by James Corbett, The International Forecaster:
Are you an American citizen worried that your vote in this November’s election is going to be stolen? Do you fear that the voting machines are rigged? That the results on (s)election day will not accurately reflect the actual votes cast?
Well you’re not alone. Once the realm of crazed conspiracy theorists (by which, of course, I mean whistleblowers with first-hand knowledge who testified on the record), vote rigging, hacking and tampering is now entering the mainstream consciousness thanks to our friends at the Department of Homeland Security. After all, as you may have seen on the last edition of New World Next Week, the DHS is now considering whether to declare the electoral process as “critical infrastructure.”
Although vague and amorphous, “critical infrastructure” is defined in Section 1016(e) of the PATRIOT Act as “systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, so vital to the United States that the incapacity or destruction of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination of those matters.” A 2013 Presidential Policy Directive outlined the DHS’ role in coordinating federal oversight of those industries and processes deemed to be critical infrastructure.
So are we supposed to sleep easier when some cyber false flag during the 2016 election necessitates the feds coming in and taking over the whole voting process? Are we supposed to believe that the only way to make sure every vote is fairly counted is to have Big Brother counting the ballots? Of course not. As Ron Paul so aptly puts it:
“Are they worrying, when they talk about doing something about rigged elections, [that] the votes are counted? No, they’re making sure that the votes aren’t counted and they’re irrelevant and the government has all this power.”
(Feel free to speculate, then, about why Paul didn’t say a peep about suspicious election results in 2008 or 2012, or how the RNC flagrantly rigged the process to keep his delegates from exerting any authority over the 2012 nomination.)
But as I say, you’ve probably heard about that story. Here’s one that might have slipped under the radar in all the (s)election frenzy of recent days: “Clinton Tells Trump to Shut Up on Federal Reserve.” As Kurt Nimmo reports, Clinton had a pretty predictable reaction to Trump’s recent criticisms of the artificially low interest rates maintained by the Fed during this post-Lehman (bubble) recovery: shut up!
“You should not be commenting on Fed actions when you are either running for president or you are president,” she told reporters earlier this week. “He should not be trying to talk up or talk down the economy, and he should not be adding the Fed to his long list of institutions and individuals that he is maligning and otherwise attacking.”
Think about what Hillary is admitting here: Not only do politicians have no role over the erstwhile-public Federal Reserve system (whose charter derives from Congress), but that even criticizing their actions is verboten for any would-be president. They are literally above criticism and their actions cannot be second-guessed…which come to think of it sounds pretty familiar. It’s almost as if the Fed is actually in control of the government…
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