The multiple cheats insuring common Americans are owned by corporations but allowed to believe they participate in democracy:

Of 240 million people eligible to vote (voting age population or VAP), 70 million are not registered. This produces a voting pool of 170 million. When 70 million people do not so much as bother to register, let alone vote, it points to a problem. Of those 70 million unregistered voters, the majority of make up a disadvantaged class of Blacks and Hispanics. Is it because, as the pundits would have it, these are less educated people and this is an underlying reason? Or is it the cynicism is more honest in this group as a whole?

In this 2014 ‘mid-term’ election cycle, the entire House of Representatives was up for election , as is the case every two years. Keep this in the back of your thoughts when considering this next:

There was a (rounded up to) 37% of the voting age population (or all eligible voters, registered or not) participated, or less than 89 million of 240 million eligible voters decided the make-up of the House of Representatives. If we are generous to the Republicans and give them an across the board average 55% of those who cast ballots, or a bit more than half of the 37% who voted, about (rounded down) 20% of eligible voters determined much of what will be the next two years future of USA policy and related new laws.

Now, lets look at that 20% reality, regarding USA electoral history:

Deep State insurance policy number one: George H.W. Bush (Bush Senior) CIA Director, Robert Gates, sat on the board of directors of a firm dedicated to developing voting machine ‘cryptography solutions.’ Following this, Diebold Corporation provided voting machines that were hacked and turned elections to the Republicans:

Coincidence? Not likely when you consider Gates 27 years career with the Air Force, CIA and National Security Council and these institutions alignment with the interests of companies in the business of developing electronic voting; which had not only been Diebold, but Northrop-Grumman, Lockheed-Martin, Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Accenture, all major Department of Defense contractors. Do we need recall Robert Gates was George W Bush (Bush Junior) Secretary of Defense? (a position Obama inexplicably kept Gates in.) BTW, let’s not forget the Department of Defense is fundamentalist Christian central.

Welcome to the 2014 mid-term elections result. Due to Obama’s utterly failed (and sabotaged) neo-liberal leadership, it was the neo-con chance to have it any way they liked without suspicion and they took it. Oh, and about Gates sitting on the board of ‘VoteHere

“Gates was on the board of directors of VoteHere, a strange little company that was the biggest elections industry lobbyist for the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). VoteHere spent more money than ES&S, Diebold, and Sequoia combined to help ram HAVA through. And HAVA, of course, was a bill sponsored by convicted Abramoff pal Bob Ney and K-street lobbyist buddy Steny Hoyer. HAVA put electronic voting on steroids”

‘Help America Vote’ & ‘Vote Here’ .. the unholy alliance of law and corporations that put America’s vote tabulation into hacked computers .. for sociopath personalities without morals, ethics or shame.

Deep State insurance policy number two: Citizens United:

The Right Wing Watch blurb on the above video?

“A flood of outside spending, much of it undisclosed “dark money,” helped Republicans make significant gains in yesterday’s elections. The Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision helped trigger the campaign spending avalanche, and so it come as no surprise that Citizens United’s leader David Bossie took a victory lap today in a press conference of conservative activists reacting to the election results”

About that ‘undisclosed dark money’ .. it’s no real surprise that in several cases where the Democrats out-funded the Republicans…

“Even where Democrats had raised more in pivotal Senate races … they still were mostly beaten”

…the Republicans still won (see insurance policy number one.)

If our corrupt ruling class were a nesting colony of oftentimes cannibalizing predatory birds that is made up of individuals that are territorial, most the birds are too busy protecting their individual ‘nest eggs’ to notice what is going down in other areas of the colony.

There are, within the species, a lot of competing forces that cooperate at the macro-cosmic level; underlying this superficial and fairly consistent driving force motivating the colony (greed) there are unique drivers of anti-social behaviors. While most of the birds are preoccupied with defending their nests (example given, The Council on Foreign Relations), there are other birds carry a sort of suicidal intra-species virus (our generals at the Pentagon.)

I expect the possibilities for outcomes is little different after all is said and done; whether death by a thousand cuts via environmental collapse (the typical greed personified at the Council on Foreign Relations) or literal Armageddon (the religious troglodyte take-over of the Pentagon.)

For those who tend to believe Democrats and Republicans are alike, the reality is, neo-liberals and neo-cons actually hate each other, its not merely an act. They’re like a dysfunctional marriage where the couple stays together for purely pecuniary purposes and screw each other out of habit; with the singular difference the neo-cons fantasize, and will someday act on, opportunity to knock off their neo-liberal spouse and collect the life insurance…

Back (briefly) to that 20% of America’s conservative voters who just put the Republicans in control of Congress .. they believe in prayer and God has answered. God’s name and address? Write to:

General Martin E. Dempsey
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

9999 Joint Staff Pentagon
Washington, DC 20318-9999



A ‘Sociopaths & Democracy’ Project