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But when it comes to Real Life we completely forget about all The Monster Rules and adapt an insane approach that has never worked in my lifetime. We vote for the Lesser of Two Evils. Like it's going to work this time.

When we vote for the lesser of two evils -- and we do -- I've done it for most of my life -- we eventually get to a very strange place. When we vote for the lesser of two evils -- we (meaning sane people) lose ground. And then we do it again, and lose more ground.

We're caught in one of Zeno's paradoxes where we know where we don't want to go -- so we only go half of the way. And for the next go round we still know where we don't want to go -- so we only go half of the way -- again. After a few more elections we're still voting for the lesser of two evils but we're always getting closer and closer to Where We Don't Want To Be.

Eventually we're less than a millionth of an inch away from where we don't want to be. But if we took out our smart phone and took a selfie ... it sure looks like we're exactly there. We still have an infinite number of steps to go ... but look where we already are.

We're the nerdy guy with the crappy flashlight nervously saying, "Aw c'mon you guys ... this isn't funny anymore." Regardless of everything we know, we continue to cautiously creep down the darkened hallway to a grisly end. As Larry Wilmore of The Nightly Show said recently regarding the Republican wanna-be nominees , "This isn't funny anymore ... it's just stupid."

All the Republican hopefuls -- All Of Them -- are fascists. Who cares which one crawls out to claim the nomination prize? On the Democratic side the best thing I can say about Hillary Clinton is she says that she's not a Fascist anymore. This somehow is not comforting.

Kenneth Patchen perfectly describes them all waiting for us in the shadows whispering, "Come now, my child, if we were planning to harm you, do you think we'd be lurking here beside the path in the very darkest part of the forest?"

Forget playing the lesser of two evils game One More Time. We either elect Bernie or we're effing doomed.

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