by Horatio Bunce
I want to encourage you to read an article at TheAntimedia.org and watch/read the linked information there.
“What we are witnessing — for the first time on a large scale — is the political establishment’s true role in selecting the president of the United States. The illusion of choice has become apparent. The establishment anoints their two picks for president, and the country proceeds to argue vehemently over the two candidates they are spoon-fed. This dynamic is reminiscent of a prophetic 1998 quote from philosopher Noam Chomsky:
“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.”
Ahh, the illusion of choice. Sure, in reality there are third party candidates who should be given a fair shake, but in our mainstream media-augmented reality, third parties do not exist. They aren’t mentioned. They aren’t even included in presidential debates. This is another way the media stifles healthy debate, stamps out dissenting opinions, and preserves the status-quo.
“We The People” don’t choose our presidents; they are hand-picked by a powerful group of political party insiders — parties that have long since sold out to the highest bidders. What we have on our hands in America is a rigged oligarchy, and that’s not a conspiracy theory — it’s fact. “
Linked in the article is a video of Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz explaining Democratic party superdelegates:
[Schultz]: “Unpledged delegates exist, really, to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists. We are, as the democratic party, really highlight and emphasize inclusiveness and diversity at our convention and so we want to give every opportunity to grassroots activists and diverse committed Democrats to participate, attend and be a delegate at the convention, and so we separate out those unpledged delegates to make sure that there isn’t competition between them.”
To show I am “fair and balanced”, listen to Republican National Committeeman Curly Haughland explain how your Republican primary votes for delegates don’t mean anything either:
[Haughland]: “We have a problem with the media unfortunately, the cable networks are trying to determine…”
[CNBC]: “I don’t think this is a problem with the media, I’ve heard from a lot of voters who say if they feel like their votes got stolen, that they would be very unhappy and very angry. I think you are looking at a different situation. I realize these have been the rules, but the last time these rules were put in place was 1976 – it’s been a long time since then.”
(ed: Right……back when the GOP fought just as hard against Ronald Reagan as they are Trump today and stole the nomination from him to usher in Leslie Lynch King, Jr., a.k.a. Gerald Ford, the appointee who was never elected to office by anyone – to ultimately hand the win to Jimmy Carter).
[Haughland]: “Yeah, they’re still there. Yeah that’s a problem. The, the uh, the media has created the perception that the voters will decide the nomination and that’s the conflict, that’s the conflict here. The question is…”
[CNBC]: “We feel like we live in a democratic society, what you’re telling me is it’s not a democratic society and your votes don’t necessarily matter because it’s a democratic representation, correct?”
[Haughland]: “No that’s not what I’m trying to say, what I’m trying to say is that there’s a…we’re just one of the political parties. There’s [sic] many political parties. But political parties choose their nominee, not the general public, uh, contrary to popular belief….again…”
[CNBC]: “Then why bother holding the primaries?”
[Haughland]: “That’s a very good question.”
Indeed. But hey Big Two sheep, thanks for paying for it all! We appreciate your financial “participation” general public….uh, I mean “Friend”!