It’s been quite the week, hasn’t it?
In the eyes of the corrupt mainstream media and their Democrat party allies, the election is over.
In the eyes of the law, and sane people with principles who still respect the law, the election outcome is still very much up in the air.
Politics is no doubt an unprincipled cesspit of power-hungry degenerates. As Alexis de Tocqueville once said:
‘I do not know if the people of the United States would vote for superior men if they ran for office, but there can be no doubt that such men do not run.’
Too true. This election, when you peel it back, comes down to a choice between a buffoon and a geriatric mobster. Be that as it may, we have to trust that the system allows the American people to decide fairly who they want to govern them.
What I have found interesting to see in the aftermath of the election is that the Trump haters have no interest in pursuing allegations of voter fraud. It’s bias over principles, emotion over rationality.
On the other hand, most Trump supporters say investigate the claims. If Biden wins fairly, so be it.
Do the claims have any substance?
Not if you consume the mainstream media. The Aussie commercial networks just run their American partners’ stories, without question. The Seven Network is aligned with NBC, Nine with ABC, and CBS owns Channel Ten.
All these networks pursued the Russia hoax story for years. The Swamp even appointed a Special Counsel to investigate Trump, and found nothing.
Yet when evidence of Biden’s corruption (family deals with Ukraine and Russia) are plain to see, the media won’t touch it!
The irony is that it builds support for Trump. Not because people like him. But because of their revulsion for the coordination of the establishment media to get their man in office, which allows the 1% to continue robbing the 99% blind.
The election showed, more than anything, that people are waking up to the scam.
As Brendan O’Neill from Spiked Online recently wrote:
‘Trump, at the time of writing, has 69.7million votes. So he has won the second-highest popular vote in the history of the American republic. That is remarkable. Far more remarkable than Biden’s very impressive count.
‘Why? For one simple reason. Trump is the man we’re all meant to hate. He has been raged against ceaselessly by the cultural elites for the past four years. Hardly any of the American media backed him in 2020. Globalist institutions loathe him. Academia, the media elites, the social-media oligarchies, the celebrity set and other hugely influential sectors have branded him a 21st-century Hitler and insisted that only a “white supremacist” could countenance voting for him. He’s the butt of every sniffy East Coast joke and the target of every fiery street protest. He’s the worst thing to happen to Western politics in decades, we’re told, by clever people, constantly.
‘And yet around 70million Americans voted for him. The second-highest electoral bloc in the history of the US put their cross next to the name of a man who over the past four years has been turned by the political clerisy into the embodiment of evil.’
As I said, people aren’t necessarily voting for Trump. They’re voting against the endemic corruption that is so prevalent in the upper echelons of our society. True, corruption has always been present in politics. Power corrupts.
But the internet has fractured the mainstream media’s grip on information. If you’re of independent mind, and prepared to look, you can find an alternative narrative to the one dished up by the 1%.
Which brings us back to voter fraud and the outcome of the election. The establishment media will tell you that Trump is a dictator and won’t let go of power. Elsewhere, the evidence is mounting of computer ‘glitches’, dead people voting, late ballots being counted, and non-resident voting.
Is it material fraud?
But that’s for a hopefully impartial legal system to decide.
The reality is that we won’t know the outcome for at least another month.
The market has priced in a Biden win and a vaccine…
The market, for now at least, has priced in a Biden win…and a vaccine.
I chatted to Jim Rickards on Tuesday (see link below for the full interview). He explained why Trump has a 50/50 chance of victory, which is obviously much larger odds than the market expects.
Who knows how the market would react to a potential Trump victory? Right now, it’s stocks up (but not the NASDAQ!) and gold and bonds down.
The vaccine is certainly good news from the market’s perspective as it will speed up the reopening of the economy. But once the euphoria dies down, we’ll be left with the stark reality of a global economy caught in a debt trap.
And for that challenge, it doesn’t matter who is in office.
Tomorrow, I’ll take a look at the Aussie market’s response to recent events. The news is good!
For now, click on the link below to hear what Jim Rickards has to say on the coming twists and turns of the still undecided US election.
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