2016 Dem Primary voting scandal!?
Wow, this stuff is disturbing. How much election fraud is going on in the good ole' US of A? How about the 2016 Democratic Primary? Here's an article and video showing a strange recount process which swung the Dem primary in Iowa from Sanders to Clinton (http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/clinton-iowa-caucus-exposed-caught-commiting-voter-fraud/) and here is a youtube video discussing how stuff like this occurred in multiple states that injects some humor to stop you from crying (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPISK6_xAbc) If this stuff is true, then Bernie got hosed. Really the primary wasn't that close and it probably doesn't matter practically. But any impropriety in our election process is a terrible precedent for the future of our democracy. Between voter fraud, monied interests controlling politicians, and giving away our rights... we're not that far from a Orwellian "1984" vision folks. (From wikipedia about "1984": Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949. The novel is set in Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain), a province of the superstate Oceania in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation) wow, back in 1949, Orwell discussed future state in a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation. Are you kidding me?? What a boss. https://mic.com/articles/49409/4-predictions-from-orwell-s-1984-that-are-coming-true-today#.4c2g66YnJ http://www.infowars.com/10-george-orwell-quotes-that-predicted-america-today/ Let's face it - television network news is PROPAGANDA, not journalism. Case in point was from this video I posted above (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPISK6_xAbc) ... go to around 13:30 to see CNN cut from news to a boy band. Disgusting. I never watch network news. #rageagainstthemachine So here we are now - forced to choose between Hillary and Trump, both of whom have hugely negative approval ratings which is funny (again in the ironic, sad kind of way). http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/clinton_favorableunfavorable-1131.html http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/trump_favorableunfavorable-5493.html How incredible is it that the two people running for office have a 54% & 58% unfavorable rating. That's historically unprecedented. By just being so terrible they are making Obama look great (hence a recent bump in his favorability rating). Despite all this I think I'd still take Hillary over Trump, a racist, narcissist (possibly fascist) bigot who is patently unqualified for public office... but the more I know, the more I want to just put my head back in the sand and go back to my life. It's so tempting right? That thought reminds me of a great Edmund Burke quote, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ... so I'm writing this post. It's not a lot but it's something.