The Gore versus Bush post-election
was infinitely more exciting and significant than the actual contest.
Who would have thought that such a boring and manipulated competition
would culminate in an American style, Supreme Court-certified coup
d'etat. It's like the Chilean coup minus bloodshed. The Republicans
did not order an air raid against Clinton's White House. After four
years of trying to overthrow his government, the right-wing settled
on a blow job and the President's unfortunate effort to conceal
the stain. They failed to kick him out. Clinton's ugly behavior
was too ordinary for a successful impeachment.
Fixing the presidential
election was the next best step. All the predictions said the race
was close with Bush enjoying a slight lead. A little rigging here,
a little calling in some favors there and the deed would be done.
The main objective in Florida was to screw the Blacks and Jews who
would be voting for Gore. A neat trick would be to fool them into
choosing the candidate they most hated, Pat Buchanan. And then let's
get a lot of Blacks kicked off the voting rolls because they might
be felons. Make 'Black while voting' a crime, why don't we?
Election day was a drag
for George W. He lost in the popular vote by three hundred thousand
and he didn't do that well in Florida. True, Jeb swindled all those
old Jews and felonious Blacks into actually voting for Buchanan!
But when all was said and done, the Republican pollsters must have
had Gore ahead. The uncounted ballots would favor the Democrat.
Why else would Bush scream so loud against a true count? Gore offered
him a state wide recount and he turned it down. He knew he lost.
Why else was the Bush family calling in Godfather-type favors from
five Supreme Court Justices? To hell with with the court and its
good reputation - the Bush family was taking over the Oval Office
and that is now a fine place for fellatio, even by five justices
in Black robes.
I was in Chile during
the Allende period and so much of what has been going on here recalls
that nation's political agony. The resemblance dawned on me when
the Republicans began accusing Gore of trying to steal the election.
The Chilean right wingers accused Allende of plotting a coup against
the constitution. No such thing was true - it was they and the CIA
who were plotting to spill blood on democracy. It's an old Company
trick to accuse your enemy of what you yourself are planning. And
it wasn't Gore but Bush who was running down Florida's streets with
the purloined election in his shaking hands. The Chilean resemblance
comes again by way of how all the Republicans lined up with Bush.
Was there a single Republican
official anywhere in America who said, "Hey now, a fair vote
count is more important than us winning." If such a Republican
exists, I never heard of him. And so in Chile all the centrist parties
who claimed an undying love of democracy, supported the military
coup. Consider the right wing Cubans paid by the Republicans, who
rioted and stopped the vote count in Dade County.
How many CIA favors did
the Bush family call in? The CIA also organized anti-Allende riots
in Chile. They sabotaged the economy in the same manner that the
Republicans sabotaged the vote count. And finally we have the Supreme
Court. In Chile, the top court declared the coup legal and Pinochet
president. Our highest court has returned the favor.
Ah, but the reader will
say, there are no military in the streets, no round-ups, no murders
in stadiums. No there aren't. Not this time. But this is our first
coup, tell me why it will be our last.