Divisiveness getting worse

Well, the general election has been over for a couple of months now.  At this point you would think that everyone would come together and work toward a better tomorrow. Wrong!!  Seems like The Powers-To-Be (read Big Money) don’t want that and won’t allow it.

Big Money had already decided that they wanted Hillary Clinton in the White House and they didn’t care what the American people wanted. After all, the American voter was only needed to give the allusion of democracy.

They knew that they had a large number of “sheep” (those that vote the way their private political party tells them to and can’t  support their choice without using the political party’s talking points) to give them a good chance of getting their candidate into the White House.

After causing the elimination of the one candidate on the Democratic Party side and pretty much abandoning the opposition candidates (GOP) they were confident of keeping power. With Trump as the nominee they were still comfortable that Hillary would win while Donald would cause the opposition’s “sheep” to stay home.
Well, it didn’t work that way. There weren’t enough Democratic “sheep” concentrated in enough key states to carry the Electoral College.   Large numbers of the expected Democratic “sheep” stayed home. Even if the Republican “sheep” didn’t stay home in sufficient quantities, many voted for Donald voted for him because he didn’t represent Big Money interests. If he will or won’t in the future is yet to be seen. Let’s see what he does with the Congressional leadership, which we know is deep in the pockets of Big Money.
Americans decided to rebel against Big Money interests by voting for the candidate who was only running to insure Hillary’s victory. But their intentions may have been righteous but the results did little to change anything.  The voters should not only rebelled against the Big Money’s choice of candidates, but they should have ignored the rules that Big Money established (i.e. third party candidates were invalid and a waste of their vote, etc.).
The divisiveness in this country got worse after the election. They got the candidate they didn’t want and they are going to use havoc & dissenting in this country to get things back under their control. And they will be using the “sheep” to do the dirty work for them.  Once Donald “toes” the line with Big Money the divisiveness and agitation will miraculously go away. It did for Barack Obama…it will for Donald Trump.
But right now, as with Obama’s initial election as President you have person’s deep in the shadows working to undermine democracy and the will of the people. As with Obama’s first term, The Money is funding and ratcheting up the rhetoric to try to destroy Trump’s Presidency.
Let me be clear, I have no great love of Donald Trump.  The man is a buffoon and performing monkey. He only has an interest in himself. THAT is where he clashes with The Big Money. He doesn’t care to protect their interests, just his own.  Like with Barack Obama,  who was more interested in the first 100 days of his term to protect the interest of the country over The Big Money’s interest, Big Money will divide this country as many times and into as many opposing groups as necessary in order to insure the American voter is completely powerless in order to allow them to do whatever Big Money wants to do.  They would then face little to no opposition because everyone would be too busy fighting among themselves.
As I said, I don’t care about Trump one way or the other.  He’s just a performing buffoon. But I do care about the office of the President. Imagine, if you will, if all those who opposed Big Money, The Oligarchy, The Establishment, and/or Beltway Insiders had put their political affiliations aside and actually talked to each other, can you imagine how different the election could have turned out?  That this group of people could have come together to select their own people that more closely represents their values, principles, and beliefs and not The Oligarchy’s. That this group would not allow themselves to be divided into “us” and “them” and could have stood up to the oppressive Oligarchy.
There is only one “us” vs. “them” scenario…the “us” is the 99% average American and “them” is the 1% wealthy, powerful Elites.
I am neither Republican nor Democrat, I am an American.
I am neither gay, lesbian, or transgender, I am a human being.
And I am a citizen of The United States of America.  And as such I have rights…as do all Democrats, Republicans, gays, lesbians, transgenders, males, & females. The Oligarchy should not be allowed to splinter this country in order to benefit from the ensuing chaos.

Making A Deal With The Devil

A great example of someone making a deal with the devil just happened recently. What was it you ask? Elizabeth Warren endorsed Hillary Clinton. Warren has been a vocal opposition to the practices of Wall St and Corporations. Warren has been a vocal proponent to the re-installation of Glass-Steagal. Warren has been a vocal opposition to the excesses of the Billionaire Class, a proponent of increasing the minimum wage & closing the inequality gap, and supporter to the repeal of Citizens United.

Bernie Sanders’ supporters have used Elizabeth Warren’s quotes to make their points as to what Bernie stands for and what they support.

Elizabeth Warren has been a supporter and proponent of everything Hillary Clinton has opposed at the start of her Presidential bid campaign. Hillary Clinton has a history of supporting everything that Elizabeth Warren opposes. I thought that Warren’s beliefs and values were more closely aligned with Bernie Sanders than with Hillary Clinton. So, why did Elizabeth Warren endorse Hillary Clinton? What was Elizabeth Warren offered for her endorsement of Clinton? We know what she gave up…her integrity. We can only hope that she didn’t lose much more than she gained but we don’t think so.

Doing what she did, for whatever reason may cause progressives to seriously doubt her motives and actions in the future and cost her their support. I hope she doesn’t use the lame excuse of wanting to keep Trump out of the White House. That reason is lame for the reasons I’ve outlined before. And some of us will make sure that Warren and everyone else does not forget what she did. Did she give in to political blackmail? All we can do is wait and see what happens in the future regarding Warren’s Payday Loan Regulation. Will the Dem Party now support her efforts? Will the ongoing assault on the CFPB suddenly cease?

Susan Sarandon weighing in on Elizabeth Warren’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton.

We know from the German Legend of FAUST that deals with the devil never work out well for those that make those deals with the devil. We’ll just have to wait and see.