Money-controlled US elections are farcical when held — world’s apart from what democracy in action is supposed to.
It’s a notion long abhorred by both right wings of the one-party state — the war party, the money party, the anti-peace, equity, social justice, and rule of law party.
Whenever US elections are held for president, key congressional posts, and major ones at state and local levels, dirty business as usual always wins.
Rare exceptions prove the rule. When occur like in November 1960, CIA assassins correct them the way Jack Kennedy was removed from office.
Wanting peace over war, rapprochement with Soviet Russia, nuclear disarmament, respect for Palestinian rights, and the CIA disbanded, along with opposition to Pax Americana, made him a marked man.
No one of his caliber today holds high office in the imperial state.
No rule of the people exists in the US. What democracy is supposed to be all about was absent throughout US history — an increasingly totalitarian autocracy and plutocracy, never a democracy, notably the dismal state of the nation today.
Trump and Biden are two sides of the same coin, differing only by party labels — both figures unfit for any public office, clearly not the nation’s highest.
Throughout a near half century as US senator, vice president, and now presumptive undemocratic Dem presidential nominee, Biden’s domestic and geopolitical record of shame exposed him.
As part of the Obama regime alone, he’s guilty of high crimes of war and against humanity against Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Occupied Palestine in cahoots with Israel, and Ukraine.
He was involved in late 2013/early 2014 coup that replaced democracy in Ukraine with fascist tyranny by installing billionaire Petro Poroshenko as puppet president serving US interests.
In March 2015, Biden got Poroshenko to breach February 2015 Minsk conflict resolution terms that granted Donbass in the country’s southwest special status autonomous rule.
A US orchestrated state of war has existed in Ukraine between its freedom fighters for democracy and Kiev fascists from 2014 to now, no end of it in prospect.
Biden and Poroshenko colluded to maintain tyrannical rule, a permanent state of civil war, hostility toward Russia, and incorporation of Nazi-infested National Guard forces into Ukraine’s military.
He pressured Poroshenko to fire Kiev’s Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin from office for investigating his son Hunter’s dubious dealings as a Ukrainian Burisma Holdings board member.
He was paid around $50,000 monthly to give Burisma access to the Obama/Biden White House.
Biden threatened to withhold an Obama regime billion dollar loan guarantee to Kiev if Shokin wasn’t sacked.
The former prosecutor general accused Biden of “directly manipulat(ing) the political leadership of Ukraine on false pretexts…”
At the Council on Foreign Relations, Biden bragged about getting Shokin fired, saying:
“If the prosecutor general is not fired, you’re not getting the money” — referring to a US billion dollar loan guarantee by the IMF for Kiev, Biden adding:
“Well, son of a bitch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time (sic).”
His blackmail threat got the probe of son Hunter’s dubious involvement with Bursima dropped.
On Tuesday, Ukrainian MP Andriy Derkach released alleged taped phone conversations by Biden and Obama regime secretary of state John Kerry with Poroshenko.
Issues discussed revealed how the Obama/Biden regime transformed Ukraine into a US vassal state.
Topics included imposition of high tariffs on Russian gas and other imports, as well as replacing Shokin as Ukraine prosecutor general with subservient to US interests Yuri Lutsenko in return for a $1 billion loan, explained above.
According to a May 2016 audio recording, Poroshenko told Biden that he made much “progress” in transforming Ukraine according to US demands.
In a December 2015 recording, John Kerry told Poroshekno that he “just wanted to try to urge you to see if there’s a way to get by this problem of replacing the prosecutor general, you know, Shokin because per my perception, he’s blocked the cleanup of the Prosecutor General’s Office, and I know the vice president is very concerned about it.”
A week before Shokin’s March 29, 2016 sacking, Biden told Poroshenko that a $1 billion loan guaranteed by the US depended on removing him, according to a recorded conversation between them, Biden heard saying:
If “there is a new government and a new attorney general, I am prepared to do a public signing of the commitment for the billion dollars.”
After Shokin was replaced by Lutsenko, Biden was heard telling Poroshenko that “I’m a man of my word. And now that the new prosecutor general is in place, we’re ready to move forward to signing that billion dollar loan guarantee,” according to a May 2016 recording.
In January, Shokin asked Ukraine’s State Investigative Bureau to open criminal proceedings again Biden to get him fired for doing his job responsibly.
Will the above revelations and other damning ones hurt Biden’s chances in November?
According to an average of mid-May opinion polls, 52.3% of respondents disapprove of Trump, 43.6% expressing approval.
Real Clear Politics has Biden ahead of Trump by 4 – 5 points as of mid-May.
November 3 elections are over five months away. Much can change between now and then.
The election most likely will be a referendum on Trump’s mishandling of public health that’s greatly affected by COVID-19 outbreaks and dismal state of the economy.
If things are as dire then as now, he’ll likely be a one-term president.
If Biden succeeds him in 2021, it’ll again prove that when US elections change things, they stay the same.
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Award-winning author Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at [email protected]. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.