George Monboit claims that there is no way the left could have won against the kleptocracy. They have so much money. They have so many people with no morals working full time to undermine democracy. Monboit is only partly correct. These people could have been stopped if the public were sufficiently well informed as to their true intent, which is to destroy the federal government as it now stands and turn it into a purely money making proposition for themselves and their cronies and their family dynasties. They literally do not care what happens to anyone outside their circle of richie riches. The masses will serve them and be kept under control by all means necessary, so that they can enjoy their perfect lives in their wonderful surroundings. Yes, they are that stupid.
I blame two groups of the electorate, especially, for this fiasco: the precious third party voters and the Trump sans culottes. The latter would be ill informed no matter what information was available to them, because they cherish their ignorance. I guess I forgive the Bernie fans. They were (and are) just naive. If only people could understand how pure and good they are! How a cut above the ordinary!
The greatest blame, though, goes to the media, who did a terrible job of election coverage. They flooded media outlets with distracting junk instead of providing the necessary news and commentary. Now that it's too late, The New York Times is doing the job it should have been doing all along. They had the information on Trump and his crew, but they preferred to report on Hillary Clinton's e-mail and possible wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation.
The press seems to be ducking the issue of Romney's faith, which is absolutely central to his nature. The Mormons own Marriott and a lot of other valuable property: colleges, news outlets, etc etc.--even the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii, quite the moneymaker for the tourist industry. And they have many interests overseas, as well. Romney may look respectable, but he is the one who said that 47% of the public are "takers" and that immigrants could be induced to "self deport." To my mind, Mormonism is the perfect union of God and Mammon. So Romney will fit perfectly into Trump's cabinet. He shares their values.
What do you bet that the first big infrastructure project of the Trump Administration will be flood and storm surge protection for Florida resorts and golf courses? I'm sure one thing Trump and Romney talked about was Cuba. Lots of investment possibilities there!
It's Chinatown, all the way. You may think, well, these are crude customers, but they don't care what you think. And now they run the show.