For Those Of You Who Do Not Know About Israeli Politics . . . which is Presumably the Vast Number of People who are Reading this Editorial, Nothing could be Dirtier & More Vicious than an Israeli Political Campaign, where your Ally is as Much your Enemy as is your Friend.
I Mean These Players Will Literally Stoop So Low . . . That There Aren’t Words To Describe It – BUT . . .
When I Write That Politicking In Israel Is A National Blood Sport – I’m Being Serious . . . But When The Politicking Is Done . . . and the Time for Voting & Counting Begins – the Rules are as Simple, and are as Even & Transparent as Possible for Everyone, with the Least Possible Chance of Cheating.
The Candidates & Parties Who Lose Hate The Results, But Never Question The Veracity Of The Outcome . . . Why?
1 – There Are No Write-In Ballots. If you are an Israeli Citizen, even Living Abroad, if you Want to Vote, Get-On a Plane & Fly-Home to Vote in Person.
2 – No One In Israel – Gets to Vote who Isn’t an Israeli Citizen, Over the Age of Consent & In Possession of Two Things . . . Citizenship ID & A Voting Card.
3 – Voting Day Is Voting Day . . . Not Before & Not After.
4 – All Ballots are Uniform in Design, Delivered & Counted the Same Way.
5 – There Are ONLY Manned In-Person Ballot Voting Stations where the People Vote. There are No Ballot Drop-Offs or Ballot Collection Services (Harvesting).
At Every Polling Station, there are the Paid Election Workers & Volunteer Party Scrutineers (Poll Watchers), who are Really Up Close & Personal, whose Function is to Verify the Legitimacy of Every Voter, and to Make Certain that Every Vote is Cast Fairly According to all the Rules of Voting Integrity.
6 – More So . . . When the Polls Close All the Ballots are Emptied & Sorted in Front of all Scrutineers, where the Ballots are HAND COUNTED, to the Approval of all the Parties Present.
When Anne & I Go To Vote . . . We Better Have a Voting Card with us and Proof of who we Are, Preferably with some Form of Photo ID (Driver’s License Or Healthcare Card) which is Recorded with our Vote. Or with Someone who is an Accepted Eligible Voter who will Vouch for who we Are.
It’s Not To Say That We (Canadians) Don’t Have Some Voter Skullduggery Either, Since Nothing’s Perfect . . . But Nothing Like What Just Happened In The United States Of America.
If you’re Not 100% Certain that your Vote will Count, Why Even Bother To Vote? And if you Believe that your Election was Fixed by the Government in One Way or Another, Regardless of by Whom . . . Forget the Fantasy that you Live in a Free Society, Since in all Reality, you are Nothing More than a Vassal to the People in Charge.
I Am Not A Neophyte At Corruption – Especially Political & Judicial Corruption. I’ve Dealt With More Than Just A Few.
I Know What It Is To Face A Subjective Judge, who in His or Her Opinion Thinks He or She knows Better than the Laws they are Sworn to Defend & Uphold, and Most Dangerously of all, Who Believe they are the Philosopher Kings (Queens), whose Verdict & Judgment Supersedes the Intention of the Laws.
I Also Know . . . That if you Want Nothing to be Accomplished – Form as Large a Committee as Possible to Study it, Declare a Hearing, Bring in as Many Useless Witnesses as Possible, Look as Erudite & Concerned as is Feasible, And In The Process – Create Reams & Reams Of Useless Paper & Files.
The More Complicated Anyone Creates A Law Or Service To Be . . . The More Ripe it is for Abuse, which is Exactly what the American Democrats, Dumb People & RINOS have Done with the Election Process, So-Much-So, that they/ve Created an Election Process that Couldn’t Possibly be Honest . . . Even If That Was Their Intent.
There Are Reasons Why Societies Go To War, Internally & Externally . . . And in One Way or Another . . . the Reasons Always Seem to Revert to Violence, which Inevitably Comes Down to One Side Leveraging Power, which they they Don’t Deserve, Over the Freedoms, Values and/or Wealth of Others.
In The Next Short While . . . I Will be Producing a Podcast with Personal Information which I Have Rarely Spoke About, Not even to Friends & Family. But I think – Because of the Perils of these Times, it is Important to Understand & Know How & Why you’re Not Alone in your Worry & Trepidation.
People Will Only Take So Much Abuse, Lies & Obfuscations – Before They Say No More . . . Then – “Katy Bar The Door”.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov