—The Solution, 1953
To understand how we got here, we need to begin with the founding premise of America, the one that motivated former British subjects to take up arms against a king, that the people had the right to choose their governments.
Democrats began by choosing a new electorate, one that was strategically defined by Senator Ted Kennedy and others as being more demographically friendly to its political machines. Into the urban political machines that had begun to lose their old immigrant bases as the Irish, Italian and Jewish immigrants that had sustained them moved on to the suburbs, mass migration poured in a new electorate that would be more pliable and obedient to the party.
The combination of open borders and third world mass migration reshaped the political landscape. Cities, always prominent, became the 800-pound gorillas of politics, turning entire states in their direction. The nation’s demographics changed as rapidly as its politics did.
But that was only the first step. The second step, now well underway, was reshaping the structure of elections to allow Democrats to find the voters, instead of the voters finding them.
Voters going to the polls were exercising their power. But ballot harvesting and mail ballots transformed voting from an active act into a passive one. Voters weren’t choosing candidates, the political machines behind the candidates chose them. Massive voter registration, outreach and ballot harvesting machines targeted areas based on demographics and unearthed the votes that their statistical models showed that they needed in order to be able to win elections.
Election officials coordinating with Democrat operatives crunched the math and worked out how many votes would be needed for a given election. Big Tech bosses and their executives and engineers helped them develop the statistical models to harness the power of Big Data.
And elections came to bear little resemblance to people lining up to vote in their local house of worship. Big Tech had ‘disrupted’ another industry. Elections looked like Amazon: a massive giant leveraging its competitive Big Data advantage to disrupt how elections worked. And like many Big Tech operations that empowered monopolies while claiming to empower the people, elections went from empowering people to choose their representatives, to instead empower special interests, organizations and the party to win elections by choosing voters.
The bold idea of reversing power relations by reshaping the country to elect candidates, rather than shaping parties and candidates to appeal to the voters, reversed the historic gains of the American Revolution, turning America from a republic of free men to an oligarchy of the few.
Under the guise of ‘people power’, that is what the new elections have turned the country into.
While many concentrate on issues of voter fraud, they are symptomatic of a larger systemic change that transcends whether any given vote was cast legitimately to whether the system as a whole is legitimate. And the definition of a legitimate system, as set out by the Declaration of Independence, is one that allows the people to choose their representatives. Not vice versa.
It is difficult to look at today’s system of national elections and seriously believe that the results represent the consent of the governed. Democrats had previously argued that they were a more legitimately representative party because their identity politics included a wider spectrum of groups. But even in a midterm in which every single minority group, Latinos, Jews, black voters, American Indians and Asians, moved closer to Republicans, Democrats still held out.
They did it by analyzing voter trends and countering them by finding enough ballots to outweigh them. And in a system with ballot harvesting and mass migration, there will always be some ballots that can be found and delivered to outweigh the people. No matter how belatedly.
What happened in the midterms, once again, was that the voters rejected the Democrats, and the Democrats found other voters to overrule them. Those minorities who turned on the Democrats had their votes nullified by multi-billion dollar political machines who simply dug deeper, found folks who were (or perhaps even weren’t) legally eligible to cast a ballot and got to them.
With a massive national population that is being demographically transformed by millions of new arrivals, there will always be options for a political movement that is redefining elections from the active work of informed citizens to a passive surrender of support to the emissaries of political bosses. The old corrupt Tammany politics of wards and ghettos are running America.
What’s at stake is more than the outcome of any given election, but the very concept that America’s forefathers fought and bled for. America is not the only nation that has elections. Many countries, free and non-free, have them. What made our elections matter was that the power actually lay with the people, not with organizations and politicians claiming to represent them. When the people cease to be the source of political power, then elections become a meaningless charade that cover up the abuses of an oligarchy or a totalitarian state.
America’s elections only matter to the extent to which they represent an active decision by voters to choose officials to represent them, not a passive submission to their authority.
The Democrats have built a vast operation that allows them to ‘elect voters’. Unless America restores a system in which people elect politicians, our elections will remain fig leaves for a corrupt oligarchy of Big Tech monopolies and radical activists determined to take our power away.
Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.
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Brecht's classic depiction of DDR "Democracy"ReplyDelete
brings my epiphany! You'd assume an election
is citizens pushing votes to preferred candidates.
WRONG! We have flaccid Republicans, somewhat
interested naive citizens, and Fierce, Fanatic
The Dems make a cyclonic vacuum that sweeps the
necessary votes to them. There will always be
enough, by definition. The default will always
be Democrat, whether by choice, neglect, death,
they understand how to win, we still think public disgust is enoughDelete
I wonder how the voting went, in the areas that the Biden administration flew illegals into, in the middle of the night?ReplyDelete
Obama as well had 'dark flights' from the Mid East land here, primarily in Maine, and the passengers were put in blacked out tour buses and delivered to 'flippable' precincts around the country as well.Delete
The most hurtful invective a parent hurls atReplyDelete
a child is, "I'm disappointed in you." The
narcissistic Democrat party began condescendingly
reproaching voters after Bill Clinton. Consider
the losses of Gore (2000), Kerry (2004) and
Hillary (2016). The slurs of "Planet Killers",
"Losers", "Deplorables" showed their disdain for
"Untermenschen" unworthy of Democrats.
In 2020 and 2022, we saw their "Solution". Can
the "Final Solution" be far behind?
Profound, deep and deceptively powerfulReplyDelete
Who else would have flipped this truism on its head, inside out and then mirrored it back to us?
Like your Silicon Valley insights last year, your reversal of the Breitbart trope only a few articles ago?
Just brilliant, reads across to Europe too!
Thank you, God keep you sir!😇
thank you, if we don't stop thinking in talking points and cliches, and start understanding that reality is being reversed on us, we'll continue to lag behindDelete
I told a family member a few days ago... that God Himself is the only one who knows how the American people (living breathing ones) voted in this...(and the last) election. It makes me weep. I don't know how we are going to climb our way out of this morass.ReplyDelete
With mail in voting become the norm and not the exception, the process of accumulating ballots and not votes will continue to be how Dems win elections. My cynical self thought the Covid lockdown scare was part of this scheme as a way to remove Trump, aided by China.. Trump had proved to be a frustrating adversary for Chairman XI.ReplyDelete
Now years later I think this is proving to be more than a crackpot conspiracy theory.
An honest democratic election system is no longer possible. The nation is far too large to have credible, auditable elections. The states run by Ds will never authorize those reforms, and eventually Congress will federally authorize the harvesting schemes. A ship’s hull can’t be restored while in the water, it needs to be repaired in dry dock. Likewise the US will lose its sovereignty before it can be fixed, and then undergo its second revolution.ReplyDelete