Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Who Really Won?

Who Really Won?

“ In the 2000 election, it was only through a combination of Jim Crow vote suppression tactics and a rich array of different methods of vote-count fraud that George W. Bush was able to arrive at a point at which his father’s Supreme Court appointees could push through what has been appropriately described as a judicial coup d’état. His party won control of the Senate in 2002 through what was almost certainly vote-tabulation fraud.3 The 2004 presidential election was marked by fraud on a gigantic scale, not just in Ohio, which ended up being the deciding state, but in many other states as well: by January 2005 there was compelling evidence to show that had the votes been honestly counted, John Kerry would have defeated Bush by a commanding margin.

As the votes are being tabulated and counted it appears the Democrats have now taken over the House of representatives and may if they win the two states still being contested also capture the US Senate. The AmeriKKKan people so it seems have spoken and with one voice they have loudly and soundly repudiated the Bu$h administration. The day after the elections the corporate media is reporting Donald Rumsfeld has tendered his resignation and Bu$h accepted it. “WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the controversial face of U.S. war policy, quit on Wednesday after Democrats rode Americans' anger and frustration over Iraq to victory in Tuesday's congressional elections. President George W. Bush said Iraq policy was "not working well enough, fast enough," and that he agreed with his top war manager that it was time for a change. Former CIA Director Robert Gates, a member of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group assessing alternative strategies for Iraq and president of Texas A&M University, will replace Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld remained in his job on Wednesday and it was not clear when he would leave.” So the day after his imperialist policies were resoundingly repudiated Bu$h accepted the resignation of his embattled Secretary of Defense. What does this mean? Did the anti-war movement score an important victory or is this merely a short term move to help Bu$h save his ass?

Were these developments a result of yesterday’s elections and do they signal a shift in policy from an administration that has up to now remained recalcitrant in its’ unwillingness to face reality, take responsibility for the illegality and immorality of its’ invasion and occupation of Iraq; a nation that posed no threat or danger to the United States or its immediate neighbors or listen to the people? What if the 2004 election had not been stolen or for that matter what if the 2000 election had not been pilfered; imagine the state the world would be in now? Or imagine what would have happened if the Bu$h administration had just been alert and vigilant enough to act seriously and swiftly on the many warnings they received from numerous sources about the pending “attacks” (which were financed by elements within US ally nations Saudi Arabia and Pakistan) that took place on 9-11? What if Congress had stood up and opposed Bu$h’s reasons for his ill fated invasion of Iraq? None of that happened and we have almost 3,000 US soldiers dead, twenty thousand maimed and crippled for a lie and over 600,000 innocent Iraqis killed to enrich Bechtel, Halliburton, the Carlyle Group and Bu$h’s other corporate cronies !

Bu$h sensing a turning point is scrambling to save himself from the wrath of the AmeriKKKan people. Despite the fact the Democrats won, will there be real change in domestic or foreign policies? Do the Democrats have enough guts to chart a clear course away from the one favored by the fascist corporate heads, the NeoCons or the Zionist lobby? I doubt it. Nancy Pelosi has already indicated the Democrats will not seek to impeach or punish the Bu$h criminal cabal. This by itself should be a telltale sign the fix was in, deals were made and business will go on as usual! Why aren’t people calling Pelosi on her promise, challenging her to do the right thing and prosecute Bu$h for his war crimes?! Why aren’t there mass demonstrations or massive anti-war and impeachment rallies taking place outside her office and the offices of the Democratic National Committee as we speak?

Who really won on Tuesday? Did the AmeriKKKan people win; or was the election a con game where the ruling elites merely shuffled the shells to hide the prized pea (the real control of the nation) from the suckers to make us think we actually accomplished something? Ask yourself, why all of a sudden did the same corporate media that was so protective of George W Bu$h turn on him? Why did the same media that has known for years about Republican Congressman Mark Foley being a closet homosexual and an open pedophile expose him and his Republican cohorts just before the 2006 mid-term elections? Was it mere coincidence Ted Haggart a prominent right wing televangelist was exposed in the national media as a hypocritical drug addicted homosexual thus thoroughly discrediting the religious right? “COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Saying that he was a ‘deceiver and liar’ who had given in to his dark side, the Rev. Ted Haggard confessed to sexual immorality Sunday in a letter read from the pulpit of the megachurch he founded. The disgraced former president of the National Evangelical Association, which represents 30 million evangelical Christians, apologized and said ‘because of pride, I began deceiving those I love the most because I didn’t want to hurt or disappoint them.’… Haggard, 50, resigned last week as NEA president, where he held sway in Washington and condemned homosexuality, after a man claimed to have had drug-fueled homosexual trysts with him. Haggard also placed himself on administrative leave from the 14,000-member New Life Church, which he founded in the 1980s. Its independent Overseer Board fired him Saturday.” Was this the corporate media doing its job snooping out hypocrisy and corruption (something it has not done in years) or was it part of a plutocratic in-fight by members of the ruling elite determined to wrest control from the NeoConcrazies and prevent them from putting all their behinds at risk?

I suspect it was the latter. I am not alone in my assessment on this. Several weeks ago I wrote on it mentioning a piece I read on “So parts of the American Establishment are at last making a move against the Bush Faction. Unlike the Nixon takedown, this could be too little, too late. For one thing, Nixon didn't have 9/11 to play with; nor did he have use of the Mighty Wurlitzer of the hard-right media juggernaut that serves Bush with Goebbelsian intensity and fidelity; nor did he have control of the Congress, with a party full of lockstep lickspittles and genuine moral and intellectual cretins willing to follow him over a cliff. In addition, Bush doesn't face constant riots in the streets against his foolishly and murderously prolonged pointless war; the American people are infinitely more docile, distracted and servile than they were in Nixon's day, as anyone who was alive then can vividly remember. Nor did the Republicans in Nixon's time possess the extensive, high-tech vote-manipulation and vote-suppression systems that they have today, which have so far ensured that the Faction retains its overwhelming power – despite the overwhelming unpopularity of almost all of its core policies. In Nixon's day, Republican Establishment members had to worry about a backlash at the polls; this is still a danger for them, of course, but not nearly to the same extent. Today, it is possible – just – that an actual, massive landslide for the Democrats might result in a very narrow victory at the polls; it remains to be seen if the Bush Faction's vote-fixing machinery can plausibly handle anything beyond a fairly close losing vote for their side. But certainly nothing less than an historic landslide against the Republicans has a chance of bringing even a miniscule Democratic majority back into power.” Bob Woodward’s latest book, several other books and the exposure of Republican hypocrisy were all part, in my view, of a ruling elite counterplot to undermine Bu$h’s power base and sabotage his disastrous policies that threaten to ruin the game for all of them. “Nixon was a loner, a bagman who used his own sinister savvy to scale the greasy pole, yet remained forever outside the golden circle of the Establishment (as he never stopped complaining about); but Bush Junior is to the manner born, a true scion of the predatory elite that has served as America's aristocracy for generations. That fact alone will make it harder for the Establishment to bring Bush to heel than it was to flush the lowborn Nixon away. And that's why it will never come to impeachment or resignation; such things would reflect too badly on the elite itself, not least on Daddy Bush, one of its leading lights. But some strong shots across the bow, some public humiliation, something to get Bush and Cheney to alter the disastrous course in Iraq – that's fair game, and that's what we're seeing today from some of the old-line Establishment factions. And as ever, Woodward is a key player, toting heavy lumber for the cause. (Note: it is not the destruction of constitutional liberties that concerns these factions and brings them out against Bush, of course. They could care less about that – in fact, it's yet another good argument to them for keeping the Bush Faction in power, albeit chastened somewhat on the military aggression front. Not that these elite players don't hold the same ideal of American domination of global affairs that drives the Bush Faction; they do, in spades. But they recognize that after a certain point you get more buck for less bang. As the Emperor Tiberius used to tell his satraps when he sent them out to govern the conquered lands: ‘I want my sheep shorn, not shaved.’)” War in Heaven: Woodward's Book and the Establishment Insurgency

So before you party too hardy and pat yourselves on the back for ousting the vile Republican warmongers, consider this; it was all a sham part of a ruling elite orchestrated take down designed to rein in the Bu$hites while keeping real power where it always resided; not with the people but the power elites (at least in their minds). For more than a century, ideological extremists at either end of the political spectrum have seized upon well-publicized incidents to attack the Rockefeller family for the inordinate influence they claim we wield over American political and economic institutions. Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.” David Rockefeller 2002 Memoirs. People of Rockefeller’s ilk don’t care how many people they kill, impoverish or ruin to get rich. Nor do they care about the US Constitution or international laws. All they care about is their own fiendish agendas. Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan and Clinton weren’t part of this class blood line wise, so they could easily be neutralized via assassination (successful in Kennedy’s case unsuccessfully in Reagan’s or the threat of impeachment/forced resignation which were successful in Nixon’s case but unsuccessful in Clinton’s). Bu$h is one of the ruling elite families and the opposing faction doesn’t want to take him out like that; so they orchestrated a negative public relations campaign to create enough dissatisfaction to reign him in. Who really won yesterday? In a way it was a short term win-win for all of us, the ruling elite got Bu$h’s attention, Bu$h was forced to make some superficial changes, enough to save his sorry ass for a while and we got at least a short window to make our wishes known to and pressure the newly elected officials to do the right thing before they are totally corrupted by the corporations and individuals who funded their elections or the existing Democratice leadership that sold us out a long time ago.



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