Politics 2016: Are we there yet?

Libertarian Commentary #16-11A by Nathan Barton

One more “big primary election day.” Eight months to go… what can go wrong? The new Massa will be chosen, “American democracy” will be vindicated and verified for another four years – or we will enter into a new phase of fascism and thousands – no, millions – will flee the country.

I just wish it was over.

And is it all over? Last week, Zero Hedge proclaimed that “at this point it is all over” for the 2016 race for new Massa: that Trump is scheduled to trash Rubio in the guy’s home state, defeating the last hope of the GOP faithful and bosses. Although Kasich is expected (well, maybe) to win in his home state in Ohio, that is probably his last hurrah. But it isn’t just the GOP nomination that Durban says is done: it is the November election AND the “United States,” that Trump is incapable of running the country and that either the “deep state” will nullify the election (and presumably set up some kind of a technocracy with or without military participation), or the rest of the world will turn on the FedGov and it will go down in some kind of gotterdammerung.

This week, at Zero Hedge, Durban is wondering in text about whether the Chicago riot at the Trump rally is the “first skirmish in an inevitable civil war?” He calls it “Twitter-incited” – to me, Twitter was a TOOL just like a pistol or a truncheon. He also states that the political left has “lost its mind” and the political right has “lost its mind and its soul.” Honestly? They BOTH lost their minds and their souls a long time ago. But is he right that from here on out, due to the coming economic and financial crash which Durban (and many others) takes for granted, that we have irreparably fractured as a society, and violence is the only option left? Is he right? That “The nation has alredy gone made with the interna contradictions of its own beliefs. The next step will be when it literally goes to war with itself.”

Hmm. Maybe. I think it is just one more event in a long slide down. I don’t think that MASSIVE violence is the next step, the next trial for us to endure. And we already have “low-intensity” violence across the country: one of several reasons more and more people are arming themselves. And that at least some people are leaving their home regions for places that may be safer, or at least easier to defend and harder to be sucked in.

But it is obvious that the political system is breaking down. Violence is again becoming a part of the process, of the campaign to elect the Massa. And the media is getting involved. At The Blaze, several stories deal with the alleged attack by the Trump campaign manager on a Breitbart reporter, and the sudden resignation of both the reporter (Michelle Fields) and editor at large Ben Shapiro, claiming that Breitbart is the lackey of Trump. More stories deal with the violence at the Trump Chicago rally (which was postponed), such as this one at The Blaze, which differs from many reports in NOT blaming Trump supporters.

It isn’t just violence, but rhetoric: Shapiro calls both the publisher of Breitbart, Steve Bannon (who replaced Andrew Breitbart), and Donald Trump bullies, and calls Brietbart (the site) Trump’s “personal Pravda.” New York mayor de Blasio AND Carl Bernstein have both called Trump a Fascist (New York Daily News and MediaIte). Bernstein says that Trump is worse than George Wallace. He was “merely a racist” but Trump “goes to authoritarianism, this goes to despotism.” It seems as if the purpose of many of these claims, shouted to the world, are to trigger exactly the kind of violence that has already happened. It was reported (on The Blaze and talk shows) that some of those involved in the fights in Chicago were cheering for Bernie Sanders and shouting “Hail Satan.” After Trump postponed the rally at a “minority-majority” college campus, crowds began shouting “Down with Trump,” and “Trump is a coward” and “We stopped Trump.” And according to Prison Planet, one “Black Lives Matter” protester fired an Ingram MAC-10 machine pistol into the air in the streets to celebrate Trump’s “defeat.” What is next?

Mama’s Note: The common denominator is, of course, that they are all fighting for the power to control everything and everyone, no matter what it takes. As for the accusations and hyper-inflated claims, it’s the pot calling the kettle black. Not a dime’s worth of real difference between any of them. Even just ten years ago, I’d never have imagined a political party plotting against one of their own candidates. Now, both the Dims and the Repugnants are doing so. And this cycle, it seems clearer and clearer that neither party cares in the least what people want, even though the people really don’t seem to know what they want either! Voter fraud has become a given, and few even seem to care about it. Not as long as they can scream about their victimhood as special snowflakes who can’t breathe if someone tells them the truth.

Will this political system break down? Of course. They all do. Will it be replaced with something better? Or worse? I wish I knew.

The sad part is that so many people continue to believe that government has some sort of legitimate authority over them, even when it is so obviously evil. Too many have believed all of their lives that they somehow need government to protect them, even if they can see that  almost everyone is harmed instead. And, of course, the “rulers” actually only wish to protect themselves and their friends while enjoying the rotten fruits of their theft and murder across the land.

What can stop it? I wish I knew. Can it be stopped without serious bloodshed and misery all over the world? Sadly, I don’t think so… and maybe not even then.

About tpolnathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (christian), Pahasapan, Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer.
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