From Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis A senior devil advising an apprentice on turning people, (and nations) towards Hell.
“Indeed, the safest road to Hell is the gradual one–the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”
I turned 20 in 1963, just a couple of months before John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. I’d been mildly interested in US politics before that, but the assassination triggered a lifelong interest in US politics. (I have cousins across the United States, mostly Canadian born and I’ve traveled in 45 of the lower 48 states, some of them many times.)
In my investigations I soon found out that four presidents had been assassinated in the then, 164 year history of the United States, and two injured in assassination attempts, and that political corruption was commonplace.
I discovered that John F. Kennedy himself had almost certainly won the 1960 election against Richard Nixon, because his father, the morally bankrupt Joe Kennedy, had heavily financed the Democratic campaign, including shenanigans in Chicago.
I learned that Chicago had been run by Democrats, (and in 1960 it was the Richard Daley Democrats), since the 1930s. There was little possibility of a Republican winning a significant political position in Chicago because the Democrats had bought and paid for, the mayor, the police, and the judiciary, and as expected, they had stepped up for Kennedy. It’s dangerous when political corruption becomes, “… the way we do business.” I believe a Canadian Liberal leader said that.
Over the years I’ve also had the opportunity to travel to a number of developing countries, including five extensive trips to Zimbabwe during some of the years Robert Mugabe was “winning elections” by controlling who was allowed to observe. International observers were harassed and interfered with, and would report that the election wasn’t legitimate. Mugabe ignored them.
In this latest US election, there is crystal-clear video evidence of Republican observers being denied access to observe the voting, or to observe the counting of votes. There have also been numerous instances of the Dominion brand of electronic vote counting machines, “malfunctioning”, with thousands of votes mysteriously, and consistently, going to Joe Biden.
It’s possible that Donald Trump legitimately lost this election. In fact, it will be a miracle if he hasn’t, because since he first declared his candidacy in 2016, there has been a nonstop campaign to delegitimize his presidency, and even to unseat him, in other words, a nonstop attempted coup. In spite of all that, this election is remarkably close, and the pollsters again were exposed as fools.
The media has overwhelmingly and dishonestly opposed Trump. I believe it’s because in 2009 Trump abandoned the Progressivist Left tribe. Opposing Trump was also for ratings. Here’s Van Jones, a high profile, very senior CNN commentator, caught on video, admitting that the forty million dollar Russia investigation was a “Nothing Burger, and further admitting that it was all about ratings. That’s journalistic prostitution, and in Washington and New York, the whorehouses are ubiquitous.
It is beyond question that there have been voting irregularities, and therefore Trump must call for legal votes to be counted, and illegal votes thrown out. Every American, no matter on which side of the political spectrum, deserves to know that their legal vote was counted, and that their vote was not cancelled by someone, maybe even a dead person, voting illegally. (Asians honor their dead with an annual “death anniversary” ceremony. Democrats honor their dead by allowing them to vote)
If a demonstrably honest vote count isn’t produced, the United States, with its perplexing inability to hold credible elections, takes one more step on the road to becoming a political Zimbabwe. No sensible person could wish for that.
I’m Dave Reesor
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