He stated the following:
“You’re going to end up in World War Three over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton,” Mr Trump said. “You’re not fighting Syria any more, you’re fighting Syria, Russia and Iran, all right?”
And there we have it, he said the words that millions around the world implicitly know to be correct, but for a major US presidential candidate to utter them, speaks volumes. In the parallel universe that is western mainstream media, Trump’s pre-political ‘pussy’ quote is worthy of note. Yet for those living in the parallel universe where people acknowledge being closer to world war than at any time since 1962, it is Trump’s warning of Hillary Clinton’s eagerness to militarily engage Russia, Iran, Syria and others, simultaneously, that will be the most difficult to forget.
Many people have complained that the rhetoric of the current US presidential campaign has sunk to new lows. In many ways this is true, but for all the nasty rhetoric, there has been an opening up of free speech whereby both candidates have felt the ability to say what they truly feel.
Because of this we know that for Hillary Clinton, Russia is to blame for all of her personal troubles and all of America and the world’s ills. For Trump, Hillary Clinton should be jailed for her overt corruption and that a vote for her is nothing short of a referendum endorsing a third world war. This is quite powerful stuff by the standards of any country, let alone America, whose political debates are often subdued and overly referential, even by the standards of the western world.
As I’ve stated previously, Trump is the peace candidate, something that to recent voters of either the Republican or Democratic Party may seem anathema to the trends of recent history. But the Republicans have a long traditional of peaceful non-intervention. What domestically is referred to (often condescendingly) as ‘America first’ ought to be translated as ‘peace first’ in a more international dialect.
I’ve said so before on television and now I shall commit it to writing. Unless the election is even more rigged than I realise, and I frankly believe it is quite rigged indeed, Donald Trump will win. There is a massive movement of people in America so tired of war, so fed up with globalism, so sick to death of the Orwellian lexicon of the political class, that those who had turned their backs on politics are being brought into the fold by Donald Trump.
The people who the electoral surveys ignore (not that many can be trusted anyway), the marginalised people, the decent people, the people of all backgrounds sense something. In this sense it is a bit like the Brexit vote that no expert, no bookmaker and no politician expected, including many of those who campaign for the vote whether Boris Johnson or Nigel Farage.
But there is a big difference. Brexit was never truly about war versus peace. There was, I’m sorry to say, an ignominious quality to the campaign, not least because of the intellectual dwarfism of David Cameron, who initiated the referendum. By contrast, for all of the ludicrousness surrounding the US election, something highly profound is at stake; the very survival of the world.
Hillary Clinton’s desire is to drown the world in blood and line her pockets with gold. If she wins, the only hope in hell that the world has, is that cooler heads in Washington ultimately prevail. The odds of this happening given the presence of people like Ashton Carter, are not favourable.
Donald Trump is promising the opposite. He is promising the avoidance of world war and as a bonus he just may unite with Russia against Islamic terrorism.
Those who vote for Hillary Clinton as a protest vote will have every ounce of blood that she intends to spill on their hands. May they be damned for it. Anyone with a conscience must vote for Trump. Yes I understand that Jill Stein is an honourable woman and that Gary Johnson for all his idiocy is not a warmonger. But the only real choice is between Clinton and Trump.
Prior to the beginning of the World War of 1914, Edward Lord Grey said, “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time”. If Hillary Clinton wins, replace the word Europe for ‘the world’ and you’ll have an idea of what is to come.
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