Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Are You a Polpulist or an Elitist?

We have heard Hillary Clinton and others disparage Sanders and Trump as populists. I thought you might like to know what these terms really mean and why they dislike populism.

Merriam Webster - Populist.  The dictionary definition of populist.

1:  a member of a political party claiming to represent the common people; especially often capitalized :  a member of a United States political party formed in 1891 primarily to represent agrarian interests and to advocate the free coinage of silver and government control of monopolies
2 :  a believer in the rights, wisdom, or virtues of the common people.

Merriam Webster - Elitist. The dictionary definition of Elitist. 

1. leadership or rule by an elite
2. the selectivity of the elite; especially :  snobbery <elitism in choosing new members>
3. consciousness of being or belonging to an elite

In the end one is either a populist or an elitist. The fact is that the media, academia, corporatists and globalists are all elitist and if you disagree with them then they view you as ignorant and a populist, part of the great unwashed masses. The fact of the matter is that elitists do not like democracy, nor do they believe in the popular vote. They believe you should listen to you betters and do what you are told. That is what the Sanders and Trump candidacies were really about.

Search the terms "danger of populism" and you will find hundreds of articles that all come down to the establishments fear of democracy. The fact of the matter is that the establishment is elitist and does not want to hear from the population unless it is to say yes to our masters. Super delegates and other attempts to subvert the popular vote are elitist and those who engage in such activities detest the average person and see them as inferiors.

The vast majority of people go along with the system and accept their lives with little complaint; but, when it is upended too much they get resentful. That is what we have been seeing for the past decade since the elites decided to crash the economy to their advantage. Globalism is an elitist philosophy to further diminish your vote. The rejection of this type of tyranny was seen in the Brexit vote and the elitists are afraid that a Trump presidency would further weaken their stranglehold on the decision making process. Understand the terms and when someone talks bad about populism remember that means they are anti-democratic and elitist.

So, what do populists and elitists believe at this time. Well, populists believe in national sovereignty, they believe in the right of the people to ultimately make the decisions about under what type of law they will be governed, they believe that all people shall be subject to the same law rather than preference for one over the other and they believe we should all benefit when the country does well. Elitists believe that we should eliminate all borders, that people should not decide what the rules are; but, that your betters should and that the rules should be different if you are part of the system. It is not just about money.

You cannot join the Bohemian Grove just because you can pay the fee, you cannot attend the Bilderberg Meetings just because you have money or are an elected official, you cannot join the CFR and attend it's meetings just because you have money or are an elected official, you cannot be a member of the Tri-lateral Commission just because you have money or are an elected official. There are many organizations deciding what is best for you that you cannot earn your way into unless you will support their agenda. These organizations are all undemocratic and many of your elected officials participate in them without telling you what is discussed. They will say it is kept secret so that people can talk freely, in a democracy we should all talk freely and hear what the other side has to say, that makes for an informed populace.

In case you are wondering, liberals can be elitists and conservatives can be elitists, it knows no party or philosophy and exists within them all. Elitists can be religious in nature or atheistic in nature, all groups can choose to be run by elitists or by the majority. The way to know if you are an elitists is to ask yourself a very simple question, if I were in charge would I seek to impose my will on others and nit care if the majority of us disagreed with my choices. Basically what we are seeing from Washington which has sold out to corporate and moneyed interests.

The 2016 Vice Presidential Debate

I did not watch it, I watched something entertaining instead. I didn't watch it because I already know that I don't want either of them to ever be president. I wrote about them weeks ago and nothing has changed. It also does not matter. Presidential debates rarely effect the outcome and Vice Presidential debates almost never. You might want to know that both Vice Presidential candidates favor the free trade deals and tax rules that benefit companies that outsource to other countries, I have no use for either of them.

What I did watch afterwards was The Young Turks (a socialist website that wants Hillary to win; but, would have preferred Sanders) and Stephen Colbert on tonight's show. The Democratic VP, Kaine, must have done really badly because even they conceded that Kaine did a really bad job. Truth is, it doesn't matter, I doubt many watched or that it will effect the outcome of the race. Let's say Kaine did the worst ever and Pence did the best ever, will that change your vote? Do you really believe it will change anyone's? If the Presidential debate between did not change anyone's opinion then why would you believe the VP one would? It won't matter.

The reality is that the corporate media is attempting to kill Trump with the death of a thousand cuts and it is not working. Hillary and Trump are tied and according to the LA Times and USC Trump is actually ahead. The media response is to say that online polls conducted by CNN and others pushing an agenda make this a fuzzy issue or that Hillary is still in front, she is not. I don't have the readership to move the dial on this election, I am focused on showing how the media attempts to manipulate the outcome and the reasons why they care.

The media is now owned by multinational corporations. Start with that whenever you try and analyze what is in their interest to promote. The six companies that own 90% of all the mass media are better off when they promote open borders and free trade agreements FOCUSED ON COPYWRITE LAW. The trade agreements give an advantage to American companies by increasing copyright protection; but in exchange they give an advantage to foreign companies when it comes to manufacturing.


Here is the full debate.

YouTube - The Vice-Presidential Debate: Tim Kaine And Mike Pence (Full Debate) | NBC News

Well, even though it does not matter, I can see why even the liberals did not like Kaine's performance. Watch the video, the moderator was horrible, she interrupted Pence while answering  and as he was being interrupted by Kaine. Wow. Kaine for his part represented his position and self very badly. I don't like Pence because of his position on trade; but, he did a much better job than Kaine. I still don't believe that the debates change how people are going to vote; but, Pence did well.I don't expect the media to waste much time on this debate only because of how badly Kaine did. Still doesn't matter. People have made up their mind about who they support and additional media lies and spin are unlikely to effect the outcome.

Let me simplify this election, this election is about people who think they have been getting taken advantage for years and whether or not you can convince them that trying to change things is worse than going along with being screwed. People want change, Hillary offers none. That is what this election is about.