--The business source, although unsympathetic to the Clinton machine, especially in foreign policy, is a realpolitik practitioner, not a conspiracy theorist. He is adamant that, “the FBI reversal could not have happened without orders above the President. If the Masters [of the Universe] have changed their mind, then they will destroy Hillary.”
He adds, “they can make a deal with Donald just like anyone else; Donald wins; the Masters win; the people think that their voice has been heard. And then there will be some sort of (controlled) change.”
What’s paramount in the whole soap opera is the faith in the US political system — as corrupt as it may be — must endure. That mirrors the faith in the US dollar; if confidence in the US dollar fails, the US as a hegemonic financial power is no more.
Just a few days ago, I wrote the following to a friend:
I truly believe that Clinton's "selection" will do more damage to this corrupt system than a Trump presidency. In fact, my biggest fear of a Trump presidency is that it will act as a release valve...people will feel as if they "won." They will disengage and turn a blind eye to Trump's transgressions; and Trump himself will only be permitted to transgress. That is: Trump will only be encouraged (and permitted) to pursue policies that strengthen "the Network." If he becomes too much trouble, a "Syrian terrorist" will be standing by to hand the presidency to Pence and the other Neocon "advisors" that Trump seems determined to surround himself with.
In short, the millions and millions of people that are responding to Trump's anti-establishment rhetoric are a GENUINE threat to "the Network." If Clinton is handed the presidency, this huge segment of the electorate will be infuriated. Every day that she holds power, their resentment will deepen. They will organize, their numbers will grow, and they will commit themselves to destroying the rigged game that handed power to a criminal. It's counter intuitive, but I believe that those of us seeking to destroy this corrupt system will actually benefit from a Clinton presidency. That said, I also believe that some of the real power brokers have started to realize this too; it seems as if there is division among the ranks. Well, guess what? We benefit from that too.
As much as I don't support Trump on issues like torture, Snowden, federal power, etc., I have to admit that he's done some damage to those we're up against. At this point, it won't surprise me a bit if they're forced to throw Hillary under the bus and "let Trump in." I just hope his supporters don't go back to sleep if that happens.