My day has hardly begun and already the Silver Fox and various commenters (h/t Ray So-Cal and Cassander) are inundating me with reading material. Is there anything going on out in the world? How would I know?
One thing I've noticed, however. There seems to be an increasing air of doom and gloom among commenters on the Right, even while the Trump team continues to exude their own air of supreme confidence--not only in the righteousness of their cause but in their ultimate victory.
Just now I responded as follows to Mike Sylwester:
Mike Sylwester November 19, 2020 at 8:47 AM
At this point, the Trump team needs to present a credible confession of someone who used computers to massively affect votes. Without such a confession, Trump has lost the election.
mark wauck November 19, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Confessions--especially when the target is backed up by The Deep State--are far easier said than done. I would prefer to hope that the statistical evidence can be presented in a convincing fashion. As far back as 1976 a federal court HELD--not just opined--that statistical evidence could lead to a complete REDO of an election. The use of statistics for evidentiary purposes has become light years more sophisticated in the intervening close on to half a century. Don't say never yet.
I realize that that such assurances may seem at this point to be a slender reed on which to place our hopes. It may be that the recount tactics we're seeing for now--the pursuit of voter level fraud--are in the nature of a legal holding or delaying pattern. I'm speculating in that regard, but I say that because I've maintained in the past, like Mike, that in the final analysis the election fraud case must be the important one. That's all I have to offer for now, beyond the continuing accumulation of statistical detail that we see on the internet, day after day.
In the meantime, I offer two articles that are conceptually linked, although their approaches may seem somewhat different. The first article was linked by Cassander and examines the shadowy world of Lord Mark Malloch Brown. (As an aside, it's a continual source of bemusement to me that life-long Brit Lefties like Mark Brown accept peerships and become Lords of the realm. Go figure, eh? It must say something about the Left elites.)
I present this article for a limited purpose:
My purpose for the somewhat lengthy quote below is to make the limited case that, yes, despite all we've been conditioned to believe to the contrary, large international conspiracies do exist. Globalism, The New World Order, The Great Reset, The Deep State--call them what you will, but behind these movements there actually exists a cast of players with a history. The author of this article presents the history of a key player--Malloch Brown. I urge you to read it all. However, I offer you his big picture summary regard The Deep State and elections. The author begins with a theme that I hope is familiar--that the Deep State is international, with a very significant British component, and that the British contingent has been highly active in US politics:
OK. I'm not going to attempt to argue the details. However I am here to tell you that if you think for a moment that Malloch Brown is not closely tied to Brit Intel then ... you'd best reconsider. What we see here are the international vested interests for whom Donald J. Trump is an existential threat who must be eliminated at all costs, at any price to the American constitutional order. And that all ties in to mass election fraud, as we now see it occurring on a remarkable scale here in the US. It's not pleasant to think of ourselves as marionettes rather than witting actors--albeit each on a tiny scale--in a political drama. Malloch Brown and his cohorts want you to continue to dismiss such unpleasant thoughts and acquiesce in the inauguration of a president who is patently owned and operated by international interests--you surely didn't think his and his son's financial hijinks were opaque to the international Deep State, did you? His successor--who slept her way to this position--will of course be as putty in their hands
Now, Ray So-Cal has linked another article that dispenses with the international intel intrigue--for the most part. He does touch lightly on some unavoidable aspects of that, including a reference, of course, to Malloch Brown. For the most part, however, he concentrates quite simply on the inherent credibility of conspiracy theory in the very specific context of this election. The article is wonderfully well written and the author makes his argument in colorful but, for me, quite convincing style:
The Trump campaign’s legal team seems quite confident of a big win to come. Should they be?
As you can see, the author is addressing all our anxieties about the outcome of this "election."
He begins by tracing the origins of the mythical Kraken--enlightening to me. Then he moves to our concerns and a justification for the strategy that Sidney Powell has adopted:
In those movies the Kraken is surely a fearsome creature. We don’t yet know how fearsome is Powell’s Kraken.
What we do know is that Powell and other members of the team, like Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, and, unofficially, Lin Wood, have been somewhat shockingly confident in the last few days. ...
That’s one reason Americans of faith in the country as founded should guard against fatalism and surrender as the results of the failed 2020 election are litigated. ...
Still, those winds blow.
Powell’s Kraken had better be big and bad.
According to her, though, it is. Over the weekend Powell gave the broad outlines of a rather shocking, widespread conspiracy involving the electronic hacking of America’s elections through a foreign-owned company called Dominion Voting Systems and a tabulation software from a company called Smartmatic, which was created in Venezuela. And also another company known as Scytl, whose headquarters is in Barcelona, Spain. In fact, it’s alleged, the votes going into these systems were actually counted in Europe and then fed back here.
Yes, it all sounds quite fanciful, like a John Grisham or John le Carré novel come to life, and the temptation is to throw up one’s hands and ask if these lawyers have lost their minds.
On the other hand, American politics has lost its immunity to fanciful conspiracy theories coming true.
Let’s remember that the Left did everything it could to derail the Trump presidency by use of perhaps the most absurd conspiracy theory this side of chemtrails: that the president colluded with Vladimir Putin to rig the 2016 election with $200,000 in Facebook ads.
And it turned out the real conspiracy was as absurd as it was true: that a dossier full of quite ridiculous assertations bought and paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign was used as a pretext for an outgoing presidential administration to turn the full investigative powers of the intelligence community and the Department of Justice onto a presidential campaign of an opposite party for the purposes of opposition research.
It makes Watergate sound like a penny-ante burglary, doesn’t it?
Then there was another true conspiracy, namely that the vice president of that corrupt former administration had used his crackhead son as the front man for a pay-for-play bribery and racketeering scheme to suction several million dollars from a corrupt Ukrainian oil and gas company in return for weaponizing American foreign policy against that company’s domestic enemies.
And when that conspiracy began to surface, we were given another absurd and widespread conspiracy theory; namely, that when Trump asked for cooperation from Ukraine’s new president in getting to the bottom of the Biden/Burisma corruption it was evidence he was seeking a quid pro quo for American aid.
The conspiracy theory, which was the flip side of an actual Democrat racket, was advanced as the justification for impeaching Trump.
No, we’ve seen enough of American politics in 2020 that no allegations can be dismissed out of hand.
What we know already isn’t good. That British Lord Mark Malloch-Brown is involved with Smartmatic, given his long-standing Soros ties, isn’t encouraging. Nor is it a good thing that Kamala Harris’ husband, Douglas Emhoff, is involved with a Smartmatic spinoff. Or that Peter Neffenger, a Smartmatic board member, is now a member of Biden’s transition team.
The more you examine the players involved, and the more statistical analysis of the election you see, specifically in the hard-to-reconcile differences in voting results in Atlanta, Milwaukee, Detroit, Las Vegas, and Philadelphia compared to those in large cities not located in disputed states, and the more affidavits are filed containing eyewitness reports of brazen mishandling of ballots, the more this election begins to resemble the doctored frauds of Latin America. And the more disgraceful the whole thing becomes.
There’s a reason less than half of America believes Biden fairly won the 2020 election.
No, I haven't presented proof--except by analogy. But analogy is in fact a very strong argument. I believe Powell is on the right track. The real question is a matter of time. We know that time isn't on her side, but to what degree is it working against her--and Trump? Is that what the conspirators are counting on? The fate of our republic could be riding on the answer.