Exposing America's Hypocrisy On "Political Intervention" In Elections

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

The United States government has interfered with more elections than any other government on the face of the earth. 

But suddenly, the US is grandstanding and pretending it matters that other nations use the exact same tactics.

“Ah, the peddler propaganda!” says Joe Joseph with The Daily Sheeple while reading a headline declaring that Russians penetrated U.S. voter systems. “Say it ain’t so! A clandestine operation by a foreign government here in the United States? No. Couldn’t be!” he said sarcastically.

The overly biased and left-leaning media attempted to portray this “interference” as a big deal. But as always, propaganda is easy to break down.

The U.S. official in charge of protecting American elections from hacking says the Russians successfully penetrated the voter registration rolls of several U.S. states prior to the 2016 presidential election.

In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Jeanette Manfra, the head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, said she couldn’t talk about classified information publicly, but in 2016, “We saw a targeting of 21 statesand an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated.” –NBC News

Reading between the lines, all this means is pretty much nothing, other than the US government blatantly displaying their hypocrisy while interfering in the elections of other countries. Of course, the media is going to make a big story out of this. “We’re going to turn back the clock a little bit,” says Joseph.

“The US is no stranger to interfering in the elections of other countries. So, since we’re into this whole Russia thing and Russia’s so bad and ‘shame on you, Russia’...well, let’s take a look at all the ways that the United States has interfered.”

According to data gathered by the LA Times, the U.S. has a long history of attempting to influence presidential elections in other countries. The United States government has tried to manipulate as many as 81 elections between 1946 and 2000. According to a database amassed by political scientist Dov Levin of Carnegie Mellon University, that number doesn’t include military coups and regime change efforts following the election of candidates the U.S. didn’t like, notably those in Iran, Guatemala, and Chile. Nor does it include general assistance with the electoral process, such as election monitoring.

Levin defines intervention as “a costly act which is designed to determine the election results [in favor of] one of the two sides.” These acts, carried out in secret two-thirds of the time, include funding the election campaigns of specific parties, disseminating misinformation or propaganda, training locals of only one side in various campaigning, or get-out-the-vote techniques, helping one side design their campaign materials, making public pronouncements, or threats in favor of or against a candidate, and providing or withdrawing foreign aid.

“There’s plenty of history here to show that we’ve been involved in intervening in foreign elections. We did it more than anybody else! So, why should we be surprised when other countries do it to us,” says Joseph.  Again, keep in mind, the election interference was incredibly menial in comparison to the US’s previous manipulations.

You need to be able to “see and understand the propaganda coming from NBC and the mainstream television media.” In case you haven’t figured it out yet, most of the mainstream media is straight up propaganda with the minds of Americans and public opinion being manipulated every second. This has been admitted by the media, yet the public continues to be largely unaware that they are being controlled.  In fact, the US media tried very hard to manipulate public opinion in the 2016 election.  It’s become more than obvious unless you’re one who has been manipulated.

“It’s easier to fool people than convince them that they’ve been fooled.” -Unknown, but often attributed to Mark Twain

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Creative_Destruct ebworthen Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:33 Permalink

The United States government has tried to manipulate as many as 81 elections between 1946 and 2000.

Yes, but according to the Deep State meme there's no "moral equivalence" here. We were "right" and "righteous" after all, and we know what's best for these poor ignorant peoples.

"America FUCK YA, we're comin' to save the muthafuckin' day!" 

"America FUCK YA, Freedom is the only way!"--- Team America World Police

"The fundamental problem in politics is not the opposition of wickedness, but the restraint of righteousness" - Henry Kissinger

We should be restraining our own righteousness. God is ALWAYS on _____________ 's (fill in ANY COUNTRY here) side.

If only Henry K himself,the rest of the Deep Staters, and the rest of the world for that matter,  practiced Henry's dictum.

 

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Gardentoolnumber5 Ms. Erable Fri, 02/09/2018 - 06:29 Permalink

"The irony of bitching about duh Russkis meddling in our elections while accepting 'donations' hand over fist from AIPAC hasn't escaped notice."

And not a peep about meddling. Victoria Nuland boasted of spending 5 billion dollars to overthrow the democratically elected govt of Ukraine. This nations Neocon/Neoprog warmongers are an abomination to any rational thinking person. Yet there they sit in positions of power and inside influential think tanks supported by AIPAC and a host of others like Defense of Democracies and on and on. All with the same goal of influencing our elections and policies to benefit not America but a foreign nation.

Why have the Neocons not been put away after the debacle in Iraq? The corruption is intolerable in a "free" society. Yet there they sit, still making war and invading other nations in unlawful wars of aggression.

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Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:28 Permalink

"Yeah ... but ... MURICA!"

I think Americans better hope there is no God ... if there is, we are in deep trouble.

Golden Showers Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:44 Permalink

Does overthrowing governments, launching wars of aggression without cause, permitting terrorist attacks and Pearl Harbor events on our own soil, murdering past allied presidents and prime ministers, selling guns to terrorist organizations, allowing illegal drugs and immigrants to permeate our national geographic borders for profit, allowing congress and senate dual-citizens to legislate, sitting on hands while the same advocates for foreign interest groups like AIPAC, Trilateral, Bilderberg, et. al. run amok to the highest bidder of private interest lobbyists, sell out a sovereign Treasury power for the FED RES, have so many private intel organizations funded by taxpayers snoop on every detail of every movement you make? Does any of that count for "Political Intervention"? Not to mention JFK, Seth Rich, Waco, OKC, Mena, and now every pederast you could imagine walking free while someone with the audacity to provide documentation of the vile scum shit rots in an embassy?

'Murica. That's who.

Jung Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:47 Permalink

When the Russiagate story just came out Noam Chomsky was asked about it and he said: "So what if they did? The US has done nothing but interfere in  many countries and just in terms of voting". 

Jung Thu, 02/08/2018 - 22:52 Permalink

The Jewish New World Order will be there sooner than later: they have won and can gag those who object.

Those fake Jews have the power (fake as in no DNA connected to Judea, like most of the Palestinians do).

Gerard Menuhin's Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil spells it out (he is now a "self-hating Jew", but he calls it "Jewwise").

Flybyknight Jung Thu, 02/08/2018 - 23:17 Permalink

Its easy to blame the Jews. What about all the others who have been paid off or simply don't pay attention or the media that actively misleads. What about all those who are an active part of the War-mongering military- industrial complex that manufactures weapons and uses them on civilians while pretending they are bringing freedom and democracy. They are not all Jewish but like some Jews they are ignorant or corrupt or would rather not acknowledge the inhumanity they are complicit in. 

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Conscious Reviver Thu, 02/08/2018 - 23:02 Permalink

They're in Syria trying to unseat or murder the duly elected president with something like 80% of the vote. Polls show Assad would be reelected in a flash, but that's not good enough for Zino-JUSA. So far, half a million people have been slaughtered and millions driven from their destroyed homes in this American attempt to undo the will of the Syrian people.

Thanks Mac Salvo for shining light on this horrible hypocracy of the DC establishment.

Manipuflation Thu, 02/08/2018 - 23:53 Permalink

I have been working 13 hour days to get while the getting is good but I made time to attend my MN caucus on Tuesday where, for the fifth time, I was elected delegate for the MNGOP BPOU.  That was easy because I know this game by now.  Why does it matter?  Easy, I have BPOU voting rights now and can't be excluded.  I slid in under the radar because I didn't caucus in 2016 and in 2014 I caucused with the DFL.  Most of you have no recollection of me ever being involved before even though I clearly stated what I was doing. 

Do you think I am up to something?  Procedurally, I did exactly what I needed to do.  Now I have options and this time I have the money to do it.  I'm not saying I am out to change the world because I'm not.  I am out to change something local that costs a lot of people a LOT of money in high taxes.  

I have not declared anything and I won't for some time because I must measure the situation with precision.  This is my first time considering my first real partisan fight club election.  

I'm in the game but not so far that I can't pull back and wait to attack later.  If it takes longer than so be it.  At least that chess piece is in place and no one noticed what I did. 

It's not about me having power, it's about them not having it.     

nuerocaster Fri, 02/09/2018 - 00:33 Permalink

Hypocrisy goes with the territory. The problem is disturbed egomaniacs in positions of authority reinforced by a rising tide of narcissism in society.

A semi hypnotic state is induced where propaganda, no matter how counter factual or even silly becomes the new reality.

Our international crime syndicate is morphing into rank colonialism.

Apparently cost/benefit is beneath the geniuses in DC.

Downtoolong Fri, 02/09/2018 - 07:38 Permalink

Just watch any political advertisement in the U.S. They’re all full of false claims, distortions, deceptions, and exaggerations (mostly negative).

How is that any less misleading or less likely to sway an election than a few fake Russian ads on Facebook? It isn’t. The Russians (and others) have simply followed our example.

To claim otherwise is t say that only Americans have a right to lie, cheat, and manipulate voters in our political campaign process.

 

Mimir Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:55 Permalink

The author is right about the fooling of the American people by mainstream media day in and day out, but he would be even more right if he explicitly mentioned the fact that Foxnews and Breitbart are among them. There are several types of fooling going on and the American people is the victim.

fiddy pence ha… Sat, 02/10/2018 - 02:21 Permalink

You don't even have to go overseas

to find election interference. Other than

the voter cleansing of various states

and gerrymandering, the electronic

voting system is a disaster. It is used

punitively in Black Democratic areas,

where there are not enough machines,

or they break or misrepresent votes.

Then, they're online, so that the votes

can be sent to a central office. Those get hacked,

but usually by Americans.

Am I the only one who remembers a certain

blossom of turd that blew up on live tv

because his hack against Obama hadn't worked?

So, if anybody mentions Russian hacking of

US elections, they're full of shit. Intentionally

lying. "Influencing" the elections is again bullshit

thanks to PACS that any foreigner can contribute

to, that is, if you don't have a foundation.