I was wondering when it would happen. Not if. When. In the back of my mind, I knew that it was only a matter of time. Was hoping that it would have at least taken long enough for the endless series of attack-ads to come out. That would have been nice. But nope. Wasn’t even a week after Clinton was arbitrarily declared the winner by the media that she has firmly in her pocket. I’m already seeing person after person come out and say that we just need to ally with Shillary. Why? Why do you think – because Trump. Naturally. Since this election is completely lacking in substantive issues, the only thing that people are able to measure the value of a candidate is how much they don’t like and fear the other. Fear and hate are driving this election.
When I first started posting things about Bernie Sanders, who I have and will never stop supporting, I was seeing how much people were coming together and demanding the change he wanted. We finally had a candidate who actually stood for something! How long’s it been since that happened? Not in my lifetime. Then what happened? Well, I would be remiss to not point out the obvious corruption of the political process. The entire establishment made no secret that Clinton is going to be the candidate they pick. Sanders was fighting the ultimate uphill battle. One that he seems to have lost. By losing California, his path forward is dead. Be mad at me for saying that. I get it. It is infuriating. Naturally, all the Independents supported Sanders in an overwhelming majority. Beyond landslide. But corruption of the election process has become par for the course for this election. Because who cares what people who aren’t strictly aligned with the party think? Of course. That’s our “democracy” for ya.
After seeing how people were getting so outraged about how broken and crooked the system is, I thought that maybe, somebody would actually stand up for truth. Would not kowtow to a broken system out of fear of the unknown. Out of fear that has been cooked to a boiling point by the entire media that is in Shillary’s $12,000 jacket pocket. I mean, what person with any amount of perspective could possibly support a candidate as crooked as her in good conscience?
Like clockwork, the posts began. Many of them with things like, “we fought the good fight” or “I don’t like her politics, but we need to support Hillary.” All that stuff about corruption? The proof of how broken the system is? Any of that ring a bell? Of course not. Nope, let’s just do what we always do as Americans and just give it to her. It will be more of the slow circle of the drain, but what do we care? After all, if we don’t support Shillary, we get Trump! A man whose fear levels have been driven up to RIDICULOUS proportion by the entire media. Take it from me, as much as I don’t like the guy, I am not so dumb as to think that he’s some kind of grave threat. Trump is a troll. The greatest troll in existence. He’s trolled the entire electorate. He’s still trolling now. Only difference is that now people actually take what he says seriously.
I can already hear the refrain from people,
But Lucien, you don’t want things to get worse, do you? Under Trump they would!
Actually, yeah, I do want things to get worse. I want the dull-witted ‘Murican people kicked out of their complacency by having to face the fact that we’re not doing ANYTHING to help this country be electing another corporate oligarch. One who has openly stated her support of the TPP, which is going to kill jobs in this country and effectively codify the corporate power structure worldwide. I honestly want to watch people in this country have to face a reality that they are going to be heading towards anyway under Shillary. She’s going to do NOTHING to change anything. Improve our broken healthcare system? Nope. She’s been very vocal about doing nothing to change that. Maybe do something about our broken education system? Nope. I guarantee that for-profit colleges are already lobbying. Maybe do anything about how broken the prison system and drug war in this country is? How much money do private prisons already give the government in lobbying costs? Yeah, I don’t think so.
The reality of the situation is that we had a chance that comes once in a lifetime. We won’t get another. By the time Bernie would get another shot, he’ll likely be dead. Congratulations, America. You pissed away your opportunity. Nice going. Guess that’s what he gets for courting the youth vote. A historically-unreliable voting block. I hope you’re all proud.
For those who still want to say that it’s better to vote for Shillary, let me remind you what kind of candidate you are supporting – she has been on EVERY side of EVERY issue. She has no platform. It is clear that she is completely beholden to corporate money. And guess what – they don’t give a fuck about you. At all. Ever. Anytime she’s tried to be called out on how two-faced she is, she gets really defensive and does everything she can to shut the conversation down. She’s said that people who don’t support her are sexist. She believes that the things that you are asking for aren’t realistic and wants you to settle for less. She’s given speeches to the likes of Goldman Sachs that we will NEVER know the transcripts of. And if you are a woman and don’t support her, there’s a special place in hell for you. That’s the person who is the “lesser of two evils.” The one who “we need to support.”
I refuse. Outright. I am DONE playing this stupid game. Vote for Jill Stein. Write-in Sanders. At least then we have voted for a candidate who we can actually believe in. If you are going to let fear dictate your actions to you, then I honestly think that you should just admit that you were a fair-weather supporter of Sanders. Oh, and if Sanders comes out in support of her, then I guess we’ll learn where his loyalties lie.
And that’s the last thing I’m going to say about the election. Fuck it.
Until next time, a quote,
“Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.” – Jerry Garcia