Sunday, October 09, 2016

One-Party Rule in America

One-Party Rule in America

by Stephen Lendman

Democracy in America was farcical from the republic’s inception. Money-controlled duopoly rule runs things today. 

Things are headed toward eliminating one of its two right wings in the presidential race if pro-Hillary supporters, backed by media scoundrels, get their way. 

They’re calling for Trump to step aside, abandon his campaign, effectively letting Hillary be anointed Obama’s successor, making November voting a greater charade than already.

Sunday media scoundrel headlines, claiming Trump losing support from GOP leaders, read like a campaign obituary. Hillary is the establishment favorite. He’s the outlier, whatever he says or does - dark forces running America sabotaging his run for the White House.

Is November’s outcome predetermined? Shall we ahead of the curve proclaim president-elect Hillary? Should the remaining two presidential debates (sic) be cancelled? Why bother if Hillary already triumphed.

Was the entire campaign from its onset meaningless theater? Hillary was chosen DNC nominee before it began, Sanders going along for an extended 15-minutes of notoriety, little more than a shameless Hillary puppet after endorsing her for whatever special favors gotten in return, showing he’s as corrupt as America’s entire political establishment.

Even Ralph Nader turned on Trump, calling him a “betrayer in chief,” shamelessly supporting Hillary, the most ruthlessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history.

He disgracefully ignored the menace she represents, failed to explain America’s deplorable political process too debauched to fix, voters having no say on how they’re governed or by whom.

Governance exclusively serving wealth, power and privilege is what politics in America is all about - no matter who holds top positions. They’re all cut from the same dirty cloth - Republicans like Democrats on all issues mattering most.

Nader understands. So why didn’t he explain, focusing his ire only on Trump, giving Hillary a pass, despite her deplorable public record since the 1990s. 

Isn’t that enough to disqualify her from holding any public office? Letting her become head of state with her finger on the nuclear trigger, eager to squeeze it, is unthinkable.

Sunday editions of The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal online, and pro-Hillary broadsheets nationwide are on the warpath, practically demanding Trump bow out - unheard of in US presidential politics, reaching for despicable new depths.

The latest uproar is over his lewd comments, released on videotape. Sleaze isn’t usually a political issue. Making it one might force half the Congress to step down - and correct the record on numerous past presidents guilty of amorous indiscretions.

Interviewed by the Wall Street Journal on Saturday, Trump said there’s “zero chance (he’ll) quit. I never, ever give up,” stressing Hillary is “a horribly flawed candidate.”

She’s guilty of war crimes, racketeering and perjury. She supports monied interests exclusively over popular ones. She’s disdainful of middle class values, uncaring about America’s most disadvantaged.

Most disturbing is the threat, maybe likelihood, of nuclear war with her, as president, able to launch it extrajudicially.

What matters more - Trump sleaze and everything else disreputable about him or saving humanity from possible annihilation? An easy choice in November.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.