"The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do."
~ Joseph Stalin.
~ Joseph Stalin.
Since we're just a little over six weeks away from the US presidential elections, you may want to take a look at a video of a C-SPAN press conference with so-called "third party" candidates in the US at Vineyardsaker's blog.
The Saker bills the video as an example of the "real opposition" in the US and I don't like to call them "third parties" because they are really the "second parties", with the Demopublicans and the Republocrats really forming only one political party. The only difference between the US and the former Soviet Union is that the Soviet Union had actual political dissidents.
Are the parties represented in the C-SPAN press conference really dissidents? Maybe. But, as the Saker comments, their biggest weakness is that the lapdog media, also known as "official state propaganda organs" totally ignore alternative parties.
Anyway, take a look at the press conference to get a view of a certain level of American dissent, such as it is. Run time is just over an hour. If you'd like to view the full screen version, check Youtube. For those of you in places where Youtube is banned, like Turkey, you'll be able to watch Vineyardsaker's embedded video because he's got it linked from another video site that may still be accessible from behind the Lokum Curtain.
Listening to some comments of US Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney got me to thinking about the whole hacked election results from the last two US presidential elections. In case you missed it, you may want to take a look at the documentary Hacking Democracy (Run time almost 1 hour, 20 minutes) to find out why it will be a huge waste of your time to go to the polls on 4 November.
You'd think some of those international organizations would come and observe the US elections to ensure that they're done in accordance with "democratic" principles, but I'm not going to hold my breath on that.
One item of interest that is not mentioned in Hacking Democracy is the fact that the Ohio congresswoman interviewed suddenly died recently from what is being called a "brain aneurysm" by state propaganda organs. In fact, state propaganda organs were expecting her to die, as can be seen by the editor's note that heads the article at the link.
Congresswoman Tubbs-Jones lodged a formal objection in the Congress against the electoral votes of 2004 that came from Ohio because of vote-count hacking that took place in the state, and particularly in her congressional district. You can read more about that at Harper's.
I find it very suspicious that Congresswoman Tubbs-Jones died on 20 August as we approach another presidential election scandal because I bet she would have been watching the voter hacking in her district like a hawk. Of course, I don't believe that she just up and died; I'm willing to bet that someone in the American Deep State assassinated her.
Remember--your vote really doesn't count.
From the Update Department: Some of you may remember that I posted a video of plans by former LA County District Attorney Vincent Bugliosi and his campaign to prosecute Bush and his administration for murder. Now he's found someone who will go ahead and do just that:
Lots of political candidates make campaign promises. But not like Charlotte Dennett's.
Dennett, 61, the Progressive Party's candidate for Vermont Attorney General, said Thursday she will prosecute President Bush for murder if she's elected Nov. 4.
Dennett, an attorney and investigative journalist from Cambridge, says Bush must be held accountable for the deaths of thousands of people -- U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians -- in Iraq, and that the Vermont attorney general would have jurisdiction to do so.
She said she would appoint as special prosecutor former Los Angeles prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi, the author of "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder," a new book.
"Someone has to step forward," said Dennett, flanked by Bugliosi at a news conference announcing her plan. "Someone has to say we cannot put up with this lack of accountability any more."
Dennett said Vermont is the ideal state to bring murder charges against Bush, since the state has carried the country's highest per capita deaths of soldiers in the war. It is also home to nearly 40 communities that moved to impeach the president last year.
"Lots of Vermonters feel very frustrated that the impeachment efforts did not go anywhere," she said. "This is another avenue for us."
Oh, you just know she's begging to have her votes hacked.