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A blog by Leon Oudejans

An elderly man with a poor memory OR a criminal??

Recently, the option “None of the abovewon the primary election in Nevada. The (conservative) Washington Times was clear: “Trump vs. Biden? America should vote ‘none of the above’. The 2024 US presidential election is a choice between an “elderly man with a poor memory” and a criminal.

Most likely, the US Supreme Court will allow Trump to be elected in 2024. Most likely, that same court will, however, not be able to grant immunity to Trump. Hence, the US Supreme Court will be forced to allow a (convicted) criminal to be elected for President. In my view, this choice is absurd.

I can only hope that Joe Biden (b.1942) will step down and allow Joe Manchin (b.1947) to become the 47th US President. Joe Manchin would – probably successfully – fulfil that none of the above option. During or after the 47th President, both Biden and Trump may have died, given their high ages.

In my view, the above is showing the decline of the American Superpower. Writer Nassim Nicholas Taleb is even warning for a white swan, “a risk that rather than being rare is somewhat more probable—and in this case coming for America’s economy.” (Bloomberg, 31 January 2024)

The American refusal to pay taxes cannot last indefinitely. The growing American deficits will hurt the US$. The American solution is already known since 1971 when Treasury Secretary John Connally spoke these words: “The dollar is our currency, but it is your problem.” (my blogs of 2018 and 2020).

The continued belief in USA as a Superpower will continue to finance those deficits. A 2024 US presidency for Trump is likely to undermine – and potentially destroy – that belief. Once a belief is gone (eg, burn-out), it is not likely to return. Trump, as arsonist-in-chief, is well equipped for that.

The change from globalism towards nationalism prevents US voters from viewing the continued American decline.

“No man is above the law and no man is below it; nor do we ask any man’s permission when we require him to obey it. Obedience to the law is demanded as a right; not asked as a favor.”

A quote by 26th US president Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) during his 1903 State of the Union Address

None of the Above (1993) Duran Duran
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Note: all markings (bolditalicunderlining) by LO unless in quotes or stated otherwise.


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