Monthly Archives: November 2016
“Nip it in the bud” is one of the translations for “Wehert den Anfängen”, however (even when the quote goes back 2000 years), in the German speaking world it has a strong anti-Nazi connotation. Because during the rise of fascism in the 1930, the writing on the wall was overlooked. In the beginning fascism could have been beaten. Therefore
Prevent the disease from spreading. Speak out against fascism!
More than ever we need now a firm resistance to prevent Trumpism turning into fascism. We have to watch every move and respond to every step. We have to protest whenever we see the writing on the wall. We have to roar when fascism shows it ugly face an say loudly:
No! Not in my name!
We might have to stand up every day and speak out. It might take weeks, months, four or — God beware — even eight years, but we have to do it. For justice, for dignity, for future generations and the survival of the humankind.
Yes, Mr. Trump, we watch you.
Populism and luck got you in the White house, but we the people are the majority. You do not speak for us, you do not represent us. We don’t share your xenophobic and racist attitudes. We do not share your view on women.
On the contrary, we, the majority, belief in an open society with equal rights for all, we believe in mutual respect and gender equality. And we care for future generations.
You will not silence us.
Start here, sign the petitions:
- Stephen Bannon’s bigotry has no place in the White House
- Dear Mr. Trump, the world rejects your fear, hate-mongering, and bigotry.
- #RemoveBannon from the White House
Nobody expected Trump winning. The explanation: an angry, disenfranchised part of the population let his anger out.
Well, even if Clinton is historically exceptionally disliked, Trump’s victory is still strange. Would he really do so much better than all polls predicted. Winning a state here or there, yes, but just like that?
The voting machines can be hacked — easily. Professor Andrew Appel shows how to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes. To rig the elections in a swing state, e.g. Florida, all you need is to change about 1.5% of the votes and the result is the opposite. Trump got 130’000 more votes there, out of 4.3 millions.
That sounds conspiracy for you? Well, in Virgina in “[…] a race for the Fairfax School Board, the machines inexplicably subtracted one vote for every 100 votes cast in favor of incumbent school-board candidate Rita Thompson, which resulted in a 2 percent reduction in votes for her overall. Thompson lost the race by 1,600 votes.[emphasis added]”.*
Wiki writes about a certain type of voting machines that “[a]ccording to Rubin [a Professor of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University], the system is intentionally designed so that anyone with access can update the machine software, without a pass code or other security protocol. “ This was in the year 2006 but in “2016, 43 states will use machines that are at least 10 years old; 31 states suggested a serious need for new voting machines.”*
Manipulation could be done by hacking the system. But it could be done by a back door, too. When you enter a system by a back door and activate some code that changes 2% of the vote and then deactivate the code again (or it deactivates itself), it would not leave any traces, except the back door itself but if the code is closed source, i.e. not accessible to anyone except the company, it is very difficult to find it.
In other words, if you test the machine you will not find any fraud. The machine counts correctly. But when the machine is installed in a ballot box and connected the Internet, the one with back door access can switch to ‘fraud mode’.
So maybe The Donald enters the White House via the back door …
Update: An article in the Swiss NZZ says that just 0.6 % of the voters in Florida (59’886) plus 0.5% in Wisconsin (13’629) would have secured a victory for Clinton.
The loss today is nothing else than a huge slap in the face of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) who favoured the (disliked) Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.
In every single poll Bernie Sanders won landslide against Trump. But the DNC did not behave neutral and democratic but favoured against all reason Hillary Clinton as candidate. But nevertheless the Clinton campaign was entirely based on preventing Trump, not promoting Clinton. A contradiction not seen or reported but as bold as the proverbial elephant in the room.
Had the DNC truly meant what they said — that preventing Trump is main goal — Sanders would have been clearly the man of the hour. But the DNC — the establishment — favoured Clinton.
For this move they got the bill today. A bill that all Americans and the rest of the world have to bear — not only themselves.
We can just hope that this catastrophe is a wakeup call for the DNC, a clear message that they can’t offer a “Goldman-Sachs-candidate” to the voters but that they have to care for the real demands of the people.
Instead of electing Trump the voters voted against Hillary. This election today is the loss of the establishment candidate in the face of near-fascism.
It says a lot how much the masses detest the establishment. And how ready the time is for true change!