FIRST of all, elections are a pile of perfumed press relations speeches—meant to lure people to the polling booths. Election is about winning. It is all about soundbyte, meme and slogan that work good toward winning the race. Either candidates imbue partyline principles (or agenda?) that accentuate America's bipartisan ideals. That is what Uncle Sam sells to the world that is why it is the globe's most powerful nation. Talk about allies that are ready to go to war with the US and/or supply us what we need in the area of almighty oil and consumerist baubles. Oh yes, Americans got more access to most countries' doors than the rest of the world. The American government ensures that, too—that you are safe out there.
To quote, “The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation. It is a constitutional republic and representative democracy, in which majority rule is tempered by minority rights protected by law. The government is regulated by a system of checks and balances defined by the U.S. Constitution, which serves as the country's supreme legal document.” Whether we believe that system/ideal is happening or not, don't matter. That is what Washington wants the world to know and accept about America to keep the Great American Lifestyle fed and alive.
If we believe/d in the polar extremities of Trump and Bernie's rostrum rhetoric (Hillary is a centrist polarizer), then we need to look deeper in and around who really are the players lurking and calling the shots in the Oval Office and Congress. Let's talk about The D. Would Washington's vaunted universal clout be sacrificed just like that or be made as a huge laughing stock to as far as Milky Way? Believe me, if there's a chunk of ET voters out there, The D will yell, “I will deport all extra-terrestrials to Wyoming!” and that will work. Why? Americans are pissed. Pissed with all traditional structures of society. From family units to educational system, from business kingdoms to conventional churches, from media firmaments to political governance. That is why social media and Reality TV work good working people out. People say what they wanna say, believe what they want to believe—whether it is Kim Kardashian's butt or Khaleesi's dragons. When people are pissed you basically look left or right only, and negate the middle ground. Check out the tempest in the streets—it's almost like anarchy. Americans want America to be perfect. So we kicked factories to China and emptied Detroit and stopped oil drillings in the West Coast because we want it to be an environmental haven—yet we reeled over Katrina and Sandy. I digress on that area though.
YET Trump appeals to the traditional Americans in two fronts. The old school American who believes in the primitive glory of conservativism. A tight “I am an American!” ideal but willing to compromise like how they did at the time of FDR's New Deal or during the construction of railroads that helped fasttrack America's march to Industrialization onto Superpowerhood. Mormoms/Irish/Blacks/Chinese. They worked together but don't mess with their beliefs and faiths. Two, he rallies the Americans that we fear. Those who think this is still Tombstone time. But those who are pissed because all they see are Chinese shit in retail shelves and their factory jobs are lost to political correctness and corporate greed, those that the Bernie people call morons because they drink Busch beers and not handcrafted ales and who consume Campbell Soups and not non-GMOs while the Mexicans get to DMV as illegals and CEOs get million-dollar stipends. They are pissed because they go to war first yet come home with shattered limbs and no health insurance and jobless. The Bernie people are pissed on the other extreme but they'd rather bring in illegal Mexicans and Syrian refugees in, never mind—it's okay for them to wait tables and BYOJs from Guangzhou (sans college degrees) as long as their souls are fed. They don't want war but they want oil, they don't want you to cut that tree but nope you can't take their iPhones away and don't tell me not to drive my car to Trader Joe's a block away for red wine and hummus.
Now, would the 1 Percent (think the Kochs who assures us we can gas up to pricing that will not make you mad and the dot com billionaires who continue to give us apps so we can talk more seated) allow that? Would the Chinese whom Washington owes a lot of money allow that (the Chinese don't like prolonged tempests, bad for lo mein business)? Would the Russians who hand over crude oils to the Kochs maybe larger amounts than the Saudis allow that? No. Globalization means keep the 1 Percent't merchandise selling and Trump's bullheadness is bad for business. That is why the Republican bigwigs hate him. He is not following the rules of battle. Divide and win, but the winner remains the same.
Trump, at least in his speeches, makes fun of the Muslims (that'd ignite more terrorism), Mexicans (Mexico is the US' #1 trade partner across the border and voters and workers under the table which helps Monsanto a lot). Etc etcetera. But I believe, Trump as we near Nov will slowly and surely ease in the Republican agenda and cozy up with Washington—because they Kochs will drop him if he doesn't. Will he lose some of his faithful? Leave that to the strategists. Now provided that Trump wins, that would American lives abroad in danger to extremists machinations. You will be an easy object of political statement and ransom money out there. Just because you are an American. These fanatics look at America as foreign policy infidel, period. Don't matter if Hillary or Trump sits as Chief Executive. Doesn't matter whom you voted. You are still an American to an extremist nutcase. So relax, “The Walking Dead” comes on few months from now. It is still sweeter and safer to watch a TV series with your loved ones, family or friends. At home.
Should I talk about Hillary? I knew from the start the Bern has no chance in the Dems camp. His people are basically the Occupy movement. From the 1 Percent's point of view, they can sell better to Trump people than Bern people. Yet how they controlled Zuccotti Park, the Occupy's HQ, with just a McDonald's bathroom 24/7 across the street? Will Bern spend all his old age arguing with Congress about freeing half of inmates or free college education etc etcetera? No. Too much talk. America needs to get to business before China corrals everything.
NOW, is there enough reason for Americans to give up? Do they really believe that when Trump wins, it's Armageddon time? Or are we just scaring ourselves due to too much Facebook murkraking and “Game of Thrones”? Trump wants that vote but no you can't do that, Donald! So says the MIBs in Washington. Remember how the Mexican votes' 70 percent installed Obama to his second term? Yes, he promised some immigration reforms but via Executive Orders not as a law—because to date his immigration serenades are still up for committee wooing. But what worked in re lobbying was the slowdown of California/Texas oil drilling and the kicking out of stinky factories to China because we don't like stinky, deadly environment yet we are still #2 (behind the mighty Chinese throng) in contribution to carbon footprints. Whether Hillary or Trump wins, whether we get oil internally and Caltex is alive again or this comes from Russia/China partnership or Saudi Arabia, the Kochs will still process that oil to usable merch. Whoever wins, Apple Inc will still be bankrolling $5 billion a year to keep Foxconn alive in South China Sea. So they got it all figured out. The Matrix plug behind our neck is still wi-fi'ed.
Now is there really such a huge problem? They shoot stoners in Manila and Jakarta and the Finn and the Irish still pay more taxes than the rest of the world's citizens. Etc etcetera. But yet, an American can go anywhere in the world, but the world is under employ by only three people: The Chinese, the Russian, the American—all bank their money on maybe 3 merged banks that control the universe. And since America is the designated front manager, your boss will still be an American. Their agenda? Globalization. Then, what's the difference, right?
Home is where the heart is.