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Fighting the Deep State – The Significance of 1992
By Melinda Pillsbury-Foster

  
1992 is arguably the most significant year in the last half of the 20th Century.

But until now you did not really know what happened then or understand the next 36 years which have sent America’s economy into a tail spin, enmeshed us in constant war, made millions homeless, and taken the world to the brink of disaster.

If Deep State had not acted:

  • Bill Clinton would never have been elected president.
  • Bush W. would never have been elected president.
  • War on Iraq would not have happened.
  • The economy, world-wide would be stable today.
  • Millions would not have lost their homes.
  • We would all have affordable health care through the free-market



FLASH BACK – 1992

In mid-March 1992, the Clintons were ready to wind down their campaign and return to Arkansas.  Bill and Hillary had been talking about the presidency for years, looking for the right time but the money had not appeared, even after their win in Southern Super Tuesday on March 11th. Opposition was down to was Paul Tsongas and Jerry Brown. 

This made a presidential win possible if Bill could stay ahead of the scandals he and Hillary knew loomed.  Bill Clinton was, and remains, a sexual predator.  He could never have been elected today, now that the MeToo! consciousness has awakened.  But Bill was also a student of John F. Kennedy, as are many of us.   Kennedy decided for reasons of his deteriorating health he could not wait to try for the presidency, instead running for the office in 1959.  Bill and Hillary knew they had a limited window of opportunity determined not by ill-health but by Bill’s sexual habits. 

But money was no issue for JFK, for Bill Clinton, it was. 

In Mid-March 1992 the Clinton had only $50,000 left and a HQ bus.  On March 12 Bill and Hillary spent time at Hillary’s High School Alma Mater, Maine South High School near Chicago despite their win in the Southern Super Primary the day before. 
  
  Decision-time was coming up fast.   The Clintons had reached out to the Democratic Labor establishment.  Now, they had to find the means to sell Bill and his carefully manufactured agenda to American voters.  
 
Frank Greer had come onboard as Clinton’s Media Consultant.  Despite the title, Greer knew nothing about satellite technology as a distribution system.  He needed to know so the Clinton Campaign could determine if satellite was an option. 

Also, on the agenda, the rush of scandals.

On January 26th Bill and Hillary Clinton appeared on 60 Minutes to deny Bill had carried on a long affair with Gennifer Flowers.  Now, we know this was a carefully orchestrated lie.

Two days later, during George H. W. Bush’s State of the Union Address, only 1M of 29-Million phone calls to CBS via touch-tone phone buttons for #1 AGREE or #2 DISAGREE had gotten through.  Millions of calls crashed to deadtone in 14 phone regions of the Bell System. 
The Clintons and Greer likely spent January to mid-March looking for solutions to the problem of rapidly increasing their media presence while staving off scandals. 

How could they sell Clinton to the mass-audience with the money they had available and do so as a stream of propaganda avoiding the problems caused when Bill was confronted with facts about his behavior?    This is when Billary received a fax copy of the PhoneVoter TV Network Proposal.
The answer, they realized, was Satellite.  Now they needed to know how to get it.

January 1992

Brock d’Avignon, founder of PhoneVoter TV Networks, picked satellite TV to avoid the overload problem for PhoneVoter, started on January 21st.  

Brock had persuaded Keystone Satellite Communications to provide free satellite time, valued at $130,000 per candidate, to presidential hopefuls if they used PhoneVoter TV to show audience response tallies.  This was a loss-leader to build up satellite use in new markets. 

Brock d’Avignon and a team of volitional, non-political libertarians, began working from borrowed space in a small office in Costa Mesa, CA to give American voters a voice in their electoral system using mass-audience TV which allowed the audience to AGREE/DISAGREE with candidates.  With satellite, this would work.  

Unknown Libertarian History

If you are a libertarian, active in the Libertarian Party or not, you probably know some of the names of below.  They all agreed on the need for people to have greater control of governance, eliminating government if possible.  They agreed the economy could be transferred into the free-market, achieving stability, using the loan tool, Percentage-As-You-Earn (PAYE) finance & finansurance , d’Avignon had researched over the previous twenty years.

PhoneVoter offered services to all 64 presidential candidates.  The four who responded were Ross Perot, Jerry Brown, Pat Buchanan and Bill Clinton.  

The reactions of each candidate proved to be revealing. 
The Perot Campaign 

Of the four candidates, Perot was first, starting in January.  Perot’s rise in popularity was linked to Telepoll 700-800-900#, owned and programmed by Gary Tomlinson for Owners of America, Inc. Telepoll offering AGREE – DISAGREE votes. 

From January until March PhoneVoting took place entirely by telephone. Results went to the congresspersons of the pollvoters and to the media each week from early February 1992 on.  d'Avignon wrote and faxed the PhoneVoter questions to Owners of America, Inc. who had Capitol Calling Cards printed and sold. 

  Finally, someone was listening.   Congresspersons and the media received weekly releases.  In June, Perot led a Gallup poll with 39% of the vote thanks to the combined efforts of PhoneVoter and TelePoll, paid for entirely by Owners of America, Inc.
  
The CNN appearance on Larry King aired on February 20, 1992. This was a reaction to Perot’s rising popularity, originating from voters’ ability to respond to the statements they heard through their phone calls using their Capitol Calling Cards.  Perot advocated electronic direct democracy via electronic town halls as well.  The tallies were a step in that direction, powering the campaign and the wish of Americans to have a part in decisions being made.  

In May, Perot hired Ed Rollins, a former consultant for Ronald Reagan, and everyone in the campaign expected Perot to begin buying satellite time through PhoneVoter and making use of the Presidential Candidates’ Unedited Speech program and to participate in the Presidential Candidates’ Debate Tournament.


The Perot Campaign Sputters
 

 Instead, on July 16th Rollins resigned and two days later so did Perot, coming back to stop the threat of Bo Gritz taking his place with Owners of America, Inc.  

Perot depended on appearances made on other people’s TV shows.  Bill Clinton refused to participate in programming which allowed voters to AGREE/DISAGREE with his ideas but used satellite from April 1 through the election in November. 

If Perot had not been too cheap to pay for Satellite time, he would likely have been the next president.  Satellite for the whole year would have cost him only $2M.