On both sides of the Atlantic, an effective Right Wing coup has taken place.
Against expectations - and with probable criminal activity in both, Leave won the referendum in the UK and Trump became president in the USA.
What drove the sudden swing to the Right Wing?
Well, sometimes the simplest explanation is the most likely - and also the most ignored.
And we haven't really swung to the "right wing"
The criminal charges he faces and simply ignores are astounding.
They feel all their reputation being washed away
He HAD to fall - the misogyny, tax receipts, clear racism
No way could he defeat them.
And he didn't - he just ignored them.
Trump has not been exonerated of anything
He has been impeached for heavens sake!
Coming to office with a pregnant mistress, disappearing off on holiday, proroguing Parliament for no reason, withholding reports.
He has endless scandals and murky deals - any one of which should remove him and his cabinet from office
And so he avoids all consequences - by ignoring all
The people who remain are not conservatives - they do not hold right wing values.
They can't claim to as they won't hold people to account.
Not right wing politics - self destructive insanity.
And then there is the mechanism.
In both countries both leaders make mad speeches daily and the news is filled relentlessly with bad or "what the hell?" items.
Because it is.
Lisa Tolsin wrote this piece in 2017
The news cycle is being used as psychological warefare https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/president-trump-shock-awe-doctrine-n714766
What does this making us drown in this nonsense achieve?
It inures us to it - it stops us being shocked and outraged.
Whatever depravity either man comes up with, we expect it.
The expectation that they will be held to account drains away.
Neither did anything in preparation for the pandemic - although both were warned well in advance.
The red dawn emails prove Trump knew https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/us/politics/coronavirus-red-dawn-emails-trump.html
Experts inside and outside the government identified the threat early on and sought to raise alarms even as President Trump was moving slowly. Read some of what they had to say among themselves at...https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/11/us/politics/coronavirus-red-dawn-emails-trump.html
Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, stated on TV that Johnson knew in January.
That he couldn't believe they were sitting at cabinet and "no one was talking about the biggest threat heading our way"
Trump disbanded his pandemic response team https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/03/trump-scrapped-pandemic-early-warning-program-system-before-coronavirus
Predict project had identified 160 potentially dangerous coronaviruses but was wound down three months before outbreakhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/03/trump-scrapped-pandemic-early-warning-program-system-before-coronavirus
The two men are reading from the same script.
Their actions - and inaction - are near identical.
Who they blame - the same people.
And even their soundbites and speeches
It is the same playbook https://www.ft.com/content/a8cc15d8-e35a-11e9-9743-db5a370481bc
No one is even pretending that Brexit will be a success anymore.
We are going to "crash out" because Gove says so.
Despite it being the opposite of everything he said before.
Despite Parliament being bypassed
Not right wing - because it is enormous SELF harm.
And America is the same.
Because the same playbook is being used against us both.
To understand, you have to know about this https://twitter.com/Samjaneevans/status/1273879612624441344?s=20
They see them as net profit generators.
This is the irony of the Black Lives Matter and the "Right Wing" All Lives Matter.
The first is for equality, the second is a tool to make it a human argument.
When you view an entire nation as productive/non productive units - and not humans - you have become utterly detached from the world.
The top of the tree - a money tree in this case.
They control huge amounts in multiple nations.
So it really isn't about sovereignty https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/21/world-26-richest-people-own-as-much-as-poorest-50-per-cent-oxfam-report
If you are not a Sci Fi geek, here is the Wiki page.
A few of the richest people on the planet pursue space.
But these people have real power over sovereign states.
The disparity of money is now greater than the CEO and the workers.
In many cases it is the CEO's richer than entire countries.
People this rich make sure their people are in the ear of the people - it was always so.
But the checks and balances of the democratic systems meant not controlling them.
We are past that now - the safeguards are bypassed
The agents of the money are now in the machine.
And they are adding more.
Making sure the product paid for makes the moves wanted.
A baby sitter in a way. Or a handler if you prefer https://twitter.com/The_ChrisShaw/status/1273557458439503872?s=20
Nor how he is paid for that matter https://twitter.com/celticmaid4/status/1273669567018151939?s=20
David Hencke reveals that the UK Government's COVID-19 contract with the data surveillance firm owned by Donald Trump-backer Peter Thiel was approved under an obscure statutory instrument.https://bylinetimes.com/2020/04/22/palantir-coronavirus-contract-did-not-go-to-competitive-tender/
With unelecteted SPADS controlling decisions and awarding contracts (without due process),
That has effectively closed down Parliament
NOT convened the Intelligence and Security Committee
Stopped the Petitions committee
Stated it will not seek a Brexit transition extension (even though it is glaringly obvious it is needed)
Failed to deliver anything it said it would - PPE, no borders, deal with EU, track & trace
Shredding all respect on the international stage,
Begging for a trade deal with the USA
Certainly not a glowing legacy of success.
So what IS the benefit for these politicians?
What do they get out of this?
Politicians I disagree with - but count as honourable - have walked away.
Those that remain have no values they hold true to - no morals.
They are willingly made to look fools and tell easily overturned lies.
They have no self respect or integrity.
In real time we see ministers debase themselves.
So the inanities they spout must have purpose - just not for the public good.
Their payout must be personal.
And again - it comes to money.
The constituency boundaries will be re-drawn.
It will make seats more secure.
That will be paid for many years by taxpayers.
So they are rewarded.
Not by representing their constituents - just milking them.
Has anyone has an alternative?
I do not se any of that from those in power now.
And if they are not there for the honour?
Then they must be there for the shilling.
That is their benefit.
They are not going to deliver a "bright new future" for all.
The words say they will - their actions speak the truth.
They are a vehicle to deliver on the vehicle that was Brexit.
Its purpose was to weaken and destabilise the EU.
And make no mistake, the EU is weakened by the loss of the UK.
Not just our money either
Which is why it is being systematically destroyed in the eyes of the world now.
Also why we see so many trade deals with the EU coming through - Japan & Vietnam for instance
Those with money do not want the South Americas aligned with the EU - environmental controls, standards and human rights would have to be observed.
That costs, and reduces profit
And this is the big driver - control of the resources.
Which is why the next big vehicle will be "Clexit" - a push to row back on environment agreements and actions.
Obviously, continuing with fossil fuels will have catastrophic effects - islands will be lost and coastal areas destroyed.
Which is why it is important to remember Market Fundamentalism
And the money men don't care - they already have their safe places and bunker to go to.
New Zealand recently stopped the rich buying land and building these there.
Parliament is simply an office to tick a box to agree with the Market Fundamentalists running the USA cartel.
The UK ceases to be the balance between the EU and USA and becomes the border instead.
Their purpose now is to ensure the break with the EU, neuter Parliament from opposition, and to maintain a strangle hold on it for themselves by gerrymandering
Elections will still take place in the years to come, but will be as meaningful as the Chinese and Russian elections.
Like a massive conspiracy theory - which is how it is dismissed by those implementing it and their supporters.
But in fact any system where there are only 2 players will go this way if integrity is lost.
When this has happened in the past, the narcissist at the top has been toppled.
The people controlling this game are purposely not visible
Anyone reading this thread hoping I will point to the mastermind?
If you can see them, its not them.
Some people - like @carolecadwalla - have got close.
You can tell by the huge efforts put in to destroying her.
But Cambridge Analytica, SCL, Arron Banks etc are the tools used to deliver.
Matthew Elliot is likely further up the chain.
But there is no single person at the top.
This is a super cartel.
I know this is all depressing - but their actions do mean we also see the weakness in their plans
Keeping us off balance and distracted is so that we don't stop them.
Which means they believe we can.
And I have some thoughts on how.