It is entirely possible that Al Gore really is entitled to be the new
president. But somehow fate seems to have intervened and Mr. Gore is
now behind the power wave. The judges in Florida, of course, are very
aware that the world is watching them and to allow three counties
controlled by Democrats to decide the presidency in the year 2000 seems
to be inconceivable. George W. Bush won the machine-counted vote in
Florida and, since that is the standard nationwide, it is enough to give
the governor the White House.
That was the message that the United States Supreme Court sent to
their Florida counterparts -- don't allow partisan politics to call the
race. That signal was coded and cloaked with all kinds of legal
mumbo-jumbo, but those of us who study power for a living heard it loud
and clear and so did the Florida Supreme Court. They will go through
the motions but I believe they will not dare defy their more powerful
brethren in Washington and reverse the rejection of the hand count made
by a judge in Leon County.
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Al Gore should understand what is going on, but he might not. The
true powers that be in America simply do not want the system uprooted.
They don't want the economy depressed, and they don't want the dreaded
lawyers calling electoral shots. The few powerful men who really run
this country like things just the way they are and don't really care if
Al Gore won the popular vote or anything else.
America is run by members of the federal reserve board, by a few
powerful senators and congressmen who chair important committees and by
the sitting president and his close advisers. The Supreme Court
Justices also have some say, especially if any of the power brokers get
out of hand and start wielding too much influence.
This system works very well as long as the basic infrastructure
remains intact. The folks vote, machines count the votes, and unless
there's fraud or malfunction the winner wins and the loser goes home.
The system was not designed for a tie vote, which is what we essentially
had, so here comes the chaos.
Chaos is what the powerful in America fear the most. Belief in the
system is what they want the most. Jesse Jackson and his merry band of
agitators are trying to make a racial issue out of the election. You
may have noticed the silence from the establishment media, which usually
can't get to Jackson fast enough, is deafening.
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You may also have noticed that chaos feeds on itself. The more
confusion, the more unsubstantiated charges, the quicker things become
so unclear that no solution is possible. The assassination of John F.
Kennedy is a perfect example of that. There was so much confusion after
the murder that an effective investigation was impossible. I believe
this was by design.
Likewise during the Vietnam War. The American government lost
control of the citizenry because so many chaotic demonstrations were
taking place that no effective dialogue or course of action was
possible. Riots do not lead to reason. That was the one time in our
lifetime where the power structure in America was defeated by the whim
of the people. Not the will of the people because the people really
never knew what the hell was going on in Southeast Asia. What they did
know is that the government couldn't explain any of it, and lots of
young Americans were coming home dead or maimed.
The current chaos in Florida is by design in my opinion. The
Democrats wanted to demolish the initial vote tally and almost succeeded
in doing so. But the rank unfairness of that was obvious to some of us
in the press and most of the regular folks. Why should those
Democrat-run counties carry so much weight and get preferential
treatment? That is the key question that the Democrats could not
So Al Gore is cooked. The power elite have subtly turned against
him. He is now bad for business, and that is death in America. The
vice president isn't a bad man, as some of his detractors would have you
believe. He is simply an unlucky man. And try as he might -- his luck
is not going to change anytime soon. The power elite will see to that.