On Phone Taps, Hacks and Political Sabotage
I really should stop following current events. I should disengage from politics altogether. It's not only a distraction but it's annoying. Having my intelligence insulted on a daily basis gets hard on the head. I really wonder if the masses have a short attention span. What's already decades old news suddenly becomes a new revelation. What's most remarkable is that the incredulousness comes from people that should know better.
A few weeks ago Donald Trump tweeted that his phone lines and servers at Trump Tower had been tapped. Trump pins the blame on Obama. Where has Trump been for the past decade? Did he not pay attention when Edward Snowden realeased the details of the PRISM program? The National Security Agency (NSA) has been tapping all telecommunication lines for well over a decade already. Where was Trump when Diane Feinstein made the claim that the CIA hacked into the emails of her office and spied on all of the senators on the US Senate Intelligence Committee? Is Trump unaware of the FBI COINTELPRO operation of the 1960s and 70s? Is Trump so naive to think that anybody that seeks to become president isn't under close scrutiny by the security agencies? Is he not aware that as part of the program of "Full Spectrum Dominance" in which the Pentagon and the intelligence agencies engage in cyber warfare against enemies, friends and allies alike?
But it's not just Trump that's shockingly ignorant. When I moved to Portland, Oregon in the autumn of 2013, I had to settle a raging debate taking place among the journalists at KBOO radio. There were those that insisted that it was impossible that cell phones are used as clandestine recording devices. I settled the debate using old news from Germany and Austria. It was discovered as early as 2008 that the police and intelligence agencies in Europe are able to use cell phones to spy on people. This information was made public during the terrorism trial of animal rights activists in Austria. When I got involved in organizing occupations of buildings in Vienna in 2011, strict security protocols were in place. Cell phones were banned from the planning meetings. Everyone had to turn off their phones and leave them in a separate room from where the meetings took place. This was already six years ago! One year later the Austrian parliament passed legislation mandating that all mobile metadata be kept by the telecom companies for up to 2 years to be turned over to the police at will. Again, this is old news. Yet in many quarters people seem to be mystified of reality.
The Democratic Party has been in a tizzy ever since the emails of John Podesta were allegedly hacked and then given to Wikileaks which released them. The Democrats have made baseless claims that they were hacked by Russia. By extension, the Russians "hacked" the presidential election on behalf of Trump. This is all nonsense. There hasn't been a shred of evidence produced to date that Russia hacked Podesta's emails or the election.
No, neither Russia nor Vladimir Putin hacked the last American presidential election. Nor did Russia or Putin influence the outcome of the election. The accusation is rather rich coming from a country and party that has manipulated and influenced elections around the world since 1946. Did Putin want Hillary Clinton to lose the election? The answer is obviously yes. But neither Putin nor Russia has the wherewithal to influence the US election. Is Trump an agent of Putin? The answer is obviously no. As previously written, there's a Trump-Putin connection but it's more ideological insofar as to create a Right Wing International to take the economic and military pressure off Russia.
Was the previous presidential election sabotaged? Absolutely it was! However it was sabotaged by the Republican Party within various states in tandem with the Republican dominated US Supreme Court. The devastating Supreme Court decision to gut the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a deliberate act to sabotage the 2016 election. The political goal was very simple. It was to disenfranchise millions of Black voters who were key to Obama's two election victories. In 2008 Obama was the first Democratic presidential candidate since 1964 to win two Southern states. Blacks came out overwhelmingly for Obama in Virginia and North Carolina. Additionally, in 2008 and 2012 Obama won the two key swing states of Florida and Ohio in large measure to the the surge in Black voter participation. The Republicans smarting from those loses decided to nip the problem in the bud.
It wasn't only the presidential election that the Republican party sought to sabotage. It was congressional, senatorial, state legislative and gubernatorial races in the individual states which they successfully sought to rig. The most blatant example is in the state of North Carolina which one international elections expert has placed on the same level as Cuba and Iran for fair elections. The result of the political sabotage was the purging of thousands of Blacks from the voting rolls. Since Blacks usually vote Democrat by a 9 to 1 margin, the Republican party sought not only to deliver the presidential election to Trump but to ensure that the Statehouses remained Republican controlled.
Lest readers think that I'm only blaming the Republican party, the Democrats were equally culpable in political sabotage. What the leaked Podesta emails revealed was the crookedness of Bill and Hillary Clinton and the total corruption of the Democratic Party. Bernie Sanders won most of the primary elections against Clinton. However, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) made sure that the fix was in. In Iowa the DNC rigged the coin tosses! Even though Sanders soundly defeated Clinton in New Hampshire by a landslide, the latter still won the same amount of delegates. In state after state, the DNC rigged the primary elections. Arizona was perhaps the most blatant. Sanders would've won the New York State primary were it not for the tried and tested Brooklyn mafia machine at work. In short, the Clintons and the DNC sabotaged Sanders. By now it's known that had Sanders won the nomination he would now be occupying the Oval Office.
The Democrats in their bling rage and fury of losing to Trump have lashed out at Russia. Instead of blaming the US Supreme Court for gutting the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Democrats blamed Putin. Instead of denouncing the treachery of the various State Republican Party that disenfranchised Democratic voters, they instead blame Russia. In point of fact, the Democrats have no one to blame but themselves. Neither Trump nor Putin defeated the Democrats. The Democrats defeated themselves.
Phone lines, email accounts, social media networks are all under surveillance and are routinely tapped and hacked. Smartphones are bugging devices that people voluntarily pay hundreds of dollars for. The new Mac and Windows 10 operating systems are high tech surveillance systems. This is the policy of both the Democrats and Republicans in the USA as well as all the political parties in North America and Europe. Political sabotage is the order of the day. It's been that way for centuries already. Will people grow up and finally realize that liberal democracy is a fraud? We live in a global totalitarian electronic concentration camp. End of discussion.