Tuesday, July 11, 2006

La La La - We're Not Listening...


One question I have been asking myself incessantly is "why aren't people acknowledging what is so very obvious?" When the voter fraud is so blatant and endemic, why are people unwilling to even talk about it?

I watched Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth", and something he said at the beginning of the film flipped the light switch on for me. I'm paraphrasing (he said it much better) but in essence, he said that if people were to admit that global warming was indeed a real issue, then they would be morally bound to do something about it.

This is where we're at, I think. There is so much that is so wrong in our government, and if we were to really admit, really acknowledge the truth, then we would have to take action.

The idea of having to make such a major change is terrifying. Because if we do acknowledge that there was massive voter fraud in the 2000 and 2004 elections, we would have to dismantle the government. So we can't (even people of good faith and conscience) admit even the idea, the whisper, the whiff of voter fraud. No one is prepared to deal with the complete upheaval that would be required. And do you think these thugs would roll over and say, "Yeah, you're right! We'll be going now..." No, I don't think so either.

So, the alternative is to cling to the fiction. Better to relegate it (and everything else being done so brazenly, so audaciously by these criminals) to the Konspiracy Korner. Because no one is ready to deal with what would have to happen if it were admitted to be true - or, worse, if we tried to take our country back and found that we could not.

3 comments:

Steve Bremner said...

I don't think people have taken the time to even look into the voter fraud. Even diehard Republicans cannot deny it if they simply will look at the evidence. Before the 2004 election I knew they were going to steal it, but I had no idea that Kerry would just give up. If he would have held firm people would have taken to the streets and we could have had our own "orange revolution".

Alicia said...

I think by 2004 it was already too late. The damage had been done when the first one was stolen and no one did anything about it. Thy knew they could do what they wanted because no one would stop them.

quakerdave said...

The Nation's latest issue has a cover story on all the shananigans that went on - and which are ongoing - in Ohio. Very scary stuff. And NPR this morning did a story on the move to get more states to require voters to have photo IDs in order to vote. These are the new poll taxes, as far as I can see. Obviously directed at 1) the poor, as they cost more, 2) the old, as they cost more and are inconvenient to acquire, 3) immigrants, esp. those who come from countries where "papers" are required just to walk outside.

Downright unAmerican. Which is where we seem to be headed.