The figures for the past week do put Biden in the lead, with some 50% of the voting intentions. But Trump is not far off, at 42%, and the first of three debates to oppose the two men is for September 29. Old Joe and the terrible Harris.
In the Democratic camp, we are already trembling at the idea of a face-to-face between a Joe Biden physically diminished by age, 78, who is also said to be a little bit senile, and the beast of the stage who is Trump, despite his 74 years.
In the Republican camp, we made hot throats of a slip (revealing?) Of Joe Biden’s running mate, the Afro-Indo-American Kamala Harris, when, during a meeting, she spoke of a “Harris Administration”, before subsequently making up for it by referring to a “Biden-Harris Administration”.
Although the Democrats’ “Black Lives Matter” maneuver in choosing Harris as the vice-presidential candidate may seem most appropriate given the current “racial” crisis in the United States, the former attorney general of California, known for its “Republican” severity, has sent so many African-Americans to prison that it is surely not in this state that it will massively attract the votes of the black community.
The mail bomb envelope
All this would only be a political spectacle, in the pure American tradition, if it were not for the SARS-Cov2 virus which invited itself to the party to wreak even more havoc in a country already plagued by race riots, since the African-American offender Georges Floyd dies under pressure on his neck from the knee of a Minneapolis police officer (a technique learned from the Israelis).
In addition to the explosion of unemployment and poverty, which now politically benefits sovereignist conservatives more than globalist liberals, the Covid-19 pandemic will lead some 40% of voters, according to estimates, to vote by post, opening the gate of hell.
This formula, defended by the Democrats and rejected by the Republicans, poses as much the question of the credibility of the vote as of the time necessary for the counting of the votes thus expressed. It would take weeks, or even months, to open all the envelopes.
While the Trumpists, who do not seem to fear the Covid-19 as we can see during the electoral meetings, will not fail to go en masse to the polls on polling day to vote for “law and order” . Given their political culture, it will be difficult to explain to them that their favorite candidate could not proclaim his victory on election night, because there are still all the postal ballots to consider.
Preparation for contesting the results
The weapons are also sharpened in the democratic camp, where one prepares to deny to the outgoing president the right to proclaim himself winner before the final count of the postal votes. To do this, around 100 former senior federal officials, academics and journalists created the “Transition Integrity Project”. They are worried about Trump’s possible refusal to transfer power, on the assumption (which remains to be verified) that he will lose the election. Hillary Clinton was even very clear on this subject: “Joe Biden must not concede”! It feels like a republic in Eastern Europe.
Obviously, the riots and destruction suffered by cities across the United States during this hot summer of 2020 are just a taste of what awaits Americans. Black Lives Matter and Antifa activists are specialists in the strategy of chaos. The supporters of Trump are rather adept at guns and direct confrontation …
The best thing is that after the suspicions of Russian interference in the 2016 elections, there is a hint of Chinese interference. One of the founders of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza, heads a group, “Black Futures Lab”, which would receive funding from a Chinese company linked to the Communist Party in Beijing … The Chinese would therefore have succeeded in exporting to the United States even their cultural revolution. Mao Tse-tung must be laughing in his grave.
That Rome burns because Nero set it on fire is the Romans’ problem, but when the American Empire begins to falter because of its flawed foundations, the earthquakes thus caused will not spare any place on the planet. let alone the allied countries.
Anticipate the unpredictable
Since that famous December 20, 1777, the date on which Sultan Mohammed Ben Abdellah recognized the independence of the United States, Morocco has always maintained special relations with this country. It was first of all the kingdom which ensured the protection of the American fleet in the eastern waters of the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean, before it was the Americans who brought their support to Morocco in the defense of its territorial integrity. And during the last decades, the main concern of Rabat was to see in Washington a president who will not procrastinate on his support for the first cause of the Moroccans. By emphasizing that the United States has not formally recognized the Moroccan character of the Sahara.
What does contested American executive power and the loss of power that such a situation would inevitably result in on the international scene mean for Morocco? Morocco is located in the geopolitical zone of influence of Europe, which itself depends on the American superpower. However, the European elites, stunned by Brexit, seem totally helpless in the face of the prospect of disunited States of America. No one expected the Soviet Union to implode either, even if all the ingredients were there.
What is certain is that as long as the United States has other fish to fry, no special representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the Sahara is ready to be appointed. A respite that Morocco must make the best use of to promote and advance its project of advanced autonomy.