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Who Won in 2016? Big Money


Who Won in 2016? Big Money.

Jim Hightower

In one of Agatha Christie’s murder mysteries, the key clue that solved the whodunit wasn’t something that happened, but something that didn’t — specifically, a dog that didn’t bark.

That plot fits one of the great mysteries of this year’s Trump-Clinton race for president: There was no barking at the democracy-murdering power of big corporate money in our politics.


J is for Junk Economics
A conversation between Chris Hedges and Michael Hudson


The key to understanding this election came after it was almost all over. In the last few days, after that old shark smelled blood in the water, Sheldon Adelson pumped $60 million into Trumps war chest. He had been holding back figuring on a Clinton victory but jumped back in, despite the polls, to hold Trump to his promise to move the American embassy to Jerusalem and give up on the two-state solution. Hmm... How did he know that Clinton was dead in the water at that point? It's a lot like professional wrestling. You know it's fixed but most of us don't know who will actually win.


Sorry Mr. HIghtower, it was Sherlock Holmes not Agatha, unless Agatha used it also.

"Gregory (Scotland Yard detective): "Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
Holmes: "To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
Gregory: "The dog did nothing in the night-time."
Holmes: "That was the curious incident."...The Adventure of Silver Blaze.


You're right, HisStory, it was one of Conan Doyle's Sherlock adventures. I really love 'ya, Mr. Hightower, but am disappointed to learn that you aren't a Sherlock fan.


The Mob knows what to do with assets that cease to be assets.


Big Money always wins. It has already successfully divided the people following the results of this election. The 99% are hopelessly shattered. The reason why the 1% win so much is that they don't bicker among each other constantly. Maybe people are indeed too stupid to govern themselves.