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'Nobody Should Fall For It': Sanders Condemns Trump's Reported Plan to Falsely Declare Victory on Election Night

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/11/02/nobody-should-fall-it-sanders-condemns-trumps-reported-plan-falsely-declare-victory

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The Shit Show is about to come to a beautiful crescendo, ending with a chorus line, monkeys dancing with umbrellas on horseback, fireworks, ticker tape, and teargas.
And when the curtain drops, we will all be fascists.

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“Every vote can and will be counted!” Where have we heard that before?!

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Like some “un” reality tv show.

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Maybe NOBODY should fall for it, but you can bet about 43% of the electorate will.

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In a different time, in a different place, those 43% were called “Good Germans”

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While deserving of a more in-depth analysis on a different day, I can recall reading articles back in the 1990’s about how the coming computer and Information Age could lead many people into creating their own digital world, with its own specific norms and beliefs. An intricately constructed Digital delusion, like a religion if you will, that would eventually lead a user into an alternate world where what they believe becomes its own reality, and eventually transfers itself out of the digital realm and into the real world that the rest of us live in.
Is “The Matrix” becoming a documentary for a significant portion of the population?

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Students and Labor are getting ready for a General Strike. Prepare to join them and channel your anger where it effective.

~https://truthout.org/articles/youth-activists-are-transforming-the-election-by-leading-protesters-to-the-polls/

Youth Activists Are Transforming the Election by Leading Protesters to the Polls

Read, On The Ropes, Neil J. Smith to understand the struggle we face:

~https://www.austinmacauley.com/us/book/ropes-0

On The Ropes is, generally speaking, a tale of the domestic turbulence which, along with the Vietnam War, rocked the late '60’s to its foundation, turning the sociopolitical spectrum on its head. It is a story of inner-city Blues, of black northern youth’s heartened by the historic success of the Southern-based Civil Rights Movement, took revolution on as a call to arms with the outcry Seize the time on their lips. And gave rise to The Black Panther Party, in light of the greater Civil Rights Movement. In conjunction with the aforesaid, On The Ropes relays the story of The Free Speech Movement, which helped galvanize radical white students, identifying their cause with the struggle of inner city blacks, on University Campuses nationwide. Among other things, it is a story of the complexity of interracial relations during a time of war and civil strife.

In short, On The Ropes, is multi-factorial, takes the 60’s to task and explores some of the more widespread myths of the day. It also reveals a
nobility of Spirit that was characteristic of the Black Panthers but seldom heralded. Indeed, the Panthers may rightly be compared to King Arthur’s
Knights of The Round table legend. Their successes and failures were relatively similar, and quest for the Grail stifled. The stuff of chivalry surely. Hence, its protagonist is Percival.

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I’ve never seen the Matrix, but i know people who get so immersed in soap operas that they become a reality for them. Thank Godzilla i have no TV.

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Journalists too are at risk reporting the outcome:

~https://www.theguardian.com/membership/2020/nov/02/reporting-the-us-election-no-one-quite-knows-when-it-will-end-or-how

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Any input on the Stormy Forecast for his performance?

I am guessing Impotus45.

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“Trump’s reported plan to falsely declare victory on election night.” I guess he learned an effective example from Buttigieg in Iowa. Bernie left that part out. Must be his blind spot when he gets cheated. That’s ok Bernie. Keep shilling for the party that did the exact thing you are accusing Trump of planning to do. We will see how far left Bernie can move Biden once Biden no longer needs him. About as far as I can move the Rock of Gibraltar using a lever made of a wet noodle, I wager.

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I think this is exactly what will happen tomorrow but the question is what are we going to do about it. He has had plans to prematurely declare himself president months ago, do we have plans to counter such a blatantly illegal move. Once he declares himself winner his base will go nuts, shooting guns into the air (ISIS style) to intimidate people. They will engage in violent acts (ISIS style) against Biden supporters, the police will either do nothing or take part in the violence in plain clothes and who knows what more could go awry.

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Sanders allowed CIA Pete to do exactly the same thing and yet now seems to have forgotten about that completely. How convenient. If he had not surrendered to the corporate Democrats and had run independently, there wouldn’t even be a remotely close race. He betrayed progressives and the whole nation and has absolutely no influence or leverage now. He really should just retire.

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Many police, national guard and border patrol will happily take part in attacking non right wingers while in uniform, as we’ve seen all too clearly, particularly lately. They don’t attempt to even cover it up anymore.

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This is what I call a plan to counter fascism

He lost votes in South Carolina and other states, he was labelled “socialist” and that title is taboo in the USA. Automatic negative responses to communism and socialism are ingrained in American genetics for so long it’ll take decades to overcome.

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Impotus Ignoramus XLV.

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That was like too sophisticated. Bernie’s blind spot?
They must call you maniac for a reason.
I avoided news coverage over the weekend.
My plan to recover from local candidates and ballot measure losses:
Tomorrow phony politicians and their theft of ballot measures may win.
This is not over. 2021 will see court cases alleging criminal abuse of power.
In my neck of the woods, local politicians and their theft with manufactured consent
won’t last the year before resignations in disgrace and criminal charges ruin careers in government.
How many times was Grace Crunican fired?

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Yeah, 43% is about the percentage of my relatives who support Trump.

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