Have they gone too far this time? Yes, they have. They just don't know it yet. The 99% are now fully aware that they don't have a living wage because 600 guys stole all of the money on the planet; that they can't afford life-saving drugs because Big Pharma wants to rake in 3000% profits on every pill; that their kids are sick because their parents can't tell if they are feeding them spinach or weed killer; that their votes are thrown in the garbage unless they affirm the corrupt candidates chosen by sold-out political parties; that their jobs are never coming back and their kids can never afford a college degree. How long before these gross inequities reach the boiling point. Not long.
Bernie Sanders offered the country the peaceful revolution that JFK warned us was necessary - to prevent the violent revolution that would otherwise become inevitable. The people chose that peaceful revolution. The billionaires controlling the globe treat the governed with contempt and spit on our choices. This time it may be at their peril. The golden 600 imagine that they can hide out in the Swiss Alps or on Grand Cayman behind gated fences, protected by armed guards. One of two things will happen. They will become prisoners in their palaces, or the mobs will storm the gates. This time they won't burn their own streets, they will burn their streets. At least the huddled masses are figuring out where to target their anger.
Americans as a whole do not know how to effectively demand their rights from a corrupt and abusive government. Watch France. Italy. Norway. Iceland. Even England. Those are people who understand their power and know how to use it. Those are people who know that a government cannot function without the consent of its people. They band together and scream, "No Sale". Yes, they band together. They don't allow their political or cultural or religious differences to create fatal divisions and make adversaries of their neighbors. At least not when they see society bludgeoned wholesale. They band together as "the people". That is why Jeremy Corbyn got elected and Bernie Sanders did not. The Brits understood their power.
If you are not aware that Sanders won the Democratic nomination and that it was stolen from him by a diabolical coalition, the evidence is here. There are a number of lawsuits in process attempting to de-certify the Democratic primaries in affected states, but lawsuits take time. Thousands of Sanders delegates did in fact take to the streets, but the television cameras were not permitted to film the banners that read "election fraud" inside the hall or the protests outside. We expected that. There should have been more of us and we should have yelled louder. It will take more of us - a lot more of us.
Given the pathetic choice of Clinton or Trump, the only possible vote is "none of the above". With either candidate we risk annihilation from nuclear war. At this moment there are other choices - notably an eminently sane, wise, and sober woman with practical, well-reasoned, approaches to the morass of problems we face as a nation and as a world. She is Dr. Jill Stein, presidential candidate for the Green Party. She is currently at 1% in the polls and needs 15% to qualify for debate participation. We have a long way to go in a few weeks to introduce her to a public that gets its news from Fox and CNN. In 2016 she is the last and only hope for a dying republic. As Dr. Stein often says, "look where voting for the lesser evil got us". Exactly.
Three days after the convention I changed my registration from Democratic to Green. A lifelong D, I didn't vacillate even a little. They crossed a line. Any reader who would like to send a message to the party of war, greed, and corporate dictatorship is welcome to join me. If you care to notify the DNC of your defection to the Green Party, there is a website for that here. At the least we can make it harder for them to rig the electronic voting machines in November to install War Queen (it's-my-turn!!!) Hillary. Here are some resources:
Green Party - www.gp.org/
Libertarian Party - www.lp.org/
Socialist Party - socialistparty-usa.net/
** (If you want to register as an Independent, do not get confused and register with the "American Independent Party" - According to its platform, the AIP is "God-inspired, anti-gay marriage, anti-abortion and dedicated to "freedom from liberalism."). Just register as an "Independent".
- "Why We Must Dump the Democrats"
- The Sanders Movement Goes Green click here
- After Bernie Sanders it's time to Ditch the Democrats - the West End News thewestendnews.com/bernie-sanders-time-ditch-democrats/
- Petition : Goodbye DNC www.ipetitions.com/petition/goodbye-dnc
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