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COMMENT: In time, we will be sharing thoughts concerning the disaster which was consummated on Tuesday evening. Long  in the making, this debacle embodies what we warned about in the conclusion of Miscellaneous Archive Show M11 , recorded in May of 1980, and reprised in FTR #511  in 2005–give this  a listen.
The commentary so far has been predictable: the usual suspects doing the usual things, from the so-called progressive sector lamenting that Saint Bernard (Sanders) didn’t get the nomination, asserting that he would have won and jabbering mindlessly about the need for “grass roots organizing” and “populist outreach.” Obama and the Dems are saying we must “unify” and that we are all American (patriots.)
Let Obama unite with the Trumpenkampfverbande if he so desires. We’ll pass, thank you.
In weeks to come Mr. Emory will be doing a number of programs about David Cay Johnston’s concise, insightful biography of Donald Trump–The Making of Donald Trump .
In the meantime, we emphatically suggest that people get the book and read it.
We also note the role of the fascist WikiLeaks in throwing this election. This is a classic example of technocratic fascism in action. David Golumbia stated in a seminal post : “. . . . Such technocratic beliefs are widespread in our world today, especially in the enclaves of digital enthusiasts, whether or not they are part of the giant corporate-digital leviathan. Hackers (“civic,” “ethical,” “white” and “black” hat alike), hacktivists, WikiLeaks fans [and Julian Assange et al–D. E.], Anonymous “members,” even Edward Snowden himself walk hand-in-hand with Facebook and Google in telling us that coders don’t just have good things to contribute to the political world, but that the political world is theirs to do with what they want, and the rest of us should stay out of it: the political world is broken, they appear to think (rightly, at least in part), and the solution to that, they think (wrongly, at least for the most part), is for programmers to take political matters into their own hands. . .”