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US election 2020 – America’s greatest tragedy

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Four years ago, as the last presidential election approached, I reported that polls suggested Trump was neck and neck with Hillary, even though mainstream media were saying she was a snap.

Also, that even if she got more votes than he did he could win via the state-by-state voting racket called the “electoral college”, and thirdly that Republican bureaucrats and thugs would intimidate voters and manipulate voting machines.

All that happened and we got the grotesque presidency of Trump and his gang of mumble-thugs.

And it could happen again this year on November 3, because while Trump has turned out to be more crooked than just about anyone predicted, so has American democracy.

Australians watching the American elections are mostly watching the polls, not the election. If you watched that ABC documentary stroll through America in which the woman Trump-lover weeps in gratitude for his concern for her country you might conclude that sincere Americans like her, plus the potbellied AK-47 wielding wanna-be biker-boys spraying spittle in the faces of those who question their right to infect the public’s space with anything and everything they god-damn want…you might conclude that this coalition represents the majority of Americans, and Trump will win again.

They are not a majority of Americans, and the election of a president and the Congress of the United States of America is not a poll of opinion; it is a bizarre and chaotic way of appointing the bosses of a multi-trillion dollar enterprise called the US Government. And now, finally, a majority of the people who think in terms of trillions of dollars, including the military-intelligence bosses, have decided that Trump and his gang are not up to the job, and are in fact bad for business.

It is America’s greatest tragedy that the first ever challenge to their Deep State has come from a poly-ignorant sociopath with an obsessive need to trash everyone else. The People may rise up behind Alexandria Ocasio Cortez in 2024, but for now, one more return to the Deep State is better than Trump II.

The Boston Globe has just published a series on plans underway to get Trump out of the White House by any means necessary, assuming there is an election, and that he loses it. I hope that the Deep State also has a plan for making a plausible election happen on November 3, and another plan for blocking Trump from delegitimizing the results either in court or by unleashing his gathering army of stormtroopers. I hope that those plans exist and that they work because (1) the Deep State is a lesser evil than Trump and (2) out of the wreckage of the virus-damaged economy a global movement to rescue the human species has a slim chance of prevailing, and (3) the Deep State is probably the only force presently capable of stopping Trump and his gang and thus giving the rest of us that slim chance.

During these last few months of the American election, if you can bear to watch at all, keep your eyes NOT on the poll numbers for Biden versus Trump (Biden will stay ahead), but on the numbers of voters disenfranchised, polling stations shut down, postal services defunded, mail-in ballots shredded, voting machines disabled, and wars threatened or waged against Iran, China, and the people that Trump calls anarcho-terrorists, also known as the justifiably pissed-off masses of America.

If these numbers turn out badly, Dog save us all.

Phillip Frazer blogs at coorabellridge.com

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  1. Phillip , why would anyone be surprised by your
    Article on the upcoming Presidential Election
    In America ? You are a Democrat to the Core .
    Republican thugs Phillip ? Have you been paying attention to whats actually happening in America
    Mate ? BLM movements ,Antifa , violence all
    Condoned by the Democrats , defunding of the Police forces .. just look at the Mayor of NY
    And the rest of the governor’s all run by the
    Democrats have the worst record for Violence
    In America ,that’s what Americans want Phillip?
    Rise up behind Alexandria Ocasio Cortez for what
    Purpose Phillip? She hates America and it’s freedoms… all lives will not matter if Biden – Harris
    Are to Win ..better still who is Harris going to pick
    For her VP .. she will not tolerate Racism from Biden. As suggested previously !! Anyway Phillip
    Trump is not perfect by any means .. however
    He has been the most Successful President
    In living memory… certainly has done more for
    The Asian, black African Americans, and the Latino races of people in American history Phillip .
    Irrefutable!! Also prior to the Pandemic the Economic turnaround by the Trump administration
    Was unprecedented !! So as Mrs Harris suggested
    Recently one of her guiding principles for the American people was …. “i deserve it , you own me”
    Charming!! And Biden i will be the most Progressive
    President in American history , dos not sound to
    Moderate to me !! Socialism once you are in
    You have to shoot your way out .. Good luck People’s.. and may God bless America!!

  2. You should be ashamed, using the DOG’S name in vain !
    As we were all aware, at least since an out of work ‘b grade ‘ actor, Reagan was installed to, very badly, read the scripts given to him, that the” leading World power” was stuffed, and this was hammered home when the Saudis attacked and destroyed Wall St’s Twin Towers . With the greatest arsenal of military might on the Planet and enough nuclear weapons to annihilate the Galaxy, America was powerless to prevent a small group ripping out it’s heart, it’s soul, as well as any pretext that America could continue dominating the World and orchestrating the destruction of any government on a whim.
    The” war on terrorism” was well and truly LOST.
    We now are all merely witnessing the inevitable fall of the corrupt and tottering American Empire.
    In this new World context it is inconsequential who is President it’s a downhill slippery-slide from here.

  3. In the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election race between a stallion and a mare the polls indicated that at the final furlong Hillary Clinton would win by a nose.

  4. . I do question if the Deep State is better than Trump. Look at what took place internationally under Obama and Joe Biden as VP, a 9 fold increase in drone strikes in the sovereign nation of Pakistan, the war in Syria was ignited and fanned, the assassination of Gaddafi and the plunging of a country, that once had the highest human development rating in continental Africa, into murderous chaos. Thousands if not hundred of thousands of innocent people died in this time. Trump is a dick, but he is an isolationist. So maybe western countries with their 50 inch TV’s and SUV’s and multi million dollar shacks, they might be better of but what of the rest of the world.

  5. I use “deep state” to mean the American version of the established power — the people & institutions that fight over how America works internally & externally. As defined by Canadian prof in his 2015 book The Deep State. Not a conspiracy theory Rod. And I agree Mark that Trump is less war-loving than Dems, but his clunkheaded cowboy capitalism is a disaster for Americans, and we’ll be collateral damage. Young Dems lining up to take over from Ol’ Joe are the best shot we got. They might redefine the deep state away from war.


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