Saturday, June 29, 2013

Democracy—my foot!

The five kings of the US Supreme court made another steal and no one even noticed it. With yet another 5-4 decision the Jim Crow majority of the Supreme Court (words borrowed from Greg Palast) snatched voting rights of millions of Hispanic and African by nullifying the Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The only black judge of the court sided with the majority and this happened under the first black President, a man totally gutless and effectively shut out by a handful of T-party Republicans. Palast, himself, a white journalist was so pissed with this decision that he wrote: They might as well have burned a cross on Dr. King’s grave. I’m so angry, so distraught by this, that I’ve asked my foundation to release my film, Election Files, for free. This is a no-BS, no charge download of my series of investigative reports for BBC Television and Rolling Stone.

Furthermore, I’m directing the Palast Investigative Team to drop all other work for a ‘round-the-clock investigation of the Theft of 2014 and 2016 elections that the Supreme Court’s ruling sets in motion. Help us, join us. What was the logic of the five kings fro stripping this provision of the law? In their protected world— “Blatantly discriminatory evasions [of minority voting rights] are rare.” Who are they kidding?

Any American with a trace of grey matter know that George W was an illegal President, selected by the five kings against the will of the people, and they stole Ohio again to reelect him in 2008. P wrote, “Only last year, the GOP Secretary of State of Florida Ken Detzner tried to purge 180,000 Americans, mostly Hispanic Democrats, from the voter rolls. He was attempting to break Katherine Harris’ record. Detzner claimed that all these Brown folk were illegal ‘aliens.’”

The Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act required that 16 states with a bad history of blocking Black and Brown voters must “pre-clear” with the US Justice Department any messing around with voter rolls or voting rules. And so Section 4 stopped Detzner from the racist Brown-out.

Palast described, “I’ll admit there were illegal aliens on Florida's voter rolls – two of them. Let me repeat that: TWO aliens–One a US Marine serving in Iraq (not yet a citizen); the other an Austrian who registered as a Republican.

We can go from state to state in Dixie and see variations of the Florida purge game. It quickly adds up to millions of voters at risk. Yet the 5-to-4 Court majority ruled, against all evidence, that, “Blatantly discriminatory evasions [of minority voting rights] are rare.” Since there are no more racially bent voting games, the right-wing Robed Ones conclude there’s no more reason for “pre-clearance.”

Whom do they think they’re fooling? The Court itself, just last week, ruled that Arizona’s law requiring the showing of citizenship papers was an unconstitutional attack on Hispanic voters. Well, Arizona’s a Section 4 state. You’ll love this line from the Ku Klux Court majority. They wrote that the “coverage” of Section 4 applies to states where racially bent voting systems are now “eradicated practices.” “Eradicated?” I assume they didn’t see the lines of Black folk in Florida last November. That was the result of the deliberate reducing of the number of polling places and early voting hours in minority areas. Indeed, if the Justice Department, wielding Section 4, hadn't blocked Florida from half its ballot-box trickery, Obama would have lost that state’s electoral votes.

And that’s really what’s going on here: The problem is not that the Court majority is racist. They’re worse: they’re Republicans.”

As the Republicans realize they have no chance of getting back to power by legitimate means they are increasingly resorting to underhand measures by using the unelected branch of government more and more. They arrogated corporations to have the right of people while robbing real people of any power. And where are American people? A silent minority has become mum with frustration and disillusion while the majority turned into sheep, serfs and robots.

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