Interference in America’s Electoral Process

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Interference in America’s Electoral Process

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Interference is internal, not external – not by Russia or other foreign sources, as falsely claimed.

US deep state power brokers decide who’ll hold all key government posts. Voters have no say whatever.

Elections in America are exercises in deception, especially for the nation’s highest office – future incumbents carefully vetted to assure they’ll continue dirty business as usual. Independent thinkers and social democrats aren’t considered presidential material.

Duopoly power runs things. Republicans and undemocratic Dems take turns controlling the executive and congressional branches of government.

Trump wasn’t elected president for being anti-establishment. He didn’t become a billionaire by being a good guy.

Ignore political rhetoric. It’s unrelated to longstanding US policies – dirty business continuity regardless of what’s said on the stump.

Trump supports making America great again exclusively for Wall Street, war profiteers, other corporate predators, and super-rich households – no one else.

So did Obama, Bush/Cheney, and the Clintons. Democracy in America is pure fantasy. It’s always been this way.

Powerful monied interests run things for their own self-interest. Same old, same old wins every time elections are held – a farcical process, not a legitimate one.

Why would any foreign power try interfering in America’s electoral process when most often there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between candidates for the nation’s highest office and top congressional posts?

No Russian interference occurred in the 2016 presidential election. No evidence suggests it, yet baseless accusations persist – led by media scoundrels, deceiving their viewers and readers.

A neocon/CIA house organ Washington Post propaganda piece claimed “(o)ne of the most dangerous misconceptions about the threat of Russian interference in American democracy is that it began and ended with the 2016 presidential election,” adding:

“Whatever your partisan affiliation, everyone should accept the intelligence community’s unanimous conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections.”

“(E)veryone should accept Tuesday’s warning from the country’s top intelligence chiefs that Russia should be expected to do the same when Americans return to the polls in November.”

Fact: So-called “foreign interference in US elections” can’t be fought when none occurred. Nor does any credible evidence suggest it’s intended for the November midterm elections. Claims otherwise are Big Lies.

Fact: The “unanimous conclusion” of the US intelligence community, claiming Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, was a bald-faced lie – Trump vilified for defeating media darling Hillary.

WaPo saying the “US government must act to improve security and assure Americans that their votes count” is laughable under a sham system, mocking what democracy is supposed to be.

WaPo: “(T)he the administration should issue a declaration: “The United States views any foreign attempt to influence our election processes through covert or clandestine means as an attack on the fundamental underpinnings of our system of government.”

“We will not tolerate such activity and reserve the right to respond to such activities.”

Fact: “(O)ur system of government” is too debauched to fix. Revolutionary change alone has a chance to be responsibly transformative.

WaPo and other media scoundrels are part of the problem – suppressing hard truths on vital issues, mocking legitimate journalism, substituting rubbish.

America is run by powerful privileged interests. Continuity follows each electoral cycle.

Names and faces alone change. Dirty business as usual remains the same no matter who’s president or controls Congress.

Governance remains of, by and for its privileged class exclusively. The Constitution’s general welfare clause applies to them alone, no one else.

Bipartisan-supported imperial madness threatens everyone everywhere. It risks destroying everyone and everything if it isn’t forcefully challenged and stopped.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.