How our Presidential Debates Are Used to Manipulate our Elections

  1. The Commission on Presidential Debates which runs our debates is itself run by the two major parties.
  2. All other parties and candidates are excluded from the debates. The importance of this cannot be overstated! Jesse Ventura won his race for governor ONLY because he was admitted to its debate. Before that debate he was polling only a few percent. People need to see and hear their candidates!
  3. The questions are secretly given to the establishment’s candidate beforehand. (at least with Hillary Clinton in 2016 we learned about it)
  4. This also means, the questions don’t actually come from concerned citizens. They are scripted and staged by the establishment which runs the whole show.

Conclusion: We the people must organize our own debates or hope and go for debates or in depth interviews organized on the side like they eventually were this year (2016) in response to the raised public interest by Democracy Now, RT AmericaTYT, and PBS’ Tavis Smiley. (these links are pointing to the actual debates and interviews)

(Note: If the video linked to here gets deleted, you may search for its title: “Woman whose question was leaked wants Clinton disqualified”)

Our Democracy is Dead

  1. No life signs

  2. Cause of death: a gullible electorate, money in politics, election tampering and fraud.

  3. Conclusion: to resuscitate the patient, we must become less gullible and obsequious; must ban money from politics; must investigate all allegations of election fraud and political corruption; severely punish those crimes; and return to hand-counted paper ballots and diligent election monitoring.

Read the full article here on Political Storm.

Managing the Masses from Above is a Dangerous Game

Worry about mob rule moved our founders to invent the electoral college fraught with many democracy preventing faults. In the time since then, we have seen a gradual perfection of the Big Brother state, run from behind the curtain by corporation owning oligarchs and their henchmen from a political establishment. In the 2016 Democratic Primaries we saw their machinations unfold with impudence. In an open letter to the superdelegates, one man who grew up in the Soviet Union warns us of the dangers of such condescending steering from above.

Shortly before the opening of the Convention, I heard a disgruntled talk show listener call superdelegates a “politburo.” Watching this grandiose spectacle, I had an eerie feeling. I have seen this show before: the speeches, the fanfare, the party unity, the angry alienated masses in the streets. Mike Bloomberg quipped about Donald Trump: “I know a con when I see one.” I too want to keep cons away from power. But I have also seen my share of politburos on both sides of the Atlantic. I grew up under a politburo. I know a politburo when I see one. And I am familiar with the road paved with its good intentions.

This quote is but a tiny sample of an article so astute, profound, brilliantly worded, and well balanced (like nothing I expected from the title), that if I had a spot on a wall to frame and hang an essay, this would be it. Not only every superdelegate, but every citizen, should mull over the sentiments here put forth. I strongly recommend reading the linked article.

“For members only” American Politics

Closed primaries are one of the most damaging aspects of a regulatory scheme that breeds civic apathy. “For members only” is the principle on which these taxpayer-funded primaries operate — as if they were club elections whose outcomes mattered to members only, and not to all American citizens.

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Debunking Democratic Convention “Unity” | video

Jordan Chariton of TYT reports from the DNC convention. What we saw was an infomercial. The reality of the convention was very different from the corporate media version. The Democratic party is badly split after what it did to progressive voters this year. Jordan has some sick stories to tell.