History has been made. Donald Trump has won and the establishment have lost. It is a remarkable victory for many reasons. It is a victory for a man who stood up to the pathological war party in Washington whose political leader was Hillary Clinton.
He stood up to globalist interests that clamour for a totally dishonest, fake free trade system which destroys the livelihoods of honest working people. It is a victory for decent, ordinary people who struggled against the corrupt monstrosity of a political establishment which is controlling more and more of their lives.
Most crucially, it is a victory against the media-industrial complex. Mainstream media did everything possible to rig the election in favour of Hillary Clinton. No lie was too obscene, now connection to the Clinton Foundation could run too deep, no vested special interests were too suspicious to be embraced, no amount of money changing hands between the Democrats and their obedient media servants was too great a sum.
CNN in particular have made a total disgrace of themselves. Watching the CNN on-air team trying to hide the news of Trump’s victory was a bit like watching a North Korean news broadcast in which reporters insist that a long dead Kim Jong-Il had just invented an inflatable hovercraft. At times it was surreal, at others it was simply irritating.
The attempted rigging of the election was orchestrated and executed first and foremost by a corrupt, lying, cheating media. Almost every pollster got it wrong, they underestimate the power of ordinary people and their legitimate concerns. The parallels to Brexit can no longer be ignored nor overstated. Like Brexit, Trump’s victory is manifestation of people standing up to a system that has systematically and consistently let them down.
No foreign power could, even if they wanted to, do as much damage to American democracy as did American mainstream media. They tried their best, yet the truth prevailed, Trump prevailed, the real America prevailed and hopefully peace in the wider world may prevail as a result.
There is much more work to be done. The swamp which Trump seeks to drain is deeper than perhaps even he can imagine. The deep state represents deep trouble and only through purging the corrupt, hawkish and ambitious elements from this swamp, can Trump truly be in a position to lead. Many proverbial heads will need to roll. Many arrests will have to be made.
The seriousness of the corruption warrants nothing less than such serious moves. New individuals who are ethical, intelligent, capable, energetic, peace loving, internationally minded and patriotic must fill the gaps. If a Trump victory is anything less than a mandate for a peaceful, democratic, legislative, policy and judicial revolution, then the victory will have been mostly hollow.
Many think that such a task is beyond the ability of one man. For most men this would likely be true. But Donald Trump has been continuously underestimated, both by his foes and his supporters. Everything Donald Trump said he would do, he has done, up to and including winning the presidential election against tremendous odds. What’s more, most of his predictions about his opponents have also been proved to be correct. They laughed at him from the start, but I can assure you that they are not laughing now.
I believe if anyone at this time in history can drain the swamp, Donald Trump can do it. Trump has prepared people to expect the unexpected, to believe that optimism in a sea of sorrow can help a wayward ship to find its way to placid waters. Trump has inspired the best in people at the worst of times. Today is not the day to doubt him.
Should Trump make the wrong moves, I personally will be his first and most ferocious opponent, even though I shall attempt to do so in a constructive rather than demeaning spirit. Many are saying that Trump will succumb to the swamp that is the deep state. I personally believe he won’t do, but I shall certainly be keeping my eyes open for any mis-steps.
For now though, the first battle in an important war has been won. Congratulations Donald Trump, congratulations, Mr. President.
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