It’s Time to Make the US Presidential Election Relevant to the 21st Century

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Submitted by Puyloubier

There can be no question that we live in an inter-connected world where finance, economics, culture, and the means of production are increasingly globalized through technological advances and a common media platform. Boundaries and cultural differences between nations are being washed away on a daily basis, and that undoubtedly represents progress because that is how peace is ensured. Ever since man first walked on this earth, tribal differences and boundaries have brought war and bloodshed. For this reason, we find that President-Elect Trump’s stated desire to build a wall to separate Mexico and the United States is a ‘Great Leap Backwards’ to paraphrase Chairman Mao.

We cannot turn back the clock 24 hours on Trump’s regrettable election but we can put right the clear deficiencies that exist in the American election process so that a deeply racist and sexist man is not elected again. A modern election demands that all interested stakeholders have a say. Today, America’s president is elected by the people across 50 states; in reality, however, there are 195 other countries who should also have a say in electing the most powerful person in the world. By way of a small example, the well-being of a factory worker in China is utterly dependent on the fruits of his labors being bought by the US consumer. How can it be right then that he or she could lose his job and become destitute on the whim of a rogue US president? We can all think of countless examples where the decision of one person in the United States can affect so many others around the globe. A future US president will think twice before imposing harmful sanctions on another country if he/she is counting on the same country’s people for re-election!

In the interest of peace, the US presidential election must be modernized and open to others. How exactly other stakeholders are to be involved is no easy question; this is why the United Nations must deliberate and propose a lasting solution.

MillionDollarBonus_

Very wise article Puyloubier. CNN has been talking about how badly foreign world leaders are taking this shock Trump victory, and Americans should be very concerned about this. America has a responsibility to the rest of the world to elect professional Presidents, and not lunatics like Trump. The global community definitely needs to be included in future US elections.

jfb

The UN should open an inquiry over the voting machines and scrutinize the guys who had to set the proper tunings. Such crass incompetence is unacceptable. It’s one thing to have the rest of the world voting in a US election, but what if they cast their vote in the wrong way?

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

It’s ok, I think I have solved this problem by delegating the vote to the UN delegates. This should be acceptable to all precisely because faulty voting machines are not involved at any step of the process. It’s also fully democratic because the delegates of all UN member states get a vote (appropriately weighted)

jfb

Reforming the system is one thing, but t’s like finding a scapegoat rather than to subject ourselves to self-criticism.
Rather than to live n an ivory tower we need to look honestly in the mirror and ask, “what went wrong”? Being honest and dmitting our errors rather than to bury our head in the sand is the sole way to learn from this crisis.
First, the meda didn’t explain clearly to those uneducated voters that Trump is the wrong choice.
Second, the Internet had a negative impact that his creators didn’t predict. The Internet was created to bypass censorship of totaltarian regimes, not to allow anyone to broadcast the most ridiculous conspiracy theories. For some mysterious reason many people no longer rely on the MSM and prefer to rely on independant bloggers and social media. Hopefully the UN and enlighted people will help to curb this trend with a better management of DNS records to eliminate those stes. It’s a good compromise where free thinkers who want to fact check will find easilly the serious sites only.

MillionDollarBonus_

Yes totally agree. The accredited media needs to re-establish itself as the gatekeeper of information. And the internet needs a serious cleanup – there are so many sites our there undermining accredited narratives … and don’t even get me started on the Russian trolls who helped get Trump elected. We need to hand over as much sovereignty as possible to the UN, so that bigots in fly-over states of the US can’t hold the entire planet to ransom.

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

Thanks for the support for this proposal and MDB and jfb. Reflecting further on this, I’ve come to the conclusion that an experienced professional politician like Tony Blair could be a good ‘unifying’ president. The idea of having people from 196 countries vote for the US president might be unworkable due to the sheer scale of the project (unless people could somehow ‘like’ their favourite candidate on social media).

We might therefore try to adopt an EU style model whereby the people don’t actually elect the president; Blair (or whomever) would rather be chosen by the UN delegates.

MillionDollarBonus_

Yes definitely. The EU model is perfect, in which the member states elect MEPs who can propose legislation, but cannot actually enact it. Only the accredited experts in the commission can actually pass legislation, and these experts are appointed through a complex process by a group of even more accredited experts. We need this system on a global level, and we need a global central bank with a global cashless currency.

The global central bank will be privately owned, and shareholders will get to keep a percentage of the profits – this ensures that the bank is run by qualified financiers and industry titans, and that they have an incentive to maintain the integrity of the institution and the currency.

We need to just go ahead with these plans without Trump, and simply ignore what he does. Nobody likes Trump anyway, so why should we pay any attention to his laws?

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

Well I think the model is perfect but there will always be someone who will the most petty of objections. You cannot please everyone all of the time my Grandmother once said to me, so do your best to ignore them. The EU model allows for precisely this scenario.

trav777

They should be given veto power over our elections in the name of globalism

richandrenee

Wow – what a fantastic article Puyloubier. I think you’ve got a real shot at achieving accreditation. It’s a lot of hard work and a long process. Million Dollar Bonus is such a great mentor that I think someone with your writing abilities and correct thinking should fly through. Don’t be intimidated the work is worth it – the day of my accreditation was one of the proudest of my life.

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

Thanks, Rich. There is quite a lot of critical race theory knowledge (and personal guilt) I feel I am lacking so I will try to work on that

Black Lives Matter

Anyone who voted for Trump should lose their voting rights.

richandrenee

I’m glad you’re ok BLM. You’ll have to be very careful in the Trump US as the racists pigs will be totally out of control – even more so than before.

MillionDollarBonus_

Did you get arrested by one of these racist police family members launching lawsuits against Black Lives Matter? I was worried about you!

Black Lives Matter

I think I’m having a breakdown. I had fireworks and spirit cooking ready at a victory party with other Hillary supporters, but we cried all night after we learned of Trump’s “win.” Then I heard Trump supporters next door yelling “lock her up.” I flipped out, walked to the road nearby, and started protesting. “SHUT THIS ROAD DOWN!” I said. “WE’RE TAKING OVER!!!” But my comrades decided to go to Starbucks instead for orange mocha frappuccinos, and Trump supporters yelled at me and almost ran over me with their cars. The police then came.

This cannot be happening. We were supposed to win Texas.

MillionDollarBonus_

I don’t know how all the accredited polls could be so wrong? Everything was lining up for a Hillary victory – the Trump tapes, the groping scandals, the Trump foundation allegations … I don’t understand how this could have happened. We had a record voter turnout predicted, along with accredited polls indicating Hillary was ahead by double digits! What happened to the votes of all these Hillary voters?

Something doesn’t smell right – this result needs to be challenged and we need to investigate whether the it was hacked by the Russians. There is no other possible explanation!

Black Lives Matter

I have no doubt Putin is behind this. Obama needs to sign an executive order enjoining the results, and Director Comey needs to launch an intensive investigation. SEVENTEEN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES confirmed Russian interference already. We know what Putin did. Obama needs to take action immediately, or our democracy will die.

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

If this reply is displayed in a single column, all jammed up and everything, I willl know for a fact that Putin is behind it!

Black Lives Matter

If…you…write…everything…with…dots…I…think…it…displays…horizontally.

Black Lives Matter

Yep…

trav777

I suspect foul play. You will never convince me that EVERY MSM outlet was functioning as a propaganda machine…these are ACCREDITED media ffs!!

richandrenee

In these dark days of division and hatred it is very comforting to read some inclusive common sense.

There’s actually quite a few great candidates for the president if we were to be so forward thinking as to open the position up to everyone. Here in my new Trump free home Aotearoa/NZ they had a wonderful three term woman prime minister Helen Clark, who’s now a big thing at the UN. Word on the street here is that she’s a also a lesbian and her husband is gay – their sham marriage was to help overcome the pink glass ceiling that the patriarchal bigots have put in place. And boy did she ever.

She really got this sector of the global community on a great footing with her sensible balance of far left policy and banking deregulation. Can you believe we enjoy a $15 minimum wage, free health care, and there’s no reserve ratio to hold the banks back from being able to lend enough money to everyone.

Yes if Donald Trumps the best the Americans can chose it’s time to look further afield and a Woman like Helen Clark ticks all the boxes.

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

Helen Clark certainly sounds like an outstanding candidate. If I were to be hyper critical, I would question why she did not disband the “All Blacks” rugby team which even to today refuses to admit women among their all-male ranks, although it is true that they continue to adopted some of the Maori traditions. One of their members Aaron Smith is also doing an outstanding job of promoting polygamy which is wrongly frowned on by the conservatives so it’s not all bad.

richandrenee

The All Blacks are pretty much just a pack of rapists and even their name is a lie as they’re mostly whites. Intellectuals just ignore them.

MillionDollarBonus_

As I covered in one of my previous articles, I think violent sports should be banned. Sports involving physical contact encourage violence and conflict, which upsets feminists and progressive men.

trav777

and again I must say that this is racist because black lives love these sports and they are HIGHER on the victim totem pole than feminists and progressive men!!!

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

The All-Blacks could come into the 21st century not only by including actual blacks but also some players who are lesbian, gay, queer, questioning, bi, trans, gender-fluid. The All-LBGTQs would be a match for anyone and certainly avoid the situation of being beaten by leprechauns.

MillionDollarBonus_

She sounds like an excellent choice. I think we need to start thinking globally though – we need to give the UN power to enact and enforce more legislation at a global level, and we need somebody like Helen Clark to be President of the world. I also think Christine Lagarde would make an excellent President of the world.

trav777

Yes and have Saudi Arabia and Qatar as permanent members of the Human Rights Council, just like there is a security council, there should be such a thing. As our allies in the ME, they belong there in perpetuity.

UN UBER ALLES!!!

MillionDollarBonus_

Correct – and Russia would of course be denied a place on the human rights council, as they have been within the UN, because of their crimes against humanity in Syria.

richandrenee

Yes Christine Legarde is worthy of consideration – I feel that she’s destined for great things anyhow. Now that racist Americans have made their choice it’s unlikely that the $US will be able to maintain its function as a stable reserve currency for the world. The IMF under Legarde, thankfully, stand ready to replace it with something outside the maniac Trump’s political interfering. I’m pretty sure that at just the correct time she’ll step in with QE for the people on a global scale – how exciting!!!

MillionDollarBonus_

We desperately need a new global currency. We cannot continue to enact monetary policy at a local level, when our economic challenges are inherently global.

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

We need to make this happen for disappointed Six Year old feminist girls the world over:

“My six-year-old fell asleep thinking Hillary Clinton would be the first female president. Now I have to explain to her why Donald Trump was chosen instead…My daughter fell asleep on the couch, still wearing a shirt emblazoned with the word “feminist” and an “I voted” sticker.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/09/donald-trump-president-jessica-valenti-daughter

Black Lives Matter

This is like a sick nightmare. I think I’m going to leave the country, just like our most intelligent Hollywood celebrities. I’ll probably go to Venezuela, Cuba, Zimbabwe, or another progressive country with good weather.

richandrenee

I’d recommend here in Aotearoa – at first the houses seem a bit expensive but once you realize just how much and how willing the banks are to lend they’re cheap as chips. We need more people of color as the place is overrun by racist white South Africans – who destroyed their own country and now they’re here.

Black Lives Matter

It’s frightening being a Person of Color in the 21st century. I’ll look into Aotearoa, but I think I’d feel safer somewhere more diverse — like Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is also one of the wealthiest countries in the world, with a vibrant gift economy and a very high number of trillionaires and quadrillionaires because of its strong central bank.

jfb

@BLM: “reply is displayed in a single column, all jammed up and everything”?
To reply to BLM, use @BLM and click on the reply button for richandrenee, one level up.
@BLM: Zimbabwe is a great place, you don’t have to worry about your student debts there

MillionDollarBonus_

I’m feel ashamed to be an American. I’m sorry that your daughter will have to grow up with a racist, sexist, transphobic bigot as President. What a terrible influence for our children to have our country led by this monster!

Puyloubier (@Puyloubier1)

Not my own daughter thank Goddess Nature but rather the poor child in the accredited Guardian article I linked. Had it been my own daughter, I would have offered to fly her to Zurich for euthanasia such was this girl’s distress.

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