Friday, April 24, 2015

silly season

i haven't blogged about a presidential election since obama's first term....all in all, most things haven't changed....the right wing is still throwing nut jobs out there to scare people into voting 'the lesser of two evils' and we end up with a republican candidate in office anyway...

the left still will not listen....'work within the system we have' and all of that bullshit....they've been saying that since bush's second term....seriously...'we must vote for the best known candidate or we'll hand the election to the right'....uh huh....and they will not listen to the accounts of voter suppression tactics countrywide nor will they comment on campaign finance reform...

because... VOTE!!!!

voting to them is the end all and be all of civic duty....we must vote but only for the big money democrat because that's the only one with a shot of winning in this country....and it isn't that i disagree with their logic per se....i understand the desperation because i was there once too...

then- i realized something...we have 'one ring to rule them all'....meaning one ruling class...the 1% if you will....i realized that the deck has been cut in their favor- not ours....and that's true of the voting/election system as well...we get the candidates that they choose for us to vote for....we get statewide election systems that are bought and paid for and slant in the direction of their choosing- not ours....and this country believes the way that it does because of their media messages....

and the left refuses to see it still....despite overwhelming evidence over the past several elections...the rank and filers won't pressure their democratic party into a more progressive/liberal candidate for anything....they throw money at elections and sign petitions for causes but won't pressure their local, state, federal party into more progressive candidates....they won't agitate within their communities or states for a cleanup of the election system.....

instead, they berate and badger and bully people like me into voting for madame clinton over martin o'malley....they think nothing of the fact that there are not other candidates to vie in a primary....they don't give a shit that jill stein is a woman running for president but she isn't invited to any debates...expect that from the right but isn't the left supposed to be better?

it is THE reason i left the democratic party...physically and financially...i repeatedly contacted democratic candidates and the party...no response....and the democrats online became increasingly rabid and nasty- much like they are now on facebook....

folks are not seeing that we are already in another civil war....it's us against them....two party system....we like to compare it to a game of football but it isn't....it's more like the actual, physical civil war we had once already...in fact, many americans are armed to the teeth and ready to go...ready to go all out and start shooting other americans....and what the left isn't realizing, we have presidential candidates calling for armed insurrection against the govt....and religious right folks arming militias....and our gov't has unlimited powers to detain americans and torture them indefinitely without needing due process....

but by all means go and vote for madame clinton....

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