Gosh, it is definitely a dramatic ending to a long-winded and tiring election. Now we have Anthony Weiner emails. Is this not
truly theater? Is it reality TV? Is Hillary Clinton still the winning candidate after all the latest news about her assistant’s emails and the expensive Obama Care negatives? My answer is still yes.
Hillary’s aspects and transits improved after the first few days of October. They continued until about the beginning of the last week in October. At this time, she will go into a turmoil period which will be ending a few days before the election. At that time, she will regain momentum, about November 5th. At the time her momentum is regained, Trump’s fades.
Of course, some earth shattering event can take place at any time but at this writing, including the latest FBI news, she will cross the finish line first. Governing the country, and all that will involve with the first female president, will continue the transformation that is taking place inside the United States. It is normal when the United States is going through great periods of change to have great upheaval in the population. Doris Kearns Goodwin, the wonderful writer and historian, tells us that Teddy Roosevelt back in 1912 created the primary system we have today. The race was so vitriolic that it sounds like today. During that race Republican candidate Taft called Roosevelt a “pinhead” and Roosevelt called Taft a “dictator”. At the time the New York Times said “if this is the first attempt at the primary system, we sincerely hope it’s the last”. Also remember we had characters running such as P. T. Barnum, George Wallace and Huey Long.
Doris compares our tech revolution and globalization to the revolution of the Industrial Revolution. Everything sped up then and it made people very anxious. With anxiety comes fear and anger and we are seeing the results. It is hard for people to keep up. You might enjoy reading her interview in yesterday’s New York Times. Basically, she is saying that this too shall pass.
What nobody is focusing on enough is the hacking problem. This is being ignored for the short term. It is very serious and people should take seriously the vast digital network of bloggers and paid social-media commenters that Russia maintains. Many do not maintain themselves as Russian themselves. The Atlantic magazine (November, 2016) calls these operations “icebergs” because they operate beneath the surface. RT or English channel Russian television is just a small part that is visible. They have interfered in the Scottish Independence 2014 movement as well as the Brexit campaign. The ultimate prize is the US campaign. The goal is to undermine trust and to sap the credibility of US institutions. It is quite chilling and extremely dangerous.
There is so much more going on than meets the eye in this campaign. We will keep moving forward but do not lose trust in the strength of the United States to survive this massive change. Remember, we won’t be done with all this exposure until 2024. We must stay united.