The Horror of a Trump or Clinton Presidency
by Stephen Lendman
America is a nation of leaders, not laws, ignored to serve their agendas, wreaking havoc at home and abroad - so-called checks and balances nonexistent.
All branches of government march in unison. Congress, the courts and tradition largely give presidents a free hand - notably on geopolitical issues, especially on war and peace.
Instead of enforcing law and order, they’re abandoned. Imperial priorities take precedence.
Policies Clinton and Trump endorse are more similar than different. Rhetoric and style largely separate them.
Presidents supporting Wall Street, war-profiteers, and other corporate favorites rule America - never a populist one in its history. Constitutional rights apply only for its privileged class.
Jeffersonian “pursuit of happiness” was code language for the right of privileged Americans to accumulate unlimited wealth and property, no matter the harm to others in the process, most struggling to get by.
Monied interests run things. Presidents, Congress and the courts serve them exclusively, they alone afforded justice, egalitarianism pure fantasy.
Trump or Clinton in power means continued horrors harming humanity like now, perhaps more grievously than ever, virtually certain under Killary - the most recklessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history.
Endless imperial wars will continue under either candidate, Trump less likely to start WW III. He’d rather make money. She’s perhaps eager - her militancy terrifying anyone paying attention.
Both support New World Order predation, societies turned into democracy-free zones, the widening gap between super-wealth and increasing poverty, market fundamentalism, free-wheeling capitalism, profits over people, neoliberal harshness, Big Brother surveillance, mass incarceration, and police state terror targeting nonbelievers.
Inside the bubble is paradise, outside dystopian hell. America resembles Guatemala, thirdworldized for its privileged few, bipartisan gangsters running things, profiting at the expense of people they’re sworn to serve.
A new administration takes over in January, campaign promises straightaway forgotten like always, power politics replacing them - likely more Machiavellian than earlier.
Four more horrific years await no matter who succeeds Obama. Can humanity survive the onslaught?
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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