The U.S. election is probably the biggest news this week, so let’s get it over with. If we have to talk about it though, then we’d like to take a moment to get real with our viewers: This election brought out the very worst in everyone, on all sides, and we do mean everyone. No one is exempt from this, not even Anonymous.
For the first time in most of our lives, citizens were presented with the true possibility of a revolution with Bernie Sanders. Not some pipe-dream version of a revolution like that of the 60’s and 70’s, but a real, genuine revolution that would have brought about real change. Even for those who were unable to hop onboard the Bernie-train, no one could deny he changed the battlefield; for the first time, we were openly acknowledging the deep-seeded corruption within the establishment. Conversations that were once only held in alternative news chat forums, or controversy websites, were brought out to the forefront, and the most corrupt of our politicians could no longer hide from the truth with rebukes of conspiracy.
Under Hillary Clinton, we learned how to desensitize ourselves to the constant bombardment of deceit and lies. We’ve accepted that with enough wealth and power, anyone can be above the law, including those who’ve taken part in mass-murder, or who protect their pedophile husbands. After everyone complained of America’s broken voting system, those who devoted themselves to Clinton cheered when that broken system worked in their favor. Now hypocrisy is accepted as normal. The Clinton-clan and the DNC will blame their defeat on Bernie Sanders and his followers, ignoring the fact that it was their deception that took Sanders out of the race, and ultimately turned his following against them.
Thanks to Donald Trump, our society’s mentality has devolved. Disgruntled white-men everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief as they can finally let their Confederate flags fly once again, without fear of persecution for calling their neighbors a nigger, or bragging about grabbing women by the pussy. Swastikas have become every white-trash troll’s favorite symbol, and dumb-asses really believe Trump will have Mexico build a wall.
But since we’re laying out the truth, let’s keep going, shall we? Gary Johnson, the somewhat goofy guy who people think is cool because he’d legalize weed, would have eliminated the minimum wage; supported the TPP; repealed Obamacare, leaving people to buy insurance from for-profit firms; he would have supported Citizens United, allowing unlimited money into politics; he would have taken no action against global warming; and he held no position on the DAPL. This information comes from Jill Stein, but don’t believe for a minute that we’ve left her out.
Dr. Jill Stein, every Earth-lover’s golden-girl, was found to have investments in the very companies she stands so firmly against, such as Exxon Mobil. Although Stein has defended her investments, stating that a large majority are in index funds or mutual funds, it’s left her halo tarnished.
And finally, let’s not forget the big lovable Senator from Vermont himself, Bernie Sanders. What did Sanders do when he was screwed out of the election by the DNC? He rolled over and became Clinton’s lap-dog. Enough said.
Some politicians are better than others, and some probably do have the people’s best interests at heart, but all of them have a hand in someone’s cookie jar, and what Americans – and in fact numerous citizens around the world – fail to realize or remember in this election, is that we all lost from the very beginning. While many around the world rejoice at the prospect of Russia and America becoming friends under Trump, Americans are left with a hard battle ahead, one that involves an increase in the wage-gap, increased militarization of police, increased surveillance, more censorship in the media, and increased pockets of radical hate-groups.
That, my dear Anons, is real, unbiased, and unsugar-coated news. Moving on:
We want to quickly remind our viewers that various countries have offered American citizens a new beginning, should they choose to leave the States after Trump’s election. Officials in areas such as the struggling island of Inishturk in Ireland, have stated that they welcome American migrants with open arms. Ireland happens to be one of the relatively easier countries to obtain a citizenship in, and they have nifty accents.
Moving back a moment to Dr. Jill Stein; disappointed we all are in her investments, however that issue aside, few could deny she is probably one of the least corrupt politicians out there. Stein has, in fact, already begun to address some of the legal issues that have resulted during this election process. First and foremost, she has filed a complaint against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with the Federal Election Commission in Washington D.C. for illegally coordinating with a handful of their super PACs. Various other lawsuits have been filed across the nation as well, addressing issues of direct corruption at the polls, such as African-American voters being purged from registration rolls. Now that the elections are over, it is time for those Americans who choose not to flee the States, to push for changes within the voting system itself. We need to question the use of delegates and super-delegates, and we need to push big business out of the electoral process.
Racial attacks have ignited across the U.S., and bigotry has begun to infect our youth. At the Southern Lehigh High School in Pennsylvania, it’s been reported by the principal that white students have started calling their fellow black students, quote, “cotton-pickers,” and are using the heil Hitler salute. In woodland Hills California, a 16-year-old female student was attacked by another student who came up behind her and ripped her headscarf off. At the Royal Oak Middle School in Michigan, a video shows students chanting, quote “build a wall,” and one teacher reported having to have a 10-year-old female student picked up and taken home after a boy grabbed her vagina. The boy apparently told school officials, quote, “If a president can do it, I can too,” unquote. This information comes from Democracy Now.
In North Dakota, the Energy Transfer Partners announced late into Election Day – while everyone was preoccupied with the election – that they will defy Obama’s requests, and drill under the Missouri River, even though they still do not have a permit to do so. A pipeline safety expert hired by the Standing Rock Sioux has concluded that the Army Corps of Engineers original environmental assessment of the Dakota Access pipeline was seriously deficient. The specialist concluded the area near the river is prone to landslides that could cause potential leaks, and that the pipeline needed to be rerouted. If you think Trump’s going to help the situation, think again; he has investments in the DAPL project, and his election has all but guaranteed the construction of the pipeline will move forward. The industry group, Western Energy Alliance, has hailed Trump’s election, stating, quote, “We look forward to working with President-elect Trump’s administration to roll back many unlawful regulatory orders,” unquote.
In St. Louis, a photo was obtained by the KMOV news station showing an unidentified white police officer standing over the body of a deceased African-American man, while smiling and giving a thumbs up. The African-American man has been identified as 28-year-old Omar Rahman, who was found dead in a home in Pine Lawn on August 8th. KMOV released the photo to Rahman’s mother, Kim Staton, who is now demanding answers from officials. Staton’s lawyer, Antonio Romanucci, has called the photo, quote, “hideous,” and is demanding a full-scale investigation into the incident. Rahman’s death was ruled a drug overdose, however Staton claims she has heard little else from police since her son’s death, and still does not know exactly what happened.
In world news this week, it was announced by Canada’s Transportation Minister, Marc Garneau, that oil tankers will be banned from the North Coast of British Columbia. This announcement comes after the Canadian government received harsh criticism for their failed response to a spill in the same region. The decision could put an end to Enbridge’s embattled Northern Gateway Pipeline, and many are arguing the ban should extend across the entire Canadian west coast to help prevent Kinder Morgan’s proposal to extend the tar sands pipeline, the terminal for which would be in Vancouver.
Last week we reported on the International Criminal Court, who is currently in the process of initiating a full investigation into potential war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the U.S. government in Afghanistan. This week, reports have surfaced that the U.S. has been warned it may face prosecution for war crimes committed in Yemen as well, for their role in the Saudi Arabia-led coalition bombings that have targeted hospitals, schools, and civilian populations. Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday, stating that the U.S. government’s promises to take precautions, does not exempt them from being complicit in war crimes they’ve helped enable. Lieu states, quote, “That’s an awful dangerous game to play, that we’re going to violate the laws of war because no one is going to prosecute us,” unquote.
In Anonymous news this week, this year’s U.S. presidential election overshadowed the 2016 Million Mask March, and little has been covered on this year’s protests. Of course, thousands gathered at Trafalgar square in London, breaking the parameters of the March set by Metropolitan Police, and working their way to Buckingham palace. As can be expected, citizens are becoming increasingly angry over Western Establishment politics, and tensions rose between protesters and police among calls to bring an end to the monarchy. Many London protesters were still angry from the violence ensued by police at last year’s March, and these tensions were aggravated by the heavy riot police presence this year. The Metropolitan Police announced that they arrested 53 people during this year’s London MMM, and in retaliation, Anonymous hackers defaced the Metropolitan Police website.
Thousands of Anons gathered in major cities throughout the U.S., including In Portland Oregon, where six were arrested at the Million Mask March after protesters blocked Interstate 5, and on Wednesday, hundreds of protesters returned, blocking the Interstate again after news of Donald Trump’s election. Protests in Portland have continued since, and police have begun to shoot citizens with rubber bullets and pepper spray.
In Washington D.C., several Anons were arrested during the MMM after making their rounds to various government locations, including the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building, and the White House where they played Black Sabbath’s song, “War Pigs,” and were met by Secret Service agents. At the U.S. Capitol Building, around 100 U.S. Capitol Police officers in riot gear blocked access to the grounds. Washington D.C. Anons also infiltrated the Trump International Hotel, which has been a recent hotbed for protests, and were later escorted from the building by security.
Although the presidential election overshadowed this year’s March, we have a feeling next year’s MMM protests will be tremendous, in light of the U.S.’s election of Trump and the changes for the worse that are sure to follow. And in fact, fellow Anons, things are only going to get worse before they get better. If there’s any silver-lining to the current situation we find ourselves in, it is that citizens who remain blind will be forced to open their eyes, whether they like it or not, when Trump’s ridiculous and often horrid policies begin to directly affect them. It is ironic to think that in the Establishment’s efforts to prevent the people from having a peaceful revolution with Bernie Sanders, they very well may have spurred the beginning of a violent one with Donald Trump. Kudos.
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