Hillary Clinton’s credentials at being a neoconservative warmonger are equal to the Republican neocons. This is something she brags about in her book and by her public support of Henry Kissinger. This then makes her a great Democratic candidate for the Ruling Class.  But who knew that Hillary has learned the fine art of election theft from Karl Rove and company?  Peace activists are well aware that the machinery used to control election outcomes always favor the war party, but until now those methods are rarely used in primary elections.  


Writing for Russia Insider, author Rudy Panko, described the election fraud in Arizona as a “masterpiece”.


After stealing Iowa, Nevada and Massachusetts the Clinton machine is unable to turn the tide against Bernie Sanders.  Bernie is filling arenas from coast to coast.  People wait hours in line to see him talk about rigged economies and climate change. Sanders is winning the millennial generation by huge margins, and has enthusiastic supporters crushing her on social media and on the ground.  Hillary events are at small venues, with crowd size exaggerated.  


Although Iowa was a tie even if we accept the cheating in the caucus rooms, the Ruling Class declared Clinton the victor.  Nevada caucus procedures where unfairly influenced when the Hillary camp allowed unregistered caucus goers to vote.   Bernie won 4 of 5 states on March 6th but through electronic manipulation and other means Clinton was able to claim a win in Massachusetts, therefore preventing another clean sweep.


Hillary was expecting to get crushed in Arizona, Utah and Idaho.  Indeed, that happened in Utah and Idaho, but somehow the numbers were different in Arizona, a state bordering Utah.  How did Hillary achieve this masterpiece?


First, she knew that she would win the early vote based on the demographic of the voters.  She knew that large voter turnouts favor Bernie.  Even without inside information on early voters, she  knew that 59% of early voters were female, and that only 7% were under 30.  


How to reduce turnout on election day?  Use the strategy Karl Rove used in Ohio in 2004.  Rove reduced the number of machines to create long lines, Clinton friend Mary Jo Pitzl did it in Maricopa County by reducing the amount of polling places from 200 to 60, creating lines that were often 3 to 4 hours long, even at the close of polls.  She removed polling places in Hispanic areas.  Karl Rove must have been proud.


The second part of the brilliant plan was to have the networks call the election WHILE PEOPLE WERE STILL WAITING IN LINE TO VOTE!   Not only that, the Ruling Class media called the election with 1% of the vote reported.  This can only be done with confidence when the media mavens know that the fix is in.  In contrast, 17% of the vote was reported in Washington State before they called the race for Bernie, which ended in a 74% landslide.


The third part of the plan was based on Arizona being a closed primary.  Voters who wanted to vote for Bernie needed to change their registration from Independent or Republican to Democrat.  As Rudy Panko reports, “every corner of the internet is full of stories of people who tried to vote but were turned away”, often after several hours of waiting in line.


Anyone familiar with database technology would know how easy it would be to take recently registered Dems and change them to independents, thus disenfranchising these new voters.


Finally, and again reminiscent of Ohio in 2004, there was a bomb threat in Pima County, which caused the people with the responsibility to help people resolve these issues to be taken off the playing field at 5:30 PM.   By the time they were allowed to return it was 6:30 and the election was practically over.  In Ohio in 2004 it was Warren County but who is keeping track of bomb threats on election day?


How does one challenge the Ruling Class?   First you overcome the mainstream media, which at one point was giving Bernie only 3% of the time and Trump….well, you know.  While Trump sucks the oxygen out of the Republican race, no one notices the coverage the takes away from Bernie Sanders vs Clinton.  


The Democratic National Committee (DNC) did their part by limiting the debates and ensuring that the debates were scheduled at times when the minimum amount of viewers would be watching.   The chairwoman of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, is a Clinton supporter.


Then Bernie has to overcome the super delegates, which is a system designed specifically to prevent insurgent candidates from being successful, according to Debbie Wasserman Shultz.  


Bernie also has to overcome the consistent and persistent efforts of the Ruling Class Mainstream Media to coroate the Queen.   On MSNBC Chris Matthews is the worst shill for Clinton, despite or because of the contribution given by Hillary to Matthews wife, who is running for congress in Maryland.


But none of that is enough.  People want to vote for an authentic candidate for the first time ever.  Ultimately people know that at the end of a Clinton administration…

The bankers will retain their dominance over us.

The polluters will prevent any meaningful efforts to mitigate climate change.

Trans Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements favorable to Multinational Corporations will be supported.  

Fracking will continue unabated, arctic drilling will be supported.

The minimum wage, if changed at all, will not increase to $15 per hour.

We will not have single payer, Medicare for all, health care.

College will not be tuition free, and bankers will still collect large amounts of money from recent college graduates.

Prison populations will increase, filled with black and brown people in exchange for contributions to the Clinton foundation.

Hedge fund managers, CEO's, Wall Street bankers and other members of the Ruling Class will not be forced to pay their fair share of taxes.

And if that is not bad enough, The American Empire will continue the strategy of creating chaos in any Middle Eastern country which is not subservient to Israel, while pretending that someday the last terrorist might be killed by the Empire.  The carnage and refugee suffering will continue.


But on Friday, March 25  while Bernie was speaking in Portland, a little bird landed on the podium.  A sparrow.  This bird was Feeling the Bern.  What is the symbolism?


"The small but proud sparrow is one of the most common birds. However, it is often overlooked, its power taken for granted. Although it is small, the sparrow animal totem is both powerful and productive. It’s persistence and integrity shows us that we do not have to be big to make a difference. We also do not need to have the biggest and best things in order for our voices to be heard.


The sparrow symbolism reflects the self-worth that each of us should feel for ourselves regardless of external factors. This energy and passion for ourselves is within each of our hearts somewhere, waiting to be awakened. These little songbirds want us to sing our soul’s own song, just as they do. In addition to inspiring us to love ourselves, the sparrow spirit guide also symbolizes other joyful and caring qualities, such as creativity, community, friendliness, and the importance of simplicity.


Sparrows are bird totems that had long-standing symbolic value in the past. In ancient Britain, for example, sparrows symbolized the friendly spirits of the household. As time progressed on, though, the sparrow became a symbol of peasants

and the lower classes. "


And then, on March 26th, Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton by landslide margins in Washington State (73%), Alaska (82%) and Hawaii (70%). Despite her many advantages, including the fine art of election manipulation, the contest between a truly progressive candidate and the corporate Democratic candidate, the clear choice of the Ruling Class, is far from over.