By Joe Ragonese
The election for President is coming to its end. Most of us are thrilled that finally all of the lies, insults and mud slinging will finally be over. When we awaken on November 9, we will in all probability know who the next Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces will be. This writer feels that it will be Donald J. Trump.
Getting even this close is a miracle in itself and a testament to the American spirit. The forces aligned against Mr. Trump are worldwide. Through WikiLeaks, the FBI, Project Veritas, and other sources, we have learned of a web of evil and corruption that has infected our political system, from the lowest Democratic Party operative all the way up to the President of the United States. This web of evil stretches beyond our borders as the wealth of foreign nations piled up and into Hillary Clinton’s campaign coffers, the Clinton Foundation and goes all the way back to when they raised cash under the guise of the Clinton Presidential Library foundation and the Clinton Legal Defense Fund against charges of sexual misconduct, perjury and impeachment.
As shown in the book “Clinton Cash”, the cash flowed into the Clintons from nefarious sources since Bill Clinton’s days in power in Arkansas. Hillary was right at his side all the way until she had the power in the State Department, and then she became the powerbroker directing cash into his speaking tours. The Washington power brokers, on both sides of the aisle, had a little money raising machine going that included international bankers, corporations, and heads of states around the world.
One can draw a line from anyone in the international power cabal, straight to the White House. This line goes all the way back to the 1950s. President Dwight Eisenhower, when he left office in 1961, as a part of his farewell speech, warned of the evils of the military-industrial complex. That is the very same military-industrial complex that today keeps us in endless warfare and charges us capricious interest rates on our credit cards, while insuring that we make no interest on our savings or investments. Corruption is good for the elites. They make a lot of money. It isn’t good for the rest of us because we are only allowed to make enough to survive, not to prosper.
The members of this cabal are the people who have contributed heavily to Hillary. They also donate cash into all politicians’ pockets under some guise of semi-legality. This is the rigged system that Donald Trump has been telling us about. It has created an elite political class in Washington. Think back to George H.W. Bush, who entered office right after Ronald Reagan. He got us into a war, followed by Bill Clinton who sent our troops into battle around the world, followed by George W. Bush who has had us in war since 2001, followed by Barack Obama, who has continued with unending war. Who benefits? The military-industrial complex, and international bankers who support them. Who loses? The rest of us through taxes, lower incomes and dead family members. We fight and pay for the wars, not the elite.
This is the system that has become so corrupt that no one outside the system is ever allowed to enter. And then along came this upstart outsider, Donald Trump. OK, he is a multi-billionaire, but with the mindset of a middle class American. Trump is the blue collar billionaire. He conducts international business and fully understands who these people are. He was not a part of the cabal, but worked around the edges of those big money people.
When he announced that he was running for President most of the elite scoffed and ignored him because they knew that this outsider didn’t have a chance. Mostly he didn’t because the deck was stacked against him. All politicians; Democrats and Republicans, aligned against this upstart. He was different from the very beginning. Donald didn’t speak in politically correct tones. This alone would be his biggest detriment as well as his biggest asset. He didn’t talk in polished lies, instead he told the truth as he saw it. That truth made sense to many of us.
Americans are tired of being lied to and told what they can think and what they can say. This resentment goes so deep that the elite class was shocked that Donald J. Trump was selected by the Republican Party as their Presidential candidate. Even the elite politicians within the Republican Party did their best to undermine him; but it didn’t work because no politician in the world understands the level of resentment that we the people of the United States have for them.
The elite were their typical arrogant selves. None of it mattered, they thought, Donald doesn’t stand a chance in the election. He doesn’t know what he’s up against. The elites called in all their chips and ordered their minions, in both parties, to dump on Trump. Have you seen any Republicans hitting the road to support Trump? Only a very few. It is easy to tell who is in the bag for the international cabal, those foolish enough to brag about voting for Clinton, especially in the Republican Party. George H.W. and George W. Bush come to mind; they are bought and paid for by the elite international bankers.
As we approach these final few days before the election, I am reminded of the children’s moral tale of the Little Engine That Could. For those who forgot the story, the little engine was not as big, nor as powerful as other trains in the roundhouse, but it was the only one that said it would try to pull the oversized load. Donald Trump, although not a politician, saw an America in decline and wished to do something to fix it. Like that little engine, he stepped up and said that he would try. No one else would do that.
Mr. Trump has billions of dollars and a business empire at stake. If he loses he will lose everything; the Clintons will make sure of that. Our founding fathers were much like that. The men who signed the Declaration of Independence put everything they owned on the line. They knew when signing that document, that when it was sent to the King of England, that if the colonies lost the war, they would lose their wealth, property and their lives. They put everything on the line; just as Donald Trump has. King Charles III, as cruel as he was, was a marshmallow compared to Hillary when she is crossed.
Abraham Lincoln, too, put everything on the line to end the horrors of slavery in America. In the end he accomplished his goal after 650,000 Americans died in battle to determine the outcome; yet it cost him his life. Ronald Reagan came at just the right time in the 20th Century. He did not place his life or wealth on the line but he did his reputation. When Reagan ran for President we were a demoralized nation on the verge of losing the Cold War with an internal revolt by Marxist revolutionaries facing off against ordinary Americans. The 1970’s were a low point in our history, where we had high crime rates, in conjunction with underemployment, high debt and a workforce that was not producing much due to union demands and soaring interest rates.
The 1970’s saw the rise of the Black Panthers who indiscriminately killed police officers and attacked white people just because of the color of their skin. Islam made its appearance in the form of black Muslims. Our press made heroes out of people like Malcolm X, who led a black Muslim church. He was eventually killed by fellow black Muslims, which led to the Nation of Islam. Our military, which had just completed ten years of war in Vietnam, was decimated by congress. Our soldiers were demoralized and the equipment available to them old and worn out. America was tearing itself apart. Most people, right or left, thought that America was on the verge of collapse. We were a demoralized nation. Does any of this sound familiar?
Then Ronald Reagan entered the picture. The press hated him and pollsters swore on a stack of bibles that his opponent, Jimmy Carter, was ten points ahead in the last week before the election. Again, sound familiar? Reagan won in a landslide and his leadership and vision gave us a robust economy, along with a rebuilt military and civility among fellow Americans. In international politics, he went toe to toe with Russia from a position of strength, and when it was done, he won the Cold War. President Reagan left office in 1989 and America began its downward spiral from that day forward. We find ourselves reliving the 1970’s all over again.
Enter Donald Trump. He has given us hope for the future once again. Just like that little engine that could, he has had an uphill battle all the way from the day he announced his candidacy until the last ballot to be cast on November 8. On November 7, Hillary, Chelsea, and Bill Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders will all join together in one final power play to win the election across Pennsylvania. At the same time Democrat politicians across the country will be in every state pitching for Hillary. On that same day it will be Donald J. Trump with his wife and children pitching their reasons for us to vote for him. The Republican elite are staying mute. Ted Cruz is on the stump for fellow Republican senators, but never mentions Trump’s name. It is Trump against the world. The outsider who goes it alone. He is the underdog on steroids. Like that little engine that could, Donald is alone, against the largest and most coordinated elite attack ever seen in America.
Unless we the people help him pull that train on its uphill battle, by joining together against the most one-sided election in history, the elites will win. Let’s beat the odds and show the world that nobody tells us what to do. Vote and elect Donald J. Trump, President, and together we will make America great again.