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Commentary :: DNC : Environment
A Cold Dose of Reality
14 Jul 2004
There is a lot of talk going back and forth on progressive forums lately about using this election to make a statement, by not voting for Kerry. Some even go so far as to suggest voting for Bush because, if Kerry wins, too many people will go back to being complacent, whereas, if Bush wins, things will get so bad that the majority of Americans will finally wake up and realize the error of their ways. It's time people took a look at reality.
Warning -- if you are not ready for a cold dose of reality, skip this and go to my blog instead.

There is a lot of talk going back and forth on progressive forums lately about using this election to make a statement, by not voting for Kerry. Some even go so far as to suggest voting for Bush because, if Kerry wins, too many people will go back to being complacent, whereas, if Bush wins, things will get so bad that the majority of Americans will finally wake up and realize the error of their ways.

It is these progressives who need to wake up to reality. I say this as someone who has spent an extraordinary amount of time studying the news and politics over the past year: My opinion is that if the Bush cartel is still in power in January 2005, we will most likely not be living in a democracy. We will be living in a police state and most of the people expressing their dissent on the Internet today, myself included, will either be dead or locked up forever. I know that, to some readers, I sound like I've gone off the deep end. "Poor Jeeni is spending too much time alone in her camper," they are saying, shaking their heads in sympathy.

Please know this, I am not crazy. I am not over-reacting. The political situation is going from bad to worse, fast. At this point, I fear that we will not even have the opportunity to have a valid election by November. Consider these warning signs:

1. The electronic voting machines in most states are susceptible to tampering and have been proven seriously flawed in the Primaries. The president of one of the major voting machine makers, Diebold, has publicly stated that he is committed to getting George W. Bush re-elected. Most states do not even have a way to do a recount.

2. The current administration knows that if they do not win this election and keep control of Congress, they are all going to end up in jail. I can think of no stronger motivation for them to do whatever it takes to keep their power.

3. The current administration has proven that they have no ethics; they are obsessed with power and greed and believe that they are doing the will of God. They don't give a flying rat's ass about people, our planet or peace.

4. Their strategy is becoming so transparent that it terrifies me that they aren't even worried that most intelligent people can figure it out. It started with announcements of terrorist plans for an attack some time this summer. (And nobody asked why they are telling us there is definitely going to be an attack, when they should be saying that they are definitely going to prevent that attack. Apparently that doesn't matter since, according to latest polls, the masses still think Georgie Boy is the better candidate to protect us from terrorists. Wake up! He IS the terrorist!) Now they are talking about "postponing" the election in the event of an attack. It's a set up, my friends. There will not be an election if they think there is a chance that even with control of the voting machines they won't win. You can't tamper with a landslide so you might just have to cancel it altogether. As Bush himself said: " dictatorship would be so much easier."

A vote for John Kerry isn't just a vote against Bush. It's a vote against the whole den of thieves. George W. Bush is merely an imbecilic mask for the most dangerous monster ever to hold power. I say that because they have technology never before available to previous monsters throughout history. They can use technology to track us and control us. They have at their disposal implements of "persuasion" that would make Caligula look like a puppy. In yesterday's report is an article about the LRAD sonic blaster that injects sound into a person's skull. I'm not that brave -- hit me with something like that and I'll turn into a Republican instantly.

These guys are taking us down a slippery slope to a place where all resistance will be impossible and all dissenters will find no place to hide. I have tried to simplify my life as much as possible over the past few months, but in order to drive, and to have a cell phone, and Internet access, and a debit card, I am as easy to find as if I had registered my travel plans directly with the FBI.

And this should come as no surprise to anyone reading this report; they already have control of the mass media and use it to disseminate propaganda, to humiliate and destroy the credibility of dissenters and to spread misinformation.

And yes, the corporate interests that are using the Republican Party (with an idiot figurehead that I suspect doesn't even comprehend what's going on) to accomplish global dominance, have infiltrated the Democratic Party as well. Our political system is so corrupt that most decent people I know who have been involved in politics are ready to quit.

Is it too late to change things? Maybe. Maybe not. I have to go for the later. I'm not ready to give up yet because there's still a lot of "if's". If we can make a strong statement in Boston... If Dennis Kucinich gives a speech to the Democrats on July 27th like the one he gave in Texas... If our voices are not silenced by a military show of force like they had in Miami... If Americans are brave enough to get out there and take a stand despite the very real threat of a terrorist attack, possibly orchestrated by our own government... If there is no "terrorist" attack in Boston, or NYC or any time before the election... If we get to have an election... If there is an overwhelming majority for Kerry that even Diebold cannot overcome...

Then maybe we can stop the bleeding long enough to keep the patient alive. Right now, that's the best we can possibly hope for. All this other talk about voting your conscience, and making a statement by voting for Nader, is the babbling of people who haven't yet grasped the reality. Sorry to be so depressing, but there's no time left for tip-toeing around. If you want to be living in a free country a year from now, get off your butts, and get to Boston on July 23rd so we can steer the Democrats a little more to the left. And vote for the only candidate who can beat Bush even if you need to vomit on your way out. And be prepared to be very, very brave.
See also:
http://www.cpr4democracy.com

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Re: A Cold Dose of Reality
15 Jul 2004
I wish I could have read the rest of this post, but the shadow from the black helicopters was obscuring my screen.....