NOV.9, 2016 -- 02.35 AM - THE US EASTERN TIME:
DONALD TRUMP IS PROCLAIMED THE PRESIDENT ELECT OF THE UNITED STATES.
But let's talk seriously: what can we expect now?
Personally, I felt a relief. I'm aware it hurts many people to read this, but precisely because of observing America FROM OUTSIDE, I understood long ago that Hillary is a lying b*tch gone crazy beyond any capacity of reasoning. Yes, she IS a capable and resourceful person -- to do evil. I'm sure she would betray all of her commitments the very day of assumption. All that she had picked up from Bernie's campaign already WAS a piece of toilet paper. All of her domestic promises would be reduced down to the level of "strictly needed" -- desirably nothing -- in sacrifice to the Global War agenda the main purpose of which is to maintain the Establishment. And every administration of the "traditional" Establishment Party needs an enemy to be maintained as such for a while so to keep pumping the money up the Corporate Top. Barack Obama failed to change it.
I identify myself the closest to this.
The enemy Hillary had chosen was Russia, and she had reached the point of no return upon it. Corporate money and profits were bet on it with guarantee of a secure profit, military arms were ready. The fact that both sides have nuclear weapons resounded louder in RUSSIAN press precisely; but Hillary like didn't care. And months ago I saw a few articles in Russian Internet (here is one) saying that Americans don't realize that Hillary was taking them to the abyss. It wasn't just Putin, it was a concern in RUSSIAN PUBLIC OPINION. As for the stories -- true or not-- of Putin interfering with American elections - well, Clinton Foundation received an input of money from Russia too via an uranium deal. Clinton Foundation-- an international crime cartel as the article linked about HAITI and comments show -- received money from everybody, notably from Saudis (there's been pieces about it on OEN).
So, the relief I feel must be felt now in Russia and in a good share of the world. Yes, I would prefer Jill Stein and certainly so would the world had it known her. However, the risk of a global nuclear holocaust is now (apparently) gone or strongly diminished. Good for Americans! An act of sanity!
Hillary and Trump were the opposite to one another on domestic and international issues. But Hillary's "kinda" social-democrat domestic agenda had two strong points against it: first, war abroad ALWAYS strikes back. You can accuse the other guy of "provocation" (the Tonkin incident), but if you get involved yourself into a mess, don't expect to stay unharmed. And second is a lesson that could be learnt from George W. Bush's administration no less: and that is that the mechanism of driving the economy upon deficit spent on war doesn't work anymore. Had Hillary chosen simply to ignore it or had she some wild "backup plan" prepared for an eventuality of another 2008 (surely involving another "bailout", maybe a selective one) -- possibly it will be known in the months to come.
Trump's racism has no excuse and it cannot be tolerated. But the fact that he is an ignorant in politics opens the (theoretical) possibility for him to learn on the road -- and for you, folks, TO TEACH HIM. This option was closed down with Hillary (here I repeat a few things I wrote in comments in recent months).
So, THE WORST THING THE PROGRESSIVES CAN DO NOW is TO TURN THEIR BACKS OR TO DECLARE WAR ON TRUMP. Yes, positions have to be maintained, and clashes with all the racists who supported Trump from the day one could become harsh and even literally violent. But if the President opens the channels for communication and negotiation they are NOT to be dismissed. It's clear that especially the first 100 days of Trump's Presidency are going to be a total chaos: everyone from sky-top to street-bottom will be demanding something, and maybe even the best thing for the President to do will be to shout: "Everybody just shut up! Speak up one by one!" -- and if YOU will be offered a chance, then DON'T MISS IT.
A HEAVY effort must be put into convincing the President to switch from the project of the Wall to discussion of a migration reform. YES, this issue IS related to foreign interventions the purpose of which is to disguise what's going on behind the scene and to protect the moneyed sponsors of terrorism, as well as to "Free Trade Agreements" which Trump wants to revise or to turn down -- and this aspect IS progressive. Hillary had first backed the FTAs, now during the campaign she spoke against, but finally she would have done what the Corporate Feuds would have told her to do.
The point here is that if the countries are left alone, peoples let to fix them by themselves -- a logic that a child understands -- then the immigrants will stop jumping over the borders and/or rafting over the seas. "They cannot survive without our help", "WE won't be safe without intervening" -- all these are racist excuses that were upheld in this campaign by HILLARY CLINTON. Trump's supporters just want immigrants OUT -- fine, but the latter ones also will have their own countries BACK, and if you, people, want to keep importing coffee, chocolate, orange juice, bananas, then you'll have to negotiate equal-to-equal.
THE PURPOSE OF THE VERY EXISTENCE OF THE WTO MUST BE SWITCHED FROM THE PURSUIT OF THE FREE TRADE TO THE NEGOTIATION OF THE EQUILIBRIUM BETWEEN FREE TRADE AND PROTECTIONISM. INTERVENTIONISM MUST BE ABANDONED. AN INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE NEGOTIATED IN PARALLEL TO ALL OF IT.