JB: If, as you say, Hillary could sponsor a recount out of petty cash, why is she silent? What's your theory?
HW: Like Gore and Kerry, Hillary is a multi-millionaire. Her first loyalty is to the establishment that keeps her rich. She would never challenge the basic illusions of our democracy. It's too radical a thing for her to do. Like that line in "A Few Good Men": 'TRUTH! YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"
This election marks a shocking and tragic end to democracy in the US as we've known it. Our nation has been on a death spiral since the murders of JFK, MLK and RFK, and the horrible miasma of the Vietnam War. We have never really recovered from Lyndon Johnson's escalation of the war in Vietnam.
This is the basic message of a history of the US I'll soon publish entitled: AMERICA AT THE BRINK OF REBIRTH: THE ORGANIC SPIRAL OF US HISTORY.
Our democratic process, which was far from perfect, has now deteriorated (like our nuclear plants) into something that can only be described as rigor mortis.
A fascist party has stolen control of the government from a corporate one which has no interest in fighting for even those elections it has won but were stolen from it.
Yet at the grassroots, we have a vibrant, savvy and committed core.
We don't know what is forthcoming for our civil rights and liberties. The internet will be attacked, as will free speech. Our survival on this planet is about to be assaulted as never before.