Now that the US presidential race has come down to two candidates, Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, I am constantly being asked who I believe will win the election. My response is always the same: “It will depend on how angry the American public really is on the day of the election. “
I am writing these thoughts as the media is full of the horrific accounts of more than 49 Americans being massacred in a gay club in Orlando Florida today, and another 50 or more in critical condition. Back on December 1, 2015, I wrote an article entitled, “Paris Learn from Israel.” Today, with very few alterations, it could be re-issued as “America Learn from Israel.“ After the Paris attacks, surely the world would reassess the Muslim fundamentalist threat to the free world? In the meantime, nothing has changed …not after mass attacks in San Bernardino or after multiple university and high school atrocities nor following the mass executions of Americans sitting in a local cinema in total innocence.
It is hard to have one’s finger on the pulse of a society in which one no longer resides. But the indicators are there. The support for Trump in spite of his outrageous statements (many of which are conveniently misquoted or taken out of context), and the bizarre protection of Hilary Clinton from prosecution in spite of 80 FBI/CIA agents assigned to investigate her multiple infractions of national security are clearly leaving a disillusioned and disgusted electorate.
Whilst earlier in the day I was unsure how upset the American public really was, after this further atrocity, I am prepared to predict that they are bloody angry with the status quo and well might show their furor at the polls. Attacks from those who support Isis and who want the overthrow of the American way of life in favor of Sharia law, actually are assisting the far right. Polarizing the American electorate is one of the biggest errors for those who want to destroy Western values. Every attack by a supporter of Isis and their brother organizations will put extra ballots in the Trump campaign pocket.
Mrs. Clinton has made no attempt to disassociate herself from the policies of Mr. Obama. Hence, taking him on the campaign trail is her way of saying that nothing essential will change in the years to come if she becomes the first lady president. She makes no claim that she will face the realities of the threat of Muslim fundamentalism. Not facing the issue guarantees the further dissolution of the United States and all that most Americans hold dear.
No one I know actually likes either candidate. They rationalize why one might be marginally more favorable than the other and generally announce that there is no point in voting at all, especially if it is an absentee/out of country ballot which is rarely counted at all.
The disillusionment of the American electorate as result of the falsifying of ballots, election fraud of many descriptions, the unfairness of the system in which an individual can win the popular vote and still lose the election because of the totally outdated electoral college, and the dishonesty of previously respected politicians will color this election beyond predictability. Any poll that shows one candidate superseding another is suspect. Suddenly there is a pattern of polling which can no longer be trusted and which prove highly inaccurate.
Anyone foolish enough to say they are sure about the outcome is not feeling the pain of the American people. One thing is clear: terrorist acts such as the one perpetrated in Orlando bring Mr. Trump one step closer to the presidency. As long as the current resident in the White House and his endorsed candidate are unwilling to call Muslim Fundamentalist Terrorism “the enemy,” they remain unable to bring the United States to a position of strength and resolution in an effort to stand up and fight their new cancer within.
Americans can no longer ignore the new realities. San Bernardino was not just a fluke. It was the beginning of a new age where the long arm of hatred will in fact reach every corner of the previously oblivious citizenry in the United States of America. This rude awakening may just tip the scales of an election in which Hillary and her supporters clearly feel she is invincible.