That’s not my title. It comes from a remarkable op-ed from, of all places, the Chicago Tribune. Note that this piece IS NOT an endorsement of Donald Trump, whom it dismisses as a “vulgarian” at the gates of the political establishment. Rather, it concludes that “the American political system is breaking down,” and that the worst thing Democrats could do to the country is to allow a serial liar to get her hands on the keys to power:
As secretary of state she kept classified documents on the home-brew server in her basement, which is against the law. She lied about it to the American people. She couldn’t remember details dozens of times when questioned by the FBI. Her aides destroyed evidence by BleachBit and hammers. Her husband, Bill, met secretly on an airport tarmac with Attorney General Loretta Lynch for about a half-hour, and all they said they talked about was golf and the grandkids. … And there was no prosecution of Hillary. That isn’t merely wrong and unethical. It is poisonous. And during this presidential campaign, Americans were confronted with a two-tiered system of federal justice: one for standards for the Clintons and one for the peasants. I’ve always figured that, as secretary of state, Clinton kept her home-brew email server — from which foreign intelligence agencies could hack top secret information — so she could shield the influence peddling that helped make the Clintons several fortunes. The Clintons weren’t skilled merchants. They weren’t traders or manufacturers. The Clintons never produced anything tangible. They had no science, patents or devices to make them millions upon millions of dollars. All they had to sell, really, was influence. And they used our federal government to leverage it.
That’s a damning indictment. And that’s from a card-carrying member of the establishment news media. From the right, here’s John Derbyshire:
In the most recent American National Election Studies survey, only 19 percent of Americans agreed with the idea that the government, “is run for the benefit of all the people.” [The True and Only Lasch: On The True and Only Heaven, 25 Years Later, Fall 2016] McWilliams adds a footnote to that: The 19 percent figure is from 2012, she says. Then she tells us that in 1964, 64 percent of Americans agreed with the same statement.
So the ruling establishment no longer enjoys the consent of its subject people. A regime no longer regarded as legitimate is a regime whose time has run out. No matter which candidate wins the White House, the oligarchy is doomed, and it knows it. Tick, tock …
From the Rebellion Blog Original Story