One facet of US corporate propaganda is the utilization of unfounded assumptions to justify wars or other projects of the rich and powerful. Also, elections can serve as smokescreens for the corporate takeover and privatization of the economies of certain countries.
We must not adjust to tyranny and gloat that imperfection in voting irregularities and suppression tactics are reasonable expectations. They are not. Too many world changing events have hinged on one vote for us to be cavalier when thousands are systematically disenfranchised.
All the talk about “disengagement” has masked more than it has revealed. That becomes clear from emerging revelations on the implementation of Sharon’s plan to establish two “closed areas”; the Gaza Strip and the northern half of the West Bank, which will be cut off from each other, severed from Jerusalem and from the southern half of the West Bank.