I'm no all-out Hillary Clinton supporter, but I simply cannot understand for the life of me why Donald Trump is polling as well as he is, based on
everything he's said and done and well based on who he is and his record (other than managing to amass for himself a pile of dough).
As it sits, he appears to have closed what looked like a 10 point gap to something closer to 3-5, nationally, and things have started to tighten in
the battleground states.
He's still losing pretty bad in the electoral college context, but he appears to be moving up from behind.
I know there are a lot of ATS'ers who for some inexplicable reason support Donald Trump and his "policies" for POTUS which appears to echo what you
see over at Alex Jones' Prison Planet, which to be honest is another thing I don't get since the guy has all but stated that he'll make America into a
type of police state with him as a type of lone dictator and authority figure who alone will save the day and "fix it all" ("believe me, you just
I see it as a byproduct of the dumbing down process that really kicked into high gear during the crazy Bush/Cheney years in the wake of 9/11 (a high
precision military false flag event through and through) which sought to grow the MIC and dramatically expand the intel-security apparatus ie: do you
remember those color coded, chain-pulling warnings that would go up and down?
That period, or what just passed wherein Obama wasn't really able to save the day and largely continued to run the same ball down the field, without
doing away with or seriously altering any of the laws while failing to prosecute for war crimes ("we don't want to be looking back, but forward") or
even being able to close Guantanamo Bay, which is a legal black hole right in the heart of who and what the US is and stands for, because SOME of
those picked up during the war on terror dragnet were just bystanders in the fog of war, but who were nevertheless tortured anyway, no trial - that
period was almost over and behind us!
So we finally start to come out of that nightmare, at last, with a rising sun, if not dawning then making it's appearance after this great "dark night
of the soul" and you have this guy, Trump, shouting, that he will keep Guantanamo open and bring back the use of torture, or worse "because they can
chop of heads".
He's feeding on the fear and the anger, and the xenophobia generated from 9/11, as well as the dumbing down that's taken place, and for some strange
reason the membership of ATS have fallen for it, all the way down the line..
But wait - weren't we opposed to any sort of police state crackdown and the rise of authoritarianism in any and all forms?
I know that there's something about Donald Trump that's strangely appealing where you either love him, love him in spite of yourself, or love to hate
him. Somehow he's managed to insinuate his way into our good books by his no-holds-barred, non-politically correct, bombastic rhetoric, and studies
have shown that no matter what you think of him, you're nevertheless immediately drawn to him.
But we're supposed to be the most logical and rational and evaluative of the populace, or so I once thought..
But it's not just ATS, it's a HUGE portion of the entire American electorate, to the degree that even in spite of everything that Donald Trump has
said and done and what he's done over the years ie: Trump U etc etc to basically con and rip people off left and right for the sake of the increasing
pile of dough as the ultimate measure of success - even still, he's only 3 or 4 points behind, and starting to catch up in some of the battleground
Pretend for a moment that you're not American, and that you are not a Trump fan or supporter and just step back and take a good look at this, and by
all of this, I'm not even really talking about Hillary Clinton as a crooked witch NWO sycophant who secretly worships the devil, but about what you've
thrown in with and are on side of, which is the very thing we're been vehemently opposed to all along, the rise of authoritarianism.
I think deep down most people are like children in search of a parental figure, an authority to "make things right" and protect us from harm, and
maybe because Donald Trump is like the petulant child we all wish we could express openly, we relate to him as if to a friend and someone who's with
us in the struggle, even though there's no real indication that he gives much of a hoot about the little man or has ever done so, unless to the
glorification of Trump in some way or another.
He's a very little man, insecure, prone to getting even, temperamental; he lies and flip flops by the day, who wants to rule as if with an American
rah rah tight fist, with bare knuckles and no velvet glove of any kind.
They used to say that America was like a perfect gentleman who carries a big stick but who because of his fundamental generosity of spirit, offers
carrots whenever and wherever possible.
Virtue is power, restrained.
The rest of the world is very concerned, and it's rather disconcerting to see his poll numbers climbing and the gap closing even a bit. Even if he has
only say a 10% chance of being elected President, that's a 10% chance that the very heart and soul of the American we once knew and loved would be
stilled in so many ways it's not funny.
It almost makes me cry just thinking about it, as your friend and neighbor to the north.
Hillary Clinton isn't the perfect solution by any means or stretch of the imagination, but I for one long for that time before the nightmare started,
and if that's doable, which it is, then that radiant sun can still be seen about to rise over what I describe as an American renaissance, so in spite
of my nail biting concern (I've started biting my nails again) I for one am more optimistic than I've ever been, but in many ways my eternal optimism,
in this context, is in many ways dependant on a very decisive Trump loss, and that concerns me in and of itself, since it doesn't repudiate him and
his ilk, such that even if they form a media channel, you don't have to watch it or participate in it if you don't want to.
It looks like the Democrats will not be able to turn the House blue, so there'll still be a strong counter-balance in place, and most certainly it's
understood by now via both Trump and Sanders' campaigns, that the American people are mad as hell and they want the whole system to change to better
serve their mutual best interests with accountability and transparency, and they just don't trust Hillary Clinton to do that, so they're prepared to
throw in a man who plays the role of their big brother in a playground who will bully the bullies on their behalf, but Donald Trump's interests and
concerns are so narrow and shallow, that when it comes to representing the office of the Executive Branch of the United States of America, that's
going to be pathetic and a disaster waiting to happen right when we're on the cusp of a technological global village.
And if the CIA do run ops on crazy patsies, then if they ran one under Trump - just how far do you think he'd run with that? Is he counting on that as
a probability, hoping that they'll get on with it?
That also concerns me greatly, particularly after his immigration speech in Phoenix last night.
Trump would throw in with the most heinous evil and wicked bastards for the sake and cause of power. You know it. I know it.
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