After stealing both the 2000 and 2004 elections, and having been left unchallenged by the democratic party and the media, the Right is emboldened to finish off democracy, the constitution, checks and balances, the environment etc. - unless we stop them.
STOLEN ELECTIONS 2000 and 2004
"The Right will steal the next one too - unless we stop them." Professor Mark Crispin Miller, NYU
Mark Crispin Miller writes in his book, Fooled Again, that both the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen. Miller presents massive documentation, backed by 56 pages of notes, of how this was done. In this talk he describes the mindset of both the major parties and the media that allowed the theft to happen and go unchallenged, and why and how the Right will steal the next election too.
Miller says that talking about particular candidates, crafting a message, getting out the vote etc. are all crucial but there is a big "if": We no longer have the right to assume that we can have a fair election.
We need to reclaim America and insure ourselves the right to vote, he says, otherwise this experiment in democracy is finished. Most importantly, the installation of voting machines in state after state needs to be stopped.
Mark Crispin Miller is professor of media studies at New York University and the author of the book: Fooled Again, How the Right Stole the 2004 Elections.
This talk was recorded at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, California, on May 4th, 2006.