by William Skink
The last Saturday before Christmas; a time for holiday parties, shopping and football. Oh, and a little movie franchise called Star Wars released one of the most eagerly anticipated movies since the last new Star Wars movie came out.
If one were to desire to insulate a political candidate from the scrutiny of viewers, then last Saturday was the perfect day to schedule a debate…and that’s what happened.
It’s obvious that the DNC would prefer a coronation instead of an election. The timing and frequency of the debates is just one area that has been intentionally dampened by the DNC. The recent data breach provided an opportunity for the DNC to deviate from their own rules to punish the Sanders campaign:
The DNC appears to have been in such a rush to shut down Bernie Sanders’ campaign, that they violated a few of their own laws according to a lawsuit filed by the campaign against the DNC.
The shutdown came about because of a DNC software security error that allowed one campaign to view another campaign’s proprietary voter data. This is an error that had been reported to the DNC for months by the Sanders campaign but continued to occur. A few Sanders staffers allegedly accessed private data from the Hillary Clinton campaign during a period where the error had been occurring again, and when this was found the DNC immediately locked the Sanders campaign out of their data.
Democracy has been involved in a long vanishing act for awhile now, along with our constitutional rights, but Democrats have been too involved with maintaining their power to notice this disturbing disappearance.
The holiday season has provided cover for another legislative move to erode constitutional safeguards regarding citizen privacy. The title of this article says it all: Worst Anti-Privacy Bill Since the PATRIOT act, Passes Hidden in a Budge Bill and Media is Silent. That’s right, in this anti-Democratic sequel to last years Cyber Wars, where CISA was stopped from becoming law, Darth Obama has already signed this latest iteration of CISA into law with nary a peep from Democrats:
On Friday, Congress passed a $1.15 trillion omnibus spending package to continue funding the federal government, which included an already defeated, and extremely controversial cyber security bill, that was inserted into the spending package as a means of assuring it’s passage.
In spite of this massive revelation and horrific blow to privacy, the mainstream media remains mum. While many outlets are covering the passage of the spending bill, they are completely omitting anything about CISA.
The New York Times, for example, broke the story Friday morning about congress passing the omnibus measure. However, they conveniently left out any mention of CISA.
Aside from the tech sites who know about the dangers of this measure, the entire realm of mainstream media is choosing to remain silent.
The Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA), quietly pushed back in 2014 before being shut down by civil rights and privacy advocates, was added into the Omnibus Appropriations Bill by House Speaker Paul Ryan as a means circumventing rampant opposition to the anti-privacy legislation.
The CISA legislation, which Rep. Justin Amash called “the worst anti-privacy legislation since the USA PATRIOT Act,” has now been passed by Congress and will be signed into law by President Obama as part of the government spending package.
The Empire is relentless, Congress is worthless and our two corporate parties go skipping hand in hand when pleasing their corporate Sith lords.