Humanity can’t expect to improve its lot when it places its hopes in immoral ‘leaders’.
That was me who said that. In all seriousness, though, that’s the predicament we all find ourselves on this planet: Who will we choose as our global leaders?
The USA has always pride on being the ‘shining beacon of hope of the world’, the example to be followed towards a society of free, wealthy and healthy men and women and children. The example we have given the world today is of how to achieve the opposite.
All over the world there are now politicians imitating our first lewd president in all his immoral regalia. That’s the first of three signs of the end of American exceptionalism.
(That word, “opposite“, is significant in describing where humanity is heading to; I use it through out this post.)
Trump’s example didn’t happen serendipitously. Nations are in a state of collective chaos, politically, economically, morally…Trump is the most egregious evidence that this is the condition in the USA too. Americans have always seen themselves as apart from the rest of the world, haven’t they?
But they have officially joined the rest of the planet in its maddening race to the bottom of the cesspool. Trump’s followers, including the zombie American Left who supports him, say that the appalling conflict of interest of him mixing his personal business with that of running our government, is not big deal.
Anyway, that chaos has been slow-cooking for the last 50 years, and the master cook’s name is Globalism.
The American consumers eating this cook’s garbage elected the Apprentice guy to do their job for them, to tell the GOP’s members who didn’t support him “You are fired”. Poor things; they have no contact with reality except through ‘reality TV‘.
I italicized “GOP’s members’ because his followers are not complaining about him filling his cabinet with ultra-right wing Wall Street and globalists men; the opposite of what they elected him to do.
Despite the above, the ‘end of American exceptionalism’ comes courtesy of the globalists, not of Trump or the deplorables. They own this orange mess; they know it too. That’s the second sign of the end of our claim to ‘exceptionalism’, that the globalists know they gave us the Trump virus that sickened this nation and, effectively, destroyed the ‘exceptional’ image.
Continuing with the ‘cooking’ metaphor, our master cook, Larry Summers, knows exactly what’s wrong with his recipe:
Donald Trump’s rise goes beyond his demagogic appeal. It is a reflection of the political psychology of frustration – people see him as responding to their fears about the modern world order, an outsider fighting for those who have been left behind.
And they see the disintegration that accompanies global integration, as communities suffer when big employers lose to foreign competitors.
That last one is very spicy: “the disintegration that accompanies global integration‘. That is a beautiful example of dialectic logic, the unity of opposites or contraries. He is telling the nature of globalism: a major contradiction in that it benefits a few but controls everybody’s way of life. It explains regular folks contradictory behaviors. It’s like a bad marriage: can’t live with him, can’t live without him.
The reader surely can see who gets the end of the stick in that quote. It is valid to say that globalism benefits only a few, or the opposite statement, few benefit from globalism. Our master cook agrees:
a project carried out by elites for elites with little consideration for the interests of ordinary people
With a recipe like that, it’s a matter of time when you will have to close the kitchen.
Elites can continue pursuing and defending integration, hoping to win sufficient popular support — but… this strategy may have run its course.
Globalism is kaput, it has caused all the havoc humanity can tolerate without violently revolting against it by sticking globalists’ heads in the proverbial pitchforks. The globalists have armaments against pitchforks, though. That’s the way they are going to protect themselves from the “angry voters”.
Trump is the evidence that “this strategy” has run its course. He is not the shining hero coming to rescue humanity, he is the opposite. He is like one of the horsemen of the apocalypse coming to deliver the last blow to humanity. But don’t say that to his local and worldwide followers.
We saw during the primaries and presidential election this man’s true character. He is amoral, his goal in life is to amass as much profit as he can, without any moral considerations. Well, you saw the picture, I don’t need to dwell on it.
The point is: Humanity can’t expect to improve its lot when by placing its hopes in immoral ‘leaders’.
I propose to you that this global crisis will continue for the next 20 years, at least; and it will get worse before it starts to subside. Citizens will continue acting and moving in opposite direction of their own self interests, as I have tried to show here.
Trump will drag our nation to the swamp; with him, there’s no other path but to the bottom. The owners of the media conglomerate, the Murdoch’s, the Jeff Bezos’, the Bloomberg’s, the Mortimer Zuckerman’s and the Carlos Slim’s (owns The New York Times) of the world will make sure you keep moving to the bottom and against your own interests. That’s what they did when they gave you ’emails scandal’ 24/7 so you would feel repulsed by Hillary Clinton and vote against her. That’s what happened, didn’t it?
These media’s corrupt souls decide what you read, how to read it, and how to react to what they feed you. In that way they will guide your actions like master puppeteer. More contradictions: Trump called them “lying media”, implying they publish propaganda; the people agreed with him, but continue to trust the dishonest media”.
The only way I see the USA regaining its place as that beacon of hope is if its citizens intelligently rise to confront both Trump and the globalist oligarchy. But I don’t have much hope for that. The American people is still in love with capitalism and with globalism. I have described how they act in opposition to what they say they want.
The media and the intellectually spent American Left have convinced the masses that the problem is not Trump or the globalists but the Clinton’s. They too own that virus.
To that effect, Sanders, some Democrats and the Leftists are trying to convince GOP republicans in the Electoral College to vote for another republican, Kasich! That’s the third sign we lost our prestige as leaders of the world.
With that display of intellectual dishonesty, the so-called leftists are telling us ‘don’t count on us to guide you or to give you the best thought out political analysis‘.
America has lost its place as example to humanity. Who will claim that torch in the near future?