I'll try to keep this post brief.
On October 12, 2015, in my post Hillary Clinton — The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves, I wrote the following—
I could be wrong, but it seems to me that there's about a 90% chance that Hillary Clinton will be our next president. None of those Republican clowns can win. Bernie can't win and won't be nominated. Biden probably won't run. That leaves us with Hillary.
Now I am wondering why I didn't say a 95% chance or even a 99% chance. I am uncomfortable making specific predictions, so I hedged it a bit. Anyway, Donald Trump has no chance, so what is done is done. Yesterday's primary results convinced me of that. Thus the so-called "establishment" is heaving a huge sigh of relief.
You can hear that relief in today's elite media reports on yesterday's primary results. For the powerful, the road ahead is clear. They can breath easy again. Once again, they are free to screw The People.
From now until November, we will hear two things over and over again—
We will hear about how important it is that a woman break the "glass ceiling" to become president of the United States.
We will hear about how important it is that Hillary Clinton wins to avoid the political catastrophe which is Donald Trump.
These are the historical lessons elites want Americans to internalize. And apparently that propaganda is working, considering how badly Bernie was beaten in California.
But after four years of "crooked" Hillary, after nothing gets better for discarded or working Americans, and young Bernie supporters finally understand just how truly fucked they are, the rebellious impulse in the United States will be much stronger than it is now.
This political fight is not over, not by a long shot. Yes, human societies are hierarchical, as I said yesterday, but you can only push people so far. Indeed, the odds that there will be a economic slowdown (or recession) sometime during the next four years are disconcertingly high. Our economy could get much worse. That will only add fuel to a raging fire. The democrats got lucky.
The pyrrhic victory of America's elite interests in 2016 represents only a postponement of the inevitable. That victory merely delays the political storm coming in the years ahead. That's the historical lesson we learned today.