Liz said you
would like my opinion on the election.
First, I would say I am greatly humbled that you would ask. I typically do not speak in favor or against
political candidates as a matter of upbringing in the military, the military being,
by mandate, if not in fact, apolitical.
That said, I do believe that this election is
critically important to our country. Let
me first give the reasons why I believe it to be so important before detailing
my political leanings.
1. The world is certainly at a critical
transition point. All nations are
over-indebted, as are private institutions.
The situation has
only grown worse since the recession begun in 2008. The too big to fail institutions have grown
larger, their debt greater, and their systemic risk more ominous. The same can be said of the U.S.
government debt. (As a note, Deutchbank has approximately 42 TRILLION dollars of
derivatives exposure). The only thing that
has kept us out of a collapse is central bank manipulation, which means that
the normal price discovery mechanisms in the market are completely broken. We no longer exist in a free market system
because the mechanisms of the free market have been short circuited by central
banks attempting to prevent the inevitable, at least until a time of their
choosing. The inevitable is a market
crash. We are, undoubtedly, in an equity
bubble. Central banks are attempting to
perpetuate this bubble for reasons not fully knowable, but the result will
simply be a greater correction. We are
at a demographic collapse where the baby boomer generation is scaling back on
spending, their peak spending years being past.
This will have an inevitable impact on the economy, and it is occurring
worldwide. There is not another
generational cohort immediately behind this generation to continue the
consumption necessary to prevent a significant impact on economies worldwide.
This being said,
I believe we are entering a period of deflationary depression. How we address this challenge is critical to
one’s decision on who’s policies are most likely to
help us weather this impending economic storm.
2. The geopolitical challenges the world faces
are both daunting and seemingly implacable.
The BRIC nations (Brazil,
Russia, India, China, South
increasingly threatening the politico-economic order which the U.S.
has enjoyed since 1972 when Nixon dissolved the gold standard. At that point, and ever since, America
has enjoyed a remarkable position of owning the premier reserve world
currency. This era is coming to a close,
which closure, or alteration, will have severe repercussions for our economy
and, with that, our influence in world affairs.
Nations are increasingly opting for commodity sales in other than dollar
based exchanges. This removes the
worldwide demand for dollars, making it ever more difficult, without
repercussions, to print the same. Our
preeminent position as the printing press of the world is coming to an end –
possibly. This must be understood in
relation to the ongoing crises occurring in the Middle East.
is fighting to perpetuate a system which the community of nations is rejecting
– dollar and U.S.
hegemony. Frankly, I believe there are
entities which are pushing the world toward chaos so that they can create a new
order. That said, in the near term,
there are existing constituencies which are attempting to preserve their
positions. In that regard, the Middle
East has been and is about energy access and strategic access. Quatar and Israel,
and the U.S.,
want to control energy exports through the Middle East
to Europe. This
is both an economic, money making, goal as well as a
goal to wean Europe off of Russian energy
dependence. The Islamic pipeline concept
is competing with the Qatari pipeline concept.
The relation to the dollar is that so long as we control the commodity,
we control how it is purchased.
3. Societal breakdown – we are witnessing,
daily, a collapse of social structures and norms which both bind us to eachother and keep us from tearing ourselves apart. Principle to this binding is our
Constitution. The seminal ideas,
articulated in this document, are under constant attack. The NDAA of 2012 in essence destroyed the fifth amendment, and quite possibly the first. The FBI failure to prosecute Hillary has
certainly helped to destroy the U.S.
citizen’s respect for the rule of law.
The disrespect for our law enforcement has led to cities in
geopolitical, and societal collapse are the dangers we face. In light of these, where do the pretenders to
the throne lie in regards to their ability to help us avoid the same?
Hillary promises more of the same. Raise
taxes on the wealthy, although 48% of the U.S.
population pays no effective federal income tax. Almost one half of the population has no skin
in the game. This has nothing to do with
fairness and all to do with getting votes.
We cannot fix our economic problems by more heavily taxing our most
successful citizens. We DO have a debt
problem, and that problem cannot be solved by higher taxes on the rich. We need to stimulate our economy to produce
more. We don’t make anything
anymore. How do you stimulate the
economy? Make it produce more. How do you make it produce more? Bring back the producers! Trump’s corporate tax reductions will bring a
flood of corporate producers back to the U.S.. This is the single biggest difference between
Trump and Hillary – bring production back to the United
In that regard, Hillary is in the tank for the TTP and TTIP. These are a disaster for U.S.
competitiveness, as well as sovereignty.
Hillary is the architect of our failed policies in the Middle East. Her machinations have brought nothing but
chaos and disaster to Libya,
Syria, and Europe. The turmoil we see in Europe
due to the refugee problem is squarely at Hillary’s feet. We have equities in the Middle East. They have been ill served by Hillary, unless
one views these equities as sowing chaos.
Disaster is eponomous with her tenure as
Secretary of State. We DO need to break
the Shia bridge. We DO need to benefit from the blood and
treasure we expensed to control this region, rather than give it over to Iran
and Russia. We do need to provide Europe
with an alternative to Russian energy.
We DO need to control nuclear proliferation in the area. We DO need to maintain critical alliances,
for instance, with Turkey. Hillary’s record, in all of these areas, is
nothing but disastrous. Not considering
her clearly illegal actions in providing material support to terrorists, her
actions as Secretary of State have resulted in disasters in Libya, Syria, and
Europe – unless you consider sowing anarchy and chaos across the globe as a good
Social – Hillary
is all about Black Lives Matter. On its
face, this sounds innocuous. Of course black lives matter. Lives matter.
The unreported truth is that thugs, funded by George Soros,
are being bussed in to metropolitan areas to instigate riots. This is not to say that there are not
unjustified police uses of force, but rather that there are entities which are
seeking to use perceptions of injustice to sow discord rather than to seek
peace. Hillary is exacerbating and
instigating social discord for political advantage.
All of the above
is background. The obvious foreground is
that Hillary Clinton is an obvious felon.
She is, if not pathological, an inveterate liar. If I had done what she did, I would still be
in jail. There just seems to be a
different system of justice for our political elite. If I were not married to the land and my
wife’s family, were Hillary to win, I would go to another country.
If she wins:
court which will even further eliminate our liberties
dissolution of the rule of law
foreign influence in our political process
In short, Hillary is a disaster for the United