Friday, October 19, 2012

What's A Cozy Little Coup d'Etat Among Friends?

This is the personal Linkedin page for a fellow named Colin Small. Colin was arrested last night for attempting to destroy voter registration forms which he was subcontracted  to collect and deliver in Harrisburg,Virginia.  The voter registration forms in question were all from citizens attempting to register as Democrats. Small was identified as a Voter Registration Supervisor employed by Pinpoint,
an independent private organization contracted by the Republican Party of Virginia for purposes of general voter registration. Now, it turns out that Mr. Small is a self identified employee of the Republican National Committee out of Washington, DC. He lists his position as a Grassroots Field Director.
The Republican seem dead set on proving their outlandish claims of voter fraud in America even if they have to do it themselves, which they are on a massive level in an ongoing multi staged initiative to seize power in America by what ever means they can. Dishonest voter information from Republican State Governments is a problem all over the country. The promotion of highly flawed hackable electronic voting technology is a Republican priority and a money making business for the corporations which get the contracts. Over and over again, on this blog and everyday in the news, the attempts of Republican State Administrations to disenfranchise and deny the right to vote to any segment of the population they deem as a potentially Democrat voting bloc is an ongoing theme of this election cycle. .The super pac money pumped into conservative initiatives by corporate America is so out of proportion to the money that can be raised by citizens donating to progressive candidates is mind boggling. We are getting dazed and inured to the daily desperate requests to chip in 5 bucks here, 30 bucks support Democrats. 
Then there is the level of propaganda....FOX NEWS is not a news network, even CNBC Business News is now a totally Conservative Noise Machine. Corporate CEOs are now threatening employees jobs and attempting to create real fear with their workers to try to coherce them to vote Republican.
The hierarchy of the Catholic Church, the Evangelical Protestants all have stepped over the constitutional limit of the separation of church and state in a blatant challenge to influence their parishioners with eternal damnation if they don't vote Republican.
With this background, we can safely assume that Colin Small is not just a rogue operative, but the one that was simply dumb enough to get caught.
This is not new. History does repeat itself. But it is up to us to pay attention. I have written about how the Socialist Popular Front Government of Leon Blum was destroyed in the 1930's in France by the financiers and corporations who destabilized the economy by moving industry and capital out France to Nazi Germany. Is it any surprise that Prescott Bush, the Grandfather of George Bush Jr. was trying to do the exact same thing along with the major financial players at the same time in America to destabilize and destroy the Roosevelt Government? Preston also moved money and invested in Hitlers Germany.
Let's look at real American history from 1933 and try to discern the parellel with oligarchic attempts of the conservatives to usurp the constitution and destroy our democracy to preserve what they perceive as their class perogative:
 A Democratic president rushing into office after the miserable failure of the preceding Republican with the shadow of economic Armageddon looming across the land.
Thinking of the Tea-baggers of today reminded me of the Business Plot of 1933.
In the summer of 1933, shortly after Roosevelt's "First 100 Days," America's richest businessmen were in a panic. It was clear that Roosevelt intended to conduct a massive redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor. Roosevelt had to be stopped at all costs.
The answer was a military coup. It was to be secretly financed and organized by leading officers of the Morgan and Du Pont empires.
Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 -- June 21, 1940), nicknamed "The Fighting Quaker" and "Old Gimlet Eye", was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps and, at the time of his death, the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.
In 1934, Butler came forward and reported to the U.S. Congress that a group of wealthy pro-Fascist industrialists had been plotting to overthrow the government of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a military coup. Even though the House Un-American Activities Committee corroborated most of the specifics of his testimony, no further action was taken.
For every action there is a reaction. So, the Right Wing feels as though it must react to the new direction that this nation has set its course to. There is an army of self righteous dupes out there working  as the foot soldiers, stealing voter registration forms, attacking honest voter registration initiatives, working as operatives hacking voting machines. They are cutting their own throats, but, they would never admit to being one of the downtrodden masses, just temporarily financially embarrassed wannabee millionaires....
All this has happened before and so goes the old saying that the more things change the more that they say the same. But, you say, It can't happen here? It is happening and it has already happened. It's up to us to become and remain pragmatically mobilized, because out future vitally depends upon it.

Here is the link for a very good History Channel program of the Business Plot video...

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