Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Are We Headed for a Civil War?

Just for fun, let’s recap the Nevada Convention.

Temporary rules were implemented that would award the state delegates to the winner of the first Tier which was falsely awarded to Hillary Clinton. (20% of voters ballots were missing therefore 20% of the delegates were still up for grabs)

The temporary rules were to be voted on by paper ballot at the start of the convention, but instead were voted on 30 minutes early by primarily Clinton delegates (who were informed of the early vote). This intentionally excluded the majority of delegates for Bernie Sanders.

A motion for a re-vote was demanded and the Party Chair, Roberta Lange, held a voice vote. Despite the resounding “NAY” that can clearly be heard in the videos that are now splattered all over social media, Roberta Lange passed the temporary rules demonstrating that either she is completely corrupt promoting the will of the party and not the people, or she is completely and utterly deaf.

Two motions were made, one to remove Roberta Lange as party chair, and another to recount the vote, both of which were ignored and the meeting was adjourned with motions still outstanding.
In addition to all of this, Roberta Lange allowed the Credentials Committee to rule that 64 delegates were ineligible without offering an opportunity for 58 of them to show whether or not their credentials were in order. That decision enabled the Clinton campaign to end up with a 30-vote majority.

As if this weren’t enough, Party leaders in Nevada then came out with an accusation that the Sanders campaign has a ‘penchant for violence’ despite the fact that there have been ZERO reports of violence at any of the Campaign rallies that have been attended by tens of thousands of people. The Campaign has however, been the target of violence on more than one occasion specifically in Nevada.

When the smoke screens are removed, the corruption is clear.

Just how far will the party go to undermine democracy in order to nominate their party favorite? It appears there are no limits.

So far the political revolution has been a peaceful one with a (mostly) productive representation of people becoming increasingly involved in the political process to take action in favor of change. But with every oppressive Party action the more one wonders whether it will remain that way.

Historically, revolutions and civil wars are rooted in government corruption and oppression of the people. The facts can not be denied.

In a 2015 research by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) found strong statistical evidence that high and/or rising levels of corruption can undermine the security of a nation, and even small increases in corruption can cause civil unrest.
(full article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-corruption-peace-index-idUSKBN0OD23X20150528)

In all honesty, I  have a sinking feeling this is going to get much worse before it gets better.

I sincerely hope that our efforts to reclaim our democracy continue on a peaceful and productive path. But this seems increasingly like a pipedream considering our efforts to “play by the rules” of the Party are continuously met by the Party refusing to play by it’s own rules, or worse; changing them on the fly to suit their own agenda.

With every blatant act that proves our democracy is either under attack or doesn’t exist at all, what is currently a peaceful revolution is shoved ever closer toward what could easily develop into the makings of a civil war.

Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.

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