The political campaign contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for president has continued after the November election. It appears that the source of the overwhelming support for Clinton by corporate media was promoted by the dominant neocon faction of the capitalist ruling class, whereas Trump drew his support from an upstart faction that is challenging their dominance.
This unprecedented struggle is likely a symptom of the recent failed policies of the dominant faction in Syria, the failed effort to undermine Russian nationalism under Putin, the failing Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, the growing power of China, other issues like Philippine President Dutarte's efforts at closer relations with China, and a rejection of the Democratic administration, which represented the dominant faction, due to the dissatisfaction of large numbers of citizens with the deteriorating economy for ordinary people.
The dominant faction is attacking the Trump faction using issues about "fake news" and the alleged Russian influence over the elections, both of which allegedly led to the election of Trump. Leading the dominant faction are corporate media and the CIA (which I believe exercises strong influence over US and most major European media); whereas the Trump faction is as yet much more amorphous, but is drawing support from many major military and corporate leaders. The dominant faction is using the issue of "fake news" to attack alternative websites and independent journalists who exposed corporate media lies and may have caused Clinton to lose the election. The FBI's re-opening of their investigation about Clinton's alleged misuse of emails only eleven days before the election and their recent denials about Russian influence in the election suggests to me that they have been aligned with the Trump faction.
It is clear that whichever faction of the tiny capitalist Deep State wins, workers and ordinary people will lose. On one side we have the aggressive neocons who are lusting for war with Russia and China, and on the other side we have those who are, at best, indifferent to social identity issues (ethnic and gender), and want to weaken all social programs and lower taxes on business.
Anyway, here is the list of the best articles that offer their views on this contest (in reverse chronological order by days):
- White House, Clinton campaign intervene in conflict over Russian hacking charges
- Pro-Hillary Dark Forces Plot Anti-Trump Coup?
- EU/UK/USA Closing Down Free Speech Whilst Producing Propaganda On Industrial Scale
- US Intel Vets Dispute Russia Hacking Claims
- From ‘Fake News’ to ‘Fake Intelligence’
- Trump Trumpets His Real Plans
- U.S. Foreign Policy and the Electoral College Vote. Towards a December 19 Surprise?
- Stop the CIA Coup: The Deep State versus Donald Trump (thanks to Christopher in northwest Oregon)
- Rogue Elements of the CIA Are Operating Against President-elect Trump
- What Are The Hearsay Leaks About "Russian Election Hacking" Attempting To Achieve?