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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-15-09 07:11 PM
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12. Those people have been through everything.
Edited on Sun Mar-15-09 07:13 PM by EFerrari

Free Elections are Dangerous

So, Ive been researching a massacre in El Salvador in 1932 that my grandfather was intimately involved in. I found out about it by googling his name one very bored night. And, it all went back to an election. Im not sure what I make of it all yet but, here goes.

When El Salvador became an independent entity, there was a great deal of civil unrest until they started staging elections. Things calmed down after that.

Then, in 1931, the incumbent who was something of a philosopher and somewhat off of the reservation decided to hold a real election. He didnt choose a successor. The coffee barons and the bankers and the military were horrified but, they mostly watched to see how things would turn out.

The people elected, as far as I can tell, their choice AND he was seated. A moderate who had the misfortune to have the coffee market collapse on his watch.

(I repost that link because the people have been threatened with horrible violence if they vote in the FMLN left. The right wing has deliberately invoked the slaughter of the genocide of 1932 to try to suppress the vote. That's how desperate these mofos are. :hug: )
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  -Video link to paper ballot, public vote counting in El Salvador right now: EFerrari  Mar-15-09 06:30 PM   #0 
  - Good news.  Gregorian   Mar-15-09 06:37 PM   #1 
  - These are the same people Rayguns went to war with.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 06:40 PM   #3 
  - K&R.  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 06:38 PM   #2 
  - It wants you to download some Microsoft deal. I did  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 06:41 PM   #5 
     - You are the sweetie-pie of the world.  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 06:48 PM   #7 
        - Me! Me! I did it! 5!  Peace Patriot   Mar-15-09 07:03 PM   #9 
           - They're an hour ahead of us in our state.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:07 PM   #10 
           - Thanks! Pins and needles, eh? I just read a Wall Street Urinal report at  Peace Patriot   Mar-15-09 07:34 PM   #14 
              - And then they MOVED the polling stations as I heard on one report  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:38 PM   #15 
           - I already knew this, but...  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 07:11 PM   #11 
              - Peace Patriot is a shining light on this board.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:14 PM   #13 
  - It isn't over till its over, E!  Idealism   Mar-15-09 06:40 PM   #4 
  - I know. I'm crying pre-emptively, though.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 06:42 PM   #6 
  - Make it so!  bleever   Mar-15-09 07:01 PM   #8 
  - Those people have been through everything.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 07:11 PM   #12 
  - Hope they're using paper!  Stevepol   Mar-15-09 08:06 PM   #16 
  - Yes, they are--and they count at the precinct level, then they send the "digitized"  Peace Patriot   Mar-15-09 08:34 PM   #17 
  - In the video, you can see them opening paper ballots and calling out  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 08:35 PM   #18 
  - The FMLN candidate is giving his victory speech right now.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 10:15 PM   #19 
  - Let freedom ring  bleever   Mar-16-09 01:05 AM   #26 
  - Congratulations on the victory.  Kurovski   Mar-15-09 10:24 PM   #20 
  - Jackson is the American godfather of this victory.  EFerrari   Mar-15-09 10:36 PM   #21 
     - Too Many Angels  Wilms   Mar-15-09 10:44 PM   #22 
        - Jackson still looks about 25 ro me and he always will I guess.  EFerrari   Mar-16-09 12:50 AM   #24 
  - ARENA, party of the death squads, has been defeated. VIVA la Liberacion!  L. Coyote   Mar-15-09 11:42 PM   #23 
     - Did you see that two House Republicans took to the floor last week  EFerrari   Mar-16-09 12:52 AM   #25 

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