The “Fix”

Saying No to Lesser-Evil Voting

There is quite a lot of interesting, but wild, speculation running around the blog-o-sphere, progressive circles and just plain dinner conversation these days about whether BushCo will allow a peaceful and constitutional transfer of Executive power in the ’08 elections.

Unless or until George Bush appears on our TV boxes one night, wearing a dark blue suit, white shirt and red tie with his hands sweatily clasped in a desperate death grip on top of his desk in the Oval Office, telling us that some catastrophic event, whether man-made or natural, has just occurred somewhere, and he must, for the good of the Homeland, declare martial law and “temporarily” suspend elections, the fears of many people are truly speculative. In my nightmare scenario, after George drops this fascist bomb and kills the rest of our Republic, he will tell us not to worry and to go about our holiday shopping, traveling and celebrating: it’s the American way, after all. God Bless America.

The order of events in the conversations I have heard or read go something like this: BushCo and Congress, Inc are ramping up the rhetoric for an attack on Iran (true). In their little minds and black hearts they still assume that most of us are still stupid and we will believe anything they ever say again (true). Yet, they have told us that Iran and Ahmadinejad have done just about everything except try to assassinate George’s Pop (still true). So, if you believes that 9-11 was a “false flag” op, then you say that BushCo will engineer ANOTHER false flag op, blame Iran, declare martial law, (George can do that unilaterally now because of Presidential Directive 51) and attack Iran, possibly using “strategic” nuclear strikes on “military” targets. Then of course, when our Homeland is in such a terrible state of emergency, it would be an awful idea to “change horses in the middle of the stream,” you know, so we must suspend elections: Thereby, staging yet BushCo’s third coup in a row: the first two being the stolen elections of 2000 and 2004.

If, God forbid, any of this does happen, my guess is most of us will go shopping and have our holidays as usual, however, I am not so certain that martial law or even suspending elections will be necessary. Whoever becomes our president in 2008 will likely be more than happy to continue the neo-con agenda of global, imperial and military, American hegemony.

The likely nominee for the Democratic Party will be Hillary Clinton, a Fem-Bush who has been virtually endorsed by George and accepts money from Rupert Murdoch, he of Fox “News” infamy and who will soon own every newspaper and cable news network in the Homeland. Hillary guarantees and assures us that if she is elected she could nuke Iran and maybe, just maybe have most of our troops home from Iraq by the end of her first term. One would have to step down onto the 2nd tier of Democratic hopefuls to find a candidate who would guarantee us a swift end to the occupation of Iraq but they are no match to the money or machine behind the Clinton mojo.

I don’t want to even discuss who is likely to be the Republican nominee, because besides having little foreign policy difference between any of them and Hillary, anyone of them would be a complete disaster on matters of war and peace, with the possible exception of Ron Paul (Tx). Even though many of them, (except Rudy Giuliani who had the “honor” of standing on a pile of rubble at Ground Zero with George after 9-11 and sharing a bull-horn with him), distance themselves from the miserable failure of the Bush regime, they will all joyfully allow themselves to be used by the military industrial complex, after all, every president since FDR has. There is no reason to think any Repug or Dem will break with this deadly pattern.

The “fix” is in, folks.

The “fix” stopped Al Gore, who really won the 2000 election, from fighting for our country and our constitution by supporting those Congressional members who begged him, through tears, to sign on to continue the recount in Florida. The “fix” stopped millions of Americans from pouring into the streets to protest the fact that the Supreme Court treasonously and treacherously appointed the less than mediocre governor of Texas as next president of the USA, (which wasn’t the Homeland, yet).

The “fix” is why Kerry cave into George faster then anyone could even say “recount” in 2004, breaking so many hearts and crushing so many hopes.

The “fix” is the elite establishment status quo of the way things have “always been.” We have always had just a Democratic and Republican Party, right? Wrong!

The “fix” is in the mainstream media, which rarely discusses any substantive issues and has in the past intentionally misled the Homeland in its partnership with BushCo to glorify war while hiding, or glossing over, its awful costs and consequences.

The “fix” is in compromised voting machines whose programs are written by the elite establishment and the “fix” is in the disenfranchisement, literally and spiritually, of hordes of voters who have seen their votes go uncounted for years and who see their “elected” representatives ignore the will of their constituents, in any case.

The “fix” is in We the People who believe that we some how owe any kind of allegiance or support to the elite establishment who have impoverished, imprisoned, oppressed and killed our children for generations while we furiously, but inexplicably cling to a status quo that clearly only benefits a very chosen few. It is acceptable to protest obvious infractions like the illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq…but don’t scratch the surface too deeply because we are not sure of what may ooze out. What emerges may be something that is very hard to acknowledge, let alone face and overcome.

George Bush simply does not want to be President any longer. You can see it in every twitch (when I think he is really trying to smirk), every gray hair and every line on his face. He desperately wants to go back to Texas and go on permanent vacation to give high paid lectures (?) to pad his bank account so he can jog, ride bikes, clear brush, and live the rest of his life with the moral certitude of a simpleton. He looks like he is barely being held together by baling-wire, spit and some judiciously placed wads of bubble gum. Stick a fork in him: he’s done. I do not even think that Dastardly Dick could force him to remain President after January, ’09. I hope I am right, but there is still the “I can not put anything past the Bush Crime Cabal” factor.

Barring an electoral revolution of American citizens wanting to fix the “fix” by voting with our humanity, consciences and integrity, instead of out of fear that the greater criminal will win. We will be faced with two choices, depending on ones perspective: Evil or Less Evil.

I will break my voting hand before I vote for Mr./Ms Lesser of Two Evils, ever again.

Cindy Sheehan is the mother of Spc. Casey Sheehan who was killed in Bush's war of terror on 04/04/04. Sheehan is a congressional candidate running against Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco. You can visit her campaign website at She is the co-founder and president of Gold Star Families for Peace and The Camp Casey Peace Institute. Read other articles by Cindy, or visit Cindy's website.

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  1. gerald spezio said on October 18th, 2007 at 5:58am #

    Simply stated; It is much easier to engineer an acceptable replacement from the existing pool of cheering whores already on the payroll.

    All the leading candidates are licensed and trained lawyer/whores on the Zionist payroll.

    Check them; Hillarious, Edwards, Obama, Guiliani, Romney, Thompson

    All these whores have been carefully schooled to stand and deliver for their paying client.

    O J Simpson paid plenty and was delivered from sin for a price.

    Even Zionist lawyer Dershowitz flew in from Harvard to stand by O J’s side.

    Perception management and candidate management; what’s the diff?

    The probability that the toiling schmuckery/electorate will get the “option of voting in” Hillarious the yuppie lawyer and Zionist whore is very high, as you can readily see every day.


    Israel’s chosen-ness is so sacred, Israel is only mentioned as “our wonderful democratic ally” in acceptable political discourse.

    Nancy Pelosi is “nice,” isn’t she?

    Israel will continue its status as the chosen state of the chosen people.

    The untermenschen will continue to starve and die.


  2. greybeard said on October 18th, 2007 at 6:48am #

    Cindy is of course correct; very little separates the currently available “crop” of candidates. I suggest we ALL vote for Steve Colbert (who would resign) and cause a real scare. Americans do in fact have the power–but have been sufficiently duped into not using it. If not Colbert, vote for “none of the above”–in huge numbers–and tell the elite the end of their reign has come.

    NO ONE is talking about: making Israel responsible, abandoning imperialis, or abandoning the exploitation of the many by the wealthy few.

  3. Gary Corseri said on October 18th, 2007 at 8:13am #

    Cindy Sheehan shows us again that she is our true First Lady and Mother of New America.

    New America struggles to be born out of the ashes of USA and now Homeland.

    Cindy would rather not vote than play the absurd biennial or quadrennial game again. She understands that “the fix” is in, and would rather “break my voting hand” before collaborating with the neolib-neocon elite or mainstream media again.

    Not voting, especially not voting with a purpose–not voting so that it counts as opposition, and is not spun as apathy–is one of the clear-cut strategies to circumvent the nefarious “fix.” Others–Howard Zinn, David Swanson, etc.–have proposed establishing a parallel government; still others–Kirkpatrick Sale in Vermont–propose the idea of seccession: an idea implicit in our Constitution (until Lincoln tangled it with Northern, industrial expansionism), and argued persuasively in the Federalist Papers and elsewhere.

    John Adams wrote that the Revolution occurred in the hearts and minds of the people long before Valley Forge, long before Lexington and Concord. Likewise, “the fix” has occurred in the hearts and minds of a people trammelled by wars and internal dissent; a people hypnotized by gadgets and materialism; mis-educated in inferior schools and by an elite and complicit media, creating a “simulacrum” history–long on myths and short on facts.

    Is there hope? Maybe not. Have we already passed the tipping point where rational civil disobedience and discourse could have precluded the presidential coups of 2000 and 2004, the creation of Homeland, the “fiasco” of the Global War on Terror, and–and God only knows what the manipulators have in store for us? I don’t know if there is hope any more, but I do know that millions are energized when people of courage and conviction like Cindy Sheehan enlighten the hearts and minds of their fellow citizens striving to birth a New America in a just and humane world.

  4. Hue Longer said on October 18th, 2007 at 8:12pm #

    Cindy Sheehan has a chance to be the next Huey Long…I hope she’s up for it, because I don’t see a Dem gifted enough to pull an FDR if she threatens status quo. I realy do see a chance for her to do it too if she breaks onto the stage through San Fran (she will need a pope mobile for all speaking engagements when that occurs). Viva Cindy

  5. Mike McNiven said on October 19th, 2007 at 2:11am #

    Ms.Sheehan, real working people with cleanly earned money are ready for a new institution called Peoples’ Party! Please consider planning for its founding while you meet with them during your travels/speeches!
    Please know that you have an exceptional status among the well knowns at this moment– please capture the moment! Thanks!

  6. gerald spezio said on October 19th, 2007 at 5:09am #

    I would work my butt off for Cindy Sheehan.
    I would even vote.

  7. Dave Silver said on October 19th, 2007 at 12:07pm #

    I applauded your statement 2 years ago condemning the Democratic Party and saying we have to build a “people’s movement.” Indeed there has been a dire need for a long time to build an INDEPENDENT ALTERNATIVE” MOVEMENT WITH A CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE CORPORATE ENEMY–TRANSNATIONALS AND BANKS. Then you say you won’t vote for the lesser of two evils. So how come you want to run as a Democrat against Pelosi instead of helping to build and independent
    national political movement??
    Dave Silver

    Then you declare you may run against Pelosi as a Democrat.

  8. Tom Yager said on October 21st, 2007 at 3:18pm #

    Dave Silver said on October 19th, 2007 at 12:07 pm #

    “Then you say you won’t vote for the lesser of two evils. So how come you want to run as a Democrat against Pelosi instead of helping to build and independent national political movement??”

    I’m pretty sure that she declared her intention to run as an independence. Plenty of Kossack heads exploded over this.

  9. AJ Nasreddin said on October 22nd, 2007 at 7:37am #

    Beyond voting – which really means nothing with the electoral college – if any American got involved in politics beyond a village council, they’d see just how little power the common folk have. If you want to participate in the democracy beyond the poll booth, you have to belong to the club.

    Even if Bush didn’t play tricks to become the next Ceaser, don’t you have to admit that American democracy is pretty much gone – really for a long time now? As I see it, it’s like all the big boys and Hillary have said, “Hey! Enough games. We hold the real power – why go on pretending? If you don’t like it, we’re all prepared to throw you off to a corporate run prison by our corporate run army.”

    Move to Iceland – I hear they have a good health care system.