Disgraceful Debate?
By Daily Bell Staff - October 10, 2016

Schieffer: Presidential Debate ‘Was Just Disgraceful’ … Bob Schieffer was not a fan of Sunday night’s presidential debate.   -CBS

Bob Schieffer, CBS news contributor and former “Face the Nation” host made news for calling the most recent presidential debate “disgraceful.”

But the debate was more predictable than disgraceful.

In fact, the entire presidential election is predictable. It is the outcome of political trends that have been gestating for well over a century. The US republic, it can be argued, was effectively at an end after the Civil War when it was clear that those who lived in the US could not secede. The federal government’s power has been expanding and deepening ever since.

Even before the Civil War, various economic narratives show that European powers had waged economic war to consolidate control over industry in New York, Chicago and elsewhere.

In fact, one can argue that the US Constitution itself was designed by Alexander Hamilton to be subverted, at least in a sense. For one thing, it is a vague document and Hamilton and others had no right to compose it, initally. They had been sent to Philadelphia to update US confederation documents.

Hamilton basically gathered founders together in a room and wrote the new document. When Benjamin Franklin left the room, he was asked what had been created and he replied, “A republic if you can keep it.”

Franklin’s doubtful answer may not simply have reflected an innate pessimism but an actual understanding that the document was not going to last longer than the consensus around it. And this was true. The Civil War definitively ended the pretense the US was any kind of republic, though tradition and culture continued to identify it as such.

These days, one could describe the US as a serial monarchy but it is even worse than that because the control evidently resides with the Western banking establishment located in the City of London. Thus the presidential candidates are merely ciphers whose electability rests on their ability to implement orders from abroad.

We’ve mentioned this many times over the past two decades, as have others (more today than yesterday). The West is run by an unelected banking caste that has globalization as its goal. Sociopolitical, economic and military events are created via Western intelligence agencies, mainly in the US, Britain and Israel, to further formal internationalism.

The idea, eventually, is apparently to form a strong world government. Also, likely, to initiate a kind of genocide … if the Georgia Guidestones are to be believed. These call for a reduction of population to approximately 500 million. See here.

Within this context, it is hard to accept Schieffer’s description of the most recent debate as “disgraceful.” The debates are what they are. They are an extension of trends going back to the formation of the Constitution itself, and even earlier.


“How have we come to this? This is supposed to be a campaign for the most powerful office of the land. Here we’re marching in women into the hall who supposed to have some relationship with one of the candidate’s spouses … “I mean this is what they do in Banana Republic. This is the United States of America.  “I just hope to God I don’t see another campaign like this one. America can do better than what we have seen here tonight. This was just disgraceful,” Schieffer said.

Does Schieffer really believe this? What exactly is he upset about? Perhaps he is concerned because the current federal election is revealing more of the actual reality of the US rather than what the topmost elements of modern domestic society wish to have presented.

But even this is probably not correct. Modern elections are stage-managed affairs and the current production is probably being presented to the American people purposefully. It is not a coincidence.  Those at the very top have obviously made a decision that US voters are to be exposed to an election that shakes their faith in the American process itself to produce viable leadership.

The idea, gradually but definitively, is to reduce people’s belief in the credibility of their institutions. The election has not merely made a mockery of the political system, it has also further undermined the credibility of US and Western media. And none of this is by happenstance.

Honestly, what is a disgrace is that Schieffer may actually believe his characterization of the US and its current elections. How can an elderly man who has operated at the center of the US media structure be sincerely indignant about what is occurring? Perhaps he is merely commenting as part of a larger campaign of disinformation but he sounds sincerely upset

Schieffer’s attitude may in fact reveal a larger truth about the current US – and Western – system, which has evolved as it has in part because of the people’s innate ability to fool themselves about the realities in which they participate.

Conclusion: There is no excuse for people like Schieffer to hold the views he seems to hold, especially given the truth-telling available on the Internet. That so many including Schieffer can see the current federal election as anomalous – not representative of American culture and tradition – rather than as a predictable outcome of meretricious and malevolent US trends is the real disgrace.


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