Monday, January 10, 2005

First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is

Good evening my friends.

Read this great article from Bob Fitrakis, Steve Rosenfeld and Harvey Wasserman of The Free Press: Together, we moved three mountains. Here are some key parts:

“Together, grassroots/Internet activists have just moved three major American mountains.

On January 6, we forced an angry Republican-dominated Congress into an unprecedented confrontation with the Truth about Ohio's stolen election, about dubious vote counts nationwide, and ultimately about an electoral process worthy of zero public trust.

America's progressive grassroots further showed it could prompt the ‘democratic wing’ of the Democratic Party to finally stand up for its constituents' right to vote, even in the face of the usual withering slander from Karl Rove's dirty tricksters.

And those of us who work the Internet showed we could spark a mass movement by exposing a national travesty despite relentless abuse from the mainstream media, which did absolutely nothing to uncover the systematic corruption of our electoral process.

The mainstream media slept, scoffed and scorned us. But from Ohio, Florida, New Mexico and elsewhere, there emerged an irrefutable portrait of yet another stolen election.

On November 3, John Kerry fled the scene. After collecting millions of dollars with the solemn vow to protect and count every vote, Kerry abandoned ship and disappeared, just like Al Gore in 2000. Both left tens of thousands of fervent, idealistic campaigners in a sickening lurch.

Do the Democratic Party centrists and Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) corporate types think they can still hope to win an election?

Who will organize or turn out for a party that won't stand for the sacred voting rights of its core constituencies?

The abuses leveled at Ohio's Democratic core black, young and working-class constituencies have now been thoroughly documented. But the party's corporate elite still slavishly mimics the GOP attack on ‘conspiracy theorists’ who dare explain what really happened here. Kerry's lead Ohio attorney, Dan Hoffheimer -- a high-roller in the Republican Taft, Stettinius & Hollister law firm -- dishes out Rovian contempt for those of us who expose this crime.

In precisely that spirit, Team Kerry ducked out with the phony dodge that the Ohio fraud was not numerically large enough to give it the presidency.

Just a few weeks' research could have shown otherwise. Or they could've looked on the web. Or they could've listened to their supporters' sworn testimony on being cheated out of their vote.

’Changing the outcome’ means more than who sits in the White House. It also means that every vote is counted, and the final margin is correct, no matter who's on top.

Ohio on November 2 was a high-tech lynching. On November 3, John Kerry certified it.

The vicious, contemptuous theft of Ohio's electoral votes has been put on the Congressional record. A nation conducting wholesale slaughter overseas in the name of democracy has been forced to face the gaping craters in its own.

The movement that made it happen was organized, funded and executed by an unprecedented bare bones, multi-racial, nationwide rainbow of cyberjournalists and grassroots activists, with no help from America's mainstream ‘party of the people.’

This election, like 2000, was a curse of its own. No matter how bleak things may seem now, the seeds of victory have been sown for those who will fight for true democracy.

Because we have once again proved that together, we can move mountains.”

Also check out this tribute to four activist patriots in the election rights movement: Many Americans Refuse to Concede 'Stolen Election'.


Blogger finnegan said...

Most astonishing of all is just how easily duped most people can be when ideology dances faster than the truth. 'We the People' has become 'A Government of the Corporations, By the Corporations and For the Corporations.'

Thanks for your Blog, which is pointed towards the truth.

8:24 PM  
Blogger justice said...

Quite astonishing.

You are very welcome Finnegan.

8:42 PM  

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