The 2016 Election Is Already Compromised
Normally I write opinion. This article is news, with some imagination thrown in to extend it in ways that ought to frighten your socks off.
A huge effort is already underway to control the 2016 election. It is well thought out, well funded and persuasive. It is vote-rigging by a masked organization with sophistication, scope and brazenness that is mind-boggling.
The market for the scam is people in outlying markets who live in poverty and have one important thing that stokes their passions above all other things: hope for something better. They need money desperately.
Imagination. What do you think their response might be when an auntie, or even an acquaintance of an acquaintance, stops by and gives them an official application form to become a beneficiary of the Marcos wealth? The application says that if you join us, we can “make our country great again!”
- “It doesn’t cost you any thing and if you join, you will be given a share of the secret Marcos billions.”
In another locality, the story is different.
- “It is Yolanda typhoon relief from foreigners. They will pay us for 25 years.”
Fact. People are signing up in huge numbers. It is a sign of the need, of the gullibility, of the hope that poor people are left with when all other doors are closed to them. In the communities I am aware of, intelligent people are signing up. Old people. Young people. Barangay officials – who fuel the enthusiasm.
There is no cost. What’s the downside?
Perhaps 80 percent of all registered voters have joined this organization.
If you ask them, “who is sponsoring it”?
“I don’t know.”
If you ask them, “did you provide your voter’s ID number”?
The application form, sponsored by some nebulous organization called “Bullion Buyer LTD”, is headed “Personal Information Sheet, Beneficiaries”. The amount of detail requested is mind-boggling. Every piece of information government typically requires including Voter’s ID number, family members, education, employment and even character references. And a photograph.
The notions of “privacy” and “identity theft” are not known here. “Togetherness”, doing what others are doing, determines what people think. And they are thinking this is okay. Almost everyone is filling out the form.
What do you think will be done with the information that is collected?
I can only imagine:
- When the election comes, “beneficiaries” will be told how to vote to get their cash.
- The information will be used to concoct fake Voter ID cards, and votes will be cast by hired hands.
- The lists will form a database of people who are either for us or against us, and intimidation will be used to control the election.
Well, my imagination goes beyond what I actually know. But I know recruitment is rushing through outlying barangays like a firestorm.
My imagination . . . it wanders and wonders about who would do this? Who has the money and organization to do a regional vote-rigging scam of magnificent proportions?
My imagination goes to a group of powerful people who band together to organize a “soft coup” via the 2016 elections. They no longer control the military. But, together, they have untold wealth and untold power. And they can get elected.
Know anybody who fits that description?
I can imagine these good old boys – and maybe even ladies – forming a collusive network promising each other reinstatement to the highest posts of government. Legally and officially, on the hopes of the masses. You in jail? Pardons are forthcoming. You under attack by DOJ? We’ll call off the dogs.
Perhaps these super-gangsters have agreed to siphon off millions of taxpayer pesos to fund vote-buying on a scale never before seen in even the loosey goosey Philippines. Garci will be a minor player compared to the scale of this effort.
The attraction must be intoxicating to those shuffled aside by the Aquino good-governance agenda. Assurance of gaining or remaining in power. Being a part of the winning team. Togetherness as Filipinos love to experience it. With awesome power.
Conscience has nothing to do with this. My imagination says this is bare-faced expediency sponsored by a lot of big-shot people who are broken . . . unless they resurrect themselves.
And after the deed is successfully done, they will laugh at how they played so many people for fools.
Would you fill out the form?
If you were desperately poor and wanted some love and money, would you?
Fact: Thousands of people are filling out the form, and joining in hope.
How are you going stop it?
The NEED of local people is so great.
Wishes don’t count.