Part two of a two-part series. Read part one.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is correct when he says the fix is in. There is simply no denying that a mountain of anti-Trump garbage is passed off as news while the TV media is nearly mute on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s and her senior aide’s malfeasance and misfeasance to steal the presidency. It is a list that includes, but is not limited to, the destruction of 33,000 emails by Clinton-loyalist Paul Combetta after Congress issued a subpoena to preserve them. That is just a part of the Clinton team’s criminality.
CNN reported in September that Clinton had 13 Blackberrys and five iPads destroyed.
Combetta was given immunity by the Department of Justice. This despite a May 2016 FBI interview where Combetta told investigators that he deleted the emails in late March 2015 after recalling an order from Clinton’s team in December 2014 to delete all of the emails that may still exist. The New York Times said Combetta referred to this recollection as an “oh shit” moment and decided to delete the emails, all the while knowing the preservation order existed.
I could write a book as to the obvious criminal corruption and the immunity dished out to friends of Hillary and not understand the government’s complacency (or complicity). We are left to wonder the reasons for the continual cover-up by everyone in President Barack Obama’s government.
Despite Clinton’s criminality, I believe the powerful oligarchy has decided that after years of faithful service and as a neocon through and through, Hillary Clinton will be the 45th president.
This outcome was determined some years ago, and it involves the oligarchs whose goals are in conflict with the people. This is made easy through their ownership of the media.
An important component in ensuring Clinton’s coronation is Donald Trump, the bull in the Republican china shop whose populist rhetoric hit a cord with millions of Americans who are sick of the Clintons and sick of the federal government and who understand their moral compass has been smashed like all of Hillary’s electronic devices. Clinton calls the millions who support Trump “a basket of deplorables.” The people I find deplorable in equal measure are the Clintons and Trump, a man seemingly damned and determined to lose the presidency.
In a column published July 16, 2015, I questioned Trump’s real intentions for the country under the headline: Is Donald Trump the GOP’s savior or sellout?
Let’s face it; The Donald and Hillary are members of the 1 percent club, otherwise known as the ultra-rich, the wealthy elite or America’s oligarchy. Their interests coincide much more closely with each other than with Americans like us. For all anyone knows, they may work for the same bosses: that Goliath known as the New World Order.
On August 17, 2016, under the headline, Clinton is playing liar’s poker with America’s future I wrote:
Ironically, Trump has the least to lose of all of us. He bet small and left his billions from his real estate empire untouched. His actions and words are those of someone partying at a poker game. That is good for him, a man who has admitted to having the characteristics of a terrible poker player.
(In an interview), Trump said, “I’m a truth teller. All I do is tell the truth. And if at the end of 90 days, I’ve fallen short… it’s OK. I go back to a very good way of life.”
On September 28, 2016, under the headline, Presidents are actors for the oligarchy, I wrote:
The Clinton/Trump performance is all the more remarkable when you consider they have been close friends for decades and are members of America’s 1 Percent Club. They can stay in character and portray their concerns for everyday Americans as if they really felt them.
How is it possible for the ultra-rich and powerful that have spent a lifetime building their legacy to suddenly care about the American people? They don’t. They sell themselves to the highest bidder.
I want you to know that I wrote those words with a heavy heart. I wanted to believe in Donald Trump, but he left me with too many nagging questions to ignore.
All that’s left is the coronation and crash
I cannot guess at Clinton’s reasons for wanting the presidency when the financial system is as stricken as America’s is. Her reasons do not matter. What matters is the financial crisis that will detonate an economic depression and bring violence to such a head that it will result in a presidential-ordered state of emergency. The Constitution provides for emergency powers. Congress may authorize the government to call forth the militia to execute the laws, suppress an insurrection or repel an invasion.
Congress may authorize the government to suspend consideration of writs of habeas corpus “when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.”
Felony charges may be brought without presentment or grand jury indictment in cases arising “in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger.”
A government may engage in war without Congress’s approval if “actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.” To think this is a ridiculous notion is to ignore recent history. In fact I have lived through a time in Canada when Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act and deployed the military on October 16, 1970, as the federal government’s response to a killing and a kidnapping undertaken by Quebec separatists FLQ. This came after a series of attacks by the FLQ which included the bombing of the Montreal Stock Exchange.
An old friend called me up the other day and was interested in what would be needed to build a U.S. standard of living stock index. Later an idea came to me. I realized there used to be an index on the standard of living in the United States. It was the Dow Jones Industrial Average which is an index that almost everyone recognized and could often quote its price.
I can remember when I was 12 the excitement garnered when the Dow was touching on 1,000. In January 1966, the Dow had managed to break 900, but it didn’t break through the 1,000 barrier until November 14, 1972. On January 8, 1987, the Dow reached 2,000. It seems reasonable that during the meaty Ronald Reagan recovery years, the Dow’s doubling from an overly depressed price to twice that mark reflected the wealth of the nation. By April 1991, the index had broken 3,000. That made sense given the fact the Cold War was won and there was an explosion of technology in Silicon Valley.
By the late 1990s the Dow was reflecting something more than the economy in the United States. To see the Dow above 18,000 proves it is not a usable measurement of anything other than the portfolio of the investment banks and America’s 1 percent.
The Federal Reserve did a study in 2014 that showed America has the lowest level of stock ownership in 18 years. Yet stock ownership for the wealthy is at a new high and that has accounted for most of their good fortune compared to the rest of America. According to the Fed, less than 50 percent of Americans owned stocks either directly or indirectly in recent years. That is because they don’t have the money to speculate in the markets.
Just last week Charisma News reported a new survey which found 69 percent of all Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. Of course, one of the primary reasons for this is that most of us are absolutely drowning in debt. The total amount of household debt in the United States now exceeds $12 trillion. But the rich keep getting richer. Last year the United States created 300,000 millionaires. That gives the U.S. a record 10.5 million millionaires.
The charts tell me that soon, when interest rates rise, the stock market will begin a march downward. The technical data, including what looks to be a triple top for the Dow, is very bearish.
The rich will survive it, as they always have, and some that are shrewd will sell short. But there will be anarchy among millions. Murder and mayhem may come in the first two years of the Clinton presidency. She may be blinded by ambition, but Trump sees it coming and he is going to be on the correct side of this market when it collapses.
So brace yourself. The election is already lost. The polls show Trump down 7 percent, the same gap which existed last August. It’s going to be a Clinton presidency, but celebrations among Democrats won’t last long.
I am very sad over this, and angry, because Clinton was an easy candidate to beat.
Yours in good times and bad,
— John Myers