Big Brother Press

I and my fledgling party consider participating in elections as a fundamental right for political parties in a democracy, and I/we don't depend on the corporate media, nor their on-line/so-called alternative press sycophants, for respect. Respect comes from people encouraging me/us, signing my/our petitions, or from those who have voted for me in a past election or intending to vote for me/us in a future one. Nevertheless, that doesn't mean that I shy away from pointing out the inequities and biases from the Big Brother Press, if only to show how big the scale of corruption is in today's political class, including those that enable them.

So it's not exactly news that the corporate news media and their sycophants only tell us news that they think we need to know, even if what they think we don't need to know is something earth-shakenly important, like whether or not our much heralded democracy is functioning well, and incidentally, this latter point is one of the functions of the director of elections election in King County this year, and elections for secretary of states, auditors, registrars and county clerks around the nation. However, the Big Brother Press in King County is not so interested in informing you about what the contrasting differences and approaches are in this election as they are in making sure that the outcome they want is a fait accompli. One county elections job is not necessarily earth-shakenly important, but the power of incrementalism has a negative side as well as a positive one, and so far it's adding up to the corporate mammoth telling the rest of us: "Never mind the opposition to how elections are run in America, nor the secrets and nuances of the system."

- by Mark Greene

[revised on 9/13/11]

Post-script: I am an independent candidate even though I refer to my party sometimes, because it's not an official party, essentially because it's quite small and developing. This is also a non-partisan election.

If possible, please, consider contributing to campaign (see disclaimer below before donating): click on the title link above and make selections of how you want to donate, or send check or money order to Mark Greene for Director of Elections Comm., P.O. Box 612, Bellevue, WA 98009. Also, Mark is depending on supporters to spread the word about the campaign to get around the media bias regarding non-establishment campaigns. Thank you!

Disclaimer: Dean Logan is an ex-director of King County Elections and the predecessor to the present incumbent (both appointed by ex-executive Ron Sims).

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