when it was their turn to be President and, barring any unforeseen circumstances, would serve their 8 year terms on schedule. The Establishment has been pushing for all of this for a while and I think that 2016 is the tipping point where they either achieve this control or it all comes crashing down in a political revolution. My heart is on the side of wanting to see it all come crashing down because I feel that we need that revolution if we are to remain Americans.
Assumption #4: I am very interested in Paul Ryan’s primary challenge by Paul Nehlen in Wisconsin. I think we will know a lot more about the presidential race and where it really stands after August 9th, when the Ryan vs. Nehlen primary happens. Chicago is not far from Ryan’s district in Janesville and I hope to head out there this week to check out things on the ground. Ann Coulter is coming to help Nehlen next weekend. If Nehlen defeats Ryan — a sitting Speaker of the House — then a full-on Revolution-with-a-capital-R is clearly underway in American politics. This would be bigger than Eric Cantor being defeated (which is now and forever dubbed “being Cantored”). Ryan getting Cantored and losing his seat would be momentous. If that happened, there’s a good chance that Paul Ryan would burst into tears on national television and possibly even wet his pants. Again, this would be a sign that we indeed are in the midst of a massive revolt against both the Establishment and Globalism, which are two things that Paul Ryan embodies. Paul Ryan losing his seat is a very good indicator that the Establishment has lost control and that it is Trump’s election to lose. Is the opposite true though? If Ryan hangs on and wins against Nehlen, does that mean that the Establishment has things sewn up for Hillary? I don’t believe that’s the case…because defeating the sitting Speaker of the House is pretty unheard of. Janesville is a small area and it feels like the people there revere Paul Ryan the way that the people in rural Illinois revered Dennis Hastert when he was Speaker. Even now, after Hastert admitted to molesting teenaged boys back when he was a wrestling coach in the 1970s and 1980s, there are people in Illinois who will punch you right in the face for saying anything negative about Hastert. It’s this weird thing that happens in the Midwest, where people actually say: “He might be a crook and he might be a child molester, but he’s our crook and our child molester and he was Speaker of the House so he deserves respect!” The Midwest has something akin to monarchism in that the people here have a weird predisposition to turning certain individuals into aristocrats who cannot be criticized. I’m told that other parts of the country are not like this, but here in the Midwest if you achieve national fame for any reason then you never have to pay for a steak or buy a drink ever again for the rest of your life…AND you get to have whatever public job you want for the rest of your life, doing whatever you want to people without ever suffering any consequences or being held accountable. Megan Fox and I encountered this in Orland Park, Illinois when we investigated the child pornography and other sex crimes that had occurred in the local library there that were covered up by public employees…and one of the people who threatened us, harassed us, and attacked us to try to scare us off the investigation was the Chief of Police, Timothy J. McCarthy. Because he is famous (he was the Secret Service agent who was shot in 1981 during the attempt on Reagan’s life), McCarthy can do whatever he wants to people to this very day. Megan and I had to sue the Orland Park Police Department for hiding documents and violating the law in other ways…and we won a settlement against them and they had to admit they were wrong. But McCarthy is still the Chief…and actually seized more power and also made himself the Village Manager recently as well. No one is allowed to criticize him because “he’s the guy who took the bullet for Reagan, so he can do as he pleases.” That’s how things work in the Midwest. People here become so proud of having a celebrity in town — whether it’s Tim McCarthy, Dennis Hastert, or Paul Ryan — that they put their hearts and souls into protecting that celebrity for the rest of the celebrity’s life. Megan and I wrote a whole book about all the terrible things that Tim McCarthy did to us, but the people of Orland Park don’t care. Dennis Hastert admitted to horrible sexual crimes against young boys…but people in Illinois don’t care. The question this week is whether the people of Wisconsin will care about Paul Ryan being a Globalist instead of an Americanist..or if they enjoy having the Speaker of the House being from Wisconsin so much that they will refuse to boot him from office when they have this perfect chance.
Assumption #5: The Media wants Hillary Clinton to win and will pull out all the stops for her to make that so…but is the Media powerful enough in the age of social media to convincingly lie to the public? Will Twitter and Facebook be able to censor news enough for the truth about Hillary and Globalism to be hidden? Can the public see the truth about this race, even if the Media (and Social Media Corporations) all aggressively pump out propaganda for Hillary? These are fascinating questions that will be answered in the next 99 days.
Assumption #6: Can we assume that Donald Trump really wants to win this race and is not playing games? My boyfriend Justin is a full-time conspiracy theorist at this point. Because we are friends like this, I will confide in you that this is the single worst thing about my life, because if you are not a conspiracy theorist (like Justin) then you will not enjoy a life where all you hear is nonstop conspiracy theories (that keep Justin awake until 4am, worrying about the latest conspiracy). I live with a man who not only CHOOSES to be freaked out every day over what he reads online, but insists on dragging me down into that swamp with him. I do not enjoy any of this and find it hard to function and get through my day after spending long periods listening to what’s upsetting my boyfriend now. Justin reads some crazy websites somewhere that always have some new conspiracy plot emblazoned across the page (to generate web clicks). I know why the people who write these things do it (because they get revenue from the Justins of the world obsessively reading that stuff)…but I will never understand why Justin subjects himself to this (or why he then insists on making me listen to it). I am close to having enough of all of it, to the point where Justin and I have started talking about consciously uncoupling (Gwenyth Paltrow-style) because he chooses to live in a world where he is panic-stricken and sweating from frost-fingered fear every day, glued to crazy websites (and he really should be with someone who wants to hide under the blankets with him, shaking, afraid of days and nights that are ceaselessly dark and full of terrors). Me…well I pretty much hate the Internet. I think it’s useful, for sure, but I think people who are glued to websites all day have a sickness and an addiction. I call what Justin is into “fear porn,” because these people seem to be excited in strange ways by believing the world is ending due to some complicated conspiracy. The Internet should be something you use to check up on the news, to visit with friends over great distances, and to communicate with others…but then you really need to put down the phone or computer and enjoy the day that God gave you. When you spend all day glued to the screen, to the point where you do not want to even leave the house because you might miss the latest conspiracy theory, then you have a problem because the world is not controlled by as many conspiracies as you are led to believe by websites that want your clicks. Many years ago, I had a friend named Ernestine who was a government attorney. We were friends during the 2000 election and its aftermath, which is the first time that I really noticed people on the Internet being super-into conspiracies. I remember Ernestine telling me that there are just some people who are hard-wired to get a thrill from believing that super-intelligent people in the government run complicated schemes to control us all…but what they don’t realize is that everyone working in government is just an individual person (with all the limitations of being a human person). There are no super-smart people (or space aliens) who never sleep and control our lives like gods. There is only one God, with a Capital-G, and he has given us free will to make our own choices. Nothing is predetermined and no human being (or cabal of them) has the power to control our destinies. No one who works in the government is as capable or as competent as people working in the private sector. People who are smart and who are good at anything do not last long working for the government. The halls of government buildings are full of people who are mediocre at best and mediocrity is encouraged because that’s the preferred office environment in government institutions. The brain power it would take to run complicated conspiracies and keep them all secret is just not present in government. Justin is a big fan of Trump’s but lives in terror every day believing that Trump is in on the conspiracy and is just running for president so that in October he will throw the race to Hillary…because he read on a website somewhere that this is the plan that everyone agreed to. Hours of my day, every day, are thus spent rebutting Justin and telling him (over and over again) why I don’t think this is true and how Trump is different from McCain and Romney. Now, I fully believe that McCain and Romney just gave up and didn’t want to win their elections and that both of them just enjoyed being the nominee and received perks and profit from getting to be in the history books as a presidential candidate. This is what Jeb Bush intended to do as well in 2016: lose to Hillary gracefully but be recorded in Wikipedia as having won the Republican nomination that year. Both McCain and Romney enjoyed losing to Obama, because I also think on some level both of them enjoyed losing a big election to a black man and being humiliated by the experience. Someone had to lose to him, just like someone had to lose the Oscar to Denzel Washington or Morgan Freeman. It was an honor to lose if it meant a black man could win! To them, they were doing some kind of good by being the whitest of all white men possible losing to a black man in spectacular fashion. On a sexual level, I think this was gratifying to them both as well…because both are such terminally strange individuals that I wouldn’t put it past either of them to have been excited by the act of deliberately losing the presidency to elevate a black man to such greatness over them. I do not see what Trump gets out of deliberately losing a race to Hillary Clinton…and he sure as hell would not find that to be exciting in any way. I think losing the presidential race would be very damaging to his business and would damage the Trump brand that his children all play a big part in. Melania is enough excitement for Trump. If Trump was playing games, I think he would have pulled out of the race back in March and would have let Ted Cruz have the nomination. Trump pushed to be the nominee because Trump wants to win and won’t do what McCain and Romney did and just give up in October. If we can assume that Trump is truly in this to win and put away Justin’s conspiracy fears, then I think we can deal with other assumptions that follow.
Assumption #7: As noted above, if we feel secure in believing that Trump truly does want to win then we must assume he will do whatever it takes to win and not pull any punches. This takes us into uncharted territory for a Republican candidate. Remember Romney in 2012? He knocked Obama’s socks off in the first presidential debate, so much so that Obama looked like he was on drugs by the end of it. The press blamed that on the debate being held in Denver and the air being thin. Romney cleaned his clock so convincingly that the Media had to invent bizarre and asinine excuses for his loss. Then, Romney threw the next two debates. In one of them, he allowed Candy Crowley (remember that Mama Cass impersonator, who has dropped off the face of the earth ever since) to tag team him with Obama, telling lies, never stopping her or calling out what she was doing. In the last debate, Romney chose not to bring up Benghazi or hold Obama accountable for it. He could have crucified Obama on Benghazi, but chose not to. Sometime after that first debate, Romney chose to lose the election. McCain did the same thing in 2008. At some point in October of 2008, he just stopped campaigning. Sarah and Todd Palin famously went rogue and stopped listening to the McCain campaign and did their own thing, going to states that McCain abandoned and trying to drag the campaign across the finish line…but it’s hard to win a presidential election when the candidate just gives up. If Trump really does want to win, that means that for the next 99 days he cannot give up, he cannot pull punches, he cannot let Hillary get away with anything. Can we assume that he will do this? It’s never been done before in a presidential race. We’ve never had a totally candid and uncensored candidate who pulls no punches. Will that be Trump?
Assumption #8: Are we safe to assume that Trump will not listen to Establishment advisors who tell him to tone things down, to not go for the jugular, and to go easy on Hillary? It feels to me that the Cocktail Party consultant class told McCain and Romney to tone things down, to not play to win, and to be meek and milquetoast. This is a big variable in the race, because the fops in the Cocktail Party consultant class ranks are what cost Republicans elections. Will Trump listen to any of them or will he tell them to Eff-Off? I want to believe that Trump will not listen to any of these fops…but can we assume that? This is a big variable. No Republican presidential candidate has ever told the consultant class to shut up and go away before. Trump only wins if he does this. Will he do it?
Assumption #9: I believe it is safe to assume that in the next 99 days that Islam will strike again somewhere and that more innocent people will be killed by Muslims. What we can’t predict is where this will happen. It’s now been 49 days since Islam murdered 49 gay people in Orlando. Will Islam strike again on US soil? I feel like the election will be greatly influenced by an Islamic attack anywhere, but particularly if it happens in the US. If a Muslim would target another gay bar or would target a Disney theme park or somewhere else that there are a lot of children, we’d be in new territory completely. The American people have never truly snapped and reached the point of having enough of Islam because Muslims always wait so long between attacks in the US. They seem to strategically know that hitting us too close together will make people say ENOUGH. Notice how the bloody attacks in Germany and France recently came so close together that even idiots in Europe are saying ENOUGH. There’s a good chance that if another Islamic attack happens in Germany within the next few weeks that Angela Merkel will be dragged out of office (if not beaten in the streets by an angry mob). Democrats are squarely siding with Islam, which is part of Globalism. Globalists use violent Muslims to destroy national identity wherever Muslims colonize in the West. The chaos, bloodshed, and terror that Muslims spread is like the Reichstag Fire in the 1930s. For Merkel and other Globalists to takeover the way they want, they need the chaos and instability that Muslims bring to give them the ability to seize more power and erase borders and nationalities to create a new global order. If there is another Muslim attack on US soil then I believe that Americans could say ENOUGH. And if that happens then it is over for Hillary, since she will not bring herself to ever condemn Islam as the violent, medieval, homophobic, bigoted, and misogynistic conquest ideology that it truly is. At this moment in history, we are at a point where people all over the world have had enough of Islam but are too afraid of political correctness to open up their windows and shout ENOUGH. If Trump gets people to start that shouting, the Globalists won’t have a chance.
Assumption #10: Do we really believe the Media that no black people are voting for Trump and that black people all love a rich white blonde lady and her simpleton VP (who no one ever heard of, but now can only picture playing with balloons like an idiot toddler at the convention)? I’ve always found that black people’s love of the Clintons is mostly a myth. The Clintons are not beloved by black people. Black people do not sit around in their living rooms with pictures of the Clintons on their walls, talking about how much they love and admire the Clintons. An older generation of black people did have pictures of Jack and Bobby Kennedy hanging alongside portraits of Dr. Martin Luther King (just like the Moms Mabely song “Abraham, Martin, and John”). Black people never put up pictures of the Clintons though. They abandoned Hillary in droves in 2008 as soon as they got the okay from Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton that they could do so and that Obama would win. The only thing that kept them from going for Obama from Day One is they didn’t want to look stupid backing another Jesse Jackson who would just lose the race. In 2016, I don’t know what would stop black people from voting for Trump because Trump feels like he’s just Trump, and not a Republican. That’s something the Media is not really addressing: the fact that the old party rules don’t seem to apply this year because the two people running are HILLARY and TRUMP. It doesn’t feel like it’s a race between Democrats and Republicans, where people have to choose one or the other and associate emotionally with a party. It feels like walking into a store and choosing either the Hillary brand or the Trump brand. Black people loved watching The Apprentice as much as white people did. Black people never felt that Trump was a racist or someone that they had to hate…and through the years Trump has appeared with Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the Clintons at so many different events that they always assumed he was a Democrat. Trump is more a “New Yorker” than anything, and black people like New Yorkers just fine. Black people are very cagey when talking about anything unless they are talking to other black people. I think a lot more of them will vote for Trump than would vote for any Republican ever, even a black Republican. Because Trump does not feel like a Republican to them. He’s just Trump…and I don’t think his show would have been on the air as long as it was if black people ever had a problem with Trump. The Media isn’t really taking any of this into account.
Assumption #11: There are not many people who actually want to make history by electing a female president because electing a woman does not matter as much psychologically to anyone as electing a black person did back in 2008. Just as “the first Hispanic” whatever means almost nothing, the “first woman” whatever does not mean as much to hearts and minds as “the first black.” The Media assumes that “the first female” carries weight emotionally for people…but I don’t see that. We encountered this problem back in 2008 going door to door for Hillary during those primaries. I will never forget how little people in Iowa cared that Hillary could be the first female president. They did not give a damn…no matter how long we were out in the cold trudging block by block to make them give a damn. Both Hillary’s campaign and Obama’s campaign printed out nearly identical mailers that had all of the presidents’ faces displayed, from George Washington to George W. Bush. And then after those 43 portraits, there was either Hillary’s face or Obama’s face. Going door to door, we would visit houses where people had both of those mailers sitting on a table…and you should just see on their faces that emotionally they were drawn to the one that had a black person added as the 44th portrait, not the woman. The black face joining that elite group meant something emotionally to them that the blonde woman’s face didn’t and never would. And it could have been any woman. It was not an anti-Hillary thing…it was just that a white woman did not register emotionally on the same level as a black man being given the White House. People in Iowa wanted to feel like they were making up for past civil rights sins by signing off on a black man being given the highest office in the land because that would make them feel good about themselves. It meant they were good people because they were handing over the country to a black man, when their grandparents would never have done that, not even if Dr. King had run for president. Nobody feels like handing the White House over to a woman is an emotional duty or obligation that they feel pressured by ghosts of the past to undertake. Hillary’s campaign and the Media want to believe that people have an emotional yearning to make a woman president, but that’s just not true.
Conclusions: There is a lot more happening in this race that we will get into this week because, once you start thinking about the assumptions that are driving things behind the scenes, I think the picture starts to become clear that we’re in an election where the choices are going to be much simpler than usual: Hillary has a very distinct brand, which is in stark contrast to Trump’s brand. The Media is crafting a narrative for this race that is favorable towards Hillary, but is it true? Are they wish-casting and doing what they usually do, where they repeat things enough that people just assume they are true? Since our Media is all propaganda and every journalist working today for the Dinosaur Media is a dishonest hack, we need to view everything written about the race each day critically.
It’s going to be a long slog, but I hope that you stay engaged and that you consider carefully every day what the Media puts in front of you. Look for the biases. Be mindful of the lies and distortions. Whenever possible, try to watch as much actual video and live streams as you can…and then compare it to what you see reported later by the Media. See how they lie! One thing I hope we can work on together, because we are friends like this, is busting all the media outlets on their lies. I hope everyone who believes in Americanism (which is a word I want to start using in place of conservatism, because I think it better reflects where we are today and what’s really at stake) will come together to aggressively expose the Media’s lies wherever they tell them. We need to keep a running list of the reporters who are caught lying over the next 99 days and find ways to hold their editors and globalist media outlets accountable.
Every election, the Left has the same advantages and no one ever seems to do anything about mitigating those. People on the Right get so caught up in one squabble or another (or get so emotionally involved in the latest conspiracy) that it’s like herding cats. The Left is disciplined and can focus. The Left pivots when one line of thought or attack doesn’t work…and they switch into another gear for the next news cycle. Let’s document those gear-shifts in real time every day. Let’s offer the Trump campaign free advice for the next 99 days and see if Trump’s smart enough to take any of it. We can be shadow advisors. Maybe he’ll listen if we come up with something good together.
I feel that this election has been building since 2009 and that we’re at a point of natural evolution and maturation of all of the forces that oppose Globalism and that instead believe in Americanism. The Tea Party spirit has percolated into the movement that propelled Trump to the nomination against the Cocktail Party’s wishes. This might be the very last stand for anyone who loves America and wants it to continue to exist and not be transformed into something else unrecognizable by George Soros and his globalists (of whom Hillary Clinton is merely a puppet).
I am glad that I’m alive at this moment in our nation’s history. My health is good. I have the time available in my day to commit to several hours working on this project with you. I will offer up my observations and thoughts and I ask that you share yours with me and for the next 99 days we’ll be friends like this. Either the Globalists or the Americanists will win, so I hope that is how Trump succeeds in framing this election. It’s not even Hillary vs. Trump that anyone should focus on…but instead that choice between Globalism and Americanism.
I am an Americanist, not a Globalist. I’m voting for Trump because he is an Americanist and not a Globalist. I assume that in the next 99 days Hillary Clinton will not repudiate Globalism. I also assume there are more Americanists than Globalists in this country. So, under those assumptions she will lose this race, no matter what the Media says.
But this also assumes that people who are Americanist realize it and that Trump at some point makes Americanism a strong rallying cry for his “Make America Great Again” campaign. We’ll see over these 99 days if that happens. I sure hope it does. Because the stakes are much higher than making this country great again. The reality is that if the Globalists win and the Americanists lose in November, there won’t even be an America anymore.
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