Saturday, October 22, 2016

What's Next?

Donald Trump has the ability to get headlines written about him every day. According to Joel Silberman, writing in attn:, it doesn't matter to Trump whether he's getting attention with good news or bad news, and as the presidential race winds down Trump's behavior suggests he is actually preparing things for what he plans to do after the election, which is to catapult the anger and resentment that fueled his campaign, and will only get worse after the election, especially if his supporters think it was stolen, into a movement and/or some kind of media empire.

Trump's son in law, i.e. Ivanka Trump's husband, real estate investor Jared Kushner, owns the New York Observer and has been in touch recently with  investors who specialize in media deals, and former Fox News chief Roger Ailles might be part of the scheme, Silberman writes.

I'll add that it's been reported that Ailles has been informally advising Trump in his campaign and that The Observer is a New York City weekly described as being in the "upper minor leagues" of the media world by its former food critic, Joshua Stein, who resigned when the paper endorsed Trump.

There's a lot of anger out there alright, and the working class people on the right side of the  political spectrum aren't going to stop and think about the good of the country before they embark on their four to eight year mission to express their hatred of Hillary and undermine her legitimacy and her presidency. And Republicans in congress will aid and abet that as they try to block everything she puts forth, possibly even any Supreme Court nomination she might make, because, as I reported a few posts ago, it's what works for them electorally and allows them to hold on to the considerable power they wield.

You can't solve anger and hatred. You can't talk someone out of it. The only thing you can do is replace it with something else. Hillary Clinton has begun to try to unite the country, it's being reported. You could see it in some of her comments in the final debate the other night. Traditionally though, politicians and leaders have united people by getting them wrapped up in things like fear of invasion and war hysteria. Clinton has repeatedly said she wants to escalate the wars in the Middle East and has been in the forefront of starting the new Cold War against Russia. It's going to be a fun time coming up. A grim time.

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