posted on 10 November 2016
by Reverse Engineer, Doomstead Diner
Not Alright, ALL RIGHT.
The Repugnant Party has at last gained control of both Houses of Congress and the Executive branch, and will likely get 2 or 3 new SCOTUS picks too. You can kiss goodbye Obamacare for a start here and say Hello to more tax cuts for the rich. Kiss off environmental controls and drill baby drill. And on and on with the right wing agenda.
What promises he made to the white working class will all be broken. We won't be getting any jobs back in manufacturing for a start. A thousand mile wall with Mejico is not gonna get built, maybe an electrified fence. We're not going to be deporting all Muslims, although it will probably be harder for new ones to immigrate. We're not going to pull out of NATO and stop bombing MENA back to the stone age. He's not going to get Amerika out of debt, it will skyrocket even further until the inevitable Global Bankruptcy occurs.
On the positive side here, we're finally rid of the Clintons, at least unless Chelsea runs for office at some point. Her last name isn't Clinton anymore anyhow. I wonder how many contributions there will be to the Clinton Foundation now?
Insofar as a Left Wing goes, the FSoA hasn't had one of those pretty much since the McCarthy Era. The only thing the Democratic party is left of is the far right. The current democratic party is pretty much a complete failure having sold out to the banksters with the Clintons, although at least they had some window dressing of "concern" for the environment, which didn't do all that much good when you look back at the Deepwater Horizon, the water in Flint, the fracking ongoing every time the price of oil springs back up above $50 and the Dakota pipeline.
The infrastructure across Amerika is still decaying, and it will continue to rot until the bridges start falling down and the lights go off for good. The All Right Goobermint is not going to fix any of that. All of which indicates that at some point, a new and more Radical Left will emerge. Nature abhors a vacuum.
Millenials are now becoming the largest demographic, and by far they are the ones most screwed by the crowning of The Donald as POTUS. Also screwed though are any late stage Boomers coming into retirement years, because SS will be eviscerated along with medicaire. That probably will take a little while to play out though, hopefully I will buy my Ticket to the Great Beyond before it disappears completely. If I'm still above ground when it does die, I'll punch my own ticket and get on with a career of pushing up daisies.
For the millenials though, an early exit from the game of life generally is not the welcome relief it is for an old and broken down body. There's going to be a lot of very unhappy folks in this demographic, and when (not if) The Donald fails to "make Amerika GREAT Again" but makes it instead a whole lot WORSE, at the very least they will kick his ass out of office in 4 years, assuming the system holds together that long.
From the anti-establishment side, the one big winner in this was Julian Assange, because Wikileaks really did prove its power and swung this election by the non-stop release of e-mails demonstrating the extreme level of corruption embodied by the Clintons. Whether this gets him out of his prison in the Ecuadorian Embassy or not remains to be seen though. He's supposed to be meeting with Swedish "officials" next week on the one remaining rape charge, and even if they still want to try him on that likely Trumped up charge, I can't see Trump approving an extradition of him either for Rape or for leaking classified information. So he might as well just face it down now, and hopefully at some point jump bail and get whisked off to Mother Russia by some of Vlad the Impaler's KGB operatives. He can join Edward Snowden and they can head up the Hacking Department in the Kremlin.
Besides Putin who The Donald appears to get along with as a fellow narcissist and megalomaniac, he doesn't appear to be very well regarded by many of the other "leaders" out there, certainly not by any south of the border down in Texas all the way to the Straights of Magellan. It should be entertaining to watch as he practices the fine art of diplomacy and the "art of the deal" with these folks. One also has to wonder how often he will be hitting the "you're fired!" button on his own staff, he already axed his campaign manager on the way to the top here.
He can't fire Paul Ryan and the rest of the Repugnant establishment that don't like him too much though, so one can expect a decent amount of fireworks to occur as he uses his new position of power to try to bully through aspects of his agenda which aren't part of the Party Line, like backing out of NAFTA and making nice with Mother Russia. In general though besides those things, he's a fairly typical Repugnant, so with both houses of CONgress with these douchebags in the majority, the whole Repugnant agenda should go through pretty easily. Demodopes currently in CONgress might as well not even show up for work, nothing from their agenda is going get passed, or even make it out of committee. They're just taking up space at taxpayer expense for the forseeable future.
Anyhow, for the Kollapsnik, this is all just a show, just another manifestation of Collapse. Neither The Donald or Killary, nor Gary Johnson or Jill Stein or even Bernie Sanders could do anything to stop the inevitable collapse, although perhaps there might have been a more equitable spin down with Bernie or Jill at the helm. The Titanic is already holed though, and half the ship already under water. It's just a matter of the timeline on how fast it sinks. It probably will sink faster with The Donald steering the ship, but we'll never know that for sure. Killary probably would have sunk it pretty quick exchanging Nukes with Vlad the Impaler herself.
So, for now we can stop focusing on the sham of electoral politics we run here in the FSoA, and get back to our regularly scheduled program, the Collapse of Industrial Civilization.
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