“Rage Against The Machine” – Why America’s Voters Rejected A “Rigged” System

“Rage Against The Machine” – Why America’s Voters Rejected A “Rigged” System, by Tyler Durden.

Trump shocked the world last night by tapping into a “burning resentment” growing within the American electorate…something that he alone was able to identify while every  other politician and mainstream media journalist clearly missed it.

Trump’s victory, as Michael Moore said, is “the biggest fuck you” in human history as voters lashed out against a system they view as rigged and only working for the rich and powerful.

Trump’s victory give a voice to those infuriated with the excesses of wall street, the corruption of the mainstream media that is more interested in spreading their own propaganda than reporting the truth and to those who are utterly fed up with politicians who are “all talk.”

Polls tell of a burning resentment against the elite that governs them with contempt, against their interests. The US economy, like most western economies, has seen large productivity and wealth gains since the early 1970s when we went off the gold standard, but nearly all of these gains were captured by the finance industry and their backers — not surprisingly, the people who literally manufacture money captured most of the benefits of the flood of new money. In real terms, wages have scarcely increased since 1973.

This isn’t widely realized consciously, but at some level most people get that working hard at regular jobs doesn’t pay that much compared to financial manipulation and asset flipping. Add to that an elite that is openly contemptuous of the deplorables, importing a new and often hostile immigration class from the third world, and what did you expect?

But by overwhelming margins, voters told a Reuters/Ipsos exit poll they felt the United States’ economic and political systems were tilted against them.

The poll found an electorate burning with resentment against Wall Street, politicians and the news media, increasingly alienated from a country it saw changing in ways it didn’t like. Some 75 percent of poll respondents agreed that “America needs a strong leader to take the country back from the rich and powerful.”

By a similar margin, voters agreed that the economy is “rigged” to benefit the wealthy, and that traditional politicians and parties “don’t care about people like me.”

Even more — 77 percent — agreed that “mainstream media is more interested in making money than telling the truth.”

Still other people voted for a candidate who rejected political correctness and reminded them it was ok to be unapologetically proud of their national identity.

Trump is a new type of candidate, that the US hasn’t seen in 35 years:

Trump proved that creating enthusiasm among an electorate is way more important than spending $100’s of millions of dollars on developing a “ground game.”  Trump showed politicians that you can tell the truth and still win an election rather than blatantly pandering to every demographic while simultaneously patronizing them with meaningless rhetoric that you think they would like to hear.

The voters did their job and so now the onus is on you, Mr. Trump.  The electorate gave you a mandate to attack the “rigged” system and “drain the swamp” in Washington.  Are you up to the task?