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THE CLINTON/TRUMP TEAM

by John Spritzler

August 2, 2016 (updated November 14, 2016)

[Also see this about Trump and this about Clinton]

[Also see these revealing photos]


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are a team--the Divide-and-Rule team. Here are the "talking points" these politicians (and their supporters in the mass media and elsewhere) use to implement the divide-and-rule goal that they share in common. Keep your eye on the SUB-TEXT sections below; these are the real but unspoken messages of each candidate.

#1 Race

Clinton says that working class whites benefit from racial discrimination by enjoying "white privilege." [Note: the word "privilege" means, by definition, a benefit. Also note that racial discrimination against blacks and Hispanics is very real indeed; but it is properly called "racial discrimination," not "white privilege" as discussed here and here.]

Clinton does not say that the "white privilege" benefit is a deserved benefit; she means it is an undeserved benefit, and therefore (in this absurd "logic" of "white privilege") it is a benefit that whites should give up or have taken away from them. Clinton declares that among these "white privilege" undeserved benefits are the following: not being killed unjustly by cops, not being followed for no good reason by department store security, not having 10% official (in reality much worse) unemployment, and not having one's entire race held responsible for any bad thing an individual member of it does.

Clinton thus implies that fighting racism means abolishing the undeserved "white privileges." What would this absurd idea mean? It would mean having the cops kill whites unjustly, having department store security follow whites for no good reason, increasing white official unemployment to 10% (in reality much worse) and blaming all whites for the bad behavior of any white individual.

SUB-TEXT: the time-honored labor insight, that among working class people an injury to one is an injury to all, is FALSE. Anti-racism means taking away from white working class people benefits they do not deserve. Anti-racism is thus code for anti-white. The actual conflict in society is between the different races.

Trump replies that Clinton and the liberals and Leftists are making a false accusation against working class whites.

Trump says (very truthfully, by the way) that white working class people do NOT benefit from racial discrimination. [Note: to understand this click here and to read what motivates many followers of people like David Duke as well as Trump, click here.]

Trump denies (very falsely) that there even is racial discrimination against blacks and Hispanics by the upper class (Republicans as well as Democrats!) and the institutions it controls (such as the police) and accuses blacks and Hispanics of just whining and "playing the race card" to get special privileges and says they are a criminal people whom the police ("Great people. I love the police") need to control with harsh measures.

SUB-TEXT: the time-honored labor insight, that among working class people an injury to one is an injury to all, is FALSE. Anti-racism means taking away from white working class people benefits they do not deserve. Anti-racism is thus code for anti-white. The actual conflict in society is between the different races.

Do you see how the Clinton/Trump team works as a well-oiled machine? Clinton's sub-text--the actual message--is exactly the same as Trump's sub-text. This pattern continues for the other issues as well.

#2 Muslims

Here's how the team works the Muslim terrorist issue, a.k.a. the ruling elite's Weapon of Mass Migration:

Clinton says that on 9/11 Muslims viciously killed 3,000 Americans for no good or even rational reason; they're just terrorists. [Note: there is no evidence that 19 Muslims did 9/11; the evidence is that it was an inside job designed to justify the subsequent warmongering by the U.S. To see this is so click here.]

Clinton says that in Palestine Muslims kill Jews for no good or even rational reason, they're just anti-Semitic terrorists who also hate and kill Americans because the United States defends innocent Jews. [Note: Muslims are angry at Israel because Israel carries out racist violent ethnic cleansing against non-Jews in Palestine, a fact that the mass media never reveals.]

Clinton says that Muslim terrorists are killing people in France (Charlie Hebdo and Nice].

Clinton says that Muslim terrorists, even some who are vetted immigrants, are killing people in the United States (Boston Marathon bombers, San Bernardino shooters and the many others that the FBI has foiled at the last minute.) [Note: The FBI works overtime to induce Muslims to commit terrorism in the U.S. and the U.S. government uses drones to make sure Muslim terrorist organizations have lots of volunteers to recruit.]

Clinton says "But you're a racist if you don't think we should keep admitting Muslim immigrants."

SUB-TEXT: Muslims are dangerous, irrational hateful terrorists. Muslims, not the American ruling plutocracy, are the real threat to the safety and welfare of Americans. But it's not politically correct to say this out loud.

Trump says "No, you're not a racist for thinking we should stop admitting Muslim immigrants; you're simply using common sense, unlike that stark-raving crazy Clinton."

SUB-TEXT: Muslims are dangerous, irrational hateful terrorists. Muslims, not the American ruling plutocracy, are the real threat to the safety and welfare of Americans. But it's not politically correct to say this out loud.

[Note that neither Trump nor Clinton ever tell the truth about Muslims and Islam, some of which can be seen here. They certainly never tell the public how the U.S. government has been promoting Islamic fundamentalist terrorism for decades, as recounted here.]

#3 Hispanic Illegal Immigrants

Clinton says you're a racist if you fear the harmful effects of massive illegal immigration across our southern border and want to "build a wall" and deport all illegal immigrants. (Bill and Hillary, however, promoted this fear of illegal immigrants in the recent past as you can watch them doing here and here.)

SUB-TEXT: You have only two choices.

#1. Endure without complaint that Big Money used NAFTA to deliberately FORCE millions of Hispanics to enter the United States illegally where Big Money then uses them as cheap labor you must compete with, and endure without complaint the burdens imposed by the sudden entry of large numbers of immigrants into working class and middle class communities experiencing draconian budget cuts to benefit the "too big to fail" bankers;

OR

#2) Be a racist and demand the deportation of the illegal immigrants and the building of a wall to keep them out.

Choice #3--realizing that most illegal immigrants (not the minority of criminals!) want to remove the rich from power and have no rich and no poor and real, not fake, democracy just as much as ordinary Americans, and therefore allying with them for this shared goal instead of letting ourselves be pitted against them--well forget about it--this third choice is absolutely out of the question!

Trump says we need to deport the illegal immigrants and build a wall to keep them out.

SUB-TEXT: You have only two choices.

#1. Endure without complaint that Big Money used NAFTA to deliberately FORCE millions of Hispanics to enter the United States illegally where Big Money then uses them as cheap labor you must compete with, and endure without complaint the burdens imposed by the sudden entry of large numbers of immigrants into working class and middle class communities experiencing draconian budget cuts to benefit the "too big to fail" bankers;

OR

#2) Be a racist and demand the deportation of the illegal immigrants and the building of a wall to keep them out.

Choice #3--realizing that most illegal immigrants (not the minority of criminals!) want to remove the rich from power and have no rich and no poor and real, not fake, democracy just as much as ordinary Americans, and therefore allying with them for this shared goal instead of letting ourselves be pitted against them--well forget about it--this third choice is absolutely out of the question!

The "Debates" are Phony Propaganda Tricks for Divide-and-Rule

It's the SUB-TEXT that the Clinton/Trump team is working together to preach to Americans. But to make this propaganda maximally effective, the actual propaganda message is hidden from our conscious inspection as we are distracted by the phony debate between these team members.

This is similar to how the ruling class played the same game in propagandizing support of the Vietnam war.

The Liberals said, "It's not a winnable war."

Sub-text: If the war could be won, then we ought to fight it because it is for a good cause.

The Conservatives said, "The war really CAN be won."

Sub-text: Since the war can be won, then we ought to fight it because it is for a good cause.

This is how the ruling class uses a phony debate to spread its key propaganda messages, such as the message that the aim of the U.S. invasion of Vietnam was a good and noble aim.

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