From Paul Craig Roberts

This Wasn’t A Vote, It Was An Uprising

This Wasn’t A Vote, It Was An Uprising

Dear Readers: The article below has come to me. I am unable to ascertain if it is a published statement or one of those items sent around the Internet. Nevertheless, I do believe that it captures the attitude of those Americans who in the vast majority of the states gave their vote to Donald Trump.

The optimism expessed in the article might be unrealistic. In order to prevail over the Oligarchy, President Trump will need a government as strong as he appears to be. He cannot find the strength he needs for his government among the usual Washington, Wall Street, and corporate sources. If he selects from these people, he will be impotent.

The question is: who is his transition team? Are they focused on making nice with the Oligachs? If so, there will be no change.

The Democratic Party failed America for the eight years of the Clinton Regime, which committed war crimes and overthrew a sovereign government on the basis of lies. The George W. Bush Regime originated the Middle East wars entirely on the basis of lies. These wars have resulted in the deaths, maiming, and dislocation of millions of peoples who have sought refuge from America’s aggression in Europe. The corrupt Obama Regime has continued and expanded Bush’s illegal wars and stupidly brought the US into conflict with Russia and China, either one of which can destroy the United States of America.

Now we have the psychopath George Soros funding hired protesters, who are bussed from protest to protest, in an effort to delegitimize the Trump presidency. This is an act of treason, but oligarchs such as Soros are above the law. They are never held accounable. Trump should arrest Soros and put him on trial.

Trump says that he wants to bring the oligarchs under the law. If he fails, America fails with him.

This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.

By Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center

It was midnight in America. The day of the election millions Americans got up and stood in front of the Machine, the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them as white trash racists.

They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been given to foreigners in foreign countries so that the incomes of oligarchs could rise. They were sons who didn’t see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid of being raped by the undocumented illegals flooding into their towns. They took a deep breath and they stood.

They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.

Blue America crumbled. The Blue States fell one by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet. It rose up against its oppressors. The rest of the nation, between the West coast and the North East coast–the fly-over zone– rose up with it.

They fought back against their jobs being shipped overseas while their towns filled with migrants that got everything while they got nothing. They fought back against a system in which they could go to jail for a trifle while the elites could violate the law and still stroll through a presidential election.

They fought back against being told that they had to watch what they say.

They fought back against being held in contempt because they wanted to work for a living, take care of their families, and protect the sanctity of marriage.

And they won.

This wasn’t a vote. It was an uprising.

Like the ordinary men chipping away at the Berlin Wall, they tore down an unnatural thing that had towered over them. And as they watched it fall, they marveled at how weak and fragile it had always been. And how much stronger they were than they had ever known.

Who were these people? They were the neglected in the fly-over country that is the heart of America. They didn’t have univeristy degrees, and they had never set foot in a Starbucks to pay $5 for a cup of coffee. They were the white working class. They didn’t talk right or think right. They had the wrong ideas, the wrong clothes and the ridiculous idea that they still mattered.

They were told they were wrong about everything. Illegal immigration. Black Lives Matter, but not jobs for the oppressed middle class. Manufacturing is unnecessary for an economy in which financial profits are all important. Transgendered bathrooms. Same gender marriages. Americans were supposed to bow down and surrender to a handful of perverts.

Told that the future belongs to the metrosexual dot com transgendered globalist, and not to the guy who once had a good job before the globalist corporations with Washington’s blessings sent it to China or Mexico, real Americans revolted.

White trash American couldn’t change anything, declared the pundits. But instead of adapting to the inevitable future of America’s demise, they got in their pickup trucks and drove out to vote.

And they changed everything.

Barack Hussein Obama boasted that he had changed America. And he did for the worse. A billion regulations, millions of immigrants, a hundred thousand lies and it was no longer our America.

White Trash America voted and sent Obama to Hell. They walked through him and through the Democratic Party like the wet paper bag that they are. Voters abandoned the party that had sold out the American people. More black Americans voted for Trump than voted for Romney.

The election repudiated the Obamas, the Clintons, the celebrities, and the media. Americans turned the One Percent’s world upside down.

CNN is weeping. MSNBC is wailing. ABC calls it a tantrum. NBC damns it. It wasn’t supposed to happen. The same machine that crushed the American people for six straight terms, the mass of neoconned government, globalist corporations and oligarch-financed non-profits that ran the country, was set to win. Or so they thought.

Instead the people stood in front of the Machine. They blocked it with their votes even though the media told them Hillary was the certain winner. They mailed in their absentee ballots even while Hillary Clinton was planning her fireworks victory celebration. They looked at the empty factories and barren farms. They drove through the early cold. They waited in line. They came home to their children to tell them that they had done their best for their future. They bet on America. And they won.

They are tired of the absence of affordable health care and recognize the fraud of Obamacare. They are tired of unemployment and of being lied to. They are tired of watching their sons come back in coffins so that the military/security complex could continue to loot America with their wars. They are tired of being called names and watching the theft of their country.

They understood that Trump was right. The election was their last hope, their last chance to save themselves and their country. And they did.

This election was not about who gets to use the female toilet. It wasn’t about whether it is racist to enforce the immigration laws. It wasn’t about how men, however uncouthly, express their sexual interest in women.

It was about suffering Americans, whose names no one except a server and the NSA will ever know, fighting back against their oppression. It was about the homeless woman guarding Trump’s star. It was about the betrayed Democrats searching for someone to represent them in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was about the union men who refused to sell out their futures and vote for a Democrat who is an agent of the One Percent.

The media will never interview those men and women. We will never see their faces. But they are us and we are them. They came to the aid of a nation in peril. They did what real Americans have always done. They did the impossible.

From the Old Jarhead’s blog.

Marine Quotes
Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 08:07 via The Old Jarhead

I have grown to look upon Marines as something sacred; I have laughed with them and cried with them; cursed them and prayed for them; shivered and sweltered with them; suffered with them; fought with them, bled with them, and held them in my arms while they died. I have buried them. And all the time, I have loved them.  –Major Gene Duncan

I would rather have a good Marine, even a ruined one, than anything in the world when there are chips down. — Ernest Hemingway, who knew something of men at war

I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold.  –1st. Lt. Clifton B. Cates, MOH, (later Commandant), USMC, July 19, 1918 commanding 96 Company, 6th Marines, near the French town of…

Casualties many, Percentage of dead not known, Combat efficiency: we are winning. –Colonel David M. Shoup, USMC, MOH, (later Commandant) , 21 November 1943.

The safest place in was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight. –Major General Frank E. Lowe, US Army

There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines the Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a secondhand opinion. –Gen. William Thornson, US Army

It’s a funny thing, but, as years go by, I think you appreciate more and more what a great thing it was to be a Marine… I am a U.S. Marine and I’ll be one till I die. –Ted Williams,
Baseball Hall of Famer

USMC Sergeant responding to the female reporter about possibly going into “harm’s way”. “Ma’am, we’re United States Marines. We ARE harm’s way”.

You’re making the wrong assumption that a Marine by himself is outnumbered.
Gen Peter Pace, 28Jul06

If I had one more division like this First Marine Division I could win this war. General of the Armies Douglas McArthur in , overheard and reported by Marine Staff Sergeant Bill Houghton, Weapons/2/5

The Marines have landed and the situation is well in hand. Attributed to Richard Harding Davis (1864-1916)

Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary. Gen. A. M. Gray, USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps

I’ve always been proud of being a Marine. I won’t hesitate to defend the Corps. Jonathan Winters, comic and Marine

The American Marines have [pride], and benefit from it. They are tough, cocky, sure of themselves and their buddies. They can fight and they know it. General Mark Clark, Army
The galleries are full of critics. They play no ball, they fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down in the arena are the doers. They make mistakes because they try many things. The man who makes no mistakes lacks boldness and the spirit of adventure. He is the one who never tries anything. His is the brake on the wheel of progress. And yet it cannot be truly said he makes no mistakes, because his biggest mistake is the very fact that he tries nothing, does nothing, except criticize those who do things.Gen. David M. Shoup USMC, MOH

The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle. Gen. John “Black Jack” Pershing, Army Commander of American Forces in World War I

I am convinced that there is no smarter, handier, or more adaptable body of troops in the world. –Prime Minister of , Sir Winston Churchill

I can’t say enough about the two Marine divisions. If I use words like ‘brilliant,’ it would really be an under description of the absolutely superb job that they did in breaching the so-called ‘impenetrable barrier.’ It was a classic- absolutely classic- military breaching of a very very tough minefield, barbed wire, fire trenches-type barrier. –Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, Army, Commander, Storm, February 1991

The Marine Corps has just been called by the New York Times, ‘The elite of this country.’ I think it is the elite of the world. –Admiral William Halsey, Navy

Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there. LtGen Victor H. Krulak, USMC, April 1965

By their victory, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the Fifth Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the Americans who served on , uncommon valor was a common virtue. –Admiral Chester W. Navy

The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. –General Alexander A. Vandergrift, USMC to the Senate Naval Affairs Committee, 5 May 1946

You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth- and the amusing thing about it is that they are. –Father Kevin Keaney, 1st Marine Division Chaplain, Korean War

The wonderful love of a beautiful maid, The love of a staunch true man, The love of a baby, unafraid, Have existed since time began. But the greatest of loves, The quintessence of loves, even greater than that of a mother, Is the tender, passionate, infinite love, of one drunken Marine for another. General Louis H. Wilson Commandant of the Marine Corps Toast given at 203rd Marine Corps Birthday Ball 1978

Lying offshore, ready to act, the presence of ships and Marines sometimes means much more than just having air power or ship’s fire, when it comes to deterring a crisis. And the ships and Marines may not have to do anything but lie offshore. It is hard to lie offshore with a C-141 or C-130 full of airborne troops.  –Gen. Colin Powell, Army, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, During Storm

A Marine should be sworn to the patient endurance of hardships, like the ancient knights; and it is not the least of these necessary hardships to have to serve with sailors. –Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery

My only answer as to why the Marines get the toughest jobs is because the average Leatherneck is a much better fighter. He has far more guts, courage, and better officers… These boys out here have a pride in the Marine Corps and will fight to the end no matter what the cost. –2nd Lt. Richard C. Kennard, Peleliu, World War II

Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share. –Captain J.E. “Ned” Dolan, USMC (Ret.) Platoon Leader E/27, Korean War

We are United States Marines, and for two and a quarter centuries we have defined the standards of courage, esprit, and military prowess. Gen. James L. Jones, USMC (CMC); 10 November 2000

You’ll never get a Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me! Capt. Henry P. Crowe, USMC; , 13 January 1943

Don’t you forget that you’re First Marines! Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you! –Col. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, USMC, rallying his First Marine Regiment near , December 1950

Gone to to fight the Indians. Will be back when the war is over. Colonel Commandant Archibald Henderson, USMC in a note pinned to his office door, 1836

Some say that we are the Spartans of current times. I would say that the Spartans are the Marines of their time.” –1stSgt Mark Gordon

USMC “is not AT war. The Marine Corps IS war”. –Anonymous Marine

Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever? GySgt. Daniel J. “Dan” Daly, USMC, near Lucy-`le-Bocage as he led the 5th Marines’ attack into , 6 June 1918

They told (us) to open up the Embassy, or “we’ll blow you away.” And then they looked up and saw the Marines on the roof with these really big guns, and they said in Somali, “Igaralli ahow,” which means “Excuse me, I didn’t mean it, my mistake”.  –Karen Aquilar, in the Embassy; , 1991

Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean. They’re aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense. They’ve got really short hair and they always go for the throat.  –RAdm. “Jay” R. Stark, USN; 10 November 1995

We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on?  –Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., , Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the assault on , 1983

The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years.  –James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy; 23 February 1945 (the flag-raising on had been immortalized in a photograph by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal)

The United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth. — Thomas E. Ricks; Making the Corps, 1997

Why in hell can’t the Army do it if the Marines can. They are the same kind of men; why can’t they be like Marines.  –Gen. John J. “Black Jack” Pershing; 12 February 1918

I come in peace, I didn’t bring artillery. I am pleading with you with tears in my eyes – But if you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all. –Marine General James Mattis, to Iraqi tribal leaders

“The first day I was at Boot Camp, I was afraid I was going to Die!
The next two weeks, my sole fear was that I wasn’t going to die! After that I knew I’d never die because I’d become so hard that nothing could kill me.” –WWI Marine Recruit, writing home.

“The {expletive} Marines have killed every living thing except the snakes and lizards!”
–[Capt. James A. Smith, US Army viewing the carnage after US Marines battled through Nasiriyah, Iraq, 24 March 2003]

For all of those that have sons or daughters at bootcamp let me pass on what I found. Let me give you a little back ground first. When my son left home he had no motivation, he was lazy, slobby, no pride, no self worth. This is the boy that got off the bus March 18th at . The man that I met on Thursdayfor parents day is AWESOME. There is no way I can describe to you all the difference. He looks different, he walks different, he talks different, he has such a sense of bearing and pride all I could do was look at him in awe. Oh yes, the training is hard, what he went through is unimaginable to any one that has not been there. They are definitely taught to be Warriors. Let me tell you the surprise of what else they are taught. My Marine son has better values, better morals, better manners than anyone I know. It is so much more than Yes Sir, Yes Mam…so much more. He cares about how he looks, he cares about what he does, and it’s not a boastful, bad ass thing. He is a true gentleman. I saw patience, and a calmness in him that I have never seen. I could never express my gratitude enough to the Marine Corps for what they have given my son. I know this, I have an 11 year old Devil pup still at home. When the time comes for his turn if I had to I would take him kicking and screaming all the way. Although I’m sure that will not happen. The hero worship I see in my younger sons eyes for his Marine brother tells me I will have two Marines in the family, and I will be one very proud mother.  –“Cybil”, Mother of a Marine writing to the myMarine Group

A Marine is a Marine.  I set that policy two weeks ago – there’s no such thing as a former Marine.   You’re a Marine,  just in a different uniform and you’re in a different phase of your life.  But you’ll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, or the hills of .  There’s no such thing as a former Marine.
General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps

Do not attack the First Marine Division. Leave the yellowlegs alone. Strike the American Army. Orders given to Communist troops in the Korean War; shortly afterward, the Marines were ordered to not wear their khaki leggings.

In my experience, Marines are gung ho no matter what. They will all fight to the death. Every one of them just wants to get out there and kill. They are bad-azs, hard-charging mothers. –From the book “American Sniper” by Chris Kyle

When Private 1st Class Edward H. Ahrens in WWII was found clutching a sword surrounded by 13 dead Japanese soldiers, his final words were “I guess they didn’t know I was a Marine.”

“The American Marine will march down the barrel of an enemy rifle for you. It continually has amazed me over the years just how good the individual Marine can be.” –Captain Paul Goodwin, USMC, No Shining Armor, 1992

“The Americans are savages. They kill everything that moves.” –Unfinished letter found on the body of a dead German soldier fighting the Marines at , WWI

The Army and the Navy are run like traditional military services. The Air Force is run like a corporation. But the Marine Corps is a religion. –Navy Admiral

It’s not a mystery.

Trump won because America CLEARLY voted for CHANGE 8 years ago.  Obama promised that change, but didn’t deliver.  A lot of people think Trump will and if he goes way overboard, then that’s the way it is. The pendulum swings; it never stops going too far.  If Obama had come across, this wouldn’t have become an issue.

And, of course, Bernie could have beaten Trump.  Hillary threw him under the bus because she’s Hillary.  So America stood up and stated AGAIN, that (1) WE WANT CHANGE, and (2) we are done with the goddamn Clintons.

Let’s fix the economy first. Stop welfare. If you want a retirement, spend twenty years in public service.  If you live in the projects, they are going to be torn down to build factories so you can have a job.

We are spending $100k a year to feed, clothe and house 3-strike violent criminals.  We need the infrastructure rebuilt.  1+1 = chain gangs.

Pardon all marijuana-related sentences.  Give all serial rapists and pedophiles a bullet in the neck. PROSECUTE CROOKED POLITICIANS.

 

I voted to:

(1) Prevent nuclear war with Russia over Crimea and Syria and the constant, endless, illegal, US military wars all over the world.  We aren’t “fighting for freedom and democracy”.  We are suppressing free will and destroying countries and millions of lives.

(2) Protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.  Most particularly, the First and Second Amendments.

(3) Maintain the sovereignty of the United States by not having an ‘open border’ policy which would, as it basically does now, allow anyone who wants to come here to just walk in.

(4) Prevent…or at least postpone…the second civil war that the US is about to have.

I have no idea whether Donald Trump will be able to accomplish anything at all, much less the things we desperately need.  But I know Dubya Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama have fucked the world up beyond description and we have to stop ourselves or the rest of the world will stop us.  It’s the President’s job to protect the country and do it safely and legally. It’s YOUR job, and yours alone, to protect yourself and your family safely and legally.

Since Obama took office, Americans have LEGALLY purchased about 250 MILLION firearms. Obama was the best firearms salesman in US history.  A few thousand dumbasses use them improperly or illegally, but the job of the police is to clean up after them and collect evidence of crimes – NOT TO STOP THEM FROM COMMITTING CRIMES.  Hopefully the police are successful in the majority of cases and bad guys go to prison.

Almost 300 MILLION people use firearms safely and legally to protect themselves and their families so the police have less crime to clean up and fewer victims to cart away for autopsy.

 

 

No matter who wins, WE LOSE.

For at least two years I have predicted a Clinton victory.  I have never called a Presidential election wrong since Kennedy but I HOPE I miss this one.  She’s an awful person and she ought to serve in prison – not the White House.  But people are stupid, so we get to choose between Clinton and Trump.  Hobson’s choice.

No matter which of them wins, America loses big.  We will go right to shit as a nation, lose our First World/Superpower status, and be consigned to the scrap heap of history.  Our economy will tank. We may have another civil war.  We will almost certainly have a nuclear war with Russia that only China can win – but that’s where we are going.

Yesterday I tried to get some world news from all the news aggregators I could find online.  There IS no news.  It’s now scripted ‘reality’ TV without the reality.  It’s all tear-jerking human interest stories.  It’s talking heads reading scripts that the conglomerate owners of the media outlets want you to hear.  It’s lies, and it’s been going on so long that people believe it. ‘Leadership by example’ has become ‘leadership by herding the sheep to the pen and fleecing them over and over’.

You can’t even GUESS at the truth anymore – you can only be fleeced. The situation that creates is that, since no one can get the truth about ANYTHING, and they KNOW everything any politician says is bullshit, they begin to make stuff up.  But they can’t even make up how bad things really are.

For instance, Hillary has Parkinson’s.  I won’t debate it.  She has it and she can’t hide it.  The question then becomes why is she running for President?  To get in the history books I presume.  But she won’t be able to serve in that office, so we’ll get Tim Kaine.  Do you know who that is?  He’s the guy who got three people to show up to his rally last week.

So what this election is, is a coup – no matter who wins.  And We The People don’t know who owns the next President.  We only know that they aren’t working for us.

IF there is any good news at all, it’s that Obama is leaving.

 

 

Hillary on October 1, 2016

It’s pretty clear to me and probably everyone else in the world that Hillary Clinton is suffering from advanced stage Parkinson’s Disease and cannot be President.  She knows she has it but intends to be President anyway – that can’t happen – at least in a sane world.

The logical solution is to bring back Bernie Sanders to replace her and hope he can beat Trump.  But, at this point, I don’t think that will happen.

I think the possibility exists that the USA will fall as the world leader within the next year or so.

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