“I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged,” Donald Trump told voters
in Ohio and Sean Hannity on Fox News. And that hit a nerve.
“Dangerous,” “toxic,” came the recoil from the media.
Trump is threatening to “delegitimize” the election results of 2016.
Well, if that is what Trump is trying to do, he has no small point. For
consider what 2016 promised and what it appears about to deliver.
This longest of election cycles has rightly been called the Year of the
Outsider. It was a year that saw a mighty surge of economic populism and
patriotism, a year when a 74-year-old socialist senator set primaries ablaze
with mammoth crowds that dwarfed those of Hillary Clinton.
It was the year that a non-politician, Donald Trump, swept Republican
primaries in an historic turnout, with his nearest rival an ostracized
maverick in his own Republican caucus, Sen. Ted Cruz.
More than a dozen Republican rivals, described as the strongest GOP field
since 1980, were sent packing. This was the year Americans rose up to pull
down the establishment in a peaceful storming of the American Bastille.
But if it ends with a Clintonite restoration and a ratification of the same
old Beltway policies, would that not suggest there is something fraudulent
about American democracy, something rotten in the state?
If 2016 taught us anything, it is that if the establishment’s hegemony is
imperiled, it will come together in ferocious solidarity – for the
preservation of their perks, privileges and power.
All the elements of that establishment – corporate, cultural, political,
media – are today issuing an ultimatum to Middle America:
Trump is unacceptable.
Instructions are going out to Republican leaders that either they dump Trump
, or they will cease to be seen as morally fit partners in power.
It testifies to the character of Republican elites that some are seeking
ways to carry out these instructions, though this would mean invalidating
and aborting the democratic process produced Trump.
But what is a repudiated establishment doing issuing orders to anyone?
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Why is it not Middle America issuing the demands, rather than the other way
Specifically, the Republican electorate should tell its discredited and
rejected ruling class: If we cannot get rid of you at the ballot box, then
tell us how, peacefully and democratically, we can be rid of you?
You want Trump out? How do we get you out?
The Czechs had their Prague Spring. The Tunisians and Egyptians their Arab
Spring. When do we have our American Spring?
The Brits had their “Brexit” and declared independence of an arrogant
superstate in Brussels. How do we liberate ourselves from a Beltway
superstate that is more powerful and resistant to democratic change?
Our CIA, NGOs and National Endowment for Democracy all beaver away for “
regime change” in faraway lands whose rulers displease us.
How do we effect “regime change” here at home?
Donald Trump’s success, despite the near-universal hostility of the media,
even much of the conservative media, was due in large part to the public’s
response to the issues he raised.
He called for sending illegal immigrants back home, for securing America’s
borders, for no amnesty. He called for an America First foreign policy to
keep us out of wars that have done little but bleed and bankrupt us.
He called for an economic policy where the Americanism of the people
replaces the globalism of the transnational elites and their K Street
lobbyists and congressional water carriers.
He denounced NAFTA, and the trade deals and trade deficits with China, and
called for rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
By campaign’s end, he had won the argument on trade, as Hillary Clinton was
agreeing on TPP and confessing to second thoughts on NAFTA.
But if TPP is revived at the insistence of the oligarchs of Wall Street, the
Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – backed by conscript
editorial writers for newspapers that rely on ad dollars – what do
elections really mean anymore?
And if, as the polls show we might, we get Clinton – and TPP, and amnesty,
and endless migrations of Third World peoples who consume more tax dollars
than they generate, and who will soon swamp the Republicans’ coalition –
what was 2016 all about?
Would this really be what a majority of Americans voted for in this most
exciting of presidential races?
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution
inevitable,” said John F. Kennedy.
The 1960s and early 1970s were a time of social revolution in America, and
President Nixon, by ending the draft and ending the Vietnam war, presided
over what one columnist called the “cooling of America.”
But if Hillary Clinton takes power, and continues America on her present
course, which a majority of Americans rejected in the primaries, there is
going to a bad moon rising.
And the new protesters in the streets will not be over-privileged children
from Ivy League campuses.
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3"How do we effect “regime change” here at home?"
We're doing it. The American way. By voting.
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: “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged,” Donald Trump told voters
: in Ohio and Sean Hannity on Fox News. And that hit a nerve.
: “Dangerous,” “toxic,” came the recoil from the media.
: Trump is threatening to “delegitimize” the election results of 2016.
: Well, if that is what Trump is trying to do, he has no small point. For
: consider what 2016 promised and what it appears about to deliver.
: This longest of election cycles has rightly been called the Year of the
: Outsider. It was a year that saw a mighty surge of economic populism and
: patriotism, a year when a 74-year-old socialist senator set primaries ablaze