"Yes, we rigged elections, but it's for your own good."
Victoria Nikiforova for RIA Novosti
Human rights activists and people from BigTech rushed into President Biden's administration in orderly ranks . Their contribution to the victory of the Democratic Party candidate was truly enormous. Today they have the right to count on any sinecure in the State Department, the Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Defense. However, only recently it became clear what these guys actually played in 2020 and what the presidential campaign looked like in reality.
For example, Vanita Gupta, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, was recently nominated by Joe Biden for the post of Assistant US Attorney General . And just over a year ago, in November 2019, Vanita, along with other human rights activists, met with Mark Zuckerberg ( Facebook ) and Jack Dorsey ( Twitter ).
Human rights activists shared their misfortune with the heads of IT corporations: democratic Internet trolling did not work against Trumpists. And they offered a non-standard move - to clean up the Trumpists from social networks in general. Zuckerberg and Dorsey agreed. Throughout 2020, the most prominent conservative speakers flew out of the Internet space and the accounts of ordinary supporters of the president were massively blocked. It ended with Trump himself being "cleaned out" from everywhere.
Nevertheless, a year ago, the main gray eminence of the Biden campaign was unhappy. According to the calculations of Mike Podhorser (for friends - Poda), Trump was still supposed to win in November 2020. Paradoxically, it was the blue collars that Podhorser patronized for drowning for him.
The fact is that Podhorser is not at all a public politician and even as a political strategist is widely known only in narrow circles. For many years he has been working as an adviser to the president of the American Federation of Labor - the AFL-CIO Congress of American Trade Unions. Almost always, the semi-mafia structures of the American trade unions have been a reliable support for the Democratic Party.
However, in 2016, many union members suddenly realized that leftist rhetoric was not getting them anything, and massively voted for the Republican billionaire. By 2020, such dissidents should have grown even more - Trump confidently fought unemployment and cut taxes.
At the same time, the leadership of the trade unions developed a natural allergy to Trump. The fact is that he prevented them from getting rich. Some leaders of individual trade unions sometimes enter into contracts with employers (including federal agencies) to provide them with labor at inflated rates. Then they hire disenfranchised migrants for this job, who are paid literally a penny. The wage gap is fairly split in half between the employer and the union leader.
Earlier, mafia clans actively participated in these kickbacks and cuts, but now it is customary to say that "there is no mafia in America." Rollbacks, however, have not gone anywhere . The leadership of the trade unions is actively trying to ensure that as many migrants as possible are brought into the country - and thus plays directly against the interests of local workers.
Trump did not allow migrants, so it was Mike Podhorser who took up his expulsion from his post. Back in 2019, he brought together thousands of former officials, Obama administration officials , lawyers, human rights activists, and corporate executives to create what is today officially called the "conspiracy to save democracy." Translated into human language, these are electoral fraud technologies.
Details of this venture were recently revealed by the popular Time magazine. "It all sounds like a conspiracy theorist's delirium," writes journalist Molly Ball, "but it really was a conspiracy of rich and authoritative people <...> who changed the laws and voting rules, formatted the press and took control of the entire flow of information."
The conspirators first of all straddled the topic of coronavirus. The pandemic allowed them to impose a mail-order vote on state governments. As a result, instead of a few percent by mail in 2020, almost half of American voters voted. Another quarter voted early. This gave an unheard-of scope for counting ballots at polling stations.
The conspirators also engaged in direct bribery on the ground. Democratic congressmen knocked out $ 400 million from the state budget for financial aid to polling stations. The Philanthropic Foundation of Mark Zuckerberg and his wife donated another 300 million "to help".
Street fights on the topic "Black lives are important" have become a powerful tool of pressure on business. The owners were transparently hinted that if they supported Trump, then crowds of pogromists would destroy all their shops. Even the US Chamber of Commerce gradually surrendered, issuing a joint statement with the trade unions - their seemingly class enemies.
On election day, the same BLM activists created a "safe space" for the elections, crowding around polling stations and intimidating civilians. The police were absent as a class.
The violation reached its climax on election day. On November 4, in Detroit , GOP observers tried in vain to get to polling stations to track the count. Local human rights activist Art Reyes III called in his, as he calls them, "trained activists" and they drove the observers out into the cold.
In other precincts, officers simply locked themselves from the inside and covered the windows with posters to prevent observers from spying outside. All that remained was to chant: "Stop counting!"
Then the observers complained in vain to the press - that the same ballots were passed through the counting machine many times, that invalid ballots were counted together with valid ones. But journalists openly laughed at them .
Bribery of polling station employees, blackmail and threats, abundant administrative resources, massive attacks on observers, pogroms - all the dirty technologies that Americans are so fond of attributing to regimes that do not suit them abroad were used in the 2020 presidential elections. The largest American magazine frankly wrote about this.
Then these same people will teach the whole world how to conduct elections correctly. Something to say about democracy. About freedom of speech. Threaten sanctions. Learn how to count votes and how many to invite observers.
Meanwhile, the cynicism of the conspirators struck even many familiar Americans. "I've never seen such impudence. God save America!" - they write in social networks . - "Establishment:" We faked the election results, but this is for your own good".
It is clear why it was decided to disclose the details of this special operation in the press. For their own people, this is a signal not to relax - and to prepare already for the 2024 elections, especially since Trump's impeachment never passed.
For the Trumpists, this is outright intimidation. An article in Time paints a truly paranoid world where any structure is crammed with democratic "operatives", where oligarchs buy up literally all branches of government, where supporters of good old America are betrayed and oppressed by all and sundry. After this, any trumpist will be afraid to get into politics, especially since he is already threatened with reprisals from every iron.
For the whole world, such a coming out is a symptom of the rapid moral degradation of American politics. Once simple-minded people around the world could truly and unselfishly drown for the interests of the United States - even to the detriment of their own country. They really had some ideals, shining hail on the hill, that's all.
Serving the interests of the American elite in its current form can only be done by calculation. And even then it is risky - the authorities, which do not recognize any rules and laws within their own country, will easily throw away any foreign counterparty.