Ah well, for us political anoraks, it’s going to be a long night.

When it came to the EU Referendum, my head said Remain, my heart said Leave – and I voted Leave. When it comes to the US Presidential Election, my head says Clinton and something in me (it’s not my heart) says Trump. I’m in favour of stuffing or screwing over the mainstream political class, whether in the UK, or Europe, or the States. For at least half-a-generation, orthodox politicians in the western world have been taking us ordinary, hard-working, law-abiding, tax-paying, trusting folk for an ocean-going ride.

Clinton is an orthodox politician and would stuff you and me as soon as look at us. Trump, on the other hand, seeks to stuff the political orthodoxy, albeit he is himself a pretty obnoxious bloke by any and all accounts. Politics has gone haywire lately and, believe it or not, that’s a very good thing. Goodness knows where all this is going to end up, but one thing’s for sure: this isn’t the end of it. The outcome of the US Presidential Election is just the end of the beginning of ongoing political mayhem in the States and in the UK and Europe. Embrace it, because what’s happening here, thank goodness, is the unravelling of the political class.

That’s a really good thing for a peasant like me …


  1. Robert E Lee · ·

    The Don’ is a difficult cove to take a shine to that’s for sure and he has many flaws. However, “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King.” I hope he sleeps with that eye open, because as sure as eggs are eggs (as my grandma’ used to say), someone will take a pop at him during his tenure in the job. 300m people+300m guns=trouble.
    ps It’s axiomatic I concur with your views MM.

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  2. Old Goat · ·

    Well, the Donald won – and more strength to his elbow. It is good, very good to see the media squirm…

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Yes, it’s great fun in particular seeing the BBC in paroxysms of liberal elite grief …

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  3. reallyoldbill · ·

    Don’t do yourself down Mr Moraymint. Peasant is what the establishment thinks you are. Freeman is what you actually are, and as such you, I and tens of millions of others lucky enough to live under democracy are in charge of our own destinies; we had forgotten that in recent years. Once again we see the likes of you and me rise up against the accepted wisdom of the combined media, political and chattering class front to deliver a long needed kick in the pants. We do indeed live in interesting times and previously seemingly secure positions suddenly don’t look so strong. There will be many around the world in positions of power now wondering: “Am I next?”

    There is a delicious irony in seeing those who fermented the so-called Arab Spring, destabilising a whole region of the world in the process and making us all far less safe, now seeing themselves subjected to the same fate. Democracy really can be inconvenient for those who feel a sense of entitlement can’t it?

    I have no idea what a Trump presidency will look like, or mean for us in the UK, but there is no doubt that a Clinton one would simply have mean business as usual with the same winners living well at the expense of the masses. I am neither a socialist nor an anarchist, but I am enjoying seeing the realignment of power from the elites in the western democracies back to where it belongs, with the People. Let us hope that it is from now on a permanent feature of political life.

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  4. The establishment, their experts and the media, having said that Trump couldn’t win the GOP nomination and “Leave” couldn’t win the Brexit vote, still assured us that Trump had no chance of the Presidency. They will no doubt tell us, next, that Le Pen can’t win in France, and Corbyn can’t win in Britain. How wrong can you be?

    In 1789, King Louis XVI had no idea what was coming because he was isolated in Versailles, surrounded by profiteering sycophants, and out of touch with the people.

    Plus ca change – for Versailles, read Davos?

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Thanks Tim and, yes, something profound and revolutionary is happening right now. And yet, still, the various factions of the Establishment – political, big business, the Fourth Estate etc – are struggling to comprehend what’s really going on here. In many ways the situation is similar to your theme about ‘surplus energy economics‘ and the failure of the politico-economic Establishment to grasp what that’s really all about.

      I’m about to post some thoughts on the outcome of Trump’s election today.

      I’m in that cohort of people in western societies rather enjoying this revolution – for now anyway. The risk, of course, is that things could turn nasty, but let’s wait and see …


  5. MartinC · ·

    Coming soon: Moraymint – The Anarchist.


    1. moraymint · ·

      Or, Moraymint – The Libertarian … more like


  6. I loathe the Clintons, but she actively lost, and now we’ll see what happens; how long before Trump gets bored, but more seriously how long before he gets frustrated when he finds out that running a country is far more difficult than running a business.

    I know that having a Republican majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate will make things a lot easier than for his predecessors, but tighten your seat belts, this is going to be one hell of a bumpy ride.

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    1. moraymint · ·

      Thanks SM and, yup, interesting times ahead. I’ll post my own thoughts on the outcome here presently …



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  8. Edward Hurst · ·

    Watch on Youtube: “This video will get Donald trump elected” This will help you feel more comfortable with your gut instincts!

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