peter dale scott, cynthia mckinney & stupor tuesday

from 9/11 blogger: In the above video, Peter Dale Scott talks about the futility of engaging with a system that offers no real choice, referencing Gore Vidal, who has said, in various ways, “We only have one political party in the U.S., and that is the property party, which essentially is corporate America, which has two right wings, one called Republican and one called Democrat. I can’t say I like either of them.” In his book, The Road to 9/11 (which he quotes from in the video), Scott points out that real change in this country is not going to come from the top down. In other words, substituting one representative of the Property Party for another is not going to change anything. Real change in this country will come from the bottom-up, through the networking efforts of grass-roots activists and media activism that currently has its home on the internet…

Yesterday, on DemocracyNow!, former Rep. Cynthia McKinney talked about the disenchantment of the voter who can see through the false paradigm presented to voters by the Property Party…

AMY GOODMAN: How did you go from Democratic Party to Green Party?

CYNTHIA McKINNEY: It’s a very good question, and of course, you know, I have now been to twenty-two states across our country, and I ask people who come to my events to hear me, what exactly was your tipping point? And so, I’ve learned that there … is a community of people who have found that life is possible outside of the two-party paradigm. They have searched for resolution of issues that are of grave concern to them, and they have not found it within the two-party-system. But that has sometimes meant that they would withdraw from … the electoral process altogether.

And so, we have a whole huge swath of the potential electorate who don’t even vote at all. And starting in 1968, many of them have said that the treatment (by) the Democratic Party of people, their children basically, who were outside of the Democratic National Convention and who wanted only to express their opposition to the Vietnam War, that was a tipping point for them. Others have … said that 9/11 truth is a tipping point for them.

Scoop columnist Michael Collins explores the issue of the Property Party, but calls it the “Money Party” in a four-part series at Scoop:

The Money Party is a small group of enterprises and individuals who have most of the money in this country. They use that money to make more money. Controlling who gets elected to public office is the key to more money for them and less for us. As 2008 approaches, The Money Party is working hard to maintain its perfect record.

Perhaps we should call it “Stupor Tuesday”, as millions of Americans will be casting votes today, convinced that it means something.

But those are the citizens lucky enough to cast a properly tallied vote. At Mark Crispin Miller’s blog, you can read about the theft of the New Hampshire primary, and the perils of easily manipulated electronic voting, lots of problems today across the country on digital machines, but you’d never know it from the Property Party’s Press.

Unless you are a die hard conservative voting for Ron Paul, voting Republican is akin to a chicken voting for Col. Sanders. On the other hand, voting for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama is also difficult to fathom. OilEmpire.us has a good selection of articles laying bare the paucity of real difference between the two candidates.

It’s too bad Willie Nelson isn’t running for President.