Voters are receiving lessons in reality. They see states with Bernie victorious but where Hillary comes away with lots of delegates pledged to her. They see ‘superdelegates’ appointed by party bigwigs who can ignore voters entirely. They hear GOP leaders say that party leaders, not voters, select candidates. It should be no surprise that a current poll shows Republican voters losing faith in the U.S. electoral process.
If you do the math, it is obvious that elections are not won by those who receive the most votes, but by those who count those votes. With religious ethics rejected, it is no wonder that we see constant headlines full of corruption, the lies of politicians, election precincts where the numbers of votes cast exceed the numbers of registered voters, precincts running out of ballots for one party but not the other, etc, etc. And with all of that, it is clear why voters are losing faith in their system.
With a two party system, it was assumed that one party would always police the other. But when the system becomes a uniparty that passes power bqack andforth to assure that it remains in control, all of that breaks down against collusion. At some point, such collusion cannot be hidden any longer and the voters lose faith in the system. When voters lose faith, the government loses legitimacy. Governments without legitimacy either resort to police power and the hell with the voters, or they fall. It must be one or the other because a perceived illegitimate government, one that has lost the Chinese “Mandate of Heaven,” cannot govern.
For that reason, incipient loss of voters’ faith in the process is not to be ignored in the United States. Particularly when Billionaire George Soros is said to be organizing massive civil disorder for the coming summer. That could be pouring gasoline onto a fire.
It apparently will not be Mr. Soros’ first attempt, his name has reportedly been linked with Occupy Wall Street, the Ferguson and Baltimore riots and others. He is not alone, either. The Right wing Tea Parties of middle aged taxpayers who sedulously picked up all of their trash are mutually alien creatures. The Teafolk appear to have given up; Soros’ minions have not. (Why would they, before the money has run out?)
So as the election nears, and voters lose faith, we ask ourselves: “What rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches toward Bethlehem to be born?”
Folks wondering where this sort of thing leads might want to Google: “Brownshirts Kristallnacht,” That ought to be instructive …