The Line Must Be Drawn – communications lines need to be established!

30 Apr

French flag over-layed on French electoral map

2017 April 30th

The 2017 French Presidential Election is a case study in demonstrating how factions of the 0.1% manipulate the determination of prime ‘elected’ policy-makers, in ‘western’, ‘first world’, ‘democracies’.
At first I was bummed out, realizing that just like in the case of the 2016 American presidential election, the ‘fix’ was made at an initial phase of the process, at a time when attention is less, and from less people. The election itself was irrelevant for the hegemony of top 0.1%, which largely controls assignment of the [all but nominal] head of state; the entire process was about keeping Bernie out.
Likewise in France, the entire process was about keeping Mélenchon out!
A clear pattern is emerging in the recent 5 years.
The manipulation is visible at the stage prior to the final balloting!

In the American election, the fix, which let us not forget, was visible to the people, during the primaries, when the DNC were actively fixing it systemically against Bernie, so that their pro-in-group candidate, Hillary would win it.

Now in the French election, it’s in the first round.

In Canadian federal elections, as with the British electoral system, the electoral process step preceding the general election is the party leader selection process, done on a party-by-party basis.  You have to be a party member to participate in this process, and the rules vary across the three main political parties.  The selection process of the party leader may take place years prior to a general election; there is much laxer scrutiny of these leadership contests.

The take-a-ways are:

  1. More people have to get involved in the process – THAT MEANS YOU!
  2. Independently validatable processes must be set up to monitor and scrutinize the party leadership selection process
  3. Processes and templates for challenging party leadership results at every challenging point*, must be devised, communicated, and readied in advance of the processes running; definitely prior to the convention, during which the final selection is made
  4. All irregularities must be challenged immediately via every challenging point and all legal means available

 

challenging points – all viable levels of legal challenge, i.e. Provincial, Federal, Federal Election, Supreme Court, etc. plus all other avenues, i.e. party governance, media/popular will, international court, etc.

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