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Public Corruption in Chester County, PA

I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Watching the angry anti-healthcare mobs was déjà vu all over again for me

The video and news reports of Senator Specter and other representatives being harassed by angry, yelling people instantly brought memories up from my gut. It would be déjà vu for anyone who regularly attended Coatesville City Council meetings when Paul Janssen was the Coatesville City Manager.

It was about 6 years ago in the lobby of Coatesville City Hall when I asked Dick Saha why he did not try to negotiate with the City. I said something about separate property owner’s rights being entirely dependent upon government. For instance; recording a deed to show ownership and for things like police and fire protection. I said that local government is a place to come together as a community to sort problems out. Dick nodded to his son Ricky and I was suddenly circled by about 10 very angry people including Pat Sellers; all of them yelling at me and calling out “Communist”. I found out later that what happened to me was allegedly the Saha supporter group’s technique for weeding out any new person that they thought might not be on their side. Some people never came to a City Council meeting again.

What I am getting at is that I know exactly how Senator Specter and the other representatives feel when surrounded by a mob of angry extremists.

To me it’s plain as day that most of the people showing up to drown out anyone that is for health care and insurance reform are allegedly recruited from the white wing supremacist or Lyndon LaRouche/Libertarian groups. I believe they will oppose anything at all that comes from a Black Democratic President.

Those kinds of people were brought out of their hibernation during the Bush years by the election of a Black President.

What is really deplorable and astounding is that right wing extremist groups were considered ripe fruit for the picking by the insurance lobby. Instead of putting their money into “Harry and Louise” TV ads that attacked anything that would disturb their medical insurance gravy train they allegedly went to extremist and white supremacist groups and arraigned for their transportation and logistic support to town forums.

The ethics of our health insurance companies were never anything to write home about, but this a new low. Some of our American gangsters can point to insurance companies and claim moral superiority.

There is a real and present danger from right extremist groups, but not from the organized groups themselves. The real danger is from a “lone wolf” type like Timothy McVeigh.

I think the end result of insurance companies allegedly financing and giving logistic support to white supremacist, militia groups and other extremist groups might be violence and possibly the death or injury of someone who attends a meeting. Any blood spilled will be on the greedy hands of the health insurance industry.

See this new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center:



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