As troubling as Donald Trump’s election may be, it carries greater hope for some positive good than the alternative of Hillary Clinton, who represented a corrupt, money-churning machine, writes John Chuckman.Nothing is going to change for the better more than temporarily without getting the money out of politics, ending lobbying, and locking the revolving door.
Exposing the problem is insufficient. It must be solved and after the Citizens United decision, this will take a constitutional amendment in the US.
Other countries face similar challenges.
The fundamental problems globally are elitism — the cronyism to which elitism leads and corruption that the elite legalizes.
These issues will either be solved peacefully or there will be revolutions.
Breakdown of the Clinton Money Machine
John Chuckman, former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company
In hindsight, it might be just as well that Sanders was cheated out of the nomination. He proved a weak individual in the end, giving in to just the forces that he had claimed to oppose and leaving his enthusiastic followers completely let down. There he was, out on the hustings, supporting everything he ever opposed as personified in Hillary Clinton. Men of that nature do not stand up well to Generals and Admirals and the heads of massive corporations, a quality which I do think we have some right to expect Trump to display.