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A Silver Lining in the Election Debacle

In the eyes of much of the world the United States is now reduced to the status of a banana republic.

The sordid spectacle of the past weekwith the Democratic Party machine, the mainstream media, and social media barons forming a joint criminal enterprise to steal the presidential electionis reminiscent of similar ploys in the post-Communist world, only cruder. Not even Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko’s election officials would produce boxes in the middle of the night with 100,000-plusvotes for their boss and exactly zero for the opposition. Unlike several wards in Milwaukee and Detroit, not even the regime in Pyongyang tallies more votes for the Beloved Leader Kim Jong Un than there are North Koreans on the roll.

Biden is now the media-appointed “winner.” Trump will not concede but sue. Violence may break out, this time on both sides of the national abyss. Regardless of the final outcome, the legitimacy of the winner will have been fatally eroded, at home and abroad. If Biden prevails, even his power-holding sympathizers in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, and Ottawa will know the score. There will be no knowing smiles and furtive winks in their war rooms or on their media channels, but they will know.

There is a silver lining, though. America’s attempt to dominate the world, its hubristic ravings of “We are America, we are the indispensable nation” will be a thing of the past. Similar countless droning about the “benevolent global hegemony” or even “the leader of the international community” will no longer be taken seriously. 

The U.S. Empire was born when the Spanish-American War began with the explosion of the Maine in 1898. It finally died in November 2020. The rationale behind the insane quest for global hegemony always rested on lies and self-serving pretenses. Any attempt to reinvent the project after this year’s election debacle is doomed to fail. From now on, “America, the Light to the World” will sound as convincing as Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels’s claim that Wunderwaffen (revolutionary superweapons) would change the course of the war, or Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev’s 1957 pledge to overtake the U.S.

Even if this blue coup succeeds, its protagonists will find it hard to continue pretending that U.S. foreign policy is devoted to promoting freedom, democracy, and human rights. It doesn’t really confront tyranny and evil, nor does it make the world a better place in the image of the exceptional nation. As European news commentatorsthemselves familiar with color-coded revolutionsare noting, it is ironic that Americans have less difficulty in installing a president in foreign countries than legitimately electing one in their own.

The U.S. Empire has always been a flawed project, inimical to the American interest, to the spirit of the Old Republic, and to the natural global order based on the balance-of-power system. Nevertheless, it provided the foundation for international discourse.

The phenomenon of Western civilizational weaknessseen in its demographic crisis and ongoing immigrant invasion, which are both geopolitical and cultural threats of the highest orderrequires a new global paradigm. Undoubtedly the world needs order. Not an order based on U.S. dominance, but an order based on a multinational balance-of-power system.

It is possible that America’s deepening domestic crisis, which is about to culminate, makes the emergence of such order more probable. If so, then at least there is a hint of silver lining on the dark horizon.

Srdja Trifkovic

Srdja Trifkovic

Dr. Srdja Trifkovic, foreign affairs editor of Chronicles, is the author of The Sword of the Prophet and Defeating Jihad.

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Excellent article with very prescient insights, though I would amend the date at which the American Empire began. I would submit that the American Empire began not with the sinking of the Maine, but when Lincoln called for 75000 troops to invade, coerce, subjugate and and subsequently colonize the free and Sovereign states of the South. This "country" was stitched back together with bayonet points and the deep wound has never healed. The events you see taking place in this country today are the direct result of Lincoln's subjugation and colonization of the South. We are about to witness the rebirth and vindication of secession and the Southern cause. What remains of this "country" cannot continue in it's present state. The only answer is secession. We cannot continue as half communist / half free republic, we must SEPARATE!


The corrupt "Democratic" party machine and its MS media lackeys have been debunked. They don't even try to cover things up any more. Donald Trump is not prefect, and neither is any person on this planet. Yes, he is rough around the edges and perhaps not the best-articulated speaker, but his vision of America is something that gives an ordinary Joe & Jill some hope. Hope in terms of being able to get or keep his/her job and feel relatively safe (especially if He is a white heterosexual Christian). Hope in terms of continuing to have a relatively normal life without a fascist-style COVID medical tyranny and all other politically correct and toxic garbage that lead straight into depression, a total human alienation & despair. If this Joe Biden "hologram" and 100% MSM style "campaign" and election fraud is successful, if we are to witness a senile & corrupt crook and his phony "Afro-American" greedy hag Kamala become new "leaders" of the US, then we'll know for sure that the Novus Ordo Seclorum has been officially ushered in. The hope is presently fading, but it can be re-kindled if Donald Trump still has some die-hard military, judicial, logistic and all other walks of life patriots around him to prop him up in this battle for the heart and soul of the USA. Let us hope that out of 70 million and plus people who voted for him there is a good chunk of those willing to do more than just casting their ballots. Time is of the essence now. Godspeed Mr. President!