Their work touched every aspect of the election. They got states to change voting systems and laws and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time. They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears. They executed national public-awareness campaigns that helped Americans understand how the vote count would unfold over days or weeks, preventing Trump’s conspiracy theories and false claims of victory from getting more traction. After Election Day, they monitored every pressure point to ensure that Trump could not overturn the result.
by Geoffrey GriderFebruary 5, 2021NOW THE END BEGINS
Time magazine has published a detailed account of what it describes as a “conspiracy” between “left-wing activists and business titans” to create “an extraordinary shadow effort” to “protect” the 2020 presidential election of puppet Joe Biden.
Adolf Hitler said that he did what he did to ‘restore Germany’ and to ‘save the Reich’, but what he really did was overt criminal activities designed to transfer all power to himself. It is the same with the stunning admission in Time Magazine today that in order to ‘save the election’, a slithery cabal of Democrats took billions of dollars and rigged it from top to bottom. Thanks for admitting what we already knew.
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years……It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.” ― David Rockefeller
So why are they coming out now and admitting the whole process was an orchestrated fraud? Because they’ve got the power now, and they know it cannot be taken away, and even if it could, the pusillanimous GOP doesn’t have the will or the stomach for the job. And Time Magazine? They’re the very same people that David Rockefeller thanked for agreeing to keep secret the New World Order meetings of the Bilderbergers.
Time Magazine: ‘Secret,’ ‘Well-funded Cabal’ Worked to ‘Protect’ 2020 Election
FROM BREITBART NEWS: The New York Times had reported on the effort in January, referring to the “Democracy Defense Coalition.” The Daily Beast hinted at it in the fall. But the Time article is the most in-depth report at what others suggested was going on behind the scenes.
The article by Molly Ball, titled “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election,” presents the effort as a heroic effort to preserve a free and fair election, and to fend off President Donald Trump’s anticipated claims of fraud. You can erase ‘conspiracy theory’ from your dictionary now. It’s all true.
Ball’s description, however, also matches what she calls a “paranoid” view of an effort to make it difficult for Trump to win:
THE HANDSHAKE BETWEEN BUSINESS AND LABOR WAS JUST ONE COMPONENT OF A VAST, CROSS-PARTISAN CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT THE ELECTION–AN EXTRAORDINARY SHADOW EFFORT DEDICATED NOT TO WINNING THE VOTE BUT TO ENSURING IT WOULD BE FREE AND FAIR, CREDIBLE AND UNCORRUPTED. FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, A LOOSELY ORGANIZED COALITION OF OPERATIVES SCRAMBLED TO SHORE UP AMERICA’S INSTITUTIONS AS THEY CAME UNDER SIMULTANEOUS ATTACK FROM A REMORSELESS PANDEMIC AND AN AUTOCRATICALLY INCLINED PRESIDENT. THOUGH MUCH OF THIS ACTIVITY TOOK PLACE ON THE LEFT, IT WAS SEPARATE FROM THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN AND CROSSED IDEOLOGICAL LINES, WITH CRUCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY NONPARTISAN AND CONSERVATIVE ACTORS.
THEIR WORK TOUCHED EVERY ASPECT OF THE ELECTION. THEY GOT STATES TO CHANGE VOTING SYSTEMS AND LAWS AND HELPED SECURE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FUNDING. THEY FENDED OFF VOTER-SUPPRESSION LAWSUITS, RECRUITED ARMIES OF POLL WORKERS AND GOT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE TO VOTE BY MAIL FOR THE FIRST TIME. THEY SUCCESSFULLY PRESSURED SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES TO TAKE A HARDER LINE AGAINST DISINFORMATION AND USED DATA-DRIVEN STRATEGIES TO FIGHT VIRAL SMEARS. THEY EXECUTED NATIONAL PUBLIC-AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS THAT HELPED AMERICANS UNDERSTAND HOW THE VOTE COUNT WOULD UNFOLD OVER DAYS OR WEEKS, PREVENTING TRUMP’S CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND FALSE CLAIMS OF VICTORY FROM GETTING MORE TRACTION. AFTER ELECTION DAY, THEY MONITORED EVERY PRESSURE POINT TO ENSURE THAT TRUMP COULD NOT OVERTURN THE RESULT.
THAT’S WHY THE PARTICIPANTS WANT THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE 2020 ELECTION TOLD, EVEN THOUGH IT SOUNDS LIKE A PARANOID FEVER DREAM–A WELL-FUNDED CABAL OF POWERFUL PEOPLE, RANGING ACROSS INDUSTRIES AND IDEOLOGIES, WORKING TOGETHER BEHIND THE SCENES TO INFLUENCE PERCEPTIONS, CHANGE RULES AND LAWS, STEER MEDIA COVERAGE AND CONTROL THE FLOW OF INFORMATION. THEY WERE NOT RIGGING THE ELECTION; THEY WERE FORTIFYING IT. AND THEY BELIEVE THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THE SYSTEM’S FRAGILITY IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA ENDURES.
Ball describes the participants in this plan as “democracy campaigners.” It was led by Mike Podhorzer, a “senior adviser to the president of the AFL-CIO,” one of the nation’s most powerful labor unions, aligned with the Democratic Party.
IN HIS APARTMENT IN THE D.C. SUBURBS, PODHORZER BEGAN WORKING FROM HIS LAPTOP AT HIS KITCHEN TABLE, HOLDING BACK-TO-BACK ZOOM MEETINGS FOR HOURS A DAY WITH HIS NETWORK OF CONTACTS ACROSS THE PROGRESSIVE UNIVERSE: THE LABOR MOVEMENT; THE INSTITUTIONAL LEFT, LIKE PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND GREENPEACE; RESISTANCE GROUPS LIKE INDIVISIBLE AND MOVEON; PROGRESSIVE DATA GEEKS AND STRATEGISTS, REPRESENTATIVES OF DONORS AND FOUNDATIONS, STATE-LEVEL GRASSROOTS ORGANIZERS, RACIAL-JUSTICE ACTIVISTS AND OTHERS.
By April, she notes, Podhorzer was hosting two-and-a-half-hour Zoom meetings with other participants in the project. They pushed Congress to fund vote by mail, and persuaded Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to “election administration funding.” (As Breitbart News warned, Zuckerberg’s donations looked more like a Democrat get-out-the-vote effort, and was aimed primarily at Democrat-heavy counties in key battleground states.)
The campaign also used legal efforts to change voting procedures during the COVID pandemic, leading to a “revolution” in mail-in voting: ” Only a quarter of voters cast their ballots the traditional way: in person on Election Day,” Ball notes.
The group also used a “nameless, secret project” to fight “disinformation.” Their method was “to pressure platforms to enforce their rules, both by removing content or accounts that spread disinformation.” Ball does not mention the New York Post‘s story about Hunter Biden’s laptop, but tech companies, mainstream media outlets, and former intelligence officials leapt in October to call the laptop potential Russian “disinformation,” and to suppress it. Twitter blocked links to the story, and also locked the Post out of its account for more than two weeks. The story was later shown to be true, with Hunter Biden announcing — after the election — that he was under FBI investigation.
THE GROUP ALSO DECIDED TO EXPLOIT THE VIOLENT UNREST THAT SPREAD ACROSS THE NATION IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH IN MAY, AND TOOK STEPS “TO HARNESS ITS MOMENTUM FOR THE ELECTION WITHOUT ALLOWING IT TO BE CO-OPTED BY POLITICIANS.”
Toward the end of the election, Ball reports, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce set aside old disputes to join the AFL-CIO in creating an alliance to reject claims of election fraud. Ball notes that some Republicans also aided in the effort. As Breitbart News reported at the time, there was a nationwide left-wing movement to unleash more unrest if Trump claimed victory in a close election. Ball’s reporting confirms that the “shadow” effort was coordinating such efforts. She adds that the “national mobilization network” was told to “stand down” after it appeared Biden would be the winner.
Later, she says, Podhorzer’s network decided to make sure there were few counter-demonstrators at the January 6 “Stop the Steal” demonstration in Washington, DC, ensuring that blame for what happened would be placed on Trump alone
There WAS a color revolution in the US after all – and its architects now BOAST of how they ‘fortified’ the 2020 election.
The 2020 US presidential elections wasn’t “rigged,” oh no, but “fortified” by a conspiracy of activists united in saving “Our Democracy” from the Bad Orange Man, now proud to share their story in a friendly tell-all piece in TIME.
“There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes,” writes Molly Ball – a biographer of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, by the way – in TIME magazine this week, describing it as a “vast, cross-partisan campaign to protect the election – an extraordinary shadow effort.
Ball’s article reveals a lot, from why there were no street riots by Democrats either on November 4 or on January 6 – the organizers of this “conspiracy” stopped them – to who was behind the push to alter election rules in key states and set up mail-in voting, who organized “information” campaigns about the results of the election, and who even threatened election officials into making the “right” decision to certify the vote.
While everyone – myself included – was focused on the summer riots as a possible “color revolution,” they turned out to be misdirection. According to TIME, the real action was taking place behind the scenes, as Democrat activists and unions joined forces with NeverTrump Republicans, Chamber of Commerce, corporations, and Big Tech to make sure the 2020 election turns out the way they wanted. They call this a victory of democracy and the will of the people, of course, for no one is ever a villain in their own story.
“Their work touched every aspect of the election,” Ball writes, from getting states to “change voting system laws” and fending off “voter-suppression lawsuits,” to recruiting “armies” of poll workers and pressuring social media companies to “take a harder line against disinformation.”
Then, after Election Day, “they monitored every pressure point to ensure that Trump could not overturn the result.”Alarmed yet? Maybe you should be.
So who are these shadowy saviors of Our Democracy? One of them is union organizer Mike Podhorzer of AFL-CIO, a traditional Democrat powerhouse. Another is Ian Bassin, associate White House counsel in Barack Obama’s first administration. The roster of his “nonpartisan, rule-of-law” outfit called Protect Democracy includes a lot of Obama lawyers, a John McCain campaign aide, an editor from the defunct neocon Weekly Standard, and someone from SPLC, while among their advisers is the NeverTrump failed presidential candidate and ex-CIA spy Evan McMullin.
Bear that in mind when you read Bassin’s quote that “Every attempt to interfere with the proper outcome of the election was defeated,” (emphasis added) but “it’s massively important for the country to understand that it didn’t happen accidentally. The system didn’t work magically. Democracy is not self-executing.” Chilling words.
A leading member of this effort is Norm Eisen, another White House counsel under Obama. The pro-Trump Revolver News even raised the alarm about Eisen plotting a “color revolution” in September – but by then it was too late, even if anyone had been paying attention.
By then, the National Vote at Home Institute – an organization barely two years old, and part of the effort – had already instructed secretaries of state across the US with “technical advice on everything from which vendors to use to how to locate drop boxes,” and even provided them “communications tool kits,” i.e. talking points.
In November 2019 – a full year before the election! – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hosted “nine civil rights leaders” for dinner, one of whom was Vanita Gupta, Obama’s assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. It was part of this shadowy coalition’s campaign for “more rigorous rules and enforcement” on social media platforms – just in case you were wondering how Trump ended up deplatformed, or the New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s laptop got suppressed before the election.
Ironically, as part of their pressure on Big Tech Democrats had whipped up a moral panic about super-targeted “Russian”internet memes that somehow “influenced” the 2016 election – yet Ball’s article says that two groups involved with the conspiracy “created state-specific memes and graphics, spread by email, text, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, urging that every vote be counted.”
Podhorzer’s messaging efforts were informed by Anat Shenker-Osorio, who “applies tools from cognitive science and linguistics in her work with progressive organizations globally,” according to her 2018 fellowship bio from George Soros’s Open Society Foundation.
Though Ball doesn’t mention it specifically, those Twitter and Facebook “pre-bunking” labels about safety of mail-in ballots and the winner not being known on Election Day are also the activists’ talking points.
Remember how Republican observers were thrown out of the ballot-counting facility in Detroit? Reports at the time said it was because of overcrowding, but the Time article reveals that a Democrat activist mobilized “dozens of reinforcements”to “provide a counterweight” to them, so eventually “racial-justice activists from Detroit Will Breathe worked alongside suburban women from Fems for Dems and local elected officials.”
It was activists who came up with a strategy of denouncing any challenge to Detroit vote counts as racist, too.
When President Donald Trump asked Michigan’s Republican-majority legislators to challenge the results, Eisen called it “the scariest moment” of the election, and the “democracy defenders” sprung into action.
Eisen’s lawyers dug up dirt on the two lawmakers invited to Washington, activists hounded them at airports, NeverTrump Republicans made calls to party friends, and Bassin’s outfit commissioned an op-ed threatening criminal charges by Michigan’s Democrat AG – whose office then retweeted it. The two were even picketed at the Trump Hotel in DC. The brigading eventually worked, as Michigan Republicans agreed to certify the elections – and other contested states followed.
Perhaps the most intriguing part is buried towards the end. Ball reveals that she got a text from Podhorzer – the AFL-CIO organizer – on the morning of January 6, hours before what the Democrats would describe as “insurrection” by Trump supporters at the US Capitol, saying that the “activist left” was “strenuously discouraging counter activity” in order to“preserve safety and ensure they couldn’t be blamed for any mayhem.”
How did Podhorzer know there would be “mayhem,” hours before the “storming” of the Capitol that Democrats claim Trump “incited” at the rally outside the White House at noon? It’s a mystery.
What’s not a mystery is the result of the “conspiracy” Ball has revealed: a de facto one-party state in which Democrats hold absolute power at every level of government and seek to prosecute dissent and disenfranchise the opposition.
Last month, with no inkling of the behind-the-scenes operation just revealed in Time, I wrote of a non-kinetic “fifth-generation” civil war that had unfolded as “a battle for hearts and minds, a series of psychological operations that played out on the media, political and economic fronts.” I argued it had successfully swapped the American Republic for something called “Our Democracy,” which maintains the form but has a radically different content.
One of the “heroes” of Ball’s piece, NeverTrump Republican Jeff Timmer, has a quote in the article about how “Our democracy only survives if we all believe and don’t look down,” referring to the cartoon character Wile E. Coyote.
It’s an interesting admission, as the coyote is the villain of those cartoons – and the one actually immune to the effects of gravity is the roadrunner bird. But you’re not supposed to notice this – and besides, noticing will soon be a crime in Our Democracy.