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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Votes will be counted, but they may not count. But the rules are the rules, and they can be rewritten

In response to an FT article by Ed Luce on 10th April 2016, entitled 'Why Cleveland will be haunted by the ghosts of Chicago 1968'

“It is easy to see why Republican leaders would do anything — even risk provoking violence — to deny their party’s crown to Mr. Trump. Many would be equally loathe to hand it to Mr. Cruz” 

Nothing like giving these Republican leaders a little moral support eh Mr. Luce?  Stop right there - it's not easy to see why Republican leaders would do anything to stop's convenient. It’s convenient to look the other way when principle is getting in the way of vested interest. We call the rest of the world on that all the time – but it seems our own garbage smells of roses.

Despite what these pathetic old fools may say to the contrary, despite what it says or doesn't say in their yet to be rewritten rulebook, this is about who the Republican voters want for their leader - the guy they want to represent them in the race to become the next President of the United States, the leader of the Free World. This is not something to be settled by a group of cronies, horse-trading over whose backside is best suited to sit in the chair of the local country club.

Be careful whom and what you give credence to Mr. Luce - history won't be fooled by the drama and smokescreen being created here.  Democracy is not giving these people the ‘right’ answer, so there is a plan afoot to give democracy the big finger. If it comes off, these fools have no idea what will be unleashed. They probably think Joe Sixpack will grunt, and then go back to the TV - not so much this time.

This isn't about Donald Trump. It's part of a global backlash against a political system that serves the vested interests of elites. A system that is rotten to the core. Trump is a symptom, as is the rise of fringe parties and calls for referenda across the globe. It doesn't matter whether Trump is ‘worthy’. For what it’s worth, I think not - but that's not the point. 

Steal this election; carry on with these shenanigans, and it's more of the same - those idiots couldn't make his point better if he were paying them.

I'll leave the last word to Joe Stalin, who, if he's reading the newspapers, I'm sure is having a good laugh watching America soil itself:

"The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything"

Strong dollar/weak dollar? Save Japan or help China? Janet's dilemma.

It's Jacob Weisberg's turn to miss the point about the rise of Donald Trump