|The Watergate Hotel|
Just to refresh our memories, let's see what Wikipedia has to say about Watergate:
"Watergate was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States in the 1970s, following a break-in at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. and President Richard Nixon's administration's attempted cover-up of its involvement. When the conspiracy was discovered and investigated by the U.S. Congress, the Nixon administration's resistance to its probes led to a constitutional crisis."Perhaps you are starting to see the echoes? Exactly 44 years after the infamous break-in, the Watergate Hotel reopened in June 2016. This time, instead of five "Plumbers" breaking into the Democratic National Committee's offices, some mysterious "Hackers" broke into the DNC's email server. Instead of humiliating the Republican party and the administration, the email have backfired on the Democratic party and the administration. In 1972, Hillary Rodham (not yet Clinton) was a junior attorney working on the Impeachment Inquiry Panel investigating Richard Nixon. Now she is the focus of scandals as she runs for president.
To me, though, what's most deliciously hilarious about this whole affair is that it has shown in stark relief the hypocrisy of the Democratic party and the utter emptiness of the liberal establishment.
The Democratic party is the political wing of US liberalism, which claims to be all-inclusive and sensitive and diverse and champion of minorities. Instead, the DNC email release shows the party elite to be cynical, biased, racist, anti-Jew and utterly without conscience.
It's as if the Democrats have taken careful aim and shot themselves in every foot they can find. Oh, the irony!
In an earlier post, I explored the echoes of the election in 1968, and now it seems that the 1972 election is also ringing in our ears. We have literally come back to the future.
The part that entertains me the most is the cynicism of the party elite. They claim to champion minorities, but have selected two white deep insiders who know nothing of real life. They claim to champion rights and liberties, yet have erected a huge fence around the convention to prevent the voices of the disaffected from being heard. The party that claims to disavow hate speech wrote email denigrating Bernie Sanders' Jewish heritage and wanting to weaponize it. The party that claims to want safety and security has a nominee whose actions led to numerous deaths in Benghazi and whose private email server exposed untold national secrets to prying eyes. The party that espouses Political Correctness and anti-racism can't stop using racial slurs.
And I'm just hitting the highlights here.
If Hillary were to be elected (a big if - see my article here), then the Time Echo Theory says that she would likely be impeached and forced to resign within a couple of years after taking office. That assumes that health problems didn't force her out of office first, of course.
It's almost as if the elite have resigned themselves to a Trump presidency, but are granting Hillary the first female nomination as a consolation prize for being such a good lackey all these years.
If this were fiction, no one would believe it. The whole thing is a massive farce being played with an absolutely straight face. Certainly, everyone in the public eye is looking quite serious about the whole thing, but surely somewhere someone is laughing their fool head off at this tragi-comedy.
It is some of the best free entertainment around, and as an added bonus, there is something strange, even sinister, lurking just under the surface.
The most interesting part of it, at least to me, is the Time Echoes. If I were to draw this out ad infinitum, I could even draw parallels between fracking and Tea Pot Dome, Cold War II, or the New Space Race.
You know, now that I think about it, it's almost as if the Baby Boomers are - consciously or unconsciously - trying to recreate their lost youth for one last hurrah before they start checking out. And Hillary, Bernie and Trump are certainly in that group.
You'll forgive me if I take a moment to buckle up. The year ahead looks to be a bumpy ride.