Okay brothers and sisters… Here is the present situation as I see it that our state of Arizona is in:
Arizona governor Ducey is now in more arbitrary control of our state government then any other Arizona governor in recent/modern memory…He has just successfully signed a bill to stack our state supreme court with two extra judges and right before that appointed another extremist right wing lawyer (Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute) as a judge to that very court. It should be added that all justices on the Arizona Supreme Court opposed this power grab by this power hungry governor Ducey.
Next, Ducey has apparently secured $20,000,000 from the Arizona legislature (that we know of) for so called security on the Arizona border with Mexico.
Really, what this really means is that he will be expanding his Arizona Highway Patrol police force into his own little “mini army” so serve his needs. He does this in spite of opposition from different county sheriffs in whose territory Ducey’s little “off the shelf” little arbitrary police army will be operating.
Ducey has been bragging since yesterday about his rigged electoral prop 123 win. Be prepared for the comparisons of “hero” being used to describe his courageous political actions in saving Arizona’s public education system (please…somebody get me a barf bag). So now…”the thieves who stole our children’s education funding are being applauded and deemed heroes for giving back only some of the money they stole in the first place!
Prop 123 is very significant politically and should be a clear wake up call that…”Duh…Our politicians are now bought off by dark money/organized crime elements/developers thanks to our illustrious Koch brothers Ducey who hails from a family of Organized Crime individuals. Prop 123 further show that most of our Arizona leadership has been co-opted by their very obvious capitulation to the organized crime governor Koch brothers Ducey.
After all…If any doubts were still being entertained that most of our Democratic leadership in the Arizona state party and legislature were not “pretenders” constantly telling us of how much they are fighting “the good fight” against Republicans then Prop 123 destroyed those doubts. At the first offers of dark money from the Koch brothers governor Ducey’s developers and organized crime friends…All the years of being worn down by constant Republican barrages and corrupt corporate lobbyists shown very clearly on the tired Democratic Az. leadership who apparently took a…”well if you can’t be them then join them” approach to working in secret and now very publicly with Ducey and other corporate lobbyists who have turned many of these Democratic legislators into nothing but entrenupeners sitting in office taking advantage of every business opportunity/offer that comes their way to personally enrich themselves.
Now…Please understand I don’t believe all of our Democratic leadership are guilty of this mercenary approach to politics which screams to their supporters from the highest towers: “hey we can’t stand these Republicans while taking as much money from lobbyists that any of the corporate Republicans ever did very quietly while thinking we are bunch of stupid grass roots Democratic rank and file suckers. So it went yesterday at the A.E.A. .
Oh yes…Our good executive leadership friends at the A.E.A. (the Arizona Education Association) whose mantra should be: “We oppose Ducey and the fat cats while under their breath saying but we really support them” (when big developers and a lot of $$$$ is involved under the table for Prop 123.” Yesterday, they held their celebration of prop 123 rally before the results were even in (but who cares anyways…The election was rigged from the get go because Koch brothers Ducey always gets what he wants).
Many of those appearing there in the crowd I did not recognize as Progressives thankfully although I spotted four Arizona Democratic legislators and one person that claims to be a progressive (who I will not name) there. It seems many of the Democratic leaders while publicly backing O.C. Ducey (Organized Crime) did not want to be seen publicly rubbing in the crooked victory of the fraud they had supported, Prop 123. It became very apparent from the very beginning that the leadership of the A.E.A. had invited their families there and that most of the hand picked teachers that spoke were equalled in number by Ducey’s lackeys. So, I unfortunately was the only one there to counter protest their disgusting public demonstration of victory for a fraud perpetuated against Arizona’s children’s education funding. But, I understand that many of us could not attend because this was put in that hour of the day (4:00 P.M) when most people were coming home from work and needed to get to their families or were still at work and…that fact was probably not lost on Ducey’s A.E.A. leadership friends.
To the credit of the A.F.T. (American Teachers Federation) their organization stayed true to their principles and wouldn’t support Prop 123. It is very sad that I really have to report to you as a former member of the A.E.A. and of someone who currently has many teacher friends in the A.E.A. that the executive leadership of the A.E.A. in my opinion has been infiltrated by the likes of Arizona Koch brothers Ducey and his corporate friends.
But, while I have nothing against the hard working teacher members of the A.E.A. I do have great concern and frustration as to the leadership’s cynical manipulation of people’s emotions. One educator that I know of in the A.E.A. has expressed that he and many of his fellow teachers were in his words “black mailed” into accepting Prop 123. Further…Many of our hard working teacher members in the A.E.A. have told me they were never polled or asked their opinions on whether they supported Prop 123. And of course…What makes this so infuriating to me is that Ducey and his “leg breakers” probably said to the tainted executive leaders of the A.E.A. “screw having any A.E.A. Democratic vote … because when we say: ‘Jump’…You say ‘how high’.
Now, onto the active propaganda campaign being run in Arizona to get the people to believe “the big lie” of how Koch brothers Ducey has saved public education with his swindling Prop 123…Right now, Arizona’s largest newspaper, the Arizona Republic is clearly running “defense for Ducey” by working with the A.E.A. to make it appear that almost all teachers in the A.E.A. were for the fraudulent Prop 123.
Ah…Some will say that isn’t true. Well then, just look at yesterday’s Arizona Republic (which is a property of Gannett and is also given more influence due to Gannet’s other corporate property in Phoenix channel 12) page 7A: This article is next to a Prop 123 article entitled: “Tight Prop. 123 vote frustrates teachers”. The title itself implies in of itself that: “Gee all of the teachers in Arizona are feeling hurt that those cruel anti-Prop 123 people voted no. And of course…That is not the case right now but…The Arizona Republic, Koch brothers Ducey, Democratic/Republican politicians and not least of all…The executive leadership of the A.E.A. are hoping for just that to sway public opinion even after the rigged vote.
These corrupt/corporate politicians, A.E.A. union executive leaders and elements of dark money/organized crime elements are trying to their hardest to tell “the big lie” over through their partners in the media over and over because they know as Goebbels knew that if a lie is repeated enough the people will believe it. Yes, people might say: “Hey, you’re going to far on saying the Arizona Republic and its partner corporation channel 12 have journalists such as Laurie Roberts and E.J. Montini who came out strongly against Prop 123 but the response to that would be: “And, they were minority dissenters whose opinions did not count as the Arizona Republic editorial board came out strongly for Prop 123 and even officially endorsed it in its newspaper.
In fact, the Arizona Republic ran a story today in their May 20th, edition telling of a man suing over Prop 123’s implementation and…To have the election over turned by Arizona Secretary of State’s Michele Reagan. Well…Guess what? The article not only slanted semantically against this individual but on page 17A space is given at the top page to a “Elvia Diaz” who is entitled “Editorial Columnist” who goes on to say that the individual bringing on the suit is committing “a slap on democracy” by going to the courts. So…The columnist Laurie Roberts has not apparently posted any articles on Prop 123 via her Twitter since May 10th but in fairness E.J. Montini has just published a very short article but it is toned down and again…It is very short. So, apparently…The Arizona Republic and Channel 12 corporate bosses are muting those journalists in its employ so that “the big lie” of “Prop 123 is good and anybody who opposes its implementation in court is metaphorically “slapping Democracy in the face”.
Oh … And, we cannot leave the subject of how the Arizona Republic is now trying to discredit Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit. Yesterday…In their May 19th, 2016 hard copy edition they lumped DeWitt in with Diane Douglas labeling him a quote “loose cannon”. Now…I am a Democrat but I truly respect the fact that state treasurer DeWit had the moral and political courage to stand against Koch brothers Ducey by standing against Prop 123. He has now gone against the most powerful elite of the political establishment in Arizona and…Possibly in Washington D.C.
And yes, this sounds crazy but…someone mentioned to me that it looks like Koch brothers Ducey might have his eyes on the White House not just for himself but his Koch brothers funders as well.
In coclusion, we also need to know that I have been in communication with some folks at Audit Az (election nightmares.com) and their founder John Brakey and his colleague have discovered huge anomaly differences between the votes by mail as compared to the election ballot votes in the precincts. I will be hopefully posting as much information as I can on developments in regards to this latest rigged election…
Please…brothers and sisters… Remember…The corrupt powers that be which I have denoted in this article are now in process of repeating the big lie which is Prop 123 is not a fraud and that the election for it was not rigged…Please do not let them go un-answered in the social media…. Spread the word that the big lie in Arizona is just that a big lie and that Prop 123 is a fraud and that the sham election which brought about its passage should not be acceptable.
Arizona progressive activist,
May 20th, 2016