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SophieZ Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 12:53 PM
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17. The "elected" leadership has failed. Well. They weren't elected.
I'm going to start a thread discussing this.

This excerpt states the problem succinctly:

There is a great deal of evidence, both statistical and "hard," that vote counting, the bedrock protocol of our democracy, has been subverted; that the avowedly partisan right-wing corporations that build, program, and service the computerized vote recording and counting equipment have been given a free hand to determine the outcome of elections; that this happened in 2002 and 2004 (at least) and will continue to happen indefinitely, since the ruling regime cannot be forced to effectively reform the system (and thereby kill the goose that is laying their golden eggs) if rigging has taken away the people's power to defeat them at the polls (this is the appalling catch-22 we face).

We who have unearthed and analyzed the evidence have been ruthlessly spun into "conspiracy theorists" and marginalized, with the cooperation (sometimes enthusiastic, sometimes unwitting) of essentially the entire mainstream media.
It appears that revelation of fundamental and massive fraud in the American electoral process, and of course the gross illegitimacy of the ruling regime, would be too devastating to the social, political, and economic structures (consider, e.g., the dollar) upon which this strong and fat nation has come to rely. It is maddenly clear that those who have engineered the stealthy takeover of the election process have taken this into account, recognizing that they have little to fear from the evidence that does emerge because the entire system will, perhaps unwittingly, cooperate to resist the "disaster" of exposure.

Jonathan D. Simon, writing in response to a Washington Post op-ed, around 4 10 05, quoted in an email from Mark Crispin Miller
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