A light-grey marble stone was erected where Tom Simpson died on July 13, 1967. It mingles with white rocks covering the slopes of the giant of Provence. From that point, the road climbs toward the col des tempêtes, an extremely windy gap at 6040 ft, before tackling the last and steep 15% grade switchback heading to the summit at 6266 ft.
Tom Simpson was less than a mile from the white and red painted communication tower dwarfing the summit of Mont Ventoux. He had slipped back to a group of chasers about a minute behind the best climbers Julio Jimenez and Raymond Poulidor. The arrival at Carpentras, which is thirty miles away, was won by the sprinter Jan Janssen. Tom Simpson could have caught up with the leaders because he was a reputed good downhill racer. However, his fate was doomed by a dangerous mixture of methyl amphetamines and alcohol, which proved lethal in that hot stage. A race official saw him putting brandy in his bottle. Tom Simpson rode to his death because he had pushed his body beyond his limit of endurance. The post mortem exam said that heart failure caused by exhaustion was the cause of his death.
Hillary Clinton is facing the same challenge as Tom Simpson
Like Tom Simpson, she is a strong-willed person. Simpson had won the major races including the prestigious World Road Race Championships in 1965. Only the Tour de France was missing on his record. As he was almost in his thirties in 1967 (he was born on 30 November 1937), it was probably his last chance.
Hillary’s political life has been dedicated to one ultimate goal: the White House office desk. The two-term United States senator from New York and 67th United States Secretary of State is sixty-eight years old. 2016 is her last chance of winning the major trophy after her failed attempt in 2008.
Her role as first lady did not tame her ambition: quite the contrary! Hillary is jealous of her husband’s accomplishment. That jealousy was revived after her concussion on December 13, 2012. It was related by Edward Klein in his book “Unlikable, the problem with Hillary Clinton.” Bill Clinton was worried that his wife would fall at a critical moment during her campaign. The loss of balance is a sequel of her concussion. He gently broached the issue to his wife, but she blew up at him and said, “You are acting like a fucking quitter and loser. You are projecting your own health problems onto me. I am not dying.” As the Tour de France for Simpson, the White House for Hillary Clinton is worthwhile the enormous risk it may cause to her health.
Liberal journalists are in denial
Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani was mocked after his alarming interview on Fox News. Hillary’s health problems are not stirred up by an alleged vast right-wing conspiracy. It should be noted that it is the perennial defense of the Clinton couple for four decades.
Hillary’s deteriorating health cannot be masked anymore
We do not live anymore in 1919 when Woodrow Wilson collapsed in Pueblo, Colorado, on September 25. The 28th president was exhausted after the peace conference held in Versailles, France. He suffered a second stroke on October 2, which left him paralyzed on his left side. Woodrow was insulated by his wife. No one close to him, let it be his physician or his personal assistant, was willing to take responsibility to certify, as required by the constitution, his inability of assuming his job. He remained secluded at the White House for the remainder of his second mandate.
Section 4 of the twenty-fifth amendment to the constitution deals with that disability. It was adopted on February 10, 1967. Irony of history, it was the same year that Tom Simpson had died.
A secret service whistle-blower has told Infowars that Hillary has major neurological problems. Hillary’s staff is intent on keeping reporters away because she is at risk of seizure caused by camera flashes. It is corroborated by her disturbing behavior in front of camera flashes. The video is on youtube.
The far-right conspiracy is falling apart
Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh writes today, “My colleagues in the mainstream media are covering up all this up, but the time has come to speak out. We simply cannot elect a president subject to such mysterious health issues.”
Will wisdom prevail upon blindness?
Like Tom Simpson, Hillary is very close to reach her summit. It is just a matter of weeks in her 43-year’s long search, which has started during the Watergate commission. The daunting question is as follows: “Will she collapse before or after her election?” A more reasonable question can be sustained: “Will a team of nine physicians chosen by the Congress certify the health of Hillary Clinton?” Time is running short before election day.
© Bernard Martoia for Dreuz.info.