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April 7th, Let Us All Set Colorado Springs on Fire!

-- Local selections are coming up, and we shall see an obscenity take place once again as local Colorado Springs ...ugh.. 'pragmatists' move into inaction in mass. YES! -We know their game plan here, as it will be 'voting for the supposed lesser of 2 evils' time once again for America's most clueless political lemmings. The Democratic Party morons who always call themselves 'liberals' and 'progressives' will be voting for who they see as the lesser of evils in our beloved Fort Springs. And who will that be? LMAO at their idiocy.... It will be for a registered Republican! It's just so very very ironic really.... OK...OK... Nationally last time they voted for a Clintonite fake-o called Barracks O'bombs-away, who is actually Republican in policies covertly, while being gliberal overtly...yada yada yada and vomit ola... But here at home these same fools, who always think of themselves as being 'liberals', 'pragmatists', and 'progressives' are actually planning to vote for a registered Republican this time, all because her last name is 'Makepeace'. Myself, I would favor this woman becoming an honest lady and changing her name to Mary Lou 'Do-nothing' instead. But that simply will not happen, I am absolutely sure it won't. It just won't /// Honesty really takes place very seldom in politics. So what is all this about setting Colorado Springs on fire come April 7th? Well it is quite simple actually. Fed up with a life time of personally repeatedly observing our phony pretend 'democracy' and pretend 'elections' in the US, always always totally totally manipulated completely completely by Big Corporate Money, I will be personally setting myself on fire election day, April 7, in front of the municipal bldg, downtown. And you know what? You can too! In fact the more of us who do so, the more we will be talking 'truth to power' and also making a low cost light show ahead of the annual Fourth Of The Same Old Bullshit celebrations coming up soon. It's not really 'protest'... It's direct participation in our fabled Democratic system here in Unthinking Shitards of Assholelandia.... USA! USA! USA!! Let us showcase our great land! Fire it up! So show your patriotism and light up the city this election day! A hundred of us setting ourselves on fire all at one time, would make the world notice just how democratic our beloved USA really really is! So go to it, Patriots! Light up the deep dark night of the US of A! Snoring away and 'voting' for 'Do-nothing' will do absolutely nothing.

Springs Democrats hope democracy loses to State Senator John Morse

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO- International news headlines read "G-20 Summit Overshadowed by Syrian Crisis" but not in Colorado Springs! Here every politically active Democrat was working to defeat a recall of state senate leader John Morse, a democrat though barely. Morse is a duly elected, if unlikely, representative of conservative El Paso County, being assailed by a mutinous GOP majority angered by his stewarding of gun control legislation. The NRA has backed a blitzkrieg recall campaign, aided by local Republican officials and judges who connived election parameters designed to coax a recall victory. But who's on the side of right, presumably with the people? Democrats are crying foul. They're cursing corporate money and lobbyist-villain NRA, complaining that recalls shouldn't be motivated by ideological reasons. Really? Are recalls only for impropriety? I'd prefer corruption be answered with criminal charges, and scandal should produce resignations. I'd say ideology would be the most appropriate reason for a recall, especially if it's about a difference of opinion about the idea of representational government. Ironically, the underdog's usual complaint is that incumbents are always impossible to unseat, even when they act in total defiance of their constituents. Don't you hate that? The irony is compounded because no one will deny that the overwhelming majority in these neighborhoods oppose any abridgement of the Second Amendment right to wave guns. Senator Morse acted in defiance of that interest. Undemocratic, is what he was, as his critics accuse. We like to vilify the NRA as the worst of special interest lobbies, but one can't accuse them of being corporate, they're famously supported by members! The NRA is probably the single MOST democratic of lobbying outfits. The fact that the corporate media loves to demonize the NRA should give one pause about who's looking after who. What's very odd is that the NRA-backed Republicans are targeting a term-limited Democrat who has only a year left in office. What's that about? Pundits speculate that an NRA win would be symbolic, so it's worth the money they're spending. Maybe. It certainly will reinforce the corporate narrative that legislators daren't cross the NRA. How convenient. But the recall campaign, a national story now, is not so mysterious if you think about the Kabuki nature of our two party theater. The defense campaign contrived for Senator Morse is a disquietingly artificial shade for grassroots. Against "People Against Morse" the Democrats countered with: "A Whole Lot of People For Morse", which is certainly a catchy slogan for a politician looking to highten his visibility for a run at a next office, but for locals it lacks the ring of authenticity. What viewers outside the area don't know is that John Morse has been a superlatively minor functionary, with a reputation for backstabbing more than leading, and certainly no one to bother defending or applauding, even if his name came up, which it rarely did. Before this recall, people hadn't cared enough to even think about John Morse, except to spout the usual lesser of evils rap, when

Democrats prepared to beat up on the elderly with their buddies, the Republicans

~~~ We could see this a long time coming... Obama 'offering to cut US pensions' for deficit deal ...Time to kick both parties to the side and stop that 'Kiss me I'm a liberal (Democrat) bullshit. In fact, it's way past the time to have done so. Neither Democrat nor Republican come the next round of corporate ruling class (s)elections! Voting for these people is like putting a bullet to your head. This country can hardly be called a democracy at all.

Just another normal day in USA-run Dictatorship Honduras

Yesterday was a selection day in the USA-run coup made Honduras. Top Honduran parties chose presidential candidates ....But what did the day really look like though? See Death Squads, Swastikas and "Medieval Methods" of Torture Honduras’ Post-Coup Elections by CHARLES HINTON for a better glimpse of life in Tegucigalpa, the Honduran capital.

Young people have abandoned any HOPE for CHANGE about Obama

Obama's 'pragmatic' reactionary values has lost him the enthusiasm that the youth once showed for him. As a result he might just lose to a complete loser of a candidate that the Republicans stuck themselves with. Incredible that such a creep as Mitt Romney might soon be in charge of the Empire.... an Empire that borders on the psychotic now. America where the only value given by 'our leaders' is to the dollar sign... Not that it matters any, about the national presidential election, since the Democrats and Republicans work hand in hand together against the American people anyway. We would have to get rid of both these rotten corporate groupings to get rid of either party for good. It's just Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum on the see-saw as it is now. See: Obama looks to young voters, many of whom seem uninspired. Most young voters, like those in the battleground state of Colorado, back Obama, but fewer of them seem inclined to cast ballots compared with 2008.

The road to victory in Venezuela! Comparing Chavez to Obama…

Here is a post electoral review of the Chavez campaign leading up to his reelection earlier this month in Venezuela: Venezuela, camino a la Victoria. Oct/2012 And now, a look at the sad campaign of Barack Obama here in the US: First Presidential Debate: Obama vs. Romney. Democracy really does not exist in the US, does it?

There was nothing much on that mail-in ballot we got

Last night we filled in our mail-in ballots, and there was nothing much there at all. Many of the 'races' to vote on we just left blank because all the candidates paying their money to run were only Right Winger party candidates. Election races all bought by money make for basically very empty ballots without any real meaning to them. I wondered whether it was worth putting 65 cents on the envelopes to mail them in? I'm still debating in my mind that big question. This isn't really democracy, is it?

The Mitt Romney Campaign versus Honey Boo Boo

Mitt Romney is kind of the Honey Boo Boo of the American ruling class, so lets put the two shows up against each other and judge who will win the election by how long each and every registered voter can watch episodes of the 2 respective shows? Democrats will probably all watch Honey Boo Boo for far far longer than they will be able to tolerate watching Mitt Romney commercials. Republicans will most probably watch Honey Boo Boo only a couple of seconds until they head over to the other TV with Fox News reports about how cute Mitt and family are. From this scientific basis of this 'poll', we should be able to predict who will be winner of the US elections! Go to Honey Boo Boo Land to watch endless episodes of this program sandwiched in between commercials. Go to Fox News to see endless episodes of the Mitt Romney Show sandwiched and marketed as football commentaries, bad programming, and commercials for Mitt Romney. Now.... how much of each (Boo Boo vs Romney) could you tolerate? Cast your vote, Americans! Mitt vs Boo Boo?

Chavez has double-digit lead going into Venezuela’s election this Sunday

Yes, Hugo Chavez is still popular in Venezuela precisely because conditions have improved during his time in office. The US corporate media is calling it 'a close race' despite the polls mainly showing quite the contrary? Why? Because the pro US government opposition to Chavez plans to scream fraud no matter how bad they actually lose, and the US and international corporate and government backers of regime change in Venezuela want to verbally back up the Right Wing's hysteria no matter what? Why wouldn't Hugo Chavez be ahead in the race? His opponent is even more creepy and slimy than Mitt Romney is here in the US, while Chavez is no Barack Obomber. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez on the election trail. He is expected to win again, but has pledged to abide by the popular vote.

US puppet in Georgia gets dumped from power

Remember Mikheil Saakashvili, US puppet guy in Georgia who decided to war it out with the Russians with John McCain and other of that USA Empire ilk cheering him on? He just got dumped out of office by the people of Georgia, who did not take too kindly to him bankrupting his country by going to war for the US Empire. Not that the guy who is replacing him might be any great shakes either... Winner of Georgian election to visit US first Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2012/10/03/2649138/winner-of-georgian-election-to.html#storylink=cpy ..Plus, the people of Georgia still have to put up with another year of Saakashvili still remaining in office.

Yet a fourth term of Clintonism? Why US liberalism is bankrupt and without any bailout that would work for it

The Democratic Party has reduced our supposed US corporate financed and run 'democracy' down over the last quarter of a century down to whether we are all led by our throats to another 4 years of Country Bush and sons, or 4 more years of Slick Family Clinton, or not? That's it. That's what you get for 'leadership'. You will be persuaded one way or the other by corporate advertising to choose Pepsi or Coke, depending on which image pulls your heart strings the most? Gurgle-Gurgle..... Gasp!!!!!! 'Your Vote' doesn't really get counted when it is left to Pepsi and Coke to do the count. So just how bankrupt is US liberalism? As bankrupt as those people they say they so totally oppose? Can't be... can it? Let's turn to the Time Magazine cover of this week and read its lead article behind the Slick Willy face and consider if that could actually be so? The title with Bill Clintons' slimy mug and a globe in front of him is titled, 'Five Ideas that are changing the world (for the better)'. After all, Slcik is now like Al Gore and Jimmy Carter, a Democrat liberals' treasure trove of supposed brilliant insight! Don't laugh. You know that this is just exactly how American liberals believe! So what are the '5 ideas' that our genius Bill speaks there of? Idea Number 1 of the 5 in his ' the case for optimism' is ... don't laugh now!.... 'PHONES MEAN FREEDOM'!!!! Hey, all that cell phone proliferation is increasing Freedom around the world! Yes, I kid you not... Cell phones are cheap so everybody now is holding one, maybe even juggling several of them in the air all at one time?!!!! Bill says that this is leading to the proliferation of Freedom. Idea Number 2 of the 5 is that the world medical community is winning the fight against AIDS and by extension, all disease! 'HEALTH COMMUNITIES PROSPER' says Bill, and now sodas are kept out of public schools in the US! Idea Number 3 of the 5 is GREEN ENERGY EQUALS GOOD BUSINESS! Brazil is now planning to NOT cut down its last remaining rain forests at the same velocity as before, even as it no longer has them left standing to cut down. Slick is ecstatic! And Germany has more 'sun power energy' being made! And small farmers of South Africa are 'selling carbon credits on the world market'! O' Hallelujah and PTL! Idea Number 4 of 5 is WOMEN RULE! Left unsaid in Slick's arguments on this one is that wife Hillary, the Pentagon whore, is ruling over us. Nuf said... Bill says women are running the show in Rwanda, too.

Americans are feeling increasingly pessimistic about their future says Poll

'When it comes to the economy, half of Americans in a new poll say it won't matter much whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins.'   Well sure it makes no difference which of these two parties wins. Both of their 'candidates' are from the same corporatocracy misleadership that rules over the American people in a most undemocratic manner. The sad thing about it, is that if the poll had asked these same 50% of people polled, they would probably all have said they were living in a democracy. However, in a true democracy it does make a difference who wins unlike with our US ruling class selections every four years. When Americans wake up and understand that we have no democracy in this corporate dictatorship, only then can this country begin to move towards changing our conditions. Not until then. A lesser of two evils mindset is simply not going to get the job done. See Poll: Election winner won't affect economy much.

Will Egyptian military dictatorship say now their candidate won the election?

First the Egyptian military brokered a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood, where the Left candidate was pushed off and out of the runoff. The Muslim Brotherhood seemed to think that they were then going to be allowed to SHARE power with the US-made military monster that has ruled Egypt for decades, hiding the generals' rule behind Mubarak, the now dying ex-dictator. But the Egyptian military wants it all, because Muslim Right Wingers are not good for business and making money is precisely what the generals most specialize in. Certainly they do not do good in keeping the country free of outside imperialist control. The generals prefer the stability of a military dictatorship hiding behind the international complicity of pretending that democracy somehow exists in Egypt. They want their man in as 'president' if at all possible? But the people are no longer willing to tolerate this game, even if governments of other countries still are. All this puts Israel, the US, and Western Europe in a big bind. How can they once again stabilize the biggest Arab country in terms of population? It's an increasingly difficult task for them. The people are trying to rise up and toss their game playing away for good, and the international super rich and their governments know that. Power to the Egyptian People! The time for it is NOW! The so-called 'international community' will try once again to cancel the popular will of a proud people now in rebellion.

Mega Agro-industry US style has helped destroy Mexico’s countryside and led to ‘Drug War’ battlefield deaths

US style mega- corporate agriculture has been pushed onto Mexico rural area for decades now, and as a result tens of millions upon tens of millions of Mexicans have been left destitute in areas that once flourished with small agricultural towns. The rural poverty is much more severe than what these policies led to in rural USA, which certainly also were left devastated in many cases. Where to turn to to make a living? Well it is apparent that only drug trafficking cartels are offering much employment for rural people these days, as racist US immigration laws have put the squeeze on income from going North into the US. As the US also turns to forcing a 'drug war' scenario on these rural areas, tens of thousands of people are losing their lives due to Made in US economic and political policies. All this is getting played out in the Mexican elections for president once again, as the vote comes this July 1. See al jazeera- Mexican farmers feel forgotten by politicians for a brief report about the rural campaigning.

How much does Occupy not believe in elections? Enough to boycott them?

Pundits, even friendlies, are infecting the Occupy Movement with direction-waylaying cynicism, so I'll tell you what I think Occupy should do next. Never mind the usual grievances, leave those to existing advocacy groups, although they do benefit from Occu-proding obviously. No matter what you think Occupy Wall Street's core issue was, by definition OWS asserted our system of governance was broken, our regime is not responsive, not representative, and immovable by the conventional permitted mechanisms. So right now, which bankrupt democratic mechanism is being paraded before us, taunting a debunking from Occupy? We've been paying it lip service already: the fraud of our electoral process. Isn't it time Occupy said DON'T VOTE? Don't dignify Election 2012 with your buy-in, undignify it with a vote of no confidence. I don't mean merely not vote, let's Get Out The No Vote! Now wouldn't that separate the men from the Dems! MoveOn and the 99% Foundation et al, have been co-opting OWS numbers already, herding Occupy's newly activated citizenry back into the Obama fold. Apparently there's still hope to be squeezed, that Barack Obama isn't the people's nemesis he pretends to be in office. If we threaten to occupy Obama's vote, the Dems will roar! They'll accuse us of ensuring the GOP villain's win. They'll be positively shrill, can you imagine? Occupy will go from a nostalgically eulogized Prague Spring, to People's Enemy Number One, a national threat, inestimably unpatriotic, and suddenly more relevant than anyone's ever dared admit. Our unoccupied friends will go from politely avoiding talking politics around us to actively begging us to reconsider. Anyway, how are we going to explain our demonstrations at the RNC and DNC? We protest because the people are given no real choices. We protest because elections are a sham. Do we believe it ourselves? Think of fellow occupiers who'd earlier agreed that elections are mere show. Was all that talk polite patronizing? The inefficacy of voting is in fact a huge contention, and not one of those partisan niceties upon which we can agree to disagree. The illusion of Democracy is WHY WE OCCUPY. Our government is broken, the entire electoral system is election fraud. The presidential race is just a bold Kabuki show-stopper to please the crowd. Maybe Occupy can make it a real show stopper.

Despair sets in in Egypt

The Obama Administration and the Egyptian military have brokered a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and all is despair with the Egyptian population as their revolution in process has now seemingly been subverted. A supposed 'Arab Spring' has been turned into an 'Arab Fall', as the US government hopes to push the Arab people internationally back into yet another continuation of a US run 'Arab Winter', where the Israeli Jewish Apratheid State and US and Western Imperialism run the region and deplete the area of its oil. See Brotherhood claims victory in Egypt president vote Replacing Mubarak the Dictator with the same ol' corrupt crowd PLUS an add on of Islamic extremism lite is hardly what the Egyptian population was looking for or needed.

Dueling election rallies in Venezuela

The world corporate media claims that Hugo Chavez's opponent for the October presidential election had hundreds of thousands of people rally for their candidate on Sunday. I even saw one report claim that it was a rally of 1,000,000 people against Chavez. But the same media is basically staying quiet about the rally one day later of Chavez supporters, where it is said in reports that only 'thousands attended' and that Chavez looked 'swollen' and still sick. However no matter how many rallied for who though, what remains is that Chavez is far ahead of his competitor according to the polls. It seems that even a still sickly Chavez is preferred by the majority of the poorer portion of the population in Venezuela over a healthy and obnoxious, 39 y/o pretty boy of the upper middle class candidate, the Señorito Henrique Capriles. REPORT- Hugo Chavez launches re-election bid

The voting booth is the last place to look to see Democracy in Action

Obama versus Romney? 'How did it come to this? How did democracy in America degenerate into a mind-numbing absurdity? The answer, in a word, is money.' 'It has transformed what has always been a profound dissociation between what democratic theory promises and the real world of American democracy into a yawning divide. Despite what students are told in civics classes (where they still exist) and what normative theories of democracy propose, democracy in America today has almost nothing to do with rational deliberation and debate, and very little to do with aggregating preferences or reconciling conflicting interests. It is about legitimating government of, by and for the corporate malefactors and Wall Street banksters who own Congress and the White House along with an obscenely large chunk of the nation’s wealth. The Occupy movement has driven this point home, but it was widely appreciated long before Zuccotti Park entered the national consciousness.' See Andrew Levine's Why the Voting Booth is the Last Place to Look for Political Change

Wisconsin election close, but no cigar, if there was a cigar

The recall defeat in Wisconsin brings to mind Emma Goldman's famous adage: "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal." Now we'll never know if a Democrat majority in Madison would have behaved any different than a herd of Republicans. I doubt it. Activists are patting themselves on the back for their partial success, saying the effort was worth it, which is the usual consolation for losers, and ignores the fact that many of Wisconsin's present Democratic Party legislators already betray their constituents. Here's another quote, by a Japanese engineering professor I had in college who used to say in broken English: "You build bridge. It fall down. No partial credit." Imagine what he'd have thought of a bridge to nowhere.

So-called Free Market Capitalism doesn’t pay its bills

It instead leeches off Tax-supported Publicly paid enterprises like the Army and Police agencies, not coincidentally the only agencies they want to be continued to have Public Funding...Allow the wealthiest to not pay taxes on money they obtained through blatantly aggressive Government Interventions in the so-called "free" markets by using publicly funded Soldiers to take over any of the competing trade partnerships aka "Sovereign Nations" by extreme violence or the threat thereof. The Ayn Rand worshipers wouldn't be able to obtain the agricultural and mineral riches of MesoAmerica by their own machinations, even were they willing (unlike the huge majority of their favorite Mouthpieces like Reagan, Bush, John Wayne, Limbaugh, Coulter, Malkin, O'Reilly, Beck etc ... chickenhawks on parade) to use their OWN physical presence and risk their OWN worthless parasitic lives to do so. Their "superior" Invisible Hand of the "free" market wasn't in any way capable to take over even ONE nation, even the Stone-age technology nations they much more than decimated (decimated means taking only ten percent off, and the slaughter left alive more like 7%, more than NINE TIMES mere decimation) first through disease and then through violence using "superior" technologies against, again, Stone Age peoples. The Pilgrims and Puritans they worship as being Godlike Beings had Publicly Funded armies and navies behind them when they conquered the Northeastern U.S., not exactly Daniel Boone Striding Alone Into The Wilderness... (he was slightly more than a century later and even he, brave though he might have been, had the British Army backing him up. Even if they weren't sharing his camp) All that Publicly funded conquest is the basis for American Wealth but even the Rich White-boy so-called "Founding Fathers" weren't willing to pay the rent on the Soldiers and Equipment used to gain their financial base. They're not willing to pay the workers and even their own Corporate Partners who provide the construction and maintenance of the infrastructure, dams, water treatment, roads, that they would need to continue gaining their wealth. With "no new taxes" but plenty of new construction, at Public Expense and the most immediate benefit from that construction going to the "no taxes" manipulators and their mouthpieces like Doug Bruce and Tom Tancredo they say, literally, "We want you to sell us your labor, and your materiel, for a minuscule fraction of what it costs you to produce it, and if you don't give us what we want we'll have the Publicly Paid tax-supported Army and Police force you to comply, just like they did and still do in all the other Conquered Territories which pay THEIR tributes into our 'free' Market system" They're treating American workers the way they've treated the forced-labor of every "lesser" economy in the World, again, using the Fascist "freedom fighters" in the Police and Military, private and public to force us to comply the same way the "Operation Iraqi Freedom" PIGS force the Iraqi people to comply with their Corporate Whore-lords. Again, just like the Tea-Bag and other Right Wing Terrorist Extremists,

Refudiating the misunderestimation of Sarah Palin

Even my Democrat friends are tired of apologizing for their party. They can point to nothing they and Obama have accomplished that's reason enough to rally for Democrats in November, EXCEPT the specter of Sarah Palin. Ya think? --because I don't. There may be American voters who prefer to elect a president they can drink a beer with, but in the feminine that's going to be a Budweiser Girl. My apologies to feminists, but Bush's dumbfuck shtick from the mouth of a woman comes across as a shrew. Palin's invention of "refudiate" is no funnier than a common Bushism. It's a sign her writers think they can crib the Bush playbook, but this time for a bogeyman, I think they misunderestimate the American public.

Howard Zinn, historian of mainstream

"If you work through the existing structures you are going to be corrupted. By working through a political system that poisons the atmosphere, even the progressive organizations, you can see it even now in the US, where people on the “Left” are all caught in the electoral campaign and get into fierce arguments about should we support this third party candidate or that third party candidate. This is a sort of little piece of evidence that suggests that when you get into working through electoral politics you begin to corrupt your ideals. So I think a way to behave is to think not in terms of representative government, not in terms of voting, not in terms of electoral politics, but thinking in terms of organizing social movements, organizing in the work place, organizing in the neighborhood, organizing collectives that can become strong enough to eventually take over —first to become strong enough to resist what has been done to them by authority, and second, later, to become strong enough to actually take over the institutions." --Howard Zinn, Anarchist, in 2008 AK Press interview

Another Made-in-USA fake elections day for an occupied country

US elites never seem to get tired of their fake election days. Today, it was nonstop coverage of their Afghan elections on National Imperialist Radio, (otherwise known as NPR). I call these elections fake because they are run by an imperialist occupying force that doesn't even have the ability to speak the native tongue, let alone have any valid reason for occupying Afghanistan. The yakity yaks on NPR and other corporate channels don't have even the slightest clue of what's going on, yet in their doting coverage of these fake elections made for the US-made Hellistan it was nonstop pretense otherwise. At least the BBC gave out the real news and that was that 300,000 foreigner controlled troops were everywhere, even as nobody showed up. The ballot boxes were full though (how did those 'ballots' get there?), and this was heard even on NPR! What American actually cares if the ballot boxes in Afghanistan were stuffed? It was a fake election anyway, wasn't it? So no wonder Americans are deserting Commander in Chief Obama in mass! Some 'changer' he was... Before it is over, Americans may want to waterboard the twit! BOOM!

Republican Party of El Salvador to lose its throne this Sunday

The Republican Party of El Salvador (ARENA), just like the Republican Party of the US, is a party of the death squads. As such, they have ruled for 20 years after inheriting the defeat of the Salvadoran Revolution by the US government. See about their coming loss of throne in this Sunday's elections. The Death Cries of the Salvadoran Right. However the defeat probably is not much of defeat in actuality, because FMLN candidate, Mauricio Funes, is more than likely as about as Left Wing as Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, which is not very. We can look for the new FMLN regime to stumble about in the wilderness with many words against the US, but little actual rebellion. That has been the Daniel Ortega formula for holding onto power for the clique around him, and as a result, Nicaragua is in a Hellish Purgatory of inaction today. One can hardly blame the beaten populations of Nicaragua and El Salvador for not being able to push for more. After all they fought the Evil Empire for decades at great loss of life and limb... literally. No matter who was to win in El Salvador's elections the Salvadoran people still have the US death squads (the Pentagon) to contend with ultimately. Unfortunately little will probably have changed when the Republican Party of El Salvador loses its throne this Sunday. Let us hope that that is nothing more than my own pessimistic reading of what will result and that in actuality all of Central American will begin to tilt out of the orbit of the US Empire's total control with Funes' victory? We can only hope that the people will finally begin to gain some real liberation from the squalor that The Empire has put them in?

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