PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY...
the 2002 Midterm Elections...
by Michael C. Ruppert
Copyright, 2000, From The Wilderness Publications, www.fromthewilderness.com.
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Nov. 7, 2002, 12:00 PST (FTW) -- There are a multitude of dangling questions about Tuesday's election results.
Widespread anecdotal accounts of voting irregularities,
disenfranchised voters and absolutely accurate and, in
many cases, understated criticisms of abysmal leadership
from Tom Daschle and the Democratic Party are not difficult
to find. While pundits are trying to spin that the Republicans
don't have a blank check, the fact is that they do and
will now use every ounce of leverage they can squeeze
onto it. I totally agree with James Carville -- a less
than likeable, ruthless, crusty, hard-ball operative from
the Clinton years -- who said last night, "The American
people just don't have a clue as to what's coming."
As I write, the biggest transport ships operated by
the Navy have already or are now setting sail for the
Middle East, laden with main battle tanks and all the
equipment necessary for invasion. At Ft. Hood, Texas elements
of the III Armored Corps and the 1st Air Cavalry are quietly
leaving in small detachments.
I have no doubt that the Homeland Security bill will
be passed -- by any means necessary -- during the lame
duck session of Congress which commences on Nov. 12. At
that moment the government will enshrine a $37 billion
bureaucracy that will have no other mission -- for the
rest of its life -- than to find and destroy enemies of
the state. For that reason alone -- a law of bureaucratic
existence -- the list of enemies of the Homeland is compelled
to forever grow as the definition of "enemies" is revised,
and new evidence is found to justify their destruction.
How else does a bureaucracy justify bigger budgets?
The Democratic Party is a shameful and laughable disgrace.
In a world of hope the Green Party would seize this opportunity
to enshrine and claim as its own all of the issues which
the Democrats left unaddressed and laying in the dust
of this election. I will not hold my breath.
The fear that exists in Washington must also be addressed.
Sens. Leahy and Daschle got anthrax letters. Many, including
this writer, believe that Paul Wellstone was murdered.
Cynthia McKinney was removed in a well orchestrated conspiracy
which will be addressed in my forthcoming book, "Across
On Aug. 27 I published an essay titled "No Way Out"
in which I wrote, "And
most of the American people, with their bankrupt and corrupt
economy, will welcome cheap oil, while it lasts, and they
will engage in a multitude of psychological and sickening
rationales that will, in the end, amount to nothing more
than saying, 'I don't care how many women and children
you kill. Just let me keep my standard of living.'" As
the Empire embarks on the occupation of the Middle East,
to control the largest reserves of oil remaining on a
planet that is coming to grips with the fact that oil
is finite and depleting, the American people are on the
threshold of getting a taste of what real sacrifice means.
The military occupation
of Iraq (and Saudi Arabia) may come fairly quickly and
be hailed as successes. But the prices that will be paid
in casualties, economic expense and global hostility will
be bitter and permanent pills for this Empire and its
people. Homeland Security will provide Caesar with the
means to permanently suppress any restlessness at home.
There was one
other great message from this election. On Wednesday morning
I watched a crawl on the bottom of the CNN news screen.
It said, "Proprietary software may make inspection of
electronic voting systems impossible." It was the final
and absolute coronation of corporate rights over democracy;
of money over truth; and of man's self-destructive fears
over the best parts of the human heart.
I note with irony
the fact that much of the new software to resolve voting
issues is either created by Microsoft and/or the companies
that own and sell the voting machines, including one with
investments from the Rothschild family. These are the
same firms connected to the election debacle of 2000.
Some even have Bush family connections. And here we see
the final purpose of the 2000 Florida voting scandals:
In order to prevent the same kind of hanging-chad confusion,
we now have electronic machines so the problem won't occur
again, and the results have been forever totally removed
from public scrutiny.
And wasn't it
convenient that Voters News Service decided at the last
minute that there would be no exit polling this year.
Exit polling was a reliable standard against which the
numbers from the voting machines could be compared.
Some will take
issue with me and say, "Mike, how can you blame the
American people and say that the voting machines are rigged
at the same time?" Easy, I answer. Today there was
nobody in the streets. There was no public outcry. There
was no revolt or outrage. All that has happened is that
one more time a people has avoided responsibility and
retreated in the hope that some other half-measured, half-willed,
half-hearted, childish tactic will produce results in
a world that no longer exists ... and probably hasn't for
a long, long time.