In 1745, Bonnie Prince Charlie defied the “election” and the Jacobite Uprising occurred. Will Bonnie Prince Donald do the same? And who is the real “pretender”, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?
Thus reads the description for my latest video, “Bonnie Prince Donald”, published to YouTube on October 21, 2016. The clip, which clocks in at 9 minutes and 38 seconds, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.
My video begins with a shocking clip from “Sane Progressive” which replays a portion of a recent interview of President Barack Obama. “We’re gonna have to rebuild, within this wild, wild west of information flow, some sort of curating function that people agree to,” Obama is heard to say. 
Here is a partial, abbreviated transcript of what President Obama said:
We’re gonna have to rebuild, within this wild, wild west of information flow, some sort of curating function that people agree to.
[Fondly remembers the days of Walter Cronkite, then admits that] not everyone agreed. There were always outliers who thought it was all propaganda and that we didn’t really land on the moon, Elvis is still alive, and so forth, but generally that wasn’t in the papers that you bought in the supermarket as you were checking out.
And generally, people trusted a basic body of information.
There has to be some sort of way in which we can sort through information that passes some basic ‘truthiness tests’, and those we have to discard because they just don’t have any basis on anything that’s actually happening in the world. And that’s hard to do! But I think it’s gonna be necessary, it’s gonna be possible. I think the answer is obviously not censorship, but it’s creating places where people can say, ‘This is reliable. And I’m still able to argue safely about facts and what we should do about it.’ Not just making stuff up.
Obama is advocating here special places of “Truthiness” for approved persons. The non-approved persons are segregated into a sort of Internet ghetto.
But who is to decide whether you have the “Truthiness” or not?
And where is the “Truthiness” in recent mainstream media reports all saying that for Donald Trump not to quickly concede the election after November 8th amounts to something absolutely unprecedented and subversive of our democratic system of government? Have they already forgotten the 2000 election, when candidate Al Gore did not accept the election results until December 13th? 
Going further back, to 1745, Charles Edward Stuart did not accept the “election” (choice) of someone else as king of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Instead there was the Jacobite Uprising of that year. Bonnie Prince Charlie lost the battle, and so is called now “The Pretender.” But if the Jacobite Uprising had succeeded, history would record Charles Edward Stuart as the legitimate king.
Election fraud in the United States has a long history, and played a part in the death of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe died in Baltimore in 1849, coincident to a municipal election. He had been found on October 3rd, election day there, “laboring under an attack of mania a potu [delirium tremens], and in a most shocking condition.” What had happened was that Poe had been seized by “the lawless agents of some political club, and shut up all night in a cellar. The next morning he was taken out in a state of frenzy, drugged, and made to vote in eleven different wards.” Edgar Allan Poe died consequent to these fraudulent election tactics on October 7, 1849. 
Later, in 1960, election fraud occurred in the close race between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon. A book by Chuck Giancana and Sam Giancana, Double Cross, describes how the John Kennedy campaign made a deal with organized crime: They would deliver votes for JFK, and in return his administration would go easy on the mobsters. But JFK’s brother, Robert Kennedy, double-crossed the deal and came down hard, as Attorney General, on La Cosa Nostra. Particular information on vote fraud in 1960, especially in Chicago and West Virginia, is also related (to my recollection) in Peter Dale Scott’s book, Deep Politics.
——- Sources ——-
 “Obama has stated he wants ‘truth tests’ for media; Chilling Orwellian Double Speak”, by Sane Progressive. YouTube, October 20, 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96ThlM-LEsg&feature=em-lss
 “‘Never has government been more involved in rigging an election’
Bachmann and Coulter strike back against media attack on Trump”, by Garth Kant. WorldNet Daily, October 21, 2016. http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/never-has-government-been-more-involved-in-rigging-an-election/
 Midnight Dreary: The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, by John Evangelist Walsh. New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2000.