Hillary and Trump Leave Americans with Angst, Malaise and Little Confidence … A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that the choice of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for president leaves Americans feeling frustrated, angry, helpless — suffering from angst and malaise, with little confidence with our political system. –Red State
We covered this AP-NORC poll previously HERE but focused on Americans lack of trust when it comes to government.
But there is another aspect to this eye-opening poll.
The poll provides a devastating picture of American fidelity to the larger US system.
Americans don’t believe in their political system anymore. People don’t trust their government and they don’t trust elections either.
Here’s how Red State puts it:
Nine in 10 Americans lack confidence in the country’s political system, and among a normally polarized electorate, there are few partisan differences in the public’s lack of faith in the political parties, the nominating process, and the branches of government.
Seventy percent of Americans say they feel frustrated about this year’s presidential election, including roughly equal proportions of Democrats and Republicans.
More than half feel helpless and angry. Americans do not see either the Republicans or the Democrats as receptive to new ideas or the views of the rank-and-file membership.
Fourteen percent say the Democratic Party is responsive to the views of the rank-and-file; Eight percent report that about the Republican Party.
Here’s how Americans feel about the branches of government, just to remind you:
Only four percent of US citizens have a great deal of faith in the legislative branch of government.
Americans have very little faith in the executive or judicial branches of government either.
The most trust is expressed for the military, over 50 percent. It is not clear, however, whether the “military” means the organized US military and the Pentagon or the larger military of citizen-service and retired “vets.”
This is a main reason that new treaties are being drawn up. We wrote about these new treaties HERE in an article entitled Leaked TISA Docs Reveal Secret ‘Global Constitution’
Our point was that three new “secret” trade agreements have been developed over the past years that redefine how corporations relate to nation states.
The intent is very obviously to put corporations into a position where they are the primary drivers not just of commerce but also of politics.
There will still be political systems but it is corporations that will operate most easily in trans-national environments.
Here’s what we explained:
Over the past millennium, societies have been organized around feudalism and democracy. Now we are headed toward corporatism.
TISA is one of several global trade agreements now under active negotiations. Another is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and a third is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
… Leaked documents show how stipulations outlined in the TISA documents advanced the “deregulation” of big corporations entering overseas markets.
TISA, along with TPP and TTIP provide a legislative, judicial and commercial environment that will place corporations above nation-states. This is part of a trend to disenfranchise voters and make sure that democracy has less and less power to affect social structures.
The European Union was structured this way. The decision-making bodies do not directly report to Parliament, which has no real influence over the creation of legislation.
This evolution away from democratic control over society may seem abrupt and worrisome. But those organizing it, obviously believe in its necessity.
Surely they are well aware of the increasing disenchantment with current legislative and commercial structures. Instead of fixing these structures, however, a decision has been made to more fully disenfranchise voters.
This allows a new structure to be put in place rapidly. However, it also virtually guarantees civil unrest and worse.
From what we can see, governments and those that stand behind them are getting ready for electoral confrontations that may become violent.
As these trends strengthen and create considerable tension, you would do well to anticipate what can happen and take corrective action.
Conclusion: Give yourself the most flexibility possible when it comes to monetary alternatives such as gold and silver. Don’t disregard “prepping” either. Stores of food along with purchases farmland and second residences abroad may prove valuable someday.
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