Successful capitalists are men whose main focus is on making money. Now and then, a few may be tempered by some religious, patriotic, or cultural consideration. That is not true of the global capitalists who are the de facto rulers of the people of the United States.
For them, politics is not protecting the welfare of the people. They feel no patriotism, no sentiment for the commonwealth of their fellow citizens (us).
For them politics means securing profitable favours from government.
Face the facts. Ignore ephemeral issues. The global capitalists, as the events of recent weeks make clear, own the government and society of America--- lock, stock and barrel. They, through their willing lackeys, own both political parties, the bureaucracy, the police, the judiciary, the military, the media, the educational establishment, effective street mobs, and most of the clergy and local and State governments.
Us Deplorables are disposable people. With the bottomless supply of impoverished Third World labour, they have no interest in even keeping us alive. There is considerable evidence that they or planning for our disappearance. So much for Heritage Americans. The new world of global capitalism has no need of our old-fashioned ideas of freedom and self-government.
Freedom of speech and press for all practical purposes no longer exist. A couple of shallow rich boys can prevent the elected President of the United States from speaking to the people. Nobody ever voted for them but they never doubt their right to control the country. My family on both sides goes back to the 1600s in America. My words are monitored by a few Hindu imports hired by the rich boys. Dissidents can be shut off and personally destroyed without any remedy. The new executive will certainly press for the tools to make “hate criminals” of any who disputes the official state of things.
The purpose of law is no longer to administer justice but to protect de facto power. They have no interest in suppressing falsehood. Their goal is to suppress damaging truths. There is not yet the 3 a.m. breaking down of the door, but otherwise we have a full-fledged Communist regime. Forget the silly Republican fraud about fighting socialism. The capitalists and the government are already so deeply wedded in mutual profitability that “free enterprise” and “socialism” make no sense.
Donald Trump aroused a great wave of dissident sentiment because the core American people are desperate for a champion. He failed in every way. He does not understand the battle he was in. He did nothing for his people. He has effectively betrayed us, with calamitous results. We deplorables are in every way worse off now than if Hillary had been elected. She would have aroused opposition. Trump’s most recent declaration that his people will not be harmed under the new regime is a ridiculous lie, like all his other promises.
There are a lot of us, but we have no leaders, no plan (except stupid counter-productive rallies), no program, no organisation, no control of any social institution. Our only slight and short-term hope is that the new power wielders will, for their own purposes, try to quiet things down.
Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews