it's the party itself. the rank and file. the volunteers and the supporters of the candidates. the democratic party has gone right- and i won't be a part of that. it goes against everything i stand for. most folks read blog posts and read the posts- skipping over the comments. i don't. i realize that not everyone has the time i do to spend online but once in awhile read the comments. i took out any blog that supported clinton from my google reader starting with this blog- because of things like this:
"yes, you bet I’m voting for McCain and every other republican out there I can find! The DNC’s lack of leadership is appalling and I for one will not allow 3 million MI and Fl voters to be silenced without exerting some form of retribution. As for kissing roe v wade goodbye, well let me tell you, it’s better than kissing our country, the US of A, goodbye to militant islamic groups, the groups your precious, corrupt BO and his terrorist sympathizing advisors and funders love to coddle. I hope you Obamatots grow up and understand that the campaign between Hillary and BO is NOT a popularity contest. This is a NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE!"
not a part of the actual post- but one of the many comments. feel free to read more- if i hadn't told you that it was a clinton support blog- you may have mistaken it for a mccain blog.
and then i read articles like this:
"On Friday, Barack Obama publicly raised the possibility of helping Hillary Clinton pay off more than $25 million in debts, including the $11.42 million she loaned her own campaign to keep it afloat in recent months."
many obama supporters are as militant as the clintonistas. you have people using right wing tactics to win an alleged democratic nomination and the whole thing stinks of a neo con coup. so- not only am i going independent- i am thinking seriously- and have not made a firm decision yet- of withdrawing from american politics altogether. the time for making a difference through the ballot box is long over. whether we get mcbama, mcclinton, or mcbush part 3- we are getting the status quo politics because big corporate is still going to run the show. it doesn't really matter who we put out front- we are simply stalling the inevitable.
we are running headlong into a depression:
"Glass-Steagall, the law enacted in1933 to prevent another Great Depression was repealed at the behest of bankers. While it is true that at certain times the
we are going to be fighting a never ending series of wars and there is going to be food shortages and outright famine- coupled with drought and water shortages. most brought on by the corporatocracy's desire to continue reaping profits. billions of people on this planet are going to die- and if you think that there is much we are going to do about that- i don't really know what to tell you.
there are those of us who see what is happening with clarity and there are those who continue to get caught up in fighting with the very people they should be allying with. my thought is- the conservative mentality has successfully pervaded and invaded the american psyche- and when you have the majority of people in this country realizing that america's path in the universe has gone horribly wrong-- but then using right wing tactics on each other- well, to me it means that the neo cons have won. there simply aren't enough thinking people to stop the onslaught.