US meddling in Foreign Elections
Putin pointed to the hypocrisy of the US accusations against Russia noting that it is common knowledge that the US intervenes in elections around the world. “Put your finger anywhere on a map of the world,” he said, “and everywhere you will hear complaints that American officials are interfering in internal election processes.”
WSWS: Putin interview shows bogus character of the US media’s anti-Russia campaign.
US agencies have interfered with 81 elections not including coups. #CIA
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 20, 2017
Ask an average American who makes a habit of following government-mouthpiece corporate media about interference in national elections and you’ll likely elicit a nebulous response concerning Russian hackers and a plan to install Donald Trump in the White House — but you probably won’t hear a single syllable pertaining to United States government’s actual attempts to do the same. – Mintpress News: Government’s Own Data Shows US Interfered In 81 Foreign Elections.
Gateway Pundit: Righteous Liberals Forget US Has Interfered in 81 Foreign Elections – That We Know Of. Foreign Policy / Business Insider: Moscow didn’t do anything in America’s last election that Washington hasn’t done elsewhere in the world. NPR: Database Tracks History Of U.S. Meddling In Foreign Elections. KQED: Yes, We’ve Done It Too: A History of U.S. Meddling in Other Countries’ Elections. Rozenberg Quarterly: Noam Chomsky On The Long History Of US Meddling In Foreign Elections. The Guardian: Americans can spot election meddling because they’ve been doing it for years.
Jerry Fresia: Constitution Illusions
Reveals the true intent of our “Founding Fathers” who designed by the Constitution to protect their property and ensure that the poorer majority would have no real voice in political affairs. – Amazon: Toward an American Revolution: Exposing the Constitution and Other Illusions.
“There is a book called Toward an American Revolution: Exposing the Constitution & Other Illusions, which I tell people would be the best ten dollars spent on a book. It is by Jerry Fresia, a Ph.D at UMass at Amherst. It is a story of the constitution and where it came from, about the men who were at Philadelphia, their backgrounds, and the discussion that he was able to pick up through research, and how the Constitution was crammed down the throats of the States. The point was that Rhode Island was the only state that had a referendum and of those 5% of the people who could vote, the constitution lost 13 to 1. The point was this is the document that states the rules of the game, that keeps the points of debate as narrow as possible. … We have so many crisis in America… and the rules of the game that produce these crisis, in my opinion is the Constitution.” – Philip Agee; Our Hidden History: Philip Agee: The Warfare State.
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Philip Agee: The Warfare State
“You know what Bush was doing, he was in Maine, boating, fishing, playing golf, demonstrating I guess you could say that way of life, that he said was at stake. There is another factor involved, the North South dimension of the Cold War. You have all heard Bush talk about a New World Order, that should come out of the Gulf Crisis. Well it seems to me that what he is talking about is simply an institutionalization of the old North South dimension of the Cold War. Most people, when speaking of the Cold War, would have thought US, Soviet, NATO, Warsaw Pact, Europe as the theater, and that that was really the Cold war. This Military Standoff in Western Europe. Well that was only a part of it. There was always a North South dimension to the Cold War. This was the war against the so-called Third World for resources, for markets, and for labour. This is where the fighting actually took place, as in Vietnam. … It hasn’t stopped. It continues to this day, with all its racist content. And that in my interpretation is what Bush wants to continue. Because the US is no less dependent on the importation of raw materials, that we don’t have ourselves, than the United States was, back in 1950. ….. The question has to be asked: Why do we do these things as a country; or as a society? This information is out there in books for the learning, for those willing to do the reading. So the question has to be asked, why do we do these things, as a country? When I was a trainee in the CIA in the 50’s; I was taught that the Soviet Union’s foreign policy; its expansionism, its aggressiveness, belligerence around the world, was a direct product of its domestic system. That is the conditions needed for the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to maintain a monopoly on political power in that country. I think that any political scientists would agree, that any society or nation’s activities abroad, or foreign policy has to be a direct product of its domestic system. So the answer to the question of why we do these things abroad as a country, we have to look at our system here at home. ….. We were celebrating the 200th anniversary of the constitution, that document that sets the rules of the game for the domestic system in an orgy of self-congratulation [for a document that should accurate be called We the oligarchs, for the oligarchs, by the oligarchs]. There is a book called Toward an American Revolution: Exposing the Constitution & Other Illusions, which I tell people would be the best ten dollars spent on a book. It is by Jerry Fresia, a Ph.D at UMass at Amherst. It is a story of the constitution and where it came from, about the men who were at Philadelphia, their backgrounds, and the discussion that he was able to pick up through research, and how the Constitution was crammed down the throats of the States. The point was that Rhode Island was the only state that had a referendum and of those 5% of the people who could vote, the constitution lost 13 to 1. The point was this is the document that states the rules of the game, that keeps the points of debate as narrow as possible. … We have so many crisis in America… and the rules of the game that produce these crisis, in my opinion is the Constitution.” – Philip Agee; Our Hidden History: Philip Agee: The Warfare State.
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Naomi Klein: The Shock Doctrine
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism is a 2007 book by the Canadian author and social activist Naomi Klein. In the book, Klein argues that neoliberal free market policies (as advocated by the economist Milton Friedman) have risen to prominence in some developed countries because of a deliberate strategy of “shock therapy”. This centers on the exploitation of national crises to push through controversial policies while citizens are too emotionally and physically distracted by disasters or upheavals to mount an effective resistance. The book suggests that some man-made events, such as the Iraq War, were undertaken with the intention of pushing through such unpopular policies in their wake. Some reviewers criticized the book for making what they viewed as simplifications of political phenomena, while others lauded it as a compelling and important work. The Shock Doctrine is the basis of a 2009 documentary by the same name directed by Michael Winterbottom. The Shock Doctrine.
Howard Zinn: A People’s History of the United States
A People’s History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present an alternate interpretation of the history of the United States. According to the author, American history is to a large extent the exploitation of the majority by an elite minority.
A People’s History has been assigned as reading in many high schools and colleges across the United States. It has also resulted in a change in the focus of historical work, which now includes stories that previously were ignored. The book was a runner-up in 1980 for the National Book Award. It has been frequently revised, with the most recent edition covering events through 2005. In 2003, Zinn was awarded the Prix des Amis du Monde Diplomatique for the French version of this book, Une histoire populaire des États-Unis. Howard Zinn: A People’s History of the United States.
Oliver Stone: Untold American History
The Untold History of the United States (also known as Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States) is a 2012 documentary series directed, produced, and narrated by Oliver Stone. Oliver Stone and American University historian Peter J. Kuznick began working on the project in 2008. Stone, Kuznick and British screenwriter Matt Graham cowrote the script. The documentary miniseries for Showtime had a working title Oliver Stone’s Secret History of America. It covers “the reasons behind the Cold War with the Soviet Union, U.S. President Harry Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan, and changes in America’s global role since the fall of Communism.” Stone is the director and narrator of all ten episodes. The series is a reexamination of some of the underreported and darkest parts of American modern history, using little-known documents and newly uncovered archival material. The series looks beyond official versions of events to the deeper causes and implications and explores how events from the past still have resonant themes for the present day. Stone said, “From the outset I’ve looked at this project as a legacy to my children and a way to understand the times I’ve lived through. I hope it can contribute to a more global insight into our American history.” The Untold History of the United States.