As 2016 draws to a close, it almost feels as if an era is ending.
The long and brutal election campaign that we’ve all survived through is finally over, with Donald Trump beating out Hillary Clinton both on November 8th and in the final vote by the Electoral College on December 20th.
While the Democrats are still having trouble accepting this fact, it signals a real change in the direction of our country.
The election is significant in that it has taken the progressive liberals out of power. For the last eight years President Obama has been running roughshod over conservative values, helped along by a feckless Congress who didn’t want to stand up against him on anything.
It was one thing when the Democrats controlled Congress as well; but when they lost first the House and then the Senate, it didn’t seem to make a lick of difference.
But now we have a new President-elect, who is making noises like a conservative. It should be giving hope to those of us who believe in the U.S. Constitution. Even if Trump only manages to do half of what he’s said he wants to do, it will make a huge difference for our country.
But not everything that happens to our country is under the control of the President, no matter who he is or what political party he belongs to. While the president gets the blame and the credit for everything from the weather to nuclear war, in reality there are other forces in play. As anyone in the military knows, the enemy gets a vote too.
So, what can we expect to see in this new year? In truth, there’s a lot; and not all of it is going to be good. But, like all of life, we’ve got to be ready to take the good with the bad and make the best of it in our own lives.
Liberal Temper Tantrums on the Rise
The Democrats have already proven that they are not about to accept their loss.
Elizabeth Warren has already introduced a bill, making it easier for Congress to impeach the new president, due to his many businesses. Essentially, if his companies make any money which can be traced to foreign governments or foreign political figures, they can impeach him.
In a way, this is somewhat humorous, considering how much money Hillary Clinton made in her “pay to play” scheming as the Secretary of State. Perhaps Warren’s new law should be tested out on her first. But then, there’s little risk of it passing, as both houses of Congress are controlled by Republicans.
Compared to other liberal protests to the election, this one is actually mild, and I’m not concerned about it. What does concern me is the more violent protests for which groups like Black Lives Matter have become known. That group, in particular, has already stated that they will not meet with Donald Trump and want nothing to do with him. Instead, they’d rather spend their time and energy in holding more protests and destroying more property.
The Democrats and other liberal groups are going to keep themselves busy obstruction everything that Trump and the Republican Congress tries to do. That’s to be expected.
But the real issue isn’t what will be happening in Washington, but what will be happening in the rest of the country. It is there that the protests and violence might occur.
War Between Trump and the Mainstream Media
The mainstream media blew it on this election; there’s no other way to put it. Not only was all their pontification and their polls wrong, but they bet on the wrong horse to win.
In working so hard to see Hillary Clinton elected as the next president, they’ve shown their true colors, as nothing more than a liberal propaganda machine.
In the process, they made an enemy out of Donald Trump, attacking him while giving Clinton a free ride on everything. From what I saw in the campaign, making an enemy out of Trump is not something to be taken lightly. Yet they still haven’t seen the error of their ways.
The last press conference that Trump held was on July 27th, the third day of the Democrat Convention. Through the three presidential debates and winning the election, he hasn’t taken the time to meet with the press. Rather, he has used social media and the alternative media to talk directly with the American people, totally bypassing the left-leaning propaganda machine called the mainstream media.
While he hasn’t had a press conference with the media, he did make time to hold an off-the-record media summit with a number of media big shots in November. I don’t know what the media representatives were expecting, but the meeting was described as a “firing squad.” I have a feeling that they missed the part where he said his famous, “You’re fired!”
I wouldn’t be surprised if he continued like this. If there’s one thing that Trump is, he’s strong. He’s not going to be the first to cave; and in his eyes, he’s got nothing to lose.
In a way, Trump’s handing of the media has been highly amusing to me. For as long as I can remember, Republicans have feared the media and their attacks. Then here comes Trump, manipulates them to give him free coverage throughout his campaign, and then essentially fires them, bypassing them all together to speak with the American people.
Dismantling of Obamacare
Of the many things which President-elect Trump has promised to do in his first 100 days in office, one that has given the most hope to the American people is the elimination of Obamacare.
Republican lawmakers have been trying to do that since 2011, but with Obama in office, haven’t been able to. Now, with a Republican controlled Congress and Trump in the White House, we can expect to see it fall apart, bit by bit.
I say fall apart because at this point in time, it will be necessary to replace it piecemeal, rather than just nullifying it. There are too many people who would be hurt by a repeal; people who are on Medicaid, people who were uninsurable before Obamacare, and people who have bought insurance under Obamacare who would lose their insurance again, if it was repealed.
It’s going to take some time and a lot of work, but it will be replaced by something that serves the needs of the American people, rather than just serving the needs of bureaucrats in Washington.
Then, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least to see Trump himself personally attacking the insurance companies about high premiums and deductibles.
Improvement in the Economy and Jobs
More than anything, Trump is a businessman; not only that, he’s a highly successful one. Granted, he started out with a cool million in seed money, but he managed to multiply that at least 3,000 times! More if you believe the larger estimates of his net worth. There are few anywhere who can make such a claim.
We can see already, during the transition process, that he’s bringing that business acumen into his new job as the President of these United States. It is manifest in the selections he’s making for his cabinet, as well as the meetings he’s already had with foreign leaders and others who will be important to his success as a leader.
More than anything, I hope Trump will help the economy to grow. His deal with Carrier air conditioning is just the beginning. I believe that we’ll see a surge of investment by large corporations, opening of new factories, moving some manufacturing home and startups of new businesses.
What has held the economy back for the last eight years is uncertainty. Those feelings of uneasiness started when the housing bubble burst in 2008 -2009.
But then Obama took office and they continued. With his anti-business attitudes, he has created an atmosphere where corporate boards have avoiding investing in their businesses, rather putting the money away in offshore banks, to wait and see what would happen.
Now that Trump has been elected, confidence is growing and those same corporate boards are making plans to invest in their corporations. In addition, Trump has declared war on overregulation, which will make it easier for businesses of all sizes to operate profitably in the United States.
Ultimately, what this really boils down to is an increase in the workforce and jobs for those who want them. If he couples his business initiatives with a crackdown on welfare fraud, we might even see a reversal of the current trend towards living off the government dime, rather than getting a job.
Increases in business will also require an increase in the workforce, giving those people an opportunity to make something of their lives.
A Possible Financial Collapse
While I am sure that Trump’s presidency will be good for the economy, I am also concerned. In electing Donald Trump president, the American people have given the middle finger to the elites of this world, most specifically to the one-worlders. They are concerned and they have the power to push back.
While these people try to remain in the background, with their activities hidden from public view, they do make the occasional press release or even talk to the press. One such statement emerged during the presidential campaign, indicating that the Bilderberg Group was gravely concerned about Donald Trump winning the election and becoming president.
More than anything, the Bilderberg Group is the main motivator behind the one-world movement. An extremely liberal group, it consists of a number of major banking heads, international businessmen, politicians and even members of the press, they meet annually to discuss how to turn the world in the direction they want. That direction is always towards socialism and a one-world governmental system.
These people have enough financial power to control the world’s markets. It is they, not local forces, who create financial crises throughout the world. They do so for the dual purposes of making money off the crisis and molding the world into their image.
While I am not sure how soon they will decide to act, I believe that they are going to take some major action during Trump’s presidency. It may not be in 2017, but I seriously doubt we’ll make it to 2020, without some major upheaval, something along the lines of the Great Depression.
An Increase in Extreme Muslim Terrorism
As we all know, extreme Muslim terrorism is on the rise. Terrorist acts in Europe are increasing in frequency and scope.
But that’s only a smattering of the terrorism that is happening on a worldwide basis. Those Muslim terrorists are actually more active in their own countries, than they are in western lands.
We must understand that terrorism is a form of warfare. Their purpose is to force us to capitulate and allow Muslim control, most especially the implementation of Sharia Law in our countries. In this, they are working to take over the world.
According to the Koran, Muslims are only allowed to migrate to Muslim controlled lands, unless it is for the specific purpose of conquering lands controlled by infidels. Called “hegira” this form of migration has been a major tool for the spread of Islam, every since the beginning.
Their twisting of western laws to get their way and gradually force their adopted country closer and closer to Sharia is no accident. Rather, it is a well thought out strategy, which has been used over and over again.
While Trump’s campaign promises to build the wall, crack down on illegal immigration and temporarily block immigration from Muslim countries will all help to slow the flood of Muslims who are entering our country, they can’t do a thing about those who are already hear. Nor can anything be done to stop the online recruiting of “home-grown terrorists” under Muslim control.
If anything, lessening the number of Muslims who can enter the country will merely motivate those who are already here to become more active. Many who are now sleeper agents will become active, taking a more aggressive role in attacking our country.
Iran and North Korea’s Nuclear Plans Going Forward
Trump has promised to do away with Obama’s disastrous Iran deal; but I fear it might be too late. Obama has already opened the door for Iran to increase the tempo of their nuclear research and their push towards becoming nuclear powers. At this time, it would be nearly impossible to stop them without military intervention.
One thing we could do unilaterally is to reinstate the embargos on Iran, at least as far as U.S. involvement is concerned. Perhaps this would encourage other countries to join in as well, especially European countries, and we could put an embargo in place that bypasses the treaty and bypasses the United Nations.
But it is clear that Iran will continue in their development of nuclear arms and a delivery system for them, just as North Korea is.
These two countries are the most unstable and most dangerous counties in the world today. We can be sure that we are high on the targeting list of both. While Iran might choose to go after Israel first, that’s a toss-up. They may choose to take us out of play before going after Israel. That would be a classic way to attack, something I am sure they are aware of.
If an EMP attack were ever to be committed against the United States, it would be by one of these two countries. From what I understand of North Korea’s nuclear capability, it is quite possible that they are already at the point where they could commit such an attack. Iran is still a few years away, but nowhere near as far away as I’d like.
This would actually be a “winnable” war for them, especially if they had enough nuclear capacity to take out our aircraft carriers, after the EMP attack on the country. That would cause us to lose the capability to retaliate, even if such an order were given.
A Final Word
While the world is still a dangerous place and there are many risks that we still face, I am optimistic about the future. With proper preparation and training, I believe that we can survive through anything.
In the mean time, even with all the risks, I believe we will see some improvements here at home in the next year.
The shift back towards a more conservative society will not happen overnight, nor will it be easy. As I already mentioned, the Democrats, other liberals and the media are all going to continue to be against us.
But for the time being anyway, we have the upper hand. We must be sure to make the most of the reprieve that’s been given to us.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.