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The Agenda is Set: Elect the War-Hawk for the Sake of “Progress”

by Kit

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Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to “rule the world”, if she can get around the “insane” US Constitution

With the democratic nomination now officially all but certain (Sanders, quite obviously, never had a chance), the Guardian has thrown their full editorial weight – such as it is – into a pre-emptive defence of Hillary’s record and an hysterical celebration of the “progress” that the election of this particular bank-backed, corporate-bought, war-hawk would (apparently) demonstrate.

First there was Jonathan Freedland’s anaemic plea that Sanders’ voters get in line and stand with Clinton against the “true enemy”, Jill Abramson followed with gushing sentiment and simpering praise. And then? Then came Polly Toynbee, going full Guardian. Never go full Guardian.

The headline:

Those out to demonise Hillary Clinton should be careful what they wish for”

“Demonise”, in this instance, seems to mean “accurately describe her political career and possible criminal activities”. If you can demonise someone by holding a mirror up to their face, chances are that person is a demon.

The choice of the next US president is now so stark that it’s time the left put aside its sneers and pray that this strong woman will get to rule the world”

“Rule the world?” Does the US president rule the world? I think I missed that particular UN resolution. As I recall, the POTUS doesn’t even wield supreme executive power within their own nation, the US constitution prevents that…but we’ll get to that later.

As for the starkness of the electoral field – I have to say I agree with Toynbee there. The choice between a bombastic orange billionaire, who sometimes seems to be running for president as an elaborate prank, and a proven corrupt and dangerous war-hawk, backed by lunatics like Victoria Nuland is indeed a stark one. Nuclear winter type stark. Perhaps literally.

This is a time to celebrate. At last, a woman leads a major US party to fight for the presidency.

Yes. At last, a woman. It doesn’t matter who the woman is, what she has done, how much she cheats to get there. Irrelevancies used to “demonise” her. Hillary is a woman, and thus her being president is A Good Thing…because progress. This is going to be key to Clinton’s campaign, and you will hear it a lot. It’s one of only 2 real tactics the Clinton camp have at their disposal. “What’s the other”, you ask? Simple: Lying. A lot of lying.

…as the first woman to enter the White House, she will also step through the door as by far the most qualified and experienced arrival there for generations…”

Now, this isn’t technically a lie…but only because we don’t know what Toynbee means by “qualified”. If being a shambolic Secretary of State and highly unpopular first lady makes you qualified then sure. If being proven to lie for your own benefit, time and time again, makes you “qualified”, or being firmly behind every American military intervention for the past 25 years…then I guess Hillary has qualifications to spare.

…a searing firestorm of abuse…Why so fierce, so unreasonable, so vitriolic?”

This is called a strawman. Having made a statement, one which is not backed up by any citations or quotes, she will attempt to “explain” this fictional phenomenon with some cloying cod psychology:

If you are naturally left of centre, especially if you are a woman, yet you find you instinctively dislike her, ask yourself why. There may be some good reasons…

So, liberal traitors – especially the female liberal traitors – why do you “instinctively” dislike Hillary Clinton? I mean there may be some good reasons, for example:

…she’s not as radical as Sanders; she is not a natural rabble-rouser at rallies; she is the wife of a past president; she’s called “robotic” in her careful choice of words; and as a flesh-presser she warms the cockles of few hearts.

To rephrase: You may not like her because she has no principles, is a bad public speaker, her election reeks of nepotism or she comes off as cold and sociopathic. Toynbee volunteers these facts – and we should note that these are the qualities the media list when they are trying to make her look good.

There are others: You MAY not like her because she planned and executed an illegal coup in Honduras, the destruction of Libya and execution of its head of state, she backed the Afghan and Iraq wars, she lied to cover up for a pedophile by blaming his 12 year old victim, the many alleged crimes, or any of the other callous and dreadful instances of dishonesty and self-aggrandisation she has taken part in.

These are the reasons you MAY think justify your “instinctive” hatred of this woman. But Toynbee knows better. She knows why you REALLY don’t like her – It’s because you’re a misogynist who doesn’t understand how tough it is for a woman:

If women of the left do break into the bastions of power, the sisters often view them as sell-outs to the establishment, as if permanent outsiderdom and victimhood is the only true mark of feminism.

You see? You “instinctively” dislike her, because you assume she must be a member of the establishment. That is the burden of the female “liberal”. You start a few wars, attend a few Bilderberg conferences, get a few million dollars donated to you from the most powerful banks in America, speak at the Council of Foreign Relations a few times and suddenly – BOOM – you’re viewed, unfairly, as part of the establishment.

But, putting aside the forced gendercentric argument and massive intellectual dishonesty, there’s some far more worrying agenda being whispered subliminally into the minds of Guardian readers here – Hillary’s greatest opponent is not the republicans, it’s not the patriarchy, it’s not the other women who so resent her rise to power.

No, it is the law itself:

Unlike most, she knows how to wield the power levers, insofar as the insane US constitution allows any president to carry out their manifesto.

The United States Constitution is insane folks. I’m not sure which specific part of the most important egalitarian legal document of all time Toynbee has taken issue with – and she declined to answer when I asked her on twitter. But there’s a lot of good places to start.

For one thing: Limiting the power of the chief executive, making them answerable to the legislative body in order to prevent tyranny? That is obviously stupid when your head of state is a WOMAN who only wants to be nice. No, that has to go. The three separate branches of government should obviously be reshaped into a supreme executive with control over both legislative and judicial bodies. After all, how can you expect to implement a “manifesto” when you don’t have absolute power?

Free speech? Well, this is an antiquated notion, from a time before “progress” when people didn’t understand what was definitively correct. Now we have reached consensus on what is “right” and what is “wrong” there is no need for freedom of speech – and in fact it is a hindrance, as people will only abuse their “right to free speech” by spreading propaganda, or broadcasting opinions which we have all agreed are wrong. As the Guardian has made clear many times, free speech is meaningless if people use it to bully and disenfranchise minorities. If free speech is being used to inflict hatred and tyranny on women, ethnic minorities or the trans community, then what use is it? Free speech doesn’t mean hate speech…but unfortunately banning hate speech DOES mean banning free speech sooo….yeah.

Right to bear arms? Absolutely crazy. The very idea that civilians having access to firearms is important as a general principle in guarding against tyranny is foolish. There isn’t going to BE any tyranny anymore, because we’ve handed absolute power over to a woman who has banned the “tyranny” of “free speech”.

This frightening statement gives us a flash of the future – of the agenda already set in place. The US constitution has been largely ignored and misinterpreted for years to excuse totalitarian laws, such as the Patriot Act. But when Clinton is president, it will come under full-blown attack. Make no mistake: Clinton will be president, there’s no doubt about that. The election will be fixed, either literally like in 2000 and 2004, or more subtly by simply making the alternative bizarre and unelectable – as in 2008 and 2012. The latter possibility even explains the rise of Trump.

I don’t know if the man is genuine or not, I don’t know if he really believes he can win, but I understand his role. He is there to guarantee a Clinton victory. That’s why the press talks up his “violent” supporters, and balloons any and every tiny comment he makes into “racism” and “sexism”. He exists so that people like Toynbee can say this:

Outside, the world looks on aghast at any possibility America could choose a racist, sexist brute over a feminist with a long track record of standing up for the right causes.”

…and have there be a tiny kernel of truth to it. A very tiny kernel.

Consider professional wrestling. It’s fake, everybody knows that, it only just barely pretends to be otherwise. An elaborate action-based soap opera, with wild stunts and expensive tickets. That is all that American democracy has become. In wrestling it is predetermined who will win, they have labels for their wrestlers. First there is the Face, the hero, the good guy. He fights fair, he has a noble cause. He wears the American flag like a cape. When his music pipes up, we cheer because we’re supposed to. And the other guy? He’s the Heel. He’s obnoxious, he cheats, he’s mean for mean’s sake and smiles when we boo. And when your Face is Hillary Clinton, you need a HELL of a big Heel. Enter Donald Trump. A cartoon character. The caricature of the everything we’re supposed to hate about the GoP.

The fact that Clinton has still somehow contrived to be behind him in the polls tells you all you need to know about the desperate struggle the media face in turning Clinton into a believable hero.

Regardless, Clinton WILL be President. But it won’t be a sign of progress, it will be a neon display highlighting everything that has gone wrong with the American political system. It won’t be because she’s a woman, or a liberal, or an idealist. It will be because she sold her soul to finance her ambition for fleeting prestige and the appearance of power.

Rarely has any candidate so deserved their place.

In this case I tend to agree with Toynbee – never before has a candidate SO obviously worked SO hard to become president. Never before has a candidate so brazenly sold out the values they were (at best) pretending to hold dear. Never before has a candidate so artlessly and obviously lied about so many things. Never before has a candidate been so open and obvious about the Faustian pact they needed to make to get where they want to go, so obviously played the political game of the oligarchs who really run the country, in order to get her pay-off.

Editorials such as Toynbee’s will appear on the regular all through the campaign, all variations on a theme, all attempting to re-write Clinton’s history and hinging on the worst kind of puddle-deep identity politics. The truly tragic part is that they KNOW they are lying, they KNOW they will be called on it, they KNOW what they ARE, and they resent us for telling them. That’s why they say stuff like this:

And if you want a reminder of what women like her are up against, just read the comments that will no doubt follow this.

The comments, as you’d expect, were full of people commenting on her obvious bias, pointing out her half-truths and correcting her glaring factual errors. In the world the Guardian wants Clinton to build, this will be called “demonisation”.

And it will be illegal.


26 Comments

  1. Seamus Padraig says

    Brilliant piece, Kit! Thanks. I spent the whole article alternating between howls of indignation and peals of laughter.

    “If you can demonise someone by holding a mirror up to their face, chances are that person is a demon. “

    Classic! I’m gonna have to remember that one.

    “Consider professional wrestling. It’s fake, everybody knows that, it only just barely pretends to be otherwise. An elaborate action-based soap opera, with wild stunts and expensive tickets. That is all that American democracy has become.”

    Funny you should mention that. Trump actually does have some experience in fake pro-wrestling: WWE, the Battle of the Billionaires.

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  2. BADGER BADGERISM says

    the SILENT MAJORITY HAS BEEN SILENT TOO LONG…BLACKS RIOT, ILLEGALS RIOT, MUSLIMS RIOT
    NOW ITS the WHITE FOLKS TURN…WHITE PEOPLE BUILT the WORLD, WHITE PEOPLE ARE the BEST WAR PLANNERS
    the GREAT WHITE RIOT WILL BE the LAST…BECAUSE WE WILL END ALL THIS BS ONCE AND FOR ALL.
    SO GO AHEAD OBAMA, CALL MARTIAL LAW…YOU PUT TROOPS ON OUR STREETS I WILL PUT THEM IN BOXES
    THIS ISNT A THREAT…THIS IS A MOTHERF&CKING PROMISE….OBAMA WE ARE COMING FOR YOU AND ALL
    the TRAITORS IN DC…WE WILL STORM DC AND BURN IT TO the GROUND
    YOU WANT GUN CONTROL…THIS WILL BE CONTROL BY GUNS
    I KNOW…YOUR SECRET WEAPON…CELL PHONE TOWERS…AS A LAST RESORT YOU ARE GOING TO FRY EVERYONE
    BUT IT WONT WORK AS WELL AS YOU THINK ( PROVIDENCE ) AND THEN WE WILL TEAT YOUR WEAPONIZED CELL
    TOWERS DOWN….WE WILL ROUND UP the TRAITORS AND EXECUTE THEM IN the STREETS
    BLACKS, BROWNIES AND MUSLIMS…WILL FEEL the WRATH OF 50 YEARS OF WHITE BASHING
    YOU PEOPLE WILL LEARN ONCE AGAIN TO FEAR the WHITE MAN…AND YOU WILL DIE…I PROMISE IT

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    • the secret code of Badger, in the script of his sacred Preamble for Badgerism is in the lower case letters of the word “the.” Get you decoder out and your instructions with a date will tell you when to meet on the Mall next to the Vietnam Memorial.

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      • mog says

        Thanks for the tip David, it all makes (sort of) sense now.

        I am though imagining a directive at JTRIG or Brigade 77 which encourages members of the cognitive infiltration crews to post tracts of pure Badgerism -with the intention of promoting a smear by association. That’s what I would do if I were paid to be a sociopath anyway.

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    • White Eagle says

      You forgot, they have Chemtrails too, and can alter what they deliver in them. Whether lithium or bio hazards, think of the flocks of birds that just ‘fell’ out of the sky on occasions in the past, plus the massive unexpalianed fish kills (not the now radioactive Pacific Ocean).
      If they want the land for its resources but not the people…. Agenda 21 will be served.

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    • “WHITE PEOPLE BUILT the WORLD, WHITE PEOPLE ARE the BEST WAR PLANNERS / the GREAT WHITE RIOT WILL BE the LAST…BECAUSE WE WILL END ALL THIS BS ONCE AND FOR ALL.”

      Thank God, for “WHITE PEOPLE,” then, eh.

      THEY built the world, and now seeing what a truly crappy job THEY did of it, at least have the dignity and courage to admit the stillborn nature of their ill-conceived efforts, and now are ready to tear it all down, regardless of the cost or collateral injuries, so that THEY can start the whole misbegotten project all over again, but this time, because THEY ARE WHITE, THEY’LL GET IT RIGHT .

      You see, WHITEY is a God, and like God, created a world of pain and misery (and some diminutive if exquisite pleasures) which he then blames on his creation, so as to absolve Himself of all responsibility, and which he will ultimately redeem by destroying it so as to wipe the slate clean and start all over again.

      Arrogance: a prerogative of Divinity and, in the spirit of Badgerism, of WHITES. Thank God that the hierarchy of ‘races’ isn’t only a fiction in the minds of bigots and racists, but a truth professed and kept on life support in the intellectual THEOSOPHICAL REVOLUTION that is BADGERISM.

      And it’s true, cell-phone towers are dangerous. Don’t let your children climb them and linger too long in front of the microwave antennae. Bad things happen.

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  3. mog says

    Didn’t Doug Stanhope come out with something like, “Next there will be a woman president, then a gay guy, then…” ?

    Identikit politics.

    I read the Guardian (hard copy) the other day for the first time in quite a while. The phrase ‘dumbed down’ doesn’t really describe it- it implies a kind of zero sum equation of non-learning. The experience for me was of the paper as a kind of intelligence vacuum sucking wisdom out of my mind into a vortex of bottomless evil.

    I’ll just wait a while before trying that again.

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  4. You gonna get more of what you been getting no matter who gets the Presidency——Its been designed that way. Ya gonna have to let it burn itself out like Rome did

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  5. Grant says

    The Guardian has to be the worst propaganda rag out there, better than the Newyork times for straight up pandering, lying in your face whinny liberal , one sided ,flimsy , shallow silliness that i dont know who would read such crap. I hope i never have to meet one of the idiots who reads it, except of course to laugh at it

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  6. yep says

    THERE WILL BE NO ELECTIONS IN THE USA, OBAMA WILL BE THE NEW DICTATOR, HE WILL START MARTIAL LAW, AND CANCEL ALL ELECTIONS, THIS MORON KNOWS TRUMP WILL WIN, HE GOT HIS ORDERS FROM THE BILDERBERG PEOPLE, AND HE IS AFRAID, AND THE WORLD WILL GOING TO A NUKE WAR AT THE SAME TIME

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  7. Reblogged this on Worldtruth and commented:

    Excellent analysis of Toynbee’s propaganda. One has to wonder where Toynbee will be when the bombs killing millions are dropped right on our doorstep. Probably somewhere comfortable and very far away. What a traitor to all decent human beings, the many victims of Clinton instigated wars, the many migrants fleeing US conflict who are dead or suffering misery, Toynbee has become.

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  8. Sad but true they had picked the president of the United States last year when all the candidates of the respective parties signed up for their nomination . Once the Reublican side saw that their anglo-zionist candidate be it Rubio or Cruz was never going to win then bang get the clown in the orange suit to win and gaurantee that the other anglo-zionist candidate gets in. Hitlary will win and how quintessential fascist of nthem . Lo Stato Corporato . Written by Benito Mussolini ladies and gents and thats what our western society has become one massive Corporate State thats what the new round of trade deals are about is to go full spectrum dominace and isolate the rest hence the Washington consensus is the name of the game : Either ur with it or u will pay a hefty price’ Go and ask the citizenry of Syria , Libya, Iraq, Iran , Russia, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela,Bolivia Khazakstan, and I can go on and on. I think the anglo-zionist r losing they r on the way out . Tehran,Beijing and , Moscow r 2 clever for them to fall into the traps that have been laid in order to have a real global conflict. One should read Pilger’s article and Pal Craig Roberts articles on these matters. To much debt in the west its weighted their respective economies hence these times r very similar to the sleeping 30’s and the washington consensus mob r trying to engineer these events accordingly.

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  9. paper doll says

    Amazingly Trump is the better answer by far. We know this because his own party is attacking him and want Hillary

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  10. Aaaah! Mistress Toynbee! S’cuse me, begging your paardon, M’aam! What whasit you said….? –

    “‘In our political and social culture we have a democratic way of life which we know, without any doubt at all, is far better than any other in the history of humanity. Even if we don’t like to admit it, we are all missionaries and believers that our own way is the best when it comes to the things that really matter.’ (‘The West really is the best’, Polly Toynbee, The Observer, March 5, 2000)

    What unimagineable depths would you plummet to to protect the price of Tuscan property values, the neo-con status quo, and your most illustrious place in it?

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    • reinertorheit says

      I wouldn’t fret too much about this. Even among her own colleagues, Polly is now dismissed as a gin-pickled old busybody whose opinion isn’t worth fourpence. Once Trump becomes President, the neocon organisations in the USA which keep the Guardian from bankruptcy will pull the rug… and the Guardian will cease publication entirely.

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        • reinertorheit says

          Polly’s record on picking winners is far from perfect.

          UK General Election, backed Gordon Brown. Brown lost with the most catastrophic defeat suffered by a peacetime sitting PM.

          Labour Leadership – Polly Parrot backed David Miliband. DM lost so badly he was compelled to flee the country (although he continued to draw his salary).

          UK General Election – Polly backed Ed Miliband. Ed Miliband lost catastrophically and resigned the leadership of his party.

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  11. Secret Agent says

    Actually, by denouncing the US constitution, Polybee is talking to a NeoCon goal.

    The way it works is that now that America is the exceptional power , and liberal democracy has been chosen by history as the final political order, the constution is no longer necessary. It has served its purpose and is redundant now.

    Hillarys agenda will be to put in place the post constitutional order.

    In this regard she is potentially far more dangerous than the Donald.

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  12. “The choice of the next US president is now so stark that it’s time the left put aside its sneers and pray that this strong woman will get to rule the world.”

    The U.S. constitution aside — which is really a constitution originally designed in spirit if not in apparent letter to keep the ‘political will’ of the hoi polloi prostate and impotent in, but really out of, the aristocratic corridors of power — the truth (– ooops! –) occasionally slips out. Well, okay, if the ‘president’ of the U.S. doesn’t exactly rule the world, the American oligarchy certainly does or almost, and that’s what the ‘Guardian’ in this instance really meant to say, or rather, did say albeit inadvertently.

    As for the constitution “[l]imiting the power of the chief executive, making [him or her] answerable to the legislative body in order to prevent tyranny,” it is a naïve misunderstanding on the part of commoners like us to interpret that in a genuinely democratic spirit. What it really means is that ‘the power of the chief executive’ is only to be limited if it should ever happen that a man or a woman somehow manages to get through all of the ‘checks and balances’ to rule on behalf of the real majority, and that’s what it has always been and continues to be in practice.

    Let us not kid ourselves about the “American Constitution” even if its language, taken literally, is amenable to a democratic intent. After all, it was written by the rich, for the rich, against mass rule.

    Otherwise, I pretty much agree with everything you wrote, Kit.

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    • Lupulco says

      Let us not kid ourselves about the “American Constitution” even if its language, taken literally, is amenable to a democratic intent. After all, it was written by the rich, for the rich, against mass rule.
      Very True, a bit like the much hyped Cagna Carta .
      Support for the Barons, Lords and Bishops against the Crown, whilst most of the people were little better then slaves, tied to their masters land.

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  13. bill says

    HCs numbers against Trump in meltdown.Sanders hopefully is waiting till Philadelphia to allow the American voter a fuller insight into the extent of the political corruption of the whole process and then HOPEFULLY he will move in with Green Gill Stein -the Guardian article is beyond preposterous

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