We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Monday, November 6, 2017

Democrats In Denial Over Allegations That Further Confirm Primary Was Rigged

Click here to access article by Kevin Gosztola from Mint Press News. (Addendum posted at 6:12 PM Seattle time.)

Although most ordinary people who follow corporate sponsored news don't know much about it, political people, particularly those in Washington and especially those connected to the Democratic Party, are in an uproar over Donna Brazile's revelations that she reported in a recently published book and statements she has made since then. Instead we are constantly bombarded with grossly exaggerated details about Trump's connections to Russia.

Such corruption events are not news to people who are fully conscious about the power of money in capitalist "democracies". Aware people know that huge amounts of wealth that capitalism naturally promises for individuals gives the latter a weapon to exercise the power of wealth to rig governments and elections to serve themselves. Only when one faction of the One Percent are adversely affected by the corrupting influence of money do we hear about it in any media. 
...former interim DNC chair Donna Brazile has [recently] given credence to claims that the DNC rigged the primary, which is what members of the Sanders campaign and supporters have repeatedly asserted—even though most DNC officials or Clinton supporters treat such claims as the product of sexism or downright foolishness.

Brazile found a copy of the joint fundraising agreement between the DNC, Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary For America. It was signed by former CEO of the DNC Amy Dacey and Robby Mook, who was Clinton’s campaign manager. The Clinton campaign’s legal counsel, Marc Elias, was copied.

It specified that Clinton would “control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.”
So, Brazile's testimony suggests to me that Hillary Clinton (and her CIA backers) tried to rig (and failed) the 2016 election--not the Russians! Of course, this was what I always suspected.)