As we close in on November 8th, that line from September song comes to mind, “the days dwindle down to a precious few…,” and I am of the opinion that Barrack Obama’s pre election statement will soon be fulfilled. We are about to see America fundamentally changed forever.
We are in the closing days of the strangest, most contentious election campaign in the history of our republic and, no matter which candidate prevails, we are in for a rocky road ahead.
On the one hand we have a “broke-ass billionaire,” a tycoon by his own admission so heavily leveraged that he has little in liquid assets. Not that I wouldn’t swap portfolios with him in a New York minute, but it’s a fact that buildings are hard to spend at the local 7-11.
This is a man with a large ego and little control over his emotions yet he has managed to defeat the best and brightest that the Republican party could marshal against him and continues to hold his own against opposition from a coalition of the mainstream press, the Democrat party and an imposing number of detractors from his own party. That he has managed to survive the process this long is in and of itself an amazing feat.
His opponent for the world’s most powerful office is, by all lights, the most corrupt person to ever run for president. Any other person with a tenth of the crimes and alleged misdeeds on their rap sheet would be doing life and a half in some supermax prison. John Gotti has been bested and the title of “Teflon Don” duly passed.
But on November 9th one or the other will be the president-elect of These United States.
When we go to the polls on November 8th we have a choice although it is one that has been obscured by so much smoke and mirrors that making a rational decision is all but impossible.
At the most basic level it comes down to the Globalists versus the Nationalists and so what we are really voting for is the difference between free trade in the style of the European Union, but on a global scale, or making an attempt to force American manufacturers to make their products in the USA or face harsh penalties designed to wipe out any financial advantage in manufacturing overseas.
There are a great many other issues at stake but solving this economic conundrum is key to finding a solution for many of the others.
I confess to having mixed emotions on the subject of Globalism. I see the many pluses but also understand that the path we are on will continue the process of leveling the playing field for the entire planet, albeit a centuries long exercise.
At the risk of sounding xenophobic, there is no advantage in Globalism and having a planet without borders for top tier nations. Simply put, if you are below the mean you will rise to average, if you are above you will sink. America is above but we are demonstrably sinking in most demographics.
A vote for a one world open market will insure that we will continue to slide toward the world average. A vote against might slow the tide, but there are no guarantees. After all the only one who seems to be espousing that outcome is a loud mouthed, trash talking, bombastic billionaire.
Whatever your choice. Vote your conscience. But vote.