by Nathan Barton.
American Elections Even MORE A Worldwide Phenomenon than ever before. But that doesn’t mean that the results of the election will have any major bearing on future events.
For decades, indeed, since World War Two, American general elections have been watched closely by the rest of the world, and considered to have a significant impact on world events. However true this MIGHT have been in the past, the 2016 election seems unlikely to be a significant factor in events unfolding on the world scene, simply because neither of the two likely victors in the race for Massa will be able to have any unique impact either on the world’s nations (especially the major powers) nor on how the FedGov really responds to those nations.
Yes, I realize that there are officially significant differences between Trump and Clinton on foreign affairs, the major one being the relations between the FedGov and the Russian Federation. But at the same time, there is no reason to predict that either will actually DO anything different than what the current administration is now doing: forcing the return to a cold war status between Moscow and DC and then taking action (intentional or not) to turn that cold war hot: either between proxies or with direct confrontation and battle.
But back to the elections now just a few days away. Clearly, as in recent elections, people and governments around the world have taken sides – at least as far as the two major parties’ standard-bearers are concerned. (I do not think a single national government or prominent political or social figure outside the Fifty States has endorsed or even spoken favorably of Johnson or Stein.) We have seen, in recent news stories, that even 18-year-old Syrian refugees in Germany have made their hatred of Trump clear. And other comments make it certain that many millions of people outside the Fifty States and NOT Americans are going to be observing Tuesday, 09 November 2016, with concern and even fear. Fear either of the continued depredations of the Clinton crime family (as witness the statements made recently by a former Haitian senator) or fear of the “racism” and “sexism” and revival of “cowboy diplomacy” which Trump is supposed to represent.
And many national leaders (such as the President of the Philippines) clearly fear that the FedGov will be even less a stable partner, able to be dealt with, that it has been for the mad years of the current regime. There is no doubt that both Canada and Mexico are girding themselves for more unpredictability and more dealing with what they see as their cross to bear with “dear old mad Uncle Sam” as their next-door neighbor.
Again, the stupidity, arrogance, and viciousness of the last eight or even sixteen years of American foreign policy towards both friends and neighbors – and particularly towards the minor players on the world stage – is unlikely to change, regardless of who wins. It will continue and it will (as it has) grow steadily worse.
If anything is likely to be different between the two probable winners, it is the domestic front here in the Fifty States. Even then, there are likely to be many things the same: the GOP’s accelerating collapse, for example. Clinton will do her gangster best to kill it, but Trump is an unforgiving sort who stuffs his grudges and puts them up on the mantle: the treatment he received from the GOP establishment will make its destruction an important goal. No, it is the kind of police state that the present one evolves into that is likely to be the major difference between the two “different” administrations: who and what is targeted for repression, including regulations and taxation.
But to the rest of the world, this isn’t even the flavor of the frosting on the cake they will be forced to swallow by continued efforts on the part of DC to expand and enforce American hegemony on them, it is only the color. To the rest of the world, if they really stop and think, it doesn’t matter whether the “crown of state” rests on the monogram H or T: one is “horrible” and the other is “terrible.”
The most we here in the Fifty States can hope for is a more gradual collapse that gives us, our children, and our grandchildren time and relative peace to prepare for a new age of liberty and NOT a disastrous and cataclysmic collapse both at home and abroad that leaves us in a new dark age.
Mama’s Note: I don’t want that “time” in the least. That is just more time for the government indoctrination camps to produce another generation of non thinkers and obedient serfs. More time for the skills needed to produce food and everything else to erode even more. How many people today know how to actually farm? Make shoes? Produce machines of any kind? Will the “gradual collapse” leave us ANY possible basis for a society of peaceful producers? I think not.