Sunday, January 19, 2020

RUSHIN' TO MEDDLE

(Greg Palast.com)
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The United States of America has practiced throwing elections around the world for virtually its entire existence. Practice doesn't always make perfect, so when an election is not successfully thrown, we go to Plan B, using our intelligence and military assets to commit a coup. The U.S. regularly overthrows governments or assassinates leaders that do not align with the interests of international corporations. This fact is not in question, it's simply a well-documented historical fact. Our violent foreign conflicts are never about "America's" interests, it's always about the interests of big money. Perhaps the most accessible and shortest take on this topic is Major General Smedley D. Butler's classic, War is a Racket.

Our history with Iran is a decades-long story of our illegal interventions. And it continues right up to this moment.

South America is replete with countries illegally overthrown by the U.S., it's being attempted right now in Venezuela, and has just happened in Bolivia.

Everyone should read Eduardo Galeano's great book, which chronicles how the U.S. picked up where the Europeans left off in the raping of Latin America.


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With all that vast experience manipulating governments around the globe to steal natural resources and prevent weaker nations from controlling their own economy, is it conceivable that our oligarchs would allow free and honest elections in the most powerful country that has ever existed?

I'll answer that for you... NO!

I keep hearing about how socialism doesn't work, because there isn't any successful examples. Can you name one country that has attempted to curtail the excesses of Capitalism that the United States of America hasn't destroyed, or attempted to destroy, with sanctions or military action? It's like telling folks that Jasper doesn't know how to grow flowers, without mentioning you regularly run over his flower bed with a lawn mower.

Anyone who approaches an election in the U.S. without cynicism occupies a make believe land filled with larger than life fantasy heroes who were inspired by a big magic pixie to create the happiest place on Earth....after the pesky natives were removed and replaced by cheap labor.

The links below are just the tip of the iceberg. U.S. election rigging has been going on for a very long time, and it isn't the Russians that have displayed any effectiveness.

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"My dear Californians, I know you filled out that registration form at the DMV. Well, you know what? I’ll bet you that your name is not going to be there because there’s a 45% chance in California when you sign up to register to vote on a piece of paper, your name is never entered on the voter rolls. Guess what? California has one of the worst voting systems in the entire nation."

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"Palast discusses the theft of the 2020 election, which is happening right now, right under our noses, with Sabrina Jacobs on KPFA’s A Rude Awakening."

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"Two new court decisions have blessed mass purges of voters in two swing states, Georgia and Wisconsin. This could be the launch of a new system for purging masses of voters of color and young voters that is expected to spread to 20 or more states before the Presidential election."

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