Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Corporatism Wins Again: The Primaries, Trump, Clinton, Sanders, and Voters
I'm not a supporter of Trump, Sanders, or Clinton. Even if any of their supposed Populism is genuine (& with two of them, I'm sure it isn't...with Sanders, I don't know), I don't believe it's possible anymore for a President to significantly change the rotten, corrupt State-Corporate System. I think all national elections should be boycotted. I mention all this only so you will know that I'm not biased in favor of any of the candidates.
Here's one way that Corporatists have hornswoggled much of the American populace in this Primary election. The night before the largest Primary election in the country (CA), the Associated Press and NBC both announce that Clinton IS the presumptive nominee of the Democrats. That's a message to the unelected Superdelegates: get on board with Hillary. It's also a message to Sanders supporters: you're wasting your time...stop being "spoilers". The fact is: even after the CA election, Clinton still doesn't have enough firmly pledged, elected delegates to be the Democratic nominee. I imagine she will get the nomination, but that will be due to the unelected Superdelegates. She has been courting them since her loss to Obama back when.
Here's another way that Corporatists have hornswoggled much of the American populace. Trump is a candidate who normally would be shunned by the Corporate Media...because of his narrow views, because he apparently has no depth regarding proposed policies, because he appears to have little understanding of anything governmental, social, or economic, because he trumps Dubya Bush when it comes to putting his foot in his mouth, in short--- because he isn't a serious candidate. The Corporate Media have embraced him (so to speak) because he's a money-maker for them. The President of CBS (or CEO, or something) smilingly stated that. That's why the Corporate Media have given him probably three times the coverage of any other candidate---Repub or Dem---in this whole Primary season.
People in the Shadow Government (a well-established concept by both the Right and the Left) must be tickled to death. Those Corporatists want Clinton as President. That's because she's a strong Wall Street, Mega Bank supporter and a fierce War Hawk & Perpetual War supporter. That means more money & Power for them. They know that Trump will be slaughtered in the November election. But even if he isn't, even if by some miracle he wins, the Corporatists won't care...he's one of them. They prefer Clinton only because Trump appears to be unstable, somewhat of a wild card. Most of the time, it's difficult to determine exactly what he really believes. The only thing they know for sure is that he's not any kind of Populist. That's good enough for them.
Not only my opinion. Be Well