Thursday, November 04, 2004

 

Don't believe everything that you see on the TV!! Especially not the TV News!

Why did Kerry have to concede the election so soon?? I think that Democrats should know that in many ways, he didn't really want to win the election, not that much - not if it would mean upsetting the apple cart, not if it would mean upsetting his own class, the ruling elite - which a refusal to concede and a contentious, tortuous recount would have. But correct me if I'm wrong (for I'm no American nor constitutional expert); still, I think it would be ludicrous NOT to assume that all those votes still legally MUST be counted; and then we shall see what we will see! (I wonder what Kerry will do if it is proved that he really DID win...) I think he will be not delighted, but actually chagrined. For reasons WHY - ie WHY the Democratic elite no longer REALLY want to win elections, have a good browse round www.wsws.org. They're a bunch of Trotskyists, but they're often right. Type "Democratic Party" into their search engine. And see the things you don't really want to hear about your own party, Democrats; and why liberalism sadly really does seem to have died; among the people who "count".

As to whether all votes in US elections always have been counted, check out www.gregpalast.com, and see what he has to say. He says that historically, about 3% of the votes have always been lost to something called "spoilage"; and as far as I can see this is as much to do with careless and fraudulent counting as it is with careless voting. This is made even easier with machines. So, for decades now, no American election has really counted all the votes.

If you're worried about the idea of electronic/computerised election machines, and I certainly am, especially as they seem to want to introduce them worldwide, check out www.blackboxvoting.org.

(There's a www.blackboxvoting.com, too.) That'll give you the "skinny" on that topic; and there's even a free ebook on the .org site, which otherwise you'll have to pay money to get at Amazon.com! It's by Bev Harris and it's called: Black Box Voting: Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century. Very informative.

Then go to www.democraticunderground.com. Doesn't it seem weird to you? The way in which Bush got 8 million votes more than last time? Where did he get them from?? The media pundits said it was because the "moral", conservative Christian southern vote turned out in force this time. It probably did; but so did all other groups not so inclined.

Now, Bush got 15 million of the above gullible people (after all, anyone with an income under a million a year would have to be gullible to vote for Bush!) to vote for him in 2000. That's 15 million Christian right-wingers. There are approximately 19 million of them in the country. So say he got the whole 4 million more. All of them. Where did the other 4 million come from? Gays? Non-brainwashed women? Aliens?

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