Regardless of who wins these elections, Americans, their few freedoms and the world at large will continue to suffer.
It is always interesting to note how much the world and its peoples like to believe in fairy tales and lies. Anything rather than face the truth. After living through eight years of the Bush incompetence and imperial hubris, Americans, the world and Europeans especially have once again deluded themselves in believing that the "new" wind in Washington, this time Obama, will some how change the way things have gone.
Once more they are in for a post narcotic painful wakeup and it will not take long. When both candidates come from the One Party Two Branch Marxist system of America's so called democracy, where third parties and independents need not apply, nothing changes. If anything, American suffering under either of the two "candidates" (really this was just a bit more nerve racking than Soviet Politburo elections) will only escalate. For example, the US Congress has an approval rating of 18%, actually lower than Bush Jr, but the re-election rate will be 95%+, higher than even the Soviets or Saddam achieved. The only candidates who can thus break through, are the party loyalists and thus when their solutions for America's ills are:
1. Continued deficit spending and money printing to solve a problem created by deficit spending and money printing.
2. Continued nationalization of the free market for problems created by to much government manipulation of the not so free market. In truth, America is the most regulated nation in the world. There is a law for everything, believe me. The mere tax code is well over 100,000 pages in depth and everyone is a criminal and only the bureaucrats know enough of the laws to hold power.
3. Amnesty for 20 million illegals, while leaving the exact same situation and conditions that brought them to the US in the first place, untouched, thus insuring yet another 20-30 million in the next few years, thus impoverishing their own peoples while propping up corrupt regimes through taxes off of expatriated funds.
4. Continued wars of aggression. That's right boys and girls of the deluded Europe. If you think Obama is going to start fewer wars than McCain would have, you are sorely mistaken. In its short 230 year history, the United States has known fewer than 20 years without war, less than 10% of its existence. Besides the dozens of Indian tribes it has warred with and destroyed, America has fought:
f. Dominican Republic
i. Hawaii (which it annexed)
p. Turkey (Ottoman Empire)
q. Russia (Soviet Union..Cold War and unofficial engagements in proxy wars)
s. Romania (WW2)
t. Bulgaria (WW1 & WW2)
u. Croatia (WW2)
w. Austro-Hungary (WW1)
x. Hungary (WW2)
y. Italy (WW2)
z. France (by proxy in Mexico)
aa. England (Revolution & 1812)
ac. Barbary Pirates
af. Serbska Republik, Bosnia
ah. And the bloodiest of all American wars: the US Civil War.
To this long list we may add bombing and or short attacks on Iran, Syria, Pakistan, Sudan, Libya, Lebanon and I am sure there are at least a few that I have missed and my readers will correct me on.
In short, all presidents love a good war, it creates their legacy. Be it George Washington who while busy fighting to break with England still found time to send an army to exterminate 40 Iriqua villages (never mind half of them were US allies, but their land was so valuable) or putting down the Whiskey Rebellion with overwhelming force, to Bill Clinton who bombed Iraq for 8 years, bombed the Serbs in Bosnia and Serbia, forced the Macedonians to cede 1/3rd of their country to Islamic Jihadists, fought in Somalia and bombed Sudan. There is nothing to get the attention of the sheep off of the bad economics, the failed policies, the stolen freedoms, like a good war.
To this end, Obama will not leave Iraq, will escalate destabilizing Pakistan, will strike into Syria again and will continue to push Russia till something pops. All the while he will sit high on his horse, as both "parties" like to do, and preach to the "ignorant" peasants of Europe how to live and die for the "cause", while his English lap dogs continue to lick his toes.
That is the way of an imperial system where political descent has been blocked by layers of laws only the two main "parties" can afford the lawyers for. Where politicians are bred on imperial hubris and drunk with self righteousness, and the people are the best kind of serf, the one that thinks himself a freeman.
Bread and circuses will distract the already distracted Americans, who care more about where Anna Nichole Smith and her giant breasts are buried than about where their future prosperity is cremated. In Europe, through NATO, the system will continue to push chaos on the Europeans through division of "old" and "new" Europe and conflict with Russia. All of this is of course against the European best interests, but the Euros can not see that either, well not the majority anyways.
So in short, what to expect for the next 4 years? Short of a total economic collapse, more of the same of the past 4 years, just with a different smirking face.
The article has been reprinted with the kind permission from Stanislav Mishin and can be found on his blog Mat Rodina