OK, so, that was not cool. For one terrifying moment there, it actually looked like GloboCap was going to let Russian-Asset Hitler win. Hour after hour on election night, states on the map kept turning red, or pink, or some distinctly non-blue color. Wisconsin … Michigan … Georgia … Florida. It could not be happening, and yet it was. What other explanation was there? The Russians were stealing the election again!

But, of course, GloboCap was just playing with us. They’re a bunch of practical jokers, those GloboCap guys. Naturally, they couldn’t resist the chance to wind us up just one more time.

Seriously, though, while I enjoy a good prank, I still have a number of liberal friends, many of whom were on the verge of suffering major heart attacks as they breathlessly waited for the corporate media to confirm that they had successfully voted a literal dictator out of power. (A few of them suffer from IBS or other gastrointestinal disorders, so, in light of the current toilet paper shortage caused by the Return of the Apocalyptic Plague, toying with them like that was especially cruel.)

But, whatever. That’s water under the bridge. The good news is, the nightmare is over! Literal Hitler and his underground army of Russia-loving white supremacists have been vanquished! Decency has been restored! Globalization has risen from the dead!

And, of course, the most important thing is, racism in America is over … again!

Yes, that’s right, folks, no more racism … kiss all those Confederate monuments goodbye! The Democrats are back in the White House! According to sources, the domestic staff are already down in the West Wing basement looking for that MLK bust that Trump ordered removed and desecrated the moment he was sworn into office. College kids are building pyres of racist and potentially racist books, and paintings, and films, and other degenerate artworks. Jussie Smollet can finally come out of hiding.

OK, granted, they’re not going to desegregate liberal cities or anything crazy like that, or stop “policing” Black neighborhoods like an occupying army, or stop funding schools with property taxes, but Kamala Harris is Black, mostly, and Grampa Joe will tell us more stories about “Corn Pop,” the razor-wielding public-pool gangster, and other dangerous Black people he hasn’t yet incarcerated, so that should calm down all those BLM folks.

In the meantime, the official celebrations have begun. Assorted mass-murdering GloboCap luminaries, government leaders, and the corporate media are pumping out hopey-changey propaganda like it was 2008 all over again. Pundits are breaking down and sobbing on television. Liberal mobs are ritualistically stomping Cheetos to the death in the street. Slaphappy hordes of Covidian Cultists are amassing outdoors, masks around their necks, sharing champagne bottles and French-kissing each other, protected from the virus by the Anti-Trump Force Field that saved the BLM protesters last Summer. It’s like V-Day, the fall of the Berlin wall, and the bin Laden assassination all rolled into one!

All of which is understandable, given the horrors of the last four years, the concentration camps, the wars of aggression, the censorship, the CIA murder squads, the show trials, and all that other dictator stuff. On top of which, there was all that white supremacy, and that anti-Semitism, and that horrible wall that transformed America into an “apartheid state” where people were imprisoned in an open-air ghetto and gratuitously abused and murdered. (Whoops, I think I screwed up my citations … maybe double-check those links.)

But let’s not dwell on all those horrors right now. There will be plenty of time for all that later, when Donald Trump is hauled into court and tried for his crimes against humanity, like all our previous war-criminal presidents.

No, this is a time for looking ahead to the Brave New Global-Capitalist Normal, in which everyone will sit at home in their masks surfing the Internet on their toasters with MSNBC playing in the background … well, OK, not absolutely everyone. The affluent will still need to fly around in their private jets and helicopters, and take vacations on their yachts, and, you know, all the usual affluent stuff. But the rest of us won’t have to go anywhere or meet with anyone in person, because our lives will be one never-ending Zoom meeting carefully monitored by official fact-checkers to ensure we’re not being “misinformed” or exposed to “dangerous conspiracy theories” which could potentially lead to the agonized deaths (or the mild-to-moderate flu-like illnesses) of hundreds of millions of innocent people.

But let’s not count our chickens just yet. As much as you’re probably looking forward to life in the Brave New GloboCap Normal, or the Great Reset, or whatever they end up calling the new pathologized totalitarianism, it isn’t a fait accompli quite yet … not until Russian-Asset Hitler has been thoroughly humiliated and removed from office, and anyone who voted for him, or didn’t believe he was literally Hitler, or a Russian asset, or who otherwise refused to take part in the mindless, corporate-media-generated Anti-Trump Hate-Fest, has been demonized as a “racist,” a “traitor,” an “anti-Semite,” a “conspiracy theorist,” or some other type of “far-right extremist.” That’s probably going to take another couple months.

I’m pretty certain the plan is still to goad Trump into overreacting and trying to resist his removal from office. And I do not mean just in the courts. No, after all the money, time, and effort that GloboCap has invested over the last four years, they are going to be extremely disappointed if he just slinks away without going full-Hitler and starting a Second Civil War.

As I’ve been saying, over and over, since he won the election, GloboCap needs to make an example of Trump to put down the widespread populist rebellion against global capitalism and its ideology that started back in 2016. And no, it doesn’t make any difference whether Donald Trump is actually a populist, or whether people realize that it is global capitalism and not “Cultural Marxism” that they are rebelling against.

According to the script, this is the part where Trump refuses to respect “democracy” and has to be forcibly dragged out of office by the Secret Service or elements of the military, ideally “live” on international television. It may not end up playing out that way (Trump is probably not as dumb as I think), but that’s the Act III scenario for GloboCap: the “attempted Trump coup,” then the “perp walk.” They need the public and future generations to perceive him as an “illegitimate president,” a “usurper,” an “intruder,” an “imposter,” an “invader” … which, he is. (Being rich and famous does not make you a member of the GloboCap Power Club.)

The corporate media are already hard at work manufacturing this version of reality, not only in the content of their “reporting,” but also with the unbridled contempt they are showing for a sitting president. The networks actually cut him off in the middle of his post-election address. The Twitter Corporation is censoring his tweets. What could possibly be more humiliating … and indicative of who is really in charge?

Meanwhile, the GloboCap propaganda has reached some new post-Orwellian level. After four long years of “RUSSIA HACKED THE ELECTION!” … now, suddenly, “THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ELECTION FRAUD IN THE USA!”

That’s right, once again, millions of liberals, like that scene in 1984 where the Party switches official enemies right in the middle of the Hate-Week speech, have been ordered to radically reverse their “reality,” and hysterically deny the existence of the very thing they have been hysterically alleging for four solid years … and they are actually doing it!

At the same time, the Trumpians have been reduced to repeating, over and over, and over, that “THE MEDIA DOES NOT SELECT THE PRESIDENT,” and “BIDEN IS NOT THE PRESIDENT ELECT,” and other versions of “THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING.”

I hate to rub salt into anyone’s wounds (particularly those whose faces are currently being stomped on by GloboCap’s enormous boot), but, yes, this is actually happening. Second Civil War or no Second Civil War, this is the end for Donald Trump. As Biden and the corporate media keep telling us, we are looking at a “very dark winter,” on the other side of which a new reality awaits us … a new, pathologized, totalitarian reality.

Call it the “New Normal,” or whatever you want. Pretend “democracy has triumphed” if you want. Wear your mask. Mask your children. Terrorize them with pictures of “death trucks,” tales of “Russian hackers” and “white supremacist terrorists.” Live in fear of an imaginary plague (or perhaps a non-imaginary plague if that “very dark winter” comes to pass). Censor all dissent. Ban all protests. Do not attempt to adjust your telescreen. Click on the link to join the Zoom meeting. Have your password and your identity papers ready. Watch your pronouns. Get down on your knees. It’s GloboCap Fucking Über Alles!


CJ Hopkins
November 10, 2020
Photo: V-Day (Wikimedia Commons)

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  1. “Whoops, I think I screwed up my citations … maybe double-check those links”.

    Brilliant! And, I think, rather original – which is very hard to do on the Web these days. I’m not sure whether the quoted words should have been omitted, but then many readers might have missed the joke.


  2. “…when Donald Trump is hauled into court and tried for his crimes against humanity, like all our previous war-criminal presidents”.

    Just to belabour the obvious, that contains two redundant words. It would read more cleanly as,

    “…when Donald Trump is hauled into court and tried for his crimes against humanity, like all our previous presidents”.

    Noam Chomsky pointed this out 30 years ago:

    “If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged. By violation of the Nuremberg laws I mean the same kind of crimes for which people were hanged in Nuremberg. And Nuremberg means Nuremberg and Tokyo”.


  3. “Being rich and famous does not make you a member of the GloboCap Power Club”.

    Although there was that short story of Alfred Bester’s.

    A young man awakens to find himself confronted by strangers who inform him that his uncle has just died, making him a multi-billionaire.

    They tell him that he has been automatically enrolled in the Billionaires’ Club, what the rules are, and the penalties for infringement.

    There are various rules such as “no consorting with riff-raff” (the poor, meaning those with less than $1 billion). But Rule Number One is “Do not ever reveal the existence of the Billionaires’ Club”. Thinking they have no power over him, he does try to blab – and spends the rest of his days alone in an ultra-luxurious billionaire’s satellite orbiting somewhere beyond Neptune.


  4. One of the most quoted lines from a movie is “I’ll be back”. Ironically, it was released in 1984. GloboCap is back on top once again.


  5. Great work as always, C.J. And lol at those links—it’s on a par with Fact Checkers gleefully informing the public that No, Joe Biden didn’t call Blacks “Super Predators” …. Hillary Clinton did. And don’t worry about that troublesome Crime Bill he championed, or the tireless work he’s done for credit card companies, or his vote for the Iraq War. He’s on the Right Side of History, and therefore deserves the sacrosanct right to fail upwards into the Presidency.

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  6. Just repeat the technocrat’s mantra and all your problems disappear. (Works best while staring at a screen.)

    “Experts and strangers over family and neighbours. Experts and strangers over family and neighbours. Experts and strangers over family and neighbours…


  7. Not so fast……almost over but there are still 72,000,000 MAGA people that would like an end to foreign wars and bringing our troops home and ending an empire and restoring a republic.Yes, very idyllic but it has happened before has it not?
    Whats wrong with trying to have a large middle class where people can be paid a decent wage.
    But anyway, it’s time for some soma,dontcha think? Now at least the fentanol will flow more readily from those good folks over in china. But I still think we are a few years behind you euros so we will be able to see first hand what our end will look like. And I am pretty sure it does not end well for the born and bred euros in their former countries.


  8. Russia hacked the election” to now Theres no such thing as election fraud in US” to refer to ideology of Globocap is far from theoretical posturing


  9. What war ? It is a Oligarchy media show for those that believe and identify with ideology and political partys( dem/rep) buying into the democracy dogma.
    All media election processes are fraud.
    The people never pick the candidates run and take the media word on who gets in. And no matter which puppet president is the media spokesperson for the US the banksters govt always gets in.
    I see no liberals, I see deranged fascists that the media labels Liberal . Media like this one( controlled opposition- teaching hopelessness ) that conditions people to believe they were in a war and lost . We have not lost unless we believe we have (and so make it so by giving up).
    No war is necessary waking up is, being aware is.
    Very sad to see the ignorance and people totally identified with Trump or Biden as though these men should lead anything except a march to an insane asylum I have a very different view of whats going on in the world than this narrow Trumpiden the one media narrative world view.


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